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A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety

DONALD HALL · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

New essays from the vantage point of very old age, once again "alternately lyrical and laugh-out-loud funny,"* from the former poet laureate of the United States * New York TimesDonald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, one capped most recently by the New York Times...
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Warcraft: Behind the Dark Portal

Daniel Wallace · Harperdesign
Pages: 156
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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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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Fashion Designers A-Z

TASCHEN GmbH · TASCHEN
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

Fashion MasterclassDefining design of the 20th and 21st centuries From Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood, a century's worth of fashion greats from the permanent collection of The Museum at the Fashion...
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Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

James Wierzbicki · University of Illinois Press
Pages: 288
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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Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson

Hugh Howard · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 333
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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Super Simple Hand Lettering: 20 Traceable Alphabets, Easy Projects, Practice Sheets & More!

Kiley Bennett · Design Originals
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Discover how to transform simple words into stunning works of art with this interactive workbook! 20 traceable alphabets, both lowercase and uppercase, let you get started lettering right away A beginner-friendly guide to tools and techniques is included, for an easy introduction to creative...
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The Greatest Showman: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack

Benj Pasek · Hal Leonard
Pages: 100
Format: Paperback

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook) . A musical drama biopic chronicling P.T. Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman) and his founding of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, this December 2017 film features a stunning soundtrack by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul of La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen fame. Our songbook...
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Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen

Naomi Beckwith · Prestel
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

This retrospective volume celebrates five decades of Howardena Pindell's art, including works on paper, collage, photography, film, and video.Born in middle-class Philadelphia in the 1940s, Howardena Pindell came of age during the Civil Rights movement. As an African-American woman...
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Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

TIM MOHR · Algonquin Books
Pages: 384
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 research...
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Drawing

Christine Allison · GMC Publications
Pages: 95
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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The Theatre Student: Makeup and Masks

Ellen Terry · Rosen Pub Group
Pages: 111
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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Drawing Farm and Zoo Animals

Raymond Sheppard · Dover Publications
Pages: 128
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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Ultimate Star Wars

Ryder Windham · DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Pages: 320
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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Field Recordings from the Inside: Essays

Joe Bonomo · Soft Skull Press
Pages: 240
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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