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  • A Forger's Taleby Shaun Greenhalgh; Waldemar Januszczak

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 9.99

    In 2007, Bolton Crown Court sentenced Shaun Greenhalgh to four years and eight months in prison for the crime of producing artistic forgeries. Working out of a shed in his parents' garden, Greenhalgh had successfully fooled some of the world's greatest museums. During the court case, the breadth of his forgeries shocked the art world and tantalised... more...

  • Chief Engineerby Erica Wagner

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 17.99

    His father conceived of the Brooklyn Bridge, but it was Washington Roebling who built this iconic feat of human engineering after his father's tragic death. It has stood for more than 130 years and is now as much a part of New York as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. Yet, as recognisable as the bridge is, its builder is too often... more...

  • Shopping Townby Victor Gruen; Anette Baldauf

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Victor Gruen was one of the twentieth century?s most influential architects and is regarded as the father of the U.S. shopping mall. In spring 1979, less than a year before his death, he began reconstructing his life story. Now available in English for the first time, Shopping Town is the long overdue account of a man whose work fundamentally altered... more...

  • A Forger's Taleby Shaun Greenhalgh

    Allen & Unwin 2017; US$ 19.08

    The extraordinary story of one of the greatest living art forgers, who fooled the world's art experts whilst working from a shed in the garden of his parents' house in Bolton, England. more...

  • Young Leonardoby Jean-Pierre Isbouts; Christopher Heath Brown

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    Provocative and original, this fresh look at Leonardo da Vinci?s formative years in Florence and Milan provides a radically different scenario of how he created his signature style that would transform Western art forever. The traditional view of Leonardo da Vinci?s career is that he enjoyed a promising start in Florence and then moved to Milan... more...

  • The Sagrada Familiaby Gijs van Hensbergen

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 8.99

    A definitive and illuminating biography of one of the most famous ? and most famously unfinished ? buildings in the world, the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona. Its scaffolding-cloaked spires reach up to the heavens, dominating the Barcelona skyline and drawing in millions of visitors every year. What seduces our attention is perhaps a combination: not... more...

  • Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoningby Claire Dederer

    Headline 2017; US$ 18.99

    A hilarious, confrontational and moving story of one woman's attempts to navigate her way through the challenges of mid-life, for lovers of HOW TO BE A WOMAN and I'M NOT WITH THE BAND. 'Claire Dederer is not only a brilliant author, but an honest and brave one' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of EAT, PRAY, LOVE Claire Dederer's youth was wild, an endless... more...

  • The Life of William Blakeby Alexander Gilchrist

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 11.99

    First full-length biography (1863) covers Blake's childhood, student years, trial for treason, "madness," neglect by the public, untimely death. Insightful commentary on the poet's works plus 40 of his illustrations. more...

  • The Man Who Designed the Futureby B. Alexandra Szerlip

    Melville House 2017; US$ 27.95

    Before there was Steve Jobs, there was Norman Bel Geddes.   A ninth-grade dropout who found himself at the center of the worlds of industry, advertising, theater, and even gaming, Bel Geddes designed everything from the first all-weather stadium, to Manhattan's most exclusive nightclub, to Futurama, the prescient 1939 exhibit that envisioned how... more...

  • Down Belowby Leonora Carrington; Marina Warner

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 8.99

    A stunning work of memoir and a n unforgettable depiction of the brilliance and madness by one of Surrealism's most compelling figures In 1937 Leonora Carrington?later to become one of the twentieth century?s great painters of the weird, the alarming, and the wild?was a nineteen-year-old art student in London, beautiful and unapologetically rebellious.... more...