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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.24
Frank Lloyd Wright was renowned during his life not only as an architectural genius but also as a subject of controversy?from his radical design innovations to his turbulent private life, including a notorious mass murder that occurred at his Wisconsin estate, Taliesin, in 1914. But the estate also gave rise to one of the most fascinating and provocative... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
In 1939 the influential architect Berthold Lubetkin abruptly left his thriving career in London and dropped out of sight, moving with his wife to a desolate farm in rural Glucestershire. Life in the house the Lubetkins named ?World?s End was far from idyllic for their three children. Louise Kehoe and her siblings lived in an atmosphere of oppressive... more...
- Simon & Schuster Audio 2009; US$ 17.00
"How could I have known then with no maps acquired and my bags not yet packed that my journey had already begun? ...The tools of a traveler are compass and map. They calculate distances covered and destinations sought but cannot measure the consequences of experiences on a human heart," writes Michael Katakis in his introduction. Traveller ... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
?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 2012; US$ 11.24
The life of blues legend Robert Johnson becomes the centerpiece for this innovative look at what many consider to be America's deepest and most influential music genre. Pivotal are the questions surrounding why Johnson was ignored by the core black audience of his time yet now celebrated as the greatest figure in blues history. Trying to separate... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 35.00
A trenchant yet sympathetic portrait of Lee Miller, one of the iconic faces and careers of the twentieth century. Carolyn Burke reveals Miller as a multifaceted woman: both model and photographer, muse and reporter, sexual adventurer and mother, and, in later years, gourmet cook?the last of the many dramatic transformations she underwent during her... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 35.99
An extraordinary biography of Isabella Blow, whose pedigree, wild style, and outrageous antics catapulted her onto the London social scene and made her a fashion icon. In 2007, the news of Isabella Blow's suicide at the age of 48 made headlines around the world?but there is more to the story of Isabella than her tragic end. The key supporter... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.00
The first biography of May Sarton: a brilliant revelation of the life and work of a literary figure who influenced her thousands of readers not only by her novels and poetry, but by her life and her writings about it. May Sarton's career stretched from 1930 (early sonnets published in Poetry magazine) to 1995 (her journal At Eighty-Two). She wrote... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 18.99
Whether writing about Jasper Johns or Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman or Richard Serra, Calvin Tomkins shows why it is both easier and more difficult to make art today. If art can be anything, where do you begin? For more than three decades Calvin Tomkins's incisive profiles in The New Yorker have given readers the most satisfying reports on contemporary... more...