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The Art Prophets
The Art Prophets
Written by Richard Polsky
Format: Hardcover
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
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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

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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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ISBN: 9780307595980
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Joan Mitchell
Lady Painter
Written by Patricia Albers


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $21.99

“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
Format: Hardcover
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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ISBN: 9780307594273
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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
Format: eBook
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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Grant Wood
Grant Wood
Written by R. Tripp Evans
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ISBN: 9780307594334
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Grant Wood
A Life
Written by R. Tripp Evans


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $19.99

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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Master of Shadows
Master of Shadows
Written by Mark Lamster
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ISBN: 9780307387356
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Master of Shadows
The Secret Diplomatic Career of the Painter Peter Paul Rubens
Written by Mark Lamster


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $17.00

Although his popularity is eclipsed by Rembrandt today, Peter Paul Rubens was revered by his contemporaries as the greatest painter of his era, if not of all history.  His undeniable artistic genius, bolstered by a modest disposition and a reputation as a man of tact and discretion, made him a favorite...

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Leo and His Circle
Leo and His Circle
Written by Annie Cohen-Solal
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ISBN: 9781400044276
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Leo and His Circle
The Life of Leo Castelli
Written by Annie Cohen-Solal


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
On Sale: May 18, 2010
Price: $35.00

Leo Castelli reigned for decades as America’s most influential art dealer. Now Annie Cohen-Solal, author of the hugely acclaimed Sartre: A Life (“an intimate portrait of the man that possesses all the detail and resonance of fiction”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times), recounts his incalculably influential and astonishing life in Leo... Read more >
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Leo and His Circle
Leo and His Circle
Written by Annie Cohen-Solal
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ISBN: 9780307593047
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Leo and His Circle

Written by Annie Cohen-Solal


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: May 18, 2010
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Leo Castelli reigned for decades as America’s most influential art dealer. Now Annie Cohen-Solal, author of the hugely acclaimed Sartre: A Life (“an intimate portrait of the man that possesses all the detail and resonance of fiction”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times), recounts his incalculably influential and astonishing life in Leo... Read more >
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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Written by Benvenuto Cellini, Introduction by James Fenton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307592743
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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

Written by Benvenuto Cellini
Introduction by James Fenton


Format: Hardcover, 504 pages
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $28.00

Here is the most important autobiography from Renaissance Italy and one of the most spirited and colorful from any time or place, in a translation widely recognized as the most faithful to the energy and spirit of the original.

Benvenuto Cellini was both a beloved artist in sixteenth-century Florence and a passionate... Read more >
Hearts of the City
Hearts of the City
Written by Herbert Muschamp, Introduction by Nicolai Ouroussoff
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375404061
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Hearts of the City
The Selected Writings of Herbert Muschamp
Written by Herbert Muschamp
Introduction by Nicolai Ouroussoff


Format: Hardcover, 912 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $50.00

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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Painting Below Zero
Painting Below Zero
Written by James Rosenquist and David Dalton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307263421
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Painting Below Zero
Notes on a Life in Art
Written by James Rosenquist and David Dalton


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $50.00

From James Rosenquist, one of our most iconic pop artists—along with Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, and Roy Lichtenstein—comes this candid and fascinating memoir. Unlike these artists, Rosenquist often works in three-dimensional forms, with highly dramatic shifts in scale and a far more complex palette, including grisaille and Day-Glo colors... Read more >
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Painting Below Zero
Painting Below Zero
Written by James Rosenquist and David Dalton
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ISBN: 9780307273291
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Painting Below Zero

Written by James Rosenquist and David Dalton


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $41.99

From James Rosenquist, one of our most iconic pop artists—along with Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, and Roy Lichtenstein—comes this candid and fascinating memoir. Unlike these artists, Rosenquist often works in three-dimensional forms, with highly dramatic shifts in scale and a far more complex palette, including grisaille and Day-Glo colors... Read more >
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John Burningham
John Burningham
Written by John Burningham, Illustrated by John Burningham, Foreword by Maurice Sendak
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763644345
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John Burningham
Limited Edition
Written by John Burningham
Illustrated by John Burningham
Foreword by Maurice Sendak


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $70.00

A beautiful collectors’ volume showcasing the art, life, and inspiration of a celebrated author-illustrator.

Take a look behind the scenes at the work of John Burningham, one of the world’s most talented children’s book creators, in this fascinating masterwork showcasing everything from sketches to background stories, family photos to full-color art. Complete... Read more >
Sverre Fehn
Sverre Fehn
Written by Per Olaf Fjeld
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932172
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Sverre Fehn
The Pattern of Thoughts
Written by Per Olaf Fjeld


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: June 30, 2009
Price: $75.00

As recipient of the 1997 Pritzker Architecture Prize—the profession’s highest honor—Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn has had an impact not only in his home country but around the globe. His projects, often described as being instilled with a human quality, include the Norwegian Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World Exhibition and the... Read more >
Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall
Written by Jonathan Wilson
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ISBN: 9780307538192
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Marc Chagall

Written by Jonathan Wilson


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2009
Price: $11.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Novelist and critic Jonathan Wilson clears away the sentimental mists surrounding an artist whose career spanned two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the Holocaust, and the birth of the State of Israel. Marc Chagall’s work addresses these transforming events, but his ambivalence about his role as... Read more >
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The Clarks of Cooperstown
The Clarks of Cooperstown
Written by Nicholas Fox Weber
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ISBN: 9780307494528
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The Clarks of Cooperstown

Written by Nicholas Fox Weber


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $20.99

Nicholas Fox Weber, author of the acclaimed Patron Saints (“Exhilarating avant-garde entertainment”—Sam Hunter, The New York Times Book Review) and Balthus (“The authoritative account of his life and work”—Michael Ravitch, Newsday), gives us now the idiosyncratic lives of Sterling and Stephen Clark—two of America’s greatest art collectors, heirs to the Singer... Read more >
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