Getty Launches Online Art History Research Library

Getty Launches Online Art History Research Library

June 1st, 2012 | Art History, Books, Reference

The Getty Research Portal, which officially launched Thursday, was developed by the Getty Research Institute, the Getty museum’s more academic sibling. But it’s meant to be accessible to anyone with an Internet connection — scholar, student or just browser — like an art-specific version of… Read More

Authors on Museums

Authors on Museums

May 30th, 2012 | Books, Museums

Intelligent Life, the fab magazine from The Economist, has been running this pretty cool series since autums 2008 already: “The idea is simple. We ask a leading writer–not an art critic, not a specialist–to pick a favourite museum and tell us what they love about… Read More

Kapow! A Great Story. That is Also Great Looking

Kapow! A Great Story. That is Also Great Looking

May 30th, 2012 | Arab World, Books, Design

“Novel evokes Middle East’s Twitter revolution, with melting paragraphs and fold-out pages.” – Fast Company – “A structured chaos of stories within stories, impossible to put down.” New York Times “Kapow! Take that linear narratives!” – Creative Review “A playful novel of typographic tricks.” -The… Read More

Cleaning Mona Lisa – iBook uncovers art’s dirtiest secret

Cleaning Mona Lisa – iBook uncovers art’s dirtiest secret

May 29th, 2012 | Art History, Books, Digital Art

Cleaning Mona Lisa not only teaches the neglected lessons of art restoration, but the app allows the reader to clean some of the most famous paintings from around the world with the swipe of a finger. Art historian and former Travel Channel Host Lee Sandstead… Read More

Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is

Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is

May 15th, 2012 | Books, Comics, Design, Talks, Videos

Chip Kidd doesn’t judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book — and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In one of the funniest talks from TED2012, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs…. Read More

James Mollison’s Ape Portraits

James Mollison’s Ape Portraits

May 7th, 2012 | Books, Photography, Portraits, Shows

Much like us, our hairier cousins have their own distinct facial features, unique combinations of jawlines, eye shapes, and nasal widths that make them recognizable on sight. But have you ever studied the differences between other primates’ faces? Photographer James Mollison took portraits of more… Read More

How the brain gets creative

How the brain gets creative

April 27th, 2012 | Books, Inspiration, Videos

Tips from Jonah Lehrer’s new bestseller ‘Imagine: How Creativity Works’: “Creativity seems to be one of the great buzzwords of our day. It litters our media landscape, full of promptings, urgings and bullet points. Who doesn’t want to be received into the ranks of the… Read More

Magritte’s Marvelous Hat : Surrealism for Kids

Magritte’s Marvelous Hat : Surrealism for Kids

April 12th, 2012 | Books, Kids, Surrealism

“Everything we see hides another thing . . . we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.” —René Magritte D. B. Johnson writes and illustrates the surreal story of the famous surrealist painter Rene Magritte and his very mysterious (and mischievous!)… Read More

Henri Matisse Illustrates James Joyce’s Ulysses

Henri Matisse Illustrates James Joyce’s Ulysses

April 10th, 2012 | Books

Back in the mid-1930s, George Macey, an American publisher, approached the celebrated painter Henri Matisse and asked him how many etchings he could provide for $5,000. Although it’s widely believed that Matisse never read Joyce’s sprawling classic (despite being provided a French translation of the… Read More

How Creativity Works

How Creativity Works

April 9th, 2012 | Books, Inspiration

Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output? From the New York Times best-selling author of How We Decide comes a sparkling and revelatory… Read More