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Frida in America

by Celia Stahr St. Martin's Press (March 02, 2020)

The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today

"[An] insightful debut....Featuring meticulous research and elegant turns of phrase, Stahr's...

Raphael, Painter in Rome

by Stephanie Storey Arcade (April 07, 2020)

Another Fabulous Art History Thriller by the Bestselling Author of Oil and Marble, Featuring the Master of Renaissance Perfection: Raphael!

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling is one of the most iconic masterpieces...

Leonardo's Holy Child

by Fred R Kline Pegasus Books (May 10, 2016)

Fred Klineis a well-known art historian, dealer, connoisseur, and explorer who has made a career of scouring antique stores, estate sales, and auctions looking for unusual--and often misidentified--works of...

Al Jaffee's Mad Life

by Mary-Lou Weisman & Allen Rickman HarperAudio (January 18, 2011)

"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 illustrations....

Double Take

by Kevin Michael Connolly HarperAudio (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 Gruen,...

Schulz and Peanuts

by David Michaelis & Holter Graham HarperAudio (October 16, 2007)

Charles M. Schulz, the most widely syndicated and beloved cartoonist of all time, is also one of the least understood figures in American culture. Now acclaimed biographer David Michaelis gives us an in-depth...

Essential Vonnegut Interviews

by Kurt Vonnegut HarperAudio (November 28, 2006)

Over the course of Kurt Vonnegut's career as a writer, he sat down many times with radio host and interviewer Walter James Miller to conduct in-depth discussions of his work and the world. Now Caedmon has collected...

John Adams

by David McCullough & Edward Herrmann Simon & Schuster Audio (May 01, 2001)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.


The Woman I Wanted to Be

by Diane Von Furstenberg Simon & Schuster Audio (October 28, 2014)

One of the most influential, admired, and colorful women of our time: fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg tells the most personal stories from her life, about family, love, beauty and business:...

The Vanishing Velázquez

by Laura Cumming & Siobhan Redmond Simon & Schuster Audio (April 12, 2016)


A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016

“As compelling and entertaining as a detective novel” (The Economist), the incredible true story--part art history and part mystery--of...

Five Days Gone

by Laura Cumming & Kate Reading Simon & Schuster Audio (August 27, 2019)




Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Velazquez Laura Cumming shares the...

The Man in the Glass House

Old in Art School

Christian Dior

by Marie-France Pochna, Wanda McCaddon, Joanna Savill & Stanley Marcus Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 1998)

Christian Dior's career, a veritable fairy tale, is set in a rich tapestry of Paris cultural life before, during, and after the war. Much of Dior's daily inspiration emanated from the world of the intellectual...


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

Michelangelo was recognized during his lifetime as the greatest living artist, creator of a number of masterpieces in sculpture, fresco painting, and architecture. He impressed his contemporaries as a forceful...

Broad Strokes

by Bridget Quinn, Lisa Congdon & Tavia Gilbert Blackstone Publishing (July 04, 2017)

Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art...

Peggy Guggenheim

by Francine Prose & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (April 26, 2016)

A spirited portrait of the colorful, irrepressible, and iconoclastic American collector who fearlessly advanced the cause of modern art.

One of twentieth-century America's most influential patrons of the arts,...

Portrait of an Artist

by Laurie Lisle & Grace Conlin Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Georgia O'Keeffe was one of the most original painters America has ever produced. Her vivid visual vocabulary--sensuous flowers, bleached bones against red sky and earth--has had a profound and lasting influence...

Flying Colors

by Tim Lefens & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

When Tim Lefens walked into the Matheny School in New Jersey to show slides of his paintings, his one-hour visit became a life-changing experience. The students he met had severe physical challenges: only one...

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...

The Missing Matisse

by Pierre H. Matisse & Jean Brassard Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2016)

An artful journey of discovery in the search for true identity and truth

Born into a famous family of artists, Pierre Matisse grew up immersed in the artistic life of Paris and the French Riviera, spending time...

Caveat Emptor

by Ken Perenyi & Dan Butler Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2013)

The true story of America's greatest art forger! Ten years ago, an FBI investigation was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail...


by Arianna Huffington & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 15, 2012)

This landmark biography penetrates the barriers of legend to bring to full and intimate life a man whose burning passions—for painting, women, and ideas—were matched by a compulsion to invent reality in...

Vincent van Gogh

by Julius Meier-Graefe, Wanda McCaddon & John Holroyd-Reece Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

The lives of many famous artists have been shrouded in mystery and conjecture, but none have been more controversial than the life of Vincent van Gogh.

Remembered for his swirling brushstrokes and burning colors,...

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

by Dito Montiel & Jason Collins Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Orlandito “Dito” Montiel grew up wild in the streets of Astoria, Queens, pulling pranks for Greek and Italian gangsters and confessing at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, gobbling hits of purple...

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...

It's What I Do

by Lynsey Addario & Tavia Gilbert Blackstone Publishing (February 05, 2015)

MacArthur Genius Grant winner Lynsey Addario's relentlesspursuit of complex truths drive this heart-pounding and inspirational memoir ofa photographer's life.

Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a youngphotographer...

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,...

The Lonely City

by Olivia Laing & Susan Lyons Blackstone Publishing (June 21, 2016)

An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring.

You can be lonely anywhere,...

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...

Lives of the Artists

by Kathleen Krull, John C. Brown & Melissa Hughes Blackstone Publishing (April 30, 2010)

In this entertaining, informative collection, listeners will discover the idiosyncrasies--sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic--of twenty famous artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Peter Bruegel,...


by Suzanne Fagence Cooper & Sophie Ward Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2012)

Effie Gray, a beautiful and intelligent young socialite, rattled the foundations of England's Victorian age. Married at nineteen to John Ruskin, the leading art critic of the time, she found herself trapped...

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

by Andy Warhol & Vikas Adam Blackstone Publishing (June 09, 2015)

ThePhilosophy of Andy Warhol, first published in 1975, is less a memoir than a collectionof riffs and reflections. The private AndyWarhol talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success; aboutNew...

Citizen Keane

by Adam Parfrey, Cletus Nelson & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (March 17, 2015)

Teary, big-eyed orphans and a multitude of trashyknockoffs epitomized American kitsch art as they clogged thrift stores fordecades.

When Adam Parfrey tracked down Walter Keane--thecredited artist of the weepy...


by Marcia Davenport & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 1991)

Realistic, moving, engrossing, and positively brilliant, this biography recreates Mozart, the man and his music, against the background of the world he lived in. For Marcia Davenport, the research and writing...

The Joke's Over

by Ralph Steadman, James Adams & Kurt Vonnegut Blackstone Publishing (October 02, 2007)

In early 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. At the Kentucky Derby he met a former Hell’s Angel, one Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson wrote later...

The Traveling Feast

by Rick Bass Little, Brown & Company (June 05, 2018)

Acclaimed author Rick Bass decided to thank all of his writing heroes in person, one meal at a time, in this "rich smorgasbord of a memoir . . . a soul-nourishing, road-burning act of tribute" (New York Times...

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)


Vogue on Ralph Lauren

by Kathleen Baird-Murray Abrams Image (February 09, 2015)

Ralph Lauren’s designs vividly embody the American Dream, and he has risen to become one of the world’s foremost fashion designers. His genius lies in his innate skill for interpreting key cultural elements...

Vogue on Christian Dior

by Charlotte Sinclair Abrams Image (February 09, 2015)

In 1947, Christian Dior stunned the fashion world with his first collection, the “New Look,” which transformed the way women dressed, and he continued to send shock waves with his later shows, significantly...

Sister Parish

by Susan Bartlett Crater, Apple Parish Bartlett, Albert Hadley & Bunny Williams Vendome Press (November 14, 2012)

Sister—as she was always called by family and friends—was born Dorothy May Kinnicutt into a patrician New York family in 1910 and spent her privileged early life at the right schools, yacht clubs, and coming-out...

Becoming Andy Warhol

by Nick Bertozzi & Pierce Hargan Abrams ComicArts (October 03, 2016)

Celebrated during his lifetime as much for his personality as for his paintings, Andy Warhol (1928–87) is the most famous and influential of the Pop artists, who developed the notion of 15 minutes of fame,...

Vincent van Gogh

by 50Minutes (November 25, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Vincent van Gogh in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch...


by 50Minutes (November 25, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Michelangelo in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Michelangelo is one of the most influential...

Leonardo da Vinci

by 50Minutes (November 25, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Leonardo da Vinci was an artist,...

Gustav Klimt

by 50Minutes (November 25, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Gustav Klimt in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Gustav Klimt was one of the most...