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    • Creative block : get unstuck, discover new ideas ; advice and projects from 50 successful artists
      Creative block : get unstuck, discover new ideas ; advice and projects from 50 successful artists

      "Creative block presents the most crippling--and unfortunately universal--challenge for artists. No longer! This chunky blockbuster of a book is chock-full of solutions for overcoming all manner of artistic impediment. The blogger behind The Jealous Curator interviews 50 successful international artists working in different mediums and mines their insights on how to conquer self-doubt, stay motivated, and get new ideas to flow. Each artist offers a tried-and-true exercise--from road trips to 30-day challenges to cataloging the medicine cabinet--that will kick-start the creative process. Abundantly visual with more than 300 images showcasing these artists' resulting work, Creative Block is a vital ally to students, artists, and creative professionals." -- Publisher's description.
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    • The art teacher's survival guide for secondary schools : grades 7-12
      The art teacher's survival guide for secondary schools : grades 7-12
      Helen D. Hume.
      "An invaluable compendium of 75 creative art projects for art educators and classroom teachersThis authoritative, practical, and comprehensive guide offers everything teachers need to know to conduct an effective arts instruction and appreciation program. It meets secondary art teacher's unique needs for creating art lessons that cover everything from the fundamentals to digital media careers for aspiring artists. The book includes ten chapters that provide detailed instructions for both teachers and students, along with creative lesson plans and practical tools such as reproducible handouts, illustrations, and photographs. Includes 75 fun and creative art projects Fully updated to reflect the latest changes in secondary art instruction, including digital media and digital photography Heavily illustrated with photographs and drawings For art teachers, secondary classroom teachers, and homeschoolers, this is the ideal hands-on guide to art instruction for middle school and high school students"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Paper cut : an exploration into the contemporary world of papercraft art and illustration
    • Jean-Michel Basquiat drawing : work from the Schorr family collection
    • Lorna Simpson
      Lorna Simpson
      Joan Simon
      "This comprehensive catalogue of Lorna Simpson's critically-acclaimed 30-year body of work highlights her photo-text pieces as well as film and video installations to reveal how the artist explores identity, memory, gender, history, fantasy, and reality"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Strong women for art : in conversation with Anna Lenz
      Strong women for art : in conversation with Anna Lenz
      edited by Anna Lenz
      Since the 1960s Anna Lenz and her husband have built a magnificent collection of the art of the Epoche ZERO. For this book she has travelled across Europe together with the photographer Roswitha Pross and the art historian Ulrike Schmitt to conduct interviews and ask the partners and wives of artists about their lives. These women, some of whom are themselves artists, speak with great openness about their families, their childhood dreams, their own professional trajectories, about prevailing circumstances and life plans, and also about the often overwhelming first meetings and their relationships with their men. This kaleidoscope of reports about their lives constitutes a chapter in the history of art, and a piece of contemporary history.0Exhibition: Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy (01.06.-24.11.2013). 0.
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    • Ink art : past as present in contemporary China
      Ink art : past as present in contemporary China
      Maxwell K. Hearn.
      "Featuring 70 works in various media--paintings, calligraphy, photographs, woodblock prints, video, and sculpture--that were created during the past three decades, Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China will demonstrate how China's ancient pattern of seeking cultural renewal through the reinterpretation of past models remains a viable creative path. Although all of the artists have transformed their sources through new modes of expression, visitors will recognize thematic, aesthetic, or technical attributes in their creations that have meaningful links to China's artistic past. The exhibition will be organized thematically into four parts and will include such highlights as Xu Bing's dramatic Book from the Sky (ca. 1988), an installation that will fill an entire gallery; Family Tree (2000), a set of vivid photographs documenting a performance by Zhang Huan in which his facial features--and his identity--are obscured gradually by physiognomic texts that are inscribed directly onto his face; and Map of China (2006) by Ai Weiwei, which is constructed entirely of wood salvaged from demolished Qing dynasty temples." -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website.
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    • Awakening the night : art from Romanticism to the present
      Awakening the night : art from Romanticism to the present
      edited by Agnes Husslein-Arco, Brigitte Borchhardt-Birbaumer, and Harald Krejci.
      This absorbing volume explores how artists have expressed their fascination with the night and its mysteries over two centuries. Delving deep into the subjects of philosophy, psychology, and astronomy, this beautifully illustrated and wide-ranging volume offers a chronological approach to understanding how artists of all kinds have dealt with the subject of nighttime. It opens with the early 19th century, focusing on the tension between romanticism and enlightenment, idealism and realism, beauty and science. It then goes on to explore the introduction of electricity, the subsequent illumination of urban spaces, and light pollution. Finally, it investigates contemporary images of places that come alive in the darkness: subways, mines, theaters, movie houses, and nightclubs. Filled with the work of renowned painters, photographers, sculptors, and filmmakers, the volume is enhanced by a series of insightful essays that help us understand how artists' depictions of nighttime have evolved in tandem with developments in technology, science, and philosophy.
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    • The power of the sea : making waves in British Art 1790-2014
      The power of the sea : making waves in British Art 1790-2014
      edited by Janette Kerr PRWA and Christiana Payne.
      From the sublime spectacle of crashing waves to the vast and open expanse of the oceans, the sea has long fascinated artists in Britain. 'The Power of the Sea' offers a multi-disciplinary approach to this fascinating subject, showcasing work by internationally-renowned contemporary artists alongside key historical works from national and regional art collections. Many of the earliest artists in the exhibition - George Morland, Francis Danby, John Brett and Walter Langley - emphasized the Romanticism of the sea through images depicting the human costs of shipwrecks and their aftermath. Meanwhile JMW Turner and John Constable were captivated by its elemental nature - its fury and fluidity, breeze and light. By the late nineteenth century, the sea seemed more benign, a source of leisure and health: Henry Moore, David James, and Sydney Mortimer Laurence experimented with different ways to capture the movement of the waves. In the twentieth century Paul Nash, Edward Wadsworth and Paul Feiler found reassurance in the simple geometry of sea walls and boats, while Peter Lanyon, John Piper and Joan Eardley portrayed the coast as much more insubstantial, a place of swirling winds and shifting moods, reflecting personal experience. In contemporary art, maritime environments have been both minimalist panoramas and places of familiarity and intimacy. Maggi Hambling, recognised for her celebrated series of North Sea Paintings, has depicted the power and energy of the sea in both paint and bronze. Gail Harvey creates colourful waves, while Kurt Jackson, Len Tabner and Janette Kerr depict seas that furiously foam and froth. The monochromatic photographs and etchings of James Beale, Norman Ackroyd and Thomas Joshua Cooper capture the moods, beauty and momentary movements of the ocean. History, memory, myth and maritime tradition inhabit the works of Hugh O'Donoghue and Will Maclean. Coastal erosion and rising sea levels are portrayed in work by Simon Read, Michael Porter and Jethro Brice, while Peter Matthews and Andrew Friend immerse work in the sea or create devices that deliberately disappear beneath its surface. This significant exhibition demonstrates the contrasts and continuities in artists' engagement with the sea over a period that spans more than two centuries. It encompasses a time of great change in man's relationship with nature - and the understanding of that relationship - bringing us to the present day and the effects of climate change upon rising sea levels, which has only lent greater urgency to their work. Exhibiting Contemporary Artists: Norman Ackroyd RA, James Beale RWA, Jethro Brice, Annie Cattrell, Thomas Joshua Cooper RSA, Susan Derges, Andrew Friend, Maggi Hambling, Andrew Hardwick RWA, Gail Harvey, Sax Impey RWA, Kurt Jackson RWA, Janette Kerr PRWA, Rona Lee, Marian Leven RSA, Anne Lydiat, Will Maclean RSA, Peter Matthews, Joanna Millett, Hughie O'Donoghue RA, Michael Porter RWA, Simon Read, Terry Setch RWA, Len Tabner.--http://www.rwa.org.uk.
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    • Risk and uncertainty in the art world
      Risk and uncertainty in the art world
      edited by Anna M. Dempster.
      Art has become big business in way not seen since the Dutch golden age. Once the preserve of a small elite, recent growth in the art and financial markets has made art a more accessible investment option for individuals than ever before. Yet this growth has posed new forms of uncertainty, volatility and risk to the art world and its participants.
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    • Contemporary Australian drawing #1
    • A step-by-step course in drawing : a practical guide to drawing, with projects using soft pencils, conte crayons, charcoal and graphite sticks, show in 175 photographs
    • Nuthin' but mech. 2 : sketches and renderings
    • Little big books : illustrations for children's picture books
    • The art of Fred Gambino : Dark shepherd
      The art of Fred Gambino : Dark shepherd
      foreword by John A. Davis
      "The Art of Fred Gambino - Dark Shepherd collects the out-of-this-world concept art, illustrations, paintings, book covers and sketches of the immensely talented multimedia artist Fred Gambino."--Page 4 of cover.
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    • Unicorn executions : and other crazy stuff my kids make me draw
      Unicorn executions : and other crazy stuff my kids make me draw
      Steve Breen
      "In this quirky collection of drawings, Steve Breen explores the random (and sometimes horrifying) pleas of his children to draw everything from Jedi-corns to mutant presidents. Featuring one hundred original color and black-and-white illustrations by the Pulitzer Prize-winning illustrator, Unicorn Executions and Other Crap My Kids Make Me Draw will have kids and parents laughing at the silly and bizarre illustrations Breen's kids asked him to draw, like: Betty White punching out a silverback gorilla, Ninjapus, Disney princesses in forty years, If humans had T-Rex proportions, Vikings riding gorillas while blasting Metallica, Secret mutant powers of US presidents, And many more unusual requests." -- Book jacket.
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    • Lovely : ladies of animation : the art of Lorelay Bove, Mingjue Helen Chen, Claire Keane, Lisa Keene, Brittney Lee, & Victoria Ying
      Lovely : ladies of animation : the art of Lorelay Bove, Mingjue Helen Chen, Claire Keane, Lisa Keene, Brittney Lee, & Victoria Ying
      foreword by John Lasseter
      The beautiful minds of six extremely successful women artists in the entertainment industry present Lovely: Ladies of Animation. The history of art in animation has had many female heroes; this elite group is continuing the tradition and building upon it. Featuring the first published personal works by Lorelay Bove, Lisa Keene, and Claire Keane along with the works of previously published Mingjue Helen Chen, Brittney Lee and Victoria Ying, Lovely is an indispensible addition to the library of anyone interested in animation. With a variety of styles, from graphic works to realistic portraits, these images will inspire and delight the viewer with each turn of the page.
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    • Magie der Dinge
      Magie der Dinge
      herausgegeben von Bettina Richter

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    • American impressionism : a new vision, 1880-1900
    • Strangeling  : the art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith
    • Jasper Johns : regrets
      Jasper Johns : regrets
      Christophe Cherix and Ann Temkin.

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    • Lucian Freud
      Lucian Freud
      herausgegeben von Sabine Haag und Jasper Sharp
      Die von dieser Publikation begleitete Ausstellung in Wien ist in den Monaten vor seinem Tod im Juli 2011 in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Kunstler konzipiert worden und somit die letzte, die Lucian Freud zu Lebzeiten selbst zusammengestellt hat. Werke aus seiner gesamten, siebzig Jahre wahrenden Schaffensperiode werden gezeigt, und erstmals sind jene Bilder hier vereint, die er selbst fur seine wichtigsten Arbeiten hielt. Unter ihnen befinden sich einige seiner beruhmtesten Gemalde: Selbstportrats, Bildnisse von Freuds Familienmitgliedern oder anderen Kunstlern wie Francis Bacon, aber auch Landschaften und Stillleben. Zugleich erkennt man Freuds groes Interesse an den Werken der Alten Meister und der altagyptischen Kunst. Eine Hommage an einen groen Kunstler - von ihm selbst als kostbares Vermachtnis autorisiert. Exhibition: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria (8.10.2013-6.1.2014).
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    • Van Gogh repetitions
      Van Gogh repetitions
      Eliza E. Rathbone, William H. Robinson, Elizabeth Steele, and Marcia Steele
      "Van Gogh Repetitions is the first book to focus on the artist's 'repetitions,' a term he used to describe his process of producing more than one version of a composition."--Jacket.
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    • Allan Ramsay : portraits of the Enlightenment
      Allan Ramsay : portraits of the Enlightenment
      Mungo Campbell with Anne Dulau and essays by Melanie Buntin, Rhona Brown, John Bonehill, Rica Jones.

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    • Nendo 10/10
      Nendo 10/10
      [edited by Floyd E. Schulze and Robert Klanten
      There are few design studios worldwide that can deliver projects of such consistently high quality as the Japanese studio Nendo. Expertly melding architecture and interior, product, and graphic design with sculpture and installation, Nendo's work is both clear and sophisticated. The functionality of their projects is in line with established Japanese design traditions, yet their lightheartedness and humor is also inspired by the country's pop culture. The name Nendo, Japanese for modeling clay, is indicative of their skill at playing with the fundamental properties of objects. The studio has firmly established itself on the global design scene and routinely wins international awards. This monograph presents a striking selection of Nendo's multifaceted work including vibrant store concepts, mystically inspired exhibition spaces, sculptural furniture pieces, home accessories, and design objects. Regardless of how diverse the included styles appear to be, they all give the reader a sense of where the future of design is heading.
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    • User experience design : creating designs users really love
    • The field guide to typography : typefaces in the urban landscape
    • These are the weather diaries : a book in celebration of the Nordic Fashion Biennale
    • Colors & patterns of depression era glassware
    • The ultimate guide to sea glass : finding, collecting, identifying, and using the ocean's most beautiful stones
      The ultimate guide to sea glass : finding, collecting, identifying, and using the ocean's most beautiful stones
      Mary Beth Beuke
      "As the owner of one of the world's most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more and more difficult to find, making the hunt more of a challenge to the seeker-especially one with limited experience in sea glass hunting. There are several reasons why the hunt is so important to the sea glass seeker. Some find their Zen moments in the solitude and beauty of the hunt. Some collect to add color to their life. The history, mystery, and discovery of sea glass are also strong forces that draw collectors to shorelines around the world, looking for these pieces of physically and chemically weathered frosted glass. Whatever your reason for wanting to learn about and start your own collection of sea glass, the window for doing so is closing as pieces are becoming more elusive due to a growth in sea glass popularity and a decrease in recent glass bottle production. In The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass, Beuke provides information that will help first-time seekers start new collections and veteran hunters learn more about their current sets. Beuke shares her experiences in gathering her own collection via photographs of vibrant and rare pieces, as well. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Quilts in everyday life, 1855-1955 : a 100-year photographic history
    • Burning Man : art on fire
    • I'll be back right after this : my memoir
      I'll be back right after this : my memoir
      Pat O'Brien.
      "Growing up, Pat O'Brien was the skinny Midwestern kid with the divorced parents and the alcoholic father ... His life was unceremonious--until he was picked up in [a] student center by a professor who envisioned his future as the household television name he would become. From that day forward, Pat's life became anything but ordinary: from afternoons in the late Bobby Kennedy's living room with Muhammad Ali, to Rangers games in President Bush's suite, to the drugs and drinking and party lifestyle of Los Angeles. Over the course of his career, Pat has met everyone: the Beatles, the Kennedys, Neil Young, and Magic Johnson"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Women in Game of thrones : power, conformity and resistance
      Women in Game of thrones : power, conformity and resistance
      Valerie Estelle Franke.
      "Game of Thrones, one of the hottest series on television leaves hundreds of critics divided on how "feminist" the show really is. Certainly the female characters embody a spectrum of archetypes. However, the problematic area is that most of them play a single role without nuance. This book analyzes the women and their portrayals one by one"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Supernatural
      Supernatural
      edited by Lynn Zubernis and Katherine Larsen.

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    • Hollywood of the Rockies : Colorado, the West and America's film pioneers
      Hollywood of the Rockies : Colorado, the West and America's film pioneers
      Michael J. Spencer.
      "In the early days of the twentieth century, movies weren't made in California. As America's film pioneers traveled westward, Colorado became a beacon to them, contributing to the early motion picture business with all the relish and gusto of a western saga. The gorgeous natural scenery was perfect for the country's (and the world's) growing infatuation with the West, turning Colorado itself into a bigger star of the early cinema than any particular actor. Using rare photos and contemporary accounts, writer and filmmaker Michael J. Spencer explores the little-known filmmaking industry that flourished in the RockyMountains between 1895 and 1915-2014; west of New York but east of Hollywood"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The Saco Drive-In : cinema under the Maine sky
    • Not to be missed : 54 favorites from a lifetime of film
      Not to be missed : 54 favorites from a lifetime of film
      Kenneth Turan.
      "As a child in 1950s Brooklyn, Kenneth Turan often turned to television programs like "Million Dollar Movie" on WOR-TV. Featuring a much-loved theme song from Gone with the Wind, "Million Dollar Movie" would run one feature film twice a day, every day, all week. It was there that he developed a life-long love of the world of the movies. One of the most discerning critics writing today, Kenneth Turan offers insights that are sure to delight and inspire movie-lovers of all kinds in his latest book, Unforgettable. As sophisticated and illuminating as the films they discuss, Turan's sketches are a blend of cultural analysis, historical anecdote and sordid Hollywood controversy, astute critical appraisals, all suffused with his abiding love for the silver screen. Turan's favorite films range across all genres, low and high. From All About Eve to Seven Samurai to Spirited Away, these are now timeless films--classic and contemporary, familiar and obscure, with big budgets and small--each as interesting as the lives of the authors and actors that made the usually two-or-so-hour-long cinematic experience itself"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Outer limits : the filmgoers' guide to the great science-fiction films
      Outer limits : the filmgoers' guide to the great science-fiction films
      Howard Hughes.
      Howard Hughe's new filmgoers' guide to science-fiction films delves deep into the landmark movies of this ever popular genre, from Metropolis to Avatar and beyond, and covers over 250 more. It explores science-fiction cinema through 26 great films, from the silent classic Metropolis to today.
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    • Sherlock Holmes
      Sherlock Holmes
      edited by Tom Ue and Jonathan Cranfield.

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    • Writing screenplays that sell
      Writing screenplays that sell
      Michael Hauge.
      "For more than twenty years, Writing Screenplays That Sell has been hailed as the most complete guide available on the art, craft, and business of writing for movies and television. Now fully revised and updated to reflect the latest trends and scripts, Hollywood story expert and script consultant Michael Hauge walks readers through every step of writing and selling successful screenplays. If you read only one book on the screenwriter's craft, this must be the one"--The publisher.
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    • On story : screenwriters and their craft
      On story : screenwriters and their craft
      edited by Barbara Morgan and Maya Perez.
      Introduction / by Barbara Morgan -- 1. Inspiration. A conversation with Randall Wallace -- 2. Story. What makes a great story : a conversation with Bill Wittliff ; Steven Zaillian on where the story originates ; Peter Hedges on crafting story ; Lawrence Kasdan on story and theme -- 3. Process. A conversation with John Lee Hancock ; Sacha Gervasi on getting started ; The basics with Nicholas Kazan ; Advice from Bill Wittliff ; Anne Rapp's writing routine ; Caroline Thompson's writing process ; Lawrence Kasdan on the challenges of writing -- 4. Structure. Structure and format : a conversation with Frank Pierson, Whit Stillman, Robin Swicord, and Nicholas Kazan ; Caroline Thompson on structure ; Lawrence Kasdan on the rules of script formatting ; Visual storytelling : a conversation with John August, John Lee Hancock, and Randall Wallace -- 5. Character and dialogue. Building characters and mapping their journeys : a conversation with Lawrence Kasdan and Anne Rapp ; Nicholas Kazan on writing characters ; Crafting characters : a conversation with Lawrence Kasdan ; Dialogue and finding the voice : a conversation with John August and John Lee Hancock -- 6. Rewritng. Writer's block : a conversation with Bud Shrake and Bill Wittliff ; Bill Wittliff on when to let something go ; Steven Zaillian on defining scenes : what to keep in, what to leave out ; Anne Rapp on keeping writing fresh ; Nicholas Kazan's rewriting process ; On rewriting : a conversation with Daniel Petrie Jr., Peter Hedges, and Sacha Gervasi ; Lawrence Kasdan on how to know when you're done -- 7. Collaboration. A conversation with Steven Zaillian ; Peter Hedges on collaborating ; Lawrence Kasdan on writing with a partner ; Randall Wallace on working with other writers -- 8. Go forth.
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    • Divergent : official illustrated movie companion
      Divergent : official illustrated movie companion
      by Kate Egan.
      Gives a true behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Divergent.
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    • Watching them be : star presence on the screen from Garbo to Balthazar
    • Cinema sex sirens
      Cinema sex sirens
      Dave Worrall & Lee Pfeiffer.
      A celebration of the last great era of the cinematic sex siren - a time when the cultural revolution resulted in unprecedented liberation in the treatment of nudity on screen. The Sixties and Seventies was an era when actresses were not ashamed to be associated with the tag of 'Sex Goddess' or 'Sex Siren' and were not embarrassed to exploit their beauty and bodily charms to enhance their career. Sex Sirens centres around a select number of actresses who capitalised on their natural beauty during this era. They range from cinematic legends to some whose names are barely known by the general public. Each chapter focuses on one actress with a biography, commentary and complete filmography. With an introduction by Roger Moore. Features full colour photos, rare international movie poster artwork and magazine covers. Actresses featured include Sophia Loren, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor, Ursula Andress and Gina Lollobrigida.
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    • America's first regional theatre : the Cleveland Play House and its search for a home
    • I like you just the way I am : stories about me and some other people
      I like you just the way I am : stories about me and some other people
      Jenny Mollen.
      "Jenny Mollen is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles. She is also a wife, married to a famous guy (which is annoying only because he gets free [stuff] and she doesn't). She doesn't want much from life. Just to be loved by everybody: her parents, her dogs, her ex-boyfriends, her ex-boyfriends, dogs, her husband, her husband's ex-girlfriends, her husband's ex-girlfriend's new boyfriends, etc. Some people might call that impulse crazy, but isn't 'crazy' really just a word boring people use to describe fun people? (And Jenny is really, really fun)"--Dust jacket flap.
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    • Mickey Rourke
      Mickey Rourke
      Keri Walsh.
      Mickey Rourke has been many things to many people over the course of his 35 year career: a bright young star fresh from the Actors Studio, a Hollywood heart-throb, a professional boxer, a muse to young independent filmmakers, and a Comic-Con icon. In this lively study, Keri Walsh analyses his performances in key films - from Diner (1982), Rumble Fish (1983) and 9 1/2 Weeks (1986) to Sin City (2005), The Wrestler (2008) and Iron Man II (2010) - and traces the development and multiple transformations of Rourke's star image. Taking an in-depth look at his colourful career in its cultural and cinematic contexts, Walsh explores how this controversial, talented and undersung Hollywood star has intrigued audiences from the 1980s to the present day.
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    • Claire Trevor : queen of the Bs & Hollywood film noir