Art, Craft, and Photography from our 2017 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2017 Winter Newsletter, recommended by Bookshop Santa Cruz staff.

This new collection of photographer Annie Leibovitz’s most memorable portraits of artists, performers, thinkers, athletes, politicians, and more, is the third book in her celebrated series. Included are images of a wide range of notable subjects, including Barack and Michelle Obama, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joan Didion, Misty Copeland, and Queen Elizabeth II. “Whether she’s photographing the famous and powerful, or simply the woman next door, Annie always captures something unexpected and deeply personal.” —Oprah Winfrey

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Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 Cover Image
$89.95
ISBN: 9780714875132
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 25th, 2017

This collection presents 50 large-scale works from Rothko’s color field period (1949–1970) alongside essays by his son, Christopher Rothko, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art curator of painting and sculpture Janet Bishop. Filled with illuminating details about Rothko’s life, influences, and legacy, this essential volume brings the renowned artist’s luminous work to light for both longtime Rothko fans and those discovering his work for the very first time. - Rico

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Rothko: The Color Field Paintings Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781452156590
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 5th, 2017

With essays on travel, family, good food, and (of course) knitting, Clara Parkes’s second collection of essays, Knitlandia, proved to be a wonderfully entertaining ride around the world of knitting. In A Stash of One’s Own, Parkes uses her love of knitting and her writer’s sensibility to compile her next installment of essays by new and old crafters, from favorites like Amy Christoffers and Kristine Vejar to fine newer voices. - Megan

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A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living With, and Letting Go of Yarn Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781419727047
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Published: Abrams Press - September 12th, 2017

Carve modernizes a mindful hobby that people have turned to for generations to help them slow down, relax, and connect with the outdoors. Using just a tool or two (a pocketknife and a gouge), readers will learn how to whittle 12 small objects, from a coffee spoon to a pair of dice, that take just a few hours to finish—and in the process carve out a little peace and quiet for themselves. A super stylish, irresistible gift for DIY enthusiasts!

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Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451498960
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - August 22nd, 2017

Slow Knitting is beautiful enough to leave out on your coffee table to pick up, whether you have ten minutes to read a few pages or a few hours to get started on your new sweater. It has everything a good knitting book should: dreamy photography, detailed yarn profiles, thoughts on building a cohesive wardrobe using slow fashion, and terrific patterns. - Megan

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Slow Knitting: A Journey from Sheep to Skein to Stitch Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781419726682
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Published: ABRAMS - October 10th, 2017

Andy Goldsworthy is one of my favorite artists. His pieces, which he makes with natural materials and builds onsite using his own two hands and little else, are intricate feats that defy imagination. He works with a patience and vision that I cannot fathom, and it shows in the placement of every twig, every stone, every leaf. This stunning book showcases his largest projects from around the world. It’ll take your breath away. - Flannery

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Andy Goldsworthy: Projects Cover Image
$85.00
ISBN: 9781419722226
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Published: ABRAMS - September 19th, 2017

Seeing the slow fashion movement gain momentum and popularity over the last several years has been a source of joy in my life. Few crafters out there embody the lifestyle of slow fashion better than Natalie Chanin of Alabama Stitch Book. Her new book is peppered with detailed shots of gorgeous garments and samples of a variety of hand-embroidered stitches, from the beautifully basic to the incredibly complex. - Megan

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The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and the School of Making (Alabama Studio) Cover Image
By Natalie Chanin, Sun Young Park (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419726637
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Published: ABRAMS - November 7th, 2017

I cannot remember the last time I loved an art book this much. So much is portrayed through Dave Eggers’s (yes, that Dave Eggers) loose, loving strokes, and his captions are perfectly paired with their animal. I can’t stop flipping through the pages. From a side-eyeing Boston terrier dispensing love advice, to the musings of a tortoise, these are animals I want to be friends with, or at least whose conversations I want to eavesdrop on. - Rachel

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Ungrateful Mammals Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781419724633
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Published: ABRAMS - October 17th, 2017

 

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