by Holly Bellebuono, Rosemary Gladstar
This glorious celebration of 31 women from 20 countries and 16 healing traditions took author and herbalist Holly Bellebuono seven years to complete; come explore the mystical and mysterious women alchemists and midwives of the past, combing history for the controversial, scandalous and -- ultimately -- inspiring healers that have shaped herbal heritage today. And meet living women who are changing the face of world medicine daily with their contributions to science and health all over the world.
You'll discover nurses, physicians, pharmacists, shamans, midwives, herbalists, homeopaths, ethnobotanists, and more -- all extraordinary women who work with plants. The book is a treasure-trove of lively stories and factual information and is filled to the brim with color photographs and original watercolor art commissioned exclusively for this book -- in some cases these portraits are the first depictions of these ancient women ever created.
The book culminates with hand-crafting recipes inspired by the healers throughout the pages, and is suitable for the lay-person, arboreta, universities, and women's study programs. [close]
by Sarah Thornton
The best-selling author of Seven Days in t…more
The best-selling author of Seven Days in the Art World now tells the story of the artists themselves—how they move through the world, command credibility, and create iconic works.
33 Artists in 3 Acts offers unprecedented access to a dazzling range of artists, from international superstars to unheralded art teachers. Sarah Thornton's beautifully paced, fly-on-the-wall narratives include visits with Ai Weiwei before and after his imprisonment and Jeff Koons as he woos new customers in London, Frankfurt, and Abu Dhabi. Thornton meets Yayoi Kusama in her studio around the corner from the Tokyo asylum that she calls home. She snoops in Cindy Sherman’s closet, hears about Andrea Fraser’s psychotherapist, and spends quality time with Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, and their daughters Lena and Grace.
Through these intimate scenes, 33 Artists in 3 Acts explores what it means to be a real artist in the real world. Divided into three cinematic "acts"—politics, kinship, and craft—it investigates artists' psyches, personas, politics, and social networks. Witnessing their crises and triumphs, Thornton turns a wry, analytical eye on their different answers—and non-answers—to the question "What is an artist?"
33 Artists in 3 Acts reveals the habits and attributes of successful artists, offering insight into the way these driven and inventive people play their game. In a time when more and more artists oversee the production of their work, rather than make it themselves, Thornton shows how an artist’s radical vision and personal confidence can create audiences for their work, and examines the elevated role that artists occupy as essential figures in our culture. [close]
by Jennifer Clement (Goodreads Author)
New York City in the 1980s was a m…more
New York City in the 1980s was a mesmerizing, wild place. A hotbed for hip hop, underground culture, and unmatched creative energy, it spawned some of the most significant art of the 20th century. It was where Jean-Michel Basquiat became an avant-garde street artist and painter, swiftly achieving worldwide fame. During the years before his death at the age of 27, he shared his life with his lover and muse, Suzanne Mallouk.
A runaway from an unhappy home in Canada, Suzanne first met Jean-Michel in a bar on the Lower East Side in 1980. Thus began a tumultuous and passionate relationship that deeply influenced one of the most exceptional artists of our time.
In emotionally resonant prose, award-winning author Jennifer Clement tells the story of the passion that swept Suzanne and Jean-Michel into a short-lived, unforgettable affair. A poetic interpretation like no other, Widow Basquiat is an expression of the unrelenting power of addiction, obsession and love. [close]
― Oscar Wilde
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