Beautiful to look at, amazing to read, “Argones” and
“African Art” are two wondrous titles that belong in a place of
prominence on your bookshelf or coffee table.
“Argones” by Miguel Angel Aragones (Rizzoli,
$75.00, 448 pages) is loaded with 300 masterful color photographs
showcasing the work of the man who has an international reputation
as an architect with modernist leanings and lighting touches that
are incredibly creative. Dreamy and captivating photos of the work
of this master, many of them from Mexico City, are merged in this
terrific tome with insights provided in essays on his work and
architecture in general. HIGHLY NOTABLE.
“African Art” by Ezio Bassani (Skira/Rizzoli,$70.00,
303 pages) takes one into the magical and mystical world of
sculpture from parts of “the Dark Continent.” It is so refreshing to
come across a book like this presenting art not created for the art
market but art created for art’s sake. We see figures, masks,
utensils - - some in wood, a few in ivory, some in metal and
terracotta sculptures that have been unearthed over the past few
decades. For African art lovers, for art lovers, for great book
afficianados - “African Art” is the book for you.
About the Authors: Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband
team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional
scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories
It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in
America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in
Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.
They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining
as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United
States, Europe, and the Caribbean.
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