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  • Arbitrary Stupid Goalby Tamara Shopsin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 18.90

    “ Arbitrary Stupid Goal is a completely riveting world —when I looked up from its pages regular life seemed boring and safe and modern like one big iPhone. This book captures not just a lost New York but a whole lost way of life.” —Miranda July In Arbitrary Stupid Goal , Tamara Shopsin takes the reader on a pointillist time-travel trip to the... more...

  • The Great Nadarby Adam Begley

    Crown/Archetype 2017; US$ 28.00

    A dazzling, stylish biography of a fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer, and pioneer. A recent French biography begins, Who doesn't know Nadar? In France, that's a rhetorical question. Of all of the legendary figures who thrived in mid-19th-century Paris—a cohort that includes Victor Hugo, Baudelaire, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas—Nadar... more...

  • Charles Pachterby Leonard Wise; Tom Smart; Margaret Atwood

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 16.99

    Charles Pachter, one of Canada’s most celebrated artists, is the creator of such iconic works as Queen on Moose and The Painted Flag . This new work, with its intimate anecdotes and captivating photos and art, showcases the life and work of a man who has helped to redefine Canadian art. more...

  • The Songs We Know Bestby Karin Roffman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 21.00

    The first biography of an American master The Songs We Know Best , the first comprehensive biography of the early life of John Ashbery—the winner of nearly every major American literary award—reveals the unusual ways he drew on the details of his youth to populate the poems that made him one of the most original and unpredictable forces of the... more...

  • Jim Shooterby Jason Sacks; Eric Hoffman; Dominick Grace

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 25.00

    Collected interviews spanning the career of an American comic book writer, editor, and businessman who remains among the most important figures in the history of the medium more...

  • 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...