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Treasures of Asian Art: The Asia Society Museum Collection

Denise Patry Leidy · Prestel
Pages: 431
Format: Hardcover

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Asia Society in New York, this elegant book explores the breadth and depth of the venerable museum's collection of traditional and contemporary Asian art. Reflected in the holdings of Asia Society, this book shows how contemporary artists from Asia...
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Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

Eric Klinenberg · Crown
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An eminent sociologist and bestselling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society. We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country...
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50 Photographers You Should Know

Peter Stepan
Format: Paperback

This dynamic introduction to the world's greatest photographers from the inception of photography to today bears proof of the magic of the camera. From Felix Nadar to Nan Goldin, each of the photographers featured here represents an important aspect of photography's evolution. The artists...
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Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib · University of Texas Press
Pages: 216
Format: Paperback

How does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? The seminal rap group brought jazz into the genre, resurrecting timeless rhythms to create masterpieces such as The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders. Seventeen years after their last album, they resurrected themselves with an intense,...
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A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety

DONALD HALL · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

New essays from the vantage point of very old age, once again "alternately lyrical and laugh-out-loud funny,"* from the former poet laureate of the United States * New York TimesDonald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, one capped most recently by the New York Times...
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Being Bold with Watercolour

Annette Kane · Batsford
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

“Bold” isn’t a word generally associated with watercolor, but that’s because most artists don’t know the secrets of using them to create bright, vibrant works. Internationally renowned painter and instructor Annette Kane reveals her three secrets for intensifying...
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William Wegman : being human

William Wegman · Chronicle Books
Format: Paperback

William Wegman's whimsical photographs of his Weimaraner dogs have been celebrated in the art world and enjoyed by pet lovers for nearly four decades. In this entirely new volume, renowned photography curator William A. Ewing presents more than 300 images from the artist's personal archive,...
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Experiencing Jewish Music in America: A Listener's Companion

Tina Fru?hauf · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 212
Format: Hardcover

Experiencing Jewish Music in America: A Listener's Companion offers an easy-to-read and new perspective on the remarkably diverse landscape that comprises Jewish music in the United States. This much-needed survey on the art of listening to and enjoying this dynamic and diverse musical...
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Goodnight, L.A.: Untold Tales from Inside Classic Rocks Legendary Recording Studios

Kent Hartman · Da Capo Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A behind-the-scenes journey through the rise and demise of the '70s and '80s classic rock eraBefore disco, punk, hair metal, rap, and eventually grunge took it all away, the music scene in Los Angeles was dominated by rock 'n' roll. If a group wanted to hit it big, L.A. was the place to be. But in addition...
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Cats in Art

DESMOND MORRIS · Reaktion Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The cat - that most graceful, stubborn, and agile of animals - has been a favorite subject of artists the world over from prehistory to the modern day. A spectacular 7,000-year-old engraving in Libya depicts a catfight. Figures modeled by the Babylonians remind us of their belief that the souls...
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Frederic Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage

Stephen Robert Frankel · Detroit Institute of Arts
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

A beautiful overview of fascinating paintings of the classical world and the Holy Land by a beloved American artist Frederic Church (1826-1900) , one of the leading painters of 19th-century America and the Hudson River School, also journeyed around the globe to find fresh inspiration...
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Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art

Mary Gabriel · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 568
Format: Hardcover

The rich, revealing, and thrilling story of five women whose lives and painting propelled a revolution in modern artSet amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five...
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CP69271 - Progressive Complete Learn to Play Piano Manual

Peter Gelling · LTP Publications
Format: Hardcover

Progressive COMPLETE LEARN TO PLAY PIANO Manual is the ultimate Piano manual. It assumes you have no prior knowledge of music or playing the Piano and will take you from beginner to professional level. In the course of the book you will learn all the essential techniques of piano playing,...
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Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury

Carolyn Burke · Knopf
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities, passionate feelings, and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of twentieth-century art.New York, 1921: Alfred Stieglitz,...
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