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The Inventor and the Tycoon
The Inventor and the Tycoon
Written by Edward Ball
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385535496
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The Inventor and the Tycoon
A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures
Written by Edward Ball


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $12.99

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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Van Gogh
Van Gogh
Written by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith
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ISBN: 9780375758973
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Van Gogh
The Life
Written by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 976 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2012
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Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who galvanized readers with their Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Jackson Pollock, have written another tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable portrait of Vincent van Gogh. Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth... Read more >
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Saul Steinberg
Saul Steinberg
Written by Deirdre Bair
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385524483
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Saul Steinberg
A Biography
Written by Deirdre Bair


Format: Hardcover, 752 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $40.00

From National Book Award winner Deirdre Bair, the definitive biography of Saul Steinberg, one of The New Yorker's most iconic artists.
 
The issue date was March 29, 1976. The New Yorker cost 75 cents. And on the cover unfolded Saul Steinberg's vision of the world: New York City, the Hudson River, and...

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Saul Steinberg
Saul Steinberg
Written by Deirdre Bair
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ISBN: 9780385534987
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Saul Steinberg
A Biography
Written by Deirdre Bair


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $17.99

From National Book Award winner Deirdre Bair, the definitive biography of Saul Steinberg, one of The New Yorker's most iconic artists.
 
The issue date was March 29, 1976. The New Yorker cost 75 cents. And on the cover unfolded Saul Steinberg's vision of the world: New York City, the Hudson River, and...

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Cezanne
Cezanne
Written by Alex Danchev
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307377074
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Cezanne
A Life
Written by Alex Danchev


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $40.00

With 32-pages of full-color inserts, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Alex Danchev gives us the first comprehensive assessment of the revolutionary work and restless life of Paul Cézanne to be published in decades. One of the most influential painters of his time and beyond, Cézanne was the exemplary artist-creator of the modern age...

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Cezanne
Cezanne
Written by Alex Danchev
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ISBN: 9780307907790
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Cezanne
A Life
Written by Alex Danchev


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $20.99

With 32-pages of full-color inserts, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Alex Danchev gives us the first comprehensive assessment of the revolutionary work and restless life of Paul Cézanne to be published in decades. One of the most influential painters of his time and beyond, Cézanne was the exemplary artist-creator of the modern age...

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Beirut, I Love You
A Memoir
Written by Zena el Khalil


Format: eBook, 218 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $9.99

Zena el Khalil, a young Beirut-based female artist, writer, and activist who had an unconventional but worldly upbringing growing up in Lagos, Nigeria and attending art school in New York, returns after 9/11 to her familial home of Beirut and its mountains, beaches, food, music and drugs. Beirut, I Love You... Read more >
Old Man Goya
Old Man Goya
Written by Julia Blackburn
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ISBN: 9780307829207
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Old Man Goya

Written by Julia Blackburn


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2012
Price: $9.99

In 1792, when he was forty-seven, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya contracted a serious illness that left him stone deaf. In this extraordinary book, Julia Blackburn follows Goya through the remaining thirty-five years of his life. It was a time of political turmoil, of war, violence, and confusion, and Goya... Read more >
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Marilyn & Me
Marilyn & Me
Written by Lawrence Schiller
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385536677
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Marilyn & Me
A Photographer's Memories
Written by Lawrence Schiller


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $20.00

An intimate memoir recalling a young photographer's relationship with Marilyn Monroe just months before her death, with extraordinary photographs, some of which have never been published.

"With the precision of a surgeon, Schiller slices through the façade of Marilyn Monroe in his unflinching memoir. Revealing and readable, it’s a book I couldn’t put...

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Marilyn & Me
Marilyn & Me
Written by Lawrence Schiller
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ISBN: 9780385536684
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Marilyn & Me
A Photographer's Memories
Written by Lawrence Schiller


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $10.99

An intimate memoir recalling a young photographer's relationship with Marilyn Monroe just months before her death, with extraordinary photographs, some of which have never been published.

"With the precision of a surgeon, Schiller slices through the façade of Marilyn Monroe in his unflinching memoir. Revealing and readable, it’s a book I couldn’t put...

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Goya
Goya
Written by Robert Hughes
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307809629
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Goya

Written by Robert Hughes


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: May 23, 2012
Price: $21.99

Robert Hughes, who has stunned us with comprehensive works on subjects as sweeping and complex as the history of Australia (The Fatal Shore), the modern art movement (The Shock of the New), the nature of American art (American Visions), and the nature of America itself as seen through its art (The... Read more >
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Show Me a Story!
Show Me a Story!
Edited by Leonard S. Marcus
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763635060
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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: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $22.99

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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David Hockney
David Hockney
Written by Christopher Simon Sykes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385531443
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David Hockney
The Biography, 1937-1975
Written by Christopher Simon Sykes


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $35.00

Drawing on exclusive and unprecedented access to David Hockney’s extensive archives, notebooks, and paintings, interviews with family, friends, and on Hockney himself, Christopher Simon Sykes provides a colorful and intimate portrait of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.

Born in 1937, David Hockney grew up in a northern...

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David Hockney
David Hockney
Written by Christopher Simon Sykes
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ISBN: 9780385531450
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David Hockney
The Biography, 1937-1975
Written by Christopher Simon Sykes


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $17.99

Drawing on exclusive and unprecedented access to David Hockney’s extensive archives, notebooks, and paintings, interviews with family, friends, and on Hockney himself, Christopher Simon Sykes provides a colorful and intimate portrait of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.

Born in 1937, David Hockney grew up in a northern...

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Nothing If Not Critical
Nothing If Not Critical
Written by Robert Hughes
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ISBN: 9780307809599
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Nothing If Not Critical
Essays on Art and Artists
Written by Robert Hughes


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2012
Price: $13.99

From Holbein to Hockney, from Norman Rockwell to Pablo Picasso, from sixteenth-century Rome to 1980s SoHo, Robert Hughes looks with love, loathing, warmth, wit and authority at a wide range of art and artists, good, bad, past and present.
   As art critic for Time magazine, internationally acclaimed for his study of modern... Read more >
Leonardo Da Vinci: The Renaissance Man
Leonardo Da Vinci: The Renaissance Man
Written by Dan Danko, Illustrated by Lalit Kumar Sharma
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ISBN: 9789380741208
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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Renaissance Man
A Graphic Novel
Written by Dan Danko
Illustrated by Lalit Kumar Sharma


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $9.99

Painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer, Leonardo da Vinci was a genius who was well ahead of his time and the best example of the Renaissance man. This is the story of one of the greatest painters of all time, and perhaps the... Read more >
Investigating Sex
Investigating Sex
Afterword by Dawn Ades, Edited by Jose Pierre, Introduction by Joann Wypijewski
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ISBN: 9781844677122
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Investigating Sex
Surrealist Discussions
Afterword by Dawn Ades
Edited by Jose Pierre
Introduction by Joann Wypijewski


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2012
Price: $19.95

Are women’s orgasms more intense than men’s? What did André Breton think of homosexuality? Can love be separated from physical desire?

In 1928 a group of surrealist writers and artists held twelve round table discussions to address these questions. Calling them “researches into sexuality,” their bizarre and humorous conversations are now made... Read more >
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The Success and Failure of Picasso
The Success and Failure of Picasso
Written by John Berger
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ISBN: 9780307794246
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The Success and Failure of Picasso

Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 21, 2011
Price: $11.99

   At the height of his powers, Pablo Picasso was the artist as revolutionary, breaking through the niceties of form in order to mount a direct challenge to the values of his time. At the height of his fame, he was the artist as royalty: incalculably wealthy, universally idolized−and wholly isolated.
   In this... Read more >
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Magician of the Modern
Magician of the Modern
Written by Eugene R. Gaddis
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ISBN: 9780307761248
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Magician of the Modern
Chick Austin and the Transformation of the Arts in America
Written by Eugene R. Gaddis


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $22.99

The story of Chick Austin is the story, in Virgil Thomson's words, of "a whole cultural movement in one man." Becoming director of Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum at the age of twenty-six, Austin immediately set about to introduce modern art to America and to transform this conservative insurance capital into a cultural... Read more >
The Art Prophets
The Artists, Dealers, and Tastemakers Who Shook the Art World
Written by Richard Polsky


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $19.99

In The Art Prophets, Richard Polsky introduces us to influential late twentieth-century dealers and tastemakers in the art world. These risk takers opened doors for artists, identified new movements, and resurrected art forms that had fallen into obscurity. In this distinctive tour, Polsky offers an insightful and engaging dialog between artists... Read more >
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The Art Prophets
The Art Prophets
Written by Richard Polsky
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ISBN: 9781590514061
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The Art Prophets
The Artists, Dealers, and Tastemakers Who Shook the Art World
Written by Richard Polsky


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $24.95

In The Art Prophets, Richard Polsky introduces us to influential late twentieth-century dealers and tastemakers in the art world. These risk takers opened doors for artists, identified new movements, and resurrected art forms that had fallen into obscurity. In this distinctive tour, Polsky offers an insightful and engaging dialog between artists... Read more >
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Van Gogh
Van Gogh
Written by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith
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ISBN: 9781588360472
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Van Gogh
The Life
Written by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith


Format: eBook, 976 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $15.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith galvanized readers with their astonishing Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for biography, a book acclaimed for its miraculous research and overwhelming narrative power. Now Naifeh and Smith have written another tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable... Read more >
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John Betjeman
John Betjeman
Written by Greg Morse
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ISBN: 9780747810513
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John Betjeman

Written by Greg Morse


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $12.95

Born at the start of the twentieth century, John Betjeman later wrote that he always knew he would be a poet. In time, he would indeed become the most popular Poet Laureate since Tennyson, but he was more than that: as a noted broadcaster and journalist, he also did much to... Read more >
Northern Light
Northern Light
Written by Roy MacGregor
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ISBN: 9780307357403
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Northern Light
The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson and the Woman Who Loved Him
Written by Roy MacGregor


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $19.50

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
FINALIST 2011 – Ottawa Book Award for Non-Fiction

Roy MacGregor's lifelong fascination with Tom Thomson first led him to write Canoe Lake, a novel inspired by a distant relative's affair with one of Canada's greatest painters. Now, MacGregor breaks new ground, re-examining the mysteries of Thomson's life, loves and violent death in... Read more >
Joan Mitchell
Joan Mitchell
Written by Patricia Albers
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375414374
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Joan Mitchell
Lady Painter
Written by Patricia Albers


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $40.00

“Gee, Joan, if only you were French and male and dead.” —New York art dealer to Joan Mitchell, the 1950s

She was a steel heiress from the Midwest—Chicago and Lake Forest (her grandfather built Chicago’s bridges and worked for Andrew Carnegie). She was a daughter of the American Revolution—Anglo-Saxon, Republican, Episcopalian.

She... Read more >
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