Articles tagged art

Necessary Failure in Marlon Brando’s ‘One-Eyed Jacks’

In Marlon Brando's world, there is no self, just inept flailing gestures pointing to the void. See One-Eyed Jacks at Film Forum this week.

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Restoring the ‘Women of Abstract Expressionism’

A well-designed, absorbing effort to restore women artists to their proper place in the history of the movement.

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On the Art of Pairing Cover Art With Literature: Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover

The kind of detail and broader thinking that goes into creating a singular design aesthetic for a Penguin series is often imaginative, clever, and beautiful.

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‘Masterpieces of Soviet Painting and Sculpture’ Can Hardly Be Bettered

It is to the credit of the editors that they cover as much ground as they do, and in such style.

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Nils Büttner’s Examination of Hieronymus Bosch Pales in the Light of Its Subject

Hieronymus Bosch was a fantastic painter whose weird conception of the world stirs strong emotions. This new translation of Nils Büttner's analysis of the artist, alas, doesn't.

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‘Into the Maelstrom’ Provides a Fascinating View of 20th Century Underground Movements

Free music performer and writer David Toop spends much of his latest effort exploring the philosophical and artistic movements from which pre-1970 performers drew inspiration.

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Foray into Fragments: Friedrich Schlegel

In this world, truth cannot be known in its fullness. We only get distorted images and fragments of the whole.

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Forays Into the Fragment: Heidegger and Kant

Our relationship with fragments of art is one of a desiring proximity predicated upon an unfathomable and necessary distance.

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‘The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer’ Is an Insightful Look at the Work of a Key Voice in Gaming

This book contextualizes the merit of Rohrer's work as artful explorations beyond the designer's own point of view.

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There’s Splendid Concept Art to Be Found in ‘The Art of Star Wars’

This is a visually stunning display of concepts, characters and starships from a galaxy far, far away that, more often than not, didn’t even end up on screen.

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Is It Always Better to Think Things Through Twice?

Columnist Stanley Fish's collection of works has readers reconsidering how they form their opinions.

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‘LEGO Star Wars’ Is a Photographic Wonderland

Vesa Lehtimäki's collection of photographs featuring LEGO toys in inventive situations is an inspiring and innovative collection.

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‘Drawing Blood’ and Doing Violence to Clichés

When Molly Crabapple stares down danger and corruption, and when she investigates the long reach of terror and greed, she succeeds.

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‘Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery’ Almost Hits the Mark

This isn't an failure but it's not an unqualified success. Its greatest triumph is that it encourages to look beyond its own frames, whether it means to or not.

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‘Marwencol’ Is a Powerful Story About Art and Recovery

This documentary about self-imagining and storytelling reflects the intricate, ever shifting ways that we all understand ourselves, the worlds inside and around us.

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On the Sameness and Difference of ‘Warhol & Mapplethorpe’

This new museum book highlights the challenge of housing two giants under one roof, with mixed results.

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For a Book on Technology, Sven Birkerts’ ‘Changing the Subject’ Is Surprisingly Personal

The honesty, lyricism, and thoughtfulness make Changing the Subject a pleasure to read.

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Five Obstacles That App Artists Face

An opportunity presents itself now for a new kind of art, an art that takes the Minotaur of our times, the internet, by the horns and twists it back in on itself. What we need are more app artists.

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Is ‘The Art of Forgery’ an Art at All?

Noah Charney's intriguing survey of art crime grapples with a question that he himself never fully answers: are the great forgers artists in their own right?

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‘Come As You Are’: This Is the Season for Remembering the ‘90s

The complexity of identity, audience, and capital is a strong current running throughout this beautiful book.

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