Art & Photography
Ron Magliozzi & Jenny He
Throughout his career, Tim Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking, melding the fantastic, the horrific, and the comic. This is the first book to consider not only his career as a filmmaker, but his career as an artist as well. Reproducing an unprecedented collection of drawings, paintings, photographs, and maquettes, this book presents previously unseen works from Burton's personal archive and sheds new light on his singular aesthetic. Softcover, 64 pp. $24.00.
Richard Avedon: Performance
No matter what sort of performer he had in front of his camera -- be it an actor, singer, musician, or dancer -- Richard Avedon had an unerring aptitude for capturing his subject at the decisive moment. Throughout his wide body of work, he photographed with an unsentimental eye, always revealing and revering the craft and complexity of the performer. This major publication is a worthy tribute to his monumental talent as well as a telling index of his love for performers of all stripes. Hardcover, 303 pp. $85.00.
Divas! The Fabulous Photography of Kenn Duncan
For more than 30 years, Kenn Duncan's photographs energized such seminal New York arts publications as After Dark, Dance Magazine, and Opera News. Renowned for his ability to capture the distinctive styles and personalities of his subjects, frequently dancers, he gained widespread acclaim for his gift of celebrating a specific type of performer: the Diva. This fabulous hardcover is a glittery celebration of Duncan, his muses, and the era in which they lived, loved, posed, and partied. Hardcover, 224 pp. $63.00.
Vanity Fair: The Portaits
A Century of Iconic Images
From Edward Steichen and Cecil Beaton to Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino, Vanity Fair: The Portraits celebrates 95 years of photographic history, with classic images commissioned by and published in Vanity Fair. These mesmerizing portraits have become the iconic renderings of the best-known figures in the worlds of art, film, music, sports, business, and politics. No chronicler of the 20th century will want to be without this captivating volume. Hardcover, 383 pp. $72.00.
Annie Leibovitz At Work
Annie Leibovitz in her own words. How she made her pictures. The most celebrated photographer of our times talks about Hunter S. Thompson, The Rolling Stones, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Whoopi Goldberg, The Blues Brothers, Arnold Scwarzenegger, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Patti Smith, George W. Bush, WIlliam S. Burroughs, Kate Moss, Queen Elizabeth, fashion, war, advertising, lighting and, of course, cameras. Hardcover, 240 pp. $45.00.
The Half: Photographs of Actors Preparing for the Stage
For twenty-five years, actors have given Simon Annand unprecedented access to photograph them during the sarcosanct thirty minutes before curtain-up, known as 'the half.' In this ravishing collection of photographs, we are offered a rare behind-the-scenes look at actors preparing to take the stage. Never before has this exclusive world been photographed in such depth. Hardcover, 308 pp. $45.00.
Seen Behind the Scene: Forty Years of Photographing on Set
Mary Ellen Mark
Over the last forty years, acclaimed documentry photographer, Mary Ellen Mark, has been given unprecedented access behind the scenes to make beautiful, candid pictures of actors and actresses, such as Marlon Brando, Catherine Deneuve, Jack Nicholson, Cate Blanchett, and Johnny Depp, as well as some of the world's most celebrated directors including Federico Fellini, Francis Ford Coppola, and Tim Burton. In addition to being stunning examples of the medium, the photographs in this gorgeous volume offer insight into the making of several classic films. Hardcover, 263 pp. $59.95.
Edward Steichen In High Fashion: The Conde Nast Years 1923-1937
William A. Ewing
Edward Steichen was already a famous painter and photographer on both sides of the Atlantic when, in early 1923, he was offered the position of chief photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair. Over the next fifteen years Steichen produced a body of work of unequaled brilliance. The Steichen archive at Conde Nast contains over 2000 original prints. Until now no more than a handful of the prints has been printed. Hardcover, 287 pp. $82.50.
The Fourth Wall
In this handsome coffee table book, photographer Amy Arbus documents some of the hottest Broadway actors - in character but out of the theatre - from the past ten years. With a forward by John Patrick Shanley, this series of photographs will change the way you see these actors and the roles they so smoothly fit into. Hardcover, $57.50.
Portrait in Light and Shadow: The Life of Yousuf Karsh
Portrait in Light and Shadow tells for the first time the full story of how a young Armenian immigrant living in Ottawa in the 1930s became the most prominent portrait photographer of the modern age. Maria Tippett reveals the consummate skill with which Karsh built and maintained his reputation over six decades. To complete this extraordinary story, Tippett has selected many photographs by Karsh of such iconic figures as Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway, and Jacqueline Kennedy. Hardcover, 426 pp. $39.95.
Audrey Hepburn: In Breakfast at Tiffany's and other photographs
Howell Conant took publicity shots on the set during the filming of Breakfast at Tiffany's in New York City in 1960, as well as at locations such as Tiffany's on Fifth Avenue and in his Manhattan studio. Audrey Hepburn reprised all the fascinating personality traits of the capricious social butterfly Holly Golightly for Conant's camera. These photographs recreate the magic that made Audrey Hepburn the darling of moviegoers around the world and a timeless favourite with film fans of today. Hardcover, 118 pp. $32.00.
The Air is on Fire is the first exhibition to comprehensively present David Lynch's work as a visual artist. It includes diverse forms of his artistic expression, culled from his extensive collection of his own artwork that dates back to 1965. Initially trained as a painter, he has continued to prolifically produce artwork throughout his career as a filmmaker, and has broadened his practice to include animation, music composition, and sound production. Hardcover, 443 pp. $88.00.
African Masks surveys 248 of the finest examples of masks from the Barbier-Mueller Collection, of which 100 are reproduced in stunning colour illustrations. Leading scholars of African art describe the masks' historical and religious functions, and their symbolic significance. Softcover, 287 pp. $24.95.
Photo by Sammy Davis, Jr.
Sammy Davis, Jr. -- iconic, legendary; in a word, classic. While the world has long known of Davis's unparalleled abilities to sing, dance, and act, only his closest friends and associates knew of his amazing talent and passion for photography. Now, in this collection of never-before-seen photos, Burt Boyar, Davis's longtime friend, exposes these memorable images for generations of his fans, portraying a side of Davis that has long remained a secret to the world at large. With moments of brilliance, laughter, and heartbreak, these photos offer a window into how this legendary performer lived his life. Hardcover, 338 pp. $62.95.
Pictures From the Surface of the Earth
Wim Wenders, whose description as filmmaker, writer, photographer and traveler is still inadequate, has for years carried round an old panoramic camera that has come in handy when the extent or impressive nature of experience is beyond normal measure. And with as passionate a keen-sighted person as Wenders, that is frequently the case: landscapes stretch into infinity, horizons divide the world into water, earth and air, deserts and mountain ranges are overwhelming in their silence, street fronts, whether in Havana, Houston, Texas or Berlin, draw our gaze to the very depths of civilization, or to the abyss of horror and destruction as at Ground Zero shortly after September 11, 2001. Softcover, 133 pp. $32.00.
A ravishing, large-format picture book, featuring the on-set photographs
of famed photographer Pierluigi Praturlon. Some of the films documented
in these rare, behind-the-scenes photographs include La Dolce Vita,
Ben Hur, Cleopatra, Once Upon
a Time in the West, and Thunderball.
Angus McBean was one of the most revolutionary and influential photographers
of his time. His stylistic innovations are still reflected in the works
of the most prominent contemporary portrait photographers. During a prolific
career that spanned from the 1930s into the 1980s, McBean photographed
many of the greatest stars of stage, screen and music.
Drawing on his background in set design, McBean worked with the biggest
names, such as Katherine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlene Dietrich,
often placing them in fantastic settings and costumes. McBean became the
most prominent theatre photographer of his generation as well as one of
the last British avant-garde studio photographers.
This fascinating book shows how McBean changed the facade of glamour
and inspired generations of artists. Hardcover, 172 pp. $52.00.
Northern Exposures: Photographing and Filming the Canadian North, 1920-1945
Northern Exposures sheds new light on twentieth-century visual
culture and on the relationship between photographic ways of seeing and the expansion
of colonial power, while raising important questions about the role of visual
representation in interpreting the past. Generously illustrated with over eighty-five
archival images from photographs and films of the period, this book will appeal
to anyone interested in Canadian and cultural history. Softcover, 258 pp. $29.95.
Dream Palaces of Hollywood's Golden Age
Since the days of silent film, American movie stars have been known to live
lavishly, their carefully hidden homes and the exclusive places
to which they go to see and be seen often epitomizing spectacular,
In his latest book to consider the ever-fascinating legend and
lore of Hollywood, bestselling author and Hollywood historian David
Wallace takes us on an
all-access tour of 25 of golden age Hollywood's most enchanting
homes, restaurants, hotels, and theatres -- each selected for having
recently been restored
to its original stunning grandeur. Hardcover, 239 pp.
This is a full account of the dazzling Technicolor years that turned the screen
from silver to every color of the rainbow. Here in one volume are the films,
the stars, the showmen and all the elements behind the phemomenon that changed
movies forever. Beautiful film stills and rare behind-the-scenes photos, many
in full colour, taken on the sets of memorable Technicolor movies highlight the
personalities and stories behind the making of movies. From the long stuggle
to bring perfect colour to motion pictures, to the restoration of classic features
and the evolution to digital technologies, Technicolor has redefined the movie
going experience. Hardcover, 284 pp. $77.95.
The Goblins of Labyrinth
Brian Froud & Terry Jones
This book includes forty-three beautifully illustrated notebooks
detailing the lives of many kinds of goblins. With these observations
compiled by noted scholar Terry Jones, Brian Froud has created a
masterfully complete reference tome, essential reading for any budding
goblinologists. Hardcover, 153 pp. $38.95.
Lacombe: Cinema / Theater
The iconic photographs of French photographer Brigitte Lacombe are collected
for the first time in Lacombe Cinema / Theater. From 1975 to today, this
stunning and revelatory retrospective of images beautifully conveys her
love for actors, directors, and writers. Included are essays about her work,
written by David Mamet and Adam Gopnik.
Chinese Art & Culture
The World Art & Culture series looks at cultures around the world, using
artifacts as primary sources to explain how and what we can learn
about a culture through its art. From painting to sculpture, textiles
work, architecture to musical intruments, the series explores a
fascinating and thought-provoking variety of arts, crafts, designs,
and styles. Softcover, 56 pp. $13.95.
Innes tells the engrossing story of Urban & Bel Geddes, showing how these
two men with a background in theatre lent dramatic flair to everything they designed
and how this theatricality gave the distinctive modernity they created such wide
appeal. If the American lifestyle has been much imitated around the world over
the past fifty years,says Innes, it is due in large measure to the designs of
Urban and Bel Geddes. Together they were responsible for creating what has been
called the "Golden Age" of American culture. llustrated with more
than 130 photographs, this book tells the engrossing story of these seminal figures
in twentieth century American culture. Hardcover, 336 pp. $49.95.
Shakespeare in Art
Shakespeare is one of the most influencial writers of all time, but it was the
rediscovery of his work in the eighteenth century that was a key factor in launching
the Romantic movement. Shakespeare in Art looks especially at
the huge variety of painters who made Shakespeare's extremes of passion, his
evocations of nature, his spirit world and his eternally familiar characters
the subjects of their own work. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book
will engage anyone interested in the cross-pollenation between literature and
art. Hardcover, 256 pp. $79.95.
The Star Makers: On Set with Hollywood's Greatest Directors
Bob Willoughby is one of the foremost photojournalists of the movie industry,
and was the first "outside" photographer to work on Hollywood's closed
sets. Since the early 1950s he has documented the making of hundreds of Hollywood
films, taking intimate portraits of stars and directors that reflect the drama
and emotions of movie-making both on and off screen. With more than 500 illustrations,
accompanied by Willoughby's own fascinating observations of how each film was
made, The Star Makers is a stunning and engaging tribute to
the most popular art form and to some of the greatest and most creative personalities
of our era. Hardcover, 351 pp. $79.95.
Liz: An Intimate Collection: Photographs of Elizabeth Taylor
This collection, the result of unprecedented access to Elizabeth Taylor's life
-- both on and off set -- befitting Bob Willoughby's status as a trusted friend,
includes candid shots of Taylor's personal moments with friends and family,
as well as images of the star on the set. Beginning in 1950, the photographs
are arranged chronologically, and are accompanied by Willoughby's own insightful
observations and engaging memories of one of Hollywood's greatest ever stars.
Hardcover, 176 pp. $50.95.
Garbo: Portraits from her Private Collection
Scott Reisfield & Robert Dance
Published here for the first time is a selection of prints culled from Garbo's
collection -- impeccably reproduced in tritone, each more beautiful than the
next. In addition, the book features family pictures, press and publicity photographs,
and informal candid shots. No Garbo fan will want to be without this stunning
portfolio of images. Hardcover, 255 pp. $70.00.
August Strindberg: Painter, Photographer, Writer
While August Strindberg is well known to an international audience as a prolific
writer of plays, novels, poetry, scientific essays and letters, his work in the
visual arts has remained largely unseen. This beautifully illustrated book examines
the paintings, drawings, and photographs that display Strindberg's independent
and radical approach to art, and his experimental innovations in photography.
Softcover, 160 pp. $50.00.
James Dean: Fifty Years Ago
Dennis Stock met James Dean in Hollywood in January 1955 and, intrigued, began
to photograph him. Following him on a visit to his birthplace in Fairmont, Indiana,
to New York City, and back to Hollywood, Stock recorded unforgettable images
of the young actor in both his professional and private worlds; the results are
published here. James Dean: Fifty Years Ago is the most intimate
and definitive photographic portrait that we have of this troubled actor and
cultural icon. Hardcover, 128 pp. $43.50.
Stars on Stage: Eileen Darby & Broadway's Golden Age - Photographs 1940-1964
Mary C. Henderson
Photographer Eileen Darby came onto the theatre scene in 1939 and eschewed the
stiff portraits and fixed tableaux that were in vogue. Her style of photographing
not only showed us what was happening onstage but backstage and during rehearsals
as well. Stars on Stage is the culmination of Darby's work during
the theatre's golden age and includes dozens of previously unseen pictures of
stars such as Lucille Ball, Montgomery Clift, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis,
and Gregory Peck, as well as the people who created the shows, including Rodgers
and Hammerstein, George Abbott, Irving Berlin, and Anita Loos. Hardcover, 208
For internationally renowned photographer, Marion-Valentine, dance is a bodily
state that belongs not only to those who chose to be dancers, but also to those
who are inspired by the joy of movement. And of course this state also belongs
to photographers who must feel dance in their bodies to be able to catch its
dazzling intensity. Fleeting Instants in a remarkable visual testament to the
beauty of the moving body. Hardcover, 116 pp. $68.00.
Eyewitness to the 20th Century: An Illustrated History
The splendid, lavishly illustrated volume chronicles every aspect of the most
astonishing and dramatic age in human history. Sweeping through a hundred years
of exhilarating triumph and shattering tragedy alike, it's a panoramic account
of a world in ceasless motion and ever faster transformation. Boasting 600 superb
photographs and illustrations along with a wide-ranging, wonderfully readable
text, this is a book in the best
tradition of National Geographic: informative, entertaining, kaleioscopic,
and utterly compelling. Softcover, 400 pp. $34.95.
Oscar Night: 75 Years of Hollywood Parties
Graydon Carter & David Friend
Oscar Night is your backstage pass to an overflowing collection of intimate
and unposed photographs of Hollywood stars celebrating Hollywood's biggest night.
Irresistibly sumptuous, this luxurious volume is a book full of elegance and
egos, of glamorous pictures that you will want to return to again and again.
Hardcover, 384 pp. $100.00.
This beautiful volume boasts a plethora of portraits documenting African American
artists from the Swing Era to the present. Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis
Armstrong, Gregory Hines, James Earl Jones, and dozens of others are captured
in Al Hirshfeld's inimitable and quintessentially American style. Hardcover,
127 pp. $110.50.
Andre de Dienes
This luminous collection of photographs is an irresistible document
of the relationship between photographer Andre de Dienes and his most
famous subject, Marilyn Monroe. Still known as Norma Jean when the
first photographs were taken, Marilyn, even at this early stage in
her career, was in full possession of the innate charm and effortless
sexuality that would soon make her a star. Marilyn fans and glamour
photography enthusiasts will not want to be without this book. Hardcover,
233 pp. $59.99.
Milton's Marilyn: The Photographs of Milton H. Green
James Kotsilibas-Davis & Joshua Greene
When Milton H. Green met Marilyn Monroe in 1953, he was already a well-known
celebrity photographer famous for his pictures in Look and Life.
In the years that followed, he not only became her personal photographer, but
also her artistic adviser, her agent, and her business partner. It is close nature
of their relationship that makes Milton's Marilyn the most beautiful, most erotic,
and most personal photo book about Marilyn Monroe. Hardcover, 219 pp. $47.95.
Steve McQueen: Photographs
Fans of Steve McQueen will not want to be without this marvelous
collection of candid photographs by world-renowned photographer William
Claxton. Softcover, 192
A Must See! Brilliant Broadway Artwork
Theater historian Steven Suskin has combed through the archives to bring together
this ravishing collection of Broadway artwork from the past fifty years. In all,
this book offers almost 200 examples of stunning graphic design from artists
such as Al Hirschfeld, Don Freeman, James Thurber, Charles Addams, Ludwig Bemelmans,
Steig, Richard Avedon, Peter Arno, Alberto Vargas, and Norman Rockwell. A
See! is a must own for theatre enthusiasts. Softcover, 156 pp. $31.95.
Beyond the Image Machine: A History of Visual Technologies
Through a series of illustrated studies that range from sixteenth-century painting
to late-twentieth century head-mounted displays, David Tomas gives a fascinating
and original account of the relationship between visual technology, human sensory
perception and identity. This stimulating argument for an alternative history
of scientific and technological imaging systems will serve as a rich source of
ideas and inspiration for further research into the history of visual technologies.
231 pp. $36.50.
Poetry: The Life and Work of Oskar Fischinger
Oskar Fischinger is one of the great unsung artists of the 20th century. By coupling
the abstraction that became the major art movement of that century with the new
technology of the cinema, he opened abstract painting into a new form of visual
music. This stunning monograph illuminates the life and work of this remarkable
246 pp. $42.95.
Checkered Past: A Visual Diary of the 60's and 70's
Checkered Past guides us with a wry eye through the artists' studios,
fashion shows, grand country houses, and gay discos that made London such a magnet
during the late 60s and early 70s. David Hockney, Manolo Blahnik, Paloma Picasso,
Brian Ferry, Bianca Jagger, and several others populate the pages of this photographic
diary by Peter Schlesinger. Hardcover, 128 pp. $45.00.
The Art of Maurice Sendak
1980 to the Present
Although he is most widely recognized for his Caldecott-winning
The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak has a body of work far wider than the
arena of children's books. This abundantly illustrated book, with text by Tony
Kushner, pays tribute to Sendak's far-ranging efforts, and offers insight into
imagination. Hardcover, 223 pp. $95.00.
Doug Chiang & Orson Scott Card
Academy Award-winning artist Doug Chiang and best-selling science fiction author
Orson Scott Card join forces in Robota, an extraordinary illustrated adventure.
A riviting tale of love, betrayal, and revenge, Chiang's vividly imagined story
and meticulously rendered paintings, in conjunction with Card's masterful prose,
bring to life an electric alter-universe and a battle nothing short of epic.
176 pp. $52.50.
Celebrity: The Photographs of Terry O'Neill
Celebrity is a glorious study of the decadence, seriousness, beauty
of "celebrity" in all of its incarnations. These photographs, by
one of London's most renowned photographers of celebrities, provide shrewd
into the cultural phenomenon of fame. With an introduction by AA Gill. Hardcover,
Jeff Bridges: Pictures
One of the most successful and consistently effective actors of his generation,
Jeff Bridges has, for the entirety of his career, religiously documented the
his films with black & white photos. Culling the very best pictures from
his archives, Bridges presents this stunning collection of behind-the-scenes
frozen in time, from a life in film. Hardcover, 192 pp. $70.00.
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