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by Andrew Lloyd Webber

"You have the luck of Croesus on stilts (as my Auntie Vi would have said) if you’ve had the sort of career, ups and downs, warts and all that I have in that wondrous little corner of show business called musical...

Coco Chanel

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Coco Chanel in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the work of the iconic...

Addison Mizner

by Stephen Perkins & James Caughman

In words and photographs, the story of visionary architect Addison Mizner

* Introduced the Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival styles to southern Florida

* Designed and developed the resort town...

Left Bank

by Agnes Poirier

An incandescent group portrait of the midcentury artists and thinkers whose lives, loves, collaborations, and passions were forged against the wartime destruction and postwar rebirth of Paris

In this fascinating...

Aleister Crowley in America: Art, Espionage, and Sex Magick in the New World

by Tobias Churton

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...

Francisco Goya

by 50MINUTES.Com

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...

The Life of Charlotte Brontë

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of her close friend Charlotte Bronte; was published in 1857 to immediate popular acclaim, and remains the most significant study of the enigmatic author who gave Jane Eyre the subtitle...

Helen Gee: Limelight, a Greenwich Village Photography Gallery and Coffeehouse in the Fifties

by Helen Gee & Denise Bethel

In the late 1950s, the Limelight gallery and coffeehouse was the intellectual hangout of Greenwich Village, drawing patrons and critics with the work of such figures as Minor White, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham,...

Leonardo da Vinci

by Walter Isaacson

The #1 New York Times bestseller

“A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it.” —The New Yorker

“Vigorous, insightful.” —The Washington...

Cities of Gold

by Douglas Preston & Walter W Nelson

This new ebook edition includes for first time over 100 never-before-published photographs taken during the author's epic, thousand mile horseback journey across Arizona and New Mexico. It also includes rare...

The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer's True Story of Captivity and Survival in Syria

by Jonathan Alpeyrie & Stash Luczkiw

Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived it in this powerful memoir by the celebrated war journalist who not only documented over a dozen conflict zones worldwide but...

The Naked Truth About Harrison Marks

by Franklyn Wood & Gavin Whitaker

Pinup photographer George Harrison Marks appreciates woman like other men appreciate porcelain, paintings, cigarette cards or trading stamps.

He confesses, “I am Lucky, they are my work as well as my hobby…and...

A Place for All People

by Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers is one of the pre-eminent architects of his generation, whose approach to buildings is infused with his love of life, strong sense of social justice, and his playful aesthetic sense. From the...

A Generous Vision

by Cathy Curtis

The first biography of Elaine de Kooning, A Generous Vision portrays a woman whose intelligence, droll sense of humor, and generosity of spirit endeared her to friends and gave her a starring role in the close-knit...

The Way It Is

by James King

  • First-ever biography and critical survey of a major artist who disrupted the Canadian art establishment
  • Features gorgeous colour reproductions of many of Curnoe’s most vivid and important paintings, which...

AMIEL’S JOURNAL - The Journal Intime of Henri-Frédéric Amiel

by Henri & Frédéric Amiel

Henri Frédéric Amiel was a Swiss moral philosopher, poet, and critic. Born in Geneva in 1821, he was descended from a Huguenot family driven to Switzerland by the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. After losing...


by Mark Holden

In this fresh, amusing, and inspirational autobiography, Mark Holden shines the light on the power of reinvention and provides an intriguing account of a variegated life as an award-winning rock musician, international...

Von Ripper's Odyssey: War, Resistance, Art and Love

by Sian Mackay

The Austrian aristocrat Baron Rudolph von Ripper (1905–60) was acclaimed internationally as an artist, military hero and bon viveur before his astonishing legacy was unintentionally erased by history. Fortuitously,...

Charles Pachter

by Leonard Wise, Margaret Atwood & Tom Smart

The life and times biography of one of Canada’s best-known living artists, the irascible, witty, and larger-than-life Charles Pachter.

Charles Pachter, the grandchild of poor Jewish immigrants from Eastern...

Unreasonable Behavior

by Don McCullin

From the construction of the Berlin Wall through every major conflict of his adult lifetime up to the Syrian Civil War, photographer Don McCullin has left a trail of iconic images. Revised and updated after...