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Modigliani: A Life

by Jeffrey Meyers

In 1920, at the age of thirty-five, Amedeo Modigliani died in poverty and neglect in Paris, much like a figure out of La Bohéme. His life had been as dramatic as his death. An Italian Jew from a bourgeois family,...


Where To?: A Hack Memoir

by Dmitry Samarov

Stories, sketches, and paintings crafted from a vantage point few people have access to: behind the wheel of a cab.


Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces

by Miles J. Unger

The life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces.

Among the immortals—Leonardo, Rembrandt, Picasso—Michelangelo stands alone as a master...


Frank Lloyd Wright

by Meryle Secrest

The widely admired biographer of Bernard Berenson (“A triumph”—Washington Post; “A perfect riot”—Michael Holroyd; “Astonishing”—London Sunday Times) and of Kenneth Clark (“Splendid, enthralling”—...


Jose Clemente Orozco: An Autobiography

by Jose Clemente Orozco, Robert C. Stephenson & John Palmer Leeper

The artistic eminence of José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949) is such that he has been called "the greatest painter the Americas have produced." In his Autobiography he also attains literary distinction. He is...


M: the Caravaggio enigma

by Peter Robb

The extraordinary, contentious account of Caravaggio by the award winning author of Midnight in Sicily.


Behind the Black: A Fearless Venture Into the Darkest Corners of the Creative Mind In Search of Light

by Colleen Black & Ana Weber

C. Behind the Black

is a fearless venture into the darkest corners of a creative mind in search of light.


Investigating Sex: Surrealist Research 1928-1932

by Jose Pierre & Dawn Ades

In January 1928, the surrealists initiated their remarkable “researches into sexuality” with a series of round-table conversations involving key figures such as André Breton, Yves Tanguy, Louis...


Citizen Keane: The Big Lies Behind the Big Eyes

by Cletus Nelson & Adam Parfrey

The strange saga of the famous kitsch artists, the Keanes, soon to be seen in the forthcoming movie Big Eyes.


Haussmann, or the Distinction

by Paul La Farge

A stunning, imaginative novel about the great architect of Paris

Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, who demolished and rebuilt Paris in the middle of the nineteenth century, was the first urbanist of the modern...


Toast & Marmalade and Other Stories

by Emma Bridgewater

Emma Bridgewater's cheerfully distinctive kitchen pottery - manufactured and traditionally hand-decorated in the Staffordshire Potteries, just as it would have been 200 years ago - has found its way onto the...


Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up

by Bob Colacello

In the 1960s, Andy Warhol’s paintings redefined modern art. His films provoked heated controversy, and his Factory was a hangout for the avant-garde. In the 1970s, after Valerie Solanas’s attempt on his...


The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel: American Sculptor, Arcadian Knight

by Peter Adam Nash

This first book-length of Moses Ezekiel this book examines the life and historical context of the once celebrated, now little-known Jewish-American sculptor. His life is a fascinating study in nineteenth-century...


Godard

by Colin MacCabe

Jean-Luc Godard's early films revolutionized the language of cinema. Hugely prolific in his first decade--Breathless, Contempt, Pierrot le Fou, Alphaville, and Made in USA are just a handful of the seminal works...


Caravaggio

by Christopher Peachment

My sight was always good. But color now takes on even greater riches. I no longer need the bright blues and reds, which I did so delight in when I was young. I see a hundred times more beauty now in a dark brown,...


Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You about Master Painters and Sculptors

by Elizabeth Lunday & Mario Zucca

With outraeous anecdotes about everyone from Leonardo (alleged sodomist) to Caraviaggio (convicted murderer) to Edward Hopper (alleged wife beater), Secret Lives of Great Artists recounts the seamy, steamy,...


Self-Portrait

by Marti Friedlander

From a childhood spent in London’s rough East End to a half-century in New Zealand photographing winemakers and artists, children and kuia, Marti Friedlander has lived a life marked by adventure, travel, and...


Urban Landscape Strategies

by Giuseppe Marinoni

The projects illustrated here exemplify the way contemporary urban planning is moving in practice, and how it is precisely in the effective transformation of cities and landscapes that it is finding the theoretical...


American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

by Deborah Solomon

“Welcome to Rockwell Land,” writes Deborah Solomon in the introduction to this spirited and authoritative biography of the painter who provided twentieth-century America with a defining image of itself....


Between the Lives: Partners in Art

by Deborah Shepard

This fascinating look at artists and their intimate partners takes nine well-known New Zealand couples and explores the many aspects of their lives—particularly how the presence of an artistic companion or...