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Biography & Autobiography - Artists, Architects, Photographers
Magritte Cover
Author: Alexander Danchev
Release Date: November 30, 2021
From the celebrated biographer of Cézanne and Braque, here is the first major biography of the pathbreaking, perpetually influential surrealist artist.In this thought-provoking life of René Magritte (1898‒1967), Alex Danchev makes...
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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows Cover
Author: Allan H. Barr and Ai Weiwei
Release Date: November 02, 2021
In his widely anticipated memoir, Ai Weiwei—one of the world’s most famous artists and activists—tells a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own extraordinary life and the legacy of his father, Ai Qing, the nati...
1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows Cover
Van Gogh and the Artists He Loved Cover
Author: Steven Naifeh
Release Date: November 02, 2021
The compelling story of how Vincent van Gogh developed his audacious, iconic style by immersing himself in the work of others, featuring hundreds of paintings by Van Gogh as well as the artists who inspired him—from the New York Times bestselli...
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Known and Strange Things Cover
Author: Teju Cole
Release Date: October 12, 2021
A blazingly intelligent first book of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the ThiefNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYTime • The Guardian • Harper's Bazaar • San Francisco Chronicle &...
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Author: Alexander Nemerov | Narrator: Alison Fraser
Release Date: March 23, 2021
A dazzling biography of one of the twentieth century's most respected painters, Helen Frankenthaler, as she came of age as an artist in postwar New York"The magic of Alexander Nemerov's portrait of Helen Frankenthaler in Fierce Poise is that it reads...
Author: Carolyn Burke | Narrator: Ann Richardson
Release Date: January 26, 2021
A trenchant yet sympathetic portrait of Lee Miller, one of the iconic faces and careers of the twentieth century.Carolyn Burke reveals Miller as a multifaceted woman: both model and photographer, muse and reporter, sexual adventurer and mother, an...
Author: William Feaver | Narrator: Jonathan Keeble
Release Date: January 19, 2021
The first biography of the epic life of one of the most important, enigmatic and private artists of the 20th century. Drawn from almost 40 years of conversations with the artist, letters and papers, it is a major work written by a well-known British ...
Author: Adam Gopnik and Bruce McCall | Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Release Date: November 24, 2020
From his hardscrabble post-World War II Ontario childhood and coming of age to Mad Men-era New York City and the creative pinnacle of advertising, to the hallowed halls of Saturday Night Live and The New Yorker, Bruce McCall&...
Author: Riva Lehrer | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell and Riva Lehrer
Release Date: October 06, 2020
The vividly told, gloriously illustrated memoir of an artist born with disabilities who searches for freedom and connection in a society afraid of strange bodies“Golem Girl is luminous; a profound portrait of the artist as a young—an...
Author: Alex Beam | Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Release Date: March 17, 2020
The true story of the intimate relationship that gave birth to the Farnsworth House, a masterpiece of twentieth-century architecture—and disintegrated into a bitter feud over love, money, gender, and the very nature of art.“An amazing sto...
Author: Harry Dodge | Narrator: Harry Dodge
Release Date: March 17, 2020
A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceOne of LitHub's Most Anticipated Books of 2020An expansive, radiant, and genre-defying investigation into bonding—and how we are shaped by forces we cannot fully know   I...
Author: William Feaver | Narrator: Jonathan Keeble
Release Date: November 12, 2019
The first biography of the large life of one of the most important, enigmatic, yet private artists of the twentieth century. Drawn from almost forty years of conversations with the artist, letters, and papers, it is a major work written by a well-kn...