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From the Pain Come the Dream; The Reipients of the Reebok Human Rights Award (USED)

From the Pain Come the Dream; The Reipients of the Reebok Human Rights Award (USED)

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"From the Pain Comes the Dream" presents the inspirational stories of 72 recipients of this prestigious award. These men and women, poets, bakers, doctors, veterinary students, lawyers, monks, and children were inspired to take risks and stand up to hate, fear, oppression, and torture. Their stories kindle hope, courage, and determination in our collective battle against acts of inhumanity.

Frozen Fever Party Book

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Frozen Hairstyles: Amazing Hairstyle Tricks

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Furry and Feathered friends

Furry and Feathered friends

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Furry & Feathered Friends follows the second title in the Cartooning for Kids series, Mean 'n' Messy Monsters, expanding on its core concepts and teaching young artists to draw a range of fun, furry, and feathered animals in true cartooning style. Children will love learning how to reinterpret their favorite animal friends in cartoon form, as well as design their own favorite critters, all with a colorful, silly touch. Featured sections cover humorous characteristics, silly expressions, and over-the-top gestures that make a cartoon animal come to life on the page, as well as creative ideas and techniques for rendering a favorite animal in an unexpected costume, disguise, or location. Projects include popular animals and quirky pets, including dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, rabbits, and more, reinterpreted in a fun and whimsical kid-friendly style! Each lesson begins with a simple shape and progresses to a colorful final piece of art, making it easy for budding artists of all skill levels to follow along. Furry & Feathered Friends teaches young artists-in-training how to take their drawing skills from enthusiastic doodler to ace cartoonist through a series of engaging, easy-to-follow step-by-step cartooning projects. Along the way, tips and tricks from a professional cartoonist are included to guide their efforts, making this book an experience that is sure to create a new favorite pastime.

Go High: The Unstoppable Presence and Poise of Michelle Obama (USED)

Go High: The Unstoppable Presence and Poise of Michelle Obama (USED)

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The editor of Hugs from Obama presents this photographic celebration of the former first lady's elegance and strength in Go High: The Unstoppable Presence and Poise of Michelle Obama.

Featuring more than 50 full-color photographs illustrating her warmth, wisdom, and belief in a bright future, this one-of-a-kind collection highlights Michelle Obama's compassion, verve, and dynamic approach to unifying people from all walks of life. Each picture is accompanied by some of her most compelling words--inspirational quotes sharing her earnest expression that the United States of America is a place of unity, fairness, vitality, and optimism.

A perfect gift book for mothers and graduates, Go High revisits the beloved first lady's heartfelt embrace of the American people, and her persistent encouragement to always lift one another up, reach higher, and rise to the occasion.

Hillary: The Coloring Book (USED)

Hillary: The Coloring Book (USED)

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Take that Ted Cruz. Like the Texas Republican, the likely 2016 Democratic front-runner, Hillary Clinton, is also getting a coloring book. Who knew a young Clinton played with a Lincoln bust?--U.S. News & World Report

AN INSPIRING PICTORIAL HISTORY OF HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON FOR YOU TO COLOR AND ENJOY

Color and discover the extraordinary life of Hillary Rodham Clinton with this fun and informative activity book. Grab some crayons and add your own tint to her amazing and often controversial biography. You'll capture her early childhood and academic accomplishments, time as First Lady in Arkansas and the White House, and years in the Senate and State Department, as well as her entire political career right up to the launch of the 2016 Presidential Race.

Historic Houses of Kent County (USED)

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How to Draw Phineas and Ferb

How to Draw Phineas and Ferb

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Learn to Draw Disney's Phineas and Ferb helps young artists capture the likenesses of their favorite characters, including Phineas Flynn, Ferb Fletcher, Candace Flynn, Agent P, and Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

School is out for summer, and stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb decide to make each day an adventure! Their bold escapades always end up cramping the style of their teenaged sister, Candace, who makes every attempt to reveal their plans to mom and expose what is really going on, but somehow always seems to fail. Meanwhile, the family's pet platypus leads a double life as secret "Agent P" and faces off with the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz to save the world. Fans of the show will enjoy learning to draw all of their favorite characters from this animated adventure show using the easy-to-follow step-by-step method of instruction in this book. This beautifully illustrated, full-color 64-page drawing guide also features a brief synopsis of the show and drawing tips from professional Disney artists.

All you'll need to start drawing are a few art supplies. The easy-to-follow instructions in this book will guide you through each step, showing you how each step builds upon the next to create a finished piece of art. You just need to grab a pencil, a piece of paper, and your copy of Learn to Draw Disney's Phineas and Ferb, and flip to the character you want to draw. You'll draw the basic shapes shown in step one, and move on to step two, step three, and keep going! The new lines in each step are shown in blue, so you'll know exactly what to draw. After adding all the details in each step, darken the lines you want to keep and erase the rest. Finally, add color to your drawing with felt-tip markers, colored pencils, watercolors, or acrylic paints.

Plus, learn some fun facts about the characters as you learn to draw them. Included in this book are drawing projects for Phineas Flynn, Ferb Fletcher, Candace Flynn, Buford Van Stomm, Baljeet Rai, Jeremy Johnson, Isabella Garcia-Shapiro, Perry the Platypus, Agent P, Linda Flynn-Fletcher, Lawrence Fletcher, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, and Vanessa Doofenshmirtz. Brief character descriptions and art instruction from professional Disney animators round out this exciting artistic adventure.

How To Draw Steampunk (USED)

How To Draw Steampunk (USED)

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Enter into a world where fashion is Victorian punk, technology hasn't surpassed the steam engine, and inventors' workshops are filled with bizarre gadgets and contraptions that you haven't imagined in your wildest dreams. This is the world of steampunk; a world that has fueled a growing subculture and is making its presence known in mainstream media. From a crafty villain and steampunk laden woman to a steam-powered pet and a flying galleon complete with sails and propellers, talented illustrator Bob Berry takes readers through the process of drawing, painting, and digitally illustrating the marvelous players and elements of the steampunk genre. As aspiring artists learn how to create steam-powered machines and gadget-toting characters, Joey Marsocci and Allison DeBlasio of Dr. Grymm Laboratories explain the history and origin of steampunk, its cultural relevance, and other interesting facts about real-life steampunk machines and their makers.

How to Identify Prints: A Complete Guide to manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Ink Jet (USED)

How to Identify Prints: A Complete Guide to manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Ink Jet (USED)

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A comprehensive reference work for print and art collectors, dealers in prints and illustrated books and people interested in graphic art with no previous knowledge on the subject. It was the result of Bamber Gascoigne's own early experiences in trying to discover which print was what. Looking for precise guidance on problems of identification, he found that there was no book specifically designed to answer that need - so he wrote it.
Humans

Humans

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Brandon Stanton's new book, Humans--his most moving and compelling book to date--shows us the world.

Brandon Stanton created Humans of New York in 2010. What began as a photographic census of life in New York City, soon evolved into a storytelling phenomenon. A global audience of millions began following HONY daily. Over the next several years, Stanton broadened his lens to include people from across the world.

Traveling to more than forty countries, he conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalogue of these travels. The faces and locations will vary from page to page, but the stories will feel deeply familiar. Told with candor and intimacy, Humans will resonate with readers across the globe--providing a portrait of our shared experience.

Information Graphics and Visual Cues (USED)

Information Graphics and Visual Cues (USED)

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Certain visual images scream their message to us loud and clear: a stop sign, a skull-and-crossbones, a handicapped parking sticker. The ability to take ideas and information and create visuals that allow us to "read" them is perhaps the most basic and difficult skill of the graphic designer.

Information Graphics and Visual Clues argues that this way of seeing and creating is one that is part innate and part learned -- and that without it, even the most technologically sophisticated designer is merely a technician. Through stunning visual images and highly accessible descriptions, the book explains the theory behind this type of visual "translation, " walks the reader through examples of graphics ranging from signs and logos to advertising, packaging, and events publicity, and explains how each image was conceived and why it succeeds.

With its vivid focus on how to actually convey ideas, this hands-on book shows how designers of every type or style of graphic work can become skilled visual translators.

John LaFarge in Paradise: The Painter and His Muse (USED)

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Kids Best Watercolor Lessons

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Lana'i Hawaii (USED)

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Latina Beauty (USED)

Latina Beauty (USED)

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The leading magazine by and for Latinas presents the first total beauty guide exclusively for the rapidly expanding market of Hispanic women.

Latina beauty is everywhere...Salma Hayek tamed Will Smith in Wild, Wild West... Christina Aguilera is storming the music charts...Jennifer Lopez is heating up the silver screen...In fact, the growth of the Latin market is nothing short of remarkable: from the salsa craze to Ricky Martin to the Taco Bell chihuahua, there's no question that the Latin moment has arrived! Today, Latina women are some of the most savvy, affluent, appearance-conscious consumers out there. Now there's a beauty book designed just for this dynamic audience of 11 million.

Compiled by the editors of Latina magazine, Latina Beauty fills a long-empty niche in the beauty book category. Featuring insider tips from the hottest stars, models, and beauty experts, it redefines total beauty from the unique perspective of the Hispanic woman. From the styling gel in their hair to the polish on their toes, Latinas take pride in their appearance--they love talking about it, learning about it, and experimenting with it every day. Gorgeously produced in full color, and packed with information, inspiration, and celebrity insight, Latina Beauty is the only guide they'll need, and the first guide to celebrate what makes Hispanic women so distinct, so powerful, and so beautiful.

Learn to Draw Archie and Friends

Learn to Draw Archie and Friends

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Recognized worldwide, and spanning several generations, the iconic characters of the Archie comics still entertain audiences today. One of the longest-running comic brands in history, 73 years since its introduction, Archie is going strong with 1.5 billion comics sold worldwide and more than 5 million comics sold annually in North America alone. The brand began a digital push in 2009 that has expanded to a digital comic app with over 12 million downloads, ranking in within the Top 25 comic apps, digital sales and social media syndication, and has 191K Facebook fans.

Walter Foster's Learn to Draw Archie & Friends encompasses all of the well-known characters and properties within the nostalgic brand, including Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Josie & the Pussycats, as well as Archie, Jughead, Reggie, Betty, and Veronica. Featuring the art and aesthetic of the original comic series, this title makes a covetable collector's item for anyone who grew up with Archie or is interested in learning to draw classic comic style art. With a section devoted to each property within the franchise, featuring historical anecdotes and facts as well as step-by-step drawing lessons, the adventures of Archie and his gang will continue on the sketchpads of artists everywhere.

Learn to Draw Brave

Learn to Draw Brave

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With a courageous and impetuous heroine leading the way, Disney/Pixar sets out on yet another extraordinary journey--this time across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland in Brave, which features Merida, a skilled archer and the daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh, and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old wise woman for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

Learn to draw Family Guy

Learn to draw Family Guy

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Loved by millions of viewers across multiple networks, liked by more than 50 million Facebook fans, Family Guy has built a cult following since its debut in 1999. Now the entertaining personalities from the animated sitcom, and the humor that made it famous, can come to life on the drawing pads of aspiring artists everywhere. Learn to Draw Family Guy provides easy to follow, step-by-step instructions for artists and Family Guy fans of all ages and skill levels. Beginning with an introduction to material on the essentials for getting started, artists will enjoy learning to recreate their favorite personalities while learning interesting anecdotes and facts about the show. Sections of the book provide an overview of character and plot development throughout each season, allowing artists to learn the background and history of the infamously dysfunctional Griffin family and their Quahog, Rhode Island home. Featured subject matter includes drawing lessons on Peter, Lois, Brian, Meg, and Stewie, as well as other popular characters. Each project begins with a simple shape, such as a circle or square, and progresses to a finished final piece of artwork, making it easy for beginning artists to follow along. Whether artists are just starting to learn pencil drawing techniques or are at an advanced level of experience, the quality instructions and fun subject matter make this book an essential collection for any Family Guy fan.

Learn to Draw Farm Animals

Learn to Draw Farm Animals

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Learn to Draw Rainforest and Jungle Animals

Learn to Draw Rainforest and Jungle Animals

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Expanding the popular collection of animal books in the Learn to Draw Series, Learn to Draw Rainforest & Jungle Animals will teach kids how easy it is to draw a variety of exciting and exotic creatures from around the world. Each project starts with a basic shape and progresses with simple-to-follow steps to a finished realistic final colored artwork. While they're learning, kids will also discover fun facts about each featured animal.

Learn to Draw Winnie the Pooh

Learn to Draw Winnie the Pooh

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With Learn to Draw Disney's Winnie the Pooh, artists-in-training will visit the Hundred-Acre Wood to draw all of Christopher Robin's stuffed-animal friends! This 64-page book includes drawing projects for Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl, and Christopher Robin himself.

Winnie the Pooh is a beloved character around the world. With a rich, storytelling heritage, Winnie the Pooh represents friendship, simple joys, and the curious yet gentle nature of a child's imagination. With this expanded edition of Learn to Draw Disney's Winnie the Pooh, young artists will enjoy drawing their favorite honey-loving bear and his friends, including Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, Christopher Robin and more.

The book opens by introducing artists to a small selection of essential drawing tools and materials, as well as a range of options for adding color. Artists are then guided through a warm-up with some quick and easy sketching exercises before moving on to the step-by-step drawing projects. Each drawing lesson begins with a basic shape, such as a circle or an oval, with each new step building upon the previous one, eventually progressing to a finished piece of artwork. New steps are shown in blue, so young artists know exactly what to draw next. The final step is to add color to the drawing with felt-tip markers, colored pencils, watercolors, or acrylic paints.

This beautifully illustrated 64-page book also features drawing tips from professional Disney storybook artists and brief character descriptions for a well-rounded and engaging learning experience. So grab your drawing pencils and take an artistic journey to the Hundred-Acre Wood with Learn to Draw Disney's Winnie the Pooh!

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Learn to Draw Winnie the Pooh

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With Learn to Draw Disney's Winnie the Pooh, artists-in-training will visit the Hundred-Acre Wood to draw all of Christopher Robin's stuffed-animal friends! This 64-page book includes drawing projects for Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl, and Christopher Robin himself.

Winnie the Pooh is a beloved character around the world. With a rich, storytelling heritage, Winnie the Pooh represents friendship, simple joys, and the curious yet gentle nature of a child's imagination. With this expanded edition of Learn to Draw Disney's Winnie the Pooh, young artists will enjoy drawing their favorite honey-loving bear and his friends, including Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, Christopher Robin and more.

The book opens by introducing artists to a small selection of essential drawing tools and materials, as well as a range of options for adding color. Artists are then guided through a warm-up with some quick and easy sketching exercises before moving on to the step-by-step drawing projects. Each drawing lesson begins with a basic shape, such as a circle or an oval, with each new step building upon the previous one, eventually progressing to a finished piece of artwork. New steps are shown in blue, so young artists know exactly what to draw next. The final step is to add color to the drawing with felt-tip markers, colored pencils, watercolors, or acrylic paints.

This beautifully illustrated 64-page book also features drawing tips from professional Disney storybook artists and brief character descriptions for a well-rounded and engaging learning experience. So grab your drawing pencils and take an artistic journey to the Hundred-Acre Wood with Learn to Draw Disney's Winnie the Pooh!

Life of Jesus in the Work of Rembrandt (USED)

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Literature and Photography in Transition, 1850-1915 (USED)

Literature and Photography in Transition, 1850-1915 (USED)

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Literature and Photography in Transition, 1850-1915 examines how British and American writers used early photography and film as illustrations and metaphors. It concentrates on five figures in particular: Henry Mayhew, Robert Louis Stevenson, Amy Levy, William Dean Howells, and Jack London.

Made with Paper (USED)

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Magnificent West: Yosemite (USED)

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Make It with Paper: Paper Animals (USED)

Make It with Paper: Paper Animals (USED)

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Manet; A Visionary Impressionist (USED)

Manet; A Visionary Impressionist (USED)

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These handsomely illustrated volumes offer insight into the lives and works of those few unique individuals whose extraordinary creative genius has affected suceeding generations of artists and altered the way we view the world around us.

Always provocative and challenging, Manet was primarily a figure painter, fascinated with urban life. This maverick Impressionist's work is presented here in a glorious color portfolio.

Mary Emmerling's American Country West (USED)

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Meaning of Life (USED)

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300 famous, infamous and obscure people ponder the mystery of life and its meaning.
Micheangelo's Nose; A Myth and It's Maker (USED)

Micheangelo's Nose; A Myth and It's Maker (USED)

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An exploration of the ways in which Michelangelo created himself.

Michelangelo His Life Work and Times (USED)

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Monet And The Mediterranean (USED)

Monet And The Mediterranean (USED)

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The first book to focus on Claude Monet's sojourns to the southern coasts of France and Italy, Monet and the Mediterranean unites over one hundred paintings created in the course of three major trips, from 1883 to 1908. Many of these works have never before been reproduced in color or even publicly shown, for they have been gathered together by Joachim Pissarro from the collections of not only major museums but of private individuals worldwide. Monet and the Mediterranean features over one hundred color plates, with introductory commentaries for each series or grouping of paintings. Produced in association with the Kimbell Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, this book accompanies the first major exhibition of Monet's Mediterranean paintings.

More Watercolor Lessons

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My Passion for Design (USED)

My Passion for Design (USED)

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For nearly five decades Barbra Streisand has been one of the singular figures in American entertainment. From the cabaret to the Broadway stage, from television and film stardom to her acclaimed work as a director, from the recording studio to the concert hall, she has demonstrated that the extraordinary voice that launched her career was only one of her remarkable gifts. Now, in her first book, Barbra Streisand reveals another aspect of her talent: the taste and style that have inspired her beautiful homes and collections. My Passion for Design focuses on the architecture and construction of her newest homes, the dream refuge that she has longed for since the days when she shared a small Brooklyn apartment with her mother, brother, and grandparents. A culmination and reflection of Streisand's love of American architecture and design between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, the book contains many of her own photographs of the rooms she has decorated, the furniture and art she has collected, and the ravishing gardens she has planted on her land on the California coast. In addition to glimpses of her homes, Barbra shares memories of her childhood, the development of her sense of style, and what collecting has come to mean to her. My Passion for Design is a rare and intimate private tour into the world of one of our most beloved stars. It will be welcomed by her many fans and all lovers of the great achievements of American design.

Newport Mansions: The Gilded Age (USED)

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Newsletter Design; A STep by Step Guide to Creative Publications (USED)

Newsletter Design; A STep by Step Guide to Creative Publications (USED)

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Newsletter Design A Step-by-Step Guide to Creative PublicationsMake it dramatic. Make it readable. Make it believable. Words ofadvice to those who plan, design, or edit newsletters from theauthor of Newsletter Design, Edward A. Hamilton. Follow the adviceof this designer of world-renowned publications and your newsletterwill never land in the junk-mail pile. You'll learn techniques usedby the most successful publications to attract readers and rivettheir attention. Included in this step-by-step guide:
* Planning visual content
* Fast-paced journalistic writing
* Forceful page layout
* Eye-catching graphics
* Strong, clear typography
* Powerful photojournalism
* Cost-wise production
From selecting a name, logotype, and cover design to going onpress, every element of producing a stand-out newsletter isexplained step-by-step in clear language. Principles are expressedin simple terms that apply equally to desktop publishing ortraditional T-square and typewriter. Layouts that are cluttered andcomplex--or bland and austere--can sabotage even the best editorialideas. The author shows you how to avoid the stock, off-the-shelflook. You'll learn to master simple but powerful page layout, sparkling typography that promotes clarity, strength and elegance.you'll learn how to edit and design with compelling journalisticphotographs and vivid graphics. In addition, the book introduces atwelve-part grid design that not only opens up new creativepossibilities and relief from the standard three-column page, itworks perfectly with computer coordinates. There's plenty ofsupport for desktop publishers using WordPerfect, Lotus, Adobe, andQuark. You'll get tips for spicing up your pages with tables, charts, graphs, pictographs, and maps, using simple softwareprograms. It's all here. From logotype to printed pages, you won'tfind a more readable, on-the-money guide to designing newsletters.
Out of Many, One; Portraits of America's Immigrants

Out of Many, One; Portraits of America's Immigrants

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In this powerful new collection of oil paintings and stories, President George W. Bush spotlights the inspiring journeys of America's immigrants and the contributions they make to the life and prosperity of our nation.

The issue of immigration stirs intense emotions today, as it has throughout much of American history. But what gets lost in the debates about policy are the stories of immigrants themselves, the people who are drawn to America by its promise of economic opportunity and political and religious freedom--and who strengthen our nation in countless ways.

In the tradition of Portraits of Courage, President Bush's #1 New York Times bestseller, Out of Many, One brings together forty-three full-color portraits of men and women who have immigrated to the United States, alongside stirring stories of the unique ways all of them are pursuing the American Dream. Featuring men and women from thirty-five countries and nearly every region of the world, Out of Many, One shows how hard work, strong values, dreams, and determination know no borders or boundaries and how immigrants embody values that are often viewed as distinctly American: optimism and gratitude, a willingness to strive and to risk, a deep sense of patriotism, and a spirit of self-reliance that runs deep in our immigrant heritage. In these pages, we meet a North Korean refugee fighting for human rights, a Dallas-based CEO who crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico at age seventeen, and a NASA engineer who as a girl in Nigeria dreamed of coming to America, along with notable figures from business, the military, sports, and entertainment. President Bush captures their faces and stories in striking detail, bringing depth to our understanding of who immigrants are, the challenges they face on their paths to citizenship, and the lessons they can teach us about our country's character.

As the stories unfold in this vibrant book, readers will gain a better appreciation for the humanity behind one of our most pressing policy issues and the countless ways in which America, through its tradition of welcoming newcomers, has been strengthened by those who have come here in search of a better life.

Painters in Paris: 1895-1950 (USED)

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Painting Chinese (USED)

Painting Chinese (USED)

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As Herbert Kohl approached seventy, he realized the image he had of himself (energetic man in midlife) was not in keeping with how he was viewed by others (wise grandfather figure). To counter the realization that he was growing old, Kohl, a staunch believer in lifelong learning, set out to try something new. While on a walk, he happened upon a painting studio and on a lark signed up for a beginning class. When Kohl arrived for his first lesson, he was surprised to see the students were Chinese children between the ages of four and seven.

Now, after three years of study, Kohl tells us what he learned from them. He shares the joys of trying to stay as fresh and unafraid as his young classmates and the wisdom he unexpectedly discovers in the formal tenets of Chinese landscape painting. As he advances into classes with older students, he reflects on how this experience allows him to accept and find comfort in aging. For anyone who feels stuck in the wearying repetition of everyday life, Kohl's adventures will clearly illustrate that you can never be too old to grow from new experiences.

Penguin the Magpie (USED)

Penguin the Magpie (USED)

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THE INSPIRATION FOR THE NETFLIX FILM PENGUIN BLOOM

"A triumph that will make your heart soar" (Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus), this true story follows a family's journey of recovery, hope, and courage as they nurse an injured magpie back to health--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Day Book.

When Sam Bloom suffers a near fatal fall during a vacation, she is left paralyzed and deeply depressed. One of their three sons, reeling from the tragic accident, discovers an injured magpie chick abandoned after she had fallen from her nest. The boys name the bird Penguin, for her black-and-white plumage. As they nurse Penguin back to health, the incredible joy, playfulness, and strength she exudes fortify the family and especially lift Sam's spirits.

"A unique and remarkable insight into a family dealing with tragedy and finding their way through it with love, courage, and hope" (Naomi Watts), Penguin the Magpie reminds us all that, no matter how lost, fragile, or damaged we feel, accepting the love of others and loving them in return will help to make us whole.

Permissions A Survival Guide; Blunt Talk about Art as Intellectual Property (USED)

Permissions A Survival Guide; Blunt Talk about Art as Intellectual Property (USED)

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then it's a good bet that at least half of those words relate to the picture's copyright status. Art historians, artists, and anyone who wants to use the images of others will find themselves awash in byzantine legal terms, constantly evolving copyright law, varying interpretations by museums and estates, and despair over the complexity of the whole situation. Here, on a white--not a high--horse, Susan Bielstein offers her decades of experience as an editor working with illustrated books. In doing so, she unsnarls the threads of permissions that have ensnared scholars, critics, and artists for years.

Organized as a series of "takes" that range from short sidebars to extended discussions, Permissions, A Survival Guide explores intellectual property law as it pertains to visual imagery. How can you determine whether an artwork is copyrighted? How do you procure a high-quality reproduction of an image? What does "fair use" really mean? Is it ever legitimate to use the work of an artist without permission? Bielstein discusses the many uncertainties that plague writers who work with images in this highly visual age, and she does so based on her years navigating precisely these issues. As an editor who has hired a photographer to shoot an incredibly obscure work in the Italian mountains (a plan that backfired hilariously), who has tried to reason with artists' estates in languages she doesn't speak, and who has spent her time in the archival trenches, she offers a snappy and humane guide to this difficult terrain.

Filled with anecdotes, asides, and real courage, Permissions, A Survival Guide is a unique handbook that anyone working in the visual arts will find invaluable, if not indispensable.

Pictoral History of Steam Power (USED)

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Prado Madrid (USED)

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Rembrandt: The Old Testament (USED)

Rembrandt: The Old Testament (USED)

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Rembrandt was a Dutch painter and the son of a prosperous miller. Universally regarded as one of the greatest artists of all time, Rembrandt often turned to Scripture for inspiration. Rembrandt: The Old Testament features reproductions of 69 color oils, drawings and black-and-white etchings of such subjects as Abraham and Isaac, Noah's ark, Moses and the burning bush, Daniel in the lion's den, and David and Goliath.

Renoir: A Retrospective (USED)

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Rhode Island; A Scenic Discovery (USED)

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Ribbon Crafts

Ribbon Crafts

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This book provides a reference for all kinds of crafts that involve ribbon. It includes step-by-step photographed instructions for a wide range of techniques as well as projects to accompany each area of ribbon crafting. This is a comprehensive guide as compared to most books on ribbon crafts that are specific by technique or end result (ribbon flowers, silk ribbon embroidery, making bows). This book explores a wide range of techniques and end products, using all kinds of ribbon, making it an essential reference for all craft enthusiasts. It includes ideas and projects for scrapbooking, home décor, general crafting, and fashion.

San Diego Then and Now (USED)

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The premiere photographic and narrative book to the visual growth of this picturesque Southern California city. Seventy pairs of color and B/W photos--historic and contemporary--with enticing text, describe each picture then and now.