When Stair Galleries, an auction house in the small upstate New York city of Hudson, released its catalogue for the sale of famed author Joan Didion’s personal effects, there was one item that immediately caught our eye…
The Statues of Central Park
New York City’s Central Park was a prescient masterstroke of urban planning in the nineteenth century. Completed in 1874, the green space created by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux flowers on, vital in every sense, as a living work of art.
Monster mash at the Morgan Library
Museums and other cultural institutions the world over are celebrating Frankenstein this year, as 2018 marks the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s book.
Playing against type
At the artful, idiosyncratic publishing house Arion Press, surprise and delight are the stock in trade
On books: The Atlas of Ancient Rome
It seems to be, or should be, a law of intellectual life that the more obscure a discipline, the better the scholarship that it inspires. Its very obscurity, like a dragon guarding a valued horde, repels all but the most valiant and serious scholars. Compare a Wikipedia article on Khloé Kardashian with one on Pius IX and you will get the idea.
Imperial’s 20th anniversary of books and bindings
Bibi Mohamed’s 35 years of experience in the field of fine and rare books make her a go-to dealer for discriminating book collectors and bibliophiles. At her Madison Avenue gallery, Imperial Fine Books, she strives to aid both experienced and novice collectors in building a library and tracking down volumes they may be missing from their collection. Mohamed, who started …