Art

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

John Richardson's riveting memoir about growing up in England and, at twenty-five, beginning his twelve-year adventure with the controversial art collector Douglas Cooper. With...

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The Lives of Lucian Freud

The Lives of Lucian Freud

The first biography of the epic life of one of the most important, enigmatic and private artists of the 20th century. Drawn from almost 40 years of conversations with the artist, letters...

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The Gift

The Gift

Discusses the argument that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity.

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Living with the Gods

Living with the Gods

In the same format as his best-selling books A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany: Memories of a Nation—the acclaimed art historian now gives us a magnificent...

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Blues

Blues

From the revered Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and writer, comes his National Bestseller on one of the world’s oldest and most popular activities, fishing. Presented in narrative form as a conversation between...

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Twentieth-Century Boy

Twentieth-Century Boy

Celebrated painter Duncan Hannah arrived in New York City from Minneapolis in the early 1970s as an art student hungry for experience, game for almost anything, and with...

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Foursome

Foursome

A captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities, passionate feelings, and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled...

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'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy'

'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy'

Geoff Dyer's earlier book on film, Zona, was about Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, so it was perhaps inevitable that he should next devote his unique critical and stylistic energies to...

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Marvelocity

Marvelocity

FROM THE TEAM THAT BROUGHT YOU THE EISNER-AWARD WINNING MYTHOLOGY: THE DC COMICS ART OF ALEX ROSS  Here is the beloved Marvel Universe of comics characters, brought...

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Know Thyself

Know Thyself

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018A lively and timely introduction to the roots of self-understanding--who we are and how we should act--in...

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Double Vision

Double Vision

The first and definitive biography of the celebrated collectors Dominique and John de Menil, who became one of the greatest cultural forces of the twentieth century through groundbreaking...

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Kenneth Clark

Kenneth Clark

The definitive biography of this brilliant polymath--director of the National Gallery, author, patron of the arts, social lion, and singular pioneer of television--that also tells the story...

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Calder: The Conquest of Time

Calder: The Conquest of Time

The first biography of America's greatest twentieth-century sculptor, Alexander Calder: an authoritative and revelatory achievement, based on a wealth of letters and papers never before...

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The Painting of Modern Life

The Painting of Modern Life

From T.J. Clark comes this provocative study of the origins of modern art in the painting of Parisian life by Edouard Manet and his followers. The Paris of the 1860s and 1870s...

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Keeping an Eye Open

Keeping an Eye Open

An extraordinary collection—hawk-eyed and understanding—from the Man Booker Prize–winning, best-selling author of The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life....

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The Spectacle of Skill

The Spectacle of Skill

“I am completely an elitist, in the cultural but emphatically not the social sense. I prefer the good to the bad, the articulate to the mumbling, the aesthetically developed...

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Sequential Drawings

Sequential Drawings

From the author of the widely acclaimed graphic novel Here, awarded the 2016 Prix D'or for best graphic album at Angoulême, a new graphic work that celebrates another aspect of his incomparable...

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Poems About Sculpture

Poems About Sculpture

Poems About Sculpture is a unique anthology of poems from around the world and across the ages about our most enduring art form. Sculpture has the longest...

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Green Metropolis

Green Metropolis

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, the woman who launched the restoration of Central Park in the 1980s, now introduces us to seven remarkable green spaces in and around New York City, giving...

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The Partnership

The Partnership

This fascinating portrait of two of the most brilliant theater artists of the twentieth century—and the women who made their work possible—is set against the explosive years of the...

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The Catskills

The Catskills

The Catskills (“Cat Creek” in Dutch), America’s original frontier, northwest of New York City, with its seven hundred thousand acres of forest land preserve and its five counties—Delaware,...

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The Ugly Renaissance

The Ugly Renaissance

A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more Renowned...

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I Think You're Totally Wrong

I Think You're Totally Wrong

Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life; his former professor David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he overcommitted to art. The stay-at-home dad (three young...

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The Hirschfeld Century

The Hirschfeld Century

I am down to a pencil, a pen, and a bottle of ink. I hope one day to eliminate the pencil. Al Hirschfeld redefined caricature and exemplified Broadway and Hollywood, enchanting generations with his mastery of line. His art appeared in every major publication during nine...

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