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  1. New York Jackie

    New York Jackie Pictures from Her Life in the City

    Edited by Bridget Watson Payne • Introduction by Nan A. Talese

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    As familiar as we are with images of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the charming former first lady, fewer know the dynamic woman who called New York City home. Shortly after JFK’s assassination in 1964, Jackie moved to Manhattan and lived there for the next three decades.


  2. R. Buckminster Fuller World Man

    R. Buckminster Fuller World Man Princeton Architectural Press

    By Daniel López-Pérez, editor

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    Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) was one of the most innovative and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Best known as the inventor of the geodesic dome, Fuller sought out long-term, technology-led solutions to the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems.


  3. Dorothea Lange

    Dorothea Lange Grab a Hunk of Lightning

    By Elizabeth Partridge

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    This beautiful volume celebrates one of the twentieth century’s most important photographers, Dorothea Lange. Led off by an authoritative biographical essay by Elizabeth Partridge (Lange’s goddaughter), the book goes on to showcase Lange’s work in over a hundred glorious plates.


  4. Dead Mountain

    Dead Mountain The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident

    By Donnie Eichar

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    In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened. This gripping work of literary nonfiction delves into the mystery through unprecedented access to the hikers’ own journals and photographs, rarely seen government records, dozens of interviews, and the author’s retracing of the hikers’ fateful journey in the Russian winter. A fascinating portrait of the young hikers in the Soviet era, and a skillful interweaving of the hikers narrative, the investigators’ efforts, and the author’s investigations, here for the first time is the real story of what happened that night on Dead Mountain.


  5. Mandela: A Film and Historical Companion

    Mandela: A Film and Historical Companion

    By Nelson Mandela (Author) Keith Bernstein (Photographer) Ahmed Kathrada (Foreword)

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    This official companion book to the epic major feature film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom retraces the life of Nelson Mandela, weaving together his own words and historic humanitarian efforts with cinematic narrative and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. It's a movie tie-in unlike any other: a combination of dramatic recreations and history, featuring film stills alongside archival photographs of actual events; commentary from the acclaimed cast and filmmakers plus interviews with Mandela's own family and comrades; excerpts from his books and personal papers, with lush, full-color panoramas of the South African landscapes where the film was shot on location. Fans of the movie and Mandela admirers, whatever their age, will relish this unique look at the making of an epic motion picture and the life of a beloved historical icon.


  6. In the Kitchen with Alain Passard

    In the Kitchen with Alain Passard Inside the World (and Mind) of a Master Chef

    By Christophe Blain

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    Available in English for the very first time, In the Kitchen with Alain Passard is the first graphic novel to enter the kitchen of a master chef. Over the course of three years, illustrator Christophe Blain trailed acclaimed chef Alain Passard through his kitchens and gardens.


  7. More Scenes from the Rural Life

    More Scenes from the Rural Life Princeton Architectural Press

    By Verlyn Klinkenborg

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    Verlyn Klinkenborg’s regular column, The Rural Life, is one of the most read and beloved in the New York Times. Since 1997, he has written eloquently on every aspect, large and small, of life on his upstate New York farm, including his animals, the weather and landscape, and the trials and rewards of physical labor, as well as broader issues about agriculture and land use behind farming today.


  8. Poor Man's Feast

    Poor Man's Feast A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking

    By Elissa Altman

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    From James Beard Award-winning writer Elissa Altman comes a story that marries wit to warmth, and flavor to passion. Born and raised in New York to a food-phobic mother and food-fanatical father, Elissa was trained early on that fancy is always best.


  9. Tender Buttons

    Tender Buttons Objects

    By Gertrude Stein • Illustrations by Lisa Congdon

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    First published in 1914, Gertrude Stein’s revolutionary poetic work Tender Buttons is a must-read for every serious lover of literature. Delighting in the rhythm of words, its first section, “Objects,” runs playful linguistic circles around teacups, ribbons, umbrellas, and other quotidian artifacts.


  10. A Kiss Before You Go

    A Kiss Before You Go An Illustrated Memoir of Love and Loss

    By Danny Gregory

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    After the loss of his wife in a tragic accident, beloved artist Danny Gregory chronicled his grief in the medium he knows best—the pages of his illustrated journals. This intimate volume reproduces these journal pages in a stirring visual memoir of Gregory’s journey towards recovery.


  11. 360 Sound

    360 Sound The Columbia Records Story

    By Sean Wilentz

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    For 125 years, Columbia Records has remained one of the most vibrant and storied names in prerecorded sound, nurturing the careers of legends such as Bessie Smith, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, and many more.


  12. Imagination Illustrated

    Imagination Illustrated The Jim Henson Journal

    By Karen Falk • Foreword by Lisa Henson

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    Jim Henson’s iconic puppet characters, fantastic worlds, and warm humor have delighted millions of people of all ages. His incredibly diverse body of work, from the Muppets to the world of The Dark Crystal, reveals his charm and genius to fans old and new.


  13. Toyo Ito Force of Nature

    Toyo Ito Force of Nature Princeton Architectural Press

    By Jessie A. Turnbull, editor

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    The work of Japanese architect Toyo Ito explores the dynamic relationship between buildings and their environments. His principal focus is on developing an architecture free of the grid system, which he believes homogenizes people and their lives. Toyo Ito: Force of Nature documents the architect’s 2009 Kassler lecture at Princeton University School of Architecture.


  14. Tadao Ando Conversations with Students

    Tadao Ando Conversations with Students Princeton Architectural Press

    By Matthew Hunter, translator and editor

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    The newest volume in our popular Conversations series features Japanese architect Tadao Ando. One of the most celebrated living architects, Ando is best known for crafting serenely austere structures that fuse Japanese building traditions with Western modernism.


  15. F*ck! I’m in My Twenties

    F*ck! I’m in My Twenties

    By Emma Koenig

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    F*ck! Everyone has that moment—the realization that adulthood has arrived, like a runaway train, and there’s no getting out of its way. In attempt to express the contradictions and anxieties that come with being over-educated, minimally employed, mostly single, and on your own, Emma Koenig turned to the blogosphere. In this collection of her most popular posts from her blog of the same name (along with over 50% new material) Emma harnesses the power of illustrations, graphs, checklists, and flowcharts to explore this twenty-something life.


  16. An Invisible Flower

    An Invisible Flower

    By Yoko Ono Foreword by Sean Ono Lennon

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    Yoko Ono created An Invisible Flower when she was just nineteen years old, at the very start of her artistic career.


  17. And the Story Is Happening

    And the Story Is Happening A Journal and Collage

    By Sabrina Ward Harrison

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    Sabrina Ward Harrison, beloved artist behind the cult classic The True and the Questions, invites her dedicated fans on an all-new voyage of self-expression.


  18. Jazzpaths

    Jazzpaths An American Photomemento

    David Wild

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    David Wild’s ‘photomemento’ tells an Englishman’s story lived to a soundtrack of jazz. At its heart are photographs made during a two-year stay in America in the mid-1960s, on a passage through New York, Chicago, Detroit, St Louis, New Orleans. These pictures, in turn, formed the basis of photomontages. Jazzpaths is a partial document of the jazz scene of that time, mixing remarkable pictures of musicians with biting images of life on the streets.


  19. Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Boston Red Sox

    Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Boston Red Sox

    By Michael Goodman

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    The history of the Boston Red Sox professional baseball team from its inaugural 1901 season to today, spotlighting the team’s greatest players and most memorable moments.


  20. Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Chicago Cubs

    Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Chicago Cubs

    By Sara Gilbert

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    The history of the Chicago Cubs professional baseball team from its inaugural 1876 season to today, spotlighting the team’s greatest players and most memorable moments.


  21. Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Los Angeles Dodgers

    Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Los Angeles Dodgers

    By Nate LeBoutillier

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    The history of the Los Angeles Dodgers professional baseball team from its inaugural 1890 season in Brooklyn to today, spotlighting the team’s greatest players and most memorable moments.


  22. Masala Farm

    Masala Farm Stories and Recipes from an Uncommon Life in the Country

    By Suvir Saran with Raquel Pelzel Photographs by Ben Fink

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    What happens when an Indian chef and consummate city dweller buys a farm in the country and endeavors to raise farm animals and grow vegetables? Delicious food, of course! From acclaimed chef and author Suvir Saran, Masala Farm offers a fresh twist on a farm-to-table approach to cooking and welcomes readers into the kitchen.


  23. The Real Housewives Tell It Like It Is

    The Real Housewives Tell It Like It Is

    By the creators of The Real Housewives

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    Bravo’s The Real Housewives franchise has taken the country by storm with over 13 million fans and record-breaking new seasons. The Real Housewives Tell It Like It Is captures the best, most outlandish quotes from the ladies of the O.C., New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, D.C., Beverly Hills, and Miami in one deluxe volume so fans can refer to their unique brand of wisdom again and again.


  24. Yoshitomo Nara

    Yoshitomo Nara The Complete Works

    By Yoshitomo Nara

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    This lavishly produced two-volume catalog raisonné, created with the full participation of Yoshitomo Nara, is the most extensive, authoritative, and beautiful expression of the artist’s work ever published. Featuring two 400-page volumes bound in fabric featuring Nara’s designs, the catalog covers all of the artist’s prolific output over the span of his career to date, including more than 4,500 paintings, drawings, editions, sculptures, photographs, and collaborations with other artists.


  25. Beck

    Beck

    By Autumn de Wilde Foreword by Michel Gondry

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    Over the past 15 years, photographer Autumn de Wilde and musician Beck Hansen’s friendship and collaboration have yielded a body of work every bit as playful, innovative, and lyrical as his music. This beautifully designed volume—featuring a circular fold-out poster jacket—collects the best of these photographs, including intimate portraits, moments from performances, images documenting the recording of his Mutations album, as well as gorgeous photo sessions informed by surrealism, dada, op art, and other artistic influences.


  26. Eddie Van Halen

    Eddie Van Halen

    By Neil Zlozower (author), Slash (foreword)

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    Eddie Van Halen is one of the most revolutionary and influential players ever to pick up a guitar. His music, his technique, his passion, and amazing invention continue to energize fans and guitarists around the world. This book focuses on the innovative early years of the band Van Halen, when Eddie burst onto the scene and changed the face of electric guitar playing and melodic hard rock.


  27. Saul Bass

    Saul Bass A Life in Film and Design

    By Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham with a forward by Martin Scorsese

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    This is the first book to be published on one of the greatest American designers of the 20th Century, who was as famous for his work in film as for his corporate identity and graphic work.


  28. Dan Eldon: Safari As a Way of Life

    Dan Eldon: Safari As a Way of Life

    By Jennifer New

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    Photojournalist Dan Eldon left behind much more than the astonishing illustrated journals that would form The Journey is the Destination when he lost his life at age twenty-two while on assignment in Somalia. He also bequeathed a life story that...


  29. The Eighties at Echo Beach

    The Eighties at Echo Beach

    Photographs by Mike Moir Introduction by Jamie Brisick

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    You won’t find Echo Beach on any map. But for a band of surfers from Newport Beach the stretch between 52nd and 56th street was an entire universe of ‘80s cool. These Day-Glo surfers singlehandedly demolished the laid-back ‘70s style with a loud blast of Devo and attitude. Out of the water, they wore Aquanet pompadours, Wayfarers, and neon boardshorts. In the water, they ripped up the wave two feet from local photographer Mike Moir’s Canon fish eye.


  30. The Toaster Project

    The Toaster Project Or A Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch

    By Thomas Thwaites

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    Where do our things really come from? China is the most common answer, but Thomas Thwaites decided he wanted to know more. In The Toaster Project, Thwaites asks what lies behind the smooth buttons on a mobile phone or the cushioned soles of running sneakers.


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