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Artists, Architects & Photographers

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  • Daybook, Turn, Prospect

    The Journey of an Artist

    by Anne Truitt ...
    All three of Anne Truitt’s artist’s journals in one e-volume, the illuminating, inspiring record of a woman’s reconciliation of the call of creative work with the demands of daily life—with a new introduction by Audrey Niffenegger.Anne Truitt kept a journal throughout her adult life, from her early years as one of the rare, celebrated women artists in the early 60s, through her midlife as an ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Born to Be Posthumous

    The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey

    by Mark Dery ...
    The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth.But who was this man, who lived with over ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • David Hockney

    The Biography, 1975-2012

    In this fascinating and entertaining second volume, Christopher Simon Sykes explores the life and work of Britain's most popular living artist.David Hockney is one of the most influential and best-loved artists of the twentieth century. His career has spanned and epitomized the art movements of the past five decades. Picking up Hockney's story in 1975, this book finds him flitting between Notting ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The White Road

    Journey into an Obsession

    An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted.Extraordinary new nonfiction, a gripping blend of history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling international sensation, The Hare with the Amber Eyes.In The White Road, bestselling author and artist Edmund ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Gods and Kings

    The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

    by Dana Thomas ...
    More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. They shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with daring, sexy designs. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Engineers of Dreams

    Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America

    Petroski reveals the science and engineering--not to mention the politics, egotism, and sheer magic--behind America's great bridges, particularly those constructed during the great bridge-building era starting in the 1870s and continuing through the 1930s. It is the story of the men and women who built the St. Louis, the George Washington, and the Golden Gate bridges, drawing not only on their ... 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

    $11.59 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

    $13.99 USD

  • A Hungry Heart

    A Memoir

    by Gordon Parks ...
    Gordon Parks, acclaimed photographer, filmmaker, composer, and author of fiction and nonfiction, has participated in, been witness to, and documented many of the major events in the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries.Born in Fort Scott, Kansas, on November 30, 1912, he left home at age fifteen when his mother passed away. For the next twelve years, he lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota, working ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • More Truth, Lies and Propaganda

    Truth, Lies and Propaganda, #2

    series Truth, Lies and Propaganda #2
    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

  • Nature's Engraver

    A Life of Thomas Bewick

    by Jenny Uglow ...
    A beautifully illustrated biography of Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), the man whose art helped shape the way we view the natural worldAt the end of the eighteenth century, Britain, and much of the Western world, fell in love with nature. Thomas Bewick's History of British Birds marked the moment, the first "field guide" for ordinary people, illustrated with woodcuts of astonishing accuracy and beauty. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

    According to Wikipedia: "Benvenuto Cellini (3 November 1500 13 February 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, painter, soldier and musician , who also wrote a famous autobiography. He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism." ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Autobiography of Upton Sinclair

    First published in 1962, on the suggestion of his readers throughout his expansive writing career, this is the self-penned biography of Upton Sinclair, author of hundreds of novels, plays, homilies, diatribes and pamphlets.Written at the age 83, Sinclair at last allows his loyal readership to glean an in-depth look at the man who discovered the Jungle in Armours Meat Industry at 28, founded a ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • All Will Be Well

    A Memoir

    by John McGahern ...
    series Vintage International
    From award-winning author John McGahern, a memoir of his childhood in the Irish countryside and the beginnings of his life as a writer.McGahern describes his early years as one of seven children growing up in rural County Leitrim, a childhood was marked by his father’s violent nature and the early death of his beloved mother. Tracing the memories of home through both people and place, McGahern ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Cartoon County

    My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe

    by Cullen Murphy ...
    A poignant history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut SchoolFor a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the the nation’s top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone’s throw of one another in the southwestern corner of Connecticut—a bit of bohemia in the middle of those men in their ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Leonardo da Vinci

    A Life

    The life and work of the great Italian Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) have proved endlessly fascinating for generations. In Leonardo da Vinci, Sherwin Nuland completes his twenty-year quest to understand an unlettered man who was a painter, architect, engineer, philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. What was it that propelled Leonardo’s insatiable curiosity? ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Daybook

    The Journal of an Artist

    by Anne Truitt ...
    A classic work for artists of all kinds, about reconciling the call of creative work with the demands of daily life, now with a new introduction by Audrey Niffenegger.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, intellectual, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • M Train

    by Patti Smith ...
    From the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids: a “sublime collection of true stories … and wild imaginings that take us to the very heart of who Patti Smith is” (Vanity Fair), told through the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. Patti Smith calls this bestselling work “a roadmap to my life.”M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • POPism

    The Warhol Sixties

    Anecdotal, funny, frank, POPism is Warhol’s personal view of the Pop phenomenon in New York in the 1960s and a look back at the relationships that made up the scene at the Factory, including his rela­tionship with Edie Sedgewick, focus of the film Factory Girl. In the detached, back-fence gossip style he was famous for, Warhol tells all—the ultimate inside story of a decade of cultural revolution. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Noble Approach

    Art and Designs of Maurice Noble

    by Tod Polson ...
    This extraordinary volume examines the life and animation philosophy of Maurice Noble, the noted American animation background artist and layout designer whose contributions to the industry span more than 60 years and include such cartoon classics as Duck Dodgers in the 24 ½th Century, What's Opera, Doc?, and The Road Runner Show. Revered throughout the animation world, his work serves as a ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • Al Jaffee's Mad Life

    A Biography

    “One of the great cartoonists of our time.” –New Yorker cartoonist Arnold RothThe remarkable story of one of America’s most prolific and beloved cartoonists, Al Jaffee, with dozens of original color illustrations. Jaffe’s career in cartooning stretches back to 1941—with early humor pieces for Timely Comics, a precursor to Marvel Comics—but the iconic artist remains best known for the brilliant ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Yellow House

    Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles

    This chronicle of the two months in 1888 when Paul Gauguin shared a house in France with Vincent Van Gogh describes not only how these two hallowed artists painted and exchanged ideas, but also the texture of their everyday lives. Includes 60 B&W reproductions of the artists' paintings and drawings from the period. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Paper Garden

    An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72

    by Molly Peacock ...
    Mary Delany was seventy-two years old when she noticed a petal drop from a geranium. In a flash of inspiration, she picked up her scissors and cut out a paper replica of the petal, inventing the art of collage. It was the summer of 1772, in England. During the next ten years she completed nearly a thousand cut-paper botanicals (which she called mosaicks) so accurate that botanists still refer to ... Read more

    $18.39 USD

  • King of Fashion

    The Autobiography of Paul Poiret

    by Paul Poiret ...
    series V&A Fashion Perspectives
    Paul Poiret’s autobiography tells the extraordinary story of ... Read more

    $8.69 USD