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- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 22.55
This memoir spans Marina Abramovic's five decade career, and tells a life story that is almost as exhilarating and extraordinary as her groundbreaking performance art. Taking us from her early life in communist ex-Yugoslavia, to her time as an a young art student in Belgrade in the 1970s, where she first made her mark with a series of pieces that... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 28.00
In 2010, more than 750,000 people stood in line at Marina Abramovi??s MoMA retrospective for the chance to sit across from her and communicate with her nonverbally in an unprecedented durational performance that lasted more than 700 hours. This celebration of nearly fifty years of groundbreaking performance art demonstrated once again that Marina Abramovi?... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 21.95
In this second volume in the Ackroyd?s Brief Lives series, bestselling author Peter Ackroyd brings us a man of humble beginnings, crude manners, and prodigious talents, the nineteenth-century painter J. M. W. Turner. Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in London in 1775. His father was a barber, and his mother came from a family of London butchers.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77
Thomas Eakins is widely considered one of the great American painters, an artist whose uncompromising realism helped move American art from the Victorian era into the modern age. He is also acclaimed as a paragon of integrity, one who stood up for his artistic beliefs even when they brought him personal and professional difficulty--as when he was fired... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.91
Dilbert creator Scott Adams' funny memoir about his many failures and what they eventually taught him about success Scott Adams has probably failed at more things than anyone you've ever met. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world's most famous comic strips, in just a few years?... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 41.00
Diego Rivera: A Biography presents a concise but substantial biography of the famous and controversial Mexican artist. Chronologically arranged, the book examines Rivera's childhood and artistic formation (1886?1906), his European period (1907?1921), and his murals of the 1920s. It looks at the work he did in the United States (1930?1933) and follows... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 40.00
She was a steel heiress from the Midwest?Chicago and Lake Forest (her grandfather built Chicago?s bridges and worked for Andrew Carnegie). She was a daughter of the American Revolution?Anglo-Saxon, Republican, Episcopalian. She was tough, disciplined, courageous, dazzling, and went up against the masculine art world at its most entrenched, made... more...