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Time Exposure: The Autobiography of William Henry Jackson
Time Exposure
The Autobiography of William Henry Jackson
Hardcover      SKU: 281AKJ1011915

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Life of Michelangelo
Life of Michelangelo
Hardcover      SKU: 1199295795
The Gag Family: German-Bohemian Artists in America
The Gag Family
German-Bohemian Artists in America
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1890434507
Anton Gag arrived in Minnesota from Bohemia about 1879, and founded an artistic dynasty in the German-Bohemian community of New Ulm. L'Enfant (art history, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota) follows his life and that of two of his children, Wanda Hazel (1893-1946), who became a famous children's book author and illustrator ( Millions of Cats ), and Flavia (1907-78), a prolific writer and painter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Cellini: Artist, Genius Fugitive
Cellini
Artist, Genius Fugitive
Hardcover      ISBN: 075092957x
The life of Cellini is a romping good story which at present exists only in the form of a memoir, read by students and specialists. Derek Parker retells Cellini's life, setting it in the context of the turbulent world of Renaissance Europe. Cellini, famous as sculptor and goldsmith, and patronized by both Francis I of France and the Medici courts of Tuscany, was one of the most picturesque figures of the Renaissance. His adventures, hot temper and tendency to fight, his escapes from prison and amorous escapades among the Florentine and Roman nobility, and his interest in magic, made him a figure of renown in his own time, and beyond.
Old Man Goya
Old Man Goya
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375406115
An insightful portrait of Spanish painter Francisco de Goya provides a close-up look at an artist who, for the last thirty-five years of his life, was completely deaf, drawing on Goya's revealing personal correspondence and his dramatic works of art to provide an illuminating study of the creative process. 20,000 first printing.
My Avant-Garde Education
My Avant-Garde Education
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393240711
A PEN/Hemingway Award-winning art critic recounts his coming-of-age in the era of conceptual art, a period shaped by the achievements of famous artists, the death of his brother, his confusion over his sexuality and his creative education.
Vermeer: A View of Delft
Vermeer
A View of Delft
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805067183
The dramatic story of Dutch master painter Jan Vermeer is told against the backdrop of the "golden age" of Dutch culture in the seventeenth century and offers a compelling portrait of Vermeer's life, his artistic career, and his influence on the history of Western art. 17,500 first printing.
Between Worlds: The Autobiography of Leo Lionni
Between Worlds
The Autobiography of Leo Lionni
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679423931
The author details his life as a painter, sculptor, critic, and commerical designer, and his career as a children's author and illustrator in the later years of his life
Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa
Vanished Smile
The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307265803
The astonishing story of the still unsolved mystery of Mona Lisa's disappearance from the Louvre in 1911 is told with dramatic freshness and imagination.
Chuck Close: Life
Chuck Close
Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 3791336770
Tells the story of the life and works of American artist, Chuck Close, describing his various approaches to portraiture and his determination to overcome near paralysis from an anterior spinal stroke.