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History's Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them: Illustrated Edition
Stephen Weir.
Publisher: New Burlington.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845663582.  Daedalus Item Code: 52196
 
Illustrated with color maps, photos, and reproductions of art throughout, this entertaining catalogue of errors highlights 50 of history's biggest blunders. Opening with a lighthearted account of ... (Read More)
 
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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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The Houses We Live In: An Identification Guide to the History and Style of American Domestic Architecture
Jeffery Howe, ed.
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781571458551.  Daedalus Item Code: 51706
 
Abundantly illustrated and a delight to peruse, this is a wide-ranging and thorough guide to the many types of American houses. Captioned color photos, detail drawings, and plan views provide ... (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 Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life
Dan Wilbur.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399537615.  Daedalus Item Code: 51246
 
If you are ready to admit that you might not ever read Ulysses or Atlas Shrugged—and are tired of being shamed by your hyper-literate friends—then this is the one book you truly need. ... (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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How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
Thomas C. Foster.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060009427.  Daedalus Item Code: 51360
 
What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey? Shares a meal? Becomes drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the ... (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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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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