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ReFramed: The Jake Olson Story

by Heather B Fox Griffith & Jake Olson

Jake Olson shares his personal and professional journey toward international success in the world of photographic artistry. His story is told from the perspective of colleagues, friends, family and Jake himself....


The Year with Rudolf Nureyev

by Simon Robinson

Here, for the first time, is an intimate and fascinating portrait of Rudolf Nureyev off-stage-a man who was an exacting, unpredictable, parsimonious and often immature individual, yet who, at the same time,...


L'Americain: A Photojournalist's Life

by John Launois & Chris Pan Launois

Before television, the great picture magazines captured world events for millions of readers. They sent correspondents and photojournalists to the ends of the earth to record history in the making. Among this...


Lorado Taft: The Chicago Years

by Allen Stuart Weller, Robert G La France & Henry Adams

The story of the great sculptor's artistic zenith


Group f.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography

by Mary Street Alinder

Group f.64 is perhaps the most famous movement in the history of photography, counting among its members Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston. Revolutionary in...


Emily Carr

by Kate Braid

Carr defied convention by choosing art over marriage. Considered an eccentric by her contemporaries, she created an art unique to British Columbia.


Rolland Golden: Life, Love, and Art in the French Quarter

by Rolland Golden

An extraordinary recollection of how an artist lived and worked in the French Quarter before its gentrification


Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography

by Meryle Secrest

Her name was Elsa Schiaparelli. She was known as the Queen of Fashion; a headline attraction in the international glitter-glamour show of the late twenties and thirties, feted in Rome (where she was born), Paris,...


Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History

by Rhonda K. Garelick

Certain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. Such is the case with Coco Chanel, whose...


Conversations with Linda McCartney

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

Linda McCartney was the wife of ex Beatle Paul McCartney. But what of her inner thoughts and her regrets. Now Listen as Linda reflects and gives advice on her breast cancer, thoughts of Heather Mills and Nancy...


Ansel Adams: A Biography

by Mary Street Alinder

First published in 1996, Mary Street Alinder's biography of Ansel Adams remains the only full biography of one of the greatest American photographers. Alinder is a respected scholar, and also had a close connection...


Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

by Ross King

In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel in Rome. Despite having completed his...


Turner - A Life

by James Hamilton

J.M.W Turner exhibited his work proudly but was correspondingly reticent about his private life. In 1799, aged 24, he became an Associate of the Royal Academy at the youngest possible age. While influential...


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.


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.


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,...


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...


Billion Dollar Painter: The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade

by G. Eric Kuskey

The unbelievable true story of artist Thomas Kinkade, self-described “Painter of Light,” and the dramatic rise—and fall—of his billion-dollar business.


Improper Pursuits

by Carola Hicks

With these words to Boswell, Samuel Johnson dismissed Lady Di Beauclerk, the wife of one of his closest friends, a woman of the highest rank, the daughter of a duke, who had forsaken her reputation, her place...


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,...