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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: William E. Taylor
Publisher: Indiana University Press; 1st edition (1996, Mar 22nd).
"... highly recommended... " —ChoiceThis handsomely illustrated catalog presents the work of four African American artists with shared Indiana roots—John Wesley Hardrick, William Majors, William Edouard Scott, and Hale Aspacio Woodruff. Their art, ranging from impressionism and social realism to cubism and abstract expressionism, spans the major trends in 20th-century American art, while reflecting the artists' experiences as blacks in America. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Craig Arive
Publisher: Towery Pub (1996, Mar 1st).
From the unique viewpoint of one of its leading citizens, Senator Richard G. Lugar, comes a look at Indianapolis, an equally unique city boasts the diversity and progressive spirit needed to remain a world leader as the 21st century beckons. Writing from his vantage point as a former mayor and current U.S. senator, Lugar brings detailed insight to bear on the city he is proud to call home. "Indianapolis' abundant natural resources, excellent location, rich tradition of service, vibrant business climate, sound government, and intangible, but real quality of Hoosier hospitality give me great confidence in saying that our city has the best potential for growth of any city in America. We have a successful track record of achievement now and great promise for things to come. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Gillian G. Gaar
Publisher: Rough Guides; Original edition (2009, Jun 1st).
The Rough Guide to Nirvana uncovers the magic and tragedy of this iconic 90s grunge band - from small-town gigs to the last days of Kurt Cobain, delve into the story of the life and afterlife of this extraordinary, all too short-lived group. This essential guide for Nirvana fans is written by Gillian G. Gaar, a Seattle music journalist who has personally interviewed many of those involved in the story. No other book explores and documents Nirvanas history, critiques every Nirvana album, single, EP and compilation, including the rare, stray Nirvana tracks and solo projects, and summaries the array of other Nirvana books and Nirvana films, in one volume. From Nirvanas early days on the burgeoning Seattle music scene, the birth of grunge, their global success from Smells Like Teen Spirit and Nevermind to In Utero and the untimely death of lead singer Kurt Cobain, The Rough Guide to Nirvana delivers a wealth of musical insight as the definitive guide to Nirvana. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Andrew Dickson
Publisher: Rough Guides; 2 edition (2009, Mar 30th).
The Rough Guide to Shakespeare is the ultimate guide to the life and work of the world’s greatest playwright; William Shakespeare. With full coverage of the 38 Shakespearian plays, including a synopsis, full character list, stage history and a critical essay for each, this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and in-depth background guide for theatergoers, students, film buffs and lovers of literature alike. The Rough Guide to Shakespeare also explores Shakespeare’s sonnets and Shakespeare’s less well-known narrative poems, combined with fascinating accounts of Shakespeare’s life and theatre, exploring in colourful detail each play’s original performances. This fully updated guide includes a new ‘My Shakespeare’ chapter with directors & actors including Sir Ian McKellen, Christopher Plummer and Zoë Wanamaker, as well as tips for introducing your children to Shakespeare with recommended graphic novels, adaptations and DVDs for all age groups. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Publisher: Abrams (2009, Oct 1st).
The latest project from bestselling photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand,6 Billion Others presents the photographic portraits and transcribed responses of 500 men and women, interviewed on video over the past six years. This understated yet compelling look at ways of life both familiar and strange creates an instructive, affecting biography of modern humanity. Inspired by the idea that "every single person has got something interesting to say, and every single person has the right to say it," Arthus-Bertrand created a questionnaire of 40 prompts on universal topics such as family, happiness, money, and love, and dispatched six filmmakers to interview more than 5,000 subjects in 75 countries around the world. About one-tenth of the resulting 3,500 hours of film is available online, with subtitles. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Justin Bua
Publisher: Harper Design; 1 Reprint edition (2009, May 12th).
Groundbreaking artist Justin BUA is internationally known for his bestselling collection of fine art posters—The DJ being one of the most popular prints of all time. Staring in the world of commercial art, BUA designed and illustrated myriad projects, from skateboards and CD covers to advertising campaigns. He developed the look and feel of the opening sequence for MTV's Lyrist Lounge Show, EA sports video games NBA Street and NFL Street, and the world of Slum Village's award-winning music video, "Tainted," among others. His line of apparel and his limited edition sneakers sold out completely. His energetic and vocal worldwide fan base ranges from former presidents,, actors, musicians, professional athletes, and dangers to street kids and art connoisseurs. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jennifer Gross
Publisher: Abrams Image; 1st edition (2009, Oct 1st).
Few events in recent memory have captivated the world’s attention like that of Barack Obama’s historic presidential campaign. Not only did it stir passionate political momentum, but it also inspired the creative talents of a world of artists, illustrators, and graphic designers. Shepard Fairey’s iconic Hope portrait became the face of the campaign and, more than ever before, innovative graphic design became a central strategy for winning the race. Comprised of collages, paintings, photo composites, prints, and computer-generated pieces, Art for Obama showcases the well-known images of the campaign as well as less famous but equally creative pieces from around the globe. This is a volume for design and art aficionados, as well as supporters of the 44th President of the United States who want a keepsake as uncommon as his extraordinary campaign. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Color Harmony Compendium: A Complete Color Reference for Designers of All Types, 25th Anniversary EditionAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Tina Sutton
Publisher: Rockport Publishers; Hardcover w/CD edition (2009, Sep 1st).
A selection of content from the entire Color Harmony library offers readers the most comprehensive reference book on the usage of color available today. Included are swatches and material for designers and all types of artists looking for inspiration and guidance to ensure the right color choices for every project. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John Bower
Publisher: Studio Indiana; First edition (2009, Apr 20th).
The Crosswords of America is a fitting motto for the Hoosier state. For here, thousands of miles of roads, rails, canals, lake frontage, rivers, and runways have allowed people and products to move from one corner of Indiana to another and beyond. No wonder Hoosiers have so many transportation memories those long school-bus rides, Sunday drives to Grandma's, a first glimpse of an arching river bridge, endless railroad-crossing waits, watching the slow churning progress of a tow boat with its string of barges, a first airplane flight, steady paychecks from a local auto plant, or the lonely departure from a Greyhound station. Each compelling photograph in this remarkable collection will trigger such reminiscences some pleasant, some sad, but all special. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John Ortved
Publisher: Faber & Faber (2009, Oct 13th).
The Simpsons is one of the most successful shows to ever run on television. From its first moment on air, the series's rich characters, subversive themes, and layered humor resounded deeply with audiences both young and old who wanted more from their entertainment than what was being meted out at the time by the likes of Full House, Growing Pains, and Family Matters. Spawned as an animated short on The Tracy Ullman Show—mere filler on the way to commercial breaks—the series grew from a controversial cult favorite to a mainstream powerhouse, and after nineteen years the residents of Springfield no longer simply hold up a mirror to our way of life: they have ingrained themselves into it. John Ortved's oral history will be the first-ever look behind the scenes at the creation and day-to-day running of The Simpsons, as told by many of the people who made it: among them writers, animators, producers, and network executives. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability