The American art book.
A vibrant, fresh overview of the most influential, best-loved American artists from Colonial times to the present.
Camus, Albert. The myth of Sisyphus, and other essays.
If meaning is the point of living; then Camus is a classic optimist in a time of pessimism.
Cross, Charles R. Room full of mirrors: a biography of Jimi.
From his Seattle childhood to Woodstock, this page-turning, moving, and compelling biography gives Jimi Hendrix the immortality he deserves.
B HENDRIX JIMI CRO
Gross, Terry. All I did was ask : conversations with writers, actors, musicians, and artists.
39 interviews with people from the art and literature community. Among them are Johnny Cash, Chris Rock, Jodie Foster, Divine, Isabella Rossellini, Eric Clapton, Conan O'Brien, and Maurice Sendak.
Kimmelman, Michael. The accidental masterpiece : on the art of life, and vice versa.
From the amateur pianists who turned up in Oklahoma for a competition to the light-bulb collector in Baltimore to Cezanne and Monet, a look at passion for art and artists.
Kowit, Steve. In the palm of your hand : a poet's portable workshop : a lively and illuminating guide for the practicing poet.
An illuminating and invaluable guide for beginners wary of modern poetry.
Lamott, Anne. Bird by bird: some instructions on writing and life.
Advice to the fledgling writer: "Just take it bird by bird."
Lethem, Jonathan. The disappointment artist and other essays.
Cultural obsession, with examples including films, comic books, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, and the NY subway.
Levitin, Daniel J. This is your brain on music : the science of a human obsession.
The mystery of music and the study of why it affects us so deeply is at the heart of this book.
Morris, Dave. Game art : the graphic art of computer games.
Game design teams choosing the point of view of the player character, interiors, and the "feel" of the games, from proto-mythological to urban noir, and the experience of the gamer. Lavishly illustrated.
Nye, Naomi Shihab. 19 varieties of gazelle: poems of the Middle East.
Another world, another culture -- poems that personalize the conflicts and people, deepening understanding of the impact of September 11th.
Pannell, Lynn. Real : scenes and monologues for urban youth.
21 brief pieces feature characters from the ages of 8 through 18, dealing with issues such as drugs, violence, sexual abuse, incest, and suicide.
YA 812.6 PAN
Perry, John. Encyclopedia of acting techniques.
Theater- see how it's done by the pros.
Red hot salsa : bilingual poems on being young and Latino in the United States.
By turns humorous and poignant, nostalgic and immediate, these poems represent a diversity of experiences, underpinned by emotions that anyone can recognize.
811.008 RED [also JSP 811.008 RED]
Salzman, Mark. True notebooks.
Teaching a writing class at Central Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles, the teacher learns from his students.
Sixx, Nikki. The heroin diaries : a year in the life of a shattered rock star.
The co-founder of Mötley Crüe presents a candid account of his descent into drug addiction hell, and its impact on his life and the band.
B SIXX NIKKI SIX
Smith, Anna Deavere. Fires in the mirror: Crown Heights and other identities.
A dramatic look at race in the United States through 23 voices, based on interviews with real people.
When the rain sings : poems by young Native Americans.
A collection of poems inspired by & matched with photographs of artifacts from the National Museum of the American Indian.