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The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Art and Architecture takes the reader into a fascinating journey through fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, photography, music, crafts and classic or modern architecture. Convenient...


Film Worlds: A Philosophical Aesthetics of Cinema

by Daniel Yacavone Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

Film Worlds unpacks the significance of the “worlds” that narrative films create, offering an innovative perspective on cinema as art. Drawing on aesthetics and the philosophy of art in both the continental...


Standard Catalog of Ruger Firearms

by Jerry Lee Gun Digest Books (November 25, 2014)

Your complete guide to Ruger firearms!

Standard Catalog of Ruger Firearms is the most complete guide available for buyers, sellers and collectors of these iconic firearms.

Ruger enthusiasts of all interests...


Erotic Fantasy

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Numerous and diverse points of view come together in this work, demonstrating the multiple aspects that sexuality can present.  If nothing is more natural than sexual desire, it is nothing less than the forms...


Russian Painting

by Peter Leek & Peter  Leek Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

From the 18th century to the 20th, this book gives a panorama of Russian painting not equalled anywhere else. Russian culture developed in contact with the wider European influence, but retained strong native...


Erotic Encyclopedia

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

What happened to the insolence of the 18th-century libertines or to the carefree excesses of the Belle Époque and its legalized brothels? They have merely been inhibited and buried by the nowadays political...


Homosexuality in Art

by James Smalls Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

This book is not a panegyric of homosexuality. It is a scientific study led by Professor James Smalls who teaches art history in the prestigious University of Maryland, Baltimore. Abandoning all classical clichés...


Landscapes

by Émile Michel Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Although considered a minor genre for a long time, the art of landscape has risen above its forebears - religious and historic painting - to become a genre of its own. Giorgione in Italy, the Brueghels of the...


American Graffiti

by Margo Thompson Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

The first appearances of graffiti “tags” (signatures) on New York City subway trains in the early 1970s were discarded as incidents of vandalism or the rough, violent cries of the ignorant and impoverished....


Music & Eros

by Hans-Jürgen Döpp Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Music is not only a pleasure for the ear, it is the echo of the heartbeat, breath and desire. Professor Döpp revisits music as the catalyst for dance, love and sex. From the music sheet to dance and through...


Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir

by Brian Johnson HarperCollins e-books (May 24, 2011)

From PinkCadillac to Low Rider to Little Red Corvette, rock music hasalways had a racy love affair with cars. And AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson isnot only a rock legend, second-to-none at infusing razor-sharp...


The Illustrated History of Guns

by The Berman Museum of World History, Chuck Wills & Robert Lindley Skyhorse (November 25, 2014)

See the history of civilization through the world’s most deadly and fascinating firearms!

The Illustrated History of Guns is a comprehensive look at the often deadly, sometimes surprising, always fascinating...


Thirteen Soldiers

by John McCain & Mark Salter Simon & Schuster (November 11, 2014)

A personal history of war from bestselling authors John McCain and Mark Salter, told through the stories of thirteen remarkable American soldiers who fought in the nation’s major military conflicts, from the...


Pukaki - a comet returns

by Paul Tapsell Libro International (December 21, 2012)

Exploring the legacy of Pukaki, the ancestral father of Ngati Whakaue, a hapu (sub-tribe) of Te Arawa of Rotorua, this text also relates the history of the carving of Pukaki that featured in the Te Maori exhibition,...


Andrei Tarkovsky: A Life on the Cross

by Lyudmila Boyadzhieva Glagoslav Publications B.V. (February 18, 2014)

Andrei Tarkovsky died in a Paris hospital in 1986, aged just 54. An internationally acclaimed icon of the film industry, the legacy Tarkovsky left for his fans included Andrei Rublev, Stalker, Nostalgia and...


Risk and Uncertainty in the Art World

by Anna M. Dempster Bloomsbury Publishing (April 10, 2014)

This edited book offers the first complete overview of risk in the art market by bringing together contributions from a wide range of international thought-leaders on the topic Â? both practitioners and leading...


A History of America in Thirty-six Postage Stamps

by Chris West Picador (October 28, 2014)

DISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF AMERICA THROUGH ITS BEAUTIFUL AND DIVERSE POSTAGE STAMPS IN THIS EXUBERANT AND ALWAYS CHARMING HISTORY.

In A History of America in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, Chris West explores...


After the Silents: Hollywood Film Music in the Early Sound Era, 1926-1934

by Michael Slowik Columbia University Press (October 07, 2014)

Many believe Max Steiner’s score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry’s early sound era (1926–1934) reveals...


Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to the 1911

by Robert K. Campbell Gun Digest Books (March 02, 2011)

Everything You Need to Know About the Most Famous Handgun in the World!

To shooters, collectors, and historians, there's only one serious candidate for the title of the World's Greatest Pistol—the Model 1911....


The Greatest Guns of Gun Digest

by Dan Shideler Gun Digest Books (September 15, 2010)

The Greatest Gun Book of All Time Presents – The Greatest Guns of All Time!

In The Greatest Guns of Gun Digest®!

For over six decades, Gun Digest has been the definitive guide to the world's greatest guns....


The Film Appreciation Book

by Jim Piper Allworth (November 18, 2014)

This is a book for cinephiles, pure and simple. Author and filmmaker, Jim Piper, shares his vast knowledge of film and analyzes the most striking components of the best movies ever made. From directing to cinematography,...


Gun Digest 2015

by Jerry Lee Gun Digest Books (July 15, 2014)

You'll enjoy this gun book if:

  • You want updated information and gun reviews on both recently released firearms & older guns
  • You're looking for an accurate firearms catalog
  • You want to read about all things guns,...


Russian Avant-Garde

by Evgueny Kovtun Parkstone International (May 13, 2014)

The Russian Avant-garde was born at the turn of the 20th century in pre-revolutionary Russia. The intellectual and cultural turmoil had then reached a peak and provided fertile soil for the formation of the...


Phantom Noise

by Brian Turner Alice James Books (September 01, 2014)

A soldier struggles to reintegrate, exploring the foundations of the psyche and how history instructs identity.


Ashley's War

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Harper (April 21, 2015)

In 2010, the Army created Cultural Support Teams, a secret pilot program to insert women alongside Special Operations soldiers battling in Afghanistan. The Army reasoned that women could play a unique role on...


Where To?: A Hack Memoir

by Dmitry Samarov Curbside Splendor Publishing (August 18, 2014)

Stories, sketches, and paintings crafted from a vantage point few people have access to: behind the wheel of a cab.


Deathwatch: American Film, Technology, and the End of Life

by C. Scott Combs Columbia University Press (September 02, 2014)

While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to “watch life” and “write movement,” it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinema’s long history of representing...


Neo-Classical Furniture Designs: A Reprint of Thomas King's "Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified," 1829

by Thomas King Dover Publications (January 16, 2013)

Influential guide displays over 300 Grecian designs: fire screens, sofas, couches, chairs, footstools, commodes, sideboards, washstands, bedsteads,and many other items.


Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine

by Maximillian Potter Twelve (July 29, 2014)

Amazon Best Book of the Month, July 2014

Journalist Maximillian Potter uncovers a fascinating plot to destroy the vines of La Romanée-Conti, Burgundy's finest and most expensive wine.

In January 2010, Aubert...


Gun Trader's Guide to Collectible Knives

by Mike Robuck Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

The Gun Trader’s Guide is the standard reference for collectors, curators, dealers, shooters, and gun enthusiasts, and now is extending their influence to collectible knives. Focusing mainly on old and out...


Art on Skin

by Marcel Brousseau, Nancy Hajeski, Lisa Purcell & Troy Timpel et al. Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

A celebration of all things tattoo, this visually appealing wealth of tattoo knowledge will have you running for the nearest tattoo artist. The twenty-first century has seen a boom in tattooing, with millions...


The Age of Dreaming

by Nina Revoyr Akashic Books (April 01, 2008)

Nina Revoyr's long-awaited follow-up to the smash hit and award-winning Southland.


Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today

by Joni Boyd Acuff & Laura Evans Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2014)

Aimed at museum educators, Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today seeks to marry museum and multicultural education theories. It reveals how the union of these theories yields more equitable educational practices...


Percussion Revolvers

by Mike Cumpston & Johnny Bates Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

A fascinating look at the history and development of the revolver.

Highly detailed and informative, Percussion Revolvers explores the advent, development, and use of precartridge revolvers during the middle years...


The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass

by Mary Beth Beuke & Lisl Armstrong Skyhorse (June 24, 2014)

As the owner of one of the world's most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more...


Art in Europe

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (February 15, 2014)

The European continent gathers together, without a doubt, the most famous works of art, evidence of the history of Western art. The cultural capitals and their emblematic museums contain paintings, sculptures,...


Shaker Furniture

by Edward D. and Faith Andrews Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Definitive work. 48 plates show tables, chairs, benches, room, arrangements, interior decor of American sect.


Do Not Sell At Any Price

by Amanda Petrusich Scribner (July 08, 2014)

“A thoughtful, entertaining history of obsessed music collectors and their quest for rare early 78 rpm records” (Los Angeles Times), Do Not Sell at Any Price is a fascinating, complex story of preservation,...


Copycat: and a Litter of Other Cats

by David Yow Akashic Books (July 21, 2014)

An irresistible and hilarious book of cat cartoon portraits for all cat lovers, old, young, and in-between.


Colonial and Early American Lighting

by Arthur H. Hayward Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

This fascinating text presents what is probably the largest selection of antique lamps illustrated anywhere — 647 in all. Included are "Betty" lamps; petticoat and tumbler lamps; pierced tin lanterns; candle...


The Care of Fine Books

by Jane Greenfield, Nicholas A. Basbanes & Nick Lyons Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

The Care of Fine Books is a thorough, readable guide to caring for books of value. From a discussion of the various techniques and materials used in bookbinding to advice on handling and storage, Jane Greenfield...


No Space for Further Burials

by Feryal Ali Gauhar Akashic Books (August 17, 2010)

A haunting, exquisitely written novel exploring the true devastation of the US war in Afghanistan.


The Manifestos and Essays

by Richard Foreman Theatre Communications Group (November 25, 2013)

The thoughts and work of the legendary avant-garde director.


Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons

by Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná & Jan Durdík Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, over 400 royalty-free illustrations trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe...


The Modern Chair: Classic Designs by Thonet, Breuer, Le Corbusier, Eames and Others

by Clement Meadmore Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

A noted furniture designer discusses functional and aesthetic elements of more than 40 "classic" modern chairs. Profusely illustrated with photographs and explanatory drawings.


Hernani

by John J. Janc UPA (April 23, 2014)

This is a critical edition, or “édition critique,” of Victor Hugo’s play Hernani. Following the play, there are literary, historical, linguistic and critical notes, indexes of all words and proper names,...


Visions of War

by David D. Perlmutter St. Martin's Press (May 27, 2014)

From the dawn of time to the present, from the days of mammoth hunting to the era of Scud-busting, pictures of war constitute the most persistent genre of images human beings have created. In fact, human beings...


The (Well) Informed Piano: Artistry and Knowledge

by Miguel G. Henriques UPA (March 18, 2014)

The (Well) Informed Piano addresses the technical, musical, artistic, ethical, and philosophical issues in piano methodology. Adding a new perspective and approach criteria to piano methodology, this book is...


Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium

by Michael Z. Newman Columbia University Press (April 01, 2014)

Since the days of early television, video has been an indispensable part of culture, society, and moving-image media industries. Over the decades, it has been an avant-garde artistic medium, a high-tech consumer...


Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture

by James B. Twitchell Columbia University Press (April 08, 2014)

There are close to 8.5 million RVs on the U.S. highways and roads today, and if you are a man in your fifties, there is a good chance you have owned or are about to own a recreational vehicle. Winnebago Nation...