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ADAMS, ANSEL: THE SPIRIT OF WILD PLACES
By Eric Peter Nash
9 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 144 pages. Hardcover. 97 illustrations. Here is an enthusiastic survey of Ansel Adams' varied career - from commercial photographer to avant-garde modernist and finally standard bearer of "pure" photography. His well-known photographs of America's national parks - featured in this volume - are remarkable for their timeless celebration of the nation's unblemished landscape. Ansel Adams was an artist and conservationist, a visionary and pragmatist. His work is a permanent record of America's wild beauty, achieved by a man whose own nature was as immutable as the earth he loved.

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY, ARTISTS, ART, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ARTISTS
Retail Price $19.95
Your Price  $16.96
 

ADAMS, ANSEL: THE SPIRIT OF WILD PLACES - PAPERBACK
By Eric Peter Nash
9 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 144 pages. Paperback. 97 illustrations. Here is an enthusiastic survey of Ansel Adams' varied career - from commercial photographer to avant-garde modernist and finally standard bearer of "pure" photography. His well-known photographs of America's national parks - featured in this volume - are remarkable for their timeless celebration of the nation's unblemished landscape. Ansel Adams was an artist and conservationist, a visionary and pragmatist. His work is a permanent record of America's wild beauty, achieved by a man whose own nature was as immutable as the earth he loved.

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY, ARTISTS, ART, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ARTISTS
Retail Price $16.95
Your Price  $14.41
 

AFRICAN AMERICAN ART
By Crystal A Britton
8 5/8 x 12 1/8 in. (220 x 310mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 110 illustrations. Though the first African American artists were slaves, they brought with them ancient artistic traditions and an aesthetic unique to their African origins. Wood carving, pottery making, and architecture were just a few of the skills they practiced. After the Civil War a new class of African American artist - craftsmen, painters, sculptors, photographers - was born, and their influence led to a development in Black art that lasts to this day. This volume is a visual celebration of African American art from its beginnings in Colonial America up to the present. From the early folk art to contemporary prints, paintings, and sculptures, here is the remarkable fruit of America's black artistic heritage.

Category: ART MOVEMENTS, ART HISTORY, ART, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ART
Retail Price $17.95
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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH THERAPIES
By Denise Whichello Brown & Sandra White
8 1/2 x 11 in. 224 pages. Hardcover. This volume discusses the origins and principles of the ancient healing arts of aromatherapy, rereflexology, and massage. Today, these treatments are widely recognized as relaxing and beneficial ways to optimize physical health and enhance mental and emotional well-being. Designed for those with an interest in alternative health measures, this book provides clear, concise insights into the benefits the following types of treatment. Aromatherapy is a combination of special healing oils with massage. Instruction is given on massage techniques as well as remedies and treatments for everyday ailments. In addition, there is an invaluable directory to essential oils and their properties and uses. Massage has its basis in touch, the oldest and simplest of all therapies, as well as one of the most relaxing ways to restore physical and mental health. A demonstration of therapeutic and sensual massage explores techniques for re-energizing and revitalizing your life. Reflexology is most familiar as a foot therapy. However, its healing benefits can be equally achieved through treatment of the hands. Once mastered, this technique can be used to soothe headache, insomnia, muscular pain, stress, and circulatory problems. In this book, an authoritative text is accompanied by simple step-by-step instructions and photographs to illustrate a number of enjoyable and beneficial therapies that can be used by both beginners and more advanced practitioners.

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION, HEALTH & FITNESS, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST
Retail Price $24.95
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AMERICA'S BOUNTY
By Kathy Blake
9 1/4 x 12 13/16 in. (235 x 325mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 illustrations. Celebrate a glorious bounty from America's plains, farms, gardens, and waters in this beautifully illustrated cookbook. Discover different ways to include fragrant herbs, greens, grains, colorful vegetables, exotic mushrooms, and fresh, juicy fruits in your meals. Here is a celebration of American foods in all their varieties, flavors, and aromas. Traditional favorites such as Maryland Crab Cakes and Southern Cheese Grits are joined by new ethnic additions to our heritage, including Chicken Chorizo, Rabbit with Mushrooms, and New Mexican Cornbread. This book is illustrated with over 80 full-color illustrations.

Category: GENERAL INTEREST, FOOD & DRINK, AMERICANA
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AMERICAN COLONIAL HOMES
By John Burdick
8 7/8 x 12 1/8 in. 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 full-color photographs. The homes built in pre-revolutionary America mark the development of a new architectural and artistic style. This volume explains how the colonists, inspired by the freedom of the New World but influenced by their European roots, created an architecture that reflects their struggle both to reject and to retain the cultural, political, and social standards of Europe. Relevant quotes from the diaries, journals, and letters of the colonists offer a view of the day-to-day lives centered around their colonial homes. This volume presents the visual celebration of the spirit and evolution that produced some of Americas greatest architectural icons. With more than 80 full-color photographs of North Americas most stunning and historic colonial homes, this beautiful volume is a tribute to Americas unique heritage.

Category: AMERICANA, ARCHITECTURE
Retail Price $12.95
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AMERICAN FOLK ART
By William C Ketchum Jr.
9 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 144 pages. Hardcover. Over 150 illustrations. Since the time of the earliest settlers, Americans have been expressing their individuality through the embellishment of everyday objects. From furniture and kitchen utensils to weathervances and shop signs, folk art has come to be synonymous with the art of inclusion. Such classics as whirligigs, ship models, and carousel animals fill these pages, as well as toys, scrimshaw, pottery, and quilts. Illustrated with over 150 full-color photographs, this celebration of American craftsmanship and decorative style is a must for any collector.

Category: ART HISTORY, ART COLLECTIONS, ART, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ART
Retail Price $19.95
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AMERICAN FOLK ART - PAPERBACK
By William C Ketchum Jr.
9 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 144 pages. Paperback. Over 150 illustrations. Since the time of the earliest settlers, Americans have been expressing their individuality through the embellishment of everyday objects. From furniture and kitchen utensils to weathervances and shop signs, folk art has come to be synonymous with the art of inclusion. Such classics as whirligigs, ship models, and carousel animals fill these pages, as well as toys, scrimshaw, pottery, and quilts. Illustrated with over 150 full-color photographs, this celebration of American craftsmanship and decorative style is a must for any collector.

Category: ART, AMERICAN ART, ART COLLECTIONS, AMERICANA, ART HISTORY
Retail Price $16.95
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AMERICAN LANDMARKS: THE BARN
By Laura Brooks
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 110 full-color illustrations. Those who love barns regard them as works of artperfect harmonies of form and function. But these structures also stand as landmarks of American history and emblems of a country that values hard work, individualism, and community spirit. This volume explores the history, architectural evolution, varying styles, and craftsmanship of these rural landmarks. Organized by region, this visual survey offers a wealth of design variations that are adapted to the special needs of specific localities. Architectural details such as fretwork designs, hex signs, cupolas, weathervanes, and decorative hardware are also noted in this splendidly illustrated volume that combines modern photography with fine art reproductions, historical prints, and folk art images. Here is a captivating portfolio that captures the soul of the American heartland.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, AMERICANA
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AMERICAN LANDMARKS: THE LIGHTHOUSE
By Amy Handy
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. Defining the precarious border between land and sea, lighthouses are legendary monuments throughout America's coastal regions and have captured the imaginations of artists, poets, and dreamers for ages. This volume traces the architectural and technological evolution of these proud sentinels with alluring images and rich text.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, AMERICANA
Retail Price $16.95
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