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Thomas Annan of Glasgow

by Lionel Gossman

In the wake of Glasgow’s transformation in the nineteenth-century into an industrial powerhouse, the "Second City of the Empire,” a substantial part of the old town of Adam Smith degenerated into an overcrowded...


The Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure

by Deborah Davis

From the author of Strapless and Guest of Honor, a book about a little-known road trip Andy Warhol took from New York to LA in 1963, and how that journey—and the numerous artists and celebrities he encountered—profoundly...


The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

by Daniel Worden

The first book-length study of the acclaimed artist who brought journalistic reportage to comics


Letters From Japan

by John La Farge

Arrived yesterday. On the cover of the letter which I mailed from our steamer I had but time to write: "We are coming in; it is like the picture books. Anything that I can add will only be a filling in of detail."...


101 Artistic Toastmasters

by Armando Cristofori

Throughout history it is the visionary artist who has expressed the essence of the human experience. Early man's paintings found inside cave walls depicted man's strife, struggle and survival, told the story,...


Diane von Furstenberg

by Gioia Diliberto

A sweeping biography of one of the most influential and controversial legends of  New York fashion—the iconic designer whose creations captured the modern feminist spirit

In 1969, when women's liberation and...


The Hirschfeld Century: Portrait of an Artist and His Age

by Al Hirschfeld & David Leopold

I am down to a pencil, a pen, and a bottle of ink. I hope one day to eliminate the pencil.

Al Hirschfeld redefined caricature and exemplified Broadway and Hollywood, enchanting generations with his mastery...


Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century

by Jed Rasula

In 1916, as World War I raged around them, a group of bohemians gathered at a small nightclub in Zurich, Switzerland for a series of bizarre performances. Three readers simultaneously recited a poem in three...


Fashion Is Spinach: How to Beat the Fashion Racket

by Elizabeth Hawes & Alice Gregory

After working as a stylist in Paris, Elizabeth Hawes (1903–71) launched one of the first American design houses in Depression-era New York. Hawes was an outspoken critic of the fashion industry and a champion...


Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs

by Sally Mann

A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann.

In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family,...


In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art

by Sue Roe

A lively and deeply researched group biography of the figures who transformed the world of art in bohemian Paris in the first decade of the twentieth century

In Montmartre is a colorful history of the birth...


The Confessions of an English Opium Eater

by Thomas De Quincey

I here present you, courteous reader, with the record of a remarkable period in my life: according to my application of it, I trust that it will prove not merely an interesting record, but in a considerable...


Smash Cut

by Brad Gooch

Brad Gooch, the author of the acclaimed City Poet, returns with a searing memoir of life in 1980s New York City.

Brad Gooch arrived in New York in the 1970s, eager for artistic and personal freedom. Smash Cut...


Delacroix

by Isabella Alston

Eugène Delacroix was highly influential in the 19th-century Romanticism art movement and is considered by many art historians to be the most important of the Romantic painters. Delacroix is often attributed...


Mondrian

by Isabella Alston

Piet Mondrian pioneered the de Stijl movement-Dutch for "The Style"-that emerged in the early 20th century and which served as an important transition from a focus on Symbolism and Realism to a new and growing...


Toast & Marmalade: Stories From the Kitchen Dresser, A Memoir

by Emma Bridgewater

'Emma Bridgewater, queen of kitchenware, proves herself to be queen of the memoir too.' Stephen Fry

'What a great read - a true British inspiration story - I loved it!' Cath Kidston

'Emma Bridgewater's captivating...


Peter Bagge: Conversations

by Kent Worcester

Interivews with the creator of the comics series Hate and the former editor of the often outrageous Weirdo magazine


Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

by Dana Thomas

More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in...


Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel

by Annie Cohen-Solal

A fascinating exploration of the life and work of one of America’s most famous and enigmatic postwar visual artists


POPism: The Warhol Sixties

by Andy Warhol & Pat Hackett

Anecdotal, funny, frank, POPism is Warhol’s personal view of the Pop phenomenon in New York in the 1960s and a look back at the relationships that made up the scene at the Factory, including his rela­tionship...