Book Genre: Art

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Laurie.
5

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year or WPY, is an international competition co-sponsored by the United Kingdom's Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. WPY turned 50 this year and to mark the occasion, published this...

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Alan Fletcher
Hana
4

Organized by theme, this fantastic volume of work explores Alan Fletcher's famous design solutions. This book explores designs created during his time as the founder of the design firm Pentagram, his time as an independent designer, and his work as the art director for Phaidon Press. This is a...

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Hana
4

An excellent overview of the process and ideas behind conceptual art. Often a confusing concept for those beginning to study the movement, this book help layout what conceptual art means and does so with detailed, large-scale photographs. Phaidon's Themes and Movements series is...

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Nicky Albrechtsen
Laurie.
4

The Romans and Egyptians used handkerchiefs but it wasn't until the 20th century that every day folk were able to afford them. So popular was the concept that Kimberly-Clark launched disposable tissues in 1923. The War however limited the use of paper so traditional handkerchiefs made a come...

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Mimi Melnick
Laurie.
5

Mimi and Robert Melnick were often described as "urban archeologists." The were also artists who recognized aesthetic functionalism. It wasn't until a chance discussion at a dinner party that manhole covers became their focus for twenty years. Their initial research and photography focused on...

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Hana
4

An excellent collection of contemporary drawing and artists that will provide inspiration to artists, designers, or anyone looking for a little extra beauty in their life. The "vitamin" series published by Phaidon Press gives an incredibly accessible view into the state of creativity in...

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Steve McCurry
ShellyB
5

This is a book of the stories behind the pictures that tell the stories.  Steve McCurry's photos are stunning - his use in many of his photographs of two or three extremely vibrant colors that just jump out of the page at you is absolutely amazing and allows those photos to have such an...

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Nick Hand
Laurie.
4

For some, bike to work day, is just once a year. For others, biking is an everyday joy and the only way to connect with community and the land. Hand's book is born out of respect and love for people who create and restore communities with their...

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Ginny Skinner
Laurie.
5

Briony's life is one long waiting game for the next adventure of her favorite dystopian novel, The Adventures of Starling Black. But it isn't enough to read about Starling, the beautiful spell-casting exorcist. Briony wants to be strong and powerful just like Starling. And when she...

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Audrey Niffenegger
Laurie.
4

Niffenegger's illustrated or visual novel has also been called a novel with images. The story of sibling rivalry, love and forgiveness is creepy but that's not all. The aquatint images are innocent, mirthful, rapturous, haunting and tranquil. She was influenced by Lynd Ward's Gods' Man...

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Amy Novesky
Angelita
5

Many of the books on Frida Kahlo may be too grown up for children, but this book is a great book to explore Frida's art and life.  Especially when researching Latin American Artist.  The book shows how Frida became an artist, but also how her husband and the things around her became...

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Angelita
5

I am not sure I would consider this book a graphic novel. I am not sure if it related to the other graphic novels. But it is definitely a collection of art based on the television series' characters. I used the various depiction of the characters and I can't wait to see if there are more books...

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Charmaine Ortega Getz
Porscha
4

I was happy to stumble on this book in our collection. It covers a lot of insider’s information of interesting and eccentric locations and history in Colorado. It also explains a few things I always wondered about and even a few I hadn’t heard of yet. Two interesting sites I hadn’t heard about...

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Nicole J Georges
Laurie.
5

Grab a binky and set aside uninterrupted time to read (and re-read) Nicole George's vulnerable and witty memoir. The basic storyline of dead dad-crazy mom-coming out-love-dogs and sundry surprises would just be too overwhelming if it weren't for Nicole's understated sharing. Her honesty and...

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Bruno Schulz
Porscha
5

 This book is a small compilation of Bruno Schulz’s short stories and a few illustrations. He’s been associated with surrealist movement both with his writing and illustrations, his writing could be categorized as magical realism.  He was writing in the 1930’s and his life ended at the...

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Porscha
5

This book is inspiring. Erich Wonder is a visionary stage designer and this book includes stunning images of his work and informative interviews.  His work blends boundaries of the technicality of stage design and conceptual fine art, resulting in phenomenal environments and compelling...

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Mark Bego
Adelina
5

I’ve loved Aretha Franklin since I was a kid and first saw her in the movie “The Blues Brothers.” My girlfriends and I made up a dancing/singing routine to the song “Respect”. She is the image of a strong woman who is a survivor and Mark Bego’s biography reinforces it.

This biography is...

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Anne Deniau
Porscha
4

This book is a unique look at Alexander Mcqueen’s work from a behind the scenes perspective. I enjoyed it because it has a more intimate feel than other books presenting a portfolio view of his work. I really appreciated the arrangement by shows and with the pre-post show photos you get a real...

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Jane Yolen
Porscha
5

I found these books to be really exciting! The illustrations are what really make them for me. The figures have so much movement and vibrancy; it really keeps me turning pages wanting to see what’s happening next. The characters expressions are so engaging and clear. The events are chaotic, busy...

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Gerd Woll
Porscha
5

This heavy book is an extensive collection of Edvard Munch’s printmaking.  He was a prolific printmaker and this book has tons of stunning images and really demonstrates Edvard Munch’s mastery of design.  For me personally, seeing the mass of his reoccurring images and the variations...

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Henry Darger
Porscha
5

This book accomplishes a challenging feat, compiling Henry Darger’s daunting amount of work in an approachable book.  The collection of images put together in this book is fascinating and beautifully large on the pages. The book also outlines Henry Darger’s personal history and the...

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Frank (Frank C.) Warren
Thane
5

In November of 2004, Frank Warren printed 3,000 blank post cards with three words printed in bold on the back: “Share A Secret.” It was a simple idea for a group art project. To anomalously write down a secret you had never told anyone, decorate the card however you like and mail it to

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Hayden Herrera
Lily
5

Frida was a fascinating figure, not only as a subject in her self portraits, but in the personal mythology she created about her life. She is a strong, sardonic, and independent woman who was faced with many physical and mental troubles. Herrera's biography depicts Kahlo's development in honest...

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Yōko Ono
Em
4

Much has been said about Yoko Ono, but I quite enjoyed the simplicity of this poetry collection. The straightforward instruction pieces force you to slow down and examine the world around you in a new way--a way that is somehow less complicated but more profound. The pointillism sketches provide...

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Lauren Redniss
Em
5

Not five pages into this book, I was crazy hooked and kept needing to share interesting trivia with whoever happened to be around me. The book follows the lives of Marie and Pierre Curie and chronicles their scientific progress. It also moves forward in time, covering the historical...