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The Academy Awards: The Complete Unofficial History
Jim Piazza & Gail Kinn.
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781579128784.  Daedalus Item Code: 44157
 
Illustrated with hundreds of film stills, candid photos, and publicity shots, this book is both a handy reference and a detailed history of the annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ... (Read More)
 
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Across the Land and the Water: Selected Poems, 1964–2001
W.G. Sebald. Iain Galbraith, trans.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400068906.  Daedalus Item Code: 38415
 
Remembered for such books as The Rings of Saturn, The Emigrants, Vertigo, and in particular Austerlitz, German-born W.G. Sebald was also a poet of soaring and searing ... (Read More)
 
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Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940–1976
Norman L. Kleeblatt, ed.
Publisher: Yale/The Jewish Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300139204.  Daedalus Item Code: 50801
 
Undeniably bold and often controversial in their era, the abstract paintings of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Lee Krasner, Clyfford Still, Helen Frankenthaler, and Mark Rothko ... (Read More)
 
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Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure
Tim Harford.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250007551.  Daedalus Item Code: 42622
 
Financial Times editor and Undercover Economist author Tim Harford here presents an inspiring new approach to problem-solving. Rather than looking to our leaders to set out a plan of ... (Read More)
 
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Adorning the Empress
May Holdsworth.
Publisher: FormAsia.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9789627283850.  Daedalus Item Code: 43742
 
Embroidered robes, hairpins inlaid with kingfisher feathers, delicately painted fans, and portraits of bejeweled women are among the objects and works of art depicted in this book, which also reveals ... (Read More)
 
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The Aeneid
Virgil. J.W. Mackail, trans. Coco Stevenson, afterword.
Publisher: Collectors Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781904633631.  Daedalus Item Code: 40657
 
Written at the end of Virgil's long life and published after his death in 19 BC—despite its being unfinished, and against the poet's wishes—this is a founding work of the Western canon. The Trojan ... (Read More)
 
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African American National Biography: Two-Volume Set
Henry Louis Gates Jr. & Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: 2 set.
ISBN: 9780199920785.  Daedalus Item Code: 43560
 
The 2008 publication of African American National Biography was perhaps the most thorough biographical series of its kind, but editors Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham ... (Read More)
 
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African Art Now: Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection
André Magnin, Alison de Lima Greene, Alvia J. Wardlaw & Thomas McEvilley.
Publisher: Merrell/MFA Houston.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780890902950.  Daedalus Item Code: 43420
 
Moving beyond the stereotype of African art as "primitive," these 33 artists from 14 countries demonstrate the continent's artistic versatility and modernist edge at the turn of the 21st century. ... (Read More)
 
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African Laughter: Four Visits to Zimbabwe
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060924331.  Daedalus Item Code: 44312
 
(A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 1992) In this memoir, Doris Lessing gives us a highly personal story about returning visits that she made to her Zimbabwean homeland in ... (Read More)
 
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African Odyssey: 365 Days
Anup Shah & Manoj Shah.
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780810993969.  Daedalus Item Code: 42057
 
Pairing gorgeous full-page photographs—and some two-page panoramas—with captions that set the scene or describe the outcome, this album is a day-by-day wildlife journal of one year on the East ... (Read More)
 
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After a Fashion: What We Wore: 1947 to the Present
Elizabeth Roberts.
Publisher: Ammonite Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781906672386.  Daedalus Item Code: 50897
 
In the second half of the 20th century, fashion changed more rapidly and dramatically than at any other time in history. With more than 200 photographs culled from the archives of Press Association ... (Read More)
 
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After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace
A.J. Langguth.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451617320.  Daedalus Item Code: 50962
 
This final book by journalist and historian A.J. Langguth follows Patriots, Union 1812, and Driven West, taking us into the post–Civil War era following Abraham Lincoln's ... (Read More)
 
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