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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.
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
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.
Don't All Thank Me At Once: The Lost Pop Genius of Scott Miller
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,690. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2015 by 125 Records. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Brett Milano's finely tuned exploration of Game Theory/Loud Family founder Scott Miller's life and work sheds light on the late singer-songwriter's literate pop rock and sadly underappreciated talent. Included here are revealing interviews with nearly every member of his bands, and renowned collaborators like producer Mitch Easter, Posies member Ken Stringfellow and songwriter Aimee Mann.
Neil Peart: Cultural Repercussions
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.
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 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.
Philip K. Dick: The Dream Connection
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.
Tales Of A Tenacious Tenor
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
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
Adventures in Filmmaking
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
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
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.

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