A history of the small decorative labels pasted inside a book's cover to express personal ownership traces their evolution and expressions in various cultures, showcasing more than 100 key examples by such designers as Walter Crane, Aubrey Beardsley and Rudyard Kipling. Original.
Drawing on a trove of confidential museum records and frank interviews, Felch and Frammolino give a fly-on-the-wall account of the inner workings of a world-class museum and tell the story of the Getty's dealings in the illegal antiquities trade. Fast-paced and compelling, "Chasing Aphrodite" exposes the layer of dirt beneath the polished facade of the museum business.
Showcases numerous iconic Hollywood film sets in a sequence of rare archival photographs, original sketches and previously unpublished renderings while sharing behind-the-scenes stories about how final scenes in historical movies were ultimately accomplished.
Presents a history of the world's most pilfered masterpiece—Jan van Eyck's "Ghent Alterpiece," treasured for its central panel, "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb"—which has been looted in three wars, burned, forged, smuggled, hunted by the Nazis, and stolen thirteen times.
This definitive collection of the photographer's work highlights his friendships with and access to the innovators of modern jazz, including Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday depicted in smoky clubs, backstage parties and even the musician's apartments.
Traces the parallel stories of nineteenth-century art patron Charles Ephrussi and his unique collection of 360 miniature netsuke Japanese ivory carvings, documenting Ephrussi's relationship with Marcel Proust and the impact of the Holocaust on his cosmopolitan family.
Published in its entirety for the first time, a memorial volume of the late iconic photographer's famous 1940s scrapbook features restored images of his prints and showcases the pieces hand-selected by the photographer that originally appeared in his 1947 Museum of Modern Art exhibition.
Gathers black and white photographs of the Beatles taken in 1964 in Liverpool and in London during the making of their first feature film, and includes pictures of other musicians from Liverpool and brief explanations of the photographs.