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David Ebony on Tony Robbin’s Shadow of Reality: The Fourth Dimension in Relativity, Cubism, and Modern Thought; Raphael Rubinstein on Letters to a Young Artist

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Michael Duncan on Martin Duberman’s The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein

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Carter Ratcliff on Ann Reynolds’s Robert Smithson: Learning from New Jersey and Elsewhere; Raphael Rubinstein on Uwe Koch’s Annotated Catalogue Raisonné of the Books by Martin Kippenberger 1977-1997

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Carter Ratcliff on Anthony Julius’s Transgressions: The Offences of Art

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Pepe Karmel on James Meyer’s Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties

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Helen A. Harrison and Constance Ayers Denne’s “Hamptons Bohemia: Two Centuries of Artists and Writers on the Beach” and Ann Rover’s “Lee and Elaine”

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Peter Plagens on David Cannadine’s Mellon: An American Life and Nicholas Fox Weber’s The Clarks of Cooperstown

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Peter Plagens on Tobia Bezzol and Roman Kurzmeyer’s Harald Szeemann: with by through because towards despite

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John Haulmark Neff on Hilary Spurling’s Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse

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Peter Dailey on Meryle Secrest’s Duveen: A Life in Art

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Carter Ratcliff on Thomas Crow’s The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Discontent; Briony Fer’s The Infinite Line: Re-making Art After Modernism; and more.

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Richard Kalina on Irving Sandler’s A Sweeper-Up After Artists: A Memoir

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Sheldon Nodelman on Pierre Schneider’s Matisse; Margaret Werth’s The Joy of Life: The Idyllic in French Art, circa 1900; and more.

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Eleanor Heartney on Michel Nuridsany’s China: Art Now

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Leah Ollman on Lyle Rexer’s Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-garde: The New Wave in Old Process

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Shelley Rice on François Leperlier, ed., Claude Cahun: Ecrits

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Sue Taylor on John M. MacGregor’s Henry Darger: In the Realms of the Unreal and Elka Spoerri and Daniel Baumann’s The Art of Adolf Wölfli: St. Adolf-Giant-Creation

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David L. Sweet on David Hockney’s Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters and Philip Steadman’s Vermeer’s Camera

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Vivian Constantinopoulous’s “10 x 10,” Philip Jodidio’s “Building a New Millennium,” and Aaron Betsky’s “Architecture Must Burn.”

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Franz Schulze on Martin Filler’s Makers of Modern Architecture.

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Sue Taylor on Kerstin Mey’s Art and Obscenity, Alyce Mahon’s Eroticism and Art and Jennifer Doyle’s Sex Objects: Art and the Dialectics of Desire.

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Brian O’Doherty on Victoria Newhouse’s Art and the Power of Placement

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Jori Finkel on Leah Dickerman’s Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris; and Leah Dickerman and Matthew S. Witkovsky’s The Dada Seminars

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Hayden Herrera on Masayo Duus’s The Life of Isamu Noguchi: The Journey without Borders; Edmund de Waal’s 20th Century Ceramics; Emmanuel Cooper’s Bernard Leach: Life & Work; and more.

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Charles F. Stuckey on Lynda Roscoe Hartigan and others’ Joseph Cornell: Shadowplay . . . Eterniday and Diane Waldman’s Joseph Cornell: Master of Dreams

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Andy Grundberg on Martin Parr and Gerry Badger’s The Photobook: A History

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David Ebony on Milbry Polk and Angela M.H. Schuster, eds., The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad: The Lost Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia and Matthew Bogdanos and William Patrick’s Thieves of Baghdad; and more.

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Ann Bronwyn Paulk on Henry Adams’s Eakins Revealed: The Secret Life of an American Artist and Sidney D. Kirkpatrick’s The Revenge of Thomas Eakins

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Robert Atkins on Peter Selz’s Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond; Paul Mattick on Julian Stallabrass’s Art Incorporated: The Story of Contemporary Art, and more.

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Tom McDonough on Vincent Scully’s Modern Architecture and Other Essays, and Harry Francis Malgrave’s Architectual Tehory, Volume 1 and Modern Architectural Theory; and more.

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Ken Johnson on Arthur C. Danto’s Unnatural Wonders: Essays from the Gap Between Art and Life and W.J.T. Mitchell’s What Do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images

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Peter Plagens on Alex Dunchen’s Georges Braque: A Life, Jeffrey Meyer’s Modigliani: A Life, Janet Abramowicz’s Giorgio Morandi: The Art of Silence and more.

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Pepe Karmel on Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois and Benjamin Buchloch’s Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism

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Lee Rosenbaum on James Cuno’s Whose Muse? Art Museums and the Public Trust

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Sue Taylor on Laurie Wilson’s Alberto Giacometti: Myth, Magic, and the Man and Hayden Herrera’s Arshile Gorky: His Life and Work

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Jori Finkel on Francis Picabia’s I Am a Beautiful Monster: Poetry, Prose, and Provocation and George Baker’s The Artwork Caught by the Tail: Francis Picabia and Dada in Paris

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Sue Taylor on Eleanor Heartney’s Postmodern Heretics: The Catholic Imagination in Contemporary Art

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Nancy Princenthal on Mitch Epstein’s Family Business; Raphael Rubinstein on Kenneth Goldsmith’s Day

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Carter Ratcliff on Martha Buskirk’s The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art and Suzaan Boettger’s Earthworks: Art and the Landscape of the Sixties; David Ebony on Christopher Mason’s The Art of the Steal

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Nathan Kernan on Heidi Ardizzone’s An Illuminated Life: Belle da Costa Greene’s Journey from Prejudice to Privilege and more.

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Paul Mattick on Frederic J. Schwartz’s Blind Spots: Critical Theory and the History of Art in Twentieth-Century Germany; Robert Atkins on Jonathan Weinberg’s Male Desire: The Homoerotic in American Art

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Richard Kalina on Mark Stevens and Annalyn Susan’s De Kooning: An American Master

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David Ebony on Robert McNab’s Ghost Ships: A Surrealist Love Triangle

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Sheldon Nodelman on Mark Rothko’s The Artist’s Reality: Philosophies of Art

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Cary Levine on Mike Kelly’s Foul Perfection: Essays and Criticism and Minor Histories: Statements, Conversations, Proposals

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Janis Tomlinson on Juan José Junquera’s The Black Paintings of Goya, Robert Hughes’s Goya, Evan S. Connell’s Francisco Goya: A Life and Werner Hofmann’s Goya: “To every story there belongs another”

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Ken Johnson on Hal Foster’s Design and Crime (and Other Diatribes) and Victor Margolin’s The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design and Design Studies; Anthony Harden-Guest on Patricia Cornwell’s Portrait of a Killer

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Edward J. Sullivan on Lowery Stokes Sims’s Wifredo Lam and the International Avant-Garde, 1923-1982

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John P. Bowles on Vincent Katz’s Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art

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Shelley Rice on Rebecca Solnit’s River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West

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Raphael Rubinstein on Robert Creely and Archie Rand’s Drawn & Quartered, Kevin Young’s To Repel Ghosts, Joseph Kosuth’s Purloined: A Novel, and more.

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Peter G. Meyer’s “Brushes with History: Writing on Art” from The Nation, 1865-2001; Amy Newman’s “Challenging Art: Artforum 1962-1974”; Susan Bee and Mira Schor’s “M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings, Theory, and Criticism”

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Nancy Princenthal on Eduardo Kac, ed., Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond; Marquard Smith and Joanne Morra, eds., The Prosthetic Impulse: From a Posthuman Present to a Biocultural Future; and more.

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Annie Cohen-Solal’s “Painting American: The Rise of American Artists, Paris 1867-New York 1948”