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November 11, 2014
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New York's Underground Art Museum
MTA Arts and Design
Written by Sandra Bloodworth and William Ayres
Preface by Thomas F. Prendergast
Foreword by Stanley Tucci


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 978-1-58093-403-9 (1-58093-403-X)

Initiated in 1985, the MTA Arts & Design collection of public art now encompasses more than 250 projects, creating a dynamic underground museum of contemporary art that spans the entire city and its immediate environs. Since the program was founded, a diverse group of artists—including Elizabeth Murray, Faith Ringgold, Eric Fischl... Read more >


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November 11, 2014
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Talk About Street Art

Written by Jerome Catz
Series edited by Elisabeth Couturier


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Flammarion
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 978-2-08-020196-6 (2-08-020196-4)

From the OBEY Giant posters to Banksy’s stencils and from iconic bubble letter tags to mosaic space invaders, street art is omnipresent. Graffiti and street art have long been part of our visual culture, from their origins in ancestral caves to New York City’s subway walls. This book covers all aspects... Read more >

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A Painter's Progress
A Portrait of Lucian Freud
Written by David Dawson


Format: Hardcover, 276 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-35408-0 (0-385-35408-8)

For nearly twenty years David Dawson was Lucian Freud’s assistant, companion, and model. Freud moved in rarefied, powerful circles and was tenacious about protecting his privacy. He also carefully avoided distraction. With few exceptions, he wanted only those he knew well, like the late Bruce Bernard, to photograph him. David Dawson... Read more >

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The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character
William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique
Written by William Esper and Damon Dimarco
Afterword by David Mamet
Introduction by Patricia Heaton


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80568-3 (0-345-80568-2)

William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character.

Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mademoiselle
Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History
Written by Rhonda K. Garelick


Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6952-1 (1-4000-6952-1)

Certain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. Such is the case with Coco Chanel, whose life offers one of the most fascinating tales of the twentieth century—throwing into dramatic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The View from the Train
Cities and Other Landscapes
Written by Patrick Keiller


Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-776-5 (1-78168-776-5)

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Also available as a hardcover.

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The Ugly Renaissance
Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty
Written by Alexander Lee


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53659-2 (0-385-53659-3)

A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more.

Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Politics and Theology in Chinese Contemporary Art
Reflections on the Work of Wang Guangyi
Written by Huang Zhuan
Text by Demetrio Paparoni and Marko Daniel


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Skira
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-88-572-2110-6 (88-572-2110-5)

Wang Guangyi’s art is significant not only in China but across the world: this book investigates his artistic path from a new perspective. For any reader interested in understanding contemporary Chinese culture and art, this book provides a unique viewpoint: it approaches the story of a Chinese contemporary artist from the perspective... Read more >
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