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Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker

Stanley Crouch · Harper; F First Edition, 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America.Throughout...
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Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others

Stacy Horn · Algonquin Books; First Printing edition
Format: Paperback

Why do we sing? For Stacy Horn, singing in a community choir--the Choral Society of Grace Church in New York--is the one thing in her life that never fails to take her to a transcendent place and remind her that everything good is possible. She's not particularly religious and (she'll...
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Psychedelia and Other Colours

Rob Chapman · Faber & Faber
Pages: 656
Format: Hardcover

In Psychedelia and Other Colours, acclaimed author Rob Chapman explores in crystalline detail the history, precedents and cultural impact of LSD, from the earliest experiments in painting with light and immersive environments to the thriving avant-garde scene that existed in San Francisco...
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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga · Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

In this book of original, behind-the-scenes photographs, acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson follows superstar Lady Gaga during one year of her life, from Lollapalooza through the final show of her Monster Ball tour. During the time period he followed Gaga, Richardson took over 100,000...
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Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel

Annie Cohen-Solal · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

Mark Rothko, one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, was born in the Jewish Pale of Settlement in 1903. He immigrated to the United States at age ten, taking with him his Talmudic education and his memories of pogroms and persecutions in Russia. His integration into American...
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Out of Sight: The Los Angeles Art Scene of the Sixties

William Hackman · Other Press
Format: Hardcover

A social and cultural history of Los Angeles and its emerging art scene in the 1950s, 60s, and 70sThe history of modern art typically begins in Paris and ends in New York. Los Angeles was out of sight and out of mind, viewed as the apotheosis of popular culture, not a center for serious...
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The Art of Zentangle: 50 inspiring drawings, designs & ideas for the meditative artist

Penny Raile · Walter Foster Publishing
Format: Print book

Zentangle® is a meditative process of creating art, wherein simple shapes and lines combine to make a complicated and interesting final piece of artwork. The focus of Zentangle is on the process of creation, rather than the end result. The beauty of Zentangle is that there is no right...
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Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form, 50th Anniversary Edition

Bill Holm · University of Washington Press; 50 Anv edition
Format: Book

The 50th anniversary edition of this classic work on the art of Northwest Coast Indians now offers color illustrations for a new generation of readers along with reflections from contemporary Northwest Coast artists about the impact of this book. The masterworks of Northwest Coast Native...
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Dark City: The Real Los Angeles Noir

Jim Heimann · Taschen America
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

What s Wrong in Tinseltown? The dark side of Los Angeles, 1920 1960 In the years following World War I, Los Angeles was a city awakening to its darker side, transforming itself from a backwater town to a gleaming metropolis and city of the future. But along the way a tarnished patina began...
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The Grammar Of Rock: Art and Artlessness in 20th Century Pop Lyrics

Alexander Theroux · Fantagraphics; 1 edition
Format: Book

Novelist and critic Alexander Theroux analyzes the pop song. National Book Award nominee, critic and one of America’s least compromising satirists, Alexander Theroux takes a comprehensive look at the colorful language of pop lyrics and the realm of rock music in general in The Grammar...
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150 Best Eco House Ideas

Marta Serrats · Harper Design
Format: Hardcover

150 BEST ECO HOUSE IDEAS The newest volume in the highly successful “150 Best” series—joining 150 Best House Ideas and 150 Best Apartment Ideas—150 Best Eco House Ideas is a comprehensive handbook showcasing the latest in sustainable architecture and environmentally-friendly...
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Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music

ANN POWERS · Dey Street Books
Pages: 418
Format: Hardcover

In this sweeping history of popular music in the United States, NPR's acclaimed music critic examines how popular music shapes fundamental American ideas and beliefs, allowing us to communicate difficult emotions and truths about our most fraught social issues, most notably sex and race.In...
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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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When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles' Rise to the Top

Larry Kane · Running Press; 1 edition
Format: Book

This is the story of the Beatles’ harrowing rise to fame: focusing on that seven-year stretch from the time the boys met as teenagers to early 1964, when the Fab Four made their momentous first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. From the boys’ humble beginnings in Liverpool,...
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A Fine Romance: Falling in Love With the English Countryside

Susan Branch · Vineyard Stories
Pages: 260
Format: Print book

A Fine Romance, Falling in Love with the English Countryside, part love story, part travel guide, is a hand-written and watercolored personal travel journal of Susan's six-day transatlantic crossing on board the Queen Mary 2 and two-month ramble through the backroads of rural England.
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