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Jed Perl
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  • About this Author
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Jed Perl was born in New York City in 1951. He received a BA from Columbia College and studied painting at the Skowhegan School in Maine.

He was a contributing editor to Vogue in the 1980s and has been the art critic for The New Republic since 1994. Among his books are Paris Without End: On French Art Since World War I and Eyewitness: Reports from an Art World in Crisis. He lives in New York City with his wife, the painter Deborah Rosenthal.

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Antoine's Alphabet
Watteau and His World
Written by Jed Perl


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $15.00

Antoine Watteau, one of the most mysterious painters who ever lived, is the inspiration for this delightful investigation of the tangled relationship between art and life. Weaving together historical fact and personal reflections, the influential art critic Jed Perl reconstructs the amazing story of this pioneering bohemian artist who, although he... Read more >
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Antoine's Alphabet

Written by Jed Perl


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $13.99

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New Art City
Manhattan at Mid-Century
Written by Jed Perl


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $18.95

A fascinating, panoramic exploration of art and culture in mid-twentieth-century New York City from one of our most important and influential art critics.

New Art City takes us from the solitude of the artist’s studio to the uproarious bars where artists gathered, from the ramshackle bohemian neighborhoods of downtown Manhattan to... Read more >
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New Art City
Manhattan at Mid-Century
Written by Jed Perl


Format: eBook, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 3, 2009
Price: $16.99

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