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Andy Warhol, Prince of Pop

by Sandra Jordan & Jan Greenberg

“IN THE FUTURE EVERYBODY will be world famous for 15 minutes.”

The Campbell’s Soup Cans. The Marilyns. The Electric Chairs. The Flowers. The work created by Andy Warhol elevated everyday images to art,...


The Fellowship

by Roger Friedland & Harold Zellman

Frank Lloyd Wright was renowned during his life not only as an architectural genius but also as a subject of controversy—from his radical design innovations to his turbulent private life, including a notorious...


Michelangelo

by Adrian Stokes

Stokes gave us art criticism as poetry, and in Michelangelo he produced a highly personal and sensitive portrait of a man and his work.


The Indomitable Spirit of Edmonia Lewis

by Harry Henderson & Albert Henderson

"Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907), born to a Chippewa mother and African-American father, was the most controversial sculptor of her day. Her story was told in 28 pages twenty years ago by Romare Bearden and Harry...


Scorsese

by Jim Sangster

Martin Scorsese's obsession with sin and redemption, conflict and violence runs through much of his work. This essential guide to Scorsese explores his career from his early student works, including It's Not...


Lucia Joyce

by Carol Loeb Shloss

“Whatever spark or gift I possess has been transmitted to Lucia and it has kindled a fire in her brain.” —James Joyce, 1934

Most accounts of James Joyce’s family portray Lucia Joyce as the mad daughter...


Tattoo Machine: Tall Tales, True Stories, and My Life in Ink

by Jeff Johnson

As the proprietor of the legendary Sea Tramp Tattoo Company, in Portland, Oregon, Jeff Johnson has inked gangbangers, age-defying moms, and sociopaths; he’s defused brawls and tended delicate egos. In Tattoo...


Capturing Camelot

by Kitty Kelley

A bestselling author goes behind the lens of a legendary photographer to capture a magical time

A consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign...


The Hare with Amber Eyes (Illustrated Edition)

by Edmund De Waal

The definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller

Two hundred and sixty-four Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first...


Empress of Fashion

by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart

Born into a family of privilege, Diana Dalziel Vreeland grew up amid the fashionable of New York's Upper East Side. With a famously alluring mother and a classically beautiful sister, young Diana often felt...


Robert Kipniss: A Working Artist's Life

by Robert Kipniss

A successful working artist relates his passion for life and art


Titian

by Sheila Hale

Born in the mountains above Venice in the late fifteenth century, Tiziano Vecellio—or Titian—was the greatest painter of the Venetian High Renaissance. A poetic visionary and a technical master of oils,...


Bernard Herrmann's The Ghost and Mrs. Muir: A Film Score Guide

by David Cooper

Author David Cooper examines the career of Bernard Herrmann, as well as the specific elements that went into the creation of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir's score. Cooper traces the development of Herrmann's craft...


Arthur Erickson: An Architect's Life

by David Stouck

Arthur Erickson, Canada's pre-eminent philosopher architect, was renowned internationally for his innovative approach to landscape, his genius for spatial composition, and his epic vision of architecture for...


Thomas Hart Benton

by Justin Wolff

Born in Missouri at the end of the nineteenth century, Thomas Hart Benton would become the most notorious and celebrated painter America had ever seen. The first artist to make the cover of Time, he was a true...


Velázquez and The Surrender of Breda

by Anthony Bailey

Behind the famous painting by Diego Velázquez lies a rich story of the artist's life in art

What began as propaganda art to celebrate a rare Spanish victory in the Eighty Years' War with Holland, The Surrender...


Lives of the Artists

by Calvin Tomkins

Whether writing about Jasper Johns or Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman or Richard Serra, Calvin Tomkins shows why it is both easier and more difficult to make art today. If art can be anything, where do you begin?

For...


Becoming Modern

by Carolyn Burke

The poet and visual artist Mina Loy has long had an underground reputation as an exemplary avant-gardist. Born in London of mixed Jewish and English parentage, and a much photographed beauty, she moved in the...


Giacometti

by James Lord

The work of one of the towering creative spirits of the century, Alberto Giacometti's visionary sculptures and paintings from a testament to the artist's intriguing life story. From modest beginnings in a Swiss...


The Legendary Mizners

by Alva Johnston & Reginald Marsh

The real-life adventures of Addison and Wilson Mizner, the subjects of the Stephen Sondheim musical Gold!

Alva Johnston's joint biography of Addison and Wilson Mizner is a delightful portrait of two of the early...