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  • Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beautyby Camilla Morton; Christian Lacroix

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • May Sartonby Margot Peters

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Constantin Brancusiby Sanda Miller

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 16.95

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  • Nature's Engraverby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A lavishly produced biography of the man whose wildlife illustrations shaped the way we view the natural world. more...

  • Nature's Engraverby Jenny Uglow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 14.99

    At the end of the eighteenth century, Britain, and much of the Western world, fell in love with nature. Thomas Bewick?s History of British Birds marked the moment, the first ?field guide? for ordinary people, illustrated with woodcuts of astonishing accuracy and beauty. But his work was far more than a mere guide, for in the vivid vignettes scattered... more...

  • Geniusby Andrew Robinson

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Homer, Leonardo da Vinci, Mozart, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy; Curie, Darwin, Einstein, Galileo, and Newton. What do these world-famous artists and scientists have in common?- apart from the fact that their achievements predate our own time by a century or more. Most of us would probably answer: all ten possessed something we call genius, which in each... more...

  • Australian Gothicby Janine Burke

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 14.10

    The acclaimed biography of one of Australia's pre-eminent artists, Albert Tucker. Australian Gothic is the first biography of Tucker, one of Australia's most significant and influential artists. A member of the 'Angry Penguins' group which included Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd and Joy Hester, Tucker is best remembered for his paintings of wartime Melbourne:... more...

  • Magician of the Modernby Eugene R. Gaddis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • David Hockneyby Christopher Simon Sykes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.99

    Drawing on exclusive and unprecedented access to David Hockney?s extensive archives, notebooks, and paintings, interviews with family, friends, and on Hockney himself, Christopher Simon Sykes provides a colorful and intimate portrait of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Born in 1937, David Hockney grew up in a northern... more...

  • Invisibleby Hugues De Montalembert

    Simon & Schuster Australia 2011; Not Available

    The impressionistic memoir of an artist who was blinded in a sudden act of violence, leading to a profound meditation on what it means to see and be seen 'You live in a city like New York. You read the papers. You look at the television. But you never think it will happen to you. It happened to me one evening'. One summer night in 1978, Hugues de... more...