Books Brought Home March/April 2017
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Quiet Meg by Sherry Lynn Ferguson. Somebody told me Ferguson is considered Georgette Heyer's heir. Thought I'd pass my own judgment and sample what may be her best Regency romance. Maybe my memories of Heyer are overblown, 'cause book seems rather thin in character development compared to my nostalgic memories.
Haven't read in this genre since my misspent youth. Now misspending some old age.
Went to an author event at my local indie bookseller on Tuesday and snagged a signed first edition of The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler.
Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim by Megan Fontanella and the Guggenheim Foundation
>32 mollygrace: I'm reading Katherine Kuh's book, My Love Affair with Modern Art: Behind the scenes with a Legendary Curator. I know Katherine from her time as the art critic for The Saturday Review. Before that she was modern art curator at the Art Institute of Chicago for many years. An introductory chapter deals with her life as a curator, dealing with the whims of potential donors and the timidity of board members. The following chapters focus on individual artists including Brancusi, Van Gogh's nephew, Mark Rothko, Mark Toby, Isamu Noguchi, Mark Toby, Franz Kline and Fernand Leger, among others.
It's outstanding, full of affection and insight.
Tell me a little about your Guggenheim book.
>35 lansingsexton: I know and respect the name Katherine Kuh. I'm not sure where I first encountered her -- perhaps in The Saturday Review. Thank you for putting me back on her trail -- the book you're reading sounds like something I would enjoy.
Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim is the book that accompanies the current exhibit at New York's Guggenheim. This link includes a wonderful video which tells about the exhibit and the six visionary collectors whose gifts to the museum are being honored. There is also a slide show of exhibition views.
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