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Exploring the Visual Culture of Mortality in Renaissance Europe

Happy Halloween!  Here’s an illustrated excerpt from the new book, The Ivory Mirror by Stephen Perkinson, which accompanies an outstanding exhibition at the Bowdoin College Art Museum. Memento Mori… …literally translated as “remember [that you are] to die,” a set of words, a picture, or an object that functioned as a

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An Interview with Carlos Rojas and Edith Grossman on The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico García Lorca Ascends to Hell

Follow @WRLBooks Following last night’s book launch event at the Cervantes Institute, New York, the Margellos World Republic of Letters and Yale University Press are pleased to announce today’s publication in English of Carlos Rojas‘ novel, The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico García Lorca Ascends to Hell, masterfully translated by Edith Grossman.

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The Making of John Baldessari’s Cremation Project

As promised, we give you a fascinating guest post by John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné editors Patrick Pardo and Robert Dean, on pioneering conceptual artist John Baldessari’s most infamous project: the systematic destruction of his formative work. Check out our previous post for a great video on the evolution of Baldessari’s career.

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Why is William Ian Miller Losing It?

William Ian Miller is 65 years old. Yet, rather than trying to conceal his age—a practice that has grown commonplace in our age of cosmetic surgery—he has written a book about it. Losing It: In which an Aging Professor laments his shrinking Brain, new from Yale University Press this fall,

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