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  • Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas

    **A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection“[Lucey] delivers the goods, disclosing the unhappy or colorful lives that Sargent sometimes hinted at but didn’t spell out.”—Boston Globe**In this seductive, multilayered biography, based on original letters and diaries, Donna M. Lucey illuminates four extraordinary women painted by the iconic high-society portraitist John Singer Sargent. ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Paradise Now

    The Extraordinary Life of Karl Lagerfeld

    The definitive biography of fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, written by journalist and author William Middleton, who knew the designer in Paris.In February 2019, the world lost one of its most enduring cultural icons, Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director for the storied House of Chanel for thirty-five years. Larger than life, Lagerfeld was legendary not only for reinventing Chanel; and creating ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • My Meteorite

    Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing

    by Harry Dodge ...
    A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceOne of LitHub's Most Anticipated Books of 2020An expansive, radiant, and genre-defying investigation into bonding—and how we are shaped by forces we cannot fully knowIs love a force akin to gravity? A kind of invisible fabric which enables communications through space and time? Artist Harry Dodge finds himself contemplating such questions as his father ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Private Lives of the Impressionists

    by Sue Roe ...
    New York Times Bestseller“Anyone who has ever lost themselves in Monet’s color-saturated gardens or swooned over Degas’s dancers will enjoy this revealing group portrait of the artists who founded the Impressionist movement. . . . For the armchair dilettante, as well as the art-history student, this is lively, required reading.” — PeopleThe first book to offer an intimate and lively biography of ... Read more

    $13.49 USD

  • I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp

    An Autobiography

    by Richard Hell ...
    The sharp, lyrical, and no-holds-barred autobiography of the iconoclastic writer and musician Richard Hell, charting the childhood, coming of age, and misadventures of an artist in an indelible era of rock and roll...From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of running away. His father died when he was seven, and at seventeen he left his mother and sister behind and headed for New York City, place ... Read more

    $13.49 USD

  • Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

    by Ross King ...
    From the acclaimed author of Brunelleschi's Dome and Leonardo and the Last Supper, the riveting story of how Michelangelo, against all odds, created the masterpiece that has ever since adorned the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel in ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Cezanne

    A Life

    by Alex Danchev ...
    With 32-pages of full-color inserts, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.Alex Danchev gives us the first comprehensive assessment of the revolutionary work and restless life of Paul Cézanne to be published in decades. One of the most influential painters of his time and beyond, Cézanne was the exemplary artist-creator of the modern age who changed the way we see the world.With brisk ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency

    by Olivia Laing ...
    “One of the finest writers of the new nonfiction” (Harper’s Bazaar) explores the role of art in our tumultuous modern era.In this remarkable, inspiring collection of essays, acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters, especially in the turbulent political weather of the twenty-first century.Funny Weather brings together a career’s worth of Laing’s writing ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Marc Chagall

    Series series Jewish Encounters Series
    Part of the Jewish Encounter seriesNovelist and critic Jonathan Wilson clears away the sentimental mists surrounding an artist whose career spanned two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the Holocaust, and the birth of the State of Israel. Marc Chagall’s work addresses these transforming events, but his ambivalence about his role as a Jewish artist adds an intriguing wrinkle to common assumptions ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Dream Colony

    A Life in Art

    Art Forum's Best of the Year ListA panoramic look at art in America in the second half of the twentieth century, through the eyes of the visionary curator who helped shape it.An innovative, iconoclastic curator of contemporary art, Walter Hopps founded his first gallery in L.A. at the age of twenty-one. At twenty-four, he opened the Ferus Gallery with then-unknown artist Edward Kienholz, where he ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Caravaggio

    by Helen Langdon ...
    Of all Italian painters, Caravaggio (c. 1565-1609) speaks most intensely to the modern world. His early works suggest a fascination with his own youth and sexuality and the trancience of love and beauty his later religious art speaks of violence, passion, solitude and death. Ugly, almost brutal-looking, Caravaggio was constantly embroiled in fights and entangled with the law; the prototype anti ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • John Cassaveter. Claroscuro americano

    Pionero del cine independiente americano, Cassavetes llegó a director de modo casual, porque en realidad lo que le gustaba era inventar, escribir. Sentía la constante necesidad de comunicar, sobre todo sentimientos. Su cine, lejos de retóricas o manierismos técnicos, es esencialmente visceral, a flor de piel. Cada encuadre conserva el mayor grado posible de emoción y sentimiento. La técnica es un ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Pat in the City

    My Life of Fashion, Style, and Breaking All the Rules

    From the iconic stylist and fashion provocateur whose designs transformed culture—bringing the glitz of Studio 54 and the sophistication of Sex and the City to the mainstream—comes a playful yet intimate memoir of a life spent challenging conventions.Carrie Bradshaw’s pairing of a tutu with a tank top is one of the most iconic outfits ever seen on television—and a look that turned avant-garde New ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Utopia Parkway

    The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell

    Deborah Solomon’s definitive biography of Joseph Cornell, one of America’s most moving and unusual twentieth-century artists, now reissued twenty years later with updated and extensively revised textFew artists ever led a stranger life than Joseph Cornell, the self-taught American genius prized for his enigmatic shadow boxes, who stands at the intersection of Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Vivian Maier Developed

    The Untold Story of the Photographer Nanny

    by Ann Marks ...
    The “astonishing” (People) and definitive biography that unlocks the “riveting” (Vogue) story of Vivian Maier, the nanny who lived secretly as a world-class photographer, featuring nearly 400 of her images, many never seen before, placed for the first time in the context of her life.Vivian Maier, the photographer nanny whose work was famously discovered in a Chicago storage locker, captured the ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Leonardo da Vinci

    by Jay Williams ...
    In his youth, Leonardo da Vinci wrote confidently, "I wish to work miracles." By the time of his death in 1519, when he was sixty-seven and famed throughout Europe, it seemed that he had accomplished wonders aplenty as an artist, engineer, inventor, and scientist. Here, from author Jay Williams, is the moving story of the man behind the Renaissance myth. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Heart: Frida Kahlo in Paris

    Translated by Adriana Hunter ...
    This intimate account offers a new, unexpected understanding of the artist’s work and of the vibrant 1930s surrealist scene.In 1938, just as she was leaving Mexico for her first solo exhibition in New York, Frida Kahlo was devastated to learn from her husband, Diego Rivera, that he intended to divorce her. This latest blow followed a long series of betrayals, most painful of all his affair with ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Marilyn & Me

    A Photographer's Memories

    An intimate memoir recalling a young photographer's relationship with Marilyn Monroe just months before her death, with extraordinary photographs, some of which have never been published."With the precision of a surgeon, Schiller slices through the façade of Marilyn Monroe in his unflinching memoir. Revealing and readable, it’s a book I couldn’t put down." —Tina BrownWhen he pulled his station ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Beethoven

    The Universal Composer

    by Edmund Morris ...
    Series series Eminent Lives
    “Brilliant....This book is a perfect marriage—or should one say, duet—of subject and author, every word as masterly as the notes of the artist it illuminates.” — Christopher Buckley, Forbes“This is not just criticism but poetry in itself, with the additional—and inestimable—merit of being true.” — Washington Post Book WorldPulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris (The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • More Truth, Lies and Propaganda

    Truth, Lies and Propaganda, #2

    Series Book 2 - Truth, Lies and Propaganda
    More unbelievable tales from behind the camera lens, as Lucinda and her 'rainbow crew' travel across South Africa. They meet Mandela, endure a terrifying helicopter ride and empathize with the forlorn Bushmen. There are riots, an abandoned patient, a ram with an identity crisis and a house that disappears. Their stories are both hilarious and heartbreaking, revealing the truth about what goes on ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Years with Ross

    by James Thurber ...
    From iconic American humorist James Thurber, a celebrated and poignant memoir about his years at The New Yorker with the magazine’s unforgettable founder and longtime editor, Harold Ross“Extremely entertaining. . . . life at The New Yorker emerges as a lovely sort of pageant of lunacy, of practical jokes, of feuds and foibles. It is an affectionate picture of scamps playing their games around a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Dispatches from the Gilded Age

    A Few More Thoughts on Interesting People, Far-Flung Places, and the Joys of Southern Comforts

    Dispatches from the Gilded Age is a collection of essays by Julia Reed, one of America's greatest chroniclers.In the middle of the night on March 11, 1980, the phone rang in Julia Reed’s Georgetown dorm. It was her boss at Newsweek, where she was an intern. He told her to get in her car and drive to her alma mater, the Madeira School. Her former headmistress, Jean Harris, had just shot Dr. Herman ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • We Go Pogo

    Walt Kelly, Politics, and American Satire

    Series series Great Comics Artists Series
    Walt Kelly (1913–1973) is one of the most respected and innovative American cartoonists of the twentieth century. His long-running Pogo newspaper strip has been cited by modern comics artists and scholars as one of the best ever. Cartoonists Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Jeff Smith (Bone), and Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows) have all cited Kelly as a major influence on their work. Alongside ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Daybook

    The Journal of an Artist

    by Anne Truitt ...
    A “touchstone for aspiring artists and writers” (Megan O’Grady, The New Yorker), Daybook is a classic work about reconciling the call of creative work with the demands of daily life.Renowned American artist Anne Truitt kept this illuminating and inspiring journal over a period of seven years, determined to come to terms with the forces that shaped her art and life. Her range of sensitivity—moral, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD