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Patron Saints
Five Rebels Who Opened America to a New Art 1928-1943
Written by Nicholas Fox Weber


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 29, 2014
Price: $14.99

This lively work of cultural history tells the stories of five young art patrons who, in the last 1920s and 1930s, were instrumental in bringing modern painting, sculpture, and dance to America. A combination of wealth, Harvard education privilege, and family connections enabled Lincoln Kirstein, Edward M. M. Warburg, Agnes Mongan... Read more >
The Dinner Party
Restoring Women to History
Written by Judy Chicago
Contribution by Jane F. Gerhard
Foreword by Arnold L. Lehman


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $24.95

The official publication celebrating Judy Chicago’s feminist art masterpiece, The Dinner Party installation at the Brooklyn Museum, and an introduction to outstanding women in history.
 
Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party is a defining work of feminist and contemporary art that brought women’s history to light on the national stage when it was completed in 1979. Published... Read more >
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The Astonishing Works of John Altoon
The Astonishing Works of John Altoon
Written by Tim Nye, Contribution by Robert Creeley, Walter Hopps and Dr. Milton Wexler
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933865
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The Astonishing Works of John Altoon

Written by Tim Nye
Contribution by Robert Creeley, Walter Hopps and Dr. Milton Wexler


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $75.00

A beautifully produced monograph devoted to the paintings and drawings of John Altoon, a central figure in the Los Angeles art scene of the 1950s and 1960s.
 
Haunting and erotic, Altoon’s colorful paintings and intimate drawings capture a magical moment in postwar California, between the Beat Generation and the... Read more >
Kurt Vonnegut Drawings
Kurt Vonnegut Drawings
Written by Nanette Vonnegut, Contribution by Peter Reed and Kurt Vonnegut
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933773
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Kurt Vonnegut Drawings

Written by Nanette Vonnegut
Contribution by Peter Reed and Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $40.00

Those who know Kurt Vonnegut as one of America's most beloved and
influential writers will be surprised and delighted to discover that he was also a
gifted graphic artist. This book brings together the finest examples of his funny,
strange, and moving drawings in an inexpensive, beautifully produced gift
volume for... Read more >
The Dinner Party
The Dinner Party
Written by Judy Chicago, Contribution by Jane F. Gerhard, Foreword by Arnold L. Lehman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933896
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The Dinner Party
Restoring Women to History
Written by Judy Chicago
Contribution by Jane F. Gerhard
Foreword by Arnold L. Lehman


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $45.00

The official publication celebrating Judy Chicago’s feminist art masterpiece, The Dinner Party installation at the Brooklyn Museum, and an introduction to outstanding women in history.
 
Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party is a defining work of feminist and contemporary art that brought women’s history to light on the national stage when it... Read more >
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Glittering Images
Glittering Images
Written by Camille Paglia
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307278029
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Glittering Images
A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars
Written by Camille Paglia


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $18.95

Modern life is a sea of images. With so much visual data bombarding us—from personal devices to mass media—our brains must rapidly adapt to make sense of it all. Here to guide us is America's premier intellectual provocateur, Camille Paglia.
   In these pages, Paglia returns to the subject that made her famous...

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Glittering Images
Glittering Images
Written by Camille Paglia
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375424601
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Glittering Images
A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars
Written by Camille Paglia


Format: Hardcover
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $30.00

WIth full-color illustrations throughout

From the best-selling author of Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn and one of our most acclaimed cultural critics, here is an enthralling journey through Western art’s defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George Lucas’s volcano planet duel in Revenge of the Sith.

America’s...

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Glittering Images
Glittering Images
Written by Camille Paglia
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307907806
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Glittering Images
A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars
Written by Camille Paglia


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $13.99

WIth full-color illustrations throughout

From the best-selling author of Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn and one of our most acclaimed cultural critics, here is an enthralling journey through Western art’s defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George Lucas’s volcano planet duel in Revenge of the Sith.

America’s...

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Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists
Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists
Written by Mary Savig, Foreword by Faythe Levine
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343307
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Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists

Written by Mary Savig
Foreword by Faythe Levine


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $24.95

Handmade Holiday Cards shows how artists imagined the holidays through original watercolors, etchings, silk-screen prints, and drawings. Rarely seen beyond the eyes of their recipients, these cards confirm the irrepressible artistry of their senders. Handmade Holiday Cards offers personal insight into the style and sentiment of artists, including how they summed... Read more >
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Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists

Written by Mary Savig
Foreword by Faythe Levine


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $24.95

Handmade Holiday Cards shows how artists imagined the holidays through original watercolors, etchings, silk-screen prints, and drawings. Rarely seen beyond the eyes of their recipients, these cards confirm the irrepressible artistry of their senders. Handmade Holiday Cards offers personal insight into the style and sentiment of artists, including how they summed... Read more >
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Presidential Campaign Posters
Presidential Campaign Posters
Written by The Library Of Congress
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781594745546
Our Price: $40.00
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Presidential Campaign Posters
Two Hundred Years of Election Art
Written by The Library Of Congress


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $40.00

Here are 100 ready-to-frame political campaign posters from the annals of American history! The candidates range from Andrew Jackson (“Defender of Beauty and Booty”) and William Henry Harrison (“Have Some Hard Cider!”) to Richard Nixon (“He’s the One!”), Barack Obama (“Hope”), and many, many more. The posters are backed with colorful... Read more >
Hopper
Hopper
Written by Mark Strand
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307701244
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Hopper

Written by Mark Strand


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $27.50

Now in rich color, thirty of American painter Edward Hopper’s masterpieces with critiques from acclaimed poet Mark Strand. Strand deftly illuminates the work of the frequently misunderstood American painter, whose enigmatic paintings—of gas stations, storefronts, cafeterias, and hotel rooms—number among the most powerful of our time.
 
In brief but wonderfully... Read more >
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Hopper
Hopper
Written by Mark Strand
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307957108
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Hopper

Written by Mark Strand


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $13.99

Now in rich color, thirty of American painter Edward Hopper’s masterpieces with critiques from acclaimed poet Mark Strand. Strand deftly illuminates the work of the frequently misunderstood American painter, whose enigmatic paintings—of gas stations, storefronts, cafeterias, and hotel rooms—number among the most powerful of our time.
 
In brief but wonderfully... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Rogues' Gallery
Rogues' Gallery
Written by Michael Gross
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767924894
Our Price: $16.99
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Rogues' Gallery
The Secret Story of the Lust, Lies, Greed, and Betrayals That Made the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Written by Michael Gross


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $16.99

“Behind almost every painting is a fortune and behind that a sin or a crime.”
With these words as a starting point, Michael Gross, leading chronicler of the American rich, begins the first independent, unauthorized look at the saga of the nation’s greatest museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this... Read more >
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The Black Book
The Black Book
Edited by Middleton A. Harris, Ernest Smith, Morris Levitt and Roger Furman, Foreword by Toni Morrison
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400068487
Our Price: $35.00
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The Black Book
35th Anniversary Edition
Edited by Middleton A. Harris, Ernest Smith, Morris Levitt and Roger Furman
Foreword by Toni Morrison


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: November 10, 2009
Price: $35.00

Seventeenth-century sketches of Africa as it appeared to marauding European traders. Nineteenth-century slave auction notices. Twentieth-century sheet music for work songs and freedom chants. Photographs of war heroes, regal in uniform. Antebellum reward posters for capturing runaway slaves. An 1856 article titled “A Visit to the Slave Mother Who Killed Her... Read more >
Rogues' Gallery
Rogues' Gallery
Written by Michael Gross
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780767931458
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Rogues' Gallery
The Secret Story of the Lust, Lies, Greed, and Betrayals That Made the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Written by Michael Gross


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $14.99

“Behind almost every painting is a fortune and behind that a sin or a crime.”
With these words as a starting point, Michael Gross, leading chronicler of the American rich, begins the first independent, unauthorized look at the saga of the nation’s greatest museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this... Read more >
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Posters for the People
Posters for the People
Written by Ennis Carter, Foreword by Christopher Denoon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781594742927
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Posters for the People

Written by Ennis Carter
Foreword by Christopher Denoon


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2008
Price: $50.00

This lavishly illustrated volume amasses nearly 500 of the best and most striking posters designed by artists working in the 1930s and early 1940s for the government-sponsored Works Progress Administration, or WPA. Posters for the People presents these works for what they truly are: highly accomplished and powerful examples of American... Read more >
Painter in a Savage Land
Painter in a Savage Land
Written by Miles Harvey
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588367099
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Painter in a Savage Land
The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America
Written by Miles Harvey


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: June 24, 2008
Price: $14.99

In this vibrantly told, meticulously researched book, Miles Harvey reveals one of the most fascinating and overlooked lives in American history. Like The Island of Lost Maps, his bestselling book about a legendary map thief, Painter in a Savage Land is a compelling search into the mysteries of the past. This...

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Eric Fischl
Eric Fischl
Written by Arthur C. Danto and Robert Enright, Afterword by Steve Martin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580931953
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Eric Fischl
1970-2007
Written by Arthur C. Danto and Robert Enright
Afterword by Steve Martin


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2008
Price: $85.00

Eric Fischl emerged in the 1980s as one of America's most important figurative painters. His paintings, many of which show a single intense moment, compel the viewer to participate in a world of middle-class suburban ambiguity and drama. In Fischl's engaging distinctly American canvases, narrative, morality, sexuality, and psychology are preeminent... Read more >
LeRoy Neiman: Femlin 50th Anniversary Collection
LeRoy Neiman: Femlin 50th Anniversary Collection
Written by LeRoy Neiman, Illustrated by LeRoy Neiman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781595821386
Our Price: $49.95
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LeRoy Neiman: Femlin 50th Anniversary Collection

Written by LeRoy Neiman
Illustrated by LeRoy Neiman


Format: Hardcover, 180 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $49.95

When LeRoy Neiman and Hugh Hefner met in the early 1950s, while Neiman was doing women’s high fashion drawings and Hefner was a copywriter in a Chicago department store, neither could have predicted that a twelve-inch woman called Femlin was waiting in the wings. But Femlin is mischievous. She’s spunky. And... Read more >
The Art of S. Clay Wilson
The Art of S. Clay Wilson
Written by S. Clay Wilson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580087537
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The Art of S. Clay Wilson

Written by S. Clay Wilson


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2006
Price: $35.00

THE ART OF S. CLAY WILSON is the long-awaited career retrospective of the most extreme of the Zap cartoonists of the late 1960s. A self-described ""graphic agoraphobe,"" Wilson draws manically dense scenes of lurid mayhem that rank among the seminal works of underground, counterculture American art. It's all here, from the... Read more >
Still Looking
Still Looking
Written by John Updike
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400044184
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Still Looking
Essays on American Art
Written by John Updike


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $45.00

When, in 1989, a collection of John Updike’s writings on art appeared under the title Just Looking, a reviewer in the San Francisco Chronicle commented, “He refreshes for us the sense of prose opportunity that makes art a sustaining subject to people who write about it.” In the sixteen years since... Read more >
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