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DATE 5/24/2024

Beautifully illustrated essays on Arab Modernists

DATE 5/19/2024

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DATE 5/17/2024

192 Books presents Robert Storr and Lloyd Wise launching Heni 'Focal Points' series

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DATE 5/15/2024

A gorgeous new book on Bauhaus textile innovator Otti Berger

DATE 5/13/2024

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DATE 5/12/2024

Black Feminist World-Building in LaToya Ruby Frazier’s ‘Monuments of Solidarity’

DATE 5/10/2024

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