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The Vanishing Velázquez

Disney's Land

by Richard Snow & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (December 03, 2019)

A propulsive history chronicling the conception and creation of Disneyland, the masterpiece California theme park, as told like never before by popular historian Richard Snow.

One day in the early 1950s, Walt...


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...


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...


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...


Ninth Street Women

by Mary Gabriel & Lisa Stathoplos Little, Brown & Company (February 19, 2019)

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)

Set...


Boom

by Michael Shnayerson & Jonathan Davis PublicAffairs (May 21, 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....


Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez

by Lawrence Weschler, Ramiro Gomez & Cris Scorza Abrams (April 11, 2016)

Award-winning author Lawrence Weschler’s book on the young Mexican American artist Ramiro Gomez explores questions of social equity and the chasms between cultures and classes in America.

 

Gomez, born in...


The Downtown Pop Underground

by Kembrew McLeod Abrams Press (October 22, 2018)

The 1960s to early ’70s was a pivotal time for American culture, and New York City was ground zero for seismic shifts in music, theater, art, and filmmaking. The Downtown Pop Underground takes a kaleidoscopic...


Think Like an Artist

by Will Gompertz Abrams Image (April 11, 2016)

From international bestselling author Will Gompertz, Think Like an Artist is a guide to increasing creativity and productivity with help from some of the greatest artists throughout history.

 

How do artists...