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The frontman for the Roots takes
us on the journey through the
show s debut in 1971 to 1993, the
final episode Cornelius, the creator,
Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music
that Changed the World, by Rob-
bie Robertson, Jim Guerinot,
Sebastian Robertson and Jared
Levine, Tundra Books, US$29. For
young readers, the music industry
vets offer an introduction to 27
legends, including James Brown,
Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke, Mar-
vin Gaye and Otis Redding.
Includes two CDs totaling 27
HISTORY & MEDIA
Smithsonian Civil War: Inside
the National Collection, edited by
Neil Kagan and Stephen G Hys-
lop, Smithsonian Books, US$40.
From the story of Winchester, the
swift-footed horse of Union com-
mander Philip Sheridan, to
Winslow Homer sketches.
Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz
Age to Our Age, edited by Graydon
Carter, Abrams, US$65. Anything you
ever wanted to know about the mag-
azine in archival black-and-white,
colour covers and illustrations, all span-
ning the arts, war and politics.
Vietnam: The Real War, by The
Associated Press, US$40. Mostly black-
and-white, up-close photography of
the fog and debris of war, including an
injured John McCain and the cut of a
knife into the belly of a Viet Cong pris-
oner under interrogation by a South
FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY
Guillermo del Toro, Cabinet of
Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collec-
tions and Other Obsessions, by del
Toro and Marc Scott Zicree, Harper
Design, US$60. Notebooks, sketches
and interviews from the mind of the
Hellboy and Pan s Labyrinth creator.
Thoughts from Neil Gaiman, Ron Perl-
man and others.
Humans of New York, by Brandon
Stanton, St Martin s Press, US$29.99.
Includes 400 colour portraits from the
meandering chronicler of the New York
The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th
Anniversary Companion, by Jay Scar-
fone and William Stillman, Harper
Design, US$40. Production stills,
munchkin and Dorothy hair and
wardrobe tests. Mock certificates for a
brain, courage, heart and home are
included in a back envelope of mem-
orabilia, along with a death certificate
for the Wicked Witch of the East.
Caught in the Act: Actors Acting,
by Howard Schatz, Beverly J Ornstein
and Owen Edwards, Glitterati Inc,
US$65. Portraiture by Schatz with oral
histories and improvisation at his direc-
tion. See Sam Waterston respond to
the prompt: "You re a dairy farmer who
hates cows, hates milk and hates getting
up at 4 am seven days a week, just after
signing a mineral rights deal with a
natural gas drilling company."
One hundred per cent of royalties
from sale of the book to be donated in
equal shares to Broadway Cares/Equity
Fights AIDS and the SAG Foundation.
FASHION & CELEBRITY
Dior Glamour, by Mark Shaw, Riz-
zoli New York, US$115. Shaw was
behind the lens at the House of Dior
shooting haute couture from 1952 to
Colour and black-and-white candids,
portraits, commercial spreads and shots
of intimate fashion shows for small
crowds, conducted in utter silence and
The Dirty Side of Glamour, by Tyler
Shields, HarperCollins, US$25. Celebri-
ties bloodied, naked, on fire and oth-
erwise staged for the unrelenting, Los
Angeles-based provocateur. He includes
the infamous chainsaw hacking of a
$100,000 Birkin bag, Gary Busey in a
straitjacket and never-before-seen
Hollywood Costume, edited by Deb-
orah Nadoolman Landis, Abrams,
US$55. Spans the silent era to present
day with brief histories, accounts by
costume greats like Edith Head and the
people they dress. Learn what Johnny
Depp thinks about the impact of his
costumes on his work, along with
Robert De Niro, a collector of the
clothes he wears on set.
The Photography of Modernist Cui-
sine, by Nathan Myhrvold, The Cook-
ing Lab, US$120. Composed dishes lev-
itated to reveal every delectable part.
Food bisected in ovens and pots and
beautifully scrutinised microscopically.
The photo-scientists at The Cooking
Lab offer lush, oversized spreads and
all their secrets on how the work was
done. Not a cookbook.
Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible,
by Wolfgang Stuppy and Rob Kesseler,
Earth Aware Editions, US$35. Similar
microscopic cross-sections focused on
fruit, seeds and nature s seed dispersers
from the toucan to the fruit bat.
Exhaustive scientific text.
Stuppy is the seed morphologist for
the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership,
the international conservation project.
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Coffee table books for the holidays
Humans of New York, by Brandon Stanton, St Martin's Press.
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