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Diane von Furstenberg

by Gioia Diliberto Dey Street Books (July 07, 2015)

A sweeping biography of one of the most influential and controversial legends of late twentieth-century fashion, an iconic designer whose colorful creations, including the “wrap dress,” captured the modern...


Al Jaffee's Mad Life: A Biography

by Mary-Lou Weisman & Al Jaffee HarperCollins e-books (September 28, 2010)

“One of the great cartoonists of our time.” –New Yorker cartoonist Arnold Roth

The remarkable story of one of America’s most prolific and beloved cartoonists, Al Jaffee, with dozens of original color...


Double Take: A Memoir

by Kevin Michael Connolly HarperStudio (October 13, 2009)

“Kevin Connolly has used an unusual physical circumstance to create a gripping work of art. This deeply affecting memoir will place him in the company of Jeanette Walls and Augusten Burroughs.” — Sara...


Ryan Korban

by Ryan Korban Harper Design (April 15, 2014)

Ryan Korban has redefined luxury for a new generation, with an approach to interior design that infuses a timeless sensibility with a sense of lost romance, sex, fantasy, and a strong fashion influence. In this...


Madonna: Like an Icon

by Lucy O'Brien HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Fully Revised and Updated

MADONNA: LIKE AN ICON is a groundbreaking biography finally solves the mystery at the heart of her chameleon-like existence. Extensively researched and perceptively written by journalist...


Creators

by Paul Johnson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Kingsley Amis described Paul Johnson's Intellectuals as “a valuable and entertaining Rogues' Gallery of Adventures of the Mind.” Now the celebrated journalist and historian offers Creators, a companion volume...


No Lifeguard on Duty

by Janice Dickinson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

No Lifeguard on Duty is the ultimate memoir of sex, drugs, rock & roll, and redemption from modeling icon Janice Dickinson. From her supermodel glory days with Gia Carangi and Christie Brinkley to nights with...


Madame Tussaud

by Kate Berridge HarperCollins (May 26, 2009)

Millions have visited the museums that bear her name, yet few know much about Madame Tussaud. A celebrated artist, she had both a ringside seat at and a cameo role in the French Revolution. A victim and survivor...


Goddess

by Barbara Victor HarperEntertainment (June 25, 2013)

Goddess is the book that Madonna and her entourage did not want published. Long before the star could instruct her family and friends not to talk to the author, Barbara Victor spent more than eighteen months...


Mavericks

by Peter C. Newman HarperCollins Publishers (October 26, 2010)

Peter C. Newman’s poison pen has lodged itself in the viscera of the Canadian elite. In Mavericks, he has selected his most evocative writing about those Canadians who run against the grain on the grandest...


Heroes

by Peter C. Newman HarperCollins Publishers (October 26, 2010)

In Heroes, Peter C. Newman gives us incisive analysis of dozens of Canadians, past and present, who have defined this country, drawing on fifty years of writing. He writes about iconic Canadians such as Terry...


Confessions Of an Art Addict

by Peggy Guggenheim Ecco (April 16, 2013)

A patron of art since the 1930s, Peggy Guggenheim, in a candid self-portrait, provides an insider's view of the early days of modern art, with revealing accounts of her eccentric wealthy family, her personal...


The Universe of Peter Max

by Peter Max Harper Design (November 19, 2013)

Enter The Universe According to Peter Max. A true Pop Art icon—one of the world’s most well-loved visual artists—Peter Max now offers us an intimate, unprecedented look at the inner workings of his imagination....


Coco Chanel

by Justine Picardie It Books (February 05, 2013)

Sleek. Chic. Notoriously guarded. Welcome to the secret world of Gabrielle Chanel.

The story of Chanel begins with an abandoned child, as lost as a girl in a dark fairy tale. Unveiling remarkable new details...


The Fellowship

by Roger Friedland & Harold Zellman HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

Frank Lloyd Wright was renowned during his life not only as an architectural genius but also as a subject of controversy—from his radical design innovations to his turbulent private life, including a notorious...


Empress of Fashion

by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart Harper (December 04, 2012)

Diane von Furstenberg once called Diana Vreeland a "beacon of fashion for the twentieth century." Now, in this definitive biography by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, is the story of the iconic fashion editor as you've...


Titian

by Sheila Hale Harper (November 20, 2012)

The first definitive biography of the master painter in more than a century, Titian: His Life is being hailed as a "landmark achievement" for critically acclaimed author Sheila Hale (Publishers Weekly). Brilliant...


Victor Hugo: His Life and Works

by G. Barnett Smith Lm Publishers (October 14, 2019)

This book treats of the life and works of Victor Hugo, the great poet and writer.

The writings of Victor Hugo are so varied and multifarious, and many of them are so well known to English readers, that I have...


Margaret Wise Brown

by Leonard S. Marcus William Morrow Paperbacks (October 16, 2018)

"Leonard S. Marcus... has masterfully written about a fascinating woman who in her short life changed literature for the very young. I was throroughly enchanted."--Eric Carle

Nearly fifty years after her sudden...


Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

by John Callahan & David Kelly William Morrow (June 12, 2018)

Now a major motion picture directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, and Rooney Mara

Featuring more than 60 of Callahan's original cartoons

“When people laugh like hell and then say,...


Conversations with Alistair MacLeod

by Christine Evain Publibook (October 08, 2010)

This volume, accessible to all of Alistair MacLeod's readers and fans, offers the transcript of an in-depth interview with Alistair MacLeod which took place in Windsor during the Spring of 2009. It is introduced...


Unmasked

by Andrew Lloyd Webber Harper (March 06, 2018)

"You have the luck of Croesus on stilts (as my Auntie Vi would have said) if you’ve had the sort of career, ups and downs, warts and all that I have in that wondrous little corner of show business called musical...


Stanley Spencer (Text Only)

by Ken Pople HarperCollins (June 23, 2016)

Stanley Spencer (1891 – 1959) has recently been recognised by a wide general public, as well as by art historians, as probably the greatest English painter of the twentieth century.

His strange and thrilling...


Runnin' with the Devil

by Noel Monk & Joe Layden Dey Street Books (June 13, 2017)

The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock...


A Hungry Heart

by Gordon Parks Atria Books (November 01, 2005)

Gordon Parks, acclaimed photographer, filmmaker, composer, and author of fiction and nonfiction, has participated in, been witness to, and documented many of the major events in the twentieth and the twenty-first...


Gentleman Revolutionary

by Richard Brookhiser Free Press (May 06, 2003)

Since 1996, Richard Brookhiser has devoted himself to recovering the Founding for modern Americans. The creators of our democracy had both the temptations and the shortcomings of all men, combined with the talents...


Drinking with Strangers: Music Lessons from a Teenage Bullet Belt

by Butch Walker & Matt Diehl William Morrow (October 25, 2011)

Rolling Stone magazine called Butch Walker one of “America’s best singer-songwriters” and voted him a “Producer of the Year.” An American music industry giant, Walker has worked with some of today’s...


Tony Hillerman's Landscape

by Anne Hillerman & Don Strel Harper (October 25, 2011)

“You’ve read the books, now see the land. . . . It’s like having Tony Hillerman still with us.” Denver Post

A photographic journey through the landscapes of beloved bestselling author Tony Hillerman’s...


The Beechwood Airship Interviews

by Dan Richards The Friday Project (July 30, 2015)

A journey into the headspaces and workplaces of some of Britain’s most unique artists, from the co-author of the critically acclaimed Holloway.

Bill Drummond. Richard Lawrence. Stanley Donwood. Jenny Saville....


Jubilee City

by Joe Andoe HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Joe Andoe is an internationally exhibited painter. His work, hailed by The New Yorker as "cowboy noir with a fashionista twist," is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Whitney Museum...


Always Wear Joy

by Susan Fales-Hill HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

From an inside peek at the inner workings of Hollywood to the backstage drama of Broadway, from a poignant look at the black upper class to an honest look at the WASP elite, this elegantly wrought memoir of...


Smash Cut

by Brad Gooch Harper (April 14, 2015)

The author of the acclaimed City Poet returns with a searing memoir of life in 1980s New York City—a colorful and atmospheric tale of wild bohemians, glamorous celebrity, and complicated passions—with cameo...


Edward Burne-Jones

by Penelope Fitzgerald & Frances Spalding Fourth Estate (May 08, 2014)

Penelope Fitzgerald, the Booker Prize-winning author of ‘Offshore’ and ‘The Blue Flower’, turns her attention to the remarkable life of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones.

‘I mean by a picture...


Peggy Guggenheim: The Life of an Art Addict (Text Only)

by Anton Gill HarperCollins (January 30, 2014)

This edition does not include illustrations.

Please note that due to the level of detail, the family tree is best viewed on a tablet.

The wayward life (1898–1979) of the voracious art collector and great female...


A Face to the World: On Self-Portraits

by Laura Cumming William Collins (January 30, 2014)

Focusing on the art of self-portraiture, this effortlessly engaging exploration of the lives of artists sheds fascinating light on some of the most extraordinary portraits in art history.

Self-portraits catch...


Walter Sickert: A Life (Text Only)

by Matthew Sturgis Harper Perennial (February 06, 2014)

This edition does not include illustrations.

The first major life of the outstanding British painter – and Jack the Ripper suspect – Walter Sickert (1860-1942), by the highly acclaimed biographer of Aubrey...