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Precious: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Rennie Sterle
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 by Bruce Krain
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 by Bertha Cooper Harris
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.
Bellecita, Sueño Azul by Mercedes Hernández Rabaza
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,960. Language: Spanish. Published: September 29, 2016. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Bellecita, Sueño Azul es un relato autobiográfico que pretende rendir homenaje al popular cuarteto Los Zafiros, en especial a su contratenor Ignacio Elejalde a través de las vivencias de una joven de dieciséis años y sus experiencias vividas en las décadas de los '60, '70 y algo más que fueron indiscutiblemente los años más convulsos e impredecibles vividos por los jóvenes de nuestra generación.
Face Value: The Assassination of Portrait Painting by Photography, 1850–1870 by Frank Campbell
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 by Mercedes Sarduy
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 by James Rada, Jr
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 by Audrey Parente
Price: $4.99 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.
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.
Les chansons de Madonna by Daniel Ichbiah
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 44,160. 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...
Ricky de Flema, El último Punk by Sebastián Duarte, Sr
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".
Iraqi Americans: The Lives of the Artists by Weam Namou
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,280. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
In this book, Namou wanted to honor artists of Mesopotamian ancestry by giving them the opportunity to share their incredible stories themselves rather than risk having others to do it for them. The 16 artists in this book are not victims, but victors over their lives, following their passions and finding ways to showcase it despite any and all challenges.
Cahier Cocteau by Serge Linarès
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 by Brett Milano
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.