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Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty

Ben Ratliff · Farrar
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

What does it mean to listen in the digital era? Today, new technologies make it possible to roam instantly and experimentally across musical languages and generations, from Detroit techno to jam bands to baroque opera -- or to dive deeper into the set of tastes that we already have. Either...
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Cats in Art

DESMOND MORRIS · Reaktion Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The cat - that most graceful, stubborn, and agile of animals - has been a favorite subject of artists the world over from prehistory to the modern day. A spectacular 7,000-year-old engraving in Libya depicts a catfight. Figures modeled by the Babylonians remind us of their belief that the souls...
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Creating Textures in Watercolor: A Guide to Painting 83 Textures from Grass to Glass to Tree Bark to Fur

Cathy Johnson · North Light Books
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

A step-by-step guide to painting 83 textures from grass to glass to tree bark to fur. Includes detailed demonstrations.
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The Coen Brothers: The iconic filmmakers and their work

IAN NATHAN · Aurum Press
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Through in-depth and informative text written by film journalist Ian Nathan, The Coen Brothers Archive re-examines the brothers' most famous work including Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men and True Grit. Plus, some of their...
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Escape

GRAY MALIN · Abrams
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Gray Malin's collection of incredible beach photography was a runaway hit. Now the it-photographer takes his astonishing photography beyond the beach. Collecting breathtaking images, journal entries, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Escape explores Gray Malin's enduring drive to capture...
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Blind Spot

Teju Cole · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In this innovative synthesis of words and images, the award-winning author of Open City and photography critic for The New York Times Magazine combines two of his great passions. "To look is to see only a fraction of what one is looking at. Even in the most vigilant eye, there is a blind...
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The Art of Zootopia

Jessica Julius · Chronicle Books LLC
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Disney's newest animated feature, Zootopia, is a comedy-adventure starring Officer Judy Hopps, a rookie bunny cop who has to team up with fast-talking scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to crack her first case in the all-animal city of Zooto¬pia. This lushly illustrated book offers a behind-the-scenes...
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If You Can Cut, You Can Collage: From Paper Scraps to Works of Art

Hollie Chastain · Quarry Books
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Collage is a wonderful creative outlet, particularly for people who want to make art, but don't feel they have the skills, or confidence, for other endeavors. You can still explore and experiment with color, composition, and various themes and end up with exciting and often unexpected results....
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New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Planet

Bruce King · New Society Publishers
Pages: 184
Format: Paperback

"Green buildings" that slash energy use and carbon emissions are all the rage, but they aren't enough. The hidden culprit is embodied carbon -- the carbon emitted when materials are mined, manufactured, and transported -- comprising some ten percent of global emissions. With...
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80s Redux: Your Favorite Musicians Today

Mike Hipple · Schiffer
Pages: 143
Format: Hardcover

The influence of 80s culture is undeniable, perhaps most popularly in music. So what are the musicians who built the sonic landscape of the 80s up to? Photographer Mike Hipple seeks to answer this and other burning questions in this nostalgic collection of portraits and interviews featuring...
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Lee Hammond's All New Big Book of Drawing: Beginner's Guide to Realistic Drawing Techniques

Lee Hammond · North Light Books
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Learning How to Draw Has Never Been Easier!Lee Hammond's All New Big Book of Drawing is the culmination of nearly forty years of teaching. No matter what your experience level YOU CAN DRAW by following along these easy step-by-step demonstrations. Whether you want to create drawings...
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The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built

Jack Viertel · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 336
Format: eBook

For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in childhood in a darkened theater, grows into something more serious for high school actors, and reaches its passionate zenith when...
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Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault

Jody Revenson · Harper Design
Pages: 207
Format: Print book

Throughout the making of the eight Harry Potter movies, designers and craftspeople were tasked with creating fabulous chocolate-fantasy feasts, flying brooms, enchanted maps, and much more, in addition to numerous magical items necessary in a wizard's everyday life - for example, newspapers...
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Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock

Barney Hoskyns · Da Capo, 2016.
Pages: 424
Format: Print book

When musicians in the New York City folk scene of the 1960s tired of city life, they decided to "get it together in the country." They headed for Woodstock - not to the site of the legendary music festival of 1969, but to Woodstock itself and to nearby Bearsville, where manager...
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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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