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by Stone PENGOne picture "Solitary Tree in Snowy Landscape" (picture is not showing here)and with my dialogue Maybe, we all need to accept our fate and resign to working hard to make a living. When I was little, I often wondered why I wasn’t born, with a gold spoon in my mouth, into a regal wealthy family. After many years of vicissitudes, I have come to the realization that this is a matter of fate. We all have our fates, and all seem to be predetermined at birth。 I am thinking there is an inv... more
by James Philip Head
Fame, fortune, and beautiful models – Howard Chandler Christy had them all. Christy was the most famous American painter of the Jazz Age, a time when an elite brotherhood of New York artists dominated the publishing world. Christy had eclipsed all of them with his “Christy Girl,” an idealized woman who redefined beauty, influenced fashion, and inspired generations of women. Illustrated in popular magazines, best-selling novels, and top-ranked newspapers, the “Christy Girl” transformed the art... more
by Kevin MilliganBig Sur to Mendocino (Coastal Paintings & Stories with Legends Revealed) This book includes a painted pictorial of the California coast that spans 275 miles. The pictorial is paired with a text about the history of early pioneers and artists of this stunning coastal region. This coffee table book has color plates of 120 paintings that were created outdoors in plein air style.
by Peter ElliottThe Book: Constance Stuart Larrabee (1914–2000) was a leading female photographer, fêted in both South Africa and the United States of America yet little-known outside of these countries. She was intrepid as a war correspondent and as a solo woman photographer in South Africa and would go anywhere to capture the photographs she wanted to take. Constance: One Road to Take is the first comprehensive book on Constance Stuart Larrabee’s life and work, covering her work in South Africa during the pe... more
by Soraya MatosThe Ghost People of Tanzania is more than a photo book. It’s a tool of advocacy for fighting misconceptions rooted in hate. Albinism is a congenital disorder characterized by the lack of melanin in the skin, hair, and eyes. Tanzania currently holds the worlds largest population of people with albinism (PWA) at in every 1,400 individuals - but for country with such a large population there is little awareness on the fact that albinism is actually a genetic condition. Witchcraft is at the root... more
by Eli CastelliIrreverent, adolescent toilet humour meets cultural sophistication. Do most Art Collectors know their Arshile Gorky from their El Greco? Can money really buy 'cultural appreciation'? There is No F in ART (is there?) asks questions most of us were thinking all along and delivers the answers using pop cultural imagery and remakes of well known art works.
by Jacques Muller?Animation, a life?s passion? Animation has always been Jacques Muller?s life passion. Since he was a small kid, he wanted to draw Cartoon characters that he had seen on the screen. These Cartoons were magical to him. The screen was no longer a flat surface but a window opening new worlds and other realities. After having practiced drawing through all his childhood and adolescence, he eventually had his first break into the industry in 1977 as a storyboard artist. Working for several years for t... more
by Robert Radin
A Beautiful World: Photography and Writings (1973-2013) is the 40-year retrospective and exhibition catalog of world photographer Robert Radin (1923-2013) which includes the author's written reflections on each of eighty-six 35mm photographs. Radin's historic photographic work is that of a keen-eyed artist successful at capturing portraits of people at work, children, animals, and landscapes. An international businessman and world-traveling production photographer for documen... more
by Rachel WeavingArmchair travelers and those mulling a re-design of their own gardens will love this sumptuously illustrated first-ever book on the gardens of this greenest of Greek islands. Focused entirely on private gardens, it gives a unique entrée to a secret world that ranges from romantic old estates through highly personal artists’ gardens to stunning contemporary works by international designers. Rich with stories about the gardens and their creation, the text brims with insights into Corfu’s social an... more
by Julian David StoneNo Cameras Allowed: My Career as an Outlaw Rock and Roll Photographer tells the story, in words and photos, of how Julian David Stone, entirely by sneaking his equipment into concerts, amassed an incredible archive of over ten thousand rock and roll photos. Starting by simply stashing a camera in his socks, then taping equipment all over his body, to finally customizing a jacket to hide equipment from security guards, he shot dozens of the 1980s greatest acts: Prince, U2, the Police, David Bowie... more
by Jennifer DakanIn 2011, at the age of seventy, my mother was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment and shortly thereafter, Lewy Body Dementia. Lewy Body dementia is hard to explain, hard to comprehend, and hard to witness. Throughout the six years she was consumed by this disease, my mom, who had always been a source of comfort to others, became hard to be with. Her disease made people uncomfortable. She was not at all herself, and also very much herself. I relied on photography, a shared passion between m... more
by Gabriele Golissa
From the author and photographer of prize-winning 'Skies/Himmel': Another inspiring and informative journey through the world above
With her first book, German-born and now Montana-based fine art photographer Gabriele Golissa took readers on a voyage through her skies. Warmly embraced by both reviewers and readers, it also won a prize at the 2017 International Photography Awards. With Sun and Moon / Sonne und Mond, Gabriele Golissa now explores the two l... more
by Jonathan Givens
In the summer of 2016, Master Photographer Givens embarked on an epic journey spanning 50 states in 90 days with the sole purpose of photographing dancers in national parks and beloved and well-known settings in each state. After all, the possibilities for splendid settings abounded—a dancer on top of an active volcano, in the middle of the ocean, on a sand dune in Death Valley, in a glacier-fed lake—and Givens, undeterred by the Herculean task, ju... more
by Susan S Bernardo
The Artist Who Loved Cats is a rhyming picture book biography of artist Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, the creator of iconic French "Chat Noir" posters.
When Antoinette notices a little bronze cat in the window of her favorite Parisian antique store, she begs the shopkeeper Monsieur Arvieux and his clever cat Noir to tell her all about the artist. Steinlen moved to Paris in 1881 to pursue his artistic dreams, ultimately creating not just the iconi... more
Barack Obama: 101 Best Covers: A New Illustrated Biography of the Election of America's 44th President (Hardcover)by Ben ArogundadeThe story of former US President Barack Obama's eight years in the White House (2008-2016), told through 101 of his best newspaper and magazine front covers. Witness Obama depicted as a feminist, communist, model, Jew, Muslim terrorist, Messiah, Superman, George Washington, President Roosevelt, Julius Caesar and Hindu deity Lord Shiva.
Fake Views? The Donald Trump Book of Covers: A New Illustrated Biography of the Election of America's 45th Presidentby Ben ArogundadeThe illustrated story of President Donald Trump’s rise from real estate mogul to the White House, told through a unique collection of 240 of his front covers, from 1979 to the present. Witness Trump depicted as the anti-Christ, Adolf Hitler, The Joker, a Ku Klux Klansman, a terrorist, a psychopath, a narcissist and a sexual predator, to name but a few.