The God of Spring
Paperback ISBN: 0743294858
A tale inspired by the life of early nineteenth-century Romantic painter Thï¿½odore Gï¿½ricault traces the creation of one of his most controversial and sensational works, Raft of the Medusa, a process during which he makes the two survivors of an infamous French frigate his muses. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
The Unknown Matisse
A Life of Henri Matisse : The Early Years, 1869-1908
Hardcover ISBN: 0679434283
More than 175 black-and-white and full-color illustrations complement an incisive portrait of artist Henri Matisse that discusses his early youth, his conflict with the art establishment of the time, and his family's involvement in the scandalous "Humbert Affair." 30,000 first printing.
Painting Below Zero
Notes on a Life in Art
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0307263428
The forefront living artist describes his childhood in North Dakota and Minnesota in the late 1930s and 1940s, his education at the Art Students League, and the influence of his relationships with numerous contemporaries.
A Biography of Frida Kahlo
Paperback ISBN: 0060085894
An in-depth biography of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo details her haunting and original painting style, her turbulent marriage to muralist Diego Rivera, her association with communism, and her love of Mexican culture and folklore.
The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell
Hardcover ISBN: 0374180121
A portrait of American artist Joseph Cornell considers his unusual personality and reclusive lifestyle while examining his relationships with such contemporaries as Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, and Susan Sontag.
A Life of Picasso
The Prodigy, 1881-1906
Paperback ISBN: 037571149x
A richly illustrated first volume in a multi-volume portrait of the seminal artist focuses on Picasso's early life in Mlaga and Barcelona, his 1904 move to France, his Rose and Blue periods, and his work on Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, the painting that would usher in the modernist period. Winner of the Whitbread Prize. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
The Secret Life of an American Artist
Hardcover ISBN: 0195156684
An examination of the dark side of American painter Thomas Eakins's life and work unveils new facts about the artist's life and makes sense of the enigmas of his work, documenting the bitter personal feuds and family tragedies that affected him, as well as the artist's own tendency toward psychological abuse and sexual harassment.
Renoir, My Father
Paperback ISBN: 0940322773
The son of the great French impressionist painter offers readers a loving portrait of his father's life and career spiced with plentiful anecdotes and details of his relationship with other artistic giants such as Monet and CTzanne. Reprint.