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Icons of Russia

by Rachel Jagareski

This book successfully embodies a proud perception of a powerful nation and its long and complicated history. Alexander Pershikov and Alexander Sapov’s "Icons of Russia" is an informative, lavishly illustrated, and detailed view of... Read More

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Oddballs

by Meg Nola

All of "Oddballs"’ wood engravings should be appreciated with second and third glances in recognition of the painstaking, hands-on nature of their medium. Jim Westergard’s "Oddballs" is a tribute to humanity’s more unusual members,... Read More

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The Migratory Moment

by Karen Rigby

"The Migratory Moment" is an ambiguous pairing of childhood trauma and searing self-awareness. This is a work of sustained, raw intensity. "The Migratory Moment" by Marnie Holt Swenson is a hybrid book of poetry, dialogue, and paintings... Read More

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The Thrill of the Chase

by Matt Sutherland

Perhaps the first serious collector to recognize photography as a worthy art form, Samuel J. Wagstaff acquired more than 26,000 photographs between 1973 and 1984, often with the assistance of his one-time lover Robert Mapplethorpe. His... Read More

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100 Years of Tattoos

by Matt Sutherland

What used to be the cause celebre of sailors, convicts, circus acts, and bikers now colors the flesh of 20 percent of Americans—yes, tattoos are suddenly hip and fashionable. With 300 striking photographs, this coffee-table-worthy... Read More

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Middle Passage

by Rebecca Foster

This ghostwritten autobiography of an African American artist is reminiscent of Richard Wright or Maya Angelou. “Color theory says that black, the absence of all colors, matters; and that white, the presence of all colors, matters,”... Read More

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Painting Central Park

by Matt Sutherland

No doubt, the question has been nagging at you for years: What is the finest work of art ever created in the United States? In 1862, Harper’s Monthly decided it was the 843 acres of Manhattan’s Central Park—using words like... Read More

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