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The Book Of Crow
Lyle Rexer

ISBN ​978-1-963908-26-8      208 pages         $20.00

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We may have lost our innocence,
but Lyle Rexer brilliantly leads us to a deepened appreciation for the potential, poetry, and pleasure of photographic images.             
     Sally Mann, photographer   

There are few books with this uncanny, piercing clarity; this one should be not only on every student's bookshelf, but on that of anyone interested in understanding how images function today. 
     José Luis Falconi, Brandeis University   

I love how curious, and sensitive these readings of pictures are, bringing me into the photographer’s mind. I felt I was seeing some images (that I know well) for the first time.  The writing is totally visual, stimulated and stimulating.... 
     Lisa Kereszi, photographer, Yale School of Art

Lyle Rexer is the author of many books, including How to Look at Outsider Art (2005), The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography (2009) and The Critical Eye: 15 Pictures to Understand Photography (2019).  He has published hundreds of catalogue essays, reviews, and articles on art, photography, and contemporary literature and contributed to such publications as The New York Times, Art in America, Aperture, BOMB, Parkett and Harper’s, and the Brooklyn Rail.  As a curator, he has organized exhibitions in the United States and internationally and has lectured at many institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University.  He is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York.