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Reveal: Robbie Williams by Chris Heath Reveal: Robbie Williams

Long-awaited by millions, Reveal is the uncensored and compelling portrait of the man as you've never seen him before. More than twelve years ago, Robbie Williams and Chris Heath published a ground-breaking memoir, Feel, about Robert P. Williams' rise to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Liszt by Sacheverell Sitwell Liszt

In this classic work on music biography, Sacheverell Sitwell narrates Franz Liszt's rapid ascent to European fame - and the effect that this incredible early success as a wonderfully gifted pianist had on his later life - with insight, sympathy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Mozart by Sacheverell Sitwell Mozart

A concise and beautifully evocative appreciation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's career and genius by the famed writer and poet Sacheverell Sitwell. From Mozart's first precocious attempts at composing at the age of four or five, through to his tragic death...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Kenneth Clark Life, Art and Civilisation by James Stourton Kenneth Clark Life, Art and Civilisation

SUNDAY TIMES ART BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 The astonishing life of Kenneth Clark - the greatest British art historian of his time. As writer and presenter of the TV series Civilisation he was responsible for the greatest syntheses of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Moscow Nights The Van Cliburn Story-How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War by Nigel Cliff Moscow Nights The Van Cliburn Story-How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War

Gripping narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic story of a remarkable young Texan pianist, Van Cliburn, who played his way through the wall of fear built by the Cold War, won the hearts of the American and Russian people, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

The Kardashians An American Drama by Jerry Oppenheimer The Kardashians An American Drama

Secrets and scandals of the Kardashians, so closely held that not even hard core fans have heard about them, are finally exposed in New York Times bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer's forensic dissection of the infamous reality TV clan.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Beyond the Stars, Part 1 The Boy from Riga by Sergei Eisenstein Beyond the Stars, Part 1 The Boy from Riga

Few figures in cinema history are as towering as Russian filmmaker and theorist Sergei Mikhailovitch Eisenstein (1898-1948). Not only did Eisenstein direct some of the most important and lasting works of the silent era, including Strike, October, and Battleship Potemkin,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Beyond the Stars, Part 2 The True Paths of Discovery by Sergei Eisenstein Beyond the Stars, Part 2 The True Paths of Discovery

Few figures in cinema history are as towering as Russian filmmaker and theorist Sergei Mikhailovitch Eisenstein (1898-1948). Not only did Eisenstein direct some of the most important and lasting works of the silent era, including Strike, October, and Battleship Potemkin,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Debussy's Paris Piano Portraits of the Belle Epoque by Catherine Kautsky Debussy's Paris Piano Portraits of the Belle Epoque

Debussy's Paris takes readers on a tour of Belle Epoque Paris through detailed descriptions of the city's delights and the exquisite piano music Debussy wrote to accompany them. Kautsky reveals little known aspects of Parisian life and weaves the music,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Barnum's Own Story The Autobiography of P. T. Barnum by P. T. Barnum Barnum's Own Story The Autobiography of P. T. Barnum


Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2017

Barbra Streisand Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler Barbra Streisand Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power

An enthralling appreciation of the monumentally gifted popular artist and cultural icon who challenged Hollywood's standards of beauty and glamour Barbra Streisand has been called the most successful...talented performer of her generation by Vanity Fair, and her voice, said pianist...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

Snowdon A Life in View by Antony Armstrong Jones, Frances Von Hofmannsthal Snowdon A Life in View
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A personal and complete retrospective by one of the most important twentieth-century photographers.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

The Mudd Club by Richard Boch The Mudd Club


Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

Artists Their Lives and Works by DK, Andrew Graham-Dixon Artists Their Lives and Works
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A stunning exploration of over 80 famous artists and their fascinating lives, from Giotto to the present day.Artists: Their Lives and Works tells the inspiring stories behind the world's most famous masterpieces and their creators, including their influences, development, friendships,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Marc Bolan Beautiful Dreamer by John Bramley Marc Bolan Beautiful Dreamer


Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Coming Soon

Sophia Loren Movie Star Italian Style by Cindy De la Hoz Sophia Loren Movie Star Italian Style

Living legend Sophia Loren remains an international icon renowned for her Oscar-winning talent, timeless beauty, and uniquely Italian charm. Her life and films unfold through engaging text, quotes, and hundreds of stunning photos in Sophia Loren. Part of Turner Classic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Infinite Variety The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati the Ultimate Edition by Scot D. Ryersson, Michael Orlando Yaccarino, Quentin Crisp Infinite Variety The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati the Ultimate Edition
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For the first three decades of the twentieth century, the Marchesa Luisa Casati astounded Europe. She was infamous for her evening strolls-naked beneath her furs, parading cheetahs on diamond-studded leashes. Artists such as Man Ray and Augustus John painted, sculpted,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

George Lucas by Brian Jay Jones George Lucas

George Lucas' life, his art, and the making of his cinematic empire.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Renoir An Intimate Biography by Barbara Ehrlich White Renoir An Intimate Biography

A major new biography of this enduringly popular artist by the world's foremost scholar of his life and work
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

A Striking Likeness The Life of George Romney by David A. Cross A Striking Likeness The Life of George Romney

This title was first published in 2000: In their stunning simplicity, George Romney's portraits of eighteenth-century gentry and their children are among the most widely recognised creations of his age. A rival to Reynolds and Gainsborough, Romney was born in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Warner Bros The Making of an American Movie Studio by David Thomson Warner Bros The Making of an American Movie Studio

Behind the scenes at the legendary Warner Brothers film studio, where four immigrant brothers transformed themselves into the moguls and masters of American fantasy
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Calder The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940 by Jed Perl Calder The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Elizabeth Taylor Tribute to a Legend by Boze Hadleigh Elizabeth Taylor Tribute to a Legend

This book of quotes explores the many sides of the one-and-only Elizabeth Taylor. In her time, she was perceived as a celebrity, an actress, a siren, and a champion for causes. She became a popular and prominent female figure in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Collector of Lives Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art by Ingrid Rowland, Noah Charney The Collector of Lives Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art
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A narrative of intrigue, gossip and colourful artistic rivalry, The Collector of Lives presents a lively introduction to a seminal figure in the very human story of art itself.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Hero David Bowie by Lesley-Ann Jones Hero David Bowie

A unique portrait of the globally revered artist, and the complex man behind the legend.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Of Metal and Man The Definitive Biography by Mark Eglinton Of Metal and Man The Definitive Biography

The first and only biography of Hetfield, frontman of the biggest rock band of the modern era.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

George Michael by David Nolan George Michael

A pictorial tribute to George Michael. It includes imagery from his carefree days with Wham! to his final few appearances at social events and concerts in the months before his death. It includes portraits and on-stage images, and also features...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Lou Reed A Life by Anthony DeCurtis Lou Reed A Life

The essential biography of the Velvet Underground singer and New York legend
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Notes from the Velvet Underground The Life of Lou Reed by Howard Sounes Notes from the Velvet Underground The Life of Lou Reed

Lou Reed, who died in 2013, was best known to the general public as the grumpy New Yorker in black who sang 'Walk on the Wild Side'. In this biography, the author examines his life and work, from birth to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Paul Martin My World Of Antiques by Paul Martin Paul Martin My World Of Antiques

Paul Martin, famous for his passion for beautiful furniture, has been the hugely successful TV presenter on BBC1's Flog It! for the past fifteen years.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Beyoncegraphica A Graphic Biography of Beyonce by Chris Roberts Beyoncegraphica A Graphic Biography of Beyonce

In this innovative graphic biography, Beyonce's genius is explored and celebrated like never before, with fun infographics looking at the highlights and success of her career alongside an insightful narrative telling the story of how a young singer from Texas...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/08/2017

Lee Friedlander: Chain Link by Lee Friedlander Lee Friedlander: Chain Link


Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Sargent's Women Four Lives Behind the Canvas by Donna M. Lucey Sargent's Women Four Lives Behind the Canvas

The fascinating backstories of four women painted by John Singer Sargent come alive in this seductive, multi-layered biography.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

The Last Great Event With Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison by Ray Foulk, Caroline Foulk The Last Great Event With Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison
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LONGLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE 2017. The Isle of Wight Festival in 1969 famously 'stole Bob Dylan from Woodstock' and was the starting point and benchmark for all rock and pop festivals in the UK. What followed in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/08/2017

Libby Larsen Composing an American Life by Denise Von Glahn Libby Larsen Composing an American Life

Libby Larsen has composed award-winning music performed around the world. Her works range from chamber pieces and song cycles to operas to large-scale works for orchestra and chorus. At the same time, she has advocated for living composers and new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Wes Anderson by Donna Kornhaber Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom have made Wes Anderson a filmmaking force. Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums have become quotable cult classics. Yet every new Anderson release brings out droves of critics eager to charge him with stylistic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Wes Anderson by Donna Kornhaber Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom have made Wes Anderson a filmmaking force. Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums have become quotable cult classics. Yet every new Anderson release brings out droves of critics eager to charge him with stylistic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Chopin and His World by Jonathan D. Bellman Chopin and His World

A new look at the life, times, and music of Polish composer and piano virtuoso Fryderyk Chopin Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49), although the most beloved of piano composers, remains a contradictory figure, an artist of virtually universal appeal who preferred the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Chopin and His World by Jonathan D. Bellman Chopin and His World

A new look at the life, times, and music of Polish composer and piano virtuoso Fryderyk Chopin Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49), although the most beloved of piano composers, remains a contradictory figure, an artist of virtually universal appeal who preferred the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir A Biography by Michael Hicks The Mormon Tabernacle Choir A Biography

A first-of-its-kind history, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir tells the epic story of how an all-volunteer group founded by persecuted religious outcasts grew into a multimedia powerhouse synonymous with the mainstream and with Mormonism itself. Drawing on decades of work observing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Libby Larsen Composing an American Life by Denise Von Glahn Libby Larsen Composing an American Life

Libby Larsen has composed award-winning music performed around the world. Her works range from chamber pieces and song cycles to operas to large-scale works for orchestra and chorus. At the same time, she has advocated for living composers and new...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Wong Kar-Wai Interviews by Silver Wai Lee Wong Kar-Wai Interviews

Collected interviews with the Hong Kong auteur covering every feature film he's directed, from his debut, As Tears Go By, to his 2013 The Grandmaster
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Alabama Song of the South by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Alabama Song of the South


Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2017

Gainsborough A Portrait by James Hamilton Gainsborough A Portrait

Frank, lucid and modern, this is a fresh portrait of Thomas Gainsborough, the most sensuous artist of the eighteenth century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Mozart The Man Revealed by John Suchet Mozart The Man Revealed


Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

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