Humane, thought provoking, and moving, this hybrid literary portrait of a place makes the case for radical close readings: of ourselves, our cities, and our histories.
The most comprehensive survey of the work of Maurice Sendak, the most celebrated picture book artist of all time--with previously unpublished archival materials
Selections from Romaine Brooks’s unpublished memoir No Pleasant Memories expose the psyche and practice of this underrecognized queer, female artist.
Most known for her bold and darkly painted portraits, Brooks was revolutionary in her feminist renderings of women in resistance.
Art Can Kill offers a window into the lives of celebrity and contemporary art figures, including stories of Larry Gagosian, Larry Flynt, Dr. Armand Hammer, Joan Rivers, Norton Simon, Frank Gehry, and many more.
The landmark biography of the inscrutable and brilliant David Smith, the greatest American sculptor of the twentieth century.
A fresh and lively biography of the revolutionary landscape painter John Constable.
John Constable, who captured the landscapes and skies of southern England in a way never before seen on canvas, is beloved but little-understood artist.
His paintings reflect visions of landscape that shocked and perplexed his contemporaries: attentive to detail, spontaneous in gest
"Beguiling and informative"--Wall Street JournalLearn to see art as an artist does. Discover how a painting's composition or a sculpture's spatial structure influence the experience of what you're seeing. With an artist as your guide, viewing art becomes a powerfully enriching experience that will stay in your mind long after you've left a museum.
A vibrant collection of biographies and illustrated portraits that capture the brilliance of more than thirty American icons, Historically Black is a celebration of Black excellence in fields ranging from politics to STEM, sports to pop culture, and more.
From the moment the first HBCU was founded in 1837, Black Americans from all walks of life have created collegiate expe
A biography of the great portraitist Frans Hals that takes the reader into the turbulent world of the Dutch Golden Age.
Frans Hals was one of the greatest portrait painters in history, and his style transformed ideas and expectations about what portraiture can do and what a painting should look like.
Hals was a member of the great tri
Influential photographer Annie Leibovitz presents her remarkable portraits in this re-issue of her acclaimed and bestselling collection.
A dazzlingly original and ambitious book on the history of female self-portraiture by one of today's most well-respected art critics.
Her story weaves in and out of time and place. She's Frida Kahlo, Loïs Mailou Jones and Amrita Sher-Gil en route to Mexico City, Paris or Bombay.
This comprehensive and in-depth study delves into the life and works of one of modern films most celebrated, successful and intriguing auteurs, Christopher Nolan.
‘What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient…highly contagious.