Sneak Peeks

Sneak Peek: The Writings of Josep Lluís Sert, Edited by Eric Mumford

We’re looking forward to the publication this season of The Writings of Josep Lluís Sert, a volume that provides new insight into Sert’s role as the founder of urban design, and offers an intellectual context for his work as an architect.  The book is edited by Eric Mumford, Rebecca and

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Ever Yours, van Gogh: A sneak peek at Vincent’s personal letters

The beloved 19th-century artist Vincent van Gogh was a prolific letter-writer.  His letters are at turns descriptive, confessional, and insightful; when the 6-volume, 2500-page, annotated and illustrated edition of his full correspondence was published in 2009, The Economist review ended with this line “This could be the best autobiography of an

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Sneak Peek: The Long March of Pop

We are very excited to publish, this October, a new work by eminent art historian and art critic Thomas Crow.  The paradigm-changing book challenges existing narratives about the rise of Pop Art by situating it within larger cultural tides.  Today, we share with you an excerpt from the forthcoming book,

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The Summer Solstice and a Sneak Peek at Swedish Wooden Toys

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 21st, is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, with the longest period of daylight we’ll enjoy this year. This is a fun occasion here in New Haven, but it’s a day of particular revelry for people who live even closer to the North Pole, like Scandinavians, for

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Sculptor Poet: Carl Andre Retrospective Now On View At Dia:Beacon

A retrospective exhibition of the work of American artist Carl Andre (b.1935) has just opened at Dia:Beacon.   If you can get there: do; we intend to.  If you can’t, this coverage on the Huffington Post features a lovely 10-minute video that includes an insightful conversation with Yasmil Raymond, the exhibition’s

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Sneak Peek: In the Shadow of Velázquez by Jonathan Brown

This June, we will publish a new book by the eminent art historian Jonathan Brown.  Entitled In the Shadow of Velázquez: A Life in Art History, it blends personal history and art history to show the interrelationship between the two in a life devoted to the study of Spanish art.

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Interaction of Color app in the classroom

As Albers weeks draws to a close, and we reflect on the legacy of this great educator (Josef Albers died 38 years ago today, on March 25th, 1976), we realized it was an opportune moment to consider the lasting effects of Albers’s teaching methodologies on the way color theory is

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Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

Among our March releases this year is an enchanting book entitled Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, edited by Veronica Roberts and including essays by Lucy R. Lippard, Veronica Roberts, and Kirsten Swenson.  The book celebrates the close friendship that Hesse and LeWitt formed between the late 1950s and

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Sneak Peek of Whistler: A Life for Art’s Sake

In March of 2014, we will publish the first biography of James McNeill Whistler in 20 years.  Whistler: A Life for Art’s Sake by Daniel E. Sutherland offers a more human portrait of the artist than ever before published, balancing the popular image of Whistler as a boastful and confrontational

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