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Being John Lennon: A Restless Life

Ray Connolly - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

An intimate yet unsparing biography of one of the greatest and most mythologized musicians of the twentieth century.What was it like to be John Lennon? What was it like to be the castoff child, the clown at school, and the middle-class suburban boy who pretended to be a working-class hero?...
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If You Can Cut, You Can Collage: From Paper Scraps to Works of Art

Hollie Chastain - Quarry Books
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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Sharpie Art Workshop: Techniques and Ideas for Transforming Your World

Timothy Goodman - Rockport Publishers
Format: Print book

Bold and sharp, brilliant and vivid, Sharpie markers can be found in art, office, and stationery supply stores, drugstores, mass-market and crafts chains - almost anywhere writing utensils are sold. Sharpies can be used on virtually any surface, from the traditional (paper and canvas) to the unexpected...
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Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

TIM MOHR - Algonquin Books
Format: Hardcover

"In case you weren't sure just how political music, fashion, and a certain attitude can be: read this book. Burning Down the Haus is wonderful." - Norman Ohler, author of Blitzed "The true story of how teenage kicks turned into political opposition. With meticulous...
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The Essentials of Theater: A Guide to Acting, Stagecraft, Technical Theater, and More

Lisa Mulcahy - Allworth Press
Format: Hardcover

An Introduction to the World of Theater A friendly and practical guide to the stage, The Essentials of Theater will prepare actors and crew for their next show. Perfect for college students in theater programs, as well as community theater troupes, this book covers all the bases -- from...
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Writers and Their Cats

Alison Nastasi - Chronicle Books
Format: Hardcover

Mark Twain, Alice Walker, Haruki Murakami, Ursula K. Le Guin - this volume celebrates 45 famous authors who have shared their homes and hearts with furry feline friends. The photographs and stories in Writers and Their Cats capture the special bond between wordsmith and mouser. From the six-toed...
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Art Studio Secrets: More Than 300 Tools and Techniques to Inspire Creativity

Marjorie Sarnat - Dover Publications
Format: Paperback

Award-winning illustrator and painter Marjorie Sarnat presents an outstanding refresher course in creative thinking, suitable for artists of every level. In this guide, she shares the tips and techniques she's discovered in the course of her personal experiences and explorations. These...
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The urban sketchbook : urban sketches, a personal account

Sergi Cámara - Barron's
Format: Print book

Sketching is an artistic form of expression that has been practiced by countless creative people since time immemorial. In the past, it was not considered "artwork" in itself, but an intimate look at the artist's surroundings that might be utilized to study, learn, and grow. The...
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Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York

Justin Davidson - Spiegel & Grau
Format: Paperback

From New York magazine's architecture critic, a walking and reading guide to New York City - a historical, cultural, architectural, and personal approach to seven neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, including six essays that help us understand the evolution...
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The White Road: Journey into an Obsession

Edmund de Waal - Farrar
Format: Print book

An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted.Extraordinary new nonfiction, a gripping blend of history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling...
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Humble & Kind

Tim McGraw - Hachette Books
Format: Print book

What if practical inspiration could be as simple as an eye-opening, heartfelt song? From Grammy-winning star performer, husband, and father, Tim McGraw, comes a beautiful keepsake book, inspired by his uplifting hit, "Humble and Kind."HUMBLE AND KIND is the keepsake hardcover...
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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Olivia Laing - Picador
Format: Audio CD

An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring. You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavor to the loneliness that comes from...
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The Theatre Student: Makeup and Masks

Ellen Terry - Rosen Pub Group
Format: Library Binding

Describes the materials and techniques of theatrical makeup and how to determine their most effective use in transforming the actor's features. Includes a discussion of masks and mask-making.
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Beatles Forever

Helen Spence - Crescent

A pictorial chronicle of the world's most popular musical group follows the careers of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr during the Beatles era and as solo musicians
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Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson

Hugh Howard - Bloomsbury Press
Format: Print book

In architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Wright (1867-1959) began it with his romantic prairie style; Johnson (1906-2005) brought down the curtain with his spare postmodernist experiments. Between...
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Biographic Bowie

Liz Flavell - Ammonite Press
Format: Hardcover

Many people know that David Bowie (1947-2016) was an iconic singer, songwriter and actor, whose lyrics, performances and ever-changing persona were at the heart of pop culture for over five decades. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he smoked 80 cigarettes a day, acted in 27 films,...
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Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth.

BEVERLY BOND - Atria / 37 INK
Format: Hardcover

From the founder of the mentoring organization and awards show Black Girls Rock! comes an inspiring and beautifully-designed tribute to the achievements and contributions of black women around the world, featuring moving entries from icons like Kerry Washington, Angela Davis, Misty...
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Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin, and Beyond--The Story of Rock's Greatest Manager

Mark Blake - Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover

The authorized biography of the most notorious rock manager of all time, Peter Grant, best known for his work with Led Zeppelin, by the author of Comfortably NumbPeter Grant is the most famous music manager of all time. Acknowledged as the "fifth member of Led Zeppelin,"...
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Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault

Jody Revenson - Harper Design
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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The Photographer's Handbook: Be your best photographer

Michael Freeman - Ilex Press
Format: Paperback

To take photos you need to get your settings right.To take good photos you need to understand how your camera works.To take great photos, you need to think about what you're shooting.This book will show you how to master all three.Divided into three definitive sections; Technology &...
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The coffee break screenwriter : writing your script ten minutes at a time

Pilar Alessandra - Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Paperback

"'The Coffee Break Screenwriter' keeps it focused and simple. Writers -- from novice to professional -- benefit at every stage of the writing process with a relaxed, "ten minutes at a time" method"--Page 4 of cover.
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Canines of New York

Heather Weston - Bluestreak
Format: Hardcover

For people who love dogs and New York, this is a visual celebration of the vibrant dog community of New York City, CANINES OF NEW YORK collects more than 500 photographs taken by acclaimed Brooklyn-based photographer Heather Weston in every borough of this dog-loving city.Heather's...
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Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema, 1908-1934

Laura Horak - Rutgers University Press
Format: Paperback

Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Katharine Hepburn all made lasting impressions with the cinematic cross-dressing they performed onscreen. What few modern viewers realize, however, is that these seemingly daring performances of the 1930s actually came at the tail end of a long wave of gender-bending...
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Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens

Christopher Woods - Timber Press
Format: Hardcover

"An extraordinary collection of 21st-century gardens that will arouse wanderlust ... Whether you are a garden globetrotter or an armchair explorer, this book is definitely one to add to your collection." - Gardens Illustrated. A steep hillside oasis in Singapore, a garden distinguished...
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Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

Eric Jay Dolin - Liveright Publishing Corporation
Format: Print book

In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin, the best-selling author of Leviathan, presents an epic history of American lighthouses, telling the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels.Set against the backdrop...
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Drawing

Christine Allison - GMC Publications
Format: Paperback

Drawing is not only a relaxing and enjoyable pastime, but also one of the original mindfulness techniques, being a great way to be in the moment and observe your surroundings. Despite the common assumption that the ability to draw is a skill you either possess or you don't, it can be readily...
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Waterfront Manhattan: From Henry Hudson to the High Line

Kurt C Schlichting - Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Hardcover

For hundreds of years, the shorefront of Manhattan Island served as the country's center of trade, shipping, and commerce. With its maritime links across the oceans, along the Atlantic coast, and inland to the Midwest and New England, Manhattan became a global city and home to the world's...
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The Art of Texas: 250 Years

Ron Tyler - Texas Christian University Press
Format: Hardcover

Critic Michael Ennis stated twenty-five years ago that there has never been more than a cursory overview of Texas art from the nineteenth century to the present. The Art of Texas: 250 Years now tells a deeper story, beginning with Spanish colonial paintings and moving through two and a half...
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The Grey Ghost: New York City Photographs

Dan Winters - Rocky Nook
Format: Print book

In The Grey Ghost: New York City Photographs, Dan Winters turns his eye to New York City, collecting nearly 100 black-and-white images he created there in the years after moving to New York from California in 1987 at the age of 25. A highly personal collection, The Grey Ghost reveals an artist...
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The Paintings of George Bellows

Marianne Doezema - Harry N Abrams; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Best remembered for his sporting scenes, American realist painter George Bellows had an enormous range of subject interests, as revealed by this splendid catalogue of a touring exhibition. Bellows's late, joyful landscapes, done shortly before his death from appendicitis in 1925, are delirious...
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The art of Beatrix Potter

Emily Zach - Chronicle Books LLC
Format: Print book

Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth, this magnificent collection celebrates the artist behind The Tale of Peter Rabbit and numerous other beloved children's books. Brimming with famous images and rarely seen gems - ranging from character sketches and notebook...
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Punk London. 1977

Derek Ridgers - Carpet Bombing Culture
Format: Print book

Punk. London.1977. Most people blinked and missed it. Many spent a decade trying to catch up. Derek Ridgers stumbled across it by accident, where it was, in the beating filthy heart of the Roxy in middle of a derelict slum called Covent Garden. Stumbling through the moshpits trying to keep...
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Irving Berlin - Broadway Songs (Songs of Irving Berlin)

Irving Berlin - Hal Leonard Corporation
Format: Paperback

26 favorites from the stage, including: Doin' What Comes Naturally * Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee * A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody * There's No Business Like Show Business * and more.
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Ultimate Star Wars

Ryder Windham - DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Format: Hardcover

Become an expert on the Star Wars galaxy!Ultimate Star Wars is an in-depth visual feast exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. This is a beautifully illustrated guide that is structured chronologically and packed full of information about key characters and storylines...
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The Sci-Fi Movie Guide: The Universe of Film from Alien to Zardoz

Chris Barsanti - Visible Ink Press; Second Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Once upon a time, science fiction was only in the future. It was the stuff of drive-ins and cheap double-bills. Then, with the ever-increasing rush of new, society-altering technologies, science fiction pushed its way to the present, and it busted out of the genre ghetto of science fiction...
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Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power

Susan Cahan - Duke University Press, 2016.
Format: Print book

Prior to 1967 fewer than a dozen museum exhibitions had featured the work of African American artists. And by the time the civil rights movement reached the American art museum, it had already crested: the first public demonstrations to integrate museums occurred in late 1968, twenty years...
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Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Musicals: 50 Show-Stopping Movies We Can't Forget

Richard Barrios - Running Press
Format: Paperback

Spanning nine decades and showcasing the most memorable songs, dazzling dancing, and brightest stars ever to grace the silver screen, Must-See Musicals is the guide to the greatest musicals of all time from the most trusted authority on film-Turner Classic Movies. Movie musicals have been...
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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Mark Godfrey - D.A.P./Tate
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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The Painted Art Journal: 24 Projects for Creating Your Visual Narrative

Jeanne Oliver - North Light Books
Format: Paperback

Take a mixed-media journey to the very heart of your creativity!The Painted Art Journal opens doors to your most personal and authentic art yet. Tell your story as only you can, through a series of guided projects that culminate in a beautiful, autobiographical art journal worthy of passing...
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Escape

GRAY MALIN - Abrams
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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For Love: 25 Heartwarming Celebrations of Humanity

Eugene Kim - Chronicle Books
Format: Print book

This collection of highly creative and incredibly moving visual stories from 25 contemporary photographers has been thoughtfully curated by Alice Yoo and Eugene Kim, founders of the leading art and culture blog My Modern Met. These photo essays capture magnificent displays of ordinary people...
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Cats in Art

DESMOND MORRIS - Reaktion Books
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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Poems About Sculpture

Murray Dewart - Everyman's Library
Format: Print book

Poems About Sculpture is a unique anthology of poems from around the world and across the ages about our most enduring art form. Sculpture has the longest memory of the arts: from the Paleolithic era, we find stone carvings and clay figures embedded with human longing. And poets have long...
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Georges Braque

Karen Wilkin - Abbeville Press
Format: Book

This work on Georges Braque depicts the man and the artist, drawing out the contrasts they throw up. The man was cheerful, good looking, an amateur boxer and a player of Beethoven; the artist was serious and meticulous, whether as a Fauvist, Cubist (with Picasso) or in his own style.
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Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

PHILIP NORMAN - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Shout!, comes the definitive biography of Eric Clapton, a Rock legend whose life story is as remarkable as his music, which transformed the sound of a generation.For half a century Eric Clapton has been acknowledged to be one of music's greatest virtuosos,...
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The humorless ladies of border control : touring the punk underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar

Franz Nicolay - New Press
Format: Print book

In 2009, musician Franz Nicolay left his job in the Hold Steady, aka "the world's greatest bar band." Over the next five years, he crossed the world with a guitar in one hand, a banjo in the other, and an accordion on his back, playing the anarcho-leftist squats and DIY spaces...
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The Best Broadway Songs Ever

Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. - Hal Leonard
Format: Paperback

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook) . The 5th edition of this bestseller has been updated with an even stronger songlist. 85 Broadway standards, including: All Good Gifts * All I Ask of You * As Long As He Needs Me * Bring Him Home * Cabaret * Climb Ev'ry Mountain * Don't Cry for Me Argentina...
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The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built

Jack Viertel - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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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Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop

Vikki Tobak - Clarkson Potter
Format: Hardcover

An inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers told through their most intimate diaries - their contact sheets. Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop takes readers on a chronological...
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Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents

Pete Souza - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

From Pete Souza, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait, comes a potent commentary on the Presidency--and our country. As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone...
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Born to Dance: Celebrating the Wonder of Childhood

Jordan Matter - Workman Publishing Company
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times bestseller! "In Jordan Matters photos, dancers make all the world their stage." - New York Times From Jordan Matter, YouTube star and New York Times-bestselling author of Dancers Among Us, a celebration of what it means to be young and full of possibility, featuring...
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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
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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ROOTS, RADICALS AND ROCKERS

BILLY BRAGG - Faber & Faber
Format: Hardcover

"A remarkable history of skiffle.... Bragg impresses throughout with engaging prose and painstaking research. He further enlivens the text with personal insights and witty asides that give the material a unique cast few professional writers would dare.... an accomplished work."...
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Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk

John Lingan - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

An intimate account of country music, social change, and a vanishing way of life as a Shenandoah town collides with the twenty-first century Winchester, Virginia is an emblematic American town. When John Lingan first traveled there, it was to seek out Jim McCoy: local honky-tonk owner and the DJ who first...
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The Art of Minnie Mouse

Disney Book Group - Disney Editions
Format: Print book

Minnie Mouse embodies a constant reminder to girls of all ages-including grown-ups!-to live confidently and express themselves. In The Art of Minnie Mouse, Disney artists, designers, illustrators, and animators from around the world reimagine their favorite Minnie styles and portray them...
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One-Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway

Philip Ashforth Coppola - Princeton Architectural Press
Format: Hardcover

For decades, Philip Ashforth Coppola has meticulously documented the New York City subway in a series of extraordinary drawings, detailing the terracotta mosaics, faience, and tile patterns that millions of riders pass by every day. Coppola's drawings are what Hyperallergic calls "the...
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Folk Art Fusion: Americana: Learn to draw and paint charming American folk art with a colorful, modern twist

JOY LAFORME - Walter Foster Publishing
Format: Paperback

Fans of Charles Wysocki, Mary Engelbreit, Grandma Moses, and folk art in general will fall in love with Folk Art Fusion: Americana. Featuring projects that instruct artists of all skill levels how to draw and paint subjects including quaint homes, pretty patterns, colorful gardens, picturesque...
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Chibi! The Official Mark Crilley How-to-Draw Guide

MARK CRILLEY - IMPACT Books
Format: Paperback

Master how to draw super tiny and adorable chibi characters! This book (and your fuzzy-costumed tour guide Mochy) will teach you everything you need to know about drawing chibis! From the word "short" in Japanese, this manga illustration style features cute characters with...
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Why You Love Music: From Mozart to Metallica--The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds

John Powell - Little
Format: Print book

A delightful journey through the psychology and science of music, WHY YOU LOVE MUSIC is the perfect book for anyone who loves a tune.Music plays a hugely important role in our emotional, intellectual, and even physical lives. It impacts the ways we work, relax, behave, and feel. It can make...
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Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day

Joel Selvin - Dey Street Books
Format: Print book

In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones' infamous Altamont concert in San Francisco, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic...
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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
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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Your Favorite Band is Killing Me

Steven Hyden - ‎Back Bay Books
Format: Paperback

Steven Hyden explores nineteen music rivalries and what they say about life in this "highly entertaining" book (Rolling Stone) perfect for every...
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A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History

Marty Gitlin - Lyons Press
Format: Hardcover

Few morose thoughts permeate the brain when Yosemite Sam calls Bugs Bunny a "long-eared galut" or a frustrated Homer Simpson blurts out his famous catch-word, "D'oh!" A Celebration of Animation explores the best-of-the-best cartoon characters from the 1920s to the 21st...
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Infinite Wonder: An Astronaut's Photographs from a Year in Space

Scott Kelly - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

From the record-breaking astronaut, national hero, and best-selling author of Endurance, a breathtaking collection of photos documenting his journey on the International Space Station, the vastness of space, and the unparalleled beauty of our own home planet.One's perspective shifts...
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Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

James Wierzbicki - University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback

Derided for its conformity and consumerism, 1950s America paid a price in anxiety. Prosperity existed under the shadow of a mushroom cloud. Optimism wore a Bucky Beaver smile that masked worry over threats at home and abroad. But even dread could not quell the revolutionary changes taking...
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Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

Eric Klinenberg - Crown
Format: Hardcover

An eminent sociologist and bestselling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society. We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country...
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Eco Living Japan: Sustainable Ideas for Living Green

Deanna MacDonald - Tuttle Publishing
Format: Print book

Japan is equally as well known for its ecologically-sensitive traditional homes as it is for cutting-edge, green technology.Eco Living Japan presents 19 contemporary Japanese houses which exemplify the most recent trends in sustainable design in Japan. This is wabi-sabi for the 21st century!...
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Pet Photography: The Secrets to Creating Authentic Pet Portraits

Norah Levine - Rocky Nook
Format: Print book

For those who want to combine their passion for both animals and photography, pet photography is the perfect solution. Photographing pets can be a fun-filled and incredibly rewarding experience, but it has its challenges, as well. Like any kind of portraiture, there is both technical knowledge...
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Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury

Carolyn Burke - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

A captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities, passionate feelings, and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of twentieth-century art.New York, 1921: Alfred Stieglitz,...
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Beyonc in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism

Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley - University of Texas Press
Format: eBook

Making headlines when it was launched in 2015, Omise'eke Tinsley's undergraduate course "Beyonc Feminism, Rihanna Womanism" has inspired students from all walks of life. In Beyonc in Formation, Tinsley now takes her rich observations beyond the classroom, using the blockbuster...
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Handel in London: A Genius and His Craft

Jane Glover - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

A rich and evocative account of the life and work of one of the world's favorite composers -- from the acclaimed author of Mozart's Women.In 1712, a young German composer followed his princely master to London and would remain there for the rest of his life. That master would become King...
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The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built

Jack Viertel - Sarah Crichton Books
Format: Print book

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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An Animator's Gallery: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Characters

David A. Bossert - Disney Editions
Format: Hardcover

This whimsical, deluxe Art Deco-themed art book showcases Walt Disney characters in a style reminiscent of caricatures from the famed walls of Sardi's and The Brown Derby. Disney Supervising Animator and Director Eric Goldberg drew a little more than 200 stylized images in a collection...
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Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyonc Knowles-Carter

Veronica Chambers - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

From the editor of the bestselling anthology The Meaning of Michelle, a celebration of one of the greatest stars of our timeThe Ultimate Beyonce Collectible Beyonc. Her name conjures more than music, it has come to be synonymous with beauty, glamour, power, creativity, love, and romance....
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CSNY: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Peter Doggett - Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

The first ever biography focused on the formative and highly influential early years of "rock's first supergroup" (Rolling Stone) Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - when they were the most successful, influential, and politically potent band in America - in honor of the fiftieth...
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Digital Photography: An Introduction, 5th Edition

Tom Ang - DK
Format: Paperback

Learn how to capture, enhance, and transform your digital photographs taken with any camera, from phones to DLSRs with renowned photographer and teacher Tom Ang.This comprehensive photography companion shows you everything you need to do to start taking exquisite photographs with digital...
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Warcraft: Behind the Dark Portal

Daniel Wallace - Harperdesign
Format: Print book

A stunning behind-the-scenes look at the making of Legendary Pictures' and Universal Pictures' Warcraft: Behind the Dark Portal, and based on Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft, the highest grossing role-playing video game series of all time.The peaceful realm of Azeroth...
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Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe

Ella Frances Sanders - Penguin Books
Format: Hardcover

A beautifully illustrated exploration of the principles, laws, and wonders that rule our universe, our world, and our daily lives, from the New York Times bestselling creator of Lost in TranslationHave you ever found yourself wondering what we might have in common with stars,...
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Never a Dull Moment: 1971--The Year That Rock Exploded

David Hepworth - Henry Holt and Company
Format: Print book

A rollicking look at 1971 - the busiest, most innovative and resonant year of the 70s, defined by the musical arrival of such stars as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Joni MitchellOn New Year's Eve, 1970, Paul McCartney told his lawyers to issue the writ at the High Court...
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Hand Drawn Lettering: Draw Paint Print

Mark Bergin - Barron's Educational Series
Format: Paperback

Unleash your creativity with this book that encourages readers to explore new ideas, nurture originality, and create unique forms of lettering. You'll find:32 pages of instructions, and another 96 pages of alphabet samples for practicePointers on techniques and the use of colorTips on materials...
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How to Listen to Jazz

Ted Gioia - Basic Books
Format: Paperback

A "radiantly accomplished" music scholar presents an accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz (Wall Street Journal) . In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to one of Americas premier art forms. He tells us what...
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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
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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The Art of Reading: An Illustrated History of Books in Paint

Jamie Camplin - Getty Publications
Format: Hardcover

"Why do artists love books?" This volume takes this tantalizingly simple question as a starting point to reveal centuries of symbiosis between the visual and literary arts. First looking at the development of printed books and the simultaneous emergence of the modern figure of the artist,...
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Your Art Will Save Your Life

Beth Pickens - The Feminist Press at CUNY
Format: Paperback

"A survival guide for the creatives among us." - Nicole Georges, author of Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home As a teenager visiting the Andy Warhol Museum, Beth Pickens realized the importance of making art. As an adult, she has dedicated her life to empowering working artists....
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Every song ever

Ben Ratliff - Farrar
Format: Print book

What is music in the age of the cloud? Today, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. It is possible to flit instantly across genres and generations, from 1980s Detroit techno to 1890s Viennese neo-romanticism. This new age of listening brings with it astonishing new possibilities--as...
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Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope--Voices from the Women's March

ARTISAN. - Artisan
Format: Paperback

On January 21, 2017, millions of people gathered worldwide for the Women's March, one of the largest demonstrations in political history. Together they raised their voices in hope, protest, and solidarity. This inspiring collection features 500 of the most eloquent, provocative, uplifting,...
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Gotta Go Gotta Flow: Life, Love, and Lust on Chicago's South Side From the Seventies

Patricia Smith - Cityfiles Pr, 2015.
Format: Print book

Mesmerized by the '70s nightclub culture on Chicago's South Side, Michael Abramson became a part of the scene and spent three years taking photographs in five clubs. More than 40 years later, Patricia Smith, nationally-known poet and slam poetry champion, comes across Abramson's work and is inspired...
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1966: The Year the Decade Exploded

Jon Savage - Faber & Faber Social
Format: Paperback

The pop world accelerated and broke through the sound barrier in 1966. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas slow-cooking since the late '50s reached boiling point. In the worlds of pop, pop art, fashion, and radical politics -- often fueled by perception-enhancing...
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How to Draw Video Games: Create Unique Characters, Worlds, Levels and More!

Steve Harpster - IMPACT Books
Format: Paperback

Gamers, get ready to level up with How to Draw Video Games! From helpful sidekicks to 8-bit aliens and block-style beasts, the video game galaxy is an epic and endless world of battle-ready bosses, spewing lava levels and handyman heroes with the courage to save the day--all you need...
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Experiencing Broadway Music: A Listener's Companion

Kat Sherrell - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Experiencing Broadway Music: A Listener's Companion will cover approximately the last century of American musical theater, beginning with the early-twentieth-century shift from European-influenced operettas and bawdy variety shows to sophisticated works of seamlessly integrated song...
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How to Draw People: Step-by-Step Lessons for Figures and Poses

JEFF MELLEM - North Light Books
Format: Paperback

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Drawing Figures! To draw an anatomical figure, you don't need a stack of weighty anatomy books. Just take it step by step! In How to Draw People, author Jeff Mellem teaches beginning artists how to draw the human figure, from stick figure to anatomically...
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Biographic Kahlo

Sophie Collins - Ammonite Press
Format: Hardcover

Many people know that Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was a Mexican artist, a feminist icon who lived in the famous Blue House and whose work includes The Two Fridas. What, perhaps, they don't know is that 55 of her 143 artworks are self-portraits; that her painting Roots holds the record...
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Michael Jackson All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track

Richard Lecocq - Cassell
Format: Hardcover

The complete, definitive study of Michael Jackson's artistic legacy.This is the only book that tells the story behind every single song that the King of Pop ever released - from his formative years with the Jackson Five to his incredible and much-loved output as a solo artist. Over...
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Help!: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration

Thomas David Brothers - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating story of how creative cooperation inspired two of the world's most celebrated musical acts.The Beatles and Duke Ellington's Orchestra stand as the two greatest examples of collaboration in music history. Duke University musicologist Thomas Brothers delivers a portrait...
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Experiencing Jewish Music in America: A Listener's Companion

Tina Frühauf - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Experiencing Jewish Music in America: A Listener's Companion offers an easy-to-read and new perspective on the remarkably diverse landscape that comprises Jewish music in the United States. This much-needed survey on the art of listening to and enjoying this dynamic and diverse musical...
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Daily Rituals: Women at Work

Mason Currey - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

More of Mason Curreys irresistible Daily Rituals, this time exploring the daily obstacles and rituals of women who are artists--painters, composers, sculptors, scientists, filmmakers, and performers. We see how these brilliant minds get to work, the choices they have to make: rebuffing...
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The Beginners Photography Guide: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Manual for Getting the Most from Your Digital Camera

Chris Gatcum - DK
Format: Paperback

All you need is a digital camera and this bestselling book to unlock your full potential as a photographer!. This handbook will help you improve your skills, give you a fresh perspective on how to approach a shoot, and which equipment will work best. If you have a burst of inspiration and ideas...
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Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive

John Desmond - The Museum of Modern Art
Format: Hardcover

Unpacking Wright's archive of more than two million objects, on the 150th anniversary of the master architect's birthPublished for a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this catalog reveals new perspectives on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, a designer so prolific and familiar...
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On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution

Drew Hodges - Rizzoli
Format: Print book

A visual and oral history of the past twenty years of theater, On Broadway pulls back the curtain to reveal the creative process involved in bringing a Broadway show to the stage and into the public consciousness through the words of Broadway's most famous personalities and the art of SpotCo....
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Naptime with Joey

Laura Izumikawa - Gallery Books
Format: Hardcover

From viral Instagram sensation, lifestyle photographer, and mommy blogger Laura Izumikawa (@LauraIz) comes Naptime with Joey, a ridiculously delightful photo book of her now internet-famous daughter dressed up in various pop culture costumes - a perfect gift for new parents everywhere.Lights,...
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Rethinking Acrylic: Radical Solutions For Exploiting The World's Most Versatile Medium

Patti Brady - North Light Books
Format: Paperback

Revolutionize your work with acrylics! Get ready for the creative ride of your life! Tradition is out, experimentation is in with this cutting-edge how-to sampler of techniques to use with acrylic, the world's most versatile medium. Inside, you'll find inventive, non-traditional,...
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Mute: A Visual Document: From 1978 - Tomorrow

Daniel Miller - Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover

The authoritative, sumptuously illustrated history of Mute Records, a one-man label which helped launch Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Goldfrapp, and many moreMute is one of the most revered and influential indie labels of all time. Through the music of its tight-knit community of artists -- ranging...
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The Short Story of Photography: A Pocket Guide to Key Genres, Works, Themes & Techniques

IAN HAYDN SMITH - Laurence King Publishing
Format: Flexibound

The Short Story of Photography is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of photography. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key photographs from the first experiments in the early 19th century to digital photography. The design of the book allows the student or photography...
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Down By the Sea: Draw and Paint with Watercolor, Acrylic, Pen & Ink

Claudia Nice - North Light Books
Format: Paperback

Nobody captures seascapes quite like Claudia Nice. In this guide, she shares her approach to creating dynamic watercolor compositions textured with pen & ink, acrylics and gouache. More than 60 step-by-step demos, simple enough for beginners, teach how to create all sorts of beach scenery,...
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Drawing Farm and Zoo Animals

Raymond Sheppard - Dover Publications
Format: Paperback

For the first time in a single-volume edition, this guide combines the works of two of Britain's leading 20th-century illustrators of animals, Raymond Sheppard's Drawing at the Zoo and Charles Tunnicliffe's How to Draw Farm Animals. Artists of all skill levels will benefit...
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Bruno Lucchesi: Sculptor of the Human Spirit

David Finn - Hudson Hills Pr
Format: Hardcover

This monograph presents the best works of contemporary sculptor Bruno Lucchesi. The author summarizes Lucchesi's life and career, and analyzes the stylistic development of his work, which seems to encompass several centuries of Western sculpture design.
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A Wish Your Heart Makes: From the Grimm Brothers' Aschenputtel to Disney's Cinderella

Charles Solomon - Disney Editions; Gift edition
Format: Hardcover

With its kind heroine who receives her just reward-and a dashing prince-with the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is one the most beloved fairy tales throughout the world. Although the most popular versions appeared in Charles Perraults Histoires ou contes du temps pass Stories...
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Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl.

Evelyn McDonnell - Black Dog & Leventhal
Format: Hardcover

A stellar and unprecedented celebration of 104 musical artists, WOMEN WHO ROCK is the most complete, up-to-date history of the evolution, influence, and importance of women in music. A gorgeous gift book, it includes a stunning, specially commissioned, full-color illustrated portrait of every...
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Electric Guitars Design and Invention: The Groundbreaking Innovations That Shaped the Modern Instrument

Tony Bacon - Backbeat Books
Format: Paperback

(Book) . Electric guitars do not happen by chance. They look and sound and play the way they do by design. And the people who design today's guitars draw regularly from the treasury of great instruments created in the '50s and '60s. Why did the Telecaster, the Les Paul, the Stratocaster,...
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Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 Small Paintings: Pick up the skills * Put on the paint * Hang up your art

Mark Daniel Nelson - Quarry Books, 2015.
Format: Print book

Get all you need to know about acrylic painting in one book, perfect for first-time painters or anyone interested in building their skills!This unique book is a complete course in acrylic painting, built up from key techniques. As the reader progresses through the sections of the book,...
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Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

James Wierzbicki - University of Illinois Press
Format: Hardcover

Derided for its conformity and consumerism, 1950s America paid a price in anxiety. Prosperity existed under the shadow of a mushroom cloud. Optimism wore a Bucky Beaver smile that masked worry over threats at home and abroad. But even dread could not quell the revolutionary changes taking...
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Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art

Mary Gabriel - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

The rich, revealing, and thrilling story of five women whose lives and painting propelled a revolution in modern artSet amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle...
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Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing

SELWYN LEAMY - Laurence King Publishing
Format: Paperback

This book demystifies the art and practice of drawing. Through fifty drawings by great masters past and present, the techniques and ideas behind their master sketches will put you on the path to making your own great drawings.The entries also feature exercises with step-by-step instructions...
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Lament from Epirus: An Odyssey into Europe's Oldest Surviving Folk Music

Christopher C King - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Patrick Leigh Fermor and Geoff Dyer, a Grammy-winning producer discovers a powerful and ancient folk music tradition. In a dark record shop in Istanbul, renowned collector Christopher King uncovered some of the strangest -- and most hypnotic -- sounds he had ever heard....
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Charleston: A Bloomsbury House & Garden

Quentin Bell - White Lion Publishing
Format: Paperback

Set in the heart of the Sussex Downs, Charleston Farmhouse is the most important remaining example of Bloomsbury decorative style, created by the painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Quentin Bell, the younger son of Clive and Vanessa Bell, and his daughter Virghinia Nicholson, tell the story...
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Field Recordings from the Inside: Essays

Joe Bonomo - Soft Skull Press
Format: Print book

Using as its epigraph and unifying principle Luc Sante's notion that "Every human being is an archeological site," Field Recordings from the Inside provides a deep and personal examination at the impact of music on our lives. Bonomo effortlessly moves between the personal...
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Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project's Process of Devising Theater

Moisés Kaufman - Vintage
Format: eBook

A detailed guide to the collaborative method developed by the acclaimed creators of The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency--destined to become a classic. A Vintage Original.By Moiss Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams with Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Kelli Simpkins, Jimmy...
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Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored

Richard Cole - Harpercollins
Format: Hardcover

Led Zeppelin's tour manager describes the group's beginnings; the private lives of Page, Plant, Bonham, and Jones; the band's appetite for sexual excess; their friendship with Elvis and the Who; the death of Plant's son; and more. $75,000 ad/promo.
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Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar

Brad Tolinski - Doubleday Canada
Format: Print book

By a pair of veteran music writers, an unprecedented history of the electric guitar, its explosive impact on music and culture, and the people who brought it to life For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play...
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Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation

MINDY JOHNSON - Disney Editions
Format: Hardcover

From the earliest origins of animated imagery, the colorful link between paper and screen was created by legions of female artists working on the slick surface of celluloid sheets. With calligraphic precision and Rembrandtesque mastery, these women painstakingly brought pencil drawings...
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Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonne

Carole Naggar - Phaidon Press
Format: Print book

The first complete illustrated bibliography of 1,000 iconic photobooks created by members of the renowned photo agencyPublished on the occasion of Magnum Photos' seventieth anniversary, this fascinating in-depth survey brings Magnum's history alive through the genre of the photobook...
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David Busch's Sony Alpha a7R III Guide to Digital Photography

David D Busch - Rocky Nook
Format: Paperback

David Busch's Sony Alpha a7R III Guide to Digital Photography is most comprehensive resource and reference for Sony's high-speed, high-resolution full frame mirrorless camera. Capable of 10 frame-per-second bursts even at 42 megapixels, the a7R III is fast enough for sports photography...
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Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French

Harold Holzer - Princeton Architectural Press
Format: Hardcover

The artist who created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, John Harvard in Harvard Yard, and The Minute Man in Concord, Massachusetts, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) is America's best-known sculptor of public monuments Monument Man is the first comprehensive biography of this fascinating...
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