A Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist and author of In Search of Memory documents the work of five leading minds including Sigmund Freud and Gustave Klimt in 1900 Vienna, revealing how their critical breakthroughs in science, medicine and art laid the groundwork for present-day discoveries in brain science.
Traces the parallel stories of 19th century art patron Charles Ephrussi and his unique collection of 264 miniature netsuke — Japanese ivory carvings — documenting Ephrussi's relationship with Marcel Proust and the impact of the Holocaust on his cosmopolitan family.
In Blown Covers, Françoise Mouly — The New Yorker's art editor since 1993 — explains how she selects each issue's topical, iconic cover image and gives readers a glimpse at some of the juicier images that didn't make the cut.
A collection of posts from illustrator and designer Christoph Niemann's visual blog for The New York Times. Niemann turns mundane experiences such as riding the subway or trying to get a good night's sleep into flights of visual fancy.
Anne-Marie O'Connor recounts the events that shaped the creation of Gustav Klimt's most famous portrait, describing the story of the salon hostess who was his model and the painting's fate.
Da Vinci's Ghost recounts the intellectual journey behind the creation of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man and how the drawing represents the momentous period in Western history when the Middle Ages gave way to the Renaissance.
Offers illustrated postcards from the PostSecret website sent in by people who anonymously reveal secrets from their past which they have never told to anyone, presenting a full range of emotions.