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Factual Nonsense - The art and death of Joshua Compston by Darren Coffield
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 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.
An Artist's Life by Marilyn Swann
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,320. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
An account of an ordinary artist's life in the extraordinary world of art. The vivid descriptions of the world about her, whether it be people with whom she works or sees on her daily commute, or the landscape and townscape through which she travels could only come from an artist with a keen eye for detail.
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.
The Vinyl Dialogues: Stories Behind Memorable Albums Of The 1970s As Told By The Artists by Mike Morsch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,010. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The new book by Mike Morsch features interviews with Rock luminaries such as Hall & Oates, Stevie Van Zandt, Dave Mason, Edgar Winter, Joe Vitale, The Doobie Brothers, Al Stewart and more. The Vinyl Dialogues offers the stories behind 31 of the top albums of the 70s, including backstories behind the albums, the songs, and the artists.
Tales Of A Tenacious Tenor by Robert P. Mitchell
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 60,730. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014 by ASJ Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Why aren’t you singing at the Met? You’ll walk in Bob’s shoes through it all – onstage and off. His story is unique in the annuals of opera. You don’t want to miss it.
The Invisible Prison: Scenes from an Irish Childhood by Pat Boran
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,030. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Dedalus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Irish poet and broadcaster Pat Boran's bestselling prose memoir is an evocative and humorous portrait of small-town Ireland in the late 1960s and early '70s, made up of short self-contained scenes which combine to form a unique record of a time. "Gentle... affectionate... good-humoured... heart-breaking..." - The Irish Times
Sacred Monsters by Edmund White
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,540. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
This book collects more than twenty of celebrated journalist Edmund White's writings on artists and authors, including John Cheever, Patti Smith, Henry James, Mary Cassatt, Paul Bowles, Andy Warhol, John Singer Sargent, Vladimir Nabokov, Auguste Rodin, Edith Wharton, Christopher Isherwood, Martin Amis, Allen Ginsberg, Marguerite Duras, John Rechy, Ford Maddox Ford, David Hockney, and more.
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
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.
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.
Gaudí, l’arquitecte de la Sagrada Família - biografia breu by Josep Maria Tarragona
Price: $24.00 USD. Words: 73,340. Language: Catalan. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Biografia cronològica d'Antoni Gaudí, geni apassionat de l'arquitectura i les arts plàstiques. Aquest llibre se centra en la vida i la personalitat humana i artística.
Gaudí, el arquitecto de la Sagrada Família - biografía breve by Josep Maria Tarragona
Price: $36.00 USD. Words: 74,950. Language: Spanish. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Biografía cronológica de Antoni Gaudí, un genio apasionado de la arquitectura y las demás artes plásticas. No es un estudio de sus obras, sino de su vida y de su personalidad humana y artística.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.