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Annie Leibovitz at Work

“The first thing I did with my very first camera was climb Mt. Fuji. Climbing Mt. Fuji is a lesson in determination and moderation. It would be fair to ask if I took the moderation part to heart. But it certainly was a lesson in respecting your camera. If I was going to live with this thing, I was going to have to think about what that meant. There were not going to be any pictures without it." This is an amazing book for photographe...

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Pocket Guide to Crime Scene Photography

Great pocket guide for crime scene photography. Easy step by step instructions for new photographers. I recommend the e-book for patrol CSIs in our department.

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Nabokov at the Limits: Redrawing Critical Boundaries

Book arrived in perfect shape. The low price of $6 (including shipping, handling, and tax) that I received from the seller, Better World Books, was real nice too. The eleven contributors to this volume investigate the connections between Nabokov's output and the fields of painting, music, and ballet.

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A Grain of Sand: Nature's Secret Wonder

Scientist, photographer, and artist Greenberg has developed microphotographic techniques for giving us a glimpse into Nature's smaller secrets. Imaging sand grains with a 100x magnification opens a surprising world of beauty, where each grain stands out like a little jewel. To emphasize the variety of shapes and colors, Greenberg sometimes picks up the most interesting grains and makes arrangements out of them, which result in the mo...

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Middlebrow Cinema

Middlebrow Cinema challenges an often uninterrogated hostility to middlebrow culture that frequently dismisses it as conservative, which it often is not, and feminized or middle-class, which it often is. The volume defines the term relationally against shifting concepts of ‘high’ and ‘low’, and considers its deployment in connection with text, audience and institution. In exploring the concept of the middlebrow, this book recovers fi...

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Firefly Revisited: Essays on Joss Whedon's Classic Series

According to Joss Whedon, the creator of the short-lived series Firefly (2002), the cult show is about “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things.” The chronicles of crewmembers on a scruffy space freighter, Firefly ran for only four months before its abrupt cancellation. In that brief time, however, it established a reputation as one of the best science-fiction programs of the new millennium: s...

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Confronting the Machine

Artists who work with new media generally adopt a critical media approach in contrast to artists who work with traditional media. Where does the difference lie between media artists and who produce modern art and which key objects illustrate this trend? The author investigates the relationship between art and technology on the basis of work produced by Edward Ihnatowicz and Harald Cohen, and on the basis of an exhibition at Dokumenta...

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A Companion to D.W. Griffith

A Companion to D.W. Griffith offers a collection of 21 original essays that analyze Griffith's work from a variety of perspectives, collectively providing an exhaustive examination of the filmmaker's life, work, and lasting filmic legacy. Leading scholars from North America and Europe investigate Griffith's use of allegory and symbolism, his role in establishing popular editing techniques such as crosscutting and scene analysis, and ...

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When Movies Were Theater

There was a time when seeing a movie meant more than seeing a film. The theater itself shaped the very perception of events on screen. This multilayered history tells the story of American film through the evolution of theater architecture and the surprisingly varied ways movies were shown, ranging from Edison's 1896 projections to the 1968 Cinerama premiere of Stanley Kubrick's 2001. William Paul matches distinct architectural forms...