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The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific

David Bianculli · Doubleday
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

Television shows have now eclipsed films as the premier form of visual narrative art of our time. This new book by one of our finest critics explains - historically, in depth, and with interviews with the celebrated creators themselves - how the art of must-see/binge-watch television evolved....
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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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The humorless ladies of border control : touring the punk underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar

Franz Nicolay · New Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

In 2009, musician Franz Nicolay left his job in the Hold Steady, aka "the world's greatest bar band." Over the next five years, he crossed the world with a guitar in one hand, a banjo in the other, and an accordion on his back, playing the anarcho-leftist squats and DIY spaces...
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Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary

Jason Loborik · DK, 2014.
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

The successful guide to the Doctor's world - now updated and expanded for 2014 and the new Doctor. This lavishly illustrated guide to the Doctor's world is now expanded to include all the action from the new series with Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. With 32 new pages of material, including...
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Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain

Alan Light · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

From the former senior editor of Rolling Stone and author of The Holy or the Broken, called "thoughtful and illuminating" by The New York Times, a new book on the unlikely coming-to-be of Prince's now legendary album.Purple Rain is a song, an album, and a film - each one a commercial...
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Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You

Misty Copeland · Grand Central Life & Style
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The celebrated ballerina and role model, Misty Copeland, shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health.Misty Copeland believes "There has been a shift in recent years in which women no longer desire the bare bones of a runway...
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Wedding Performer -- Complete Piano Collection: 44 Solos for Ceremonies and Receptions

Jan Sanborn · Alfred Music
Format: Musical score

For the wedding pianist, this comprehensive collection contains 44 piano solos of the most frequently requested wedding preludes, processionals, interludes, and recessionals plus, other beautiful music to play at receptions. Lush arrangements of popular and standard romantic ballads complement...
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Reading the Silver Screen: A Film Lover's Guide to Decoding the Art Form That Moves

Thomas C. Foster · Harper Perennial
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes an indispensable analysis of our most celebrated medium, film.No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. When the house lights go down and the lion roars, we settle in to be shocked,...
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Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land

Sandy Tolan · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

It is an unlikely story. Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a child from a Palestinian refugee camp, confronts an occupying army, gets an education, masters an instrument, dreams of something much bigger than himself, and then, through his charisma and persistence, inspires scores of others to work...
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Robin Williams: A Singular Portrait, 1986-2002

Arthur Grace · Counterpoint LLC
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

I had always thought that when I was around 84 and Robin was 80 we could collaborate on a book about the golden years of his career where he could look at my photographs and reminisce about the events and his feelings at the time. Unfortunately, that book was never to be . . . .Photographer...
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Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays

Tina Packer · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

From one of the country's foremost experts on Shakespeare and theatre arts, actor, director, and master teacher Tina Packer offers an exploration - fierce, funny, fearless - of the women of Shakespeare's plays. A profound, and profoundly illuminating, book that gives us the playwright's...
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