Gebundene Ausgabe - Smithmark Pub - 1994 - Englisch - 30,7 x 23,4 x 1,5 cm Marie Cahill On June 1, 1926, Gladys Pearl Baker Mor-tensen gave birth to her third child, a daughter whom she named Norma Jeane. Gladys was not married and little Norma Jeane grew up never knowing—but always seeking—her father. The child was often without her mother as well, for Gladys could not care for Norma Jeane and left her with foster parents. When Norma Jeane was about six, she and her mother did live together briefly in a small white bungalow that Gladys had bought after years of scrimping and saving, but their time together was brief. Gladys was plagued by mental illness and spent the rest of her life in and out of institutions, unable to care for Norma Jeane. At 16, to escape life in an orphanage, Norma Jeane married Jim Dougherty. By 20, she was divorced and on her way to Holly-wood... and stardom. Norma Jeane became Marilyn Monroe, one of the world´s most glamorous movie stars, but deep inside she was still Norma Jeane, a tortured soul who only wanted to be loved. She sought solace in sleeping pills and champagne, but the combination was deadly. On August 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe was found dead of a drug overdose. Whether her death was an accident or a suicide will never be known. She died alone, still seeking the love and security she had been denied as a child. Almost 30 years after her death, the legacy of Marilyn Monroe persists. Innocent yet sen-suous, vulnerable yet strong, Marilyn Monroe had a unique magic that will live on forever.
She writes beyond the time we live in.´ Colum McCannStruggling to cope with urban life - and with life in general - Frankie, a twenty-something artist, retreats to the rural bungalow on `turbine hill´ that has been vacant since her grandmother´s death three years earlier.
Acclaimed photographer, author, and Bay Area native Leslie Williamson returns to her roots with a tribute to the most fertile soil for creativity: California. Following her ultra-successful Handcrafted Modern and Modern Originals, Leslie Williamson is back with an original and compelling take on California´s pioneering cultural and creative forces. Williamson´s distinctive, warm photography of charming, often handcrafted interiors combined with personal, compelling texts create intimate, revealing portraits of the homes of design and lifestyle trailblazers. Featured homes include fashion designer Christina Kim´s airy loft in downtown Los Angeles; chef Alice Waters´s book-lined Craftsman bungalow in Berkeley; and artist Alma Allen´s studio and home in the desert, filled with his finished and in-progress biomorphic wood and bronze sculptures. Powerfully personal and deeply authentic, this beautiful book will appeal not only to lovers of bohemian architecture but also to anyone who feels the pull of the West Coast lifestyle. Showcasing thirteen unique homes from the rugged coast of Big Sur to the sunlight-filled modernist structures of Los Angeles and San Diego, this book is a journey through the very best that California design has to offer.
The follow-up to Susan Gloss’ successful debut, Vintage, is a charming Midwestern story of artists, inspiration, and how to reinvent your life with purpose and flair.Nell Parker has a PhD in art history, a loving husband named Josh, and a Craftsman bungalow in Madison, WI. But her last pregnancy ended later in the second trimester, and rather than pausing to grieve, she pushes harder for testing and fertility treatments. Urging Nell to apply for jobs, Josh believes his wife needs something else to focus on other than a baby that may never be.Finding a job turns out to be difficult for an art historian...until Nell sees the ad seeking a director for a new nonprofit called the Mansion Hill Artists´ Colony. The colony is the brainchild of the late, unconventional society dame Betsy Barrett, who left behind her vast fortune and a killer collection of modern art to establish an artist-in-residency program to be run out of her lakeside mansion. The executor of Betsy´s estate simply hands Nell a set of house keys and wishes her luck, leaving her to manage the mansion and the eccentric personalities of the artists who live there on her own.Soon, one of the artists, a young metal sculptor named Odin, is keeping the other residents awake with his late-night welding projects. Nell is pretty sure Annie, a dreadlocked granny known for her avant garde performance pieces, is dealing drugs out of the basement ´´studio´´. Meanwhile, Paige, an art student from the university, takes up residence in the third-floor turret, experimenting with new printing and design techniques, as well as leading a string of bad boyfriends upstairs when she stumbles home late at night.Despite all the drama, Nell finds something akin to a family among the members of the creative community she’s brought together. And when her attraction to Odin begins to heat up, Nell is forced to decide what will bring her greater joy - the creative, inspire 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008424/bk_harp_008424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Aux premiers jours de décembre, Carole regagne sa vallée natale, dans le massif de la Vanoise, où son père, Curtil, lui a donné rendez-vous. Elle retrouve son frère et sa sœur, restés depuis toujours dans le village de leur enfance. Garde forestier, Philippe rêve de baliser un sentier de randonnée suivant le chemin emprunté par Hannibal à travers les Alpes. Gaby, la plus jeune, vit dans un bungalow où elle attend son homme, en taule pour quelques mois, et élève une fille qui n´est pas la sienne. Dans le Val-des-Seuls, il y a aussi le vieux Sam, pourvoyeur de souvenirs, le beau Jean, la Baronne et ses chiens, le bar à Francky avec sa jolie serveuse... Dans le gîte qu´elle loue, à côté de la scierie, Carole se consacre à une traduction sur la vie de Christo, l´artiste qui voile les choses pour mieux les révéler. 1. French. Pauline Huruguen. http://samples.audible.de/bk/edth/000107/bk_edth_000107_sample.mp3.
From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as ´´a road map to my life´´. M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo´s Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer´s society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York´s Far Rockaway, which Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer´s craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith´s life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable multiplatform artists at work today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patti Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004261/bk_rand_004261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
National Best Seller From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as ´´a roadmap to my life.´´ M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo´s Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer´s society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York´s Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer´s craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith´s life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable multiplatform artists at work today.