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  • booksreddit.com:To the Ends of the Earth: Adventures of an Expedition Photographer

    To the Ends of the Earth: Adventures of an Expedition Photographer

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    Unforgettable stories and images from America’s preeminent adventure photographer on his most challenging, exhilarating expeditions. Renowned as one of the world’s foremost expedition photographers, Gordon Wiltsie has climbed Himalayan mountains, mushed dogs on the frozen Arctic Ocean, skied in Antarctica, and hacked through the Amazon jungle to photograph the most remote reaches of the planet. For the last three decades he has accompanied many of the great modern explorers―Alex Lowe, Conrad …


  • booksreddit.com:The Wu-Tang Manual

    The Wu-Tang Manual

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    Wu-Tang’s 20 year plan
    Long awaited and much anticipated, The Wu-Tang Manual is The RZA’s first written introduction to the philosophy and history of Hip-Hop’s original Dynasty, the Wu-Tang Clan.Since the release of the revolutionary Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) — over the course of four seminal group albums and a multitude of ambitious side projects — the Wu-Tang Clan has constantly redefined what hip-hop can do and where hip-hop can go. Now, after a decade of dark beats and mysterious lyrics hinting at a large…


  • booksreddit.com:History of the British Army Film and Photographic Unit in the Second World War (Helion Studies in...

    History of the British Army Film and Photographic Unit in the Second World War (Helion Studies in…

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    There’s a lot of close-to-combat photographs from WWII, but I don’t often hear much about the photographers. Were WWII war photographers armed? Were they subject to neutrality/immunity/respect? Were they deployed with soldiers as part of the army?
    At the beginning of the Second World War the Nazi hierarchy had, at an early stage, fully recognized the importance of controlling the depiction of military conflict in order to ensure the continued morale of their combat troops by providing a bridge between the soldiers and their families. Promoting the use of photographic record also allowed the Nazis to exercise control over negative depictions of the war. In contrast, the British military and political decision makers were reluctant to em… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:History of the British Army Film and Photographic Unit in the Second World War (Helion Studies in...

    History of the British Army Film and Photographic Unit in the Second World War (Helion Studies in…

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    At the beginning of the Second World War the Nazi hierarchy had, at an early stage, fully recognized the importance of controlling the depiction of military conflict in order to ensure the continued morale of their combat troops by providing a bridge between the soldiers and their families. Promoting the use of photographic record also allowed the Nazis to exercise control over negative depictions of the war. In contrast, the British military and political decision makers were reluctant to em…


  • booksreddit.com:Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey

    Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey

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    Let’s Talk: Using the term EDM and whether it is helpful/harmful to electronic music.
    Last Night a DJ Saved My Life was the first comprehensive history of the disc jockey, a figure who has become a powerful force shaping the music industry—and since its original publication, the book has become a cult classic. Now, with five new chapters and over a hundred pages of additional material, this updated and revised edition of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life reasserts itself as the definitive account of DJ culture, from the first record played over airwaves to house, hip hop, techno, …


  • booksreddit.com:The History of the Snowman

    The History of the Snowman

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    What is the origin of the snowman? And more specifically, the image everyone gets in their head (carrot nose, coal eyes, etc)?
    Who made the first snowman? Who first came up with the idea of placing snowballs on top of each other, and who decided they would use a carrot for a nose? Most puzzling of all: How can this mystery ever be solved, with all the evidence long since melted? The snowman appears everywhere on practically everything – from knickknacks to greeting cards to seasonal sweaters we plan to return. Whenever we see big snowballs our first impulse is to deck them out with a top hat. Humorist and writer Bob … more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The History of the Snowman

    The History of the Snowman

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    Who made the first snowman? Who first came up with the idea of placing snowballs on top of each other, and who decided they would use a carrot for a nose? Most puzzling of all: How can this mystery ever be solved, with all the evidence long since melted? The snowman appears everywhere on practically everything – from knickknacks to greeting cards to seasonal sweaters we plan to return. Whenever we see big snowballs our first impulse is to deck them out with a top hat. Humorist and writer Bob …


  • booksreddit.com:What to Listen for in Music (Signet Classics)

    What to Listen for in Music (Signet Classics)

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    Trained musicians, what do you notice when you hear a song for the first time?
    Whether they listen to Mozart or Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland invites readers to ask two basic questions: Are they hearing everything that is going on? Are they really being sensitive to it? With his provocative suggestions, Aaron Copland guides readers through a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms.


  • booksreddit.com:Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

    Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

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    A New York Times Notable BookA Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year”A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-sellerWise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war…


  • booksreddit.com:Electronic Projects for Musicians

    Electronic Projects for Musicians

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    New to DIY eloctronics, what are some doable projects that I could look into?
    (Music Sales America). Written in simple language, with hundreds of clear illustrations, this guide gives you step-by-step instructions on how to bild pre-amps, tone controls, ring modulators, mixers, and many other inexpensive electronic accessories.


  • booksreddit.com:How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC

    How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC

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    Hip Hop is something I’ve always enjoyed studying. Here are some books I’ve read regarding the culture that I think you all would find interesting. Feel free to add on.
    Clipse, Cypress Hill, Nelly, Public Enemy, Remy Ma, Schoolly D, A Tribe Called Quest, will.i.am—these are just some of the acclaimed artists offering tips and advice in this compelling how-to. Delivering countless candid and exclusive first-person insights from interviews with more than one hundred of the most innovative artists, author Paul Edwards examines the dynamics of rap from every region and in every form–mainstream and underground, current and classic—and covers everything from cont…


  • booksreddit.com:The Real Book: Sixth Edition

    The Real Book: Sixth Edition

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    I’m sick of lead guitar 🙁 What are some of you favourite songs to play because of their rhythm parts?
    (Fake Book). The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were illegally produced and distributed, without any regard to copyright law, or royalties paid to the composers who created these musical masterpieces. Hal Leonard is very proud to present the first legitimate and legal editions of these books ever produced. You won’t even notice the di…


  • booksreddit.com:Ambient Century

    Ambient Century

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    This publication reveals the drift in 20th-century music from composers to non-musicians, from strict rules to no rules, from the single note to the sample. This drift through technology, Minimalism, the rock era and techno music is earthed by the development of ambient sound, to the author the most important breakthough of the past 100 years. With the help of electronics, new ideas and consumer music, Ambient music has established itself beyond question as “the classical music of the future.”


  • booksreddit.com:Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art

    Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art

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    Can anyone tell me any information about the carvings on this jade slab my dad has? He got it from a client in 1992. /r/whatisthisthing is stumped
    Can decorative objects increase one’s wealth, happiness, or longevity? Traditionally, many Chinese have believed that they could–as long as they included the appropriate auspicious symbols. In this book Asian Art Museum curator of Himalayan and Chinese decorative art Terese Tse Bartholomew, culminating decades of research, provides a thorough guide to such symbols.Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Art is richly illustrated with photographs of art objects and original hand-painted drawing… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art

    Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art

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    Can decorative objects increase one’s wealth, happiness, or longevity? Traditionally, many Chinese have believed that they could–as long as they included the appropriate auspicious symbols. In this book Asian Art Museum curator of Himalayan and Chinese decorative art Terese Tse Bartholomew, culminating decades of research, provides a thorough guide to such symbols.Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Art is richly illustrated with photographs of art objects and original hand-painted drawing…


  • booksreddit.com:A Modern Method for Guitar - Volumes 1

    A Modern Method for Guitar – Volumes 1, 2, 3 Complete

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    what scales and chords do you think is a must know to be a good guitarist
    (Berklee Methods). Now guitarists can have all three volumes of this classic guitar method in one convenient book! Created by popular demand, this new edition of the method used as the basic text for the renowned Berklee College of Music guitar program is a complete compilation of the original Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Innovative solos, duets and exercises progressively teach melody, harmony and rhythm. Perfect for the serious guitar student and instructor alike.


  • booksreddit.com:Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths

    Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths

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    The lineage of the Japanese sword can be traced back over a thousand years, and throughout its long history the sword has emerged as one of Japan’s most durable cultural assets. Part of its mythical appeal lies in the unique harmony of its historical roles as deadly hand-held weapon, embodiment of the samurai spirit, and powerful symbol of warfare.The types of sword that have been made, their forging methods, and the styles of blade have been influenced by historical events and shaped by deve…


  • booksreddit.com:Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

    Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

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    THE book to own if you want to understand lighting! Light Science and Magic more than just provides set examples for photographers to follow. This international bestseller provides photographers with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light to allow individual photographers to use lighting to express their own creativity. It will show you how to light the most difficult subjects such as surfaces, metal, glass, liquids, extremes (black-on-black and white-on-white), and peop…


  • booksreddit.com:Spacesuits: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collection

    Spacesuits: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collection

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    The goal of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth required the development of three things: spacecraft, launch vehicles, and protective clothing. Spacesuits: Within the Collections of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum takes the reader through the development of the last category, the spacesuits used during this venture. Highlighting the pressure suits created during the years leading up to the lunar missions and beyond, this book features dramatic photographs…


  • booksreddit.com:The Tao of Wu

    The Tao of Wu

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    TIL while in prison, ODB wasn’t visited by any of his Wu-Tang members except RZA.
    The RZA, founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, imparts the lessons he’s learned on his journey from the Staten Island projects to international superstardom. A devout student of knowledge in every form in which he’s found it, he distills here the wisdom he’s acquired into seven “pillars,” each based on a formative event in his life-from the moment he first heard the call of hip-hop to the death of his cousin and Clan- mate, Russell Jones, aka ODB. Delivered in RZA’s unmistakable style, at once surpris…