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California Landscapes: Ricahrd Diebenkorn/Wayne Thiebaud by John Yau

Because Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn were friends, their art has been compared before, but Yau’s new book explores the similarities in the expansive works of these two artists as they took inspiration from the ever-changing landscapes of California. With essays comparing individual pieces to each other as well as to those of other artists, California Landscapes gives a feel for Thiebaud and Diebenkorn’s relationship and their place in the arts community. - Megan

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California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn / Wayne Thiebaud Cover Image
By John Yau, Wayne Thiebaud (Contributions by), Philippe de Montebello (Contributions by), Wayne Thiebaud (Contributions by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9780847864003
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Published: Rizzoli - September 4th, 2018

Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly edited by David Spalding

It’s important in this time and in this country to recognize that the powerlessness we feel is something forced upon us and is entirely manufactured. Even if just for a moment, we can offer hope and comfort to those who are fighting for us all. This book, which chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s project of encouraging people to write postcards to those incarcerated for advocating for human rights, is hopeful and shattering and will galvanize its readers. - Jax

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Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly: Art, Human Rights, and the Power of Writing a Letter Cover Image
By David Spalding (Editor), Ai Weiwei (Contributions by), Cheryl Haines (Contributions by), Jasmine Heiss (Contributions by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452159294
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 11th, 2018

A Life in Pattern by Orla Kiely

Known for her distinct graphic style and charming color palettes, Orla Kiely truly has lived a life in pattern. In this, her third publication, we get a fascinating look into her career in fashion and home design, starting with her ever-popular “stem” design that she made right in her apartment living room back in 1995. A fine book for those inspired by graphic design or the recent history of female entrepreneurship. - Megan

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A Life in Pattern: And how it can make you happy without even noticing Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781840917802
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Published: Conran - September 4th, 2018

Vivian Maier: The Color Work by Colin Westerbeck

Maier is one of my favorite photographers of the 20th century. Her uncanny ability to create a beautiful, haunting, or visually intriguing image from everyday people and places makes her photos endlessly fascinating. The Color Work is the first conclusive collection of her color work and so has a very different feel than previous compilations of her black-and-white shots. A wonderful new glimpse into the enigmatic Maier. - Megan

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$80.00
ISBN: 9780062795571
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Published: Harper Design - November 6th, 2018

Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel

Mary Gabriel set out to illuminate the lives and legacies of five female American artists who changed history while being overlooked by it, and through these women brings viscerally to life a New York–centered world of the last century. The relationships, famous names, wars, social movements, and above all, the art in Ninth Street Women will leave you inspired, looking up paintings, and holding onto the names Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, and Mary Gabriel. - Jocelyn

An American Odyssey by Mary Schmidt Campbell

In An American Odyssey, Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman College, delves into the life of artist Romare Bearden, a muralist and collagist whose large-scale public works came to symbolize the black experience during the Civil Rights era. I have always loved Bearden’s work and am fascinated to learn more about his art and life, including his collaborations with choreographer Alvin Ailey and how being a social worker (for nearly three decades) impacted his work. - S.B.

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An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780195059090
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 1st, 2018

Everyday Watercolor by Jenna Rainey

I first discovered Rainey’s loose, floral watercolor style through social media. I’m always on the lookout for a good how-to watercolor book and hers is a favorite. You start off learning the materials and the medium and then move into color theory, value pigmentation, shapes, strokes and techniques such as wet on wet. A great book for a beginner or intermediate artist! - Rechelle

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Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780399579721
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Published: Watson-Guptill - October 10th, 2017

In Progress by Jessica Hische

With tips on form, style, and craft, this artist’s manual gives you skills and wisdom that are hard to find elsewhere. After using many different books as references for my own lettering work, I found this guide to be incredible with info for the beginner as well as great advice for those wanting to pursue lettering more seriously in the professional world. Check this one out! - Grace

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In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist's Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector Cover Image
By Jessica Hische, Louise Fili (Preface by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452136226
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2015

Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay

I love nonfiction writing that teaches through objects. Color melds history, science, travel writing, economics, and color theory in a meandering exploration of the world through the pigments that dazzle our eyes at every moment. Finlay has a talent for ferreting out stories and painting pictures with her words. This is a great read for fueling your curiosity! - Clara

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780812971422
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - December 30th, 2003

Annie Leibovitz: 2005-2016

This new collection of photographer Annie Leibovitz’s most memorable portraits of artists, performers, thinkers, athletes, politicians, and more, is the third book in her celebrated series. Included are images of a wide range of notable subjects, including Barack and Michelle Obama, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joan Didion, Misty Copeland, and Queen Elizabeth II. “Whether she’s photographing the famous and powerful, or simply the woman next door, Annie always captures something unexpected and deeply personal.” —Oprah Winfrey

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Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 Cover Image
By Annie Leibovitz (By (photographer)), Alexandra Fuller (Introduction by)
$89.95
ISBN: 9780714875132
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 25th, 2017

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