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David Bate · Tate Publishing
Pages: 156
Format: Print book

In the last decade, interest in photography has exploded. Among the most compelling and popular art forms, photography is now recognized as central to the development of modern and contemporary art. In this accessibly written survey, art photography comes alive through a series of frames...
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The Butterflies of North America: Titian Peale's Lost Manuscript

Kenneth Haltman · Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The American artist and naturalist Titian Ramsay Peale II (1799-1885) had a passion for butterflies, and throughout his long life he wrote and illustrated an ambitious and comprehensive manuscript. The book, along with a companion volume on caterpillars, was never published, and it resides...
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War Is Beautiful: The New York Times Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict*

David Shields · powerHouse Books
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

* (in which the author explains why he no longer reads The New York Times)Bestselling author David Shields analyzed over a decade's worth of front-page war photographs from The New York Times and came to a shocking conclusion: the photo-editing process of the "paper of record,"...
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Black Sabbath: Symptom of the Universe

Mick Wall · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Decades before reality television was invented, Ozzy Osbourne was subversive and dark. Ozzy was the singer in the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and they meant business. In an era when rock bands were measured by how 'heavy' they were, no one was weightier than Black Sabbath. All four...
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Audrey and Bill: A Romantic Biography of Audrey Hepburn and William Holden

Edward Z. Epstein · Running Press
Format: Hardcover

Here for the first time is the complete, captivating story of an on-set romance that turned into a lifelong love story between silver screen legends Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. In 1954, Hepburn and Holden were America's sweethearts. Both won Oscars that year and together they...
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Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, and Beyond

Phil Collen · Atria Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory and redemptive memoir from the lead guitarist of the legendary band Def Leppard - the first book ever written by one of its members - chronicling the band's extraordinary rise to superstardom and how they've maintained it for three decades.Meet Phil Collen. You may know...
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Switched On Pop: How Popular Music Works, and Why it Matters

Nate Sloan · Oxford University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Pop music surrounds us - in our cars, over supermarket speakers, even when we are laid out at the dentist - but how often do we really hear what's playing? Switched on Pop is the book based on the eponymous podcast that has been hailed by NPR, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and Entertainment...
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Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar

Brad Tolinski · Doubleday Canada
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

By a pair of veteran music writers, an unprecedented history of the electric guitar, its explosive impact on music and culture, and the people who brought it to life For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play...
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Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture

Jace Clayton · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 288
Format: eBook

In 2001, Jace Clayton was an amateur DJ who recorded a three-turntable, sixty-minute mix called Gold Teeth Thiefand put it online to share with his friends. Within months, the mix became an international calling card, whisking Clayton away to a sprawling, multitiered nightclub in Zagreb,...
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The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World

Anthony M. Amore · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 284
Format: Print book

Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and forgery, and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons...

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Gauguin: Metamorphoses

Elizabeth Childs · The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Format: Hardcover

Gauguin: Metamorphoses explores the remarkable relationship between Paul Gauguin's rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings, and his better-known paintings and sculptures in wood and ceramic. Created in several discrete bursts of activity from 1889 until his death in 1903,...
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I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual

Luvvie Ajayi · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 241
Format: Print book

New York Times Bestseller
#1 Washington Post Bestseller

"A truth-riot of a book!" -- Shonda Rhimes

Comedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi, serves up necessary advice for the masses in this hilarious...

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Painting Successful Watercolours from Photographs

Geoff Kersey · Search Press
Format: Print book

Artists who work from photographic source material need to learn how to adapt and improve in order to create a successful painting. Geoff Kersey is a master of this way of working, and here he shows how it is done. Reference photographs, colour charts and preparatory sketches are shown...
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Colorways: Watercolor Flowers: Tips, techniques, and step-by-step lessons for learning to paint whimsical artwork in vibrant watercolor

Bley Hack · Walter Foster Publishing
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Colorways: Watercolor Flowers teaches artists of all skill levels how to paint harmonious, vibrant, and colorful renditions of flora. Calling all aspiring artists! Grab your paints because it's time to explore key watercolor techniques, including washes, gradations, painting wet-into-wet,...
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Color Design Workbook: New, Revised Edition: A Real World Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design

SEAN ADAMS · Rockport Publishers
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Since color is such an important part of graphic design, designers need the most up-to-date, as well as the most fundamental, information on the subject to have the tools needed to use color effectively. From the meanings behind colors to working with color in presentations, this book provides...
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