Madonna

Album by Album
Author: Caroline Sullivan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781787391796
Category:
Page: 256
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Madonna is the most popular female recording artist ever, and a boundary-pushing artist who constantly reinvents herself. Published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Like a Virgin, this authoritative book examines all of her studio albums, placing them in cultural context and charting the music's influence. Featuring iconic and rare photographs, Madonna: Ambition. Music. Style. takes a long-overdue look at the star's extraordinary output.

Madonna

Nudes +
Author: Martin M. H. Schreiber
Publisher: ACC Distribution
ISBN: 9781851498499
Category:
Page: 80
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* The ultimate Madonna book before she became a pop icon* Updated from the 1979 edition to include recently-discovered and never-before published photos of a then-unknown MadonnaMartin H. M. Schreiber rose to international prominence when his shots of a nude, pre-fame Madonna appeared in the September 1985 issue of Playboy magazine. While he is proud of the shots, Schreiber regrets not having had the chance to do a one-on-one shoot with Madonna. "I was taking pictures from behind my students, it wasn't as if I had a private session and could get her to do what I wanted her to do." It was February 1979 when a quiet, shy young woman walked into Martin's studio to serve as a model for his photography class. The 'dancer', as she modestly described herself, was Madonna Ciccone. She arrived in New York in 1978 having bought a one-way ticket from Michigan, with only $35 in her pocket. Life modeling for art classes was a way of making a living. Little did Martin know at the time that this more or less chance encounter would lead to one of the most memorable photo shoots of all time.After the huge success of Martin H.M. Schreiber's Madonna Nudes in the 1990s the new edition Madonna Nudes + features many recently discovered and never published photos of Madonna besides a selection of the best images published in Madonna Nudes 1979 edition.

Madonna

Ambition. Music. Style.
Author: Caroline Sullivan
Publisher: Carlton Books Limited
ISBN: 9781780975634
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Madonna is the biggest-selling female recording artist of all time. With each pioneering album she has consistently reinvented her music and image, often dictating the trends for popular culture to follow. She has never been afraid to push boundaries - both lyrically and artistically - and is responsible for some of the most iconic pop music ever produced. Exploring every hit record and every era-defining image, this authoritative illustrated book examines each one of Madonna's 12 studio albums in fine detail, placing each within the context of the time in which it was recorded and charting the music's subsequent influence on fashion and popular culture. Published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking Like a Virgin, and featuring a wealth of rare and iconic photographs, Madonna Album by Album is written by acclaimed music journalist Caroline Sullivan (The Guardian, Melody Maker and The Times) and is a unique and long-overdue exploration of the extraordinary output of this legendary artist.

Madonna and Me

Women Writers on the Queen of Pop
Author: Laura Barcella
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593764758
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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For nearly 30 years, Madonna has been at the center of the media spotlight. She has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, launched her own record label, headlined an Oscar-award-winning film, authored bestselling books for both adults and children, inspired global street-fashion trends, and instigated international debates over a range of feminist issues from sexual fetish to adoption ethics. Masterfully harnessing her talent and power to navigate her ascent to stardom, she has become the very definition of iconic. She has also been a constant companion. In Madonna and Me, more than forty women write about Madonna’s influence on their lives. No subject goes unexplored—from sex and money to fashion and identity, the stories are just as brazen, bold, and balls-to-the-wall as Madonna. They explore the evolution of her chameleonlike personas—material girl and “boy-toy” tartlet, kooky Kabbalist and savvy businesswoman, siren and mother—and her impact on culture as a groundbreaking feminist. Of course, not all women worship at her altar, and likewise the essays in Madonna and Me are brutally honest, funny, engaging, and real. They delve into the hearts, souls, memories, and moments of contemporary women, celebrating the ways in which Madonna has inspired us and challenged us, pushing us to be bolder, edgier, braver versions of ourselves.

Madonna NYC 83


Author: Richard Corman
Publisher: Damiani Editore
ISBN: 9788862083461
Category: Photography
Page: 96
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"Madonna NYC 83" celebrates a moment in early 1980s New York that has been much reappraised in recent years for its fecund interactions between the worlds of fashion, art and music. This economically fragile period gave rise to a vital restlessness in the city, spawning adventurous personal styles and music that merged rap, funk, punk and pop. Madonna represented this sensibility like no-one else. As this book makes amply clear, from the start she was determined to define a look for herself, and to carve out a space in the public imagination. Richard Corman met Madonna by chance in 1983 and created a collection of images that constitute a multifaceted portrait of the young singer. This publication is a limited edition of 50 copies, and includes an original signed and numbered print of the image "Cinderella," that comes in a separate envelope within the slipcase.

The Jacksons

Legacy
Author: The Jacksons,Fred Bronson
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 031647374X
Category: Music
Page: 320
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The only official, behind-the-scenes chronicle of the Jacksons' lives and careers, celebrating 50 years of one of the greatest acts of all time. The Jacksons: Legacy is the first official book on the the Royal Family of Pop. Unrivaled access to the family archives as well as the private collections of Jackie, Marlon and Tito Jackson, combined with 12 days of exclusive interviews with the brothers, reveals the untold, unseen, and utterly unforgettable story behind the legend that is the Jacksons. The compelling tale unfolds from their childhood days living at 2300 Jackson Street in Gary, Indiana, through the years signed to Motown as the Jackson 5, their radical move to Epic as The Jacksons, the blossoming of their solo careers, the dizzying successes of the Victory tour, right up to the present day. A multitude of never-before-seen images, rarities and personal possessions help tell the story. Photos include intensely personal family pictures; all-angle shots of the first guitars the boys ever held; top photographer Harrison Funk's exclusive coverage of their professional lives; photos of Michael Jackson on tour with his brothers during the release of Off The Wall (1979) and the 1982 phenomenon that was Thriller-the best-selling album of all time; editions of magazines featuring the family; and official merchandise, right down to Jacksons-branded breakfast cereal boxes with giveaway 7" records attached. Published to coincide with their 50th anniversary, The Jacksons: Legacy is the definitive behind-the-scenes chronicle of the Jacksons' lives and careers, celebrating 50 years of one of the greatest acts of all time.

100 Best-selling Albums of the 80s


Author: Peter Dodd,Justin Cawthorne,Chris Barrett,Dan Auty
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1684125006
Category: Music
Page: 224
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A totally righteous collection of tunes! From hair metal to the King of Pop, these 100 best-selling albums made up the soundtrack of the '80s. The wild success of artists Madonna, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, and Prince are chronicled here, along with more mellow musicians such as John Mellencamp, Phil Collins, Lionel Richie, and Huey Lewis. Metal heads will also appreciate entries from Def Leppard, Metallica, Guns ’n’ Roses, Quiet Riot, and more. Each listing features the full-color original sleeve artwork, and is packed with information about the musician lineup, track listings, and number-one singles that resulted. Return to the footloose years of the 1980s!

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Category: Science
Page: 464
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Deborah Harry

Platinum Blonde : a Biography
Author: Cathay Che
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited
ISBN: 9780233001531
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 284
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Looks at the life and career of the lead singer of the pop/new wave rock band, Blondie.

Depeche Mode: Monument


Author: Dennis Burmeister
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781617755934
Category:
Page: 420
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Depeche Mode: Monument illustrates the amazing success story that began in 1981 and is still going strong after 100 million album sales. This book contains: information on all of the band's releases from 1981 to 2017; over a thousand images, including never-before-seen photos, concert posters, and album artwork; a special look at fan culture; interviews with stage managers, friends, producers, tour companions, radio hosts, and fans; and so much more. The affection that Depeche Mode command year after year from their ever-growing fan base is incredible. No other band possesses such a vital, self-organized fan culture. Along with an unprecedented collection of artifacts presented together for the first time, this volume offers extensive information, background facts, and anecdotes that will cater to both newcomers and die-hard Depeche Mode fans alike.

The Mammoth Book of Madonna


Author: Michelle Morgan
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 9780762456215
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
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The Mammoth Book of Madonna offers a one-of-a-kind look at the Queen of Pop’s phenomenally successful career, just in time for the 30th anniversary of her first major tour,The Virgin Tour. Unlike other biographies, this book will not focus on the scandals about botox and boy toys, but instead include reviews, interviews, commentary, and Madonna’s own reflections that highlight her incredible success. Including a specially designed cover and beautiful, full-color photography throughout, this must-have volume will shed new light on Madonna’s videos, books, tours, fashion, and charity work for her millions of fans around the world.

ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)


Author: James Joyce
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026849841
Category: Fiction
Page: 900
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This carefully crafted ebook: “ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It is considered to be one of the most important works of modernist literature, and has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". Ulysses chronicles the peripatetic appointments and encounters of Leopold Bloom in Dublin in the course of an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer's epic poem Odyssey, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between its characters and events and those of the poem (the correspondence of Leopold Bloom to Odysseus, Molly Bloom to Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus to Telemachus). Joyce divided Ulysses into 18 chapters or "episodes". At first glance much of the book may appear unstructured and chaotic; Joyce once said that he had "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant", which would earn the novel "immortality". James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, the short-story collection Dubliners, and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake.

The Middle Ages in 50 Objects


Author: Elina Gertsman,Barbara H. Rosenwein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108340814
Category: History
Page: N.A
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The extraordinary array of images included in this volume reveals the full and rich history of the Middle Ages. Exploring material objects from the European, Byzantine and Islamic worlds, the book casts a new light on the cultures that formed them, each culture illuminated by its treasures. The objects are divided among four topics: The Holy and the Faithful; The Sinful and the Spectral; Daily Life and Its Fictions, and Death and Its Aftermath. Each section is organized chronologically, and every object is accompanied by a penetrating essay that focuses on its visual and cultural significance within the wider context in which the object was made and used. Spot maps add yet another way to visualize and consider the significance of the objects and the history that they reveal. Lavishly illustrated, this is an appealing and original guide to the cultural history of the Middle Ages.

The Official SAT Study Guide, 2018 Edition


Author: The College Board
Publisher: College Board
ISBN: 1457312204
Category: Study Aids
Page: 1280
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Review every skill and question type needed for SAT success – now with eight total practice tests. The 2018 edition of The Official SAT Study Guide doubles the number of official SAT® practice tests to eight – all of them created by the test maker. As part of the College Board's commitment to transparency, all practice tests are available on the College Board's website, but The Official SAT Study Guide is the only place to find them in print along with over 250 pages of additional instruction, guidance, and test information. With updated guidance and practice problems that reflect the most recent information, this new edition takes the best-selling SAT guide and makes it even more relevant and useful. Be ready for the SAT with strategies and up-to-date information straight from the exam writers. The Official SAT Study Guide will help students get ready for the SAT with: • 8 official SAT practice tests, written in the exact same process and by the same team of authors as the actual exam • detailed descriptions of the math and evidenced based reading and writing sections • targeted practice questions for each SAT question type • guidance on the new optional essay, including practice essay questions with sample responses • seamless integration with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy

Stay Hungry


Author: Sebastian Maniscalco
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501115979
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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This inspiring, honest, uproarious collection of essays traces Sebastian Maniscalco’s career from playing boxing rings and bowling alleys to reaching the pinnacles of comedy success. At twenty-four, Sebastian Maniscalco arrived in LA with a suitcase and saved up minimum wages. He knew no one and nothing about standup comedy, but he was determined to go for it anyway. At forty-four, he’s on the Forbes’ list of highest earning comedians, sells out arenas, and has starred in four hit comedy specials including Why Would You Do That? on Showtime. Stay Hungry tells the story of the twenty years in between. On the way from clueless rube to standup superstar, Seb was booed off stages; survived on tips and stolen food; got advice from mentors Andrew Dice Clay, Vince Vaughn, Tony Danza, and Jerry Seinfeld; fell in love; and stayed true to his Italian-immigrant roots. The one code that always kept him going: stay hungry, keep focused, never give up, and one day, you’ll make it.

Not Dumb, Not Blonde: Dolly In Conversation


Author: Dolly Parton,Randy Schmidt
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 1783239670
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 399
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Born in poverty in Tennessee, Dolly Rebecca Parton had ambition and determination in spades. Her first single, the ironic Dumb Blonde, launched the now legendary career of a singer-songwriter with a pure country voice and a gift for story-telling. Smart as a whip, Dolly Parton shrugged aside the male-dominated world of Nashville to command her own destiny, creating huge business enterprise in the process: She owns Dollywood theme park and other hospitality venues; she has hosted her own television programs and appeared in films with Jane Fonda, Burt Reynolds and Sylvester Stallone; her Imagination Library project sends free books to children all over the world – For Dolly, dreams are everything and nothing – you gotta roll your sleeves up and get stuck in. Collating interviews and encounters with Dolly Parton from 1967 onwards, Not Dumb Not Blonde proves just that. As in her songs, she is unfailingly entertaining, frank and feisty. These are the words of an artist and performer who, beneath the bravado, is deadly serious about her music and career, and this duality proves to be a touching, insightful and joyous read.

Madonna Style


Author: Stacey Appel,Carol Clerk
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781780381527
Category: Singers
Page: 240
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This updated edition now includes details of Madonna's new 2012 album and subsequent World Tour, her advertising campaigns for Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana, her clothing lines for H&M and her own Material Girl label as well as her Hard Candy album and videos for Celebration, Four Minutes and Beat Goes On.Here is a dazzling exploration of a unique pop-culture goddess. How does she do it? The answer comes in the form of this sumptuous collection of Madonna's style effects. Every visual aspect of Madonna is shown including her wildly inventive catalogue of personae that she and her style army have conjured over the years. The result is an absolutely stunning one-woman fashion show that spans nearly half a century.

Spotting and Jotting Guide

Our British Birds
Author: Matt Sewell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473503256
Category: Nature
Page: 96
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There is nothing better than spotting a bird you have never seen before, so here is a handy way of keeping all your jottings in check. In Matt Sewell's much-loved pop art style, and small enough to pop in your pocket, Our Garden Birds: Spotting and Jotting is the perfect accessory for bird-seekers and nature-lovers alike. Replicated in stunning watercolours and true-to-life, discover wild and wonderful birds from Greenfinches to Goldcrests, Blackcaps and Collared doves. So, grab your binoculars and start spotting and jotting your favourite feathered friends.

The Missoni Family Cookbook


Author: N.A
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9781614286646
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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While Missoni clothes have been handed down by fashionistas since the 1970s and are covetable and prized, Francesco Maccapani Missoni, the son of designer Angela Missoni, feels the same way about the family's distinctive recipes. With a healthy respect for tradition, Francesco has collected his parents' and grandparents' favorites. For the first time, The Missoni Family Cookbook chronicles the Missoni culinary tradition, making these delicious, well-guarded family recipes available to the home cook. Beyond the glitz and glamour of the family known so well through fashion, you can now be at home-and a tavola-with the Missonis.

Madonna

The Style Book
Author: Debbi Voller
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0711975116
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 126
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Updated edition reveals the secrets of Madonna's style, how she handles her image and her life from her emergence in 1983 up to her current style from her Ray of Light album. Includes a How to section on her unique dress sense, make-up and world-wide influence on beauty and fashion.