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Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism

Thomas David Brothers · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 594
Format: Hardcover

The definitive account of Louis Armstrong -- his life and legacy -- during the most creative period of his career. Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago's music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong is recognized as one of the most influential artists...
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The Guerrilla Guide To Moviemaking

C.R. Bell · Guerrilla Films
Pages: 60
Format: Paperback

In The Guerrilla Guide to Moviemaking, C. R. Bell's twenty years experience as a cinematographer merge with his delightful cartooning style and clear prose, providing a valuable guide to educators and the self-taught alike, offering unique bite-sized lessons to help beginning filmmakers...
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How to Look at a Painting

Francoise Barbe-Gall · Frances Lincoln
Format: Print book

  Which of us, when finding ourselves in the presence of a painting, has not sensed that we lack the keys to decipher it? We feel an emotional response, but the work still seems to evade our understanding.Francoise Barbe-Gall combines a nuanced understanding of the way viewers respond...
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My House of Memories: An Autobiography

Merle Haggard · It Books
Pages: 259
Format: Paperback

In this riveting personal story, award-winning,bestselling country musicrecording artist Merle Haggard takesyou on a tour through his house ofmemories, offering a fascinating lookinside his turbulent yet successful life.Merle reveals the true stories about hisbirth and troubled upbringing...
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American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

Deborah Solomon · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Welcome to Rockwell Land, writes Deborah Solomon in the introduction to this spirited and authoritative biography of the painter who provided twentieth-century America with a defining image of itself. As the star illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, Norman...
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Where's Elvis?

Andrew Grant Jackson · Thunder Bay Press
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

You can't help falling in love with these 20 challenging visual puzzles! Look for the King and others in the drawings while reading interesting anecdotes about his life. Each art spread offers a list of things to find, followed by narrative about Presley's life in the depicted time...
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iPhone Artistry

Dan Burkholder · Pixiq; Original edition
Format: Print book

There's no doubting how popular the iPhone is, or how impressive its imaging capabilities are--both with photos and video. That's why it's now the most popular camera on Flickr. iPhone Artistry shows users how their phone can be a powerful, fun, and serious photographic tool,...
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Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Richard Jones-Bamman · University of Illinois Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Banjo music possesses a unique power to evoke a bucolic, simpler past. The artisans who build banjos for old-time music stand at an unusual crossroads "asked to meet the modern musician's needs while retaining the nostalgic qualities so fundamental to the banjo's sound and mystique....
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Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film

Patton Oswalt · Scribner
Pages: 222
Format: Print book

New York Times bestselling author, comedian, and actor Patton Oswalt shares his entertaining memoir about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late '90s while obsessively watching classic films at the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles.Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt...
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This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information

Kyle Cassidy · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In 2014, author and photographer Kyle Cassidy published a photo essay on Slate.com called "This is What A Librarian Looks Like," a montage of portraits and a tribute to librarians. Since then, Cassidy has made it his mission to remind us of how essential librarians and libraries...
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Painting Zoo Animals on Rocks

Lin Wellford · North Light Books
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Listen to the call of the wild!Bring home the excitement and wonder of exotic creatures from all over the world with Painting Zoo Animals on Rocks. Renowned artist Lin Wellford gives easy-to-follow directions for creating your very own rock menagerie.You'll learn everything you need...
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Woman-Powered Farm: Manual for a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle from Homestead to Field

Audrey Levatino · Countryman Press; 1 edition
Format: Print book

To go-to guide for women who want to be part of the farming revolution.Women are leading the new farming revolution in America. Much of the impetus to move back to the land, raise our own food, and connect with our agricultural past is being driven by women. They raise sheep for wool, harvest...
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World War II Day By Day

Antony Shaw · Chartwell Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

The hardcover reference titles in the Day by Day series examine the evolution of wars in a chronological timeline, from the first skirmish to the last battle and everything in between. These books are a historical companion to each major war in the nineteenth and twentieth century. The fate...
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Love for Sale: Pop Music in America

David Hajdu · Farrar
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A personal, idiosyncratic history of popular music that also may well be definitive, from the revered music criticDavid Hajdu begins Love for Sale, his personal history of recorded pop music, in an unexpected place--not with nostalgic reminiscences of the 45s of his youth but with the sheet-music...
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