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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
by Timothy Egan
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Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was thirty-two... (read more)

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Doubletake (09 Edition)
Doubletake (09 Edition)
by Kevin Michael Connolly
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Kevin Michael Connolly is a twenty-four-year-old man who has seen the world in a way most of us never will. Whether swarmed by Japanese tourists at Epcot Center as a child or holding court at the X Games on his mono-ski, Kevin Connolly has been an object... (read more)

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Everyday Matters
Everyday Matters
by Danny Gregory
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In the tradition of Persepolis, In the Shadow of No Towers, and Our Cancer Year, an illustrated memoir of remarkable depth, power, and beauty Danny Gregory and his wife, Patti, hadn't been married long. Their baby, Jack, was ten months old; life was... (read more)

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Woolgathering
Woolgathering
by Patti Smith
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Your childhood wasn't based in "facts," was it? A timeline, something dry and tidy and biographical like that? Nah. You probably remember childhood as a series of vignettes informing you of what it felt like to be alive in a fresh new world. Patti Smith... (read more)

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Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry
Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry
by Akiane Kramarik
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Ten-year-old prodigy Akiane Kramarik shares her artwork, poetry, and the fascinating story surrounding her talent. Growing up in a home with an atheistic mother and a non-participating Catholic father did not stop four-year-old Akiane Kramarik from... (read more)

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Recollections of a Picture Dealer
Recollections of a Picture Dealer
by Ambroise Vollard
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Art merchant and bon vivant Vollard (1867–1939) recounts captivating anecdotes from his professional and social life: selling the works of Cézanne; partying with Renoir, Forain, Degas, and Rodin; the studios and personalities of Manet... (read more)

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Henry Darger, Throw Away Boy: The Tragic Life of an Outsider Artist
Henry Darger, Throw Away Boy: The Tragic Life of an Outsider Artist
by Jim Elledge
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Utterly unknown during his lifetime, Henry Darger led a quiet, secluded existence as a janitor on Chicago's North Side. When he died, his landlord discovered a treasure trove of more than three hundred canvases and more than 30,000 manuscript pages... (read more)

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Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell
Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell
by Solomon Deborah
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Acclaimed biography of the reclusive inventor of the "Cornell box," by the "Wall Street Journal art critic.... (read more)

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Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy, a Lost Generation Love Story
Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy, a Lost Generation Love Story
by Amanda Vaill
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A dazzling biography for readers of The Great Gatsby and other Lost Generation authors Gifted artist Gerald Murphy and his elegant wife, Sara, were icons of the most enchanting period of our time; handsome, talented, and wealthy expatriate Americans... (read more)

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Levels of Life (Vintage International)
Levels of Life (Vintage International)
by Julian Barnes
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Thomas Jefferson: Architect: The Interactive Portfolio with Other
Thomas Jefferson: Architect: The Interactive Portfolio with Other
by Chuck Wills
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Though Thomas Jefferson is thought of first and foremost as one of Americas founding fathers, his contributions in the realm of architecture, design, and innovation were no less revolutionary. The third president created an American ideal in architecture... (read more)

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The Unknown Matisse
The Unknown Matisse
by Hilary Spurling
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Henri Matisse is one of the masters of twentieth-century art and a household word to millions of people who find joy and meaning in his light-filled, colorful images--yet, despite all the books devoted to his work, the man himself has remained a mystery.... (read more)

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Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter
Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter
by Patricia Albers
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“Gee, Joan, if only you were French and male and dead.” —New York art dealer to Joan Mitchell, the 1950s She was a steel heiress from the Midwest—Chicago and Lake Forest (her grandfather built Chicagos bridges and worked... (read more)

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The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72
The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72
by Molly Peacock
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In 1772, upon the death of her second husband, Mary Delany arose from her grief, picked up a pair of scissors, and, at the age of seventy-two, created a new art form: mixed-media collage. Over the next decade, Mrs. Delany produced an astonishing 985... (read more)

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Papua New Guinea Headhunt - An Artist's Journey to Paint Indigenous People in the South Pacific
Papua New Guinea Headhunt - An Artist's Journey to Paint Indigenous People in the South Pacific
by Caroline Mytinger
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In the 1920's, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands were among the world's last wild places. Largely unmapped and inhabited by headhunters and cannibals, these jungle islands of the Coral Sea captured the popular imagination as examples of the... (read more)

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Ansel Adams: An Autobiography
Ansel Adams: An Autobiography
by Ansel Adams
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In this bestselling autobiography, completed shortly before his death in 1984, Ansel Adams looks back at his legendary six-decade career as a conservationist, teacher, musician, and, above all, photographer. Written with characteristic warmth, vigor, and... (read more)

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Mr. Fluxus: A Collective Portrait of George Maciunas, 1931-1978
Mr. Fluxus: A Collective Portrait of George Maciunas, 1931-1978
by Emmett (edt) Williams
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George Maciunas was the founder and leader of a radical and experimental art movement of the 1960s known as Fluxus--which rejected traditional high art to practice an extraordinary form of anti-art. Maciunas attempted to rule Fluxus in totalitarian... (read more)

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Wear Your Dreams: My Life in Tattoos
Wear Your Dreams: My Life in Tattoos
by Ed Hardy
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The memoir of iconic tattoo artist Ed Hardy from his beginnings in 1960s California, to leading the tattoo renaissance and building his name into a hugely lucrative international brand “Ed Hardy” is emblazoned on everything from t... (read more)

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Portrait of an Artist
Portrait of an Artist
by Laurie Lisle
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Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the most original painters America has ever produced, left behind a remarkable legacy when she died at the age of ninety-eight. Her vivid visual vocabulary -- sensuous flowers, bleached bones against red sky and earth -- had a... (read more)

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Philip R. Goodwin: America's Sporting and Wildlife Artist
Philip R. Goodwin: America's Sporting and Wildlife Artist
by Larry Len Peterson
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Philip R. Goodwin (1881-1935), a contemporary and friend of Charles Russell, was a well-known artist in the early twentieth century. His illustrations and oil and watercolor paintings of wildlife, cowboys, lumberjacks, fishermen, and hunters graced... (read more)

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