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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 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...
- 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...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95
Jeffrey fights his way out from beneath the shadow of his domineering father and clinging mother to follow his lifelong dream of cartooning for a living?he is now a widely syndicated political cartoonist. A funny, heart-felt memoir depicting a family doing their best to love one another and, against long odds, succeeding. 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...
- 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...
- 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...