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  • '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

    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.
  • 21 Allen Street

    By Paul Marin

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781440147876
    • Publisher: Author Solutions
    • Published: July 2009
  • 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 amazon.com 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 soul...it'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 are...as 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
  • 365 d?as y 6 horas de Arte

    By Arturo Arte Delgado Rend?n

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781477263181
    • Publisher: Author Solutions
    • Published: September 2012
  • 40 Years of Animated Cartoons

    By Jacques Muller

    Our Price: $110.46
    • ISBN-13: 9781482880878
    • Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • 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.
  • A: A Novel

    By Andy Warhol

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802135537
    • Publisher: GROVE PRESS, INC.
    • Published: March 1998
  • Aaron Douglas: Art, Race, and the Harlem Renaissance

    By Aaron Douglas

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780878058006
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
    • 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

    Our Price: $13.00
    • 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 This Man Called Ali

    By Amal Ghandour

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781906011321
    • Publisher: Eland
    • Published: April 2009
    Ali Al Jabri was an Arab artist who was murdered in 2002, a violent and lonely end to a life of passionate creativity and a restless search for identity. Ali was stranded between an English education and a struggle to find relevance in his Arab homeland, caught between his talents and his insecurities, his sexuality and the claims of his distinguished family. Amal Ghandour's painstakingly researched portrait reaches beyond the angst of a troubled artist to illuminate a whole people and a lost era. She reveals the lasting effects of colonial attitudes, and how the twin brutalities of the Arab world - Islamic fundamentalism and nationalistic military regimes - have waged war against the cultural and political possibilites of the region. Ali refused to remain an Arab expatriate, an exile in the gilded drawing rooms of Manhattan, Paris and London, and for this he paid with his life.This fascinating, intimate and candid biography reveals more about the intricate realities of the Middle East than a dozen textbooks.
  • About Women: Conversations Between a Writer and a Painter

    By Lisa Alther

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385539869
    • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
    • Published: November 2015
  • The Absence of Work: Marcel Broodthaers, 1964-1976

    Our Price: $35.00
    • 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.

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