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- HarperCollins 2011; Not Available
Can dormant beauty really be awakened by a Princely touch? The classic story of Sleeping Beauty has had us believing so for years. Now, spun as if by magic from the threads of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale comes the enchanting memoir of fashion designer Christian Lacroix?the haute couture icon whose creations have invited millions of women... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 40.00
The first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time -- the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola -- whose brilliantly rendered, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art. The story of Balthus's life has been shrouded by contradiction... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00
An important moment in American literary history takes life in this stunning biography of Jean Stafford, one of the most successful, admired--and troubled--of the brilliant and influential midcentury circle of writers and critics that included Allen Tate, Caroline Gordon, Peter Taylor, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell, and Robert Lowell, Stafford's... more...
- Auckland University Press 2012; US$ 23.99
The second volume of memoir by New Zealand artist, feminist, and writer Jacqueline Fahey, this book kicks off after her marriage to celebrated psychiatrist Fraser McDonald. As it recounts Fahey?s battles against conventional society to shape a life as an artist as well as a wife and mother, this narrative describes her experience in New Zealand and... more...
- Auckland University Press 2006; US$ 23.99
Fizzing with wit and style and featuring original illustrations by the author, this lively, humorous, and tragic memoir traces the roots of a distinguished painter and her crucial role in New Zealand's feminist movement. Exploring the author's Irish ancestors; childhood in provincial Timaru, New Zealand; bohemian life as a student; and marriage to... more...
- Scribner 2009; US$ 25.00
AWARD-WINNING AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WRITER WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI DELIVERS A REVELATORY COLLECTION OF LINKED AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS -- PART MEMOIR, PART FAMILY HISTORY -- ABOUT THE UPHEAVALS OF EUROPEAN LIVES DURING WORLD WAR II, HIS OWN INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT, AND THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGES OF ART, MUSIC, AND ARCHITECTURE. Witold Rybczynski's parents... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 15.99
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 mass murder that occurred at his Wisconsin estate, Taliesin, in 1914. But the estate also gave rise to one of the most fascinating and provocative... more...
- Simon & Schuster Audio 2009; US$ 17.00
" How could I have known then with no maps acquired and my bags not yet packed that my journey had already begun?...The tools of a traveler are compass and map. They calculate distances covered and destinations sought but cannot measure the consequences of experiences on a human heart ," writes Michael Katakis in his introduction. Traveller is... more...