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Image Credit: Lina Bo Bardi, Yale University Press, 2013 

Books from the prestigious Yale University Press art list, featuring news, interviews, ideas, and commentary about our titles, exhibitions, and the fascinating world of art at large. Visit the new Yale ARTbooks blog at http://artbooks.yupnet.org

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Don’t Paint Over This Post on The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti

November 19, 2013 | Comments

We’ve just been surprised and dismayed by the news of the spectacular Queens monument to street art,5Pointz, being painted over last night.  It is a confounding truth that the often grand proportions, arresting colors, and bold messages of street art and graffiti stand in stark contrast to   […]

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From the Designer’s Desk: Leslie Fitch

November 15, 2013 | Comments

Book designers play an indispensable, if sometimes underestimated, role in the process of turning an author’s manuscript into a finished, printed book.  Chip Kidd, in his entertaining and enlightening 2012 TED Talk, says that his job as a book designer is to ask the question, “What do the stories  […]

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The Houses that Louis Kahn Built

November 13, 2013 | Comments

The Houses of Louis Kahn, by George H. Marcus andWilliam Whitaker, a book about which Witold Rybczynski recently wrote “[an] exemplary study… If you thought you knew all there was to know about Kahn, read this splendid book—there is still more to learn about the greatest American architec[…]

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Veterans Day Photography

November 11, 2013 | Comments

Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States, on which day we honor all of those who have served our nation in armed service.   It is also Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which recognize the end of World War I.  A visually and emotionally powerful monument to war and those whose lives  […]

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A Queer History of Fashion: What Does Gay Look Like?

November 8, 2013 | Comments

Though I never thought of myself as a follower of the fashion world, in picking up A Queer History of Fashion I was excited to discover the rich history of gay men and women throughout the fashion industry. That gay men are unusually prevalent is perhaps not so surprising. I was struck, however,  […]

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Robert Indiana Beyond LOVE

Curator Barbara Haskell on Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE

November 5, 2013 | Comments

One of the exhibitions currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art is the extraordinaryRobert Indiana: Beyond LOVE.  According to Forbes magazine, the exhibition is “A long overdue celebration of the depth and breadth of the 85-year-old Indiana’s work over five generations.”   […]

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Comics Art

Sneak Preview: Comics Art, by Paul Gravett

November 1, 2013 | Comments

In February of 2014, Yale University Press will release an exciting new book on the history of comics:Comics Art, by Paul Gravett, the man the Times of London called, “the greatest historian of the comics and graphic novel form in this country.”  The book will explore the varied styles of the genre, old and […]

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  4. Kreativito says:

    thank you very much for the posted artbooks, I really appreciate that. I am looking for some specific art books about painting with oil or acrylic – from old masters to modern art. I was looking all over the yalepress blog but was not able to find anything about this topic.

    Does anyone know if I can find some free e-books, with topics about art, painting and drawing ?

    Thank you so much for any little hint & help !