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Murder Maps USA: Crime Scenes Revisited; Bloodstains to Ballistics, 1865–1939

Due to the graphic nature of some of the photographs, this book is not recommended for everybody, but readers interested in true crime and forensics will appreciate Selzer’s singular volume.
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A Chronology of Film: A Cultural Timeline from the Magic Lantern to Netflix

Scholars will especially appreciate the depth of thought, and the images make this work an enjoyable browse for casual film buffs.
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The Van Gogh Sisters

Buy where fine art, feminism, group biographies of women, or biographies like Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith’s Van Gogh: The Life are popular.
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The Mysteries of Cinema: Movies and Imagination

Academic libraries that wish to expand their film criticism section might consider this work, but general collections should avoid it.
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Todd Webb in Africa: Outside the Frame

Although it’s fascinating as a history, Webb’s body of work is artistically underwhelming; it resembles a really good Life magazine photo-essay, but it lacks the éclat of photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson or Malick Sidibé. This narrative of Webb’s photos and their creation will engage primarily readers who are already interested in the medium and the message.
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Kengo Kuma: My Life as an Architect in Tokyo

With observations on urbanism that are more inspiring than those in the late, peripatetic architect Michael Sorkin’s Twenty Minutes in Manhattan, this text benefits from monochromatic photographs and delicate, understated, textural pencil sketches, which will inspire design students to express their ideas more abstractly. For all architecture libraries.
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Chanel Eternal Instant

Given the price of this book, and its narrow focus, this title is recommended primarily for watch aficionados and collectors.
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Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto

This volume does not focus on Chanel’s biography or her collaboration with the Nazi regime in wartime; for that, see Hal Vaughan’s Sleeping with the Enemy and other biographies of the designer. Rather, it spotlights Chanel’s creations and how she marketed her style and created a brand. This excellent volume is recommended for readers interested in fashion history and French fashion in general.

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Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited; Phrenology to Fingerprint; 1811–1911

Gray blends an eye for gruesome detail with impressive visuals and a helpful bibliography to make this a popular addition to true crime collections.
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