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The Making of the Morgan from Charles McKim to Renzo Piano

Paul Spencer Byard, Cynthia Davidson, Charles E. Pierce, Jr., and Brian Regan
2008. 204 pages. Color illustrations.
9 x 12 inches. Hardcover.


Price: $35.00

Studying Nature
Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection


Jennifer Tonkovich, Esther Bell, et al.
2011. 159 pages. Color illustrations.
9.75 x 11.75 inches. Hardcover.

Price: $30.00

Miracles in Miniature: The Art of the Master of Claude de France

Roger S. Wieck, with contributions by Francisco H. Trujillo
2014. 95 pages.
Color illustrations. Paperback.


Price: $25.00

Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries

Stephen Hebron
2014. 300 pages.
200 color illustrations.
9.5 x 11 inches. Hardcover.


Price: $65.00

A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany

Matthew Hargraves and Rachel Sloan
2014. 84 pages.
40 color illustrations.
8.25 x 8.25 inches. Paperback.


Price: $20.00

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Secret Lives of Great Composers
Secret Lives of Great Composers
What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World's Musical Masters

Elizabeth Lunday
2008. 288 pages.
5.28 x 8 inches. Paperback.

Product Code: 9781594744020

$16.95


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With scandalous anecdotes about everyone from Gioachino Rossini (draft-dodging womanizer) to Johann Sebastian Bach (alleged cross-dresser), Secret Lives of Great Composers reveals the seamy, steamy, and gritty history behind the great masters of international music. You'll learn that Edward Elgar dabbled with explosives; that John Cage was obsessed with fungus; that Berlioz plotted murder; and that Giacomo Puccini stole his church's organ pipes and sold them as scrap metal so he could buy cigarettes. These are music history lessons you'll never forget!

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Secret Lives of Great Authors
What Your Teachers Never Told You About Famous Novelists, Poets, and Playwrights

Robert Schnakenberg
2008. 304 pages.
8 x 5.25 inches. Paperback.
Price: $16.95

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Secret Lives of Great Artists
What Your Teachers Never Told You About Master Painters and Sculptors

Elizabeth Lunday
2008. 288 pages.
8 x 5.28 inches. Paperback.
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