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Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-first Century

Simon Reynolds · Dey Street Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From the acclaimed author of Rip It Up and Start Again and Retromania - "the foremost popular music critic of this era (Times Literary Supplement) - comes the definitive cultural history of glam and glitter rock, celebrating its outlandish fashion and outrageous stars, including David...
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The Acrylic Painter: Tools and Techniques for the Most Versatile Medium

James Van Patten · Watson-Guptill Publications
Pages: 165
Format: Print book

A complete course on acrylic painting for beginners and experienced artists that covers classic approaches and new innovations Embraced for versatility, quick-drying properties, and non-toxicity, no medium offers a wider range of effects forcreating highly expressive art than acrylics....
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Picture This: How Pictures Work

Molly Bang · Chronicle Books
Pages: 134
Format: Print book

Molly Bang's brilliant, insightful, and accessible treatise is now revised and expanded for its 25th anniversary. Bang's powerful ideas - about how the visual composition of images works to engage the emotions, and how the elements of an artwork can give it the power to tell a story...
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The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built

Jack Viertel · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 336
Format: eBook

For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in childhood in a darkened theater, grows into something more serious for high school actors, and reaches its passionate zenith when...
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The Photographer’s Ipad: The ultimate guide to managing, editing and displaying photos using your iPad

Frank Gallagher · ilex, 2015.
Pages: 143
Format: Print book

The iPad is the perfect photographer's companion. With its amazing screen and apps ranging from free photo filters to professional programs like Lightroom, it just begs to be used by photographers at all levels, and it's become a fixture in their workflow and kit bags alike. This completely...
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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

Michael Hicks · University of Illinois Press; 1st Edition edition

A first-of-its-kind history, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir tells the epic story of how an all-volunteer group founded by persecuted religious outcasts grew into a multimedia powerhouse synonymous with the mainstream and with Mormonism itself. Drawing on decades of work observing and researching...
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Making Art From Maps: Inspiration, Techniques, and an International Gallery of Artists

Jill K Berry · Rockport Publishers
Pages: 160
Format: eBook

Journey through the craft of Making Art with Maps.From origami to paper cutting and decoupage, love of paper crafting has soared, and with it the variety of paper types used by artists. Among these are maps - an apt choice for any crafter: they're easy to find, often free, meant to be folded,...
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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

Michael Hicks · University of Illinois Press; 1st Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A first-of-its-kind history, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir tells the epic story of how an all-volunteer group founded by persecuted religious outcasts grew into a multimedia powerhouse synonymous with the mainstream and with Mormonism itself.   Drawing on decades of work observing and researching...
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: The Art of the Film

Peter Aperlo · Titan Books
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Fearing the actions of a god-like Superhero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sees Batman...
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Automobile Design Graphics

Jim Heimann · Taschen America Llc
Pages: 368
Format: Book

Dream a little dreamThe art of selling more than just a carIn the heyday of the automobile, marketing cars was an exacting process. Selling the public one of their major life purchases involved not only traditional advertising but also a crucial item that extolled the virtue of the cars:...
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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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The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963

Ed Ward · Flatiron Books
Pages: 416
Format: eBook

Ed Ward covers the first half of the social history of rock & roll in this definitive book. Beginning in the 1920s when blues, country, and black popular music played over the air waves and the first independent record labels were born, this first volume of a two-part series finishes...
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Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords

JUSTIN RICHARDS · HARPERDESIGN
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

THE book the Time Lords (including the Doctor) read when studying at the Academy, the full-color in-world history that pieces together the true story of Gallifrey from the many and contradictory accounts that survived the Last Great Time War.Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords tells...
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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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Ohio in Photographs: A Portrait of the Buckeye State

Ian Adams · Ohio University Press
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

Showcasing the work of two of the state's leading landscape photographers, Ohio in Photographs presents a rich array of places and people, from serene hiking trails and Dayton's Huffman Prairie to shining downtown riverscapes and the riotous colors and figures of an unconventional Fourth...
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Play it loud : the epic history of the style, sound, and revolution of the electric guitar

Brad Tolinski · Doubleday
Pages: 379

For generations an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism, the electric guitar had an explosive impact on music and culture. Now Tolinski and di Perna tell the story of its inventors and iconoclasts, of scam artists, prodigies, and mythologizers as varied and original...
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The Carol Burnett show companion : So glad we had this time

Wesley Hyatt · BearManor Media
Pages: 530

This is the HARDBACK version. You're probably still laughing. If you have seen The Carol Burnett Show, you remember the unbridled hilarity of the sketches performed by Carol, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Dick Van Dyke, Lyle Waggoner, and frequent guest stars Cass Elliot,...
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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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Showstoppers!: The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway's Most Remarkable Songs

Gerald Nachman · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 408
Format: Paperback

When Robert Preston shouted Ya got trouble in River City, when Carol Channing glided down a gilded staircase while waiters serenaded her with Hello, Dolly , when Barbra Streisand defied us to rain on her parade inFunny Girl, audiences were instantly enchanted. After such indelible moments,...
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This Land: An American Portrait

Jack Spencer · University of Texas Press
Pages: 284
Format: Hardcover

Jarred by the 9/11 attacks, photographer Jack Spencer set out in 2003 "in hopes of making a few 'sketches' of America in order to gain some clarity on what it meant to be living in this nation at this moment in time." Across thirteen years, forty-eight states, and eighty thousand...
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Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty

Ben Ratliff · Farrar
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

What does it mean to listen in the digital era? Today, new technologies make it possible to roam instantly and experimentally across musical languages and generations, from Detroit techno to jam bands to baroque opera -- or to dive deeper into the set of tastes that we already have. Either...
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Show Posters: The Art and Practice of Making Gig Posters

Pat Jones · Print
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Design meets music in a one-of-a-kind tour! Powerhouse Factories takes you beyond album covers to teach you all about the art that drives today's biggest shows and festivals. Show Posters offers a visual timeline of the big players in the music industry, from The Black Keys and Passion...
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Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life

Steven Hyden · Back Bay Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Music critic Steven Hyden explores nineteen music rivalries and what they say about lifeBeatles vs. Stones. Biggie vs. Tupac. Kanye vs. Taylor. Who do you choose? And what does that say about you? Actually--what do these endlessly argued-about pop music rivalries say about us?Music opinions...
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Every song ever

Ben Ratliff · Farrar
Format: Print book

What is music in the age of the cloud? Today, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. It is possible to flit instantly across genres and generations, from 1980s Detroit techno to 1890s Viennese neo-romanticism. This new age of listening brings with it astonishing new possibilities--as...
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Drawing Perspective: How to See It and How to Apply It

Matthew T Brehm · Barron's
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Here's a hands-on guide to perspective that's for anyone who wants to draw or paint--in any genre or medium. It's partly about learning how to draw a set of straight lines that meet at a point, but it's not filled with lots of dull, dry theory (although it does explain how it all works)...
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The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built

Jack Viertel · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in childhood in a darkened theater, grows into something more serious for high school actors, and reaches its passionate zenith when...
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The first signs : unlocking the mysteries of the world's oldest symbols

Genevieve Von Petzinger · Atria Books
Pages: 307
Format: eBook

"One of the most significant works on our evolutionary ancestry since Richard Leakey's paradigm-shattering Origins, The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world-- the first indications of symbolic...
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