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  • "Something Urgent I Have to Say to You"by Herbert Leibowitz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 40.99

    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...

  • The $12 Million Stuffed Sharkby Don Thompson

    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...

  • The $12 Million Stuffed Sharkby Don Thompson

    Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 22.00

    The $12 Million Stuffed Shark delves into the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world ? artists, dealers, auction houses, and wealthy collectors. If it?s true ? as so often said ? that 85 percent of new contemporary art is bad, why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing... more...

  • The (Moving) Pictures Generationby Vera Dika

    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...

  • 100 Artists' Manifestosby Penguin Books Ltd

    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...

  • 100 Unforgettable Dressesby Hal Rubenstein

    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...

  • 101 Things You Didn't Know About Da Vinciby Shana Priwer; Cynthia Phillips

    F+W Media 2005; 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...

  • 149 Paintings You Really Need to See in Europeby Julian Porter

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 37.50

    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...

  • 149 Paintings You Really Should See in Europe ? Franceby Julian Porter

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 3.99

    This chapter from Julian Porter's essential guide to all the major European museums and galleries discusses some of the greatest paintings to be found in the museums and galleries of Paris, including the works of Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Delacroix, and Degas. more...

  • 149 Paintings You Really Should See in Europe ? Germany and Austriaby Julian Porter

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 3.99

    This chapter from Julian Porter's essential guide to all the major European museums and galleries discusses some of the greatest paintings to be found in the museums and galleries of the cultural heart of Europe, places like Berlin, Vienna and Munich and including the works of Rembrandt, Raphael, Vermeer, and Bruegel. more...