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Art Books

The Outwardness of Art: Selected Writings of Adrian Stokes

A new collection edited by Thomas Evans focuses on Stokes’s formative writing on outwardness and early essays and unpublished writings on ballet from the 1930s. Evans’s selection of writings, including several essays on popular culture, reveal the writer’s prescient genre-bending approach.

Dayanita Singh's Zakir Hussain Maquette

A facsimile of Singh’s original maquette showcases her cut-and-paste working method, revealing the centrality of craft and sequence and offering insight into the bookmaker’s meticulous choices.

Joel Sternfeld's American Prospects

This new, expanded edition of photos are of people, buildings, and landscapes across America taken during road trips between 1978 and 1984. Ordered primarily geographically, it begins in the West: bikers surveying the blue of Bear Lake, Utah, and cows surveying the camera on a central California ranch.

Excerpts from the 1971 Journal of Rosemary Mayer

The second edition of Excerpts from the 1971 Journal of Rosemary Mayer gives us more of the real stuff: reckoning with herself, her body, her art, her world. In her journals, she creates and performs herself, composing an unguarded self-portrait of an artist as a young woman.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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