Library of Luminaries (Hardcover)

Frida Kahlo: An Illustrated Biography

By Zena Alkayat, Nina Cosford (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9781452150239, 128pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2016

List Price: 16.95*
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Step into the world of one of history's most celebrated artists and feminist icons: Frida Kahlo. This beautifully illustrated biography is full of colorful details that illuminate the woman behind the artwork, including excerpts from Kahlo's personal letters and diaries on her childhood dreams of becoming a doctor, the accident that changed the course of her life, and her love affairs with famous artists. Featuring handwritten text alongside lovely illustrations in a charming case with foil stamping and debossed details, Library of Luminaries: Frida Kahlo provides a captivating window into the vibrant life, work, and creative vision of the beloved Mexican artist.

About the Author

Zena Alkayat is a journalist, author, and editor based in London.

Nina Cosford is a freelance illustrator based in Hastings, England.

Praise For Library of Luminaries: Frida Kahlo: An Illustrated Biography

“An affectionate homage to one of humanity’s most original and beloved artists.” —Brain Pickings