Sunday, 19 December 2010

For those who have everything

The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China  

by Hannah Pakula

 By David Bouchard with illustrations by noted artist Zhong-Yang Huang

An illustrated fictionalised memoir of the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi.

The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty 

James C. Y. Watt(Editor) 






 Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer  

by Jay Jorgensen 





by Charles Churchward

Introduction by Richard Gere with foreword by David Fahey

Fornasetti: The Complete Universe

by Mariuccia Casadio

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture

by Jonathan D. Katz

...companion volume to an exhibition of the same name at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, traces the defining presence of same-sex desire in American portraiture...

Now playing: Ertha Kitt - Santa Baby


victoria thorne said...

oh my god, what a booklist. and i was going to try to stop buying books (a new year's resolution). well, i will have to get on it now (ordering some of these -- i wish all) if i am to stay with that lofty plan, yes?

happy, happy holidays most beautiful hobac. and a splendid 2011.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

These all look wonderful -- nothing like a little escapism via table tome.
Thanks for aiming so haute ;)

maison21 said...

i think i need to fornasetti book!

little augury said...

Some wonderful selections- I gravitate to the Dragon of Heaven- an illustrated fictional Memoir-How could I not be? The Last Empress will be spectacular- have you read it? I think I will be getting the Herb Ritts book sometime in the near future. books are a sure bet -always there is more room on the floor!

Thombeau said...