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Runnin' with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen

Noel Monk · Dey Street Books
Pages: 342
Format: Hardcover

The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock music.Van Halen's rise in the 1980s was one of the most thrilling the music world...
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The Art of Tinkering

Karen Wilkinson · Weldon Owen; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

This Is Not Your Average Art Book Brought to you by the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio, The Art of Tinkering is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker: to take things apart, explore tools and materials, and build wondrous, wild art that's part science and part...
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David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium

David Sedaris · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A remarkable illustrated volume of artwork and images selected from the diaries David Sedaris has been creating for four decadesIn this richly illustrated book, readers will for the first time experience the diaries David Sedaris has kept for nearly 40 years in the elaborate, three-dimensional,...
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Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair

DAISY GOODWIN · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

More than 16 million viewers watched the first season of the Masterpiece presentation of Victoria, created and written by Daisy Goodwin -- the highest-rated PBS drama in twenty years, second only to Downton Abbey. But what happened after the Queen married her handsome prince? Did they live...
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The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War

Margaret E. Wagner · Little, Brown and Company; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

With striking visuals from the Library of Congress unparalleled archive, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ILLUSTRATED TIMELINE OF THE CIVIL WAR is an authoritative and engaging narrative of the domestic conflict that determined the course of American history. A detailed chronological timeline of the war captures...
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The Fashion Book

DK Publishing · DK Children
Format: Hardcover

From corsets and camis to tailoring and textiles, The Fashion Book is a sassy style guide for teenage girls who want to discover the stories behind their favorite looks, find their own style, and learn what makes the fashion world tick. Packed with gorgeous images, this illustrated book...
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Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, The

John Muir Laws · Heyday
Pages: 303
Format: Print book

In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, dozens of exercises lead the hand and mind through creating accurate reproductions of plants and animals as well as landscapes, skies, and more. Laws provides clear, practical advice for every step of the process for artists...
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100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know about Math and the Arts

John D. Barrow · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating exploration of maths connection to the arts. At first glance, the worlds of math and the arts might not seem like comfortable neighbors. But as mathematician John D. Barrow points out, they have a strong and natural affinityafter all, math is the study of all patterns, and the world...
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National Geographic The National Parks: An Illustrated History

Kim Heacox · National Geographic
Pages: 367
Format: Print book

An inspired tribute to the astonishing beauty and priceless cultural treasures of America's National Parks, this volume is a lavish celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. National Geographic The National Parks collects the very best of National Geographic's photographs,...
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Improbable Libraries: A Visual Journey to the World's Most Unusual Libraries

Alex Johnson · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

How do you use your local library? Does it arrive at your door on the back of an elephant? Can it float down the river to you? Or does it occupy a phone booth by the side of the road? Public libraries are a cornerstone of modern civilization, yet like the books in them, libraries face an uncertain...
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This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information

Kyle Cassidy · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In 2014, author and photographer Kyle Cassidy published a photo essay on Slate.com called "This is What A Librarian Looks Like," a montage of portraits and a tribute to librarians. Since then, Cassidy has made it his mission to remind us of how essential librarians and libraries...
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The Art Abandonment Project: Create and Share Random Acts of Art

Michael deMeng · North Light Books
Format: Paperback

Art sharing at its sneakiest!Art sharing at its sneakiest!The Art Abandonment Project is your guide to expressing yourself through random acts of art! Create something for the joy of making it, and then leave it for an unsuspecting person to find--be it on a shelf at the library, a park...
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Painting Nature in Watercolor with Cathy Johnson: 37 Step-by-Step Demonstrations Using Watercolor Pencil and Paint

Cathy Johnson · North Light Books
Format: Book

Breathe fresh air into your watercolors! Capture the wonders of nature!From crashing waves to sculptured deserts, from grand sunsets to humble wildflowers, from backyard discoveries to exotic getaways, the natural world offers inspiration enough for a lifetime! In this book, one of today's...
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The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific

David Bianculli · Doubleday
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

Television shows have now eclipsed films as the premier form of visual narrative art of our time. This new book by one of our finest critics explains - historically, in depth, and with interviews with the celebrated creators themselves - how the art of must-see/binge-watch television evolved....
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