Top Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Primer

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  • Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art

    • ASIN: 0316226181
    • ISBN: 9780316226189
    • Manufacturer: Little, Brown and Company

    Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, generous, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Jennifer Szalai, New York Times).Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always e... [Read More]

  • Ragtime: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)

    • ASIN: B004AP9W2I
    • Manufacturer: Random House

  • A Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition

    • ASIN: 1476764522
    • ISBN: 1476764522
    • Brand: Hemingway, Ernest/ Hemingway, Patrick (FRW)/ Hemin
    • Manufacturer: Scribner

    The definitive edition of the classic novel of love during wartime, featuring all of the alternate endings: “Fascinating…serves as an artifact of a bygone craft, with handwritten notes and long passages crossed out, giving readers a sense of an author’s process” (The New York Times).Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lau... [Read More]

  • The Rose That Grew From Concrete

    • ASIN: 0671028456
    • ISBN: 9780671028459
    • Brand: MTV Books
    • Manufacturer: MTV Books

    Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete.His talent was unbounded -- a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable -- as vibrant and alive today as it... [Read More]

  • The Complete Stories (FSG Classics)

    • ASIN: 0374515360
    • ISBN: 0374515360
    • Brand: Noonday Press
    • Manufacturer: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    Winner of the National Book AwardThe publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including twelve that do not appear in the only two story collections O'Connor put together in her short lifetime--Everything That Rises Must Conv... [Read More]

  • Just Kids

    • ASIN: 0060936223
    • ISBN: 9780060936228
    • Brand: Ecco Press
    • Manufacturer: Ecco

  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    • UPC: 884394110718
    • ASIN: 0812983580
    • ISBN: 2002400873
    • Brand: Random House Trade
    • Manufacturer: Random House Trade Paperbacks

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE   The beloved, award-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, a Michael Chabon masterwork, is the American epic of two boy geniuses named Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay. Now with special bonus material by Michael Chabon.   A “towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book” (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon’s “mag... [Read More]

  • Black Dahlia Avenger: One of the Most Notorious Murders of the Twentieth Century . . . Solved!

    • ASIN: B00U7Y5TI2
    • Manufacturer: Arcade Publishing

  • J.C. Leyendecker: American Imagist

    • ASIN: 0810995212
    • ISBN: 0810995212
    • Brand: imusti
    • Manufacturer: Harry N. Abrams

    One of the most prolific and successful artists of the Golden Age of American Illustration, J. C. Leyendecker captivated audiences throughout the first half of the 20th century. Leyendecker is best known for his creation of the archetype of the fashionable American male with his advertisements for Arrow Collar. These images sold to an eager public ... [Read More]

  • Angle of Repose (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

    • ASIN: B002CIY8FG
    • Brand: Unknown
    • Manufacturer: Penguin Classics

    Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of personal, historical, and geographic discovery Confined to a wheelchair, retired historian Lyman Ward sets out to write his grandparents' remarkable story, chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the surface of America's western frontier. But his research reveals even more about his own li... [Read More]

  • The Seventh Most Important Thing

    • ASIN: 0553497316
    • ISBN: 0553497316
    • Brand: imusti
    • Manufacturer: Yearling

    This “luminescent” (Kirkus Reviews) story of anger and art, loss and redemption will appeal to fans of Lisa Graff’s Lost in the Sun and Vince Vawter’s Paperboy.NOMINATED FOR 16 STATE AWARDS!AN ALA NOTABLE BOOKAN ILA TEACHERS CHOICEA KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR  Arthur T. Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. A... [Read More]

  • Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

    • ASIN: 0345534530
    • ISBN: 9780345534538
    • Brand: Ballantine Books
    • Manufacturer: Ballantine Books

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * UPDATED TEXT WITH RESULTS OF THE CLARK ESTATE SETTLEMENT * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times * Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. * When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a ... [Read More]

  • The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

    • ASIN: 1416571779
    • ISBN: 1416571779
    • Brand: Simon Schuster
    • Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster

    The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned, told by America’s master historian, David McCulloug... [Read More]

  • The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy - What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny

    • ASIN: 0767900464
    • ISBN: 0767900464
    • Brand: William Strauss
    • Manufacturer: Three Rivers Press

    This astonishing book will change the way you see the world -- and your place in it. With startling originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about a new American era that will begin just after the millennium.William Strauss and Ne... [Read More]

  • Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended)

    • ASIN: 0316213888
    • ISBN: 9780316213882
    • Brand: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Manufacturer: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    "This award-winning picture book biography for the elementary grades is a remarkable introduction to the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the concept of self-expression in art." - Seira Wilson, Amazon EditorWinner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator AwardJean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings... [Read More]

  • A Piece of the World: A Novel

    • ASIN: 0062356275
    • ISBN: 9780062356277
    • Manufacturer: William Morrow Paperbacks

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Exquisite. A must-read.” --Kristin HannahThis paperback edition includes a color reproduction of Andrew Wyeth’s painting Christina’s World, along with a Q&A with the author, and a bonus short story, “Stranded in Ice.”From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stu... [Read More]

  • The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

    • ASIN: B010MHAC9E
    • Manufacturer: Scribner

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016 “As compelling and entertaining as a detective novel” (The Economist), the incredible true story—part art history and part mystery—of a Velázquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it.When J... [Read More]

  • The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

    • UPC: 760789249617
    • ASIN: 1492608335
    • ISBN: 1492608335
    • Brand: Kelli Estes
    • Manufacturer: Sourcebooks Landmark

    A USA Today Bestseller!"The Girl Who Wrote in Silk is a beautiful story that brought me to tears more than once, and was a testament to the endurance of the human spirit and the human heart. A powerful debut that proves the threads that interweave our lives can withstand time and any tide, and bind our hearts forever."-Susanna Kearsley, New York Ti... [Read More]

  • A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside

    • ASIN: 0996044043
    • ISBN: 0996044043
    • Manufacturer: Spring Street Publishing

    A Fine Romance, Falling in Love with the English Countryside is travel writing at its best by Susan Branch, New York Times best selling author. This charming book is part love story, part travel guide ~ a hand-written and watercolored diary/journal of Branch's six-day transatlantic crossing on board the Queen Mary 2 and a two-month ramble through... [Read More]

  • Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957

    • ASIN: 0300211910
    • ISBN: 0300211910
    • Manufacturer: Yale University Press

    A dynamic new look at the legendary college that was a major incubator of the arts in midcentury America In 1933, John Rice founded Black Mountain College in North Carolina as an experiment in making artistic experience central to learning. Though it operated for only 24 years, this pioneering school played a significant role in fostering avant-gar... [Read More]

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