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- 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...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 8.99
The first critical biography of one of the twentieth century's towering literary figures. Stephen Spender was a minor poet, but a major cultural influence during much of the century. Literary critic, journalist, art critic, social commentator, and friendend of the best-known cultural figures of the modernist and postmodernist periods (Yeats, Woolf,... 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 1968; US$ 21.95
The time has now come, we believe, for enthusiasts to welcome books on individual Chinese artists, such as this distinctive study of Wang Wei, the Painter-Poet. This story of a great man and his work, who lived in a period of history long before the New World had even produced a history, is simply presented; however, care has been taken not to deviate... 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...
- 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, are... more...
- Orion Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.99
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 has grown to an international firm with almost 1,000 employees, building astonishing constructions all over... more...