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Double Rhythm

by Jean Helion & Deborah Rosenthal Arcade (October 07, 2014)

Jean Hélion, the French painter who died at eighty-three in 1987, brought together in his copious and essential writing on art the theoretical authority of the intellectual and the fundamental insights of the...


Form and Sense

by Wolfgang Paalen, Martica Sawin & Deborah Rosenthal Arcade (June 04, 2013)

Wolfgang Paalen was a central figure in internationalist surrealist circles in the late 1930s. Artist and intellectual, he was a European whose fascination with archaic cultures led him finally to Mexico, where...


Uncontrollable Beauty

by David Shapiro & Bill Beckley Allworth (October 01, 2001)

In this acclaimed art anthology, a prestigious group of artists, critics, and literati offer their incisive reflections on the questions of beauty, past, present, and future, and how it has become a domain of...


Redeeming Art

by Donald Kuspit Allworth (May 02, 2004)

In essays culled from three decades of critical writing, Donald Kuspit explores the aesthetic developments of the twentieth century, from post-impressionism to the latest permutation of post-Modernism. Ranging...


Contemporary Art in the Light of History

by Erwin Rosenthal, Deborah Rosenthal & Lance Esplund Arcade (August 01, 2013)

Erwin Rosenthal’s Contemporary Art in the Light of History, originally published in 1971, is a small masterpiece of writing on the art of the twentieth century. A scholar of medieval art by training and a...


Make Good Art

by Neil Gaiman William Morrow (May 14, 2013)

In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged...


Ethics and the Visual Arts

by Elaine A. King & Gail Levin Allworth (September 21, 2010)

The dark side of the arts is explored in this timely volume, sure to spark discussion and debate. Nineteen diverse essays by such distinguished authors as Eric Fischl, Suzaan Boettger, Stephen Weil, Richard...


The Shape of Ancient Thought

by Thomas C. Mcevilley Allworth (February 07, 2012)

Spanning thirty years of intensive research, this book proves what many scholars could not explain: that today’s Western world must be considered the product of both Greek and Indian thought—Western and Eastern...


Sexed Universals in Contemporary Art

by Penny Florence Allworth (May 21, 2012)

"The past, present, and future of art and art culture collide in this interdisciplinary study that strives to find new, universal meaning in a diverse art world. Using examples from contemporary painting, sculpture,...


Writing about Visual Art

by David Carrier Allworth (March 01, 2003)

David Carrier examines the history and practice of art writing and reveals its importance to the art museum, the art gallery, and aesthetic theory. Artists, art historians, and art lovers alike can gain fresh...


Charm: An Essay (What Money Can’t Buy)

by Stephen Bayley The Friday Project (March 12, 2014)

An informative, fun and rather charming essay on the nature and history of one of life’s most desirable assets, Charm, by renowned culture and design critic, Stephen Bayley.

Aiming to wound, a schoolmaster...