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- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 18.99
Whether writing about Jasper Johns or Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman or Richard Serra, Calvin Tomkins shows why it is both easier and more difficult to make art today. If art can be anything, where do you begin? For more than three decades Calvin Tomkins's incisive profiles in The New Yorker have given readers the most satisfying reports on contemporary... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 23.96
Leonardo is the greatest, most multi-faceted and most mysterious of all Renaissance artists, but extraordinarily, considering his enormous reputation, this is the first full-length biography in English for several decades. Prize-winning author Charles Nicholl has immersed himself for five years in all the manuscripts, paintings and artefacts to produce... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 17.00
One of the most influential, admired, and colorful women of our time: fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg tells the most personal stories from her life, about family, love, beauty and business: ?It?s so good, you?ll want to take notes? ( People ). Diane von Furstenberg started with a suitcase full of jersey dresses and an idea... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 27.00
In this vibrantly told, meticulously researched book, Miles Harvey reveals one of the most fascinating and overlooked lives in American history. Like The Island of Lost Maps, his bestselling book about a legendary map thief, Painter in a Savage Land is a compelling search into the mysteries of the past. This is the thrilling story of Jacques Le... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
From an inside peek at the inner workings of Hollywood to the backstage drama of Broadway, from a poignant look at the black upper class to an honest look at the WASP elite, this elegantly wrought memoir of an extraordinary family has something for everyone. Growing up with a black Auntie Mame-like mother (who performed with the likes of Lena Horne)... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.95
Throughout his childhood, Mike O?Connor?s family pretended to be normal. But Mike and his two younger sisters knew that their parents were hiding something?a secret they didn?t dare talk about. The family appeared to be no different from any of their small-town Texas neighbors?that is, until suddenly, the O?Connor?s would flee, leaving with only a... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99
An extraordinary memoir of fortune, fraud, and the master of modern art Art dealer Stan Lauryssens made millions in modern art, but he sold only one name: Salvador Dalí. The surrealist painter's work was a hot commodity for the newly rich, investors, and shady businessmen looking to launder their black-market cash. Stan didn't mind looking the other... more...
- Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 17.50
Part biography, part art history -- a thoroughly engaging look at one man?s life and his phenomenal influence on the world of contemporary art. Bill Reid was at the forefront of the modern-day renaissance of Northwest Coast Native art; but his art, and his life, was not without controversy. Like the raven -- the trickster and principal figure in countless... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 8.99
The Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901-66) was arguably the greatest sculptor of the twentieth century. He was also--as James Lord persuasively argued in Giacometti: A Biography --a heroic figure whose vocation sustained him through a life of crippling anxiety and erotic guilt. Almost twenty years after it first appeared, Giacometti has attained... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 5.99
Goddess is the book that Madonna and her entourage did not want published. Long before the star could instruct her family and friends not to talk to the author, Barbara Victor spent more than eighteen months in Michigan, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, California, New York, and Florida, interviewing Madonna's father and stepmother, her grandmother... more...