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Karen Lehrman Bloch is a cultural critic, curator, and editorial director of Grafia Books, a producer of high-end illustrated books on art, design, and style. Curator of the international traveling exhibition Passage to Israel, Karen is also author of Passage to Israel (Skyhorse, 2016); The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty (Harper Design, 2013); La Formentera: The Woodland Refuge of Juan Montoya (Introduction, The Monacelli Press, 2012); and The Lipstick Proviso: Women, Sex & Power in the Real World (Doubleday, 1997). Karen's essays and commentary have appeared in The New York TimesThe New Republic, The Wall Street JournalSlate, TabletVogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Art + Auction, and MetropolisKaren is also the founder and curator of Studio Deep Beauty, an online gallery of work that moves the trajectory of beauty forward,

A former guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Karen has also been an editor at The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Interiors, ARTnews, and The Wilson Quarterly. As editorial director of Assouline Publishing, she edited numerous noteworthy books including Portraits of the New Architecture, by Paul Goldberger and Richard Schulman; Carolina Herrera: Portrait of a Fashion Icon, by Hamish Bowles and Alexandra Kotur; No Smoking, by Luc Sante; and Lost Africa, by Cyril Christo. 

Karen can be reached at karenlehrmanbloch@grafiabooks.com.

Upcoming Events

Passage to Israel. Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel. June 18--July 18, 2017