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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: 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: IPPY 2012 Gold Award in the Fine Arts category (Independent Publisher Book Awards)ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award FinalistFor centuries, great artists have been drawn together in friendship and in love. In Artists in Love, curator and writer Veronica Kavass delves into the passionate and creative underpinnings of the art world's most provocative romances...read more

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9780789325945 | Rizzoli Intl Pubns, September 13, 2016, cover price $19.98 | About this edition: IPPY 2012 Gold Award in the Fine Arts category (Independent Publisher Book Awards)ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award FinalistFor centuries, great artists have been drawn together in friendship and in love.
9781599621135 | Welcome Books, October 9, 2012, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: IPPY 2012 Gold Award in the Fine Arts category (Independent Publisher Book Awards)ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award FinalistFor centuries, great artists have been drawn together in friendship and in love.

From the author of Strapless and Guest of Honor, a book about a little-known road trip Andy Warhol took from New York to LA in 1963, and how that journey—and the numerous artists and celebrities he encountered—profoundly influenced his life and art.In 1963, up-and-coming artist Andy Warhol took a road trip across America. What began as a madcap, drug-fueled romp became a journey that took Warhol on a kaleidoscopic adventure from New York City, across the vast American heartland, all the way to Hollywood and back. With locations ranging from a Texas panhandle truck stop to a Beverly Hills mansion, from the beaches of Santa Monica to a Photomat booth in Albuquerque, The Trip captures Warhol’s interactions with Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Marcel Duchamp, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra. Along the way he also met rednecks, beach bums, underground filmmakers, artists, poets, socialites, and newly minted hippies, and they each left an indelible mark on his psyche. In The Trip, Andy Warhol’s speeding Ford Falcon is our time machine, transporting us from the last vestiges of the sleepy Eisenhower epoch to the true beginning of the explosive, exciting ’60s. Through in-depth, original research, Deborah Davis sheds new light on one of the most enduring figures in the art world and captures a fascinating moment in 1960s America—with Warhol at its center.

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9781476703510 | Atria Books, July 28, 2015, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: From the author of Strapless and Guest of Honor, a book about a little-known road trip Andy Warhol took from New York to LA in 1963, and how that journey—and the numerous artists and celebrities he encountered—profoundly influenced his life and art.

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9781476703527 | Reprint edition (Atria Books, August 30, 2016), cover price $16.00

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780812994803 | Random House Inc, August 16, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature, yet he remains misunderstood. Better known in Europe than in his native America for most of his career, he achieved international success and celebrity during the 1960s when his banned “Paris” books—beginning with Tropic of Cancer—were published here and judged by the Supreme Court not to be obscene...read more

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9781611458992 | Arcade Pub, March 4, 2014, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature.

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9781628726039 | Arcade Pub, August 2, 2016, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature, yet he remains misunderstood.

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9781101947470, titled "Peacock and Vine: On William Morris and Mariano Fortuny" | Alfred a Knopf Inc, August 2, 2016, cover price $26.95

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Product Description: At once familiar and hard to place, the work of acclaimed Canadian cartoonist Seth evokes a world that no longer exists―and perhaps never existed, except in the panels of long-forgotten comics. Seth’s distinctive drawing style strikingly recalls a bygone era of cartooning, an apt vehicle for melancholy, gently ironic narratives that depict the grip of the past on the present...read more

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9781496807311 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, August 1, 2016, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: At once familiar and hard to place, the work of acclaimed Canadian cartoonist Seth evokes a world that no longer exists―and perhaps never existed, except in the panels of long-forgotten comics.

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Product Description: As the creator of Tintin, Hergé (1907–1983) remains one of the most important and influential figures in the history of comics. When Hergé, born Georges Prosper Remi in Belgium, emerged from the controversy surrounding his actions after World War II, his most famous work leapt to international fame and set the standard for European comics...read more

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9781496807267, titled "The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear" | Univ Pr of Mississippi, August 1, 2016, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: As the creator of Tintin, Hergé (1907–1983) remains one of the most important and influential figures in the history of comics.

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Product Description: In 1959, Richard Bellamy was a witty, poetry-loving beatnik on the fringe of the New York art world who was drawn to artists impatient for change. By 1965, he was representing Mark di Suvero, was the first to show Andy Warhol’s pop art, and pioneered the practice of “off-site” exhibitions and introduced the new genre of installation art...read more

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9780374151324 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, July 12, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In 1959, Richard Bellamy was a witty, poetry-loving beatnik on the fringe of the New York art world who was drawn to artists impatient for change.

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Product Description: The making of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world In the summer of 1925, Ernest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town’s infamous running of the bulls...read more

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9780544276000 | Houghton Mifflin, June 7, 2016, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: The making of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world In the summer of 1925, Ernest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town’s infamous running of the bulls.

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Product Description: A fascinating exploration of the life and work of one of America’s most famous and enigmatic postwar visual artists Mark Rothko, one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, was born in the Jewish Pale of Settlement in 1903...read more

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9780300182040 | Yale Univ Pr, March 10, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A fascinating exploration of the life and work of one of America’s most famous and enigmatic postwar visual artists Mark Rothko, one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, was born in the Jewish Pale of Settlement in 1903.

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9780300219685 | Reprint edition (Yale Univ Pr, March 22, 2016), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A fascinating exploration of the life and work of one of America’s most famous and enigmatic postwar visual artists Mark Rothko, one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, was born in the Jewish Pale of Settlement in 1903.
9780345354723, titled "Empire" | Reissue edition (Ballantine Books, July 1, 1988), cover price $6.99 | also contains Empire | About this edition: An historical novel with portraits of Teddy Roosevelt, William Randolph Hearst, and others, this story illuminates Roosevelt's Washington, America's Gilded Age, and the expanding American empire

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Product Description: In a career spanning nearly 75 years, Louise Bourgeois created a vast body of work that enriched the formal language of modern art while it expressed her intense inner struggles with unprecedented candor and unpredictable invention...read more

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9781580933636 | Monacelli Pr, September 20, 2016, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: In a career spanning nearly 75 years, Louise Bourgeois created a vast body of work that enriched the formal language of modern art while it expressed her intense inner struggles with unprecedented candor and unpredictable invention.
9780500093849 | Gardners Books, February 1, 2016, cover price $157.85 | About this edition: Louise Bourgeois was a prolific artist known for her highly personal body of work consisting of sculptures, installations, drawing and prints that deal with themes of memory, trauma, fear and hidden emotion.

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Product Description: In the same format of the best-selling Leonardo's Notebooks, which has 320,000 copies in print worldwide, Michelangelo's Notebooks is an illustrated record of the artist's life and work.Michelangelo is considered one of the greatest poets of the sixteenth century...read more
By Carolyn Vaughan (editor)

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9781579129798, titled "Michelangelo's Notebooks: The Poetry, Letters, and Art of the Great Master" | Black Dog & Leventhal Pub, May 3, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: In the same format of the best-selling Leonardo's Notebooks, which has 320,000 copies in print worldwide, Michelangelo's Notebooks is an illustrated record of the artist's life and work.

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9780318220758, titled "Developing Human Capital" | Ohio State Univ Center on education, December 1, 1986, cover price $5.50 | also contains Developing Human Capital

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Product Description: Best-selling author Leonard Shlain explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy and then employing state of the art left-right brain scientific research to explain his universal genius...read more

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9781493003358 | Lyons Pr, October 21, 2014, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Best-selling author Leonard Shlain explores the potential for humankind through the life, art, and mind of the first true Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci.

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9781493009398 | Reprint edition (Lyons Pr, December 1, 2015), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Best-selling author Leonard Shlain explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy and then employing state of the art left-right brain scientific research to explain his universal genius.

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9781491529850 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, October 6, 2015), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Bestselling author Leonard Shlain explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy (yes), and then employing state of the art left-right brain scientific research to explain his universal genius.
9781491529829 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, October 7, 2014), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Bestselling author Leonard Shlain explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy (yes), and then employing state of the art left-right brain scientific research to explain his universal genius.
9781491529836 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, October 7, 2014), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Bestselling author Leonard Shlain explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy (yes), and then employing state of the art left-right brain scientific research to explain his universal genius.

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Product Description: Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times and The Guardian (London) A thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia's most controversial figuresThis is how Emmanuel Carrère, the magnetic journalist, novelist, filmmaker, and chameleon, describes his subject: "Limonov is not a fictional character...read more

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9780374192013 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 21, 2014, cover price $30.00

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9781250074836 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, October 6, 2015), cover price $20.00 | also contains Limonov: The Outrageous Adventures of the Radical Soviet Poet Who Became a Bum in New York, a Sensation in France, and a Political Antihero in Russia | About this edition: Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times and The Guardian (London) A thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia's most controversial figuresThis is how Emmanuel Carrère, the magnetic journalist, novelist, filmmaker, and chameleon, describes his subject: "Limonov is not a fictional character.

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Product Description: Among such immortals as Leonardo, Rembrandt, and Picasso, Michelangelo alone stands as a master of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Throughout his long career he clashed with patrons by insisting that he had no master but his own demanding muse and promoting the novel idea that it was the artist-rather than the lord who hired him-who was the creative force behind the work...read more

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9781451678741 | Simon & Schuster, July 22, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces.

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9781451678789 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, July 21, 2015), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Among such immortals as Leonardo, Rembrandt, and Picasso, Michelangelo alone stands as a master of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

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Product Description: NATIONAL BESTSELLERCertain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. Such is the case with Coco Chanel, whose life offers one of the most fascinating tales of the twentieth century—throwing into dramatic relief an era of war, fashion, ardent nationalism, and earth-shaking change—here brilliantly treated, for the first time, with wide-ranging and incisive historical scrutiny...read more

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9781400069521 | Random House Inc, September 30, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: NATIONAL BESTSELLERCertain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person.

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9780812981858 | Random House Inc, July 14, 2015, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: NATIONAL BESTSELLERCertain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person.

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9781622315314 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, September 30, 2014), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: Little black dresses.

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Product Description: The love story between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy―in their own wordsThe English novelist and screenwriter Christopher Isherwood was already famous as the author of Goodbye to Berlin when he met Don Bachardy, a California teenager, on the beach in Santa Monica in 1952...read more
By Katherine Bucknell (editor)

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9780374105174 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, May 13, 2014, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The love story between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy―in their own wordsThe English novelist and screenwriter Christopher Isherwood was already famous as the author of Goodbye to Berlin when he met Don Bachardy, a California teenager, on the beach in Santa Monica in 1952.

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9780374535438 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, May 19, 2015, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The love story between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy―in their own wordsThe English novelist and screenwriter Christopher Isherwood was already famous as the author of Goodbye to Berlin when he met Don Bachardy, a California teenager, on the beach in Santa Monica in 1952.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781590517147 | Reprint edition (Other Pr Llc, October 13, 2015), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: "Whether or not you're a history buff, you'll be fully immersed in Vaill's chronicle of the band of journalists―including Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn―who covered the upheaval of the Spanish Civil War."―Entertainment WeeklyMadrid, 1936...read more

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9781408813775, titled "Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War" | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, April 24, 2014, cover price $41.70 | About this edition: Amid the rubble of a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe, the Hotel Florida on Madrid's chic Gran Via has become a haven for foreign journalists and writers.
9780374172992 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 22, 2014, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil WarMadrid, 1936.

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9781250062444 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, March 31, 2015), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: "Whether or not you're a history buff, you'll be fully immersed in Vaill's chronicle of the band of journalists―including Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn―who covered the upheaval of the Spanish Civil War.
9780312151614, titled "Let''s Go Map Guide Chicago" | St Martins Pr, June 1, 1997, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Essential for tourist and resident alike, the Let's Go Map Guide series provides a unique combination of mini-guide and street finder.
9780345322494, titled "Maracaibo" | Reprint edition (Ballantine Books, April 1, 1985), cover price $2.95 | also contains Maracaibo | About this edition: An oil rig fire on Lake Maracaibo brings together four very different people--troubleshooter Vic Scott, acclaimed writer Laura Kingsley, the wealthy and cultured Pietro Orlando, and streetwise Ellen, married to Vic and determined to gain a piece of Pietro's fortune

"Welcome to Rockwell Land," writes Deborah Solomon in the introduction to this spirited and authoritative biography of the painter who provided twentieth-century America with a defining image of itself. As the star illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, Norman Rockwell mingled fact and fiction in paintings that reflected the we-the-people, communitarian ideals of American democracy. Freckled Boy Scouts and their mutts, sprightly grandmothers, a young man standing up to speak at a town hall meeting, a little black girl named Ruby Bridges walking into an all-white school―here was an America whose citizens seemed to believe in equality and gladness for all. Who was this man who served as our unofficial "artist in chief" and bolstered our country's national identity? Behind the folksy, pipe-smoking façade lay a surprisingly complex figure―a lonely painter who suffered from depression and was consumed by a sense of inadequacy. He wound up in treatment with the celebrated psychoanalyst Erik Erikson. In fact, Rockwell moved to Stockbridge, Massachusetts so that he and his wife could be near Austen Riggs, a leading psychiatric hospital. "What's interesting is how Rockwell's personal desire for inclusion and normalcy spoke to the national desire for inclusion and normalcy," writes Solomon. "His work mirrors his own temperament―his sense of humor, his fear of depths―and struck Americans as a truer version of themselves than the sallow, solemn, hard-bitten Puritans they knew from eighteenth-century portraits." Deborah Solomon, a biographer and art critic, draws on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents to explore the relationship between Rockwell's despairing personality and his genius for reflecting America's brightest hopes. "The thrill of his work," she writes, "is that he was able to use a commercial form [that of magazine illustration] to thrash out his private obsessions." In American Mirror, Solomon trains her perceptive eye not only on Rockwell and his art but on the development of visual journalism as it evolved from illustration in the 1920s to photography in the 1930s to television in the 1950s. She offers vivid cameos of the many famous Americans whom Rockwell counted as friends, including President Dwight Eisenhower, the folk artist Grandma Moses, the rock musician Al Kooper, and the generation of now-forgotten painters who ushered in the Golden Age of illustration, especially J. C. Leyendecker, the reclusive legend who created the Arrow Collar Man. Although derided by critics in his lifetime as a mere illustrator whose work could not compete with that of the Abstract Expressionists and other modern art movements, Rockwell has since attracted a passionate following in the art world. His faith in the power of storytelling puts his work in sync with the current art scene. American Mirror brilliantly explains why he deserves to be remembered as an American master of the first rank.

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9780374113094 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, November 5, 2013, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: "Welcome to Rockwell Land," writes Deborah Solomon in the introduction to this spirited and authoritative biography of the painter who provided twentieth-century America with a defining image of itself.

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9781250056139 | Picador USA, November 4, 2014, cover price $20.00

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