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Madonna: Like an Icon

by Lucy O'Brien

Material Girl . . . Immaculate sexpot . . . Superstar . . . Mother . . . Kabbalah enthusiast . . . For three decades she has defied categorization. . . . She remains one of our greatest living pop icons.

Here...


Creators

by Paul M. Johnson & Paul Johnson

Kingsley Amis described Paul Johnson's Intellectuals as “a valuable and entertaining Rogues' Gallery of Adventures of the Mind.” Now the celebrated journalist and historian offers Creators, a companion volume...


No Lifeguard on Duty

by Janice Dickinson

A rollicking memoir by one of the greatest (and most outrageous) supermodels of the 1970s.

Janice Dickinson was not only the first of the supermodels, she endured a nightmarishly traumatic childhood at the hands...


Madame Tussaud

by Kate Berridge

Millions have visited the museums that bear her name, yet few know much about Madame Tussaud. A celebrated artist, she had both a ringside seat at and a cameo role in the French Revolution. A victim and survivor...


Super Boys

by Brad Ricca

In time for the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel, comes the first comprehensive literary biography of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, creators of the DC Comics superhero Superman and the inspiration for Michael...


Why Drawing Naked Women Is Good For The Soul

by John Bird

What makes a man move from wrongdoing to do-gooding? From thieving to philosophizing? In the case of Bird it was the pursuit of art. It was the drawing of women in bedrooms and art rooms, on beaches and in bed...


Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass

by Murphy Henry

Untold and unsung stories of women in bluegrass


Life in Bronze: Lawrence M. Ludtke, Sculptor

by Amy L. Bacon, H. Ross Perot & James R. Reynolds

A disciple of Classical sculpture in a time of pervasive abstract modernism, Lawrence M. Ludtke (1929–2007) of Houston imbued his creations with a sense of movement and realism through his attention to detail,...


Shouting in the Dark: My Journey Back to the Light

by John Bramblitt, Lindsey Tate & Katherine Latshaw

An extraordinary and inspiring story of how a young man lost his sight and found his calling as an artist. This beautiful memoir also features a selection of the artist's work.


How Georgia Became O'Keeffe: Lessons on the Art of Living

by Karen Karbo

A fresh, revealing look at the artist who continues to inspire new generations of women.


All Told: My Art and Life Among Athletes, Playboys, Bunnies, and Provocateurs

by LeRoy Neiman

The memoir of one of the most recognizable contemporary artists in the world, a book filled with the biggest celebrities in twentieth-century sport, art, sexy dames, music, film, and more, by LeRoy Neiman, who...


Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas

by Eric Fischl & Michael Stone

In Bad Boy, renowned American artist Eric Fischl has written a penetrating, often searing exploration of his coming of age as an artist, and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged and competitive...


Robert Duncan in San Francisco

by Michael Rumaker

A revealing portrait of a major poet of the SF Renaissance and a gripping account of late ’50s gay life.


The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of Descartes

by Steven Nadler

In the Louvre museum hangs a portrait of a middle-aged man with long dark hair, a mustache, and heavy-lidded eyes, and he is dressed in the starched white collar and black coat of the typical Dutch burgher....


A Key to the Louvre: Memoirs of a Curator

by Michel Laclotte & Mark Polizzotti

An art world insider provides a witty and penetrating account of fifty years at the center of international culture.

Art historian, curator, and museum director Michel Laclotte has been at the forefront of French...


Confessions Of an Art Addict

by Peggy Guggenheim

A patron of art since the 1930s, Peggy Guggenheim, in a candid self-portrait, provides an insider's view of the early days of modern art, with revealing accounts of her eccentric wealthy family, her personal...


Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia

by Gregory L. Heller & Alexander Garvin

Ed Bacon is the first biography of the innovative and controversial urban planner who transformed Philadelphia in the mid-twentieth century.


Conrad Wise Chapman: Artist and Soldier of the Confederacy

by Ben Bassham

duty as a Confederate soldier who served in three theaters of the war. Chapman's firsthand knowledge is evident in his work. Ben Bassham has written both a critical study of Chapman's art and biography, incorporating...


Rubens: A Portrait

by Marie-Anne LESCOURRET

A vivid portrait of Rubens's enormous life against a background of the turbulent history of his times. Without neglecting his paintings, Ms. Lescourret also gives the reader a fascinating picture of Rubens's...


The Perfect House: A Journey with Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio

by Witold Rybczynski

"Palladio is the Bible," Thomas Jefferson once said. "You should get it and stick to it." With his simple, gracious, perfectly proportioned villas, Andrea Palladio elevated the architecture of the private house...