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Boys of My Youth (98 Edition)
Boys of My Youth (98 Edition)
by Jo Ann Beard
Staff Pick
Existing somewhere between a memoir and an essay collection, The Boys of My Youth lives in a genre all its own. It is so addicting, and if you didn't know it was nonfiction, you'd assume it was a book of short stories. The best book I've read in years.... (read more)

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A Lifetime of Secrets: A Postsecret Book
A Lifetime of Secrets: A Postsecret Book
by Frank Warren
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Who doesn't love that feeling of looking through someone else's mail without the risk of getting caught? Here, Warren presents another collection of intimate confessions, shared secrets, and endless pleasure for voyeurs and students of the human... (read more)

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I Remember
I Remember
by Joe Brainard
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Both this book and I Remember by Shane Allison use the deceptively simple "I remember" repetition to build the details of these authors' lives — Brainard, a gay man growing up in Oklahoma in the '50s, and Allison, a gay black man growing up in... (read more)

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The Shock of the New
The Shock of the New
by Robert Hughes
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I know nothing about the visual arts so you can be assured anything I say I've stolen from Hughes's The Shock of the New. A distillation of his eight-part BBC/Time-Life television series, the book details the genesis of modern painting, sculpture, and... (read more)

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Firecrackers: The Art and History
Firecrackers: The Art and History
by Warren Dotz
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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
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"An eco-sustainable manifesto. The next Industrial Revolution will be Green!"... (read more)

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Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith
Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith
by William Todd Schultz
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Essential for fans of Elliott Smith. William Todd Schultz has written a beautiful, revelatory, and deeply thoughtful biography which never loses sight of music as the defining aspect of Smith's life.... (read more)

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The Best American Infographics 2014 (Best American)
The Best American Infographics 2014 (Best American)
by Nate Silver and Gareth Cook
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A good infographic uses elegant visuals to convey compelling information. An exceptional infographic can also surprise, entertain, even inspire. From a whimsical map of one cat's secret life to an exquisite charting of unmanned space missions to the... (read more)

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The Lost Painting
The Lost Painting
by Jonathan Harr
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The mysterious fate of a lost masterpiece, an art restorer's obsession, and Caravaggio's troubled life are the focus of this riveting work of history.... (read more)

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Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Over Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin
Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Over Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin
by Lawrence Weschler
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This book taught me so much about the value of slowness, in art-making and in perception itself. Its subject isn't really Irwin's art products or his technical processes. Instead, Weschler brilliantly arranges the surrounding biographical and... (read more)

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Twilight
Twilight
by Gregory Crewdson
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Crewdson's filmic images strongly reference TV programs such as 'The Twilight Zone' and deal with fantasy and the paranormal in a creepy "your-town-here" American setting. His work is surreal but even more so that he involved the community of small town,... (read more)

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The City: A Vision in Woodcuts
The City: A Vision in Woodcuts
by Frans Masereel
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For years, Frans Masereel's work has been difficult to get a hold of. Now, obscure and out-of-print titles like The City and The Passionate Journey are finally finding their way back into circulation through affordable Dover editions. Cited as the... (read more)

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Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials
Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials
by Jeannine Stein
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Any booklover with the slightest inkling toward craftiness will swoon over the darling projects outlined in this book. Make a sharp-looking portfolio from vintage album covers, a paint-sample photo album, or a journal from a hot water bottle. (Far more... (read more)

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Proust Was a Neuroscientist
Proust Was a Neuroscientist
by Jonah Lehrer
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The young Lehrer's keen portraits make for a winning read. Using Woolf, Stravinsky, Cézanne, Whitman, and a handful of others, he shows how art has given us as much insight into the human mind as science has.... (read more)

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The Judgment of Paris
The Judgment of Paris
by Ross King
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With consummate skill, Ross King resurrects the rivalry between the French art establishment and the artists who gave birth to the Impressionist movement. Focusing on the decade between two famous exhibitions, the shocking Salon des Refusés in 1863 and... (read more)

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Charley Harper Birds and Words
Charley Harper Birds and Words
by Charley Harper
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Who knew birds could be so stylish? Charlie Harper's birds look like they just flew in from some future that was dreamed up in a 1960s living room. Also, the text is charming, hilarious, and weird enough for a double take.... (read more)

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Lotta Prints: How to Print with Anything, from Potatoes to Linoleum
Lotta Prints: How to Print with Anything, from Potatoes to Linoleum
by Lotta Jansdotter
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Another charmer from Lotta Jansdotter, Lotta Prints covers all the details you need to start embellishing your surfaces (fabric, paper, walls, etc.) with a variety of craft processes. I'm a big fan of potato printing, as recipients of my Christmas... (read more)

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Testament: The Life and Art of Frank Frazetta
Testament: The Life and Art of Frank Frazetta
by Frank Frazetta
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The third entry in the Frazetta trilogy, edited by Arnie and Cathy Fenner, Testament is not to be missed. Filled with the famous monsters, vixens, and warriors that Frazetta will always be remembered for, Testament lives up to its name.... (read more)

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Chris Ware (Monographics)
Chris Ware (Monographics)
by Daniel Raeburn
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Similar in sentiment to artist Joseph Cornell's three-dimensional work, Chris Ware's drawings and sculpture remind me of enchanting collections of objects lost and found. In this new monograph, Daniel Raeburn closely examine's Ware's work methods and... (read more)

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Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities
Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities
by John M. Carrera
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This "visual dictionary of curiosities" is charming, quirky, and endlessly entertaining. (It's also very hard to put down.) Fascinating images reproduced from wood engravings illustrate words from albatross and abracadabra to zibeth and zodiac."... (read more)

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