July 11, 2022

The Art of Symeon Shimin

This lovingly produced hardcover book collects the artwork of the eponymous painter, illustrator, and writer, along with essays about the artist and his work.

Symeon Shimin, a Russian Jew who moved to America in 1912 at age ten, had a long, successful career in a variety of art-related fields. Along with creating a prominent painting […]

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July 4, 2022

When Life Gives You Risk, Make Risk Theatre: Three Tragedies and Six Essays

In When Life Gives You Risk Make Risk Theatre, Edwin Wong proposes a new paradigm for tragedy.

Wong claims that the engine driving tragedy shouldn’t be viewed as Aristotle’s fatal flaw in a great man, or Hegel’s conflict between two ethical goods, or even Nietzsche’s struggle between the Apollonian and Dionysian. It should be seen […]

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July 4, 2022

A Dancer in Depth: Paragraphs from a Theatre Life

In A Dancer in Depth, Stanley Mazin recalls his decades-long career as a dancer, actor, director and producer on and off Broadway and in television.

Mazin was born in 1939. His theater career began in high school, when he joined the cast of Carousel. He subsequently started offering dance lessons. In the 1960s, he began […]

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April 11, 2022

Blue Zeus: Legend of the Red Desert

Blue Zeus is the story of the wild horses of the Red Desert of Wyoming, illustrated with photographs of the horses in their native environment.

The author, a professional photographer, begins visiting the 700,000-acre herd management area known as the Red Desert Complex in 2016. There, she discovers “the most beautiful stallion I have ever […]

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February 7, 2022

Sometime a Clear Light: A Photographers Journey Through Alaska, Nigeria, and Life

Sometime A Clear Light is Aylette Jenness’s memoir of living among indigenous Arctic and Nigerian people during the 1960’s and 70’s—a story made all the more poignant by the 87-year-old photographer’s imminent loss of sight due to macular degeneration. “As the future darkens, does the past grow brighter?” Jenness asks in the book’s preface.

In […]

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November 22, 2021

Using Japanese Paper for Digital Printing of Photographs

Using Japanese Paper for Digital Printing of Photographs, Carl-Evert Jonsson’s work with washi, an ancient multi-textured, fibrous Japanese paper, is an inspirational, rather than instructional work.

Jonsson first used washi while hand-coloring landscapes in his native Sweden. After retiring from a surgical career at age 70 and in search of a way to be more […]

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August 30, 2021

Lockdown: 100 Days in San Francisco Facing COVID-19, Protests, and an Uncertain Future

Conor Mitchell’s coffee-table style book, Lockdown: 100 Days in San Francisco Facing COVID-19, Protests and an Uncertain Future, offers a haunting photo diary of San Francisco during the pandemic.

On March 16th, 2020, San Francisco Mayor London Breed issued a shelter-in-place order to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading. San Francisco became the first major American […]

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June 29, 2021

Sleeping Presidents

The literary landscape is full of books about the lives of the 45 past U.S. presidents. However, most are academic deconstructions of their politics, historical chronicles of their time at the White House, and biographies. John Ransom Phillips’s Sleeping Presidents changes all that by taking readers on a literary and visual tour of the dreams […]

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May 31, 2021

Perpetual Conflict: A Journey of Art and Redemption

In Perpetual Conflict: A Journey of Art and Redemption, a graphic designer chronicles in raw detail the intense emotions stirred up when she begins to paint.

After her gluten-free business closed, Wolf took up painting to help her “mourn and move on,” but found her creative efforts triggered old wounds. An anxious perfectionist who insists […]

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May 17, 2021

Moment

Being open to the magic in ordinary moments is a skill the young are naturally imbued with, and a value reflected in Robert Abad’s photography book MOMENT.

At first glance, viewers might mistake this collection of images for a travelogue. But that assumption is quickly dispelled via an eloquent question-and-answer section with Abad’s teen daughters, […]

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