Michael Dashkin

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Kara Walker: Hyundai Commission

With color in-process images as well as photos of the final installation, and essays by novelist Zadie Smith and Tate curator Clara Kim, this title is recommended for readers interested in art that explores issues of race, slavery, and history.

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Walker Evans: Starting from Scratch

Intriguing interpretations of Evans’s photos and work process, for both specialists and general readers.
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Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency

An excellent introduction both to the work of a fine cultural critic and to the creative figures discussed.
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Calder: The Conquest of Space; The Later Years; 1940–1976

For readers interested in Calder and postwar modernism, the wealth of facts, anecdotes, and analysis here will be welcome. [See Prepub Alert, 11/11/19.]

World of Warhol | Fine Arts

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Edith Halpert, the Downtown Gallery, and the Rise of American Art

This title will reintroduce Halpert, who was well known in her time, to readers. A good accompaniment to Lindsay Pollock’s The Girl with the Gallery: Edith Gregor Halpert and the Making of the Modern Art Gallery.
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Warhol

Certainly for those fascinated with Warhol, but equally for those seeking an in-depth yet accessible introduction to the artist. [See Prepub Alert, 10/14/19.]
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A Is for Archive: Warhol’s World from A to Z

For archivists, students, and fans of Warhol’s life and art.
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Entitled: Discriminating Tastes and the Expansion of the Arts

This scholarly work brings a sociologist’s perspective and rigorous methodology to survey the process of artistic legitimation. Recommended for scholars as well as general readers interested in the topic from an academic viewpoint.

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