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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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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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Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital

Todd Gustavson · Sterling Signature; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

This gorgeous cornerstone volume celebrating the camera and the art of the photograph, created in collaboration with the George Eastman House, spans almost 200 years, from the first faint image ever caught to today's state-of-the-art digital equipment. The informative narrative by Todd...
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The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age

Astra Taylor · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

From a cutting-edge cultural commentator, a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the Internet as the great leveler of our ageThe Internet has been hailed as an unprecedented democratizing force, a place where everyone can be heard and all can participate equally. But how true...
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Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist

Lisa Congdon · Chronicle Books
Format: Print book

You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art - through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including...
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The Actor Uncovered: A Life in Acting

Michael Howard · Allworth Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The Actor Uncovered is certainly not a set of rigid rules advocating one "method" or one singular "truth." Departing from the common guidebook format, Michael Howard uses a unique approach to teaching acting, reflecting on his own history and sharing his own experiences...
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Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War

Mark Harris · Penguin Press
Pages: 511
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood's most legendary directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed forever by itIn Pictures at a Revolution, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark...
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Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock

Steven Hyden · Dey Street Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band is Killing Me offers an eye-opening and frank assessment of the state of classic rock, assessing its past and future, the impact it has had, and what it's loss would mean to an industry, a culture, and a way of life.Since the late...
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Pennsylvania: A Portrait of the Keystone State

Michael Gadomski · Schiffer Publishing
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Discover every corner of Pennsylvania, from the place where theUnited States began to the shores of Lake Erie to the first-class cityof Pittsburgh, historic Scranton, and the rural farmland,forestland, and small towns in between. Visit Pennsylvania'shistoric sites, which are also the nation's...
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How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing

Alison Freer · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Costume designer Alison Freer's styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so her solutions have to work fast. In How to Get Dressed, Alison distills her secrets into a fun, comprehensive...
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Impressionist Prints

Roger Passeron · Dutton
Pages: 222
Format: Hardcover

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How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise

Chris Taylor · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

In 1973, a young filmmaker named George Lucas scribbled some notes for a far-fetched space-fantasy epic. Some forty years and 37 billion later, Star Warsrelated products outnumber human beings, a growing stormtrooper army spans the globe, and Jediism has become a religion in its own right....
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