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Alain Elkann Interviews

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ISBN : 1614286329
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Alain Elkann has mastered the art of the interview. With a background in novels and journalism, and having published over twenty books translated across ten languages, he infuses his interviews with innovation, allowing them to flow freely and organically. Alain Elkann Interviews will provide an unprecedented window into the minds of some of the most well-known and -respected figures of the last twenty-five years.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Toni Morrison The Last Interview

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ISBN : 9781612198743
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Knowledge is what’s important, you know? Not the erasure, but the confrontation of it.” — TONI MORRISON In this wide-ranging collection of thought-provoking interviews — including her first and last — Toni Morrison (whom President Barrack Obama called a “national treasure”) details not only her writing life, but also her other careers as a teacher, and as a publisher, as well as the gripping story of her family. In fact, Morrison reveals here that her Nobel Prize-winning novels, such as Beloved and Song of Solomon, were born out of her family’s stories — such as those of her great-grandmother, born a slave, or her father, escaping the lynch mobs of the South. With an introduction by her close friend, poet Nikki Giovani, Morrison hereby weaves yet another fascinating and inspiring narrative — that of herself.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Michael Shnayerson
ISBN : 9781610398411
Genre : Art
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The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world -- for contemporary art -- is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. They can make and break careers and fortunes. The contemporary art market is an international juggernaut, throwing off multimillion-dollar deals as wealthy buyers move from fair to fair, auction to auction, party to glittering party. But none of it would happen without the dealers-the tastemakers who back emerging artists and steer them to success, often to see them picked off by a rival. Dealers operate within a private world of handshake agreements, negotiating for the highest commissions. Michael Shnayerson, a longtime contributing editor to Vanity Fair, writes the first ever definitive history of their activities. He has spoken to all of today's so-called mega dealers -- Larry Gagosian, David Zwirner, Arne and Marc Glimcher, and Iwan Wirth -- along with dozens of other dealers -- from Irving Blum to Gavin Brown -- who worked with the greatest artists of their times: Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, and more. This kaleidoscopic history begins in the mid-1940s in genteel poverty with a scattering of galleries in midtown Manhattan, takes us through the ramshackle 1950s studios of Coenties Slip, the hipster locations in SoHo and Chelsea, London's Bond Street, and across the terraces of Art Basel until today. Now, dealers and auctioneers are seeking the first billion-dollar painting. It hasn't happened yet, but they are confident they can push the price there soon.
Category: Art


Author : Joshua Rivkin
ISBN : 9781612197197
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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**A New York Times Editors Choice** "The most substantive biography of the artist to date...propulsive, positive and persuasive."—Holland Cotter, New York Times Book Review **PEN / Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Finalist** **A Marfield Prize Finalist** Cy Twombly was a man obsessed with myth and history—including his own. Shuttling between stunning homes in Italy and the United States where he perfected his room-size canvases, he managed his public image carefully and rarely gave interviews. Upon first seeing Twombly’s remarkable paintings, writer Joshua Rivkin became obsessed himself with the mysterious artist, and began chasing every lead, big or small—anything that might illuminate those works, or who Twombly really was. Now, after unprecedented archival research and years of interviews, Rivkin has reconstructed Twombly’s life, from his time at the legendary Black Mountain College to his canonization in a 1994 MoMA retrospective; from his heady explorations of Rome in the 1950s with Robert Rauschenberg to the ongoing efforts to shape his legacy after his death. Including previously unpublished photographs, Chalk presents a more personal and searching type of biography than we’ve ever encountered, and brings to life a more complex Twombly than we’ve ever known.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Kelly Baum
ISBN : 9781588395863
Genre : Art
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This groundbreaking book explores the evolving concept of unfinishedness as essential to understanding art movements from the Renaissance to the present day. Unfinished features more than 200 works, created in a variety of media, by artists ranging from Leonardo, Titian, Rembrandt, Turner, and Cézanne to Picasso, Warhol, Twombly, Freud, Richter, and Nauman. What unites these works, across centuries and media, is that each one displays some aspect of being unfinished. Essays and case studies by major contemporary scholars address this key concept from the perspective of both the creator and the viewer, probing the impact that this long artistic trajectory—which can be traced back to the first century—has had on modern and contemporary art. The book investigates the degrees to which instances of incompleteness were accidental or intentional experimental or conceptual. Also included are illuminating interviews with contemporary artists, including Tuymans, Celmins, and Marden, and parallel considerations of the unfinished in literature and film. The result is a multidisciplinary approach and thought-provoking analysis that provide valuable insight into the making, meaning, and critical reception of the unfinished in art.
Category: Art

To Be A Muslim

Author : Hassan bin Talal (Prince of Jordan.)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114251809
Genre : Social Science
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This book is a personal statement about the essence of Islam by one of the world's leading advocates of inter-faith dialogue and understanding - Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan. There is much ignorance about Islam in the West, and negative opinions of Islam feed on the ignorance. The views and attitudes about Islam in public dialogue since the Osama bin Laden-inspired terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 require a response that sets Islam in a light that shows its fundamental belief structures and humanity. The core of the book is a statement of belief in a question and answer format that allows Islam's basic tenets to be quickly grasped by a wide audience. Prince El Hassan's answers are precise and informative. He presents a persuasive argument that the beliefs and culture of the majority of the Islamic world not only are compatible with but are contributive to a world at peace - a world of diversity in which a Muslim and non-Muslim nations can and should collaborate to create a more humane and just global society. He cites the Qur'an, the Hadith (sayings), and the Sunna (tradition) of the Prophet Muhammad, and describes how most of Islam during most of its history has applied the teachings of the Prophet so as to treat other ethnic groups, cultures, and faiths - especially the Jewish and Christian monotheists - with respect, tolerance, and fairness.
Category: Social Science


Author : Alain Elkann
ISBN : 9781908968593
Genre : Fiction
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As the result of a series of fortuitous encounters and circumstances, a writer falls victim to an obsessive curiosity about the famous artist Julian Sax. He would like to meet Sax, but the great painter is surrounded by an almost impenetrable protective screen. The writer's wife, the charming and sensuous Rossa, eventually takes him to a tea room in London, where Sax spends a few hours of each day accompanied by his children, models and friends. The narrator begins to fear that his wife Rossa might succumb to the charms of this seductive man, who attracts women, paints them and then discards them. In an unpredictable sequence of events, Elkann weaves a fascinating web that blends reality and fiction, and draws the reader into the lives of characters who will prove hard to forget.
Category: Fiction

The Most Ancient Of Minorities

Author : Associate Professor of Modern European History Stanislao Pugliese
ISBN : UOM:39015056509352
Genre : History
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Examines more than 2,000 years of Italian Jewish history.
Category: History

Annual Report

Author : Harvard University. Library
ISBN : UVA:X002113831
Genre : Academic libraries
File Size : 86.56 MB
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Category: Academic libraries

The Connoisseur

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ISBN : PSU:000068814434
Genre : Art
File Size : 72.92 MB
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Category: Art

The Economist

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ISBN : UIUC:30112001804597
Genre : Commerce
File Size : 84.32 MB
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Category: Commerce

Il Duce S Other Woman

Author : Philip V. Cannistraro
ISBN : UOM:39015029477935
Genre : Authors, Italian
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The unknown story of Margherita Sarfatti, the Jewish woman who helped Benito Mussolini come to power, is revealed in a portrait of the leader's mistress, who was ousted from the Fascist Party only to become an influential patron of the arts. 35,000 first printing.
Category: Authors, Italian

Vanity Fair

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123005642
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111409335
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

New Statesman

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132677183
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

Encyclopedia Of World Biography Vitoria Zworykin

Author : Suzanne Michele Bourgoin
ISBN : 0787625566
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents brief biographical sketches which provide vital statistics as well as information on the importance of the person listed.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Italian Novelists Since World War Ii 1945 1965

Author : Layman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019553465
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Essays on novelists who conveyed through various modes of narration and contrasting viewpoints the social and political realities in which they lived, identifying the war as the cause of those realities. Discusses how the fall of Fascism allowed writers and film-makers freedom of expression but also challenged them with the new realities of national life. During this period Neorealism was first widely applied to the novel as well as cinema.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Homage To Moravia

Author : Alberto Moravia
ISBN : UOM:39015034443765
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