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Slide 0: Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms
$30.00
This beautiful commemorative book, Cherry Blossoms: The Official Book of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, captures the magic of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in our nation's capital. Filled with breathtaking images by award-winning photographer Ron Blunt, this treasured page-turner covers every aspect of the festival in its four charming chapters—"Starting with the Gift of Trees," "Springtime Celebration," "Parade and Performances," and "Tidal Basin and Beyond."
 
Slide 1: Amazing Origami
Amazing Origami
$18.95
Designed for all ages and skill levels, Amazing Origami: Traditional Japanese Folding Papers and Projects comes with everything you need to transform high quality paper into beautiful origami works of art. Simple instructions permit origami beginners to start immediately. Gorgeous, Japanese folding papers—patterned with delicate designs and gold detailing evocative of one-of-a-kind motifs gracing vintage Japanese kimono fabrics—inspire experienced paper folders to create unique origami art. Kit includes 144 two-sided, full-color folding papers, 17 fun projects (Luna moth, tortoise, carp, leaf, peacock, butterfly, koi, Chinese pinwheel, and many more), 13 custom paper designs, and clear step-by-step instructions. Sturdy box doubles a display pedestal.
 
Slide 2: Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present
Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present
$65.00
Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern China. A comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book, Chinese Dress is the essential reference for costume historians, fashion designers and collectors, as well as lovers of beautiful clothes everywhere.
 
Slide 3: Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs
Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs
$18.99
Chinese Symbolism & Art Motifs is a comprehensive handbook of symbolism in Chinese art and culture. Serves as an invaluable resource for any student of Eastern art history, Chinese arts and crafts, and anyone interested in commonly held Chinese beliefs and their origins.
 
Slide 4: Ming's Adventure in the Forbidden City
Ming's Adventure in the Forbidden City
$16.95
Ming's Adventure in the Forbidden City is a colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book featuring a boy of today and a Little Emperor from the past who find adventure and fun in the Forbidden City!
 
Slide 5: Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912
Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912
Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912 is a fascinating look at the life and times of empresses in the Qing dynasty as they played an influential role in the imperial court and the cosmopolitan culture of their time. Offering compelling insights into the material culture, activities, and living spaces of Qing empresses, this lavishly illustrated book features over 100 spectacular works of art from the Palace Museum in Beijing—including large-scale portraits, court robes, and richly decorated Buddhist sutras—that bring the splendor of the Qing court to life. A series of insightful essays examines the fascinating ways that key imperial women engaged with art, religion, and politics. This unprecedented exploration of the Qing court from the perspective of its royal women is an important new contribution to our understanding of Chinese art and history.
 
Slide 6: The Last Emperors
The Last Emperors
$36.95
The Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) was the last and arguably the greatest of the conquest dynasties to rule China. Its rulers, Manchus from the north, held power for three centuries despite major cultural and ideological differences with the Han majority. In The Last Emperors: A Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions, Evelyn Rawski offers a bold new interpretation of the remarkable success of this dynasty, arguing that it derived not from the assimilation of the dominant Chinese culture, as has previously been believed, but rather from an artful synthesis of Manchu leadership styles with Han Chinese policies.
 
Slide 7: Cherry Blossom Friends
Cherry Blossom Friends
$14.95
A child-friendly history of the cherry trees in our nation's capital, Cherry Blossom Friends is a fully illustrated picture book that tells about the gifts associated with these cherry trees—animals, fresh air, and the long friendship between the United States and Japan. Fun facts will teach first and second graders about the monuments around the National Mall. Riddles will teach them about the animals that live among the cherry trees and in the greater Washington area.
 
Slide 8: Spaceman
Spaceman
$28.00
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that's about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, wondering if the emergency repair you're about to make will inadvertently ruin humankind's chance to unlock the universe's secrets? Mike Massimino has been there, and in Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe he puts you inside the suit, with all the zip and buoyancy of life in microgravity.

Taking us through the surreal wonder and beauty of his first spacewalk, the tragedy of losing friends in the Columbia shuttle accident, and the development of his enduring love for the Hubble Telescope—which he and his fellow astronauts were tasked with saving on his final mission—Massimino has written an ode to never giving up and the power of teamwork to make anything possible. Spaceman invites us into a rare, wonderful world where science meets the most thrilling adventure, revealing just what having "the right stuff" really means.
 
Slide 9: Expanding Universe: Photographs from The Hubble Space Telescope
Expanding Universe: Photographs from The Hubble Space Telescope
$70.00
This breathtaking “album” of ultra high-resolution images from the Hubble Telescope explores the mysteries of deep space—from black holes to exoplanets. Expanding Universe: Photographs from The Hubble Space Telescope has superb quality binding, paper and images.
 
Slide 10: Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives
Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives
$29.99
Discover hundreds of stunning, never-before published images from black history and their previously untold stories in Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives. Discovered by The Times photo editor Darcy Eveleigh and co-explored with colleagues Dana Canedy, Damien Cave, and Rachel L. Swarns, the images in Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives and the stories behind them were initially chronicled in the series Unpublished Black History, which ran in print and online editions of the The Times in February 2016. The series generated 1.7 million views and thousands of comments.

Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives expands upon the original series, adding many more photographs, including: a 27-year-old Jesse Jackson leading an anti-discrimination rally of in Chicago, Rosa Parks arriving at a Montgomery Courthouse in Alabama a candid behind-the-scenes shot of Aretha Franklin backstage at the Apollo Theater, Ralph Ellison on the streets of his Manhattan neighborhood, the firebombed home of Malcolm X, Myrlie Evans and her children at the funeral of her slain husband, Medgar, a wheelchair-bound Roy Campanella at the razing of Ebbets Field.

Why were these images unpublished? Were they or the people in them considered un-newsworthy? Did the images fail to arrive before the story should run? Were they deliberately overlooked? Eveleigh, Canedy, Cave, and Swarms explore all these questions and more in this one-of-a-kind book.
 
Slide 11: The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Paperback
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Paperback
$40.00
Take a journey through America’s collective memory—from ancient fossils to the digital age—with this encyclopedic chronicle. The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin (the Smithsonian’s first Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador at Large), aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled in this paperback, The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects, a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous perspective on the history of the United States.
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