This absorbing, heartfelt work uncovers the story of the real dancer behind Degas' now-iconic sculpture, and the struggles of late 19th-century Parisian life.
Reveals the deeply complicated, gregarious and eccentric man whose darkly hilarious and whimsically morbid art filled over a hundred books and illustrated the works of Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Edward Lear, John Updike and Bram Stoker.
Part homage, part artistic and sociological journey, The Wall of Birds tells the story of birds' remarkable 375-million-year evolution. Full of lush photographs of gorgeous life-size birds painted in exacting detail, the book lets readers explore these amazing creatures family by family and continent by continent.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist presents a curated selection of images from her work in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa, in a collection that features essays by such contributors as Dexter Filkins, Suzy Hansen and Christy Turlington.
A photojournalist documents her relentless pursuit of complex truths in the years after Sept. 11, describing her witness to the American invasion of Afghanistan and the lives of people before and after Taliban reign.
An Academy award-winning actress, producer and entrepreneur invites readers into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.
Combines biography and memoir in a collaborative portrait of the visionary filmmaker, artist and creator of Twin Peaks that draws on Lynch's own contributions as well as those of his closest colleagues, friends and family members.
An eye-opening exploration of how a child's playthings and physical surroundings affect their development reveals the surprising histories behind human-made elements in a child's landscape and how they influence a child's behavior, values and health.
Connecting significant religious art and artifacts to their sartorial expressions, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination provides a critical analysis of fashion's engagement with notions of the divine.
In a star-crossed, real-life love story set in 18th-century France that also serves as a cautionary tale of greed and the dangerous dream of windfall profits, Louise Magoulet and Louis Chevrot fall in love despite their fathers' rage and abuse and are determined to conquer all of the obstacles standing in the way of them being together.
Monster Portraits investigates the concept of the monstrous through a mesmerizing combination of words and images. An uncanny and imaginative autobiography of otherness, it offers the fictional record of a writer in the realms of the fantastic shot through with the memories of a pair of Somali-American children growing up in the 1980s.
Presents a memoir of the author's life near Dublin, a city that inspired his imagination and literary life and served as a backdrop for the dissatisfactions of adult years shaped by Dublin's cultural, political, architectural, and social history.
Analyzes the role of art in contemporary politics and life through the stories of different culture warriors, including painter Bernadette Persaud, poet Ruel Johnson and historian Walter Rodney, who used their creativity in response to white supremacy, brutality, domination, and oppression.