Slide 0: The Beatles Yellow Submarine
The Beatles Yellow Submarine
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, The Beatles Yellow Submarine is a fully authorized graphic novel that is an adaptation of Yellow Submarine—a landmark animated fantasy film in which the Beatles rescue Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Slide 1: Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music is an official 50th anniversary celebration of Woodstock by festival creator Michael Lang. Includes hundreds of photographs—performances, behind-the-scenes moments, the transformation of a field of cows to a chill festival venue, and the aftermath.
Slide 2: Visions of Lost Worlds: The Paleoart of Jay Matternes
Visions of Lost Worlds: The Paleoart of Jay Matternes
Now you can view at wondrous leisure with Visions of Lost Worlds: The Paleoart of Jay Matternes treasured murals that for half a century adorned the fossil halls of our National Museum of Natural History. Painstakingly researched and intricately detailed, the 56-million-year mammal evolution murals and Mesozoic Era dinosaur dioramas by renowned paleoartist Jay Matternes are revelatory works of art.
Slide 3: Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments
Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments
A richly illustrated first of its kind anthology, Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments tells the story of baseball's most esteemed 20th century game worn uniforms—including Babe Ruth's road jersey from his first season with the New York Yankees (1920), the sole surviving uniform from the infamous 1919 World Series, Joe DiMaggio's rookie uniform from 1936, the Boston Red Sox road uniform Ted Williams wore during his epic 1941 season, Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn Dodgers home jersey from the 1952 season, Bill Mazeroski's Pittsburgh Pirates home uniform worn to hit the game-winning home run in game 7 of the 1960 World Series, and a visual feast of rare uniform styles. This coffee-table book also includes many of the most historically significant jackets, hats, and other treasured baseball collectibles.
Slide 4: Birds in a Book
Birds in a Book
Delight a friend, birder, anyone who needs a lift with this charming Birds in a Book, featuring ten beloved birds. Perched on die-cut branches, simply "pop up" each bird, stand the book on end, and voilà, you have a whimsical bouquet. Accompanying text describes each bird's attributes.
Slide 5: Cherry Blossoms
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 6: Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present
Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present
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 7: Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs
Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs
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 8: Ming's Adventure in the Forbidden City
Ming's Adventure in the Forbidden City
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 9: The Last Emperors
The Last Emperors
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 10: Cherry Blossom Friends
Cherry Blossom Friends
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 11: The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Paperback
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Paperback
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.