Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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Mabel Dodge Luhan & company: American moderns and the West

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 700.4112

Prepared to accompany an exhibition by the same title, mounted by the Harwood Museum of Art at the Univ. of New Mexico, this handsome volume examines Luhan's efforts to promote, shape, and popularize Taos and northern New Mexico—its landscapes and Hispano and Native American cultures—as a transformational center for modernism in the arts and national culture. Concise, comprehensive, and engagingly analytical, the volume introduces readers to Luhan and the many artists, across a broad range of human expression, drawn to Taos. Luhan supported these artists, and their visionary interpretations, by providing room and board at Los Gallos, her 12-acre artist's compound in Taos. The excellent essays consider Luhan's influence, her commitment to women artists, her seminal role in the history (artistic, philosophical, cultural) of US thought in the first half of the 20th century, and the tension between Anglo patronage of traditional Hispano folk art, with its passion for the work of the santeros and their retablos and bultos, and the culture that produced it. The many color and black-and-white illustrations reveal how varied were the forms of expression produced by those who accepted Luhan's invitation to make their way to Taos. The detailed bibliography enhances the value of this book. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates; professionals; general readers.--Copyright 2016 American Library Association.

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500 raku: bold explorations of a dynamic ceramics technique

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: 700

Call Number: 738.37

Raku is an ancient ceramics technique enjoying a modern-day renaissance. This groundbreaking new entry in the highly successful 500 series demonstrates the vitality and invention of today's raku ceramics. Objects including cups, plates, bowls, vases, and statuary contribute to this international gallery of work juried by Jim Romberg, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of raku in the world.--From publisher description.

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Watchmen

By Moore, Alan

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.5 MOO

A hit HBO original series, Watchmen , the groundbreaking series from award-winning author Alan Moore, presents a world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history--the U.S. won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the Cold War is in full effect. Considered the greatest graphic novel in the history of the medium, the Hugo Award-winning story chronicles the fall from grace of a group of superheroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the superhero is dissected as an unknown assassin stalks the erstwhile heroes. This edition of Watchmen , the groundbreaking series from Alan Moore, the award-winning author of V For Vendetta and Batman: The Killing Joke , features art from industry legend Dave Gibbons, with high-quality, recolored pages found in Watchmen: Absolute Edtion .

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Mary Cassatt: painter of modern women

By Pollock, Griselda

Publishing Date: 2006

Classification: 700

Call Number: 759.13 POL

This radically new study redefines the American artist Mary Cassatt's status in the Parisian avant-garde and in American art, placing her work in the wider context of nineteenth-century feminism and art theory. Cassatt's art brought a New Woman's perspective to familiar spaces: the theater, the drawing-room and garden, the studio. Admired by Degas - who invited her to show with the Impressionists in 1877 - Cassatt's work reveals her profound study of Old Masters and keen responses to contemporary French and Spanish painters. Griselda Pollock puts a fresh emphasis on Cassatt's interest in Manet and her influence on American collections of French modernism. She argues that Cassatt's experimentation with etching and pastel from the late 1880s enabled her to represent children and women without sentimentality but with a deepening awareness of a complex psychological charge.--Publisher's description.

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Digital restoration from start to finish: how to repair old and damaged photographs

By Ctein

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: 700

Call Number: 770.2856 CTE

Digital Restoration: Start to Finish 2nd edition guides you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, Picture Window, and now Elements. Nothing is left out, from choosing the right hardware and software and getting the photographs into the computer, to getting the finished photo out of the computer and preserving it for posterity. LEARN HOW TO: Scan faded and damaged prints or films Improve snapshots with Shadow/Highlight adjustment Correct uneven exposure Fix color and skin tones quickly with Curves, plug-ins, and Hue/Saturation adjustment layers Correct uneven exposure and do dodging and burning-in with adjustment layers Hand-tint your photographs easily Correct skin tones with airbrush layers Clean up dust and scratches speedily and effectively Repair small and large cracks with masks and filters Eliminate tarnish and silvered-out spots from a photograph in just a few steps Minimize unwanted print surface textures Erase mildew spots Eliminate dots from newspaper photographs Increase sharpness and fine detailand Maximize print quality.

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Hold still: a memoir with photographs

By Mann, Sally

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: 700

Call Number: 770.92 MAN

Photographer Sally Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her. Sorting through boxes of family papers and yellowed photographs she finds more than she bargained for: "deceit and scandal, alcohol, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly loved and disputed family land ... racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of the prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder."

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The beautiful ones

By Prince

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 781.66 PRI

"The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words--featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death." -- amazon.com

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Unmasked

By Lloyd Webber, Andrew

Publishing Date: [2018]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 782.1 LLO

"One of the most successful and distinguished artists of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over the musical theatre world for nearly five decades. The winner of numerous awards, including multiple Tonys and an Oscar, Lloyd Webber has enchanted millions worldwide with his music and numerous hit shows, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera--Broadway's longest running show--and most recently, School of Rock. In Unmasked, written in his own inimitable, quirky voice, the revered, award-winning composer takes stock of his achievements, the twists of fate and circumstance that brought him both success and disappointment, and the passions that inspire and sustain him"--Dust jacket flap.

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Frank: the voice

By Kaplan, James

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 700

Call Number: 782.4216 KAP

Sinatra endowed the songs he sang with the explosive conflict of his own personality. He also made the very act of listening to pop music a more personal experience than it had ever been. In "Frank: The Voice," Kaplan reveals how he did it, bringing deeper insight than ever before to the complex psyche and turbulent life behind that incomparable vocal instrument.

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Hiding in the spotlight: a musical prodigy's story of survival, 1941-1946

By Dawson, Greg

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: 700

Call Number: 786.2092 DAW

The author relates the remarkable story of his pianist mother, a child prodigy who escaped certain death when the Nazis invaded Ukraine, adopted a new identity, and came under the protection of a Nazi commander who heard her play.

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Bloody Sam: the life and films of Sam Peckinpah

By Fine, Marshall

Publishing Date: ©1991

Classification: 700

Call Number: 791.43 FIN

Extensive interviews and research mark a detailed look at the volatile life and brilliant films of legendary director Sam Peckinpah, who has changed the face of modern cinema and influenced a generation of directors

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Unsinkable: a memoir

By Reynolds, Debbie

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 791.43 REY

"The definitive, tell-all memoir by film legend Debbie Reynolds, UNSINKABLE is a story of heartbreak, hope, and survival"--

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How to be a movie star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood

By Mann, William J.

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: 700

Call Number: 791.4302 MAN

Despite all the gossip, the larger-than-life personality and influence of this very human woman has never been captured. Biographer Mann uses untapped sources and conversations to show how she ignited the sexual revolution with her on- and off-screen passions, helped kick down the studio system by taking control of her own career, and practically invented the big business of celebrity star-making. And he tells the full truth without losing Taylor's magic, daring, or wit. But it is the private Elizabeth that will surprise--a woman of heart and loyalty, who defends underdogs, a savvy professional whose anger at the studio's treatment of her led to a lifelong battle against that very system. Here is Elizabeth Taylor as she was meant to be, leading her epic life on her own terms, playing the game of supreme stardom at which she remains, to this day, unmatched.--From publisher description.

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Howard Stern comes again

By Stern, Howard

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: 700

Call Number: 791.4402 STE

Rock stars and rap gods. Comedy legends and A-list actors. Supermodels and centerfolds. Moguls and mobsters. A president. Over his unrivaled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities--discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favorites? It's one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. Howard Stern Comes Again delivers his answer. This book is a feast of conversation and more, as between the lines Stern offers his definitive autobiography--a magnum opus of confession and personal exploration. Tracy Morgan opens up about his near-fatal car crash. Lady Gaga divulges her history with cocaine. Madonna reminisces on her relationship with Tupac Shakur. Bill Murray waxes philosophical on the purpose of life. Jerry Seinfeld offers a master class on comedy. Harvey Weinstein denies the existence of the so-called casting couch. An impressive array of creative visionaries weigh in on what Stern calls "the climb"--the stories of how they struggled and eventually prevailed. As he writes in the introduction, "If you're having trouble finding motivation in life and you're looking for that extra kick in the ass, you will find it in these pages." Interspersed throughout are rare selections from the Howard Stern Show archives with Donald Trump that depict his own climb: transforming from Manhattan tabloid fixture to reality TV star to president of the United States. Stern also tells of his Moby Dick-like quest to land an interview with Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election--one of many newly written revelations from the author. He speaks with extraordinary candor about a variety of subjects, including his overwhelming insecurity early in his career, his revolutionary move from terrestrial radio to SiriusXM, and his belief in the power of psychotherapy. As Stern insightfully notes in the introduction: "The interviews collected here represent my best work and show my personal evolution. But they don't just show my evolution. Gathered together like this, they show the evolution of popular culture over the past quarter century."

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The good neighbor: the life and work of Fred Rogers

By King, Maxwell

Publishing Date: [2018]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 791.4502 KIN

Drawing on original interviews, oral histories and archival documents, the author traces the iconic children's program host's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work.

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The kingdom of Shivas Irons

By Murphy, Michael

Publishing Date: ©1998

Classification: 700

Call Number: 796.352 MUR

Michael Murphy's Golf in the Kingdom is one of the bestselling golf books of all time. Golf in the Kingdom introduced Shivas Irons, the mysterious golf pro and philosopher with whom Murphy played a mythic round of golf on Scotland's Burningbush links, a round that profoundly altered his game--and his vision. The Kingdom of Shivas Irons is the enchanting story of Murphy's return to Scotland in search of Shivas Irons and his wisdom about golf and human potential. Murphy's quest takes him from the mystical golf courses of Scotland, across the world to the first Russian Open Golf Championship, and finally to Pebble Beach on the California Coast. The result is a delightful exploration of the inner game of golf and a provocative inquiry into our remarkable possibilities for growth and transformation. - (Random House, Inc.)

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100 years up high: Colorado mountains & mountaineers

Publishing Date: [2011]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 796.522

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A mountaineer's life

By Steck, Allen

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 796.5220 STE

"Sixteen-year-old Allen Steck made his initial climb, a first ascent of Mount Maclure in the Sierras, with no hardware, no ropes, no experience. but the event turned his into a mountaineer's life. Over seventy years later, Steck has had a prolific climbing career, including a 1954 expedition to Makalu, a 1963 first ascent of the south face of the Clyde Minaret, and a 1965 first ascent of the Hummingbird Ridge on Mount Logan...These are stories from the days when mountain climbing was discovery, when men like Steck forged new routes, both literal and literary. With dry humor and detailed recall, he captures the excitement and intrigue of a time when there were few rules and no guidelines... With amazing photographs, many published for the first time, this memoir is a treasure, and inspiration, and an anchor to the foundation of the life-changing sport of alpine climbing." --

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Into the planet: my life as a cave diver

By Heinerth, Jill

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 700

Call Number: 796.525 HEI

"From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet. More people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more about deep space than we do about the depths of our oceans. From one of the top cave divers working today--and one of the very few women in her field--Into the Planet blends science, adventure, and memoir to bring readers face-to-face with the terror and beauty of earth's remaining unknowns and the extremes of human capability. Jill Heinerth--the first person in history to dive deep into an Antarctic iceberg and leader of a team that discovered the ancient watery remains of Mayan civilizations--has descended farther into the inner depths of our planet than any other woman. She takes us into the harrowing split-second decisions that determine whether a diver makes it back to safety, the prejudices that prevent women from pursuing careers underwater, and her endeavor to recover a fallen friend's body from the confines of a cave. But there's beauty beyond the danger of diving, and while Heinerth swims beneath our feet in the lifeblood of our planet, she works with biologists discovering new species, physicists tracking climate change, and hydrogeologists examining our finite freshwater reserves. Written with hair-raising intensity, Into the Planet is the first book to deliver an intimate account of cave diving, transporting readers deep into inner space, where fear must be reconciled and a mission's success balances between knowing one's limits and pushing the envelope of human endurance." --Amazon.

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Rough magic: riding the world's loneliest horse race

By Prior-Palmer, Lara

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: 700

Call Number: 798.4092 PRI

"At the age of nineteen, Lara Prior-Palmer discovered a website devoted to "the world's longest, toughest horse race"--an annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens of riders racing a series of twenty-five wild ponies across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland. On a whim, she decided to enter the race. As she boarded a plane to East Asia, she was utterly unprepared for what awaited her. Riders often spend years preparing to compete in the Mongol Derby, a course that re-creates the horse messenger system developed by Genghis Khan, and many fail to finish. Prior-Palmer had no formal training. She was driven by her own restlessness, stubbornness, and a lifelong love of horses. She raced for ten days through extreme heat and terrifying storms, catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homes of nomadic families. Battling bouts of illness and dehydration, exhaustion and bruising falls, she decided she had nothing to lose. Each dawn she rode out again on a fresh horse, scrambling up mountains, swimming through rivers, crossing woodlands and wetlands, arid dunes and open steppe, as American television crews chased her in their jeeps. Told with terrific suspense and style, in a voice full of poetry and soul, Rough Magic captures the extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead, against all odds, to become the first female winner of this breathtaking race."--Dust jacket flap.

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