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SARGENT'S WOMEN: FOUR LIVES BEHIND THE CANVAS

Written by Lucey, Donna M
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.
August 22, 2017 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 336 Pages |
$29.95

EYE OF THE SIXTIES: RICHARD BELLAMY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF MODERN ART

Written by Stein, Judith E
In 1959, Richard Bellamy was a witty, poetry-loving beatnik on the fringe of the New York art world who was drawn to artists impatient for change. By 1965, he was representing Mark di Suvero, was the first to show Andy Warhol's pop art, and pioneered the practice of "off-site" exhibitions and introduced the new genre of installation art.
July 25, 2017 | Paperback | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 378 Pages |
$17.00

DIVINE GOLDEN INGENIOUS: THE GOLDEN RATIO AS A THEORY OF EVERYTHING?

What do the shells of nautilus snails, pineapples, Marilyn Monroe's face, and an Aston Martin all have in common? Is it the same mystic, divine formula that lies behind everything that is beautiful? For centuries this formula, often referred to as the golden mean, has been a subject of endless fascination.
February 15, 2017 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 224 Pages |
$35.00

THAT WHICH IS NOT DRAWN: IN CONVERSATION

Written by Morris, Rosalind C
For more than three decades, artist William Kentridge has explored in his work the nature of subjectivity, the possibilities of revolution, the Enlightenment's legacy in Africa, and the nature of time itself. At the same time, his creative work has stretched the boundaries of the very media he employs.
March 15, 2017 | Paperback | Seagull Books | 200 Pages |
$24.50

AURELIA: ART AND LITERATURE THROUGH THE MOUTH OF THE FAIRY TALE

Written by Mavor, Carol
In eighteenth-century London butterfly collectors weren't known as lepidopterists--they were the Society of Aurelians, employing an old term that refers to that mysterious cask where beauty is divined: the chrysalis.
August 15, 2017 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 256 Pages |
$39.95

ADOLPH MENZEL: THE QUEST FOR REALITY

Written by Busch, Werner
The work of Adolph Menzel (1815-1905) is widely regarded as the epitome of realist art. From the very beginning of his career, he captured the beauty and horror of reality with unflinching precision, and he was a consummate master of atmosphere. A man of very short stature, Menzel was excluded from many aspects of life, and so his struggle with reality was also a struggle to assert himself.
April 1, 2017 | Hardcover | Getty Research Institute | 284 Pages |
$65.00

EYEWITNESS VIEWS: MAKING HISTORY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE

Written by Kerber, Peter Bj
Canaletto, Bernardo Bellotto, Luca Carlevarijs, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Francesco Guardi, Hubert Robert--these renowned view painters are perhaps most famous for their expansive canvases depicting the ruins of Rome or the canals of Venice. Many of their most splendid paintings, however, feature important contemporary events.
May 9, 2017 | Hardcover | J. Paul Getty Museum | 252 Pages |
$45.00

DAY WITH CLAUDE MONET IN GIVERNY

Written by Goetz, Adrien
This beautiful slipcased volume offers an intimate tour inside Monet's home and through the idyllic Giverny garden that inspired his most iconic paintings. Monet first spotted the village of Giverny from the window of a train and then relocated to the rural haven outside Paris in 1883.
May 9, 2017 | Hardcover | Flammarion-Pere Castor | 224 Pages |
$34.95

DOWN BELOW

Written by Carrington, Leonora
A stunning work of memoir and an unforgettable depiction of the brilliance and madness by one of Surrealism's most compelling figures In 1937 Leonora Carrington--later to become one of the twentieth century's great painters of the weird, the alarming, and the wild--was a nineteen-year-old art student in London, beautiful and unapologetically rebellious.
April 18, 2017 | Paperback | New York Review of Books | 112 Pages |
$14.00

BECOMING LEONARDO: AN EXPLODED VIEW OF THE LIFE OF LEONARDO DA VINCI

Written by Lankford, Mike
"I found Mr. Lankford's writing thought-provoking and Mr. Isaacson's thought-stifling. Mr.Lankford proposes a great many insights...With immediacy and grace, Becoming Leonardo starts on a high note and gets better to the very end."--WALL STREET JOURNAL A Wall Street Journal 2017 Book of the Year
March 28, 2017 | Hardcover | Melville House Publishing | 304 Pages |
$27.99

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