Nonfiction

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The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer

Rating: 4
A sweet and heartbreaking story of the life and times of black Labrador retrievers, Boomer and Beezer.
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Midnight in Rome: A Wandering Mind in a City Eternal

Rating: 4
A coming-of-age story set in Rome, as seen from the eyes of someone who is seeing it for the first time.
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Claude Monet: Late Work

Rating: 4
A catalogue that accompanied "Claude Monet: Late Work," the most significant gathering of Monet's late paintings to take place in New York in more than thirty years.
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Ferus

Rating: 4
A timeline documenting the Ferus gallery's history opens the fully illustrated catalogue, followed by an interview with Irving Blum by Roberta Bernstein and a critical discussion of Warhol's Campbell's soup can paintings by Kirk Varnedoe.
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Cecily Brown

Rating: 4
With a visual repertoire indebted as much to the classical themes of the old masters as to porn magazines and Hollywood films, Brown's paintings challenge traditional interpretations and compel us to reconsider the act of painting from a decidedly feminine viewpoint.
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Warhol from the Sonnaben Collection

Rating: 4.5
This beautifully illustrated book includes essays by Picasso biographer John Richardson and leading Warhol scholar Brenda Richardson.
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Damien Hirst: Superstition

Rating: 4
Published to accompany Damien Hirst's exhibition of butterfly paintings at Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles in February 2007, Superstition is a visually stunning book that confirms Hirst's reputation as one of the most significant visual thinkers of his generation.
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Jeff Koons: Hulk Elvis

Rating: 4
The definitive survey of Jeff Koons's Hulk Elvis paintings, including an extensive interview with the artist in his studio.
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John Currin

Rating: 4
One of the leading figurative painters of his generation, Currin's influences range from Italian and Northern Renaissance paintings to popular illustrations from the mid-20th century.
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Richard Prince: Tiffany Paintings

Rating: 4
This limited edition artist's book, published on the occasion of the recent exhibition "Richard Prince: Tiffany Paintings," explores the paintings and related newsprint collages executed by the artist over the last seven years.
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Roy Lichtenstein: Girls

Rating: 4
In the summer of 1961, Lichtenstein embarked on a series of iconic images of women, taken directly from newspaper clippings and the romance comic books prevalent in post-war America.
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Richard Wright

Rating: 4
An extensive monograph surveying the recent major works of artist Richard Wright, this fully illustrated publication presents Wright's exquisite paintings and drawings.
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Zeitoun

Rating: 4.5
Eggers's riveting nonfiction book, three years in the making, explores the protagonist's roots in Syria, his marriage to Kathy--an American who converted to Islam--and their children, and the surreal atmosphere (in New Orleans and the United States generally) in which what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun was possible. Reviewed by IR Staff
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All American:The Exuberant Style of William Diamond and Anthony Baratta

Rating: 4
Featuring stunning photography, All-American is a compendium of the designers' most incredible projects.
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The Frugal Oenophile's Winegrape Primer

Rating: 4
A pocket-sized primer that covers nearly 300 grapes and wine styles, including a short profile of the grape, its history, its sensory characteristics, plus food-matching suggestions.
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Accidental Lessons

Rating: 3.5
A memoir by Chicago journalist David W. Berner is a heart wrenching and inspirational account of self-discovery.
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Empty Bottle Moments

Rating: 4
World-class chef and restauranteur Clive Berkman shares recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts with an emphasis on creating a low stress dining experience.
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Think Green!

Rating: 4
A colorfully illustrated book that introduces and educates our youngest generation on ways they can think and act green.
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The Whole Truth Eating and Recipe Guide

Rating: 4
Packed with over 100 recipes to helps readers lose weight, increase energy levels and improve overall health.
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Horsegod: Collected Poems

Rating: 3.5
A shocking, powerful collection of poetry in which the author tells his life story in exquisite verse.
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Joy Writing

Rating: 4.5
A how-to guide for aspiring writers that ends up containing none of the prescriptive rules and one-size-fits-all advice so often associated with the genre.
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A Guide to My Record Collection

Rating: 4.5
A book about rock and roll written by a fan, not a critic and "one of the most enjoyable trips through rock and roll I've had in a long time."
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Memories of the Little Elephant

Rating: 4
A charming tale, boldly illustrated, depicting the story of African people and their journey across the world.