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Proust Was a Neuroscientist
Proust Was a Neuroscientist
by Jonah Lehrer
Staff Pick
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 War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
by Steven Pressfield
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Someone finally tells it like it is — you can write that book, you can paint that picture, you can live your dreams. But first you've got to shatter the Resistance that's got you stymied, and that takes (you won't want to hear this) work. In The War of... (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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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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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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1000 Tattoos (Taschen 25)
1000 Tattoos (Taschen 25)
by Henk Schiffmacher
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If you're looking for the perfect tiny butterfly to grace your ankle, you won't find it here. Brimming with images that will inspire, impress, amuse, intrigue, and perhaps offend, 1000 Tattoos is not for the faint of heart. Then again, neither is getting... (read more)

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
by Andrew Bolton
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"I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists. I have to force people to look at things." Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty offers a stunning retrospective of the late... (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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Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page
Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page
by Matt Kish
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In 2009, Matt Kish had an idea, a dream, a plan. Every day he would read a page from Moby-Dick, choose one passage, and then create an image based on the text — for all 552 pages! A year and a half later his epic quest came to an end, and Portland's... (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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I Remember
I Remember
by Joe Brainard
Staff Pick
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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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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Dreaming of Dior: Every Dress Tells a Story
Dreaming of Dior: Every Dress Tells a Story
by Charlotte Smith
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Dreaming of Dior is one of the most engaging fashion books I've seen in years. It's filled with full-page illustrations based on Doris Darnell's extensive clothing collection, and each illustration comes with the factual story of the real woman who wore... (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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Tattoo Machine: Tall Tales, True Stories, and My Life in Ink
Tattoo Machine: Tall Tales, True Stories, and My Life in Ink
by Jeff Johnson
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A memoir like no other: entertaining, wise, heartbreaking, frightening, and, of course, hilariously bizarro. Johnson shares his stories with us, stirring them into the brilliant blood bath that is Tattoo Machine. I highly recommend this book.... (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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Firecrackers: The Art and History
Firecrackers: The Art and History
by Warren Dotz
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Cabinet of Natural Curiosities: The Complete Plates in Colour, 1734-1763
Cabinet of Natural Curiosities: The Complete Plates in Colour, 1734-1763
by Albertus Seba
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Taschen has always published heavy, lush art books, but they've outdone themselves with Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (weighing in at thirteen pounds). Albertus Seba, a pharmacist in eighteenth-century Amsterdam, collected beautiful and strange animals,... (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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1000 Extra Ordinary Objects
1000 Extra Ordinary Objects
by Colors Magazine
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Every culture on this earth is united by one thing (and it's not a desire for world peace): the manufacture and desire to possess useless crap. The editors of Colors magazine have scoured all ends of this stupid planet to document 1000 examples of... (read more)

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