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As of August 2014, there are five books in George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Fire and Ice," the book series on which the "Game of Thrones" television series is based. Martin has said that he plans to write seven books in total.

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    • Who made the Super Lamb Banana?

      Q: Who made the Super Lamb Banana?

      A: According to the official Super Lambanana website, the Super LambBanana sculpture is the creation of Japanese artist Taro Chiezo. Chiezo created a four-inch model of the sculpture, and four local artists built the full-size replica for the ArtTranspennine exhibition in Liverpool, England in 1998.
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    • What is aesthetic appreciation?

      Q: What is aesthetic appreciation?

      A: Aesthetic appreciation refers to the sensory appraisal of objects using the normative system of aesthetics, which judges the quality of objects based on how pleasing they are to the sense. Aesthetics at large is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature of taste, art and beauty.
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    • What does form mean in art?

      Q: What does form mean in art?

      A: In art, the term "form" has two meanings. In its most basic application, form refers to a three-dimensional work of art, such as a sculpture or installation. In a broader sense, form is a concept that encapsulates all visible features of an artwork. Form in this context refers to the objective qualities of a work, including color, shape and contrast.
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    • How can I create an art project with a cow hooves theme?

      Q: How can I create an art project with a cow hooves theme?

      A: One of the many possible art projects with a cow hooves theme involves making vegetable stamps. For this project, use celery stalks are the best, and cut them crosswise across the grain. Tempera paint or any other washable paint is suitable for the project. Other necessary material include scrap newspaper, construction paper, a knife, and crayons or markers.
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    • How much does the original "Starry Night" cost?

      Q: How much does the original "Starry Night" cost?

      A: Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night" painting is not for sale as of 2014. The painting is the property of the Museum of Modern Art in New York through the Lillie P. Bliss bequest. "Starry Night" is on display there.
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    • What are organic shapes in art?

      Q: What are organic shapes in art?

      A: Organic shapes in art refers to shapes that have less well-defined edges as opposed to geometric shapes. They are generally shapes that are unpredictable and flowing.
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    • What is the moral of "The Ugly Duckling"?

      Q: What is the moral of "The Ugly Duckling"?

      A: The moral of "The Ugly Duckling" is that people should never give up on following their passions and finding their place in society. "The Ugly Duckling," a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen that was published in 1943, focuses on the story of a young "duckling" who doesn't appear to fit in with or look like the rest of the group.
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    • How are fairies and pixies different?

      Q: How are fairies and pixies different?

      A: Pixies and fairies are both types of mythical creatures in human folklore and literature, but fairies derive from locations around the world, while pixies are considered beings native to Northern Europe, particularly England and the Scandinavian countries. Pixies and fairies appear in many books, works of art and even television shows and movies. Pixies and fairies are typically shown as minuscule creatures, but have different physical characteristics that set them apart.
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    • What is the theme of "Cinderella?"

      Q: What is the theme of "Cinderella?"

      A: The story of "Cinderella" has a number of different themes that include nature, morality and grace. Versions of the story date back to ancient Greece but the themes have remained the same in time.
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    • What is a legendary hero?

      Q: What is a legendary hero?

      A: A legendary hero is a character immortalized in myths and folk tales, who is famous for acts of courage and bravery. Heracles, also known as Hercules, is an example of a legendary hero from Greek mythology, and Paul Bunyan is a legendary hero originating from American folk stories.
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    • Who wrote the first Robin Hood story?

      Q: Who wrote the first Robin Hood story?

      A: Around 1377, the poem "Piers Plowman," by William Langland, made a passing reference to a character thought to be Robin Hood. A tale known as "Robin Hood and the Monk" was written about 1450, but the author is unknown.
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    • Where does the story of Cinderella take place?

      Q: Where does the story of Cinderella take place?

      A: The geographical location of the kingdom in which Cinderella lives is not established in any of the known versions of the fairy tale. Since there are over 345 variants of the story from different times and cultures, it is difficult to infer where the original kingdom may have been located.
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