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Hollywood Costume
Deborah Nadoolman Landis, ed. Debbie Reynolds, preface.
Publisher: V&A Publications.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851777105.  Daedalus Item Code: 50517
 
Though often overlooked in surveys of cinematic greatness (indeed, actors in the first years of filmmaking were often expected to provide their own wardrobe), costume is in fact essential for ... (Read More)
 
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Houdini: Art and Magic
Brooke Kamin Rapaport.
Publisher: Yale/The Jewish Museum.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780300146844.  Daedalus Item Code: 50806
 
(Finalist for the 2011 National Jewish Book Awards, Visual Arts category) Born Ehrich Weiss in Budapest, Harry Houdini (1874–1926) was a rabbi's son who became one of the 20th century's most ... (Read More)
 
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How About Never—Is Never Good For You?: My Life in Cartoons
Bob Mankoff.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805095906.  Daedalus Item Code: 43326
 
Since his first published New Yorker cartoon, in 1977, Bob Mankoff has been making us laugh, and since he became the magazine's cartoon editor in 1997, he's been the one deciding what's funny ... (Read More)
 
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How to Read Erotic Art
Flavio Febbraro, with Alexandra Wetzel.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781419701139.  Daedalus Item Code: 43543
 
Eroticism has always fascinated humankind; it can be variously sweet or aggressive, soothing or wild, and the study of it reveals much about the culture in which it was created and human psychology ... (Read More)
 
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Icons of Twentieth-Century Landscape Design
Katie Campbell.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711225336.  Daedalus Item Code: 50668
 
From public spaces like Antonio Gaudí's Park Güell and Robert Irwin's Getty Center Garden to visionary domestic structures like Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye, from ... (Read More)
 
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Ingres: Louvre Drawing Gallery 4
Louis-Antoine Prat.
Publisher: 5 Continents.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9788874390991.  Daedalus Item Code: 44525
 
Considered one of the greatest draftsmen in French art, Jean-August-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867) left thousands of preparatory drawings for his paintings, including Oedipus and the Sphinx and ... (Read More)
 
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Inspiring Impressionism: The Impressionists and the Art of the Past
Ann Dumas, ed. Xavier Bray, Michael Clarke, John Collins, et al.
Publisher: Denver Art Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780914738572.  Daedalus Item Code: 42423
 
The movement that separates "modern" art from what went before, Impressionism seems to make a radical break with the past, eschewing refined technique and literal representation in order to capture ... (Read More)
 
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The Invention of Photography: The First Fifty Years
Quentin Bajac.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500301111.  Daedalus Item Code: 51116
 
The advent of photography in 1839 was greeted with enormous enthusiasm by the public. It quickly spread throughout Europe and the United States, where it was used in fields from science and medicine ... (Read More)
 
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Italian Paintings 1250–1450: In the John G. Johnson Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Carl Brandon Strehlke.
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780876331842.  Daedalus Item Code: 42130
 
When Philadelphia lawyer John G. Johnson began to collect art in the late 19th century, he made Italian paintings from the early Renaissance a specialty, and eventually donated his distinguished ... (Read More)
 
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It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
Lynsey Addario.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594205378.  Daedalus Item Code: 59272
 
"We were each begging for our lives because they were deciding whether to execute us, and they had guns to our heads," photojournalist Lynsey Addario told Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air. "And ... (Read More)
 
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Japan: A Self-Portrait: Photographs 1945–1964
Takeuchi Keiichi & Hiraki Osam. Alain Sayag, intro. Marc Feustel, ed. Susan Schneider, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080304636.  Daedalus Item Code: 41352
 
From the end of the Pacific War in 1945 to the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964, Japan underwent an extraordinary transformation; from a defeated and devastated empire, mired in ancient martial ... (Read More)
 
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Japanese Popular Prints: From Votive Slips to Playing Cards
Rebecca Salter.
Publisher: Hawaii.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780824830830.  Daedalus Item Code: 50750
 
For fans of Japanese woodblock printing, this catalogue of common printed objects is something of a revelation. In the West, we associate woodblock prints with the kabuki actors and teahouse scenes ... (Read More)
 
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