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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
Terry Eagleton.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300190960.  Daedalus Item Code: 51990
 
What makes a work of literature good or bad? How freely can the reader interpret it? Could a nursery rhyme like "Baa Baa Black Sheep" be full of concealed loathing, resentment, and aggression? In ... (Read More)
 
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Impressed By Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840–1860
Roger Taylor.
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300124057.  Daedalus Item Code: 52031
 
When photography appeared shortly before 1840, the metal-plate daguerreotype invented in France became the first popular format. But the process simultaneously developed by William Henry Fox Talbot ... (Read More)
 
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In the Picture: Self-Portraits 1958–2011
Lee Friedlander. Richard Benson, afterword.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300177299.  Daedalus Item Code: 52738
 
(One of the New York Times' Top Ten Photography Books of 2011) Street photographer Lee Friedlander has also pursued a series of self-portraits throughout his prolific career. What began ... (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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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel
Sherill Tippins.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618726349.  Daedalus Item Code: 52613
 
Since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, the Chelsea Hotel has been an icon of American invention: an epicenter of New York's artistic and literary culture and a haven for the ... (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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Irving J. Gill: Architect, 1870–1936
Marvin Rand.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781586854461.  Daedalus Item Code: 53556
 
Profoundly influenced by Spanish mission design, Southern Californian architect Irving J. Gill was a modernist before anyone had coined the term, and along with Bernard Maybeck, Charles and Henry ... (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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