A World of Butterflies
Description: Discover a world of fleeting beauty and pattern, captured in 245 breathtaking, full color close-ups by retired National Museum of Natural History naturalist/researcher, Kjell Sandved. Gorgeous on the coffee table, small enough for a field trip. Includes habitat, range and habits of each butterfly.
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Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology
Description: From early ragtime to international modernism, Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology (a 2011 update of the milestone 1973 Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz) lets you enjoy this uniquely American musical genre through its legendary innovators, including Armstrong, Ellington, Basie, Gillespie, Fitzgerald, and Marsalis. Box Set; 6 CDs with 111 tracks; soft cover companion book, 200 pages.
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Baseball Americana - Paperback
Description: Explore Baseball's Uniquely American Character. Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress takes you on an armchair tour of fabulous first-generation photographic and chromolithographic baseball cards; photographs of famous players and ballparks; cartoons; advertisements and newspaper clippings. From baseballs biggest stars to its street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot and Little League games, Baseball Americana examines baseballs hardscrabble origins, rich cultural heritage, and uniquely American character. Published in the USA.
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The Jefferson Bible
Description: The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth by Thomas Jefferson The Jefferson Bible is an exquisite full-color reproduction of his famous, much-edited version of Jesus life and teachings, cut and pasted from eight Biblestwo each in English, French, Latin and Greek. Includes his hand-written margin notes, chapters on his Enlightenment views, and a review of the painstaking process to preserve the original. An introduction by Smithsonian curators Harry R. Rubenstein and Barbara Clark Smith explains Jeffersons intentions in creating the volume and the ways that his endeavor reflected his Enlightenment ideals and Revolutionary spirit. Smithsonian conservator Janice Stagnitto Elliss essay on conservation reveals surprising insights into how Jefferson crafted the book so precisely. Faithful to the unique artifact so painstakingly created by Thomas Jefferson himself, The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition makes the thoughts of a great American mind accessible for generations to come.
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Jefferson's Secret Bible DVD
Description: As a complement to The Jefferson Bible, the Smithsonian Channel has produced this exclusive program, Jefferson's Secret Bible DVD, not available for purchase anywhere else. It explores Thomas Jeffersons philosophy and follows Smithsonian curators as they gently and meticulously restore the brittle pages, in the hopes of preserving the work for future generations while answering questions about our nations past.
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Ideals of Beauty: Asian and American Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Description: The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington comprise the Smithsonian Institutions national museums of Asian art. The Freer Gallery opened to the public in 1923, and the Sackler Gallery welcomed its first visitors in 1987. The two museums are physically connected by an underground passageway and ideologically linked through the study, exhibition, and preservation of Asian art. In addition, the Freer Gallery contains an important collection of nineteenth-century American art featuring James McNeill Whistlers Peacock Room, perhaps one of the earliest art installations on record. Ideals of Beauty: Asian and American Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries features work from both museums: American, Ancient Near East, Chinese, Indian, Islamic World, Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian, including ceramics, biblical manuscripts, photography, and other works of art. Each object or group of objects is accompanied by a brief description of its art historical significance or surprising or little-known aspects of its history.
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Doug Aitken: Song 1
Description: Doug Aitkens Song 1 is an astonishing 360-degree, moving-image opus commissioned by the Hirshhorn Museum. Employing eleven high-definition projectors, it illuminates the faade of the museums iconic cylindrical building with a seamless blend of imagery and the single song, I Only Have Eyes for You. Designed by the artist, this distinctive book, Doug Aitken: Song 1 reprises the Hirshhorns shape, while visually interpreting the work from an art historical and cultural context.
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The Kennedys: Photographs by Mark Shaw
Description: Fall in love again with the young senator-cum-president, his lovely and cultured wife, and the young children they so clearly adorein these enchantingly spontaneous photographs in The Kennedys: Photographs by Mark Shaw. More than half of the images in this expanded redux of Shaws 1964 classic, The John F. Kennedys: A Family Album, are being seen for the first time. The stunning work of renowned celebrity and fashion photographer Mark Shaw, he became the unofficial Kennedy family photographer following his work with them for a 1959 Life magazine profile.
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Do All Indians Live in Tipis?
Description: Discover little-known truths behind 101 common assumptions and stereotypes about Native Americans in Do All Indians Live in Tipis? A Smithsonian publication, this user friendly myth buster answers such questions as: Should I say Tribe or Nation? Did ancient Mesoamericans practice human sacrifice during their ball games? What is a tom-tom? Informative one-page explanations make you eager to turn the page in Do All Indians Live in Tipis?
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