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Zen in Japanese Culture

by Matt Sutherland

The beeping, flashing, vibrating distractions of technology; densely populated city centers; brash displays of wealth and power among the elites; and societal inequality: such is life in the twenty-first century. Whether modern... Read More

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The Art of Baron Yoshimoto

by Peter Dabbene

The varied work of a Japanese manga artist-turned-painter is reproduced in the beautiful full-color book "The Art of Baron Yoshimoto". Yoshimoto’s career in manga began in 1959, and he made a name for himself in that field during the... Read More

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Tree of Life

by Rachel Jagareski

"Tree of Life" is a dynamic retrospective of Tim Biskup’s paintings, sculptures, and artistic philosophy. His art career balanced chaos with strategy before it veered from showing at galleries to working and interacting with people... Read More

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Sophie Halaby in Jerusalem

by Karen Rigby

Little known outside of Palestine, Sophie Halaby was a Russian-Arab painter, Jerusalemite, and member of a prominent Christian family. Laura S. Schor’s "Sophie Halaby in Jerusalem" is a careful, elegant portrait that highlights the... Read More

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Hearts of Our People

by Rachel Jagareski

Hearts of our People catalogs the first major exhibition focused on Native American women’s art. Curated by Jill Ahlberg Yohe and Teri Greeves, and incorporating essays by many Native artists and scholars, this is a landmark... Read More

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Cigar Box Lithographs

by Susan Waggoner

Fully illustrated and packed with interesting details that shed light on the vanished Gilded Age, "Cigar Box Lithographs" is a delight at every turn. Charles J. Humber’s "Cigar Box Lithographs" is a highly entertaining illustrated book... Read More

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The Art of Reading

by Matt Sutherland

As props go, a vase of flowers or bowl of fruit may qualify as the painter’s favorite subject—excepting, of course, a portrait of the person paying the artist’s fee in advance. But artists throughout history have also shown a... Read More

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