Patricia Boccadoro on Tobias G. Natter's mammoth new monograph of Austrian art star Gustav Klimt whose voluptuous naked women in blatantly erotic poses caused constant scandal and controversy in turn-of-the-century Vienna.
In her new biography Leo & His Circle: The Life of Leo Castelli, Annie Cohen-Solal recounts how an unlikely, gadabout immigrant should be both credited and blamed for the crackling paso doble being danced by Art and Commerce.
The sleek, cool aesthetic we associate with the Bauhaus group sprang from a surprisingly passionate, troubled and messy group of artists and visionaries. Alan Behr reviews the new book that traces that particularly unique nexus of art, design, politics and romance.
Should antiquities be returned to the countries where they were found, or are they the property of all mankind? A review of James Cuno's new book, 'Who Owns Antiquity? Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage'.