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    • The art museum
      The art museum
      [conceived by Richard Schlagman].
      "This unique book was created with a global team of specialists in all fields of art, including museum curators and educators, who have collected together important works as they might be displayed in the ideal museum for the art lover ... Features 992 oversized pages of nearly 2,700 works of art"--Publisher.
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    • Artist? : the hypothesis of bodiness : a new approach to understanding the artist and art
      Artist? : the hypothesis of bodiness : a new approach to understanding the artist and art
      Fre Ilgen.
      'Artist?' offers familiar, surprising and revolutionary insights in the complex self of the artist and the experience offered by works of art, arguing that the biological processes involved in creating and in encountering the artwork play a more important role than till now has been acknowledged. Ilgen questions innovations and undirectional progress in art, and discusses the various struggles in art including insecurity and medicrity, emphasizing the natural importance of imperfection. He makes a strong point criticising the cliche about the experience of art being only a cerebral, or only a retinal perception, and promotes the concept of whole mind/body perception.
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    • Dan Graham
      Dan Graham
      Ian Alteveer, Sheena Wagstaff.
      "The artist Dan Graham (b. 1942) has a wide-ranging practice that encompasses writing, performance art, installation, video, photography, and architecture. Throughout his career, Graham has examined the symbiosis between architectural environments and their inhabitants, particularly in his pavilions made of glass and mirrors. His new installation, created for the roof garden of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, addresses current issues about suburban psychology and political surveillance. Graham's work combines landscaping, hedges, and two-way mirrors to create a provocative, immersive experience for viewers. This creatively designed publication includes an insightful interview between the artist and Sheena Wagstaff and focuses not only on Graham's latest commission but also on his previous landscape-oriented installations, providing a focused, fascinating study of one of today's leading contemporary artists." -- Publisher's website.
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    • Robert Motherwell : collage
    • Our America : the Latino presence in American art
      Our America : the Latino presence in American art
      E. Carmen Ramos
      ""On the one hand, the affirmation that Latino art is American art is simply a fact. Latino artists are American by birth, citizenship, residence, education, experience, and even sacrifice-a factor made clear by the large number of Latino artists that have served in the United States armed forces. On the other hand, the statement poses a challenge to the ways in which we traditionally think about what constitutes American art."-E. Carmen RamosIs Latino art an integral part of modern American art? Presenting one hundred major artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Our America seeks to "recalibrate" enduring concepts about American national culture by exploring how one group of artists-those of Latin American descent and heritage-express their relationship to American art, history, and culture.Highlights include an installation altar by Amalia Mesa-Bains, the "recycled" films of Raphael Montanez Ortiz, and a 1960 geometric painting by Carmen Herrera. Other notable artists include Olga Albizu, Melesio "Mel" Casas, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Margarita Cabrera, Enrique Chagoya, Teresita Fernandez, Ken Gonzales-Day, Luis Jimenez, Ana Mendieta, Pepon Osorio, Sophie Rivera, Freddy Rodri;guez, and John Valadez, among many others.Author and curator E. Carmen Ramos is the Smithsonian American Art Museum's curator of latino art. She has organized numerous shows, including the fifth biennial at El Museo del Barrio in New York City in 2007.Dr. Tomas Ybarra-Frausto, the "grandfather" of this subject, and formerly associate director for creativity and culture at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, has written and published extensively on US/latino cultural issues"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • David Hockney : the biography, 1975-2012 : a pilgrim's progress
      David Hockney : the biography, 1975-2012 : a pilgrim's progress
      Christopher Simon Sykes.
      " With unprecedented access to Hockney's paintings, notebooks, diaries, and the man himself, this second volume continues the lively and revelatory account of an acclaimed artist and an extraordinary man."--Publisher's website.
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    • Gustav Klimt : life and work
    • Remaking tradition : modern art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum
      Remaking tradition : modern art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum
      essays by Shimatani Hiroyuki and Matsushima Masato
      This catalogue presents over fifty works in different media - most notably sculpture, painting and ceramics - assembled together for the first time to convey the impressive variety of Japanese art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These works, all masterpieces from the collection of the Tokyo National Museum, introduce the museum's astounding holdings of modern Japanese art to a Western audience and help illustrate where modern works fit within the rich history of Japanese visual tradition. Engaging essays by noted scholars explore the diverse sources of influence for Japanese artists around the turn of the 20th century, such as Western oil painting, Buddhist portraiture, European porcelain, traditional Japanese landscape and figure imagery, and Chinese painting. This publication offers a compelling and innovative conception of modern Japanese art, framing artists as creators of traditions for the modern age who maintained a sense of continuity with the past while also integrating wide-ranging cultural inspirations.
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    • Striking resemblance : the changing art of portraiture
      Striking resemblance : the changing art of portraiture
      Donna Gustafson and Susan Sidlauskas
      "This survey of historical and modern portraiture presents a fundamentally new and exciting exploration of how people view themselves, their personal relationships, and their tribes. Portraits--single, double, and group--are the focus of this fascinating volume. Encompassing work from the 18th century to the present, this selection examines how portraits shape our notion of self in the context of individuality, partnerships, and relationships. Three illustrated essays probe topics such as the portrait from the perspective of photography, cinema, and theater; the double portrait in all its variety, such as heterosexual and same-sex couples, mother and child, twins, reflections, shadows, and doppelgangers; and the sometimes uneasy alliance between the individual and community in portraiture. Thought-provoking and fascinating, this book will appeal to readers interested in art history and social criticism as well as psychology and social media"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Lowbrow cats  : an artistic feline dreamlike experience
    • Arctic.
    • Meter
      Meter
      Antony Gormley.

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    • Abstraction and reality : the sculpture of Ivor Roberts-Jones
    • The passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
      The passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
      James David Draper and Edouard Papet
      "Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875) was an extraordinarily gifted sculptor, the greatest in 19th-century France before Rodin, and embodied the emotionally charged artistic climate of his era ... Carpeaux's wrenching representations of human forms, shown in beautiful color details and illustrations, echo his turbulent personal life, fraught with episodes of violence and fatal illness. The book covers the entire span of Carpeaux's career, and includes the masterpiece Ugolino and His Sons, newly discovered drawings, and a number of rarely seen or studied works. Previously unpublished letters between Carpeaux and his family and friends, a wealth of archival material, and the most detailed chronology of the artist's life ever published."--Yale University Press website.
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    • Winged fantasy : draw and paint magical and mythical creatures
    • The art of Ian Miller
      The art of Ian Miller
      written by Ian Miller & Tom Whyte
      "Featuring over 300 pieces of artwork spanning decades of Ian Miller's work, this collection is a treat for all lovers of great fantasy art--from Lovecraft novel covers to Tolkien bestiaries to Warhammer 40,000 concept art, through a veritable trove of gothic humor, fantasy battles, dragons, beasts and a world of nightmarish visions."--Front jacket flap.
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    • The art of Joe Kubert
      The art of Joe Kubert
      by Bill Schelly
      "Joe Kubert is one of the great comic book artists. His career literally traverses the history of comics, beginning in 1938 when he became a professional at age 12, to today as one of the greatest draftsmen working in the field. Kubert is known and respected as much for his sinewy, passionate drawing as he is for his consummate storytelling skills. Over his 70-year career in comics, he has worked as an artist, an editor, a publisher, an entrepreneur, and a cartooning auteur. Comics historian Bill Schelly's text parallels the visual evolution of the artist's work, tracing his life and career from his early days drawing Hawkman in the Golden Age, to his creation of Tor, his involvement in creating 3-D comics in the 1950s, his tour de force stints on DC's war comics -- Sgt. Rock, The Unknown Soldier and the groundbreaking Enemy Ace -- in the 1960s, to illustrating the adventures of Tarzan in the 1970s. And before finding a creative safe haven at DC Comics in the '50s, Kubert drew for many smaller and more obscure companies, including Holyoke, Quality, Fiction House, Harvey, St. John, and others -- all of which are represented, including a 50-page section of comic-book stories in the horror, crime, and SF genres from the pre-Comics Code era, reprinted in full color for the first time. Although Kubert is known for his contributions to pop culture icons such as Tarzan and Sgt. Rock, he has also invested his creative energy in more personal projects over the last 20 years, including journalistic and historical graphic novels such as his Eisner Award-winning Fax from Sarajevo and Yossel: April 19, 1943, all of which are illustrated along with Schelly's insightful analysis that places these later, more mature works in the context of Kubert's career"--Jacket.
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    • Dragon Girl and Monkey King : the art of Katsuya Terada
    • Paint and piety : collected essays on Medieval painting and polychrome sculpture
    • Richard Estes' realism
      Richard Estes' realism
      Patterson Sims with Jessica May and Helen Ferrulli.
      Richard Estes (b. 1932) is one of the most celebrated adopters of photorealism; his paintings are characterized by painstaking detail that mimics the clarity and accuracy of photographs. Estes' most famous canvases from the 1970s depict New York's urban landscape, and his manner of painting reflections in a multitude of metal and glass surfaces displays astounding technical skill. In his subsequent career, Estes has continued to demonstrate his superlative ability to show complex plays of light and shadow in Maine seascapes, views of Venetian lagoons, and night time street scenes. Accompanying Estes' first solo exhibition of paintings in the United States in over two decades, 'Richard Estes' Realism' surveys fifty years of his work and places him within the historical narrative of realist painting. The authors explore the ongoing modernist dialogue between camera and canvas, and discuss the situation of Estes' work at the crossroads of painting and photography. Over fifty full-page plates showcase the amazing precision of Estes' paintings, and a thorough chronology and bibliography provide an enlightening account of his life. This handsome book offers a lavish presentation of Estes' spellbinding body of work that attests to his enduring artistic impact.
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    • Sister and I in Alaska : an illustrated diary of their trip to Alert Bay, Skagway, and Sitka in 1907
    • A painter's progress : a portrait of Lucian Freud
      A painter's progress : a portrait of Lucian Freud
      David Dawson.
      "For nearly twenty years David Dawson was Lucian Freud's assistant, companion, and model. Freud moved in rarefied, powerful circles and was tenacious about protecting his privacy. He also carefully avoided distraction. With few exceptions, he wanted only those he knew well, like the late Bruce Bernard, to photograph him. David Dawson, however, was in a unique position, and as Freud became comfortable in the presence of Dawson's camera, photographing became part of the daily ritual of the studio. These photographs reveal in a most intimate way the subjects and the stages of paintings in progress. Few artists, if any, have had their lives and their work recorded over such a length of time. Despite Freud's sense of privacy, his circle was wide. Among those who regularly visited Freud were figures from the art world, including art historian John Richardson, and painters David Hockney, and Frank Auerbach, along with model Kate Moss and friends such as the Duke of Beaufort. The book begins in Freud's old studio in Holland Park and then records the artist in his eighteenth-century house in Kensington, the first floor of which was his final studio. Dawson also photographed Freud on his visits to look at masterpieces in various museums in New York, Amsterdam and Madrid. The book ends with views of the rooms in which Freud's own extraordinary collection of paintings was hung. It is the only record of the house itself before the dispersal of the art on his death, but ultimately, the photographs create an intimate portrait of the man. The final images in this book are of the hanging of Freud's work in his posthumous London exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Haunting and fascinating, this is a revelatory document about one of our most important and influential painters"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The world is an apple : the still lifes of Paul Cezanne
      The world is an apple : the still lifes of Paul Cezanne
      edited by Benedict Leca
      This catalogue accompanies the exhibition "The World is an Apple : The Still Lifes of Paul Cezanne" held at The Barnes Foundation, June 14-September 22, 2014, and at The Art Gallery of Hamilton, November 1, 2014-February 8, 2015. This volume offers a complete, thematic reappraisal of Paul Cezanne's still life paintings, looking at them both within the broader context of his complex artistic and psychological development and within the wider history of the development of still life in France and early 20th-century modernism.
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    • Ciao, Carpaccio! : an infatuation
      Ciao, Carpaccio! : an infatuation
      Jan Morris.
      "Ciao, Carpaccio! Veteran travel writer Jan Morris hails the Venetian Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio in this charming homage to his work. In the course of writing her classic book on Venice, Morris became utterly enchanted with the historical presence of this sometimes-overlooked artist. Now she indulges her infatuation with this handsomely designed and imminently entertaining exploration that ranges from biography to art interpretation to Morris's genre of expertise, personal odyssey. Includes 70 photographs featuring Carpaccio's intriguing work" -- summary from Longitudebooks web site.
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    • A-Z of botanical flowers
    • Jean Haines' atmospheric watercolours : painting with expression, freedom and style.
    • Andy Warhol : unique : catalogue of 100 unique silkscreen prints
      Andy Warhol : unique : catalogue of 100 unique silkscreen prints
      editing and graphic design: Jorg Schellmann.
      Andy Warhol's concept of art expressly included the reproduction, the multiple. Yet, the unique work of art did not lose its value, even in Warhol's Factory. Ever since he began making his famous portrait prints in the 1980s-most of which were commissioned-his prints were carefully limited and signed for his wealthy buyers. For forty years Jorg Schellmann has been collecting multiples and editions. His portfolio of Warhol works are now sought-after collector's items. This publication presents high-quality prints commissioned under the aegis of the Edition Schellmann und Kluser from 1980 to 1987. Besides the later portfolio prints, they are trial proofs printed on rag paper, and as veritable individual works of art, they are particularly valuable today. Characteristic of these unique pieces of art are the outlines hand-drawn by Warhol, which elevate the print out of territory of the halftone and colour planes into the realm of "painting."
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    • Creative tangle : creating your own patterns for Zen-inspired art
      Creative tangle : creating your own patterns for Zen-inspired art
      Trish Reinhart.
      Shows how to create patterns for personal Zentangle designs, offering twenty-four projects with tips for embellishing existing patterns.
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    • 100 masterpieces of design
      100 masterpieces of design
      edited by Francoise Guichon and Frederic Migayrou

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    • Pierre Charpin
      Pierre Charpin
      [editors, Lionel Bovier, Clement Dirie].

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    • Retro & vintage design
    • Inner spaces : Paul Vincent Wiseman & the Wiseman Group
    • How to achieve the home of your dreams
    • Inspired by ...
    • Small interiors : creative solutions
    • Ultra vanities : minaudieres, necessaires and compacts
      Ultra vanities : minaudieres, necessaires and compacts
      Meredith Etherington-Smith.
      Exquisite jeweled minaudieres, necessaires, and compacts from the l8th to the 21st centuries are photographed and displayed here in great detail and set within the social and fashion contexts of their creation. Original archive photographs showcase the social leaders, stage and cinema stars, and fashion leaders who carried these exquisite little accessories as indispensable adjuncts to their glamorous lives. These triumphs of the jewelers art were designed to rest glittering on cocktail bars and grand dining tables. They were tiny but also extremely useful as is revealed in detailed photos of their highly engineered interiors. These little boxes were capable of carrying everything a woman might need during the course of an evening which might start at the Ritz and end at Bricktops Jazz Club -- everything from a lipstick, to a powder compact, to a comb, even a cigarette and lighter, hence their generic name of necessaire.
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    • Art for art's sake? : the impact of arts education
      Art for art's sake? : the impact of arts education
      Ellen Winner, Thalia R. Goldstein and Stephan Vincent-Lancrin.

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    • A practical guide to poetry forms : how to find the perfect form for your poem
      A practical guide to poetry forms : how to find the perfect form for your poem
      Alison Chisholm.
      This is a practical handbook on poetry forms, giving informative details on the construction of the major set forms. It also includes exercises, all within the scope of the beginner, yet stimulating enough to engage the more experienced poet.
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    • Standing room only : marketing insights for engaging performing arts audiences
      Standing room only : marketing insights for engaging performing arts audiences
      Joanne Scheff Bernstein.
      "First published in 1997, Standing Room Only has long been considered the marketing bible for theatre organizations and was the collaborative effort of two professors from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business, consistently one of the top-ranked business schools in the nation, Standing Room Only combined practical advice for creating a strategic marketing program and maintaining a successful performing arts organization with innovative examples from real theatre organizations around the nation were harnessing the marketing tools at their disposal to achieving rewarding benefits. Its lessons have been proven to be internationally applicable and easily adaptable to the organization type (theatre, opera, ballet, etc.). In this revised edition, Bernstein will bring the work up to the digital age, cutting the concepts that are no longer as viable in today's market while providing much needed guidance for navigating the possibilities of the internet. From online ticketing options to marketing options in social and mobile media, The new edition provides the framework to effortlessly transition into the online market, along with revealing the innovative ideas other theatres have already successfully integrated into their marketing plans, including the Joffrey Ballet's use of Groupon to expand their outreach and effectively work their pricing strategies to attract a whole new level of patrons. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • LONELY END OF THE RINK
    • The Odd couple on stage and screen : a history with cast and crew profiles and an episode guide
      The Odd couple on stage and screen : a history with cast and crew profiles and an episode guide
      Bob Leszczak
      "Playwright Neil Simon's The Odd Couple has touched multiple generations of fans. The original Broadway production enjoyed 964 performances. The story then translated extremely well to the silver screen, and the motion picture broke several records during its run at Radio City Music Hall. The addition of television brought weekly laughs for five seasons in prime time"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • 1939 : the making of six great films from Hollywood's greatest year
      1939 : the making of six great films from Hollywood's greatest year
      Charles F. Adams.
      "A celebration of cinema from the year 1939--a year film critics and historians are virtually unanimous in considering the greatest in the history of motion pictures--this work is the perfect combination of film history, artistic appreciation, historical insight, and gossip. Profiling of six of the greatest films of the year--Gone with the Wind, Stagecoach, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Wizard of Oz--the book shows, in detail, how these stories came into being and how long they waited to find fame. It also describes the behind-the-scenes story of each film: how the stories were adapted to a film script; the writers, producers, directors, actors, and technicians who made the film; how the film was received by critics and the public; and the later careers of the people who made the film, with commentary on such legendary stars as Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, and Judy Garland. A must-have book that no movie fan should miss, this work captures 1930s Hollywood--an era which, in spite of being crass, commercial, restrictive, and frequently dysfunctional, produced immensely enjoyable films that are still watched with pleasure today"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • This movie will require dinosaurs
      This movie will require dinosaurs
      C. W. Neill.
      With This Movie Will Require Dinosaurs, C.W. Neill provides a unique and rare glimpse into the psyche and creative process of a struggling screenwriter. From the most basic of introductory scenes, to gigantic blockbuster action films, C.W.'s imagination spans across all genres and emotions.
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    • The president's ladies : Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis
      The president's ladies : Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis
      Bernard F. Dick.
      "Ronald Reagan, a former actor and one of America's most popular presidents, married not one but two Hollywood actresses. This book is three biographies in one, discovering fascinating connections among Jane Wyman (1917-2007), Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), and Nancy Davis (b. 1921). Jane Wyman, who married Reagan in 1940 and divorced him seven years later, knew an early life of privation. She gravitated to the movies and made her debut at fifteen as an unbilled member of the chorus, then toiled as an extra for four years until she finally received billing. She proved herself as a dramatic actress in The Lost Weekend, and the following year, she was nominated for an Oscar for The Yearling and soon won for her performance in Johnny Belinda, in which she did not speak a single line. Other Oscar nominations followed, along with a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Angela Channing in Falcon Crest.Conversely, Nancy Davis led a relatively charmed life, the daughter of an actress and the stepdaughter of a neurosurgeon. Surrounded by her mother's friends--Walter Huston, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lillian Gish, and Alla Nazimova, her godmother--Davis started in the theater, then moved on to Hollywood, where she enjoyed modest success, and finally began working in television. When she married Reagan in 1952, she unwittingly married into politics, eventually leaving acting to concentrate on being the wife of the governor of California, and then the wife of the president of the United States. In her way, Davis played her greatest role as Reagan's friend, confidante, and adviser in life and in politics. This book considers three actors who left an indelible mark on both popular and political culture for more than fifty years"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The student actor prepares : acting for life
    • Brief encounters : conversations, magic moments, and assorted hijinks
    • Cosby : his life and times
      Cosby : his life and times
      Mark Whitaker.
      "The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun and fascinating account of his life and historic legacy. Far from the gentle worlds of his routines or TV shows, Cosby grew up in a Philadelphia housing project, the son of an alcoholic, largely absent father and a loving but overworked mother. With novelistic detail, award winning journalist Mark Whitaker tells the story of how, after dropping out of high school, Cosby turned his life around by joining the Navy, talking his way into college, and seizing his first breaks as a stand-up comedian. Published on the 30th anniversary of The Cosby Show, the book reveals the behind-the-scenes story of that groundbreaking sitcom as well as Cosby's bestselling albums, breakout role on I Spy, and pioneering place in children's TV. But it also deals with professional setbacks and personal dramas, from an affair that sparked public scandal to the murder of his only son, and the private influence of his wife of fifty years, Camille Cosby. Whitaker explores the roots of Cosby's controversial stands on race, as well as "the Cosby effect" that helped pave the way for a black president. For any fan of Bill Cosby's work, and any student of American television, comedy, or social history, Cosby: His Life and Times is an essential read. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • De Niro : a life
      De Niro : a life
      Shawn Levy.
      There's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. De Niro become known for his deep involvement in his characters, resulting in extraordinary, chameleonic performances. Yet little is known about the off-screen De Niro--he is an intensely private man, whose rare public appearances are often marked by palpable awkwardness, in powerful contrast to his confident movie personae. In this compelling biography, Shawn Levy writes of these many De Niros--the characters and the man--seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent. Following De Niro's roots as the child of artists who encouraged him from an early age to be independent of vision and spirit, to his intense schooling as an actor, the rise of his career, his marriages, his life as a father, restaurateur, and businessman, and, of course, his current movie career, Levy has written a biography that reads like a novel about a character whose inner turmoil takes him to heights of artistry.--From publisher description.
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    • Easy Street (the hard way) : a memoir
      Easy Street (the hard way) : a memoir
      Ron Perlman with Michael Largo
      "The engaging, passionate, always-honest, and often-hilarious memoir of actor Ron Perlman-his triumphant story of perseverance and determination navigating the slippery slopes of Hollywood.
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    • So anyway...
      So anyway...
      John Cleese.
      In this rollicking memoir, Cleese takes his readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman), to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown.
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