Arts, Design & Photography

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“Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art tells many wild and rowdy stories about legendary artists and their work, and the gallery owners t

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William Klein is responsible for lensing some of the most iconic, memorable, legendary and ubiquitous fashion images, so you might be expecting this glamorous coffee table volume that will chronicl

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There are books about art that are just about art, and there are books that, rather than ignore the mixed media elephant in the room, frame the art they feature in whatever social, geographic, poli

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“through the lens of the women they depicted in their work, women as warriors, as workers, as prostitutes, as mothers, as lovers, ever present even in absence, every work shining a light on

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"Becoming Michelangelo successfully tells of an epic story of an artist through the experiences of the author/artist . . ."

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The astute and prolific fashion reader or the Charles James aficionado will immediately wonder how Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape differs from Charles James: Portrait of a

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“Whether for a light read or deeper introspection, this book offers intriguing insights and opinions into the reasons why the creation of a 19th century teenaged author has become a referen

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“a solid choice for a novice Leonardo enthusiast, curated by a seasoned Renaissance specialist.”

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For as long as fashion has been recorded, there has always been one topic that is ever present and it is whether or not fashion is an art.

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“Beautifully produced, Van Gogh and Britain adds greatly to our appreciation of the artist who created such universally beloved paintings, over 800, in just 10 years.”

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“[W]hat the author does is make a cohesive thesis here and amend, bolster, ratify it with the intelligence and findings of others. The whole is his, and his alone.

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The Digital Plenitude: The Decline of Elite Culture and the Rise of New Media by Jay David Bolter is a book about exactly that: the decline of one thing and the rise of another.

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“This exhibition is surely a testament to the longevity and influence of Hockney himself. . . .

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“Cimarron: Freedom and Masquerade delivers on multiple levels.

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Every year, more than six million people visit the Louvre Museum in Paris to view Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa for an estimated average of 15 seconds.

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We’ve all heard of Auschwitz, the World War II Nazi death camp in southern Poland. The statistics are daunting: 1.1 million men, women, and children murdered, 900,000 of them Jews.

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The Last Days of Mankind (Die letzten Tage der Menschheit) was written by the Austrian critic and philosopher Karl Kraus. The play’s notoriety lay in its unwieldy length and run time.

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“As a biography of a towering musical figure, Serving the Servant is a fascinating read for anybody with even a passing interest in Nirvana.

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“This is very much a book about war from the perspective of the frontline combatant. It is a story of fear, uncertainty, courage, fortitude, comradeship, and heroism.

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“Throughout these tumultuous decades, artists have sought to express themselves in harrowing circumstances. John J.

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“Staged as they are, in moments of near-communication, the images seem always on the verge of sound, even when they were captured in Victorian silence.”

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“If collecting ‘street photography’ is your passion, this book will become a cornerstone of your collection and will be the measure of all other works you own.”

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“A book that should not be hidden but proudly displayed and offered to others.”

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If you are expecting some sort of Sex and the City compilation of stories featuring brands like Blahnik and Louboutin, well then, this is not a book for you.

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“How did a sickly kid from a poor family in Pittsburgh become Andy Warhol, the cultural superstar?”

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