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Before I Forget

by Jacqueline Fahey

The second volume of memoir by New Zealand artist, feminist, and writer Jacqueline Fahey, this book kicks off after her marriage to celebrated psychiatrist Fraser McDonald. As it recounts Fahey’s battles against...


The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

by Vincent Van Gogh & Ronald de Leeuw

Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all’ Few artists’ letters are as self-revelatory as Vincent Van Gogh’s, and the selection included here, spanning...


Disney's World

by Leonard Mosley

Documents the stunning accomplishments of Disney's imaginative genius. It is not a flattering portrait. Library Journal


Egil's Saga

by Anonymous & Bernard Scudder

Egil's Saga tells the story of the long and brutal life of tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson: a psychologically ambiguous character who was at once the composer of intricately beautiful...


Anthony Van Dyck

by Robin Blake

Blake, an author living in London, explains that the impetus for this biography of the great Dutch painter came from his own connection in childhood to a painting purchased by his grandmother


Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

by Elizabeth Partridge & Dorothea Lange

This beautiful volume celebrates one of the twentieth century's most important photographers, Dorothea Lange. Led off by an authoritative biographical essay by Elizabeth Partridge (Lange's goddaughter), the...


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....


The Calder Family and Other Critters: Portraits and Reflections

by Sandra Calder Davidson & Jed Perl

Alexander Calder was one of the most original artists of the twentieth century and a major figure in American art. Renowned for his mobiles and stabiles, he also created the beloved Calder Circus, an early performance...


Daybook, Turn, Prospect: The Journey of an Artist

by Anne Truitt & Audrey Niffenegger

All three of Anne Truitt’s artist’s journals in one e-volume, the illuminating, inspiring record of a woman’s reconciliation of the call of creative work with the demands of daily life—with a new introduction...


Daybook: The Journal of an Artist

by Anne Truitt & Audrey Niffenegger

Renowned American artist Anne Truitt kept this illuminating and inspiring journal over a period of seven years, determined to come to terms with the forces that shaped her art and life. Her range of sensitivity—moral,...


The Interior Castle: The Art and Life of Jean Stafford

by Ann Hulbert

An important moment in American literary history takes life in this stunning biography of Jean Stafford, one of the most successful, admired--and troubled--of the brilliant and influential midcentury circle...


Breakfast with Lucian

by Geordie Greig

An insider’s account—the first of its kind—of the thoroughly unconventional life of one of the twentieth century’s most shockingly original painters

Lucian Freud’s paintings are instantly recognizable:...


Balthus: A Biography

by Nicholas Fox Weber

The first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time -- the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola -- whose brilliantly rendered, markedly sexualized portraits,...


Army of Lovers: A Community History of Will Munro

by Sarah Liss

Portrait of queer civic hero Will Munro, who changed his community more in years than most do in a lifetime.


Frank Lloyd Wright: A Life

by Ada Louise Huxtable

Pulitzer Prize?winning critic Ada Louise Huxtable?s biography of America?s greatest architect

Renowned architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable?s biography Frank Lloyd Wright looks at the architect and the man,...


Leonardo's Notebooks

by Leonardo Da Vinci & H. Anna Suh

An all-new, jewel-like, reader-friendly format gives new life to this relaunch of an international best-seller.

Leonardo da Vinci-artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man-is a perennial source of fascination...


In Love with Art: Francoise Mouly's Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman

by Jeet Heer

Learn about the woman behind the graphic novel revolution, Françoise Mouly, and her long relationship with Art "Maus" Spiegelman.


Wang Wei the Painter-Poet

by Lewis Calwin Walmsley & Dorothy Brush Walmsley

The time has now come, we believe, for enthusiasts to welcome books on individual Chinese artists, such as this distinctive study of Wang Wei, the Painter-Poet. This story of a great man and his work, who lived...


Herbert Woodward Martin and the African American Tradition in Poetry

by Ronald Primeau

Herbert Woodward Martin is a prize-winning poet and performer, an actor and playwright, a singer and opera librettist, a professor, and a scholar. Born in Alabama in 1933 Martin and his family moved to Toledo,...


Louis I. KahnArchitect: Remembering the Man and Those Who Surrounded Him

by Jr., Charles E. Dagit & Nathaniel Kahn

Few people in the history of art and architecture have planted a seed of inspiration that grew to become a towering oak of lasting influence. Louis I. Kahn was one of these people. In this absorbing volume of...