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Did you know you could visit the National Gallery of Art, right now from the comfort of the computer and see fantastic works of art?  For free?

Click on ONLINE RESOURCES on the front page of the Lansing Public Library's website, then select ARTS, LIBRARIES & MUSEUMS, then click NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART to see and even download your favorite pieces of art.

 

Look at art in your pajamas!  How often do you get the chance to do that?

 

100 Greatest American Plays

Thomas S. Hischak · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 352
Format: Book

Theatre in America has had a rich history - from the first performance of the Lewis Hallam Troupe in September of 1752 to the lively shows of modern Broadway. Over the last few centuries significant works have been produced, including Abie's Irish Rose, Long Day's Journey into Night,...
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Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth.

Beverly Bond · Atria / 37 INK
Pages: 256
Format: Book

From the founder of the mentoring organization and awards show Black Girls Rock! comes an inspiring and beautifully-designed tribute to the achievements and contributions of black women around the world, featuring moving entries from icons like Kerry Washington, Angela Davis, Misty Copeland,...
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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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Dear Evan Hansen

· Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 224
Format: Book

Winner of 6 Tony Awards! The official behind-the-scenes book of the new hit musical. A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally...
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Draw Like the Masters: An Excellent Way to Learn from Those Who Have Much to Teach

Parramon · Barrons
Pages: 144
Format: 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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Drawing for the Beginning Artist: Practical Techniques For Mastering Light and Shadow In Graphite and Charcoal

Gabriel Martin · Walter Foster Pub
Pages: 128
Format: Book

Master the art of light and shadow, and create beautiful works of art in graphite pencil.  Discover the basic tools and techniques necessary for creating realistic, expressive drawings in graphite pencil. Learn to "see" a subject through the eyes of an artist, first understanding...
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Dress Like a Woman: Working Women and What They Wore

Abrams Books · Abrams Image
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

At a time in which a woman can be a firefighter, surgeon, astronaut, military officer, athlete, judge, and more, what does it mean to dress like a woman? Dress Like a Woman turns that question on its head by sharing a myriad of interpretations across history. The book includes 300 incredible...
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Fifty Years of 60 Minutes: The Inside Story of Television's Most Influential News Broadcast

Jeff Fager · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Book

A history of 60 Minutes - the iconic American TV news broadcast - going behind the scenes of the most famous breakthrough stories of its remarkable fifty-year run to reveal the secrets of the program's success. Fifty Years of 60 Minutes tells the inside story of the legendary program,...
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Figure Drawing Methods for Artists: Over 130 Methods for Sketching, Drawing, and Artistic Discovery

Peter Boerboom · Rockport Publishers
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Simple methods teach how to draw figures. When we try to draw a person, we are quickly confronted with various challenges. The proportions need to be correct, the attitude must be clear and vivid, the face should show resemblance and also be expressive. Such a task takes courage. Yet a little...
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The Method Acting Exercises Handbook

Lola Cohen · Routledge
Pages: 230
Format: Book

The Method Acting Exercises Handbook is a concise and practical guide to the acting exercises originally devised by Lee Strasberg, one of the Method's foremost practitioners. The Method trains the imagination, concentration, senses and emotions to 're-create' - not 'imitate'...
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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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Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing

Selwyn Leamy · Laurence King Publishing
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

This book demystifies the art and practice of drawing. Through fifty drawings by great masters past and present, the techniques and ideas behind their master sketches will put you on the path to making your own great drawings. The entries also feature exercises with step-by-step instructions...
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Stand Out: Design a Personal Brand. Build a Killer Portfolio. Find a Great Design Job.

Denise Anderson · Peachpit Press
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

The design marketplace has never been more competitive, or demanded more from emerging talent. To succeed, you must navigate the transition from learner to professional with purpose and precision. In Stand Out: Building Your Design Portfolio, Denise Anderson offers a hands-on, three-step,...
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Storytelling Art Studio: Visual Expressions Of Character, Mood And Theme Using Mixed Media

Cathy Nichols · North Light Books
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Mixed Media Art Storytelling With powerful results!  Storytelling Art Studio is the guide that will show you how to create mixed media art that tells impactful stories. It's a creative guide for mining your own life to manifest imaginary worlds, emotional narratives and clever...
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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: Print 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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