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Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West by Lauren Redniss

In this richly illustrated work of visual nonfiction, Redniss bears witness to the years’-long fight of San Carlos Apache tribal members to protect Oak Flat, their sacred land, from Resolution Copper, a multinational mining conglomerate. Within this narrative lie many others, the oral history of three generations of an Apache family, the history of the land itself, the effects of copper mining, its promise to a mining family nearby— this reporting, illuminating, and understanding are Redniss’s true genius, unfolding a powerful, complex story, one that is still in play. — Melinda

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ISBN: 9780399589720
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Published: Random House - November 17th, 2020

The Art Book, New Edition, Classic Format by Phaidon Editors

Updated for only the third time in its 16-year history, this edition of The Art Book includes 40 new artists among its more than 600, and spans from medieval to modern times. What continues to be exciting about this book are the dynamic pairings that occur as a result of arranging the book alphabetically by artist rather than classified by category. A page on Joan Mitchell opposite a page on Zanele Muholi forces you to consider them in relation to each other, not just on their own, and I love it. An excellent book for any art enthusiast. — S.B.

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ISBN: 9781838661342
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 23rd, 2020

Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time Edited by Geoff Blackwell & Ruth Hobday

In this disquieting new book, 12 photographers team up to expose the world’s imminent decay at our own hands: poaching, habitat destruction, factory farms, pollution, ocean acidification, climate change. The heartbreakingly beautiful photographs capture and crush the soul. Read the photographers insights for “the stories behind” and glimmers of hope. — Kalina

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By Geoff Blackwell (Editor), Ruth Hobday (Editor)
ISBN: 9781797205915
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 20th, 2020

Humans by Brandon Stanton

Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York online series has been one of my lifelines this tumultuous year, as I’m sure it has been for many. The photos and poignant stories of those featured remind us of our shared humanity. Stanton’s wonderful new book, a collection of hundreds of photographs and stories he gathered from people around the world, continues that mission. With human connection in low supply these days, this book, filled with an abundance of love, hope, and determination, is exactly what I want to immerse myself in. — S.B.

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ISBN: 9781250114297
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 6th, 2020

ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History by Jennifer Dasal

Urinals, anthropomorphic instruments from hell, Jack the Ripper’s art career, museum heists, Andy Warhol’s 610 time capsules, and Monet’s cataracts—oh, my! From cover to cover, ArtCurious is a delightful dive into the quirky lore and contentious tales of art history. It’s all the mesmerizing bits that my college courses left out. Dasal, with her robust background in art curation and podcasting, debunks the myth that art history is boring, and her writing is approachable for budding and experienced art historians alike. — Charlotte

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ISBN: 9780143134596
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Published: Penguin Books - September 15th, 2020

You Are an Artist Assignments to Spark Creation by Sarah Urist Green

What might it be like to be in an art class being taught by some of the greatest artists alive today? Well, it would be a lot like reading You Are an Artist! Former museum curator and current host of the PBS Digital Studios series “The Art Assignment” has spoken to a wide range of artists, asking them about their work and their process and having them create art assignments for the audience to complete. The assignments range from sculptural (like “Embarrassing Object”) to performance (“Become a Sci-Fi Character”) to photographic (“Sorted Books”) to textile (“Make a Rug”), are usually flexible in terms of medium, and require no formal artistic skill. Combining full-color pictures of contemporary art; art history; and a variety of fun, thoughtful, and inspiring project ideas, this book is perfect for artists both practiced and emerging. 

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ISBN: 9780143134091
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Published: Penguin Books - April 14th, 2020

The Making It Guide to Crafting by the Creators of Making It

Do you find yourself longing to be one of those DIY people who can make anything? Are you a crafter already wanting to branch out? Look no further than this charming book, the perfect inspiration to “Make It!” Fans of the show will enjoy the forward by Nick Offerman and the profiles on past contestants, and anyone interested in crafts will enjoy the various crafting techniques taught here. So get out there and create!

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ISBN: 9781419743481
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Published: Abrams - April 21st, 2020

Mending Life: A Handbook for Repairing Clothes and Hearts by Nina Montenegro & Sonya Montenegro

The Montenegro sisters have given us a wonderful gift. Among the many books on mending and upcycling that are coming out right now, Mending Life is definitely a standout. The Montenegros cover mending techniques for a wide range of materials and share their touching personal connection to mending and thrift clothing. The art inside is gorgeous and evocative, with the feel of having been hand-drawn only a few minutes ago. Mend your clothes, mend your connection to other people and the planet.

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ISBN: 9781632172525
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Published: Sasquatch Books - March 10th, 2020

Flora Magnifica by Makoto Azuma

Dazzling, lush, and vibrant, Flora Magnifica is the result of a collaboration between floral artist Makoto Azuma and botanical photographer Shunsuke Shiinoki. Often evoking the opulence of a Dutch still-life floral but still clearly contemporary, these images are organized thematically by season. You will happily get lost in the layers of petals, unfurling fern fronds, and riots of color. - S.B.

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By Makoto Azuma, Shunsuke Shiinoki (By (photographer))
ISBN: 9780500545003
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Published: Thames & Hudson - September 10th, 2019

Great Women Artists by Phaidon Editors

This showcase of 400 artists from 50 countries of the past 500 years, the latest book in Phaidon’s Art Book series, is a stunner. From familiar names like Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt, and Georgia O’Keeffe, to lesser-known artists, each painter, sculptor, photographer, and performance artist is celebrated with an image of their key artwork and a short essay. Even as an art major myself, I was excited to discover artists I hadn’t known before as well as to revisit old favorites. Any art lover will enjoy this beautiful book. - S.B.

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ISBN: 9780714878775
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 2nd, 2019


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