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Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop

Vikki Tobak · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers told through their most intimate diaries - their contact sheets. Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop takes readers on a chronological...
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My Life

Tito Gobbi · Doubleday
Pages: 229
Format: Hardcover

The renowned Italian baritone recalls his life and his carrer in opera, noting his approaches to the nearly ninety roles in his repertoire and offering anecdotes about such associates as Maria Callas, Tulio Serafin, and Furtwangler
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Drawing Secrets Revealed - Basics: How to Draw Anything

Sarah Parks · North Light Books
Format: Book

Learn to draw anything you see!Discover the artists' "secrets" that make drawing accessible for everyone. Sarah Parks shares with you her favorite materials and the basic techniques that make it possible. Follow along as she guides you through 20+ demonstrations: You'll...
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On Power

GENE SIMMONS · Dey Street Books
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Gene Simmons, KISS front-man, multi-hyphenate entrepreneur, and master of self-invention, shares his philosophy on power - how to attain it, how to keep it, and how to harness it as a driving force in business and in life.




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Stand Up Straight and Sing!

Jessye Norman · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

One of America's most admired and decorated artists tells her amazing story, from her childhood in the South to the world's greatest stages.Jessye Norman is not only one of the world's most admired and beloved singers, she is an American icon whose life story is as moving and dramatic...
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A View from A Broad

Bette Midler · Simon & Schuster; Updated edition
Format: Hardcover

With her brassy voice and bold performances making the world finally pay attention, she needs no introduction. Grammy award–winning singer, Academy Award–nominee, Broadway star of her critically acclaimed one-woman show and beloved actress in The Rose, Beaches and Down and Out in Beverly...
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Move On Up: Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power

Aaron Cohen · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Curtis Mayfield. The Chi-Lites. Chaka Khan. Chicago's place in the history of soul music is rock solid. But for Chicagoans, soul music in its heyday from the 1960s to the 1980s was more than just a series of hits: it was a marker and a source of black empowerment. In Move On Up, Aaron...
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Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé

Bob Stanley · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An addictively readable, encyclopedic history of pop music in chapters as short and adrenaline-fueled as the best pop songs themselves. As much fun to argue with as to quote, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a monumental work of musical history, tracing the story of pop music through individual songs,...
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Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century

Jed Rasula · Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

In 1916, as World War I raged around them, a group of bohemians gathered at a small cabaret in Zurich, Switzerland. After decorating the walls with art by Picasso and other avant-garde artists, they embarked on a series of extravagant performances. Three readers simultaneously recited a poem...
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Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to the Dark Side of the Moon

Bill Kopp · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 260
Format: Hardcover

The Dark Side of the Moon, Bill Kopp explores the ingenuity with which Pink Floyd rebranded itself following the 1968 departure of Syd Barrett. Not only did the band survive Barrett's departure, but it went on to release landmark albums that continue to influence generations of musicians...
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Hand Drawn Lettering: Draw Paint Print

Mark Bergin · Barron's Educational Series
Pages: 127
Format: Paperback

Unleash your creativity with this book that encourages readers to explore new ideas, nurture originality, and create unique forms of lettering. You'll find:32 pages of instructions, and another 96 pages of alphabet samples for practicePointers on techniques and the use of colorTips on materials...
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The Ansel Adams Guide: Basic Techniques of Photography - Book 1

John Paul Schaefer · Ansel Adams
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback

A comprehensive and accessible guide to photography. It covers cameras and lenses, the specifics of black-and-white and color photography. field trips. All aspects of photography are thoroughly presented in a clear, readable manner.
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Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire

Philip Bailey · Viking
Format: Hardcover

A revealing and heartfelt memoir from the lead singer of the legendary Earth, Wind & FireWith more than ninety million records sold and eight Grammy awards throughout its forty-year history, Earth, Wind & Fire has staked its claim as one of the most successful, influential, and beloved...
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Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism

Thomas David Brothers · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 594
Format: Hardcover

The definitive account of Louis Armstrong -- his life and legacy -- during the most creative period of his career.

Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago's music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong is recognized as one of the most influential...
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