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The Blues: A Visual History

Mike Evans · Sterling
Format: Hardcover

Originating in the African-American communities of the Deep South in the late nineteenth century, the blues gave birth to jazz, R&B, rock, punk, and country. From the impassioned slide guitar of the Mississippi Delta, to the electric sounds of Chicago's street corners, to the improvised...
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Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema

Anne Helen Petersen · Tantor Audio; Unabridged CD edition
Format: Audio CD

Gossip meets historya compulsively readable collection of Hollywoods most notorious clashes and controversies in the spirit of Hollywood BabylonBelieve it or not Americas fascination with celebrity culture was thriving well before the days of TMZ Perez Hilton Charlie Sheens breakdown and allegations...
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Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats, and Drugs

Martin Torgoff · Da Capo
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Bop Apocalypse, a narrative history from master storyteller Martin Torgoff, details the rise of early drug culture in America by weaving together the disparate elements that formed this new segment of the American fabric.Channeling his decades of writing experience, Torgoff connects the birth...
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Zen Dogs

Alexandra Cearns · Harpercollins
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Award-winning animal photographer Alex Cearns celebrates the peace, calm, and joy dogs bring to our lives with this unique full-color collection capturing eighty dogs in their most relaxed and contented moments.When Alex Cearns caught Suzi the Sharpei on film with eyes closed and an endearing...
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The Art Abandonment Project: Create and Share Random Acts of Art

Michael deMeng · North Light Books
Format: Paperback

Art sharing at its sneakiest!Art sharing at its sneakiest!The Art Abandonment Project is your guide to expressing yourself through random acts of art! Create something for the joy of making it, and then leave it for an unsuspecting person to find--be it on a shelf at the library, a park...
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Dark Girls

Bill Duke · Amistad
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of the New York Times bestselling I Dream a World and Crowns comes this full-color companion volume to the acclaimed NAACP Award-nominated documentary Dark Girls - an inspiring and breathtaking photo book that celebrates dark-skinned women.Black has never been more beautiful,...
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Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things

David Rose · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Who Owns the Future? and The Second Machine Age, an MIT Media Lab scientist imagines how everyday objects can intuit our needs and improve our lives.We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development: the Internet of Things. Soon, connected technology...
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The Magic Pattern Book: Sew 6 Patterns into 36 Different Styles!

Amy Barickman · Workman Publishing Company; Pap/Cdr edition
Format: Book

Home sewing is booming again. Inspired by sites like Etsy, Craftsy, Pinterest, and CreativeBug, by the continuing popularity of Project Runway and other fashion shows, and by the ever-growing DIY movement, there are more than 35 million sewists in America. Now, for this new generation that...
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George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends

Ellen T. Harris · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An intimate portrait of Handel’s life and inner circle, modeled after one of the composer’s favorite forms: the fugue. During his lifetime, the sounds of Handel’s music reached from court to theater, echoed in cathedrals, and filled crowded taverns, but the man himself―known...
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Alternative Art Surfaces: Mixed-Media Techniques for Painting on More Than 35 Different Surfaces

Sandra Duran Wilson · North Light Books
Format: Book

Indulge your creative curiosity and take your art off the canvas, off the board, and into the brave new world of Alternative Art Surfaces!Mixed-media powerhouse duo Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson, authors of the best-selling books Image Transfer Workshop, Surface Treatment...
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Bricks and Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made

Tom Wilkinson · Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2014 We don't just look at buildings: their facades, beautiful or ugly, conceal the spaces we inhabit. We are born, work, love and die in architecture. We buy and sell it, rent it and squat in it, create and destroy it. These aspects of buildings...
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Whoniverse: An Unofficial Planet-by-Planet Guide to the World of the Doctor from Gallifrey to Skaro

Lance Parkin · Barron's Educational Series
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Doctor Who lovers, discover all there is to know about the travels of your favorite Time Lord, in all thirteen of his glorious incarnations. Fans will have their burning questions answered, including: What exactly is Trenzalore? Where did the Sontraans originate? Where was the Thousand-Day...
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This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information

Kyle Cassidy · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In 2014, author and photographer Kyle Cassidy published a photo essay on Slate.com called "This is What A Librarian Looks Like," a montage of portraits and a tribute to librarians. Since then, Cassidy has made it his mission to remind us of how essential librarians and libraries...
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Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music

Anna Beer · ONEWorld Publications
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

SOUNDS AND SWEET AIRS reveals the hidden stories of eight remarkable composers, taking the reader on a journey from seventeenth-century Medici Florence to London in the Blitz.Exploring not just the lives and works of eight exceptional artists, historian Anna Beer also asks tough questions...
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