By: John Ruskin
The chapter on Ruskin in the above de Botton book describes Ruskin’s view that
drawing can teach us to see, and that everyone should draw.
Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer
By: Don Thompson
For an eye-opening study of the market for art and why some artists are paid
millions and others starve, this is a fascinating read. Full of gory detail about
how dealers, auction houses, collectors and artists operate.
By: Cindi Strauss
From the publisher: "Presents 800 jewelry objects and drawings from 1960 through
2006 by more than 170 international jewelry artists in the Helen Williams Drutt
Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Includes essays about Minimalist and
Conceptual influences and the history behind the collection, a chronology, and
By: Speed, Julie
Long-time Austin resident Julie Speed (she lives in Marfa now) is a wonderful
twisted artist. Her paintings are full of detail and creepy beauty. Check out this
book or one of the other books the FAL has of her work (author=speed, julie in the
catalog) or check out juliespeed.com.