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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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Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar

Brad Tolinski · Doubleday Canada
Pages: 384
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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Cabaret FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Broadway and Cinema Classic

June Skinner Sawyers · Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback

(FAQ) . The book features chapters on Jean Ross and Christopher Isherwood the real people behind the singular characters of Sally Bowles and Clifford Bradshaw/Brian Roberts and includes background information on the original source material, Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin stories and the first...
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For Love: 25 Heartwarming Celebrations of Humanity

Eugene Kim · Chronicle Books
Pages: 156
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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The Essentials of Theater: A Guide to Acting, Stagecraft, Technical Theater, and More

Lisa Mulcahy · Allworth Press
Pages: 256
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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Sightings of the Sacred

Daniel Naude? · Prestel
Pages: 140
Format: Print book

The renowned South African photographer Daniel Naudé's moving studies of cattle in cultures where they are considered sacred offer unique insight into the lives of the people, the animals, and the spiritual practices that have remained unchanged for thousands of years. For the past...
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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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I See a City: Todd Webb's New York

Todd Webb · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 175
Format: Hardcover

An evocative portrait of New York City in the 1940s and 1950s by master documentary photographer Todd WebbI See a City: Todd Webb's New York focuses on the work of photographer Todd Webb produced in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s. Webb photographed the city day and night, in all seasons...
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The Short Story of Photography: A Pocket Guide to Key Genres, Works, Themes & Techniques

IAN HAYDN SMITH · Laurence King Publishing
Pages: 210
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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Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents

Pete Souza · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The new book by Pete Souza, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait Shade is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of two presidencies through a series of powerful visual juxtapositions--with Pete Souza's unforgettable images of President Obama given...
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How to Draw Video Games: Create Unique Characters, Worlds, Levels and More

Steve Harpster · IMPACT
Pages: 128
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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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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Sketching People: An Urban Sketcher's Manual to Drawing Figures and Faces

Lynne Chapman · Barron's Educational Series
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Drawing people in the outside world can be a real thrill; each sketch captures a particular person and place in time. But it can also be a challenge. How do you spot a likely subject? How do you choose the person most likely to stay still? How do you draw movement for the person that refuses...
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Digital Photographer's Handbook, 6th Edition

Tom Ang · DK
Pages: 408
Format: Paperback

Tom Ang's Digital Photographer's Handbook, 6th Edition is your ultimate guide to learning how to capture, enhance, and transform your photographs. This best-selling manual outlines key core techniques that every photographer needs to learn, building toward a series of projects you can use to practice...
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The art of Beatrix Potter

Emily Zach · Chronicle Books LLC
Pages: 256
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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