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The Da Vinci Women

by Kia Vahland Black Dog & Leventhal (February 10, 2020)

This new biographical look at Leonardo da Vinci explores the Renaissance master's groundbreaking portrayal of women which forever changed the way the female form is depicted.

Leonardo da Vinci was a revolutionary...


Notre Dame de Paris

by Kathy Borrus Black Dog & Leventhal (October 28, 2019)

On April 15, 2019, the world looked on in horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral was nearly destroyed in a devastating fire. Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedraloffers a fascinating look back at nearly...


Boom

by Michael Shnayerson PublicAffairs (May 20, 2019)

The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world-for contemporary art-is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. They can make and break careers and fortunes....


Hitler's Last Hostages

by Mary M. Lane PublicAffairs (September 09, 2019)

Adolf Hitler's obsession with art not only fueled his vision of a purified Nazi state--it was the core of his fascist ideology. Its aftermath lives on to this day.

Nazism ascended by brute force and by cultural...


Philistines at the Hedgerow

by Steven Gaines Little, Brown and Company (August 06, 2018)

Bestselling author Steven Gaines's "richly entertaining" (People) and juicy social history of the Hamptons.

As one of America's most fabled communities--long a magnet for artists, celebrities, the very rich,...


The Art of Looking

by Lance Esplund Basic Books (November 26, 2018)

A veteran art critic helps us make sense of modern and contemporary art

The landscape of contemporary art has changed dramatically during the last hundred years: from Malevich's 1915 painting of a single black...


A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women)

by Danielle Krysa Running Press Adult (October 01, 2018)

Celebrate 45 women artists, and gain inspiration for your own practice, with this beautiful exploration of contemporary creators from the founder of The Jealous Curator.

Walk into any museum, or open any art...


Ninth Street Women

by Mary Gabriel Little, Brown and Company (September 24, 2018)

Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, generous, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Jennifer Szalai, New York Times).

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Hadrian's Wall

by Adrian Goldsworthy Basic Books (April 09, 2018)

From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, a definitive history of Hadrian's Wall

Stretching eighty miles from coast to coast across northern England, Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman artifact known...


Bridges

by Judith Dupre Black Dog & Leventhal (November 06, 2017)

From New York Times best-selling author Judith Dupréomes a revised and updated edition of Bridges, her magnificent chronological tour of the world's most significant and eye-popping spans. Covering thousands...


Architect

by Ruth Peltason & Grace Ong Yan Black Dog & Leventhal (November 06, 2017)

In this completely revised and up-to-date edition, the world's most accomplished architects -- Gehry, Pei, Meier, Nouvel, Piano, and 37 more-express their views on creativity, inspiration, and legacy in this...


Your Cabin in the Woods

by Conrad E. Meinecke & Victor Aures Black Dog & Leventhal (September 05, 2016)

For dreamers of escaping to a cozy cabin in the great outdoors, Your Cabin in the Woods is a classic work that not only makes this a reality, but also imparts a deeper appreciation of nature and homebuilding....


Michelangelo's Notebooks

by Carolyn Vaughan Black Dog & Leventhal (May 02, 2016)

Michelangelo's Notebooks is an intimate celebration of the artist's sketches, architectural drawings, letters, and love poems.

Michelangelo Buonarroti is considered to be one of the greatest artists of the sixteenth...


Leonardo's Notebooks

by Leonardo Da Vinci & H. Anna Suh Black Dog & Leventhal (September 23, 2013)

Leonardo's Notebooks is a biography of the genius in his own words, connecting moments of his life to artistic accomplishments through his writings, drawings, and intimate thoughts.

Leonardo da Vinci -- artist,...


The First Signs

by Genevieve von Petzinger & Robin Miles Blackstone Publishing (May 31, 2016)

One of the most significant works on our evolutionary ancestry since Richard Leakey's Origins, The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world--the...


The Renaissance

by Walter Pater & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 02, 2012)

Published to great acclaim in 1873, Walter Pater's compendium of idiosyncratic, impressionistic essays on the Renaissance gained him a reputation as a daring modern philosopher. Oscar Wilde called it the "holy...


Billion Dollar Painter

by G. Eric Kuskey, Jim Meskimen & Bettina Gilois Blackstone Publishing (September 09, 2014)

The unbelievable true story of artist Thomas Kinkade,self-described "Painter of Light," and the dramatic rise--and fall--of hisbillion-dollar gallery and licensing business

He was just one man, but Thomas Kinkade...


Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

by Ross King & Alan Sklar Blackstone Publishing (March 20, 2013)

In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel. With little experience as a painter (though famed...


The Decoration of Houses

by Edith Wharton, Ogden Codman & Grace Conlin Blackstone Publishing (August 02, 2012)

One of the classic works on interior decoration, Edith Wharton's The Decoration of Houses offers a comprehensive look at the history and character of turn-of-the-century interior design. Cowritten with architect...


The Painted Word

by Tom Wolfe & Harold N. Cropp Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 1998)

No one skewers thepopular movements of American culture like Tom Wolfe. In 1975, he turned hissatirical pen to the pretensions of the contemporary art world, a world ofsocial climbing, elitist posturing, and...


The Most Beautiful House in the World

by Witold Rybczynski & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

Witold Rybczynski takes us on an extraordinary odyssey as he tells the story of designing and building his own house. His project began as a workshed, but through a series of “happy accidents,” the structure...


Tales of the Alhambra

by Washington Irving, Ralph Cosham & Joseph Thompson Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Written in 1831, Washington Irving’s dreamlike description of the Alhambra, the beautiful Moorish castle that defined the height of Moorish civilization, and of the surrounding territory of Granada remains...


De Kooning's Bicycle

by Robert Long & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Some of the twentieth century’s most important artists and writers—from Jackson Pollock to Saul Steinberg, Fairfield Porter to Jean Stafford—lived and worked on the East End of Long Island. The home they...


The Architecture of Happiness

by Alain De Botton & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (February 25, 2009)

The Architecture of Happiness is a dazzling journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.

One of the great but often unmentioned...


Lives of the Artists, Vol. 1

by Giorgio Vasari, Wanda McCaddon & George Bull Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Georgio Vasari’s original vision of the arts was to see the artist as divinely inspired. This historical work describes the lives of forty-five artists, including Giotto, Brunelleschi, Fra Angelico, Botticelli,...


You Belong to the Universe

by Jonathon Keats & Josh Bloomberg Blackstone Publishing (August 02, 2016)

A compelling call to apply Buckminster Fuller's creative problem solving to present-day problems

A self-professed "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist," the inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was...


Chapters from My Autobiography

by Mark Twain & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2011)

I intend that this autobiography shall become a model for all future autobiographies when it is published after my death, and I also intend that it shall be read and admired a good many centuries because of...


Taj Mahal

by Diana Preston, Michael Preston & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

While Galileo was suffering under house arrest at the hands of Pope Urban VIII, the Thirty Years War was ruining Europe, and the Pilgrims were struggling to survive in the New World, work began on what would...


The Monuments Men

by Robert M. Edsel & Bret Witter Center Street (September 02, 2009)

At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe.

The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he...