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The Making of Life of Pi: A Film, a Journey

Jean-Christophe Castelli · Harper Design; First Edition edition
Format: Paperback

The 3-D motion picture version of Yann Martel's Man Booker Prize-winning bestseller Life of Pi is the most ambitious film project to date from Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). The Making of Life of Pi: A Film, A Journey is a beautifully...
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Let's Be Reasonable

Joel Sartore · Univ of Nebraska Pr
Format: Print book

Joel Sartore has spent twenty years taking pictures for National Geographic magazine and has been a contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning since 2005, harmonizing words and images on topics ranging from mud to money, holiday trash to cancer. His fresh insights and engaging warmth and wit—accompanied...
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Pounce

Seth Casteel · Little
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Photographer Seth Casteel's underwater photographs of dogs and babies have captivated an international audience. Now, Seth has found the perfect way to capture our other best friends: cats!A beautiful, funny gift book with more than 70 previously unpublished photographs, Pounce reveals...
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Pittsburgh's Golden

Ed Salamon · Archer Books; First edition
Format: Print book

A history of the numerous rock and roll artists and groups that came out of Pittsburgh, PA in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
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PEOPLE General Hospital

Editors of People Magazine · People
Format: Book

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of General Hospital, the longest running scripted television drama currently in production. Reminisce with the Quartermaines and Spencers, the famed residents of fictional Port Charles, New York. Learn about the troubled marriages of the Hardys and Brewers...
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Egon Schiele's Women

Jane Kallir · Prestel USA
Format: Hardcover

During his brief yet prolific career, Egon Schiele created hundreds of drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings of the women in his life. His work is generally regarded as expressionistic, emotional, intense, autobiographical, and highly sexual. In this elegant and beautifully illustrated...
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Blood on the Stage, 1950-1975: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection

Amnon Kabatchnik · Scarecrow Press
Pages: 704
Format: Hardcover

In Blood on the Stage, 1950-1975: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection: An Annotated Repertoire, author Amnon Kabatchnik continues the focus of his previous volumes (1900-1925 and 1925-1950) and provides an overview of the most important and memorable theatrical works of crime...
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Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

Ian Wardropper · Metropolitan Museum of Art; 1ST edition
Format: Hardcover

The brilliantly expressive clay models created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) as "sketches" for his works in marble offer extraordinary insights into his creative imagination. Although long admired, the terracotta models have never been the subject of detailed examination....
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Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World

Catherine E. McKinley · Bloomsbury
Pages: 235
Format: Hardcover

For almost five millennia, in every culture and in every major religion, indigo-a blue pigment obtained from the small green leaf of a parasitic shrub through a complex process that even scientists still regard as mysterious-has been at the center of turbulent human encounters.Indigo is the story...
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The Gardens of the Vatican

Kildare Dobbs · Frances Lincoln
Format: Hardcover

Twenty-seven years in the making, The Gardens of the Vatican is a private photographic tour of eight centuries of green thoughts in a green shade. Reflecting the general history of gardening, the several gardens in the Vatican span worlds the Persian-influenced quadrant gardens of the Teuton...
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Chinaberry Sidewalks

Rodney Crowell · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed musician comes a tender, surprising, and often uproarious memoir about his dirt-poor southeast Texas boyhood.The only child of a hard-drinking father and a Holy Roller mother, Rodney Crowell was no stranger to bombast from an early age, whether knock-down-drag-outs at a local...
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Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later: A Day of Infamy and Its Legacy

The Editors of LIFE · Life
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

The editors at LIFE vigorously carry on the traditions of excellence in photography, in journalism, and in telling the story of our country and our world which began with LIFE magazine in 1936 by founding editor and publisher, Henry R. Luce. They have published books on a broad range of subjects,...
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How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit

Witold Rybczynski · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday livesWe spend most of our days and nights in buildings living and working and sometimes playing Buildings often overawe us with their beauty Architecture is both setting for our everyday...
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Freehand: Sketching Tips and Tricks Drawn from Art

Helen Birch · Chronicle Books
Format: Paperback

Creating stylish sketches by hand is easy and fun with this inspiring guide. Freehand breaks down basic drawing techniques into bite-sized chunks, and reveals their practical application in dazzling examples by today's coolest artists. Over 200 innovative works of art demonstrate all the fundamentals—line,...
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The ABC of custom lettering : a practical guide to drawing letters

Ivan Castro · Korero Books
Pages: 175
Format: Print book

An authoritative resource for designers, typographers, signwriters, illustrators, pinstripers, and other creative professionals Need to produce some flyers? Want to draw up a logo for a band? Does your local speed shop need a T-shirt design? Don't want to use the same old computer fonts?...
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