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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...


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...


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...


Bobby the Bird Man

by Jonathan Will & Mike McDonnell

Bobby Tulloch, known to his pals as ‘Tucker’, was the son of a crofter in the island of Yell. He’d started his working life as a baker and became, through his own extraordinary talents and a certain amount...


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...


Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow

by Laurie Wilson

The most complete biography of the iconic sculptor Louise Nevelson, the groundbreaking artist and fixture of New York’s art world based on hours of interviews the author conducted at the height of Nevelson’s...


A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

by Jane Kamensky

This bold new history recovers an unknown American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Boston-born painter John Singleton Copley.

Boston in the 1740s: a bustling port at the edge of the British empire. A...


The Caillaux Drama

by John N. Raphael

The Story of the Drama Cell No. 12 The Crime and the Public Monsieur Caillaux's Examination The Campaign of the “Figaro” Calmette v. Caillaux The “Ton Jo” Letter Agadir L'Affaire Rochette “The Truth,...


The Autobiography of Goethe

by Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe

As a preface to the present work, which, perhaps, more than another requires one, I adduce the letter of a friend, by which so serious an undertaking was occasioned. "We have now, my dear friend, collected the...


Expressions of Place

by John R. Kemp

Expressions of Place embarks on a journey across the rural and urban landscapes of Louisiana via the talents of thirty-seven artists located all around the state. Many are acclaimed professionals whose paintings...