Art, Craft, & Photography from the 2016 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2016 Winter Newsletter.

As the centennial of Jack London’s death approaches, this fresh compilation of photographs, journals, and essays offers readers a much more personal look at the author. Chapters about London’s life and career are arranged chronologically and include his photographs. Few great authors have left an impression in photography as well as in letters, but Jack London has. You’ll feel as though you’re on the deck of the Snark, looking through binoculars, outward toward adventure. —Louise

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Jack London. the Paths Men Take Cover Image
By Jack London, Davide Sapienza (Introduction by), Alessia Tagliaventi (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9788869656392
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Published: Contrasto - September 13th, 2016

In this book that is right in line with The Life–Changing Magic of Tidying Up and capsule wardrobe trends, Anuschka Rees uses her background in psychology and her love of fashion and self-expression to help everyone build and understand their personal style and their dream wardrobe. You don’t have to be a minimalist to get the maximum out of this awesome guide! —Megan

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The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781607749486
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 20th, 2016

It should be no surprise that artistic icon Marina Abramovi´c’s writing voice is lucid and that her stories captivate as well as devastate. In this book that will appeal to students of spirituality and art, Abramovi´c includes diary entries from performances that touch on the transcendent states she reaches while performing. If you enjoy Patti Smith’s memoirs or Kim Gordon’s Girl in a Band, you will devour this book. —Molly

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Walk Through Walls: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101905043
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Published: Crown Archetype - October 25th, 2016

A previously unknown sketchbook of drawings by Vincent van Gogh, created during his time in Arles, was recently discovered and will be published in this highly anticipated book. During the short time van Gogh lived in Arles (1888–1889), he was incredibly prolific and created such masterpieces as “The Starry Night” and “The Sunflowers.” Does his sketchbook include working drawings of these famous paintings or altogether unseen images? We won’t know until this closely guarded book is released in November.

Vincent Van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook Cover Image
$85.00
ISBN: 9781419725944
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Published: ABRAMS - November 15th, 2016

There is no book I am more excited about this season than You Can Knit That. Amy Herzog is my IKBFF (Internet-knitter best friend forever) and she never ceases to amaze me with her ability to use new details to bring interest to the simplest designs. This book is perfect for an ambitious beginner, a first-time sweater knitter, or an advanced knitter who just wants a book full of perfect patterns.  —Megan

 

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You Can Knit That: Foolproof Instructions for Fabulous Sweaters Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781419722479
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Published: ABRAMS - September 6th, 2016

“A remarkable journalistic achievement from a Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Fellowship winner that crystalizes the last 10 years of global war and strife while candidly portraying the intimate life of a female photojournalist. Told with unflinching candor, the award-winning photographer brings an incredible sense of humanity to all the battlefields of her life. Especially affecting is the way in which Addario conveys the role of gender and how being a woman has impacted every aspect of her personal and professional lives. Whether dealing with ultrareligious zealots or overly demanding editors, being a woman with a camera has never been an easy task. A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir that is as inspiring as it is horrific.” —Kirkus, starred review

 

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It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781594205378
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Published: Penguin Press - February 5th, 2015

This compendium is amazing because if you don’t know what you want to make but you know you want to make something, you can always find inspiration somewhere within its pages. Flipping through The Handmade Life, you will be animated by unstoppable polymath power and become the Craft-Hulk you were born to be! Weave, knot, sew, dye, glue, string, and collage yourself into infinity! You are the master of your craft and Ramona Barry and Rebecca Jobson are your guides! With more than 150 artists sharing projects with you in the 408 pages of this book, you can’t possibly go wrong.                                                          —Megan

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The Handmade Life Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780500518922
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 18th, 2016

Amy isn’t the only one in the Butler family with quilting chops! You’ll love these projects, made from large swathes of fabric big enough for a little instant gratification (as much as a quilt can lend itself to instant gratification) but interesting enough to keep you thinking. Just playing with color and fabric choices will multiply your quilting possibilities. Try Project 14 (Bullseye Quilt) in neutrals or monochrome for a modern feel, or go with rainbow for a fun color wheel! This is sure to be a new favorite on your bookshelf.  —Megan

 

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Parson Gray Trade Quilts: 20 Rough-Hewn Projects Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452134482
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 22nd, 2016

 

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