Books Received

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13 Conversations About Art and Cultural Race Politics, by Monika Kin Gagnon and Richard Fung. Artextes Editions/150 pp./$14.95 (sb).

Adobe Photoshop 7.0 for Photographers: professional Image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC, by Martin Evening. Focal Press/480 pp./ $44.99 (sb).

Afghanistan, by Simon Norfolk. Dewi Lewis Publishing/96 pp./$45.00 (hb).

After the Smoke Clears: Struggling to Get By in Rustbelt America, by Steve Mellon. University of Pittsburgh Press/192 pp./$29.00 (hb).

Animation and America, by Paul Wells. Rutgers University Press/172 pp./$20.00 (sb).

The Business of Portrait Photography, by Tom McDonald. Watson-Guptill Publications/200 pp./$29.95 (sb).

The Business of Studio Photography: How to Start and Run a Successful Photography Studio, by Edward R. Lilley. Allworth Press/304 pp./$21.95 (sb).

City Racing: The Life and Times of an ArtistRun Gallery, by John Burgess. Black Dog Publishing, London/148 pp./$26.95 (hb).

Cuba: Picturing Change, by E. Wright Ledbetter. University of New Mexico Press/216 pp./$39.95 (hb).

Cybering Democracy: Public Space and the Internet, by Diana Saco. University of Minnesota Press/344 pp./$19.95 (sb).

Dark Fiber: Tracking Critical Internet Culture, by Geert Lovink. The MIT Press/394 pp./$27.95 (hb).

Dealmaking in the Film & Television Industry: From Negotiations to Final Contracts, by Mark Litwak. Silman-James Press/404 pp./$28.95 (sb).

Distinctly American: The Photographs of Wright Morris, by Allan Trachtenberg. Merrell Publishers Ltd./140 pp./$50.00 (hb).

Documentary Filmmakers Speak, by Liz Stubbs. Allworth Press/228 pp./$19.95 (sb).

Facing History: Portraits From Vancouver, edited by Karen Love. Presentation House Gallery; Arsenal Pulp Press/159 pp./$29.95 (sb).

Fire & Ice: Treasures From the Photographic Collection of Frederic Church at Olana, essay by Thomas Weston Fels. Cornell University Press/80 pp./$24.95 (hb).

From Energy to Information: Representation in Science and Technology, Art, and Literature, edited by Bruce Clarke and Linda Dalrymple Henderson. Stanford University Press/442 pp./$35.95 (sb).

From Our House to Your House, by Martin Parr. Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, England/96 pp./$16.95 (hb).

Getting Exposure: The Artist's Guide to Exhibiting the Work, by the Editors of Art Calendar. The Lyons Press/237 pp./$14.95 (sb).

Getting the Word Out: The Artist's Guide to Self-Promotion, by the Editors of Art Calendar. The Lyons Press/263 pp./$24.95 (sb).

The Glossary of Cultural Theory, by Peter Brooker. Oxford University Press/320 pp./$65.00 (hb).

Grave Matters, by Mark C. Taylor and Dietrich Christian Lammerts. Reaktion Books/192 pp./$25.00 (sb).

Hospital: The Unseen Demands of Delivering Medical Care, with photography by Stephen L. Feldman and text by Karine Douplitzky. Ivan R. Dee Publisher, Chicago/184 pp./$40.00 (hb).

How to Cheat in Photoshop: The art of creating photorealistic montages, by Steve Caplin. Focal Press/264 pp./$36.99 (sb).

How to Photograph Women Beautifully: Professional Techniques for Creating Glamorous Pictures, by J. Barry O'Rourke and Michael A. Keller. Watson-Guptill Publications/144 pp./$24.95 (sb).

In the most beautiful life, photography by Virginia Joff, poems by Carmen Firan. Umbrage Editions/180 pp./price unavailable (hb). …