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How to Listen to Jazz

Ted Gioia · Basic Books
Pages: 253
Format: Print book

Jazz is the great American art form, its very essence is predicated on freedom and creativity. Its sound unequivocally calls forth narratives of past struggles and future dreams. Yet jazz can be as inscrutable as it is mesmerizing, especially to outsiders who don't know what to make of improvisation...
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Guerilla Furniture Design: How to Build Lean, Modern Furniture with Salvaged Materials

Will Holman · Storey Books
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

This innovative collection features 35 simple, inexpensive projects that you can make from salvaged and upcycled materials -- cardboard, metal, plastic, and wood. The projects include tables, shelving units, chairs, lamps, and more, in a variety of styles. Many are stackable and easily...
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One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building

Judith Dupre · Little, Brown
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

The definitive book about One World Trade Center--the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere--by the author of the iconic and best-selling Skyscrapers.In hundreds of photographs, drawings, and plans-most never seen by the public-Judith Dupré chronicles the rise of America's most...
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Teen Theatre Songs: Young Women's Edition - Book/Online Audio: 12 Songs Originally Sung by Teen Characters

Hal Leonard Corp. · Hal Leonard
Pages: 87
Format: Musical score

(Vocal Collection) . These 12 classic songs are from teen roles in Broadway shows. The book includes access to online piano accompaniment tracks and Playback software for changing tempo and pitch. Contents include: Astonishing from Little Women * Good Morning Baltimore from Hairspray...
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The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention

Alexander Monro · Knopf, 2016.
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A sweeping, richly detailed history that tells the fascinating story of how paper - the simple Chinese invention of two thousand years ago - wrapped itself around our world, humankind's most momentous ideas imprinted on its surface.

The emergence of paper in the imperial...
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King of Jazz: Paul Whiteman's Technicolor Revue

James Layton · Media History Press
Pages: 303
Format: Print book

King of Jazz: Paul Whiteman's Technicolor Revue tells the story of the making, release, and restoration of Universal's 1930 Technicolor musical extravaganza King of Jazz. Authors James Layton and David Pierce have uncovered original artwork, studio production files, behind-the-scenes...
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The New French Couture: Icons of Paris Fashion

Elyssa Dimant · HarperCollins US 2015.
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

With more than 175 color high-fashion photographs, this stunning, comprehensive, and authoritative handbook on modern French couture, covering the finest Parisian houses of couture - including Chanel, Dior, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, and more - and the creative directors who are redefining...
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Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop

Marc Myers · Grove Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Every great song has a story that needs to be told. In Anatomy of a Song, based on the ongoing Wall Street Journal column, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through forty-five transformative songs and oral-history interviews with the artists who created...
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An Introduction to Calligraphy

Ve?ronique Sabard · Schiffer
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

Clear instructions and 129 photos welcome you to the world of calligraphy. Starting with the pens, inks, and writing surfaces you'll need, the book explains the basics, from filling the pen to holding the nib at the right angle. Practice exercises help you understand upstrokes, downstrokes,...
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Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream

Scotty Mccreery · Zondervan
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

It was just a simple singing competition that would be fun to audition for. Who knew what kind of doors it might open for a sixteen-year-old from Garner, North Carolina.

Go Big or Go Home is the story of a kid with country songs in his soul. The special thing with Scotty...

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Digital Photography For Dummies

Julie Adair King · For Dummies
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Your fun guide to digital photography with any device

Whether you're shooting with an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera, a smartphone or tablet, a high-priced contraption, or one of those new-fangled action cameras, it's possible to take your digital photos from good to great...

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Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide for Artists

Roberto Osti · Monacelli Studio
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A comprehensive, yet flexible and holistic approach to the human body for artists, Roberto Osti's method of teaching anatomy is exhaustive, but never loses sight of the fact that this understanding should lead to the creation of art. Basic Human Anatomy teaches artists the simple yet powerful...
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A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women

Siri Hustvedt · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

A compelling and radical collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy from prize-winning novelist Siri Hustvedt, the acclaimed author of The Blazing World and What I Loved.

Siri Husvedt has always been fascinated by biology and how human...
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