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Going Once

Going Once Author Christie's
ISBN-10 0714872024
Release 2016-10-24
Pages 496
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A celebration of evolving taste, told through the stories behind 250 objects sold by the world's leading auction house Founded in London in 1766, Christie's is one of the most important auction houses in the world. During its history, Christie's has sold masterpieces by artists such as Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Vincent van Gogh, often at record-breaking prices; and, away from the world of art, the personal possessions of such well-known figures as Napoleon Bonaparte, Marilyn Monroe, Yves Saint Laurent, and Princess Diana. From furniture to works of fine and decorative art, vintage cars to clothing and jewellery, the items sold at its auctions hold a mirror to our history and reflect our culture at large. Going Once vividly brings to life the shifts in aesthetic trends, fashion, and design over the centuries, showcasing 250 of the most outstanding objects in its storied history - including some of the very first pieces sold at the auction house.



Could Have Would Have Should Have

Could Have  Would Have  Should Have Author Tiqui Atencio
ISBN-10 1908970243
Release 2016-05-09
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What does it take to be a serious art collector? What drives someone to go after a particular work regardless of the cost? What form of addiction or compulsion causes an individual to devote vast amounts of time, money and emotional energy in pursuit of something that is unobtainable to most of us? Tiqui Atencio has been collecting since she was eighteen years old. Decades later she is one of the most prominent collectors of contemporary art, on the boards of international museums and art-world power lists. For Could Have, Would Have, Should Have, she has interviewed more than eighty of the world's most influential collectors - from financiers to artists - and asked them to tell their own story of how they started to collect and what continues to motivate them. In a series of thirty chapters - among them 'Serendipity', 'Obsessions', 'Auction moments', 'What was I thinking?', 'To sell or not sell', 'Being custodians' - they reveal their highs and lows, the successes and regrets, the shared passions and intense rivalries, the works that got away ... and the ones that perhaps should have done. Their anecdotes and recollections reveal the many practical and emotional aspects of collecting art, all the unexpected pleasures and challenges. What emerges is a frank and honest, surprising and eye-opening, and sometimes hilarious account of a lifelong dedication that is described by some as a heroic commitment and by others as a crazy sickness. Cartoons throughout the book by celebrated artist and satirist Pablo Helguera complement the humorous and entertaining tone of the text.



Sotheby s

Sotheby s Author Robert Lacey
ISBN-10 0751523623
Release 1999-03-01
Pages 354
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This volume explores the history of Sotheby's auction house, tracing its beginnings back to 1744. It was in the latter half of the 19th century, when economic instability forced the aristocrats to sell off many of their treasures, that Sotheby's began to lay the foundations of the modern art market. The Sotheby's-Christie's rivalry intensified in the early-1900s and they have been battling it out ever since over the likes of Cezanne, Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet. Lacey takes the reader through the unprecedented boom of the 1980s, when Van Gogh's Irises went for $53.9 million, and examines the catastrophic effects of an inflation still being felt today.



Sotheby s

Sotheby s Author Peter Watson
ISBN-10 0747538085
Release 1998-05-01
Pages 326
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Peter Watson tells the story of his five year investigation into Sotheby's and his discovery of practices that include the facilitation of smuggling, the sale of antiquities known to have been stolen from tombs, and the rigging of the Art Index Market.



Timeless Beauty

Timeless Beauty Author Christie Brinkley
ISBN-10 9781455587926
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 256
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In her first book in more than 30 years, supermodel Christie Brinkley shares the secrets she's learned on what to eat, how to apply makeup like a pro, and what to wear to look like a knock out. She has the face and body of a 30-year-old and she just turned 60! From tips on which skincare products really make our skin look younger to which foods cut inflammation to a fitness plan with easy exercises to keep us strong and our waistlines lean, Brinkley draws on her years of experience maintaining her supermodel appearance to help readers look and feel their youthful best. She also offers makeup tips that will make any face look younger, fashion advice on necklines, skirt lengths, and more! With never-before-read personal stories, beautiful photographs, hundreds of timesaving tips, plus a good dose of humor, this will be the book that every woman will want to own and share with her friends.



Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Author W. Christie
ISBN-10 9780230627857
Release 2006-10-13
Pages 250
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The most sustained criticism and ambitious theory that had ever been attempted in English, the Biographia was Coleridge's major statement to a literary culture in which he sought to define and defend all imaginative life. This book offers a reading of Coleridge in the context of that culture and the institutions that comprised it.



Rules for Modern Life

Rules for Modern Life Author Sir David Tang
ISBN-10 9780241258521
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 224
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Do gentlemen wear shorts? What are the rules regarding interior decor in a high-security prison? Is it ever acceptable to send Valentine's cards to one's pets? The twenty-first century is an age of innumerable social conundrums. Around every corner lies a potential faux pas waiting to happen. But if you've ever struggled for the right response to an unwelcome gift or floundered for conversation at the dinner party from hell, fear not: help is at hand. In Rules for Modern Life, Sir David Tang, resident agony uncle at the Financial Times, delivers a satirical masterclass in navigating the social niceties of modern life. Whether you're unsure of the etiquette of doggy bags or wondering whether a massage room in your second home would be de trop, Sir David has the answer to all your social anxieties - and much more besides.



Gender Inequality in Metal Music Production

Gender Inequality in Metal Music Production Author Pauwke Berkers
ISBN-10 9781787146754
Release 2018-06-19
Pages 170
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In metal, it seems that women are nowhere but gender is everywhere. This title offers a sociological analysis of metal music's historical and global gender imbalance to investigate why this genre is such an impenetrable fortress for female musicians and how it could change.



Visionaries Creating a Modern Guggenheim

Visionaries   Creating a Modern Guggenheim Author Megan Fontanella
ISBN-10 0892075260
Release 2017-02-23
Pages 312
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"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim, organized by Megan Fontanella, Curator, Collections and Provenance, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 10-September 6, 2017."



An Auctioneer s Lot

An Auctioneer s Lot Author Lord Hindlip
ISBN-10 1908990813
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 256
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Highly entertaining and personal account from a giant of one of the world's most famous auction houses Lifts the lid on the mysterious and moneyed world of art sales Beautifully illustrated in full colorLord Hindlip presided over London's auction house Christie's during a time of great excitement in the art world. The 1960s, '70s and early '80s saw the wholesale denuding of country houses and ransacking of attics right across the country - yielding genuine treasures and fakes (both cunning and clumsy) in equal measure. Both memoir and art book, An Auctioneer's Lot recounts Lord Hindlip's career through the major works of art that have passed through his hands over the last fifty years. His story charts such extraordinary highs as the sale of Van Gogh's Sunflowers for a then world-record sum, as well as the often hilarious lows, including a wild goose chase across the badlands of rural America which led him to a gun-toting recluse and a cherished pile of tat masquerading as Old Master paintings.This lavishly produced book is generously illustrated with photographs of all the works of art that came to define Lord Hindlip's tenure as chairman of Christie's"



The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap Author Agatha Christie
ISBN-10 0573619239
Release 1982
Pages 70
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Melodrama / 5m, 3f / Int. The author comes forth with another hit about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions that are in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, than the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.



The Auctioneer

The Auctioneer Author Simon de Pury
ISBN-10 9781250059789
Release 2016-05-03
Pages 240
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Just as William Goldman, the ultimate screenwriter, took us inside Hollywood, Simon de Pury, the ultimate art player, will take us inside an even more secretive business, whose staggering prices, famous collectors, and high crimes are front page news almost every day. The former Chairman of Sotheby's Europe, the former owner of Sotheby's rival Phillips de Pury, and currently a London-based dealer and advisor to great collectors around the world, Simon has one of the highest profiles of any non-artist in the art world. Even though he has an ancient title and the aura of an elegant Swiss banker, Simon is famous as an iconoclast and is known as "The Mick Jagger of Auctions" for his showmanship and exuberance. His whole life in art has been devoted to bringing art to the public and to the juxtaposition of high and low. Movie stars, musicians, and athletes compete with hedge funders and billionaires for the great art, and Simon is their pied piper; he wants to turn the world onto art and this book will be his message.



Picasso Giacometti

Picasso Giacometti Author Serena Bucalo-Mussely
ISBN-10 2080203150
Release 2017-08-31
Pages 276
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Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti, each in their own way, deeply disrupted existing artistic codes and pushed the barriers of established aesthetic canons. This tome reveals the dialogue, largely unexplored until now, between the artists on the subjects and questions central to their work. The two legendary twentieth-century artists shared a vast network of acquaintances and sources of inspiration, which are mapped out in a constellation diagram. More than one hundred full-page reproductions of their works establish clear correlations in their artistic production, and expert authors offer incisive insight on these links, drawing on previously unpublished documents. An anthology of historical texts offers the perspective of the master artists' contemporaries. This volume reproduces the principal works and text from the Picasso-Giacometti exhibition held at the Mus�e Picasso in Paris from October 4, 2016 to‒February 5, 2017, produced in conjunction with the Mus�e Picasso and the Fondation Giacometti and traveling to Qatar in spring 2017.



Come Tell Me How You Live

Come  Tell Me How You Live Author Agatha Christie
ISBN-10 0007487193
Release 2017-08
Pages 208
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Agatha Christie's personal memoirs about her travels to Syria and Iraq in the 1930s with her archaeologist husband Max Mallowan, where she worked on the digs and wrote some of her most evocative novels. Think you know Agatha Christie? Think again! To the world she was Agatha Christie, legendary author of bestselling whodunits. But in the 1930s she wore a different hat, travelling with her husband, renowned archaeologist Max Mallowan, as he investigated the buried ruins and ancient wonders of Syria and Iraq. When friends asked what this strange 'other life' was like, she decided to answer their questions by writing down her adventures in this eye-opening book. Described by the author as a 'meandering chronicle of life on an archaeological dig', Come, Tell Me How You Live is Agatha Christie's very personal memoir of her time spent in this breathtaking corner of the globe, living among the working men in tents in the desert where recorded human history began. Acclaimed as 'a pure pleasure to read', it is an altogether remarkable and increasingly poignant narrative, a fascinating, vibrant and vivid portrait of everyday life in a world now long since vanished.



A History of British Art

A History of British Art Author Andrew Graham-Dixon
ISBN-10 0520223764
Release 1999
Pages 256
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Andrew Graham-Dixon unveils the long-kept secret of Britain's rich and vital visual culture.



Picasso Picault Picault Picasso

Picasso   Picault  Picault   Picasso Author Sylvie Vautier
ISBN-10 1938461339
Release 2016-10-31
Pages 220
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* Explore the unique friendship between French potter Robert Picault and Pablo Picasso, focusing on the seven years they both were living in Vallauris, France* Features numerous photographs and historical documents that are never before seen or published Picasso / Picault, Picault / Picasso: A Magic Moment in Vallauris 1948-1953 is an intimate look at the friendship between ceramicist Robert Picault and Pablo Picasso. Following the war, in an effort to leave a wrecked Paris, a group of artists, including Picasso, went to the coastal town of Vallauris. There he met Picault and the two formed a lasting friendship while collaborating artistically for several years. Examining Picault's pottery and production as well as the short films Picasso made and Picault photographed through unpublished documents and photographs - the book shows this idyllic moment.



Breakfast at Sotheby s An A Z of the Art World

Breakfast at Sotheby s  An A Z of the Art World Author Philip Hook
ISBN-10 9781468310306
Release 2014-10-02
Pages 368
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When you stand in front of a work of art in a museum or exhibition, the first two questions you normally ask yourself are 1) Do I like it? and 2) Who’s it by? When you stand in front of a work of art in an auction room or dealer’s gallery, you ask these two questions followed by others: How much is it worth? How much will it be worth in five or ten years’ time? And what will people think of me if they see it hanging on my wall? Breakfast at Sotheby’s is an alphabetical guide to how people reach answers to such questions, and how in the process art is given a financial value. Based on Philip Hook’s thirty-five years’ experience of the art market, Breakfast at Sotheby’s explores the artist and his hinterland (including definitions for -isms, middle-brow artists, Gericault, and suicides), subject and style (from abstract art and banality through surrealism and war), “wall-power,” provenance, and market weather. Comic, revealing, piquant, splendid, and occasionally absurd, Breakfast at Sotheby’s is a book of pleasure and intelligent observation, as engaged with art as it is with the world that surrounds it.