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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781797205090
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 17th, 2020

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend.

As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from Dolly Parton''s personal and business archives.


The Last Days of John Lennon Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316429061
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 7th, 2020

The greatest true-crime story in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it.
 
With the Beatles, John Lennon surpasses his youthful dreams, achieving a level of superstardom that defies classification. “We were the best bloody band there was,” he says.


Figure Drawing Atelier: An Instructional Sketchbook Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781580935135
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Published: Monacelli Studio - September 17th, 2019

"The best way to learn about art is to make it. Discover the secrets of great figure drawing as you sketch along with past and present masters. This working artist's sketchbook guides you from beginning gestures to delicate rendering. It's your art, your tradition, your time.


Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393608427
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 10th, 2019

A Juilliard-trained musician and professor of history explores the fascinating entanglement of classical music with American foreign relations.


Guitar: The World’s Most Seductive Instrument Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781523507726
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 1st, 2019

Celebrate the significance, the magic, and the mojo of the world’s most seductive instrument.
 
An obsessive, full-color book presented in an irresistible slipcase, Guitar features 200 instruments in stunning detail.


Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Color Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781760760021
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Published: Thames & Hudson - January 8th, 2019

This origin story of history’s most vivid color pigments is perfect for artists, history buffs, science lovers, and design fanatics.


Ways of Drawing: Artists' Perspectives and Practices Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780500021903
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 22nd, 2019

A generously illustrated collection of essays on drawing as a vital intellectual, artistic, and life practice—by the artists of the Royal Drawing School.


Mend & Patch: A Handbook to Repairing Clothes and Textiles Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781911624936
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Published: Pavilion - October 1st, 2019

Learn how to take care of your clothes by mending, patching, and repairing them, so you can extend the life of your most treasured garments.


The Knit Vibe: A Knitter’s Guide to Creativity, Community, and Well-being for Mind, Body & Soul Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781419732799
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Published: Abrams - October 8th, 2019

A knitting adventure with projects, patterns, rituals, yoga, creative inspiration, numerology, knitting experts, astrology, community, and more 

Vickie Howell, the DIY channel’s popular queen of fiber, pens a love letter to knitting with The Knit Vibe—a book like no other—with interviews, patterns, and an in-depth look at the knitting community


150 Best Tiny Space Ideas Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062909220
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Published: Harper Design - July 30th, 2019

Discover the latest innovations in tiny space design in this lush compendium in the 150 Best series, showcasing 150 full-color profiles.

As the price of large residences have become increasingly out of reach for many people, aspiring home owners have begun to think smaller.


Fashion: Treasures of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Tiny Folio) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780789213808
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Published: Abbeville Press - November 10th, 2020

A visual history of fashion that fits in the palm of your hand


The V&A Book of Color in Design Cover Image
By Tim Travis (Editor), Here Design (With)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780500480274
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Published: Thames & Hudson - December 1st, 2020

A beautifully presented survey of design and the applied arts, explored not by use, material, form, or date . . . but by color.


The Story of Tools: A celebration of the beauty and craftsmanship behind the tools of handmade trades Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781911595700
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Published: Pavilion - September 3rd, 2019

Axes, drills, chisels, shaping tools, and more are examined by masters of handmade trades, from blacksmiths, silversmiths, and spoon makers to sculptors, gardeners, and architects.


How to Draw Almost Every Day: An Illustrated Sourcebook (Almost Everything) Cover Image
By Kamo
$19.99
ISBN: 9781631593772
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Published: Quarry Books - October 1st, 2017

Creativity Takes Courage: Dare to Think Differently (Flow) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781523503551
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 21st, 2018

It’s not always easy to be creative—to give our minds space to roam while ignoring our inner critic, to stare down a blank page and make the leap from nothing to anything. It takes courage.
    Finding the courage to create is something the editors of Flow know a lot about.


The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World's Most Famous Museum Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802148773
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - May 5th, 2020

Some nine million people from all over the world flock to the Louvre each year to enjoy its incomparable art collection.


Turner Watercolours Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781849766661
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Published: Tate Publishing - October 20th, 2020

Few can doubt that J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851) was the greatest exponent of British watercolor in its golden age. An inveterate traveler in search of the ideal vista, he rarely left home without a rolled-up, loose-bound sketchbook, pencils, and a small traveling case of watercolors in his pocket.


Women of the 1920s: Style, Glamour, and the Avant-Garde Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780789213471
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Published: Abbeville Press - October 15th, 2019



It was a time of unimagined new freedoms. From the caf's of Paris to Hollywood's silver screen, women were exploring new modes of expression and new lifestyles. In countless aspects of life, they dared to challenge accepted notions of a "fairer sex," and opened new doors for the generations to come. What's more, they did it with joy, humor, and unapologetic charm.


Martha Stewart's Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home & Routines Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328508256
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 7th, 2020

The ultimate guide to getting your life in order—with hundreds of practical and empowering ideas, projects, and tips—from America’s most trusted lifestyle authority

Trust Martha to help you master all things organizing—sorting, purging, tidying, and simplifying your life—with smart solutions and inspiration.