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Building Seagram

Building Seagram

Follow @yaleARTbooks The Seagram building rises over New York’s Park Avenue, seeming to float above the street with perfect lines of bronze and glass. Considered one of the greatest icons of twentieth-century architecture, the building was commissioned by Samuel Bronfman, founder of the Canadian distillery dynasty Seagram. Bronfman’s daughter Phyllis Lambert was twenty-seven years old […]

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Westerly: “A book of uncommon wisdom”

Since 1919 the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize has helped burgeoning artists find a well-deserved audience for their poetry. Last year’s winner, Will Schutt and his new anthology Westerly, is no exception. Carl Phillips, acclaimed poet and the judge of last year’s prize, writes in the Foreword to Westerly: Will Schutt’s Westerly takes on […]

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Garry Winogrand

Garry Winogrand Photo Contest!

Follow @yaleARTbooks The vision of America that photographer Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) captured in his lifetime has evolved since his death, but his photographs capture a timeless essence of the nation.. One of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century, Winogrand left behind over sixty-five hundred rolls of film that he never processed, or that […]

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Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Michael Haas on Forbidden Music

Follow Forbidden Music on Facebook!  From the Yale Books Blog: Michael Haas‘s Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis, to be published in North America in June, explores the legacy of those musicians persecuted by the Third Reich. When National Socialism arrived in Germany in 1933, Jews were dominating music more than virtually any other sector, […]

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Unraveling Ravel

It will soon be the 100th anniversary of the famous first performance of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in Paris, the orchestral-ballet piece that incited a near riot in the crowds during its premiere. Upon seeing the unusual costumes, choreography and hearing the avante-garde music, the audience hissed and shouted so loudly they drowned […]

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What Art Is

Arthur Danto on What Art Is

Arthur Danto, the influential art critic and a professor emeritus of aesthetics and history at Columbia University, once famously declared the End of Art. “In our narrative, at first only mimesis [imitation] was art, then several things were art but each tried to extinguish its competitors, and then, finally, it became apparent that there were no […]

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Yale Drama Series

Jen Silverman named 2013 Winner of Yale Drama Series Prize

Yale University Press is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Yale Drama Series.  Jen Silverman’s “Still,” was chosen by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman out of 1,100 entries. Norman, in a recent interview, said: The winner, Jen Silverman, wrote a play that, in both style and content, shook us to our bones. It is […]

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Pevsner's Architectural Glossary App

Announcing Pevsner’s Architectural Glossary App

Follow @yaleARTbooks Follow @YalePevsner The perfect way to check architectural terms when you are out and about, exploring buildings. Just in time for National Landscape Architecture month, Yale University Press is pleased to announce the release of Pevsner’s Architectural Glossary app. Based on the 2010 publication of Pevsner’s Architectural Glossary, this iOS app will allow […]

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John Keats

The “Real” John Keats

History has a funny way of romanticizing the past, blurring the lines between hard facts and fluffy representations. Painters, poets, actors — the public romanticizes their lives, creating narratives of inspiration and untouchability. This principle is even more drastic in studying and discussing Romantic poets, whose lives we associate with sensitivity, delicacy, and tragedy. But […]

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The Progress of Love

Love Poetry Contest!

Follow @yaleARTbooks In celebration of National Poetry Month and the publication of The Progress of Love, we are holding a contest for all you devoted Yale ARTbooks blog followers! A collaborative project between the Menil Collection in Houston, Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, The Progress of Love invites a dazzling array of 30 […]

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