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The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

by Sebastian Smee

Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists—Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon—whose fraught, competitive...


I Saw Him Standing There

by Mike Powell

Imagine if John Lennon was still alive.

What music would he be creating?

Would he still be doodling and drawing images he sees all around him?

Sadly at the young age of forty, his life was cruelly snatched...


Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933 - 1953

by Peter Simpson

For two decades in Christchurch, New Zealand, a cast of extraordinary men and women remade the arts. Variously between 1933 and 1953, Christchurch was the home of Angus and Bensemann and McCahon, Curnow and...


Frank & Charli: Woodstock, True Love, and the Sixties

by Frank Yandolino

Stories of Remarkable People and Enduring Love in the Time of Woodstock

In the 1960s and '70s, Frank Yandolino rode the hippie counterculture movement alongside visionaries like Artie Kornfeld and Michael Lang,...


Entwined: Sisters and Secrets in the Silent World of Artist Judith Scott

by Joyce Scott

The remarkable story of “outsider” artist Judith Scott, who was institutionalized for more than thirty years before being reunited with her sister

From birth, fraternal twins Judith and Joyce Scott lived...


Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises

by Lesley M. M. Blume

An account of the making of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the larger-than-life people that inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world


Falling: A Daughter, a Father, and a Journey Back

by Elisha Cooper

Elisha Cooper spends his morn­ings creating children’s books and his afternoons playing with his two daughters. But when he discovers a lump in five-year-old Zoë’s midsection as she sits on his lap at...


Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing

by Ashleigh Wilson

When he died in 1992 Brett Whiteley left behind decades of ceaseless activity-some works bound to a particular place or time, others that are masterpieces of light and line.

Whiteley had arrived in Europe in...


Summary of It's a Long Story: by Willie Nelson | Includes Analysis

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It’s a Long Story by Willie Nelson | Includes Analysis

 

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It’s a Long Story: My Life is country singer Willie Nelson’s memoir. The book chronicles his life as a musician, songwriter, and social...


Summary of The War of Art: by Steven Pressfield | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The War of Art by Steven Pressfield | Includes Analysis

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Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles is a book dedicated to helping...


Summary of Andy Warhol was a Hoarder: by Claudia Kalb | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Andy Warhol was a Hoarder by Claudia Kalb | Includes Analysis

 

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Claudia Kalb’s Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Greatest Personalities offers 12 short...


Leonardo's Holy Child: The Discovery of a Leonardo Da Vinci Masterpiece: A Connoiseur's Search for Lost Art in America

by Fred R. Kline

A single sketch becomes an all-consuming quest to understand and identify a work by Leonardo da Vinci himself—the first new drawing by the great master to have surfaced in over a century.

Fred Kline is a well-known...


Garth Williams, American Illustrator

by Elizabeth K. Wallace & James D. Wallace

Open the pages of so many children's classics-Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, Mister Dog, The Cricket in Times Square, The Rescuers, the Little House books-and you will see page after page of the artistry that...


26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie's Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest

by Greg Vandy & Daniel Person

In 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs in 30 days--including classics like “Roll On Columbia” and “Pastures of Plenty”--when he was hired by the Bonneville Power Administration to promote the benefits...


The Curse of Beauty: The Scandalous & Tragic Life of Audrey Munson, America's First Supermodel

by James Bone

The tumultuous and heartbreaking life of a world-famous model whose riveting story of beauty, fame, passion, murder, and madness in the Gilded Age captivated a nation.

As America was stepping into the modern...


All Tomorrow's Parties: A Memoir

by Rob Spillman

Rob Spillman—the award-winning, charismatic cofounding editor of the legendary Tin House magazine—has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of artistic authenticity. Born in Germany to two driven musicians,...


Mapplethorpe: A Biography

by Patricia Morrisroe

With Robert Mapplethorpe's full endorsement and encouragement, Morrisroe interviewed more than three hundred friends, lovers, family members, and critics to form this definitive biography of America's most censored...


Carrie Welton

by Charles Monagan

Eighteen-year-old Carrie Welton is restless, unhappy, and ill-suited to the conventions of nineteenth-century New England. When she is presented with an opportunity to escape is a socially approved manner, she...


Summary of Andy Warhol was a Hoarder: by Claudia Kalb | Includes Analysis

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Making Priscilla

by Al Clark

Wigs, dresses, bust sizes, penises, drugs, nightclubs, and bloody Abba!

Al Clark, producer of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, describes in hilarious detail the follies of the movie business,...