Arts, Artists & Photographers

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“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

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“a rich resource . . . a brilliant and much-needed book.”

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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

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“provides a valuable view of an important artist who deserves to be better known.”

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“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.

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The King’s Painter is an outstanding publication that requires and repays a very close and careful reading.”

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“a workmanlike portrait of Chekhov, useful for the general reader curious to learn more about this master of Russian literature . . .”

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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.

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“. . . essential for anyone wanting to know who Magritte was, as a person, a painter, and a thinker.”

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“Unfortunately, this isn’t the accurate biography it purports to be.”

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“Isn’t the final goal of surrealism, after all, to transform the world?”
—Luis Buñuel

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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.

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“There is more to say about war than it is just bad.”

                                                  —Stanley Kubrick

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“As impressive for empathetic portraits of individual women as its ambitious scope, The Barbizon should be an essential text on the topic of women’s studies.”

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”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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