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ArtsBeat: Group Approves Fellowship Named for Controversial Scholar of Russia

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:38
The main scholarly association covering the post-Soviet world has announced a new fellowship named partly for Stephen F. Cohen.









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‘Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing’

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:51
Laura J. Snyder’s intellectual history looks at the lives of the painter Jan Vermeer and the pioneering microbiologist Anton van Leeuwenhoek.









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‘Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader’

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:13
A collection of 30 essays by the pioneer scholar of feminist art history Linda Nochlin.









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Inside the List

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:32
The comedian Aziz Ansari, whose “Modern Romance” is No. 2 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is the third star of “Parks and Recreation” to achieve best-sellerdom.









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The Shortlist: Artistic Inspirations

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:09
New books by Anna North, Maureen Gibbon, Hermione Eyre and Erika Robuck.









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Critic’s Take: The Female Gaze

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:35
Young artists are examining girlhood in the age of the social media fun house.









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Paperback Row

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:24
Paperback books of particular interest.









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‘Basquiat and the Bayou’ and ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time’

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 09:46
Two recent exhibition catalogs situate the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat within our potent cultural poles.









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On the Grid: Two New Books About Agnes Martin

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 09:18
Evasive and self-contradictory in person, Agnes Martin put all of herself into her work.









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‘Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi’

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 09:03
A biography of the great border-crossing sculptor.









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‘Vanishing,’ by Gerard Woodward

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 09:02
The narrator of Gerard Woodward’s novel is an enigmatic and eccentric artist employed by the British Army to help with camouflage during World War II.









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‘Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:47
Yiadom-Boakye’s paintings, which feature invented characters, summon the triumphs and its omissions of the genre of portraiture.









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‘Trompe L’Oeil,’ by Nancy Reisman

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:46
In Nancy Reisman’s new novel, a family is irrevocably changed when a child dies in a tragic accident.









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Montmartre/Montparnasse

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:46
Deborah Solomon on two new books that offer group portraits of the Paris art scene in its heyday.







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‘Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty’

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:45
Marilyn Minter’s body of work is playful, nasty and full of surprise, and interested in confusing our networks of disgust and desire.







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‘Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel,’ by Annie Cohen-Solal

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:45
Annie Cohen-Solal argues that Rothko’s Jewishness is at the core of his life and art.







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‘Being Nixon’ and ‘One Man Against the World’

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 15:38
Two new books try to make sense of the life and presidency of Richard Nixon.







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ArtsBeat: Reading About the Confederacy

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 11:57
Five books offer a start in wading through volumes of history on the South and the Civil War.







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Bookends: Does a True Artist Care What His Audience Thinks?

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:00
Adam Kirsch and Ayana Mathis discuss the relationship between writers and readership.







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ArtsBeat: James Salter in The Times and Elsewhere

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 21:25
Mr. Salter, the author of “A Sport and a Pastime,” “Light Years” and other books, died on Friday at 90.







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