Books

Reviews of significant publications. Plus, in the Book Shorts section, a series of short notices about noteworthy books

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Bryan Robertson: an engrossing book on a brilliant—but forgotten—maverick curator

This is the first publication about the man who put London's Whitechapel Gallery on the international map, but never gained the recognition he deserved

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An expert’s guide to Artemisia Gentileschi: five must-read books on the Italian artist

All you ever wanted to know about Artemisia, from the best biographies to a book about her place in early modern feminism—selected by Italian painting specialist Letizia Treves

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Sell the Michelangelo or lose 150 staff? The Royal Academy of Arts’s Covid-19 conundrum

Plus, the curator Legacy Russell talks about her new book Glitch Feminism

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Ka-boom! How art history is embracing the comic book genre

Publishers looking for ways to draw in wider audiences to the lives and careers of famous artists are increasingly turning to graphic novels

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This is America: Grayson Perry on race and class

Plus, Robert Storr on his huge new book about the painter Philip Guston. Sponsored by Christie's

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New biography highlights how Philip Guston risked his art-world standing and livelihood

The book by Robert Storr delves into the American painter's dealings with Klansmen and how he wanted “to make paintings you couldn’t count money in front of”

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The story of an Irish family’s history and its porcelain service are woven together in this fascinating book

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A catalogue demonstrates Boucher’s mastery of the 'Chinese' taste

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The relationships of artists and their gardens are well illustrated in this book

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Degas’ love of the Paris opera house is brought to the fore in this catalogue

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A book of 19th-century snaps for armchair travellers to exotic locations

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This facsimile of a late 16th-century Italian manuscript on how to fence is a masterpiece of draughtsmanship

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Things that... provoke some thought: book of drawings philosophically questions the relationship of 'things'

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This small book tackles for the first time a very large subject: how relics were displayed in the Middle Ages

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The art of ceilings and domes—a book on where to see them

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This book makes an arresting argument for the foundations of modern art

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Celebrating a generous donation to the Frick, this booklet pays tribute to the donor and his gift

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When nothing is sacred, nothing can be subversive: photographs of London’s Soho captured in catalogue

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A beautiful compendium of Early Modern scientific instruments

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Twentieth-century American hopes and dreams are shown in black and white in this book of prints

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The full-colour beauty of the recently restored Catherine de’ Medici tapestries is revealed in this catalogue

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This little book will help the Scottish Colourists find further fame south of the border

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Political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe tells the story of his life and work in new book

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Beautiful book captures the colourful restorations of Georgian homes in London

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So you think you know your art? Brain teasers to test your knowledge of famous works

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Book reveals the ways in which artists helped make scientific discoveries

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The testimonies of 100 artists to the lasting influence of Mies van der Rohe on their work are compiled in this book

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How the Habsburgs conquered by having arms rather than using them

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Peter Kennard’s artistic political commentaries cloy when they are presented altogether as they are in this book

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Tell-all book details life of the rich and idle celebrity Ira von Fürstenberg

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The story of the 20th-century creation of a Palladian villa is beautifully presented in this coffee-table book

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This well illustrated and wittily written book provides a thorough history of men wearing women’s clothes

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The story of how a Renaissance papal librarian took up residence in New England is uncovered in this book

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This book is an omnibus of delightfully scary Landis Blair cartoons

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A Southern belle with a range of painterly styles is bought to the fore in this thorough book

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Hidden daily lives of Hasidic Jews in Jerusalem are captured in marvellous book of photographs

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Culture of chivalry is not quite dead, but it certainly is not what it used to be, new book shows

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Book of discarded family pictures reminds us of our mortality

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Scholarly book on European coronation rituals supplies sound background to 11th-century art history

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History of Dubrovnik before, during and after Yugoslav Wars is recorded in photo book

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Catalogue of Colmar Treasure conjures up picture of 14th-century bourgeois Jewish life in France

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Not all about nudes: volume uncovers new area of Lucian Freud’s work

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Stories of New Orleans's opulent cemeteries collected in unusual book of photographs

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Beyond Europe: book on illuminated manuscripts reveals worldwide nature of the Middle Ages

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The first book on official Australian art and artists in the First World War explains how the national collection was made

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This book of essays explores the varieties and definitions of Islamic art

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Old animals remind us of old people in this book of photographs

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This ancient book tells you all about the people you hate

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The travel books of Eugène Delacroix have now been translated into English

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From Rivera and Kahlo to Ulay and Abramović—this story book tells the tales of art world couples

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Medieval books’ margins are shown to be areas of dissent and fun, rather than mere doodling

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This book gives a first-hand account of Second World War art and propaganda

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This catalogue succinctly surveys Leon Kossoff’s London life paintings

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Thomas Bernhard’s Old Masters as a graphic novel

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A collection of 50 contemporary artists’ favourite works of art

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Book looks at the persistence of the scroll throughout the Middle Ages

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Catalogue captures re-creation of the destroyed Tiepolo ceiling frescoes in Milan

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A book of wallpaper art for students

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Book on artists’ opposition to the Vietnam War

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Children’s portraits without shadows: new book on painting childhood

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A comprehensive survey of geometric forms in Modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art

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Boilly, prolific portraitist and genre painter

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The art-historical treasures of Clementia of Hungary, Queen of France

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New York’s gardens, parks, flower markets and florists captured in new book

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A catalogue of break-throughs in the history of printing and books

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Kings, queens but mostly lesser royal hangers-on: the art-historical story of Kensington Palace

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William-Adolphe Bougeureau: tasteless, sentimental, soft-porny, but French above all

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A picture book of avant-garde gardens and gardening

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A collection of Romantic 19th-century German illustrations

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Postcards as art and the art of the postcard

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A book on birth and child-rearing before Dr Spock

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Dead kings and queens and where to find them

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Scenography in contemporary Scandinavian opera and theatre take centre stage in new book

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A hefty tome on the arts of the Austro-Hungarian belle époque

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The extraordinary cultural energy of 18th-century Venice

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Frida Kahlo's letters conceal nothing and reveal nothing

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How to try to understand Jusepe de Ribera's many scenes of violence

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How the Mexican Stridentist movement tried to build a national identity following the Civil War

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Close study of fashions in medieval manuscripts is key to understanding interactions of literature and dress

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The architectural and imaginative influence of the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock in Western building styles

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Southeast Asian illuminated manuscripts

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Book delves into the Rothschild collection of bizarre objects associated with death and dying

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First book on art collection of the draughtsman and cult figure Edward Gorey

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Philippe Costamagna’s combination of autobiography, anecdote and single discovery told in his own words

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Sidney Knafel's collection of French 16th- to 18th-century faïence promised to the Frick Collection

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Renaissance prints as sources of images for maiolica and bronze reliefs

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The influence of Klimt in Central European art after the First World War

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What books in paintings mean

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Caucasian collecting: the Bodleian Library’s Georgian papers, books and medieval manuscripts

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An expert’s guide to Vincent van Gogh: five must-read books on the Dutch artist

All you ever needed to know about the artist, from the story of the ear incident to the definitive biography and best picture book—selected by Van Gogh specialist Martin Bailey

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Can’t make it to the Met? Dive into a new book for an unconventional look at the museum's collection

Publication aims to open up 6,000 years of art history using objects as a springboard—but is it worth the effort?

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In Pictures | John Cage’s lifelong obsession with mushrooms

A new book looks at the artist and composer's love of all things mycological, including his fungi photograph collection and collaboration with illustrator Lois Long

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German library buys 400-year-old album of drawings by European royalty for €2.8m

Art dealer Philipp Hainhofer's 16th-century "friendship book" contains inscriptions from Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II and Cosimo de’ Medici

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What has the National Portrait Gallery’s Nicholas Cullinan been reading this summer?

The museum director has been delving into artist biographies, swotting up on black British history and is hoping to finally begin a well-known novel trilogy

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Misogyny and making art in the shadow of Jackson Pollock—how Lee Krasner was shut out of art history

New digital publication argues that the late US artist is the “unacknowledged equal” of her superstar husband

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Image and impotency: book reveals the palaces and pictures of some particularly hapless Habsburgs

The Mexican Emperor Maximilian, Crown Prince Rudolf and Archduke Franz Ferdinand all came to sad ends, but amassed vast estates and works of art

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In Pictures | Yayoi Kusama’s colourful life gets the graphic novel treatment

From naked performances in New York and her relationship with Joseph Cornell to hijacking the Venice Biennale, the Japanese artist is the subject of a new comic book by Elisa Macellari

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Biography of the artist John Nash—victim of the Younger Brother Syndrome—redresses the balance

Book shows that John Nash was a remarkable artist overshadowed by his elder sibling, Paul

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Why Jeff Koons is so difficult to please, the strange Venice Biennale selection process and which collector is a game changer

A new book by Matthew Israel gives an insider’s view of the art world over the course of a year

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New Orientalists: a thoughtful book on the rise and decline of Western artists in the Middle East

There is plenty to enjoy in this account of a group of travelling painters who were not only accomplished but also determined, brave and hardy

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Former US president George W. Bush unveils portraits of immigrants in new book

But blowback has been swift against the hobbyist painter, whose immigration policies while in office included the creation of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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Q&A | Vintage photo trove hidden in attic for decades revealed in new book

Alberto di Lenardo’s secret 8,000-strong archive has been distilled into a new publication by his granddaughter Carlotta, who tells us all about it

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Extract | Philip Guston’s fascination with the ‘funnies’ was key to developing his distinctive later style

An exclusive excerpt from a forthcoming biography by art historian Robert Storr looks at the influence of comics as well as caricatures that the American-Canadian artist made of his contemporaries

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Summer Reads: which books do Oxford librarians want to dip into by the pool?

Bodleian scholars give their top tips for The Art Newspaper Book Club

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Roman holiday, 40BC: an in-depth view of the Villa dei Papiri, the inspiration for the Getty Villa

The institution has released an up-to-date account of discoveries from the seaside getaway near Herculaneum, where Roman politicians took restorative breaks—before it was buried by Vesuvius

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Q&A | Lisa Tickner on the inspiration behind her book on London’s 1960s art scene

From student sit-ins to the importance of air travel in shaping the art world as we know it

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More than the meets the (shifty) eye: book looks at the life of 16th-century polymath Jacopo Strada

Despite the dodgy gaze that Titian attributed to him in his famous portrait, this double volume demonstrates the Italian's important role in cultural history

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Q&A | Drawings of ‘eruptions of violence’ against statues fill Sam Durant’s new book

The US artist speaks about his research into historic cases of iconoclastic annihilation

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Sex, Soho, cocksure snappers and cigarette money: the making of London’s 1960s art world

A new book by Lisa Tickner, called London's New Scene, focuses on a cast of glamorous characters and gritty drama, with much that resonates today

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Alexander Calder, master of time and space: erudite biography captures artist's full ambition

Second volume of a wide-ranging biography gives us the fun-loving, sophisticated man, as his work developed from delicate mobiles to firmly grounded ‘stabiles’

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In Pictures | Eva Hesse and Hannah Wilke compared in new catalogue

A selection of photographs, plus the curator Eleanor Nairne tells us how the two artists had a love for liquid latex and were fuelled by grief

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Has Yale’s mysterious Voynich Manuscript finally been deciphered?

A German Egyptologist believes he has cracked the code to the enigmatic 15th century illustrated book—but many others have made the same claim in the past and failed

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What has the Camden Art Centre director Martin Clark been reading during lockdown?

The curator has been delving into the complex lives of plants and has found “the perfect companion through these strange days”

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How the photographer Gordon Parks upended stereotypes of policing and crime in America

As protests over the death of George Floyd continue to rage across the US, a newly released monograph on The Atmosphere of Crime series from the 1950s remains timely

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Book of the month

Reviewed: Warhol, A Life as Art by Blake Gopnik

Three Andy Warhol devotees give their take on the near-1000 page biography

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Extract | Tribal identity, Tories and Tracey Emin: Grayson Perry reveals (even more) in updated book

Excerpts from the expanded monograph include how he was inspired by outsider art and the stresses of building a “Taj Mahal on the River Stour”

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What has the Wallace Collection director Xavier Bray been reading during lockdown?

The art historian has been engrossed by a spy biography featuring art world personalities, and is taking his first steps with a book on ancient walking routes

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What has the Whitechapel Gallery chief Iwona Blazwick been reading during lockdown?

The London-based curator has been perusing publications on science fiction, avant-garde cabarets and all things witchy

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Donald Judd’s work measured in time and place

Three publications explore the artist’s life through his writings, interviews and places of work

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Extract | The story of Ruth Asawa and the secret gift from her teacher Josef Albers

An excerpt and images from a new biography on the sculptor who studied at the famous Black Mountain College and was interned during the Second World War

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What has the art world been reading during the coronavirus lockdown? Part two

Curators, directors and art historians tell us about the books they have been reading and revisiting

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Extract | The late Peter Beard on being the only photographer to capture Francis Bacon’s work in progress

An excerpt, photographs and collages from the photographer’s re-released book

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Greatest myths? Did he always wear his wig? Would he be on Instagram? Biographer Blake Gopnik speaks about Andy Warhol

An Instagram Live interview with the writer of a new biography on the famous US artist

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Conservation & Preservation

Digital technologies allow us to create precise copies of artefacts—but what does this mean for the idea of 'authenticity'?

Online book demonstrates the groundbreaking work by Factum Foundation to create high-resolution facsimiles but also raises questions of value

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What is the curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist reading during lockdown?

The artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries has been inspired by his daily walks and ‘animal interviews’ to revisit one of his favourite books about trees

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What is the collector Eugenio Re Rebaudengo reading during lockdown?

The Turin-based art patron enjoys learning about artist rivalries and delving into the Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné, among other things

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What is the curator Chrissie Iles reading during lockdown?

The Whitney Museum of American Art curator delights in learning about the global culture of the Middle Ages and finds lessons for the future in a Cauleen Smith monograph

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What is the art world reading during the coronavirus lockdown?

Curators and directors tell us about their new favourite books as The Art Newspaper launches its Book Club

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In an ever-mediated world, artists’ books offer an intimate encounter

Where print runs for trade art books have seen steady declines since the 90s, sales of artists’ books have stayed steady or risen—we look at why

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Fundraising

Artist Katie Paterson raises money for domestic abuse victims at risk during coronavirus outbreak

For a charitable donation, the Scottish visual artist is selling 1,000 digital copies of one of her books based on the universe

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This small book tackles for the first time a very large subject: how relics were displayed in the Middle Ages

The way in which relics were presented determined what and how people thought of them, according to this publication of lectures

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This book makes an arresting argument for the foundations of modern art

The Hamburger Kunsthalle’s exhibition catalogue groups Tiepolo, Fragonard and Goya as forerunners of Modernism

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Of fossils, prisms and volcanoes: the scientific and imaginative investigations of the polymath Goethe

This extensive volume explores the relationship between the German writer's visual imagination and his fascination with natural science

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LA Art Book Fair cancelled over fear of spread of coronavirus

Decision on MOCA event affects over 350 exhibitors from around two dozen countries

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The image debate: new book looks at age-old question of figural representation in Islam

This collection of essays examines the Islamic treatment of figuration around the world, from pre-modern decoration to contemporary snowmen

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Book offers broadest and deepest study of Nazi culture yet

This is the first publication to fully examine the cultural output of the Third Reich, which, unsurprisingly, failed to produce great art

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Despite its 'hybrid' approach, the Met's catalogue on French painting lacks detailed analysis

When used together, the New York museum’s print catalogue and supplementary website on their 18th-century French works make an excellent initial resource but offer little new information

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The case is made for connoisseurs and their role in art history

The practice of connoisseurship, which, the author Frédéric Elsig argues, is a skill that can be learned, is examined in relation to 15th-and 16th-century painting

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Monet's beloved pottery cat comes to life in children's book

Story directly inspired by The Art Newspaper’s article on the artists’s Japanese ornament, which sat in the dining room at his Giverny home, will be published in May

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Revamped art book prize wants to become the Oscars of arts publications—is it succeeding?

A year on from its announcement, we look at whether the Richard Schlagman Art Book Awards is meeting its ambitions

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Book on Bellini proves more philosophical than art historical

Scholarly analysis of 15th-century Venetian painter aims to bring his work into the 21st century

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Born of hate and contempt, how the Bargello's extraordinary collection of medieval ivories came to be

Book tells the tale of how Italian museum amassed such a vast array of important sculptures thanks to Frenchman Louis-Claude Carrand

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Redefining Botticelli—from Post-Modernism to soft porn

Does putting the Renaissance artist's work in a modern context enhance or diminish his art?

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A neuroscientist's view: how Bacon's paintings shake up the nervous system

Publication focuses on what neuroscience and psychology bring to the table with the late artist's works

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This was the most prolific year for Leonardo scholarship in history—here is a detailed guide to the best books

At least 250 volumes in European languages have been published in 2019, the year that saw the world commemorate 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci's death

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The Year in Review 2019

From the history of the festive putti to Arthur Jafa's hefty tome: the art world's favourite books of 2019

Regular contributors, scholars, curators and critics choose their favourite reads from the past year

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Exhibition catalogues

Vienna museum's Caravaggio and Bernini catalogue presents the artist's studio as a theatrical site

Exhibition at Kunsthistorisches on the two Baroque heavyweights helps to clarify the relationship between Roman painting and sculpture of the period

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Missing Leonardo link: writer discovers that Da Vinci's anatomy drawings were owned by Charles II

New book hopes research of papers belonging to the king's physician will lead to further "eureka" moments

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Demanding artists and receptive architects in book about design and function of the studio

This book shows how, from the end of the 19th century to the Second World War, artists collaborated with architects to craft an image of themselves

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‘If I don’t like your pictures, I can destroy everything': a photographer's intimate—but risky—shoots with Louise Bourgeois

In his new book the photographer Jean-François Jaussaud details how he gained the trust of the late French artist

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Methodical, well read and—above all—human: what we learn from the myth-busting edition of Van Gogh’s letters

A decade after the publication of Vincent's trove of correspondence, here is how the remarkable project has contributed to scholarship on his art

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Acquisitions

New York's Morgan Library receives ‘transformational’ trove of manuscripts and bindings

Bequest comes from New York collector Jayne Wrightsman, who amassed an 18th-century library to complement her celebrated French furnishings

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Leonardo da Vinci

New book on Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi aims to be a definitive study—but it's not the last word on the controversial painting

Ahead of the blockbuster at the Musée du Louvre, we get an exclusive first read of the publication written by Martin Kemp, Robert Simon and Margaret Dalivalle

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Titan of Turin: Italy's greatest interior decorator receives definitive scholarly book

Bertrand de Royere provides a thorough examination of the life the 19th century decorator and furniture designer Pelagio Palagi

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Back to scuola: book series provides accessible introduction to Italian and Northern Renaissance art

The five volumes offer a range of perspectives and chronological breadth for budding scholars of the field

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Politics

'We want the Babylonian Palace of Tiglath-Pileser!': new book reveals Boris Johnson's thwarted vision for new V&A East

Nicholas Coleridge, the chairman of the Victoria and Albert Museum, tells how Boris laid down the law on his plans for the project

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National Gallery definitively catalogues 'small but perfectly formed' collection of French 18th century paintings

Humphrey Wine’s lavishly illustrated book details the London museum's 60 authentic works and 12 replicas, copies or  pastiches

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'The guardian of Vincent’s legacy': new biography details devoted life of Van Gogh's sister-in-law Jo Bonger

Bonger's encounter with Trotsky and her tireless effort to preserve the artist's work are explored in the new book by Hans Luijten

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Medieval art

Glam rock: alabaster was not medieval England's 'poor man's marble' new book finds

Used in high status projects and throughout the continent, Kim Woods's detailed study challenges misconceptions of the carving rock's status

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A clever book for clever people: Marina Warner's sensitive artist essays dimmed by too many words

The brilliance of the scholar's examination of artists such as Paula Rego and Sigmar Polke is evident despite name dropping and verbose language

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The scientific brotherhood: Pre-Raphaelite art put under the microscope

The Victorian artist group explored the connections between art and scientific observation to enhance art’s moral purpose

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New catalogue presents virtuosity of Neo-Classicist goldsmith Luigi Valadier

Alvar González-Palacios’s book on the Italian decorator is a peak in his distinguished career

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Fit for a king: book lays out the vast scale of the Orléans collection

The second Duke of Orléans’ assembly of his famous art collection may have been a covert preparation for seizing the throne of France

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The Arts and Crafts special relationship: how the British movement permeated US design culture

Companion book to an exhibition at the University of Texas at Austin offers new dimensions on the vast subject

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Book Shorts

This book gives a first-hand account of Second World War art and propaganda

A vivid account of the art arising from the experiences of the artist, George Plante

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How Rheims Cathedral's destruction in the First World War had a happy ending

New book explores how the burnt cathedral created a 'profound intellectual rift' between Germany and France, then reconciliation

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Agents of faith: the art of votive offerings

Bard Graduate Center's 25th anniversary exhibition considers devotional offerings across religions

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Michelangelo for beginners, and a new view of the master’s bronzes

Three new books offer fresh angles on the Renaissance master

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Book excerpt: William Kentridge reveals how Antoine Bourdelle inspired his work

In Jori Finkel's book It Speaks to Me, Kentridge discusses the sculpture in Johannesburg that first made him feel the power of art

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What was the real purpose of the English country house library?

Mark Purcell's study explores 19th-century bibliomania and rejects the notion that books in historic libraries were "bought by the yard"

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Coming out of one’s shell: new book explores overlooked mollusc art by naturalist's daughters

Martin Lister enlisted his daughters Susanna and Anna because of the unreliability of the best professional engravers

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William Hunter and the enlightened art of science

A new publication brings together the Scottish surgeon's art collection for the first time in many years

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Jan Weenix

A family affair: three generations of Weenix showcased in two-volume magnum opus

The new book features newly discovered appendices, including the profligate Jan Baptist’s three-volume bankruptcy file

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Book review | Recent archaeological finds on Keros bring new authoritative scholarship on Cycladic art

Excavation campaigns on the Greek island have raised questions about our knowledge of Cycladic art and culture

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Frieze New York 2019

Amassing a Frieze Library, book by book

Galleries donate publications for a collection that will go to the Metropolitan Museum

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Leonardo da Vinci

London's National Gallery defends inclusion of Salvator Mundi in Leonardo show after criticism in new book

The curator’s attribution to the Renaissance master helped Christie’s achieve a world record price for the painting

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Bruegel: great research, great exhibition—shame about the catalogue

The Kunsthistorisches's Bruegel exhibition catalogue fails to include any scholarly information

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Caravaggio

Discovery in a Toulouse attic is no Caravaggio

There are too many oddities in the painting discovered in France five years ago

Podcast

David Bailey in focus, plus Picasso biographer John Richardson remembered

We meet the photographer David Bailey at his London studio to discuss his new book and we talk with Gijs van Hensbergen about John Richardson, who died aged 95 last week. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Renaissance

#Menudetoo: naked bodies in the Renaissance explored at the Royal Academy of Arts and in three new publications

Examining the many meanings—and inanities—ascribed to the unclothed human body in Western art

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Photography

Novelist Orhan Pamuk unveils photographs of Istanbul he took from his balcony

On show in Turkey this month, the images are an ode to the Nobel Prize-winning author’s hometown