At the risk of sounding pretentious—itself a pretentious word, when I really mean “full of myself”—I have not had a lack of good publishers for the books I have written in the field of visual arts. I have had happy experiences with a list of books brought out by Alfred Knopf, Yale University Press, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Rizzoli, Fayard, Harry Abrams, and others. But nothing has equaled the experience of working with Bellevue Literary Press. I marvel at the intelligence, the attention to detail, the integrity, the passion for quality, the sheer professionalism, the efficiency, and the humanity of Erika and her utterly superb team. What an experience it is for a writer to feel supported in the values about which he cares deeply. What an extraordinary publisher Bellevue is, with grace and strength and vision in all it does.