The critically acclaimed author of Brunelleschi's Dome chronicles the origins of Impressionism against the backdrop of the artistic and cultural events of the nineteenth century as exemplified in the work of two artists—Ernest Meissonier, the most successful artist of his era, and Edouard Manet, reviled in his time but who heralded a radical change in the history of art. 125,000 first printing.
The owner of Brooklyn's Hooti Couture boutique draws on her grandmother's insights into how to accent a wardrobe with vintage accessories, explaining how style can be informed through the stories of past-generation articles of clothing.
Photographer Michael Cunningham and author and journalist George Alexander have captured here the trinity of black women, hair, and beauty salons. Angela Garner says that "The beauty salon is the one great thing we get to share as African American women.It's therapeutic." Tisch Sims says that wearing fantasy hair makes her feel "like a goddess, a queen." From the afro to the ponytail to dreadlocks to braids to relaxed hair to fantasy hair; from "good hair" to bad hair days, in this book black women fromthe United States, Africa, and London explore the fascination with hair and beauty that has long been a cherished part of African American culture.—From publisher description.A celebration of African-American women and their unique hairstyles presents more than fifty photographs, along with personal narratives that explore the relationship with hair and beauty that has long been a part of African-American culture.
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.