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  • Plausible Portraits of James Lordby James Lord

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 25.99

    Incisive reflections on more than twenty portraits of the author by some of the greatest artists of the last century Over the course of his life as a friend and confidant of artists and collectors, and as a lover of art himself, James Lord has written some of the best accounts we have of modern aesthetic genius; his biography of Giacometti was... more...

  • Magician of the Modernby Eugene R. Gaddis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 35.00

    The story of Chick Austin is the story, in Virgil Thomson's words, of "a whole cultural movement in one man." Becoming director of Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum at the age of twenty-six, Austin immediately set about to introduce modern art to America and to transform this conservative insurance capital into a cultural mecca that would become the talk... more...

  • Time, Synchronicity and Calendar Changeby Stephanie South

    Law of Time Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    One time is ending, but another is just beginning, an entirely new era in the history of the Earth: the noosphere. This is the message of José Argüelles. In this authorized Biography, Stephanie South leads the reader into the world of one of the most unique visionaries in history, exploring the nature of time, telepathy, Earth changes, prophecy, synchronicity... more...

  • Caravaggioby Helen Langdon

    Random House 2012; US$ 32.42

    Of all Italian painters, Caravaggio (c. 1565-1609) speaks most intensely to the modern world. His early works suggest a fascination with his own youth and sexuality and the trancience of love and beauty his later religious art speaks of violence, passion, solitude and death. Ugly, almost brutal-looking, Caravaggio was constantly embroiled in fights... more...

  • Goyaby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 29.95

    Robert Hughes, who has stunned us with comprehensive works on subjects as sweeping and complex as the history of Australia ( The Fatal Shore ), the modern art movement ( The Shock of the New ), the nature of American art ( American Visions ), and the nature of America itself as seen through its art ( The Culture of Complaint ), now turns his renowned... more...

  • John Constableby Anthony Bailey

    Random House 2012; US$ 22.55

    Born in 1776 in East Anglia near the river Stour, John Constable was destined for his father's business of milling and grain-shipping. But he was obdurately opposed to this and persuaded his family he should become an artist instead. In the same determined spirit, he wooed Maria Bicknell in the teeth of opposition from her formidable grandfather,... more...

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: A Biographyby Eric Fretz

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 39.00

    Jean-Michel Basquiat was barely out of his teens when he rocketed to the center of New York's art scene. He was 27 when he died of a heroin overdose. Always controversial, Basquiat is now established as a major contemporary painter whose unique work continues to enthrall. Jean-Michel Basquiat: A Biography covers the artist's Brooklyn childhood,... more...

  • Mr JW Lewin, Painter & Naturalistby Richard Neville

    University of NSW Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Author, illustrator, printmaker and natural historian, John William Lewin created the first illustrated book ever published in Australia – Birds of New South Wales, in 1813. Featuring more than 150 exquisite artworks, Mr JW Lewin takes a fascinating look at Lewin’s life and work, his place in colonial Australian society and the natural history... more...

  • Breakfast with Lucianby Geordie Greig

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 30.99

    An insider's account?the first of its kind?of the thoroughly unconventional life of one of the twentieth century's most shockingly original painters Lucian Freud's paintings are instantly recognizable: often shocking and disturbing, his portraits convey a profound yet compelling sense of discomfort. Freud was twice married and the father of... more...

  • Seven Years with Banksyby Robert Clarke

    Michael O'Mara 2012; US$ 9.99

    Seven Years with Banksy is an illuminating memoir of the world's most celebrated graffiti artist, offering an insight into his life and work through the experiences that he and the author Robert Clarke shared together during Banksy's formative years. Clarke takes us through his first encounters with Banksy, which took place in a hotel in New York in... more...