• 'Don't Pay Any Attention To Him, He's 90% Water': The Cartooning Career of Boris Drucker

    By Boris Drucker

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815681489
    • Publisher: Syracuse University Library
    • Published: 2005
  • 100 Artists Who Shaped World History

    By Barbara Krystal

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780912517261
    • Publisher: BLUEWOOD BOOKS
    • Published: October 1997
  • 15 to Life: How I Painted My Way to Freedom

    By Anthony Papa

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781932595062
    • Publisher: FERAL HOUSE
    • Published: November 2004
    It's 1985 and 29-year-old family man Anthony Papa is the owner of a failing radio repair business. Offered $500 to deliver an envelope for an acquaintance, the desperate Papa agrees, unaware of the cocaine inside or the stingoperation that awaits. Though it's his first criminal offense, New York drugs laws dictate a mandatory 15-year-to-life prison term. When his self-portrait is exhibited at the Whitney Museum in 1994, a burst of public sympathy catches the attention of the governor leading to Papa's eventual release just three years short of the full sentence. A story featuring a 16-page signature with color photos and reproductions, this is a social critique of American drug laws.
  • 25 Lessons I've Learned About (Photography) Life!

    By Lorenzo

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781456572013
    • Publisher: Createspace
    • Published: February 2011
    ABOUT THE BOOK25 Lessons Lessons I've Learned about (Photography) Life! has been the #1 best selling photo essay on for both 2010 and 2011. It is also a best seller in the Arts & Literature Biographies & Memoirs, Self-Help, Inspirational and Spiritual categories. In his best-selling book, Lorenzo describes how the deceptively simple rules of photography can also be applied to the art of living. Inspirational and poetic, this book will not only spark readers' creative energies, but also reawaken your passion for life.In 2005, as a husband, father, and corporate employee - Lorenzo's life revolved around home, work, and his daily commute from the suburbs to the city.Then, one day, he found himself staying at the Little Church in midtown Manhattan in the wake of a marital separation. Living in virtual isolation for three months, he had a rare chance to re-examine his life.Quite unexpectedly, he found himself wandering around the city to take photographs, a passion he had let slide in the years of pursuing a career and starting a family. During his nightly sojourns through the streets of New York City, he was reminded of some important life lessons-lessons too easily forgotten in the blur of everyday existence.WHAT READERS ARE SAYING"The book has been the best investment in my life." PD, New York"I don't think I've ever read as moving a piece on the craft of photography in my life. Most pieces on photography are more tech manual in approach, this one really touches my's going to really impact my life." Phyllis Johnson, photojournalist and author of Being Frank with Anne"We received our copies of 25 Lessons today and began reading it as a class - it is truly amazing." Paul Scott, Head of Photography, St. Boniface's Catholic College in Plymouth, UK"In many of my conversations on great photographers, I frequently mention Lorenzo's work. His sequential photographs...are nothing less that a visual urban poem. It has been my pleasure to watch Lorenzo's rapid growth as a leading photographer of our time." Jim Van Meter, Rochester, NY, USA"Lorenzo is a master. His body of work is some of the very best online and may very well be some of the best being done in the medium today. His street work follows in the tradition of Paul Strand, Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand and Larry Friedlander. Lorenzo's 25 Lessons seminal as Ansel's dissertation on the zone system. I found them to be reenergizing, perceptive and extremely useful. I have been touched by his story, his writings and by his work. I can't imagine anyone not being so."Barry Shapiro, Los Angeles, CA, USA"Lorenzo...has a passion for life, photography and writing. He is a linguistic genius, a storyteller through words and pictures. He captures with his camera the world as he sees it, its feelings, love, beauty and all it has to offer..." Brenda George, Adelaide, Australia"As an oncologist, my primary job is not only to add days to people's lives, it is to add life to people's days. Lorenzo's book has provided me with a great instrument through which I can further become the counselor, healer and confidant my patient's demand. It has reignited in me the passion, warmth and compassion which are sequential for me on a daily basis to be the best physician and person I can be and I've encouraged all of my patients and families to share in his masterpiece as laughter, love, and imagination are the ultimate weapons against grief and despair. Secondary to Lorenzo's great influence in my life, I continue to use his writings and photography as a means to inspire my patient's to express their deep inner emotions as a way to reflect on their understanding of disease and in developing goals of therapy. I recommend his book to all." Mike Rotkowitz, MD, New York City
  • A.H. Maurer: A Biography of America's First Modern Painter

    By A. H. Mauer

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199254429
    • Publisher: A.A. WYN
    • Published: 1951
  • A.Y. Jackson

    By Wayne Larsen

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781894852067
    • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
    • Published: March 2004
    A founding member of the Group of Seven, A.Y. Jackson portrayed the Canadian landscape in a bold and inventive manner. His paintings show us the vastness and diversity of our country and illustrate a key chapter in the story of Canada's coming of age as a nation.
  • Aaron Douglas: Art, Race, and the Harlem Renaissance

    By Aaron Douglas

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780878058006
    • Published: June 1995
    Aaron Douglas (1899-1979) is the leading visual artist of the Harlem Renaissance, the first African-American to explore modernism and to reflect African art in his paintings, murals, and illustrations.For Douglas, the movement was a special expression of African-Americanism that should be screened from the influence of white culture. Even though white patrons gave generous support, Douglas regarded the Harlem Renaissance as a rare and exceptional black movement and struggled to maintain its clear identity.This exploration of Douglas's life and career is filled with reproductions of his art. From previously unavailable source materials, including letters to his wife, Amy Kirschke traces the struggle of this fascinating artist to advance the Harlem Renaissance and to establish its particular imprint.
  • About Rothko

    By Mark Rothko

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306807046
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: March 1996
    A work biography of the famous abstract expressionist whose canvasses articulate many of the ideas and feelings of modern art, particularly the New York school. Ashton avoids gossip and concentrates on influences, the poets, philosophers, world events, and other artists who helped shape Rothko's imagery. She uses interviews, Rothko's own writing, and her conversations with the artist to portray the complexity of his genius and the scope of an artist's working life. This vital companion to Rothko's work includes, alas, only a few color and black and white reproductions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
  • About Rothko

    By Mark Rothko

    Our Price: $25.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306812644
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: June 2003
    A work biography of the famous abstract expressionist whose canvasses articulate many of the ideas and feelings of modern art, particularly those of the New York School. Ashton's concentration is on influences, the poets, philosophers,world events, and other artists. Noted, selected bilbiography, brief chronology, index. Illus., 8 in full color/30 b&w photos. 225p.
  • About Rothko

    By Mark Rothko

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195033489
    • Published: November 1983
    Chronicles the life, work, artistic formation, and philosophical outlooks of the American painter, and includes dozens of illustrations representing the entire spectrum of the artist's work
  • About Women: Conversations Between a Writer and a Painter

    By Lisa Alther

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385539869
    • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
    • Published: November 2015
  • The Absence of Work: Marcel Broodthaers, 1964-1976

    By Marcel Broodthaers

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780262014502
    • Publisher: MIT Press
    • Published: October 2010
    In 1964, at age forty, Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976) proclaimed that his years of writing poety - of being 'good for nothing,' in his words - were over, and a brief but dazzling atristic career began. Considered a founding figure of institutional critique, Broodthaers created hundreds of objects, books, films, photographs, and exhibitions, including a 'fictive' museum of modern art that evolved from an installation in his own home to a massive exhibition of over three hundred works representing eagles. Here, Rachel Haidu argues that all of Broodthaers's art is defined by its relationship to language. His perception of his poetry's 'failure to communicate' led him to explore in his art the noncommunicative, nontransparent uses of words. By showing the way in which it is instrumentalized across society - used for its efficiency despite the complexities it introduces into communication - Broothaers show how we imagine language to work and points to its hidden operations. Notes, Index. B&W illus. 357p.
  • Aby Warburg and the Image In Motion

    By Philippe-Alain Michaud

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781890951405
    • Publisher: Zone Books
    • Published: March 2007
    Aby Warburg (1866-1929) is best known as the originator of the discipline oficonology and as the founder of the institute that bears his name. His followers included suchcelebrated art historians of the twentieth century as Erwin Panofsky, Edgar Wind, and Fritz Saxl.But his heirs developed, for the most part, a domesticated iconology based on the interpretation ofsymbolic material. As Phillippe-Alain Michaud shows in this important book, Warburg's own projectwas remote from any positivist or neo-Kantian ambitions. Nourished on the work of Nietzsche andBurckhardt, Warburg fashioned a "critical iconology" to reveal the irrationality of the image inWestern culture. Opposing the grand teleological narratives of art inaugurated by Vasari, Warburg'smethod operated through historical anachronisms and discontinuities. Using "montage-collision" tocreate textless collections of images, he brought together pagan artifacts and masterpieces ofFlorentine Renaissance art, ancient Near East astrology and the Lutheran Reformation, Manneristfestivals and the sacred dances of Native Americans. Michaud insists that for Warburg, the practiceof art history was the discovery within the art work itself of fracture, contradictions, tensions,and the energies of magic, empathy, totemism, and animism. Challenging normative accounts of WesternEuropean classicism, Warburg located the real sources of the Renaissance in the Dionysian spirit, inthe expression of movement and dance, in the experience of trance personified in the frenzied nymphor ecstatic maenad.Aby Warburg and the Image in Motion is not only a book about Warburg but a bookwritten with him; Michaud uses Warburg's intuitions and discoveries to analyze other categories ofimagery, including the daguerreotype, the chronophotography of Etienne-Jules Marey, early cinema,and the dances of Loie Fuller. It will be essential reading for anyone concerned with the origins ofmodern art history and the visual culture of modernity.
  • Across Continents and Cultures: The Art and Life of Henry Ossawa Tanner

    By Henry Ossawa Tanner

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780942614244
    • Publisher: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
    • Published: July 1995
  • Across the Horizon: The Life ad Times of Dr. Jane Gaston Maher

    By Jane Gaston Maher

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111804509
    • Publisher: Richard N. Cole & Associates
    • Published: 1998