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Art, Craft, & Photography from the 2015 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2015 Winter Newsletter.


Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works: 2004–2014

I have long admired Andy Goldsworthy’s intricate, stunning artwork. Working outdoors almost daily and using materials found on site, he creates complex, symmetrical structures and designs. As these works are often temporary and frequently collapse during their creation, this requires immense patience and concentration. This book features about 200 works, selected by Goldsworthy himself, that showcase his career and creative process. It is indescribably beautiful. It leaves me speechless every time I look at it.  —Flannery

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Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works: 2004-2014 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419717796
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 13th, 2015

Beloved Dog by Maira Kalman

Acclaimed artist and storyteller Maira Kalman celebrates the dog in her new book. With her unique style, Kalman allows us to become the dog’s companion for once, seeing the world, with all its wonder and fascination, through dogs’ eyes—or sampling the facets of humanity around the world and discovering dogs ever-present. A beautiful work for anyone who has ever loved a small or large furry friend. —Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9781594205941
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Penguin Press - October 27th, 2015

Keeping an Eye Open by Julian Barnes

The author of more than a couple of the best British novels in recent memory, including Flaubert’s Parrot and The Sense of an Ending, Barnes is also a very serious fan of 19th- and 20th-century art. Here he brings his two passions—painting and writing—together in a series of essays about some of the greatest artists of the last 200 years, including Delacroix, Cezanne, and Magritte, illuminating their process, their often-drama-filled lives, and their towering artistic achievements. —Rico

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Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101874783
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Published: Knopf - October 6th, 2015

The Scent of a Dream by Sebastião Salgado

In The Scent of a Dream, photographer Sebastião Salgado’s brilliance at working with light and shadow helps him stunningly capture the beauty of the natural environment coffee is grown in. His photos brim with respect and appreciation for the labor of his those who produce the coffee beans. The visual beauty makes the book feel completely non-preachy, yet it is imbued with a social message—that of the connection between those who consume and those who produce. What lover of coffee can look at these images and fail to feel connected to the people in them? Can fail to reflect on how their own choices might affect the lives and health of those who bring us our morning cuppa?  —Nici                          

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Scent of a Dream: Travels in the World of Coffee Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419719219
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 29th, 2015

Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style

I've been stenciling Lotta designs on my furniture and walls forever and have made dozens of Simple Sewing’s curtains over the years, so this book is a little like seeing the design of my home in clothing form. But the beauty of this collection lies not in the oh-so-Lotta printed fabrics but in the wonderful simplicity and range of the patterns. Straightforward looks, all modeled by Lotta and her close friends—real women with real lives who want real and accessible wardrobes. But fear not, beginners! The author is a self-professed sewing novice; this truly is a book for everyone. These timeless styles are easy to sew and universally flattering.  —Kimberly

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Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday Style: Key Pieces to Sew + Accessories, Styling, and Inspiration Cover Image
By Lotta Jansdotter, Jenny Hallengren (By (photographer))
ISBN: 9781617691744
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 3rd, 2015

Knitting Pearls by Ann Hood

When I’m not knitting, chances are I’m thinking, talking, or reading about knitting. In between reading the stories in Knitting Pearls, you could be knitting one of the many patterns that are part of the book. And as much as I think everyone in the world should learn to knit, these stories aren’t just for the knit-obsessed. These essays by some of my favorite creative people are about love, heartbreak, family, personal identity, and making sense of it all. —Megan

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Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting Cover Image
By Ann Hood (Editor)
ISBN: 9780393246087
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 9th, 2015

Florence: The Paintings and Frescos, 1250–1743 by Ross King & Anja Grebe

The authors of the best-selling Brunelleschi’s Dome (King) and The Louvre (Grebe) join forces to lead us through the major paintings and frescoes of Florence, Italy, including every single painting in the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia, and the Duomo, along with important works from 28 other churches. Featuring stunning color plates and insightful commentary, this large-format gift book is simply glorious. Short of an all-expenses-paid trip to Italy, it’s the best holiday gift an art lover could ask for.  —Rico

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ISBN: 9781631910012
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 20th, 2015

Quilt Local by Heather Jones

This collection of quilt patterns, inspired by geometry in everyday life, is beautiful, modern, and accessible. I love quilting but I’m far from an expert. I can honestly say that not only do I want to make every quilt in this book, I feel like I can because the construction is so simple and clearly detailed. Try a few of Heather Jones’ patterns, then take inspiration from your own neighborhood and see what you come up with!  —Megan

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Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday (with 40 Projects) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617691768
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 6th, 2015

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