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Woodcut Illustration and the Art of the Modern Book—from William Morris to Wordless Novels—Is the Subject of New Exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum , Feb 21-May 11
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Woodcut Illustration and the Art of the Modern Book—from William Morris to Wordless Novels—Is the Subject of New Exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum , Feb 21-May 11

New York, NY, February 4, 2014—For a small but influential group of European and American artists engaged with the art of the book, the medium of the woodcut became an inspiration for stylistically diverse and provocative works in the decades surrounding the turn of the twentieth century. What many viewed […]

Crazy about Words by Joe McKay
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Crazy about Words by Joe McKay

Joe McKay has been delighting his many followers for years with his monthly humorous insights into our complex language, many of which now have been published as a book. These short essays are intended for readers who find the English language fascinating: Words lost and gained, the “Dictionary Wars,” Redundancy, […]

The Killer Detail: Defining Moments in Fashion
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The Killer Detail: Defining Moments in Fashion

Written by Elisabeth Quin and Francois Armanet, Foreword by Azzedine Alaia (Flammarion: $40). Striking photographs of 120 influential figures of the twentieth century highlight a singular sartorial detail that the stars wore first and that, as a result, redefined fashion. In a series of iconic portraits accompanied by insightful and […]

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Rare, Recently Acquired Illuminated Manuscript of Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah on View at M etropolitan Museum Beginning October 1 :

One of the finest illuminated Hebrew manuscripts ever created will be displayed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning October 1. The rare 15th-century handwritten copy of the Mishneh Torah by the renowned medieval scholar Moses Maimonides will be shown in New York for the first time since it was […]

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage charts a new direction for one of America’s best-known living artists.
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Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage charts a new direction for one of America’s best-known living artists.

COLUMBIA, SC – Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage charts a new direction for one of America’s best-known living artists.Unlike her staged and carefully lit portraits made on assignment for magazines and advertising clients, these photographs were taken simply because Leibovitz was moved by the subject. The exhibition, including 78 photographs, taken between […]