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Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo da Vinci

by Mike Lankford

Why did Leonardo Da Vinci leave so many of his major works uncompleted? Why did this resolute pacifist build war machines for the notorious Borgias? Why did he carry the Mona Lisa with him everywhere he went...


More Than Everything

by Beatrix Ost

“Beatrix uses words like she uses paint. . .with brush strokes so vivid and rich I feel as if I’m there watching as her story unfolds. I love this book!” –Sissy Spacek

Beatrix Ost’s memoir of her artistic...


You Say to Brick

by Wendy Lesser

Born in Estonia 1901 and brought to America in 1906, the architect Louis Kahn grew up in poverty in Philadelphia. By the time of his mysterious death in 1974, he was widely recognized as one of the greatest...


The Quest for Gold

by Andrew Fekete

The Quest for Gold is an edited version of writings by visionary Andrew Fekete - a painter, architect, poet and writer, who died in 1986 from an Aids-related illness. Andrew, flâneur, walked the city; he was...


Ansel Adams: Letters, 1916 - 1984

by Mary Street Alinder, Andrea G. Stillman & Wallace Stegner

In his early years in Yosemite, Ansel Adams formed the habit of writing letters at every opportunity. Among the family, friends, and colleagues with whom he corresponded rank such eminent names as Alfred Stieglitz,...


Ansel Adams: An Autobiography

by Ansel Adams & Mary Street Alinder

In this bestselling autobiography, completed shortly before his death in 1984, Ansel Adams looks back at his legendary six-decade career as a conservationist, teacher, musician, and, above all, photographer....


Leonardo Da Vinci's Role in the Renaissance | Children's Renaissance History

by Baby Professor

Leonardo Da Vinci was a great man with many achievements. In fact, he was one of those who made the Renaissance the Renaissance. In this book, we're going to take a look at the life and words of Leonardo. There...


They Desire a Better Country/Ils désirent une patrie meilleure

by Lawrence Scanlan

Twice a year, in summer and in winter, appointments to the Order of Canada are posted in newspapers across the country. The range of professions represented are often dizzying, but there are common themes in...


Georgia O'Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part I

by Nancy Hopkins Reily

The time is 1887. From any window in Georgia O’Keeffe’s Sun Prairie, Wisconsin birthplace home she only saw the Wisconsin prairie with its traces of roads veering around the flat marshlands and a vast sky...


Escape Home

by Charles Paterson, Hensley Peterson, Carrie Paterson & Paul Anderson

“Intimate and scholarly... Patient readers will be rewarded. An encyclopedic and epistolary family history, a eulogy for pre-Reich Vienna and an ode to midcentury modernism.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“This jewel...


American Kundalini: One Westerner's Unexpected Journey with Universal Energy

by Aaron Anderson, Laura L. Bush & Melinda A Martin

American Kundalini takes readers on a personal journey into a powerful human experience with Kundalini, a biological system for radical transformation. This unusual phenomenon has been known about for thousands...


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My Life in Focus: A Photographer's Journey with Elizabeth Taylor and the Hollywood Jet Set

by Gianni Bozzacchi & Joey Tayler

When Gianni Bozzacchi accepted an assignment as a photographer on the set of The Comedians (1967), he didn't know that his life was about to change forever. His ability to capture the beauty of candid moments...


Chris Ware

by Jean Braithwaite

Virtuoso Chris Ware (b. 1967) has achieved some noteworthy firsts for comics. The Guardian First Book Award for Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth was the first major UK literary prize awarded for a graphic...


Inspired!: True Stories Behind Famous Art, Literature, Music, and Film

by Maria Bukhonina

Discover the fascinating true stories behind the world's most famous works of art, literature, music and film, complete with historical images. What real-life hero inspired the literary adventures of the Count...


Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and Civilisation

by James Stourton

The definitive biography of this brilliant polymath--director of the National Gallery, author, patron of the arts, social lion, and singular pioneer of television--that also tells the story of the arts in the...


Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner

by Franny Moyle

The life of one of Western art's most admired and misunderstood painters

 

J.M.W. Turner is one of the most important figures in Western art, and his visionary work paved the way for a revolution in landscape...


Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

by Marina Abramovic

“I had experienced absolute freedom—I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didn’t matter, that nothing mattered at all—and it intoxicated me.”

In 2010, more than 750,000...


White Boy A Rock and Roll Story

by Glaser Stephen & Grachuk Andy

My wife Lyne suggested a short explanation as to the motives behind writing this; let’s call it a time capsule. The first reason is that this is a slice of the story that is Stephen Glaser, to be shared by...


The Missing Matisse: A Memoir

by Pierre H. Matisse

Nazi planes were bombing Paris the day a lifelong, more personal war began for Pierre. It was the day he lost his identity.

Born into a famous family, Pierre Matisse grew up immersed in the art world of Paris...