Biographies, Memoirs, Diaries



A Subversive Gleam: Max Bill and His Time: 1908–1939
By Angela Thomas.

Swiss artist Max Bill (1908–94) was a master of many trades during his lifetime: he was at once an architect, graphic designer, painter, industrial designer and typeface designer. A student of greats such as Wassily >>more

Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783906915401
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 736 pgs / 162 color / 74 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/23/2021 Awaiting stock

And Warren Niesluchowski Was There
Edited with introduction by Sina Najafi, Joanna Warsza. Text by Warren Niesluchowski, Barry Schwabsky.

Warren Niesluchowski (1946–2019), one of the most charismatic and eccentric figures in the art world, was at once an exhilarating conversationalist, a polymath, an attentive companion of artists, a polyglot translator, a networker without status, >>more

Cabinet Books
ISBN 9781932698848
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8 in. / 272 pgs / 36 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/22/2022 Awaiting stock

Art and Decoration
By Oscar Wilde.

Oscar Wilde was one of the most influential writers on art and design in the late 19th century. Alongside his acclaimed plays, novel and short stories, he wrote and lectured extensively on the subject. This >>more

Art / Books Vintage Classics
ISBN 9781908970541
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Clth, 4.25 x 6.5 in. / 216 pgs.
Pub Date: 01/04/2022 Awaiting stock

Brazilian Intelligence
By Max Bense. Edited with afterword by Georg Vrachliotis.

This travelogue by German philosopher Max Bense (1910–90) explores 1960s Brazil. Published for the first time in English, and including unpublished archival material, this important work of German postwar literature records his encounters with concrete >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052146
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7.25 in. / 80 pgs / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/04/2022 Awaiting stock

Günter Grass: Six Decades
Edited by G. Fritz Margull, Hilke Ohsoling. Translation by Krishna Winston.

Six Decades grants us a privileged look behind the normally closed door of Nobel Laureate Günter Grass' (1927–2015) studio. For well over half a century Grass worked unceasingly as a writer, sculptor and graphic artist. >>more

ISBN 9783869309682
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Clth, 7.25 x 9.5 in. / 608 pgs / 200 color / 660 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/01/2022 Awaiting stock

Juliet Hartford: Huntington Hartford
Text by Juliet Hartford. This book tells the career and life story of the A&P supermarket heir and American businessman Huntington Hartford (1911–2008), as told by his daughter Juliet Hartford. Huntington Hartford’s grandfather founded the Great Atlantic & Pacific >>more

ISBN 9783958291638
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Hbk, 11.25 x 13 in. / 208 pgs / 180 color.
Pub Date: 02/01/2022 Awaiting stock

Laura Carpenter: The Gallery Years, 1974–1996

Laura Carpenter was instrumental in bringing contemporary art to Santa Fe in the mid-1990s. She began her career as a gallerist in Dallas, Texas, showing artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Martin Puryear. Upon her >>more

Radius Books
ISBN 9781942185413
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Hbk, 8.75 x 11.5 in. / 224 pgs / 130 color.
Pub Date: 01/04/2022 Awaiting stock

Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures
Edited by John Reynolds, Tiny Robinson. Text by Jack Kerouac, Glenn O’Brien, Mason Roberson, Pete Seeger, Tom Waits, et al. Poems by Tyehimba Jess.

This is a new edition of Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures, the rich visual biography of legendary Louisiana blues musician Lead Belly, originally published by Steidl in 2007. Here is a treasure trove of >>more

ISBN 9783958297036
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Hbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 256 pgs / 56 color / 110 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/01/2022 Awaiting stock

Ludwig Grote and the Bauhaus Idea
Edited by Torsten Blume, Claudia Perren. Text by Peter Bernhard, Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Magdalena Droste, Christian Eger, Susanne Neubauer, Marian Wild, et al.

German art historian Ludwig Grote (1893–1974) had an almost unparalleled influence on the conception of the Bauhaus, helping to shape an idea of the school that has extended far beyond its historical existence. Drawing on >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052801
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 90 color.
Pub Date: 07/13/2021 In stock

Partners: A Biography of Jerry Hunt
By Stephen Housewright.

Jerry Hunt (1943–93) was among the most eccentric figures in the word of new music. A frenetic orator, occultist and engineering consultant, his works from the 1970s through the early ’90s made use of readymade >>more

Blank Forms Editions
ISBN 9781953691040
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Pbk, 5.25 x 7.75 in. / 320 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/09/2021 Awaiting stock

By Jon Moritsugu.

Glimmering with candor and dead-on humor, this memoir tells the story of the meteoric rise of Japanese American filmmaker Jon Moritsugu (born 1965), from 1980s teenage delinquent in Honolulu to Ivy League slumster to take-no-prisoners >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030603
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Pbk, 6 x 7.5 in. / 304 pgs / 25 color / 84 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/04/2022 Awaiting stock

Song of Arirang
By Nym Wales, Kim San. Edited with afterword by Dongyoun Hwang. Introduction by Arlif Dirlik. Text by George O. Totten III.

First published in 1941 and long unavailable, Song of Arirang tells the true story of Korean revolutionary Kim San (Jang Jirak), who left colonized Korea as a teenager to fight against Japanese imperialism and fought >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030566
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Hbk, 5 x 7 in. / 512 pgs / 7 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/28/2021 Awaiting stock

The Bloomsbury Group
Text by Frances Spalding.

The Bloomsbury Group was a union of friends who transformed British culture with their approach to art, design and society. The group aimed to rebel and challenge what they felt were the religious, artistic, social >>more

National Portrait Gallery, London
ISBN 9781855147232
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Hbk, 5.5 x 7.75 in. / 120 pgs / 48 color / 21 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/26/2021 Awaiting stock

The Empress and I
By Donna Stein.

In the 1970s, American curator Donna Stein served as an art advisor to Empress Farah Diba Pahlavi, the Shahbanu of Iran. Together, Stein and Pahlavi generated an art market in Iran, as Stein encouraged Pahlavi’s >>more

ISBN 9788857244341
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 208 pgs / 75 color.
Pub Date: 03/30/2021 Out of stock



Alfred Comte: A Life for Aviation
Edited with text by Michel Comte. Text by Alfred Comte, Tyler Brûlé.

This book is a visual biography of the legendary Swiss aviation pioneer Alfred Comte (1895–1965). Combining historical photos and documents with texts by Comte’s son (also Alfred) and grandson, the photographer Michel Comte, the book >>more

ISBN 9783958295766
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Clth, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 224 pgs / 50 color / 200 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/12/2021 In stock

Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico
Edited with text by Karen Cordero Reiman. Text by Doris Berger, Tatiana Flores, Linde B. Lehtinen, Laura Mart, Ilan Stavans.

She came to occupy a central part in the world of postrevolutionary Mexican and American thinkers, artists and writers of the avant-garde, influencing American perceptions through her writing about Mexican culture. Brenner also championed the >>more

Skirball Cultural Center
ISBN 9780998669304
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Pbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 296 pgs / 90 color / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/28/2017 In stock

Arshile Gorky: The Plow and the Song
Edited by Matthew Spender.

Author of From a High Place: A Life of Arshile Gorky, Matthew Spender presents a new expanded edition of his 2010 publication Arshile Gorky: Goats on the Roof, with never-before-published material, including diary entries and >>more

Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783906915081
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Flexi, 6.25 x 9 in. / 600 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 In stock

Arthur Cravan: Maintenant?
Edited with text by Emmanuel Guigon. Text by Georges Sebbag, Jean-Paul Morel, Laurence Madeline, Erich Weiss, Aitor Quiney.

In the course of his brief life, the adventurer, poet and boxer, Arthur Cravan (1887–1918) galvanized the avant-garde circles of Paris and New York with his pugnacious attitude, handsome looks, his romance with Mina Loy, >>more

Silvana Editoriale/Museu Picasso
ISBN 9788836637379
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Hbk, 6.25 x 8.75 in. / 320 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Better Books / Better Bookz
Edited by Rozemin Keshvani, Axel Heil, Peter Weibel. Text by Rozemin Keshvani, Barry Miles. Contributions by Stephen Dwoskin, John Hopkins, Graham Keen, Bruce Lacey, Gustav Metzger, Jeff Nuttall, Frank Popper, Criton Tomazos, Islwyn Watkins.

In the 1960s and ‘70s, the legendary independent London bookstore Better Books, located on the Charing Cross Road, was the hub for Britain’s counterculture, with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Alexander Trocchi, >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960984580
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Pbk, 8.5 x 11.25 in. / 320 pgs / 165 color / 180 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock

Bridget Riley: A Very Very Person
By Paul Moorhouse.

In January 1965 the international art world converged on New York to pay homage to a brilliant new star. The glittering opening of The Responsive Eye, a major exhibition of abstract painting at the Museum >>more

ISBN 9781909932500
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.75 in. / 272 pgs / 11 color / 19 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 In stock

Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master
Edited by Andrew M. McKenzie. Introduction by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Carl Abrahamsson.

Brion Gysin (1916–86) has been an incredibly influential artist and iconoclast: his development of the “cut-up” technique with William S. Burroughs has inspired generations of writers, artists and musicians. Gysin was also a skilled networker >>more

Trapart Books
ISBN 9789198324365
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Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 350 pgs.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 Out of stock

Chanel: Her Life
By Justine Picardie. Drawings by Karl Lagerfeld.

This is the long-awaited reprint of Justine Picardie’s acclaimed 2010 illustrated biography of Coco Chanel (1883–1971), one of the 20th century’s most captivating personalities and a defining figure in fashion history. Whoever attempts to understand >>more

ISBN 9783958296305
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Clth, 6 x 9.25 in. / 400 pgs / 24 color / 230 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/14/2020 In stock

Charles Dickens and His Circle
By Lucinda Hawksley. In this new volume, historian and award-winning author Lucinda Hawksley explores the life of her great-great-great-grandfather, Charles Dickens (1812–70)—one of the first people to whom the term “celebrity” in its modern sense was applied, and >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855145962
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8.75 in. / 120 pages / 45 color.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 In stock

Don't Tell Sybil
By George Melly. Don’t Tell Sybil is a libidinous memoir by a master raconteur. George Melly (1926–2007) was impossible to ignore in London cultural circles between the 1950s and 90s. He first came to attention as a jazz >>more

Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565653
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Hbk, 7 x 7.75 in. / 176 pgs / 1 color / 31 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/31/2014 In stock

Duchamp: A Biography
By Calvin Tomkins. First published to great acclaim in 1996, New Yorker writer and art critic Calvin Tomkins’ biography of the influential artist Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) has been out of print for many years. Now, The Museum of >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9780870708923
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 560 pgs / 119 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 In stock

Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller
By Chloé Griffin. Contributions by John Waters, Mink Stole, Gary Indiana, et al. Cookie Mueller (1949-1989) was a firecracker, a cult figure, a wild child, a writer, a go-go dancer, a mother and a queer icon. A child of suburban 1950s Maryland, she made her name first as >>more

Bbooks Verlag
ISBN 9783942214209
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 336 pgs / 230 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2014 Out of stock

Excerpts from the 1971 Journal of Rosemary Mayer
Edited with introduction by Marie Warsh. Foreword by Maika Pollack.

Rosemary Mayer (1943–2014) produced a vast body of work that includes sculptures, outdoor installations, drawings, illustrations, artist’s books, lyrical essays and art criticism. In 1971 she began to focus on the use of fabric as >>more

Soberscove Press
ISBN 9781940190259
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 164 pgs / 22 color.
Pub Date: 05/12/2020 In stock

Great Masters and Unicorns
By Konrad O. Bernheimer. According to legend, the horn of the unicorn could counteract poison and purify water. The collector Lehmann Bernheimer used to cite this myth regarding an item in his collection, which for centuries had been treasured >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775740692
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Hbk, 5.75 x 8.75 in. / 344 pgs / 46 color.
Pub Date: 02/23/2016 Out of stock

Groovy Bob
By Harriet Vyner.

Acclaimed on first publication, Harriet Vyner’s Groovy Bob is the cult biography of hedonistic gallery owner Robert Fraser and a dazzling evocation of 1960s culture and counter-culture. Taste-maker, heroin addict and promiscuous homosexual, Fraser astonished >>more

Heni Publishing
ISBN 9780993010392
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Pbk, 5 x 8 in. / 384 pgs / 20 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/15/2017 In stock

I Seem to Live: The New York Diaries, 1950–1969
By Jonas Mekas. Edited by Anne König.

Jonas Mekas’ I Seem to Live picks up in the 1950s, where his extraordinary and popular memoir I Had Nowhere to Go left off. These were crucial years for the artist: Jonas Mekas and his >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052887
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Hbk, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 824 pgs / 350 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/11/2020 In stock

Jane Austen and her World
By Josephine Ross.

The unmarried younger daughter of a country vicar, she published her novels anonymously. When she died, aged only 41—having earned less than £700 from her writing—her name was still almost unknown to the world at >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855147010
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Pbk, 5.5 x 7.75 in. / 120 pgs / 52 color.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017 In stock

Joanna Drew and the Art of Exhibitions
By Caroline Hancock.

This book celebrates the life and work of the English art gallery director and arts administrator Joanna Drew (1929–2003). Drew began her impressive career at the Arts Council of Great Britain in 1952 and during >>more

ISBN 9788857239521
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock

Jonathan Meese 1970–2023
By Robert Eikmeyer & Doris Mampe.

Tracing the transformation of German artist Jonathan Meese (born 1970) into a kind of stage character, this biography draws on archival materials and extensive interviews to create an account of an artist who has incorporated >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960982395
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Pbk, 5.25 x 7.5 in. / 520 pgs / 1 color / 277 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/18/2019 In stock

By Susanne Kippenberger. Translation by Damion Searls. Over the course of his 20-year career, Martin Kippenberger (1953–1997) cast himself alternately as hard-drinking carouser and confrontational art-world jester, thrusting these personae to the forefront of his prodigious creativity. He was also very much >>more

J&L Books
ISBN 9780982964286
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 592 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2013 In stock

Lincoln Kirstein's Modern
Edited with text by Samantha Friedman, Jodi Hauptman. Text by Lynn Garafola, Michelle Greet, Michelle Harvey, Richard Meyer, Kevin Moore.

Lincoln Kirstein was a polymathic writer, critic, curator and impresario: a key connector and an indefatigable catalyst whose sweeping contributions to American cultural life in the 1930s and ‘40s shaped artists and institutions. Best known >>more

The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9781633450820
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Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 200 pgs / 205 color.
Pub Date: 04/23/2019 In stock

Living Well Is the Best Revenge
By Calvin Tomkins. First published in 1971 and now available for a younger generation with a new introduction by the author, Living Well Is the Best Revenge is Calvin Tomkins' now-classic account of the lives of Gerald and >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9780870708978
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 156 pgs / 83 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/31/2013 In stock

Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor Stripped Bare
By Alice Goldfarb Marquis. Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor Stripped Bare is not the first full-length biography of Duchamp, but it is the first to present him in all his human contradictions and to take a refreshingly objective look at >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878466443
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Hardcover, 6 x 9 in. / 368 pgs / 24 color / 64 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/02/2002 In stock

Martin Parr, Maurizio Cattelan, Pierpaolo Ferrari: ToiletMartin PaperParr, Limited Edition

Printed in an edition of 300 copies, this numbered limited edition includes a foulard.


ISBN 9788862087131
US $150.00 CAN $215.00 SDNR40
Special edition, 11 x 14 in. / 192 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 04/07/2020 In stock

Peggy Guggenheim: The Last Dogaressa
Edited by Karole P.B. Vail, Vivien Greene. Text by Patricia Allmer, David Anfam, Malvina Borgherini, Davide Colombo, Alice Ensabella, Chiara Fabi, Simonetta Fraquelli, Flavia Frigeri, Karen Kurczynski, Ellen McBreen, Antonia Pocock, Chris Stephens, Gražina Subelyte.

This book offers a thorough visual biography of the life of Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979) as collector, through a selection of works from the world-renowned collection she established primarily between 1938 and 1946, and to which >>more

Marsilio Editori/The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
ISBN 9788829701292
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Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 224 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 04/14/2020 In stock

Pepys and His Contemporaries
By Richard Ollard. The Diary of Samuel Pepys is an indisputable treasure of English literature, and one of the most important documentary sources of the English Restoration period. Pepys’ Diary, maintained daily for almost ten years, records his >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855145856
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 120 pgs / 47 color / 9 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 In stock

Ralph Gibson: Self-Exposure

Self-Exposure is the autobiography of celebrated American art photographer Ralph Gibson. With his 80th birthday on the horizon in January 2019 and a career spanning over 50 years, Gibson is at a point of reflection >>more

Heni Publishing
ISBN 9781912122103
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Pbk, 9 x 13 in. / 396 pgs / 285 color.
Pub Date: 11/20/2018 In stock

Sargent's Daughters
By Erica E. Hirshler.

Henry James credited John Singer Sargent with a "knock-down insolence of talent." Among the painter's many renowned works, few deserve the phrase as much as The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit (1882), one of Sargent's >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468607
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Pbk, 5.5 x 7.5 in. / 262 pgs / 25 color / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/19/2019 In stock

Shakespeare and Company, Paris
Edited with introduction by Krista Halverson. Foreword by Jeanette Winterson. Epilogue by Sylvia Whitman.

This first-ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop--Allen Ginsberg, Anaïs Nin, Ethan Hawke, Robert Stone and Jeanette Winterson, among others--with hundreds >>more

Shakespeare and Company Paris
ISBN 9791096101009
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Hbk, 6.25 x 9.5 in. / 384 pgs / 225 color.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 In stock

Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
By Charles Nicholl. William Shakespeare and his peers helped create not only a new kind of theatre in the Elizabethan era but also a new form of language. In an age of religious and political upheaval, they gave >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855145801
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 136 pgs / 54 color / 24 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 In stock

Simone Forti: The Bear in the Mirror
Edited by Roos Gortzak, Quinn Latimer.

The Bear in the Mirror is a collection of stories, prose poems, drawings, photos, letters, notes and memories by Simone Forti (born 1935)—a founding figure of postwar American dance for those following in the wake >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960983958
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 94 pgs / 2 color / 17 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/19/2019 In stock

Surreal Lovers
By Margaret Hooks.

Surreal Lovers recounts the lives and loves of a group of artists and writers during one of the most creative and catastrophic periods of human history. It centers on the life of the painter Max >>more

La Fábrica
ISBN 9788417048006
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 376 pgs / 22 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 Out of stock

The Anchored Angel
By Luis Cabalquinto. Edited by Eileen Tabios. Contributions by Nick Carbo, Jonathan Chua, Jose Garcia Villa. >>more

ISBN 9781885030283
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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 288 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/02/1999 In stock

The Death and Letters of Alice James
By Alice James. Edited with text by Ruth Bernard Yeazell.

Alice James (1848–92) was the sister of Henry and William James, as literary as her more famous brothers, but—as was typical for a Victorian woman—never formally educated and thus deprived of any opportunity for a >>more

Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972200
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Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 232 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/02/2004 In stock

The Eye Of The Fish
Artwork by Luis Francia. The first of Luis H. Francia's books of non-fiction to be published in the United States, The Eye of the Fish paints a vivid and detailed portrait of the terror, beauty and insistent humanity of >>more

MUAE Publishing
ISBN 9781885030313
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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 392 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/02/2001 Out of stock

The Hierarchies of Cuckoldry and Bankruptcy
By Charles Fourier. Translated by Geoffrey Longnecker. Admired by Marx and Engels, the Surrealists, the Situationists, Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes, the great utopian socialist Charles Fourier (1772-1837) has been many things to many people: a proto-feminist, a Surrealist ancestor, a cantankerous >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115556
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 94 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2011 In stock

The Physiology of the Employee
By Honoré de Balzac. Introduction and translation by André Naffis-Sahely. Illustrations by Louis Joseph Trimolet. If Honoré de Balzac's Treatise on Elegant Living addressed one crucial pillar of modernity--the "mode" itself, fashion--his Physiology of the Employee examines another equally potent cornerstone to the modern era: bureaucracy, and all of the >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663047
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 160 pgs / 55 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014 In stock

The Young Girl's Handbook of Good Manners for Use in Educational Establishments
By Pierre Louÿs. A bestselling author in his time, Pierre Louÿs (1870–1925) was a friend of, and influence on, André Gide, Paul Valéry, Oscar Wilde and Stephane Mallarmé among others. He achieved instant notoriety with Aphrodite and The >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115518
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 76 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2010 In stock

Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man
Introduction by Dawn Ades. Translated by Chris Allen. Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man relates the story of the triangular relationship between Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché and Beatrice Wood, told in the words of two of its protagonists; and also reprints >>more

Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565431
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Hbk, 7 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/31/2014 In stock

Treatise on Elegant Living
By Honoré de Balzac. Honoré de Balzac's 1830 Treatise on Elegant Living was a keystone text on dandyism, preceding Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly's Anatomy of Dandyism (1845) and Charles Baudelaire's “The Dandy” (in The Painter of Modern Life, 1863), and >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115501
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 112 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2010 In stock

Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Text by Frances Spalding. Virginia Woolf's many novels--notably Night and Day (1919), Jacob's Room (1922), Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and The Waves (1931)--transformed ideas about structure, plot and characterization. Sister of Vanessa Bell, Woolf was a >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144811
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Pbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 08/31/2014 In stock



Julien Levy: Memoir Of An Art Gallery
Introduction by Ingrid Schaffner. Julien Levy opened his New York gallery in 1931, and the following year assembled the first Surrealist show ever held in that city. Over the next two decades he exhibited works by Dalí, Ernst, Joseph >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878466535
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Paperback, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 368 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/02/2003 Not available

By Susanne Kippenberger. Translated by Damion Searls. Over the course of his 20-year career, Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) cast himself alternately as hard-drinking carouser and confrontational art-world jester, thrusting these personae to the forefront of his prodigious creativity. He was also very much >>more

J&L Books
ISBN 9780982964217
US $34.95 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 564 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/31/2012 Not available

Oscar Wilde and His Circle
Text by Simon Callow. One of literature's most witty personalities, Oscar Wilde captivated London society. In this perceptive appraisal of Wilde and those around him--including Aubrey Beardsley, Sir Max Beerbohm and Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas ("Bosie")--acclaimed actor and >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144781
US $19.95 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Pbk, 5.75 x 7.75 in. / 136 pgs / 70 color.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 Not available

Stieglitz: A Memoir/Biography
By Sue Davidson Lowe. Foreword by Anne Havinga. "Stieglitz is as scholarly a production as anyone could wish, crammed with facts and trailing informative appendixes. It is also a loving and occasionally exasperated look at a contentious relative and the intimate circumstances that >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878466498
US $22.50 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 512 pgs / 57 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/02/2002 Not available

The Worlds of August Strindberg
Edited by Bengt Wanselius. Foreword by Björn Meidal. Text by Björn Meidal. An astounding labor of love by scholar Björn Meidal and photo editor Bengt Wanselius, The Worlds of August Strindberg is a visual biography of Sweden’s most influential writer and playwright. The book’s biographical narrative (by >>more

Max Ström
ISBN 9789171262486
US $95.00 CAN $115.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 11.5 in. / 512 pgs / 24 color / 426 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2013 Not available

Utopia Parkway: The Life And Work Of Joseph Cornell
By Deborah Solomon. No artist ever led a stranger life than Joseph Cornell, the self-taught American genius prized for his disquieting shadow boxes, who stands at the intersection of Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Pop art. Legends about Cornell >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878466849
US $23.50 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Paperback, 6.25 x 9.25 in. / 448 pgs / 59 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/02/2004 Not available


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