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2006 Jacob Lawrence Wall Calendar
Pomegranate
0764930036
July 2005
Wall Calendar
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The Great Migration
Jacob Lawrence
0064434281
Oct 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
PW's starred review praised the "starkly poetic art" and "eloquent text" of this account of the northward flow of African Americans after WWI. Ages 8-up. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 3 Up-A noted African-American artist chronicles the 1916-1919 migration of blacks from the South through a sequence of 60 paintings and accompanying narrative captions. The story begins with the call for new workers in the North to replace those men fighting in Europe. There was no justice for African Americans under Southern law, and sharecropping kept them poor. Lawrence depicts their arrival in Chicago and Pittsburgh; their new jobs in factories; the attacks against them by white workers; and their new opportunities, such as voting and...


Jacob Lawrence
Mike Venezia
0516265334
March 2000
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-A brief, conversational biography of the contemporary African-American artist. The print is large; the layout is uncluttered. Black-and-white photographs are interspersed throughout the text, along with full-color reproductions of the artist's work and Venezia's cartoons with fictionalized dialogue balloons. The text concentrates on aspects of Lawrence's life that affected his art. Mindful of his audience, Venezia handles parts of the story in a truthful but gentle manner. For example, the text states that "[Lawrence] knew that people who didn't know about their history had no way of feeling proud of their past or of themselves" to explain the artist's motivation in painting historical figures who fought against slavery. In his discussion of The Migration Series, Venezia states, "Although slavery had...


Jacob Lawrence American Painter
Ellen Harkins Wheat
0295970111
June 1990
Paperback
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Comanche Moon
Larry McMurtry
0671020641
June 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
In a book that serves as a both a sequel to Dead Man's Walk and a prequel to the beloved Lonesome Dove, McMurtry fills in the missing chapters in the Call and McCrae saga. It is a fantastic read, in many ways the best and gutsiest of the series. We join the Texas Rangers in their waning Indian-fighting years. The Comanches, after one last desperate raid led by the fearsome-but-aging Buffalo Hump, are almost defeated, though Buffalo Hump's son, Blue Duck, still terrorizes the relentless flow of settlers and lawmen. As Augustus and Woodrow follow one-eyed, tobacco-spitting Captain Inish Scull deep into a murderous madman's den in Mexico, their thoughts turn toward the end of their careers and the women they love in remarkably different ways back in Austin. What's amazing about McMurtry's West is that he sees beyond the...


Aesop's Fables
Jacob Lawrence
0295976411
Sept 1997
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Salter refurbishes 58 of Aesop's fables with delicate flame-toned illustrations. Underscoring the timelessness and adaptability of the Greek storyteller's work, the British artist borrows motifs and styles from a number of the so-called cradles of civilization. In her full-page illustrations, slightly flattened perspectives recall antiquity, while the use of serial borders and of floral and geometric patterns seem specifically Middle Eastern. A fox and a stork pose with with a black-figure vase suggestive of pre-classical Athens; other pictures incorporate architectural flourishes (various types of capitals or arches) that evoke the style of an entire period. Small, color images interspersed with the text echo the facing illustrations; for spreads without full-page art, Salter produces stately framed miniatures...


Jacob Lawrence
Mike Venezia
0516210122
September 1999
Library Binding
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From School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-A brief, conversational biography of the contemporary African-American artist. The print is large; the layout is uncluttered. Black-and-white photographs are interspersed throughout the text, along with full-color reproductions of the artist's work and Venezia's cartoons with fictionalized dialogue balloons. The text concentrates on aspects of Lawrence's life that affected his art. Mindful of his audience, Venezia handles parts of the story in a truthful but gentle manner. For example, the text states that "[Lawrence] knew that people who didn't know about their history had no way of feeling proud of their past or of themselves" to explain the artist's motivation in painting historical figures who fought against slavery. In his discussion of The Migration Series, Venezia states, "Although slavery had...


Storm Watch
Barbara Earl Thomas
0295976950
May 1998
Paperback
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ACS Style Guide: A Manual for Authors and Editors
Janet S. Dodd (Editor)
0841234620
January 1997
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The essential desk reference for authors, editors, and publishers of scientific research, the ACS Style Guide is a complete stylistic handbook. Topics include grammar, style, usage, illustrations, tables, lists, and units of measure, as well as the conventions used in chemistry. It also covers
numerous related topics, from peer review and copyrights to oral presentations and the ACS ethical guidelines for publication. Lively and practical, this reference will help any chemist communicate effectively.


Storm Watch
Barbara Earl Thomas
0295976969
May 1998
Hardcover
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Applied Multiple Regression - Correlation Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences
Jacob Cohen
0805822232
August 2002
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
This classic text on multiple regression is noted for its non-mathematical, applied, and data-analytic approach. Readers profit from its verbal-conceptual exposition and frequent use of examples. The applied emphasis provides clear illustrations of the principles and provides worked examples of the types of applications that are possible. Researchers learn how to specify regression models that directly address their research questions. An overview of the fundamental ideas of multiple regression and a review of bivariate correlation and regression and other elementary statistical concepts provide a strong foundation for a solid understanding of the rest of the text.

The third edition features an increased emphasis on graphics and the use of confidence intervals and effect size measures and an...


The Complete Jacob Lawrence
Peter Nesbett
0295979631
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
The Complete Jacob Lawrence, a large, two-volume set on the late African American artist who died in June 2000, is so thoughtfully conceived that in addition to admiration, a reader feels gratitude for it. Over the Line, a book of biographical and critical essays, and its companion, a catalogue raisonné, are exactly what Lawrence deserves. A successful artist both in and out of the mainstream throughout most of the 20th century, he was also handily pigeonholed. A social realist, a modernist, and a storyteller, he was described as "self-taught," "primitive," "jazz-age," "narrative," and, above all, "African American." But the eight richly detailed essays in Over the Line show his complex work--in which the threads of abstraction and narrative are tightly woven--in all its magnitude. The books possess unusual authority,...


Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence
John Duggleby
0811820823
October 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Children who have been captivated by the bold, colorful paintings of Jacob Lawrence (1917- ) in the context of African American history lessons now have a chance to learn the full life story of this unique, dedicated artist. Though it's hard for any text to stand on equal footing with artwork this imaginative and strong (25 full-color reproductions from Lawrence's Migration series, Toussaint L'Ouverture series, and more, are included here), John Duggleby has crafted the tale of Lawrence's life into a satisfyingly rich, and quick-moving biography.

As much a history of cultural life in 1930s Harlem as it is the story of Lawrence's upbringing, Story Painter also includes all the details necessary to make Lawrence's personal artistic life spring to life. We see him start experimenting with tempera paints at an...



Dox Thrash
John Ittmann
0295981598
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Dox Thrash always knew he wanted to be an artist. He left rural Georgia at the turn of the century and took night courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago while working as an elevator operator. Although his career was interrupted by service in World War I, he earned a living as a graphic designer until the Depression. After settling in Philadelphia, Thrash joined the Fine Print workshop of the WPA, where he was instrumental in discovering the carborundom technique, an intaglio process whose results resemble a mezzotint. His depictions of everyday life, memories of the South, graceful nudes, and humanistic portraits convey an African American social realism that have hardly been appreciated until now. Curator and organizer of a major retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ittmann has assembled...


In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington
Robert Edward Rubin
0375757309
September 2004
Paperback
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Review
"As Secretary of the Treasury, Bob Rubin ranked with the best.  This drama-packed account of his years on the job should be read by all who are interested in what happens when politics and economics intersect."
-Warren Buffett

"Robert Rubin in one of the most brilliant and honorable wise men of our era, and he has produced an extraordinary book. It is both fascinating and readable. With charming candor and a wealth of lessons, it provides an exciting account of his life on Wall Street
and of his tenure as the presidential adviser and Treasury Secretary. But it is also a very personal book filled with tales and insights about his relationships with such key players as Alan Greenspan, Larry Summers and President Bill Clinton. This is destined to be one of the most important books, as well...


Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences
Jacob Cohen
0805802835
January 1988
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
New York University, New York City. Statistical methods.

Book Info
New York University, New York City. Statistical methods.


Yun Gee
Anthony W. Lee
0295983531
Nov 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume presents a selection of paintings, poetry, essays, and ephemeral writings by the Chinese American modernist Yun Gee (1906–1963), together with essays about the artist. Yun Gee arrived in San Francisco from Guangdong Province at the age of fifteen and within a few years established himself as one of the city’s most daring avant-garde painters. But all of his astonishing efforts with the brush and palette ran up against an intense anti-Chinese sentiment. He seemed never to escape the high social price of being Chinese—not in San Francisco, Paris, or New York, where he ended his days. This collection of writings and images represents the eclectic interests and disappointed hopes of a man who was by turns a political revolutionary, cultural radical, social visionary, teacher, inventor, painter,...


Yun Gee
Anthony W. Lee
029598354X
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This volume presents a selection of paintings, poetry, essays, and ephemeral writings by the Chinese American modernist Yun Gee (1906–1963), together with essays about the artist. Yun Gee arrived in San Francisco from Guangdong Province at the age of fifteen and within a few years established himself as one of the city’s most daring avant-garde painters. But all of his astonishing efforts with the brush and palette ran up against an intense anti-Chinese sentiment. He seemed never to escape the high social price of being Chinese—not in San Francisco, Paris, or New York, where he ended his days. This collection of writings and images represents the eclectic interests and disappointed hopes of a man who was by turns a political revolutionary, cultural radical, social visionary, teacher, inventor, painter,...


Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence
Peter T. Nesbett (Editor)
0295979658
June 2001
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Adult/High School-An excellent supplement to both art and African-American studies. Although taken from Peter Nesbett and Michelle DuBois's extensive, more expensive, two-volume work, The Complete Jacob Lawrence (University of Washington, 2000), Over the Line is an academic resource for more advanced students. Eight essays by prominent art historians examine Lawrence's life, techniques, style, reasons for his popularity, and the relationship of his art to events in African-American history. This quality text is interspersed with copious full-color reproductions. Many are full page; all of the plates are of high quality. This is the first time that many of Lawrence's works have been reproduced in color. The detailed index may be difficult to locate as it precedes nearly 50 pages of information on the current...

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