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Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven

John Eliot Gardiner · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque - and occasionally so intemperate? John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing...
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The Public Library: A Photographic Essay

Robert Dawson · Chronicle Books Llc
Format: Hardcover

A gorgeous visual celebration of America's public libraries including 150 photos, plus essays by Bill Moyers, Ann Patchett, Anne Lamott, Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver, and many more.Many of us have vivid recollections of childhood visits to a public library: the unmistakable musty scent,...
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Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind

Gavin Edwards · It Books; F First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In Last Night at the Viper Room, acclaimed author and journalist Gavin Edwards vividly recounts the life and tragic death of acclaimed actor River Phoenix—a teen idol on the fast track to Hollywood royalty who died of a drug overdose in front of West Hollywood’s storied club,...
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Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait

Kendra Bean · Running Press
Format: Hardcover

Vivien Leigh’s mystique was a combination of staggering beauty, glamour, romance, and genuine talent displayed in her Oscar-winning performances in Gone With the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire. For more than thirty years, her name alone sold out theaters and cinemas the world over,...
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Barnett Newman : drawings and prints

Barnett Newman · Kerber Verlag
Pages: 102

Barnett Newman (1905-70) famously strove to create an art of "pure idea" that would strip away narrative, figuration and extraneous detail from painting. By 1948 he had arrived at his signature format--painted color fields bisected by vertical "zips. " Though he is best...
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The Parthenon Enigma

Joan Breton Connelly · Knopf
Pages: 485
Format: Hardcover

Built in the fifth century b.c., the Parthenon has been venerated for more than two millennia as the West's ultimate paragon of beauty and proportion. Since the Enlightenment, it has also come to represent our political ideals, the lavish temple to the goddess Athena serving as the model...
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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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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel

Sherill Tippins · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The next best thing to having a room key to the Chelsea Hotel during each of its famous—and infamous—decades The Chelsea Hotel, since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, has been an icon of American invention a cultural dynamo and haven for the counterculture, all in one astonishing...
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Women Who Write Are Dangerous

STEFAN BOLLMANN · Abbeville Press
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

A sequel to the best-selling Women Who Read Are Dangerous, presenting portraits and profiles of fearless women writers past and presentWriting has not always been considered a suitable career for women. Indeed, it was once common for women authors to adopt a masculine pseudonym in order...
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The Joy of Acrylic Painting: Expressive Painting Techniques for Beginners

Annie O'Brien Gonzales · North Light Books
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Now is the time to pursue creative fulfillment! Annie O'Brien Gonzales felt a passion for art from an early age. But not until 30 years later--after raising a family and working "a real job"--did she get serious about painting. Along the way, she experienced the pleasures...
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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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The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish

Linda Przybyszewski · Perseus Books Group
Pages: 347
Format: Hardcover

As a glance down any street in America quickly reveals, American women have forgotten how to dress. We chase fads, choose inappropriate materials and unattractive cuts, and waste energy tottering in heels when we could be moving gracefully. Quite simply, we lack the fashion know-how we need...
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Once Upon a Time: The Lives of Bob Dylan

Ian Bell · Pegasus; 1 edition
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

Written with an intelligence and verve rarely found in rock biography, the mysterious artist that is Bob Dylan is illuminated through the cultural history of his time.Half a century ago, a youth appeared from the American hinterland and began a cultural revolution. The world is still coming...
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