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- Random House 2012; US$ 23.60
Born in 1776 in East Anglia near the river Stour, John Constable was destined for his father's business of milling and grain-shipping. But he was obdurately opposed to this and persuaded his family he should become an artist instead. In the same determined spirit, he wooed Maria Bicknell in the teeth of opposition from her formidable grandfather,... more...
- University of NSW Press 2012; US$ 31.99
Author, illustrator, printmaker and natural historian, John William Lewin created the first illustrated book ever published in Australia Birds of New South Wales, in 1813. Featuring more than 150 exquisite artworks, Mr JW Lewin takes a fascinating look at Lewins life and work, his place in colonial Australian society and the natural history... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 30.99
An insider?s account?the first of its kind?of the thoroughly unconventional life of one of the twentieth century?s most shockingly original painters Lucian Freud?s paintings are instantly recognizable: often shocking and disturbing, his portraits convey a profound yet compelling sense of discomfort. Freud was twice married and the father of... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 8.99
The work of one of the towering creative spirits of the century, Alberto Giacometti's visionary sculptures and paintings from a testament to the artist's intriguing life story. From modest beginnings in a Swiss village, Giacometti went on to flourish in the picturesque milieu of prewar Paris and then to achieve international acclaim in the fifties... more...
- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 9.99
Zena el Khalil, a young Beirut-based female artist, writer, and activist who had an unconventional but worldly upbringing growing up in Lagos, Nigeria and attending art school in New York, returns after 9/11 to her familial home of Beirut and its mountains, beaches, food, music and drugs . Beirut, I Love You, spanning from 1994 to the present day,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 28.99
From the Author of Frida , the Moving and Heroic Story of One of the Central Painters of the Twentieth Century Born in Turkey around 1900, Vosdanik Adoian escaped the massacres of Armenians in 1915 only to watch his mother die of starvation and his family scatter in their flight from the Turks. Arriving in America in 1920, Adoian invented the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
?Matching gorgeous prose to gorgeous artworks, Prose responds to each image as a moment of theatrical revelation, sensual or spiritual, and frequently both.? ? Boston Sunday Globe In Caravaggio, New York Times bestselling author Francine Prose ( Goldengrove, Reading like a Writer ) offers an enthralling account of the life and work of one of... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Joe Andoe is an internationally exhibited painter. His work, hailed by The New Yorker as "cowboy noir with a fashionista twist," is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Whitney Museum of Art in New York, and countless other locations. He is a father. He is a writer. He is sober. That's now. Once upon a time, though, way... more...