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  • Balthusby Nicholas Fox Weber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 40.00

    The first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time -- the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola -- whose brilliantly rendered, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art. The story of Balthus's life has been shrouded by contradiction... more...

  • The Interior Castleby Ann Hulbert

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00

    An important moment in American literary history takes life in this stunning biography of Jean Stafford, one of the most successful, admired--and troubled--of the brilliant and influential midcentury circle of writers and critics that included Allen Tate, Caroline Gordon, Peter Taylor, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell, and Robert Lowell, Stafford's... more...

  • Heaphyby Iain Sharp

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Even by the versatile standards of Victorian pioneers, Charles Heaphy had an unusually varied career: as a draughtsman, explorer, surveyor, gold agent, geologist, soldier, war hero, politician, land commissioner and judge. Most importantly, however, for decades Heaphy painted and sketched what he saw. From his earliest surviving watercolour of birdlife... more...

  • Something for the Birdsby Jacqueline Fahey

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Fizzing with wit and style and featuring original illustrations by the author, Something for the Birds is a lively, humorous and tragic memoir that traces the roots of a distinguished painter and her crucial role in New Zealand's feminist movement. Jacqueline Fahey moves from childhood in provincial Timaru and back to her Irish ancestors. She describes... more...

  • Before I Forgetby Jacqueline Fahey

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    In the tradition of romance novels, Jacqueline Fahey brought the curtain down at the end of her first memoir, Something for the Birds, after her marriage to Fraser McDonald. In Before I Forget she continues the story from this happy-ever-after moment, charting her life since 1960. While raising three daughters and many dogs, handling the deaths of... more...

  • Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil Warby Amanda Vaill

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.00

    A spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil War Madrid, 1936. In a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe—a conflict one writer will call "the decisive thing of the century"—six people meet and find their lives changed forever. Ernest Hemingway, his career stalled, his marriage... more...

  • Companions in Courageby Pat LaFontaine; Ernie Valutis; Chas Griffin; Larry Weisman

    Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 20.00

    Pat LaFontaine shares the personal details of his own struggle with depression & physical rehabilitation, as well as those other amazing athletes who were challenged by adversity & won. These are stories that will inspire others with the determination, courage, & winning spirit necessary to break through life's roadblocks & succeed. more...

  • Anthony Van Dyckby Robin Blake

    Ivan R. Dee 2009; US$ 24.99

    Blake, an author living in London, explains that the impetus for this biography of the great Dutch painter came from his own connection in childhood to a painting purchased by his grandmother more...

  • Holy Terrorby Bob Colacello

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.95

    In the 1960s, Andy Warhol’s paintings redefined modern art. His films provoked heated controversy, and his Factory was a hangout for the avant-garde. In the 1970s, after Valerie Solanas’s attempt on his life, Warhol become more entrepreneurial, aligning himself with the rich and famous. Bob Colacello, the editor of Warhol’s Interview magazine, spent... more...

  • Titian: The Last Daysby Mark Hudson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 15.99

    The book is a quest - a journey through Titian's life and work, towards the physical and spiritual landscape of his last paintings. more...