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Beautiful Whale

Bryant Austin · Harry N. Abrams
Format: Print book

Photographer and conservationist Bryant Austin's breathtaking photographic project Beautiful Whale is the first of its kind: It chronicles his fearless attempts to reach out to whales as fellow sentient beings. Featuring Austin's intimate images--some as detailed as a single haunting...
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Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation

Questlove · Harper Design

From Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the award-winning hip-hop group the Roots, comes this vibrant book commemorating the legacy of Soul Train—the cultural phenomenon that launched the careers of artists such as Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Whitney Houston, Lenny...
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The World According to Star Wars

Cass R Sunstein · Dey Street Books
Pages: 223
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER#1 Washington Post Bestseller There's Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, the Bible, and then there's Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams's score as those beloved golden letters fill the screen....
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The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History

Robin Givhan · Flatiron Books
Format: Hardcover

"It was a big deal when American fashion went to Versailles. Who better than Robin Givhan to tell this captivating story?" - Diane von FurstenbergOn November 28, 1973, the world's social elite gathered at the Palace of Versailles for an international fashion show. By the time...
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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 when...
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How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit

Witold Rybczynski · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday livesWe spend most of our days and nights in buildings living and working and sometimes playing Buildings often overawe us with their beauty Architecture is both setting for our everyday...
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Wear Your Dreams: My Life in Tattoos

Joel Selvin · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Book

The memoir of iconic tattoo artist Ed Hardy from his beginnings in 1960s California, to leading the tattoo renaissance and building his name into a hugely lucrative international brand“Ed Hardy” is emblazoned on everything from t-shirts and hats to perfumes and energy...
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That Was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical

Bernard F Dick · University Press of Mississippi
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

That Was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical traces the development of the MGM musical from The Broadway Melody (1929) through its heyday in the 1940s and 1950s and its decline in the 1960s, culminating in the notorious 1970 MGM auction when Judy Garland's ruby slippers...
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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga · Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

In this book of original, behind-the-scenes photographs, acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson follows superstar Lady Gaga during one year of her life, from Lollapalooza through the final show of her Monster Ball tour. During the time period he followed Gaga, Richardson took over 100,000...
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The Secret Lives of Color

Kassia St Clair · Penguin Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The unforgettable, unknown history of colors and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-colored volumeThe Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought...
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Los Angeles Then and Now®

Rosemary Lord · Pavilion
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

This book charts the development of the city from the days of orange groves and melon patches and isolated Spanish mission buildings, to the staggering metropolis of today. Sites include: Old Plaza Church, Olvera Street, Chinatown, Union Station, Los Angeles Theatre, Mayan Theatre, Angel's...
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Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

Terence Dickinson · Firefly Books
Pages: 332
Format: Hardcover

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10 Buildings That Changed America

Dan Protess · Agate Midway
Format: Print book

10 Buildings That Changed America tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society.From American architectural stalwarts like Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd...
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Street Art: Famous Artists Talk About Their Vision

Alessandra Mattanza · White Star Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Meet 20 of the most creative, original street artists from around the world - including Banksy. Art has moved from the museum into the streets, with visionary artists using their creativity to convert the spaces of everyday life and, often, to address social and political issues. Journalist...
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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Robert M. Edsel · Back Bay Books; Mti Rep edition
Format: Paperback

At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy degenerate works he despised.In...
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