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  North of Dixie

North of Dixie
Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South

Mark Speltz
With a preface by Deborah Willis

"A much-welcome corrective to standard histories, as well as journalistic coverage at the time, which focused on Jim Crow segregation in the South, especially as captured in some historic, disturbing and indelible images of the day."
New York Times

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  The Book on the Floor

The Book on the Floor
André Malraux and the Imaginary Museum

Walter Grasskamp

The French writer, politician, and publisher André Malraux may be best known today for his work as France's first Minister of Cultural Affairs under Charles de Gaulle, but he also was an early champion of the illustrated art book. In this elucidating and lively work, art historian Walter Grasskamp reveals Malraux's indispensable hand in shaping the history of art publishing through his 1954 book Le musée imaginaire de la sculpture mondiale and beyond.

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  The Los Angeles Central Library

The Los Angeles Central Library
Building an Architectural Icon, 1872–1933

Kenneth A. Breisch
With a foreword by Kevin Starr

The iconic Central Library in downtown Los Angeles is a beloved landmark, with high open ceilings, gorgeous murals, and a striking façade. In this comprehensive investigation of its design and construction, Kenneth A. Breisch reveals the narrative approach to architecture that informed the library's unique structure and embodies its overarching theme: the light of learning.

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   The Dawn of Christian Art in Panel Paintings and Icons

The Dawn of Christian Art in Panel Paintings and Icons

Thomas F. Mathews
With Norman E. Muller

Staking out new territory in the history of art, this erudite book presents a compelling argument for a lost link between the panel-painting tradition of Greek antiquity and Christian paintings of Byzantium and the Renaissance. Looking at sixty understudied paintings from Egypt during the Roman Empire, the author lays out the shared iconography, technology, and religious usage of the preceding centuries of pagan art and the succeeding period of Christian art.

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