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Friedrich (Basic Art Series 2.0)
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9783836560719, isbn: 3836560712,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews
Sublime stillness: The king of the contemplative landscape   The beauty of nature and man’s loneliness are dominant themes in the work of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). The artist often places a small human figure in a broad landscape, as in his famous paintings Monk by the Sea and The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog. For a long time the importance and influence of this great Romantic painter were underestimated. When he died, Friedrich had already been forgotten by his

Black Men Built the Capitol: Discovering African-American History In and Around Washington, D.C.
By Lyons Press
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ean: 9781493029686, isbn: 1493029681,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews
A story most Americans don't know.*Slaves built the Capitol, White House, and other important Washington structures*The National Mall sits on the site of the city's once-bustling slave market*The grounds that are now Arlington National Cemetery were once a self-sustaining village for former slavesMillions of people visit the National Mall, the White House, and the U.S. Capitol each year. If they only hear the standard story, a big question remains: Where's the black history? Packed with new

The East German Handbook
By Taschen America
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ean: 9783836571883, isbn: 3836571889,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews
Life behind the Iron CurtainThe East German collection of the Wende MuseumFor 40 years, the Cold War dominated the world stage. East and West Germany stood at the frontlines of the global confrontation, symbolized by the infamous Berlin Wall, which separated lovers, friends, families, coworkers, and compatriots. The Wende Museum in Los Angeles, California, is named after the period of change immediately following the wall's destruction. It was established in 2002 to study the visual and

Only in Minnesota
By Brand: Voyageur Press
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ean: 9780896585348, isbn: 0896585344,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 110 reviews
Only in Minnesota is a pictorial tribute to all that makes the state unique. Combining the natural, historical, and cultural facets of life in Minnesota, it showcases the people and what they do for fun (the Uptown Art Fair, ice fishing), where they live (from the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and Rochester to smaller towns and rural regions in between), their favorite places (Mille Lacs, Split Rock Lighthouse), and more. More than 160 dazzling, four-color photographs, showing a

Harbor & Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850
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ean: 9780912724683, isbn: 0912724684,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
Winner of the SPNEA/Historic New England Book Prize (2010)Through furniture, this exhibition catalogue will explore the cultural identity of a little-studied region of 18th and 19th century New England: southeastern Massachusetts, an area that stretches from just south of Boston to Providence, east to the tip of Cap Cod, and includes the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. The era between 1710 and 1850 was marked by enormous changes in the landscape, population, and economy of this

American Axes: A Survey of Their Development and Their Makers
By Brand: Masthof Press
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mpn: 9781883294120, ean: 9781883294120, isbn: 1883294126,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 93 reviews
Check out for other great books like this one! Illustrated story of the revolution of the axe and its varied uses with photos from the author's collection and museums. Identifies the great variety of North American axes, dating from the Colonial period to the present. Detailed drawings and diagrams of construction and production of basic types of axes are also pictured, along with a list of all known American axe manufacturers since the 18th century, and notes on the care of axes.

Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag
By Ten Speed Press
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ean: 9781580082402, isbn: 1580082408,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 108 reviews
From one of the world's leading graphic designers comes a stunning tribute to America's most enduring icon-the Stars and Stripes.The Revolutionary Congress resolved in 1777 that ''the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white, that the Union be 13 white stars in a blue field representing a new constellation.'' Since that time, the American flag has been raised high in wartime triumph and peacetime celebration; burned in fervent protest; sewn lovingly onto quilts, caps,

Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries
By Antique Collectors Club Dist
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mpn: 225 col., ean: 9781851492534, isbn: 1851492534,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 113 reviews
This important book is a comprehensive examination of needlework tools from the seventeenth century to the Edwardian era. The author, an expert with over twenty years' first-hand experience of her subject, has grouped needlework tools into specific periods, linking these to the style of embroidery that was in fashion and the social background of the time. This book answers the many questions posed by collectors of antique needlework tools and is of equal interest to all embroidery and

Turn-of-the-Century Farm Tools and Implements (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
By Dover Publications
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mpn: 9780486421148, ean: 9780486421148, isbn: 0486421147,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 127 reviews
In 1898, Peter Henderson & Company published an abundantly illustrated trade catalog advertising tools, fertilizers, insecticides, and other essentials for the turn-of-the-century garden, farm, greenhouse, lawn, orchard, poultry yard, stable, and household. The comprehensive tools and implements catalog, with its nearly 700 line illustrations and descriptive captions, advertised such commonly used equipment as a one-horse disc harrow for $21; a string-tooth cultivator, $6.75; a corn sheller

Addicted to Americana: Celebrating Classic & Kitschy American Life & Style
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mpn: 1945551194, ean: 9781945551192, isbn: 1945551194,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 144 reviews
Raised on a used-car lot, Charles Phoenix was destined to become the Ambassador of Americana. The photo collector, food crafter, and field tripper is famed for his hilarious live show performances and ''theme park'' tour of downtown Los Angeles. This riotously colorful book, replete with Charles's collection of vintage Kodachrome slides, celebrates his lifelong quest to unearth the best of classic and kitschy American life and style.Charles Phoenix is a showman, tour guide, food crafter, and

The Sparkling Story of Coca-Cola: An Entertaining History including Collectibles, Coke Lore, and Calendar Girls
By Crestline
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ean: 9780785829195, isbn: 0785829199,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
The Sparkling Story of Coca-Cola, a compendium of America's favorite soft drink, is an entertaining account of the product that helped define the term ''pop culture.''From the history of Coke's distinctive flavor, the fight for control of the formula, and the early days of advertising to the legal battles, the introduction of vending machines, and the huge demand for Coke spurred on by baby boomers, The Sparkling Story of Coca-Cola presents an overview of this world-famous product and

The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects
By Penguin Books
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ean: 9780143128151, isbn: 0143128159,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews
The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States.Ranging from the earliest years of the pre-Columbian

Do You See What I See?
By Flying Eye Books
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9781909263840, isbn: 1909263842,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 98 reviews
In this new edition of the 1960s classic, Helen Borten introduces children to art and the beauty of the world around them.Everywhere we see lines and shapes and colors that influence our daily lives. The important link between seeing and feeling is the basis of visual arts and an indispensable key to understanding and appreciation. With vivid poetic word imagery, exciting pictures and a masterful use of color, Helen Borten introduces children to all the wonders the visual world can provide!.

September 11
By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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ean: 9781448655274, isbn: 1448655277,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 138 reviews
Born on September 11, 1985, Kevin Stillwater has lost one family member after another on his birthday, including both of his parents at the Pentagon in 2001. As a result, Kevin grew up troubled and afraid his birthday would ultimately lead to the extinction of his entire family. Although born into wealth, Jeremiah Flint follows his uncle Solomon into a career in law enforcement. While working for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, he befriends Kevin and enlists the young man's computer hacking

Cracker Jack Toys
By Brand: Schiffer Pub Ltd
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ean: 9780764301896, isbn: 0764301896,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
Rediscover every toy and prize you ever pulled out of a Cracker Jack box in this wonderful guide! Comprehensive in scope, toys from the late nineteenth century on up to the 1990s are recorded, representing a major contribution to the expanding Cracker Jack collecting field. Over 290 color photographs, depicting both the front and back of many prizes, aid in the identification of both individual toys and sets of prizes. The thorough categorization of prizes assists in easy cataloging. Prices are

Bloomingdale's Illustrated 1886 Catalog
By Dover Publications
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mpn: 1700ill., ean: 9780486257808, isbn: 0486257800,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 108 reviews
In the spring and summer of 1886, a popular New York department store advertised its wares in a finely illustrated catalog featuring everything from clothing, accessories, and housewares, to jewelry, leather goods, school supplies, and dry goods. This excellent reproduction of that now-rare Bloomingdale Brothers catalog provides fascinating views of approximately 1,700 mid-Victorian consumer items (all finely drawn and easy to reproduce) together with the original descriptive captions.An

Klimt (Basic Art Series 2.0)
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9783836558075, isbn: 3836558076,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 131 reviews
Gold, flowers, and female beauty: The work of the decadent Austrian symbolist   The unfading popularity of Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) attests not only to the particular appeal of his luxuriant painting but also to the universal themes with which he worked: love, feminine beauty, aging, and death.The son of a goldsmith, Klimt created surfaces of ornate and jewel-like luminosity which show influence of both Egyptian and Japanese art. Through paintings, murals, and friezes, his work is

When Mom Dies: A Daughter's Unique Guide to Help Heal Grieving Hearts Today
By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9781500990794, isbn: 1500990795,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 123 reviews
When Mom Dies: A Daughter's Unique Guide to Help Heal Grieving Hearts Today is a powerful and compassionate book filled with practical advice and encouragement for any and everyone who has lost their Mother. From the experience of dealing with day one of Mom's death to breaking through extreme grief and sorrow when your Mother is your best friend, the author has penned a valuable, quick-read book that shares useful tips and offers valuable wisdom for coping with the loss of a Mother. WHEN MOM

Winchester Shotguns
By Book Sales, Inc.
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ean: 9780785821083, isbn: 0785821082,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews
Spanning the decades and every model designed and produced under the Winchester name, author and historian Dennis Adler has photographed examples of the world's finest shotguns and compiled an encyclopedic volume of facts, figures, and historically relevant information destined to make this book a must have reference for anyone interested in American firearms. With more than 520 color photographs and illustrations showing individual models, actions, and close up details of receivers, and

The Tools that Built America (Dover Books on Americana)
By Dover Publications
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780486437538, isbn: 0486437531,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Handsome in appearance, simple in construction, and remarkably efficient, early American tools were true marvels of ingenuity. In the hands of skilled workers, they were used to create everything from simple shelters, wagons, and fences to intricately carved chairs, fireplace mantels, and door moldings.In this richly illustrated book, author and master craftsman Alex Bealer tells the fascinating story of early American woodworking, enthusiastically describing and clearly depicting a wide array

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