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Product Description: Nazi planes were bombing Paris the day a lifelong, more personal war began for Pierre. It was the day he lost his identity.Born into a famous family, Pierre Matisse grew up immersed in the art world of Paris and the French Riviera, spending time with some of the most famous artists of the twentieth century...read more

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9781496413833 | Tyndale Momentum, October 15, 2016, cover price $22.99 | About this edition: Nazi planes were bombing Paris the day a lifelong, more personal war began for Pierre.

Product Description: Keen observers will notice intricate details throughout the Disney parks-including names emblazoned on the building windows lining Main Street, U.S.A. Initially, these names appear to be calling cards of fictionalized shopkeepers...read more

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9781484748725 | Disney Editions, May 9, 2017, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Keen observers will notice intricate details throughout the Disney parks-including names emblazoned on the building windows lining Main Street, U.

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Product Description: A biographical excavation of one of the world’s great, troubled citiesA remarkable view of one of the world’s most beloved and troubled cities, Adina Hoffman’s Till We Have Built Jerusalem is a gripping and intimate journey into the very different lives of three architects who helped shape modern Jerusalem...read more

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9780374289102 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 5, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: A biographical excavation of one of the world’s great, troubled citiesA remarkable view of one of the world’s most beloved and troubled cities, Adina Hoffman’s Till We Have Built Jerusalem is a gripping and intimate journey into the very different lives of three architects who helped shape modern Jerusalem.

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9780374536787 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 11, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A biographical excavation of one of the world’s great, troubled citiesA remarkable view of one of the world’s most beloved and troubled cities, Adina Hoffman’s Till We Have Built Jerusalem is a gripping and intimate journey into the very different lives of three architects who helped shape modern Jerusalem.

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Product Description: “Intimate and scholarly... Patient readers will be rewarded. An encyclopedic and epistolary family history, a eulogy for pre-Reich Vienna and an ode to midcentury modernism.”— Kirkus Reviews“This jewel should not be called a book but a museum...read more
By Paul Anderson (editor)

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9780997003468 | Doppelhouse Pr, March 14, 2017, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: “Intimate and scholarly.

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Product Description: "Wendy Lesser's You Say to Brick is easily the most complete narrative of Kahn's life and career, magnificently researched and gracefully written." ―Inga Saffron, New York Times Book ReviewBorn in Estonia 1901 and brought to America in 1906, the architect Louis Kahn grew up in poverty in Philadelphia...read more

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9780374279974 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 14, 2017, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: "Wendy Lesser's You Say to Brick is easily the most complete narrative of Kahn's life and career, magnificently researched and gracefully written.

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism#1 Book of the Year from Brain PickingsNamed a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publisher's Weekly, and Lit HubA dazzling work of memoir, biography and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring.What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people? Does technology draw us closer together or trap us behind screens?When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between works and lives - from Edward Hopper's Nighthawks to Andy Warhol's Time Capsules, from Henry Darger's hoarding to David Wojnarowicz's AIDS activism - Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone.Humane, provocative and deeply moving, The Lonely City is about the spaces between people and the things that draw them together, about sexuality, mortality and the magical possibilities of art. It's a celebration of a strange and lovely state, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but intrinsic to the very act of being alive.

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9781250039576, titled "The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone" | Picador USA, March 1, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism#1 Book of the Year from Brain PickingsNamed a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publisher's Weekly, and Lit HubA dazzling work of memoir, biography and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring.

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9781250118035, titled "The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone" | Reprint edition (Picador USA, March 7, 2017), cover price $17.00

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9781504738903, titled "The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone" | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 21, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring.

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Product Description: An award-winning writer rescues seven first-rate twentieth-century women artists from oblivion--their lives fascinating, their artwork a revelation.Who hasn't wondered where-aside from Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo-all the women artists are? In many art books, they've been marginalized with cold efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the phrase "identity unknown" while each male is named...read more

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9781620407585 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 14, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: An award-winning writer rescues seven first-rate twentieth-century women artists from oblivion--their lives fascinating, their artwork a revelation.

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Product Description: A scintillating glimpse into the lives of acclaimed writers and artists and their inspiring, often surprising convergences, from the author of Monsieur Proust's Library   With the wit and penetration well known to readers of Balzac's Omelette and Monsieur Proust's Library, Anka Muhlstein's PEN AND BRUSH revisits the delights of the French novel...read more
By Adriana Hunter (trans)

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9781590518052 | Other Pr Llc, January 31, 2017, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A scintillating glimpse into the lives of acclaimed writers and artists and their inspiring, often surprising convergences, from the author of Monsieur Proust's Library   With the wit and penetration well known to readers of Balzac's Omelette and Monsieur Proust's Library, Anka Muhlstein's PEN AND BRUSH revisits the delights of the French novel.

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Product Description: Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) was hailed in his lifetime as a founder of the Northern Renaissance, and his work revolutionized the art of printmaking. Dürer was also the first artist outside Italy to leave behind a large body of writing...read more

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9780300210842, titled "Albrecht Dürer: A Documentary Biography" | Yale Univ Pr, January 24, 2017, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) was hailed in his lifetime as a founder of the Northern Renaissance, and his work revolutionized the art of printmaking.

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Product Description: When Gianni Bozzacchi accepted an assignment as a photographer on the set of The Comedians (1967), he didn't know that his life was about to change forever. His ability to capture the beauty of candid moments drew the attention of the film's star, Elizabeth Taylor, and prompted her to hire him as her personal photographer...read more
By Joey Tayler (contributor)

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9780813168746 | Univ Pr of Kentucky, January 5, 2017, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: When Gianni Bozzacchi accepted an assignment as a photographer on the set of The Comedians (1967), he didn't know that his life was about to change forever.

In June of 1963, when Michael Peppiatt first met Francis Bacon, the former was a college boy at Cambridge, the latter already a famous painter, more than thirty years his senior. And yet, Peppiatt was welcomed into the volatile artist's world; Bacon, considered by many to be "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," proved himself a devoted friend and father figure, even amidst the drinking and gambling. Though Peppiatt would later write perhaps the definitive biography of Bacon, his sharply drawn memoir has a different vigor, revealing the artist at his most intimate and indiscreet, and his London and Paris milieus in all their seediness and splendor. Bacon is felt with immediacy, as Peppiatt draws from contemporary diaries and records of their time together, giving us the story of a friendship, and a new perspective on an artist of enduring fascination.

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9781632863447 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, December 1, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: In June of 1963, when Michael Peppiatt first met Francis Bacon, the former was a college boy at Cambridge, the latter already a famous painter, more than thirty years his senior.

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9781408856307 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, January 3, 2017, cover price $20.00

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Product Description: A vibrantly illustrated chain of entanglements (romantic and otherwise) between some of our best-loved writers and artists of the twentieth century--fascinating, scandalous, and surprising. Poet Robert Lowell died of a heart attack, clutching a portrait of his lover, Caroline Blackwood, painted by her ex-husband, Lucian Freud...read more
By Forsyth Harmon (illustrator)

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9781632866554 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, January 3, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: A vibrantly illustrated chain of entanglements (romantic and otherwise) between some of our best-loved writers and artists of the twentieth century--fascinating, scandalous, and surprising.

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Product Description: Virtuoso Chris Ware (b. 1967) has achieved some noteworthy firsts for comics. The Guardian First Book Award for Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth was the first major UK literary prize awarded for a graphic novel. In 2002 Ware was the first cartoonist included in the Whitney Biennial...read more
By Jean Braithwaite (editor)

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9781496809292 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 1, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Virtuoso Chris Ware (b.

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Product Description: Billy Batson discovers a secret in a forgotten subway tunnel. There the young man meets a wizard who offers a precious gift: a magic word that will transform the newsboy into a hero. When Billy says, “Shazam!,” he becomes Captain Marvel, the World’s Mightiest Mortal, one of the most popular comic book characters of the 1940s...read more

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9781496808769 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, December 1, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Billy Batson discovers a secret in a forgotten subway tunnel.

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Product Description: For fans of Peter Bagge (b. 1957) and his bracing satirical writing and drawing, this collection offers a perfect means to track how he describes his career choices, work habits, preoccupations, and comedic sensibility since the 1980s...read more
By Kent Worcester (editor)

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9781628462043 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, March 6, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: For fans of Peter Bagge (b.

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9781496809742 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, December 1, 2016), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: For fans of Peter Bagge (b.

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Product Description: A spirited portrait of the colorful, irrepressible, and iconoclastic American collector who fearlessly advanced the cause of modern art One of twentieth-century America’s most influential patrons of the arts, Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979) brought to wide public attention the work of such modern masters as Jackson Pollock and Man Ray...read more

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9780300203486 | 1 edition (Yale Univ Pr, September 29, 2015), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A spirited portrait of the colorful, irrepressible, and iconoclastic American collector who fearlessly advanced the cause of modern art One of twentieth-century America’s most influential patrons of the arts, Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979) brought to wide public attention the work of such modern masters as Jackson Pollock and Man Ray.

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9780300224290 | Reprint edition (Yale Univ Pr, November 22, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A spirited portrait of the colorful, irrepressible, and iconoclastic American collector who fearlessly advanced the cause of modern art One of twentieth-century America’s most influential patrons of the arts, Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979) brought to wide public attention the work of such modern masters as Jackson Pollock and Man Ray.

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9781504718653 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 26, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A spirited portrait of the colorful, irrepressible, and iconoclastic American collector who fearlessly advanced the cause of modern art.

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Product Description: This bold new history recovers an unknown American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Boston-born painter John Singleton Copley.Boston in the 1740s: a bustling port at the edge of the British empire. A boy comes of age in a small wooden house along the Long Wharf, which juts into the harbor, as though reaching for London thousands of miles across the ocean...read more

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9780393240016 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 4, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This bold new history recovers an unknown American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Boston-born painter John Singleton Copley.

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Product Description: Stanley Spencer (1891–1959) was one of the most influential English painters of the twentieth century. His paintings are detailed and vibrant and often depict his deep, but eccentric, Christian beliefs. A native of Cookham in Berkshire, England, he often used his hometown as the setting for his paintings, recreating biblical stories and placing them in his small village along the Thames...read more
By John Spencer (editor)

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9781910065594 | Unicorn Pr Ltd, November 15, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Stanley Spencer (1891–1959) was one of the most influential English painters of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: The winter of 1924: Edith Olivier, alone at the age of 51, thought her life had come to an end. For Rex Whistler, a 19-year-old art student, life was just beginning. They were to start an intimate and unlikely friendship that would transform their lives...read more

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9781447245544 | Unabridged edition (Pan Macmillan, November 1, 2016), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The winter of 1924: Edith Olivier, alone at the age of 51, thought her life had come to an end.

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Product Description: In Bad Boy, renowned American artist Eric Fischl has written a penetrating exploration of his coming of age as an artist and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged and competitive New York art world in the 1970s and ’80s...read more

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9780770435578 | Crown Pub, May 7, 2013, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: In Bad Boy, renowned American artist Eric Fischl has written a penetrating, often searing exploration of his coming of age as an artist, and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged and competitive New York art world in the 1970s and 1980s.

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9781628727302 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, November 1, 2016), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: In Bad Boy, renowned American artist Eric Fischl has written a penetrating exploration of his coming of age as an artist and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged and competitive New York art world in the 1970s and ’80s.

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Product Description: Expressions of Place embarks on a journey across the rural and urban landscapes of Louisiana via the talents of thirty-seven artists located all around the state. Many are acclaimed professionals whose paintings are included in major private and public collections regionally and nationally...read more

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9781496808257 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, November 1, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Expressions of Place embarks on a journey across the rural and urban landscapes of Louisiana via the talents of thirty-seven artists located all around the state.

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Product Description: An extraordinary blend of narrative history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling international sensation, The Hare with Amber EyesIn The White Road, artist Edmund de Waal gives us an intimate portrait of his lifelong obsession with porcelain, or “white gold...read more

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9780374289263 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, November 10, 2015, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted.
9780444986740, titled "Lubricants and Special Fluids" | Elsevier Science Ltd, November 1, 1992, cover price $294.00 | also contains Lubricants and Special Fluids

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9781250097323 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, November 1, 2016), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: An extraordinary blend of narrative history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling international sensation, The Hare with Amber EyesIn The White Road, artist Edmund de Waal gives us an intimate portrait of his lifelong obsession with porcelain, or “white gold.

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Product Description: The definitive biography of this brilliant polymath--director of the National Gallery, author, patron of the arts, social lion, and singular pioneer of television--that also tells the story of the arts in the twentieth century through his astonishing life...read more

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9780385351171 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, November 1, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The definitive biography of this brilliant polymath--director of the National Gallery, author, patron of the arts, social lion, and singular pioneer of television--that also tells the story of the arts in the twentieth century through his astonishing life.

By Applewood Books (corporate author)

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9781944038137 | Benna Books, October 11, 2016, cover price $9.95

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