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The Perfect Team: The Players, Coach, and General Manager That Make up History's Most Unbeatable Team
National Basketball Association
0385501463
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The National Basketball Association takes an unusual approach in creating a team of all-time greats. Instead of relying on statistics, the organization chose each player because he possesses one of 12 qualities that former NBA coach Daly says "all winning teams must possess." While this selection method leads to a few surprises—John Havilcek (who excels in "perpetual motion and hustle") and Bill Laimbeer ("intensity")—the rest of the team consists of the usual suspects, including Michael Jordan ("will to win"), Larry Bird ("confidence") and Magic Johnson ("leadership"). Each person and his defining quality gets his own chapter written by a different prominent sportswriter. The chapters brim with information that will interest fans, but many of the qualities are interchangeable among this collection of...


Frank Auerbach
Catherine Lampert
0810967375
Sept 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
A Royal Academy of Arts Publication "Auerbach's work . . . reminds us that painting may still connect us to the whole body of the world, being more than just a conduit for debate about novelty, cultural signs and stylistic relations." -Robert Hughes Frank Auerbach's world is London, his home since 1947. The German-born figurative painter (b. 1931) depicts the city and its inhabitants in thick, energetic, brilliantly colored brush strokes. His work, which includes landscapes and portraits that recall the Old Masters, has earned him a place among contemporaries such as Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, and R. B. Kitaj. This book is published to accompany a retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. With essays on the works, their place in Western art, and on the painter and his sitters, it brings...


Usonia, New York: Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright
Roland Reisley
1568982453
July 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This is the latest of several books written about the "organic" housing development laid out by Frank Lloyd Wright in New York's Westchester County. In 1945, a rural tract was purchased by a cooperative of young couples from New York City, who were able to enlist Wright to build his Broadacre City concept. Wright designed three homes himself and approved the other 44. Reisley, a co-op member who commissioned one of the houses by Wright, outlines the organizational and social life span of Usonia, from the pioneering days of construction work parties through financial crises to the current well-established community. He concludes with a chapter about his own positive experience as a client of Wright. Contemporary photographs help tell the story, and a visual index identifies the houses. Buy for regional ...


Lucian Freud
William Feaver
0810962675
October 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Lucian Freud's figurative paintings are hard to forget-his distinctive brushwork, color combinations, and unique poses create a landscape of translucent skin that is alarming in its frankness yet beautiful in its presentation. This catalog, accompanying a show that will travel through London, Barcelona, and Los Angeles, features key works from each phase of his six-decade-long career, from 1939 to the present. More than 140 full-color illustrations of paintings, drawings, and etchings accompany an essay by Feaver, as well as an extensive bibliography and chronology. A curator, writer, and critic, Feaver provides a historical backdrop and analysis that helps the reader navigate across the decades of Freud's career. This work joins other catalogs (notably Robert Hughes's Lucian Freud: Paintings and Catherine...


Maverick Eye: The Street Photography of John Deakin
Robin Muir
0500542449
June 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
British photographer Deakin (1916-72) has most often been noted for photographing artists who worked in London's Soho area during the 1950s, some of whom included Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and Frank Auerbach. In addition to his Soho photographs and his employment as a Vogue photographer, this book addresses Deakin's lesser-known photographs of everyday scenes in Paris, London, and Rome. High-quality, full-page reproductions illustrate Deakin's effectiveness in using the shapes and textures found in city streets. By using material from the photographer's correspondence with journalist Dan Farson, Muir also succeeds in penetrating the personal side of Deakin, including his reliance on friends for financial support, his heavy drinking, and his failed efforts at painting and sculpture. A former picture editor of...


On Creativity: Interviews Exploring the Process
John Tusa
0413773485
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

A series of interviews exploring the process of creativity with the great artists, composers and writers of our time. The interviewees include Howard Hodgkin, Antony Caro, Elliot Carter, Eve Arnold, David Sylvester, Nicholas Grimshaw, Gyorgy Ligeti, Milos Forman, Paula Rego, Harrison Birtwistle, Frank Auerbach, Tony Harrison and Muriel Spark.

John Tusa was managing director of the BBC's World Service from 1986–92. He is the author of Art Matters: Reflecting on Culture (1999).

About the Author
John Tusa was managing director of the BBC's World Service and is director of London's Barbican Centre. He is the author of numerous books on culture and the arts, including Conversations with the World (1990), Art Matters (1999) and On Creativity...



Portraits of Artists: Photographs by Nicholas Sinclair
Nicholas Sinclair (Photographer)
0853317992
May 2000
Hardcover
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Transition: The London Art Scene in the 1950s
Martin Harrison
1858941725
April 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
London in the 1950s was a city in transition. From its postwar bombsites and rolling smogballs at the beginning of the decade through to the packed movie theaters and Soho coffee shops at the end, London experienced a huge change in its attitudes. During this transitional period, a disparate group of artists formed, characterized by a sense of fun, brio, and a dash of genius. The socalled Independent Group of artists and designers living in London at this time-including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and David Hockney-had in common a fascination with the American experience of the 1950s. American artists' response to the new 50s American consumerism found fertile ground in London, and helped to shape modernist expression all over Britain. Transition: The London Art Scene in the 1950s is a lively and entertaining...

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