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Recalling a time when creative types could lose themselves — and find inspiration — in the utterly foreign.

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Garrett Peck digs into the unique story behind the Smithsonian Castle’s construction. Plus, a video interview with the author!

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The Measure of Manhattan is the biography of John Randel, Jr., the man who plotted Manhattan’s city grid.

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This tour of art from the early 19th century to the present identifies the social, economic and technological trends affecting the visual artist.

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Looking at a cinematic range that goes beyond the stereotypes to show distinctive ethnic contributions.

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A riveting investigation of the Getty Museum’s acquisition practices sheds light on illegal activities in the world of high culture.

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Modigliani: A Life

Meryle Secrest

Amadeo Modigliani lived the myth of the modern artist as counter-bourgeois hero.

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In nature civilized and tamed, the tortured artist found soothing sanctuary from the world.