A celebrated New York City painter's rollicking and vividly
immediate account of his life amid the city's glamorous demimondes
in their most vital era as an aspiring artist, roaring boy, dandy,
cultural omnivore, and far-from-obscure object of desire.
An intimate biography of Richard Avedon, the legendary fashion
and portrait photographer who “helped define America’s
image of style, beauty and culture” (The New York
Times) by his longtime collaborator and business partner Norma
Stevens and award-winning author Steven M.
After Andy is Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni’s insider's
account of working in Andy Warhol’s studio and
Interview magazine, and explores Warhol’s impact on
the art world, pop culture, society, and fashion—and how his
iconic status gave rise to some of our most influential tastemakers
This warm, loving, and often hilarious personal history
of My Fair Lady,
Camelot, and Gigi describes the cast of a
great era in American musical theater. Moss Heart, Fritz Loewe,
Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Cecil Beaton, Louis
Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, Leslie Caron, Vincente Minelli, Arthur
Freed, and many others.
One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana,
photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington
typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken
book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking,
without planning, and without the ability to revise anything.
A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in
search of his family’s hidden treasure and comes to
understand his ancestry as he never has before.
In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu’s
great-great-grandfather Liu’s Yangtze River hometown of
Xingang, Liu was forced to bury his valuables, including a vast
collection of prized antique porcelain, and undertake a
decades-long trek that would splinter the family over thousands of
In this second volume in the Ackroyd’s Brief Lives series,
bestselling author Peter Ackroyd brings us a man of humble
beginnings, crude manners, and prodigious talents, the
nineteenth-century painter J. M. W. Turner.
Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in London in 1775.
From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another
popular history—this one focusing on how the innovations of
the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A
truly revolutionary book.
In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas
Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance
and the Reformation (the late fourteenth to the early
seventeenth century), so full of innovation and cultural change
that the Western world would not experience its like again until
the twentieth century.