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- Simon & Schuster Australia 2014; Not Available
In post-war Australia, William Dobell was a household name. But the most famous artist in the land was a broken man. His Archibald Prize-winning portrait of Joshua Smith was the subject of a sensational legal case, challenging not only Dobell?s right to the prize, but the very idea of art itself. Dobell won the legal battle but lost so much else.... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00
Iconic graphic designer and Academy Award--winning filmmaker Saul Bass (1920--1996) defined an innovative era in cinema. His title sequences for films such as Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) and North by Northwest (1959), and Billy Wilder's The Seven... 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$ 15.99
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 is... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
?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...
- Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 11.99
This chronicle of the two months in 1888 when Paul Gauguin shared a house in France with Vincent Van Gogh describes not only how these two hallowed artists painted and exchanged ideas, but also the texture of their everyday lives. Includes 60 B&W reproductions of the artists' paintings and drawings from the period. more...
- Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 22.00
NATIONAL BESTSELLER FINALIST 2011 ? Ottawa Book Award for Non-Fiction Roy MacGregor's lifelong fascination with Tom Thomson first led him to write Canoe Lake , a novel inspired by a distant relative's affair with one of Canada's greatest painters. Now, MacGregor breaks new ground, re-examining the mysteries of Thomson's life, loves and violent... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99
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...