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Meryle Secrest
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Meryle Secrest was born and educated in Bath, England, and now lives in Washington, D.C. She is the author of nine biographies and is the recipient of the 2006 National Humanities Medal.

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Elsa Schiaparelli
A Biography
Written by Meryle Secrest


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $35.00

Her name was Elsa Schiaparelli. She was known as the Queen of Fashion; a headline attraction in the international glitter-glamour show of the late twenties and thirties, feted in Rome (where she was born), Paris, New York, London, Moscow, Hollywood . . .

Her style was a social revolution through clothing—luxurious, eccentric... Read more >
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Elsa Schiaparelli
A Biography
Written by Meryle Secrest


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $15.99

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Written by Meryle Secrest


Format: eBook, 634 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 9, 2014
Price: $17.99

The widely admired biographer of Bernard Berenson and of Kenneth Clark gives us now a complete and complex portrait of an American titan, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Meryle Secrest shows us Frank Lloyd Wright in full scale - the brilliant, outrageous, fascinating man; the giant who changed modern architecture; the standard-bearer for... Read more >

Modigliani

Written by Meryle Secrest


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $18.99

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Shoot the Widow
Adventures of a Biographer in Search of Her Subject
Written by Meryle Secrest


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $16.99

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Stephen Sondheim
A Life
Written by Meryle Secrest


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

The first and only full-scale and definitive biography of the most important composer-lyricist in musical theater today.

Drawing on personal conversations with Sondheim himself, as well as interviews with his friends, family, collaborators, and lovers, Secrest offers new insight into the enigmatic and very private Stephen Sondheim. Here, we learn about... Read more >
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Stephen Sondheim
A Life
Written by Meryle Secrest


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $13.99

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