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- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
?Stunning and stirring.? ? Boston Globe In The Last of His Kind, renowned adventure writer David Roberts gives readers a spellbinding history of mountain climbing in the twentieth century as told through the biography of Brad Washburn, legendary mountaineering pioneer and photographer. Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air,... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; Not Available
Can dormant beauty really be awakened by a Princely touch? The classic story of Sleeping Beauty has had us believing so for years. Now, spun as if by magic from the threads of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale comes the enchanting memoir of fashion designer Christian Lacroix?the haute couture icon whose creations have invited millions of women... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
?Kevin Connolly has used an unusual physical circumstance to create a gripping work of art. This deeply affecting memoir will place him in the company of Jeanette Walls and Augusten Burroughs.? ? Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants ?Charming ? Connolly recounts growing up a scrappy Montana kid?one who happened to be born without legs...... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
?One of the great cartoonists of our time.? ? New Yorker cartoonist Arnold Roth The remarkable story of one of America?s most prolific and beloved cartoonists, Al Jaffee, with dozens of original color illustrations. Jaffe?s career in cartooning stretches back to 1941?with early humor pieces for Timely Comics, a precursor to Marvel Comics?but the... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88
Even by the versatile standards of Victorian pioneers, Charles Heaphy had an unusually varied career: as a draughtsman, explorer, surveyor, gold agent, geologist, soldier, war hero, politician, land commissioner and judge. Most importantly, however, for decades Heaphy painted and sketched what he saw. From his earliest surviving watercolour of birdlife... more...
- Auckland University Press 2012; US$ 23.99
The second volume of memoir by New Zealand artist, feminist, and writer Jacqueline Fahey, this book kicks off after her marriage to celebrated psychiatrist Fraser McDonald. As it recounts Fahey?s battles against conventional society to shape a life as an artist as well as a wife and mother, this narrative describes her experience in New Zealand and... more...
- Auckland University Press 2006; US$ 23.99
Fizzing with wit and style and featuring original illustrations by the author, this lively, humorous, and tragic memoir traces the roots of a distinguished painter and her crucial role in New Zealand's feminist movement. Exploring the author's Irish ancestors; childhood in provincial Timaru, New Zealand; bohemian life as a student; and marriage to... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available
Here I am, a fucked, crazy, anorexic-alcoholic-childless, beautiful woman. I never dreamt it would be like this. Tracey Emin's Strangeland is her own space, lying between the Margate of her childhood, the Turkey of her forefathers and her own, private-public life in present-day London. Her writings, a combination of memoirs and confessions,... more...
- Orion Publishing Group 2010; Not Available
A biography of Lord Foster, one of the world's foremost architects, written with his full co-operation. Norman Foster is a phenomenon - as an architect, but also as an individual. He is responsible for a dozen or more of the most recognisable buildings of the last thirty years. Under his driven leadership, what is now called Foster and Partners... more...