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The 3rd Act, by Drew Yanno.

Continuum/192 pp./$14.95 (sb).

About Stephen Bann, edited by Deborah Cherry. Blackwell Publishing/208 pp./$29.95 (sb).

Aesthetic Computing, edited by Paul A. Fishwick. MIT Press/457 pp./$42.50 (hb).

Against the Grain, essay by John Elderfield, interview by Ann Temkin, forward by Glenn D. Lowry. Museum of Modern Art/128 pp./$40.00 (hb).

Americanizing the Movies and "Movie-Mad" Audiences, 1910-1914, by Richard Abel. University of California Press/391 pp./$29.95 (sb).

The Appreciative Journey: A Guide to Developing International Cultural Exchanges, by Michael Sikes, Mary Campell-Zopf, Jami Goldstein, and Wayne Lawson. Ohio Arts Council/108 pp./$24.00 (hb).

Art from Start to Finish: Jazz, Painting, and Other Improvisations, edited by Howard S. Becker, Robert R. Faulkner, and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. University of Chicago Press/248 pp./$24.00 (sb).

Art of the Digital Age, by Bruce Wands. Thames & Hudson/223 pp./$50.00 (hb).

Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous, by Jan Verwoert. Afterall Books/96 pp./$16.00 (sb).

Best of Black and White: Erotic Photography, edited by Peter Delius. Prestel Publishing/128 pp./$45.00 (hb).

Bombay, by Lalitha Gopalan. BFI Publishing/88 pp./[pounds sterling]9.99 (sb).

Bookworm: The Art of Rosamond Purcell, by Rosamond Purcell. Quantuck Lane Press/160 pp./$35.00 (hb).

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Brigitte Lacombe: cinema/theater, edited by Janet Johnson. Shirmer/Mosel/292 pp./$39.95 (sb).

Candida Hofer: Libraries, essay by Umberto Eco. Schirmer/Mosel/272 pp./$99.95 (hb).

Candida Hofer: Opera de Paris, by Gerard Mortier. Schirmer/Mosel/80 pp./$49.95 (hb).

Chris Marker, by Nora M. Alter. University of Illinois Press/232 pp./$19.95 (sb).

Cindy Sherman, edited by Johanna Burton. MIT Press/240 pp./$15.95 (sb).

Cinema at the End of Empire: A Politics of Transition in Britain and India, by Priya Jaikumar. Duke University Press/304 pp./$22.95 (sb).

Cinephelia and History, or The Wind in the Trees, by Christian Keathley. Indiana University Press/212 pp./$50.00 (sb).

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City 2000, edited by Teri Boyd. University of Illinois Press/276 pp./$49.95 (hb).

City Language Berlin, by Christoph Mangler. Prestel/128 pp./$14.95 (hb).

Collage: The Making of Modern Art, by Brandon Taylor. Thames & Hudson/224 pp./$34.95 (sb).

A Companion to Contemporary Art since 1945, edited by Amelia Jones. Blackwell Publishing/648 pp./$49.95 (sb).

Contemporary Desert Photography: The Other Side of Paradise, by Marilyn Cooper and Katherine Plake Hough. University of Washington Press/64 pp./$20.00 (sb).

The Decency Wars: The Campaign to Cleanse American Culture, by Frederick S. Lane. Prometheus Books/367 pp./$28.00 (hb).

Directed by Steven Spielberg: Poetics of the Contemporary Hollywood Blockbuster, by Warren Buckland. Continuum/256 pp./$19.95 (sb).

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The Director's Cut: Picturing Hollywood in the 21st Century, edited by Stephen Littger. Continuum/352 pp./$18.95 (sb).

Doctor Dogwit's Second Book of Transitive Aspects: A Chronicle of Tribulation in the Highlands of Exeter, by Gary Richman. Blue Book Issue/28 pp./price unavailable (sb).

Dream Worlds: Architecture and Entertainment, text by Oliver Herwig, photographs by Florian Holzherr. Prestel Verlag/160 pp./$60.00 (hb).

Dreaming in Black and White: Photography at the Julien Levy Gallery by Katherine Ware and Peter Barberie. Philadelphia Museum of Art & Yale University Press/336 pp./$65.00 (hb).

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This book was published to accompany the exhibition of the same title at the Philadelphia Museum of Art during the summer of 2006. This "supercatalog" of 336 pages begins with two in-depth essays by Katherine Ware and Peter Barberie, both from the museum. …