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  • Expressions of Placeby John R. Kemp

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 40.00

    Contemporary artists revealing the state?s urban landscapes, southwestern swamps, central prairies, verdant forests, and northern fields more...

  • Without Getting Killed or Caughtby Tamara Saviano

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    For more than forty years, Guy Clark wrote and recorded unforgettable songs. His lyrics and melodies paint indelible portraits of the people, places, and experiences that shaped him. He has served as model, mentor, supporter, and friend to at least two generations of the world?s most talented and influential singer-songwriters. In songs like ?Desperados... more...

  • Mad Enchantmentby Ross King

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    Claude Monet's water lily paintings are among the most iconic and beloved works of art of the past century. Yet these entrancing images were created at a time of terrible private turmoil and sadness for the artist. The dramatic history behind these paintings is little known; Ross King's Mad Enchantment tells the full story for the first time and,... more...

  • Twenty Over Eightyby Aileen Kwun; Bryn Smith

    Princeton Architectural Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    Twenty Over Eighty is a collection of insightful, intimate, and often irreverent interviews with twenty architecture and design luminaries over the age of eighty. Revealing conversations with leaders from a variety of fields?including graphic designers Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Lora Lamm, and Deborah Sussman; architects Michael Graves, Denise... more...

  • Pierre Jélyotte et les chanteurs de son tempsby Arthur Pougin; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Il y a quelque trente ans un curieux de choses du théâtre, de Manne, mettait à exécution une idée assez ingénieuse et publiait sous ce titre : La Troupe de Voltaire, un livre dans lequel il remettait en lumière et, en les groupant, faisait connaître tous les acteurs qui avaient été, à la Comédie Française, les interprètes des ?uvres de... more...

  • Fille d'Opéra, vendeuse d'amourby Robert-Charles Yve-Plessis; Gaston Capon; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Marie-Anne Pagès était née à Paris, vers 1730. La date de sa naissance est encore plus imprécise que celle de sa mort ; aucun document officiel ne fixera la postérité sur son état-civil. On sait simplement qu'elle était fille d'un savetier pour dames du cul-de-sac Dauphine, près le passage des Tuileries. Mais on ignore tout de sa première... more...

  • Biographie des grands inventeurs dans les sciences, les arts et l'industrieby Gabriel Joret-Desclosières; Charles Beaufrand; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Les aérostats (ballons) ont été inventés par les frères Montgolfier en 1783, et perfectionnés par le physicien Charles et le savant Nicolas Conté. Pilâtre de Rozier et le marquis d'Arlande furent les premiers qui osèrent, dès 1783, s'aventurer dans une nacelle suspendue à une montgolfière. Au nombre de nos contemporains qui depuis cinquante... more...

  • Saint-Pétersbourgby Théophile Gautier

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Laissez-vous guider pour un merveilleux voyage dans la Russie du XIXe siècle Théophile Gautier, (1811-1872), le « fils du soleil », s?émerveille devant les prestiges de la capitale des neiges qu?il appelle « l?Athènes du Nord ». Ébloui par les palais et les cathédrales aux teintes pastel, il glisse en traîneau sur la Perspective Nevski, pénètre... more...

  • The Color of Being/El Color del Serby Susie Kalil; William G. Otton; Barbara Rose

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    Born in Bryan, Texas, and raised in Houston, Dorothy Hood won a scholarship to the Rhode Island School of Design in the early 1930s, then worked as a model in New York to earn money for classes at the Art Students League. On a whim, she drove a roadster to Mexico City with friends in 1941 and ended up staying for more than twenty years. Hood was... more...

  • 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...