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Elsa Schiaparelli

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Elsa Schiaparelli
Written by Meryle Secrest
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307701596
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Elsa Schiaparelli
A Biography
Written by Meryle Secrest


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
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... Read more >
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Elsa Schiaparelli
A Biography
Written by Meryle Secrest


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

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... Read more >
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Mademoiselle
Mademoiselle
Written by Rhonda K. Garelick
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400069521
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Mademoiselle
Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History
Written by Rhonda K. Garelick


Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $35.00

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 >
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Mademoiselle
Mademoiselle
Written by Rhonda K. Garelick
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ISBN: 9780679604266
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Mademoiselle
Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History
Written by Rhonda K. Garelick


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $14.99

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 >
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Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
Written by Meryle Secrest
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ISBN: 9780804153386
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Frank Lloyd Wright

Written by Meryle Secrest


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 9, 2014
Price: $17.99

The widely admired biographer of Bernard Berenson (“A triumph”—Washington Post; “A perfect riot”—Michael Holroyd; “Astonishing”—London Sunday Times) and of Kenneth Clark (“Splendid, enthralling”—The Wall Street Journal) gives us now a complete and complex portrait of an American titan, Frank Lloyd Wright.
            Meryle Secrest shows us Frank Lloyd Wright in full... Read more >
Humphry Repton
Humphry Repton
Written by Laura Mayer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812944
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Humphry Repton
The Polite Art of Landscape
Written by Laura Mayer


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $12.95

Humphry Repton (1752-1818) ambitiously styled himself Capability Brown's successor; the century's next great improver of landed property. He believed that the art of laying out grounds could only be achieved by 'the united powers of the landscape painter and the practical gardener', and ingeniously combined his knowledge of farming with a... Read more >
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Humphry Repton
The Polite Art of Landscape
Written by Laura Mayer


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $7.95

Humphry Repton (1752-1818) ambitiously styled himself Capability Brown's successor; the century's next great improver of landed property. He believed that the art of laying out grounds could only be achieved by 'the united powers of the landscape painter and the practical gardener', and ingeniously combined his knowledge of farming with a... Read more >
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Investigating Sex
Surrealist Research 1928-1932
Afterword by Dawn Ades
Edited by Jose Pierre


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $19.95

In January 1928, the surrealists initiated their remarkable “researches into sexuality” with a series of round-table conversations involving key figures such as André Breton, Yves Tanguy, Louis Aragon, Man Ray, Max Ernst and Antonin Artaud. The transcripts, in all their bizarre and fascinating detail, are presented here. While there is plenty... Read more >
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Bohemians
Bohemians
Edited by Paul Buhle and David Berger
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781682616
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Bohemians
A Graphic History
Edited by Paul Buhle and David Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $16.95

The nineteenth-century countercultures that came to define the bohemian lifestyle spanned both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from Walt Whitman to Josephine Baker, and from Gertrude Stein to Thelonius Monk. Bohemians is the graphic history of this movement and its illustrious figures, recovering the utopian ideas behind millennial communities, and covering... Read more >
Secret Lives of Great Artists
What Your Teachers Never Told You about Master Painters and Sculptors
Written by Elizabeth Lunday
Illustrated by Mario Zucca


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $16.95

With outraeous anecdotes about everyone from Leonardo (alleged sodomist) to Caraviaggio (convicted murderer) to Edward Hopper (alleged wife beater), Secret Lives of Great Artists recounts the seamy, steamy, and gritty history behind the great masters of international art. You’ll learn that Michelangelo’s body odor was so bad, his assistants couldn’t stand... Read more >
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Factory Made
Factory Made
Written by Steven Watson
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ISBN: 9780804151177
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Factory Made
Warhol and the Sixties
Written by Steven Watson


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2014
Price: $19.99

Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties is a fascinating look at the avant-garde group that came together—from 1964 to 1968—as Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory, a cast that included Lou Reed, Nico, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga, Paul Morrissey, Joe Dallesandro, Billy Name, Candy Darling, Baby Jane Holzer, Brigid Berlin, Ultra Violet, and... Read more >
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Holy Terror
Holy Terror
Written by Bob Colacello
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ISBN: 9780804169868
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Holy Terror
Andy Warhol Close Up
Written by Bob Colacello


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $18.95

In the 1960s, Andy Warhol’s paintings redefined modern art. His films provoked heated controversy, and his Factory was a hangout for the avant-garde. In the 1970s, after Valerie Solanas’s attempt on his life, Warhol become more entrepreneurial, aligning himself with the rich and famous. Bob Colacello, the editor of Warhol’s Interview... Read more >
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Holy Terror
Holy Terror
Written by Bob Colacello
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ISBN: 9780804169875
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Holy Terror
Andy Warhol Close Up
Written by Bob Colacello


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $9.99

In the 1960s, Andy Warhol’s paintings redefined modern art. His films provoked heated controversy, and his Factory was a hangout for the avant-garde. In the 1970s, after Valerie Solanas’s attempt on his life, Warhol become more entrepreneurial, aligning himself with the rich and famous. Bob Colacello, the editor of Warhol’s Interview... Read more >
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Austin Osman Spare
Austin Osman Spare
Written by Phil Baker, Foreword by Alan Moore
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ISBN: 9781583947166
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Austin Osman Spare
The Occult Life of London's Legendary Artist
Written by Phil Baker
Foreword by Alan Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $18.95

Austin Osman Spare is the definitive biography of the controversial occultist and artist, an enfant terrible of the Edwardian art world whose work was both hailed as genius and decried as immoral decadence. As George Bernard Shaw reportedly said, "Spare's medicine is too strong for the average man."

Trained as a... Read more >
Hearts of the City
Hearts of the City
Written by Herbert Muschamp, Introduction by Nicolai Ouroussoff
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ISBN: 9780307273246
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Hearts of the City

Written by Herbert Muschamp
Introduction by Nicolai Ouroussoff


Format: eBook, 960 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2013
Price: $29.99

From the late Herbert Muschamp, the former architecture critic of The New York Times and one of the most outspoken and influential voices in architectural criticism, a collection of his best work.

The pieces here—from The New Republic, Artforum, and The New York Times—reveal how Muschamp’s views were both ahead of their... Read more >
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The Allure of Chanel (Illustrated)
The Allure of Chanel (Illustrated)
Written by Paul Morand, Illustrated by Karl Lagerfeld, Translated by Euan Cameron
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ISBN: 9781908968920
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The Allure of Chanel (Illustrated)

Written by Paul Morand
Illustrated by Karl Lagerfeld
Translated by Euan Cameron


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $50.00

Paul Morand's last book, one of the most appealing of his oeuvre, brings together around the figure of Chanel, portraits of Misia Sert, Erik Satie, Serge Lifar, Georges Auric, Raymond Radiguet, Jean Cocteau, Picasso and Churchill, among others.
Based on a series of intimate conversations between Morand and Coco Chanel, written... Read more >
The Inventor and the Tycoon
The Inventor and the Tycoon
Written by Edward Ball
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ISBN: 9780767929400
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The Inventor and the Tycoon
The Murderer Eadweard Muybridge, the Entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and the Birth of Moving Pictures
Written by Edward Ball


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $16.95

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book of the Year

Nearly 140 years ago, in frontier California, photographer Eadweard Muybridge captured time with his camera and played it back on a flickering screen, inventing the breakthrough technology of moving pictures. Yet the visionary inventor Muybridge was also a murderer who killed coolly and meticulously...

Read more >
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The Interior Castle
The Interior Castle
Written by Ann Hulbert
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ISBN: 9780804151238
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The Interior Castle
The Art and Life of Jean Stafford
Written by Ann Hulbert


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2013
Price: $16.99

An important moment in American literary history takes life in this stunning biography of Jean Stafford, one of the most successful, admired--and troubled--of the brilliant and influential midcentury circle of writers and critics that included Allen Tate, Caroline Gordon, Peter Taylor, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell, and Robert Lowell, Stafford's first husband... Read more >
Balthus
Balthus
Written by Nicholas Fox Weber
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ISBN: 9780385352765
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Balthus
A Biography
Written by Nicholas Fox Weber


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: September 25, 2013
Price: $16.99

The first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time -- the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola -- whose brilliantly rendered, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art.

The story of Balthus's life has been shrouded... Read more >
Show Me a Story!
Show Me a Story!
Edited by Leonard S. Marcus
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ISBN: 9780763664640
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Show Me a Story!
Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators
Edited by Leonard S. Marcus


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $15.99

In compelling interviews by the acclaimed Leonard S. Marcus, twenty-one top authors and illustrators reveal their inside stories on the art of creating picture books.

Max and Mickey; Miss Nelson; Pack, Quack, and Mrs. Mallard; Pigeon; Sylvester; John Henry; and a very hungry caterpillar — these are just a few of the... Read more >
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The Allure of Chanel

Written by Paul Morand
Illustrated by Karl Lagerfeld


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $9.99

Coco Chanel invited Paul Morand to visit her in St Moritz at the end of the Second World War when he was given the opportunity to write her memoirs; his notes of their conversations were put away in a drawer and only came to light one year after Chanel's death. Through... Read more >
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Bad Boy
Bad Boy
Written by Eric Fischl and Michael Stone
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ISBN: 9780770435578
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Bad Boy
My Life On and Off the Canvas
Written by Eric Fischl and Michael Stone


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $26.00

In Bad Boy, renowned American artist Eric Fischl has written a penetrating, often searing exploration of his coming of age as an artist, and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged and competitive New York art world in the 1970s and 1980s. With such notorious and controversial... Read more >
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Bad Boy
Bad Boy
Written by Eric Fischl and Michael Stone
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ISBN: 9780770435585
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Bad Boy
My Life On and Off the Canvas
Written by Eric Fischl and Michael Stone


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $13.99

In Bad Boy, renowned American artist Eric Fischl has written a penetrating, often searing exploration of his coming of age as an artist, and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged and competitive New York art world in the 1970s and 1980s. With such notorious and controversial... Read more >
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The Architect of Desire
The Architect of Desire
Written by Suzannah Lessard
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ISBN: 9780307830487
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The Architect of Desire
Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family
Written by Suzannah Lessard


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: January 23, 2013
Price: $13.99

The story of Stanford White--his scandalous affair with the 16-year-old actress Evelyn Nesbit, his murder in 1906 by her husband, the millionaire Harry K. Thaw, and the hailstorm of publicity that surrounded "the trial of the century"--has proven irresistable to generations of novelists, historians, and biographers. The premier neoclassical architect of... Read more >
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The Inventor and the Tycoon
The Inventor and the Tycoon
Written by Edward Ball, Read by John H. Mayer
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ISBN: 9780307876638
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The Inventor and the Tycoon
A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures
Written by Edward Ball
Read by John H. Mayer


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $24.00

From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family, a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads.
 
One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible... Read more >
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