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Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

John Lahr · W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and Finalist for the National Book Award. The definitive biography of Americas greatest playwright from the celebrated drama critic of The New Yorker.John Lahr has produced a theater biography like no other. Tennessee Williams...
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Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Kerry James Marshall · Skira Rizzoli
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The definitive monograph on contemporary African American painter Kerry James Marshall, accompanying a major traveling retrospective. This long-awaited volume celebrates the work of Kerry James Marshall, one of America's greatest living painters. Born before the passage of the Civil...
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Los Angeles Then and Now®

Rosemary Lord · Pavilion
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

This book charts the development of the city from the days of orange groves and melon patches and isolated Spanish mission buildings, to the staggering metropolis of today. Sites include: Old Plaza Church, Olvera Street, Chinatown, Union Station, Los Angeles Theatre, Mayan Theatre, Angel's...
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Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter

Patricia Albers · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

“Gee, Joan, if only you were French and male and dead.” —New York art dealer to Joan Mitchell, the 1950sShe was a steel heiress from the Midwest—Chicago and Lake Forest (her grandfather built Chicago’s bridges and worked for Andrew Carnegie). She was a daughter...
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Moving Sam Maloof: Saving an American Woodworking Legend's Home and Workshops

Ann Kovara · Schiffer Publishing
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

World-class woodworker Sam Maloof (1916-2009) , the first craftsperson to receive a MacArthur Foundation grant, inhabited his family compound in Alta Loma, California, for 45 years until the State of California decided that a new highway was needed, and that the Maloof homestead was in the way....
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I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan

Seamus Murphy · Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 149
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening collection of clandestine poems by Afghan womenBecause my love's American,blisters blossom on my heart.Afghans revere poetry, particularly the high literary forms that derive from Persian or Arabic. But the poem above is a folk couplet--a landay, an ancient oral and anonymous...
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Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century

Jed Rasula · Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

In 1916, as World War I raged around them, a group of bohemians gathered at a small cabaret in Zurich, Switzerland. After decorating the walls with art by Picasso and other avant-garde artists, they embarked on a series of extravagant performances. Three readers simultaneously recited a poem...
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Shakespeare's Ear: Dark, Strange, and Fascinating Tales from the World of Theater

Tim Rayborn · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

Shakespeare's Ear presents dark and sometimes funny pieces of fact and folklore that bedevil the mostly unknown history of theater. All manner of skullduggery, from revenge to murder, from affairs to persecution, proves that the drama off-stage was just as intense as any portrayed on it. The stories...
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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel

Sherill Tippins · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The next best thing to having a room key to the Chelsea Hotel during each of its famous—and infamous—decades The Chelsea Hotel, since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, has been an icon of American invention a cultural dynamo and haven for the counterculture, all in one astonishing...
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Fosse

Sam Wasson · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

More than a quarter-century after his death, Bob Fosses fingerprints on popular culture remain indelible. The only person ever to win Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards in the same year, Fosse revolutionized nearly every facet of American entertainment, forever marking Broadway and Hollywood...
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From Scratch: Inside the Food Network

Allen Salkin · Putnam Adult
Format: Hardcover

An Entertainment Weekly Best Tell-All of 2013! “Allen Salkin shows how the sausage really gets made at the Food Network in From Scratch, a behind-the-scenes history liberally spiced with gossip and unsavory tidbits.”—Entertainment Weekly “A detailed look at the network...
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The Los Angeles Central Library: Building an Architectural Icon, 1872-1933

Kenneth A Breisch · Getty Research Institute
Pages: 220
Format: Print book

In the most comprehensive investigation of the Los Angeles Public Library's early history and architectural genesis ever undertaken, Kenneth Breisch chronicles the institution's first six decades, from its founding as a private library association in 1872 through the completion...
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DION - My Life.

AIA, FISD, Dion Neutra · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 120
Format: Paperback

First Run edition: "DION-My life" My father published his at age 70. I'm starting mine at age 90. This first draft will be augmented in future editions, energy permitting. Stay tuned...
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