Category Archives: Art

Art Matters by Neil Gaiman

Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World is an inspirational coffee table book. But it’s not inspirational, and it’s too small to be a coffee table book. It’s cute but not very serious. It’s a collection of four … Continue reading

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Unstill Life by Gabrielle Selz

From Goodreads: “In 1958, soon after Gabrielle Selz was born, she, her parents and her sister moved to New York, where her father, Peter Selz, would begin his job as the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum … Continue reading

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Origin by Dan Brown

Robert Langdon nee Tom Hanks, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain to attend a major announcement by Edmond Kirsch, a billionaire computer AI scientist. Kirsch promises a discovery that “will … Continue reading

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Saving Italy by Robert M. Edsel

In his earlier work, The Monuments Men, Edsel told of the bravery and skill of World War II military men assigned to protect and save Europe’s historical buildings and art treasures from injury and loss during the war.  It was such … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered by Dianne Hales

As someone who has long been interested in genealogy, I know first-hand how little information is available when researching someone who was relatively unknown. When I picked started reading this book, I couldn’t imagine the author could come up with … Continue reading

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After Nature by W.G. Sebald

After Nature is a collection of three long poems, about three men: Matthias Grunewald (German Renaissance painter), Georg Steller, (scientist and Arctic explorer) and W.G. Sebald (the author). I read the book twice in a row. Not because the book … Continue reading

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But What If We’re Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman

But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About The Present As If It Were The Past Klosterman asks the question, what will our present look like in the future. Namely what science, literature, music, TV, sports, etc. will standout. Is it … Continue reading

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