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The Oxford Project

Text by Stephen G. Bloom
Photographed by Peter Feldstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Welcome Books
On Sale: September 28, 2010
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-59962-087-9 (1-59962-087-1)

The Alex-award winning The Oxford Project is back in an abridged paperback edition. Less expensive, more portable, and retaining all the drama of this extraordinary true tale of a seemingly ordinary Midwestern town through the pictures and words its residents. Equal parts art, American history, cultural anthropology, and human narrative -... Read more >

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A Light That Never Goes Out
The Enduring Saga of the Smiths
Written by Tony Fletcher


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71596-8 (0-307-71596-5)

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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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PIN-UP Interviews

Edited by Felix Burrichter and Andrew Ayers
Designed by Dylan Fracareta


Format: Trade Paperback, 450 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-57687-653-4 (1-57687-653-5)

PIN—UP Interviews is a compilation of over 50 of the most fascinating interviews from PIN—UP magazine since its first issue was published in October 2006. Serious, yet accessible, and featuring the elegant and modern aesthetic PIN—UP’s readers have come to expect, there is no comparable compilation found today with such an... Read more >

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Zen of Seeing
Seeing/Drawing as Meditation
Written by Frederick Franck


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1973
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-71968-9 (0-394-71968-9)

Seeing/Drawing is a way of contemplation by which all things are made new, by which the world is freshly experienced at each moment. It is the opposite of looking at things from the outside, or taking them for granted. "What I have not drawn, I have never really seen," says Frederick... Read more >

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Still Life Painting Atelier
An Introduction to Oil Painting
Written by Michael Friel


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: September 28, 2010
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-8230-3408-6 (0-8230-3408-9)

The equivalent of a foundation course in traditional oil painting for beginning to intermediate level artists, this in-depth book uses the still life as a practical way to master oil techniques. The still life gives aspiring artists ample time to study and the opportunity to look closer. It can be used... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Mind's Eye
The Art of Omni
Edited by Jeremy Frommer and Rick Schwartz
Introduction by Ben Bova


Format: Hardcover, 180 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-57687-686-2 (1-57687-686-1)

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The A-Z of Creative Photography, Revised Edition
A Complete Guide to More than 70 Creative Techniques
Written by Lee Frost


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $25.99
ISBN: 978-0-8174-0008-8 (0-8174-0008-7)

This update to the bestselling The A-Z of Creative Photography explains all aspects of creative digital photography, with more than 70 techniques presented in practical A-Z format. Filled with advice, insight, and hundreds of images from master photographer Lee Frost, The A-Z of Creative Photography, Revised Edition, gives the know-how to... Read more >

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Streets of Afghanistan
Bridging Cultures through Art
Written by Shannon Galpin
Photographed by Libero Di Zinno


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-57826-467-4 (1-57826-467-7)

The fruit of years of collaborative work between Afghan and Western photographers and photojournalists, Streets of Afghanistan chronicles one of the most captivating efforts to connect communities and cultures through our common humanity and the power of art.

A collection of the spectacular photography of the Mountain2Mountain (M2M) project – a collaborative... Read more >

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Isms: Understanding Religion

Written by Ronald Allen Geaves and Theodore Gabriel


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Universe
On Sale: April 24, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7893-1530-4 (0-7893-1530-0)

ISMS: UNDERSTANDING RELIGION offers concise synopses of the religions of the world and highlights their artistic and architectural manifestations. This helpful resource to understanding human spiritual belief is organized into familiar groupings (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, etc.), each of which is then further broken down into individual sects, denominations, or branches--in... Read more >

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Mediabistro.com Presents Small Screen, Big Picture
A Writer's Guide to the TV Business
Written by Chad Gervich


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: November 25, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39531-3 (0-307-39531-6)

The book has been adopted for course use at Long Island University and California State University, Fullerton

From mediabistro.com, the media industry’s most well-respected source for jobs, professional development, and community, this inside-the-business guide gives readers the knowledge and tools needed to infiltrate Hollywood and land a job as a TV... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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'Isms & 'Ologies
All the movements, ideologies and doctrines that have shaped our world
Written by Arthur Goldwag


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27907-1 (0-307-27907-3)

From Platonism to New Historicism, humankind is constantly coming up with fresh schools of thought to help explain (or at least describe) the mysterious world around us. Here is the ultimate guide to over 450 of the most significant intellectual terms, movements, and religions that help shape the society we live... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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G. R. S. Mead and the Gnostic Quest

Edited by Clare Goodrick-Clarke
Introduction by Clare Goodrick-Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 10, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-572-0 (1-55643-572-X)

George Robert Stowe Mead (1863-1933) was a major translator, editor, and commentator on Gnostic and hermetic literature and thus a pivotal figure linking the late 19th-century esoteric revival to 20th-century art, literature, and psychology. As a young convert to the new movement of theosophy, he served as private secretary to its... Read more >

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Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition
The Essential Companion for Filmmakers and Festival-Goers
Written by Chris Gore


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-8230-9971-9 (0-8230-9971-7)

The guerrilla guide to marketing and selling an indie film.

Some people are just there for the loot bags. But most of the people at a film festival are trying to market and sell an independent film. Don’t be just one of the horde. Use Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Complete Oil Painter
The Essential Reference for Beginners to Professionals
Written by Brian Gorst


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: January 1, 2004
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-0-8230-0855-1 (0-8230-0855-X)

Oils are perhaps the most versatile of all paint mediums. Yet for many artists oil painting is either shrouded in mystique or considered very difficult. Filled with clear, step-by-step instructions and surefire strategies, The Complete Oil Painter is an essential, one-stop guide to becoming an expert in every aspect of this... Read more >

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Painter's Handbook
Revised and Expanded
Written by Mark David Gottsegen


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: April 1, 2006
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8230-3496-3 (0-8230-3496-8)

Much more than just another guide to artists’ materials, The Painter’s Handbook is an amazingly useful resource, with information on everything from the canvas up: the canvas itself, plus paper, sizes and grounds, pigments and binders, solvents and thinners, varnishes and preservatives. Dozens of step-by-step recipes for make-it-yourself paints, pastels, varnishes... Read more >

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Art and Culture
Critical Essays
Written by Clement Greenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 1971
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6681-2 (0-8070-6681-8)

“Clement Greenberg is, internationally, the best-known American art critic popularly considered to be the man who put American vanguard painting and sculpture on the world map. . . . An important book for everyone interested in modern painting and sculpture.” -The New York Times Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rogues' Gallery
The Secret Story of the Lust, Lies, Greed, and Betrayals That Made the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Written by Michael Gross


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2489-4 (0-7679-2489-4)

“Behind almost every painting is a fortune and behind that a sin or a crime.” With these words as a starting point, Michael Gross, leading chronicler of the American rich, begins the first independent, unauthorized look at the saga of the nation’s greatest museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Photography: The Origins 1839-1890

Edited by Walter Guadagnini
Contribution by Quentin Bajac, Elizabeth Siegel and Francesco Zanot


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Skira
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 978-88-572-0718-6 (88-572-0718-8)

The Skira History of Photography series will be released in four separate volumes: 1839-1890; 1890-1939; 1939-1980; and 1980-2010. Each volume is made up of essays by specialists, including a series of short monographic essays dedicated to individual photographers written by a single author, providing a narrative voice that ensures continuity throughout... Read more >

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Color for Painters
A Guide to Traditions and Practice
Written by Al Gury


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-0-8230-9930-6 (0-8230-9930-X)

Mastering Color: A Practical Approach

Adding color to any canvas is both art and science. In fact, it’s a discipline that can be explored and learned through the practical application of techniques that Al Gury has developed during his nearly 30 years of teaching at America’s first fine arts institution, the Pennsylvania... Read more >

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Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters
45th Anniversary Edition
Written by Robert Beverly Hale
Foreword by Jacob Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: August 1, 1989
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-8230-1401-9 (0-8230-1401-0)

A book whose sales have not diminished but rather increased dramatically since its publication 45 years ago, this bestselling classic is the ultimate manual of drawing taught by the late Robert Beverly Hale, who’s famed lectures and classes at New York City’s Art Student League captivated artists and art educators from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mighty Silence Images of Destruction
The Great Earthquake and Tsunami of East Japan
Photographed by Yasushi Handa


Format: Hardcover, 262 pages
Publisher: Skira
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 978-88-572-1557-0 (88-572-1557-1)

An acclaimed fashion photographer provides a personal, luminous, and moving account of post-tsunami Japan.
This volume is an extraordinary photographic report by the famous Japanese fashion photographer Yasushi Handa, taken a few weeks after the terrible earthquake and tsunami that battered the eastern coastline of Japan in March 2010. It includes... Read more >

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Anatomy 101: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!

Written by Christopher Hart


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-34587-3 (0-385-34587-9)

Focusing on anatomy, one of the fundamentals of drawing manga characters, Anatomy 101 teaches readers how to accurately draw the manga figure. From lessons on muscular and skeletal structure, arms, hands, and feet to poses and movement, this book covers everything readers need to go from manga fans to manga artists... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Best Friends Forever: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!

Written by Christopher Hart


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-34547-7 (0-385-34547-X)

Focusing on the dramatic character friendships (and sometimes rivalries) that are central to any manga narrative, Best Friends Forever teaches readers how to draw characters at slumber parties, school, and parties together, as well as combining character types that complement each other. After an introduction to these elements, readers will have... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Chibis, Mascots, and More: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!

Written by Christopher Hart


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-34546-0 (0-385-34546-1)

Chibis, Mascots, and More covers the popular genre of Chibis--tiny, highly expressive characters and their faithful but volatile friends. With lessons on the body construction, expressions, and character types that are unique to the chibi genre, as well as demonstrations that teach how to draw their critter friends, this book covers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Magical Characters: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!

Written by Christopher Hart


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-34548-4 (0-385-34548-8)

This book teaches readers how to draw in the whimsical and imaginative style of manga that has given rise to such fan favorites such as Sailor Moon and Naruto. Including lessons on fantastical clothing, characters types and their magical powers, and even magical beasts, this book covers everything readers need to... Read more >
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