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Book Cover: The Art of the Blues: A Visual Treasury of Black Music's Golden Age

The Art of the Blues: A Visual Treasury of Black Music's Golden Age

Author: Bill Dahl

ISBN: 9780226396699

This stunning book charts the rich history of the blues, through the dazzling array of posters, album covers, and advertisements that have shaped its identity over the past hundred years. The blues have been one of the most ubiquitous but diverse elements of American popular music at large, and the...

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Book Cover: India

India

Author: Steve McCurry

ISBN: 9780714869964

India explores the lives of everyday people in extraordinary settings through the lens of Steve McCurry, one of the most admired photographers working today. As featured on cnn.com.This new portfolio of emotive and beautiful photographs from India features 150 previously unpublished images taken across the Indian subcontinent, along with iconic...

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Book Cover: An Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

An Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

Author: Lucien X Polastron

ISBN: 9780764352423

With 142 photos and these short, step-by-step lessons from a master Chinese calligrapher, you can enjoy the basics of the beautiful characters of Chinese. Begin by learning the history and traditions of this art form, and the techniques of using the "four treasures": the brush and other basic tools. Learn...

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Book Cover: Gio_Graphy: Fun in the Wild World of Fashion

Gio_Graphy: Fun in the Wild World of Fashion

Author: GIOVANNA BATTAGLIA

ISBN: 9780847858392

A witty guide to living the glam the life from an international style star, featuring hilarious anecdotes, fashion advice, and much more. Dubbed a "cyber icon" and "fashion heroine" by the New York Times, Italian fashion editor and stylist Giovanna Battaglia is known for her colorful street style and fun-loving...

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Book Cover: New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Planet

New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Planet

Author: Bruce King

ISBN: 9780865718685

"Green buildings" that slash energy use and carbon emissions are all the rage, but they aren't enough. The hidden culprit is embodied carbon -- the carbon emitted when materials are mined, manufactured, and transported -- comprising some ten percent of global emissions. With the built environment doubling by 2030, buildings...

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Book Cover: Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America

Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America

Author: Larry Smith

ISBN: 9781368008389

Six Words Fresh Off the Boat marries the phenomenon of Larry Smith's successful Six-Word Memoirs with ABC and 20th Century Fox Television's hit comedy Fresh Off the Boat. The book captures hundreds of takes on the immigration experience, from every-day people as well as world-famous celebrities including Aziz Ansari, Chimamanda...

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Book Cover: 50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture

50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture

Author: Rolling Stone.

ISBN: 9781419724466

For the past fifty years, Rolling Stone has been a leading voice in journalism, cultural criticism, and - above all - music. This landmark book documents the magazine's rise to prominence as the voice of rock and roll and a leading showcase for era-defining photography. From the 1960s to the...

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Book Cover: Artful Adventures in Mixed Media: Techniques Inspired by Observation and Experience

Artful Adventures in Mixed Media: Techniques Inspired by Observation and Experience

Author: Nathalie Kalbach

ISBN: 9781440348334

Create Remarkable Art out of What Inspires You! Get ready to create extraordinary mixed-media art! This artful adventure is accessible to everyone, no matter your skill level. Whenever you take a stroll through your neighborhood, travel or are just out in nature, you're on an artful adventure. By learning how...

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Book Cover: Storytelling Art Studio: Visual Expressions Of Character, Mood And Theme Using Mixed Media

Storytelling Art Studio: Visual Expressions Of Character, Mood And Theme Using Mixed Media

Author: Cathy Nichols

ISBN: 9781440349355

Mixed Media Art Storytelling With Powerful Results!  Storytelling Art Studio is the guide that will show you how to create mixed media art that tells impactful stories. It's a creative guide for mining your own life to manifest imaginary worlds, emotional narratives and clever characters. Each chapter presents a new...

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Book Cover: The Most Requested Party Songs

The Most Requested Party Songs

Author: Mark Phillips

ISBN: 9781458416995

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook) . A good-time collection of nearly 60 hits perfect for weddings, birthdays, bar mitzvahs and any other social gatherings where folks want to have fun! Includes: Bang the Drum All Day * Brown Eyed Girl * Celebration * Dancing Queen * Electric Slide * Get Down Tonight *...

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Book Cover: Architecture: A Visual History

Architecture: A Visual History

Author: Jonathan Glancey

ISBN: 9781465464682

With over 500 images and 13 specially commissioned 3-D artworks identifying key structural and aesthetic features, this is a visual tour covering more than 350 of the world's greatest buildings of architectural styles.Take a spectacular tour of the world's architecture - from ancient stupas to modern high-tech skyscrapers to today's...

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Book Cover: Indie Rock Sheet Music Collection

Indie Rock Sheet Music Collection

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

ISBN: 9781495008696

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). 25 classics from the indie rock genre arranged for piano, voice and guitar. Includes: Barely Legal (The Strokes) * Buddy Holly (Weezer) * Do I Wanna Know? (Arctic Monkeys) * Gold on the Ceiling (The Black Keys) * Loser (Beck) * Money Grabber (Fitz and the Tantrums) *...

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Book Cover: Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock and Revolution in the '60s

Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock and Revolution in the '60s

Author: Richard Goldstein

ISBN: 9781620408872

"A deeply felt and largely compelling portrait of an age that indelibly marked everyone who took part in it. Indispensable for understanding the culture of the '60s and the music that was at its heart." - starred review, Kirkus ReviewsIn 1966, at the ripe age of 22, Richard Goldstein approached...

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Book Cover: Draw Fashion Now: Techniques, Inspiration, and Ideas for Illustrating and Imagining Your Designs - With Fashion Paper Dolls and a Customizable, Designer-Inspired Wardrobe

Draw Fashion Now: Techniques, Inspiration, and Ideas for Illustrating and Imagining Your Designs - With Fashion Paper Dolls and a Customizable, Designer-Inspired Wardrobe

Author: Danielle Meder

ISBN: 9781631591204

Find your unique fashion illustration style with Draw Fashion Now!Draw Fashion Now is a combination how-to guide and workbook that teaches the best techniques for illustrating and envisioning 21st-century fashion. Professional fashion illustrator Danielle Meder shares lessons she's learned over fourteen seasons of sketching fashion and style in every fashion...

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Book Cover: Folk Art Fusion: A contemporary exploration of a traditional, time-treasured art form

Folk Art Fusion: A contemporary exploration of a traditional, time-treasured art form

Author: Heather Galler

ISBN: 9781633221987

Discover how to create colorful, contemporary folk art with a modern twist! Folk Art Fusion explores the colorful combination of art styles present in modern folk art paintings. Learn how traditional folk art continues to influence today's painters, and discover how to create contemporary folk-art paintings with approachable, step-by-step projects...

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