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It’s Only Music: Alfred Wertheimer’s Never-Before-Seen Photos of Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll
It’s Only Music: Alfred Wertheimer’s Never-Before-Seen Photos of Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll

The visual history of a shy boy in Memphis who came to rule the world and break a billion hearts.

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Gorgeous Black-and-White Vintage Photos of Early NASA Facilities
Gorgeous Black-and-White Vintage Photos of Early NASA Facilities

From the wind tunnels the made commercial aviation possible to the analog machines that preceded the computer, a visual history of the spirit of innovation presently unworthy of the government’s dollar.

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The Pale Blue Dot: A Timeless Valentine to the Cosmos
The Pale Blue Dot: A Timeless Valentine to the Cosmos

“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.”

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More Than Human: Tim Flach’s Striking Portraits of Animals
More Than Human: Tim Flach’s Striking Portraits of Animals

Sentient beings like you’ve never seen them before.

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Berenice Abbott’s Stunning Vintage Black-and-White Photographs of Scientific Phenomena
Berenice Abbott’s Stunning Vintage Black-and-White Photographs of Scientific Phenomena

The abstract beauty of science, made dramatically visible.

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Faces of Justice: Mariana Cook’s Portraits of Human Rights Leaders
Faces of Justice: Mariana Cook’s Portraits of Human Rights Leaders

“Peering through the camera lens, I hoped to gain an understanding of how they become so devoted to the rights and dignity of others.”

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The History of Photography, Animated
The History of Photography, Animated

From ancient witchcraft to the camera obscura to the iPhone, or why Victorians always looked stern.

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A Typographic Tour of New York City at Night
A Typographic Tour of New York City at Night

“No other city in the world stages dusk to dawn like New York City.”

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The Best History Books of 2012
The Best History Books of 2012

From Mark Twain’s diary to the visual history of evolution, by way of Vonnegut, Sontag, and Klimt.

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Andrew Zuckerman’s Extraordinary Portraits of Flowers
Andrew Zuckerman’s Extraordinary Portraits of Flowers

Blossoms like you’ve never seen them before.

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