For the Art Lover

Metropolitan Stories: A Novel By Christine Coulson Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781635420937
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Published: Other Press - April 20th, 2021

“Only someone who deeply loves and understands the Metropolitan Museum could deliver such madcap, funny, magical, tender, intimate fables and stories.” —Maira Kalman, artist and bestselling author of The Principles of Uncertainty


The Stolen Lady: A Novel of World War II and the Mona Lisa By Laura Morelli Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062993595
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 21st, 2021

From the acclaimed author of The Night Portrait comes a stunning historical novel about two women, separated by five hundred years, who each hide Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa—with unintended consequences.


France, 1939


Sophie Calle: The Hotel By Sophie Calle (Artist) Cover Image
By Sophie Calle (Artist)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781938221293
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Published: Siglio Press - December 7th, 2021

What Isabella Wanted: Isabella Stewart Gardner Builds a Museum By Candace Fleming, Matt Cordell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Candace Fleming, Matt Cordell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823442638
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 7th, 2021

From multiple award-winning author Candace Fleming and Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell comes the true story of a woman who always got what she wanted: Isabella Stewart Gardner.

A New England Book Award Finalist


Nightshade: A novel By Annalena McAfee Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593080689
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Published: Vintage - July 13th, 2021

A lean, taut novel about an artist—a painter—at the height of her career; about the art world; about love, fidelity, fame, betrayal and the prices paid in the quest for art for art's sake.


The Death of Francis Bacon: A Novel By Max Porter Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780771096372
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Published: Strange Light - September 14th, 2021

Madrid. Unfinished. Man dying.

A great painter lies on his deathbed, synapses firing, writhing and reveling in pleasure and pain as a lifetime of chaotic and grotesque sense memories wash over and envelop him.


Optic Nerve By Maria Gainza, Thomas Bunstead (Translated by) Cover Image
By Maria Gainza, Thomas Bunstead (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220021
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Published: Catapult - April 21st, 2020

"In this delightful autofiction―the first book by Gainza, an Argentine art critic, to appear in English―a woman delivers pithy assessments of world–class painters along with glimpses of her life, braiding the two into an illuminating whole." ―The New York Times Book Review, Notable Book of the Year and Editors' Choice


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Lesson In Red By Maria Hummel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781640094314
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Published: Counterpoint - June 1st, 2021

A companion to Still Lives--a Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine selection--this savvy thriller exposes dark questions about power and the art world and reveals the fatal mistakes that can befall those who threaten its status quo.


John Derian Sticker Book (John Derian Paper Goods) By John Derian Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781648291012
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Published: Artisan - November 9th, 2021

An InStyle 2021 gift guide pick

John Derian Sticker Book, from revered designer John Derian, offers a curated collection of over 500 stickers that allow adults and children to add a touch of beauty to any surface with these beautiful images of blooming flowers, charming critters, and darling forest animals.

John Derian first caught the eye of t


The Talented Miss Farwell: A Novel By Emily Gray Tedrowe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062897718
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Published: Custom House - August 24th, 2021

Catch Me If You Can meets Patricia Highsmith in this “stylish” (New York Times Book Review) page-turner of greed and obsession, survival and self-invention that is a piercing character study of one unforgettable female con artist.


The Night Portrait: A Novel of World War II and da Vinci's Italy By Laura Morelli Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062993571
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 8th, 2020

USA Today Bestseller

"This is a truly original novel that has earned its place among my favorite works of historical fiction."--Jennifer Robson, USA Today bestselling author of The Gown


1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir By Ai Weiwei, Allan H. Barr (Translated by) Cover Image
By Ai Weiwei, Allan H. Barr (Translated by)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780553419467
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Published: Crown - November 2nd, 2021

The “intimate and expansive” (Time) memoir of “one of the most important artists working in the world today” (Financial Times), telling a remarkable history of China over the last hundred years while also illuminating his artistic process
 


A History of American Tonalism, 1880-1920: Crucible of American Modernism By David A. Cleveland Cover Image
$125.00
ISBN: 9780789214119
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Published: Abbeville Press - October 5th, 2021

A groundbreaking survey of the school of expressive, symbolic landscape painting that gave rise to American modernism—newly revised and updated


The Mirror and the Palette: Rebellion, Revolution, and Resilience: Five Hundred Years of Women's Self Portraits By Jennifer Higgie Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781643138039
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Published: Pegasus Books - October 5th, 2021

A dazzlingly original and ambitious book on the history of female self-portraiture by one of today's most well-respected art critics.

Her story weaves in and out of time and place. She's Frida Kahlo, Loïs Mailou Jones and Amrita Sher-Gil en route to Mexico City, Paris or Bombay.


The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War By Louis Menand Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374158453
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 20th, 2021

"An engrossing and impossibly wide-ranging project . . . In The Free World, every seat is a good one." —Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post

"The Free World sparkles. Fully original, beautifully written . . . One hopes Menand has a sequel in mind. The bar is set very high." —David Oshinsky, The New York Times Book Review | Editors' Choice


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The Age of Light: A Novel By Whitney Scharer Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316524148
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 22nd, 2019

One of the Best Books of the Year: Parade, Glamour, Real Simple, Refinery29, Yahoo! Lifestyle. "A startlingly modern love story and a mesmerizing portrait of a woman's self-transformation from muse to artist." --Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere


The Gilded Page: The Secret Lives of Medieval Manuscripts By Mary Wellesley Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541675087
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Published: Basic Books - October 12th, 2021

A breathtaking journey into the hidden history of medieval manuscripts, from the Lindisfarne Gospels to the ornate Psalter of Henry VIII

“A delight—immersive, conversational, and intensely visual, full of gorgeous illustrations and shimmering description.” –Helen Castor, author of She-Wolves

Medieval manuscripts can tell us much about power and


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Man with a Seagull on His Head By Harriet Paige Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781771962391
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Published: Biblioasis - October 16th, 2018

There is nothing interesting about Ray Eccles. He knows it himself. On the morning of his fortieth birthday, he goes for a walk because he's just learned of a dormant Second World War explosive offshore, and he's the kind of man who thinks a bomb might be good company.


Damien Hirst: Cherry Blossoms By Damien Hirst (Artist), Gilda Williams (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Michio Hayashi (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Damien Hirst (Artist), Gilda Williams (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Michio Hayashi (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$65.00
ISBN: 9782869251595
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Published: Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain, Pa - September 7th, 2021

Incandescent and celebratory paintings of cherry blossoms from Damien Hirst, in a glorious oversize volume with 18 gatefold spreads


Belonging and Betrayal: How Jews Made the Art World Modern By Charles Dellheim Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781684580569
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Published: Brandeis University Press - September 21st, 2021

The story of dealers of Old Masters, champions of modern art, and victims of Nazi plunder.
 
Since the late-1990s, the fate of Nazi stolen art has become a cause célèbre.


The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel By Dominic Smith Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250118325
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Published: Picador - April 4th, 2017

Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city’s Guild of St. Luke.


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Still Life By Sarah Winman Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330753
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 2nd, 2021

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick
 
A Veranda Magazine Book Club Pick

A captivating, bighearted, richly tapestried story of people brought together by love, war, art, flood, and the ghost of E. M. Forster, by the celebrated author of Tin Man.


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Still Lives: A Novel By Maria Hummel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640092013
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Published: Counterpoint - June 4th, 2019

Twelve shocking paintings. Eleven famous murders. One missing artist . . . and one woman driven to find her—this Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine Selection is a “stunning achievement” (Los Angeles Times).


Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction By Sophie Taeuber-Arp (Artist), Charlotte Healy (Editor), Walburga Krupp (Editor) Cover Image
By Sophie Taeuber-Arp (Artist), Charlotte Healy (Editor), Walburga Krupp (Editor)
$75.00
ISBN: 9781633451070
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Published: Museum of Modern Art - June 15th, 2021

A definitive survey on the Dada participant and pioneer of abstraction between art and craft, spanning her textiles, marionettes, stained glass, paintings and more

A New York Times critics' pick Best Art Books 2021


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