Arts, Design & Photography

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Disappointment comes in many wrappings.

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Part biography, part multimedia art smorgasbord, John’s Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon is more than just a nonfiction picture book: It’s a work of art itself.

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There are few words that can describe the influence and the arresting images that Mr. Bourdin graciously bestowed upon us during his career.

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Veteran author Bill Bryson delights in skewering the arrogant rich in England and the United States, particularly the folks who lived in the 19th and early 20th centuries in this quirky survey book

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Suze Rotolo, the daughter of Italian communists who immigrated to New York, grew up in Queens but soon found herself in the bohemian milieu of Greenwich Village.

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a weekend with Coco Chanel?

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Cecil B. DeMille was one of the first true giants of the American film industry. His bigger than life persona has inspired author Eyman to attempt a bigger than life portrait.

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Rather than a biography, this volume is about Walter Albini, the seer, the prescient man who foresaw the future of fashion way before his untimely demise.

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The title sets the stage for this closely documented telling of the case of Cynthia Stewart who boldly or innocently took nude photos of her eight-year-old daughter Nora one afternoon and sent them

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“You are only as good as your last season” is an adage most often applied within the boundaries of the fashion world, but no one has ever addressed what happens when the influence of one designer c

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Some books are speedy reads. A few stolen hours here or there and then it is finished, more often than not to be forgotten before the end of one’s next read.

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Across the “pond” and beyond, A Thousand Cuts, by Londoner Simon Lelic not only emulates the headlines, it dissects them by exploring the views and theories of those observers and amateur

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Successful musicians connect and relate to their audience on an emotional level. Often, they channel some great pain from their past in order to give their work an even deeper meaning.

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 In many circles it is highly recommended—and in most universities, required—that student actors read the volumes of scripture-like pronouncements by Stanislavsky, Brecht, Vakhtangov, Grotowski, an

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The more appropriate title for this book would be “A Love Letter” from the Edge of the Catwalk.

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The relationship between fashion and minimalism has been discussed, examined, and dissected for decades and even as recently as the New York Collections for Spring 2011, but never has it been writt

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The subtitle of this book is “A Glamorous Story of Power, Profits, and the Pursuit of the Perfect Shoe.”  A more accurate subtitle would have been the story of how Tamara Yeardye Mellon parlayed be

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Steve Heller is an astute cultural observer and historian. He sees and hears the icons of culture and uses a flowing narrative style to pin them down for the rest of us to examine.

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Many things come to mind at the mention of Gianni Versace—over-the-top glamour; his sister, Donatella; sexiness; and his untimely death—but Deborah Ball has given us deep background into much more

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Music, music everywhere. But is anyone making any money?

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