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- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 14.99
Take the Cannoli is a moving and wickedly funny collection of personal stories stretching across the immense landscape of the American scene. Hailed by Newsweek as a "cranky stylist with talent to burn," Vowell has an irresistible voice -- caustic and sympathetic, insightful and double-edged -- that has attracted a loyal following for her magazine... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 50.00
From the late Herbert Muschamp, the former architecture critic of The New York Times and one of the most outspoken and influential voices in architectural criticism, a collection of his best work. The pieces here?from The New Republic , Artforum , and The New York Times ?reveal how Muschamp?s views were both ahead of their time and timeless.... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 84.99
The first biography of Anne Damer since 1908, The Life of Anne Damer: Portrait of a Regency Artist , by Jonathan Gross, draws on previously unpublished letters to explore the life and legacy of England?s first significant female sculptor. This biography will interest historians of Georgian, England, and readers in the fine arts, literature, and... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 100.00
The late nineteenth-century Biloxi potter, George Ohr, was considered an eccentric in his time but has emerged as a major figure in American art since the discovery of thousands of examples of his work in the 1960s. Currently, Ohr is celebrated as a solitary genius who foreshadowed modern art movements. While an intriguing narrative, this view offers... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 28.99
?Welcome to Rockwell Land,? writes Deborah Solomon in the introduction to this spirited and authoritative biography of the painter who provided twentieth-century America with a defining image of itself. As the star illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, Norman Rockwell mingled fact and fiction in paintings that reflected... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 15.99
Sylvia Plath: Drawings is a portfolio of pen-and-ink illustrations created during the transformative period spent at Cambridge University, when Plath met and secretly married poet Ted Hughes, and traveled with him to Paris and Spain on their honeymoon, years before she wrote her seminal work, The Bell Jar . Throughout her life, Sylvia Plath cited... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 35.00
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 piece now preserved at the Whitney Museum. He was a contemporary and friend of Marcel Duchamp and Joan Miró and collaborated with... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 30.99
An insider?s account?the first of its kind?of the thoroughly unconventional life of one of the twentieth century?s most shockingly original painters Lucian Freud?s paintings are instantly recognizable: often shocking and disturbing, his portraits convey a profound yet compelling sense of discomfort. Freud was twice married and the father... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 20.99
At the turn of the 16th century, Italy was a turbulent territory made up of independent states, each at war with or intriguing against its neighbor. There were the proud, cultivated, and degenerate Sforzas in Milan, and in Rome, the corrupt Spanish family of the Borgia whose head, Rodrigo, ascended to St Peter's throne as Pope Alexander VI. In Florence,... 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...