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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How to read Impressionism: ways of looking

By Rubin, James Henry

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 709.04 RUB

"'How to read Impressionism' is a new, original exploration of the 19th-century movement that changed art forever, and made household names of such painters as Monet, Renoir, Degas, Seurat, Cassatt and others. James Rubin organizes this book by subject matter, rather than by artist or chronologically, looking at urban views and city life, interiors and still life, family and friends, and other common themes. In discussing Impressionism in this manner, he provides readers with the tools to think critically and analytically about the movement, and offers a new understanding of the collective momentum that drove the artists to work with such originality and commitment to modern themes. Through close readings and comparisons of specific paintings, and with a wealth of lush color illustrations, Rubin establishes links between the broad visual culture of the time period and the various Impressionist artists, and within the artists' own careers. The entire history of Impressionism is covered, in an entirely new way"--Page [4] of cover.

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The living garden: the 400-year history of an English garden

By Ordish, George

Publishing Date: c1985

Classification: 700

Call Number: 712.609 ORD

Chronicles the four-hundred-year history of the garden of the house at Barton's End, described in Ordish's "The Living House," through twenty owners, in bloom and decline - (Baker & Taylor)

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The language of houses: how buildings speak to us

By Lurie, Alison

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 720.1 LUR

Offers a meditation on architecture and how it speaks to human experience, looking at what buildings and the spaces they contain say about the people who inhabit them, as well as the effects that those spaces have on them.

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Listening to stone: the art and life of Isamu Noguchi

By Herrera, Hayden

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: 700

Call Number: 730.92 HER

"From the author of Arshile Gorky, a major biography of the great American sculptor that redefines his legacy"--

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Drawing for everyone: classic and creative fundamentals

By Waldman, Bruce

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.2 WAL

Anyone can draw. Award-winning artist Bruce Waldman has spent the last 30 years teaching people at all levels simple methods for drawing nearly anything imaginable, adapting and simplifying techniques favored by artists since the Renaissance. Now his book Drawing for Everyone: Classic and Creative Fundamentals provides a clear path to artistic expression for those who have never attempted art before as well as those making a living at it.

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Ape and Armadillo take over the world

By Sturm, James

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.5973 STU

"Armadillo is trying to come up with a plan for global domination ... but with every new idea, being a bad guy seems a little less fun-especially if ruling the world means losing your best friend"--

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M.C. Escher: his life and complete graphic work ; with a fully illustrated catalogue

By Escher, M. C.

Publishing Date: 2000

Classification: 700

Call Number: 769.92 ESC

Since Ester's death in 1972, at the age of seventy-three, much previously unpublished material has become available to his biographers, who have put it to good use. The story of the artist's life is told here with the help of virtually his entire correspondence, the journals of his travels, and, to supply the facts about his youthful years, the journals kept by his father.

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M train

By Smith, Patti

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: 700

Call Number: 780.2 SMI

M Train is a journey through eighteen "stations." It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafeŽ where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. We then travel across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations: from Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico, to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; from the ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith buys just before Hurricane Sandy hits, to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation, alongside signature memories including her life in Michigan with her husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, whose untimely death was an irremediable loss. For it is loss, as well as the consolation we might salvage from it, that lies at the heart of this memoir, augmented by black-and-white Polaroids taken by Smith herself.

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The NPR classical music companion: an essential guide for enlightened listening

By Hoffman, Miles

Publishing Date: 1997, [2005]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 780.3 HOF

Recently revised for the latest wave of classical music fans, this popular introduction to the genre by NPR commentator Miles Hoffman teaches readers how to distinguish between good and bad performances, explains why opera was invented, and shares fascinating facts designed to heighten appreciation for the form. Original. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Words without music: a memoir

By Glass, Philip

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 780.92 GLA

A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores, Glass has, almost single-handedly, crafted the dominant sound of late-twentieth-century classical music. Here his behind-the-scenes recollections allow readers to experience those moments of creative fusion when life so magically merged with art. From his childhood in post-World War II Baltimore to his student days in Chicago, at Julliard, and his first journey to Paris, where he studied under the formidable Nadia Boulanger, Glass movingly recalls his early mentors, while reconstructing the places that helped shape his artistic consciousness.

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Beatleness: how the Beatles and their fans remade the world

By Leonard, Candy

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 700

Call Number: 782.4216 LEO

"The Beatles arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964, and immediately became a constant, compelling presence in fans' lives. For the next six years, the band presented a nonstop deluge of sounds, words, images, and ideas, transforming the childhood and adolescence of millions of baby boomers. Beatleness explains how the band became a source of emotional, intellectual, aesthetic, and spiritual nurturance in fans' lives, creating a relationship that was historically unique"--Dust jacket flap. 504 $a Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-295) and index.

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Brief encounters: conversations, magic moments, and assorted hijinks

By Cavett, Dick

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 700

Call Number: 791.4502 CAV

Dick Cavett is back, sharing his reflections and reminiscences about Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and the absurdities of everyday life In Brief Encounters, the legendary talk show host Dick Cavett introduces us to the fascinating characters who have crossed his path, from James Gandolfini and John Lennon to Mel Brooks and Nora Ephron, enhancing our appreciation of their talent, their personalities, and their place in the pantheon. We tag along as Cavett spends an afternoon with Stan Laurel at his modest apartment in Los Angeles, spars with Muhammad Ali at his training camp, and comes to know a young Steve Jobs?who woos him to be Apple?s first celebrity pitchman. He also offers piquant commentary on contemporary politics, the indignities of travel, the nature of comedy writing, and the utter improbability of being alive at all. On his talk show, Cavett welcomed the leading figures from film, music, theater, literature, comedy, and politics, and engaged them in conversation that made viewers feel that the discussion was taking place in their own living rooms. Jimmy Fallon, the host of The Tonight Show, has called him "a legend and an inspiration" and has written a foreword that makes clear the debt that today?s talk show hosts owe to Dick Cavett. To spend a few minutes, or an hour, or even a whole evening with Dick Cavett is an experience not to be missed, and now there?s no reason to deny yourself. Enjoy the conversation!

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Tradition: the highly improbable, ultimately triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood story of Fiddler on the roof, the world's most beloved musical

By Isenberg, Barbara

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 700

Call Number: 792.642 ISE

Since it first opened on Broadway in September, 1964, Fiddler on the Roof has constantly been onstage somewhere, including four Broadway revivals, four productions on London's West End and thousands of schools, army bases and countries from Argentina to Japan. Barbara Isenberg interviewed the men and women behind the original production, the film and significant revivals-- Harold Prince, Sheldon Harnick, Joseph Stein, Austin Pendleton, Joanna Merlin, Norman Jewison, Topol, Harvey Fierstein and more-- to produce a lively, popular chronicle of the making of Fiddler. Published in celebration of Fiddler's 50th anniversary, Tradition! is the book for everyone who loves Fiddler and can sing along with the original cast album.

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The kid: the immortal life of Ted Williams

By Bradlee, Ben

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 700

Call Number: 796.357 BRA

Ted Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than five hundred home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in World War II and Korea. He hit home runs farther than any player before him, and traveled a long way himself, as this biography reveals. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his twenty-two years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across America, and shocked them, too. His notorious clashes with the press and fans threatened his reputation. Yet while he was a god in the batter's box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate. His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life. While baseball might have been straightforward for Ted Williams, life was not.

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