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- D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 9.99
While studying art in London, Emily Carr seriously undermined her health and was sent to a sanatorium for a complete rest cure. Bridling at the hospital?s rules, which prohibited excitement of any kind, the always rebellious Carr proceeded to make friends, raise birds, and cause trouble. In words and enchanting sketches, Carr presents a funny, poignant... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99
Brilliant, funny, charming, imperious, Diana Vreeland?the fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue ?was a woman whose passion and genius for style helped define the world of high fashion for fifty years. Among her eclectic circle of friends were some of the most renowned and famous figures of the twentieth century?artists... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 2011; US$ 12.75
On a November night in 1984, Susan Rosenberg sat in the passenger seat of a U-Haul as it swerved along the New Jersey Turnpike. At the wheel was a fellow political activist. In the back were 740 pounds of dynamite and assorted guns. That night I still believed with all my heart that what Che Guevara had said about revolutionaries being motivated by... more...
- Dundurn 2011; US$ 19.99
Tom Thomson holds a prominent position in Canada's culture and has become an icon for his landscapes, his brief life, and mysterious death. Dividing his time between the wilderness and a shack behind the Studio Building near downtown Toronto, Thomson was an inspiration to his friends who eventually formed the Group of Seven. more...
- University of North Texas Press 2010; US$ 23.96
John Thomas Biggers (1924?2001) was one of the most significant African American artists of the twentieth century. He was known for his murals, but also for his drawings, paintings, and lithographs, and was honored by a major traveling retrospective exhibition from 1995 to 1997. He created archetypal imagery that spoke positively to the rich and varied... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 12.00
The reason for the decline of Orson Welles's career is a hotly debated issue, but decline it certainly did. When Citizen Kane , his first film, opened in 1941, Welles was universally acclaimed as the most audacious filmmaker alive. But instead of marking the beginning of a triumphant career in Hollywood, the film still regularly voted the greatest... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 31.99
Behind the famous painting by Diego Velázquez lies a rich story of the artist's life in art What began as propaganda art to celebrate a rare Spanish victory in the Eighty Years' War with Holland, The Surrender at Breda is today recognized as Velázquez's narrative masterpiece. Breda is packed with vivid military detail?whole armies are suggested... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 34.99
Alice Neel liked to say that she was the century and in many ways she was. She was born into a proper Victorian family, and came of age during suffrage. The quintessential Bohemian, she spent more than half a century, from her early days as a WPA artist living in the heart of the Village, through her Whitney retrospective in 1974, until her death... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012 "Beautiful, haunted, evocative and so open to where memory takes you. I kept thinking that this is the book that I have waited for: where objects, and poetry intertwine. Just wonderful and completely sui generis." (Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes ) An unforgettable voyage across... more...