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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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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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How to See the World: An Introduction to Images, from Self-Portraits to Selfies, Maps to Movies, and More

Nicholas Mirzoeff · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Every two minutes, Americans alone take more photographs than were printed in the entire nineteenth century; every minute, people from around the world upload over 300 hours of video to YouTube; and in 2014, we took over one trillion photographs. From the funny memes that we send to our friends...
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Behind the Hits/Inside Stories of Classic Pop and Rock and Roll

Bob Shannon · Warner Books
Pages: 254
Format: Paperback

Behind the Hits
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Pet Photography: The Secrets to Creating Authentic Pet Portraits

Norah Levine · Rocky Nook
Pages: 360
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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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
Pages: 432
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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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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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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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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The urban sketchbook : urban sketches, a personal account

Sergi Cámara · Barron's
Pages: 143
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 Urban...
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Washington's Monument: And the Fascinating History of the Obelisk

John Steele Gordon · Bloomsbury USA, 2016.
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Conceived soon after the American Revolution ended, the great monument to George Washington was not finally completed until almost a century later; the great obelisk was finished in 1884, and remains the tallest stone structure in the world at 555 feet. The story behind its construction...
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Lincoln's White House: The People's House in Wartime

James B Conroy · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

Lincoln's White House is the first book devoted to capturing the look, feel, and smell of the executive mansion from Lincoln's inauguration in 1861 to his assassination in 1865. James Conroy brings to life the people who knew it, from servants to cabinet secretaries. We see the constant...
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Poems About Sculpture

Murray Dewart · Everyman's Library
Pages: 256
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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Irving Berlin - Broadway Songs (Songs of Irving Berlin)

Irving Berlin · Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 128
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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