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Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America

Sam Roberts · Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York Citys favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train stations 100th fabulous anniversary.In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately...
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A Poet's Dublin

Eavan Boland · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

Juxtaposing verse and image, A Poet's Dublin is a study of origin and influence from "a major Irish poet" (Edward Hirsch) . Written over years, the transcendent and moving poems in A Poet's Dublin seek out shadows and impressions of a powerful, historic city, studying...
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Art Photography

David Bate · Tate Publishing
Pages: 156
Format: Print book

In the last decade, interest in photography has exploded. Among the most compelling and popular art forms, photography is now recognized as central to the development of modern and contemporary art. In this accessibly written survey, art photography comes alive through a series of frames...
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Music Composition For Dummies

Scott Jarrett · Wiley
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Want to turn that haunting tune in your head into an awesome sound in your ear? You can! Music Composition For Dummies demystifies the process of composing music and writing songs. It guides you through every step of writing your own music, from choosing the right rhythm and tempo to creating...
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Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies

Robert Correll · For Dummies; 2 edition
Pages: 672
Format: Paperback

The bestselling guide to DSLR photography - now updated for the latest technology and tools! This new edition gets you up to "shutter speed" on the latest camera technologies, including the new consumer-targeted full-frame models and pro-features that are now incorporated in consumer-focused...
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The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Massumeh Farhad · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

In the early twentieth century, the Ottoman Empire was in political turmoil. Officials moved valuable artworks--including thousands of sumptuous Qur'an (Koran) manuscripts and loose pages dating from the 7th to 17th century--to Istanbul to ensure their safety. Penned by celebrated...
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Skull

Lynn Stern · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 332
Format: Hardcover

A collection of mesmerizing photographs from contemporary photographer Lynn Stern, including eight series on skullsFor the last twenty- five years Lynn Stern has been photographing skulls, both human and animal, some clearly recognizable and some highly abstract. Skull presents the resulting...
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They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age

Didier Ghez · Chronicle Books
Format: Hardcover

As the Walt Disney Studio entered its first decade and embarked on some of the most ambitious animated films of the time, Disney hired a group of "concept artists" whose sole mission was to explore ideas and inspire their fellow animators. They Drew as They Pleased showcases four...
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Star Wars Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor

RYDER WINDHAM · Harper Design
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Foreword by John BoyegaJust in time for the next blockbuster, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this unique and beautifully designed compendium with removable features traces one of the franchise's most iconic characters - the stormtrooper - from initial development through all nine Star Wars movies...
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Urban Sketching and Painting

Parramón Editorial Team · Barron's Educational Series
Format: Hardcover

Art students and amateur painters alike will find advice and instruction in Barron's popular Pocket Art Guides series. Each title focuses on a specific aspect of painting or drawing, and includes tips that even experienced professionals will find helpful. These information-packed books...
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Mute: A Visual Document: From 1978 - Tomorrow

Daniel Miller · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The authoritative, sumptuously illustrated history of Mute Records, a one-man label which helped launch Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Goldfrapp, and many moreMute is one of the most revered and influential indie labels of all time. Through the music of its tight-knit community of artists -- ranging...
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