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Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records

Amanda Petrusich · Scribner; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of a quirky and important subculture: The world of 78rpm records and the insular community that celebrates them - by acclaimed music critic and author Amanda Petrusich, who contributes regularly to Pitchfork, The Oxford American, and The New York Times.Before MP3s, CDs,...
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Shoes: An Illustrated History

Rebecca Shawcross · Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Format: Hardcover

From chopines to stilettos, Louis XIV to Louboutin, Shoes: An Illustrated History is the definitive guide to footwear. Shoes have always been more than just a practical necessity. They reveal the culture of the times in which they were worn – the sexual morals, the social power play,...
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The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour Through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Nearly Nothing

Caleb Scharf · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An epic, full-color visual journey through all scales of the universeIn The Zoomable Universe, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and the acclaimed artist Ron Miller take us on an epic tour through all known scales of reality, from the largest possible magnitude to the smallest....
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Ink: The Art of Tattoo

Victor Cheung · viction
Pages: 287
Format: Print book

The ultimate in fashion accessories, tattoos are capable of reflecting both their owner's style and interests as well as advertising the talent of the artist involved. With tremendous skill and vision they are able to transform skin into canvas, working with their clients to produce...
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Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age

Megan Shaw Prelinger · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 269
Format: Print book

A visual history of the electronic age captures the collision of technology and art -- and our collective visions of the future.A hidden history of the twentieth century's brilliant innovations -- as seen through art and images of electronics that fed the dreams of millions.A rich historical...
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The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who

Simon Guerrier · Harper Design
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Doctor Who stories are many things: thrilling adventures, historical dramas, tales of love and war and jelly babies. They're also science fiction - but how much of the science is actually real, and how much is really fiction?The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who is a mind-bending blend...
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Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock

Steven Hyden · Dey Street Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band is Killing Me offers an eye-opening and frank assessment of the state of classic rock, assessing its past and future, the impact it has had, and what it's loss would mean to an industry, a culture, and a way of life.Since the late...
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ROOTS, RADICALS AND ROCKERS

BILLY BRAGG · Faber & Faber
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

"A remarkable history of skiffle.... Bragg impresses throughout with engaging prose and painstaking research. He further enlivens the text with personal insights and witty asides that give the material a unique cast few professional writers would dare.... an accomplished work."...
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Last Chain On Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top

Carol Bradley · St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Against the backdrop of a glittering but brutal circus world, Carol Bradleys Last Chain on Billie charts the history of elephants in America, the inspiring story of the Elephant Sanctuary and the spellbinding tale of a resilient elephant who defied the system even as she struggled to conquer...
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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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Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984

Duane Tudahl · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 420
Format: Hardcover

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince's rise from cult favorite to the biggest rock star on the planet. His journey is meticulously documented through detailed accounts of his time secluded behind the doors...
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Virgil Thomson: Music Chronicles, 1940-1954

Virgil Thomson · Library of America
Format: Hardcover

Revisit the Golden Age of classical music in America through the witty and adventurous reviews of our greatest critic-composer: For fourteen memorable years Virgil Thomson surveyed the worlds of opera and classical music as the chief music critic for the New York Herald Tribune. An accomplished...
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Not to be Missed: Fifty-four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film

Kenneth Turan · PublicAffairs
Pages: 345
Format: Hardcover

The images and memories that matter most are those that are unshakeable, unforgettable. Kenneth Turan's fifty-four favorite films embrace a century of the world's most satisfying romances and funniest comedies, the most heart-stopping dramas and chilling thrillers.Turan discovered...
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Art on Skin: Tattoos, Style, and the Human Canvas

Nancy Hajeski · Skyhorse Publishing; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

A celebration of all things tattoo, this visually appealing wealth of tattoo knowledge will have you running for the nearest tattoo artist. The twenty-first century has seen a boom in tattooing, with millions of American's - 23 percent of them - boasting ink on their body. This popular...
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Pope Francis: A Photographic Portrait of the People's Pope

Michael Collins · DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

With more than 250 previously unpublished photographs, Pope Francis: A Photographic Portrait of the People's Pope follows the pontiff through a year in his life, from daily prayers to international pastoral visits, offering a rare look at life behind the scenes with His Holiness Pope...
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