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  • Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetryby Akiane Kramarik

    Thomas Nelson 2017; US$ 15.99

    Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry is a collection of the best of Akiane's full-color paintings and poetry created from ages 4 to 10, along with details of her family and the amazing stories that surround each unique artwork. more...

  • A Place for All Peopleby Richard Rogers

    Canongate Books 2017; US$ 21.63

    Richard Rogers was born in Florence in 1933. He was educated in the UK and then at the Yale School of Architecture, where he met Norman Foster. Alongside his partners, he has been responsible for some of the most radical designs of the twentieth century, including the Pompidou Centre, the Millennium Dome, the Bordeaux Law Courts, Leadenhall Tower and... more...

  • Feeling is the Thing that Happens in 1000th of a Secondby Christian Ryan

    Quercus 2017; US$ 24.99

    'Exquisite' Gideon Haigh 'Magical, a head rush, a marvel' Rahul Bhattacharya 'Startlingly original' Matthew Engel In 1975 Patrick Eagar took some photographs which were unlike any cricket photographs anyone had seen before. It was the summer of an Ashes and a World Cup (cricket's first), a near last-gasp summer before revolution... more...

  • At the Strangers' Gateby Adam Gopnik

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 26.95

    From The New York Times best-selling author of Paris to the Moon and beloved New Yorker writer, a memoir that captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s. When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, left the comforts of home in Montreal for New York, the city then, much like today, was a pilgrimage site for the young, the arty,... more...

  • A Generous Visionby Cathy Curtis

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    Cathy Curtis's comprehensive biography provides a much-needed summation of the extraordinary achievements of Elaine de Kooning. Based on painstaking research and hundreds of interviews, A Generous Vision fills a significant void in biographies of American women artists of the twentieth century, bringing to life a leading figure who held her own in... more...

  • The Way It Isby James King

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 24.99

    Greg Curnoe is one of the most adventurous and exciting Canadian artists of the second half of the twentieth century. In a series of vividly coloured works he found a multitude of ways to construct an autobiography that, contrary to establishment ideas of his time, obliterates the boundary between art and artist. more...

  • Gene Smith's Sinkby Sam Stephenson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 18.20

    An incisive biography of the prolific photo-essayist W. Eugene Smith Famously unabashed, W. Eugene Smith was photography’s most celebrated humanist. As a photo essayist at Life magazine in the 1940s and ’50s, he established himself as an intimate chronicler of human culture. His photographs of war and disaster, villages and metropolises, doctors... more...

  • Splendours and Miseries: The Roy Strong Diaries, 1967-87by Roy Strong

    Orion 2017; US$ 21.99

    'The Alan Clark diaries of cultural politics' Sunday Times 'At every word a reputation dies' A. N. Wilson Roy Strong is best known as the flamboyant former director of two great cultural institutions - the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum. In his first volume of diaries, he takes the reader into the heart of his career,... more...

  • Gainsboroughby James Hamilton

    Orion 2017; US$ 31.99

    ** BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week ** 'Compulsively readable - the pages seem to turn themselves' John Carey, Sunday Times 'B rings one of the very greatest [artists] vividly to life' Literary Review Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) lived as if electricity shot through his sinews and crackled at his finger ends. He was a gentle and empathetic... more...

  • The Real Story of Lucille Ballby Eleanor Harris

    Papamoa Press 2017; US$ 2.99

    The difficult early years… The truth about her and Desi… What’s behind I Love Lucy… First published in 1954, this is the full story of the actress who struggled to achieve stardom in the savagely competitive world of Hollywood and then went on to top place in television. And the story of the woman who won the harder battle of preserving the things... more...