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  • Bass Culture

    by Lloyd Bradley September 4, 2001 Arts & Photography

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    4.8 stars

    108 ratings

    The first major account of the history of reggae, black music journalist Lloyd Bradley describes its origins and development in...

  • Boom

    by Michael Shnayerson May 21, 2019 Arts & Photography

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    4.5 stars

    207 ratings

    The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world -- for contemporary art -- is driven by a few passio...

  • Catching the Big Fish

    by David Lynch September 6, 2016 Arts & Photography

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    4.5 stars

    835 ratings

    For the 10th anniversary of David Lynch's bestselling reflection on meditation and creativity, this new edition features interv...

  • Dapper Dan

    by Daniel R. Day July 9, 2019 Arts & Photography

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    4.8 stars

    1,246 ratings

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Dapper Dan is a legend, an icon, a beacon of inspiration to many in the Black community. His sto...

  • Decoded

    by Jay-Z November 16, 2010 Arts & Photography

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    4.7 stars

    1,275 ratings

    Entrepreneur Emma Westlake is reinventing herself as a hired friend when murder gets in the way in this exciting new mystery se...

  • Indistractable

    by Nir Eyal September 10, 2019 Arts & Photography

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    4.6 stars

    2,392 ratings

    "Indistractable provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results."

    **—James Clear, author of Atomi...

  • It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be

    by Paul Arden June 1, 2003 Arts & Photography

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    4.5 stars

    1,054 ratings

    It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be is a handbook of how to succeed in the world - a pocket 'bible' for the...

  • James Turrell

    by Michael Govan and Christine Y. Kim April 11, 2013 Arts & Photography

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    5.0 stars

    136 ratings

    Copublished with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the major touring retrospective and concurrent exhibitions at the Sol...

  • Leonardo Da Vinci

    by Frank Zöllner and Johannes Nathan August 1, 2007 Arts & Photography

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    4.7 stars

    23 ratings

    TASCHEN's 25th anniversary - Special edition! Special bestseller price Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) possessed one of the great...

  • Matthew Barney & Elizabeth Peyton

    by Angus Cook December 31, 2010 Arts & Photography

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    5.0 stars

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    In June 2009, the Deste Foundation in Greece opened an impressive new project space: a converted slaughterhouse on the island o...

  • No Applause--Just Throw Money

    by Trav S.D. October 31, 2006 Arts & Photography

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    4.6 stars

    67 ratings

    A seriously funny look at the roots of American Entertainment

    When Groucho Marx and Charlie Chaplin were born, variety enter...

  • Oscar

    by Sarah Mower April 1, 2002 Arts & Photography

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    4.0 stars

    5 ratings

    After forty years in the glamour business, Oscar de la Renta remains a vital name in both American fashion and Paris Haute Cout...

  • Queen of Fashion

    by Caroline Weber October 2, 2007 Arts & Photography

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    4.5 stars

    185 ratings

    In this dazzling new vision of the ever-fascinating queen, a dynamic young historian reveals how Marie Antoinette's bold attemp...

  • Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees

    by Lawrence Weschler January 1, 2009 Arts & Photography

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    4.7 stars

    87 ratings

    When this book first appeared in 1982, it introduced readers to Robert Irwin, the Los Angeles artist "who one day got hooked on...

  • Sleep in Art

    by Meir H. Kryger June 28, 2019 Arts & Photography

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    5.0 stars

    7 ratings

    This book combines two of my favorite things – art and sleep. Together, with gorgeous images, we also learn why artists from Ru...

  • Stan Smith: Some People Think I'm A Shoe

    by Stan Smith August 24, 2018 Arts & Photography

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    4.8 stars

    81 ratings

    **The first definitive volume that celebrates the best-selling Adidas sneaker with a cultlike global following. Featuring origi...

  • The $12 Million Stuffed Shark

    by Don Thompson April 13, 2010 Arts & Photography

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    4.5 stars

    282 ratings

    _Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy doe...

  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    by Jane Jacobs December 1, 1992 Arts & Photography

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    4.7 stars

    900 ratings

    A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized muc...

  • The Death of the Artist

    by William Deresiewicz July 28, 2020 Arts & Photography

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    4.5 stars

    83 ratings

    A deeply researched warning about how the digital economy threatens artists' lives and work―the music, writing, and visual art ...

  • The Design of Everyday Things

    by Donald Norman November 5, 2013 Arts & Photography

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    4.6 stars

    3,445 ratings

    Design doesn't have to complicated, which is why this guide to human-centered design shows that usability is just as important ...

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