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North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South

Mark Speltz · J. Paul Getty Museum
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

The history of the civil rights movement is commonly illustrated with well-known photographs from Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma - leaving the visual story of the movement outside the South remaining to be told. In North of Dixie, historian Mark Speltz shines a light past the most iconic...
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Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting

BOB ROSS · Universe
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A celebration of the life and work of the pop-culture icon who gently encouraged millions to explore their creativity. Known for incorporating "happy little" clouds, mountains, and trees in paintings he would create in just twenty-six television minutes, Bob Ross had an encouraging...
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Essay'd: 30 Detroit Artists

Dennis Alan Nawrocki · Painted Turtle
Pages: 156
Format: Paperback

Essay'd: 30 Detroit Artists highlights the individual contributors to Detroit's thriving and diverse art scene. Stemming from the popular website of the same name, Essay'd seeks to introduce readers to some of the contemporary art practitioners who live and work in Detroit or have...
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The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention

Alexander Monro · Knopf, 2016.
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A sweeping, richly detailed history that tells the fascinating story of how paper - the simple Chinese invention of two thousand years ago - wrapped itself around our world, humankind's most momentous ideas imprinted on its surface.

The emergence of paper in the imperial...
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Photography in Japan 1853-1912

Terry Bennett · Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Book

Photography in Japan 1853-1912 is a fascinating visual record of Japanese culture during its metamorphosis from a feudal society to a modern, industrial nation at a time when the art of photography was still in its infancy. The 350 rare and antique photos in this book, most of them published...
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Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

Danny Goldberg · Ecco
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death comes a new perspective on one of the most compelling icons of our time - and the only book written by someone who knew him

In early 1991, top music manager Danny Goldberg agreed to take on Nirvana, a critically acclaimed...

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The South in Color: A Visual Journal

William R Ferris · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Since the moment William Ferris's parents gave their twelve-year-old son a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera for Christmas in 1954, Ferris passionately began to photograph his world. He has never stopped. The sixties and seventies were a particularly significant period for Ferris as he became...
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The Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA

Anthony Casillo · Chronicle Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly...
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The Disaster Profiteers: How Natural Disasters Make the Rich Richer and the Poor Even Poorer

John C Mutter · Palgrave Macmillan
Pages: 281
Format: Print book

Natural disasters don't matter for the reasons we think they do. They generally don't kill a huge number of people. Most years more people kill themselves than are killed by Nature's tantrums. And using standard measures like Gross Domestic Product (GDP) it is difficult to show that...

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