Carol Colclough Strickland

New eBook on Impressionist Art Launched April 2015: 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: subject of historical novel The Eagle and the Swan


Carol Colclough Strickland

3rd Edition of Annotated Mona Lisa to be published January, 2018 with new chapter

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 from iBooks for iPad or from the publisher's website to download on a personal computer, the enhanced eBook is like a digital docent leading a guided tour of a once controversial, now revered movement.



Carol Strickland is a freelance writer and correspondent on art, architecture, and culture for MOMUS and Art in America magazines 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 the Present and The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture, were both Book of the Month Club selections. They've been printed in many translations. The Annotated Mona Lisa will soon appear in an updated 3rd edition, having sold more than 350,000 copies, and is frequently listed as a best-seller on amazon.com. 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 published two enhanced eBooks through Erudition Digital of London: The Eagle and the Swan, a historical novel, and Impressionism: A Legacy of Light.

She has contributed scores of feature stories on the arts, film, literature, and theater to The New York Times, as well as publications like Art in America magazine, Christian Science Monitor, 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. in Literature 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, Annotated Mona Lisa, and Annotated Arch 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, is available on amazon.com at the kindle store, from the book website, and for the iPad at iBooks. (See http:/​/​www.theeagleandtheswan.com, where 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.

Facebook page for Masterpieces of Art-Impressionism: A Legacy of Light
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Selected Works

non-fiction, art history
Interactive features allow reader full immersion or overview of subject, from background, precursors, technique, & people behind the art - with more than 100 full-color images, multiple hotspots for layers of extra information and blowups to see technique, designed especially for the iPad, available from iBooks
Fiction
Historical Novel, Feminist History, Enhanced eBook
Nonfiction
Succinct, accessible survey of art history, "a browser’s delight, as well as an authoritative reference." The 3rd edition includes a new, updated chapter on contemporary art, to be published January 2018.
Architecture A-Z: styles, stars, movers, and movements that define the history of architecture. Facebook page at https://www.facebook/AnnotatedArch/?fref=ts
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