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Pictures at an Exhibition
'An enchanting debut' —Woman's Own November 1942Dear Elizabeth, I've got myself a new project, to cheer myself up a bit. It has absolutely nothing to do with the war effort. We're completely starved of art in London these days. Anything decent was ...
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1811. It was published anonymously; "By A Lady" appears on the cover page where the author's name might have been. It tells the story of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, both of ...
David Lynch: The Marriage of Picture and Sound
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ean: 9783869840550, isbn: 3869840552,
In October 2010, David Lynch received the Kaiserring award, presented annually to visual artists by the city of Goslar, Germany. Following the awards ceremony, Lynch gave a press conference and took questions from a number of local schoolchildren abo...
Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow
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ean: 9781491529072, isbn: 1491529075,
From the award-winning author of Wrestling with Moses comes a fascinating, accessible biography of the most important architect of the twentieth century.Modern Man is a riveting biography of Le Corbusier—a man who invented new ways of building and ...
What Galileo Saw: Imagining the Scientific Revolution
The Scientific Revolution of the 17th century has often been called a decisive turning point in human history. It represents, for good or ill, the birth of modern science and modern ways of viewing the world. In What Galileo Saw, Lawrence Lipking off...
Walk Through Walls: A Memoir
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ean: 9780735284807, isbn: 0735284806,
“I had experienced absolute freedom—I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didn’t matter, that nothing mattered at all—and it intoxicated me.”In 2010, more than 750,000 people stood in line at Marina Abramović...
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 2012
National Book Award, Nonfiction, 2012
Renowned historian Stephen Greenblatt's works shoot to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. With The Swerve, Greenblatt transports listeners to the dawn of th...
Kate Brewster's quest to become the first woman to run a Wall Street institution is about to come to fruition. Wooed away from a top job at a competing firm by Ed Roth with promises of breaking the glass ceiling when she succeeds him as the head of t...
A celebrated New York City painter's rollicking and vividly immediate account of his life amid the city's glamorous demimondes in their most vital era as an aspiring artist, roaring boy, dandy, cultural omnivore, and far-from obscure object of desire...
The History of Western Art
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ean: 9781522633624, isbn: 1522633626,
What is art? Why do we value images of saints, kings, goddesses, battles, landscapes, or cities from eras of history utterly remote from ourselves? This history of art shows how painters, sculptors, and architects have expressed the belief systems of...
Eye of the Beholder
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ean: 9781622316564, isbn: 1622316568,
"See for yourself!" was the clarion call of the 1600's. Natural philosophers threw off the yoke of ancient authority, peered at nature with microscopes and telescopes, and ignited the Scientific Revolution. Artists investigated nature with lenses and...
I Once Knew Vincent
In 1882, there was an artistic explosion of creativity in Europe. To a poor girl, Maria, and her alcoholic, prostitute mother, Sien, in The Hague, Netherlands, that didn't mean much until one winter evening when her mother brought Vincent Van Gogh to...
Lives of the Artists: Volume 1
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ean: 9781470889562, isbn: 1470889560,
[Read by Wanda McCaddon][This is the Volume 1 Audio CD format: 9781470889562] Georgio Vasari's original vision of the arts was to see the artist as divinely inspired. This historical work describes the lives of forty-five artists, including Giotto, B...
De Kooning's Bicycle: Artists and Writers in the Hamptons
Some of the twentieth century's most important artists and writers, from Jackson Pollock to Saul Steinberg, Fairfield Porter to Jean Stafford, lived and worked on the East End of Long Island. The home they made there would affect their creative work ...
Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open (Icons)
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ean: 9781480570795, isbn: 1480570796,
Phoebe Hoban, author of definitive biographies of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Alice Neel, now turns her attention to Lucian Freud, the grandson of Sigmund and one of the greatest painters England has produced. Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open is the first b...
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