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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 9.99
In 1792, when he was forty-seven, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya contracted a serious illness that left him stone deaf. In this extraordinary book, Julia Blackburn follows Goya through the remaining thirty-five years of his life. It was a time of political turmoil, of war, violence, and confusion, and Goya transformed what he saw around him... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 21.95
In 1973 Georgia O?Keeffe employed C. S. Merrill to catalog her library for her estate. Merrill, a poet who was a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, was twenty-six years old and O?Keeffe was eighty-five, almost blind, but still painting. Over seven years, Merrill was called upon for secretarial assistance, cooking, and personal care... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.99
The story of Stanford White--his scandalous affair with the 16-year-old actress Evelyn Nesbit, his murder in 1906 by her husband, the millionaire Harry K. Thaw, and the hailstorm of publicity that surrounded "the trial of the century"--has proven irresistable to generations of novelists, historians, and biographers. The premier neoclassical architect... more...
- Overlook 2002; US$ 16.99
In this first full-scale biography of the artist Robert Hughes called "a kind of Bridge of Sighs between Surrealism and America," Nouritza Matossian charts the life of Arshile Gorky, one of the most mysterious of major twentieth-century artists. Born in Armenia, he survived the Turkish genocide begun in 1915 and arrived in America in 1920. One of... more...
- Scribner 2013; US$ 12.99
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...
- Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 10.19
The story of Coco Chanel s life, as told by her to Paul Morand Coco Chanel invited Paul Morand to visit her in St Moritz at the end of the Second World War when he was given the opportunity to write her memoirs; his notes of their conversations were put away in a drawer and only came to light one year after Chanel's death. Through Morand's transcription... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.99
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...