Art

Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946–1962 By Lynn Gumpert (Editor), Debra Bricker Balken (Editor), Rashida Braggs (Memoir by), Elisa Capdevila (Memoir by), J. English Cook (Memoir by), Lynn Gumpert (Memoir by), Debra Bricker Balken (Memoir by) Cover Image
By Lynn Gumpert (Editor), Debra Bricker Balken (Editor), Rashida Braggs (Memoir by), Elisa Capdevila (Memoir by), J. English Cook (Memoir by), Lynn Gumpert (Memoir by), Debra Bricker Balken (Memoir by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9783777436371
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Published: Hirmer Publishers - August 31st, 2022

This wonderful book shows how Paris was decisive for the development of postwar American art, investigating the academies where these artists studied, the spaces where their work was exhibited, their interactions with European artists, and the overarching issue of what it meant to be an American abroad.

- Mark


Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak By Maurice Sendak (Artist), Jonathan Weinberg (Editor), Lynn Caponera (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Maurice Sendak (Artist), Jonathan Weinberg (Editor), Lynn Caponera (Introduction by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9781636810522
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Published: Delmonico Books - September 6th, 2022

A detailed voyage into Maurice Sendak's life and career as one of the most infamous illustrators, this adorable collection walks you through the art of stories like Where the Wild Things Are and more. A perfect holiday gift item for art and illustration lovers, especially if Maurice Sendak painted the life of their childhood.

- Laila


Paris and Her Cathedrals By R. Howard Bloch Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781631493928
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Published: Liveright - October 11th, 2022

The reader enters the minds of the builders and the worshippers, both saints and sinners, and to appreciate their faith, miracles, and stupendous artistic abilities. A must-read for all Francophiles and history buffs.

- Mark


Art Against Despair: Pictures to Restore Hope By The School of Life Cover Image
$32.99
ISBN: 9781912891900
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Published: School of Life - October 11th, 2022

Using art as a tool for healing, The School of Life collects gorgeous and therapeutic images to fight against the times you're feeling down. This is a wonderful book to put on display in your house due to its aesthetic cover and gripping prose.

- Laila


Great Women Painters By Phaidon Editors, Alison M. Gingeras (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Phaidon Editors, Alison M. Gingeras (Introduction by)
$69.95
ISBN: 9781838663285
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 6th, 2022

This is a wonderful collection of over 300 female artists and the lost history of their artworks. Assembled by Phaidon Editors, this is the perfect gift book for anyone with an appreciation for women's history, painting, and how art has evolved in the past 500 years.

- Laila


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Women Holding Things By Maira Kalman Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062846679
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Published: Harper Design - October 18th, 2022

With a striking cover, Maira Kalman presents a timeless exploration of the intricacies in a woman's life and all the many things we hold, metaphorical and literal. This is a beautiful and moving collection, perfect for any woman in your life with a fondness for art and its storytelling. This will be my new favorite coffee table book.

- Laila


Diaghilev's Empire: How the Ballets Russes Enthralled the World By Rupert Christiansen Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374139698
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 18th, 2022

Diaghilev was a visionary and patron of the arts. Despite not having any formal training in dance or choreography, he was able to transform music, dance, and the visual arts through the founding of the Ballets Russes. The well-researched history of this transformation is elegantly told here by the acclaimed dance critic, Rupert Christiansen.

- Kiarra


The Grand Affair: John Singer Sargent in His World By Paul Fisher Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780374165970
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 1st, 2022

A comprehensive and engaging biography of the artist. Fisher combines biography, history, and art criticism to give readers an immersive vision of Sargent's extraordinary life and times, his ability to get to the heart of Sargent's genius makes The Grand Affair a truly defining work.

- Mark


Art Is Life: Icons and Iconoclasts, Visionaries and Vigilantes, and Flashes of Hope in the Night By Jerry Saltz Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593086490
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 1st, 2022

By Pulitzer Prize winner, Jerry Saltz celebrates all different cultures and communities through the means of art. He uses the artistic documentations of real life events in educational, fascinating, and beautiful ways.

- Laila


Con/Artist: The Life and Crimes of the World's Greatest Art Forger By Tony Tetro, Giampiero Ambrosi Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306826481
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Published: Hachette Books - November 22nd, 2022

Tony Tetro is a world-renowned art forger (“copyist” in his terminology) who has produced countless pieces that have passed as the work of artists from Rembrandt to Monet to Picasso to Dali. Con/Artist recounts his forty-five year career producing work that appeared as legitimate pieces in museums and more (including the collection of King Charles III), until his conviction and prison sentence in 1989. You will not look at art the same way again after this book!

- Amy