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Marilyn & Me
Marilyn & Me
Written by Lawrence Schiller
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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
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ISBN: 9780307809629
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Goya

Written by Robert Hughes


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: May 23, 2012
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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
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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: $16.99

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 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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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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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

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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
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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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Joan Mitchell
Joan Mitchell
Written by Patricia Albers
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Joan Mitchell
Lady Painter
Written by Patricia Albers


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2011
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“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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Bill Reid
Bill Reid
Written by Maria Tippett
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ISBN: 9780307366016
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Bill Reid
The Making of an Indian
Written by Maria Tippett


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 13, 2011
Price: $13.99

Part biography, part art history -- a thoroughly engaging look at one man’s life and his phenomenal influence on the world of contemporary art.

Bill Reid was at the forefront of the modern-day renaissance of Northwest Coast Native art; but his art, and his life, was not without controversy. Like the raven... Read more >
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Modigliani
Modigliani
Written by Meryle Secrest
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ISBN: 9780307595478
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Modigliani

Written by Meryle Secrest


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

“People like us . . . have different rights, different values than do ordinary people because we have different needs which put us . . . above their moral standards.” —Modigliani

Amedeo (“Beloved of God”) Modigliani was considered to be the quintessential bohemian artist, his legend almost as infamous as Van Gogh’s... Read more >
Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White
Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White
Written by Mosette Broderick
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ISBN: 9780394536620
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Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White
Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class in America's Gilded Age
Written by Mosette Broderick


Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $40.00

A rich, fascinating saga of the most influential, far-reaching architectural firm of their time and of the dazzling triumvirate—Charles McKim, William Mead, and Stanford White—who came together, bound by the notion that architecture could help shape a nation in transition. They helped to refine America’s idea of beauty, elevated its architectural... Read more >
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Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White
Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White
Written by Mosette Broderick
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Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White
Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class in America's Gilded Age
Written by Mosette Broderick


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $21.99

A rich, fascinating saga of the most influential, far-reaching architectural firm of their time and of the dazzling triumvirate—Charles McKim, William Mead, and Stanford White—who came together, bound by the notion that architecture could help shape a nation in transition. They helped to refine America’s idea of beauty, elevated its architectural... Read more >
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A Life of Picasso
A Life of Picasso
Written by John Richardson
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ISBN: 9780375711510
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A Life of Picasso
The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
Written by John Richardson


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $30.00

Now in paperback: the third volume of John Richardson’s magisterial Life of Picasso.

Here is Picasso at the height of his powers in Rome and Naples, producing the sets and costumes with Cocteau for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, and visiting Pompei where the antique statuary fuel his obsession with classicism; in Paris, creating... Read more >
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Lee Miller
Lee Miller
Written by Carolyn Burke
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ISBN: 9780307766632
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Lee Miller
A Life
Written by Carolyn Burke


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2010
Price: $13.99

A trenchant yet sympathetic portrait of Lee Miller, one of the iconic faces and careers of the twentieth century. Carolyn Burke reveals Miller as a multifaceted woman: both model and photographer, muse and reporter, sexual adventurer and mother, and, in later years, gourmet cook—the last of the many dramatic transformations she... Read more >
Grant Wood
Grant Wood
Written by R. Tripp Evans
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307266293
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Grant Wood
A Life
Written by R. Tripp Evans


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $37.50

He claimed to be “the plainest kind of fellow you can find. There isn’t a single thing I’ve done, or experienced,” said Grant Wood, “that’s been even the least bit exciting.”

Wood was one of America’s most famous regionalist painters; to love his work was the equivalent of loving America itself... Read more >
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