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Man Ray Portraits

Terence Pepper · Yale University Press
Format: Book

The artist May Ray (1890–1976) initially taught himself photography in order to reproduce his own works of art, but it became one of his preferred mediums. As a contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements in Paris during the 1920s, Man Ray was perfectly placed to make defining...
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Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

Simon Garfield · Gotham
Format: Hardcover

A hugely entertaining and revealing guide to the history of type that asks What does your favorite font say about you Fonts surround us every day on street signs and buildings on movie posters and books and on just about every product we buy But where do fonts come from and why do we need...
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Absolutely on Music: Conversations

Seiji Ozawa · Vintage
Pages: 293
Format: Paperback

A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In Absolutely on Music, internationally Haruki Murakami sits down with his friend Seiji Ozawa, the revered...
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If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: Relating to and Communicating with Others

Alan Alda · Random House
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Award-winning actor Alan Alda tells the fascinating story of his quest to learn how to communicate better, and to teach others to do the same. With his trademark humor and candor, he explores how to develop empathy as the key factor."Invaluable." - Deborah...
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Universe of Stone: A Biography of Chartres Cathedral

Philip Ball · Harper
Pages: 322
Format: Print book

A well written study of Gothic architecture, and Chartres Cathedral in particular, looking at the theological and philosophical ideas on which it was founded, and the practicalities of its construction to ultimately aim to show what it may have "meant" to a medieval viewer.
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Art: A Visual History

Robert Cumming · DK
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Art: A Visual History is the complete visual guide to Western art, now updated and repackaged in a themed slipcase.How to tell Impressionism from Expressionism, a Degas from a Monet, early Medieval art from early Christian? Art: A Visual History explains it all - painting, sculpture,...
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Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

Ted Gioia · W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition first Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

The definitive account of how the rough sounds of the Mississippi Delta changed the course of American popular music.The blues grew out of the plantations and prisons, the swampy marshes and fertile cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta. With original research and keen...
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Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs

Carleton E Watkins · J. Paul Getty Museum
Pages: 572
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary body of work produced by photographer Carleton Watkins (1829-1916) between 1858 and 1891 constitutes one of the longest and most productive careers in nineteenth-century American photography. Nearly thirteen hundred "mammoth" (18 x 22 inch) glass-plate negatives...
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Texas John Slaughter The Edge of Hell

William W. Johnstone · William W. Johnstone J. A. Johnstone; 1ST edition
Format: Print book

Tombstone, Arizona was the most violent town in the west until this town got a new kind of sheriff. A rancher, a Ranger, and a veteran of the Civil War, John Horton Slaughter is the true-life hero of bestselling authors William and J.A. Johnstones new Western series, a novel of passions...
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The Beat Stops Here: Lessons on and off the Podium for Today's Conductor

Mark Gibson · Oxford University Press
Pages: 294
Format: Hardcover

In The Beat Stops Here: Lessons on and off the Podium for Today's Conductor, master conductor Mark Gibson addresses the technique of conducting as an extension of intimate knowledge of the score to the hands and arms. He employs a variety of everyday activities and motions (brushing...
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Textiles: The Whole Story: Uses, Meanings, Significance

Beverly Gordon · Thames & Hudson
Format: Book

A worldwide history for anyone with a passion for textiles and textile arts, whether creative, professional, or educational. There are few aspects of our lives—physical, emotional, spiritual—in which thread and fabrics do not play a notable part. Beverly Gordon reminds us memorably...
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The Colored Pencil

Bet Borgeson · Watson-Guptill; First Printing edition
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

No one who works in colored pencil—or wants to—can afford to be without this book, which is the most complete resource on the medium. The revised edition provides the latest information on colored pencils while retaining the best feature of the original: Bogeson's beautiful...
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Rod: The Autobiography

Rod Stewart · Crown Archetype; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary life and career of music legend Rod Stewart, in his own words for the first time. With his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting, and passionate live performances Rod Stewart has paved one of the most iconic and successful music careers of all time. He was the charismatic...
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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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