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  • The Auctioneerby Simon de Pury; William Stadiem

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    Just as William Goldman, the ultimate screenwriter, took us inside Hollywood, Simon de Pury, the ultimate art player, will take us inside an even more secretive business, whose staggering prices, famous collectors, and high crimes are front page news almost every day. The former Chairman of Sotheby's Europe, the former owner of Sotheby's rival Phillips... more...

  • Raw Concreteby Barnabas Calder

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    'Part history, part aesthetic autobiography, wholly engaging and liable to convince those procrastinators sitting (uncomfortably) on the concrete fence' Jonathan Meades 'A learned and passionate book' Simon Bradley, author of The Railways ?A compelling and evocative read, meticulously researched, and filled with insight and passion? ... more...

  • The Curse of Beautyby James Bone

    Regan Arts. 2016; US$ 26.95 US$ 18.99

    The tumultuous and heartbreaking life of a world-famous model whose riveting story of beauty, fame, passion, murder, and madness in the Gilded Age captivated a nation. As America was stepping into the modern era, one great beauty became the artist?s model of choice. Her perfect form became the emblem of the Gilded Age and appears on the greatest... more...

  • Sex in the Museumby Sarah Forbes

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    Sarah Forbes was in graduate school when she stumbled upon a museum dedicated to . . . sex. The anthropology student hesitated when her boyfriend suggested she apply for a job, but apply she did, and it wasn?t long before a part-time position at New York?s MUSEUM OF SEX lead to a gig as the museum's curator. That was over twelve years ago. Now Sarah?a... more...

  • Till We Have Built Jerusalemby Adina Hoffman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 28.99

    Equal parts biographical puzzle, architectural meditation, and probing detective story, Adina Hoffman's Till We Have Built Jerusalem offers a prismatic view into one of the world's most beloved and troubled cities. Panoramic yet intimate, this portrait of three architects who helped build modern Jerusalem is also a gripping exploration of the ways... more...

  • Soulmakerby Alexander Nemerov

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Between 1908 and 1917, the American photographer and sociologist Lewis Hine (1874?1940) took some of the most memorable pictures of child workers ever made. Traveling around the United States while working for the National Child Labor Committee, he photographed children in textile mills, coal mines, and factories from Vermont and Massachusetts to... more...

  • The Electric Pencilby James Edward Deeds; Richard Goodman; Harris Diamant

    Princeton Architectural Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    Deeds's subtle, meticulous, and wildly imaginative pencil and crayon drawings portray an unusual cast of characters: nineteenth-century dandies, Civil War soldiers, antique cars, fantastic boats and trains, country landscapes dotted with roaming animals, and fanciful architecture. None of these existed in the actual mid-twentieth-century landscape... more...

  • Mapplethorpeby Patricia Morrisroe

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.50

    With Robert Mapplethorpe's full endorsement and encouragement, Morrisroe interviewed more than three hundred friends, lovers, family members, and critics to form this definitive biography of America's most censored and celebrated photographer. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs. more...

  • The Art of the Womanby Emily Fourmy Cutrer

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    The Art of the Woman explores the life of German-born Elisabet Ney, a flamboyant sculptor who transfixed the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer and left the court of the half-mad Ludwig of Bavaria to put down new roots in Texas. Born in 1833, Ney gained notoriety in Europe by sculpting the busts of such figures as Ludwig II, Schopenhauer, Garibaldi,... more...

  • Louise Nevelsonby Laurie Lisle

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 4.99

    Louise Nevelson, one of the most important American sculptors of the twentieth century, was a beautiful woman who lived so audacious a life that by the time of her death she was a legend both inside and outside the art world.   Born Leah Berliawsky in Czarist Russia in 1899, she grew up in Maine, ostracized as a Jew and a foreigner. At twenty she... more...