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History of some of the classic regions.
On the science of wine pairing.
Wine, like literature, art, and cinema, is a cultural production.
Combination memoir and manifesto from the chief wine critic at the New York Times.
Gives readers the tools they need to pair wine and food according to their own tastes.
An American gambles everything and moves to France to follow his passion for winemaking.
The story of the man who built the Kendall-Jackson wine empire.
The second book in the Winemaker Detective series calls for solving two murders and the theft of a heist of a grand cru classe.
Drinking wine can be traced back 8000 years and much has changed along the way.
Explores the inner working of the official beverage of celebration.
One woman's 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail that runs through California and Oregon.
Filled with the life, love, food, and scenery of Tuscany.
Escapism at its finest, and so much more. Good luck putting this one down.
The author, his wife, and their dogs travel from Florida to Alaska interviewing people along the way about the state of America.
Walk the same paths as legendary writers and artists—Picasso, Joyce, and Hemingway, to name a few.
A 7,000-mile journey along the ancient trading road between China and Rome.
A New Yorker correspondent takes us on a journey across China.
A woman's insights on a solo adventure in Africa.
A man and his schizophrenic son witness the annual wildlife migration on Africa's Serengeti Plain.
A young journalist's coming-of-age story.
The New York institution shares its recipes and philosophy.
Recipes both sweet and savory from Santa Monica's favorite bakery.
"A must-have for anyone who wants to cook Chinese food at home, home cooks and professionals alike." — David Chang, Momofuku
The long-awaited cookbook from a beloved Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco.
Thug Kitchen, a wildly popular website, seeks to inspire people to get off the processed foods.
Home food and restaurant food reimagined through the lens of Southern heritage.
A fun graphic novel memoir, framed around eating and cooking.
A cookbook devoted to the culinary masterpieces of Jewish grandmothers.
Southern habits, customs, and cooking.
Poached or scrambled; in brioches, meringues, mayonnaise, custards, quiches, and cakes.
Bill Bryson takes us on a tour of his own home, using each room to discuss the history of domestic objects and modern comforts.
An in-depth look at the Lego Architecture Series and how iconic buildings were translated into buildable sets.
A beautiful book that explores nine private houses built by an architect known for his monumental projects.
A retrospective of the most important architects working in Latin America in the 20th century.
MoMA's first storybook for kids follows the adventures of Young Frank, a resourceful young architect who lives in New York City, and his grandfather, Old Frank, who is also an architect. (Ages 3–8)
"This is one of the most intriguing, original and gently provocative books on the meaning of architecture for some while." — Architecture Review
"Uglow's book is an exuberant match for the beautiful, ornate, and movingly personal nature of Losh's extraordinary church." — The Guardian
Tools for understanding the art and function of architecture through descriptive tours of opera houses, museums, memorials, and private homes.
Social commentary on who really calls the shots when it comes to designing and building.
A look at some of the most enduring structures humankind ever created.
A biography as lively and engaging as its subject.
The actor shares the story of his complicated relationship with his father.
The story of Tevye, from the Yiddish stage to Broadway to Hollywood.
A novel featuring down-market entertainers in Victorian London.
In the late Elizabethan era, one company of actors dominated the London stage. This is their story.
A collection of essays on life, theater, and other topics from a major American playwright.
This graphic novel tells the story of a middle school production of Moon Over Mississippi.
Explores new media in theater, and how theater influences the way we perceive the digital.
Loosely connected essays on the nature of art and theatre.
Friday Night Lights meets Glee — and a true story, too.
A look at how consumer behavior is driven by the inherent mysticism of dance.
Photographs of dance happening where it is unexpected.
The story of Isadora Duncan, who revolutionized dance and blazed a path for future visionaries.
A dual biography of choreographer George Balanchine and ballerina Lildia Ivanova, close friends from childhood.
A NYC Ballet principal dancer's candid account of her two decades with the company and public struggles with anorexia and binging.
Misty Copeland makes history as the first African-American soloist in the American Ballet Theater.
A historical novel that brings Belle Epoque Paris to life.
A collection of essays on modern dance soloists from around the world.
An exploration of the Chinese diaspora through the lens of bodies and how they relate to place.
Until the 1930s, no respectable woman could perform in public in India. Morcom's work looks at a century of courtesans, bar girls, and transgender performers and their struggles in society.
A social history of black Washington D.C. told through its go-go music and culture.
Byrne believes that music emerges from cultural circumstances as much as from individual creativity.
Head writer for The A.V. Club on obsessed music fans.
All about 78s and the community that collects them.
A cross-genre look at sad songs and why we love them.
An interdisciplinary exploration of the romantic pianist, the solo pianist of the 19th century, as cultural icon.
Questions about listening to music in a digital era.
Traces the careers of Rio's music pioneers from the late 19th century through the 1970s, touching on issues of race, gender, and national identity.
A chronicle of the efforts of musicians to preserve the culture of New Orleans through a series of events that have threatened the city with extinction.
A look at the politics, art, and culture of the era when Beethoven wrote his final symphony.
A practical guide to lilies, dahlias, gladioli, and other summer bulbs.
A demonstration of how to use the hellstrip, the space between a street and a public sidewalk.
Twenty-four garden and backyard DIY projects made with wood.
A reference guide to 100 gardens around the world and their design elements.
How the lives of Virginia and Leonard Woolf were aligned with the development of their garden.
A study of a seven-acre southern Vermont garden and the long-time writing partners' passion for raising, preparing, and eating food.
How to grow herbal remedies for all that ails you.
Includes a three-part chapter for each month describing New York City, the author's garden, and her kitchen.
A collection of contemporary authors on gardens and gardening, including Stephen King, J.G. Ballard, Robert Graves, and Eudora Welty.
Roach explores the ways that gardening informed and saved her life.
A memoir of how running a marathon turned the author's life around.
The story of a Heisman Trophy winner who turns to coaching.
A compilation of writing by "Red" Smith, a widely read and syndicated commentator.
In collaboration with NPR's Radio Lab, Simons explores sports obsession from several angles.
Traces the rise of the Bismarck squad, focusing on the 1935 season and the first National Tournament.
An anthropologist sets out on a worldwide adventure to discover the answer to the question of why we play ball.
Sports writing from Harper's archives including contributors such as Mark Twain, George Plimpton, and Tom Wolfe, to name a few.
A guide to the rules, strategies, and history of each Olympic sport.
Examination of the athlete as icon through the lens of art, literature, politics, and history.
Probing observations about Americans' love of sports.
A collection of essays by the artist that is part memoir and part exploration of his medium.
Essays on the many experiences to be had viewing photographs.
Creative projects for polaroid, plastic, and pinhole cameras.
Close's photographic work, from early Polaroids to large-format composites.
A famous and controversial celebrity photographer takes on New York City in the '70s and '80s.
The first book to pair the two American photographers focuses on works they produced during visits to Britain and Ireland in the '60s and '70s.
Duane Michals broke from tradition in the 1960s by inscribing text on his photographs and creating visual stories by stringing images together.
Twenty-seven international artists on photography, from the visual to the social.
Twelve leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world.
A look at the mutual influence of reporting the news and photographing news events.
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