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EROS: THE GOD OF LOVE IN LEGEND AND ART
By Irene Korn
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. Every Valentine's Day the image of Eros, generally represented as a winged cherub wielding a bow and arrow, graces thousands of greeting cards. But who is he, this well-worshipped and most-often represented god of classical antiquity This beautifully illustrated volume outlines the history of this mythical Greek divinity and presents over 100 full-color images of the god lof love - often known as Cupid - in paintings, scultptures, mosaics and the graphic arts, from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Accompanying these images are excerpts from the literature of the classical world, as well as love poems by some of history's greatest poets.

Category: ART, ART COLLECTIONS, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $17.95
Your Price  $15.26
 

ICONS & IDOLS
By Jack Mitchell
9 1/2 x 12 in. 260 pages. Hardcover. 160 duotone photographs. For thirty-five years, almost everyone who was anyone in the arts found themselves in New York City. This book distills the finest results of Mitchell's own artistic mission to portray the greatest actors, dancers, painters, composers, writers, choreographers, and musicians of the day. Mitchells' camera explored pop and classical artists alike, searching for the individual behind the work. His list of subjects is a crash course in late-twentieth-century art. This book is a compelling testament to one photographer's vision, making it a treasure for culture buffs and photography lovers alike.

Category: GENERAL INTEREST, ARTISTS, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $24.95
Your Price  $21.21
 

CHILDREN IN ART
By Janice Anderson
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. Children make one of the most attractive themes in Western art, and there are few more satisfying images than the innocence, joy, and often, mischief of childhood captured for all time by some of the world's greatest painters. The pictures in this beautiful book feature children at court, children in religion, at play, growing up, and in the family circle. Many wonderfully alive and attractive studies are presented, representing the work of such artists as Leonardo, Raphael, Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, Goya, Sargent, Picasso, and many more. The artworks of these painters are reproduced in over 100 full-color illustrations.

Category: GENERAL INTEREST, ART HISTORY, ART COLLECTIONS, ART
Retail Price $17.95
Your Price  $15.26
 

TCHAIKOVSKY
By Jeroen Koolbergen
7 11/16 x 9 7/8 in. Hardcover. 80 pages with over 90 illustrations. This premier Russian composer, best known for his ballet and symphonic scores is surveyed in engrossing narrative and a variety of period illustrations, along with lively discussions of the inspiration and creation of each his major works.

Category: MUSIC, HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST
Retail Price $7.95
Your Price  $6.76
 

VIVALDI
By Jeroen Koolbergen
7 11/16 x 9 7/8 in. Hardcover. 80 pages with over 90 illustrations. The Italian Baroque master's life as a priest and composer of brilliant church music, concerti, and operas, is surveyed in engrossing narrative and a variety of period illustrations, along with lively discussions of the inspiration and creation of each his major works.

Category: MUSIC, HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST
Retail Price $7.95
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PANDAS
By Jill Caravan
9 x 12 3/4 in (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. 80 illustrations. This concise and informative volume discusses the fascinating and evocative history and habits of the panda, the "gentle giant" that is among the world's most endangered species. The controversy over whether the panda is a bear or a raccoon is explored, along with comparison photos of well-known bear species and the lessor panda which is classified by scientists as a raccoon. Panda behavior is discussed, including foraging, eating, sleeping, reproduction, and parenting, as well as the problems faced by pandas in captivity. Featuring 80 full-color photographs made in the panda's last remaining habitats in the bamboo forests of western and southwestern China, a clear view of this intriguing animal's life in the wild is seen.

Category: ANIMALS, GENERAL INTEREST, NATURAL HISTORY
Keywords: ANIMALS, NATURAL HISTORY, WILD, WILDERNESS
Retail Price $12.95
Your Price  $11.01
 

APPRECIATING FINE WINES
By Jim Budd
8 1/2 x 11 in. 160 pages. Hardcover. Over 290 full-color illustrations. This authoritative guide will provide all the information you need to make discerning choices about wine. Whether you want to decipher labels, select a particular producer, choose the right wine to go with food, or simply enjoy the variety of tastes available, this volume has all the answers. It will open up the wall facing you in the wine store and will take you on a tasting tour around the world's wine-producing centers. In addition to magnificent color photographs, comprehensive charts give concise information on each vineyard's climate, grapes, size, soil, and style of wines, plus expert quality and buying tips. With indications of price ranges and appraisals of the best producers and vintages, this volume stands as the essential, accessible guide to enjoying wine.

Category: FOOD & DRINK, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $19.95
Your Price  $16.96
 

ELLIS ISLAND: GATEWAY OF HOPE
By John Burdick
8 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 120 full-color and archival illustrations. One half of the population of the United States today can trace their ancestry to immigrants processed in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty at New York's Ellis Island. Illuminated by portraits of the new arrivals themselves, this volume brings the immigrant experience to life with eloquent historical views of Ellis Island whose halls echoed with the voices of the millions who passed through on their way to build America's future. A complete history of this great national landmark is presented, highlighting various aspects of the whole process. With 123 full-color and archival photographs, this beautiful volume captures the spirit of the gateway to America and serves as a touching reminder of the brave "huddled masses" who left their homes for a new nation.

Category: AMERICANA, HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $16.95
Your Price  $14.41
 

GUIDE TO MARTIAL ARTS
By John Goldman
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 300 illustrations. Here is a basic introduction to the martial arts, including Taekwondo, Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Karate, and Kung Fu. With over 300 full-color photographs, this volume provides useful step-by-step illustrations of each movement, supported by lively descriptions that detail each move in context. A practical introduction to beginners and an authoritative review for advanced students, this book will be appreciated by anyone with an interest in the ancient art of self-defense.

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION, GENERAL INTEREST, HEALTH & FITNESS
Retail Price $16.95
Your Price  $14.41
 

INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA
By Josepha Sherman
10 1/4 X 10 1/4 in. (260 x 260mm) 144 pages. Hardcover. Over 110 illustrations. This authoritative volume vividly describes the Native Americans who once inhabited every area of the United States. Captivating portraits of many tribes are presented on a region-by-region basis, covering every aspect of Native American life from examples of traditional dress to weaponry and artifacts. Through a concise text and 114 full-color photographs, this book portrays the majesty of tribal life, expressed in both full-dress traditional ceremonies and the high art of Native American crafts.

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, AMERICANA
Keywords: AMERICANA, NATIVE AMERICANS, INDIANS, TRIBES, TRIBAL
Retail Price $19.95
Your Price  $16.96
 


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