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How to Play Ukulele

by Dan Scanlan Adams Media (June 05, 2018)

Learn to play the ukulele with this beginner’s guide that features information about basic techniques, tools, and music knowledge.

What do George Clooney, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan Gosling and James Franco all...

How to Play Harmonica

by Blake Brocksmith, Gary Dorfman & Douglas Lichterman Adams Media (April 03, 2018)

This easy-to-understand beginner’s guide provides an introduction to playing the harmonica and includes helpful information about basic techniques, tools, and music knowledge.

Learn to play the harmonica with...

Type Teams

by Tony Seddon Adams Media (August 01, 2014)

Every creative brief requires its own unique typographic solution to achieve both individuality and visual harmony. This is why the question "what's the best typeface combination?" is impossible to answer succinctly....

The Beginner's Guide to Vinyl

by Jenna Miles Adams Media (December 02, 2016)

The ultimate guide to starting and keeping a record collection!


Vinyl records are back--in a big way. Music lovers are turning back to vinyl for its pure sound and the fun of collecting. If you're ready to...

Architecture 101

by Nicole Bridge Adams Media (October 02, 2015)

A crash course in designing and constructing buildings

Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse that would put even Frank Gehry to sleep. Architecture 101 cuts out...

Show Me, Don't Tell Me

by Dave Holston Adams Media (May 14, 2015)

A guide to strategic communication for stronger brands!

Powerful brands succeed because of the quality of the long-term relationships they establish with customers and stakeholders. At their foundation, these...


by Robin Landa Adams Media (May 14, 2015)

In graphic design, creative thinking skills are undoubtedly important, but sometimes the importance of critical thinking skills is overlooked.

Nimble will help you discover how to develop a creativity that is...


by Nikki Villagomez Adams Media (June 25, 2015)

Inspire your type designs with the side-by-side travel photo comparisons in Culture+Typograhpy by Nikki Villagomez. Each image features examples of typography in culture and is accompanied by cultural and historical...


by Haje Jan Kamps Adams Media (February 12, 2014)

Selfies by Haje Jan Kamps is ultimately a celebration of the culture of social networking, the world where you aren't anybody until you have a photo of yourself, and what that photo says is critically important....

Breakthrough Thinking

by Thomas Vogel Adams Media (June 23, 2014)

Harness your creative potential!

Make no mistake; creative thinking is a skill. As with any skill, it can be strengthened, honed and mastered. And just like any endeavor, mastery of creativity requires thoughtful...

The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing

by Mike Bent Adams Media (July 18, 2009)

A guy walks into a bar...

With this guide, aspiring comics will learn to navigate the complex world of comedy writing. Discover how to tap into your natural sense of humor through real-life examples and hands-on...

The Everything Guide to Digital Home Recording

by Marc Schonbrun Adams Media (October 18, 2009)

Leona Lewis, Lily Allen, and Colbie Caillat all became famous after their self-produced music was posted on the Internet. And now anyone who’s ever practiced in front of the mirror for hours wants to try it...

The Everything Digital Photography Book

by Ric deGaris Doble Adams Media (May 01, 2008)

With a snap of the shutter and a couple clicks of the mouse, you can take stunning photos and share them with the world. Digital photography is one of the easiest art forms to master-if you only know how.


The Only Basic Guitar Instruction Book You'll Ever Need

by Jack Wilkins & Peter Rubie Adams Media (June 22, 2006)

Narratives on famous guitarists and the extra details on guitar history are fine, but that’s not what readers need or want when they are eager to master their new guitar. The Only Basic Guitar Instruction...

The Only Basic Piano Instruction Book You'll Ever Need

by Brooke Halpin Adams Media (June 22, 2006)

Lots of piano books offer either in-depth analysis or quick gimmicks that don’t really teach music theory. But The Only Basic Piano Instruction Book You’ll Ever Need is different. For students who want to...

The Everything Filmmaking Book

by Barb Karg, Jim Van Over & Rick Sutherland Adams Media (January 19, 2007)

Filmmaking is a notoriously difficult field to break into—a script’s chance of making it to production is a staggering 1 in every 140,000. But the millions of aspiring filmmakers can up their odds with The...

The Strategic Web Designer

by Christopher Butler Adams Media (August 22, 2012)

Expand your strategic capabilities and technological understanding!

Your clients are looking for an expert--someone who understands rapidly changing technology and can provide strategic insight into their web...

The Everything Photography Book

by Melissa Martin Ellis Adams Media (March 18, 2009)

People love taking pictures, and there are more photography options today than ever before! Including thirty black-and-white photos depicting proper shooting, development, and general photography techniques,...


by Adam Jaquette & Roger Jaquette Adams Media (September 18, 2009)

Are you a romantic optimist with a cheery disposition? You might be a “Paul.”

Brooding, introverted, and artistic? You are probably a “John.”

If you tend to take life as it comes with a happy go-lucky...

Hire Me, Hollywood!

by Mark Scherzer & Keith Fenimore Adams Media (July 18, 2011)

The secret to Stan Lee's writing process

The story behind Elmo's giggle

What's for lunch on the set of The Walking Dead

Squirrel training with Johnny Depp

Think you know what it takes to get your favorite TV show...

Woodstock Revisited

by Susan Reynolds Adams Media (May 18, 2009)

This collection contains fifty stories written by people who attended the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. Since all the books that preceded it have focused on the musicians, promoters, and staff, this book...

Graphic Content

by Brian Singer Adams Media (February 07, 2014)

63 top creatives speak out on art, inspiration, life, and random things that happened.

"We watched as 60 yards away this man fought for his life. And I felt like a coward."

"The pole they have behind the spot...

Above the Fold

by Brian D Miller Adams Media (February 15, 2011)

This is a different kind of web design book. Above the Fold is not about timely design or technology trends; instead, this book is about the timeless fundamentals of effective communication within the context...

Mirko Ilic

by Dejan Krsic Adams Media (October 01, 2012)

Mirko Ilic has a reputation as a rebel, but his iconoclasm is matched with tremendous gifts as an illustrator, a designer, and an educator. Ilic is a visionary and a leading voice of visual culture across disciplines...

Build Your Own Brand

by Robin Landa Adams Media (August 06, 2013)

What is your brand?

As a designer your success depends on how you brand yourself and the service you provide. This book will help you explore, develop, distill, and determine a distinctive brand essence, differentiate...


by Chris Barsanti Adams Media (November 18, 2010)

Sure, everybody loves the movies. But how much do these movie enthusiasts really know about them? In this groundbreaking book, noted film critic Chris Barsanti gives you the most entertaining crash course in...

Cultivating Creativity

by Maria Fabrizio Adams Media (May 14, 2015)

"Creative longevity is about what you do to prepare yourself for the ripe moment, when the potential of an idea is able to grow into something useful.... This book is for anyone who has a tendency to think visually...

The Everything Essential Music Theory Book

by Marc Schonbrun Adams Media (August 08, 2014)

Master musical skills quickly and easily!

From classical music to new age, hard rock, and pop, music has always played an important role in everyday life. Whether you're an intermediate musician or an aspiring...

The Only Guitar Book You'll Ever Need

by Marc Schonbrun & Ernie Jackson Adams Media (December 11, 2013)

Your one-stop guide to learning guitar!

Whether you've been strumming the guitar since you were a kid or are just starting out, The Only Guitar Book You'll Ever Need will help you take your music to the next...

The Everything Songwriting Book

by C. J. Watson Adams Media (September 01, 2003)

Simple techniques for creating catchy lyrics and memorable melodies!

Nearly everyone can hum the melody or remember the words to a hit song. Clever word play, catchy melodies, and thoughtful imagery can create...

Art 101

by Eric Grzymkowski Adams Media (December 02, 2013)

Explore the beautiful and complex world of art!

Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of fine art with tedious discourse that even Leonardo da Vinci would oppose. Art 101 cuts out the boring details...

The Designer's Web Handbook

by Patrick Mcneil Adams Media (April 20, 2012)

Make the Web Work for You

You know how to design. But you can increase your value as a designer in the marketplace by learning how to make that design function on the web. From informational sites to e-commerce...

The 101 Habits Of Highly Successful Screenwriters

by Karl Iglesias Adams Media (October 01, 2001)

Insider Secrets from Hollywood’s Top Writers

This book not only shows how to be a screenwriter, but what it's actually like to be one. An inspiration to all would-be screenwriters, this book is about living...

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook

by Emily Ansara Baines Adams Media (August 18, 2012)

Bring Upstairs and Downstairs Fare to Your Table

Nibble on Sybil's Ginger Nut Biscuits during tea. Treat yourself to Ethel's Beloved Crepes Suzette. Feast on Mr. Bates' Chicken and Mushroom Pie with a room full...

Script Tease

by Dylan Callaghan Adams Media (October 18, 2012)

The Newest Screenwriting Secrets

What do an erstwhile stripper, an ex–gambling addict, and a stoned Canadian teenager have in common? They wrote your favorite movies, and they're not who you'd expect.


The Physics of Star Wars: The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away

by Patrick Johnson Adams Media (November 07, 2017)

Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we’re closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away—perfect...

Music Theory 101

by Brian Boone & Marc Schonbrun Adams Media (August 08, 2017)

Learn the basics of music theory in this comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide.

From classical to hard rock, and jazz to hip hop, music is constantly evolving, but many of the basics have stayed the same....

Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl

by John Bertram & Yuri Leving Adams Media (July 19, 2013)

What should Lolita look like? The question has dogged book-cover designers since 1955, when Lolita was first published in a plain green wrapper. The heroine of Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel has often been...

Above the Fold, Revised Edition

by Brian D Miller Adams Media (July 15, 2016)

Above the Fold is a book about the fundamentals of clear graphic communication within the context of Web design. The book has three sections, which follow the cycle of a typical Web project:

  • PLAN

    Section I focuses...

LogoLounge 9

by Bill Gardner & Emily Potts Adams Media (November 30, 2015)

THE NINTH BOOK IN THE LOGOLOUNGE SERIES once again celebrates expert identity work by notable designers and up-and-coming talents from around the world. This edition's far-reaching collection offers inspiration,...

The Art of Illustrated Maps

by John Roman Adams Media (September 25, 2015)

While literally hundreds of books exist on the subject of "cartographic" maps, The Art of Illustrated Maps is the first book EVER to fully explore the world of conceptual, "imaginative" mapping. Author John...

Creative Strategy and the Business of Design

by Douglas Davis Adams Media (June 14, 2016)

The Business Skills Every Creative Needs!


Remaining relevant as a creative professional takes more than creativity--you need to understand the language of business. The problem is that design school doesn't...

The Physics of Brand

by Aaron Keller, Renee Marino & Dan Wallace Adams Media (July 21, 2016)

Welcome to a brand-new way of thinking about branding.

The Physics of Brand is an exploration of how brands evolve in time and space. Drawing on experience working with companies such as Patagonia, General Mills,...

The Everything Rock & Blues Guitar Book

by Marc Schonbrun Adams Media (August 01, 2003)

Have you ever dreamed of playing lead guitar like John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Page, Slash, and Eric Clapton? Perhaps you took a few lessons, but became frustrated and gave up. If so, The Everything...

The Everything Home Recording Book

by Marc Schonbrun Adams Media (October 07, 2004)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

The Everything Rock & Blues Piano Book

by Eric Starr Adams Media (June 14, 2007)

Written by an experienced musician, recording artist, and music journalist, The Everything Rock & Blues Piano Book with CD offers the basics of rock and blues piano playing in a fun, easy-to-follow manner. This...

Words of Art

by Adams Media Adams Media (December 18, 2012)

"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire." --Auguste Rodin, French sculptor

Who better to speak about the creative process than the greatest artists in history? From Georgia O'Keeffe and Ralph...

Self Portrait as Your Traitor

by Debbie Millman & Paula Scher Adams Media (October 11, 2013)

Debbie Millman's illustrated essays and visual poems are part philosophy, part art, part deeply personal memoir exposing the universal triumphs and tribulations of being human. Her hand-lettered typography -...