An English translation of the second edition of Conversations d'Emilie, which was given the award for most useful publication of by the French Academy. With an engraved frontispiece. A fifteen volume set of the satirical works of manners by Etienne de Jouy. Works not issued as a set by publisher but uniformly bound.
Contains various mixed editions of the 'L'Hermite' works by Etienne de Jouy under the collected titles Featuring illustrations of famous Greek figures throughout, this book was originally written as a book for juvenile students of Greek history A collection of essays on morality in literature, including the place of narration, dialogue, descriptions and more. Second edition As almost the father of a kind of literature An early nineteenth-century historical work from Francois Clement on the dating of historical items and monuments. A very scarce genealogical dictionary of the origins of the French nobility.
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Singer and Writer Rosanne Cash. The de Kooning retrospective at MoMA had the most profound impact on me in To see the entire scope of his artistic life, from the small painting he made at age 12 through the complex figures, vast abstracts and sculptures, to the sparse canvasses at the end of his life when his mind was deteriorating, was so moving, heartbreaking, inspiring… overwhelming.
I was in tears by the last few paintings. My friend Laurie Beckelman, who is friends with John Elderfield, who organized the show, arranged for a private tour. Walking through empty galleries with nothing but the art added to the impact. I feel extremely fortunate to have seen this show. Willem de Kooning, Woman, ca. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 in. The show is on view through January 9th. Photo courtesy c-monster.
Grammy-winner Rosanne Cash has recorded 15 albums and 11 number-one hit singles. Her most recent book, Composed , was published by Viking in For more information visit her website or follow her on Twitter. Writer William Powers. For more information, visit his website or follow him on Twitter. Filmmaker Cindy Kleine. Cindy Kleine is a film and video artist whose prolific career began when she was an undergraduate at The Museum School.
She lives with her husband, theater director, actor, playwright and painter Andre Gregory, and their two cats, in New York City and on Cape Cod.
For more information about Cindy Kleine, visit her website. Choreographer, Performer, and Writer Will Rawls. This book is written for choreographers but would be a useful reference for any artist who is trying to tease apart and constructively reassemble the familiar interplay of life experience, personal aesthetic goals and confusion. Burrows started as a ballet dancer with the Royal Ballet in London and has followed this up with a scintillating career as a choreographer and educator. In my experience, dance and choreography appear on all levels of life, from big or small stage performances to executing a complex recipe to the dance of ideas among people from different walks of life.
Because a dance can seemingly happen anywhere, it takes a nimble, meticulous and humble thinker like Burrows to provide insight on how we might assemble our ideas, experiences and bodies into performance works. The book is like a breath of fresh air coming from a wise but intentionally naive owl sitting on your shoulder.
How do we come back also sometimes to a position of passionate ignorance, enough to choose something, instead of knowing everything? Choreography is hard, and Burrows knows this intimately. The book is written as a series of aphoristic considerations — you can open the book and start anywhere, much like making a dance. The chapters are organized by themes, but the themes are often lumped together to force new associations about old art making concepts. Will Rawls is a performer, choreographer, teacher and curator theoretically based in Brooklyn, but currently, happily apartment-less. Rawls holds a degree in Art History from Williams College.
Writer Jeff Sharlet. And nothing like the live stream, either — the almost video feed from the park set up by the semi-legendary video provocateur Flux Rostrum that allowed you to experience some of the boredom, the ecstasy, the fear, and, on that night, the music. Authenticity made it no better; it was already as good as could be.
He is not to be believed so much as enjoyed. Jeff Sharlet is an American journalist, bestselling author, and academic best known for writing about religious subcultures in the United States. For more information visit his website or follow him on Twitter. Cookbook Author Mollie Katzen. This colorful, powerful, emotional, funny, lyrical work, which I have seen many times over the years, just gets better and deeper with each exposure. It is officially modern dance, but it transcends the definition. Note that it will be performed later in January at the Kennedy Center in D.
The production was a collaboration with LA Opera. Photo courtesy Liz O. Baylen from the Los Angeles Times. She is also a closeted classical musician. Novelist Roger King. I enjoyed both, but it was the juxtaposition that meant most. Today it is Murakami who holds that position, with popular, realistic fantasies that excite readers around the world and are literary events. If these two writers express the zeitgeists of their times, then the zeitgeist has moved in a hundred years not only from Europe to Asia, but from fascination with how scientific thought might shape our outer world, to fascination with the magically expressed possibilities for inner transformation.
Roger King is a London-born novelist. He began writing while working as a socio-economist in poor rural areas of Africa and Asia, and has taught both creative writing and international development at universities on three continents. His fifth novel Love and Fatigue in America will be published in March. For more information, visit his website or follow him on Facebook. Artist Sabrina Gschwandtner.
It was the largest exhibition of quilts ever held in the city. As an extraordinary gift to the public, entry to this unprecedented event was free. Sabrina Gschwandtner is an artist who combines photographic and textile media in works that bridge the fields of contemporary art, craft and social history.
For more information about her work, visit her website.
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My highlight — by a long way — was the re- opening of the magnificent Islamic wing of the Met Museum which had been closed for eight years. A traditional avoidance of figurative representation in Islamic art has led to a focus on permutations and combinations of geometric-like patterning and the intertwining of Arabic calligraphy. Photo courtesy architecturetraveljournal. His compositions, which number over 90, are represented on 24 recordings and have garnered two Grammy nominations and two British Composer Awards.
Photo courtesy the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Composed over as many days, World Piece musically illustrates the countries represented in the United Nations, with an intention to maintain peace and foster international communication among all peoples of the world. For more information about Teresa McCollough, please visit her website.
Writer Katherine Min. Seldom do you find a novel that is as bold imaginatively as it is stylistically, with as much generous and real emotional depth. Katherine Min is the author of the novel Secondhand World , published by Knopf. She currently teaches at the University of North Carolina Asheville. For more information about Katherine Min, visit her website. Mary who I met at The MacDowell Colony is a wonderful abstract painter, and I had the chance to get a gallery tour with her personally and gained a lot of insight into her process.
Wonderful work! Mary McDonnell, "Untitled," Oil on panel 44 x 30 inches, diptych. Photo courtesy marymcdonnellart. He is still playing with fire, amazing technique, spirit and love! And having Ornette Coleman join him on stage for a number was jazz heaven…. His second featured run is documented on the release, Alone at the Vanguard. For more information, visit his website. Writer Peter Ransley. The Fear Index by Robert Harris.