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The B&N Podcast: Walter Isaacson
Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review
The genius of a man like Leonardo Da Vinci might seem unreachable to us now. Walter Isaacson thinks just the opposite.
There’s a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak
By JONATHAN COTT
Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson
In the books of the late Maurice Sendak, each haunting page represented a doorway into a world of imagination -- one that contained trauma and delight in equal measure....
Known and Strange Things
By TEJU COLE
Reviewed by Walton Muyumba
In his essays, the celebrated author of "Open City" and "Every Day is for the Thief" knits together a global skein of struggles and ideas. Review by Walton Muyumba.
A Brush with the Past: Artists in Fiction
Essay by Heller McAlpin
In these novels, every picture tells a story. Essay by Heller McAlpin.
Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and “Civilisation”
By JAMES STOURTON
Reviewed by Adam Kirsch
Britain's champion of fine art was the son of a manufacturing family who wound up explaining high culture to his countrymen. Adam Kirsch reviews James Stourton's life of Sir Kenneth Clark.
The Lonely City
By OLIVIA LAING
Reviewed by Rachel Syme
Why are the most teeming places on earth also among the most isolating? And why does feeling alone in the crowd turn out to be so great for art? Rachel Syme follows Olivia Laing's journey to...
Playlist of Babel: Ben Ratliff’s Magical Index
By Rachel Syme
In a world in which the classical opus and the classic LP have been digitally fragmented, Ben Ratliff musical genres need reinventing. Rachel Syme listens to his "Every Song Ever."
Helen Maryles Shankman: Words like Brushstrokes
Posted by Miwa Messer
The author of "The Land of Armadillos" on the moment when the page and the canvas trade places.
Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature
By ALVA NOË
Reviewed by Tess Taylor
Is "art" an ineffable product of human creativity? Or is it the ultimate tool? Tess Taylor follows Alva Noë's foray into "thinking about thinking."...
A READING LIFE
The Spectacle of Skill: New and Selected Writings
By ROBERT HUGHES
Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers
The voice of the stylish and uncompromising critic Robert Hughes often took the form of "a fount of effervescent vitriol." Review by Katherine A. Powers.
By Steve King
Why a painter, not a politician, put his stamp on Thanksgiving.
Chris Riddell: Art as Adventure
A Conversation with Hope Whitmore
The celebrated illustrator, political cartoonist and UK Children's Laureate on going on adventures with Neil Gaiman and finding his own stories. A conversation with Hope Whitmore.