Art & Photography

There are many books about Santa Cruz from which to choose, but Hasenhauer’s artwork is lovely, and each piece is paired with a detailed map, directing you to the exact spot that inspired her work. Charming pictures, and a delightful way to get to know the area through the eyes of a local artist.

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Laura
An Artist's View of Santa Cruz: Scenic Spots to Visit and Enjoy Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781468172065
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - June 30th, 2012

My old edition of The Art Book has gone through many evolutions as a part of my library, beginning as an incredibly user-friendly reference book. Eventually I became so enamored with some prints that they made their way into tiny frames and onto my walls. Later on, other pieces became starting points for collages and various art projects of my own. That small book managed to last me for probably a decade and was a constant source of inspiration. Now it’s time for a new one to replace my tattered copy on the shelf, and there’s a beautiful new edition out just in time! A wonderful gift for art lovers and appreciators of all kinds.
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Laura
The Art Book Cover Image
$59.95
ISBN: 9780714864679
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 10th, 2012

This book is a candy store for font geeks and a revelation waiting to happen for anyone unfamiliar with the variety, artistry, and history of typefaces. And the title is no joke. Grey’s Anatomy has nothing on the shockingly detailed anatomical illustrations of the 100 typefaces analyzed here. It’s the perfect gift for any design enthusiast and a wonderful invitation to the fascinating world of stories behind the glyphs we use to tell our stories.
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Joe
The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062203120
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Published: Harper Design - November 13th, 2012

In her latest book, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars, intellectual provocateur Camille Paglia leads us chronologically through the paintings, sculptures, architectural styles, performance pieces, and digital art that have defined and transformed our visual world. “Paglia’s bold and rigorous, handsomely illustrated and welcoming art iconography will accomplish her mission to provoke, enlighten, and inspire.” —Booklist, starred review
Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780375424601
Availability: Backordered
Published: Pantheon Books - October 16th, 2012

Paper Works is an absolutely stunning book. From paper hats to furniture, fashion to fine art, the incredible range of this inexpensive and simple material is taken to new levels and celebrated here. Each page, whether featuring intricate paper jewelry or full-room installation art, is gorgeous. Artists and crafters are sure to find this book endlessly inspiring.
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S.B.
Paper Works Cover Image
By Wang Shaoqiang (Editor)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781584234326
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Gingko Press - May 1st, 2012

This beautiful and important book explores Ansel Adams’ life as an artist by looking closely at the stories behind 20 of his most significant images. For anyone who loves the American wilderness or has an interest in the life and work of the country’s most revered landscape photographer and environmental advocate, this is a great gift.
Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780316217804
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 25th, 2012

Famous for his lush early ‘60s paintings of cakes and other sweets, artist Wayne Thiebaud is of one of the most original and accomplished American artists. This beautiful large-format book is a retrospective of his work from the 1960s to today, with numerous works coming from the artist’s very own collection. The book also includes his most recent work, up to 2012—at 91, Thiebaud is still working from his studio in Sacramento!
Wayne Thiebaud: A Retrospective Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780847839254
Availability: Backordered
Published: Rizzoli International Publications - October 16th, 2012

Kaffe Fassett has led an extraordinary life. He spent much of his youth in Big Sur, where his parents bought a cabin from Orson Welles and transformed it into the world-famous Nepenthe restaurant, a gathering place for artists and bohemians. He attended boarding school run by the disciples of Krishnamurti, studied painting in Boston, and became a famous knitwear designer for the likes of Missoni and Vogue magazine. Renowned for his explosive use of color, Fassett has embraced needlepoint, mosaics, rugmaking, tapestries, yarn and fabric design, costume and set design, and quilting, becoming one of the most beloved and influential designers today in the process. This joy-filled, gorgeous book is perfect for anyone who likes to make—or appreciate—beautiful things.
Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color: An Autobiography Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781584799962
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 15th, 2012

If you’re a photography nut, like me, this book is a must have, documenting the
rise and fall of Polaroid, one of the most beloved camera companies in the
world. With amazing stories, interviews, and of course photographs, this book
is a historical and visual treat!

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Cory
Instant: The Story of Polaroid Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616890858
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - September 26th, 2012

Not only was this beautiful volume compiled by one of the best contemporary science writers, it also includes a foreword by the always-entertaining Mary Roach, who elucidates why those so enamored with science, are compelled to mark themselves permanently with the objects of their obsessions. Gorgeous photos that will excite and inspire fans of body art and biology alike.

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Laura
Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed Cover Image
By Carl Zimmer, Mary Roach (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781402783609
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Sterling - November 1st, 2011

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