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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 39.99
Herbert Leibowitz?s ?Something Urgent I Have to Say to You? provides a new perspective on the life and poetry of the doctor poet William Carlos Williams, a key American writer who led one of the more eventful literary lives of the twentieth century. Friends with most of the contemporary innovators of his era?Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ford Madox... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 16.99
Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock?s drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00
Beginning in the late 1970s, a number of visual artists in downtown New York City returned to an exploration of the cinematic across mediums. Vera Dika considers their work within a greater cultural context and probes for a deeper understanding of the practice. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
In this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. Artists' manifestos... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 27.99
100 Unforgettable Dresses is filled with the stories, secrets, intrigue, and insights behind the most indelible dresses in our collective memories. Featuring looks from the runway, film, television, the red carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this book celebrates the staying power of these gorgeous, sleek, sultry, and outrageous creations... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 9.95
Everybody knows Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, drew that famous guy inside a circle, and-oh yeah-has something to do with that code, too. But what about the man behind the myth? Although he's incredibly famous for his artistic achievements, most people don't know much about this genius's life. 101 Things You Didn't Know about Da Vinci takes... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 14.99
Visit some of Europe's greatest galleries and view some of the world's most breath-taking paintings in the company of a knowledgeable tour guide. Beginning with the Renaissance and ending with the Modern era, Julian Porter introduces you to 149 specially chosen paintings and the artists who created them. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00
As the fabric of society changed, fashion took on a life of its own - exploding with new colors and trends - alongside the innovative rhythms and styles of jazz music. This work describes the clothes of the flappers of Jazz Age. It revisits an important part of social and cultural history. more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95
This title reveals what life was like in the 1950s American home. An age of optimism, it is about living the American Dream and how this was achieved, changes in the home, new convenience technology, new ways of living. From Ranch House to American Modernism to affordable homes in the suburbs, this was how to live the good life in an era of unprecedented... more...