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1. The Master Builder (Large Print) - Henrik Ibsen

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This large print title is set in Tieras 16pt font as reccomended by the RNIB.

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2. To Heal the Earth: Selected Writings of Ian L. McHarg - Ian McHarg

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3. Traditional Barn Dances with Calls and Fiddling - Dudley Laufman, Jacqueline Laufman

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Presents a collection of 46 American community folk dances and their historical origins. As many school curriculums require dance, rhythm and music, preferably integrated with cultural and historical validity, this title provides authentic fiddle music, sheet music, folklore and facts about the dances and easy-to-follow step descriptions.

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4. The Politics of the Impure -

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5. The Bloody Sacrifice - Charlotte Rodgers

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The Bloody Sacrifice Charlotte Rodgers is a non denominational magickal practitioner and an animist, and The Bloody Sacrifice is the story of her work with blood. It chronicles her use of road kill and blood in art, ritualised scarification and tattoo work, and the use of venous and menstrual blood in magick. Also included are Charlotte's interviews with tattoo artists; priests from belief systems which utilise blood sacrifice; artists who use their own HIV positive blood as a medium; and those who use mortifications and body modification to effect changes in consciousness and self. All here share a common bond of talent combined with an ability to articulate their beliefs. For example Louis Martinie, a priest in the New Orleans Voodoo Spiritual Temple. Martinie has integrated his Tibetan Buddhist beliefs into his Voodoo practice and in doing so shows how personal spiritual evolution can effect change within a syncretic religion. As a blood related illness affected various parts of Charlotte's life, she was given a chance to explore blood ritual in a very different way. Documenting this part of her journey gives an understanding of AIDS, HIV and HCV, and its effect on spirituality and contemporary blood rites. Blood Ritual, with all its history, baggage and dangers holds a power to create change. Whether this power is held within blood and how much impact is created merely by our perception is for the reader to decide. The Bloody Sacrifice is an honest, modern and thought provoking personal insight into an ancient aspect of our spirituality and creativity. The author was born in New Zealand and after many years of travel, fast living and dodgy magick, now leads a life of quiet eccentricity commuting between England and Asia. She creates, exhibits, and occasionally sells art made from road kill and has had articles published in many magazines.

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6. The Wisdom of Pixar (Large Print 16pt) - Robert Velarde

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Kids and adults alike love Pixar's movies. We come out of the theater not just entertained or amused, but inspired. Everybody agrees: Pixar makes fun, clean, terrific movies. But what makes these movies so appealing is not merely amazing CGI animation, clever humor or fantastic imagination. These movies are not just great. Pixar's movies are good. Robert Velarde unpacks the movies of Pixar and shows how they display the best of classic Christian virtues. Pixar's films resonate with us because of their moral character. Their virtuous themes of hope and courage, friendship and love connect with our deepest human longings. Whether we identify with the plight of a lost fish or the adventures of toys, bugs or cars, Pixar's characters help us build our own character, with the kind of virtue that we want for ourselves and those around us. Insightfully exploring each of Pixar's movies, this book is a friendly companion for fans, parents and church leaders. Discover how the imagination of Pixar can awaken in you a Christian vision for a moral life and a better society.

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7. The Colorful Apocalypse Journeys in Outsider Art (Large Print 16pt) - Greg Bottoms

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The Reverend Howard Finster was twenty feet tall, suspended in darkness. Or so he appeared in the documentary film that introduced a teenaged Greg Bottoms to the renowned outsider artist whose death would help inspire him, fourteen years later, to travel the country. Beginning in Georgia with a trip to Finster's famous Paradise Gardens, his journey-of which The Colorful Apocalypse is a masterly chronicle-is an unparalleled look into the lives and visionary works of some of Finster's contemporaries: the self-taught evangelical artists whose beliefs and oeuvres occupy the gray area between madness and Christian ecstasy.With his prodigious gift for conversation and quietly observant storytelling, Bottoms draws us into the worlds of such figures as William Thomas Thompson, a handicapped ex-millionaire who painted a 300-foot version of the book of Revelation; Norbert Kox, an ex-member of the Outlaws biker gang who now lives as a recluse in rural Wisconsin and paints apocalyptic visual parables; and Myrtice West, who began painting to express the revelatory visions she had after her daughter was brutally murdered. These artists' works are as wildly varied as their life stories, but without sensationalizing or patronizing them, Bottoms-one of today's finest young writers-gets at the heart of what they have in common: the struggle to make sense, through art, of their difficult personal histories.In doing so, he weaves a true narrative as powerful as the art of its subjects, a work that is at once an enthralling travelogue, a series of revealing biographical portraits, and a profound meditation on the chaos of despair and the ways in which creativity can help order our lives.

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8. This Heart Within Me Burns From Bedlam to Benidorm (Large Print 16pt) - Crissy Rock

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This is a candid, harrowing and often hilarious memoir. Crissy has been through some of the most shocking experiences imaginable, she has shown herself to have resilience beyond belief. What really shines through from every page, though, is Crissy's indomitable, wicked sense of humour. By turns harrowing and laugh - out - loud funny.

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9. Through a Screen Darkly Looking Closer at Beauty, Truth and Evil in the Movies (Large Print 16pt) - Jeffery Overstreet

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In the style of a cinematic travel journal, film columnist and critic Jeffrey Overstreet of Christianity Today and lookingcloser.org leads readers down paths less traveled to explore some of the best films you've never seen. Examining a feast of movies, f

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10. The Coen Brothers The Story of Two American Filmmakers (Large Print 16pt) - Josh Levine

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Everything you wanted to know about the direction of Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and Barton Fink. A terrified woman plunges a knife through the hand of her pursuer. A leftwing playwright turns to the woman in his bed, only to find a river of blood. A baby, abandoned in the middle of the highway, smiles happily. A professional killer stuffs his partner into a woodchipper while a pregnant cop pulls her gun. Welcome to the world of the Coen Brothers. With the smash success of Fargo (winner of two major Academy Awards), the filmmaking team of Joel and Ethan Coen finally received their deserved recognition. But well before that the two brothers were writing and directing terrific films - from the film - noir thriller Blood Simple, to the comedy Raising Arizona, to the gangster epic Miller's Crossing, to the bizarre Barton Fink. With each film they have surprised fans and critics alike, always refusing to repeat themselves or compromise their independence. Their upcoming George Clooney film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, due out in October 2000, is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. While still in their early twenties, Joel and Ethan Coen raised the money for their first film - by knocking on the doors of the wealthy in their native Minnesota. Starring an unknown actress named Frances McDormand (who would later become Joel's wife), it was an art - house hit and allowed the brothers to make Raising Arizona with Nicolas Cage and another Coen brothers discovery, Holly Hunter. But despite their high reputation, the brothers would not make another financially successful picture for years. Were their films just too offbeat and intellectual? And then came Fargo. Here is the story of how two middle - class Minnesota boys have come to write, shoot, and direct some of the most gruesome, exhilarating, and funny films of our time.

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11. Trouble in the Camera Club (Large Print 16pt) - Don Pyle

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Trouble in the Camera Club features over 300 photographs by Don Pyle and another 200 images of related ephemera from the earliest days of Toronto's punk music scene, featuring early gigs by Toronto bands like The Viletones, Teenage Head, The Curse, The Diodes, and The Ugly, and visiting punks the Ramones, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, The Clash, Vibrators, The Stranglers, and other artists influential to the punk movement including Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, and Cheap Trick.
Starting in 1976, at age 14, Don Pyle witnessed and photographed some of the earliest gigs of Toronto punk acts and many of the artists whose sensibilities aligned with this new, festering subculture. According to Steven Leckie of The Viletones, Pyle's photographs ''made everyone look heroic, as good as Annie Leibovitz and Linda McCartney.''
In 1977, Pyle bought a 35mm camera and joined his high school's camera club to learn how to develop and print, and to get free chemicals for processing. His trial - and - error education in photography resulted in a collection of images that, 30 - something years later, are as much historic document as they are pictures of an under - represented and significant period in Toronto's musical cultural development. Scratched, water - marked, and dusty negatives were restored to reveal his hidden history of the revolution. Numerous artists that have since passed away are captured in this book in their creative prime, frozen in youthful self - absorbed beauty. These are photos taken by a kid in awe of what he was seeing and who was pressed against the stage at every gig, not by a ''professional'' who observed from the sidelines.
Trouble in the Camera Club is a one - of - a - kind photo - documentary of this golden moment - the birth of punk.

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12. TV Goes to Hell An Unofficial Road Map of Supernatural (Large Print 16pt) - Stacey Abbott, David Lavery

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As a natural heir to the long - running television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural has risen to prominence with a strong cult following, and this collection of essays from contributors around the globe investigates the genre - bending series' cultural footprint both in North America and abroad. The book explores topics such as folklore, religion, gender and sexuality, comedy, music, and much more, and offers a brief guide to all the episodes as well. Supernatural follows brothers Dean and Sam Winchester as they encounter and battle evil beings such as vampires, shapeshifters, ghouls, and ghosts from a multitude of genres including folklore, urban legends, and religious history. Contributors to the collection come from the U.S., the UK, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Spain, and Austria.

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13. This Sweater Is for You! Celebrating the Creative Process in Film and Art with the Animator and Illustrator of the Hockey Sweater (Large Prin - Sheldon Cohen, Roch Carrier

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A rare glimpse into an artist's mind, his toolbox, and the world of film animation The Sweater is one of the most beloved animated films of all time. Based on Roch Carrier's short story, also known as ''The Hockey Sweater,'' the film recounts the most horrifying moment of the author's childhood. Sheldon Cohen adapted the story into animation and created a film that is as much about childhood emotions and the desire to fit in, as it is about hockey, the clash of cultures, and a harkening to bygone times. Now 30 years later, Sheldon delves into his notebooks, photographs, and memories to recreate the process he undertook to make The Sweater. He takes the reader on a journey back to Ste. - Justine, showing all of the places and people that inspired him. He also delves into his other films, book illustrations, and paintings over his 40 - year career, and along the way he gives us rich insights into the creative process.

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14. The Secret Life of Glenn Gould A Genius in Love (Large Print 16pt) - Michael Clarkson

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Long after his death, Glenn Gould still lures new listeners to his piano, connecting with them on a haunting, personal level. ''He feels and you feel,'' says young New York writer Nicole Spectre. ''I can feel his pain and joy - it touches me. He speaks directly to me.'' But when he was known as the world's greatest pianist in the 1950s and 1960s, just who was Gould playing for? His audience? Himself? His demanding mother? All are likely true, but he was also richly inspired by - and bared his soul at the keyboard to - a secret society of women, the girlfriends who stirred his hard - to - fetch emotions: Franny Batchen, Verna Sandercock, Cornelia Foss, Roxolana Roslak, and Monica Gaylord. Of the eighteen books and nineteen documentaries by or about the most compelling virtuoso of the twentieth century, none have contained details about Gould's many love affairs and how they affected his life, his music, and his filmmaking. Until now, biographers have tried to explain what came out of the music box, not the engine that drove it. The vault to his private life has remained locked since his untimely death in 1982 because of his obsessions with privacy and controlling his image, the loyalty of his carefully chosen friends and lovers, and the choice that biographers made to focus safely on his music and eccentricities. The Secret Life of Glenn Gould will be the first true expos of Gould, who until now has been assumed to be asexual, lonely, and egocentric, by examining his love and soul - mate relationships. His music was twelve - tonal and his documentaries ''contrapuntal'' - both were filled with overlapping voices - and so was his private life.

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15. The Lord of the Films The Unofficial Guide to Tolkien's Middle-Earth on the Big Screen (Large Print 16pt) - J. W. Braun

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First popularized in Tolkien's classic and bestselling series, The Lord of The Rings has garnered millions of fans around the world. The stunning film trilogy by Peter Jackson was groundbreaking, beautiful, and, as expected, hugely successful. The Lord of the Films is a unique scene - by - scene guide to all of the Lord of the Rings movies, with lots of games, puzzles, and interviews with the filmmakers tossed in.
In this book, each scene in each movie is tackled on four different fronts: a closer look at the plot and the action, a look behind the scenes, a reveal of mistakes that slipped through, and audiences' reactions. In addition to the famous live - action trilogy, other related films (such as the animated animated adaptations) are covered as well.
As an added bonus, the author reveals details about the prequel films currently in production and due out in theatres in 2011 and 2012.
After reading this book, fans will feel like they're watching The Lord of the Rings for the first time all over again!

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16. Tori Amos In the Studio (Large Print 16pt) - Jake Brown

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Featuring exclusive interviews with people who worked alongside Tori Amos in the studio - one of her producers, sound engineers, and backing band members - as well as in - depth research into the singer herself, Tori Amos: In the Studio explores this groundbreaking artist's career album by album. From a child prodigy pianist to her first band, her breakthrough album as a solo artist to her prolific years of recording and touring, Tori Amos has refused to play by the rules of the recording industry and instead fearlessly forged her own path and musical identity.
Amos achieved note early in her career by being one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano for a primary instrument. Known for her emotionally intense songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion, and personal tragedy, Amos has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, and seven of her studio albums have debuted in the top ten on Billboard's Top 200 chart. In this book, Jake Brown goes behind the music to reveal Tori Amos's artistic process of creating 11 studio albums - from Little Earthquakes to Midwinter Graces - beloved by her devoted fan base and praised by music critics.
This is the third title in ECW's In the Studio series by music journalist Jake Brown. Other subjects of the series include Heart and producer Rick Rubin.

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17. Try Whistling This Writings about Music (Large Print 16pt) - Andrew Ford

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'In his latest collection, Andrew Ford delivers with such rare clarity and passion that even the self - confessed cloth - eared and tone deaf will be musically awakened and enlightened' - Richard Tognetti In Try Whistling This, join a perceptive critic on a pleasurable journey through music and musicians, ideas and history. Andrew Ford traces the concept of dirty dancing back to 1610, marvels at the weirdness of Percy Grainger and considers the decision of Wilhelm Furtwängler to keep conducting under the Nazis. He explores the intersection of words and music, the bugbear of Australian musical identity, and the fundamental importance, in music and in life, of listening. There are essays based on Ford's acclaimed radio series Music and Fashion, as well as a set of illuminating examinations of music - makers from Mozart to Shostakovich, Cole Porter to Bob Dylan. Try Whistling This offers another take on history, told through music, and shows a brilliant communicator in action.

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18. Tripping the World Fantastic A Journey Through the Music of Our Planet (Large Print 16pt) - Glenn Dixon

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Every culture on Earth has music. Every culture that's ever existed has had it, but we don't exactly know why. Music is not like food, shelter, or having opposable thumbs. We don't need it to live, and yet we can't seem to live without it. Glenn Dixon travels the globe exploring how and why people make music. From a tour of Bob Marley's house to sitar lessons in India, he experiences music around the world and infuses the stories with the latest in brain research, genetics, and evolutionary psychology. Why does music give us chills down the backs of our necks? What exactly are the whales singing about and why does some music stick in our minds like chewing gum? Through his adventures, Dixon uncovers the real reasons why music has such a powerful hold on us? and the answers just might surprise you.

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19. The Art of Alex Kurtagic 1989 - 2017 - Alex Kurtagic

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Spanning nearly 30 years of the art of Alex Kurtagic, the present volume showcases five periods in the artist’s life. Mainly known for book and album cover illustration, including album covers for Black Metal bands such as Troll, Tormentor, and Dimmu Borgir, Kurtagic’s art explores the macabre, the satirical, and the sublime in a style that has been described as ‘filmic’ and ‘delightfully twisted’. Kurtagic’s work has been exhibited in Caracas, London, and Madrid; featured in Creative Review Choice, from among winning illustrators; and featured in Neil Aldis and James Sherry’s Heavy Metal Thunder: Album Covers that Rocked the World.

With a preface and introduction by the artist, the collection either digs into the background story or flies into deranged fictionalised vignettes inspired by the images. George Orwell or Louis-Ferdinand Cťline may occasionally come to mind. Sometimes satirical, sometimes apocalyptic, the vignettes present a sarcastic meditation on the alarming, aggressive, or infuriating aspects of modern-day society. Readers should expect to be wrong-footed frequently, uncertain as to what might come with the next turn of the page.

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20. The Real Thing Large Print - Diana Fraser

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After an itinerant and lonely childhood, art restorer Lucia yearns for what other people have—a home, husband and children. There is no way she’s going to get involved with a commitment-phobe again.

Guy takes the concept of a commitment-phobe to a whole new level—but with good reason. He’s been running from his emotions since his wife’s death. But their lives become entwined when Lucia proves his ‘forgery’ is genuine and reveals a mysterious past from which neither can escape…

—The Mackenzies—

The Real Thing—Book 1 (Guy & Lucia)

The PA's Revenge—Book 2 (Dallas & Cassandra)

The Marriage Trap—Book 3 (Callum & Gemma)

The Cowboy's Craving—Book 4 (Morgan & Rebecca)

The Playboy's Redemption—Book 5 (James & Susie)

The Lakehouse Cafť—Book 6 (Pete & Lizzi)

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