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  • The Obelisk and the Englishmanby Dorothy U. Seyler

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    William John Bankes (1786?1855) was a pioneer in the nascent study of the language, history, and civilization of ancient Egypt. At the Abydos Temple he discovered the King List ? a wall of cartouches listing Egyptian kings in chronological order ? which was vital to the decoding of Egyptian hieroglyphs. At Philae he uncovered a fallen obelisk, which... more...

  • Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architectsby Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 35.20

    A unique opportunity to learn about the lives and creativity of the world's leading artists Hans Ulrich Obrist has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. Here he chooses nineteen of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering... more...

  • Keeping an Eye Openby Julian Barnes

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.18

    ?Flaubert believed that it was impossible to explain one art form in terms of another, and that great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a painting. But we are very far from reaching that state. We remain incorrigibly verbal creatures who love to explain... more...

  • The Art of Flyingby Antonio Altaribba; Kim

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.18

    When published in 2009, The Art of Flying was hailed as a landmark in the history of the graphic novel in Spain for its deeply touching synthesis of individual and collective memories. A deeply personal testament, Altarriba?s account of what led his father to commit suicide at the age of ninety is a detective novel of sorts, one that traces his... more...

  • Rome Measured and Imaginedby Jessica Maier

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    At the turn of the fifteenth century, Rome was in the midst of a dramatic transformation from what the fourteenth-century poet Petrarch had termed a ?crumbling city? populated by ?broken ruins? into a prosperous Christian capital. Scholars, artists, architects, and engineers fascinated by Rome were spurred to develop new graphic modes for depicting... more...

  • De Gaulle - La passion de la Franceby Chantal Morelle

    Armand Colin 2015; Not Available

    Le général de Gaulle ne se résume pas à la France libre ni à la fondation de la Ve République. Cet homme né au XIXe siècle a pris à bras-le-corps les grands enjeux du XXe, mû en permanence par une idée : l?indépendance nationale et la grandeur ? bref, la passion de la France. Cette biographie n?est ni classique ni exhaustive ; elle entend mettre en... more...

  • The Sketchbook Project World Tourby Steven Peterman; Shane Zucker

    Princeton Architectural Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Destined to go down as one of the era's most astonishing global art projects, the Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project has, in less than a decade, amassed more than thirty thousand sketchbooks submitted by people of all ages and artistic abilities from more than 130 countries. Bursting with color, vivid imagery, and bouts of whimsy mixed with... more...

  • Playing to the Galleryby Grayson Perry

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.00

    Playing to the Gallery: ?Hugely entertaining...delightfully non-elitist...[ Playing to the Gallery is] a thing of pleasure: petite, luxuriously printed, a mischievous little hymn to 21st-century inclusivity.?? The Times (UK) ?Full of thought-provoking ideas that make you want to pause on every page and say: ?Discuss.? I have never read such a... more...

  • The Realism Challengeby Mark Crilley

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2015; US$ 19.99

    A captivating, step-by-step guide that teaches artists to draw and paint exact duplicates of common objects, rendered in the trompe l'oeil, hyperrealistic style of artist Mark Crilley's popular YouTube video serie s. Are You Up to the Challenge? With just watercolors, colored pencils, and white gouache, artist Mark Crilley takes you step-by-step... more...

  • The League of Outsider Baseballby Gary Cieradkowski

    Touchstone 2015; Not Available

    From an award-winning graphic artist and baseball historian comes a strikingly original illustrated history of baseball?s forgotten heroes, including stars of the Negro Leagues, barnstorming teams, semi-pro leagues, foreign leagues, and famous players like Shoeless Joe Jackson, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and Joe DiMaggio before they achieved notoriety.... more...