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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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


Blade's Best Factory Knives: The Best Factory Knives of Blade's First 40 Years

by Blade Editors Krause Publications (February 15, 2014)

They may have been your father's knives or your grandfather's knives - they may even be your knives. To help celebrate its 40th anniversary, BLADE released a three-part series recognizing the top 40 factory...


Anatomy, Perspective and Composition for the Artist

by Stan Smith Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

This volume of practical instruction in the foundations of art features many splendid color illustrations by the author. Perfect for intermediate-level and advanced artists wishing to take their work to the...


Sears, Roebuck Home Builder's Catalog: The Complete Illustrated 1910 Edition

by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

Reprint of rare original catalog includes huge illustrated selection of building materials, fixtures and trimmings, complete with descriptions, specifications, and prices. Hundreds of black-and-white illustrations....


Illustrated Handbook of Western European Costume: Thirteenth to Mid-Nineteenth Century

by Iris Brooke Dover Publications (February 04, 2014)

This valuable survey uses theatrical costumes as contemporary clues to the clothing that was in vogue throughout much of western Europe from 1260 to 1840. 176 black-and-white illustrations.


Illustrated Mission Furniture Catalog, 1912-13

by Come-Packt Furniture Co. Dover Publications (February 03, 2014)

Reprint of actual home furnishings catalog from the height of the popularity of Mission design, illustrating and describing 400 items, many designed to be shipped knocked-down for reassembly at home.


Canada in Afghanistan: The War So Far

by Peter Pigott Dundurn (February 28, 2007)

As the war escalates in Afghanistan, Canadians are asking why we are there. This book is an introduction to what is happening and what we can expect through 2009.


Roses

by Victoria Charles & Pierre-Joseph Redouté Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Mega Square Roses presents the large number of different species of this unique flower, which is charged with so many feelings and imbued with powerful cultural significance. Because of the rose’s botanical...


Nudes

by Jp. A. Calosse Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Just as there is a fundamental difference in the use of the words “naked” and “nude”, the unclothed body can evoke a feeling of delight or shame, serving as a symbol of contradictory concepts – beauty...