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  • The Art of Rivalryby Sebastian Smee

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.00

    Pulitzer Prize?winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists?Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon?whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights. Rivalry is at the heart of some of the most famous and fruitful relationships in history.... more...

  • Rounded Up in Gloryby Michael Grauer

    University of North Texas Press 2016; US$ 31.96

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  • Known and Strange Thingsby Teju Cole

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 17.00

    A blazingly intelligent first book of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief   With this collection of more than fifty pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature, Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today?s most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose... more...

  • The Glamour of Strangenessby Jamie James

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 30.99

    From the early days of steamship travel, artists stifled by the culture of their homelands fled to islands, jungles, and deserts in search of new creative and emotional frontiers. Their flight inspired a unique body of work that doesn't fit squarely within the Western canon, yet may be some of the most original statements we have about the range and... more...

  • Hegel's Owlby Sheridan Palmer

    Power Publications 2016; US$ 9.99

    ‘An elegant and powerful study, finely crafted - fully worthy of its subject.’ Peter Beilharz, Curtin University, PerthBernard Smith began life as a ward of the State; he would go on to become the father of Australian art history. In 2008 Smith invited writer and art historian Dr Sheridan Palmer to write his biography. Through years of interviews... more...

  • Le vent les a ôtésby Marcel Séguier

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Marcel Séguier nous livre ses plus belles rencontres sous le signe de l?amitié. Le titre est emprunté au poème de Rutebeuf. Marcel Séguier est, pour le principal, romancier. Mais dans ces récits s?apparentant à des nouvelles, les héros sont bien réels, qui font pour la plupart partie de l?histoire littéraire. L?auteur y fait participer son lecteur... more...

  • Avoir du chien à 80 ansby Narkis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Un texte autour du sourire et de la richesse de la vie. « Nous avons tous le même âge, l'âge de la déraison ». Il n'y a pas d'âge pour être heureux et pour donner du bonheur. Un sourire n'a ni couleurs ni rides, il est universel et intemporel. Lire l'abécédaire de Narkis c'est comme s'asseoir à table entre amis : on passe un bon moment, on discute... more...

  • Frank & Charliby Frank Yandolino

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    Stories of Remarkable People and Enduring Love in the Time of Woodstock In the 1960s and '70s, Frank Yandolino rode the hippie counterculture movement alongside visionaries like Artie Kornfeld and Michael Lang, and he helped put together the Woodstock Festival of 1969, the era?s emblem of love and peace. From then on (and even before that), Yandolino,... more...

  • Van Gogh's Earby Bernadette Murphy

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 27.99

    The best-known and most sensational event in Vincent van Gogh?s life is also the least understood. For more than a century, biographers and historians seeking definitive facts about what happened on a December night in Arles have unearthed more questions than answers. Why would an artist at the height of his powers commit such a brutal act? Who was... more...

  • Van Gogh's Earby Bernadette Murphy

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    BOOK OF THE WEEK ON BBC RADIO 4 PRIMETIME BBC2 DOCUMENTARY WITH JEREMY PAXMAN On a dark night in Provence in December 1888 Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is an act that has come to define him. Yet for more than a century biographers and historians seeking definitive facts about what happened that night have been left with more questions... more...