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Surrealist Women & Man Ray

The recent exhibition catalog wo/man ray: The Seductions of Photography from the Centro Italiano per la Fotografia in Turin, presents a new study on Man Ray’s photography and the role of women as a central figure throughout his art and life. In the opening essay, curator Walter Guadagnini iden...

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The Obsessive Reader Sissy Test

The Obsessive Reader Sissy Test is an “ultimate holiday gift book” catalog for obsessive readers without a budget, compiled with suggestions made by reviewer Tom Bowden. Books are available in store, by special order, or through links supplied in the reviews to our Bookshop.org site. Ple...

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Book Beat November newsletter 2020

Dear Book Friends, The great statesman and civil rights leader John R. Lewis, said in his 2017 memoir: Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America: “Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finall...

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I arrogantly recommend… by Tom Bowden

Women in Concrete Poetry: 1959-1979 Edited by Alex Balgiu and Mónica de la Torre Primary Information Using the shapes of type itself to enhance or otherwise shape textual (non)meaning and effect, instances of “concrete poetry” have occurred in art and literature over several centuri...

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