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Authenticity is a Feeling

by Jecob Wren

Authenticity is a Feeling: My Life in PME-ART is a compelling hybrid of history, memoir, and performance theory. It tells the story of the interdisciplinary performance group PME-ART and their ongoing endeavour...

Percy Moore Turner

by Sarah A. M.  Turner

Grudgingly acknowledged as the main mentor for the Courtaulds in building their art collections, the London and Paris art dealer, Percy Moore Turner, is now largely forgotten in this country. Yet, in France,...


by Ellen Stern

Al Hirschfeld knew everybody and drew everybody. He occupied the twentieth century, and illustrated it. Hirschfeld: The Biography is the first portrait of his life—as spirited as his distinctive pen-and-ink...

Keep This Quiet! My Relatinship with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, and Jan Mensaert

by Margaret A. Harrell

"Hunter often said Harrell was the best copy editor he'd ever worked with" (William McKeen, Outlaw Journalist).  But what was the rest of the story?


Keep This Quiet! captures the fear and...


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...

Tears of a Hungry Nigerian Entrepreneur

by Seun A Akisanmi

This book is an attempt to document some of the lessons and experiences I've had as a father, son, husband, student, CEO, Christian, and Nigerian. My hope is that you will get an insight into part of what an...

Ben Katchor

by Ian Gordon

Author Michael Chabon described Ben Katchor (b. 1951) as "the creator of the last great American comic strip." Katchor's comic strip Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: Stories, which began in 1988, brought...

Stone Mad

by Seamus Murphy & William Harrington

First published in 1966, this acclaimed Irish classic is an account of time as an apprentice stonecarver by a craftsman who was one of Ireland’s most respected sculptors. The young Seamus Murphy, studying...

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,...

When Life Sends You Lemons, Make Lennonaid

by Kaya John

Healing and forgiveness from the other side, life transformation through the music of the Beatles.

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...