Arts & Humanities

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Developing Creativity, Crafting Naturally, DIY Wardrobe Makeovers, Home Decorating | Crafts & DIY Reviews, April 15, 2015

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Guides to creativity, paper-pieced quilt patterns, hand-painted yarns, step-by-step walkthroughs for a variety of clothing repair and tailoring tasks, dwellings showcasing the skills used to create a comfortable home in a small space.

18th-Century French Fashion, 20th-Century Literary History, Contemporary Painting | Arts & Humanities Reviews, April 15, 2015

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Chrisman-Campbell explores the variety and novelty of 18th-century fashion trends, Jefferson ties together classical stories on how seafaring and ocean adventure influenced authors, Hudson’s well-illustrated survey of the disparate tendencies in international painting.

Top Spring Indie Poetry: Exciting New Works for National Poetry Month and Beyond

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Blake reveals how celebrities enfold and inform us, Donovan displays a near conversational tone that belies extraordinary craft, Landau’s work can be appreciated by any reader, Willis offers the penetrating musings of a contemporary Emily Dickinson.

The Organic Artist, Homemade Body Products, Knitter’s Fashion, & Home Décor | Crafts & DIY Reviews, April 1, 2015

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Ahnert provides instruction to make candles, lotions, and soaps with beeswax; Neddo challenges the reader to be engaged with the outside world; Herzog’s classic-in-the-making will inspire knitters to make sweaters that fit well.

Poet Nickole Brown, Filmmaker John Hughes, Photographer Paul Strand, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews, April 1, 2015

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Brown tells the story of her grandmother Fanny; ­Honeycutt reviews Hughes’s legacy of creating memorable characters; an overdue, fitting tribute to Paul Strand, one of the great American masters of the 20th century.

Course Classics: This Season’s Golf Picks

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A fun read for those who have an interest in golf personalities from the 1950s to the early 2000s, an in-depth instruction on the best and easiest way to learn and use a repeating swing, required reading for those who plan a career in sports.

How To Paint Realistic Objects, Create Handmade Books, Design Quilt Projects, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, March 15, 2015

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Crilley’s guide challenges readers to see the beauty all around them, Ekrem pushes the boundaries of bookbinding and book creation in her debut title, Yudina’s designs give amateurs distinct inspiration for their own homes.

The Artist’s Garden, British Literary Society, the World’s Greatest Drummers, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews, March 15, 2015

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An important addition to the history of American art; Perry is laugh-out-loud funny; Inkling members C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams; a poetic voice welcome in the breast cancer canon.

Fashion Is Our Passion: Design Titles Fit for All Collections

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For anyone who collects, wears, or is interested in vintage fashion; a brief historical overview of the interplay of fashion and dance; museums as collectors and exhibitors of fashion; the American and French fashion industries.

Philosophy, March 2015 | Best Sellers

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