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Concrete Countertops Made Simple: a step- by- step guide

Monday, December 15, 2008

concreteBy Fu- Tung Cheng

With his first bestselling book, Concrete Countertops, designer Fu-Tung Cheng brought homeowners and contractors an affordable, attractive alternative to expensive granite, marble, and man-made countertops. Now, he takes his concrete revolution one step further with this remarkable DVD/Book set. In seven simple steps, Cheng takes the reader through the process of designing, forming, pouring, finishing, and installing a concrete countertop that will look great and survive the test of time. Explaining the process like a chef guiding you through a recipe, Cheng shows that even an amateur with the simplest tools can produce fantastic results the very first time. (Description from barensandnoble.com) Call number: TT197.5 .C68 C4925 2008

30 Days: The Complete Second Season

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

By  Morgan Spurlock

30 Days features a diverse group of participants, each given the opportunity to experience first-hand a world antithetical to their own, comfortable existence. Each episode examines a very different subject and is hosted by Morgan Spurlock, creator of Super Size Me. In the final episode, Spurlock is also a participant as he turns the camera on himself. Episodes include: “Immigration”, “Outsourcing,” “New Age”, “Pro-Choice/Pro-Life”, “Atheist/Christian” and “Jail”. Call number: HN59.2 .A13 2007

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JavaScript: The Missing Manual

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

javaBy David Sawyer McFarland

Bestselling author McFarland teaches how to use JavaScript in sophisticated ways–even for those with little or no programming experience–with this clear and entertaining book that offers step-by-step tutorials. Call number QA76.73 .J39 M388 2008

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Tool School: The Missing Manual for your Tools

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

toolBy Monte Burch

For many woodworkers, buying new tools can mean a lot of guesswork and experimentation. Tool School eliminates the trepidation, saves time, and allows woodworkers to start using their tools correctly and safely. It covers everything from what to look for when purchasing tools to correct usage for safety and accuracy. Both portable and stationary woodworking tools are covered through extensive photography and illustrations. These days most tools come with what amounts to a pamphlet of safety advice that contains little information about how things work—this book is the missing instruction manual. Call Number TT186 .B825 2008

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I Remember Nelson

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

nelsonDirector: Simon Langton Cast: Kenneth Colley, Geraldine James, Tim Pigott-Smith

Kenneth Colley stars in this four-part miniseries (originally produced for British television) which dramatizes the life and adventures of England’s best-known naval officer, Lord Horatio Nelson. I Remember Nelson chronicles the great man’s life by telling his story as seen by several people who were close to him: his wife, a handful of good friends, a young soldier who served under him in a crucial battle, and his first officer. I Remember Nelson was aired in the United States as part of the award-winning anthology series Masterpiece Theater. Call Number PN1992.8 .H56 I23 2008

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The Theatre of the Face: Portrait Photography Since 1900

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

faceBy Max Kozloff

THE THEATRE OF THE FACE is an engaging and authoritative account of the history of portrait photography by one of the world’s leading photography critics. It is an essential title for all photography students and enthusiasts, and for anyone interested in portraiture, one of the most popular and enduring of all photographic genres. The book covers many styles and movements, including works by pioneers such as Edward Sheriff Curtis; seminal figures such as Walker Evans, Cecil Beaton, and August Sander; and artists such as Martin Parr, Cindy Sherman, and Philip Lorca diCorcia. With over three hundred black & white and color photographs, THE THEATRE OF THE FACE offers a new perspective on the history of photography by examining the personalities both behind and in front of the camera. Call Number TR575 .K69 2007

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The Ultimate Gift (2007)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

gift2Starring: Drew Fuller, James Garner Director: Michael O. Sajbel

The Ultimate Gift is a tale of one man’s tumultuous journey toward personal growth and fulfillment. Surrounded in life, and death, by avaricious family members fueled by a sense of entitlement, billionaire Red Stevens (James Garner) wants to bequeath at least one member of his extended family “the ultimate gift”: something he perceives as immensely more valuable than material wealth. Red’s arrogant grandson Jason (Drew Fuller) holds a deep-seated hatred for his newly-deceased grandfather, so he’s surprised to learn from his grandfather’s friend and lawyer Mr. Hamilton (Bill Cobbs) and assistant Miss Hastings (Lee Meriwether) that he’s been mentioned in his late grandfather’s will. Far from a straightforward gift of cash, land, or stock, Red’s bequest comes in the form of a series of mysterious recorded instructions, the first of which requires Jason to hop on a plane for Texas the very next morning without a hint of the trip’s purpose or the nature of the gift that awaits him. Dropped into a life of hard physical labor on a ranch in the middle of nowhere, Jason’s bad-tempered fury eventually turns to resignation and he finds himself engaged in, and even taking pride in, the first real manual labor he’s ever done in his life. Unbeknownst to him, his journey toward claiming the ultimate gift has only just begun. When he returns from Texas, Jason finds his home cleared out, his car confiscated, and instructions to produce one true friend. While Jason is reduced to sleeping in the park, a young child name Emily (Abigail Breslin) and her mother Alexia (Ali Hillis) make his acquaintance and lead him to re-examine his personal prejudices and perceptions of what’s truly important in life. Jason’s journey of self-discovery continues throughout a series of other trying experiences and, in the end, Grandpa Red’s “ultimate gift” of life lessons profoundly and permanently improves the quality of Jason’s life. What’s more, Jason’s new perspective of his place in society has a very positive affect on the larger community. This very powerful film is funny, heartbreaking, and intensely thought-provoking. –Tami Horiuchi Call number PN1995.9 .M45 U4856384 2007

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Chicago 10 (2007)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

chicago10Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Nick Nolte Director: Brett Morgen

Some documentaries endow historical events with context, while others recreate them in all their messy glory, leaving viewers to organize the chaos themselves. Brett Morgen (co-director, The Kid Stays in the Picture) takes the latter tack in his multi-media reconstruction of the protests during 1968’s Democratic National Convention. Using the ensuing conspiracy trial as a framing device, he assembles archival footage and animated sequences into a Rorschach-type pattern (the title refers to the eight defendants and their attorneys). Call Number KF224 .D37 C55 2008

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More Than a Name: An Introduction to Branding

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

morethananameby Melissa Davis, Jonathan Baldwin

How do you make someone choose your shampoo over the other 29 brands on the shelf? That’s the kind of make-or-break question every marketing professional faces every day. Here-in a form that will instruct and inspire students of art and design, future copywriters and marketers, as well as any interested businessperson-is a practical introduction to the art and science of branding. Using dynamic graphics and the examples of some of the world’s most successful products, it provides a complete, idea-packed overview of the field: product design, packaging, icons, brand identities, the in-store experience, co-branding, advertising, and working across international boundaries. Call number HD69.B7 .D38 2005
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The Fundamentals of Creative Advertising

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

advertisingBy Ken Burtenshaw, Nik Mahon, Caroline Barfoot

The Fundamentals of Creative Advertising provides an introduction to the key elements of creative advertising. This book will take you, step-by-step, through each stage of the creative advertising process, including how agencies plan, generate, create and produce and execute successful campaigns.

Advertising is renowned for being a highly creative and visual medium. This practical and lively book includes a wealth of visual examples taken from real campaigns using various media, accompanied by explanatory text. Numerous exercises and checklists underpin the theory and encourage a practical application of creative thinking. Call Number HF5823 .B87 2006

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