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The Collins Big Book of Art: A Joyous Journey from Cave Art to Pop Art
David G. Wilkins (Editor)
0060832851
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The one book your family needs to understand the world of art. A beautiful, unusual and engaging compendium of art history, providing an accessible entree into the world of art for everyone, regardless of their experience. From cave paintings to the Renaissance, Impressionism to Pop Art, The Collins Big Book of Art takes you on a journey through the history of art in a delightful and informative way. With more than 1200 works of art represented, this is both a coffee- table book and an educational experience; cross-referenced throughout, and including the following sections and features: A Chronology spans the history of art, step by step, from 38,000 BC to the present. Pieces from around the world are juxtaposed to place them in historical context. Each is labelled with date, country, title, artist, materials, size...


The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Alison Castle (Editor)
3822822841
April 30, 2005
Hardcover
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Playboy, April 2005
"First print-run buyers get a 12-frame filmstrip from the 70-millimeter print of 2001, the Kubrickian equivalent of precious bodily fluids."

HoBO Magazine, Vancouver, Issue 4
"the first book to explore his meticulous archives.. the most comprehensive study of the filmaker to date."

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Christmas in New York: A Pop-Up Book
Chuck Fischer
0821257021
October 2006
Pop Up Book
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www.myshelf.com, 2005
"This magnificent book will bring an unforgettable holiday festive treat right to your front door. Very highly recommended."

www.bookloons.com, 2005
"This is a magnificent holiday keepsake, a book to bring out every year."

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Mel Ramos Pop Art Fantasies
Donald B. Kuspit
0823040933
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
In 1961, Mel Ramos emerged on the international art scene along with Warhol, Liechtenstein, Oldenburg, Wesselmann, and Rosenquist as part of the second post-war American art movement to gain historical importance: pop art. More than 470 of Ramos' greatest paintings and drawings are reproduced in this comprehensive survey. Ramos is among the most vigorously American and most strikingly "pop" of all the pop art artists. Ramos' indentification with pop art began with his portraits of the great costumed heroes of pre-Code comics books. From Batman and others, Ramos went on to explore the world of the pinup and nudes derived from men's magazines, such as Playboy, Penthouse, and "girlie" calendars. His well-known series of nudes comment ironically on the picture of women projected by the mass media and consumer advertising,...


The Complete New Yorker: Eighty Years of the Nation's Greatest Magazine (Book & 8 DVD-ROMs)
David Remnick (Introduction)
1400064740
September 20, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
EVERY PAGE OF EVERY ISSUE
ON 8 DVD-ROMS, WITH A COMPANION BOOK OF HIGHLIGHTS.

A cultural monument, a journalistic gold mine, an essential research tool, an amazing time machine.


What has the New Yorker said about Prohibition, Duke Ellington, the Second World War, Bette Davis, boxing, Winston Churchill, Citizen Kane, the invention of television, the Cold War, baseball, the lunar landing, Willem de Kooning, Madonna, the internet, and 9/11?

Eighty years of The New Yorker offers a detailed, entertaining history of the life of the city, the nation, and the world since 1925.

Every article, every cartoon, every illustration, every advertisement, exactly as it appeared on the printed page, in full color. Flip through full spreads of the magazine to browse...


Andy Warhol Pop Box
Andy Warhol
0811834786
July 2002
Paperback
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Review
For a goofy way to pass a rainy day, dig into an Andy Warhol Pop Box. This hot-pink time capsule preserves snippets of a chaotic life of timeless fame. Chronicle Books, which produced the $24.95 curiosity, has filled it with 'exact reproductions of ephemera from the Factory years and beyond." Warhol was unrestrained as a collector and kept corrugated boxes full of notes, invitations and other tidbits on the floor of his office. Each was dated and sealed when full, creating a series of conceptual artworks. With a cow-face stamp, a note from Mick Jagger, postcards and an astrological chart, this box is good for at least 15 minutes of fun. -Washington Post

Book Description
Andy Warhol has been called the pope of twentieth-century pop culture-a one-man show who dazzled with his...


Andy Warhol: Giant Size
Editors of Phaidon Press (Author), et al
071484540X
February 28, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. With its beautiful layouts, pin-sharp reproductions and sparkling texts, this enormous 15-pound book is worth every penny of its price. The volume kicks off with an illuminating essay by Dave Hickey (Air Guitar) that traces the development of Warhol's genre-mocking style to his childhood in industrial Pittsburgh. Poverty forced Warhol to hone the instincts of a salesman, Hickey suggests, and neighborhood tales about Czech folk hero David Schrapnel taught him his favorite artistic method: get it exactly wrong. "Exactly wrong demonstrated that you knew what was exactly right and you were doing it wrong for the right reasons," Hickey explains. "Thus, in his impoverished early days as a fashion illustrator, Warhol dressed so wretchedly that... colleagues suspected him of being rich." The volume...


Art of Modern Rock
Paul Grushkin
081184529X
October 2004
Hardcover
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Review
If MTV is any indication, the face of rock'n'roll needs plastic surgery. Sure, Britney's got a hot belly and Beyonce a glorious booty, but sex is this close to selling itself out. Soon, people will be demanding money shots in their milk commercials. Where's an intelligent consumer to find imagery that both tickles the brain and plugs one into popular culture?

Try Paul Grushkin and Dennis King's Art of Modern Rock, which showcases in full color more than 1600 rock posters and flyers by some 200 international artists, from veterans like Frank Kozik to up-and-comers a la Leia Bell. More than a sequel to Art of Rock (Abbeville, 1987)—Grushkin's best-selling survey of psychedelic posters from the 1960s and 1970s—this is the definitive document of a tens-of-thousands-strong countercultural revolution that...



Andy Warhol, Prince of Pop
Jan Greenberg
038573056X
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6-9–Warhol's career spanned advertising, painting, filmmaking, and magazine publishing. This competent, well-documented biography covers his childhood and art school years in Pittsburgh, his successful career in commercial art, and his rise in the Pop Art movement. Chapters also cover his dependence on his mother; his pursuit of celebrity; the lively social, drug, and artscene at his studio (christened the "Factory"); a near-fatal shooting; and his death at age 59. The authors provide a good balance of personal and art history, showing how Warhol's signature silkscreen soup cans and portraits were rooted in his commercial beginnings and 1960s commentary on consumerism. Throughout, they provide insight into specific works of art and their relationship to one another. Their liberal use of quotes by...


Serenity: Those Left Behind (Serenity)
Joss Whedon, et al
1593074492
January 25, 2006
Paperback
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From Booklist
With the war between the Alliance and the independent Browncoats over, Mal Reynolds, captain of the Serenity, and his crew of misfits, fugitives, and would-be outlaws work the frontier. Defeated and directionless, their goal has become simply to keep flying, and Mal is willing to take any job, in- or outside the law, to achieve it. Although their willingness to flout rules has occasionally played to their favor, they may be in over their heads in taking aboard Simon and his damaged sister, River, secretive fugitives from the Alliance. Mal and his crew may not know it, but the hunt is on, and the Alliance is right behind them. Whedon elaborates on his Firefly universe in this small prequel to the movie Serenity. If this story doesn't have much in the way of plot or background, an aura of character study...


From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside
50 Cent
0743486447
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. The rap superstar known as 50 Cent was born Curtis James Jackson III in 1976. His mother, a smalltime drug dealer, was murdered when he was eight, but that didn't stop him from pursuing her profession. 50 Cent is unflinchingly honest about his mother, his drug past and just about everything else in this raw, literate memoir chronicling his rise from Jamaica, Queens, to the top of the Billboard charts. In his neighborhood, recalls 50 Cent, the only people with money were the drug dealers: "They were my role models." By 11, he'd made his first sale. Over the next decade, 50 Cent evolved from a hustler selling capsules of crack cocaine ("pieces") to a kingpin purchasing by the kilo ("weight"). With money came girls, clothes, cars—and trouble. 50 Cent describes spraying bullets at rivals,...


Tibetan Buddhist Altars
Robert Beers
1577314670
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
『Blessings on the...


Chronicles, Volume One
Bob Dylan
0743228154
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
One would not anticipate a conventional memoir from Bob Dylan--indeed, one would not have foreseen an autobiography at all from the pen of the notoriously private legend. What Chronicles: Volume 1 delivers is an odd but ultimately illuminating memoir that is as impulsive, eccentric, and inspired as Dylan's greatest music.

Eschewing chronology and skipping over most of the "highlights" that his many biographers have assigned him, Dylan drifts and rambles through his tale, amplifying a series of major and minor epiphanies. If you're interested in a behind-the-scenes look at his encounters with the Beatles, look elsewhere. Dylan describes the sensation of hearing the group's "Do You Want to Know a Secret" on the radio, but devotes far more ink to a Louisiana shopkeeper named Sun Pie, who tells him, "I think all the good in...



Film Directing: Shot by Shot : Visualizing from Concept to Screen (Michael Wiese Productions)
Steven Katz
0941188108
January 25, 1991
Paperback
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Book Review
Film Directing Shot by Shot offers a good introduction to the rudiments of film production. Steven D. Katz walks his readers through the various stages of moviemaking, advising them at every turn to visualize the films they wish to produce. Katz believes that one of the chief tasks of filmmaking is to negotiate between our three-dimensional reality and the two-dimensionality of the screen. He covers the number of technical options filmmakers can use to create a satisfying flow of shots, a continuity that will make sense to viewers and aptly tell the film's story. Katz provides in-depth coverage of production design, storyboarding, spatial connections, editing, scene staging, depth of frame, camera angles, point of view, and the various types of stable compositions and moving camera shots.

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One Red Dot: A Pop-up Book for Children of All Ages
David A. Carter
0689877692
September 2005
Pop Up Book
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2–A graphically bold pop-up book that entices readers to find the one red dot that is hidden on each paper sculpture. Going from 1 to 10, Carter creates a visual hide-and-seek game, ranging from flip-flop flaps to fluttering flicker clickers that really click to orbs that tower above the page. Bold primary colors and a silver-black text give the book a very slick, modern feel. However, because of its delicate nature, it won't withstand repeated circulation. Save it for storytimes, classroom use, or special collections.–Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Book Description
A Classic Collectible Pop-Up™One...


Art
Robert Belton
0823003426
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
One of the most complete references ever published for instant access to the world's great art! More than just the usual survey of Western art, ART captures the great artists, art movements, and cultures from all over the world. Filled with scores of gorgeous, oversized, full-color reproductions, readers will find over 500 pages of artists and their works, conveniently arranged from A to Z for quick and easy use. For those searching for detailed information, ART does not disappoint. It delivers comprehensive overviews highlighting the influences, art movements, and artists who followed them-all cross-referenced for easy searching. Readers will find extensive discussions on Western styles of art, as well as those from around the world, including the Far East, South America, Australia, and Africa. They will...


Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay
Annie Proulx, et al
0743294165
December 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Annie Proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many readers and reviewers, Brokeback Mountain is her masterpiece.Brokeback Mountain was originally published in The New Yorker. It won the National Magazine Award. It also won an O. Henry Prize. Included in this volume is Annie Proulx's haunting story about the difficult, dangerous love affair between a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy. Also included is the celebrated screenplay for the major motion picture "Brokeback Mountain," written by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. All three writers have contributed essays on the process of adapting this critically acclaimed story for film.


Desperate Networks : Starring Katie Couric Les Moonves Simon Cowell Dan Rather Jeff Zucker Teri Hatcher Conan O'Brian Donald Trump and a Host of Other Movers and Shakers Who
Bill Carter
0385514409
May 2, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The power relationships of network television have turned topsy-turvy in the last five years. Carter, who covers the industry for the New York Times, reveals as one example how NBC was muscled out of its first-place standing as the other networks developed hit after hit. The shows he chooses to showcase are instantly recognizable—American Idol, Survivor, Desperate Housewives—and in every case, the show's path to the airwaves is at least as dramatic as its content. Though Carter is primarily concerned with prime-time hits, his reporting spreads out from the TodayShow to the nightly newscasts and, harking back to his bestselling The Late Shift, the negotiations that cemented Conan O'Brien as Jay Leno's successor on The Tonight Show. Despite multiple narrative threads, the story never gets confusing or...


Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain
Charles R. Cross
0786884029
August 2002
Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
The art of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was all about his private life, but written in a code as obscure as T.S. Eliot's. Now Charles Cross has cracked the code in the definitive biography Heavier Than Heaven, an all-access pass to Cobain's heart and mind. It reveals many secrets, thanks to 400-plus interviews, and even quotes Cobain's diaries and suicide notes and reveals an unreleased Nirvana masterpiece. At last we know how he created, how lies helped him die, how his family and love life entwined his art--plus, what the heck "Smells Like Teen Spirit" really means. (It was graffiti by Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna after a double date with Dave Grohl, Cobain, and the "over-bored and self-assured" Tobi Vail, who wore Teen Spirit perfume; Hanna wrote it to taunt the emotionally clingy Cobain for wearing Vail's scent...


Popism the Warhol Sixties
Andy Warhol
0156729601
May 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
Anecdotal, funny, frank, POPism is where Warhol, in the detached, back-fence gossip style he was famous for, tells it all-the ultimate inside story of a decade of cultural revolution. Foreword by Andy Warhol; Index; photographs.


Scar Tissue
Anthony Kiedis
1401307450
October 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For a musician who has spent the better half of his life either intoxicated or on a drug high, Kiedis, the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has produced a surprisingly detailed account of his life. Raised in the 1960s and '70s by a drug dealer father who first introduced his preteen son to drugs by mashing them into bananas, the high school delinquent and UCLA dropout seemed destined for a life of rabble-rousing until his high school band—cofounded by close friends Michael "Flea" Balzary and Hillel Slovak—took off and became one of the most popular groups of the 1990s. Though he peppers his book with little known facts (for instance, the author narrowly missed being named Clark Gable Kiedis), the punk-funk rocker dedicates too few pages to his introspective music-writing process and too many...


Image Duplicator
Michael Lobel
0300087624
Mar 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Among the many retrospective texts written in the years following Lichtenstein's death in 1997, this offers an unprecedented and cogent reappraisal of the artist's participation in the pop art movement between the late 1950s and mid-1960s. It also provides valuable insight into the nature of the union between psychology and commerce in both the marketplace and the pop aesthetic of this period. Lobel (art history, Bard Coll.) presents Lichtenstein as a shrewd if occasionally ironic manipulator of lowbrow cultural ephemera who struggled with the paradox of being a painter in the age of mechanical reproduction and who, consequently, transformed elements of mass culture into sly, sometimes self-effacing intellectual puns. Lobel's argument is well crafted and concise, and over the course of five chapters, he entices the...


The Ultimate Visual Guide to Star Wars
Ryder Windham
0756614201
September 19, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Providing fans and newcomers everything they need to know about the highest-grossing movie saga ever, this is the first-ever visual guide to the entire Star Wars franchise


American Movie Critics: From the Silents Until Now
Phillip Lopate (Editor)
1931082928
March 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
A provocative and dynamic force in American culture since the early twentieth century, movies have presented several generations of American writers with a new, fascinating, and challenging subject. How writers rose to the challenge, and in the process created an extraordinary body of work-passionate, contentious, restlessly curious-makes for a dazzling and constantly entertaining volume. "I have focused," writes editor Phillip Lopate, "on film criticism as an art in itself-the magnet for strong, elegant, eloquent, enjoyable writing."

American Movie Critics is an anthology of unparalleled scope that charts the rise of movies as art, industry, and mass entertainment. Beginning in the silent era-with poets Vachel Lindsay and Carl Sandburg hailing the new medium and Edmund Wilson paying tribute to...


First & Fifteenth
Stephen Powers
0345475593
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
With an aesthetic found on the streets (literally, as a graffiti writer and sign painter), and influenced by such great artists as Chris Ware and Ken Lum, Steve Powers has painted a neighborhood of petty criminals, pettier crimes, and a superhero who’s a couple steps away from saving the day. Sharp, funny, and clever, First & Fifteenth features brief urban stories that shrewdly straddle the line between graphic novel and work of art. With a nod to the concrete roots of graffiti and sign painting, Powers skillfully combines word and image to produce a new and unique vision in modern art. Powers’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, and First & Fifteenth confirms his arrival as an exciting and talented new artist.

About the Author
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Math-Terpieces: The Art of Problem-Solving
Greg Tang
0439443881
June 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-5-In his fifth visual math adventure, Tang uses the artwork of 12 famous painters as an aid in developing problem-solving skills through grouping. Each spread features a quality reproduction on the left side. The poem underneath it highlights an item in the picture and presents a math query. For example, on the spread titled "Dancing Shoes," illustrated with Edgar Degas's Ballet Rehearsal on Stage, readers are asked to combine the colorful pictures of varying numbers of ballet shoes on the opposite page into several groups of seven. ("Can you make 7 with these SHOES?/THREE clever ways earn rave reviews!") Clearly written solutions to these exercises are given at the end of the book along with art definitions and brief explanations. This math-concept book is far more appealing than most.Nancy A....


Andy Warhol, Prince of Pop
Jan Greenberg
0385900791
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Hunter S. Thompson
0679785892
May 12, 1998
Paperback
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Book Review Reviews
Heralded as the "best book on the dope decade" by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson's documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in a souped-up convertible dubbed the "Great Red Shark." In its trunk, they stow "two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers.... A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls," which they manage to consume during their short tour.

On assignment from a sports...



Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly (Smart Pop Series)
Jane Espensen (Editor)
1932100431
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In this eclectic anthology of essays, former cast member Jewel Staite, "Kaylee," philosopher Lyle Zynda, sex therapist Joy Davidson, and noted science fiction and fantasy authors Mercedes Lackey, David Gerrold, and Lawrence Watt-Evans contribute to a clever and insightful analysis of the short-lived cult hit Firefly. From What went wrong with the pilot? to What's right about Reavers? and how the correspondence between the show's creator Joss Whedon and the network executives might have actually played out, the writers interrogate the show's complexity and speculate about what might have been if the show Firefly had not been cancelled.

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