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  • Nature's Engraverby Jenny Uglow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 30.99

    At the end of the eighteenth century, Britain, and much of the Western world, fell in love with nature. Thomas Bewick?s History of British Birds marked the moment, the first ?field guide? for ordinary people, illustrated with woodcuts of astonishing accuracy and beauty. But his work was far more than a mere guide, for in the vivid vignettes scattered... more...

  • Everything by Designby Alan Lapidus

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    Alan Lapidus?s life has been a Zelig-like romp through most of the cultural and political highlights of the recent past. He has popped up as architect for or observer of many of our era?s most iconic figures, including Donald Trump, various Mafia big shots, mayors, Aristotle and Jackie Onassis, Bob Guccione, pit bosses, real estate legends, and spies. ... more...

  • Glory in a Lineby Phyllis Birnbaum

    Faber & Faber 2007; US$ 22.99

    The first biography in English of the Japanese artist who was a central figure in the dazzling artistic milieu of 1920s Paris   When we think of expatriates in Paris during the early decades of the twentieth century, certain names come to mind: Hemingway, Picasso, Modigliani?and Foujita, the Japanese artist whose distinctive works, bringing elements... more...

  • Geniusby Andrew Robinson

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Homer, Leonardo da Vinci, Mozart, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy; Curie, Darwin, Einstein, Galileo, and Newton. What do these world-famous artists and scientists have in common?- apart from the fact that their achievements predate our own time by a century or more. Most of us would probably answer: all ten possessed something we call genius, which in each... more...

  • Into the Garden with Charlesby Clyde Phillip Wachsberger

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 28.99

    Set in the tiny village of Orient, Long Island, and in New York City, Into the Garden with Charles is a memoir about falling in love. As a boy in suburban New York in 1940s, Clyde Wachsberger daydreams about storybook gardens where magic happens under the huge leaves. Through the 1960s and 1970s, when most gay men disdained monogamy, the author?an... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...