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  • War Paintby Lindy Woodhead

    Orion 2017; US$ 15.99

    War Paint is the story of two extraordinary women, Miss Elizabeth Arden and Madame Helena Rubinstein, and the legacy they left: a story of feminine vanity and marketing genius. Behind the gloss and glamour lay obsession with business and rivalry with each other. Despite working for over six decades in the same business, these two geniuses never... more...

  • Becoming Leonardoby Mike Lankford

    Melville House 2017; US$ 25.95

    Why did Leonardo Da Vinci leave so many of his major works uncompleted? Why did this resolute pacifist build war machines for the notorious Borgias? Why did he carry the Mona Lisa with him everywhere he went for decades, yet never quite finish it? Why did he write backwards, and was he really at war with Michelangelo? And was he gay?   In a book... more...

  • You Say to Brickby Wendy Lesser

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 21.00

    Born in Estonia 1901 and brought to America in 1906, the architect Louis Kahn grew up in poverty in Philadelphia. By the time of his mysterious death in 1974, he was widely recognized as one of the greatest architects of his era. Yet this enormous reputation was based on only a handful of masterpieces, all built during the last fifteen years of his... more...

  • Kahlil Gibran: Beyond Bordersby Kahlil G. Gibran; Jean Gibran

    Head of Zeus 2017; US$ 16.99

    A comprehensive illustrated biography of Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American artist, poet and author of the best-selling inspirational fiction The Prophet . more...

  • Fathersby Sam Miller

    Random House 2017; US$ 21.14

    In early 2014, after many years living abroad, Sam Miller returned to his childhood home in London. His father was dying. When the editor, writer, critic and academic Karl Miller died later that year, the obituaries spoke of his brilliance and influence, of how he founded the London Review of Books , and how he had shaped the careers of some of... more...

  • The Quest for Goldby Andrew Fekete

    Liverpool University Press 2017; US$ 22.99

    The Quest for Gold is an edited version of writings by visionary Andrew Fekete - a painter, architect, poet and writer - that occurs against the background of his sexuality and his membership of the gay community in London in the 1980s. more...

  • Makeup Manby Michael Westmore; Jake Page

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 18.99

    Headline: A peak behind the Hollywood mask by one of its foremost makeup artists In Hollywood?s heyday, almost every major studio had a Westmore heading up the makeup department. Since 1917, there has never been a time when Westmores weren?t shaping the visages of stardom. For their century-long dedication to the art of makeup, the Westmores were... more...

  • Katmandou, des dieux et des hommesby Sonia Privat

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 15.99

    Témoignage artistique d'un voyage au Népal. Sonia Privat, au fil de ses publications, poursuit son travail de témoin du monde par la peinture de voyage. Après Zanzibar, le Maroc ou l?Inde des maharajahs, la voici de retour du Népal et de la merveilleuse vallée de Katmandou. À quelques jours près, elle aurait subi les terribles tremblements de terre... more...

  • George Catlinby George Catlin

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    La découverte et la fascination pour une civilisation... En 1838, George Catlin a constitué une « collection » avec tout le matériel rassemblé patiemment. C?est la première du genre, la plus complète, obtenue sans contrainte ni spoliation. Il la présente sur la côte est des États-Unis, où il obtient un succès d?estime mais pas la reconnaissance... more...

  • The Pen and the Brushby Anka Muhlstein; Adriana Hunter

    Other Press 2017; US$ 7.99

    A scintillating glimpse into the lives of acclaimed writers and artists and their inspiring, often surprising convergences, from the author of Monsieur Proust's Library   With the wit and penetration well known to readers of Balzac's Omelette and Monsieur Proust's Library , Anka Muhlstein's PEN AND BRUSH revisits the delights of the French... more...