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By Eric Carle. 1997
The author/illustrator of such books as The Very Hungry Caterpillar (DB 24609) tells about animals and insects, friends and relatives,…and himself in Germany during his childhood and World War II; also brief sketches of life after his arrival in the United States. For grades 4-7
By Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan, Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff. 1998
This biography of the portrait artist tells about his undiagnosed childhood problems with dyslexia and learning disabilities, when art was…the only subject he enjoyed. He was a famous painter in the 1960s, but was paralyzed from the neck down in 1988. The doctors said his career was over, but Close is painting again. For grades 4-7
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, artist: The Artist Who Was Crippled (Great Achievers Ser.Great Achievers)
By Jennifer Bryant, Jennifer F. Bryant. 1994
Presents biographical details and the artistic development of the French painter and poster designer. Suffering from broken legs as a…teenager, Henri was forced to limit his physical activities, but he continued to draw. As an adult, he enjoyed the nighttime entertainments of Paris and often used them as the subject of his painting. For junior and senior high readers
By Amanda Vaill. 1998
The saga of a New York society couple, Gerald and Sara Murphy, who moved to France in the 1920s. Gerald's…interest in painting brought them into contact with artists and writers of the time, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Pablo Picasso. In later years, personal tragedy and financial setbacks struck the Murphys, but their love endured. Bestseller. 1998.
By Russell Freedman. 1998
Biography of a modern dance pioneer who died in 1991 at ninety-six. Details her career as dancer, choreographer, and teacher.…Also describes her personal life, including her relationship with older musician Louis Horst and her marriage to much younger dancer Erick Hawkins. Junior and Senior High. c1998.
By Peter Tyson. 1996
A biography of the Dutch painter born in 1853. Covers his childhood and early career choices before deciding to be…an artist at age twenty-seven. Includes information on his psychological problems and bouts of melancholia. Describes van Gogh's affinity for southern France, where he produced many paintings and where he committed suicide at age thirty-seven. For junior and senior high readers
Parks for the people: a story about Frederick Law Olmsted (Creative Minds Biographies Ser.Creative Minds Biographies)
By Julie Dunlap, Susan Fair Lieber. 1994
Describes the life of landscape architect and environmentalist Olmsted who died in 1903. He tried a variety of professions, including…farming and writing, before beginning his career in park design by helping to create Central Park in New York City. For grades 3-6
By Kathleen Krull, Kathryn Hewitt. 1995
Portraits of twenty artists, providing information about their childhood years and the works that made them famous. Includes Michelangelo Buonarroti,…Rembrandt van Rijn, Mary Cassatt, Henri Matisse, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Andy Warhol. For grades 3-6
By Nena Daconte. 2022
Un honesto relato en primera persona sobre los límites del éxito y el fracaso, del amor y el odio a…uno mismo.Una historia de amor, música, ansiedad, sueños y locura. Volvió otra vez la primavera y yo volví a sacar del bolso un cuaderno. Pero no era el cuaderno de las canciones. Era este cuaderno que tienes entre las manos. Al principio estaba asustada, no te voy a engañar, pero esta vez me sentía más tranquila. Sonreía con los ojos llenos de polvo de estrellas... Espera, espera... ¿te has perdido? No te preocupes, te explico rápido: en 2002 entré en Operación Triunfo, pero me expulsaron la primera. Me convertí en la perdedora más famosa de España. Tres años después, formé el grupo Nena Daconte. No era la primera vez que tenía un grupo, pero en esta ocasión dimos en la diana. Nos fichó Universal y llegó el éxito arrollador. En qué estrella estará sonaba grande y con derecho propio. Premios, giras, todas las puertas abiertas... Pero en aquella época fumaba porros y empecé a abusar del alcohol. Comenzó una etapa de autodestrucción que terminó en mi primer brote psicótico. Un año después, con la canción Tenía tanto que darte el éxito fue imparable, demoledor. Continuaron las paranoias, la ansiedad y el miedo. Difícil combinación. Todo era malo en mi cabeza. El triunfo me sentaba fatal, la culpa me comía por dentro y destruía todo lo que viniera de mí. Hicimos más de doscientos conciertos en un año. Mi salud mental empeoró. Desde entonces, tuve varios diagnósticos psiquiátricos diferentes: depresión psicótica, trastorno bipolar de la personalidad, ansiedad... Un médico me dijo una vez que con los años se iría agravando. Y así fue. De todas las relaciones tóxicas que tenía, la peor de todas era con la música, así que lo dejé. Abandoné. Desaparecí. Hui. Al menos hasta hoy, cuando volví a sacar del bolso este cuaderno... He hecho un largo viaje hasta llegar aquí. ¿Quieres saber cómo fue? María Isabel Meneses nació en Madrid en el seno de una familia numerosa que, por motivos laborales, se mudaba a menudo de ciudad. Desde niña se interesó por la música, influenciada por sus hermanos mayores. Y siendo ya una adolescente formó su primer grupo, con el que hacía conciertos en pequeñas salas. En 2002 entró en Operación Triunfo. Tras su fugaz paso por el programa musical, formó junto a su entonces pareja, el músico Kim Fanlo, el grupo Nena Daconte, nombre tomado del personaje de una novela de Gabriel García Márquez. En 2006 publicaron su primer álbum, He perdido los zapatos, que logró el Disco de Oro y por el que Nena Daconte recibió el Premio Ondas como Artista Revelación. El segundo sencillo de ese álbum, En qué estrella estará, fue escogido como la canción oficial de La Vuelta Ciclista a España 2006 y se convirtió en el primer número 1 de Nena Daconte en Los 40 Principales. En 2008 publicaron su segundo trabajo, Retales de Carnaval, que alcanzó ese mismo año el Disco de Platino. Tenía tanto que darte fue el primer sencillo de este álbum y estuvo varias semanas en el número 1 de la lista de Los 40 Principales. El videoclip de la canción ha tenido más de doce millones de visualizaciones en YouTube. En 2010 el dúo Nena Daconte se separó y Mai continuó su carrera en solitario. Publicó tres discos, Una mosca en el cristal, Solo muerdo por ti y Suerte… Este año sacará su nuevo álbum con la discográfica Subterfuge.
By Matthew Spender. 1999
Biography of the twentieth-century modern painter. Provides a factual account of Gorky's tormented life, separating it from the "myths" fabricated…by the painter himself. Discusses Gorky's rise through the New York art scene in the 1920s and 1930s and his suicide in 1948. 1999
By Eva Hagberg. 2022
A uniquely personal biographical account of Louchheim’s life and work that takes readers inside the rarified world of architecture mediaAline…B. Louchheim (1914–1972) was an art critic on assignment for the New York Times in 1953 when she first met the Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen. She would become his wife and the driving force behind his rise to critical prominence. When Eero Met His Match draws on the couple’s personal correspondence to reconstruct the early days of their thrilling courtship and traces Louchheim’s gradual takeover of Saarinen’s public narrative in the 1950s, the decade when his career soared to unprecedented heights.Drawing on her own experiences as an architecture journalist on the receiving end of press pitches and then as a secret publicist for high-end architects, Eva Hagberg paints an unforgettable portrait of Louchheim while revealing the inner workings of a media world that has always relied on secrecy, friendship, and the exchange of favors. She describes how Louchheim codified the practices of architectural publicity that have become widely adopted today, and shows how, without Louchheim as his wife and publicist, Saarinen’s work would not have been nearly as well known.Providing a new understanding of postwar architectural history in the United States, When Eero Met His Match is both a poignant love story and a superb biographical study that challenges us to reconsider the relationship between fame and media representation, and the ways the narratives of others can become our own.
By Sarah Fabiny, Who Hq. 2022
Discover how a little girl raised on a dairy farm grew up to become the first woman ever to have…an exhibition of their entire life&’s work at the Museum of Modern Art in this addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Who Was series.Georgia O'Keeffe is famously known for her colorful, large paintings of flowers, but this artist's portfolio expands far beyond Jack-in-the-pulpits. In this book, young readers will learn about O'Keeffe's childhood in Wisconsin and her years as a talented art school teacher. Her years as an artist in both New York and New Mexico, two areas that are heavily represented in her artwork, reveal O'Keeffe's influences. Explore the adventures that inspired O'Keeffe's paintings of skyscrapers, barns, skulls, flowers, and made her into an American art icon of the twentieth century.
By Ian Gibson. 1998
Biography of the twentieth-century surrealist Spanish painter. Gibson describes Dalí's escapades in Europe, New York, and Hollywood. Explores his confused…sexual relationships with poet García Lorca and others, and the role of the painter's superstitious wife, Gala. Examines Dalí's major accomplishments, all achieved before age forty; summarizes events preceding his death in 1989. 1998.
By Anthony Bailey. 2001
A portrait of the seventeenth-century Dutch artist and the society in which he lived. Augments biographical facts with educated supposition.…Includes historical and cultural information about Delft and some of its important citizens. Discusses Vermeer's paintings and their lasting contribution to the arts. 2001
By Greg Jenner. 2017
'Fizzes with clever vignettes and juicy tidbits... [a] joyous romp of a book.' Guardian'A fascinating, rollicking book in search of…why, where and how fame strikes. Sit back and enjoy the ride.' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads'[An] engaging and well-researched book... Jenner brings his material to vivid life' ObserverCelebrity, with its neon glow and selfie pout, strikes us as hypermodern. But the famous and infamous have been thrilling, titillating, and outraging us for much longer than we might realise. Whether it was the scandalous Lord Byron, whose poetry sent female fans into an erotic frenzy; or the cheetah-owning, coffin-sleeping, one-legged French actress Sarah Bernhardt, who launched a violent feud with her former best friend; or Edmund Kean, the dazzling Shakespearean actor whose monstrous ego and terrible alcoholism saw him nearly murdered by his own audience - the list of stars whose careers burned bright before the Age of Television is extensive and thrillingly varied. In this ambitious history, that spans the Bronze Age to the coming of Hollywood's Golden Age, Greg Jenner assembles a vibrant cast of over 125 actors, singers, dancers, sportspeople, freaks, demigods, ruffians, and more, in search of celebrity's historical roots. He reveals why celebrity burst into life in the early eighteenth century, how it differs to ancient ideas of fame, the techniques through which it was acquired, how it was maintained, the effect it had on public tastes, and the psychological burden stardom could place on those in the glaring limelight. DEAD FAMOUS is a surprising, funny, and fascinating exploration of both a bygone age and how we came to inhabit our modern, fame obsessed society.
By Susie Hodge. 2022
Extraordinary reference book of over 80 famous painters, their lives, their loves and their iconic paintings. This art book includes…insightful biographies of artists accompanied with remarkable reproductions of their famous artworks. Begin with the early Renaissance and follow art movements through the centuries to some of the most well-known artists alive today. A gorgeous exploration of the defining people of the art world including pioneers like Giotto and Jan van Eyck, the greats like Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, and the visionaries like Frida Kahlo and Hokusai. The large format art book is overflowing with information and pictures of your favorite classics. The full-page prints are especially spectacular, allowing you to get the full effect of the work that inspired, defined and encapsulated art movements. Over 500 years of the craft is discussed, with the chapters organized by century starting with "Before 1500&” and ending with &“1945 – Present.&” Each chapter features the relevant painters of those years with its own directory. Read about the historical context of art movements in sections which include timelines and fact panels giving incredible insight into the art world, the past lives of artists and their visions and techniques. Discover the unconventional stories of the artists' lives, including their influences, developments, friendships, loves and rivalries. Read about the portraits that Holbein did for Henry VIII to play matchmaker, Caravaggio's astonishing reaction to a badly cooked artichoke and the many romantic affairs of Picasso. Sometimes scandalous and often tumultuous, the lives of artists like Raphael, Hogarth, van Gogh, O'Keeffe, Magritte, Warhol and Kiefer are as interesting and captivating as their work. The Artists Behind the Paint Brushes A beautiful coffee table book that would make a lovely gift for those interested in art history and artist biographies, or to browse the attractive reproductions of the famous artworks. Includes a foreword by Ross King, who is the author of the bestselling Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, as well as the novels Ex-Libris and Domino. • Over 80 biographies of the standout artists over the centuries since the early Renaissance. • Beautiful reproductions of artworks that allow you to get up close to their brush strokes. • Insight into historical art themes and movements that influenced the periods
By Kirsty Bell. 2022
Humane, thought provoking, and moving, this hybrid literary portrait of a place makes the case for radical close readings: of…ourselves, our cities, and our histories.The Undercurrents is a dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism told from a precise vantage point: a stately nineteenth-century house on Berlin&’s Landwehr Canal, a site at the center of great historical changes, but also smaller domestic ones. The view from this house offers a ringside seat onto the city&’s theater of action. The building has stood on the banks of the canal since 1869, its feet in the West but looking East, right into the heart of a metropolis in the making, on a terrain inscribed indelibly with trauma. When her marriage breaks down, Kirsty Bell—a British-American art critic, adrift in her midforties—becomes fixated on the history of her building and of her adoptive city. Taking the view from her apartment window as her starting point, she turns to the lives of the house&’s various inhabitants, to accounts penned by Walter Benjamin, Rosa Luxemburg, and Gabriele Tergit, and to the female protagonists in the works of Theodor Fontane, Irmgard Keun, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. A new cultural topography of Berlin emerges, one which taps into energetic undercurrents to recover untold or forgotten stories beneath the city&’s familiar narratives.
By Sarah Fabiny, Who Hq. 2013
Descubra más sobre Frida Kahlo, la mujer que pasó a la historia como una de las artistas más emblemáticas del…siglo XX. Find out more about Frida Kahlo, the woman who painted herself into history as one of the most iconic female artists of the twentieth century -- now available for Spanish speakers everywhere!Siempre se puede reconocer un cuadro de Kahlo porque ella está en casi todos, con su pelo negro trenzado y sus coloridos trajes mexicanos. Una mujer valiente que estuvo inválida la mayor parte de su vida, se transformó en una obra de arte viva. Tan famosa por sus autorretratos e imágenes inquietantes, así como por su matrimonio con otro famoso artista, Diego Rivera, esta pintora fuerte y valiente se inspiró en la antigua cultura e historia de su amada patria, México. Sus cuadros siguen informando e inspirando a la cultura popular de todo el mundo. You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all--with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave woman who was an invalid most of her life, she transformed herself into a living work of art. As famous for her self-portraits and haunting imagery as she was for her marriage to another famous artist, Diego Rivera, this strong and courageous painter was inspired by the ancient culture and history of her beloved homeland, Mexico. Her paintings continue to inform and inspire popular culture around the world.
By Hugo Vickers. 2021
The witty and perceptive diaries kept by Cecil Beaton's authorised biographer during his many fascinating encounters with extraordinary - often…legendary - characters in his search for the real Cecil Beaton.Hugo Vickers's life took a dramatic turn in 1979 when the legendary Sir Cecil Beaton invited him to be his authorised biographer. The excitement of working with the famous photographer was dashed only days later when Cecil Beaton died. But the journey had begun - Vickers was entrusted with Beaton's papers, diaries and, most importantly, access to his friends and contemporaries. The resulting book, first published in 1985, was a bestseller. In Malice in Wonderland, Vickers shares excerpts from his personal diaries kept during this period. For five years, Vickers travelled the world and talked to some of the most fascinating and important social and cultural figures of the time, including royalty such as the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, film stars such as Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews, writers such as Truman Capote, and photographers such as Irving Penn and Horst. And not only Beaton's friends - Vickers sought out the enemies too, notably Irene Selznick. He was taken under the wings of Lady Diana Cooper, Clarissa Avon and Diana Vreeland.Drawn into Beaton's world and accepted by its members, Vickers the emerging biographer also began his own personal adventure. The outsider became the insider - Beaton's friends became his friends. Malice in Wonderland is a fascinating portrait of a now disappeared world, and vividly and sensitively portrays some of its most fascinating characters as we travel with Vickers on his quest.(P) 2021 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
By Patrick Marnham, Diego Rivera. 1998
Vast in scope, this biography details the life of the late Mexican painter, best known for his complex, highly symbolic…and politically charged murals. Descriptions of his early life, participation in the Communist party of the 1920s and his marriage to artistic giant, Frida Kahlo help to bring understanding to this complex man. 1998.