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How to See the World: An Introduction to Images, from Self-Portraits to Selfies, Maps to Movies, and More
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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Native Fashion Now: North American Indian Style
Native Fashion Now: North American Indian Style

Karen Kramer · Peabody Essex Museum ; Munich ; London ; New York
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Celebrating Native American design as an important force in the world of contemporary fashion, this book features beautiful, innovative, and surprising looks from Native American artists. Mainstream American fashion has always been influenced by Native American design, and that's because...
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The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built
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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The Westerns and War Films of John Ford
The Westerns and War Films of John Ford

Sue Matheson · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Responsible for some of the greatest films of the 20th century - The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, and The Quiet Man among others - John Ford was best known for motion pictures that defined the American West and the face of wartime military. A Hollywood celebrity, Ford lived...
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Irving Berlin - Broadway Songs (Songs of Irving Berlin)
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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Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty
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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Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties
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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Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music
Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music

Anna Beer · ONEWorld Publications
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

SOUNDS AND SWEET AIRS reveals the hidden stories of eight remarkable composers, taking the reader on a journey from seventeenth-century Medici Florence to London in the Blitz.Exploring not just the lives and works of eight exceptional artists, historian Anna Beer also asks tough questions...
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Guitar For Dummies
Guitar For Dummies

Mark Phillips · John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 387
Format: Print book

The bestselling guide now updated with video demonstrations and audio tracks online The guitar is one of the most versatile instruments in the world, which is why it's so appealing to musicians. Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition gives you everything a beginning or intermediate acoustic...
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Humble & Kind
Humble & Kind

Tim McGraw · Hachette Books
Pages: 48
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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Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock
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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Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse
Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

Eric Jay Dolin · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 448
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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Where Are the Women Architects?
Where Are the Women Architects?

Despina Stratigakos · Princeton University Press
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

For a century and a half, women have been proving their passion and talent for building and, in recent decades, their enrollment in architecture schools has soared. Yet the number of women working as architects remains stubbornly low, and the higher one looks in the profession, the scarcer...
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Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonne
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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