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A Brief, Saturated History Of Colors In Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts

Manganese black. Yellow ocher. Vermilion. Ultramarine. These pigments sound delicious. Their names are so sharp and elegant, it's as if the terms emot...

The Glamorous History Of Pin-Up Like You've Never Seen It Before

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts

In "The Art of Pin-up," Dian Hanson describes a pin-up simply as a "provocative but never explicit image of an attractive woman created specifically f...

The Human Fragment - A Book of Street Photography That's Different

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 08.29.2014 | Books
Michael Ernest Sweet

When I set out on the streets of Manhattan with a camera in 2011, I had no idea I would eventually publish a book of street photography. I was simply ...

The Art Book That Will Make You Smile 'Til Your Face Hurts

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts

You know that unbridled giddiness you used to get from blowing out birthday candles, riding a swing or scoring an ice cream cone before dinner? That p...

'Little Book Of Big Ideas' Is Smaller Than A Safety Pin, Wiser Than You

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.16.2014 | Arts

What if one book could capture the essence of life and the very ideas that make it worth living? It's a daunting and -- realistically speaking -- very...

Artist Inserts Cats Into Famous Classical Paintings, And The World Is Right Again

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

Stop everything you're doing and gaze upon the masterpieces of Susan Herbert, a woman with as fine taste in felines as classical art. The Golden ...

New Art Books on the Art of Afro-Cuba, Vincent Van Gogh and Wayne Thiebaud

John Seed | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Each of the three books presented here has been born from genuine passion and curiosity. Rather than reviewing these books -- all of which are on my bedside table in various stages of being read -- I asked their authors to tell me a bit about how and why it needed to be written.

Holy Terror 2.0: Bob Colacello on Andy Warhol, Bob Colacello, and the Re-Issue of a Classic

Christian Josi | Posted 06.22.2014 | Books
Christian Josi

The press release that recently came across my desk for the re-issue of my friend Bob Colacello's iconic, must-read memoir of his time alongside Andy ...

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...