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The Anatomy of Type by Stephen Coles & Tony Seddon

This book is a candy store for font geeks and a revelation waiting to happen for anyone unfamiliar with the variety, artistry, and history of typefaces. And the title is no joke. Grey’s Anatomy has nothing on the shockingly detailed anatomical illustrations of the 100 typefaces analyzed here. It’s the perfect gift for any design enthusiast and a wonderful invitation to the fascinating world of stories behind the glyphs we use to tell our stories.
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Joe
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$25.99
ISBN: 9780062203120
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Published: Harper Design - November 13th, 2012

Glittering Images by Camille Paglia

In her latest book, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars, intellectual provocateur Camille Paglia leads us chronologically through the paintings, sculptures, architectural styles, performance pieces, and digital art that have defined and transformed our visual world. “Paglia’s bold and rigorous, handsomely illustrated and welcoming art iconography will accomplish her mission to provoke, enlighten, and inspire.” —Booklist, starred review
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ISBN: 9780375424601
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Published: Pantheon - October 16th, 2012

Paper Works by Wang Shaoqiang

Paper Works is an absolutely stunning book. From paper hats to furniture, fashion to fine art, the incredible range of this inexpensive and simple material is taken to new levels and celebrated here. Each page, whether featuring intricate paper jewelry or full-room installation art, is gorgeous. Artists and crafters are sure to find this book endlessly inspiring.
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S.B.
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By Wang Shaoqiang (Editor)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781584234326
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Published: Gingko Press - May 1st, 2012

Looking at Ansel Adams by Andrea G. Stillman

This beautiful and important book explores Ansel Adams’ life as an artist by looking closely at the stories behind 20 of his most significant images. For anyone who loves the American wilderness or has an interest in the life and work of the country’s most revered landscape photographer and environmental advocate, this is a great gift.
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$45.00
ISBN: 9780316217804
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 25th, 2012

Wayne Thiebaud by John Wilmerding

Famous for his lush early ‘60s paintings of cakes and other sweets, artist Wayne Thiebaud is of one of the most original and accomplished American artists. This beautiful large-format book is a retrospective of his work from the 1960s to today, with numerous works coming from the artist’s very own collection. The book also includes his most recent work, up to 2012—at 91, Thiebaud is still working from his studio in Sacramento!
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$45.00
ISBN: 9780847839254
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - October 16th, 2012

Dreaming in Color by Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett has led an extraordinary life. He spent much of his youth in Big Sur, where his parents bought a cabin from Orson Welles and transformed it into the world-famous Nepenthe restaurant, a gathering place for artists and bohemians. He attended boarding school run by the disciples of Krishnamurti, studied painting in Boston, and became a famous knitwear designer for the likes of Missoni and Vogue magazine. Renowned for his explosive use of color, Fassett has embraced needlepoint, mosaics, rugmaking, tapestries, yarn and fabric design, costume and set design, and quilting, becoming one of the most beloved and influential designers today in the process. This joy-filled, gorgeous book is perfect for anyone who likes to make—or appreciate—beautiful things.
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ISBN: 9781584799962
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Published: STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book - September 15th, 2012

Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos

If you’re a photography nut, like me, this book is a must have, documenting the
rise and fall of Polaroid, one of the most beloved camera companies in the
world. With amazing stories, interviews, and of course photographs, this book
is a historical and visual treat!

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Cory
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$24.95
ISBN: 9781616890858
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - September 26th, 2012

Science Ink by Carl Zimmer

Not only was this beautiful volume compiled by one of the best contemporary science writers, it also includes a foreword by the always-entertaining Mary Roach, who elucidates why those so enamored with science, are compelled to mark themselves permanently with the objects of their obsessions. Gorgeous photos that will excite and inspire fans of body art and biology alike.

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Laura
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By Carl Zimmer, Mary Roach (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781402783609
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Published: Sterling - November 1st, 2011

The Art of Pixar by Amid Amidi

This is one of the most gorgeous books I’ve seen. Covering 25 years, from the initial, ground-breaking work done on Toy Story, through Up and Cars 2, this book shows how much sheer art is in Pixar’s films. Beyond the innovation of CGI animation, color, style, design, and art go into each of these films to create beautiful worlds, reproduced here for your wonder and enjoyment.

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$50.00
ISBN: 9780811879637
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 2nd, 2011

The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock

In 1772, upon the death of her second husband, Mary Delany arose from her grief, picked up a pair of scissors, and, at the age of seventy-two, created a new art form: mixed-media collage. Over the next decade, Mrs. Delany produced an astonishing 985 botanically correct, breathtaking cut-paper flowers, now housed in the British Museum. As she tracks the extraordinary life of Delany, internationally acclaimed poet Molly Peacock weaves in delicate parallels in her own life and, in doing so, creates a profound and beautiful examination of the nature of creativity and art.
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$25.00
ISBN: 9781608196975
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 1st, 2012

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