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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>
A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives
by Lisa Congdon

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English

Pages

152

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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The glory of growing older is the freedom to be more truly ourselves—with age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think. In this richly illustrated volume, bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon explores the power of women over the age of forty who are thriving and living life on their own terms. Profiles, interviews, and essays from women—including Vera Wang, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Julia Child, Cheryl Strayed, and many more—who've found creative fulfillment and accomplished great things in the second half of their lives are lavishly illustrated and hand-lettered in Congdon's signature style. The perfect gift for women of all ages, <em>A Glorious Freedom</em> celebrates extraordinary lives and redefines what it means to gain wisdom and maturity.
Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life
by Roxana Robinson

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English

Pages

656

Publication Date

June 21, 2016

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<DIV><B>A New York Times Notable Book: Roxana Robinson’s definitive biography of Georgia O’Keeffe i</B><B>s a rich and revealing portrait of the iconic American artist.</B><BR />  <BR /> Artist Georgia O’Keeffe was born into a family of strong Midwestern farmwomen and taught self-reliance at an early age. Coming of age in the modern era, she went on to defy the social conventions of her time and lead a successful and emancipated life full of creativity, feminism, and austerity that has taken on mythic proportion. Roxana Robinson’s multilayered book explores O’Keeffe’s journey to personal and professional independence, the evolution of her art, and her most influential relationships. Written with the cooperation of O’Keeffe’s family, and using sources unavailable during her lifetime, this biography presents the artist’s own voice through her letters to family and friends.<BR />  <BR /> Robinson follows O’Keeffe from her childhood on a Wisconsin farm to the center of the New York art scene where she met her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Stieglitz championed O’Keeffe, exhibiting her work at his gallery and drawing her into his inner circle of early modernists. But O’Keeffe, ever caught between the demands of love and art, left New York to find inspiration in the New Mexico desert where she created some of her most renowned work.<BR />  <BR /> This vividly rendered, beautifully written account succeeds in capturing the passions, controversies, and contradictions in the life of an extraordinary woman.<BR />  </DIV>
Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas
by Donna M. Lucey

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English

Pages

326

Publication Date

August 22, 2017

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times Book Review</em> Editors’ Choice Selection<br /><br /><br /><br />“[Lucey] delivers the goods, disclosing the unhappy or colorful lives that Sargent sometimes hinted at but didn’t spell out.”—<em>Boston Globe</em></strong></p><br /><p>In this seductive, multilayered biography, based on original letters and diaries, Donna M. Lucey illuminates four extraordinary women painted by the iconic high-society portraitist John Singer Sargent. With uncanny intuition, Sargent hinted at the mysteries and passions that unfolded in his subjects’ lives. These women inhabited a rarefied world of wealth and strict conventions—yet all of them did something unexpected, something shocking, to upend society’s rules.</p>
Herding Cats: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection
by Sarah Andersen

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<DIV>". . . author Sarah Andersen uses hilarious (and adorable) comics to illustrate the very specific growing pains that occur on your way to becoming a mature, put-together grownup. Andersen’s spot-on illustrations also show how to navigate this newfound adulthood once you arrive, since maturity is equally as hard to maintain as it is to find … "<BR />--<I>The Huffington Post</I><BR /><BR />Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations.<I> Sarah's Scribbles</I> is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing. </DIV>
Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build The Statue of Liber...
by Elizabeth Mitchell

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 02, 2014

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<DIV><B>“Turns out that what you thought you knew about Lady Liberty is dead wrong. Learn the truth in this fascinating account” (</B><B><I>O, The Oprah Magazine</I></B><B>).</B><BR />  <BR /> The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France, but now <I>Liberty’s Torch </I>reveals how she was in fact the pet project of one quixotic and visionary French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi not only forged this 151-foot-tall colossus in a workshop in Paris and transported her across the ocean, but battled to raise money for the statue and make her a reality.<BR />  <BR /> A young sculptor inspired by a trip to Egypt where he saw the pyramids and Sphinx, he traveled to America, carrying with him the idea of a colossal statue of a woman. There he enlisted the help of notable people of the age—including Ulysses S. Grant, Joseph Pulitzer, Victor Hugo, Gustave Eiffel, and Thomas Edison—to help his scheme. He also came up with inventive ideas to raise money, including exhibiting the torch at the Philadelphia world’s fair and charging people to climb up inside. While the French and American governments dithered, Bartholdi made the statue a reality by his own entrepreneurship, vision, and determination.<BR />  <BR /> “By explaining Liberty’s tortured history and resurrecting Bartholdi’s indomitable spirit, Mitchell has done a great service. This is narrative history, well told. It is history that connects us to our past and—hopefully—to our future.” —<I>Los Angeles Times</I></DIV>
Van Gogh: The Life
by , Gregory White Smith

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English

Pages

976

Publication Date

October 18, 2011

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<i><b>NEW YORK TIMES </b></i><b>BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith galvanized readers with their astonishing <i>Jackson Pollock: An American Saga</i>, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for biography, a book acclaimed for its miraculous research and overwhelming narrative power. Now Naifeh and Smith have written another tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable, and ultimately heartbreaking portrait of creative genius Vincent van Gogh.<br /><br />Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth of previously untapped materials. While drawing liberally from the artist’s famously eloquent letters, they have also delved into hundreds of unpublished family correspondences, illuminating with poignancy the wanderings of Van Gogh’s troubled, restless soul. Naifeh and Smith 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; his impetus for turning to brush and canvas; and his move to Provence, where in a brief burst of incandescent productivity he painted some of the best-loved works in Western art.<br /><br />The authors also shed new light on many unexplored aspects of Van Gogh’s inner world: his deep immersion in literature and art; his erratic and tumultuous romantic life; and his bouts of depression and mental illness.<br /><br />Though countless books have been written about Van Gogh, and though the broad outlines of his tragedy have long inhabited popular culture, 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 whose signature images of sunflowers and starry nights have won a permanent place in the human imagination.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Van Gogh</i></b><br /><br />“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><br /></i><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></i>
Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma
by Michael Peppiatt

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English

Pages

500

Publication Date

September 01, 2009

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<DIV><P><B>An “amusing and thought-provoking” portrait of one of contemporary art’s most challenging figures (<I>The Independent</I>).</B></P><P>Francis Bacon was one of the most powerful and enigmatic creative geniuses of the twentieth century. Immediately recognizable and unforgettable, his paintings continue to challenge interpretations and provoke controversy. Bacon was also an extraordinary personality. Generous but cruel, forthright yet manipulative, extravagant but in despair: He was the sum of his contradictions. This life, lived at extremes, was filled with achievement and triumph, misfortune and personal tragedy.</P><P>In his revised and updated edition, Michael Peppiatt has drawn from fresh material that has only become available in the sixteen years since the artist’s death. Most important, he includes confidential material given to him by Bacon but omitted from the first edition.</P><P>This riveting, definitive biography is derived from the hundreds of occasions Bacon and Peppiatt sat conversing, often late into the night, over thirty years, particularly focusing on Bacon’s time working in Paris. We are also given insight into Bacon’s intimate relationships, his artistic convictions and views on life, as well as his often acerbic comments on his contemporaries.</P><P>“Careful research and 30 years of acquaintance inform this biography.” —<I>The New York Times</I></P><P>“Peppiatt’s real accomplishment is that he makes you feel Bacon as a living presence.” —<I>Salon Magazine</I></P><P>“Valuable first hand information . . . including wholly unexpected source material.” —<I>The Times </I>(London)</P></DIV>
Delphi Complete Works of Gustav Klimt (Illustrated) (Masters of A...
by , Peter Russell

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English

Pages

358

Publication Date

July 26, 2014

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The Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt was a founding member of the Vienna Secession, whose celebrated paintings and murals are widely regarded as modern masterpieces of twentieth century art. The Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing digital readers to explore the works of the world’s greatest artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Klimt’s complete paintings in beautiful detail, with concise introductions and hundreds of high quality images. (Version 1)<br /><br />* The complete paintings of Gustav Klimt — over 250 images, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order<br />* Includes reproductions of rare lost works<br />* Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information<br />* Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Klimt’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books<br />* Hundreds of images in stunning colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders<br />* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the complete paintings<br />* Easily locate the paintings you want to view<br />* Scholarly ordering of plates into chronological order and literary genres<br /><br />Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting e-Art books<br /><br />CONTENTS:<br />The Highlights<br />THE THEATRE IN TAORMINA<br />THE OLD BURGTHEATER IN VIENNA<br />PORTRAIT OF PIANIST JOSEPH PEMBAUER<br />LOVE<br />MUSIC I<br />PALLAS ATHENA<br />NUDA VERITAS<br />JUDITH AND THE HEAD OF HOLOFERNES<br />GOLDFISH<br />BEETHOVEN FRIEZE<br />THE THREE AGES OF WOMAN<br />PORTRAIT OF FRITZA RIEDLER<br />WATER SNAKES I<br />PORTRAIT OF ADELE BLOCH-BAUER I<br />THE KISS<br />DANAË<br />TREE OF LIFE<br />ADAM AND EVE<br /><br />The Paintings<br />THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS<br />ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS<br /><br />Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles<br /><br />
Delphi Complete Works of Vincent van Gogh (Illustrated) (Masters ...
by , Peter Russell

Language

English

Pages

4617

Publication Date

March 04, 2012

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This is the third volume of a new series of publications by Delphi Classics, the best-selling publisher of classical works. A first of its kind in digital print, the ‘Masters of Art’ series allows Kindle readers to explore the works of the world’s greatest artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents the complete paintings and letters of the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh. For all art lovers, this stunning collection offers a personal and unique digital portrait of one of the world’s greatest artists.<br /><br />Features:<br />* the complete paintings of Vincent van Gogh — over 800 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological order<br />* features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information<br />* beautiful 'detail' images, allowing you to explore van Gogh's celebrated works in detail<br />* numerous images relating to van Gogh’s life and works<br />* includes over 800 letters — explore the artist’s vast and scholarly correspondence with his brother Theo<br />* EVEN includes the detailed biography by van Gogh’s sister-in-law<br />* hundreds of images in stunning colour - highly recommended for Kindle Fire, iPhone and iPad users, or as a valuable reference tool on traditional Kindles<br /><br />CONTENTS:<br /><br />The Highlights<br />STILL LIFE WITH CABBAGE AND CLOGS<br />AVENUE OF POPLARS IN AUTUMN<br />THE POTATO EATERS<br />SKULL WITH BURNING CIGARETTE<br />SELF-PORTRAIT WITH STRAW HAT<br />THE WHITE ORCHARD<br />PORTRAIT OF THE POSTMAN JOSEPH ROULIN<br />STILL LIFE: VASE WITH TWELVE SUNFLOWERS<br />VINCENT’S HOUSE IN ARLES (THE YELLOW HOUSE)<br />THE CAFÉ TERRACE ON THE PLACE DU FORUM, ARLES, AT NIGHT<br />PORTRAIT OF DR. GACHET<br />VINCENT’S BEDROOM IN ARLES<br />VINCENT’S CHAIR WITH HIS PIPE<br />THE RED VINEYARD<br />SELF-PORTRAIT WITH BANDAGED EAR<br />THE STARRY NIGHT<br />WHEAT FIELD WITH CYPRESSES<br />IRISES<br />WHEAT FIELD WITH CROWS<br /><br />The Paintings<br />THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS<br />ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS<br /><br />The Letters<br />THE CORRESPONDENCE OF VINCENT VAN GOGH<br /><br />The Biography<br />MEMOIR OF VINCENT VAN GOGH by Johanna Gesina van Gogh

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