An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of
David Lynch—the visionary filmmaker, artist, and creator of
Twin Peaks—through his own words and those of his
closest colleagues, friends, and family.
In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir that’s as
unusual as the man himself, Lynch opens up for the first time about
a life lived in pursuit of his incredibly singular vision and the
many heartaches and struggles he’s faced to bring his
unorthodox projects to fruition—sometimes successful,
A lively, accessible and timely introduction to the roots of
self-understanding -- who we are and how we should act -- in the
cultures of ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Middle Ages and
"Know thyself" - this fundamental
imperative appeared for the first time in ancient Greece,
specifically in Delphi, the temple of the God Apollo, who
represented the enlightened power of reason.
A celebrated New York City painter's rollicking and vividly
immediate account of his life amid the city's glamorous demimondes
in their most vital era as an aspiring artist, roaring boy, dandy,
cultural omnivore, and far-from-obscure object of desire.
An intimate biography of Richard Avedon, the legendary fashion
and portrait photographer who “helped define America’s
image of style, beauty and culture” (The New York
Times) by his longtime collaborator and business partner Norma
Stevens and award-winning author Steven M.
After Andy is Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni’s insider's
account of working in Andy Warhol’s studio and
Interview magazine, and explores Warhol’s impact on
the art world, pop culture, society, and fashion—and how his
iconic status gave rise to some of our most influential tastemakers
This warm, loving, and often hilarious personal history
of My Fair Lady,
Camelot, and Gigi describes the cast of a
great era in American musical theater. Moss Heart, Fritz Loewe,
Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Cecil Beaton, Louis
Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, Leslie Caron, Vincente Minelli, Arthur
Freed, and many others.
One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana,
photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington
typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken
book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking,
without planning, and without the ability to revise anything.
A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in
search of his family’s hidden treasure and comes to
understand his ancestry as he never has before.
In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu’s
great-great-grandfather Liu’s Yangtze River hometown of
Xingang, Liu was forced to bury his valuables, including a vast
collection of prized antique porcelain, and undertake a
decades-long trek that would splinter the family over thousands of
In this second volume in the Ackroyd’s Brief Lives series,
bestselling author Peter Ackroyd brings us a man of humble
beginnings, crude manners, and prodigious talents, the
nineteenth-century painter J. M. W. Turner.
Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in London in 1775.