Hill of Content Summer Catalogue 2016/17 - Page 20

The Arts Born to Run Bruce Springsteen The Secret Lives of Colour Kassia St Clair Margaret Preston: Recipes for Food and Art Lesley Harding HB $49.99 In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. Over the past seven years, Bruce has devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humour, and originality found in his songs. Born to Run is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences. HB $39.99 The Secret Lives of Colour tells the unusual stories of the 75 most fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso's blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history. PB $45.00 Celebrated for her vibrant, distinctive pictures of indigenous flowers, Margaret Preston was an equally colourful and outspoken personality. Drawing on recipes from handwritten books found in the National Gallery of Australia and richly illustrated with Preston's paintings, prints and photographs, this book sheds new light on the fascinating private life of a much-loved Australian artist. Mad Enchantment Ross King Frida Kahlo at Home Suzanne Barbezat Slim Aarons: Women Slim Aarons HB $49.99 We have all seen, whether in person or by photograph, some of Claude Monet's water lily paintings. They are in museums all over the world, and are among the most beloved works of art of the past century. Yet, ironically, these soothing images were created amid terrible personal turmoil. Ross King's new book tells that history for the first time and, in the process, presents a compelling and original portrait of one of our most beloved artists. HB $49.99 La Casa Azul, now one of the most visited museums in Mexico City, was Frida Kahlo's birthplace and the home where she grew up, lived with her husband Diego Rivera for a number of years, and also where she died. Fully illustrated, this book features Frida's paintings together with archive images and family photographs to provide an insight into how the homes and landscapes of her life relate to her work. HB $110.00 Slim Aarons: Women explores the central subject of Slim Aarons’ career—the extraordinary women from the upper echelons of high society, the arts, fashion and Hollywood. The book presents the women who most influenced Aarons’ life and work—and the other remarkable personalities he photographed along the way, including Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Diana Vreeland and Marilyn Monroe, all featured in unforgettable photographs.