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Holy Cards

Barbara Calamari & Sandra DiPasqua

Holy Cards by Barbara Calamari & Sandra DiPasquaHoly cards offer comfort, consolation, and encouragement to Catholics, who often carry these portable images with them and use them in daily religious rituals. Given as remembrances at wakes and funerals, Communions, and confirmations, holy cards are also a widely popular--and highly collectible--form of folk art. This handsome volume is both a richly illustrated survey of this devotional art and a gallery of saints organized thematically along with brief biographies, attributes, and powers. Prophets and angels, disciples and evangelists, martyrs and hermits, visionaries and mystics are among...
2013 / 7 / 12
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The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of The New York Times

Richard Reeves

The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of The New York Times by Richard ReevesThe year 2013 is the 50th anniversary year of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, who still ranks as one of the top five presidents in every major annual survey. To commemorate the man and his time in office, the New York Times has authorized a book, edited by Richard Reeves, based on its unsurpassed coverage of the tumultuous Kennedy era. The Civil Rights Movement, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, the space program, the Berlin Wal--all are covered in articles by the era's top reporters, among them David Halberstam, Russell Baker, and James Reston. Also included are new...
2013 / 11 / 5
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The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey

David Haskell & Colin Spoelman

The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey by David Haskell & Colin SpoelmanA new generation of urban bootleggers is distilling whiskey at home, and cocktail enthusiasts have embraced the nuances of brown liquors. Written by the founders of Kings County Distillery, New York City's first distillery since Prohibition, this spirited illustrated book explores America's age-old love affair with whiskey. It begins with chapters on whiskey's history and culture from 1640 to today, when the DIY trend and the classic cocktail craze have conspired to make it the next big thing. For those thirsty for practical information, the book next provides a detailed, easy-to-follow guide...
2013 / 11 / 24
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Rock and Roll Stories

Lynn Goldsmith

Rock and Roll Stories by Lynn GoldsmithThe story of rock lives in Lynn Goldsmith's photographs. After coming of age in the Midwest in the tumultuous 1960s, she crashed the music scene in New York and emerged as one of its leading image-makers. She chronicled Bruce Springsteen's passage to glory, the Rolling Stones' legendary stadium tours, Michael Jackson's staggering ascent, U2's arrival in New York, and the brooding force of Bob Marley. Culture heroes like Bob Dylan and Patti Smith became frequent subjects for her lens. The range of her work is staggering. In Rock and Roll Stories, she shares the best of this work. Her commentary...
2013 / 11 / 29
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Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City

Eric W. Sanderson

Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City by Eric W. SandersonOn September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first set eyes on the land that would become Manhattan. It's difficult for us to imagine what he saw, but for more than a decade, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson has been working to do just that. Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City is the astounding result of those efforts, reconstructing, in words and images, the wild island that millions of New Yorkers now call home. By geographically matching an 18th-century map of Manhattan's landscape to the modern cityscape, combing through historical and archaeological records, and applying modern principles...
2013 / 12 / 4
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Terra Nova: The New World After Oil, Cars, and Suburbs

Eric W. Sanderson

Terra Nova: The New World After Oil, Cars, and Suburbs by Eric W. SandersonMany experts agree that energy is the defining issue of this century. Economic recessions, foreign wars, and foreclosures are only a few of the results of America's dependence on oil. In Terra Nova, ecologist Eric Sanderson elucidates the interconnections between oil and money, cars and transportation, and suburbs and land use. He then charts a path toward renewed economic growth, enhanced national security, revitalized communities, and a sustainable environment: a new form of the American Dream. Taking a uniquely cross-disciplinary, accessible approach, Sanderson delves into natural history,...
2013 / 12 / 14
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The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching & Learning

OWP/P Architects + VS Furniture + Bruce

The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching & Learning by OWP/P Architects + VS Furniture + BruceCreated by an international team of architects and designers concerned about our failing education system, The Third Teacher explores the critical link between the school environment and how children learn, and offers 79 practical design ideas, both great and small, to guide reader's efforts to improve our schools. Written for anyone who has school-age children in their life, from educators and education decision-makers to parents and community activists, this book is intended to ignite a blaze of discussion and initiative about environment as an essential element of learning. Including a wealth...
2014 / 7 / 14
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Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe

Sheri Koones

Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe by Sheri KoonesThe rising cost of fuel and the growing commitment to protect the environment have sparked exciting innovations in prefab home construction. Showcasing the unlimited possibilities offered by prefabrication to build incredibly energy-efficient, green homes, Prefabulous World features sophisticated examples of eco-friendly home design in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, the United States, England, Germany, South Africa, and beyond. With floor plans, multiple images of the exterior and interior of each home, and an extensive resource section listing architects, builders, and suppliers, this...
2014 / 7 / 31
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The Pursuit of Style: Advice and Musings from America's Top Fashion Designers

The Council of Fas Designers of America

The Pursuit of Style: Advice and Musings from America's Top Fashion Designers by The Council of Fas Designers of AmericaThe Pursuit of Style is an all-new, original collection of clever, charming, and often hilarious musings from American fashion's biggest designers. The book culls the best pieces of advice and insight from a survey conducted by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) of its 400-plus members, including Diane von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, Betsey Johnson, Narciso Rodriguez, Donna Karan, and Ralph Lauren, among many others. From tips and tricks for breaking into a fashion career, to essential wardrobe items, to favorite words of wisdom, this book provides a glimpse inside the fashion world's...
2014 / 11 / 20
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Urban Farms

Sarah. C. Rich

Urban Farms by Sarah. C. RichUrban Farms provides in-depth profiles of 16 innovative farms located in major metropolitan areas across the country, each operated by passionate individuals and communities committed to growing their own fruits and vegetables and raising animals. Included in these pages are some of the leaders in the movement, from Novella Carpenter's farm in an empty lot in Oakland to Growing Power's vast compound in Milwaukee. In addition to stories about the farms and their owners, sidebars provide basic how-to tips for such activities as composting, canning, beekeeping, and growing vegetables. A burgeoning...
2014 / 11 / 30
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Tall Tales

Al Jaffee

Tall Tales by Al JaffeeTall Tales was an innovative newspaper strip syndicated internationally by the New York Herald Tribune from 1957-1963. Whereas newspaper strips are square, single-panel or multiple-panel horizontal gag cartoons, Al Jaffee, known for the Fold-In in MAD Magazine, once again altered the format of his work to create a vertical strip--the first, and last, in newspaper history. Tall Tales contains the best 120 wordless strips out of over 2,200, scanned from the original files. The book features a new preface by Jaffee and an introduction by Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report.
2015 / 1 / 2
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Nat Turner

Kyle Baker

Nat Turner by Kyle BakerThe story of Nat Turner and his slave rebellion--which began on August 21, 1831, in Southampton County, Virginia--is known among school children and adults. To some he is a hero, a symbol of Black resistance and a precursor to the civil rights movement; to others he is monster--a murderer whose name is never uttered. In Nat Turner, acclaimed author and illustrator Kyle Baker depicts the evils of slavery in this moving and historically accurate story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion. Told nearly wordlessly, every image resonates with the reader as the brutal story unfolds. This graphic novel collects...
2015 / 1 / 2
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40 Days of Dating: An Experiment

Jessica Walsh & Timothy Goodman

40 Days of Dating: An Experiment by Jessica Walsh & Timothy GoodmanWhen New York-based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit--could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors...
2015 / 1 / 21
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Oyster: A Gastronomic History (with Recipes)

Drew Smith

Oyster: A Gastronomic History (with Recipes) by Drew SmithDrew Smith's Oyster: A Gastronomic History offers readers a global view of the oyster, tracing its role in cooking, art, literature, and politics from the dawn of time to the present day. Oysters have inspired chefs, painters, and writers alike, have sustained communities financially and ecologically, and have loomed large in legend and history. Using the oyster as the central theme, Smith has organized the book around time periods and geographical locations, looking at the oyster's influence through colorful anecdotes, eye-opening scientific facts, and a wide array of visuals. The book also...
2015 / 10 / 23
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Sinatra: The Photographs

Andrew Howick

Sinatra: The Photographs by Andrew HowickFew male stars in any medium carried a visual punch like Frank Sinatra. Photographs capture not only his ineffable sense of style, but also his aura of vulnerability, intensity, sexuality, and charm. Sinatra: The Photographs focuses on the decades after the war, when he towered over the American entertainment landscape. These were the years of the Rat Pack and Las Vegas, socializing with Jack Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, and making music with Nelson Riddle, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones. Featured is the best work by a group of photographers who helped shape the public image of Sinatra: Ted Allan,...
2015 / 10 / 25
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kate spade new york: all in good taste

Kate Spade New York

kate spade new york: all in good taste by Kate Spade New Yorkin this charming guide to entertaining, kate spade new york throws rigid rules out the door and shares unpretentious ideas for the modern-day hostess that are easy, festive, authentic, and always with an air of deliberate polish. filled with how-tos, personal essays, anecdotes, recipes, and a liberal dash of style, all in good taste will transform you into the hostess everyone wants an invitation from. the book covers the essential lost arts-how to shuck an oyster, curate a vibrant guest list, guide a dinner-table discussion-right alongside modern conundrums such as Instagram etiquette at dinner....
2015 / 10 / 29
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Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating

Lauren Liess

Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating by Lauren LiessLauren Liess, an interior designer and founder of the popular blog Pure Style Home, fuses her love of design and the great outdoors into all her work. In Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, her first book, Lauren invites readers to bring nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of modern and quirky vintage pieces. Readers will be inspired by the unique style of these rooms, which include lovely framed botanical prints and Liess's own textile patterns inspired by wildflowers and weeds. The book is divided into three sections:...
2015 / 10 / 29
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Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More

Erin Boyle

Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More by Erin BoyleFor anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Boyle embraces the notion that "living small" is beneficial and accessible to us all-whether we're renting a tiny apartment or purchasing a three-story house. Filled with personal essays, projects, and helpful...
2015 / 12 / 25
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