Arts, Artists & Photographers

”Many will judge that, despite all the emotional chaos, William Feaver has cornered a lion, and that Lucian Freud has earned his place in the pantheon of great post-war realist painters.

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“an engrossing portrait of the artist, his art, and his incorrigible personality.”

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“’Being an opera singer was fun, but the people on Bank Street, caring for and about each other, taught me what it means to be human.’”

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“The little boy who dreamed of painting like Norman Rockwell ended up with his own art on the cover of The New Yorker. What could be more magical than that?

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Incontrovertibly Philip Gefter did his homework when it came to writing about the lives, both professional and personal, of Richard Avedon.

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In 1975 photographer James Klosty published the first ever book on the American choreographer Merce Cunningham, republished in 1986 and now in commemoration of Cunningham’s 100th birthday, Klosty h

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“Line after line and scene after scene delight the reader with its account of a world gone by but well worth the returning to, if only as a tourist.

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for anyone looking to understand Mike Nichols, his working methods, and impact on American culture, Life Isn’t Everything is a good place to start.”

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Paul Gauguin (1838–1903) is a compelling figure, both as an artist and man.

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Jerome Robbins, By Himself is an unfiltered look at a creative force of nature and an uncompromising artist who just happened to be one of the architects of a golden age of Americ

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“Lucy Jones has earned a place of distinction among contemporary expressionist visionaries.”

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“there was courage and conviction in his decision to eschew the title of abstraction that so many of his peers pursued in favor of a lifelong commitment to the tradition of representational

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The publication of this book coincides with an exhibit of the work of Lina Bo Bardi at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, Spain.

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The narrative world is rife with accounts of the relationship between gender, and the recognition and attribution (or not) of genius.

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

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“‘Florence received its greatest gift with the birth of Leonardo, and lost infinitely more with his death.’ Da Vinci was so much more than an artist; he brought sophistication and reverie t

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If you don’t know anything about Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter you better bone up fast.

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“Paul Klee: Life and Work gathers together the full spectrum of Klee’s frame of mind, revealing his character through his artistic personality.”

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“I Am offers American art lovers the opportunity to discover and to relish the innovative work of a painter who deconstructed the old and constructed her own brave

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“Go Ahead in the Rain is a musical memoir in which the narrator comes of age and becomes a man.”

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“in a volume that runs for some 600 pages, not a single word seems wasted, not a sentence seems too long.” 

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“an exquisite book about a poignantly wretched little girl and everything she represented.”   

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