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Artists, Architects, Photographers

  • A Clean, Well-Lighted Placeby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2018; US$ 0.99

    Here is Jon Krakauer’s portrait of the iconoclastic architect Christopher Alexander, whose revolutionary human-centered approach has shaken the foundations of modern architecture. Krakauer delves into Alexander’s life and career, from his theories on a timeless “pattern language” that could be used to create buildings and towns that were simultaneously... more...

  • J’ai bien connu Brelby Joël Fauré

    Primento Digital Publishing 2018; US$ 8.99

    L'écrivain toulousain Joël Fauré, amoureux de Jacques Brel, raconte son idole comme si c'était son ami de toujours. Jacques Brel nous a quittés le 9 octobre 1978. Plus qu’un chanteur, il fut un artiste complet, un homme attachant, un poète qui brûla la vie par les deux bouts. Il laisse un patrimoine inestimable. Ses chansons ont marqué toutes les... more...

  • The Legacy of Edith Kramerby Lani Gerity; Susan Ainlay Anand

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 52.95

    The Legacy of Edith Kramer presents a unique exploration into the life and work of the groundbreaking artist and art therapist. This edited volume examines the artist’s personal and cultural history prior to relocating to the United States as well as the later years when she worked as an artist, art therapist, and teacher as she developed her theoretical... more...

  • The Unknown Matisseby Hilary Spurling

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 23.96

    Astonishing and essential, the biography that reclaimed Henri Matisse from history's slanders and restored his place in the canon of the 20th century's greatest artists Before acclaimed biographer Hilary Spurling turned her attention to Henri Mattise, precious few facts were known about his life - and those few were distorted by inaccuracy, misunderstanding... more...

  • Matisse the Masterby Hilary Spurling

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 21.14

    Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year 2005 Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2005 The second in Hilary Spurling's sweeping, two-volume biography of Henri Matisse, one of the most influential and beloved artists of the twentieth century This fascinating exploration of Matisse's world uncovers the secret life of the artist, whose paintings... more...

  • Aleister Crowley in Americaby Tobias Churton

    Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 2017; US$ 26.99

    An exploration of Crowley’s relationship with the United States • Details Crowley’s travels, passions, literary and artistic endeavors, sex magick, and psychedelic experimentation • Investigates Crowley’s undercover intelligence adventures that actively promoted U.S. involvement in WWI • Includes an abundance of previously unpublished letters... more...

  • Avedonby Norma Stevens; Steven M. L. Aronson

    Random House 2017; US$ 42.29

    Richard Avedon was arguably the world’s most famous photographer – as artistically influential as he was commercially successful. Over six richly productive decades, he created landmark advertising campaigns, iconic fashion photographs (as the star photographer for Harper’s Bazaar and then Vogue) , groundbreaking books and unforgettable portraits... more...

  • Francisco Goyaby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2017; US$ 5.99

    Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Francisco Goya in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide! Francisco Goya is one of the most important figures of Spanish art history, alongside icons such as Diego Velásquez and Pablo Picasso. During his lifetime, he established... more...

  • Avedonby Norma Stevens; Steven M. L. Aronson

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 17.48

    An intimate biography of Richard Avedon, the legendary fashion and portrait photographer who “helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture” ( The New York Times ), by his longtime collaborator and business partner Norma Stevens and award-winning author Steven M. L. Aronson. Richard Avedon was arguably the world’s most famous photographer—as... more...

  • Cartoon Countyby Cullen Murphy

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 18.90

    A poignant history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut School For a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the the nation’s top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone’s throw of one another in the southwestern corner of Connecticut—a... more...