This book takes its title from a song in the 1936 film musical, Swing Time, which starred Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The lyric recalls a sophisticated tension that strikes the perfect mood and sets the tempo for this all-out... Read More
The author characterizes Russia’s Silver Age as the period in the early twentieth century when the country’s culture and art evolved from critical realism to aestheticism, and the “pyrotechnic outburst of Russian modernism”... Read More
Essays by Roland Dorn, George S. Keyes, Joseph J. Rishel with Katherine Sachs, George T.M. Shackelford, Lauren Soth, and Judy Sund Every school child knows his name; his distinctive style and bold color make his paintings instantly... Read More
“There has always been art in public places. Long before it was made for private consumption and enjoyment, art functioned for societies in very basic and far-reaching ways,” writes the author in his introduction to the revised... Read More
The eighteenth century English actress Sarah Siddons has once again taken the stage. Appearing first at the Getty Museum this summer in an art exhibition of ten portraits of her in various roles, she now stars in a volume of essays... Read More
One should not judge a book by its cover, but this handsomely bound volume deserves to be admired for itself. Its dark cloth cover with a single woodcut affixed, its letter type styles for chapter headings with extra decorative... Read More
Widely known and admired for his elegant portraits of high society, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) enjoyed an extremely successful career as a painter. His artistic achievements have been well documented and important exhibitions of his... Read More
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