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Defending Complexity: Art, Politics and the New World Order
Eleanor Heartney
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The Woodcut Artist's Handbook: Techniques And Tools for Relief Printmaking
George A. Walker; foreword by Barry Moser
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Alphonse Mucha
Sarah Mucha, Ronald F. Lipp (introduction)
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Inspired Design: Japan's Traditional Arts
Michael Dunn
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Stripped Bare: The Body Revealed in Contemporary Art
ed. Marianne Kupelnik
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Duveen: A Life in Art
by Meryle Secrest
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Living Artists
by Ivy Sundell
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Natural Beauty: Farber Nudes
by Robert Farber
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Ruth Duckworth: Modernist Sculptor
by Jo Lauria, Tony Burks
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Past Reviews

Anthony Blunt: His Lives

Miranda Carter

Art: A Field Guide

Robert Cumming

Art Scene: Chicago 2000

Ivy Sundell

Art's Prospect: The Challenge of Tradition in an Age of Celebrity

Roger Kimball

Blue Dog Man

George Rodrigue

Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of Color

Philip Ball

Chicago Art Scene, The

Ivy Sundell

Groovy Bob: The Life and Times of Robert Fraser

Harriet Vyner

Henry Darger: Art and Selected Writings

Michael Bonesteel

Hogarth: A Life and a World

Jenny Uglow

Hopper

Mark Strand

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist

Carol Michels

John Piper in the 1930s: Abstraction on the Beach

David Fraser Jenkins and Frances Spalding

Madonna of the Future, The

Arthur C. Danto

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

Ross King

Missing Masterpieces

Gert-Rudolf Flick

Missing Masterpieces: Lost Works of Art 1450-1900

Gert -Rudolph Flick

Reflections and Shadows

Saul Steinberg with Aldo Buzzi

Rembrandt's Eyes

Simon Schama

Romanticism and Its Discontents

Anita Brookner

Shakespeare in Art

Jane Martineau and Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Eds.

Surrealist Experiences

Penelope Rosemont, Rikki Ducornet

Tales from the Art Crypt

Richard Feigen

Turner's Britain

James Hamilton

Van Gogh and Gauguin

Druick and Zegers

Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Search for Sacred Art

Deborah Silverman

Vincent van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist

Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan

Viva Posada! A salute to the printmaker of the Mexican Revolution

Jose Guadalupe Posada, Carlos Cortez, Arsacio Vanegas Arroyo

Whistler and His Circle in Venice

Eric Denker

Women Who Ruled: Queens, Goddesses, Amazons in Renaissance and Baroque Art

Annette Dixon


Books Mentioned

American Art Book, The

Phaidon Press

 

Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp

Yisrael Gutman and Michael Berenbaum, editors

Art and Illusion

E. H. Gombrich

Art in Chicago: 1945-1995

Lynne Warren (Editor), Jeff Abell, Dennis Adrian, Staci Boris (Editor)

 

Art Since Pop

John A. Walker

 

Artists On Art

edited by Robert Goldwater and Marco Treves

 

Auschwitz, 1270 to the present

Deb—rah Dwork & Robert Jan van Pelt

Chicago Art Review, The: An Illustrated

Various

 

Courage to Create, The

Rollo May

Crystal Gazing in the Amber Fluid and Other Wobbly Poems

Eugen Nelson

 

Forewords and Afterwords

W. H. Auden

 

Jose Gaudalupe Posada: Mexican Popular Prints

edited and designed by Julian Rothenstein

 

Lost Museum, The: Glimpses of Vanished Originals

Robert Adams

Love and Will

Rollo May

Man and His Symbols

Carl Gustav Jung

Maus: a survivor's tale

Art Spiegelman

Mexico: A History in Art

 

National Audubon Society Field Guied to North American Weather

David M. Ludlum

Oxford History of Mexico, The

edited by Michael C. Meyer and William H. Beezley

 

Painted Word, The

Tom Wolfe

 

Polish Contemporary Graphic Art

Danuta Wraoblewska

 

Posada's Popular Mexican Prints by Robert Bedecio

Robert Bedecio, Jose Guadalupe Posada

 

Psychology in Progress

Richard C. Atkinson, ed.

Romantic Poetry and Prose

edited by Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling

 

Story of Painting, The

Sister Wendy Beckett

 

The 20th Century Art Book

Phaidon Press

 

Weaveworld

Clive Barker

What Is Surrealism? Selected Writings of Andre Breton

Andre Breton, ed. Franklin Rosemont


Books Recommended

A Bitter Truth: Avant-Garde Art and the Great War

Richard Cork

 

A Force of Nature: The Life and Work of Jens Jensen

Jane L. Johnston, ed.

 

A Short Guide to Writing About Art

Sylvan Barnet

 

American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America

Robert Hughes

 

Art in Theory, 1900-1990

Edited by Charles Harrison and Paul Wood

 

Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques, The

Ralph Mayer

 

Baroque

John Rupert Martin

 

Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

Ross King

 

Buddhist Art and Architecture

Robert E. Fisher

 

Caspar David Freidrich

Werner Hoffman

 

Collective Vision

Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art

 

Enduring Art of Japan, The

Langdon Warner

 

Japanese Art

Joan Stanley-Baker

 

Kandinsky: Complete Writings on Art

Edited by Kenneth C. Lindsay and Peter Vergo

 

Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, The

Selected and Edited by Ronald de Leeuw and Translated by Arnold Pomerans

 

Lost Chicago

David Garrard Lowe

 

Memoirs of Giorgio De Chirico, The

Giorgio De Chirico

 

Modernism

Edited by Vassiliki Kolocotroni, Jane Goldman and Olga Taxidou

 

Move Closer

John Armstrong

 

Neo-Classicism

Hugh Honour

 

Nothing If Not Critical

Robert Hughes

 

Painting American: The Rise of American Artists, Paris 1867 - New York 1948

Annie Cohen-Solal

 

Picasso On Art: A Selection of Views

Ashton

 

Plain Pictures

Joni L. Kinsey

 

Readings in Art History

Harold Spencer, ed.

 

Romantic Art

William Vaughan

 

Surrealism

Patrick Waldberg

 

Surrealist Art

Sarane Alexandrian

 

Taken by Design: Photographs from the Institute of Design, 1937-1971

Art Institute of Chicago

 

Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art

Edited by Kristine Stiles and Peter Selz

 

Uta Barth: Between Places

Sheryl Conkelton

 



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