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Sewing Vintage Aprons: Classic Aprons for Today's Lifestyle

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For decades, smart stylish women have worn different aprons to suit their various needs. They are a must-have in the kitchen and elsewhere. This book brings new life to vintage styled aprons that women of today will find irresistible.

Sexual Personae; Art and Decadence From Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (USED)

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Slow: Life in a Tuscan Village (USED)

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SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town is an unprecedented photographic personal journey into the heart of hidden Tuscany that celebrates the principles that define the Slow Food movement and pays tribute to the region's kaleidoscope of vibrant characters, whose shared culture revolves around the everyday pleasure of growing, preparing, and eating food.

With an anecdotal charm reminiscent of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence, Douglas Gayeton's interplay of pictures and words conveys a thrilling narrative that transports you halfway around the globe to the charming town of Pistoia, nestled in the outskirts of Florence. There we meet the mushroom hunters and sheep farmers, the winemakers and fishermen, the bakers, butchers and chocolate makers whose lives are profoundly bound to the rhythms of nature. It is a riveting story told in a riveting way: each image comprised of multiple photographs taken over a period of time that can range anywhere from ten minutes to several hours, and layered with Gayeton's handwritten notes, recipes, facts, and sayings. With this process, Gayeton has managed to introduce the concept of story and time; both compressed and exploded, into his portraits. The result is a photographic approach critics have dubbed flat film; the effect is exhilarating.

As Gayeton observes, "What my eyes saw was always grander than any lens could capture...How could I introduce the presence of time, of an emerging and evolving story comprised of not one, but many moments, into a single photograph?" In the accompanying text, Gayeton offers an absorbing first person account of his immersion into rural Italian culture, offering an intimacy that draws us deeper into this romantic and rustic world. A photographer, a pioneering new media creator, a wonderful writer and an award winning documentarian, Gayeton is passionately interested in food, culture, art, and people.

Sourcebook of Architectural & Interior Art 16 (USED)

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Squares and Fountains of Rome (USED)

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Steichen at War (USED)

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Stone Carvers (USED)

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For centuries, stone carvers have enhanced buildings ranging from the Gothic cathedrals of Europe to the Beaux-Arts skyscrapers of New York. Steeped in tradition and skilled in an exacting craft, these master artisans have contributed much to some of the 20th century's most celebrated civic and religious monuments, but they have rarely received individual recognition for their work.

Story of Painting from Cave Painting to Modern Times (USED)

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Summit (USED)

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Sunkissed (USED)

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During Hollywood's golden age, models and wannabe movie starlets posed in poolside chaise lounges barely clad in swimwear fashions of the day. Although bathing suit styles changed over the years, those sun-kissed bodies sporting clingy swatches of colorful material were appreciatively admired no matter what they wore. In SUNKISSED, photographer and portrait artist Joshua Curtis spotlights sexy sunwear and swimwear--and the lovely ladies who modeled it--from 1930 through 1950. Sharing just a small portion of his extensive memorabilia collection, Curtis has culled more than 300 archival images for this unprecedented volume. Through informative captions and a lively introduction, SUNKISSED reveals the women behind the bandeaus, with lively descriptions of who these gorgeous women were once they stepped off the pool deck and out of their swimsuits. Sun worshipers of every generation will enjoy the nostalgic pictures of bathing beauties found between these SUNKISSED covers. Dive in and bathe in the glowing images that prompted decades of beach-bound desires.
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Super Gods (USED)

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From one of the most acclaimed and profound writers in the world of comics comes a thrilling and provocative exploration of humankind's great modern myth: the superhero
The first superhero comic ever published, "Action Comics no. 1" in 1938, introduced the world to something both unprecedented and timeless: Superman, a caped god for the modern age. In a matter of years, the skies of the imaginary world were filled with strange mutants, aliens, and vigilantes: Batman, Wonder Woman, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and the X-Men--the list of names as familiar as our own. In less than a century, they've gone from not existing at all to being everywhere we look: on our movie and television screens, in our videogames and dreams. But what are they trying to tell us?
For Grant Morrison, arguably the greatest of contemporary chroniclers of the "superworld," these heroes are powerful archetypes whose ongoing, decades-spanning story arcs reflect and predict the course of human existence: Through them we tell the story of ourselves, our troubled history, and our starry aspirations. In this exhilarating work of a lifetime, Morrison draws on art, science, mythology, and his own astonishing journeys through this shadow universe to provide the first true history of the superhero--why they matter, why they will always be with us, and what they tell us about who we are . . . and what we may yet become.

Ten Years Charlotte Street Foundation (USED)

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The American Bandana: Culture on Cloth from George Washington to Elvis (USED)

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Traces the history of the bandanna, describing how the images pictured on them reflect over two hundred years of American life.

The Art of George Stubbs (USED)

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A portrait of the painter presents his celebrated horse images and explores his fascination with anatomy and dissection, as well as his erratic relationship with the establishment.
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The Great Wall; From Beginning to End (USED)

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It is arguably the greatest feat of civil engineering in history, and indisputably earth s largest single cultural relic: begun during the Qin Dynasty (around 208 BC) and completed nearly 1,800 years later during the Ming Dynasty, the Great Wall of China spans more than 4,000 miles. At the dawn of the Beijing Olympics, the eyes of all the world are upon it.
Two men who navigated every inch of the Wall have collaborated on a lavishly-illustrated tribute to this amazing structure. Michael Yamashita, an award-winning "National Geographic" photographer, spent a year shooting the Wall, its environs, and the people who live in its shadow, for the magazine. One hundred and sixty of his magnificent photos grace this volume, which features text by William Lindesay, who not only conducts tours of the Wall and spearheads the movement to preserve it, but has actually run its entire length. Broken into three sections, "The Great Wall" provides an overview that debunks myths and dishes up rare facts and figures, a comprehensive history that proceeds dynasty by dynasty through its construction, and an account of Lindesay s personal experiences of the Wall."

The Life, Times and Art of Rembrandt (USED)

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The National Museum of American History (USED)

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The North Light Illustrated Book of Paintings Techniques (USED)

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Illustrations and explanations of 45 painting techniques, with demonstrations of how they apply to specific painting subjects.
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The Passion of the Christ (USED)

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"The Passion" is a visual portrayal of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus. Gripping photos taken on the set of Mel Gibson's new film, "The Passion of Christ, " together with the biblical narratives in the New Living Translation, present the story in vivid detail. A sweeping presentation of the Passion story in powerful images that will enhance the movie experience! “This is a movie about love, hope, faith, and forgiveness. He [Jesus] died for all mankind, suffered for all of us. It's time to get back to that basic message. The world has gone nuts. We could all use a little more love, faith, hope, and forgiveness.” —Mel Gibson, Icon Productions

the Photographic Work of Calvert Richard jones (USED)

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Looking at the creative work of Calvert Richard Jones, this book aims to give overdue recognition to him as an important figure in the formative years of modern photography. An introduction by John Ward places the photographer in context, and a survey of his photographs is arranged by subject.

The Saints (USED)

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The Soviet Image: A Hundred Years of Photographs from Inside the TASS Archives (USED)

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For the first time, the Russian news agency TASS has opened its complete photographic archives to create an unprecedented and uncensored look at the last 100 years of life in the Soviet Union and the new Russia. Featuring more than 300 astonishing photographsmany never before publishedthese images capture the daily life of a people through the dramatic sweep of Russian history, from royalty to revolution and the rise and fall of communism. Illuminated by informative essays and extended captions that provide context on the times and the photographs, this is the definitive visual record of Russian history as seen through Russian eyes.
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The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists (USED)

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This reference work deals with all aspects of Western art from 1300 to the present day. It provides information on painters, sculptors, and graphic artists, technical processes, terminology, theory, schools, movements, patrons and collecting, and much more.

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello (USED)

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Those Who Came Before (USED)

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Titian; The Last Days (USED)

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A compelling portrait of the life, work, and meaning of one of the greatest artists of all time.

Toward the end of his long life, Tiziano Vecelli--known to the world ever since as Titian (circa 1488- 1576)--was at work on a number of paintings that he kept in his studio, never quite completing them, as though wanting to endlessly postpone the moment of closure. Produced with his fingers as much as with the brush, Titian's last paintings are imbued with a unique rawness and immediacy without precedent in the history of Western art. As if to further cloud their meaning, after the outbreak of plague that took his life, Titian's studio was looted and many canvases were taken; what happened to them is not known.

But what did Titian, who had experienced as much in the way of material success and critical acclaim as any artist before or since, mean by these works? Titian: The Last Days is a quest through the great artist's life and work toward the physical and spiritual landscape of his last paintings. Vividly re-creating the atmosphere of sixteenth-century Venice and Europe, Mark Hudson chronicles Titian's relationships with his own mentors (Bellini and Giorgione), rivals, and patrons--among them popes, kings, and emperors-- as well as his troubled dealings with his own family. Paralleling this narrative is Hudson's personal journey through Titian's life and career, exploring the relentless formal development that led to the breakthroughs of his last days, and the mystery behind his missing paintings.

Moving from Titian's hometown in the Dolomites to the greatest churches and palaces of the age, to Venice then and now, Titian: The Last Days is an original and compelling study of one of Europe's greatest artists.

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Tony Bennett in the Studio (USED)

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Tony Bennett is one of the world's most loved musical legends. What many of his admirers may not know, however, is that Bennett, under the name of Anthony Benedetto, is also a successful painter whose works hang in major museums and galleries. In this text, Tony reflects on his career.
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Tranquil Gardens: Zendoodle coloring

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Let beauty bloom in your own Zendoodle garden!

Welcome to Zendoodle Coloring! Wander the paths of mesmerizing flora through Tranquil Gardens. This zentangle-inspired coloring book for adults is the perfect retreat from the intensity of a stressful day. The calming effects of coloring in these intricate designs offer the unique opportunity to unwind while making something beautiful that is an expression of your unique, artistic style. Just the right size for framing, these designs are ideal for gift-giving and home décor. Get lost in this series of beautiful floral designs and let your artistic side blossom!

Features:
-62 original pieces of artwork to color and enjoy
-Perforated pages for easy framing
-One-side printing so colors don't bleed through
-Part of a New York Times bestselling series!

Treasures from the Kremlin; Exhibition from the State Museums of the Moscow Kremlin at the MET, New York (USED)

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Ultimate Book of Paint Effects (USED)

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A one-stop guide to everything you need to know to achieve stunning paint effects and decorative finishes on walls, floors, and objects.

Van Gogh to Mondrian; Dutch Works on Paper (USED)

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The artistic work produced in the Netherlands 100 years ago is characterized by enormous variety. Impressionism was still a strong influence, but young artists were exploring numerous other avenues as well. Some turned to new sources of inspiration such as Japanese art and symbolism, while others were pushing stylization to its limits. International schools were followed closely by Dutch artists, many of whom stayed for months at a time in Paris, the South of France, or London to study new trends.

These developments, which roughly spanned the period from 1885 to 1915, began with Van Gogh, and ended with Mondrian. Each of them pioneered modern art in his own utterly distinctive fashion. In the intervening period the most striking Modernist tendencies are found in the work of artists such as Jan Toorop, George Breitner, Isaac Israels, Willem Witsen, Kees van Dongen, and Jan Sluijters.

This book explores the significance of this period for art on paper. To the Rijksmuseum's own drawings, designs for decorative art, prints, posters, and photographs, items have been added from other public and private collections in the Netherlands. The selection gives an excellent impression of the range of work produced on paper in the period around 1900.

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Voices of the Holocaust (USED)

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Never in human history has there been an event more horrifying than the Holocaust--the human loss inconceivable, the aftershocks felt for generations. But in the midst of the misery was forged a strength of spirit and humanity that shows in the faces and stories of survivors. Captured here with clarity and truth are fifty images of survival, portraits of the men and women who actually lived through the brutality. The tales of survival vary: the misery of day-to-day existence in the camps; the luxury and guilt of passing as a non-Jew; the ever-mounting dread of having a hiding place raided by the SS; the chaos of families fleeing, broken and scattered.

Punctuating the narratives throughout the book are impassioned essays by Abe Foxman, Yaffa Eliach, Anne Roiphe, Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, Eva Fogelman, and others. An introduction by National Book Award-winner Robert Jay Lifton opens the text. Taken together, this powerful collection of words and images forms a moving testimony to human dignity and a record of history that must never be forgotten.

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Why Photography Matters (USED)

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Photography matters, writes Jerry Thompson, because of how it works -- not only as an artistic medium but also as a way of knowing. With this provocative observation, Thompson begins a wide-ranging and lucid meditation on why photography is unique among the picture-making arts. He constructs an argument that moves with natural logic from Thomas Pynchon (and why we read him for his vision and not his command of miscellaneous facts) to Jonathan Swift to Plato to Emily Dickinson (who wrote "Tell all the Truth but tell it slant") to detailed readings of photographs by Eugene Atget, Garry Winogrand, Marcia Due, Walker Evans, and Robert Frank. Forcefully and persuasively, he argues for photography as a medium whose business is not constructing fantasies pleasing to the eye or imagination, but describing the world in the toughest and deepest way."

Wordplay: Ambigrams and Reflections on the Art of Ambigrams (USED)

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They read upside down, back to front, in the mirror as well as left to right. In this book Langdon not only presents the reader with a number of strikingly beautiful and arresting ambigrams, but also shows how the very shape of letters can change our ideas of the word itself and its meaning. Filled with word play of all kinds.

World of Winslow Homer (USED)

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Zen Seeing, Zen Drawing; Meditation in Action (USED)

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Franck, the author of Zen of Seeing, the classic guide, returns with more teachings and instructions.