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Legendary Locals of New Britain

Amy Melissa Kirby · Arcadia Publishing

New Britain began in 1754 as an ecclesiastical society and farming village, and with few natural resources, was transformed into a modern industrial city by the time of its incorporation in 1871. Attracting waves of immigrant workers and entrepreneurs, this became a diverse but unified...
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Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machine

Chris Wild · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

"An emporium of retro treasure...from shocking sculptures of the 1700s, to Kodachrome snaps of 1950s Piccadilly Circus, to biblical scenes captured by Google Earth. Rather than nostalgia or folly, the aim is enlightenment, wonder and the pleasure of weirdness." --The Guardian...
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You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future

Jonathon Keats · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

A compelling call to apply Buckminster Fuller's creative problem-solving to present-day problemsA self-professed "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist," the inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was undoubtedly a visionary. Fuller's creations often bordered...
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Women Who Read Are Dangerous

Stefan Bollmann · Abbeville Press, 2016.
Pages: 156
Format: Print book

What is it about a woman reading that has captivated hundreds of artists over the centuries? Stefan Bollmann's Women Who Read Are Dangerous explores this popular subject in more than 70 artworks - drawings, paintings, photographs, and prints - by iconic artists such as Henri Matisse,...
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Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

Dianne Hales · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time—Mona Lisa. A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than 9 million visitors...
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Cabins & Cottages and Other Small Spaces

Editors of Fine Homebuilding · Taunton Press
Pages: 187
Format: Paperback

Bigger doesn't always mean better. Especially when it comes to your mortgage payment. Unfortunately the recent real estate crisis taught us that important lesson. Cabins & Cottages: and Other Small Spaces will inspire you to think smaller and smarter. Think small! With each turn of the page...
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The Global Art Compass

Alistair Hicks · Thames & Hudson; 1 edition
Format: Book

A highly original, wide-ranging, and judiciously illustrated exploration of an increasingly global art scene In the past, writers and critics such as Goethe, Ruskin, and Clement Greenberg perpetuated particular ideas about art and even dictated these ideas to the artists themselves. Today,...
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The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs

Hunter Davies · Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America.For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime -- songs we all know by heart often began...
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Everyday Chic: My Secrets for Entertaining, Organizing, and Decorating at Home

Molly Sims · Dey Street Books
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

New York Times bestselling author Molly Sims shares her secrets for effortless entertaining, feeding friends and family, and making your house a home - with just the right amount of her signature supermodel style. Once upon a time, Molly Sims was a single girl who stored cashmere sweaters...
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Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary

Jason Loborik · DK, 2014.
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

The successful guide to the Doctor's world - now updated and expanded for 2014 and the new Doctor. This lavishly illustrated guide to the Doctor's world is now expanded to include all the action from the new series with Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. With 32 new pages of material, including...
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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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Dressing the Decades: Twentieth-Century Vintage Style

Emmanuelle Dirix · Yale University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

An authoritative and visually stunning look at the fashion of the 20th century, Dressing the Decades examines in depth the origins of the most important luxury garments. Each sumptuously illustrated chapter features a detailed overview of a particular decade, including the historical events,...
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Abandoned Asylums

Matt Van der Velde · Jonglez Publishing
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Abandoned Asylums takes readers on an unrestricted visual journey inside America's abandoned state hospitals, asylums, and psychiatric facilities, the institutions where countless stories and personal dramas played out behind locked doors and out of public sight. The images captured...
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Landmark: The Fields of Landscape Photography

William A. Ewing · Thames & Hudson; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An eloquent global survey of contemporary landscape photography as seen through the eyes of the leading photographers of today Landscape photography has traveled far from its origins in the picturesque or pastoral. It is at the cutting edge of contemporary image-making with leading photographers...
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Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s

Lori Majewski · Harry N. Abrams
Format: Paperback

Mad World is a highly entertaining oral history that celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the 1980s via new interviews with 35 of the most notable artists of the period. Each chapter begins with a discussion of their most popular song but leads to stories of their history and place...
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