Nathaniel Popkin’s new book, Lion and Leopard merges history and fiction in a novel that reads like a 19th Century road trip. With three lead characters and a bad guy, the book, as a comedy sketch, might be titled Three Amigos meet the Devil along the road to Philadelphia and Yikes! he’s an artist. Intrigue and a plot to change the 19th Century art world in Philadelphia A story of intrigue told in a flashback by one of the characters, the book has gossip (who knew all this stuff about the Charles Willson Peale family?!) and exudes an earthy atmosphere that ... More » »
The artblog gets quoted on the inside cover of the new Francis Cape book! Thanks Princeton Architectural Press! Cape’s utopian benches project, by the way, is amazing. Go see the benches right now at Murray Guy Gallery in NYC (to Aug. 9). Read the artblog post here. And look for more love for the book coming soon, along with much love for a new Aperture/Fundacion Mapfre book on the phenomenal Emmet Gowin.
Elisa Goodkind left the fashion industry at the height of her career (magazine editor/fashion stylist) to raise her two children. After returning to the industry she discovered advertisers had taken over, and personal vision was a thing of the past for fashion stylists. This was the inspiration for her new book StylelikeU (co-authored with daughter Lily Mandelbaum, 21), which is also an online magazine (stylelikeu.com) that features video portraits of people from cities across the globe giving us a peek into their closets while philosophizing about personal style. If you’re someone who is frustrated, annoyed and angered by the silly ... More » »
Art Gallery at City Hall The new 700 square ft. Art Gallery at City Hall — with high ceilings, fixed walls, and lots of natural light – brings art into the seat of power like never before. The brainchild of Gary Steuer, head of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Art Gallery at City Hall lives at street level in Steuer’s new offices (near the Tourism office). The gallery’s mission is to help arts organizations with their programs, thus “On the Rise” which opens tomorrow, has work by 12 artists from three non-profits – inLiquid, Center for Emerging ... More » »
Cut-paper meister Joe Boruchow is having a celebration for the publication of his new book Stuffed Animals, tomorrow at Johnny Brenda’s. The book is lovely to hold, with its embossed cover. Inside are images of the cut paper drawings, telling the story of a boy whose nocturnal adventure transforms him. The event will also include a slide show of the book accompanied by an original score (think movie score–move over John Williams). The score will be performed live by The Night Lights, for whom Joe sings, plays guitar and writes witty, often acerbic songs.
Well, that’s not really a command, but in the wild world of publishing and the internet, Murray’s new book is now listed at Amazon. The book, Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America, by Murray Dubin and Dan Biddle, doesn’t come out until September. But you can pre-order it today at a fabulous discount price of only $23.10, a 34 percent savings. Never would $23.10 have been better invested, says I.