"Anyone interested in culture, history, and simply a rollicking good story, will find much to savor in these pages."
Everyone knows the music of Elton John. But some may not know that Elton never writes any lyrics.
“The Artist’s Mind is written for understanding, and the accessible narrative flows easily. This is a must-read prior to any art gallery visit.”
“While the book does recount Picasso’s life, it is also a work of art history that provides fascinating insights about Picasso’s art and how it was shaped by his experiences as a ‘foreigner
Oh, for the days when the title “Working Girl” referred to the feel-good movie with Melanie Griffith.
This book collects articles and essays written by Michael Peppiatt, one of Europe’s leading art critics, across the span of his career.
What could iconic names as varied as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Merry Adventures of Robinhood, Curious George, and The Inve
Black History Month has arrived once again, right on schedule.
Janet Malcolm died last year, and her passing was profiled in over 40,000 obituaries online. She left behind a huge entourage of fans who had spent decades immersed in her literary nonfiction.
“‘I was born to be a rocker chick, forever in blue jeans.’”
“Perhaps more than a collection of critical essays, Art is Life is a love story. . . .
“Like a series of Russian nesting dolls, this book is about a specific painter within a specific culture within the history of how that culture has been seen and described through the centu
“a rich resource . . . a brilliant and much-needed book.”
Two of the most famous 20th century artistic salons were the Bloomsbury Group in London, a literary community centered on Virginia Woolf, and Gertrude and Leo Stein’s salon, which brought together
“provides a valuable view of an important artist who deserves to be better known.”
“This book is for art lovers, and lovers of beauty and truth who value the human spirit that will not be denied by the destructive forces that humans have created.
“The King’s Painter is an outstanding publication that requires and repays a very close and careful reading.”
“a workmanlike portrait of Chekhov, useful for the general reader curious to learn more about this master of Russian literature . . .”
This is an unusual book because, in almost every way, it is a sequel to a documentary film. Without that film, there’d be no book.
In this quick and light read, Petitjean is simple and straight forward in his thesis.
“. . . essential for anyone wanting to know who Magritte was, as a person, a painter, and a thinker.”
“Unfortunately, this isn’t the accurate biography it purports to be.”
“Isn’t the final goal of surrealism, after all, to transform the world?”
For 50 years he was known around the world as master of suspense, from his 1928 silent The Lodger to 1972’s Frenzy, Alfred Hitchcock continued to mesmerize audiences.
“There is more to say about war than it is just bad.”