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A Potter's Book by Bernard Leach; Soyetsu Yanagi; Michael Cardew
Category: Craft | Reading Level: good-very good
When potters throw clay onto a stone, they make a connection across centuries to ancient workshops. The techniques and traditions of these early craftsmen, especially those of China's Sung dynasty, still inform many of the pottery practices in use today, thanks to the seminal work of Bernard Leach. Lea ...Show more
Category: History & Theory | Reading Level: very good
Now available in a paperback edition, this witty and engaging history of Impressionism documents the transformation of one of the most intriguing movements in modern art from a public scandal to priceless commodity, as told by a true insider.
John Verge - Early Australian Architect -His Ledger & His Clients by Will Graves Verge
Category: Architecture | Reading Level: very good
Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? A Rock'n'Roll Memoir by Steven Tyler
Category: Music | Reading Level: very good
The long-awaited, never-before-told, no-holds-barred memoir from the legendary Aerosmith frontman. Finally, all the lurid tales of debauchery, sex, drugs and rock n' roll are told straight from the horse's lips as The Demon of Screamin' describes his unimaginable highs and unbelievable lows as lead sin ...Show more
Mapplethorpe - A Biography by Patricia Morrisroe
Category: Photography | Reading Level: good-very good
The brilliant photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (19461989) was one of the most infamous figures of the contemporary art world. Patricia Morrisroe, drawing on the numerous interviews she conducted with him and those who know him, has written a remarkable biography that reveals a life even more daring than ...Show more
A Series of Allegations or Taking Allegations Seriously by Barry Cleavin; A. K. Grant
Category: New Zealand | Reading Level: very good
Magnum by Michael Ignatieff
Category: Photography | Reading Level: very good
A vision of the contemporary world since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, by the photographers of Magnum. The volume includes work from a range of photographers from Cartier-Bresson to the organization's newest recruits.
Category: Ancient History | Reading Level: very good
Vivid and provocative images of the Great Goddess throughout the centuries and from around the world--an outstanding gift for the art collector, history enthusiast, or anyone interested in women's spirituality. Three 8-page color inserts, 196 photos, 65 drawings.