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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 40.00
In this fascinating and entertaining second volume, Christopher Simon Sykes explores the life and work of Britain's most popular living artist. David Hockney is one of the most influential and best-loved artists of the twentieth century. His career has spanned and epitomized the art movements of the past five decades. Picking up Hockney's story... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00
The widely admired biographer of Bernard Berenson (?A triumph??Washington Post ; ?A perfect riot??Michael Holroyd; ?Astonishing??London Sunday Times ) and of Kenneth Clark (?Splendid, enthralling?? The Wall Street Journal ) gives us now a complete and complex portrait of an American titan, Frank Lloyd Wright. Meryle Secrest shows us... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 36.65
In this fascinating and entertaining second volume, Christopher Sykes explores the life and work of Britain's most popular living artist. David Hockney's career has spanned and epitomised the art movements of the past five decades. Volume 1 covered his early life: his precocious achievement at Bradford Art College and the Swinging 60s in London,... more...
- 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...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.99
The definitive biography of Turner and a major source of inspiration for the acclaimed film Mr Turner , directed by Mike Leigh. 'With splendid clarity and shrewd humour, James Hamilton evokes the visceral world of a great artist and a fascinating character.' MIKE LEIGH J.M.W Turner exhibited his work proudly but was correspondingly reticent... 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...
- Mondadori 2013; US$ 9.99
Maurizio Cattelan is undoubtedly the best known and most controversial contemporary Italian artist. His works include Hanged Children , the sculpture of John Paul II being struck by a meteorite?which was removed from a square in Milan due to public outcry?and, most recently, Finger , which was displayed in front of the Italian Stock Exchange headquarters.... more...
- Other Press 2015; US$ 16.99
Deborah Solomon?s definitive biography of Joseph Cornell, one of America?s most moving and unusual twentieth-century artists, now reissued twenty years later with updated and extensively revised text Few artists ever led a stranger life than Joseph Cornell, the self-taught American genius prized for his enigmatic shadow boxes, who stands at... more...
- 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 25.99
Throughout the twentieth century, Isamu Noguchi was a vital figure in modern art. From interlocking wooden sculptures to massive steel monuments to the elegant Akari lamps, Noguchi became a master of what he called the "sculpturing of space." But his constant struggle?as both an artist and a man?was to embrace his conflicted identity as the son of... more...