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WEEKLY EMAIL: NOVEMBER 19, 2009


The Bauhaus at MoMA

FEATURED THIS WEEK : ERIC J. HERBOTH

The Bauhaus at MoMA

Having known the word in my youth — first as the moniker of the big-haired 1980s proto-goth punk band from the UK, then as a shorthand term for certain modernist architecture — I was thoroughly shocked the first time I encountered images of the Bauhaus School complex, taken during the 30-year period of East German decay following World War II.
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ARS LIBRI LTD

Paul Schuitema Collection

We are pleased to present a slideshow of an extensive collection of the graphic design of the Dutch designer Paul Schuitema (1897-1973), noted for his innovative use of photomontage and color.
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STEVEN HELLER

Why Does John Baeder Paint Diners?

John Baeder paints diners. His goal for the past three decades has been to record on canvas and paper just about every diner, roadside eatery, and virtually every possible monument of American consumer culture.
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ERIC BAKER

Today, 11.14.09

Here are Today's images.
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POEM OF THE WEEK

"The Coloring Book" (2006)

"The Coloring Book" by Rachel Hadas (2006)
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