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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...


Runnin' with the Devil

by Noel Monk & Joe Layden

The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock...


Jim Shooter

by Jason Sacks, Eric Hoffman & Dominick Grace

“I think that if you’re an editor, and you do what’s right, you occasionally have to say ‘no’ to people. To the good people, the professionals, that’s fine. But the people who are ‘hacks,’ they...


Twinless: A Ride Exceeded Its Destination

by Russell J Perrone & Jay Hoecker

Rusty Perrone began writing this book two years following life changing events involving his twin brother, Randy. The Perrone Family run a fourth generation New Orleans Italian food distribution buisiness with...


Young Leonardo

by Jean-Pierre Isbouts & Christopher Heath Brown

Provocative and original, this fresh look at Leonardo da Vinci’s formative years in Florence and Milan provides a radically different scenario of how he created his signature style that would transform Western...


The Life of William Blake

by Alexander Gilchrist

One of the greatest Victorian-era biographies, Alexander Gilchrist's The Life of William Blake plays a key role in the history of Blake's work and its influence on other writers and artists. The first standard...


Vincent and Theo

by Deborah Heiligman

From the author of National Book Award finalist Charles and Emma comes an incredible story of brotherly love.

The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. Confidant,...


Lichtenstein in New York: A Pop Art Life

by Mark P. Bernardo

Pop Art — an entirely new and defiantly American style of painting and sculpture — was all the rage among the cultural cognoscenti in the turbulent 1960s, and New York City was the unquestioned epicenter of...


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....


The Artist's Sketch

by Carolyn J. Brown

Artist Kate Freeman Clark (1875–1957) left behind over one thousand paintings now stored at a gallery bearing her name in her hometown of Holly Springs, Mississippi. But it was not until after her death in...


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...