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- Reaktion Books 2016; US$ 22.50
In his lifetime the early Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch was famous for his phantasmagoric images, and today his name is synonymous with the infernal. The creator of expansive tableaus of fantastic and hellish scenes?where any devil not dancing is too busy eating human souls?he has been as equally misunderstood by history as his paintings... more...
- Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99
Benvenuto Cellini was a celebrated Renaissance sculptor and goldsmith; a passionate craftsman who was admired and resented by the most powerful political and artistic personalities in sixteenth-century Florence, Rome and Paris. He was also a murderer and a braggart, a shameless adventurer who at different times experienced both papal persecution and... more...
- Scribner 2009; US$ 25.00
AWARD-WINNING AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WRITER WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI DELIVERS A REVELATORY COLLECTION OF LINKED AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS -- PART MEMOIR, PART FAMILY HISTORY -- ABOUT THE UPHEAVALS OF EUROPEAN LIVES DURING WORLD WAR II, HIS OWN INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT, AND THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGES OF ART, MUSIC, AND ARCHITECTURE. Witold Rybczynski's parents... more...
- 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...