Biography (235)

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

ISBN: 9783791356013

Author: Wanda M. Corn    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This book explores how Georgia O’Keeffe lived her life steeped in modernism, bringing the same style she developed in her art to her dress, her homes, and her...


This book explores how Georgia O’Keeffe lived her life steeped in modernism, bringing the same style she developed in her art to her dress, her homes, and her lifestyle. Richly illustrated with images of her art and views of the two homes she designed and furnished in New Mexico, the book also includes never before published photographs of O’Keeffe’s clothes. The author has attributed some of the most exquisite of these garments to O’Keeffe, a skilled seamstress who understood fabric and design, and who has become an icon in today’s fashion world as much for her personal style as for her art. As one of her friends stated, O’Keeffe “never allowed her life to be one thing and her painting another.” This fresh and carefully researched study brings O’Keeffe’s style to life, illuminating how this beloved American artist purposefully proclaimed her modernity in the way she dressed and posed for photographers, from Alfred Stieglitz to Bruce Weber. This beautiful book accompanies the first museum exhibition to bring together photographs, clothes, and art to explore O’Keeffe’s unified modernist aesthetic.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 230 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$125.00
Albrecht Dürer

ISBN: 9783791383453

Author: Norbert Wolf    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in a new edition, this lavishly illustrated volume draws on the latest research to present an exciting new interpretation of Albrecht Dürer, both...


Now available in a new edition, this lavishly illustrated volume draws on the latest research to present an exciting new interpretation of Albrecht Dürer, both as a man and as an artist. Albrecht Durer’s prints and drawings have inspired hundreds of artists, both during his life and after his death. Yet his talent as a painter and colorist, and his enthusiasm for the scientific world have not been widely appreciated. Durer’s influence was both international and intergenerational—indeed Picasso claimed to have been inspired by the 16th-century artist. Reproduced in stunning detail and including illustrations of Durer’s most famous prints and drawings, a catalog raisonne of his paintings, and biographical research, this book presents a Durer for the 21st century. Producing more self-portraits than any other artist of his day; mass marketing his best-selling prints; even inventing his own monogram logo; Albrecht Durer was commercially astute long before today’s generation of self-promoting and financially-savvy artists. There are 55 extant Durer paintings, of which 17 are in dispute. Using scientific research, this book puts all arguments to bed resulting in the definitive catalog raisonne of the paintings. Drawing on in-depth research, this book reveals the truth behind Durer and his art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 222 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2017


$100.00
Krysia

ISBN: 9781613734414

Author: Krystyna Mihulka    Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Krysia tells the story of one Polish girl's harrowing experiences during World War II as her beloved father was forced into hiding, a Soviet soldier's family to...


Krysia tells the story of one Polish girl's harrowing experiences during World War II as her beloved father was forced into hiding, a Soviet soldier's family took over her house, and finally as she and her mother and brother were forced at gunpoint from their once happy home and deported to a remote Soviet work farm in Kazakhstan.Through vivid and stirring recollections Mihulka details their deplorable conditions—often near freezing in their barrack burled under mounds of snow, enduring starvation and illness, and witnessing death. But she also recalls moments of hope and tenderness as she, her mother, her brother, and other deportees drew close together, helped one another, and even held small celebrations in captivity. Throughout, the strength, courage, and kindness of Krysia's mother, Zofia, saw them through until they finally found freedom.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 140 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 23-01-2017


$39.99
Set Free

ISBN: 9781849539609

Author: Emma Slade    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The man with the gun pushed me down onto the carpet. I tried to cower to make my body curl smaller, instinctively covering my head. ‘Oh God, please don’t ki...


The man with the gun pushed me down onto the carpet. I tried to cower to make my body curl smaller, instinctively covering my head. ‘Oh God, please don’t kill me.’ My words clung to my teeth and now my whole body was so cold. All I had left were these words. ‘Please. Please don’t kill me. Jesus. God. Please.’ Emma Slade was a high-flying debt analyst for a large investment bank, when she was taken hostage in a hotel room on a business trip to Jakarta. She thought she was lucky to come out of it unscathed, but over the ensuing weeks and months, as the financial markets crashed, Emma became her own distressed asset as the trauma following the event took hold. Realising her view on life had profoundly changed she embarked upon a journey, discovering the healing power of yoga and, in Bhutan, opening her eyes to a kinder, more peaceful way of living. From fast-paced City life to the stillness of Bhutan’s Himalayan mountains, Set Free is the inspiring true story of Emma’s astonishing life lived to extremes and all that that entails: work, travel, spirituality, Buddhism, relationships, and the underlying question of what makes a meaningful life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 06-04-2017


Tags: April 2017   Travel   Biography
$24.99
Tina Modotti : Photographer and Revolutionary

ISBN: 9788416248834

Author: Margaret Hooks    Publisher: La Fabrica

This definitive portrayal of Tina Modotti brings to life the iconic artist who throughout her life vacillated between the purity of inspired creativity and the ...


This definitive portrayal of Tina Modotti brings to life the iconic artist who throughout her life vacillated between the purity of inspired creativity and the struggle for social justice. Incorporating extensive archival material, interviews with Modotti’s contemporaries and many rare photographs, this illustrated biography magnificently portrays Tina Modotti, her contemporaries and their tumultous times.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 145 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 28-03-2017


$79.99
Surreal Lovers : Eight Women Integral to the Life of Max Ernst

ISBN: 9788417048006

Author: Margaret Hooks    Publisher: La Fabrica

This book recounts the life and loves of artists and writers, Leonora Carrington, Peggy Guggenheim, Dorothea Tanning, Leonor Fini, Meret Oppenheim, Gala, Luise ...


This book recounts the life and loves of artists and writers, Leonora Carrington, Peggy Guggenheim, Dorothea Tanning, Leonor Fini, Meret Oppenheim, Gala, Luise Straus and Marie-Berthe Aurenche during their years with Max Ernst. Beginning in Cologne at the outbreak of war in 1914 and the eruption of Dada, it describes the birth and heyday of Surrealism in Paris in the 1920s and ends with its demise in New York in the 1940s. The years in between were a whirlwind that shredded the artists dreams and scattered them around the globe from Cologne, London and Paris, to Saigon, Marseille, Lisbon and New York. Their saga contains episodes of searing passion, madness and betrayal when they made great art and lost, found and abandoned one another in the process.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 376


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2017


$59.99
More Paddocks To Plough

ISBN: 9780473408459

Author: Reg Garters   

This book traces Graeme Thompson’s decision to leave the security of his family farm in remote Central Otago and take actions that would revolutionise the New...


This book traces Graeme Thompson’s decision to leave the security of his family farm in remote Central Otago and take actions that would revolutionise the New Zealand meat industry, producing huge benefits to consumers around the world as well as to local farmers. For Graeme, these ventures meant fame and fortune and made the name of the dynamic company he founded, Fortex New Zealand Limited, synonymous with his name. But then the empire he had built came crashing down, throwing him into jail and all of the humiliation that went with it. Fortunately, Graeme’s courage, resilience and unwaver-ing support from family and friends saw him through that hard time. After leaving prison, he established a new and exciting business that has brought him a way of life and the tranquillity his previous fame could never offer. This riveting story also takes us through Graeme’s Scottish heritage, his childhood, boarding school and university days, marriage to his wife Barb, and the raising of their children. It is a story that not only exemplifies the extraordinary things that dynamic leadership of ourselves and others can achieve but also shows that we all have special resources to handle adversity and that success or failure is very much how we as individuals see it.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 190 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2017


$39.99
Everest Untold

ISBN: 9781431424498

Author: Patrick Conroy    Publisher: Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd

Everest Untold is the unknown backstory of a journalist who was an eyewitness to the tragedies which occurred on the mountain in 1996. The aim of the book is to...


Everest Untold is the unknown backstory of a journalist who was an eyewitness to the tragedies which occurred on the mountain in 1996. The aim of the book is to bring to life the diary entries, audio recordings and recollections of Patrick Conroy to explore unexamined evidence of the tragedies and to revisit many of the assumptions of what truly happened during Everest's most deadly climbing season. Conroy reported live from the mountain throughout the climbing season of that year. However Everest Untold unveils his personal story and experiences. It begins with Conroy arriving in Kathmandu on the start of his journey towards the world's highest peak. At the time the South African expedition had nearly fallen apart and the official sponsor, the Sunday Times newspaper, had pulled out of the adventure citing concerns over the leadership of the team under Ian Woodall. The most senior climbers had also abandoned Woodall leaving him with a relatively inexperienced team to try and summit Everest. Conroy foreshadows the upcoming tragedies with a mixture of humour and youthful excitement as he approaches Everest. Yet, less than 24 hours after arriving in Base Camp the first climber is killed. Conroy then takes the reader on a journey through a killer storm which claimed eight lives. He recounts past expeditions and tales of tragedy and heroism on the mountain which have become part of mountaineering lore and shaped the way climbers approached the mountain in 1996. Conroy is forced however to confront the death of fellow South African team mate, Bruce Herrod, who disappeared on the peak shortly after reaching the summit. Conroy must review the notes he took, the radio recordings, the accounts of other climbers and ask a very difficult question – 'Who was to blame for Bruce's death'.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 166 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 10-08-2017


$39.99
The Who on The Who : Interviews and Encounters

ISBN: 9781613736135

Author: Sean Egan    Publisher: Chicago Review Press

The Who were a mass of contradictions. They brought intellect to rock but were the darlings of punks. They were the quintessential studio act yet were also the ...


The Who were a mass of contradictions. They brought intellect to rock but were the darlings of punks. They were the quintessential studio act yet were also the greatest live attraction in the world. They perfectly meshed on stage and displayed a complete lack of personal chemistry offstage.Along with great live shows and supreme audio experiences, the Who provided great copy. During the 1960s and '70s, Pete Townshend, messianic about contemporary popular music and its central importance in the lives of young people, gave sprawling interviews in which he alternately celebrated and deplored what he saw in the "scene." Several of these interviews have come to be considered classic documents of the age. Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, and John Entwistle joined in. Even when the Who were non-operational or past their peak, their interviews continued to be compelling: changes in allegiances and social mores left the band members freer to talk about sex, drug-taking, business, and in-fighting.By collecting interviews with Who members from across fi ve decades, conducted by the greatest rock writers of their generation—Barry Miles, Jonathan Cott, Charles Shaar Murray, John Swenson, and Greil Marcus among them—The Who on The Who provides the full, fractious story of a fascinating band.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2017


Tags: September 2017   Biography   Music
$59.99
Frida Kahlo : The Story of Her Life

ISBN: 9783791383880

Author: Vanna Vinci    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The perfect subject for a graphic novel, Frida Kahlo’s brief life was dramatic and romantic, tragic and painful. In this illustrated “biography”, Vanna Vi...


The perfect subject for a graphic novel, Frida Kahlo’s brief life was dramatic and romantic, tragic and painful. In this illustrated “biography”, Vanna Vinci captures the spirit of Kahlo’s world in boldly colored, minutely detailed illustrations. Blending facts and history with dreamlike and surreal sequences, Vinci creates an intimate portrayal of an artist who incorporated her life experiences into her art. Burning love and crushing loss, incredible joy and deep despair—these were all part of Kahlo’s life and part of the paintings that are some of the most celebrated art of all time. Filled with images that populated Kahlo’s work—monkeys and parrots, traditional clothing and lush gardens—Vinci imbues her text and drawings with an artist’s perception and sensitivity. The result is an evocative, fittingly passionate tribute to a legendary figure.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 200 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2017


$65.00
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