Iain Pears’ series of Art History mysteries involving characters Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano is reviewed.
A review of Jennifer Adams’ new book Y is for Yorick.
In our January edition of 15 Bytes we took a look at Lance Larsen, a 2009 Utah Book Award winner. For this week’s Sunday Reading installment, Geoff Wichert reviews another past winner, novelist Christine Allen-Yazzie. “You have to be careful. This one will write it all down.” The […]
Do people still curl up on the sofa to read the paper on Sunday morning? We imagine that the numbers are dwindling so quickly that the phrase will soon be as anachronistic and incomprehensible to our younger readers as “putting on a record.” On the other hand, with […]
If you’re still looking for gift ideas you might check out Radio West’s Best Music of 2010 and Holiday Book Show programs. And if you haven’t read the entire December 2010 edition of 15 Bytes we’ll remind you that there are some art-related book suggestions on pages 5 […]
“First there was the recent announcement that Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, has opened a personal museum for his extensive collection, proving that an economic downturn that hits the wage-earners and mortgage holders needn’t damage the playground of the rich known as the “Art World.” The cover […]
Becoming Pablo O’Higgins: New book and UMFA exhibit shed light on one of Utah’s lesser known artistic sons
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 young […]
On a recent trip I picked up two books about the contemporary art world, Everything You Wanted to Know About Gallerists But Were Afraid to Ask, an interview format book dealing with fifty-one gallerists from all over the world that seemed a light enough read to flip through […]
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 […]
The Forger’s Spell by Edward Dolnick The Man Who Made Vermeers by Jonathen Lopez Art forgers have frustrated and fascinated the art world for years. The critics whose reputations can be ruined by false attributions, and the collectors who find themselves holding a painting worth less than […]
This week’s book review originally appeared in the April 2009 edition of 15 Bytes. We are revisiting the review in conjunction with the UMFA’s current exhibit, The Continuing Allure: Painters of Utah’s Red Rock, which will be covered in this month’s edition of 15 Bytes Painters of Utah’s […]
Spiral Jetta: a road trip through the land art of the American West by Erin Hogan The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London 2008 In the 1960s and 70s, artists were drawn to slogans. “Art is dead” was followed by “Museums are where art goes to die.” […]