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The Book of Lines: Alonzo King Moves from Stage to Page

Larissa Archer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Larissa Archer

The cliché about ballet dancers is that they are "light on their feet," that they "float" and "soar" across the stage. I've always felt the opposite to be more interesting: nobody reveals a more solid connection to the ground.

The Faithful Shopper: All for Love

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Ah, Valentine's Day, when we show those we love the extent of our affections the old-fashioned way -- with gifts! Fortunately, we have multiple option...

The 30 Best Art Books Of 2013

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

The end of 2013 is near, so it's a better time than ever to celebrate the year's best art books. The round-up below is a compilation of 20 worthy publ...

Artist Gives Old Books New Life, Literally

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.11.2013 | Books

What happens to old, discarded books, rotting away at thrift shops and recycling centers? The lucky ones end up in the hands of Sherri Green, who give...

12 Books on the Ins and Outs of Collecting Contemporary Art

MutualArt | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, there is something of interest on this list that will offer revelation into the inner workings of the art world, helping to keep the acquisition process about excitement, rather than the stress of negotiation.

The Nerdrum School, the Master and His Students

Brandon Kralik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

Nerdrum has been taking students since before many of us were born and this book is designed to highlight some of the best paintings produced from this emerging tribe of contemporary, classically oriented, figurative painters.

Awesome Art Found In A Very Unlikely Place (NEW BOOK)

Posted 11.05.2013 | Books

Food has long been an artistic subject, and a means of showing off technical chops. Gazing at still lifes by the likes of Pieter Claesz or Paul Gaugin...

10 Women Artists Of The New Milennium You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts

In 2008, four female authors gathered together to address a decades-old question, once posited by art historian Linda Nochlin: "Why have there been no...

Wes Anderson Fanatics, This Is The Book You've Been Waiting For

Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts

Are you a superfan of deadpan yet sugary nostalgia? Do you wish your life had its own constant Instagram filter? Does it seem like the Wilson brothers...

Rare Vintage Photos Recall The Golden Age Of Playboy

Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts

Hugh Hefner has always been more than willing to give the world a glimpse into his very personal -- and very polyamorous -- lifestyle. So it's no surp...

These Are Not The Images We Usually Associate With Haiti

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts

Radio personalities dressed in powder blue nun habits, men in pirate costumes rallying during a presidential inauguration, mansion owners lounging by ...

A Coloring Book To Trump All Other Coloring Books

Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts

What if we told you a bunch of noteworthy artists like Shepard Fairey, Steven Harrington, Ryan McGinness and the ghost of Keith Haring all got togethe...

Dutch Treat: Breakout Artist Levi Van Veluw on 'The Collapse of Cohesion' and 'Origin of the Beginning'

Christian Josi | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
Christian Josi

Dutch artist Levi van Veluw, an award-winning, multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in the Netherlands, burst onto the scene in 2006 at the ripe old age of 21. Although fresh out of school, it didn't take long for Van Veluw's portrait series to gain international attention.

PHOTOS: 7 Gorgeous Handmade Books

Posted 08.27.2013 | Books

E-books may be more popular than ever, but makers and writers of printed books aren't going down without a fight. We've seen beautiful sculptures made...

PHOTOS: 7 Stunning Pieces Of Book Art

Posted 08.21.2013 | Books

The following text and images are from Chronicle's Art Made From Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed, compiled by Laura Heyenga.It is out no...

MoMA Makes An Adorable Storybook About Architecture

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 10.19.2013 | Arts

(Read original story here) By Karissa Rosenfield Inspiring builders of all ages, MoMA has released their first storybook, following the advent...

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Books

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been a couple of years since I've written about the independent bookseller scene - and thank the literary gods, it's as strong as ever! Between t...

Grab a Beer: Art Books and Catalogs Offer Cool Summer Reading

John Seed | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
John Seed

One the joys (and hazards) of writing about art is that I have gotten myself on some publisher lists and art books and catalogs are arriving at my front door with increasing frequency.

LOOK: Must-Have Art Books This Month

Leigh Silver | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts

Art book publishers must have spring fever because this month's new releases are filled with nudes, nudes, and more nudes. From Tom Bianchi's vintage ...

Your April Reading List

Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts

April ushers in lively spring, and the newest art books this month get us in the mood for warmer weather. From photography monographs gleaming with in...

Maddie on Things, a Book About Dogs... on Things (PHOTOS)

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books
Tanja M. Laden

Theron Humphrey has done what many of us only dream of doing. He quit his lucrative day job and rescued an adorable dog. Humphrey soon resolved to hit the road with his new best friend, setting out to visit all 50 states in 365 days.

LOOK: Taking Still Life To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts

From Jan Brueghel the Elder to pop king Andy Warhol, the tradition of still lifes has been an essential part of art history. But for as long as the pr...

LOOK: What A Mom Found In Her 7-Year-Old's Pockets

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 07.09.2013 | Parents

It's part art project, part anthropological experiment -- and it has all the random, unedited charm of a second grader's colorful imagination. More...

LOOK: New Art Book For Typography Lovers

Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts

"A public lettering is made unique by the relationships it sets up with what is around it: not a blank page, but the sky, the streets, the sunlight wi...

Ed Ruscha And The Open Road

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts

You may find it hard to believe that an artist hailing from Omaha, Nebraska would come to capture the aesthetic, landscape and vernacular of Los Angel...