The Book of Secrets by Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi

The Book of Secrets by Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi

The Book of Secrets was copied in 1266 (in Toledo) from an original dating back to the eleventh century by the Andalusian engineer Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi. It is an extraordinarily important manuscript in the field of the history of science, because it represents one of… Read More

The Modern Art Cookbook by Mary Ann Caws

The Modern Art Cookbook by Mary Ann Caws

July 30th, 2013 | Books, Food, Modernism

Matisse, Picasso, Hockney—they may not have been from the same period, but they all painted still lifes of food. And they are not alone. Andy Warhol painted soup cans, Claes Oldenburg sculpted an ice cream cone on the top of a building in Cologne, Jack… Read More

Interaction of Color – App based on Josef Albers classic book

Interaction of Color – App based on Josef Albers classic book

July 25th, 2013 | Apps, Books, Design, Education

Fifty years after first publishing Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color—a classic that is now widely revered as one of the most influential art books ever written—Yale University Press announced the launch of the Interaction of Color app available exclusively for iPad. This app faithfully honors… Read More

Norman Rockwell – Behind the Camera

Norman Rockwell – Behind the Camera

July 18th, 2013 | Books, Paintings, Photography, Shows, USA

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera is a landmark exhibition exploring in depth Rockwell’s richly detailed study photographs, commissioned by the artist as references for his iconic paintings. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, this presentation at the Mcnay in Texas reveals a rarely seen yet… Read More

Vincent van Gogh’s sketchbooks

Vincent van Gogh’s sketchbooks

May 22nd, 2013 | Books, Drawing, Netherlands

Van Gogh’s sketchbooks are a relatively little-known part of an oeuvre that is otherwise celebrated the world over. They contain what are perhaps some of his most intimate creations. The majority of the sketches are in pencil or black chalk, but ink and various other… Read More

Did Vermeer’s daughter paint some of his masterpieces?

Did Vermeer’s daughter paint some of his masterpieces?

Was Vermeer’s Daughter Maria secretly trained as her father’s apprentice and did she then create one-fifth of all known Vermeers? Johannes Vermeer, one of the greatest Dutch painters and for some the single greatest painter of all, produced a remarkably small corpus of work. In… Read More

“Dieter Roth: Diaries” opens at Camden Arts Centre

“Dieter Roth: Diaries” opens at Camden Arts Centre

May 21st, 2013 | Books, Sculptures, Shows, Switzerland

German-Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930-98) worked with obsessive energy and his prolific output included installation, sculpture, drawing, video, assemblage and books. All of his work was a diary of sorts – a record of his relentless and impassioned engagement with life – and this exhibition… Read More

Money Laundering Through Art – A Criminal Justice Perspective

Money Laundering Through Art – A Criminal Justice Perspective

May 15th, 2013 | Art Market, Auctions, Books, Business

​The art world has been discovered by criminals as an effective way for money laundering and other clandestine activities on an international level. Unfortunately, in most countries investigators, prosecutors, judges, and regulatory agencies are not equipped to accurately detect, investigate and prosecute this type of… Read More

Bembo Zoo – Typographic Animals & A Font Fight

Bembo Zoo – Typographic Animals & A Font Fight

April 24th, 2013 | Books, Design, Kids, Typography

The website Bembo Zoo is an animated version of the picture book Bembo’s Zoo: An Animal ABC Book by graphic designer Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich. The Bembo typeface is one of the most elegant of the classic typefaces, and its clean, graceful lines inspired… Read More

Modern Art Desserts

Modern Art Desserts

April 11th, 2013 | Books, Food

Mondrian Cake, anyone? Modern Art Desserts is an inspired book by the talented pastry chef Caitlin Freeman with photos by Clay McLachlan. The book, which comes out on the 16th of April, contains twenty-seven desserts you can make at home each inspired by a work… Read More