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The American Idea of Home: Conversations about Architecture and Design

Bernard Friedman · University of Texas Press
Pages: 246
Format: Hardcover

"Home is an idea," Meghan Daum writes in her foreword, "a story we tell ourselves about who we are and who and what we want closest in our midst." In The American Idea of Home, documentary filmmaker Bernard Friedman interviews more than thirty leaders in the field of architecture...
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Finding Bix: The Life and Afterlife of a Jazz Legend

Brendan Wolfe · University Of Iowa Press
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Bix Beiderbecke was one of the first great legends of jazz. Among the most innovative cornet soloists of the 1920s and the first important white player, he invented the jazz ballad and pointed the way to "cool" jazz. But his recording career lasted just six years; he drank himself...
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Mozart's Starling

Lyanda Lynn Haupt · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 277
Format: Hardcover

On May 27th, 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met a flirtatious little starling in a Viennese shop who sang an improvised version of the theme from his Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major. Sensing a kindred spirit in the plucky young bird, Mozart bought him and took him home to be a family pet....
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Artistry: Pen & Ink: A creative exploration of a time-treatured drawing technique

Ian Thomas Miller · Walter Foster Publishing
Pages: 144
Format: Flexibound

Pen & Ink combines practical instruction with inspirational artwork to awaken a new generation of pen-and-ink enthusiasts.Drawing with pen and ink has been a celebrated art form for centuries. In addition to ballpoint pen, today's pen-and-ink artists use a variety of tools, including...
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The Photographer's Black and White Handbook: Making and Processing Stunning Digital Black and White Photos

Harold Davis · Monacelli Studio
Pages: 239
Format: Paperback

The Photographer's Black & White Handbook is your complete guide to making and processing stunning black and white photos in the digital era. You'll find inspiration, ideas, techniques, and tools to use in your black and white photography, along with a soup-to-nuts workflow...
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The Photoshop Elements 15 Book for Digital Photographers

Scott Kelby · NEW RIDERS
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

ARE YOU READY FOR AN ELEMENTS BOOK THAT BREAKS ALL THE RULES? This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that's never been done before-it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly "how to do it." It's not a bunch of theory; it doesn't...
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Portrait Revolution: Inspiration from Around the World For Creating Art in Multiple Mediums and Styles

Julia L Kay · Watson-Guptill
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Based on the popular international collaborative art project, Julia Kay's Portrait Party, this book features hundreds of portraits in multiple mediums and styles teamed with tips and insights on the artistic process. The human face is one of the most important subjects for artists,...
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Bach trios

Johann Sebastian Bach · Nonesuch
Format: Audio CD

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer perform works by J.S. Bach originally written for keyboard instruments plus a sonata for viola da gamba.
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Hercules Segers: Painter, Etcher, A Catalogue Raisonn

Huigen Leeflang · Rijksmuseum
Pages: 700
Format: Hardcover

"[Segers] painted landscapes in a state of bliss." -- Werner HerzogHercules Segers (sometimes spelled Seghers) may be art history's greatest unknown artist. Active in early 17th-century Holland just before Rembrandt, he created otherworldly landscapes of astonishing originality...
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Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Ian Alteveer · Skira Rizzoli
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The definitive monograph on contemporary African American painter Kerry James Marshall, accompanying a major traveling retrospective. This long-awaited volume celebrates the work of Kerry James Marshall, one of America's greatest living painters. Born before the passage of the Civil...
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