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Scandals Vandals And Da Vincis


Author : Harvey Rachlin
language : en
Publisher: Anova Books
Release Date : 2007

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The author has chosen, from thousands of great works of art, fifty paintings behind whose canvas lurk the most compelling stories. He describes how many of the word's incomparable masterpieces figured in revolutions, scandals, ransoms, thefts, shipwrecks and much more.

Lucy S Bones Sacred Stones Einstein S Brain


Author : Harvey Rachlin
language : en
Publisher: Garrett County Press
Release Date : 2013-07-14

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Leap across time with bestselling author Harvey Rachlin as he collects over 50 of the most fascinating objects in the world, under one book. The Mounted Hide of Stonewall Jackson's Battle Horse, The Black Obelisk, The Rosetta Stone, George Washington's False Teeth, Vice Admiral Lord Nelson's Uniform Coat, The Elephant Man's Skeleton, and Lincoln's Death Bed are just some of the objects Rachlin explores with wit, pick and an amazing sense of spectacle. Publisher's Weekly calls Lucy's Bone's, Sacred Stones, and Einstein's Brain "entertaining and enlightening." Library Journal declares Rachin's work "fascinating." Parade says it is "detailed and authoritative." It is also intensely moving as Rachlin weaves together seemingly disparate histories into a holistic statement that celebrates human endeavor. This book is not simply wonderful -- it is full of wonder.

What Are You Looking At


Author : Will Gompertz
language : en
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date : 2012

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What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz, the BBC Arts Editor, and probably the world's first art history stand-up comedian, on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art. You will learn: Conceptual art isn't rubbish Picasso is a genius (but Cézanne might be better) Pollock is no drip Cubism has no cubes A urinal changed the course of art And why your five-year-old really couldn't do it Refreshing, irreverent and always straightforward, What Are You Looking At? cuts through the pretentious art speak and asks all the basic questions that you were too embarrassed to. After reading this, your next gallery or museum visit is going to be a little less intimidating, and a lot more interesting.

New Art City


Author : Jed Perl
language : en
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date : 2009-06-03

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In this landmark work, Jed Perl captures the excitement of a generation of legendary artists–Jackson Pollack, Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ellsworth Kelly among them–who came to New York, mingled in its lofts and bars, and revolutionized American art. In a continuously arresting narrative, Perl also portrays such less well known figures as the galvanic teacher Hans Hofmann, the lyric expressionist Joan Mitchell, and the adventuresome realist Fairfield Porter, as well the writers, critics, and patrons who rounded out the artists’world. Brilliantly describing the intellectual crosscurrents of the time as well as the genius of dozens of artists, New Art City is indispensable for lovers of modern art and culture. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Jumbo S Hide Elvis S Ride And The Tooth Of Buddha


Author : Harvey Rachlin
language : en
Publisher: Garrett County Press
Release Date : 2013-08-30

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Once again historian Harvey Rachlin uncovers odd and stirring stories behind some of the most fascinating objects in the world. "Jumbo's Hide," Publisher's Weekly writes, "is entertaining and enlightening … a pageant of human aspiration, achievement, obsession, and belief." Artifacts explored include: The truce flag that ended World War I, The Maltese Falcon, John Adam's pigtail and Jesse James' Stickpin and Galileo's middle finger.

The Making Of A Detective


Author : Harvey Rachlin
language : en
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Release Date : 1996

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Traces the passage of New York Police Detective Dave Carbone from a rookie in Brooklyn's 75th precinct--one of the nation's toughest neighborhoods--to an expert crime fighter respected by the local gangs. Reprint.

Hope Diamond


Author : Richard Kurin
language : en
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
Release Date : 2017-02-28

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