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The author began a quest to find out more about an artist from the Cariboo named Sonia Cornwall (1919-2006). Through… interviews, letters, original artworks, articles, exhibition catalogues, imaginings of conversations and occurrences, along with her own reflections on the experience, she pieced together a story of pioneering, love and the pursuit of art. But in searching for Sonia, the author found an unanticipated new friend in Sonia's mother, Vivien Cowan (1893-1990), who became a larger part of the story than she could possibly have imagined. 2013.
By Anne Newlands. 1995
By Adam Begley. 2017
The first great portrait photographer, a pioneering balloonist, the first person to take an aerial photograph, and the prime mover… behind the first airmail service, Nadar was one of the original celebrity artist-entrepreneurs. A kind of 19th-century Andy Warhol, he knew everyone worth knowing and photographed them all, conferring on posterity psychologically compelling portraits of Manet, Sarah Bernhardt, Delacroix, Daumier and countless others - a priceless panorama of Parisian celebrity. 2017.
By Jeanne Champion. 1984
By Karen Lavut. 1999
Karen Lavut recounts her friendship with painter Christiane Pflug who killed herself at Easter, 1972. She celebrates the joy and… memories left by her lost friend, and laments the fact that she chose to leave life so early on. 1999.
By Todd S Purdum. 2018
Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they… pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built. 2018.
By William Kurelek. 1980
The inspiring odyssey of a boy from an impoverished prairie farm who became one of Canada's greatest artists. This is… a story of triumph over loneliness and mental anguish, of a lifelong spiritual quest. 1980.
By Janet Bingham. 1985
A biography of one of British Columbia's foremost architects. During his active career from 1890-1929, he designed and oversaw the… building of many homes in Victoria and Vancouver, many of which are in use today. 1985.
By Daniel Gagnon. 1988
Ce livre rapporte l'évolution du peintre, son ascension et sa confrontation avec la province de Québec, car Riopelle a soulevé… ici beaucoup de passion; il a dérangé par sa fougue, sa liberté et surtout par son succès. 1988.
By Julie Kavanagh. 2008
Born in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's first pop icon. His achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out… of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling maverick star; slept with his beloved mentor's wife; defected to the West in 1961; sparked Rudimania across the globe and much more. 2008.
By David Lynch, Kristine McKenna. 2018
The extraordinary, highly anticipated memoir from visionary filmmaker David Lynch. In this memoir, David Lynch, co-creator of Twin Peaks and… writer and director of groundbreaking films like Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, opens up about a lifetime of extraordinary creativity, the friendships he has made along the way and the struggles he has faced--sometimes successful, sometimes not--to bring his projects to fruition. Part-memoir, part-biography, 'Room to Dream' interweaves Lynch's own reflections on his life with the story of those times, as told by Kristine McKenna, drawing from extensive and explosive interviews with ninety of Lynch's friends, family members, actors, agents, musicians, and collaborators. Lynch responds to each recollection and reveals the inner story of the life behind the art. 2018.
By Pierre Daix. 1988
Si l'on ne connait qu'un seul nom de sculpteur, c'est celui de "Rodin" qui vient à l'esprit. Qui était ce… génie inclassable que sa liaison avec Camille Claudel a récemment mis en lumière? Ce livre nous présente Rodin dans son ampleur et son intimité. 1988.
By Agnes De Mille. 1981
By Simon Schama. 1999
This biography examines the life of the Dutch artist Rembrandt. The author conjures the world in which Rembrandt moved -… its sounds, smells and tastes as well as its politics - and the influences on him including the wars of the Protestant United Provinces against Spain, and the demands of patrons and the ambitions of contemporaries. Above all the profound effect on Rembrandt of the leading master of the immediately preceding generation, Rubens, with whom Rembrandt was obsessed for the first part of his life. 1999.
By Twyla Tharp. 1992
Modern dance choreographer and performer Twyla Tharp discusses her life and art. Trained in dance since childhood, Tharp realized her… calling in college, studied in New York, and pushed her way into Paul Taylor's troupe. Soon she was choreographing for her own company. As her reputation grew, Tharp was commissioned to create dances for others including the cast of the movie Hair and Baryshnikov in Push Comes to Shove. Some strong language. 1992.
By Jeanette Biondi. 2003
By Brigitte Labbé, Sonia Chaine. 2006
Une biographie qui permet au lecteur de comprendre l'évolution artistique de ce grand peintre à travers les événements importants de… sa vie. Picasso, qui, dès l'âge de dix ans, surprend son entourage par son sens aigu de l'observation et son talent pour le dessin. On le suit dans les meilleures écoles d'art espagnoles jusqu'à ce qu'il laisse tout tomber pour voyager de Barcelone à Paris, en quête de nouvelles façons de peindre. Années 3-6. 2006.
By Miles Unger. 2018
In 1900, an eighteen-year-old Pablo Picasso made his first trip to Paris, and, after suffering years of poverty and neglect,… emerged as the leader of a bohemian band of painters, sculptors, and poets. 2018.
By Fabienne Verdier. 2005
Étudiante à l'École des beaux-arts de Toulouse, au début des années 1980, l'auteure décide de tout quitter pour nourrir sa… passion de la calligraphie et la peinture chinoise à la source. Elle passera quelque dix ans dans le Sichuan, à Chongqing, dans une Chine pauvre et autoritaire qui se remet tant bien que mal du règne de Mao. Un portrait sensible et informé de la Chine, un éloge de l'art chinois et de ses derniers maîtres méprisés qui ont survécu aux persécutions de la Révolution culturelle, et surtout le portrait émouvant d'une jeune femme à l'esprit aventureux qui s'embarque dans une aventure artistique et spirituelle qu'elle ne pouvait imaginer au départ. 2005.
By Mary Lile Benham. 1977
Biography of an artist who travelled extensively in Canada, recording the grandeur of the land, and the interesting customs and… lifestyles of the Indians he met. Grades 5-8. c1977. (The Canadians)