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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 Aragon,...


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”—...


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...


M: the Caravaggio enigma

by Peter Robb

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


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.


Paradoxia: A Predator's Diary

by Lydia Lunch

The unspeakable sexual confessions of legend Lydia Lunch; introduction by Jerry Stahl, afterword by Thurston Moore.


Will Work for Drugs

by Lydia Lunch

Lydia Lunch's second book will provoke rage, awe, and infectious desire.


Ghalib

by Pavan K Varma

A brilliant biography of one of India’s greatest poets Mirza Mohammad Asadullah Khan Ghalib began writing poetry in Persian at the age of nine and the pre-eminent poet of the time, Mir, predicted a great future...


The Church of Tango.

by Cherie Magnus

The Church of Tango is a passionate memoir of tragedy and adventure, lust and music, romance and tango, and above all, survival. A dancer all her life, she’d had to put it on hold while raising her artistic...


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...


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...


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...


River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West

by Rebecca Solnit

The world as we know it today began in California in the late 1800s, and Eadweard Muybridge had a lot to do with it. This striking assertion is at the heart of Rebecca Solnit’s new book, which weaves together...


Modigliani

by Meryle Secrest

“People like us . . . have different rights, different values than do ordinary people because we have different needs which put us . . . above their moral standards.” —Modigliani

Amedeo (“Beloved of God”)...


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...


Details from a Larger Canvas

by Helen McLean

McLeans memoir chronicles her struggle for independence in the repressive 1950s.


Edward James Lennox: "Builder of Toronto"

by Marilyn M. Litvak

"Concise, informative and well-illustrated, this short volume speaks reams about a career that included Toronto's first millennial project (Old City Hall), a castle (Casa Loma), as well as the massive generating...


Tom Thomson: Artist of the North

by Wayne Larsen

Tom Thomson holds a prominent position in Canada's culture and has become an icon for his landscapes, his brief life, and mysterious death. Dividing his time between the wilderness and a shack behind the Studio...


A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter

by Wayne Larsen

A founding member of the Group of Seven, Jackson portrayed the Canadian landscape in a bold and inventive manner, illustrating a key chapter in Canadas coming of age.


Canadian Artists Bundle: Emily Carr / Tom Thomson / James Wilson Morrice

by Kate Braid & Wayne Larsen

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents the lives of three influential Canadian artists who captured the wild beauty of Canada's terrain. The stories of west coast icon Emily Carr, tragic...