Dutch Master: The art forger who became a national hero.

Dutch Master: The art forger who became a national hero.

October 27th, 2008 | Books, Forgery

The New Yorker: “The case of Han van Meegeren, the boldest modern forger of Old Masters (as far as we know), is a grand yarn of twisty deceit, involving prestigious dupes and scads of money, with a sensational trial at the finish. It even has… Read More

The audience around us

The audience around us

October 24th, 2008 | Analysis, Art, Books

The Artful Manager: “If you’re still stuck on the idea that ”arts audiences” are people who attend formally organized, professionally produced cultural events, you’re only seeing a sliver of the pie. So suggests a new study commissioned by the Irvine Foundation and prepared by WolfBrown…. Read More

Book: Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Things You Should Know �

Book: Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Things You Should Know �

October 23rd, 2008 | Books, China

Art Radar Asia: “Chinese contemporary art has come of age; yet there are few reference books for the reader who wants a quick but precise history of the field. This book aims to fill that gap. Short and to the point, it is arranged into… Read More

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A Pop-Up Book

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A Pop-Up Book

October 23rd, 2008 | Books, Kids

Amazon.com: Following the release of his spectacular Moby Dick: A Pop-Up Book, paper-crafting genius Sam Ita gives Jules Verne’s engrossing undersea story an equally unique and amazing presentation. Ita literally takes graphic novels into another dimension with breathtaking designs that pop, flaps that lift, parts… Read More

Art and/or Revolution?

Art and/or Revolution?

October 22nd, 2008 | Books, Politics

Mute magazine: “What’s the difference between a commissar’s propaganda and a Constructivist’s poetics of production? Marco Deseriis reviews Gerald Raunig’s ‘Art and Revolution’ and ponders some of the gaps in his aesthetic-political theory”

Novel About India Wins the Man Booker Prize

Novel About India Wins the Man Booker Prize

October 15th, 2008 | Awards, Books, India

NYTimes.com: “Aravind Adiga, 33, won the 40th Man Booker prize on Tuesday night for his debut novel, “The White Tiger,” a vivid exploration of India’s class struggle told through the story of a village boy who becomes the chauffeur to a rich man.”

Book: HOW THE VIRTUAL CHANGES PHYSICAL ARCHITECTURE

Book: HOW THE VIRTUAL CHANGES PHYSICAL ARCHITECTURE

October 13th, 2008 | Architecture, Books, Virtual Art

“spacebetweenpeople: EDITED BY STEPHAN DOESINGERIf architecture is the construction of space between people,what happens when that space exists in a virtual world? Thatquestion is the starting point for this collection of revolutionaryprojects by a new generation of designers. The bookbegins by examining the important issues… Read More

Arabesque – Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia

Arabesque – Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia

September 18th, 2008 | Arab World, Books, Design

This book would be nice to have.Publisher: Gestalten Verlag

Book- Iran, a Rising Star Too Dangerous to Ignore in Robert Baer’s ‘Devil We Know’

Book- Iran, a Rising Star Too Dangerous to Ignore in Robert Baer’s ‘Devil We Know’

October 28th, 2008 | Books, Iran, Politics

NYTimes.com: “Earlier this month Henry A. Kissinger, who as secretary of state helped arm and prop up Iran’s monarchy in the 1970s, said there was “no reason for the United States to resist a strong Iran” today. The goal should be to restore the old… Read More

Book: "Seven Days in the The Art World" by Sarah Thornton

Book: "Seven Days in the The Art World" by Sarah Thornton

November 3rd, 2008 | Books

TIME: The Art World, Demystified: “Of all of the assorted manners of creative expression — cinema, literature, dance, theater, music, architecture — visual art is the most inscrutable. It is swaddled in layers of pretension, seemingly produced, discussed, and traded by a rare, elite few…. Read More