Photography

The Great Nadar – The Man Behind the Camera

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The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9781101902608
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - July 11th, 2017

Photography lovers will relish this fascinating biography of the legendary French photographer known as Nadar.  A visionary with an abundance of panache, Nadar pioneered the use of aerial photography – he was an avid balloonist – and celebrity photography, photographing tout le monde de Paris – Bernhardt, Delacroix, George Sand, Victor Hugo, among others – he was the Andy Warhol of his time.  Nathan


Toy Stories

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Toy Stories: Photos of Children from Around the World and Their Favorite Things Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781419711749
Availability: Backordered
Published: Abrams Image - March 25th, 2014

This book is delightful and thought provoking.  What toys would have been in my picture when I was a kid?  Are the adults that these kids will become somehow pictured here as well?  What do our toys say about us?  Make sure to take note of the author photo which shows him with his "toys".

Anne


George Hurrell's Hollywood

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George Hurrell's Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992: Images from the Collections of Michael H. Epstein & Scott E. Schwimer Adn Ben S. Carbonet Cover Image
By Mark A. Vieira, Sharon Stone (Foreword by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9780762450398
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Running Press Book Publishers - November 12th, 2013

An almost unbearably gorgeous book full of almost impossibly glamorous people. One of the ancillary art forms spawned by Hollywood in the studio era was the studio star portrait, and probably the master of them all was George Hurrell. Lighting, makeup and wardrobe helped, but look at what there was to work with (see freckled Joan Crawford's before-and-after portraits)!

Gary


Bear Country

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Bear Country: North America's Grizzly, Black and Polar Bears Cover Image
By Steven Kazlowski (Photographer)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781594856754
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Published: Mountaineers Books - September 1st, 2012

A gorgeous book of photos of American bears.  This collection will be appreciated by both serious naturalists or those merely looking for the "aw" factor.  It is wonderful to see such joyful pictures of polar bears and a reminder that we should do everything possible to save the environment of these magnificent animals.
Susannah


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