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- F+W Media 2005; US$ 9.95
Everybody knows Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, drew that famous guy inside a circle, and-oh yeah-has something to do with that code, too. But what about the man behind the myth? Although he's incredibly famous for his artistic achievements, most people don't know much about this genius's life. 101 Things You Didn't Know about Da Vinci takes... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.95
A provocative and wide-ranging conversation between two distinctive women?one American and one French?on the dilemmas, rewards, and demands of womanhood. Lisa Alther and Françoise Gilot have been friends for more than twenty-five years. Although from different backgrounds (Gilot from cosmopolitan Paris, Alther from small-town Tennessee) and different... more...
- Greystone Books 1753; US$ 13.99
In 1871, Marianne North , a brilliant artist with a keen interest in botany, set-forth to travel the world on a quest to paint indigenous plants in their natural habitat. Encouraged by her friend Charles Darwin, North travelled by boat, train, mule, foot and palanquin to every continent except Antarctica. She circled the globe twice over fifteen... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 27.95
From the much acclaimed author of Dared and Done: The Marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning , a new book that retrieves the lives of Victorian women--writers, actresses, poets, journalists, sculptors, and social reformers--celebrated in their day but forgotten in ours. Julia Markus focuses in particular on the American Charlotte Cushman,... more...
- Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95
George Catlin traveled the North American continent from 1830-1838 to chronicle the people, customs and traditions of Native American tribes. His life's ambition was to record the disappearing Native American culture in paint and print. He attempted to share his knowledge with Europeans in an eight-year tour of England, France and Belgium. This... more...
- Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95
George Catlin traveled the North American continent from 1830-1838 to chronicle the people, customs and traditions of Native American tribes. His life's ambition was to record the disappearing Native American culture in paint and print. He attempted to share his knowledge with Europeans in an eight-year tour of England, France and Belgium. This second... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 205.00
African-American architects have been designing and building houses and public buildings since 1865. Although many of these structures survive today, the architects themselves are virtually unknown. This unique reference work brings their lives and work to light for the first time. Written by 100 experts ranging from architectural historians to archivists,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 8.45
'If artists betray the social conscience and the basic principles of being human, where does art stand then?' Ai Weiwei - artist, architect, curator, publisher, poet and urbanist - extended the notion of art and is one of the world's most significant creative and cultural figures. In this series of interviews, conducted over several years with... more...