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Sculptor Calder, Voices of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Christie’s Poirot, the Latest Fast Scans | Video Reviews

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An introduction to one of America’s most important modern artists, whose influential body of work is so often reduced to only his mobiles; a vision of the “very complex historical narrative” that is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Furniture Bible, Wedding Dress, Design from Japan, the Hamptons | Crafts & DIY Reviews

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This fantastic go-to source for furniture care belongs in any public library, brides will find both inspiration and tips in Drinan’s guide, Graham explains the components that define Japanese art and design.

Writers’ Lives, Jack O’Brien, Pushcart Prize XXXIX, & Lots Lots More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Interviews with authors, performers, and thinkers for the New York Times Book Review’s recurring By the Book feature, O’Brien’s exuberant, charming account of his career, a continuation of the series’ classic tradition.

How To Mix Colors, Make Comics, Understand Knitting, Inspire Ideas, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews

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A guide to develop and sharpen color skills, easy-yet-elegant projects will appeal to holiday crafters, The Creative Woodturner pushes the envelope of traditional wood turning, a fun collection of holiday designs

Poet Boland Masters Language, A History of Western Music Notation, Interviews with Joni Mitchell, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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A superb poetry collection not to be missed, full of exquisite language, music, knowledge and emotion; Kelly’s subject has bedeviled music students for generations; a valuable portrayal of an enduring artist.

Q&A: Malka Marom

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Canada-based singer and broadcast journalist Malka Marom talks to LJ about her book Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, a thoughtful account of Joni Mitchell’s life and creative process.

Comic Book Art, Shaker Furniture, How To Crochet, Catification, & More | Arts & Crafts Reviews

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Lavold’s fascinating exploration of the historical and cultural contexts behind Scandinavian cable knitting traditions is an essential addition to knitting collections, make your home cat-friendly without looking like a crazy cat person.

Campbell on Neil Gaiman, Poetry from Hirsch, Byron Studies, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Gaiman fans will be hanging on every word and illustration for a deeper insight into his eccentric genius, Hirsch constructs a personal history of grief that admits the full range of parental experience, a dramatic literary history ideal for readers interested in Romantic-era writing

Birdhouses with Broad Appeal, Handmade Furniture, Double Knitting, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews

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These birdhouses, feeders, and baths could be easily constructed by younger hobbyists, not just adults; Handmade Furniture is a solid choice where the serious woodworker needs something different; advanced knitters will embrace Double Knitting

Neo-Impressionist Art, A Love Letter to Gatsby, Coco Chanel Bio, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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A beautiful, scholarly, yet accessible book that’s not only a catalog but a pioneering work, So We Read On is bursting with intellectual energy and fun facts, a highly readable biography secures a prominent place among countless books on Chanel

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