Gifts in Art, Architecture & Photography
A Work of Art a
An artwork a day won't likely keep doctors at bay, but "look at a
work of art every day," commands Thomas Hoving, and "you'll be
better off." Hoving, who for over a decade was the director of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, recently wrote Art
for Dummies. In this exclusive essay for Amazon.com, he shares
how he came under the spell of the elusive, invigorating power of great
works of art.
Blame it on the desert air--when movie stars and millionaires
hired architects like Richard Neutra and Albert Frey to build
homes for them in Palm Springs, something magical happened. Palm
Springs Modern documents the resulting homes--the
Annenbergs' Rancho Mirage estate and Frank Sinatra's rambling
house among them.
Each of these undersized books is packed with lush images and
informative writing. They're cheap and they're small, so grab a handful
and stuff them into the pockets and stockings of every art,
architecture, and photography lover on you holiday shopping list.
Architecture & Photography Bestsellers
Eyes ~ Simon Schama
O. Gehry: The Complete Works ~ Francesco Dal Co and Kurt W.
Our Century in Pictures ~ Richard Stolley and Tony Chiu
High Museum of Art, Atlanta: Norman
Rockwell: Pictures for the American People
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles: Lee
Whitney Museum, New York: The
American Century: Art & Culture, 1950-2000