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Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis

Robert M Edsel · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Monuments Men "An astonishing account of a little-known American effort to save Italy's ... art during World War II." -- Tom Brokaw When Hitler's armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind's...
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The Public Library: A Photographic Essay

Robert Dawson · Chronicle Books Llc
Format: Hardcover

A gorgeous visual celebration of America's public libraries including 150 photos, plus essays by Bill Moyers, Ann Patchett, Anne Lamott, Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver, and many more.Many of us have vivid recollections of childhood visits to a public library: the unmistakable musty scent,...
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The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour Through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Nearly Nothing

Caleb Scharf · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An epic, full-color visual journey through all scales of the universeIn The Zoomable Universe, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and the acclaimed artist Ron Miller take us on an epic tour through all known scales of reality, from the largest possible magnitude to the smallest....
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If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: Relating to and Communicating with Others

Alan Alda · Random House
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Award-winning actor Alan Alda tells the fascinating story of his quest to learn how to communicate better, and to teach others to do the same. With his trademark humor and candor, he explores how to develop empathy as the key factor."Invaluable." - Deborah...
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Firefly: The Official Companion: Volume One

Joss Whedon · Titan Books
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

This volume contains exclusive new interviews with Joss Whedon, the cast, executive producer and many other writers and crewmembers of 'Firefly'. It also contains full, uncut shooting scripts for some episodes, annotated with comments from the cast and crew.
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Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art

Julian Barnes · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary collection - hawk-eyed and understanding - from the Man Booker Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life. As Julian Barnes notes: "Flaubert believed that it was impossible to explain one art form in terms of another, and that great...
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An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art: N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth

James H. Duff · Bulfinch; First Edition edition
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

From a major international exhibition, this stunning book captures three generations of art by the Wyeth family. This comprehensive collection is now in a paperback identical to the original clothbound edition. 130 color, 54 black-and-white illustrations.
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The Photographer's Black and White Handbook: Making and Processing Stunning Digital Black and White Photos

Harold Davis · Monacelli Studio
Pages: 239
Format: Paperback

The Photographer's Black & White Handbook is your complete guide to making and processing stunning black and white photos in the digital era. You'll find inspiration, ideas, techniques, and tools to use in your black and white photography, along with a soup-to-nuts workflow...
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Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond

Jessica Abel · First Second; First Edition edition
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

"A gold mine of essential information for every aspiring comics artist. Highly recommended." --Scott McCloud Drawing Words and Writing Pictures is a course on comic creation - for college classes or for independent study - that centers on storytelling and concludes with making...
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Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot

Masha Gessen · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 308
Format: Paperback

The heroic story of Pussy Riot, who resurrected the power of truth in a society built on liesOn February 21, 2012, five young women entered the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. In neon-colored dresses, tights, and balaclavas, they performed a "punk prayer" beseeching...
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Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Elizabeth Partridge · Chronicle Books
Format: Hardcover

This beautiful volume celebrates one of the twentieth centurys most important photographers, Dorothea Lange. Led off by an authoritative biographical essay by Elizabeth Partridge Langes goddaughter, the book goes on to showcase Langes work in over a hundred glorious plates. Dorothea Lange...
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