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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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Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir

George Clinton · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

In this seminal music memoir Father of Funk George Clinton talks four decades of hit songs drug abuse the evolution of pop rock and soul music his legal pitfalls and much much moreGeorge Clinton began his musical career in New Jersey where his obsession with doo-wop and RB led to a barbershop...
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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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Banjo: An Illustrated History

Bob Carlin · Backbeat Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

(Book) . The banjo is emblematic of American country music, and it is at the core of other important musical movements, including jazz and ragtime. The instrument has been adopted by many cultures and has been ingrained into many musical traditions, from Mento music in the Caribbean and dance...
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Sustainable Luxury: The New Singapore House, Solutions for a Livable Future

Paul McGillick Ph.D · Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition
Format: Hardcover

Featuring elegant photographs, this sustainable architecture and design book showcases the ultra-modern homes of Singapore. Singapore is celebrated as one of the most livable cities in Asia, and Sustainable Luxury shows how the prosperous, forward-looking nation is pioneering innovative...
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Why You Love Music: From Mozart to Metallica--The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds

John Powell · Little
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A delightful journey through the psychology and science of music, WHY YOU LOVE MUSIC is the perfect book for anyone who loves a tune.Music plays a hugely important role in our emotional, intellectual, and even physical lives. It impacts the ways we work, relax, behave, and feel. It can make...
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The Woman I Wanted to Be

Diane von Furstenberg · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

One of the most influential, admired, and colorful women of our time: fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg tells the most personal stories from her life, about family, love, beauty and business: "It's so good, you'll want to take notes" (People) .Diane...
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: 50 Years

Rosamund Cox · Firefly Books
Format: Hardcover

How wildlife photography became art. The ultimate book of wildlife photography, with 200 award-winning images from the BBC competition. Fifty years ago, the BBC originated a now-famous competition open to professional and amateur photographers. It was a pioneering display of photographic...
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John Wayne: The Life and Legend

Scott Eyman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 658
Format: Book

Drawing on interviews that author Scott Eyman conducted with John Wayne before his death and more than 100 interviews with the actor's family, co-stars, and close associates, this revelatory biography shows how both the facts and fictions about Wayne illuminate his singular life.John Wayne...
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Mastering Fantasy Art - Drawing Dynamic Characters: People, Poses, Creatures and More

John Stanko · IMPACT
Format: Book

Bring the power of realism to your fantasy drawings!Great fantasy art transports viewers to a realm where the impossible becomes less so, and all manner of strange beasts and beings dwell. It takes more than fierce imagination to create these worlds. Great reference photos make it easier...
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