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- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 35.00
A trenchant yet sympathetic portrait of Lee Miller, one of the iconic faces and careers of the twentieth century. Carolyn Burke reveals Miller as a multifaceted woman: both model and photographer, muse and reporter, sexual adventurer and mother, and, in later years, gourmet cook?the last of the many dramatic transformations she underwent during her... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 17.99
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 16.99
The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who ?burned like a comet? in nineteenth-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox. The renowned ceramicist... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 35.99
An extraordinary biography of Isabella Blow, whose pedigree, wild style, and outrageous antics catapulted her onto the London social scene and made her a fashion icon. In 2007, the news of Isabella Blow?s suicide at the age of 48 made headlines around the world?but there is more to the story of Isabella than her tragic end. The key supporter... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.00
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...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 17.99
Whether writing about Jasper Johns or Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman or Richard Serra, Calvin Tomkins shows why it is both easier and more difficult to make art today. If art can be anything, where do you begin? For more than three decades Calvin Tomkins?s incisive profiles in The New Yorker have given readers the most satisfying reports on contemporary... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99
Rosamond Bernier has lived an unusually full life?remarkable for its vividness and diversity of experience?and she has known many (one is tempted to say all) of the greatest artists and composers of the twentieth century. In Some of My Lives , Bernier has made a kind of literary scrapbook from an extraordinary array of writings, ranging from diary... more...