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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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Bricks and Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made

Tom Wilkinson · Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2014 We don't just look at buildings: their facades, beautiful or ugly, conceal the spaces we inhabit. We are born, work, love and die in architecture. We buy and sell it, rent it and squat in it, create and destroy it. These aspects of buildings...
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Photographing your family : and all the kids and friends and animals who wander through too

Joel Sartore · National Geographic
Pages: 191
Format: Paperback

At certain moments - on a trip, on a holiday, or during those first weeks of parenthood, for example - have you ever wished you were a National Geographic photographer? In this unique guide, staff photographer Joel Sartore takes the mystery out of making extraordinary pictures of kids with...
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The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook

Gordon MacKenzie · North Light Books; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

Watercolor will entertain you for a lifetime. Those who have spent decades with it can testify how they are continually charmed and amazed by new discoveries every time they put paint to paper.This book was developed to clarify and simplify various aspects of painting with watercolor, while...
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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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1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music

Andrew Grant Jackson · Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

During twelve unforgettable months in the middle of the turbulent Sixties, America saw the rise of innovative new sounds that would change popular music as we knew it. In 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music, music historian Andrew Grant Jackson (Still the Greatest: The Essential...
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Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests

Tom Shales · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade.When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, LIVE FROM NEW YORK was immediately proclaimed...
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The Birth of a Nation: Nat Turner and the Making of a Movement

Nate Parker · 37 Ink
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

This official tie-in to the highly acclaimed film, The Birth of a Nation, surveys the history and legacy of Nat Turner, the leader of one of the most renowned slave rebellions on American soil, while also exploring Turner's relevance to contemporary dialogues on race relations.Based...
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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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Complete Guide to Art Techniques and Materials: Everything there is to know about the art world

Ian Sidaway · Chartwell Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Confused by the vast array of art materials out there? Unsure how to distinguish between those you must have to create your art and others that might be a wasted expense? Looking to try out a new medium but don't know where to start? If so, you've come to the right source! The Complete...
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Dream Catchers: Legend, Lore and Artifacts

Cath Oberholtzer · Firefly Books; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

An investigation into the symbol of Native heritage. In Ojibwe (or Chippewa in the United States) culture a dream catcher is a hand-crafted willow hoop with woven netting that is decorated with sacred and personal items such as feathers and beads. The Native American tradition of making...
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Daily show - the book : an oral history

Chris Smith · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 459
Format: Print book

The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated...
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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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