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Color Concepts, Origami Jewelry, Handmade Soap, Shetland Lace Knitting, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, December 1, 2015


Expanding readers’ understanding of color; a sense of how painting is taught at the Art Students League of New York; a guide to one of the world’s great lace-knitting traditions; have fun and experiment with Simply Stitched Gifts

An Iconic Town: Looking at Big Apple Books | LJ Reviews


A superb example of mid-century modern architecture; striking design details of 47 interiors built from 1811 to 1967; the High Line will enthrall design fanatics; fans of fine photography will find much to absorb in Store Front II

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 15, 2015


Performers Dylan, Strayhorn, and Downton‘s Smith, Indie fall poetry, The Black Calhouns, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, professional media, Beyond Bullying, and The City at Three P.M.

DIY Succulents, Fun Fat-Quarter Quilts, Waterside Homes | Crafts & DIY Reviews, November 15, 2015


Fine artists and crafting hobbyists of all skill levels can take inspiration from Joyce’s cheerful guide; Cain’s approach to modern quilting will find appeal; sewists looking for cute, feminine gift designs will enjoy Half Yard Gifts

Top Fall Indie Poetry: Fourteen Great Poets To Discover or Rediscover


Not pretty-picture poems but tough and true; risk takers will have great fun traveling with Noel through urban landscapes; Teare’s poems are demanding and brave; Wieners’s work is important for serious poetry readers

Art Clubs, Creativity with Children, Vintage Homes, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, November 1, 2015


With the help of Montiel’s playbook, artists will loosen up their creative thinking; DIY, Dammit, for crafters who dislike the Pinterest-perfect, overly styled aesthetic; an excellent reference to modern design history

Philosophy, November 2015 | Best Sellers

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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2015


From Baby Care Basics to Planet Middle School, Parenting Is Easy. Ancient Rome, two for Alzheimer’s caregivers, plus public library archives, a guide to online searching, books for Black History Month

Lives, Loves, Losses: Books for Black History Month and Beyond


Stunning memoir, fiction, poetry; thought-provoking history, political science, sociology; and fun mystery, romance, erotica to satisfy and stir readers all year round.

Photography, Quilting, Decorating, Seasonal Crafts, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, October 15, 2015


The esoteric art medium of papercutting; Knitless is a solid general crafting book with wide appeal; quilters who enjoy a minimalist style will appreciate Jones’s insights; Spiro’s distinct style will provide ideas for amateurs and professionals alike