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ABSTRACT EXPLORATIONS OF PAST AND PRESENT ARTISTS
Written by ADRIANO ABBADO

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Skira

On Sale: 02/28/2017

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-8-857-22223-3

The different techniques of realization and presentation of audiovisual art, the thought of the protagonists and the results of their artistic research.  
 
What links exist between sounds and abstract images? What were the first audiovisual instruments? What was the influence of music on Kandinsky’s work? What are the most relevant audiovisual installations? What are the relationships between VJs and live cinema? And, what is synesthesia?  
 
Masters of Visual Music answers these and many...

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Written by HANS HOLBEIN
Commentaries by ULINKA RUBLACK

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 01/03/2017

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-141-39682-8

An invaluable new reproduction of Holbein’s woodcuts of The Dance of Death
 
One of Hans Holbein’s first great triumphs, The Dance of Death is an incomparable sequence of tiny woodcuts showing the folly of human greed and pride. Each image is packed with drama, wit, and horror, as a skeleton mocks and terrifies everyone from the emperor to a ploughman. Taking full advantage of the new literary culture of the early sixteenth century, The Dance of Death took an old medieval theme and made it...

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FOUR FRIENDSHIPS, BETRAYALS, AND BREAKTHROUGHS IN MODERN ART
Written by SEBASTIAN SMEE

Format: Hardcover, 416 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 08/16/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99480-3

Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists—Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon—whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights.

Rivalry is at the heart of some of the most famous and fruitful relationships in history. The Art of Rivalry follows eight celebrated artists, each linked to a counterpart by friendship, admiration, envy, and ambition. All eight are...

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MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS FROM THE 19TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT
Written by LUCA MOLINARI

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Skira

On Sale: 03/29/2016

Price: $38.95

ISBN: 978-8-857-20473-4

The leading movements, major figures, works, and ideas that shaped the architecture of the twentieth century and the first decade of the new millennium, one of the richest and most complex periods in human history. This volume offers a 360-degree review of the architectural developments of the twentieth century, tracing the best-known groups and movements that played a significant role in the rise and evolution of modern trends in the discipline. A comprehensive study and research tool, this...

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CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN A WRITER AND A PAINTER

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

On Sale: 11/17/2015

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-53986-9

A provocative and wide-ranging conversation between two distinctive women—one American and one French—on the dilemmas, benefits, and demands of womanhood.

Lisa Alther and Françoise Gilot have been friends for more than twenty-five years. Although from different backgrounds (Gilot from cosmopolitan Paris, Alther from small-town Tennessee) and different generations, they found they have a great deal in common as women who managed to support themselves with careers in the arts while...

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NATURALISTIC AND CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 11/17/2015

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93426-8

In contemporary American garden design, beauty for beauty’s sake is making a comeback. The sixty gardens featured here trace current planting trends across the country, showcasing the best designs of recent years from the verdant Pacific Northwest to the tailored Eastern Seaboard, as well as prairies in Denver and Texas and exquisitely detailed private gardens in the Southwest that create a sense of lushness even while working exclusively within the vocabulary of cactuses and succulents.
 
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MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE SHAPED AMERICA

Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 11/03/2015

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-588-34494-6

This essential volume showcases portraits of prominent Americans who have influenced the nation's history from its earliest days to the present. It features 150 paintings, photographs, drawings, posters, sculptures, screenprints, and digital video stills carefully selected from the National Portrait Gallery of leading politicians, artists, athletes, celebrities, and scholars. Each image is accompanied by commentary that illuminates the person's life and legacy. Subjects include Mark Twain,...

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Written by GARANCE DORE

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99637-1

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The guardian of all style” (The New York Times Magazine) shares stories on life, love, style, and career, from Paris to New York, and inspires readers to cultivate an effortless chic that is all their own.
 
Garance Doré, the voice and vision behind her eponymous blog, has captivated millions of readers worldwide with her fresh and appealing approach to style through storytelling. This gorgeously illustrated book takes readers on a unique narrative journey that...

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CONCRETE ARCHITECTURE AND THE NEW BOSTON

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93424-4

Often problematically labeled as “Brutalist” architecture, the concrete buildings that transformed Boston during 1960s and 1970s were conceived with progressive-minded intentions by some of the world’s most influential designers, including Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, I. M. Pei, Henry Cobb, Araldo Cossutta, Gerhard Kallmann and Michael McKinnell, Paul Rudolph, Josep Lluís Sert, and The Architects Collaborative.
 
As a worldwide phenomenon, building with concrete represents one of the major...

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Written by DONNA KARAN

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Ballantine Books

On Sale: 10/13/2015

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-88349-5

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY HARPER’S BAZAAR • In this candid memoir, featuring a foreword by Barbra Streisand, renowned designer Donna Karan shares intimate details about her lonely childhood, her four-plus decades in the fashion industry, her two marriages, motherhood, and her ongoing quest for self-acceptance and spiritual peace.

Donna Karan was born into the fashion business—her father was a tailor, and her mother was a showroom model and Seventh Avenue saleswoman—yet Karan...

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THE LIFE AND WORK OF JOSEPH CORNELL
Written by DEBORAH SOLOMON

Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 10/13/2015

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51714-7

Deborah Solomon’s definitive biography of Joseph Cornell, one of America’s most moving and unusual twentieth-century artists, now reissued twenty years later with updated and extensively revised text 

Few artists ever led a stranger life than Joseph Cornell, the self-taught American genius prized for his enigmatic shadow boxes, who stands at the intersection of Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art. Legends about Cornell abound—the shy hermit, the devoted family caretaker, the...

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THE ONLY STORYTELLING GUIDE YOU'LL EVER NEED
Written by MARGOT LEITMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

On Sale: 10/13/2015

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-632-17027-9

This is a practical storytelling guide from comedian, winner of multiple Moth storytelling competitions, and founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade storytelling program, Margot Leitman. Did you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Storytelling teacher and champion Margot Leitman will show you how! With a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, this guide breaks a story into concrete components with ways to improve content, structure, emotional impact, and...

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