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The Light Years

by Chris Rush

The Light Years is a joyous and defiant coming-of-age memoir set during one of the most turbulent times in American history

"This stunningly beautiful, original memoir is driven by a search for the divine, a...


Pagan Light

by Jamie James

"Pagan Light is mesmerizing. Every detail is compelling. I felt I was reading a family history of a family far more interesting than mine." --Edmund White, author of Our Young Man

A rich, intimate embrace of...


I.M.

by Isaac Mizrahi

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“In I.M., Isaac Mizrahi puts his life to paper with the same mix of spirit and wryness as the designs he popularized.” —Vanity Fair

Isaac Mizrahi is sui generis: designer,...


Charlotte Bronte

by E F Benson

It was precisely and carefully written, stating the facts and pulling apart the saintly whitewash Mrs. Gaskell and other previous biographers had done to Charlotte's life. He does a thorough job of getting at...


Tosh

by Tosh Berman & Amber Tamblyn

TOSH: Selling and Marketing Points:

 

Candid, funny, name-dropping, page-turning memoir by Tosh Berman, the son of Wallace Berman.

 

Wallace Berman is one of the most significant artists of American culture, associated...


Reveries over Childhood and Youth

by W.B. Yeats

Sometimes when I remember a relative that I have been fond of, or a strange incident of the past, I wander here and there till I have somebody to talk to. Presently I notice that my listener is bored; but now...


The Life and Art of Felrath Hines

by Rachel Berenson Perry, Jennifer McComas, Floyd Coleman & Julie L McGee

Felrath Hines (1913–1993), the first African American man to become a professional conservator for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, was born and raised in the segregated Midwest. Leaving their home...


Vincent van Gogh

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Vincent van Gogh in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch...


Michelangelo

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Michelangelo in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Michelangelo is one of the most influential...


Leonardo da Vinci

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Leonardo da Vinci was an artist,...


Gustav Klimt

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Gustav Klimt in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Gustav Klimt was one of the most...


Since When

by Bill Berkson

Bill Berkson was a poet, art critic, bon vivant, and joyful participant in the best of postwar and bohemian American culture. Since When gathers the ephemera of a life well-lived, a collage of bold-face names,...


Margaret Wise Brown

by Leonard S. Marcus

"Leonard S. Marcus... has masterfully written about a fascinating woman who in her short life changed literature for the very young. I was throroughly enchanted."--Eric Carle

Nearly fifty years after her sudden...


Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects

by Giorgio Vasari & Gaston Du C. De Vere

The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and is a series of artist biographies written by 16th-century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered "perhaps the most famous,...


An American Odyssey

by Mary Schmidt Campbell

By the time of his death in 1988, Romare Bearden was most widely celebrated for his large-scale public murals and collages, which were reproduced in such places as Time and Esquire to symbolize and evoke the...


Old In Art School

by Nell Irvin Painter

"I was used to juggling my self-perception and other people's views of me as a black person and as a woman, from within and without. But now what I took as me seemed almost inconsequential as my essence shriveled...


Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

by John Callahan & David Kelly

Now a major motion picture directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, and Rooney Mara

Featuring more than 60 of Callahan's original cartoons

“When people laugh like hell and then say,...


Against the Grain

by Bill Sanders & Jules Feiffer

While political cartoonist Bill Sanders’s book may be a memoir, it is primarily a chronicle of his brushes with history during the era that stretched from the presidency of John Kennedy to that of Barack Obama—and...


Gathie Falk

by Gathie & Robin

Gathie Falk is one of Canada’s most heralded visual artists: she has won the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, and the Gershon...


Word of Mouth

by Lily Clayton Hansen & Ron Manville

Word of Mouth: More Conversations? is Hansen’s follow-up to ?Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations, the visually stunning coffee table book that inspired yearlong art installations and partnerships with Vanderbilt...