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Houses of the National Trust

Lydia Greeves · National Trust
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The houses covered here include spectacular mansions such as Petworth House and Waddesdon Manor, and more lowly dwellings such as the Birmingham Back to Backs and estate villages like Blaise Hamlet, near Bristol. The book also covers buildings as diverse as churches, windmills, dovecotes,...
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Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and Civilisation

James Stourton · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

The first and definitive biography of this brilliant polymath--director of the National Gallery, author, patron of the arts, social lion, and singular pioneer of television--that also tells the story of the arts in the twentieth century through his astonishing life. Kenneth Clark's...
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The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities

Ms. Stephanie Meeks · Island Press
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

At its most basic, historic preservation is about keeping old places alive, in active use, and relevant to the needs of communities today. As cities across America experience a remarkable renaissance, and more and more young, diverse families choose to live, work, and play in historic neighborhoods,...
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Love for Sale: Pop Music in America

David Hajdu · Farrar
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A personal, idiosyncratic history of popular music that also may well be definitive, from the revered music criticDavid Hajdu begins Love for Sale, his personal history of recorded pop music, in an unexpected place--not with nostalgic reminiscences of the 45s of his youth but with the sheet-music...
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It's Saturday Morning!: Celebrating the Golden Era of Cartoons 1960s - 1990s

Joe Garner · becker&mayer! Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

With concept art, archival images, and all-new interviews, It's Saturday Morning! celebrates the shows, characters, songs, and commercials that made Saturday mornings a pop culture event. Broadcasting into family living rooms from the 1960s to the 1990s, this wildly creative art form...
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Obama: An Intimate Portrait

Pete Souza · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

This is the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama's historic presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his White House photographer--and presented in an oversize, 12"x10" exquisitely produced format, and featuring a foreword from the President himself.
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Star, Branch, Spiral, Fan: Learn to Draw from Nature's Perfect Design Structures

Yellena James · Rockport Publishers
Pages: 126
Format: Flexibound

True beauty is found in nature, making this the perfect sketch book for your art inspiration!As if being responsible for dazzling sunsets and the aurora borealis were not enough, nature is also guardian to the universal principals of design. With mathematical perfection, its recurring structures...
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Trouble In Mind: Bob Dylan's Gospel Years - What Really Happened

Clinton Heylin · Lesser Gods
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Between 1979 and 1981, Dylan produced and released three of his most controversial albums -- Slow Train Coming, Saved, and Shot of Love -- toured the world, and played the most contentious shows of his career. Remarkably, this entire period was perhaps the most fastidiously well-documented...
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Designing creatures & characters : how to build an artist's portfolio for video games, film, animation, and more

Marc Taro Holmes
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

All You Need Is a Pencil, Paper and Your Imagination! Ever wondered how you could become a character designer for video games, film or animation? Veteran art director and concept artist Marc Taro Holmes shares proven methods for honing the skills and building the portfolio necessary to become...
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Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You

Misty Copeland · Grand Central Life & Style
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The celebrated ballerina and role model, Misty Copeland, shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health.Misty Copeland believes "There has been a shift in recent years in which women no longer desire the bare bones of a runway...
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Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer

Arthur Lubow · Ecco Press
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

The definitive biography of the beguiling Diane Arbus, one of the most influential and important photographers of the twentieth century, a brilliant and absorbing exposition that links the extraordinary arc of her life to her iconic photographsDiane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer brings...
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Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap

Ben Westhoff · Hachette Books
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

"Invaluable... Westhoff's] book will stand as a comprehensive guide to an inner-city movement that conquered the world. """---"Publishers Weekly "A monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of artists at the forefront of West Coast...
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