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The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution

Joel Selvin - Insight Editions
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

Covering one of the most unforgettable moments in modern history - and including striking images of twentieth-century icons such as Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsburg, Grace Slick, and more - The Haight is an indispensable gallery of legendary photographer...
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Last Chain On Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top

Carol Bradley - St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Against the backdrop of a glittering but brutal circus world, Carol Bradleys Last Chain on Billie charts the history of elephants in America, the inspiring story of the Elephant Sanctuary and the spellbinding tale of a resilient elephant who defied the system even as she struggled to conquer...
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Fashion and Versailles

Laurence Benai?m - Flammarion
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The Chteau de Versailles - the indisputable birthplace of fashion - continues to inspire glamour and style today.The royal residence of Versailles - this unparalleled seat of power and seduction - is an important influence on contemporary fashion, inspiring passions and vocations. Since...
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Only in New York

The Photography Staff of the NY Times - Universe
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

Curated from hundreds of thousands of photos from The New York Times' archives Only in New York brings together the most memorable, poignant, and historic images of the Big Apple. This beautiful gift book celebrates New York in a way that will be treasured by native New Yorkers and tourists...
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The Professional Actor's Handbook: From Casting Call to Curtain Call

Julio Agustin - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 228
Format: Hardcover

Pursuing an acting career is not easy. It takes hard work, dedication, and the ability to shrug off rejection. It also requires an ability to navigate the pitfalls of an often precarious profession. While there are many books that attempt to teach people how to act, there are few books...
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Hearing Beethoven: A Story of Musical Loss and Discovery

Robin Wallace - University of Chicago Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

We're all familiar with the image of a fierce and scowling Beethoven, struggling doggedly to overcome his rapidly progressing deafness. That Beethoven continued to play and compose for more than a decade after he lost his hearing is often seen as an act of superhuman heroism. But the truth...
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History of Graphic Design, Vol. 1: 1890-1959

Taschen GmbH - TASCHEN
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A Visual History of Graphic Design A comprehensive look at hundreds of landmark projects, industry leader profiles, and illustrated timelines for each decade History is a complex business. Fortunes boom and bust, empires wax and wane, and change -- whether social, political, or technological...
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Contemporary Women Artists

Wendy Beckett - Universe Pub
Pages: 127
Format: Hardcover

Few of the 52 women artists spotlighted in this eye-opening, delightful album fit easily into any category. How, for example, would one classify Therese Oulton's gossamer, darkly archetypal painting Spinner , Ann Page's brightly dyed parables on handmade Japanese paper, Louise Bourgeois'...
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Drawing Perspective: How to See It and How to Apply It

Matthew T Brehm - Barron's
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Here's a hands-on guide to perspective that's for anyone who wants to draw or paint--in any genre or medium. It's partly about learning how to draw a set of straight lines that meet at a point, but it's not filled with lots of dull, dry theory (although it does explain how it all works)...
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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Mark Godfrey - D.A.P./Tate
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

African American art in the era of Malcolm X and the Black PanthersIn the period of radical change that was 1963-83, young black artists at the beginning of their careers confronted difficult questions about art, politics and racial identity. How to make art that would stand as innovative,...
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