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November 30, 2018

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We've recently posted updates about or new arrivals in architecture, design, music, and film, but we've also got some exciting new books of fine art and art history, criticism, and theory! Here's a few:

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We've also stocked up on Taschen's beautiful Basic Art series! Whether you prefer the 19th-century romance of Pre-Raphaelite painting, modernist innovators like Henri Matisse, René Magritte, and Frida Kahlo, or street artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, we've got the books for you (or your giftee!). And here's a gift idea: pair Jason Lutes' epic graphic novel about the Weimar era, Berlin, with Rainer Metzger's slim-yet-expansive volume on Berlin art of the 1920s!

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Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins

There are few art-world figures as influential—and as little known—as Dick Higgins (1938-1998), co-founder of Fluxus, “polyartist,” poet, scholar, theorist, composer, performer and, not...

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Curatorial Activism

Maura Reilly

Current art world statistics demonstrate that the fight for gender and race equality in the art world is far from over: only sixteen percent...

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How Institutions Think

Paul O'Neill, Lucy Steeds, Mick Wilson, eds.

Reflections on how institutions inform art, curatorial, educational, and research practices while they shape the world around us.Contemporary art and curatorial work, and the...

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Duchamp's Last Day

Donald Shambroom

Duchamp’s Last DayBy Donald ShambroomPublished on the fiftieth anniversary of Marcel Duchamp’s death, Duchamp’s Last Day offers a radical reading of the artist’s final hours.Just moments...

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Berlin in the 1920s

Rainer Metzger

ZeitgeistThe Roaring Twenties in BerlinIt was the decade of daring Expressionist canvases, of brilliant book design, of the Bauhaus total work of art, of...

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Andrea Kettenmann

Pain and passion: The original and intimate art of Mexico’s most famous female painter   The arresting pictures of Frida Kahlo (1907–54) were in many ways...

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