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Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power

Susan Cahan · Duke University Press, 2016.
Pages: 360
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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Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonne

Carole Naggar · Phaidon Press
Pages: 272
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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Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music

ANN POWERS · Dey Street Books
Pages: 418
Format: Hardcover

In this sweeping history of popular music in the United States, NPR's acclaimed music critic examines how popular music shapes fundamental American ideas and beliefs, allowing us to communicate difficult emotions and truths about our most fraught social issues, most notably sex and race.In...
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Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

James Wierzbicki · University of Illinois Press
Pages: 288
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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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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On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution

Drew Hodges · Rizzoli
Pages: 224
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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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.
Pages: 144
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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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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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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Bruno Lucchesi: Sculptor of the Human Spirit

David Finn · Hudson Hills Pr
Pages: 192
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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Sharpie Art Workshop: Techniques and Ideas for Transforming Your World

Timothy Goodman · Rockport Publishers
Pages: 127
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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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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Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History's Greatest Buildings

James Crawford · Picador
Pages: 640
Format: Print book

AN INVITING, FASCINATING COMPENDIUM OF TWENTY-ONE OF HISTORY'S MOST FAMOUS LOST PLACES, FROM THE TOWER OF BABEL TO THE TWIN TOWERSBuildings are more like us than we realize. They can be born into wealth or poverty, enjoying every privilege or struggling to make ends meet. They have parents...
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The Beginner's Photography Guide, 2nd Edition

Chris Gatcum · DK Publishing
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

The Beginner's Photography Guide, 2nd Edition is DK's bestselling manual for any novice photographer who wants to unlock the potential of their new digital camera.Assuming no prior knowledge, this guide's easy-to-follow, step-by-step layout makes it accessible as it takes you through every...
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Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life

Steven Hyden · Back Bay Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Music critic Steven Hyden explores nineteen music rivalries and what they say about lifeBeatles vs. Stones. Biggie vs. Tupac. Kanye vs. Taylor. Who do you choose? And what does that say about you? Actually--what do these endlessly argued-about pop music rivalries say about us?Music opinions...
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