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Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594749896
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Published: Quirk Books - October 24th, 2017

Visit the worlds of thirty-five classic and cult classic movies in a beautiful and engrossing new way! Cinemaps dynamically presents hand-drawn maps of key scenes and character pathways alongside engaging essays. A book for either a movie buff or map aficionado. --Mya

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Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594206719
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Published: Penguin Press - June 27th, 2017

You know Thelma & Louise: two outlaw women run away from their dull lives and the conventions that restrain them. In this entertaining and relevant book, over seventy people involved in the groundbreaking project talk about the many obstacles the iconic film had to overcome before hitting the big screen. --Marilyn

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The Girl in the Show: Three Generations of Comedy, Culture, and Feminism Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510718364
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Published: Arcade Publishing - August 8th, 2017

Here is a mother of an entertaining study that takes place at the intersection of feminism and comedy, based on over fifty interviews. From The Lucy Show to Saturday Night Live, from Gilda Radner to Wanda Sykes, this is an essential history of funny women kicking ass. --Leigh

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Blind Spot Cover Image
By Teju Cole, Siri Hustvedt (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780399591075
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Published: Random House - June 13th, 2017

Go ahead and judge this book by its cover. It's as intriguing as it seems. Filled with abstract compositions from the mind of an observer aware enough to know he must be missing something, Cole uses each image as a kind of koan to puzzle out what that elusive thing might be.--Ron

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Monograph by Chris Ware Cover Image
By Chris Ware, Ira Glass (Preface by), Francoise Mouly (Introduction by), Art Spiegelman (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780847860883
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Published: Rizzoli - October 17th, 2017

Monograph by Chris Ware is a great gift for lovers, consumers, and producers of modern graphic arts. This one is firmly in the “I wish someone would buy me that” category of books. --Ron

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The Secret Lives of Color Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143131144
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Published: Penguin Books - October 24th, 2017

This thought-provoking read investigates color: its histories, its uses, and its impacts on human civilization. Discover the rich stories behind seventy-five hues from the rare chrome yellow of Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings to whitewash, which was thought to protect against the plague. Excellent for history and art buffs alike. --Anton

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Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062569028
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 27th, 2017

In this clever and pun-filled graphic novel, a lonely, confused alien tries to figure out what it means to be "humabn." Perhaps this is The Little Prince for the internet age. Simple and profound, Jomny will certainly touch your heart. --Becca

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National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals Cover Image
By Joel Sartore, Harrison Ford (Foreword by), Douglas H. Chadwick (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781426217777
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Published: National Geographic - March 7th, 2017

A gorgeous collection of animal portraits fit for the coffee table of every animal lover or photographer on your list. Sartore visited zoos and rescue centers across the globe, creating portraits of the nearly microscopic and the almost mammoth, to share the famous message of the ark: Save these animals! --Santiago