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  • Double Takeby Kevin Michael Connolly

    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...

  • Escaping the Deltaby Elijah Wald

    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...

  • Constantin Brancusiby Sanda Miller

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 16.95

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  • Lives of the Artistsby Calvin Tomkins

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 13.30

    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...

  • Some of My Livesby Rosamond Bernier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 12.60

    Rosamond Bernier has lived an unusually full life—remarkable for its vividness and diversity of experience—and she has known many (one is tempted to say all) of the greatest artists and composers of the twentieth century. In Some of My Lives , Bernier has made a kind of literary scrapbook from an extraordinary array of writings, ranging from diary... more...

  • Everything by Designby Alan Lapidus

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 6.79

    Alan Lapidus's life has been a Zelig-like romp through most of the cultural and political highlights of the recent past. He has popped up as architect for or observer of many of our era's most iconic figures, including Donald Trump, various Mafia big shots, mayors, Aristotle and Jackie Onassis, Bob Guccione, pit bosses, real estate legends, and spies.... more...

  • Stephen Spenderby David Leeming

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 6.79

    The first critical biography of one of the twentieth century's towering literary figures. Stephen Spender was a minor poet, but a major cultural influence during much of the century. Literary critic, journalist, art critic, social commentator, and friendend of the best-known cultural figures of the modernist and postmodernist periods (Yeats, Woolf,... more...

  • Into the Garden with Charlesby Clyde Phillip Wachsberger

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 19.60

    Set in the tiny village of Orient, Long Island, and in New York City, Into the Garden with Charles is a memoir about falling in love. As a boy in suburban New York in 1940s, Clyde Wachsberger daydreams about storybook gardens where magic happens under the huge leaves. Through the 1960s and 1970s, when most gay men disdained monogamy, the author—an... more...

  • Leonardo Da Vinciby Charles Nicholl

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 23.96

    Leonardo is the greatest, most multi-faceted and most mysterious of all Renaissance artists, but extraordinarily, considering his enormous reputation, this is the first full-length biography in English for several decades. Prize-winning author Charles Nicholl has immersed himself for five years in all the manuscripts, paintings and artefacts to produce... more...

  • The Yellow Houseby Martin Gayford

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.09

    Two artistic giants. One small house. From October to December 1888 a pair of largely unknown artists lived under one roof in the French provincial town of Arles. Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh ate, drank, talked, argued, slept and painted in one of the most intense and astonishing creative outpourings in history. Yet as the weeks passed Van... more...