Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thursday's Three on Art

Today's post features a trio of reissued, recently published, or forthcoming titles on art and artists.

✭ Published two decades ago, art critic Deborah Solomon's authoritative Utopia Parkway: The Life & Work of Joseph Cornell (Otherpress, October 2015) has been reissued in paperback and as an e-book. The biography has been updated and the text revised.

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Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

✭ Formerly Art in America's executive editor, Dave Hickey is the author of the forthcoming 25 Women: Essays on Their Art (The University of Chicago Press, February 16, 2016). Among those profiled are Lynda Benglis, Vija Celmins, Roni Horn, Hung Liu, Joan Mitchell, Elizabeth Murray, Elizabeth Peyton, Fiona Rae, and Bridget Riley. A 192-page compilation of earlier published, now revised and updated, monographs, the book is available in an electronic edition.

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Read a review of the book in The New York Times (January 8, 2016).

✭ Scholar and author Jonathan Fineberg, founding director of the Center for the Study of Modern Art, now Center for Art and Knowledge, and trustee emeritus of the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., published last summer Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain (University of Nebraska Press, August 2015). Currently Visiting Professor at University of California-Irvine, Fineberg addresses in Modern Art how the brain's structure is affected through the representation of visual forms and the mechanics of perception. Robert Arneson, Alexander Calder, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Jean Dubuffet, Joan Miro, Robert Motherwell, and Elizabeth Murray are some of the artists whose work Fineberg examines in delineating the relationships among artistic production neuroscience, and creating meaning through form.

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Read an excerpt (18-page pdf).

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