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Quonset Hut: Metal Living for a Modern Age
Quonset Hut: Metal Living for a Modern Age
by Chris Chiei
Publisher Comments
When World War II came along, the American military found itself in need of a prefabricated, lightweight shelter that could be easily shipped and quickly assembled. The quonset hut, that sliced tube of corrugated metal, was the answer. Over a hundred... (read more)

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Look! It's Jesus!: Amazing Holy Visions in Everyday Life
Look! It's Jesus!: Amazing Holy Visions in Everyday Life
by Harry Choron
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Every day, Jesus, Buddha, the Virgin Mary, and Mother Teresa appear to people in the most unlikely of places. From grilled cheese sandwiches to beehives to frying pans, these 100% authentic visions are enlightening and always amazing. Featuring an eye... (read more)

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Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry
Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry
by Leanne Shapton
Publisher Comments
Auction catalogs can tell you a lot about a person—their passions and vanities, peccadilloes and aesthetics; their flush years and lean. Think of the collections of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Truman Capote, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. In... (read more)

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It Could Have Been Yours: The Enlightened Person's Guide to the Year's Most Desirable Things
It Could Have Been Yours: The Enlightened Person's Guide to the Year's Most Desirable Things
by Jolyon Fenwick
Publisher Comments
From Silvio Berlusconi's bed to Casanova's memoirs via the Statue of Liberty's nose and an X-ray of Marilyn Monroe's chest, here is a remarkable record of some of the most unexpected and sometimes bizarre possessions that have changed hands in the last... (read more)

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Vinyl Will Kill with Poster
Vinyl Will Kill with Poster
by Jeremyville
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Vinyl Will Kill is a fun backstage pass into the realm of 3D designer toy artists. The 232 page book is packaged in a toy box concept, and also comes with a large fold out poster of lots of toys, and 36 web cards with url references to the 44 designers... (read more)

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American Hydrant
American Hydrant
by Sean Crane
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Using conceptual portraits of fire hydrants to document the urban and rural American landscape, this humorous, clever collection of more than 100 images of fire hydrants includes at least one picture from each of the 50 states. Each image of a hydrant... (read more)

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Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture
Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture
by Thurston Moore
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From the romantic tape to the breakup tape, the road trip tape to the "indoctrination" tape, Moore reviews the art and text of the mix cassette as a new way of re-sequencing music to make sense of one's most stubbornly inexpressible feelings.... (read more)

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I Lick My Cheese
I Lick My Cheese
by Oonagh Ohagan
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Like the bestsellers PostSecret and Found, I Lick My Cheese appeals to the voyeur in all of us and presents uncensored evidence from everyday lives. Presenting four-color reproductions of all kinds of notes between roommates along with her own witty... (read more)

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Passive Aggressive Notes: Painfully Polite and Hilariously Hostile Writings
Passive Aggressive Notes: Painfully Polite and Hilariously Hostile Writings
by Kerry Miller
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Adam Chester is the son of a very loving mom, who for almost 30 years has peppered his life with unsolicited advice, news updates, and opinions in the form of thousands of inappropriate, embarrassing, and utterly crazy letters. S'Mother is a hilarious... (read more)

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Taking Things Seriously: 75 Objects with Unexpected Significance
Taking Things Seriously: 75 Objects with Unexpected Significance
by Joshua Glenn
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We all have something in our lives that while not obviously valuable, is displayed as though it were a precious and irreplaceable artifact. Inquire about the object's provenance and you'll likely be treated to a lively anecdote about how it came into... (read more)

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Crazy Gifts
Crazy Gifts
by Chantal Alles
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It gets harder every year. Finding something new and unusual for that close friend's birthday, or searching out an original present for a dear old uncle (surely, not socks again). You want to give them something different; you want to surprise them with... (read more)

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Susie Says
Susie Says
by Gina Garan
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Consummate doll collector and wildly successful author of This Is Blythe (Chronicle Books, 2000) Gina Garan rediscovers the chic and unsettling allure of doe-eyed “Susie Sad Eyes,” that triste, young, and neglected 70s fashion doll. Susie... (read more)

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New Orleans Bicycles
New Orleans Bicycles
by Nicholas Costarides
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New Orleans will forever exist in a post-Hurricane Katrina context. New Orleans' Bicycles features over 100 colorful and detailed photographs taken eighteen months prior to the disaster. Thought some of the bikes look as if they would crumble under the... (read more)

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Neighbourhood
Neighbourhood
by Rinzen
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The Neighbourhood project, initiated by the Australian design collective Rinzen, brings artists and designers from all around the world together for an elaborate modern-day version of the game exquisite corpse. Twenty featureless hand-made toys were... (read more)

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Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads!
Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads!
by Kirk Demarais
Synopsis
Rediscover your sense of wonder! Generations of comic book readers remember the tantalizing promises of vintage novelty advertisements that offered authentic laser-gun plans, x-ray specs, and even 7-foot-tall monsters (with glow-in-the-dark eyes!). But... (read more)

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But Wait] There's More]
But Wait] There's More]
by Tim Samuelson
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For nearly fifty years, the Popeil Brothers' and Ronco's high-energy commercials have been familiar intruders into the living rooms of America-and most homes bear evidence of their seductive visits. Countless VegOMatics, SealAMeals, Kitchen Magicians... (read more)

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Ingenious Gadgets: Guess the Obscure Purpose of Over 100 Eccentric Contraptions
Ingenious Gadgets: Guess the Obscure Purpose of Over 100 Eccentric Contraptions
by Maurice Collins
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A cuff holder used by poker cardsharks to hide the ace up their sleeves...an electric comb from the 1920s...an automatic shaving cream filler and brush to help save time in the mornings.....It's a wonder these crazy devices never took off! In this zany... (read more)

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The World's Most Expensive
The World's Most Expensive
by Nathalie Grolimund
Synopsis
An exclusive design or a special edition can turn almost any object into a luxury item. But there is only one item in each category that can call itself the most expensive in the world. The Barbie doll with a diamond dress or the unique office chair by a... (read more)

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The Erotic Doll
The Erotic Doll
by Marquard Smith
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Since the 19th century, dolls have served as toys but also as objects of obsession, love, and lust. That century witnessed the emergence of the term "heterosexual" and of modern concepts of fetishism, perversity, and animism. Their convergence, and the... (read more)

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Crap Souvenirs: The Ultimate Kitsch Collection
Crap Souvenirs: The Ultimate Kitsch Collection
by Doug Lansky
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A full-color illustrated collection of humorous, confusing, and amusing signs from around the globe. From ?UFO University? to ?Speedo Check Ahead? to ?Fecal Face Dot Gallery,? Signspotting III: Lost and Loster in Translation takes the reader on a... (read more)

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