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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Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a life in nature

By Jenson-Elliott, Cynthia L

Publishing Date: 2016

Classification: 700

Call Number: 770.92 JEN

"As a child, Ansel Adams just couldn't sit still. He felt trapped indoors and never walked anywhere--he ran. Even when he sat, his feet danced. But in nature, Ansel felt right at home. He fell in love with the gusting gales of the Golden Gate, the quiet whisper of Lobos Creek, the icy white of Yosemite Valley, and countless other remarkable natural sights. From his early days in San Francisco to the height of his glory nationwide, this book chronicles a restless boy's path to becoming an iconic nature photographer."--Amazon.com.

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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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