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Remembering Whitney

Cissy Houston · Harper
Format: Hardcover

The definitive account of Whitney Houstons astonishing life ground-breaking career and tragic death complete with never-before-seen photographs from the only one who truly knows the story behind the headlines her mother Cissy HoustonCissy has said little publicly about Whitneys heart-breaking...
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Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake

Daniel E Sutherland · Yale University Press
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

The first biography in more than twenty years of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) is also the first to make extensive use of the artist's private correspondence to tell the story of his life and work. This engaging personal history dispels the popular notion of Whistler as merely...
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The Old-House Doctor: The Essential Guide to Repairing, Restoring, and Rejuvenating Your Old Home

Christopher Evers · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Old houses are charming, but owning one can be a labor of love. Expert carpenter and house "doctor" Christopher Evers equates old homes with ailing patients, describing how you can successfully "treat" your old house and make it good as new. With over 300 clear, line...
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Leningrad: Siege and Symphony: The Story of the Great City Terrorized by Stalin, Starved by Hitler, Immortalized by Shostakovich

Brian Moynahan · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 542
Format: Hardcover

Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first performance to match it. Pray God, there never will be again. Almost a year earlier, the Germans had begun their blockade of the city. Already many thousands had died...
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Draw Horses in 15 Minutes: Capture the beauty of the equine form

Diana Hand · Ilex
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Continuing the success of the Draw in 15 Minutes series, horse artist Diana Hand shows you how to express your love of horses through drawing. In a series of tutorials, she describes every stage from finding your model and learning the basic skills of drawing to portraying the movement...
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My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine

Kate Betts · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A charming and insightful memoir about coming of age as a fashion journalist in 1980s Paris, by former Vogue and Harper's Bazaar editor Kate Betts, the author of Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style"You can always come back," my mother said. "Just go."...
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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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Color Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Exercises for Exploring Color Concepts through Paint, Collage, Paper, and More

Deborah Forman · Quarry Books, 2015.
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Create the very best mixed media with 52 inspiring exercises!Strenthening your understanding and use of color will make your mixed-media art shine as you complete 52 labs that span painting, collage, drawing, assemblage and more.In Color Lab for Mixed Media Artists, color is explored through...
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Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words

Malka Marom · ECW Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

When singer, musician, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom had the opportunity to interview Joni Mitchell in 1973, she was eager to reconnect with the performer she'd first met late one night in 1966 at a Yorkville coffeehouse. More conversations followed over the next four decades...
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The Organic Artist: Make Your Own Paint, Paper, Pigments, Prints and More from Nature

Nick Neddo · Quarry Books
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

It's time to go back to basics! If you're interested in art, but find that it's becoming an increasingly expensive hobby, The Organic Artist is just the book for you! It encourages us all to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials, such as charcoal...
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Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Cynthia Brideson · University Press of Kentucky
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

The name Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (1867-1932) is synonymous with the decadent revues that the legendary impresario produced at the turn of the twentieth century. These extravagant performances were filled with catchy tunes, high-kicking chorus girls, striking costumes, and talented stars...
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George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends

Ellen T. Harris · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An intimate portrait of Handel’s life and inner circle, modeled after one of the composer’s favorite forms: the fugue. During his lifetime, the sounds of Handel’s music reached from court to theater, echoed in cathedrals, and filled crowded taverns, but the man himself―known...
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Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville

Michael Streissguth · It Books
Format: Hardcover

Outlaw by acclaimed author Michael Streissguth follows the stories of three legends as they redefined country music Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson.Streissguth delves into the country music scene in the late 60s and early 70s, when these rebels found themselves in Music...
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