Tag Archives: Art

Sun & Fun

A celebration of the joys of summer in words & pictures

Summertime

Summertime

Edited by Joanne Dugan

Hardcover, 144 pages, $29.95 / Kindle edition $12.99 (Chronicle Books)

 

Ah, summertime: Just the word itself evokes images of vacation, school-free childhood days stretching endlessly toward the horizon, sun and skies and warm-weather frolics. This lovely coffee-table collection captures the potent essence of that most special, universally nostalgic season with more than 80 photos, from a variety of photographers and depicting a spectrum of seasonal activities, with quotes and musings from writers, philosophers other notables—like St. Francis of Assisi, who noted, “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” Even better, of course, if that sunbeam is in the summer!

 

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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Art All Around

Tour a great, sprawling gallery spread across time and space

ArtAndPlaceArt & Place

By the Editors of Phaidon

Hardcover, 368 pages ($79.95, Phaidon Press)

All the world, as Shakespeare famously wrote, is a stage. Well, it’s also an art gallery, a point driven home by this handsome guided tour of indoor and outdoor artwork spread across North, Central and South America, an amazing, unprecedented overview encompassing cave etchings, carvings, paintings, sculptures, mosaics, altars, tapestries, stained glass, “land art,” and the work of ancient civilizations, Colonial settlers, 19th century muralists and modern urban artists. With more than 800 large color photos and accompanying text, it’s an exhilarating affirmation of the many ways the creative spirit can blossom and spread over space and time.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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