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The Language of Houses

Alison Lurie · Delphinium
Format: Hardcover

In 1981 Alison Lurie published The Language of Clothes, a meditation on costume and fashion as an expression of history, social status and individual psychology. Amusing, enlightening and full of literary allusion, the book was highly praised and widely anthologized.Now Lurie has returned...
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Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul

Mark Ribowsky · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A soul icon and the southern music he helped popularize come to life in this moving requiem.When he died in one of rock's string of tragic plane crashes, Otis Redding was only twenty-six, yet already the avatar of a new kind of soul music. The beating heart of Memphis-based Stax Records,...
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Billion Dollar Painter: The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light

Bettina Gilois · Weinstein Books
Format: Hardcover

The unbelievable true story of artist Thomas Kinkade, self-described Painter of Light, and the dramatic rise  and fall  of his billion-dollar gallery and licensing business.,
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Television: A Biography

David Thomson · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

In just a few years, what used to be an immobile piece of living room furniture, which one had to sit in front of at appointed times in order to watch sponsored programming on a finite number of channels, morphed into a glowing cloud of screens with access to a near-endless supply of content...
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The Art of Mindful Singing: Notes on Finding Your Voice

Jeremy Dion · The Ivy Press
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

The Art of Mindful Singing is an enlightening insight into how we can all experience well-being through the meditative beauty and power of music. Jeremy Dion explores how singing can create a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us through its sacred notes of melody, bliss,...
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A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power

Paul Fischer · Flatiron Books
Pages: 353
Format: Print book

"The 1978 abductions of the South Korean actress Choi-Eun-hee and her ex-husband, the director Shin Sang-ok, in Hong Kong is the true crime at the center of Paul Fischer's gripping and surprisingly timely new book." -The New York TimesBefore becoming the world's most notorious...
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The Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA

Anthony Casillo · Chronicle Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly...
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Bob Dylan: American Troubadour

Donald Brown · Scarecrow Press
Pages: 267
Format: Print book

Tempo: A Scarecrow Press Music Series of Rock, Pop, and Culture offers titles that explore rock and popular music through the lens of social and cultural history, revealing the dynamic relationship between musicians, music, and their milieu. Like other major art forms, rock and pop music...
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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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Creating the Future: Art and Los Angeles in the 1970s

Michael Fallon · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

Conceived as a challenge to long-standing conventional wisdom, Creating the Future is a work of social history/cultural criticism that examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during the 1970s—after the decline of the Ferus Gallery, the scattering of its stable...
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The Drawing & Designing Tattoo Art: Creating Masterful Tattoo Art from Start to Finish

Fip Buchanan · IMPACT
Format: Paperback

Learn how to create bold, original designs from a master tattoo artist!Tattooing is an art form like no other...indelible, wearable paintings, each on a one-of-a-kind, ever-moving "canvas." Step into the parlor with master tattoo artist Fip Buchanan as he shares more than thirty...
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The House by the Lake: One House, Five Families, and a Hundred Years of German History

Thomas Harding · Picador USA
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

A Finalist for the Costa Book AwardLonglisted for the Orwell PrizeNamed a Best Book of the Year byThe Times (London) * New Statesman (London) * Daily Express (London) * Commonweal magazine In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small...
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The Fashion Book

DK Publishing · DK Children
Format: Hardcover

From corsets and camis to tailoring and textiles, The Fashion Book is a sassy style guide for teenage girls who want to discover the stories behind their favorite looks, find their own style, and learn what makes the fashion world tick. Packed with gorgeous images, this illustrated book...
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