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- HarperCollins 2015; US$ 1.99
The author of the acclaimed City Poet returns with a searing memoir of life in 1980s New York City?a colorful and atmospheric tale of wild bohemians, glamorous celebrity, and complicated passions?with cameo appearances by Madonna, Robert Mapplethorpe, William Burroughs, and a host of others legendary artists. Brad Gooch arrived in New York in the... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 9.99
Awestruck by the sight of a Grinling Gibbons carving in a London church, David Esterly chose to dedicate his life to the art - its physical control, intricate beauty and intellectual demands. Forty years later, he is the foremost practitioner of Gibbons's forgotten technique, which revolutionised ornamental sculpture in the late 1600s. After a fire... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 2010; US$ 9.99
As publisher of the satirical magazine OZ - the hippies' handbook and monument to psychedelia - Richard Neville was at the centre of a cyclone of radicals, rock musicians, artists and hustlers. OZwas at the forefront of the '60s underground movement, featuring articles by Germaine Greer, groundbreaking design by pop artist Martin Sharp and cartoons... more...
- Delancey Press 2014; US$ 10.92
Larry Adler, world famous mouth organist, raised the harmonica to an orchestral instrument. His extensive repertoire of classical and popular music included his own compositions and those written for him by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Darius Milhaud and Arthur Benjamin. more...
- Graywolf Press 2015; US$ 11.25
Paul Lisicky remembers being not much like other boys his age, but rather the awkward thirteen-year-old with "arms thick as drinking straws," who composes tunes in his head that he might later send to Folk Mass Today or to the producers of The Partridge Family . Born into a family whose incremental success bumps them up a notch from their immigrant... more...
- Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 32.99
Is there such a thing as British Columbia culture, and if so, is there anything special about it? This is the broad question Dr. Maria Tippett answers in this work with an assured yes!? To prove her point she looks at the careers of eight ground-breaking cultural producers in the fields of painting, aboriginal art, architecture, writing, theatre... more...
- Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 14.99
In Growing Up Guggenheim , Peter Lawson-Johnston?a Guggenheim himself, and the board president who oversaw the transformation of the renowned museum from a local New York institution to a global art venture?shares a personal memoir that includes intimate portraits of the five people principally responsible for the entire Guggenheim art legacy. In... more...
- Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 16.95
Georgia O?Keeffe, the most famous woman artist of American modernism and a pioneer in abstract art, created a vision without precedent. She expressed the grandeur of her world in the Southwest, from the high desert mesas to the smallest flower, with fierce independence. And a separate world has risen up around her fame: from the photographic nudes... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 7.39
Photographer George Platt Lynes, painter Paul Cadmus, and critic Lincoln Kirstein played a major role in creating the institutions of the American art world from the late 1920s to the early 1950s. The three created a remarkable world of gay aesthetics and desire in art with the help of their overlapping circle of friends, lovers, and collaborators.... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 13.99
This is the story of Sebastian Horsley's life. Growing up at High Hall, in Hull, with his alcoholic mother, who regularly attempted suicide, his stepfather, a cult member dressed in orange, and his father, a crippled millionaire, Sebastian Horsley couldn't wait to leave home. Searching for happiness, meaning and a good outfit he embarked on a doomed... more...