Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers Portraits of Fifty Famous Folks and All Their Weird Stuff


This cultural who's-who illuminates 50 famous figures, from Leonardo da Vinci to Coco Chanel, through the fascinating trivia of their lives. Artist James Gulliver Hancock depicts historical icons in quirky annotated portraits surrounded by their associated possessions, baggage, and foibles. Hemingway's hobbies, Amelia Earhart's preferred dessert, Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite TV show--each portrait reveals the ordinary quirks of these extraordinary people and captures their personalities in the process. An exquisitely illustrated almanac and cultural literacy cheat sheet, this fun and informative collection offers both history buffs and art lovers a treasure trove of interesting facts about beloved artists, read more

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ISBN:

9781452114569

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

112

Dimensions:

23cm x 18cm

RRP:

$34.99

Category:

Architecture and Design , Art and Photography

Publisher:

Chronicle Books

Published:

03 February 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Gulliver Hancock

James Gulliver Hancock is an artist and illustrator. His work has adorned everything from galleriesand trains to billboards and public spaces worldwide. He has worked with a wide variety of high-profile clients, including Coca-Cola, the New York Times, and Herman Miller Furniture. He is the author and illustrator of All the Buildings in New York, All the Buildings in Sydney, All the Buildings in London and All the