Art Hiding in New York: An Illustrated Guide to the City’s Secret Masterpieces

Author: Lori Zimmer, Maria Krasinski

Language: English

Summary: Uncover the artistic masterworks hidden across New York City in this charmingly illustrated exploration of one of the world’s greatest creative treasure troves.

There’s so much to love about New York, and so much to see. The city is full of art, and architecture, and history — and not just in museums. Hidden in plain sight, in office building lobbies, on street corners, and tucked into Soho lofts, there’s a treasure trove of art waiting to be discovered, and you don’t need an art history degree to fall in love with it.
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Il té letterario di Expatclic del 28 maggio

Il tema di oggi era “Come e quando leggiamo”. Che il nostro sia un gruppo di lettrici super accanite è ormai assodato. Non c’è dunque da stupirsi se tutte, nessuna esclusa, approfittino di ogni singolo momento libero per buttarsi tra le righe di un libro. Mezzi pubblici e spostamenti vari (una ha persino dichiarato che un tempo leggeva ai semafori rossi, in una città in … Continue reading Il té letterario di Expatclic del 28 maggio

Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

Author: Paul Goldberger

Language: English

Summary: From Pulitzer Prize–winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first full-fledged critical biography presents and evaluates the work of a man who has almost single-handedly transformed contemporary architecture in his innovative use of materials, design, and form, and who is among the very few architects in history to be both respected by critics as a creative, cutting-edge force and embraced by the general public as a popular figure. Continue reading “Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry”

The Little(r) Museums of Paris: An Illustrated Guide to the City’s Hidden Gems

Author: Emma Jacobs

Language: English

Summary: Discover a new side of Paris, hidden in plain sight, with this beautifully illustrated guide to the city’s smaller collections and best-kept secrets, from artists’ studios to scientific museums.

A visit to Paris can often seem like a highlight reel — the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay, the Eiffel Tower. But Paris isn’t only about the big attractions; in fact, some might say it’s the offbeat destinations that hold the greatest treasures. The Little(r) Museums of Paris takes a whimsical journey through these smaller destinations, from the fantastical to the bizarre, offering both a guide to the city and inspiration for armchair travelers.

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Lupe Wong Won’t Dance

Author: Donna Barba Higuera

Language: English

Summary: Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues. She’s also championed causes her whole young life. Some worthy… like expanding the options for race on school tests beyond just a few bubbles. And some not so much… like complaining to the BBC about the length between Doctor Who seasons.
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Il té letterario di Expatclic del 14 maggio

Oggi abbiamo parlato di Librerie e Biblioteche nel Mondo Eh sì, con tutti i giri per il mondo che facciamo noi espatriate, figuriamoci se non scopriamo meravigliosi luoghi di lettura! E infatti in questo incontro abbiamo fatto un bellissimo giro nel mondo ma anche, come sempre, nell’anima di noi accanite lettrici! Siamo partite dalla Norvegia, e in particolare da Oslo, dove la Biblioteca Centrale Deichmankse … Continue reading Il té letterario di Expatclic del 14 maggio