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- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 16.95
Frida Kahlo stepped into the limelight in 1929 when she married Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. She was twenty-two; he was forty-three. Hailed as Rivera?s exotic young wife who ?dabbles in art,? she went on to produce brilliant paintings but remained in her husband?s shadow throughout her life. Today, almost six decades after her untimely death, Kahlo?s... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.00
Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... 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...
- Pegasus Books 2012; US$ 16.99
The astonishing true story of America?s most accomplished art forger: a kid from New Jersey who became a master, fooling experts and eluding the FBI for thirty years. Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney?s Office in the Southern District of New York was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would... more...
- Pegasus Books 2014; US$ 15.99
An innovative painter in the early generation of Renaissance artists, Piero dell Francesca was also an expert on religious topics and a mathematician who wanted to use perspective and geometry to make painting a ?true science.? Although only sixteen of Piero?s works survive, few art historians doubt his importance in the Renaissance. A 1992 conference... more...