Evoking soft summer evenings in the South, a collection of photographs and quotes from such famous writers as William Faulkner and Eudora Welty celebrates the porch as a vital extension of the American character. By the author of Kate Vaiden.
A noted photographer and author of Athlete presents a new collection of photographic portraits of working actors as they play one or more roles—including Jason Alexander, Peter Falk, Natasha Richardson, James Earl Jones, and Hal Holbrook, among others—accompanied by insightful commentary on the creative process of acting, developing a character, and more. 20,000 first printing.
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.