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Inside the Dancer's Art

This book not only highlights the dancer's art—it is a piece of art in itself. Rose Eichenbaum truly captures the dancer's spirit, art and purpose in her expressive photography. The quotes really add depth to the entire volume, which includes more than 30 years (!!) of work. Rose Eichenbaum is a true historian of dance and has created an archive that represents so many disciplines, cultures and traditions in the world of dance. So gr...

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Fan Phenomena: Batman

"The new book is packed with revealing interviews from all corners of the fan spectrum - including Paul Levitz, who rose through the ranks of fan culture to become the president of DC Comics, and Michael E. Uslan, who has executive produced every Batman film since Tim Burton’s blockbuster in 1989. . . . Fan Phenomena: Batman also features ten essays by Batman experts, plus a foreword from leading Batman scholar Will Brooker. The coll...

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Brett Florens' Guide to Photographing Weddings

If you are like me, considering adding wedding coverage to your photography business, then this is a great read. Florens touches on every aspect of shooting a wedding: equipment, shooting styles, marketing, key moments, etc., with just enough technical guidance to make it interesting without reading like a camera manual or a textbook. And he packs the book with his beautiful images. It doesn't hurt that his talent and experience take...

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Dancing Identity: Metaphysics In Motion

“Part theory, part memoir, part dance analysis, Dancing Identity shakes loose many traditionally held assumptions about the dancing body. In this highly original series of essays, ranging from ballet to Butoh, Sondra Fraleigh offers illuminating insights in her quest to unravel the mind/body split.”

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Picturing the Wolf in Children's Literature

From the villainous beast of “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs,” to the nurturing wolves of Romulus and Remus and Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the wolf has long been a part of the landscape of children’s literature. Meanwhile, since the 1960s and the popularization of scientific research on these animals, children’s books have begun to feature more nuanced views. In Picturing the Wolf in Children’s Literature,...

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A Bout De Souffle: French Film Guide

One of the most charismatic feature films of the New Wave, À Bout de souffle (1960) has retained its appeal not only as the emphatic statement of a generational break with tradition, but also as Godard's earliest rendition of a set of thematic and stylistic motifs that would become his trademark. À Bout de souffle is now a cult film, propelled in part by the memorable coupling of its leading actors, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg...

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The True Gospel Preached Here

"I believe that a photograph never lies about the photographer. Bruce West's heart has obviously been touched by this missionary couple of the True Gospel Church. Because they made an impression on him, his tender photographs have given us a delightful rendering of their mission."

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World Film Locations: Prague

Prague, the “Hollywood of the East,” has played an important role in the history of cinema and World Film Locations: Prague traverses the city’s topography to examine an internationally diverse range of movies made in the Czech capital: landmark early films such as Ecstasy, controversial due to the female nudity that catapulted Hedy Lamarr into stardom in the United States; Steven Soderbergh’s biopic Kafka, starring Jeremy Irons; ada...

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James Bond in the 21st century : why we still need 007

I'm a sucker for lofty treatments of popular subjects (I loved all those American Studies courses I took in college), so this book was a fun ride. Actually, it's not all that lofty... just light little essays, appreciations, and riffs about the James Bond books and movies. The pieces are mostly on the humorous side (successfully humorous for the most part, thankfully), though there are a couple of pretty interesting straight-forward ...

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Unflooding Asia the Green Cities Way

A continuing increase in disasters triggered by floods occurs almost daily even though our technological capabilities have grown rapidly and global economic growth per capita has doubled. This paradoxical situation proves that our earlier ways of thinking are inadequate and that we must shift our way of thinking and working. It has become obvious that most flood-related disasters, although commonly referred to as natural disasters, a...