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The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition
by Julia Cameron

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English

Pages

267

Publication Date

March 04, 2002

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<p><b>"Without <i>The Artist's Way</i>, there would have been no <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>.” —Elizabeth Gilbert</b></p><p><b>The Artist’s Way</b> is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today<b>—</b>or perhaps even more so<b>—</b>than it was when it was first published twenty five years ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of <b>The Artist’s Way</b> and shares additional insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes <b>The Artist’s Way</b> for today's creatives.</p>
Life with Picasso (New York Review Books Classics)
by , Carlton Lake

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<b>Françoise Gilot's candid memoir remains the most revealing portrait of Picasso written, and gives fascinating insight into the intense and creative life shared by two modern artists.</b><br /><br />Françoise Gilot was in her early twenties when she met the sixty-one-year-old Pablo Picasso in 1943. Brought up in a well-to-do upper-middle-class family, who had sent her to Cambridge and the Sorbonne and hoped that she would go into law, the young woman defied their wishes and set her sights on being an artist. Her introduction to Picasso led to a friendship, a love affair, and a relationship of ten years, during which Gilot gave birth to Picasso’s two children, Paloma and Claude. Gilot was one of Picasso’s muses; she was also very much her own woman, determined to make herself into the remarkable painter she did indeed become.<br /><br /><i>Life with Picasso</i>, written with Carlton Lake and published in 1961, is about Picasso the artist and Picasso the man. We hear him talking about painting and sculpture, his life, his career, as well as other artists, both contemporaries and old masters. We glimpse Picasso in his many and volatile moods, dismissing his work, exultant over his work, entertaining his various superstitions, being an anxious father. But Life with Picasso is not only a portrait of a great artist at the height of his fame; it is also a picture of a talented young woman of exacting intelligence at the outset of her own notable career.
You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Au...
by Rachel Corbett

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<p><strong>Winner of the 2016 Marfield Prize</strong></p><br />In 1902, Rainer Maria Rilke—then a struggling poet in Germany—went to Paris to research and write a short book about the sculptor Auguste Rodin. The two were almost polar opposites: Rilke in his twenties, delicate and unknown; Rodin in his sixties, carnal and revered. Yet they fell into an instantaneous friendship. Transporting readers to early twentieth-century Paris, Rachel Corbett’s <em>You Must Change Your Life</em> is a vibrant portrait of Rilke and Rodin and their circle, revealing how deeply Rodin’s ideas about art and creativity influenced Rilke’s classic <em>Letters to a Young Poet.</em>
Breaking van Gogh: Saint-Rémy, Forgery, and the $95 Million Fake...
by James Grundvig

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English

Pages

280

Publication Date

October 04, 2016

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<b>Art history comes alive in this captivating investigation of the history and authenticity of van Gogh’s iconic painting <i>Wheat Field with Cypresses</i></b><b>.</b><br />  <br /> Currently on display at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vincent van Gogh’s <i>The</i><i>Wheat Field with Cypresses</i> is traditionally considered to be one of a series of masterworks he painted during his stay in the Saint-Rémy mental asylum. After his suicide, these paintings languished for a decade, until van Gogh’s sister-in-law took them to a family friend for restoration. The restorer had other ideas . . .<br />  <br /> Relying on a number of verification techniques, from the study of the painter’s biography and personal correspondence to the examination of the painting’s style and technical characteristics, investigative journalist James Ottar Grundvig posits that the painting housed in the Met, valued at $95 million dollars, is a fake.<br />  <br /> In the course of his investigation, Grundvig traces the incredible story of this piece from the artist’s brushstrokes in sunlit southern France to a forger’s den in Paris, the art collections of a prominent Jewish banking family and a Nazi-sympathizing Swiss arms dealer, and finally the walls of the Met. The riveting narrative of <i>Breaking van Gogh</i> weaves its way through the turbulent history of twentieth-century Europe, as the painting’s fate is intimately bound with some of the era’s most prominent figures.
A Moveable Feast
by rnestHemingway

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English

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Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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Begun in the autumn of 1957 and published posthumously in 1964, Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s. A correspondent for the Toronto Star, Hemingway arrived in Paris in 1921, three years after the trauma of the Great War and at the beginning of the transformation of Europe's cultural landscape: Braque and Picasso were experimenting with cubist form; James Joyce, long living in self-imposed exile from his native Dublin, had just completed Ulysses; Gertrude Stein held court at 27 Rue de Fleurus, and deemed young Ernest a member of une generation perdue; and T.S. Eliot was a bank clerk in London. It was during these years that the as-of-yet unpublished young writer gathered the material for his first novel The Sun Also Rises, and the subsequent masterpieces that followed.
Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane
by Andrew Graham-Dixon

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English

Pages

585

Publication Date

November 10, 2011

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times Book Review</em> Editors' Choice and a <em>Washington Post</em> Notable Book of the Year<br /><br /><br /><br />"This book resees its subject with rare clarity and power as a painter for the 21st century." —Hilary Spurling, <em>New York Times Book Review</em></strong></p><br /><p>Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. This commanding biography explores Caravaggio’s staggering artistic achievements, his volatile personal trajectory, and his tragic and mysterious death at age thirty-eight. Featuring more than eighty full-color reproductions of the artist’s best paintings, <em>Caravaggio</em> is a masterful profile of the mercurial painter.</p>
Van Gogh: The Life
by , Gregory White Smith

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English

Pages

976

Publication Date

October 18, 2011

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • “The definitive biography for decades to come.”<b>—Leo Jansen, curator, the Van Gogh Museum, and co-editor of </b><i><b>Vincent van Gogh: The Complete Letters</b></i></b><br /></b><br />Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who galvanized readers with their Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Jackson Pollock, have written another tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable portrait of Vincent van Gogh. Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth of previously untapped materials to bring a crucial understanding to the larger-than-life mythology of this great artist: his early struggles to find his place in the world; his intense relationship with his brother Theo; and his move to Provence, where he painted some of the best-loved works in Western art. The authors also shed new light on many unexplored aspects of Van Gogh’s inner world: his erratic and tumultuous romantic life; his bouts of depression and mental illness; and the cloudy circumstances surrounding his death at the age of thirty-seven.<br />  <br /> Though countless books have been written about Van Gogh, no serious, ambitious examination of his life has been attempted in more than seventy years. Naifeh and Smith have re-created Van Gogh’s life with an astounding vividness and psychological acuity that bring a completely new and sympathetic understanding to this unique artistic genius.<br /><b><br />NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>The New York Times Book Review </i>• <i>The Washington Post </i>• <i>The Wall Street Journal </i>• <i>San Francisco Chronicle </i>• NPR • <i>The Economist </i>• <i>Newsday </i>• BookReporter </b><br /><br />“In their magisterial new biography, <i>Van Gogh: The Life, </i>Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith provide a guided tour through the personal world and work of that Dutch painter, shining a bright light on the evolution of his art. . . . What [the authors] capture so powerfully is Van Gogh’s extraordinary will to learn, to persevere against the odds.”<b><i>—</i>Michiko Kakutani, </b><i><b>The New York Times</b><br /></i><br />“Brilliant . . . Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith are the big-game hunters of modern art history. . . . [<i>Van Gogh</i>] rushes along on a tide of research. . . . At once a model of scholarship and an emotive, pacy chunk of hagiography.”<b>—Martin Herbert, <i>The Daily Telegraph </i>(London)</b>
Pieter Bruegel (Mega Square)
by , Victoria Charles

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

January 07, 2014

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Pieter Brueghel was the first important member of a family of artists who were active for four generations. Firstly a drawer before becoming a painter later, he painted religious themes, such as Babel Tower, with very bright colours. Influenced by Hieronymus Bosch, he painted large, complex scenes of peasant life and scripture or spiritual allegories, often with crowds of subjects performing a variety of acts, yet his scenes are unified with an informal integrity and often with wit. In his work, he brought a new humanising spirit. Befriending the Humanists, Brueghel composed true philosophical landscapes in the heart of which man accepts passively his fate, caught in the track of time.
Art's Most Beautiful Women: A Kindle Coffee Table Book
by Douglas DeLong

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English

Pages

279

Publication Date

January 21, 2018

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<h3>ENJOY THIS BEAUTIFUL KINDLE COFFEE TABLE BOOK PACKED WITH SOME OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST WORKS OF ART!</h3><br /><h4>Discover a renewed appreciation for art (and beautiful women) with these stunning digitally-enhanced paintings!</h4><br />The female form has long been a favorite subject for artists around the world. In this collection, we present nearly 200 digitally-enhanced high-resolution works of art from 16 of the world's greatest painters. Each artist has their own unique perspective, but all have captured the beauty of their subjects in intimate and beguiling portraits. The paintings in this collection were created in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by artists from England, Spain, France, and Italy. Several different art movements are represented, including Pre-Rapaelite, French Academic, Symbolism, and Arts and Crafts.<p><br />In the Featured Artists section, you will find a short biography of each artist with links provided to more in-depth information. The paintings are presented in galleries, with each gallery preceded by a guide which will identify each painting by title and year (when available). Portraits or photos of each artist are also included (when available).<p><br />This is the first volume in a series of "Art's Most Beautiful" Kindle Coffee Table Books.<br />
Mark Twain. The Complete Novels
by Mark Twain

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English

Pages

2813

Publication Date

July 10, 2019

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CONTENTS:<br /><br />1. The Gilded Age: A Tale Of Today<br />2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer<br />3. The Prince and the Pauper<br />4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn<br />5. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court<br />6. The American Claimant<br />7. Tom Sawyer Abroad<br />8. Pudd'nhead Wilson<br />9. Tom Sawyer, Detective<br />10. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc<br />11. A Horse's Tale<br />12. The Mysterious Stranger<br />13. A Double Barreled Detective Story (BONUS)

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