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The Age of Insight

The Age of Insight

The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present

by Eric R. Kandel

Hardcover, 636 pages, Random House Inc, $40, published March 27 2012 | purchase
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  • Eric R. Kandel

A Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist and author of In Search of Memory documents the work of five leading minds including Sigmund Freud and Gustave Klimt in 1900 Vienna, revealing how their critical breakthroughs in science, medicine and art laid the groundwork for present-day discoveries in brain science.

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The Burning House

The Burning House

by Foster Huntington

Paperback, 265 pages, HarperCollins, $16.99, published July 10 2012 | purchase
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Setting in motion a thought-provoking debate between the practical, the valuable and the sentimental, this unique book asks a simple question-- "What would you save from your burning home?" Original. 50,000 first printing.

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The Hare With Amber Eyes

The Hare With Amber Eyes

A Hidden Inheritance

by Edmund De Waal

Paperback, 354 pages, St Martins Pr, $16, published August 2 2011 | purchase
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  • Edmund De Waal

Traces the parallel stories of 19th century art patron Charles Ephrussi and his unique collection of 264 miniature netsuke — Japanese ivory carvings — documenting Ephrussi's relationship with Marcel Proust and the impact of the Holocaust on his cosmopolitan family.NPR Bestseller

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Dear Photograph

Dear Photograph

by Taylor Jones

Hardcover, 247 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published May 8 2012 | purchase
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  • Taylor Jones

This beautiful collection of more than 140 never-before-seen Dear Photographs displays photos from the past to the present that evoke childhood memories, lament difficult losses and celebrate the universal nature of love. 75,000 first printing.

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Blown Covers

Blown Covers

New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See

by Francoise Mouly

Hardcover, 128 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, $24.95, published April 1 2012 | purchase
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  • New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See
  • Francoise Mouly

In Blown Covers, Françoise Mouly — The New Yorker's art editor since 1993 — explains how she selects each issue's topical, iconic cover image and gives readers a glimpse at some of the juicier images that didn't make the cut.

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Bookshelf

Bookshelf

by Alex Johnson

Hardcover, 272 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $24.95, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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Children's Picturebooks

Children's Picturebooks

The Art of Visual Storytelling

by Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles

Paperback, 192 pages, Chronicle Books Llc, $35, published February 8 2012 | purchase
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Prom

Prom

by Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bell

Hardcover, 162 pages, J Paul Getty Museum Pubns, $49.95, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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Abstract City

Abstract City

by Christoph Niemann

Hardcover, 267 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, $24.95, published April 1 2012 | purchase
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A collection of posts from illustrator and designer Christoph Niemann's visual blog for The New York Times. Niemann turns mundane experiences such as riding the subway or trying to get a good night's sleep into flights of visual fancy.

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The Lady in Gold

The Lady In Gold

The Extraordinary Tale Of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O'Connor

Hardcover, 349 pages, Random House Inc, $30, published February 7 2012 | purchase
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  • The Extraordinary Tale Of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer
  • Anne-Marie O'Connor

Shares the events that shaped the creation of the painter's most famous portrait, covering such topics as the story of the salon hostess who was his model, contributing factors in turn-of-the-century Vienna and the painting's fate.

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Jack Robinson on Show

Jack Robinson on Show

Portraits 1958-72

by Jack Robinson and Cybill Shepherd

Hardcover, 192 pages, Trafalgar Square, $39.95, published November 21 2011 | purchase
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Da Vinci's Ghost

Da Vinci's Ghost

Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image

by Toby Lester

Paperback, 275 pages, Free Press, $16, published October 30 2012 | purchase
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  • Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image
  • Toby Lester

Da Vinci's Ghost recounts the intellectual journey behind the creation of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man and how the drawing represents the momentous period in Western history when the Middle Ages gave way to the Renaissance.

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PostSecret

PostSecret

Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives

by Frank Warren

Hardcover, 276 pages, Harpercollins, $28.99, published December 1 2005 | purchase
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  • Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
  • Frank Warren

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.

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Alex Steinweiss

Alex Steinweiss

The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover

by Kevin Reagan and Steven Heller

Hardcover, 416 pages, Taschen America Llc, $69.99, published April 1 2011 | purchase
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1950s Radio in Color

1950s Radio in Color

The Lost Photographs of Deejay Tommy Edwards

by Christopher Kennedy and Terry Stewart

Hardcover, 254 pages, Kent State Univ Pr, $49, published March 1 2011 | purchase
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  • Christopher Kennedy and Terry Stewart

Collection of color photos by the Cleveland DJ of early rock and pop stars.

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