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Artists, Architects & Photographers eBooks

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  • River of Shadows

    Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West

    **Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and the Mark Lynton History PrizeThrough the story of the pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge, the author of Recollections of My Nonexistence explores what it was about California in the late 19th-century that enabled it to become such a center of technological and cultural innovation**The world as we know it today began in ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Leonardo da Vinci

    The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker).Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Strapless

    by Deborah Davis ...
    The subject of John Singer Sargent's most famous painting was twenty-three-year-old New Orleans Creole Virginie Gautreau, who moved to Paris and quickly became the "it girl" of her day. A relative unknown at the time, Sargent won the commission to paint her; the two must have recognized in each other a like-minded hunger for fame.Unveiled at the 1884 Paris Salon, Gautreau's portrait generated the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Dama u zlatnom

    Neobična priča o remek-delu Gustava Klimta, Portretu Adele Bloh-Bauer

    Pred čitaocima je uzbudljiva priča o neobičnoj sudbini Klimtovog remek-dela. Kombinujući dokumentaristički i romaneskni pristup, O’Konorova sve vreme uspeva da održi napetost dostojnu trilera i erudiciju karakterističnu za dela iz istorije i istorije umetnosti. Dama u zlatnomna taj način tematizuje mnoge društveno-političke aspekte ondašnje epohe: bečki fin de siècle, propast Austrougarske ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Joan Mitchell

    Lady Painter

    “Gee, Joan, if only you were French and male and dead.” —New York art dealer to Joan Mitchell, the 1950sShe was a steel heiress from the Midwest—Chicago and Lake Forest (her grandfather built Chicago’s bridges and worked for Andrew Carnegie). She was a daughter of the American Revolution—Anglo-Saxon, Republican, Episcopalian.She was tough, disciplined, courageous, dazzling, and went up against the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Queen of Fashion

    What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution

    In this dazzling new vision of the ever-fascinating queen, a dynamic young historian reveals how Marie Antoinette's bold attempts to reshape royal fashion changed the future of FranceMarie Antoinette has always stood as an icon of supreme style, but surprisingly none of her biographers have paid sustained attention to her clothes. In Queen of Fashion, Caroline Weber shows how Marie Antoinette ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Drawing Blood

    Art was my dearest friend.To draw was trouble and safety, adventure and freedom.In that four-cornered kingdom of paper, I lived as I pleased.This is the story of a girl and her sketchbook.In language that is fresh, visceral, and deeply moving—and illustrations that are irreverent and gorgeous—here is a memoir that will change the way you think about art, sex, politics, and survival in our times ... Read more

    $19.99 USD $10.99 USD

  • George Lucas

    A Life

    The essential biography of the influential and beloved filmmaker George Lucas.On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining independent science-fiction film opened in a mere thirty-two American movie theaters. Conceived, written, and directed by a little-known filmmaker named George Lucas, the movie originally called The Star Wars quickly drew blocks-long lines, bursting box-office records ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Fashion Climbing

    A Memoir

    **The New York Times bestseller“[An] obscenely enjoyable romp.” —The New York Times Book ReviewThe untold story of a New York City legend's education in creativity and style**For Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. Growing up in a lace-curtain Irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his sister's dresses and spending his evenings after school ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $10.99 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

  • 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

  • Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World

    One of The Christian Science Monitor’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2018“An engrossing read…a historically and psychologically rich account of the young Picasso and his coteries in Barcelona and Paris” (The Washington Post) and how he achieved his breakthrough and revolutionized modern art through his masterpiece, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.In 1900, eighteen-year-old Pablo Picasso journeyed from ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Last of His Kind

    The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer

    by David Roberts ...
    “Stunning and stirring.”—Boston GlobeIn The Last of His Kind, renowned adventure writer David Roberts gives readers a spellbinding history of mountain climbing in the twentieth century as told through the biography of Brad Washburn, legendary mountaineering pioneer and photographer. Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air, has praised David Roberts, saying, “Nobody alive writes better about ... Read more

    $13.49 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

    $16.99 USD

  • More Truth, Lies and Propaganda

    Truth, Lies and Propaganda, #2

    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

  • Lost in Translation

    A Life in a New Language

    by Eva Hoffman ...
    Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language by Eva Hoffman (107,000 words)The late poet and memoirist Czeslaw Milosz wrote, "I am enchanted. This book is graceful and profound."Since its publication in 1989, many other readers across the world have been enchanted by Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language, a classic of exile and immigrant literature, as well as a girl’s coming-of-age ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Tove Jansson

    Work and Love

    The definitive illustrated biography of one of the most unique and beloved children's authors of the 20th century, the creator of the Moomins. Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the political, social and cultural history of 20th-century Finland. And while millions of children have grown up with Little My, Snufkin, Moomintroll and the many ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Becoming Superman

    My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood

    A Hugo Award Nominee!Featuring an introduction by Neil Gaiman!“J. Michael Straczynski is, without question, one of the greatest science fiction minds of our time.” -- Max Brooks (World War Z)For four decades, J. Michael Straczynski has been one of the most successful writers in Hollywood, one of the few to forge multiple careers in movies, television and comics. Yet there’s one story he’s never ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Berthe Morisot


    by Daniel Coenn ...
    series My Pocket Gallery
      Berthe Morisot was French painter and printmaker and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. Morisot was born in Bourges, Cher, France, into a successful bourgeois family. As the child of upper middle-class parents, she was given appropriate education. In 1858 she and her sister Edma left to study under Joseph-Benoit Guichard, a pupil of Ingres and ... Read more

    $2.21 USD

  • I Drink Coffee and Make Shit Up

    by Baer Charlton ...
    Unlike the hundreds of how-to books, Mr. Charlton leads us down a winding path leading to being a writer. Irreverent at times and solemn at others, he lays out his pratfalls of growing up but never mocks. His explanations are clear and concise. His short stories entertain but are there to draw from.This unique meandering through a writer's mind answers one of the essential questions writers answer ... Read more


  • 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

    $15.99 USD

  • The Trip

    Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure

    by Deborah Davis ...
    From the author of Strapless and Guest of Honor, a “jaunty romp through American pop-art history” (The Washington Post) about a little-known road trip Andy Warhol took in 1963, and how that journey profoundly influenced his life and art.In 1963, up-and-coming artist Andy Warhol, along with a colorful group of friends, drove across America. What began as a madcap, drug-fueled romp became a journey ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Art of Rivalry

    Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

    Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists—Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon—whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights.Rivalry is at the heart of some of the most famous and fruitful relationships in history. The Art of Rivalry follows eight celebrated artists, ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Winslow Homer: American Passage

    The definitive life of the painter who forged American identity visually, in art and illustration, with an impact comparable to that of Walt Whitman and Mark Twain in poetry and prose—yet whose own story has remained largely untold.In 1860, at the age of twenty-four, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) sold Harper’s Weekly two dozen wood engravings, carved into boxwood blocks and tr... ... Read more

    $29.99 USD