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Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern
An enthralling biography of Peggy Guggenheim, one of the most influential art patrons of the 20th century and a champion of modern art.
At 13, Theo Decker’s life changes forever when his mother dies in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and he takes off with The Goldfinch, a priceless Dutch painting by Carel Fabritius. This epic Dickensian novel follows Theo from New York to Las Vegas to Amsterdam asking, in the words of reviewer Woody Brown, the essential life question: "How can we? And yet, we do." Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Literature.
Ways of Seeing
Art critic, painter, essayist and Booker Prize-winning novelist Berger concentrates on how we look at art in this eye-opening and influential classic.
National Book Award-winner Colum McCann penned this profound meditation on identity and history that focuses on three Atlantic crossings that connect the US and Canada with Europe.
London, A History
A brief, evocative meditation on the rich and varied history of England's capital city by the prolific British writer, critic and historian. Wilson examines London through several lenses, using humor and insight to discuss art, architecture, politics and culture.
Tate Modern, The Handbook
This updated handbook to the world's most-visited modern art museum covers the last decade at Tate Modern, including acquisitions and achievements. Also features an A-to-Z illustrated guide to more than 100 artists as well as accessible explanations of museum and art history terms. Perfect for visitors seeking a rewarding experience.
Waterfront, A Journey Around Manhattan
A consummate New Yorker, Lopate pulls together history, ecology, archaeology, literature and urban planning in this delightful, discursive account of his rambles along the coast of Manhattan.
Fodor's New York City's 25 Best
A shirt-pocket guide to New York City, featuring a detailed, fold-out map centered on Midtown. With suggested itineraries, walks and top 25 sights.
Here is New York
Written in a hotel room over two hot days in the summer of 1948, White's timeless love letter captures the spirit of New York.
The subtitle tells it all -- Winchester squeezes "Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories" into the covers of this latest entertaining and digressive tale.
Seven Days in the Art World
In this series of fly-on-the-wall essays, Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie's auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami's studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale.
Drawing on the unforgettable stories of nearly 100 Londoners, Taylor provides a rich and vivid kaleidoscopic view of modern-day London through the diverse voices of those who, regardless of whether they love or hate it, capture the heart and soul of one of the world's greatest cities.
Full Steam Ahead, A Golden Age of Cruises
With photographs, archival reprints and firsthand accounts, this coffee table history of cruising focuses on the freedom and romance of cruise vessels in their golden age.
84 Charing Cross Road
This charming novel of bibliophilia tells of a love triangle between a New York writer, the owner of a London bookstore and the books he sells.
Making the Mummies Dance, Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art
As the controversial and enormously powerful director of the Met from 1967-1977, Hoving guided his museum to the top of the global heap.
Rendez-vous with Art
An innovative book about experiencing art. Esteemed art critic Martin Gayford and former director of the Met Philippe de Montelbello's intellectually-charged conversations examine our role as art viewer and the best ways to experience art.
Fodor's London's 25 Best
This slim guide to London (with handy full-color maps) has everything you need to know for a short visit to the city, including recommended sightseeing, restaurants, hotels and shops.