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178 blog entries
By André Leon Talley September 9, 2013

Tolstoy’s sense of visual extravagance is without parallel.

By Deborah Sussman December 10, 2019

A brilliant example of “less is more” and how affecting such discipline can be.

By Deborah Sussman December 31, 2013

Proves that hands are still viable tools for making art.

By Deborah Sussman November 1, 2013

Read as much of Proust as you can, starting with Swann’s Way, for a profound description of individuals and a socio-political climate. Like a pebble thrown into a lake, the famous story of eating a “madeleine” begins an epic masterpiece. In Proust’s invention the lake becomes an ocean. This work is worth the effort, and will exercise your brain.

By Anna Sui November 11, 2013

John William Waterhouse is my favorite Pre-Raphaelite painter. The author of this book, Peter Trippi, has a lively spirit, and is a most extraordinary scholar. I based my Spring 2014 fashion show on this theme.

By Temple St. Clair January 6, 2014

I love the descriptions of the clothes and jewels—Anna’s hands, the social order depicted, from the peasants to the aristocracy.

By Erik Spiekermann October 8, 2013

Whenever students of visual communication ask for my recommendation, I mention this book as the first thing they should read.

By Michael Sorkin October 31, 2013

Has the dilemma of modernity been better expressed?

By Michael Sorkin September 17, 2013

The book through which I learned how to read closely and had my utopian streak nicely jazzed.

By Galia Solomonoff October 2, 2013

A painful and lovingly written story about young creative talent struggling to survive in New York and making it!