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Art, Craft, & Photo from the 2014 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2014 Winter Newsletter.

Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley: Celebrating the Park at 150

Ansel Adams always had a special affinity for Yosemite, and that connection is apparent in his photographs of the valley and outlying area. I love the way his images capture the wild spirit of the granite spires, twisting trees, and reflective waters. Released as a celebration of Yosemite’s 150 years, this magnificent book is a worthy homage to both a breathtaking place and an iconic photographer.
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By Ansel Adams (By (photographer)), Peter Galassi
ISBN: 9780316323406
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 28th, 2014

My Favorite Things by Maira Kalman

Artist Maira Kalman has curated a book of beautiful, delicate, extraordinary, and weird objects from the Cooper Hewitt Museum that have one thing in common: They make her gasp with delight. She weaves her own personal history though these objects, her notes being at once intimate, universally human and empathetic. Her illustrations are so lush and satisfying you could stare at the colors and brushstrokes all day. My Favorite Things is funny, somber, sweet, and quirky.
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ISBN: 9780062122971
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Published: Harper Design - October 21st, 2014

Pantone on Fashion

Fashion and color are inextricably linked, as color is usually the first thing our eyes fix on. For years, designers have turned to color experts Pantone for inspiration, and this new book neatly displays the relationship. Organized by each distinct hue, with the classic Pantone color strip running along the bottom of each page, designs of every style grace these pages. Pantone on Fashion is a bright and glamorous look at over a century of fashion.
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ISBN: 9781452115351
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 16th, 2014

Playful by Merrilee Liddiard

This super-charming book is filled with great projects that encourage creativity and play. From oversized (and adorable) paper puppets to fair-maiden crowns to cracker-box trucks, these ideas are easy to make, use inexpensive materials, and will inspire kids’ imaginations. Playful includes patterns and templates in the back to make these projects even simpler to make. Parents, teachers, kids, and crafters will love this book!
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ISBN: 9781617690457
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 16th, 2014

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