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- Scribner 2013; US$ 16.00
All three of Anne Truitt?s artist?s journals in one e-volume, the illuminating, inspiring record of a woman?s reconciliation of the call of creative work with the demands of daily life?with a new introduction by Audrey Niffenegger. Anne Truitt kept a journal throughout her adult life, from her early years as one of the rare, celebrated women artists... more...
- National Library of Australia 2013; US$ 29.99
The classic field guide What Bird Is That? has been known to bird enthusiasts throughout Australia for decades, ever since it was first published in 1931. It was written and illustrated by Neville William Cayley (1886-1950), son of artist Neville Henry Cayley (1854-1903) who, before him, had also had dreams of publishing a big bird booka... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 14.00
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE IN BIOGRAPHY AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN/JACQUELINE BOGRAD WELD AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY "Welcome to Rockwell Land," writes Deborah Solomon in the introduction to this spirited and authoritative biography of the painter who provided twentieth-century... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 18.99
Sylvia Plath: Drawings is a portfolio of pen-and-ink illustrations created during the transformative period spent at Cambridge University, when Plath met and secretly married poet Ted Hughes, and traveled with him to Paris and Spain on their honeymoon, years before she wrote her seminal work, The Bell Jar . Throughout her life, Sylvia Plath cited... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.03
Jeffrey fights his way out from beneath the shadow of his domineering father and clinging mother to follow his lifelong dream of cartooning for a living?he is now a widely syndicated political cartoonist. A funny, heart-felt memoir depicting a family doing their best to love one another and, against long odds, succeeding. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 40.00
The first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time -- the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola -- whose brilliantly rendered, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art. The story of Balthus's life has been shrouded by contradiction... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00
An important moment in American literary history takes life in this stunning biography of Jean Stafford, one of the most successful, admired--and troubled--of the brilliant and influential midcentury circle of writers and critics that included Allen Tate, Caroline Gordon, Peter Taylor, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell, and Robert Lowell, Stafford's... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
Even by the versatile standards of Victorian pioneers, Charles Heaphy had an unusually varied career: as a draughtsman, explorer, surveyor, gold agent, geologist, soldier, war hero, politician, land commissioner and judge. Most importantly, however, for decades Heaphy painted and sketched what he saw. From his earliest surviving watercolour of birdlife... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
Fizzing with wit and style and featuring original illustrations by the author, Something for the Birds is a lively, humorous and tragic memoir that traces the roots of a distinguished painter and her crucial role in New Zealand's feminist movement. Jacqueline Fahey moves from childhood in provincial Timaru and back to her Irish ancestors. She describes... more...