The Cross manages to re-tell an old story comfortably and enjoyably, without getting dragged down into pedantry or the dry distractions of academic writing.
11 May 2017
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.
15 Aug 2016
This new and provocative survey of Pop Art widens the scope of its subject while keeping the focus on the artists.
07 May 2015
This biography of James Whistler is full of sharp notes of detail and anecdotes that help one glean various shades of his inscrutable personality
24 Apr 2014
Art historian Elizabeth Childs' new book on Paul Gauguin and John La Farge shows us how the colonial imagination contributed to the exoticism associated with Tahiti and the South Seas.
20 Jun 2013
We’re meant to understand something more about our ability to respond to the images around us. We’re shaped emotionally by images, and new, unconventional readings of history can be enriched by mining through them.
25 Feb 2013
In America, art tells the story of an early predominance of classical European ideals, the emergence of a national identity amidst civil war, and the melting-pot existentialism that dominated a media-obsessed 20th century.
30 Jun 2011
In addition to a reasonably strict adherence to the analytic restrictions of philosophical inquiry, the speakers in this book seem to be on a subtextual quest to save art.
28 Sep 2008
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