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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.95
In 1792, when he was forty-seven, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya contracted a serious illness that left him stone deaf. In this extraordinary book, Julia Blackburn follows Goya through the remaining thirty-five years of his life. It was a time of political turmoil, of war, violence, and confusion, and Goya transformed what he saw around him... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.95
As art critic for Time magazine, internationally acclaimed for his study of modern art, The Shock of the New , he is perhaps America?s most widely read and admired writer on art. In this book: nearly a hundred of his finest essays on the subject. For the realism of Thomas Eakins to the Soviet satirists Komar and Melamid, from Watteau to... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 35.00
In this brilliantly conceived and written biography, Pulitzer Prize?winning Kenneth Silverman gives us the long and amazing life of the man eulogized by the New York Herald in 1872 as ?perhaps the most illustrious American of his age.? Silverman presents Samuel Morse in all his complexity. There is the gifted and prolific painter (more than three... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.95
Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, ?time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers.? Kafka is one of 161 inspired?and inspiring?minds,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00
What if the protagonist in that age-old tale?boy goes to war, comes back a man?were a female? Shutterbabe, Deborah Copaken Kogan's remarkable debut, is just that: the story of a twenty-two-year-old girl from Potomac, Maryland, who goes off to photograph wars and comes back, four years and one too many adventures later, a woman. In 1988, fresh out... more...
- PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99
It has been said that the flutter of insect wings in the Indian Ocean can send a hurricane crashing against the shores of the American Northeast, and such a premise lies at the core of The System , a wordless graphic novel created and painted by award-winning illustrator Peter Kuper. A sleazy stockbroker is lining his pockets, a corrupt cop is shaking... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
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...
- 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... 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...