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Book Cover: Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore

Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore

Author: TERRY NEWMAN

ISBN: 9780062428301

"The most counterintuitive book of the summer thus far ... . [Newman's] surprisingly convincing thesis is that the sartorial choices authors make are deeply connected to the narrative choices they make - or, as Beckett put it, 'the fabric of language' they use." -Vanessa Friedman, The New York TimesDiscover the...

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Book Cover: When Broadway Went to Hollywood

When Broadway Went to Hollywood

Author: Ethan Mordden

ISBN: 9780199395408

When films like The Jazz Singer started to integrate synchronized music, in the late 1920s many ambitious songwriting pioneers of the Great White Way - George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart, among many others - were enticed westward by Hollywood studios' promises of national exposure...

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Book Cover: As Above, So Below: Art of the American Fraternal Society, 1850-1930

As Above, So Below: Art of the American Fraternal Society, 1850-1930

Author: Lynne Adele

ISBN: 9780292759503

"There's an inspiring and wacky solemnity in these organizations - high values reinforced through pageantry and performance in an ecumenical social setting - which deep down must also have been a whole lot of fun. Now it's as if that foundational Other America, that underpinning of the America we know...

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Book Cover: The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention

The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention

Author: Alexander Monro

ISBN: 9780307271662

A sweeping, richly detailed history that tells the fascinating story of how paper - the simple Chinese invention of two thousand years ago - wrapped itself around our world, humankind's most momentous ideas imprinted on its surface. The emergence of paper in the imperial court of Han China brought about...

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Book Cover: Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop

Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop

Author: Marc Myers

ISBN: 9780802125590

Every great song has a story that needs to be told. In Anatomy of a Song, based on the ongoing Wall Street Journal column, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through forty-five transformative songs and oral-history interviews with the artists who created them.Bringing...

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Book Cover: Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism

Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism

Author: Marc Aronson

ISBN: 9780805098358

"If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough." -Robert CapaRobert Capa and Gerda Taro were young Jewish refugees, idealistic and in love. As photographers in the 1930s, they set off to capture their generation's most important struggle -- the fight against fascism. Among the first to depict modern...

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Book Cover: Street Photography: Creative Vision Behind the Lens

Street Photography: Creative Vision Behind the Lens

Author: Valérie Jardin

ISBN: 9781138238930

With both training and preparation, a street photographer needs to make rapid decisions; there may only be a fraction of a second to immortalize a moment in time that has never happened before and will never happen again. This is where Street Photography: Creative Vision Behind the Lens comes in...

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Book Cover: Foo Fighters: Learning to Fly

Foo Fighters: Learning to Fly

Author: Mick Wall

ISBN: 9781250122339

There's a reason why Dave Grohl is known, however naively, as "the nicest man in rock." A reason why millions have bought his Foo Fighters albums and DVDs, his concert and festival tickets. A reason why generations have bought into his story, his dream, his self-fulfilling prophecies. Dave may not...

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Book Cover: Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History

Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History

Author: Bridget Quinn

ISBN: 9781452152363

Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that's smart, feisty...

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Book Cover: The Best Country Rock Songs Ever

The Best Country Rock Songs Ever

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

ISBN: 9781480340688

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook) . Over 50 songs that walk the line between the country and rock worlds, including: A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action * Amie * Chattahoochee * City of New Orleans * Fooled Around and Fell in Love * Free Bird * Guitars, Cadillacs * Heartache...

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Book Cover: Picturing America's National Parks

Picturing America's National Parks

Author: Jamie M Allen

ISBN: 9781597113564

To celebrate the centennial of America's National Park Service, Picturing America's National Parks brings together some of the finest landscape photography in the history of the medium, from America's most magnificent and sacred environments. Photography has played an integral role in both the formation of the National Parks and in...

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Book Cover: Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America's 59 National Parks

Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America's 59 National Parks

Author: Q.T. Luong

ISBN: 9781944903008

It is said that a photograph helped launch the national parks. After Congress viewed photos of Yosemite, President Lincoln was moved to sign a bill that paved the way for the U.S. National Park Service, which was founded in 1916 and is now celebrating its centennial. In Treasured Lands: A...

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Book Cover: Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

Author: Connie H. Choi

ISBN: 9783791354309

Filled with reproductions of Kehinde Wiley's bold, colorful, and monumental work, this book encompasses the artist's various series of paintings as well as his sculptural work--which boldly explore ideas about race, power, and tradition. Celebrated for his classically styled paintings that depict African American men in heroic poses, Kehinde Wiley...

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