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The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Steven Pressfield · Black Irish Entertainment LLC
Format: Print book

A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. hat keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be...
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100 Dresses : The Costume Institute - The Metropolitcan Musuem of Art

Atif Toor · The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Format: Book

An illustrated guide to one hundred of the gowns from the permanent collection of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, dating from the eighteenth century to the dawn of the twenty-first century.

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Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now

Valerie Steele
Format: Book

From haute couture to hot pants, from glamour to grunge, the past 50 years have witnessed some revolutions in fashion. This survey of postwar fashion not only describes the great designers and their creations but also places trends in clothing within their social and cultural contexts.

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The Hundred Dresses: The Most Iconic Styles of Our Time

Erin McKean · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

The dress is the last bit of femininity in our closets its the only item of clothing which most men and women dont share. Wearing a dress is a powerful way for women to express themselves--and every style conveys a different message. Inspired by the Eleanor Estes childrens classic The Hundred...
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How to Look Hot in a Minivan: A Real Woman's Guide to Losing Weight, Looking Great, and Dressing Chic in the Age of the Celebrity Mom

Janice Min · St. Martin's Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In 2003, as the newly named editor in chief of Us Weekly magazine, Janice Min was busy documenting a seismic cultural shift: the making of the “Hollywood Mom.” Think Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham, Halle Berry, and Beyoncé—stars who proudly displayed their pregnancies,...
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Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are

Danny Gregory · Chronicle Books
Format: Print book

Packed with the signature can-do attitude that makes beloved artist Danny Gregory a creativity guru to thousands across the globe, this unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day,...
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American Art Deco: Architecture and Regionalism

Carla Breeze
Format: Book

A lavishly illustrated survey of American Art Deco architecture.

Art deco architecture flourished in large cities and small towns throughout America in the 1920s and 1930s. Many of the best examples office buildings, movie theaters, hotels, and churches are still in use. Deco...

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Doors

Bob Wilcox · Firefly Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

More than 500 striking color photographs of remarkable doors from around the world. For anyone interested in architecture, history, travel or world cultures, doors have a special fascination. In addition to welcoming guests and keeping out intruders, a door creates the first impression...
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Medieval Cathedrals

William W Clark
Format: Book

An introduction to the medieval cathedral, those churches that are regarded as the greatest achievements of medieval architecture. Details their social history, who built them, how they were built, and why. Forty photos and maps help to guide the reader through a narrated tour of these...

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Great Lodges of the Canadian Rockies: The Companion Book to the PBS Television Series

Christine Barnes
Format: Book

All aboard for a trip to the magnificent castles and cabins of the Canadian Rockies! Christine Barnes, author of the award-winning Great Lodges of the West, brings to life one of the boldest political and engineering feats in North American history in Great Lodges of the Canadian Rockies. There...

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Anatomy of the Castle

John Gibson
Format: Book

The word "castle" conjures up images ranging from the stone-towered fortresses of medieval Europe to huge royal dwellings that have never seen a clash of arms. In fact, the true castle has a long, far-ranging history that distinguishes it from the fort, the palace, and the mythical...

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Sculpture - From Antiquity to the Present Day

TASCHEN · Taschen; New edition edition
Format: Book

Figures of inspiration.  A history of an art form in all its possible manifestations   Ranging from ancient to contemporary sculpture, this book is the first study of the history of sculpture to present such an original and comprehensive approach. Taking the sculptures...

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The Colored Pencil

Bet Borgeson · Watson-Guptill; First Edition edition
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

No one who works in colored pencil—or wants to—can afford to be without this book, which is the most complete resource on the medium. The revised edition provides the latest information on colored pencils while retaining the best feature of the original: Bogeson's beautiful...
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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition

Betty Edwards · Tarcher; 4 edition
Format: Paperback

A revised edition of the classic drawing book that has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the United States alone.Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book. Whether you are drawing...
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Colored Pencil Painting Bible: Techniques for Achieving Luminous Color and Ultrarealistic Effects

Alyona Nickelsen · Watson-Guptill
Pages: 180
Format: Paperback

Learn to paint with groundbreaking new techniques for a favorite medium!

* Dazzling colors, incredible realism - with simple step-by-step demonstrations
* Easy-to-follow instructions from a top colored-pencil artist
* Master the wide range of colored pencil effects...
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Design Sense: A Guide to Getting the Most from Your Interior Design Investment

Linda Blair
Format: Book

Now everyone can have great Design Sense -- and create attractive, comfortable rooms that match great value with lasting styleHere is the total interior design guide -- with everything you need in order to plan, buy, create, and care for all of the elements of a great home. Written by Linda...

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The Collected Home: Rooms with Style, Grace, and History

Darryl Carter · Potter Style; 1ST edition
Format: Hardcover

Readers who love new traditional design thats clean and refined yet comfortable will find inspiration and liberation in how acclaimed designer and author Darryl Carter perceives the home as a collection of beloved hand-selected items.In The New Traditional, Darryl Carter laid out the principles...
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Cottage Style

Better Homes and Gardens Books · Better Homes and Gardens; 1st edition
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

Breaks one of the hottest categories of decorating into doable increments with chapters on furnishings, fabrics, floor coverings, window treatments, and choosing and arranging accessories.Ideas include whole-room schemes, as well as dozens of small ideas readers can adapt to warm—and...
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Everyday Comforts: Decorating Ideas for Making Your Home a Haven

Vicki L Ingham
Format: Book

Organized in three sections: Nourishing the Senses, Feathering Your Nest, and Delighting in Details.

Filled with decorating ideas to turn any home into an oasis.

16 doable decorating projects plus 10 soothing recipes that make the most of presentation, setting, color,...

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Love the Home You Have: Simple Ways to...Embrace Your Style *Get Organized *Delight in Where You Are

Melissa Michaels · Harvest House Publishers
Format: Print book

You can love your home. Join Melissa Michaels, creator of the popular blog The Inspired Room, as she shares humor, lessons learned, and encouraging advice so you can: get motivated with the 31-day Love Your Home challenge; declutter, organize, and decorate your rooms with ease; and leap...
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Elle Decor So Chic: Glamorous Lives, Stylish Spaces

Margaret Russell · Filipacchi
Pages: 239
Format: Book

We are always curious and fascinated by how the other half lives. What kind of furniture does Julianne Moore have in her Chelsea loft? Is Ralph Lauren's Montauk compound English country-style or modern rustic? How does Roberto Cavalli entertain at his medieval villa near Florence? Elle...
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Great Lodges of the National Parks: The Companion Book to the PBS Television Series

Christine Barnes · W.W. West Inc.
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Stand amid soaring Douglas fir in the great hall of Glacier Park Lodge or sit in the setting sun and gaze into the Grand Canyon at El Tovar. This beautiful gift book will transport you to the majestic lodges of our national parks to relive the glory of past vacations or plan adventures...
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Lust for Life

Irving Stone · Penguin Group
Pages: 489
Format: Paperback

Since it's initial publication in 1934, Irving Stone's "Lust For Life" has been a critical success, a multimillion-copy bestseller, and the basis for an Academy Award-winning movie. The most famous of all of Stone's novels, it is the story of Vincent Van Gogh - brilliant...
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Agony and the Ecstasy

Irving Stone
Format: Book

IIrving Stone's powerful and passionate biographical novel of Michelangelo.

His time: the turbulent Renaissance, the years of poisoning princes, warring popes, the all-powerful Medici family, the fanatic monk Savonarola.

His loves: the frail and lovely daughter...

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Just Paint It!: The World's Most Enjoyable Painting Course. Ever!

Sam Piyasena · Barron's Educational Series
Format: Hardcover

For anyone who has ever gazed longingly at a set of artists paints and brushes in a store and wished that they knew where to begin, this is the book for them. This companion to Barrons Just Draw It! relies on the belief that anyone can paint, and encourages readers to not only learn, but to experiment...
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Hazel Soan's Watercolour Rainbow: Secrets of Mixing Paints, Colours and Palettes

Hazel Soan · Batsford Ltd
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Hazel Soan's Watercolour Rainbow is an inspiring yet practical book on colour. She sets out to encourage and inspire all watercolour artists to make really radiant and colourful paintings. Hazel takes each main colour in the palette in turn and shows how to use the pigments to their maximum...
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Learn to Paint People Quickly

Hazel Soan · B T Batsford Ltd
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

From intimate portraits to bustling crowds, this practical guide by bestselling artist Hazel Soan teaches budding painters how to paint people . . . in just a few hours!
For many of us, learning to paint is a lifelong aspiration - and popular artist and writer Hazel Soan distills...
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Wear No Evil: How to Change the World with Your Wardrobe

Greta Eagan · Running Press,
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Have you ever wondered, "How can I inherently do good while looking good?" Wear No Evil has the answer, and is the timely handbook for navigating both fashion and ethics. It is the style guide with sustainability built in that we've all been waiting for. As a consumer, you regain...
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