Book Reviews

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

Book Reviews

Spiral Jetta

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.” […]

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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 Art Laney Salisbury Penguin Press 2009 352pp 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 […]

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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 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 to discuss alternative futures.” […]

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David Edwards’ Artscience reviewed

Artscience: Creativity in the post-Google Generation by David Edwards   I really want to like Artscience. I am totally in agreement with  its premise that artists and scientists can benefit by immersing themselves in the other’s discipline. The author David Edwards, a biomedical engineering professor at Harvard, is obviously […]