Carol Colclough Strickland

New eBook on Impressionist Art Launched Dec. 2014: From Paris Pavements to the Shores of the Seine


Looking from Musée d'Orsay over Seine towards the Louvre

mosaic of Empress Theodora and her retinue, San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy, 547 AD


Carol Colclough Strickland

Biography & Announcement: Impressionism: A Legacy of Light Now Available as eBook

Maximizing eBook technology with more than 100 interactive, color images of beloved paintings + engaging text, Impressionism: A Legacy of Light sets a new standard for visual art on the web or in tablet format. Available in January 2015 from iBooks for iPad or from the publisher's website to download on a personal computer, the eBook is like a digital docent leading a guided tour of a once controversial, now revered movement.


Cover of Masterpieces of Art: Impressionism (enhanced eBook)

Carol Strickland is a freelance writer and regular correspondent on art, architecture, and culture for Art in America magazine and The Christian Science Monitor . Her two books on art and architecture, The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern and The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture, were both Book of the Month Club selections. They have been printed in many translations. The Annotated Mona Lisa is in its second edition, having sold more than 400,000 copies and is frequently listed as amazon.com's best-selling art book. Other recent books include: The Illustrated Timeline of Art History, The Illustrated Timeline of Western Literature, Aris Kalaizis: Rubbacord, Making Sky, and Paul Waldman: Eros, Art, and Magic.

Strickland has contributed scores of feature stories on the arts, film, literature, and theater to The New York Times, as well as publications like The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and magazines like Art & Antiques, The Nation, Civilization, American Theater, Garden Design, and Downbeat.

She has a Ph.D., specializing in American Literature and Culture, from the University of Michigan. Strickland is a former college professor, having worked most recently at Stony Brook University. Her film scripts have been produced as documentaries and broadcast on cable television, as well as used in college curricula. Her feature-film screenplays have won prizes in national script competitions. Strickland lives and works in Long Island and New York City.

Masterpieces of Art and Annotated Mona Lisa have facebook pages with updates on arts happenings. Strickland contributes reflections on current culture via twitter (@​carolartbeat). Her historical novel, The Eagle and the Swan, was published as an eBook by Erudition Digital (available on amazon.com at the kindle store and from the book website, http:/​/​www.theeagleandtheswan.com). The first installment of an enhanced version of the eBook is viewable on the book website. It can be downloaded for free and includes maps, timelines, images, and supplementary information.



Selected Works

non-fiction, art history
Interactive features allow reader full immersion or overview of subject, from background, precursors, technique, & people behind the art
Fiction
Historical Novel, Feminist History, Enhanced eBook
Nonfiction
Succinct, accessible survey of art history, "a browser’s delight, as well as an authoritative reference."
Architecture A-Z: styles, stars, movers, and movements that define the history of architecture.
As introduction or refresher course, provides a brisk overview of literary achievement through the ages.
Non-fiction
From cave paintings to contemporary art in a nutshell
Monograph on contemporary German painter, Aris Kalaizis, Hermer Verlag, 2009
Essay titled "Detour as a Route to Unity and Order"
"A Dangerous Beauty" essay on Waldman's oeuvre