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  • The Yellow Houseby Martin Gayford

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Caravaggioby Andrew Graham-Dixon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. The worlds of Milan, Rome and Naples through which Caravaggio moved and which Andrew Graham-Dixon describes brilliantly in this book, are those of cardinals and whores, prayer and violence. On the streets surrounding the churches and palaces, brawls... more...

  • 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...

  • House of Exileby Evelyn Juers

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Evelyn Juers' extraordinary book is a unique imagining of the unconventional love affair between the writer and political activist Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger - a tall, blonde ex-barmaid twenty-seven years his junior - recounting their flight from Nazi Germany in 1933, to France and then to Los Angeles. In House of Exile their story is... 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...

  • David Hockneyby Christopher Simon Sykes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • Meeting Fairiesby R. Ogilvie Crombie

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 22.95

    Fascinating meetings with fire and water spirits and interactions with the elf king?one person's remarkable encounters with the fairy realm   More than 40 years ago Robert Ogilvie Crombie, or Roc as he was affectionately known, found himself in Edinburgh Botanical Gardens, where, to his great surprise, he found himself looking at a faun. The remarkable,... more...

  • The Patagonian Hareby Claude Lanzmann; Frank Wynne

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 17.99

    ?Even if I lived a hundred lives, I still wouldn?t be exhausted.? These words capture the intensity of the experiences of Claude Lanzmann, a man whose acts have always been a negation of resignation: a member of the Resistance at sixteen, a friend to Jean-Paul Sartre and a lover to Simone de Beauvoir, and the director of one of the most important... 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...