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85 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards
Osborne, Robert
A deluxe, year-by-year chronicle of the Academy Awards, with an entertaining text, hundreds of star-studded photographs, and complete lists of the nominees and winners.

85 Years of the Oscar, newly revised and expanded, is the official history of the Academy Awards. Followi... (more)

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Anselm Kiefer
Cohn, Danièle
Danièle Cohn, who has worked alongside Anselm Kiefer for many years, explains the central role the artist’s studios play in his artistic process. To enter a painter’s atelier is a rare privilege and the stuff of dreams, as if access to this intimate place were the key to the very act of creation. E... (more)

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Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today
Bobrow, Warren
At the turn of the century, pharmacies in Europe and America prepared homemade tinctures, bitters, and herbal remedies mixed with alcohol for curative benefit for everything from poor digestion to the common cold. Today, trendy urban bars such as Apothke in New York, Apo Bar & Lounge in Phi... (more)

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Chronicle of Jazz
Cooke, Mervyn
A year-by-year history of people and events, this lively multi-layered account tells the whole story of jazz music and its personalities. The Chronicle of Jazz charts the evolution of jazz from its roots in Africa and the southern United States to the myriad urban styles heard around the wo... (more)

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Comics Art
Gravett, Paul
The narrative possibilities of comics art and the accessibility of the form have made it one of the more innovative contemporary genres. Self-publishing and the Internet have given rise to new, autobiographical forms and an increasing number of authors draw from outside the mainstream, whether ... (more)

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Daniel: My French Cuisine
Boulud, Daniel & Sylvie Bigar
Daniel Boulud, one of America's most respected and successful chefs, delivers a definitive, yet personalcookbook on his love of French food.

From coming of age as a young chef to adapting French cuisine to American ingredients and tastes, Daniel Boulud reveals how he expresses his culinary ar... (more)

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Daumier: The Heroism of Modern Life
Berger, John, et al.
Honoré Daumier (1808–1879) is perhaps best known for his political and social caricatures, precise and witty observations of life in 19th-century France. This authoritative new study provides a long-overdue assessment of his work, bringing together his paintings, sculptures, watercolors, drawings, a... (more)

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Emmet Gowin
Gowin, Emmet and Keith Davis

Throughout his prolific career as a photographer, Emmet Gowin has threaded together seemingly disparate subjects: his wife, Edith, and their extended family; American and European landscapes; aerial views of environmental devastation, brought together by his ongoing interest in issues of scale, t... (more)

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French Lessons: Recipes and Techniques for a New Generation of Cooks
North, Justin
This edition inclues American Measurements.
   Beautiful and comprehensive, this is the only cookbook you will ever need to master the art of French cooking. French Lessons is a comprehensive guide to mastering French cooking, from classic dishes to simple and modern interpretations. Drawing on h... (more)

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Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940
Bland, Bartholomew F. & Kirsten Jensen, eds.
It was not until the first decade of the twentieth century, as artists like Robert Henri and John Sloan turned their attention to the urban scene, that American art shifted its focus from bucolic landscapes to the cities, the towns, the crowds, especially the raucous urban scene of Manhattan--by the... (more)

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Modern Art Cookbook
Caws, Mary Ann
Matisse, Picasso, Hockney—they may not have been from the same period, but they all painted still lifes of food. And they are not alone. Andy Warhol painted soup cans, Claes Oldenburg sculpted an ice cream cone on the top of a building in Cologne, Jack Kerouac’s Sal ate apple pie across the country,... (more)

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New Jersey As Non-Site
Baum, Kelly
Between 1950 and 1975, some of the postwar era’s most innovative artists flocked to a very unexpected place: New Jersey. Appreciating what others tended to ignore or mock, they gravitated to the state’s most desolate peripheries: its industrial wastescapes, crumbling cities, crowded highways,... (more)

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People's Art History of the United States
Lampert, Nicolas
Most people outside of the art world view art as something that is foreign to their experiences and everyday lives. A People’s Art History of the United States places art history squarely in the rough?and?tumble of politics, social struggles, and the fight for justice from the colonial e... (more)

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Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice
Petherbridge, Deanna

In this important and original book, Deanna Petherbridge—herself a practicing artist—affirms the significance of drawing as visual thinking in western art from the 15th century to the present. Scrutinizing a wide range of drawings, Petherbridge confirms a long historical commitment to... (more)

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Sebastiao Salgado. Genesis
Salgado, Sebastiao & Lelia Wanick Salgado
“In Genesis, my camera allowed nature to speak to me. And it was my privilege to listen.” —Sebastião Salgado

On a very fortuitous day in 1970, 26-year-old Sebastião Salgado held a camera for the first time. When he looked through the vi... (more)

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Spice Kitchen: From the Ganges to Goa - Fresh Indian Cuisine to Make at Home
Dey, Ragini
An exciting new Indian cookbook with a fresh approach to a much-loved cuisine, filled with simple and authentic recipes with an emphasis on regional dishes and Indian street food that can be prepared quickly and without fuss. Spice Kitchen is a collection of Ragini’s favorite dishes from her restau... (more)

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Sweet: Inspired Ingredients, Unforgettable Desserts
Gordon, Valerie

Since 2003, Valerie Gordon has provided Angelenos with award-winning sweets and baked goods from her boutique in Silverlake and her booths at the Santa Monica and Hollywood farmers’ markets. With two restaurants opening in 2013 and this comprehensive cookbook filled with her beloved recipes, now ... (more)

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Wall and Piece
Banksy
The collected works of Britain’s most wanted artist.

Artistic genius, political activist, painter and decorator, mythic legend or notorious graffiti artist? The work of Banksy is unmistakable, except maybe when it’s squatting in the Tate or New York’s Metropolitan Museum. Ba... (more)

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William Christenberry
Cadava, Francois L
William Christenberry is firmly established as a contemporary American master photographer, but no comprehensive overview of his diverse talents is currently in print. This 260-page volume--the largest Christenberry overview yet published--corrects this lacuna, offering a thematic survey of his half... (more)

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Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
Zraly, Kevin
"Kevin Zraly is the finest wine educator I have known.” —Robert Parker

Let's pop a cork and toast America's very best, most popular wine course—now in a revised edition that wine lovers will savor. Kevin Zraly's bestselling course now features a re... (more)

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