A collection of first-person narratives and anecdotes, close-up portrait photographs, and the author's personal and historical reflections capture the rich ethnic diversity of the people and landscapes of the borough of Queens in New York City. Simultaneous.
The author of A Civil Action offers a compelling account of the search for a long-lost masterpiece by Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Caravaggio, one his era's most colorful and turbulent figures, following a young graduate student across hundreds of years and four countries to uncover the mystery of "The Taking of Christ." 250,000 first printing.
Offers illustrated postcards from the PostSecret website sent in by people who anonymously reveal secrets from their past which they have never told to anyone, presenting a full range of emotions.
The world of American art is examined in a collection of eighteen essays of art criticism—covering such topics as early American portraiture and landscape painting, late-nineteenth-century masters Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins, and and the work of such astists as James McNeill Whistler, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Hopper, and others—by a premier novelist of the twentieth century. 25,000 first printing.
An ecclectic assortment of images featuring artists and photographers with their pet cats offers an entertaining study of Félix Nadar, Henri Lartigue, Man Ray, Robert Capa, Edward Steichen, and other legendary figures with their cats in a volume organized into such themes as "At Home," "In the City," "In the Streets," "In the Country," and "At Play." 10,000 first printing.
Traces the theft of Edvard Munch's The Scream from Oslo's National Gallery in 1994, recounting the efforts of art detective Charley Hill to recover the painting in an investigation that took him from the lavish estates of eccentric aristocrats to the art underworld. By the author of Down the Great Unknown. 50,000 first printing.
Sensational full-color photographs by the legendary Sports Illustrated photographer, accompanied by witty commentary, chronicles four decades of professional basketball rivalries, accomplishments, and personalities, including Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Dr. J., Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and Yao Ming.
Brings together 125 tritone photographs of women, taken over a half century of changing social institutions and values, cultural ideals, popular styles, and high fashion, accompanied by an essay on the life and work of the great photographer.
A vivid collection of full-color photographs profiles the homes and meals of average families in countries around the world and documents each family's lifestyle, their weekly food purchases, their culinary traditions, and what they eat over the course of a single week. 35,000 first printing.
A beautifully illustrated two-volume set chronicles the authors' two-thousand-mile expedition through wilderness Africa, from the dense forests of the Congo to the shore of Gabon, featuring remarkable images of the wildlife of the continent in their native habitat, along with a detailed journal documenting the real-life experiences of members of the expedition.
Rendered with sensitivity and deep insight into the nature of war, a series of paintings made by the author in four trips to war-torn Iraq depicts scenes of American soldiers at play, resting, interacting with Iraqis, and fighting.