The Stanley Kubrick Archives

This is the first book to explore Stanley Kubrick’s archives and the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date. In 1968, when Stanley Kubrick was asked to comment on the metaphysical significance of “2001: A Space Odyssey”, he replied: ‘It’s not a message I ever intended to convey in words. 2001 is a nonverbal experience…I tried to create a…

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NIKOLAI ASTRUP — The colorful Painter from Jølster

During his short life Nikolai Astrup (1880-1928), lived almost exclusively in Jølster (pronounced YULL-stirr), far removed from the hustle and bustle of life in Europe at the time. There he lived with few inputs from the outside world. There were no radios or TV sets to bring the news. The only sources of information were days old newspapers from Bergen,…

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Weit, weit weg: Die Welt des Hubert von Goisern (German Edition)

Ein persönliches Porträt auf den Spuren des musikalischen Entdeckers Hubert von Goisern. Mit dem “Hiatamadl” wurde Hubert von Goisern 1992 über alle Grenzen hinaus berühmt. Er galt als erfolgreichster Vertreter der “Neuen Volksmusik”, Erfinder des sogenannten Alpenrock. Doch kaum hatte man den Standort auf seiner Grenzwanderung zwischen den Stilen bestimmt, war er schon wieder woanders – abgefahren und angekommen, um…

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Lives of Rembrandt (Lives of the Artists)

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (c.1606-1669) was the most talked-about painter of the seventeenth century – and quite possibly of the following centuries too. His prodigious talent, extraordinary emotional truth, and reckless disregard of artistic convention astonished, delighted and often dismayed his contemporaries; and the full gamut of these reactions is revealed in the three early bio-graphies published here for the…

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The Correspondence of Dante Gabriel Rossetti 7: The Last Decade, 1873-1882:…

The period from 1875-77 covers the greater part of what Rossetti’s brother William later characterized as “the chloralized years” when the amounts he took, usually accompanied by alcohol, eventually led to another breakdown and even alienated his old friend Ford Madox Brown for a time. In his mounting troubles with creditors, patrons, and various legal matters he depended more and…

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Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

The first comprehensive biography of Weegee—photographer, “psychic,” ultimate New Yorker—from Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid.Arthur Fellig’s ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that he renamed himself “Weegee,” claiming that he functioned as a human Ouija board. Weegee documented better than any other photographer the crime, grit, and…

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Vivian Maier

Please note that all blank pages in the book were chosen as part of the design by the publisher. A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment. It is…

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Fortuny: His Life and Work

This comprehensive monograph captures the fashions, art, and fantasy of one of the world s most original fashion designers. Mariano Fortuny is an exceptional figure in the history of art and design. Born in Spain and raised in Paris, he is most associated with Venice he was often called the “magician of Venice” where he lived and worked at the…

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