Arts, Design & Photography

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“The nine short works are not all theater masterworks, but they are a fair representation of the spectrum of styles and subjects being examined by contemporary playwrights.”

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Once upon a time, in a Victorian era that never existed, the world was full of marvelous contraptions that were both functional and beautiful.

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“Fundamentals of Theatrical Design hardly ever loses steam. . . .

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“Noovo is to be commended for selecting categories that traditionally receive very little attention/ink unless you are a world class designer.”

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“The composition is precise, learned and detailed, with beautifully crafted prose and a meandering style that keeps the eye fixed on the page.”

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The premise of the book is wonderful, exploring the world of fashion from a completely different angle.

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“Stealing Rembrandts at once reads like a crime thriller, a history, and a biography.”

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“Ms.Gioia has delivered a gift for all those who have a passion for art, style, and the great personalities of the 20th century. . . .

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“Engineers like Phill Brown had to pioneer the way music was recorded, giving the albums more life, not less. Perhaps it is time to return to the good old days Mr.

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“Before the Paparazzi is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated press photographer Arty Pomerantz’s love letter to the art of press photography during a different time, in a world that no lo

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“. . . an acting book that is both valuable and informative. . . . a plethora of insights.”

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“Simply put, avid concertgoers will likely enjoy this book or throw up reading it—perhaps both.”

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“in Fashion in Film, . . .

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“Sitting Pretty is filled with enough anecdotes to keep movie fans happy and intimate details enough for gossip fans as well.”

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“an extraordinary book of stunning black and white images of the men and boys, women and girls, who lost limbs and loved ones and managed to pick up the pieces of their lives and move on af

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“Ms. Osborne’s research into the life—and unfortunately, the death—of the Federal Theatre Project (FTP) goes well beyond the project itself.

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Addressing the role of urban placemaking in the context of the challenges of contemporary society, authors Robert Steuteville and Philip Langdon observe, “While the world has big issues, we should

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“Michelle Owens does not ‘presume to dictate something so personal’ as the ‘rules for making a garden.’ Rather, her stated intention in this delightful book is ‘to suggest ways to think abo

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“For the architect long out of school, yet still passionate about the profession, this series of extended essays should be a welcome addition to their reading lists.”

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“Setting up and arguing with a straw man is a good philosophical technique. The problem here is that the straw man appears to have won the argument.”

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“Mr. Pallasmaa’s architectural journeys are all the more valuable because they are so uncommon. . . . These are brave journeys into terra incognita . . .

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“. . . written in an easy to read and friendly style, it is a serious how-to guide by a gifted photographer.”

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Through at least the first third of the 20th century, segregation prevented many talented African American performers from working in high-paying white-owned nightclubs and similar lucrative venues

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At the onset of this exquisitely rendered volume, one might start to think that this is one of those over-the-top, over-conceived, and over-intellectualized paeans to a designer, what with the lavi

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Two sides of an equation: the personal and the social; the musical and the social; the visual and the social; the body and the social.

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