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Stanley Kubrick Biography Reveals Secrets of Unmade Movies

Nathan Abrams, Professor in Film and lead director for the Centre for Film, Television and Screen Studies at Bangor University, and Robert P Kolker, film scholar and author of a number of books on film including on Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock, have co-authored a new book published by Faber & Faber on the legendary American filmmaker, Stanley Kubrick. To mark the publication of Kubrick: An Odyssey, as well as the 25th anniversary of the...

Rihanna’s Stardom Weighed In New Phaidon Photographic Biography

How do you celebrate the life and work of someone with thirty million Instagram followers, a $600m fortune, and careers in music, fashion, cosmetics, movies and philanthropy? Only with a photographic biography which is a work of art in itself; a tome so weighty it drops like a falling star.  Rihanna, published by Phaidon, does just that; marks the 10-year career of singer/actress/fashion mogul Robyn Rihanna Fenty in a massive photographic biography.  Rihanna has sold...

Artist Profile: Gustav Klimt

Klimt was the master of symbolism, but was his personal life as scandalous as his paintings? Born on July 14 1862 in Baumgarten, Austria, Gustav Klimt was the son of a struggling gold engraver. Klimt was the second of seven children and lived in poverty while he studied architectural painting at Vienna’s School of Applied Arts. All three of the Klimt boys displayed early artistic talent—as a member of the ‘Company of Artists’ (a group...

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