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"Transition From Mystery Into History: How the Internet Revived My Faith in 'Swinging London'"

Article in scholarly journal revisiting author's 1966 cover story for Time on "Swinging London," and showing how the perception of it has evolved over 50 years. For text, click on title.

A Memoir of Creativity: abstract painting, politics & the media, 1956-2008

Halasz’s theory concerning abstract painting escapes more conventional art critics. To make it more intelligible both to them and to the general reader, she tells how she developed it through personal and professional experience – as art critic and art historian, but also in the wider context of the mass media. For reviews & how to order, either with payment by check or by credit card, click on title.

(An Appropriate Distance) From the Mayor's Doorstep

A New York-based blog of art criticism, sometimes with various kinds of context & occasional political comment. Estab. 1996. Published online every one to two weeks, also in hard copy 2-5 times a year. Print edition includes slightly revised blog entries either posted since previous hard-copy issue or to be posted in coming weeks. Online edition welcomes online subscriptions. These are by no means required, but they are very much appreciated.

Rates for the print edition, 5 issues (1 year, or however long it takes to publish 5 issues): inside the U.S., $50; Canada, $55 U.S.; Overseas, $60 U.S. Individual issues, $15.00.

Rate for online subscriptions: $35 a year. Online subscribers have the option of being notified via email whenever a new entry is posted.

As with the print edition, online subscribers will be provided with a receipt for tax purposes (as a business expense, not a charitable deduction--this website is not set up as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation).

As of 3/28/2021, this website is set up to accept payments by credit card. To order and pay with a credit card, click here. You will find the credit card option over on the left-hand side of  this page, in "Halasz's Bookshop."


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