Author: Max Ginsburg
Publish Date: 09.20.12
Publisher: Bookmasters, Inc
Category: Arts & Photography
Recommended for: Art aficionados
Received from: Bookmasters, Inc. via netgalley.com (in exchange for an honest review)
Date completed: 08.13.13
Description from the publisher:
Max Ginsburg, one of the most respected and highly accomplished realist painters today, presents for the first time, a collection of his paintings from 1956 to 2010. Exquisitely presented, this book accompanies his exhibitions during 2011 at The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, as well as at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.
This was listed as an "art and photography" book, but in truth more than half of it was essays from the author and his friends about himself.
I loved looking at the paintings and many had descriptions of how the piece was developed and/or who the models were. Some had the raw drawings beside the finished work. I think this would make the book more interesting for an art student or the merely curious to see within the mind of an artistic genius.
Unfortunately, this book was not re-formatted when being presented for the Kindle, which is how I read. I was constantly flipping back and forth to put picture with description. Also, because it wasn't reformatted, the pictures did tend to be very small when they could (and probably should) have been adjusted to fit the Kindle screen for maximum impact.
I recommend picking this up as a board & paper book instead of the Kindle edition.
Other books from Max Ginsburg: none
originally posted 08.13.2013 on my previous website
WordPress.com closed that site because I promoted authors and their books.