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Art, Crafts & Photography from the 2011 Winter Newsletter

<img src=" align=right hspace=5 />These recommendations from our staff were published in our <a href="">2011 Winter Newsletter</a>.

Pilgrimage by Annie Leibovitz

This is a spectacular new book from one of photography’s luminaries, Annie Leibovitz. For this project, she traveled to a variety places that had meaning to her, places she chose solely because she wanted to, and photographed them the way she wanted to. The result is a soulful and beautiful collection. (The cover image of Pilgrimage is Niagara Falls, as seen from the lip of the falls—amazing!)

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By Annie Leibovitz, Doris Kearns Goodwin (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780375505089
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Random House - November 8th, 2011

101 Things to Learn in Art School by Kit White

Written by a painting professor, this little gem promises to be a necessity for both artist and art enthusiast alike. To make her ideas more accessible and applicable, White pairs each of her 101 tips for discarding the constraints often associated with art with a small piece of her own art. Throughout this tiny, succinct book, she strives to support her first and most important lesson, “Art can be anything.”

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ISBN: 9780262016216
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: MIT Press - October 21st, 2011

Vogue Knitting by Trisha Malcolm & Art Joinnides

To say that I love the magazine Vogue Knitting would be a gross understatement. Started in 1982, the publication is a beacon for fashion-forward knitting and has become, at least to me, an invaluable source of inspiration. This long-awaited volume is a collection of some of the best designs from Vogue Knitting magazine. No matter your skill level, it has something for everyone, and is so beautifully photographed that it finds harmony between “coffee table book” and “practical pattern reference.”

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By Art Joinnides, Trisha Malcom (Introduction by), Anna Sui (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780847836802
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Rizzoli - November 8th, 2011

People by Blexbolex

Fans (young and old) of graphic art or illustration will be inspired and captivated by French illustrator Blexbolex’s new book. A collection of simple yet sophisticated silkscreens that look both vintage and modern at the same time, with each page featuring a single image of a person with a word caption at the top. The artwork is gorgeous, but the real brilliance lies in the juxtaposition of images and text (painter next to tagger; nudist next to invisible man). Blexbolex’s previous book, Seasons, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2010; look for this one to be highly acclaimed, as well.
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By Blexbolex (Created by)
ISBN: 9781592701100
Availability: Backordered
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - August 23rd, 2011

Craft Activism by Joan Tapper

This book is perfect fuel for the fire of any crafter ready to take DIY to the next level. Joan Tapper is all about fostering a crafting community, be it yarn bombing or putting together a kick-butt craft faire. This collection of pointers and projects from Tapper and several other well-known designers is sure to inspire the artist within, and encourage crafters to come together, share, and create

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ISBN: 9780307586629
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Potter Craft - September 27th, 2011

The Liberty Book of Home Sewing by Liberty

Crafters love Liberty! One of the most prestigious stores in London, Liberty is know for its amazing styles and lush fabrics. This collection of patterns makes Liberty’s impeccable fashion sense available to even the beginner sewer, with delicious photos, easy instructions, and inspiration galore. I’ll be making book covers for all my family this holiday season.

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By Liberty of London, Lucinda Ganderton (Text by), Kristin Perers (Photographs by), Richard Merritt (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781452102375
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 28th, 2011

The Art Museum edited by Phaidon editors

The ultimate book for art lovers! Yes, it’s $200, but The Art Museum is quite possibly the finest art collection ever assembled between two covers. A virtual art museum in a book, it features 1,000 oversized pages of over 2,700 works of art—from Leonardo’s Mona Lisa to paintings from the caves at Lascaux. Ten years in the making, this unique book was created with a global team of specialists in all fields of art, including museum curators and educators, who collected important works as they might be displayed in the ideal museum for the art lover. It is spectacular.

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ISBN: 9780714856520
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Phaidon Press - October 17th, 2011

The Louvre by Erich Lessing & Vincent Pomeréde

Looking for a less virtual collection of artwork? This gorgeous book showcases every single painting in the permanent collection of the Louvre, the most visited museum in the world. It even comes with a companion DVD, which can be browsed by artist, date, school, genre, or location in the Louvre. That last feature means you can tour the Louvre room by room, as if you were walking through the building—but without all the crowds!

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By Anja Grebe (Contributions by), Erich Lessing (By (photographer)), Henri Loyrette (Preface by), Vincent Pomarède (Commentaries by)
ISBN: 9781579128869
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - November 15th, 2011

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