John Russell

John Russell (1919–2008) was Chief Art Critic at The New York Times from 1982 until 1990. He was the author of many art-historical studies, including Matisse, Father & Son and The Meanings of Modern Art.

In Goreyland

Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey

interviews selected and edited by Karen Wilkin

The Object-Lesson

by Edward Gorey

March 28, 2002 issue

‘The King of the Cats’


by Nicholas Fox Weber

Balthus: Catalogue Raisonné of the Complete Works

by Virginie Monnier and Jean Clair

May 11, 2000 issue

Happy Birthday, Elliott Carter!

Elliott Carter: Collected Essays and Lectures, 1937-1995

edited by Jonathan W. Bernard

The Music of Elliott Carter, second edition

by David Schiff, foreword by Elliott Carter

December 17, 1998 issue

The Return of Meyerhold

Meyerhold the Director

by Konstantin Rudnitsky, translated by George Petrov, edited by Sydney Schultze

Meyerhold at Work

edited by Paul Schmidt, translated by Paul Schmidt and Ilya Levin and Vern McGee

July 15, 1982 issue

Pas de deux

Pas de deux

Bronislava Nijinska: Early Memoirs

translated and edited by Irina Nijinska and Jean Rawlinson, with an introduction by Anna Kisselgoff

December 3, 1981 issue

The Spirit of 1917

"Parade: An Evening of French Music Theatre": Parade

by Erik Satie, choreography by Gray Veredon

Les Mamelles de Tirésias

by Francis Poulenc, libretto by Guillaume Apollinaire

L'Enfant et les Sortilèges

by Maurice Ravel, libretto by Colette, conducted by Manuel Rosenthal, produced by John Dexter, sets and costumes by David Hockney, lighting by Gil Wechsler

April 30, 1981 issue

Master of Letters

Master of Letters

The Letters of Edward FitzGerald, Vol. I, 1830-1850

edited by Alfred McKinley Terhune, edited by Annabelle Burdick Terhune

January 22, 1981 issue

Light and Lively

American Light: The Luminist Movement 1850-1875

edited by John Wilmerding

Nature and Culture: American Landscape and Painting 1825-1875

by Barbara Novak

May 29, 1980 issue

The Words of Van Gogh

The Words of Van Gogh

The Complete Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Letters of Vincent van Gogh, 1886-1890: A Facsimile Edition (Amsterdam)

with an introduction by V.W. van Gogh

April 5, 1979 issue

Life Studies

Life Studies

The Three Worlds of Leonid

by Leonid Berman, preface by Virgil Thomson, translated by Olivier Bernier

February 8, 1979 issue

The Malraux Show

André Malraux

by Jean Lacouture, translated by Alan Sheridan

Malraux's Heroes and History

by James W. Greenlee

Hôtes de Passage

by André Malraux


by André Malraux

La Tête d'obsidienne

by André Malraux

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