Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Chip carving: techniques and patterns

By Barton, Wayne

Publishing Date: c1984

Classification: 700

Call Number: 736.4 BAR

Using a minimum of tools, anyone can quickly create beautiful carvings: exquisite patterns, lettering styles, and designs for jewelry boxes, humidors, chair backs, buttons, shingles, and more. Many photos, patterns, and diagrams show how it’s done. “The very best in decorative taste.”—Popular Woodworker. “The most informative book ever...Beautifully illustrated.”—Chip Chats.- (Sterling)

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Experimental drawing

By Kaupelis, Robert

Publishing Date: [2010]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.2 KAU

"In this book, a renowned New York University professor, Robert Kaupelis, shares the tutorials that he used with his students, offering illustrations of drawings and paintings from old masters to contemporary artists (and even some outstanding works from his students) to explain techniques. Covering everything from creating form through contour drawings to drawing with new technology--Experimental Drawing helps you zero in on concepts or form ideas that may take your work to a new and more intriguing level"--Cover, p. 4.

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Glorious country: food, crafts, decorating

Publishing Date: c1995

Classification: 700

Call Number: 745.5

Provides instructions for interior decorations, flower arrangements, gifts, and food in the country style from all over the world - (Baker & Taylor)

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Respect the spindle: spin infinite yarns with one amazing tool

By Franquemont, Abby

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: 700

Call Number: 746.12 FRA

Why would modern spinners choose to make yarn with a prehistoric tool? Abby Franquemont explores one of the world's most productive, versatile, and convenient devices and teaches readers to make yarn using it.

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The works of Edward Ruscha: essays

By Ruscha, Edward

Publishing Date: c1982

Classification: 700

Call Number: 760.0924 RUS

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Believing is seeing: observations on the mysteries of photography

By Morris, Errol

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: 700

Call Number: 770.9 MOR

"Academy Award-wining filmmaker Errol Morris investigates the hidden truths behind a series of documentary photographs. In Believing Is Seeing Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris turns his eye to the nature of truth in photography. In his inimitable style, Morris untangles the mysteries behind an eclectic range of documentary photographs, from the ambrotype of three children found clasped in the hands of an unknown soldier at Gettysburg to the indelible portraits of the WPA photography project. Each essay in the book presents the reader with a conundrum and investigates the relationship between photographs and the real world they supposedly record. During the Crimean War, Roger Fenton took two nearly identical photographs of the Valley of the Shadow of Death-one of a road covered with cannonballs, the other of the same road without cannonballs. Susan Sontag later claimed that Fenton posed the first photograph, prompting Morris to return to Crimea to investigate. Can we recover the truth behind Fenton's intentions in a photograph taken 150 years ago? In the midst of the Great Depression and one of the worst droughts on record, FDR's Farm Service Administration sent several photographers, including Arthur Rothstein, Dorothea Lange, and Walker Evans, to document rural poverty. When Rothstein was discovered to have moved the cow skull in his now-iconic photograph, fiscal conservatives-furious over taxpayer money funding an artistic project-claimed the photographs were liberal propaganda. What is the difference between journalistic evidence, fine art, and staged propaganda? During the Israeli-Lebanese war in 2006, no fewer than four different photojournalists took photographs in Beirut of toys lying in the rubble of bombings, provoking accusations of posing and anti-Israeli bias at the news organizations. Why were there so many similar photographs? And were the accusers objecting to the photos themselves or to the conclusions readers drew from them? With his keen sense of irony, skepticism, and humor, Morris reveals in these and many other investigations how photographs can obscure as much as they reveal and how what we see is often determined by our beliefs. Part detective story, part philosophical meditation, Believing Is Seeing is a highly original exploration of photography and perception from one of America's most provocative observers"--Provided by publisher.

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Dorothea Lange: a life beyond limits

By Gordon, Linda

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: 700

Call Number: 770.92 GOR

Dorothea Lange's photographs define how the American Depression is remembered; this evocative biography defines her creative struggles and enduring legacy.

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Sinatra: Hollywood his way

By Knight, Tim

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 700

Call Number: 791.4302 KNI

A complete, film by film exploration of Hollywood legend Frank Sinatra.

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Kiss me like a stranger: my search for love and art

By Wilder, Gene

Publishing Date: 2005

Classification: 700

Call Number: 791.4302 WIL

The comic actor shares personal events that led to his understanding of love and the art of acting, discussing his relationships with such contemporaries as Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, and Gilda Radner.

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Harold: the boy who became Mark Twain

By Holbrook, Hal

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: 700

Call Number: 792.02 HOL

This is Hal Holbrook's affecting memoir of growing up behind disguises, and his lifelong search for himself. Abandoned by his mother and father when he was two, Holbrook and his two sisters each commenced their separate journeys of survival. Raised by his powerful grandfather until his death when Holbrook was twelve, he spent his childhood at boarding schools, visiting his father in an insane asylum, and hoping his mother would surface in Hollywood. As World War II engulfed Europe, Holbrook began acting almost by accident. Thereafter, through war, marriage, and the work of honing his craft, his fear of insanity and his fearlessness in the face of risk were channeled into his discovery that the riskiest path of all--success as an actor--would be his birthright. And how he achieved it--the cost to his wife and children and to his own conscience--is the dark side of his eventual fame.--From publisher description.

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Classic magic tricks

By Longe, Bob

Publishing Date: c2002

Classification: 700

Call Number: 793.8 LON

Presents step-by-step instructions for performing a variety of magic tricks. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Birth of the chess queen: a history

By Yalom, Marilyn

Publishing Date: c2004

Classification: 700

Call Number: 794.146 YAL

"[Examines] the politics and culture of medieval Europe, the institution of queenship, and the reflections of royal power in the figure of the chess queen"--p. [3] of jacket.

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Rope rescue manual

By Frank, James A.

Publishing Date: 1987

Classification: 700

Call Number: 796.522 FRA

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Joe Louis: hard times man

By Roberts, Randy

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 700

Call Number: 796.83 ROB

Joe Louis defended his heavyweight boxing title an astonishing 25 times and reigned as world champion for more than 11 years. He received more column inches of newspaper coverage in the 1930s than FDR did. His racially and politically charged victory over Max Schmeling in 1938 made Louis a national hero. But as important as his record was, what he meant to African Americans at a time when the boxing ring was the only venue where black and white could meet on equal terms, was the embodiment of their hopes for dignity and equality. Through meticulous research and first-hand interviews, acclaimed historian and biographer Roberts presents Louis, and his impact on sport and country, in a way never before accomplished. The author reveals an athlete whose image was carefully managed, and whose relationships with both the black and white communities--including his ties to mobsters--were far more complex than the simplistic accounts of heroism and victimization that have dominated previous biographies -- Book jacket.

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America's girl: the incredible story of how swimmer Gertrude Ederle changed the nation

By Dahlberg, Tim

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: 700

Call Number: 797.2 DAH

An intimate look at the life and trials of Gertrude Ederle, who in 1926 not only became the first woman to swim across the English Channel, but broke the record set by men.

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The hunter's guide to accurate shooting

By Van Zwoll, Wayne

Publishing Date: c2002

Classification: 700

Call Number: 799.2028 VAN

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