The New York Review of Books - 24.04.2020

(Axel Boer) #1

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Dora Maar
Edited by Damarice Amao, Amanda Maddox,
and Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska
Richly illustrated with her enigmatic pho-
tographs and lesser-known paintings, this
comprehensive exploration of Dora Maar’s
career is the first to reveal her as an extraor-
dinary and influential artist in her own right.

First City of the Ancient World
Edited by Nicola Crüsemann,
Margarete van Ess, Markus Hilgert,
and Beate Salje
English-language edition
edited by Timothy Potts
“A worthy and welcome expansion
of literature on Uruk in English, with a
cornucopia of images... sure to intrigue
almost any 21st-century city dweller.”

The Life of Graciela Iturbide
Written by Isabel Quintero
Illustrated by Zeke Peña
“ Quintero and Peña’s biography of Mexican
photographer Graciela Iturbide is far more
than an account of her life... Eye-opening
and masterfully rendered.”

Finding Dora Maar
An Artist, an Address Book, a Life
Brigitte Benkemoun
Translated by Jody Gladding
“ To follow this mesmerizing interrogation of
a vintage address book is to watch Brigitte
Benkemoun stir to life an ardent, unexpect-
ed, and achingly human Dora Maar.”
—Patricia Albers, author of Joan Mitchell,
Lady Painter: A Life and Shadows, Fire,
Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti

Käthe Kollwitz
Prints, Process, Politics
Edited by Louis Marchesano
Exploring the German printmaker’s most
creative years, this collection examines
Käthe Kollwitz’s sequences of images with
a focus on the tension between making
and meaning.

Out of Bounds
The Collected Writings
of Marcia Tucker
Edited by Lisa Phillips, Johanna Burton,
and Alicia Ritson, with Kate Wiener
“ At a time when there is renewed interest
in the role of the museum, the critic, and
the artistic activist, Tucker’s writing offers a
much needed push to radical change.”

Civilization Begins
Edited by Ariane Thomas and Timothy Potts
A rich panorama of ancient Mesopotamia,
from its earliest history to its contemporary

True Grit
American Prints from 1900 to 1950
Stephanie Schrader, James Glisson,
and Alexander Nemerov
This engaging work examines a rich selec-
tion of early twentieth-century American
prints, which frequently focused on the
crowded, chaotic, and gritty modern city.

Toward a Global Middle Ages
Encountering the World through
Illuminated Manuscripts
Edited by Bryan C. Keene
“ This exciting and handsomely produced
volume offers 22 studies, by an international
team of authors, addressing what a ‘global
Middle Ages’ might mean for the study
of illustrated manuscripts.... Highly




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