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The Art of Papercraft: Unique One-Sheet Projects Using Origami, Weaving, Quilling, Pop-Up, and Other Inventive Techniques By Helen Hiebert, Michael G. LaFosse (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Helen Hiebert, Michael G. LaFosse (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781635862652
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - February 15th, 2022

Paper artist and teacher Helen Hiebert compiles a one-of-kind collection of 40 unique projects, each using just one sheet of paper.


The Art of Repair: Mindful mending: how to stitch old things to new life By Molly Martin Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781780724423
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Published: Short Books - February 1st, 2022

In this beautiful book, master repairer, Molly Martin, champions the value of slow and sustainable fashion and the psychological benefits that go with it

For Molly Martin, it all started with a pair of socks. Her favorite pair.


The Very Easy Guide to Cable Knitting: Step-by-step techniques, easy-to-follow stitch patterns and projects to get you started By Lynne Watterson Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781782219842
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Published: Search Press - February 8th, 2022

A structured cable knitting course from the basics to the complex to make fabulous projects.


The Ceramics Bible Revised Edition By Louisa Taylor Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781797215143
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Published: Chronicle Books - January 4th, 2022

Building on the success of the original volume, this revised edition of The Ceramics Bible features new techniques, terms, images, and artist profiles—as well as the tried-and-true step-by-step instruction and comprehensiveness that students, instructors, artists, and collectors have all come to appreciate.


Lightning Striking: Ten Transformative Moments in Rock and Roll By Lenny Kaye Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062449207
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Published: Ecco - January 11th, 2022

“We have performed side-by-side on the global stage through half a century…. In Lightning Striking, Lenny Kaye has illuminated ten facets of the jewel called rock and roll from a uniquely personal and knowledgeable perspective.” 

–Patti Smith


Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story By Talib Kweli Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250787385
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Published: Picador - February 15th, 2022

From one of the most lyrically gifted and socially conscious rappers of the past twenty years, Vibrate Higher is a firsthand account of hip-hop as a political force


Conversations By Steve Reich Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335425720
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Published: Hanover Square Press - March 8th, 2022

A surprising, enlightening series of conversations that shed new light on the music and career of "our greatest living composer" (New York Times)


We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001 By Eric Davidson Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781493059850
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Published: Backbeat Books - March 1st, 2022

Nirvana, the White Stripes, Hole, the Hives--all sprang from an underground music scene where similarly raw bands, enjoying various degrees of success and luck, played for throngs of fans in venues ranging from dive bars to massive festivals, but were mostly ignored by a music industry focused on mega-bands and shiny pop stars.


Photographs of Janis Joplin: On the Road & on Stage By Elliott Landy (Photographer), Janis Joplin (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Elliott Landy (Photographer), Janis Joplin (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$49.95
ISBN: 9781493061273
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Published: Backbeat Books - March 15th, 2022

Celebrated photographer Elliott Landy presents an intimate look at the legendary female singer-songwriter, Janis Joplin. Landy's iconic images of Janis, both on the road and in concert, capture and preserve her pure essence as well as her onstage magnificence. Photographs of Janis Joplin: On the Road & On Stage features beautifully reproduced large format images, many never before published.


Black Artists in America: From the Great Depression to Civil Rights By Earnestine Lovelle Jenkins Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780300260908
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Published: Yale University Press - January 25th, 2022

Exploring how artists at midcentury addressed the social issues of their day—from Jacob Lawrence to Elizabeth Catlett, Rose Piper to Charles White

This timely book surveys the varied ways in which Black American artists responded to the political, social, and economic climate of the United States from the time of the Great Depression through the landmark Brown v.


The Green Imperative: Ecology and Ethics in Design and Architecture By Victor Papanek Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780500296196
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Published: Thames & Hudson - February 1st, 2022

A fresh edition of the sustainable design pioneer Victor Papanek’s classic and ever-relevant book examining the important role of design in combating climate change.


Don't Be Trashy: A Practical Guide to Living with Less Waste and More Joy: A Minimalism Book By Tara McKenna Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593232965
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Published: Rodale Books - January 18th, 2022

Learn how to dramatically reduce the waste you produce—and your stress levels—one sanity-saving step at a time in this accessible, practical guide from the creator of The Zero Waste Collective.


Authority and Freedom: A Defense of the Arts By Jed Perl Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593320051
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Published: Knopf - January 11th, 2022

From one of our most widely admired art critics comes a bold and timely manifesto reaffirming the independence of all the arts—musical, literary, and visual—and their unique and unparalleled power to excite, disturb, and inspire us.


Treetop Hideaways: Treehouses for Adults By Philip Jodidio, EMILY NELSON (Preface by) Cover Image
By Philip Jodidio, EMILY NELSON (Preface by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780847869619
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Published: Rizzoli - March 1st, 2022

A stunning array of rustic and charming treehouses from around the world for inspiration and for those who fantasize about getting away from it all.


Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature By Annemarie Bilclough, Richard Fortey (Contributions by), Sarah Glenn (Contributions by), Emma Laws (Contributions by), Liz Hunter MacFarlane (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Annemarie Bilclough, Richard Fortey (Contributions by), Sarah Glenn (Contributions by), Emma Laws (Contributions by), Liz Hunter MacFarlane (Contributions by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780847871438
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Published: Rizzoli Electa - February 22nd, 2022

This beautiful book explores the beloved writer’s achievements as a storyteller, artist, and naturalist.


The Travel Photographer's Way: Practical Steps to Taking Unforgettable Travel Photos By Nori Jemil Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781784778507
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Published: Bradt Travel Guides - February 1st, 2022

Nori Jemil's ground-breaking practical photography book considers not just how to get better images, but also why and when to take them. It guides you to becoming a more confident and reflective travel photographer, as well as covering all the technical knowhow needed.


America's Eden: Newport Landscapes Through the Ages By John R. Tschirch Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9781911282501
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Published: Giles - January 4th, 2022

In 1789, Jedidiah Morse described Newport and its environs as the "Eden of America" in the First Geography of the United States.


Carving Kitchen Tools By Moa Brännström Ott Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781911663713
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Published: Pavilion - February 1st, 2022

Mindful craft meets sustainability in creating beautiful tools and utensils to give the kitchen a personal touch
 


Disaster Mon Amour By David Thomson Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780300246940
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Published: Yale University Press - January 25th, 2022

A deep—and darkly comic—dive into the nature of disasters, and the ways they shape how we think about ourselves in the world
 
“In this brilliant book, David Thomson tells the story of how we came to make disaster and catastrophe our best friends—how we let terror cocoon and take over our imaginations to avoid seeing the things that really frighten


Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century By Dana Stevens Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781501134197
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Published: Atria Books - January 25th, 2022

Named a Best Book of 2022 by The New Yorker, Publishers Weekly, and NPR

In this genre-defying work of cultural history, the chief film critic of Slate places comedy legend and acclaimed filmmaker Buster Keaton’s unique creative genius in the context of his time.


The Method: How the Twentieth Century Learned to Act By Isaac Butler Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781635574777
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 1st, 2022

A New Yorker Best Book of 2022 * A Time Must-Read Book of 2022 * A 2022 New York Times Holiday Gift Guide selection

“Entertaining and illuminating.”--The New Yorker * “Compulsively readable.”--New York Times * “Delicious, humane, probing.”--Vulture * “The best and most important book about acting I’ve ever read.”--Nathan Lane


We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy By Kliph Nesteroff Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982103057
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 15th, 2022

A Best Book of 2021 by NPR and Esquire

From Kliph Nesteroff, “the human encyclopedia of comedy” (VICE), comes the important and underappreciated story of Native Americans and comedy.

It was one of the most reliable jokes in Charlie Hill’s stand-up routine: “My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York.


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