Featuring 170 duotone photographs, a photographic study of the seminal role of the black church within the African-American community captures the unique worship experience in a multidenominational odyssey through rural and urban centers of religion. 40,000 first printing.
Offers an exploration into the giant panda's unique life in the wild, considering the many problems facing the species, the international efforts to conserve its natural habitat, and its complex life cycle.
The critically acclaimed author of Brunelleschi's Dome chronicles the origins of Impressionism against the backdrop of the artistic and cultural events of the nineteenth century as exemplified in the work of two artists—Ernest Meissonier, the most successful artist of his era, and Edouard Manet, reviled in his time but who heralded a radical change in the history of art. 125,000 first printing.
The owner of Brooklyn's Hooti Couture boutique draws on her grandmother's insights into how to accent a wardrobe with vintage accessories, explaining how style can be informed through the stories of past-generation articles of clothing.
Photographer Michael Cunningham and author and journalist George Alexander have captured here the trinity of black women, hair, and beauty salons. Angela Garner says that "The beauty salon is the one great thing we get to share as African American women.It's therapeutic." Tisch Sims says that wearing fantasy hair makes her feel "like a goddess, a queen." From the afro to the ponytail to dreadlocks to braids to relaxed hair to fantasy hair; from "good hair" to bad hair days, in this book black women fromthe United States, Africa, and London explore the fascination with hair and beauty that has long been a cherished part of African American culture.—From publisher description.A celebration of African-American women and their unique hairstyles presents more than fifty photographs, along with personal narratives that explore the relationship with hair and beauty that has long been a part of African-American culture.
A collection of first-person narratives and anecdotes, close-up portrait photographs, and the author's personal and historical reflections capture the rich ethnic diversity of the people and landscapes of the borough of Queens in New York City. Simultaneous.
The author of A Civil Action offers a compelling account of the search for a long-lost masterpiece by Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Caravaggio, one his era's most colorful and turbulent figures, following a young graduate student across hundreds of years and four countries to uncover the mystery of "The Taking of Christ." 250,000 first printing.
Offers illustrated postcards from the PostSecret website sent in by people who anonymously reveal secrets from their past which they have never told to anyone, presenting a full range of emotions.