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Hip Hop by Steven Hager
Series: History of Hip Hop, Book 6 · Adventures in Journalism, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,060. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers(5.00 from 1 review)
In the early 1980s, I became the first reporter to travel to the South Bronx to document the origins of hip hop and this book remains the most authentic portrait of the first generation. It was recently updated with never-before-seen photos and illustrations.
The Films of Rolf de Heer (Third Edition) by Dr D. Bruno Starrs
Price: $99.00 USD. Words: 47,630. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Rolf de Heer is Australia’s most successful and unpredictable film-maker, with 15 feature films of widely varying style and genre to his name. This comprehensive auteur analysis of his oeuvre (first published in 2009), suggests that there is a signature world view to be detected in most of his work, and that he promotes unlikely protagonists who are non-hyper masculine, child-like and nurturing.
The Perennial Freshman by George Whiteman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 127,800. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012 by shelfstealers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
"I remember [George] as being the most creative photographer and designer that I ever worked with. After he painted my thumb and applied the star, he photographed what may be one of the most famous album covers ever. How can you forget a guy like this? I had no idea he was a writer. His writing is as creative and scintillating as the rest of his talents and personality.” —Don McLean (American Pie)
From Football to Fig Newtons: 76 American Inventors and The Inventions You Know By Heart by Brian D'Ambrosio
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,110. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Who invented football, bluegrass music, Mr. Potato Head, the Kentucky Derby, Sesame Street and the telephone? If you said Walter Camp, Bill Monroe, George Lerner, William Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr, Joan Ganz Cooney, and Antonio Meucci, respectively, then, you are smarter than this book. The answers and stories, along with 70 others, can be found within. Forgotten American inventors get recognized!
Ken Kirkby - Warrior Painter by Patricia M. Fraser
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 79,930. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013 by Libros Libertad Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Environmentalists & naturalists, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
KEN KIRKBY—WARRIOR PAINTER is a remarkable biography about a very remarkable man. It is, also, an unusual book about a very unusual man. This is an enlightening story of a very intelligent, artistically endowed, determined and perhaps spiritually guided warrior for the conservation of the land, air and water upon which the continuation of all species, including our own, depends.
Siqueiros y Blanca Luz Brum. Una pasion tormentosa by Esteban Campos
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 32,120. Language: Spanish. Published: January 23, 2013 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
Este libro es la poca transitada historia de dos seres desmesurados, una historia de turbulencias, como dice el autor, una buena historia de amor. Ambos fueron inconformistas, fogosos, polémicos, además, ambos se amaron, con intensidad durante cuatro violentos años, con distancia durante décadas.
Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo. El amor entre el elefante y la paloma by Gabriel Sanchez
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 32,850. Language: Spanish. Published: July 12, 2012 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
Por estas páginas desfilan el colorido Coyoacán y el ambiente bohemio de París o Nueva York. Personajes como León Trosky y Tina Modotti, la famosa Casa Azul y las banderas rojas y, por supuesto, la famosa historia de amor entre Frida y Diego, como arquetipo de una época tumultuosa y aventuras transitorias.
Adventures in Filmmaking by Peter Rowe
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 96,140. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Peter Rowe has made over 200 films and filmed movie stars, exploding nature, wild animals, features, documentaries, television series, politics and pop culture all over the world. He has now told the best, funniest and most entertaining stories of his long career in his book "Adventures in Filmmaking". “A must-read for anyone fascinated by the entertainment industry."-Jeff Willner, Traveledge
Out of the Void - The Primal Scream Story by brendan yates
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,510. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012 by Empire Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Few bands have persevered like Primal Scream. From leather-clad indie icons to electro punk rockers, they have frequently appealed to and surprised their followers in equal measure since their chaotic beginnings in the mid '80's.
Philip K. Dick: The Dream Connection by D. Scott Apel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,190. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
"A very impressive must-read for serious PKD readers." --Science Fiction Chronicle. This exceptional anthology includes an 8 hour interview with Philip K. Dick, detailing his March '74 "mystical experiences," plus numerous essays, including Robert Anton Wilson on PKD's experiences, R. Faraday Nelson on collaborating with PKD, a short story in which PKD fictionalizes his experiences, and much more.
Oil Paint and Greece by Peter Hemming
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 107,720. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Peter Hemming's motto is 'Everything is Possible' and as he stepped off the plane onto the runway of Kefalonia Airport he had to quickly start believing it. What lay ahead was a 6 month painting holiday in which he would sell some paintings, then at the end of the summer, return to England and an ordinary life; things though didn't happen that way and life turned out to be anything but ordinary.
Salvador Dalí y Gala. Enemigos íntimos by Patricia Espinosa
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 36,040. Language: Spanish. Published: January 29, 2013 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Este libro relata la historia de amor de Salvador Dali y Gala, itinerario de un amor hecho por igual de atracciones y rechazos, de brillo y de miserias. El pintor retrató a su musa por 5 décadas y exalto su belleza y sabiduria en libros, ensayos y declaraciones públicas. Compartieron hambre y privaciones, superaron el desprecio de la cúpula surrealista y vivieron de acuerdo a sus reglas y deseos.
Quaintance: The Short Life of an American Art Pioneer by Ken Furtado & John Waybright
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 58,810. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
George Quaintance pioneered a trail in American culture of sweeping range, from study at the Art Students League, to vaudeville, to ballet and modern dance, to becoming a hairstylist to the stars and portrait artist of socialites and diplomats, eventually rising to international recognition as the first modern artist of the male physique. Here is the authoritative record of his remarkable life.
Voy a morir. Biografia de Jose Cruz, fundador de Real de Catorce by Juan Pablo Proal
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,400. Language: Spanish. Published: July 31, 2015 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
José Cruz Camargo Zurita es el líder, compositor y fundador de Real de Catorce, el grupo de blues más importante de México. A mediados de la década pasada, los médicos le diagnosticaron una enfermedad crónico-degenerativa que le consume la vida. Y es así, cargando la muerte en cada concierto, que José Cruz continúa consolidando su mito. Es ésta su biografía, una historia honesta, cruda e inédita.
KEEF - Ritratto di Keith Richards a colpi di riff by Massimo Del Papa
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,970. Language: Italian. Published: September 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Nessuno come lui. In oltre settant'anni, ha superato davvero ogni limite. E Keith Richards è ancora qui, non smette di suonare, di creare, di interpretare la vita con quel suo stile improbabile e unico. Questo ritratto è un atto di affetto in ordine sparso, a zigzag per le sue avventure, fino al nuovo album solista Crosseyed Heart, raccontato brano per brano.
The Olympus Trip by Robert Twigg
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 30,360. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
The Olympus Trip is the story of how a young hospital porter in Yorkshire followed his dream and became the assistant to one of the world's greatest photographers, David Bailey. From Northern obscurity to traveling the world, meeting and working with extraordinary people, from Paul McCartney to Harrison Ford, David Bowie to Marie Helvin.
Once a Pulp Man: The Secret Life of Judson P. Philips as Hugh Pentecost by Audrey Parente
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,060. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Once a popular mystery writer, Judson P. Philips rose through the ranks of pulp fiction magazines, achieving success as Hugh Pentecost. Years later, he established a summer stock theater that launched several careers. Despite personal success and professional achievement, Philips maintained he was a failure. Audrey Parente examines the complicated life and career of a complex artist.
Les chansons de Madonna by Daniel Ichbiah
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 44,910. Language: French. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Ce livre retrace l'extraordinaire carrière de Madonna en racontant l’histoire de tous ses singles et de quelques chansons secondaires mais importantes. Le livre conte également l'histoire des albums. Une mine d’anecdotes incroyables sur Madonna...
Neil Peart: Cultural Repercussions by Bradley J. Birzer
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,670. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
An in-depth examination of the words, ideas, and professional life of Neil Peart, man of letters.