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- 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...
- Graywolf Press 2015; US$ 15.99
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...
- 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$ 8.99
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...
- The Permanent Press 2015; US$ 9.99
Winner of the 1991 New American Writing Award. Originally published in 1952, this poignant, romantic biography of the poet Vachel Lindsay (1879?1931) is well worth a second chance. From early on, Lindsay was a wanderer, tramping hundreds of miles along country roads, visiting small towns, never holding a job, writing poems of uplift and defiance,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.50
With Robert Mapplethorpe's full endorsement and encouragement, Morrisroe interviewed more than three hundred friends, lovers, family members, and critics to form this definitive biography of America's most censored and celebrated photographer. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs. more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2015; US$ 15.99
In Draw On Love, Peter Draw brings us through his life, from his early childhood, when he fell in love with drawing, to his teenage years where he realises that he can touch people powerfully through his drawing, right up to his adult life, and the understanding of how he can make a positive difference in other ways as well. Peters love of drawing... 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.95
Throughout his childhood, Mike O?Connor?s family pretended to be normal. But Mike and his two younger sisters knew that their parents were hiding something?a secret they didn?t dare talk about. The family appeared to be no different from any of their small-town Texas neighbors?that is, until suddenly, the O?Connor?s would flee, leaving with only a... more...