Book Reviews

Book reviews on visual arts books and books related to Utah’s art community.

Book Reviews

Becoming Pablo O’Higgins

Becoming Pablo O’Higgins is a study of character that questions identity, integrity, authenticity and ultimately loyalty. This newly released biography by Susan Vogel, published to accompany the exhibit of O’Higgins work now at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, gives us a compelling portrayal of Paul Higgins, a […]

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The Art Instinct

The Art Instinct Denis Dutton Bloomsbury Press 2009 Reviewed by Steve Holladay It has been a year since Denis Dutton published The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution, and since that time the book has continued to receive attention, both by art specialists and the public at […]

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Photojojo

Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas By Amit Gupta and Kelly Jensenreviewed by Amanda Moore Photojojo! Is a great book for the flickr addict, scrap booker and diy enthusiast. The book is separated into two halves. The first half is all about unique crafts and presentations […]

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Provenance

Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern ArtLaney SalisburyPenguin Press2009352pp You couldn’t write a better story line if you were dealing with fiction. John Drewe, a working-class chameleon of a racconteur passes himself off as a posh nuclear scientist with big world […]

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Decoding Design

Maggie Macnab, author of Decoding Design: Understanding and Using Symbols in Visual Communication will be speaking at SUU’s Art Insights next week, on September 17 at 7 pm in the Centrum Arena at SUU. Macnab, whose book has been called this year’s hottest graphic design book, has been […]

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Behaviourables and Futuribles

Behaviourables and Futuribles A review of Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness Reviewed by Edward Bateman In 1970, Roy Ascott wrote, “If writing about art has any value at all at a time when art works and processes are themselves polemical, it can only be […]