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Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel

Annie Cohen-Solal · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

Mark Rothko, one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, was born in the Jewish Pale of Settlement in 1903. He immigrated to the United States at age ten, taking with him his Talmudic education and his memories of pogroms and persecutions in Russia. His integration into American...
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Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia

Fiona Ritchie · The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the United States. Many of these Scots-Irish immigrants made their way into the mountains of the southern Appalachian region. They brought...
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Upstyle Your Furniture: Techniques and Creative Inspiration to Style Your Home

Stephanie Jones · Barron's Educational Series
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Owning one-of-a-kind, bespoke furniture is no longer a privilege of the wealthy or the realm of professional designers. Upstyle Your Furniture shows the rest of us how easy it is to create custom pieces of furniture with a bit of imagination and easy-to-find materials. Why spend a fortune...
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The Ultimate Woody Allen Film Companion

Jason Bailey · Voyageur Press
Format: Hardcover

A complete look at the extensive, ageless, unparalleled filmography of Woody Allen. Writer, actor, director, comedian, author, and musician, Woody Allen is one of the most culturally and cinematically influential filmmakers of all time. His films - he has over 45 writing and directing credits...
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De Niro: A Life

Shawn Levy · Crown Archetype
Format: Kindle Edition

REMARKABLE BIOGRAPHY OF AN ICONThere's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time--if not, in fact, the greatest. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. Mean Streets, the Godfather...
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The Smartphone Photography Guide: Shoot*Edit*Experiment*Share

Peter Cope · Carlton Books
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Make the most of your smartphone camera with this enlarged, updated edition of the handy guide to creating brilliant photos and videos! Smartphones have put powerful cameras, literally, in our pockets and encouraged us to document our lives in ever-increasing detail. But do we realize...
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Girl in a Band: A Memoir

Kim Gordon · Dey Street Books
Format: Print book

Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty...
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Japanese Paper Crafting: Create 17 Paper Craft Projects & Make your own Beautiful Washi Paper

Michael G. LaFosse · Tuttle Publishing; Reprint edition
Format: Book

In Japanese Paper Crafting, world renowned paper artist Michael G. LaFosse of the Origamido Studio teaches you all the essential techniques needed to make your own beautiful handmade washi paper at home. The book's clear and simple step-by-step instructions, diagrams and photographs...
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The Director's Eye: A Comprehensive Textbook for Directors and Actors

John Ahart · Meriwether Pub; 1st edition
Format: Paperback

Can a theatre class textbook be both inspirational and informative? Yes! This holistic book on directing and acting does it all. Students will keep it as a lifelong career reference on how to make things work. Written subjectively, it's based on nearly a half-century of teaching and directing....
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iPhone: The Missing Manual: The book that should have been in the box

David Pogue · O'Reilly Media
Pages: 650
Format: Paperback

The iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR aren't just faster and more powerful than ever - they're also better at all of the things you use an iPhone for. With the latest edition of this bestselling guide, you get a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds...
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Drawing Scenery: Landscapes and Seascapes

Jack Hamm · Perigee Trade
Format: Print book

The how-to handbook that exactly explains and illustrates the step-by-step processes for drawing complete, succesful landscapes and seascapes and teaches the fundamentals of good composition as well as the separate picture elements. This guide combines the simplest kind of scenery sketching...
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Why Acting Matters

David Thomson · Yale University Press; First Edition
Format: Hardcover

Does acting matter? David Thomson, one of our most respected and insightful writers on movies and theater, answers this question with intelligence and wit. In this fresh and thought-provoking essay, Thomson tackles this most elusive of subjects, examining the allure of the performing arts...
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Stardom Happens: Nurturing Your Child in the Entertainment Business

Candy Bennici · Morgan James Pub.
Pages: 168
Format: Print book

"Clean your room, do your homework, and dodge the paparazzi." Have you ever wondered what life would be like raising a successful child actor? Stardom Happens gives you all the information you need to help your child get into the business and have a positive experience while...
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Movie Stunts & Special Effects: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution

Andrew Lane · Bloomsbury Academic
Format: Hardcover

Throughout film history, one of the fundamental fantasies portrayed on screen has been the kind of physical action few of us could ever experience in real life. The image of an 'every man' engaged in hand-to-hand, mortal combat, defending his family or even the world population...
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