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All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago

Ethan Mordden · Oxford University Press
Pages: 272
Format: Book

In 1975, the Broadway musical Chicago brought together a host of memes and myths - the gleefully subversive character of American musical comedy, the reckless glamour of the big-city newspaper, the mad decade of the 1920s, the work of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon (two of the greatest talents...
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The Art of God of War

Evan Shamoon · Dark Horse Books
Pages: 184
Format: Book

It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created. An...
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A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety

Donald Hall · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 224
Format: Book

New essays from the vantage point of very old age, once again from the former poet laureate of the United States. Donald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, one capped most recently by the New York Times bestseller Essays After Eighty, a "treasure" of a book in which...
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Chicago's Fabulous Fountains

Greg Borzo · Southern Illinois University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Most people do not realize it, but Chicago is home to many diverse, artistic, fascinating, and architecturally and historically important fountains. In this attractive volume, Greg Borzo reveals more than one hundred outdoor public fountains of Chicago with noteworthy, amusing, or surprising...
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Dancing on Raindrops

Roxanne Evans Stout · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 164
Format: Paperback

The author of Storytelling with Collage, Roxanne Evans Stout, presents a vibrant compilation of rich photographs, unique mixed-media art and prose that not only tell her story but will lovingly empower you to tell yours, as well. As this stunning and visually-poetic book unfolds, you'll...
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Draw Like the Masters: An Excellent Way to Learn from Those Who Have Much to Teach

Parramon. · Barron'S
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Since the very first artists began creating masterpieces, students have been hoping to learn the secrets of their craft. Copying drawings by the masters was, is, and will continue to be a common practice among students of Fine Arts. Besides being an exercise of tremendous value and training,...
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The Encyclopedia of Coloured Pencil Techniques: A complete step-by-step directory of key techniques, plus an inspirational gallery showing how artists use them

Judy Martin · Search Press Ltd
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

An indispensable guide for anyone keen to learn colored pencil techniques, or for the experienced artist who would like to build on their existing skills. Filled with information on the basic characteristics and color ranges of the main kinds of colored pencil, and step-by-step visual demonstrations...
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Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History's Greatest Buildings

James Crawford · Picador
Pages: 566
Format: Hardcover

An inviting, fascinating compendium of twenty-one of history's most famous lost places, from the Tower of Babel to the Twin TowersBuildings are more like us than we realize. They can be born into wealth or poverty, enjoying every privilege or struggling to make ends meet. They have parents...
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Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation

Mindy Johnson · Disney Editions
Pages: 384
Format: Book

From the earliest origins of animated imagery, the colorful link between paper and screen was created by legions of female artists working on the slick surface of celluloid sheets. With calligraphic precision and Rembrandtesque mastery, these women painstakingly brought pencil drawings...
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The Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA

Anthony Casillo · Chronicle Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly...
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Route 66: America's Longest Small Town

Jim Hinckley · Voyageur Press
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

A unique, behind-the-scenes look at the iconic places on Route 66 and the stories of the people who conserve them, preserve them, and infuse them with vitality.The cornerstone of the Route 66 renaissance is the nostalgia that inspires millions of visitors to seek the authentic 1950s-era...
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Talking Guitar: Conversations with Musicians Who Shaped Twentieth-Century American Music

Jas Obrecht · University of North Carolina Press in association with the Southern Folklife Collection
Pages: 320
Format: Book

In this lively collection of interviews, storied music writer Jas Obrecht presents a celebration of the world's most popular instrument as seen through the words, lives, and artistry of some of its most beloved players. Readers will read--and hear--accounts of the first guitarists on record,...
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The World of A Wrinkle in Time: The Making of the Movie

Kate Egan · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 144
Format: Book

Travel through time and space on an epic adventure with Disney's major motion picture A Wrinkle in Time! This keepsake book takes readers behind the scenes of Disney's film adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's timeless novel. Complete with interviews and photographs of the cast...
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