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The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel, and Buy

Joel Beckerman · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

A surprising look at the hidden power of sound, revealing how people and brands can use it to inspire and persuade — or annoy From horror movie scores to national anthems to the crunchy sound of potato chips, sound and music greatly impact how we feel about our lives and the messages...
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Botticelli Reimagined

Mark Evans · V&A Publishing
Pages: 359
Format: Print book

Renowned for his iconic The Birth of Venus, Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is arguably one of the greatest artists of all time. His work has inspired countless others, and his legacy is easy to see in everything from Degas's drawings and Warhol's first...
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Eye for Detail: Images of Plants and Animals in Art and Science, 1500-1630

Florike Egmond · Reaktion Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Image-transforming techniques such as close-up, time lapse, and layering are generally associated with the age of photography, but as Florike Egmond shows in this book, they were already being used half a millennium ago. Exploring the world of natural history drawings from the Renaissance,...
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Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965–85

Sory Sanlé · Reel Art Press/Morton-Hill
Pages: 79
Format: Hardcover

Burkina Faso photographer Sory Sanlé (born 1943) started his career in 1960, the year his country (then named République de Haute-Volta) gained independence from France.Sanlé opened his Volta Photo portrait studio in 1965 and, working with his Rolleiflex twin-lens, medium-format...
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Drawing Type: An Introduction to Illustrating Letterforms

Alex Fowkes · Rockport Publishers
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Part inspiration and part workbook, these hand-drawn type of images will inspire and excite any designer to draw and explore type. Drawing Type features real-world projects and sketchbooks of well-known type designers, including interviews about their processes. Playful, hand-drawn type...
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Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums

The The Economist · Economist
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

In this exuberant celebration of the world's museums, great and small, revered writers like Ann Patchett, Julian Barnes, Neil Gaiman, and more tell us about their favorite museums, including the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York, the Musée Rodin in Paris, and Tate Modern...
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Werner Bischof: Backstory

Werner Bischof · Aperture
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

This new monograph captures the life and work of a Magnum great, Swiss photographer Werner Bischof (1916-64) , and features his most iconic images, as well as insight into his life as a photojournalist and artist. Known for his postwar social documentary work, Bischof was inspired to become...
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1000 Ideas for Color Schemes: The Ultimate Guide to Making Colors Work

Jennifer Ott · Firefly Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

This handsome book is about choosing color combinations not necessarily for a specific use. Each spread contains about seven photographs and a color palette, like paint chips. The color palettes provide inspiration and reliable combinations for use in any number of projects: home décor,...
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If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: Relating to and Communicating with Others

Alan Alda · Random House
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Award-winning actor Alan Alda tells the fascinating story of his quest to learn how to communicate better, and to teach others to do the same. With his trademark humor and candor, he explores how to develop empathy as the key factor."Invaluable." - Deborah...
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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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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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Sketching Masterclass

Ruzaimi Mat Rani · Rockport Publishers
Format: Paperback

Master all the art techniques you need to produce a quality sketch drawing. Simple, fuss-free methods of sketching are accompanied with step-by-step illustrations, thorough explanations and great techniques. Suitable for all artists at all levels.
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This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information

Kyle Cassidy · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In 2014, author and photographer Kyle Cassidy published a photo essay on Slate.com called "This is What A Librarian Looks Like," a montage of portraits and a tribute to librarians. Since then, Cassidy has made it his mission to remind us of how essential librarians and libraries...
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You Might Remember Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman

Mike Thomas · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Beloved TV comedic actor Phil Hartman is best known for his eight brilliant seasons on Saturday Night Live, where his versatility and comedic timing resulted in some of the funniest and most famous sketches in the television show's history. Besides his hilarious impersonations of Phil...
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The Philippines: A Visual Journey

Elizabeth Reyes · Periplus Editions
Pages: 64
Format: Print book

This beautifully photographed travel pictorial captures the people, art, architecture, food and landscapes of the Philippines.The Philippine Archipelago with its 7,100 islands is culturally diverse and unique in Southeast Asia, and renowned for the splendor of its coastal beaches and terraced...
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