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The Worst Gig: From Psycho Fans to Stage Riots, Famous Musicians Tell All

Jon Niccum · Sourcebooks
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

"WORST GIG is Music Appreciation 225, taught by that cool professor everyone wanted to have beers with after class. One fun nugget after another. It was harder to close than my Twitter app."—Matthew James, McSweeney's "Tawdry tales of concert catastrophes!"—Buzzfeed...
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Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Ballet

Laura Jacobs · Basic Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A distinguished dance critic offers an enchanting introduction to the art of balletAs much as we may enjoy Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, for many of us ballet is a foreign language. It communicates through movement, not words, and its history lies almost entirely abroad-in Russia, Italy,...
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The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend

Glenn Frankel · Bloomsbury USA; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In 1836 in East Texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches. She was raised by the tribe and eventually became the wife of a warrior. Twenty-four years after her capture, she was reclaimed by the U.S. cavalry and Texas Rangers and restored to her white family, to die in misery...
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Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada

Yael Lipschutz · Prestel
Format: Hardcover

The wide-ranging and socially conscious works of renowned California artist Noah Purifoy are explored in this illustrated monograph. Noah Purifoy made art in order to enact social change. Created mostly from found objects, his neo-Dadaist sculpture both embodies and reflects the environment...
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Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy

Pat Morris · Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

Welcome to Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter’s fantasy world of rabbit schoolchildren, cigar-smoking squirrels and exemplary feline etiquette in Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy…   Walter Potter (1835–1918), a British country taxidermist of no great...
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How to Become a Video Game Artist: The Insider's Guide to Landing a Job in the Gaming World

Sam R. Kennedy · Watson-Guptill
Format: Paperback

Become a Player in the Business of Video Game ArtEvery year video games generate billions of dollars and some of the most dynamic and engaging artwork today. It’s an ever-growing field that holds great professional opportunity, but you need the right skills and savvy if you want to stake...
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The Birth of an Opera: Fifteen Masterpieces from Poppea to Wozzeck

Michael Rose · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

The Birth of an Opera offers illuminating insight into how operas are written and the personalities incidents and musical circumstances that have shaped their composition Through a deft compilation of primary sourcesxletters memoirs and personal accounts from composers librettists and performersxMichael...
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Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind

Gavin Edwards · It Books; F First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In Last Night at the Viper Room, acclaimed author and journalist Gavin Edwards vividly recounts the life and tragic death of acclaimed actor River Phoenix—a teen idol on the fast track to Hollywood royalty who died of a drug overdose in front of West Hollywood’s storied club,...
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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Robert M. Edsel · Back Bay Books; Mti Rep edition
Format: Paperback

At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy degenerate works he despised.In...
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I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist

Betty Halbreich · Penguin Press; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition
Format: Hardcover

Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original. A tough broad who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim's repertoire, she has spent nearly forty years as the legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, where she works with socialites, stars, and ordinary women...
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Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

Terence Dickinson · Firefly Books
Pages: 332
Format: Hardcover

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Vintage Industrial: Living with Machine Age Design

Misha de Potestad · Rizzoli; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

An exquisitely illustrated celebration of this influential style that is now at the forefront of interior design. Vintage Industrial covers the period from 1900 to 1950, which produced the raw, functional aesthetic that has become a cornerstone of modern design. The advent of the second...
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The Secret Lives of Color

Kassia St Clair · Penguin Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The unforgettable, unknown history of colors and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-colored volumeThe Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought...
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