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Why You Love Music: From Mozart to Metallica--The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds

John Powell · Little
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A delightful journey through the psychology and science of music, WHY YOU LOVE MUSIC is the perfect book for anyone who loves a tune.

Music plays a hugely important role in our emotional, intellectual, and even physical lives. It impacts the ways we work, relax, behave, and feel....
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Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault

Jody Revenson · Harper Design
Pages: 207
Format: Print book

Throughout the making of the eight Harry Potter movies, designers and craftspeople were tasked with creating fabulous chocolate-fantasy feasts, flying brooms, enchanted maps, and much more, in addition to numerous magical items necessary in a wizard's everyday life - for example, newspapers...

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The Art of Minnie Mouse

Disney Book Group · Disney Editions
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Minnie Mouse embodies a constant reminder to girls of all ages-including grown-ups!-to live confidently and express themselves. In The Art of Minnie Mouse, Disney artists, designers, illustrators, and animators from around the world reimagine their favorite Minnie styles and portray them...
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Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Richard Ormond · National Portrait Gallery Publications
Pages: 256

Many of the sitters in this collection were John Singer Sargents close friends. They are posed informally, sometimes in the act of painting or singing, and it is evident from the bold way they confront us that they are personalities of a creative stamp. Brilliant as these pictures are as works...
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The Paintings of George Bellows

Marianne Doezema · Harry N Abrams; 1St Edition edition
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Best remembered for his sporting scenes, American realist painter George Bellows had an enormous range of subject interests, as revealed by this splendid catalogue of a touring exhibition. Bellows's late, joyful landscapes, done shortly before his death from appendicitis in 1925, are delirious...
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Experiencing Broadway Music: A Listener's Companion

Kat Sherrell · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 258
Format: Hardcover

Experiencing Broadway Music: A Listener's Companion will cover approximately the last century of American musical theater, beginning with the early-twentieth-century shift from European-influenced operettas and bawdy variety shows to sophisticated works of seamlessly integrated song...
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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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Georges Braque

Karen Wilkin · Abbeville Press
Pages: 127
Format: Book

This work on Georges Braque depicts the man and the artist, drawing out the contrasts they throw up. The man was cheerful, good looking, an amateur boxer and a player of Beethoven; the artist was serious and meticulous, whether as a Fauvist, Cubist (with Picasso) or in his own style.
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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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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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The Best Broadway Songs Ever

Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. · Hal Leonard
Pages: 414
Format: Paperback

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook) . The 5th edition of this bestseller has been updated with an even stronger songlist. 85 Broadway standards, including: All Good Gifts * All I Ask of You * As Long As He Needs Me * Bring Him Home * Cabaret * Climb Ev'ry Mountain * Don't Cry for Me Argentina...
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Music in Europe and the United States

Edith Borroff · Scarecrow Press
Pages: 794
Format: Hardcover

This widely used text for music majors examines the changing ideals that have characterized music of western culture since the Medieval era from the vantage of the performer and composer. In addition to music theory and philosophy, all facets of music - musical theater, dance, instrumental...
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The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built

Jack Viertel · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

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...

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Sightings of the Sacred

Daniel Naudé · 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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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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