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George Rickey

by Belinda Rathbone

The first biography of George Rickey, one of the greatest kinetic sculptors of the 20th century. His moving blades, squares, triangles, and circles can be found in museums and public spaces around the world,...

Flower Diary

by Molly Peacock

“Graceful yet precise, poetic yet deeply rooted in research, this exploration of an overlooked painter is gorgeous — a joy to read. Molly Peacock’s insights and empathy with her subject bring to life both...

The Isolation Artist

by Bob Keyes

When reclusive, millionaire artist Robert Indiana died in 2018, he left behind dark rumors and scandal, as well as an estate embroiled in lawsuits and facing accusations of fraud. Here, for the first time, are...

Studio of the South

by Martin Bailey

"Martin Bailey has written some of the most interesting books on Vincent’s life in France, where he produced his greatest work” - Johan van Gogh, grandson of Theo, the artist’s brother

Studio of the South...

Blooming in Winter

by Pamela Valois

When Pam Valois met her in the 1970s, Jacomena (Jackie) Maybeck was a model of zestful, hands-on living and aging, still tarring roofs and splitting logs in her seventies, and Pam was a young working mother...

No Compromise

by Ana Araujo

Florence Knoll (1917–2019) was a leading force of modern design. She worked from 1945 to 1965 at Knoll Associates, first as business partner with her husband Hans Knoll, later as president after his death,...

How Taylor Swift Became Famous

by Céline Claire

Taylor Swift's rise to fame is due to many factors. But one thing is certain. She will be remembered as one of the greatest female artists of all time given her numerous musical achievements online and offline....

Lovers and Others

by Tom Lowenstein

This candidly written memoir, enlivened by the author's impish sense of humour, narrates the way in which, by chance and circumstance, Tom Lowenstein placed his career at the service of the Australian art world....

The Many Lives of Andy Warhol

by Stuart Lenig

The Many Lives of Andy Warhol is more than a biography: it’s a look into Warhol’s greatest creation: himself.

Warhol was known as the king of pop art, but the famous artist was secretly never satisfied with...

Art in the Crossfire

by Abdul Shokoor Khusrawy

Abdul Shokoor Khusrawy developed a passion for art at age seven while recovering from a broken femur bone in his right leg, which was in a cast for more than two years in Kabul, Afghanistan. He discovered that...


by Laiwan

TENDER is a unique book spanning three decades of critical inquiry into the queer and racialized experience in Canada, and Vancouver in particular. It is deeply personal and poetic but also defiantly political....

iStripper: Melena Maria Rya

by iStripper

This xxx picture book is designed for anyone who is a fan of beautiful women and photography! iStripper features only the sexiest and most sophisticated nude models in the industry. iStripper is an indispensable...

The Dali Legacy

by Christopher Heath Brown & Jean-Pierre Isbouts

This immersive dive into the life and work of Salvador Dalí unlocks the secret of this creative genius and reveals for the first time how his erotically charged paintings changed the world of modern art.



by Lowell Tarling

Lowell Tarling recorded Martin Sharp's life, and his effect on his friends, over twenty years. Now two volumes in one, in advance of the film of these books - GHOST TRAIN...

Sharp: The Road to Abraxas - Part...

A Combat Artist in World War II

by Edward Reep

Many artists have fought in wars, and renowned painters have recorded heroic scenes of great battles, but those works were usually done long after the battles were waged. Artists have also been commissioned...

Wife | Daughter | Self

by Beth Kephart & William Sulit

Wife | Daughter | Self investigates identity and the writing life through the perspective of one of the nation?s top memoir teachers and critics.

How are we shaped by the people we love? Who are we when we think...

Artists in Residence

by Melissa Wyse & Kate Lewis

Artists in Residence explores the homes of 17 legendary and contemporary artists.

Readers can peek inside Georgia O'Keeffe's adobe courtyards, stroll through Henri Matisse's vibrant aviary, and peruse Jean-Michel...

Charles Dickens: His Life and Work

by Stephen Butler Leacock

To say that this is Dickens bovrilised and peptonised—it is, as it were, all the biographies and Dickensiana subjected to some Chicagoan literary sausage-machine—is not to belittle Professor Leacock. The...


by Tom Karen

Step inside his home and you'll see papier-mâché birds, a life-sized cardboard tiger, model cars; his work bench a vibrant collage of creativity, from hand-drawn maps and postcards to newly devised toys for...


by Carlo Piano, Renzo Piano & Will Schutt

Renowned architect Renzo Piano (the New Whitney Museum, the Pompidou Center, Potsdamer Platz, Cite Internationale, New York Times Building, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, etc.) and his son Carlo, a well-regarded...