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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...

LOOK: 10 Must-Have Art Books This Month

Posted 02.15.2013 | Arts

If the chilly weather is keeping you indoors this month, what better way to stay warm than to cuddle up than with a brand new art book? Be amazed by t...

'This Isn’t The New York City I Know'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts

In Marc Spitz's new book, "Poseur: A Memoir of Downtown New York City in the '90s," the author offers a glimpse into the gritty beginnings of his life...

Guess Which Grunge God Got A Sticker Book?

Posted 01.11.2013 | Arts

Guess which grunge god is getting his own sticker book? That's right, Nirvana fans, your favorite singer is the subject of a recently releas...

PHOTOS: 17 Ways to Incorporate Books Into Your Home Decor

Pam Peterson | Posted 03.10.2013 | HuffPost Home
Pam Peterson

They make such easy and effective home accessories.

Five Art Books for 2012

Tracey Harnish | Posted 02.18.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

My choices include a beautiful coffee table tome, a local LA galley zine and three museum exhibition catalogs.

Artistic Texts Back in Print

Deborah Rosenthal | Posted 02.18.2013 | Arts
Deborah Rosenthal

Like every other artist and writer on art I know, I have a precious collection of crumbling, yellowing old books and magazines about art on my bookshelves. And like my friends, I've hoped to see these talismanic texts back in print.

Palestine, From An Exile's Point Of View

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.18.2012 | Arts

Hani Zurob is a Palestinian artist in exile, unable to return to his home in Gaza since a trip he made to Paris in 2006. He remains in France today, c...

Best Art Books Of 2012

Posted 12.17.2012 | Arts

The end of 2012 is nigh, so what better way to celebrate the countdown to the new year than with the books that made this year a little more interesti...

2012 Holiday Gift Guide for the Art Lover on Your List (PHOTOS)

Jane Chafin | Posted 12.13.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

2012-12-13-arts_holidays.jpgNot in the holiday spirit yet? Check out this stunning time-lapse video of one of the world's oldest Christmas markets.

PHOTOS: Book Artist Recreates Scenes From Classics

Posted 12.11.2012 | Books

We know a lot of people have mixed feelings about using books to create art, but we couldn't help but fall in love with Jodi Brown's book art that cre...

You DO NOT Want This Artist To Find Your Diary...

Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts

Sophie Calle has never been one to tip-toe around private matters. In 1981, the artist spent three weeks as a chambermaid in a Venice hotel rummaging ...

Portrait of Lucian Freud

David Galenson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

In 2003, the critic Martin Gayford began sitting for a portrait by Lucian Freud. In 2010, Gayford published his journal of the sittings as a book. Among his reflections, we get glimpses of Freud's attitudes and methods that create a portrait of a great experimental artist at work.

The Sketchbook Musings Of Famous Artists

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

Artists and writers have sworn by the aesthetic beauty of the Moleskine notebook for years. There's something about these small, hard-covered pads tha...

Intimate Snapshots Of Anonymous Travelers

Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts

It took John Schabel three years to complete his voyeuristic portraiture project of anonymous airplane passengers. The New York-based photographer wou...

Bookish Gift Giving: Peter Sis' The Conference of the Birds

Monica Edinger | Posted 01.28.2013 | Books
Monica Edinger

Those who appreciate allegorical works like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince are likely to feel the same way about The Conference of the Birds.

Slavic Prisoners In Wonderland

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.27.2012 | Arts

The title of Michal Chelbin's recent photography exhibit at Andrea Meislin Gallery is at obvious odds with the subjects that take center frame. Though...

7 Inspirational Female Photographers You May Not Know

Whitney Otto | Posted 01.12.2013 | Books
Whitney Otto

The mention of their names is sometimes met with uncertainty, even though their photographs are not. I realized that many people know the pictures, but not the names, or, in some case, the reverse.

If Czarist Russia Had Instagram...

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.30.2012 | Arts

If the genius of Instragram had been discovered in imperial Russia, we imagine the result would have looked a little bit like this: Peasant girls...

Art. Books. Art Books. Book Art: An Embarrassment of Riches

Jane Chafin | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

I have lived most of my adult life near the intersection of two worlds -- as an artist, diarist, voracious reader, art-gallery/art-book-store director and blogger about art and books. You could say it is my happy place -- and for the last two weeks my proverbial cup runneth over!