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Jim Dine: Birds
Jim Dine
3882432403
August 2001
Hardcover
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The New York Times Book Review, December 2, 2001 –Andy Grundberg
Mysterious, ominous and perplexing…like stills from a nightmarish dream…yet they can be appreciated solely in terms of their individual beauty.

Book Description
A childhood encounter with a crow at a zoo led to a lifetime fascination with avian life for the American artist Jim Dine. This encounter with the bird was perceived by the young Dine with a mixture of fear, fascination, and a deeper understanding of his unconscious world, and from it grew a mythic symbolism for the artist, which he explores in "Birds", a series of remarkable black-and-white photographs. Here, an everyday, unspectacular bird might appear to the beholder as a character of mythology, as a jester at the medieval court, as a strange messenger...


Buttons
Diana Epstein
0810990598
Sept 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Three centuries and myriad styles of buttons are represented in this prepossessing volume by Epstein and Safro, owners of a Manhattan button shop. They travel worldwide to augment their formidable collection and offer here a curious history lesson complete with bejeweled French rococo creations, tiny 18th-century British sporting scenes, Italian mosaics, late 19th-century American tintypes and delicate portraits painted on porcelain and ivory. Other buttons shown are made of wood, mother-of-pearl, silver or enamel and are attractively presented against neutral backgrounds; captions list dates, materials used and unusual button trivia. Also included in this surprisingly captivating book are painter Dine's eloquent foreword attesting to the buttons' charm and author Wolfe's recollection of a screening at which a...


How to Open Your Own Restaurant: A Guide for Entrepreneurs
Richard Ware
0140147896
May 1991
Paperback
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Jim Dine
Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation
0892072768
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
Jim Dine: Walking Memory, 1959-1969 accompanies a traveling exhibition that visits the Guggenheim Museum in New York City during the spring of 1999, then heads to the Cincinnati Art Museum in the fall. A Cincinnati native, Dine moved to New York in the late 1950s and quickly became part of the roiling art scene there, which included contemporaries like Claes Oldenburg and Red Grooms. Dine's oeuvre includes paintings, sculpture, and performance. The images in the book are full of vivid color and objects--tools, hearts, and domestic interiors--repeated thematically, and they cover all three areas of his work. One performance still, From Vaudeville Collage (1960), shows Dine disguised in a costume and a painted face performing alongside an ensemble cast of leafy vegetables. Summer Tools (1962) is a three-paneled painting with...


Feast: Food to Celebrate Life
Nigella Lawson
1401301363
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
If you consider eating with friends and family a joyful, indulgent celebration chances are you love a good feast. And who better to carefully guide you through the daunting task of preparing that Feast than the domestic goddess herself Nigella Lawson. Written in the tradition of Nigella Bites and How to Eat, Feast is a cookbook for the sensualist that wants to eat very well, but also wants to spend time enjoying the company of their guests instead of struggling with the creation of the meal. What sets Lawson apart is not that she's a good cookbook writer, but a strong writer period. Similar to her other books, Nigella's Feast is presented as part personal memoir, part educational, and part recipe presentation. There is a nice blend of occasions including the obvious (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and Easter), a few...


Jim Dine Prints, 1985-2000
Elizabeth Carpenter
0912964863
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This finely crafted catalog was published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts last summer and shows the rich diversity of work by American artist Jim Dine (b. 1935). Dine's enormous artistic output, often associated with the pop art movement of the 1960s, includes paintings, sculpture, and photographs, but nowhere has he more strikingly demonstrated his virtuosity of materials and content than in his career-long interest in printmaking. The enormous volume of work contained in this catalog is chronologically arranged and includes two instructive essays by curator Carpenter and Joseph Ruzicka (Landfall Press: 25 Years of Printmaking), who discuss Dine's prints, artist's books, and portfolios. The information is presented clearly, and the varied page layout gives this book an...


Shadow Man
James D. Doss
0312340532
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In Doss's highly entertaining 10th Charlie Moon mystery (after 2004's The Witch's Tongue), the rancher and Ute tribal investigator takes on his most unlovable client, orthodontist Manfred Wilhelm Blinkoe. The "mildly eccentric" Blinkoe insists that an assassin was aiming at him instead of the actual murder victim, a local attorney, shot at an upscale Granite Creek, Colo., restaurant. Tribal shaman Daisy Perika, Moon's crotchety aunt, becomes a target even as her otherworldly visions point her to more deaths connected with Charlie's client. When Blinkoe's boat is blown to smithereens, his beautiful blonde wife is naturally a suspect, but her husband's past and present life give plenty of other people motive for wanting him dead. Big money, big gambles and a surprise ending will keep readers turning the pages....


Jim Dine
Jean E. Feinberg
1558596925
Oct 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Although best known for his pop-linked paintings of hearts, tools and robes, Dine based his exuberant drawings of Greek and Roman sculpture on his visits to the Glyptothek, Munich's museum of antiquities, as well as on statuary from the British Museum and the Prado. These mostly extroverted, bravura drawings are a form of time travel, an imaginative attempt to fathom the classical world while maintaining a modernist consciousness. The result is a curious hybrid, sometimes strained or unconvincing but often quite powerful, as in the fiercely expressionistic Wounded Trojan, who seems to represent the agony of all dying soldiers. In one hauntingly reflective study, the bust of Homer hovers above the nebulous face of Socrates like a Rorschach blot, a dark premonition of Western civilization. This handsome catalogue...


Jamie's Kitchen: A Cooking Course for Everyone
Jamie Oliver
1401300227
October 2003
Hardcover
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Food & Wine
"A confidence-inspiring charmer, Oliver constantly reminds us that cooking should be fun."

Vanity Fair
"The Naked Chef guides even the most hard-core culinary bumbler to gustatory brilliance"

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Jim Dine
Jean E. Feinberg
1558597514
Oct 1995
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Best known for his paintings, drawings and prints of hearts, tools, scissors, gates, robes, hair and skulls, Dine elevates ordinary objects into recurring multifaceted symbols. Yet his range is considerably broader, as this adventurous monograph reveals with the aid of 55 color plates and 70 black-and-whites. Cincinnati-born Dine burst on the New York art scene in 1959 as an environmental sculptor. Car Crash (1960), a performance piece, created a potent metaphor for danger and the omnipresent specter of death. Straw Heart (1966), a delicate, resonating sculpture, preceded his famous series of heart paintings. Dine's tree pictures of the early 1980s, reflecting his move to Vermont, evoke sensuous, spidery forms exuding an eerie allure. His recent mystical oils are crammed with a multitude of images, ranging from...


Southern Country Cooking From The Loveless Cafe: Biscuits, Hams, and Jams from Nashville's Favorite Cafe
Jane Stern
1401602142
April 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description

Located at the northern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Loveless Cafe remains unchanged in the quaint country charm and good cooking that has made it a landmark in the South since its doors opened nearly 50 years ago.

Nationally acclaimed and frequented by celebrities, world travelers and local appetites alike, the Loveless Cafe serves up award-winning country ham and red eye gravy, real Southern-fried chicken, and Nashville's favorite scratch biscuits with homemade preserves cooked right in the kitchen. The Loveless story has been told the world over, from Gourmet magazine and Bon Apetit to U.S. News and World Report, CBS Television, and People magazine. Come discover Loveless for yourself, and experience southern dining and hospitality at their best.

Southern...



The Bending of the Bow
Neil Curry
1870612043
Aug 1994
Paperback
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Chowhound's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area
Jim Leff
0143034413
May 2005
Paperback
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Jonathan Gold, Gourmet magazine
If you’ve heard of even a quarter of the places they mention, you’re way ahead of the curve.

Book Description
With more than 740,000 visitors a month, Chowhound.com has become a favorite source of information for those who want to take their dining experiences off the beaten path. So why should San Francisco eaters limit their choices to the same old locales found in most restaurant guides? As fun to read as it is comprehensive, The Chowhound's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area is all about finding the perfect bite for every occasion, focusing on the undiscovered gems that will generate tomorrow's buzz. From the best Chinatown noodle shops and secret tamale ladies to sumptuous sushi meccas and sensational stock-up stops for a romantic Sonoma...


Pop Art
Germano Celant
1880154528
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
With a giant, soft drum set by Claes Oldenburg, a white alphabet by Jasper Johns, a combine painting with radio attached by Robert Rauschenburg, a halved peach, Buick, naked lady (all together) by James Rosenquist, rows of Campbell's soup cans by Andy Warhol, pin-up girls by Mel Ramos, and a graphic explosion by Roy Lichtenstein, the works gathered here pack more of a big bang than a mere pop. With signature pieces by the movement's stars, the John and Kimiko Powers Collection of Pop Art is considered one of the most extensive in private hands. Accompanied by individual essays on each of the represented artists. Collectors' collectors, the Powerses made the pursuit of art into an art of their own. --Grace Glueck Essays by Germano Celant, Rainer Crone, Jim Dine, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Judith Goldman, Dave Hickey,...


Italian Family Dining: Recipes, Menus, and Memories of Meals with a Great American Food Family
Edward Giobbi
1594861269
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Bone (At Mesa's Edge) wasn't much more than a bambina when her father, Edward, published Italian Family Cooking in 1971. Now she collaborates with him in this pleasant sequel. There's considerable emphasis on vegetables, seafood and reasonable portion sizes; pasta recipes are "for small servings to be served as a first course" and include such rustic options as Spaghettini in Duck Broth and Fettucine with Guinea Hen Sauce. The recipes are divided by season and then by course—a pleasant way to think about cooking, but one that leads to excessive page flipping for those who want, for example, to examine the book's three seasonal lasagna recipes. Zucchini Flowers are a favorite warm weather ingredient, and come fall, pears and figs figure prominently. As bookends to each section, Bone offers brief essays and...


Jim Dine
Marco Livingstone
1885254792
Oct 1998
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Livingstone, a London-based postwar painting specialist, presents a generously illustrated and appealing overview of the life and work of Jim Dine, still popular four decades after his initial work bridging abstract expressionism and Pop art. The text has a loosely thematic structure that, like Dine's art, circles around repeatedly to revisit themes and motifs. This repetition, along with the use of many quotations from Dine and footnotes that rival the text itself in length, creates a fragmented reading experience that may not appeal to some readers. Earlier writings in the now extensive Dine literature are quoted frequently, while little is added that breaks new ground in understanding the artist or his work. The book does collect it all in one place, however. This volume will not be an essential acquisition for...


Fodor's Citypack Vienna's 25 Best
Louis James
1400015278
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
25 Best Bets in Vienna - Plus a Full Color, Pull-Out Map And the Best of the Rest including:

Best concert halls and theaters • Best coffee houses • Best palaces and cathedrals • Best traditional eateries • Best crystal shops • Best trips to springs and spas

Everything you need to explore this vibrant city on the Danube

· Top lodging and dining picks for every budget
· Restaurants serving goulash, schnitzels, sausages, and strudels
· Cathedrals, concert halls, and street-corner performances of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, and Strauss
· Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School
· Danube Valley regional wines, fine glassware, and Lederhosen
· Best attractions for children, including the Apple-Theatre for Fairy...


Entrada Drive
Jim Dine
3865210805
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
"The winter in L.A. that year was kind of a 'grey July.' Diana and I lived at 234 Entrada Drive in January and February of 2001. These photographs are a memoir of what our eyes saw in our garden and when we walked to the Pacific Ocean. We also [rode] into the Santa Monica Mountains on our bicycles, crossing Sunset Boulevard just where it goes into Pacific Palisades. We did this every day, winding our way through more L.A. suburbia till we reached the fire trail into the mountains (where wilder animals than us live). We hardly ever saw a neighbor to make up stories about. Our landlady was called Denise de Graf. She was ever vigilant about our comings and goings. I also think we lived just to the north of the late Christopher Isherwood's house but maybe I dreamt that. That winter all we thought about was our work and...


Jim Dine
Jim Dine
3865211194
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book of 85 drawings by Jim Dine illustrates the range and mastery of the artist's draftsmanship over more than four decades. The variety and breadth of the selection shows the intense way Dine observes the world around him and the excitement with which he records it on paper. Dine has said that his ability to draw is both a privilege and the result of hard physical training, compelling him to move inexorably forward to capture the next idea or the next psychological insight in drawings that are extraordinarily human. The selection includes early tool pencil drawings and collages, as well as powerful portrait and figure studies in a variety of media. Also included are large painterly pastels executed with a bravura that places them somewhere between painting and drawing. Dine sees his paintings and drawings as...


The Chowhound's Guide to the New York Tristate Area
Staff of Chowhound.com
0143034405
May 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The editors at Chowhound.com, an Internet site "for those who live to eat," have compiled tips from the site's message boards into an eclectic guide for those who are willing to go to extreme lengths for great grub. This directory of miscellaneous buffets, cafeterias and restaurants is broken into groupings like Lesser-Known Italians, Veg-Friendly Brooklyn and the more exotic Israeli Flavors in an Israeli Atmosphere. Woven throughout are profiles of dedicated Chowhounds, who divulge everything from their favorite haunts to their weight management tips. Though this offbeat guide initially appears to be a disorganized, A to Z hodgepodge of restaurants and locations, it's really a massive list of notable eateries missed by more traditional surveys. Honduran Breakfast, Asian Mousses and Kissable Grits-this book...

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