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The Story of Polaroid

by Christopher Bonanos

Hardcover, 192 pages, Princeton Architectural Press, $24.95, published September 26 2012 | purchase
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  • Christopher Bonanos

Instant tells the remarkable tale of Edwin Land's invention of the Polaroid camera, from the first instant camera to hit the market in 1948, to its meteoric rise in popularity, to the company's dramatic decline into bankruptcy in the late '90s and its unlikely resurrection in the digital age.

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Dancers Among Us

Dancers Among Us

A Celebration Of Joy In The Everyday

by Jordan Matter

Paperback, 229 pages, Workman Publishing Company, $17.95, published October 23 2012 | purchase
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  • Jordan Matter

Dancers Among Us presents photographs of dancers leaping and spinning in the midst of daily life: on the beach; at a construction site; in a library, a restaurant and a park.NPR Bestseller

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Where the Heart Beats

Where The Heart Beats

John Cage, Zen Buddhism, And The Inner Life Of Artists

by Kay Larson

Hardcover, 474 pages, Penguin Group USA, $29.95, published July 5 2012 | purchase
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  • John Cage, Zen Buddhism, And The Inner Life Of Artists
  • Kay Larson

Assesses the influence of Zen Buddhism on the work of composer John Cage, exploring the ways in which Zen transformed Cage's troubled psyche, his relationship with partner Merce Cunningham, and his often indefinable music.

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Sophie Calle

Sophie Calle

The Address Book

by Sophie Calle

Hardcover, 104 pages, Siglio, $29.95, published September 30 2012 | purchase
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  • Sophie Calle

After finding a lost address book, the artist sets out to understand its owner by randomly interviewing contacts to learn more about the personality and past of its owner.

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Detroit City is the Place to Be

Detroit City Is the Place to Be

The Afterlife of an American Metropolis

by Mark Binelli

Paperback, 326 pages, St Martins Pr, $16, published November 5 2013 | purchase
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  • The Afterlife of an American Metropolis
  • Mark Binelli

Mark Binelli grew up in a Detroit suburb in the 1970s. The city used to embody the American dream — the auto industry, consumer culture, Motown — but the Detroit he knew was a study in decline. When Binelli was offered a magazine assignment to write about the Detroit auto show in January 2009, he jumped on it. But he didn't stop there. He moved back to his hometown to chronicle the city, tracing Detroit's demise and recovery efforts while evaluating plans to transform it into a viable, desegregated and economically diverse post-industrial region.

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The Lost Carving

The Lost Carving

A Journey to the Heart of Making

by David Esterly

Paperback, 279 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published December 31 2013 | purchase
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  • A Journey to the Heart of Making
  • David Esterly

David Esterly traces his path to becoming a forefront practitioner of Baroque artist Grinling Gibbons' forgotten woodcarving technique, including the year he spent re-creating a Gibbons piece that had been lost in a fire at the Hampton Court Palace outside London.

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Grand Central

Grand Central

How A Train Station Transformed America

by Sam Roberts

Hardcover, 303 pages, Grand Central Publishing, $30, published January 22 2013 | purchase
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  • How A Train Station Transformed America
  • Sam Roberts

For Grand Central's 100th anniversary, New York Times reporter Sam Roberts offers an illustrated history of the celebrated Manhattan transit hub, including amusing stories, insider information about movies filmed there and hidden passageways.

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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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This Is the Day

This Is the Day

The March on Washington

by Leonard Freed, Julian Bond, Michael Eric Dyson and Paul M. Farber

Hardcover, 108 pages, J Paul Getty Museum Pubns, $29.95, published February 5 2013 | purchase
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  • The March on Washington
  • Leonard Freed, Julian Bond, et al

Compiles the photographs taken by Leonard Freed of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, during which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

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Philip Treacy

Philip Treacy

by Kevin Davies

Hardcover, 199 pages, Phaidon Inc Ltd, $59.95, published February 5 2013 | purchase
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Irish milliner Philip Treacy is the subject of a book of photography by Kevin Davies.

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Shocked

Shocked

My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me

by Patricia Volk

Hardcover, 283 pages, Random House Inc, $26.95, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Patricia Volk

The author shares the lessons about womanhood and personal style she learned from both her mother, an upper-middle-class New Yorker who was the polished hostess at her family's garment district restaurant, and Elsa Schiaparelli, the outrageous, iconoclastic Italian fashion designer.

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William Klein

William Klein

ABC

by William Klein and David Campany

Hardcover, 182 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, $40, published February 26 2013 | purchase
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  • William Klein and David Campany

"Born in New York in 1928, William Klein is one of the leading photographers of the postwar era, as well as an influential filmmaker, painter, and graphic artist. This astonishing book, selected and designed by Klein himself, captures the essence of his life's work. It includes selections from his powerful photo books on New York, Moscow, Rome, Tokyo, and Paris; his dynamic fashion photography that used the city as a stage for glamour; stills and posters from his bitingly satirical films, including his send up of fashion magazines, Who Are You, Polly Magoo; and the graphically powerful painted contact sheets that he has exhibited around the world. Klein, whose achievement puts him on a level with Robert Frank, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn, lives in Paris and is revered in Europe. This is the first comprehensive book on his work published in the United States in twenty years. "--

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Unsettled / Desasosiego

Children in a World of Gangs / Los Ninos en un Mundo de las Pandillas

by Donna De Cesare, Fred Ritchin and Javier Auyero

Hardcover, 164 pages, Univ of Texas Pr, $65, published April 1 2013 | purchase
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  • Donna De Cesare, Fred Ritchin, et al
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A Period of Juvenile Prosperity

A Period of Juvenile Prosperity

by Mike Brodie

Hardcover, 0 pages, Twin Palms Pub, $65, published March 1 2014 | purchase
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  • Mike Brodie
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Studio Thinking

Studio Thinking

The Real Benefits of Arts Education

by Lois Hetland, Ellen Winner, Shirley Veenema, Kimberly M. Sheridan and David N. Perkins

Paperback, 120 pages, Teachers College Press, $27.95, published August 24 2007 | purchase
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