New eBook on Impressionist Art Launched April 2015: From Paris Pavements to the Shores of the Seine
Announcement: Impressionism: A Legacy of Light Released as enhanced eBook
YouTube interview on background of historical novel, The Eagle & the Swan (2013)
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 eBook is like a digital docent leading a guided tour of a once controversial, now revered movement.
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 450,000 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 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., 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.
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