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The Handy Art History Answer Book (The Handy Answer Book Series)

Madelynn Dickerson · Visible Ink Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

"The major art pieces, most important artists, and significant artistic movements from 35,000 BCE to today are collected together in this easy to read resource on art history. Continuing in the tradition of the standout Handy Answer Book reference series, this book not only the covers...
 
 
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...
 
 
The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970

Kevin Howlett · Harper Design; Box Pck edition
Format: Book

A carefully curated collection of the surviving transcripts of the Beatles’ appearances on BBC Radio and Television from 1962 to 1970, featuring commentary from author and Beatles expert Kevin Howlett and rare photographs and memorabilia from the BBC.The year 2013 marks the fiftieth...
 
 
Vincent's Portraits: Paintings and Drawings by van Gogh

Ralph Skea · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

An intimate collection of Vincent van Gogh's portraits and self- portraits -- perhaps the work for which he is best knownDespite his posthumous fame as a painter of flowers, still lifes, gardens, landscapes, and city scenes, Vincent van Gogh himself believed that his portraits constituted...
 
 
Elegy Landscapes: Constable and Turner and the Intimate Sublime

STANLEY PLUMLY · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping look at the lives and work of two important English Romantic painters, from a Los Angeles Times Book Prize-winning author.Renowned poet Stanley Plumly, who has been praised for his "obsessive, intricate, intimate and brilliant" (Washington Post) nonfiction, explores...
 
 
Wear Your Dreams: My Life in Tattoos

Joel Selvin · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Book

The memoir of iconic tattoo artist Ed Hardy from his beginnings in 1960s California, to leading the tattoo renaissance and building his name into a hugely lucrative international brand“Ed Hardy” is emblazoned on everything from t-shirts and hats to perfumes and energy...
 
 
The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC - 1492 AD

Simon Schama · Ecco
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

In this magnificently illustrated cultural history - the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews - Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World...
 
 
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...
 
 
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Robert M. Edsel · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 598
Format: Mass Market 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"...
 
 
The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time

Tom Santopietro · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

On March 2, 1965, "The Sound of Music" was released in the United States and the love affair between moviegoers and the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was on. Rarely has a film captured the love and imagination of the moviegoing public in the way that "The Sound...
 
 
Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town

Beth Macy · Little Brown & Co
Format: Hardcover

The instant New York Times bestseller about one man's battle to save hundreds of jobs by demonstrating the greatness of American business.The Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia family for generations,...
 
 
The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and Tidy

Ursus Wehrli · Chronicle Books
Format: Book

The modern world can get messy. Fortunately, Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli is a man of obsessive order, as he demonstrates with eye-catching surprise in The Art of Clean Up. Already a bestseller in Germany, this compulsive title has sold more than 100,000 copies in less than a year, and the fastidiously...
 
 
Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions

Sandra Blakeslee · Henry Holt and Co.; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"This book doesn't just promise to change the way you think about sleight of hand and David Copperfield—it will also change the way you think about the mind." —Jonah Lehrer, author of How We Decide and Proust Was A Neuroscientist Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde,...