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Acrylic Techniques in Mixed Media: Layer, Scribble, Stencil, Stamp

Roxanne Padgett · North Light ; Newton Abbot
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Layer It Colorful! Layer It Lush! Are you afraid of spoiling the blank page with a mish-mash of ugly colors? Vibrant design, striking marks, textures and dynamic color combinations can be easily attained by anyone--seasoned painters as well as those who have never squeezed paint from a bottle....
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Sight Reading Success for SA Voices: A Daily Workout for Developing Confident Choirs

Stan McGill · Hal Leonard
Pages: 100
Format: Paperback

(Methodology Chorals) . This choral sight reading resource is designed to help the secondary choir students improve their music literacy skills. With 170 SA exercises divided into 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 measure sets, even beginning groups can develop advanced skills over a relatively short...
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Love in the Elephant Tent: How Running Away with the Circus Brought Me Home

Kathleen Cremonesi · ECW Press
Format: Hardcover

If you live life without a net, what happens when you fall?Kathleen Cremonesi knew early on she wanted to be different. Determined to avoid following in her mother's footsteps to an ill-fated marriage, Kathleen left Oregon in her early 20s to travel across Europe. On a whim, this former...
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Local Glories: Opera Houses on Main Street, Where Art and Community Meet

Ann Satterthwaite · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 456
Format: Hardcover

To most people, the term "opera house" conjures up images of mink-coated dowagers accompanied by tuxedo-clad men in the gilded interiors of opulent buildings like the Met in New York or La Scala in Milan. However, the opera house in the United States has a far more varied-and...
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The Blues: A Visual History

Mike Evans · Sterling
Format: Hardcover

Originating in the African-American communities of the Deep South in the late nineteenth century, the blues gave birth to jazz, R&B, rock, punk, and country. From the impassioned slide guitar of the Mississippi Delta, to the electric sounds of Chicago's street corners, to the improvised...
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Smash Hits: The 100 Songs That Defined America

James E Perone · Greenwood Publishing Grou
Pages: 333
Format: Print book

Well-known music author James Perone looks at 100 songs that helped tell America's story. He examines why each song became a hit, what cultural and social values it embodies, what issues it touches upon, what audiences it attracted, and what made it such a definitive part of American...
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Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World

Michael Scott · Princeton University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The oracle and sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi were known as the omphalos--the center or navel--of the ancient world for more than 1000 years. Individuals, city leaders, and kings came from all over the Mediterranean and beyond to consult Delphis oracular priestess to set up monuments...
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Little Darling's Pinups for Pitbulls

Deirdre Franklin · The Overlook Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In 2005, Deirdre “Little Darling” Franklin founded the non-profit organization, Pinups for Pitbulls, because she was tired of so-called rescues and shelters euthanizing healthy, friendly, and adoptable animals due to their alleged “breed.” Drawing on her background...
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Bon Jovi: The Story

Bryan Reesman · Sterling
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

With their catchy hooks, good looks, and irresistible pop-metal sound, Bon Jovi became one of the bestselling bands of all time. Bon Jovi: The Story is the first fully illustrated comprehensive book paying tribute to the mega-popular group from their beginning 30 years ago - when they shot...
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Cocktails of the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to Cinematic Mixology

Will Francis · Prestel,
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Cocktails of the Movies serves up the 64 greatest cocktails to have featured on film. Take a journey through Hollywood's lifelong love affair with cocktails, celebrating the greatest characters and their iconic drinks through original illustrations and easy-to-follow recipes. From Marilyn's...
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The Law School at the University of Virginia: Architectural Expansion in the Realm of Thomas Jefferson

Philip Mills Herrington · University of Virginia Press
Pages: 249
Format: Hardcover

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterwork of Thomas Jefferson, the "Academical Village" at the heart of the University of Virginia has long attracted the attention of visitors and scholars alike. Yet today Jefferson's original structures make up only a small fraction...
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Hand Lettering Step by Step: Techniques & Projects to Express Yourself Creatively

Kathy Glynn · Get Creative 6
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

A successful calligrapher and artist teaches you the skills of lettering beautifully - and gives projects to show them off! In today's digital age, people crave something personal and handmade - so hand lettering and calligraphy are becoming more popular than ever. If you're eager...
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US Open: 50 Years of Championship Tennis

United States Tennis Association · Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Timed to coincide with the US Open's 50th anniversary, this exquisitely produced book celebrates the most electrifying event in tennis. All of the key moments and unforgettable personalities from the competition's 50-year history are brought to life by vibrant, exclusive photography. This...
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Country Music Hair

Erin Duvall · Harpercollins
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Country music's greatest mullets, bobs, beehives, and bouffants collected together in one entertaining volume, illustrated with dozens of color and black-and-white photographs."The higher the hair, the closer to god."From mullets to mustaches and teased hair to bobs, country...
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Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion

Matt Zoller Seitz · ABRAMS
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Mad Men Carousel is an episode-by-episode guide to all seven seasons of AMC's Mad Men. This book collects TV and movie critic Matt Zoller Seitz's celebrated Mad Men recaps - as featured on New York magazine's Vulture blog - for the first time, including never-before-published...
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