'My Avant-Garde Education' offers sketches of Bernard Cooper's life in art

February 18, 2015 1:12 PM

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"My Avant-Garde Education: A Memoir" by Bernard Cooper; W.W. Norton (256 pages, $26.95)

Bernard Cooper discovered his passion for art in - of all places - the pages of Life magazine. He was sitting in the library of his Los Angeles middle school in the mid-1960s, studiously putting off research on a geography assignment by leafing through a copy of Life, when he stumbled on an article ...

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