William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) is a pivotal figure in the history of American art. He was a contemporary of James Whistler and John Singer Sargent.
“one of the most influential French artists of the 20th century . . .
“. . . a lesson about knowing what it takes to be an artist. A lesson about accepting and respecting our unique stories and points of view.”
Modern Life is an expedition through a universe of insightful images that chronicle artist and illustrator Jean Jullien’s perceptions and observations of 21st century life.
Vincent Van Gogh was one of those artists who brought the fullness of his unique character to his lifestyle, his relationships, and his artwork.
“Ross King does an exemplary job of bringing Claude Monet back to life.”
From the 1960s through the early ‘90s, Italy was host to an artistic subgenre known as “sexy fumetti,” a wild blend of eroticism, horror, violence, and some extremely messed-up humor.
“a treasure trove of insight on the artist . . .”
Richard Bellamy was the 60s visionary who championed the new wave of American abstract expressionists and who had the first eye for pop-art, minimalism, and performance happenings in the fabled Gre
Most of us have experienced the urge to make our mark on the world—literally and visibly.
Hubert Robert may be the most famous artist you’ve never heard of. A-list fans like Louis XVI, Catherine the Great, and Voltaire clamored for his poetic views of architectural ruins.
To most of us, Stuart Davis’ paintings are a joyful expression of color and frolicking graphic forms that seem to explode on the canvas in unscripted rhythms.
Children learn to navigate technology early on these days and have the ability to access information online. Book learning is less common and encyclopedias are extinct.
“Make Your Mark is an extraordinary collection of work that will leave a lasting impression.”
“celebrates the still transgressive world of gay leathermen and Tom of Finland's place in Los Angeles’ architectural history.”
This book is filled with colorful characters and photographs in a pictorial history of tattoos.
Vogue Like a Painting is a love letter to fashion, photography and Vogue itself.
In a blend of history, memoir, and travelogue, renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal invites readers, artists, art critics, and the curious into his obsession with clay and its beauty from its genesis
“Transfigurations is a photo essay collection that strives to reveal transgender people as persons who have chosen to undergo major surgery to become what they believe they should
Once upon a time, in a Victorian era that never existed, the world was full of marvelous contraptions that were both functional and beautiful.
“The composition is precise, learned and detailed, with beautifully crafted prose and a meandering style that keeps the eye fixed on the page.”
Two sides of an equation: the personal and the social; the musical and the social; the visual and the social; the body and the social.