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Harold Rosenberg Nicholson Baker Saul Steinberg


New York Review of Books

Art » Art Reference;
Fantasy » Humourous Fantasy;
Media » Other Film, TV & Media


272 pages

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Throughout his career, the acclaimed artist Saul Steinberg created a series of unique, wondrous books. Far richer than simple catalogs or collections of drawings, these carefully arranged works formed a kind of continuous visual autobiography-a record, in drawings both simple and detailed, comic and beautiful, of an inimitable mind's encounter with the world.

The Labyrinth, first published in 1960 and long out of print, may be the best of these. Here is Steinberg, as he put it at the time, discovering and inventing a great variety of events- Illusion, talks, music, women, cats, dogs, birds, the cube, the crocodile, the museum, Moscow and Samarkand (winter, 1956), other Eastern countries, America, motels, baseball, horse racing, bullfights, art, frozen music, words, geometry, heroes, harpies, etc. This edition, featuring all the original art along with new editorial material, will allow readers to discover (and invent) Steinberg's world all over again.

By:   Harold Rosenberg, Nicholson Baker, Saul Steinberg
Imprint:   New York Review of Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 250mm,  Width: 273mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   1.640kg
ISBN:   9781681372433
ISBN 10:   1681372436
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Famed worldwide for giving graphic definition to the postwar age, Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) had one of the most remarkable careers in American art. While renowned for the covers and drawings that appeared in The New Yorker for nearly six decades, he was equally acclaimed for the drawings, paintings, prints, collages, and sculptures he exhibited internationally in galleries and museums. He published nineteen books in his lifetime, including The Art of Living, The New World, and The Discovery of America. Nicholson Baker is the author of ten novels and six works of nonfiction, including A Box of Matches and The Anthologist, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year, and Double Fold, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award.a His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and The New York Review of Books. He lives in Maine with his family. Harold Rosenberg (1906-1978) was an art historian and critic, remembered as one of the most incisive and supportive critics of abstract expressionism. He was a regular contributor to The Partisan Review and served as an art critic at The New Yorker.

One of the towering creative forces of the 20th Century. --Francoise Mouly, art editor, The New Yorker For the six decades, [Steinberg's] amazing work levitated this magazine; here was a major twentieth-century artist who also possessed an unmatched gift for the magazine page especially The New Yorker's. --Ian Frazier, The New Yorker Is there any subject--or object, for that matter--that Saul Steinberg didn't have at with his swordlike pen? Cartoonist-artist extraordinaire, he was a veritable Leonardo of graphic drollery. --Grace Glueck, The New York Times Steinberg certainly produced his share of classics, and in the process he helped pave the way for a culture of boundary-blurrers.... He showed that literature can be created without using a single sentence. --Deborah Solomon, The New York Times Book Review

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