Search - List of Books by Laura Jacobs

Laura Jacobs is a novelist, journalist, and dance critic. The Bird Catcher, her second novel, was published in June 2009, by St. Martin's Press. In July, 2010 Picador released a paperback edition. Her first novel, Women About Town, a Literary Guild selection, was published by Viking Press in 2002, with French and Polish editions, followed by a paperback from Penguin.

Jacobs has been a staff writer at Vanity Fair since 1995 where she has written award-winning pieces on design, fashion, and the performing arts. She has profiled the mid-century American designers Norman Norell, Charles James, Adrian, and Mainbocher, and has made a specialty of writing about iconic American women, including Emily Post, Gypsy Rose Lee, Lilly Pulitzer, and Julia Child.

Jacobs began writing dance criticism in Chicago at the Chicago Reader. She has written about dance for The Atlantic Monthly, and held dance critic posts at The Boston Phoenix and The New Leader. Since 1994, Jacobs has been the dance critic at The New Criterion. In 2006 a collection of her New Criterion essays was published by Dance & Movement Press: Landscape with Moving Figures, A Decade on Dance. She also contributes to Ballet Review and Opera News.

From 1987 to 1995, Jacobs was the editor in chief of Stagebill, the national performing arts program magazine whose constituents included Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Theater, and orchestras and opera companies around the country. During the late nineties, Jacobs wrote fashion criticism for both Modern Review and The New Republic. She collaborated with the incomparable fashion designer Geoffrey Beene on Beauty and the Beene (Abrams Books, 1999) and edited his last book, Beene by Beene (The Vendome Press, 2005).

Jacobs hails from Chicago, Illinois, and holds a B.A. in English Literature from Northwestern University. She is a member of The Linnaean Society of New York, and a co-tender in the Riverside Park Bird Sanctuary. She is married to the writer James Wolcott, and lives on New York’s Upper West Side.

She maintains a website at [1] http://laurajacobs.info.

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Total Books: 19
The Bird Catcher
2010 - The Bird Catcher (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312540234
ISBN-10: 031254023X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Bird Catcher
2009 - The Bird Catcher (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312540227
ISBN-10: 0312540221
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Landscape With Moving Figures A Decade on Dance
2006 - Landscape with Moving Figures a Decade on Dance [Contemporary Discourse on Movement and Dance] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781597910019
ISBN-10: 1597910015
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Beene by Beene
2005 - Beene By Beene (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780865651623
ISBN-10: 0865651620
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Women About Town
2003 - Women About Town (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780142002773
ISBN-10: 0142002771
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Women About Town
2002 - Women About Town (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670030880
ISBN-10: 0670030880
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 6

Beauty and the Beene
1999 - Beauty and the Beene (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780810940208
ISBN-10: 0810940205
Genre: Arts & Photography
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Barbie What a Doll
1999 - Barbie What a Doll (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780896600997
ISBN-10: 0896600998
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Barbie Four Decades in Fashion
1999 - Barbie Four Decades in Fashion [Mini Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780789205520
ISBN-10: 0789205521
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Barbie Four Decades in Fashion
1998 - Barbie Four Decades in Fashion [Tiny Folios Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780789204615
ISBN-10: 0789204614
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nonfiction
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Barbie in Fashion
1997 - Barbie in Fashion [Tiny Folios Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780789204042
ISBN-10: 0789204045
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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The Art of Haute Couture
1995 - The Art of Haute Couture (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780789200228
ISBN-10: 0789200228
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Barbie What a Doll
1994 - Barbie What a Doll (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780896600508
ISBN-10: 0896600505
Genres: Children's Books, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Barbie In Fashion
1994 - Barbie in Fashion (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781558597525
ISBN-10: 1558597522
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Barbie What a Doll Four Decades of a Fashion
Barbie What a Doll Four Decades of a Fashion (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780756752842
ISBN-10: 0756752841
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Sacre Poupe  Les Mille Et Un Visages De Barbie
Sacre Poupe Les Mille Et Un VIsages De Barbie [Reliť] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782879460505
ISBN-10: 2879460506
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