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André Breton and the First Principles of Surrealism by Franklin Rosemont

This is a companion volume to a well-known collection of Surrealist texts called What is Surrealism? The latter was edited by Rosemont, so it’s easy to assume that the former is a dry and academic set-by-step guide. What you’ll find … Continue reading

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Forged: Why Fakes are the Great Art of our Age, by Jonathon Keats

As a literary forger of sorts, I enjoy reading about forgeries and forgers’ lives. There is a tendency in such books to repeat stereotypes – the forger as the injured and overlooked, the forger as the masterful yet unoriginal technician … Continue reading

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Creative Theory, Radical Example by Justice Koolhaas

I came across this book while browsing free books on Smashwords. The site is sterile when compared to wandering around a library or a secondhand bookshop. None of those nice pagey smells. But hey, when there’s free books involved … … Continue reading

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My Secondhand Book of 2014: Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton

This is the best secondhand book I read in 2014. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the artworld that’s divided into seven sections that are supposed to each report on a day in a particular art setting: The Auction, The Crit, … Continue reading

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How to (not) Make a Dan Flavin Artwork when Installing Your Fluorescent Lighting

[Note: the content of this blog has changed somewhat since this article, however, it is being kept in the blog archive for the benefit of the Freshly Pressed link.] If you arrange fluorescent lights at home or at work, are you in … Continue reading

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