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At Richard Telles Fine Art, new works by Pae White, Richard Hawkins and Ginny Bishton look good, if completely disparate. Bishton continues to be one of the younger L.A. artists to watch. Her tightly compressed drawings and constellations of tiny photographs are (to use an embarrassing but still useful word) intense. Her piece here is more overtly luscious: a massive collage of photographs of crumpled items of brightly colored and patterned clothing.
A former director of counseling at UCLA has been indicted for allegedly stealing an original 19th century oil painting from the university and selling it to a New York art gallery, authorities said Wednesday. Jane Crawford is accused of stealing "Frost Flowers, Ipswich 1889" by American painter Arthur Wesley Dow, Assistant U. S. Atty. Ranee Katzenstein said. Crawford, 50, of Van Nuys, was indicted late Tuesday in U. S. District Court in Los Angeles on five counts of fraud.
A Santa Barbara art collector has promised to donate paintings, sculptures and carvings worth $5.5 million to the Conejo Valley Art Museum--but only if the museum can move to a new location, which could cost millions of dollars. Now located in a cramped storefront in the Janss Mall, the Conejo Valley Art Museum operates as a gallery, displaying new exhibits every few months.
June 27, 1991 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Rick VanderKnyff is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
After three years of study in Paris, Arthur Wesley Dow came home to Ipswich, Mass., in 1889 and quickly grew tired of the conservatism of Boston art circles. His restlessness led him to a systematic study of world art cultures that culminated, in 1891, with his discovery of Japanese woodblock prints.
August 11, 2004 | Niall Ferguson, Niall Ferguson is a professor of history at Harvard University. His latest book, "Colossus: The Price of American Empire," was published this year by Penguin.
In Europe, nothing happens in August. It is not, of course, that absolutely everyone is on holiday. There are still an unhappy few slogging in to work. But the commuter train is half empty, the flow of traffic at rush hour is uncannily smooth. Virtually no serious decision can be taken in a London office throughout this month because there is always at least one key executive on holiday. The effect of high summer on other European cities is even more dramatic.
December 19, 1987 | DON COLBURN, The Washington Post
Working is "not merely a state of employment but a state of mind," writes psychiatrist Dr. Jay Rohrlich in his book "Work and Love: The Crucial Balance." "Nothing else with which we associate ourselves can give us the sense of objective identity that work can," Rohrlich says. "When we can say, 'I did it,' we are enjoying the ultimate in self-definition." Work, he says, "organizes, routinizes and structures our lives. It allows for the appropriate outlet of competitive strivings.
February 15, 2004 | Robert Boyers, Robert Boyers is editor of the quarterly Salmagundi and Tisch professor of arts and letters at Skidmore College. His most recent book is "A Book of Common Praise."
This latest book by George Steiner is a series of reflections on "the charged personal encounter between master and disciple." Originally delivered as the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard two years ago, the book is at once provocative and sobering. Acknowledging that the very terms "master" and "disciple" will seem to most Americans in "our present age of irreverence" more or less preposterous or laughable, Steiner defends them by examining what is at stake in the pedagogic encounter.
October 19, 1986 | by Peter L. Berger (Basic: $17.95; 262 pp.) and Milton Moskowitz, Moskowitz, co-author of "The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America," is working on a book on multinational corporations.
In case you haven't noticed, capitalism is making a comeback. After World War II, it seemed that socialism might sweep the globe. It was certainly in the saddle in the two most populous countries, China and India, as well as in ascendancy in other countries that make up the Third World. But as the century wanes, socialism's appeal is fading--for want, more than anything else, of acceptable models. Wherever one looks today, capitalism appears to be gaining the upper hand.
November 12, 2006 | Stephen Graubard, Financial Times
Among the less illustrious American presidents of the 20th century -- a surprisingly large company -- the names Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover will almost always figure. Yet it was Harding, the most insubstantial of the three, who appointed the millionaire banker Andrew W. Mellon to be his secretary of the Treasury, a post he retained from 1921 to 1932.
June 14, 1987 | Johan Pieter Snapper, Snapper is Queen Beatrix Professor of Dutch language, literature & culture at Berkeley. He is the author of "Post-War Dutch Literature: A Harp Full of Nails" (Delta). and
This account of the Netherlands in the 17th Century is a brilliantly written interpretation of the cultural development of a nation that attained a high level of wealth, power, and civilization while scarcely out of the diapers of its infancy. Seldom has the Western world witnessed the achievement of such all-encompassing national excellence; and perhaps never in such a brief span of time.
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