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Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George (book and exhibit)

Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George By Erin B. Coe, Bruce Robertson, Gwendolyn Owens A landmark survey that illuminates through paintings, pastels, and photographs how Georgia O’Keeffe discovered and refined her approach to nature at Lake George. This beautiful Thames and Hudson book of Georgia O’Keeffe’s art corresponds to the exhibit at the Hyde […]

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Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London By Nigel Jones

  Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London | The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza.   The Tower of London has played host to many great and horrific events and this book captures them all. Jones writes the tale with his amazing storytelling fashion. It reads less like a history and more like […]

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Paper Made!: 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper by Kayte Terry

Paper Made!: 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper. (Workman) Crafty? Here’s the way to go. Forget about getting unnecessary supplies. You have them in your house already: magazines, books and even gum wrappers. Just about any paper product can be used/reused to make some projects you actually want to have in your […]

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Raphael: A Passionate Life by Antonio Forcellino

Raphael: A Passionate Life | A must read for any Renaissance fan! This book has it all- the epic works, the great friends- hello Bramante!, and of course all the great gossip. Forcellino takes you into the world of Raphael and it’s a beautiful world! The book features 54 plates of the young artists works.

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Calligraphy Bible: A Complete Guide to More Than 100 Essential Projects and Techniques

Calligraphy Bible: A Complete Guide to More Than 100 Essential Projects and Techniques (Random House) I  love this book! It honestly turned out to be the font practice and art inspiration book that I had no idea I was looking for. There are pages with guides to practice each letter, both upper and lower case, […]

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New Cover: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg Here’s one of those kids favorites that I have yet to read, but this cover alone would make me pick up this book. Several of the staff have read it and raved about it. But that’s really not the reason for this post, […]

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Dawn of Egyptian Art : The Book and Exhibit

Dawn of Egyptian Art  The new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has art historians every where discussing the Pre-Pharaonic era in Egypt (4/4/12- 8/5/12). It is an area of study that hasn’t seen much scholarly work but Patch’s new work examines the influence it had  over the culture that shaped early art history. […]

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Renoir: Impressionism and Full-Length Painting: The Book and The Exhibit

Renoir: Impressionism and Full-Length Painting  This February the Frick Collection in New York City opened a new exhibit, Renior: Impressionism and Full-Length Painting ( 2/7/12- 5/13/12). The exhibit and companion book examine Renoir’s use of full-length canvases. His Impressionist works  explored contemporary life and fashion and today he is regarded as one the premier Impressionist […]

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Van Gogh: Up Close: The Book and The Exhibit

Van Gogh: Up Close   The Philadelphia Museum of Art ( 2/1/12- 5/6/12) opened a new exhibit on Vincent Van Gogh, focusing on his depictions of nature. The exhibit and companion book look at the last four years of his life using one hundred key paintings. A diverse group of international scholars examine Van Gogh’s radical […]

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Byzantium and Islam : Book and Exhibition

Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition |   The Metropolitan Museum of Art is exhibiting art from Byzantium and Islam from March 12th, 2012 through July 8th, 2012. Want to know more? Order a copy of this wonderful companion from us! The book and the exhibit explore the changes in the Byzantine Empire during the […]

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