Who Will Change The Way You See The World
In this ambitious global project, two hundred women share inspiring stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption, and generosity.
This updated, abridged edition includes powerful new interviews and stirring quotes alongside selections from the original book, all answering the same five questions. Featuring empowering stories, this... Read more »
25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
“In this delightful book, Maggs introduces readers to amazing women who changed history through their creativity, inventions, and remarkable paths of service in areas overwhelmed by men. From Huang Daopo, Chinese textile pioneer, to Brita Tott, Danish spy and forger, and from Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, American doctors and hospital administrators, to Bessie Coleman, African-American aviatrix, the intelligence and stamina of these women is amazing. In many cases they had to apply for patents under the names of men or retreat into the background so that men could take credit for their work. In each article, Maggs highlights the dichotomy of what these women did and how they were acknowledged for their work.”Sally Van Wert, Macdonald Bookshop
De Kooning’s Bicycle
Artists and Writers in the Hamptons
Some of the twentieth century’s most important artists and writers—from Jackson Pollock to Saul Steinberg, Fairfield Porter to Jean Stafford—lived and worked on the East End of Long Island. The home they made there would affect their creative work for years to come. Pollock found there a connection to nature that inspired some of the most... Read more »
The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington
Surrealist writer and painter Leonora Carrington was a master of the macabre, of gorgeous tableaus, biting satire, roguish comedy, and brilliant, effortless flights of the imagination. Nowhere are these qualities more ingeniously brought together than in the works of short fiction she wrote throughout her life. The Complete Stories of Leonora... Read more »
33 Artists in 3 Acts
33 Artists in 3 Acts offers unprecedented access to a dazzling range of artists, from international superstars to unheralded art teachers. Sarah Thornton's beautifully paced, fly-on-the-wall narratives include visits with Ai Weiwei before and after his imprisonment and Jeff Koons as he woos new customers in London, Frankfurt, and Abu Dhabi. She... Read more »
Dali & I
The Surreal Story
Art dealer Stan Lauryssens made millions in modern art, but he sold only one name: Salvador Dalí. The surrealist painter's work was a hot commodity for the newly rich, investors, and businessmen looking to launder their black-market cash. Lauryssens didn't mind looking the other way; he just hoped the buyers would look the other way as well. The... Read more »
Who Was Frida Kahlo?
You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all--with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave woman who was an invalid most of her life, she transformed herself into a living work of art. As famous for her self-portraits and haunting imagery as she was for her marriage to another famous artist,... Read more »
Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases. Read more »
Una biografía de Frida Kahlo
La mejor biografía que se ha escrito sobre Frida Kahlo, la pintora mexicana por excelencia.
Edición revisada con prólogo de Valeria Luiselli
Frida fue una figura mítica creada por sí misma, el centro exótico de una esfera que incluía a amigos como León Trotski y Nelson Rockefeller, Isamu Noguchi y André Breton, Dolores del Río y Paulette... Read more »
Ninth Street Women
Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art
Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, generous, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Jennifer Szalai, New York Times).
Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic,... Read more »
The definitive biography of a fascinating and paradoxical figure, one of the most influential artists of his—or any—age.
To this day, mention the name “Andy Warhol” to almost anyone and you’ll hear about his famous images of soup cans and Marilyn Monroe. But though Pop Art became synonymous with Warhol’s name and dominated the public’s image of... Read more »
In his bravura account of Warhol's life and work, scholar and culture critic Wayne Koestenbaum gets past the contradictions and reveals the man behind the blond wig and dark glasses. Nimbly weaving brilliant and witty analysis into an absorbing narrative, Koestenbaum makes a convincing case for Warhol as a serious artist, one whose importance... Read more »
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
(From A to B and Back Again)
ThePhilosophy of Andy Warhol, first published in 1975, is less a memoir than a collectionof riffs and reflections. The private AndyWarhol talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success; aboutNew York and America; and about himself—his childhood in McKeesport,Pennsylvania, good times and bad times in New York, the explosion of... Read more »