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The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

PHIL SZOSTAK - Abrams
Format: Book

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box-office records as one of the highest-grossing films of all time, and its eagerly awaited sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is sure to do the same. Written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, The Brothers Bloom,...

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Black Oak: Odes Celebrating Powerful Black Men

Harold Green, III - ?Harper Design
Format: Book

As he did for Black women in Black Roses, Harold Green III, poet and founder of the music collective Flowers for the Living, now honors the Black men he most admires - groundbreakers including Tyler Perry, Barry Jenkins, Billy Porter, Chance the Rapper, LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick,...

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John Baeder's Road Well Taken

Jay Williams - Vendome Press
Format: Book

A fascinating trip through the evocative remnants of a vanishing America, this book is also a portrait of an artist who has captured the nostalgic essence of what's been lost. In 1972, John Baeder (b. 1938) left a career on Madison Avenue to become a full-time painter, gambling his livelihood...

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Mr. Product: The Graphic Art of Advertising's Magnificent Mascots 1960–1985

Warren Dotz - Insight Editions
Format: Book

Mr. Product Volume 2 takes up where Meet Mr. Product Volume 1 left off, illustrating the story of the advertising mascot in America in the 1960s,'70s, and '80s. This vibrant, colorful tribute to pop culture treats readers to icons such as Cap’n Crunch, Goofy Grape, and Chokey...

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The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities

Stephanie Meeks - Island Press
Format: Book

At its most basic, historic preservation is about keeping old places alive, in active use, and relevant to the needs of communities today. As cities across America experience a remarkable renaissance, and more and more young, diverse families choose to live, work, and play in historic...

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Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic

Glenn Frankel - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Book

Director John Schlesinger's Darling was nominated for five Academy Awards, and introduced the world to the transcendently talented Julie Christie. Suddenly the toast of Hollywood, Schlesinger used his newfound clout to film an expensive, Panavision adaptation of Far from the Madding...

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A Small Town Love Story: Colonial Beach, Virginia

Sherryl Woods - MIRA
Format: Paperback

Part memoir, part oral history, #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods gives us a rare and intimate look at Colonial Beach, Virginia.Rich in narrative history and local color, A Small Town Love Story: Colonial Beach, Virginia is an homage to the town of Sherryl Woods's...

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WTF, Evolution?!: A Theory of Unintelligible Design

Mara Grunbaum - Workman Publishing Company
Format: Book

We all have our off days. Why should Evolution be any different? Maybe Evolution got carried away with an idea that was just a little too crazy—like having the Regal Horned Lizard defend itself by shooting three-foot streams of blood from its eyes. Or maybe Evolution ran out of steam...

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