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ekphrasis Reader Series

"Ekphrasis," originally from the Ancient Greek, is the graphic, often dramatic description of a visual work of art. The ekphrasis reader series, published by David Zwirner Books, introduces a broad audience to both new and overlooked pieces of exemplary writing on art and visual culture.
Paul Gauguin: Ramblings of a Wannabe Painter Introduction by Donatien Grau.

“People tell me I’m not Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Puvis de Channes--but I already know that!” --Paul Gauguin

“Criticism is our censorship….” So begins one of the greatest invectives against criticism ever written by an artist. Paul Gauguin >>more
David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701393
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 96 pgs / 5 color.
Pub Date: 11/22/2016 | In stock

Chardin and Rembrandt By Marcel Proust. Translated by Jennie Feldman. Afterword by Alain Madeleine-Perdrillat.

“Only a petty mind, an artist who at most speaks and dresses as such, looks solely for people in whom he recognizes the harmonious proportions of allegorical figures. For the true artist, as for the >>more
David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701508
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 60 pgs / 8 color.
Pub Date: 11/22/2016 | In stock

Degas and His Model By Alice Michel. Translated by Jeff Nagy. There are many myths about Edgar Degas—from Degas the misanthrope to Degas the deviant to Degas the obsessive. But there is no single text that better stokes the fire than Degas and His Model, a >>more
David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701553
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 64 pgs.
Pub Date: 06/27/2017 | Forthcoming
Pissing Figures By Jean-Claude Lebensztejn. Translated by Jeff Nagy. Jean-Claude Lebensztejn’s history of the urinating figure in art, Pissing Figures 1280–2014, is at once a scholarly inquiry into an important visual motif, and a ribald statement on transgression and limits in works of art >>more
David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701546
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 168 pgs / 130 color / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/27/2017 | Forthcoming
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