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Michelangelo

by Miles J. Unger Simon & Schuster (July 22, 2014)

This is the life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces: “The one indispensable guide for encountering Michelangelo on his home turf”...


Diane von Furstenberg

by Gioia Diliberto Dey Street Books (July 07, 2015)

A sweeping biography of one of the most influential and controversial legends of late twentieth-century fashion, an iconic designer whose colorful creations, including the “wrap dress,” captured the modern...


The Calder Family and Other Critters

by Sandra Calder Davidson & Jed Perl Arcade (November 01, 2013)

Alexander Calder was one of the most original artists of the twentieth century and a major figure in American art. Renowned for his mobiles and stabiles, he also created the beloved Calder Circus, an early performance...


Daybook, Turn, Prospect

by Anne Truitt & Audrey Niffenegger Scribner (October 08, 2013)

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...


Daybook

by Anne Truitt & Audrey Niffenegger Scribner (October 08, 2013)

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...


Al Jaffee's Mad Life: A Biography

by Mary-Lou Weisman & Al Jaffee HarperCollins e-books (September 28, 2010)

“One of the great cartoonists of our time.” –New Yorker cartoonist Arnold Roth

The remarkable story of one of America’s most prolific and beloved cartoonists, Al Jaffee, with dozens of original color...


Double Take: A Memoir

by Kevin Michael Connolly HarperStudio (October 13, 2009)

“Kevin Connolly has used an unusual physical circumstance to create a gripping work of art. This deeply affecting memoir will place him in the company of Jeanette Walls and Augusten Burroughs.” — Sara...


Madonna: Like an Icon

by Lucy O'Brien HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Material Girl . . . Immaculate sexpot . . . Superstar . . . Mother . . . Kabbalah enthusiast . . . For three decades she has defied categorization. . . . She remains one of our greatest living pop icons.

Here...


Creators

by Paul Johnson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Kingsley Amis described Paul Johnson's Intellectuals as “a valuable and entertaining Rogues' Gallery of Adventures of the Mind.” Now the celebrated journalist and historian offers Creators, a companion volume...


No Lifeguard on Duty

by Janice Dickinson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

No Lifeguard on Duty is the ultimate memoir of sex, drugs, rock & roll, and redemption from modeling icon Janice Dickinson. From her supermodel glory days with Gia Carangi and Christie Brinkley to nights with...


Madame Tussaud

by Kate Berridge HarperCollins (May 26, 2009)

Millions have visited the museums that bear her name, yet few know much about Madame Tussaud. A celebrated artist, she had both a ringside seat at and a cameo role in the French Revolution. A victim and survivor...


Mavericks

by Peter C. Newman HarperCollins Publishers (October 26, 2010)

Peter C. Newman’s poison pen has lodged itself in the viscera of the Canadian elite. In Mavericks, he has selected his most evocative writing about those Canadians who run against the grain on the grandest...


Heroes

by Peter C. Newman HarperCollins Publishers (October 26, 2010)

In Heroes, Peter C. Newman gives us incisive analysis of dozens of Canadians, past and present, who have defined this country, drawing on fifty years of writing. He writes about iconic Canadians such as Terry...


Confessions Of an Art Addict

by Peggy Guggenheim Ecco (April 16, 2013)

A patron of art since the 1930s, Peggy Guggenheim, in a candid self-portrait, provides an insider's view of the early days of modern art, with revealing accounts of her eccentric wealthy family, her personal...


The Perfect House: A Journey with Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio

by Witold Rybczynski Scribner (February 26, 2013)

"Palladio is the Bible," Thomas Jefferson once said. "You should get it and stick to it." With his simple, gracious, perfectly proportioned villas, Andrea Palladio elevated the architecture of the private house...


Coco Chanel

by Justine Picardie It Books (February 05, 2013)

Sleek. Chic. Notoriously guarded. Welcome to the secret world of Gabrielle Chanel.

The story of Chanel begins with an abandoned child, as lost as a girl in a dark fairy tale. Unveiling remarkable new details...


The Fellowship

by Roger Friedland & Harold Zellman HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

Frank Lloyd Wright was renowned during his life not only as an architectural genius but also as a subject of controversy—from his radical design innovations to his turbulent private life, including a notorious...


Empress of Fashion

by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart Harper (December 04, 2012)

Diane von Furstenberg once called Diana Vreeland a "beacon of fashion for the twentieth century." Now, in this definitive biography by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, is the story of the iconic fashion editor as you've...


Titian

by Sheila Hale Harper (November 20, 2012)

The first definitive biography of the master painter in more than a century, Titian: His Life is being hailed as a "landmark achievement" for critically acclaimed author Sheila Hale (Publishers Weekly). Brilliant...


Becoming Michelangelo

by Alan Pascuzzi Arcade (May 21, 2019)

Michelangelo’s developing genius is revealed as never before by the man who became Michelangelo’s last apprentice—

an American artist and art historian whose family helped carve Mount Rushmore.

Many believe...


Who Killed Tom Thomson?

by John Little Skyhorse (August 21, 2018)

Tom Thomson was Canada's Vincent van Gogh. He painted for a period of five years before meeting his untimely death in a remote wilderness lake in July 1917. He was buried in an unofficial grave close to the...


A Rift in the Earth

by James Reston Arcade (September 05, 2017)

A Distinguished and Bestselling Historian and Army Veteran Revisits the Culture War that Raged around the Selection of Maya Lin's Design for the Vietnam Memorial

A Rift in the Earth tells the remarkable story...


Oil and Marble

by Stephanie Storey Arcade (March 01, 2016)

In her brilliant debut, Storey brings early 16th-century Florence alive, entering with extraordinary empathy into the minds and souls of two Renaissance masters, creating a stunning art history thriller. From...


Maharishi & Me

by Susan Shumsky Skyhorse (February 13, 2018)

Susan Shumsky is a successful author in the human potential field. But in the 1970s, in India, the Swiss Alps, and elsewhere, she served on the personal staff of the most famous guru of the 20th century—Maharishi...


Margaret Wise Brown

by Leonard S. Marcus William Morrow Paperbacks (October 16, 2018)

"Leonard S. Marcus... has masterfully written about a fascinating woman who in her short life changed literature for the very young. I was throroughly enchanted."--Eric Carle

Nearly fifty years after her sudden...


Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

by John Callahan & David Kelly William Morrow (June 12, 2018)

Now a major motion picture directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, and Rooney Mara

Featuring more than 60 of Callahan's original cartoons

“When people laugh like hell and then say,...


Women of Visionary Art

by David Jay Brown & Rebecca Ann Hill Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (November 13, 2018)

An exploration of the role that dreaming, psychedelic experiences, and mystical visions play in visionary art

• Includes discussions with 18 well-known female artists, including Josephine Wall, Allyson Grey,...


Aleister Crowley in America: Art, Espionage, and Sex Magick in the New World

by Tobias Churton Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (December 05, 2017)

An exploration of Crowley’s relationship with the United States

• Details Crowley’s travels, passions, literary and artistic endeavors, sex magick, and psychedelic experimentation

• Investigates Crowley’s...


Aleister Crowley: The Beast in Berlin

by Tobias Churton Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (June 16, 2014)

A biographical history of Aleister Crowley’s activities in Berlin from 1930 to 1932 as Hitler was rising to power

• Examines Crowley’s focus on his art, his work as a spy for British Intelligence, his...


Unmasked

by Andrew Lloyd Webber Harper (March 06, 2018)

"You have the luck of Croesus on stilts (as my Auntie Vi would have said) if you’ve had the sort of career, ups and downs, warts and all that I have in that wondrous little corner of show business called musical...


Leonardo da Vinci

by Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (October 17, 2017)

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...


The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer's True Story of Captivity and Survival in Syria

by Jonathan Alpeyrie & Stash Luczkiw Atria Books (October 10, 2017)

In this “gripping and personal view of war” (Andy McNab, author of Bravo Two Zero), a celebrated photographer crafts a powerful memoir about his experiences in some of the world’s most dangerous, war-torn...


Tortured Artists

by Christopher Zara & Robbie Lee Adams Media (February 18, 2012)

Great art comes from great pain.

Or that's the impression left by these haunting profiles. Pieced together, they form a revealing mosaic of the creative mind. It's like viewing an exhibit from the therapist's...


The Coen Brothers, Second Edition

by Ronald Bergan Arcade (January 05, 2016)

Brought completely up to date, this insightful biography remains "a must for any self-respecting Coen fan" (Screentrade).

This fully updated edition of the first biography of the Coen Brothers includes their...


Stanley Spencer (Text Only)

by Ken Pople HarperCollins (June 23, 2016)

Stanley Spencer (1891 – 1959) has recently been recognised by a wide general public, as well as by art historians, as probably the greatest English painter of the twentieth century.

His strange and thrilling...


Runnin' with the Devil

by Noel Monk & Joe Layden Dey Street Books (June 13, 2017)

The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock...


No Way Home

by Carlos Acosta Scribner (May 06, 2008)

Carlos Acosta, the Cuban dancer considered to be one of the world's greatest performers, fearlessly depicts his journey from adolescent troublemaker to international superstar in his captivating memoir, No Way...


A Hungry Heart

by Gordon Parks Atria Books (November 01, 2005)

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...


Gentleman Revolutionary

by Richard Brookhiser Free Press (May 06, 2003)

Since 1996, Richard Brookhiser has devoted himself to recovering the Founding for modern Americans. The creators of our democracy had both the temptations and the shortcomings of all men, combined with the talents...


Drinking with Strangers: Music Lessons from a Teenage Bullet Belt

by Butch Walker & Matt Diehl William Morrow (October 25, 2011)

Rolling Stone magazine called Butch Walker one of “America’s best singer-songwriters” and voted him a “Producer of the Year.” An American music industry giant, Walker has worked with some of today’s...


Tony Hillerman's Landscape

by Anne Hillerman & Don Strel Harper (October 25, 2011)

A photographic journey through the landscape immortalized in bestselling author Tony Hillerman' s beloved mystery series featuring the legendary Navajo police officers Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Sergeant Jim...


Almost Anywhere

by Krista Schlyer Skyhorse (October 06, 2015)

What do you do when your world ends?

At twenty-eight years old, Krista Schlyer sold almost everything she owned and packed the rest of it in a station wagon bound for the American wild. Her two best friends...


The Curse of Beauty

by James Bone Regan Arts. (April 12, 2016)

The tumultuous and heartbreaking life of a world-famous model whose riveting story of beauty, fame, passion, murder, and madness in the Gilded Age captivated a nation.

As America was stepping into the modern...


Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven't Told You

by Kunal Nayyar Atria Books (September 15, 2015)

In the spirit of Mindy Kaling’s bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? or Judd Apatow’s Sick in the Head, a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj on...


The Beechwood Airship Interviews

by Dan Richards The Friday Project (July 30, 2015)

A journey into the headspaces and workplaces of some of Britain’s most unique artists, from the co-author of the critically acclaimed Holloway.

Bill Drummond. Richard Lawrence. Stanley Donwood. Jenny Saville....


Jubilee City

by Joe Andoe HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Joe Andoe is an internationally exhibited painter. His work, hailed by The New Yorker as "cowboy noir with a fashionista twist," is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Whitney Museum...


Always Wear Joy

by Susan Fales-Hill HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

From an inside peek at the inner workings of Hollywood to the backstage drama of Broadway, from a poignant look at the black upper class to an honest look at the WASP elite, this elegantly wrought memoir of...


The Trip

by Deborah Davis Atria Books (July 28, 2015)

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...


Smash Cut

by Brad Gooch Harper (April 14, 2015)

The author of the acclaimed City Poet returns with a searing memoir of life in 1980s New York City—a colorful and atmospheric tale of wild bohemians, glamorous celebrity, and complicated passions—with cameo...


Edward Burne-Jones

by Penelope Fitzgerald & Frances Spalding Fourth Estate (May 08, 2014)

Penelope Fitzgerald, the Booker Prize-winning author of ‘Offshore’ and ‘The Blue Flower’, turns her attention to the remarkable life of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones.

‘I mean by a picture...