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Wildflowers, Trees, and Quaint Cabins Spring From Su Blackwell’s Book Sculptures

 Art #books #flowers #narrative #paper #sculpture May 19, 2022 Grace Ebert “Nature in Britain” (2012). Photo by Jaron James. All images © Su Blackwell, shared with permission The enchanting, imaginative narratives usually bound between the covers of a book burst from the page in the sculptures of Su Blackwell. Often sourcing materials from secondhand …

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Activist Symbols and Witty Scenarios Are Woven into Towering Hair Sculptures by Laetitia Ky

 Art #activism #books #hair May 13, 2022 Gabrielle Lawrence All images courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press, shared with permission Laetitia Ky exercises art activism by braiding African identity into hair sculpture. Born from the lack of representation she experienced growing up on the Ivory Coast, her practice started by cutting the silky straight strands …

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PRIME: A Behemoth New Book Surveys A Broad Segment of Millennial Artists Working Today

 Art Photography #books #installation #painting #sculpure May 12, 2022 Grace Ebert Tau Lewis. All images courtesy of Phaidon, shared with permission Across nearly 450 pages, PRIME: Art’s Next Generation offers a broad and insightful survey of the Millenials defining the future of the art world. As its title suggests, the massive tome is a …

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A New Book Illuminates the Lives of the Elusive, Pink-Plumed Flamingos in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

 Photography #birds #books May 6, 2022 Grace Ebert The fluid that feeds the nestling is called crop milk. Both adults produce this secretion in the upper part of the intestine. All images © Photo © Claudio Contreras Koob and Nature Picture Library, shared with permission In the Yucatán Peninsula, the rich wetland environment of …

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A Mammoth Three-Volume Book Collection Presents Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in Stunning 1:1 Detail

 Art Design #art history #books #Michelangelo #Renaissance #Sistine Chapel April 26, 2022 Kate Mothes Millions of tourists stream through the hallowed halls of Vatican City to see one of Western art history’s most treasured artworks: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Gazing up 44 feet from the floor, visitors witness dramatic biblical scenes unfold throughout the monumental …

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Foliage and Moss Renew Abandoned Sites Around the Globe with Verdant Signs of Life

 Photography #architecture #books #nature #ruins April 21, 2022 Grace Ebert A train repair workshop in Hungary. All images © Jonk, shared with permission Spanning an open-air Taiwanese warehouse to a Cuban theater teeming with vibrant leaves, the sites that Jonathan Jimenez visits are relics of the industries and cultural institutions of the past. The …

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A New Book Explores the Innovative Sculptures of Abstract Artist El Anatsui

 Art #books #metal #multiples #sculpture #wood March 30, 2022 Kate Mothes All images courtesy of Damiani Publishing, shared with permission Ghanaian-born Nigeria-based artist El Anatsui is known for sprawling metal sculptures that drape, twist, and fold across expansive surfaces in colorful, undulating patterns. A forthcoming book, El Anatsui: The Reinvention of Sculpture, traces his …

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In ‘Eyes as Big as Plates,’ Sculptural Garments Camouflage Subjects in Natural Environments

 Art Photography #books #camouflage #landscapes #nature #portraits February 11, 2022 Grace Ebert Eyes as Big as Plates # Andrea (Outer Hebrides 2019) Hailing from fifteen countries, the individuals participating in Eyes as Big as Plates have backgrounds as varied as their surroundings: there are zoologists, academics, and librarians; fishermen, wild boar hunters, and Sami …

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A 320-Page Book Explores the Immense Potential of a Single Sheet of Paper

 Craft #books #origami #paper #quilling February 9, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Storey Publishing, shared with permission We’re continually fascinated by the infinite possibilities of a single sheet of paper, from these dueling origami knights and stately architectural ruins to exquisitely cut depictions of flora and fauna, and a forthcoming book by …

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A New Photo Book Spotlights What Remains of American Movie Theaters

 History Photography #architecture #books #movies #theaters January 28, 2022 Grace Ebert Fox Theater, Inglewood, California. All images © Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, courtesy of Prestel, shared with permission Lights, camera, say goodbye to the action. A new book titled Movie Theaters is the culmination of two French photographers’ shared attempt to document the …

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