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Pro Secrets to Dramatic Digital Photos

Jim Zuckerman · Pixiq; 1ST edition
Format: Paperback

Jim Zuckerman, a photographer known for his vivid, surreal images, reveals a lifetime's worth of tricks and techniques for taking photos with that huge WOW factor.His pro secrets range from the technical to the abstract, from making an impact with complementary colors to getting picture-postcard...
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Painter's Quick Reference: Cats & Dogs

North Light Books (Firm) · North Light Books
Pages: 128

The Perfect Reference for Painters!Paint your favorite furry companions! Inside you'll find more than 40 step-by-step demonstrations that clearly show how to accurately capture a variety of popular pet breeds, including tabby cats, terriers, bulldogs and many more.This detailed guide...
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The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance

Jonathan Jones · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From one of Britain’s most respected and acclaimed art historians, art critic of The Guardian—the galvanizing story of a sixteenth-century clash of titans, the two greatest minds of the Renaissance, working side by side in the same room in a fierce competition: the master Leonardo...
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Wild Africa

Alex Bernasconi · Firefly Books
Format: Book

A sumptuous visual record of one of Earth's last natural paradises. From a totally fresh perspective, world-renowned photographer Alex Bernasconi provides a spectacular tour across a magnificent continent. This is the off-road, seldom-seen Africa. Moments of true beauty and natural...
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The art of Beatrix Potter

Emily Zach · Chronicle Books LLC
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth, this magnificent collection celebrates the artist behind The Tale of Peter Rabbit and numerous other beloved children's books. Brimming with famous images and rarely seen gems - ranging from character sketches and notebook...
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Frog: A Photographic Portrait

Tom Jackson · DK ADULT
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

Frog is a celebration of the fascinating range of the planet's frogs and toads. Published to coincide with Amphibian Ark's "Year of the Frog" and designed to build awareness of environmental change causing many species of amphibians to disappear at an alarming rate....
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"On My Way": The Untold Story of Rouben Mamoulian, George Gershwin, and Porgy and Bess

Joseph Horowitz · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory history of the operatic masterpiece that both made and destroyed Rouben Mamoulian its director and unsung hero Bring my goat Porgy exclaims in the final scene of Gershwinxs opera Porgy and Bess Bess whom he loves has left for New York City and hexs determined to find her When...
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Judge This

Chip Kidd · Simon & Schuster/ TED
Format: Hardcover

A fun, playful look at the importance of first impressions - in design and in life - from acclaimed book designer Chip Kidd.First impressions are everything. They dictate whether something stands out, how we engage with it, whether we buy it, and how we feel. In Judge This, renowned designer...
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A Natural History of the Piano: The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians - from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between

Stuart Isacoff · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

A beautifully illustrated, totally engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own.   With honed sensitivity and unquestioned expertise, Stuart Isacoff—pianist, critic, teacher, and author of Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground...
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The Origins of Cool in Postwar America

Joel Dinerstein · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Cool. It was a new word and a new way to be, and in a single generation, it became the supreme compliment of American culture. The Origins of Cool in Postwar America uncovers the hidden history of this concept and its new set of codes that came to define a global attitude and style. As Joel...
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Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion

Robert Gordon · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

The story of Stax Records unfolds like a Greek tragedy. A white brother and sister build a record company that becomes a monument to racial harmony in 1960's segregated south Memphis. Their success is startling, and Stax soon defines an international sound. Then, after losses both business...
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