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  • Roger Baconby Brian Clegg

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 7.99

    Back in thirteenth-century Europe, in the early years of the great universities, learning was spiced with the danger of mob violence and a terrifyingly repressive religious censorship. Roger Bacon, a humble and devout English friar, seems an unlikely figure to challenge the orthodoxy of his day - yet he risked his life to establish the basis for true... more...

  • Eye of the Beholderby Laura J. Snyder

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 16.99

    The remarkable story of how a painter and a scientist in 17th-century Holland transformed the way we see the world. more...

  • Toast & Marmaladeby Emma Bridgewater

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 12.99

    'Emma Bridgewater, queen of kitchenware, proves herself to be queen of the memoir too.' Stephen Fry 'What a great read - a true British inspiration story - I loved it!' Cath Kidston 'Emma Bridgewater's captivating recipe for a happy family life: food, passion, work, love.' Meg Rosoff Plunge into the world of pottery, family, childhood, work,... more...

  • The Life and Photography of Doris Ulmannby Philip Walker Jacobs

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Doris Ulmann (1882-1934) was one of the foremost photographers of the twentieth century, yet until now there has never been a biography of this fascinating, gifted artist. Born into a New York Jewish family with a tradition of service, Ulmann sought to portray and document individuals from various groups that she feared would vanish from American... more...

  • An American Radicalby Susan Rosenberg

    Kensington 2011; US$ 12.75

    On a November night in 1984, Susan Rosenberg sat in the passenger seat of a U-Haul as it swerved along the New Jersey Turnpike. At the wheel was a fellow political activist. In the back were 740 pounds of dynamite and assorted guns. That night I still believed with all my heart that what Che Guevara had said about revolutionaries being motivated... more...

  • The Life of William Morrisby J. W. Mackail

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Classic biography of great Victorian poet, designer, socialist. Childhood, education, socialism, Arts and Crafts movement, Kelmscott Press, much more. 22 black-and-white illus. more...

  • Gauguin's Intimate Journalsby Paul Gauguin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    "These journals are an illuminating self-portrait of a unique personality.?They bring sharply into focus for me his goodness, his humor, his insurgent spirit, his clarity of vision, his inordinate hatred of hypocrisy and sham." ? Emil Gauguin, the artist's son, in the Preface. One of the great innovative figures in modern art, Gauguin was a complex,... more...

  • My Father, Frank Lloyd Wrightby John Lloyd Wright

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Charming memoir, by his son, of Wright as genius, father, and family man. The book also includes the complete text of William C. Gannet's The House Beautiful, a work designed by Wright. 10 halftones. more...

  • My Art, My Lifeby Diego Rivera; with Gladys March

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    "Engrossing as a novel ? throws a clear white light on one of the most spectacular artists of our time." ? Chicago Sunday Tribune This remarkable autobiography began with a newspaper interview the artist gave journalist Gladys March in 1944. From then until the artist's death in 1957, she spent several months each year with Rivera, eventually... more...

  • Rodin on Art and Artistsby Auguste Rodin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    The greatest sculptor of the nineteenth century discusses his philosophy of life with a close friend in this fascinating and informative artistic testament. Auguste Rodin spoke candidly to his protégé, Paul Gsell, who recorded the master's thoughts not only about the technical secrets of his craft, but also about its aesthetic and philosophical underpinnings.... more...