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Sweet Thunder: Duke Ellington's Music in Nine Themes
Price: $25.00 USD. Words: 108,070. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2019 by CanamBooks. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Sweet Thunder explores the music of Duke Ellington by tracing nine themes through his amazingly productive 50-year career as composer, orchestrator, pianist, and cultural icon. Lifelong listeners to Ellington and newcomers seeking an entry-point into Ellington’s voluminous works will find this book stimulating, illuminating, and entertaining.
John Cranch: Uncommon Genius
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 92,850. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
John Cranch was born in a small Devonshire town in the same year that Gray's Elegy was published and he might so easily have been a "flower born to blush unseen."
Treasures: The Memoir of An Artist
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,440. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2019 by SDP Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
No one ever had to tell Elaine Marinoff to “get a life.” After art school in Paris, Marinoff tries to feel fulfilled in an oppressive mid-century Los Angeles marriage to a newly minted MD. But when she divorces him after 21 years of marriage, she finds her true genius is not just for art, not just for surviving but for thriving as a mother, artist, and sensual lover of life.
Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2
Series: Journals by Jay W. MacIntosh. Price: $4.98 USD. Words: 160,640. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
"Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2", records a young woman's struggle for meaning and direction in life. Obsessed with making it in the film industry, Janet Tallulah remarries and begins to work professionally as an actress, juggling family and career.
World In My Eyes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 173,260. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2017 by Indigo River Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Richard Blade's autobiography is much more than a spotlight on any one decade.   Instead, he gives you a jaw-dropping, uncensored insider's look into the world of music, movies, and television and its biggest stars, starting in the sixties and continuing through to the new century.
Cold Starry Night
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 80,270. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2017 by Epicenter Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Young Claire Fejes was a promising sculptor and painter in New York City when her husband gave in to "gold fever." She held the unconventional view that her career was as important as his. But in those days, a woman followed her husband, so Claire did--to Fairbanks, last stop on the Alaska Railroad, in the heart of the immense northern territory, where Joe Fejes intended to mine for gold.
Memoirs of an Artist: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,300. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2017 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Here’s the first-person story of a talented artist who freelanced as an assassin. If this sounds somewhat like Gong Show host Chuck Barris’s “unauthorized autobiography,” Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, there’s good reason. Billy Selesnick’s life has been a fascinating journey of art, sex, drugs, political activism, and breathless travels around the world.
Work! Work!! Work!! ...Then You Die
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,640. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Wanna read a book with great combo of; #UnrivalledOriginality #BrilliantFastPacedAction #AcutePolitical-Insight #RacyHumor #RagingJackReacherViolence #LotsofSex ? -Then this is the book for YOU!
Precious: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,630. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
For thirty years, Rennie Sterle has worked as a safety and rescue professional. At the same time, he’s lived a second life as a songwriter, performing and touring the world, at times poised on the edge of fame and recognition. Here, Rennie tells the story of how his inspiration and moments of everyday enlightenment culminated in the writing of thirteen songs.
Sareed: The Life and Times of Samuel Markitante, Painter-Sculptor
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,690. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Samuel Markitante, a gifted artist, escapes religious persecution in Russia and takes refuge in Paris. When the Nazis occupy France he finds himself in even greater peril. Facing almost certain death his faith and his talent combine to make him a survivor. He finds a new life and a new adventure in America.
The Courage to Rise Again: A Journey from Tears to Testimony
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,850. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016 and represented by MMCC Forensic, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
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The Courage to Rise Again is a riveting account of the life of artist Bertha Harris. This masterfully written book unveils struggles, laughter, relationships, secrets, and triumphs. No matter what we face, God is able to bring us through it and give us victory, regardless of how hard the tests and challenges. Illustrated with numerous photos and paintings from key times in her life.
Face Value: The Assassination of Portrait Painting by Photography, 1850–1870
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,610. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
“Face Value” takes a revolutionary new approach to art history, exposing complex networks of colonial artists and revealing important lost paintings of Richard Noble. This long-overdue research will rewrite gallery and museum catalogues in Australia and Britain, and finally deliver some justice to our lost artists.
Cartas a mi hermana en La Habana
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 78,820. Language: Spanish. Published: June 22, 2016 by Libros Selectos. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Dedicado a las familias separadas por causas ajenas a su voluntad, este libro es un testimonio que muestra cómo la evolución política-desde la fe en el proyecto revolucionario hasta el desengaño- se empeña en destruir los lazos de amor y respeto de la familia cubana. Testimonios basados en la extensa correspondencia que Severo Sarduy mantuvo con su familia durante los 34 años de separación física
Clay Soldiers: One Marine's Story of War, Art, & Atomic Energy
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,870. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Chuck Caldwell is a WWII vet and Purple Heart winner who has met Civil War soldiers, fought at Guadalcanal and Tarawa, and studied atomic bomb explosions in Nevada. Through it all, he painted and sculpted miniature figures that have become sought after by collectors around the country. Clay Soldiers is the story of a man who became part of the history of America and chronicled it through his art.
Once a Pulp Man: The Secret Life of Judson P. Philips as Hugh Pentecost
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.
Ricky de Flema, El último Punk
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 68,680. Language: Spanish. Published: March 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Biografía de Manuel Ricardo Espinosa (Ricky). Trabajo periodístico basado en entrevistas a amigos del artista punk, ex-managers y músicos de "Flema".
Cahier Cocteau
Price: $30.00 USD. Words: 255,200. Language: French. Published: February 16, 2016 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Romancier, réalisateur, dramaturge, dessinateur, la figure de Jean Cocteau, qui se voulait poète avant tout, a suscité nombre de commentaires et de prises de position. Ce Cahier dirigé par Serge Linarès propose une vue d’ensemble des acquis de la recherche autour de l’auteur, afin que le lecteur puisse envisager la totalité de sa création polymorphe.
Neil Peart: Cultural Repercussions
Price: $4.99 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.
Factual Nonsense - The art and death of Joshua Compston
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 130,950. Language: British English. Published: June 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
‘Factual Nonsense – The Art and Death of Joshua Compston' is both a biography and an alternative portrait of the 1990's art scene in London's East End. Interviewees include such legends as Jay Jopling, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Sam Taylor-Wood, Gary Hume, Gavin Turk and Sir Peter Blake.
Quaintance: The Short Life of an American Art Pioneer
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 58,810. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & 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.

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