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Picture This: How Pictures Work

Molly Bang · Chronicle Books
Pages: 134
Format: Print book

Molly Bang's brilliant, insightful, and accessible treatise is now revised and expanded for its 25th anniversary. Bang's powerful ideas - about how the visual composition of images works to engage the emotions, and how the elements of an artwork can give it the power to tell a story...
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If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: Relating to and Communicating with Others

Alan Alda · Random House
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Award-winning actor Alan Alda tells the fascinating story of his quest to learn how to communicate better, and to teach others to do the same. With his trademark humor and candor, he explores how to develop empathy as the key factor.

"Invaluable."...
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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel

Sherill Tippins · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The next best thing to having a room key to the Chelsea Hotel during each of its famous—and infamous—decades The Chelsea Hotel, since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, has been an icon of American invention a cultural dynamo and haven for the counterculture, all in one astonishing...
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Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave

Hokusai Katsushika · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A major publication on Hokusai's remarkable late work, incorporating fresh scholarship on the sublime paintings and prints the artist created in the last thirty years of his life An acknowledged master during his lifetime, Hokusai created sublime works during the last thirty years of his life,...
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The Woman I Wanted to Be

Diane von Furstenberg · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

One of the most influential, admired, and colorful women of our time: fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg tells the most personal stories from her life, about family, love, beauty and business: "It's so good, you'll want to take notes" (People) .Diane...
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ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color

Jude Stewart · BLOOMSBURY
Format: Hardcover

Color is all around us every day. We use it to interpret the world--red means stop, blue means water, orange means construction. But it is also written into our metaphors, of speech and thought alike: yellow means cowardice; green means envy--unless you're in Germany, where yellow means...

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The Joy of Acrylic Painting: Expressive Painting Techniques for Beginners

Annie O'Brien Gonzales · North Light Books
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Now is the time to pursue creative fulfillment! Annie O'Brien Gonzales felt a passion for art from an early age. But not until 30 years later--after raising a family and working "a real job"--did she get serious about painting. Along the way, she experienced the pleasures...
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The Big Book of Less: Finding Joy in Living Lighter

Irene Smit · Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Celebrate the joys of living with less. Less stuff. Less stress. Less overthinking. Less judgment. Less excess.

Combining the hands-on activity and beautiful production value that made A Book That Takes Its Time a bestseller, with 204,000 copies in print, The Big Book...
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