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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...


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...

Maybe the People Would Be the Times

by Luc Sante

In his second collection (after Kill All Your Darlings, 2007), Luc Sante pays homage to Patti Smith, Rene Ricard, and Georges Simenon; traces the history of tabloids; surveys the landscape that gave birth to...

Beyond Repair

by Sebastian Matthews

In 2011, my family was in a major car accident. We were hit head-on by a man in the throes of a heart attack. It took three years to recover from our injuries, and a couple more to deal with the aftereffects...

Santa Fe Bohemia

by Eli Levin

By the early 1970s, an active bohemian colony had developed in Santa Fe and it became a cultural boom town. The number of art galleries went from two to a hundred. Besides the Santa Fe Opera, there came into...

Master of Deception

by John-Ivan Palmer

  • Events in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, and San Francisco (possible virtual events depending on social distancing protocols)
  • Essay placement in magic outlets, and literary outlets like LitHub
  • Outreach to magic...

  • Trail of an Artist-Naturalist - The Autobiography of Ernest Thompson Seton

    by Ernest Thompson Seton

    ?Trail of an Artist-Naturalist? is the 1940 Autobiography of Ernest Thompson Seton. Ernest Thompson Seton (1860 ? 1946) was an English author and wildlife artist who founded the Woodcraft Indians in 1902. He...

    Magda Nachman

    by Lina Bernstein

    The political and social turmoil of the twentieth century took Magda Nachman from a privileged childhood in St. Petersburg at the close of the nineteenth century, artistic studies with Léon Bakst and Kuzma...

    Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A.

    by Wilkie Collins

    There is much in this book that will interest the English artist. The story of the painter's life is plainly told ? with just enough, scattered here and there, of filial affection and partiality to take it out...

    Gary James

    by Gary James

    Gary James, the story as only he could tell it. He was there, and all detail has been carved into his brain by the hand of the Creator, the One True God, who created him. Born an artist, he has lived the life...

    The Life and Letters of William Sharp and "Fiona Macleod". Volume 2: 1895-1899

    by William F. Halloran

    What an achievement! It is a major work. The letters taken together with the excellent introductory sections - so balanced and judicious and informative - what emerges is an amazing picture of William Sharp...

    The Private Adolf Loos

    by Claire Beck Loos, Constance C. Pontasch & Nicholas Saunders

    Written by Loos? third wife, the photographer Claire Beck (1904–1942), these often humorous, short episodes reveal Loos? temperament and philosophy during the last years of his life (1928–1933). His irreverent...