Arts & Humanities

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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 1, 2015


Frank Gehry, Ardennes 1944, optimism in the workplace, artists Monet and Mondrian, plus Crafts DIY, Spirituality & Religion columns, Olympic dreams, the typewriter revolution, soccer scandals, and Pope Francis

Literary Criticism, September 2015 | Best Sellers

December 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Location Drawing, T-Shirt Crafts, Chicken Coops, First Homes, & more | Crafts & DIY Reviews, September 15, 2015


Art instruction with wide appeal potential; a must-have in libraries serving home builders; Leins’s standout quilting book stand out; clearly presented heirloom sewing techniques; clever ideas developed by amateurs will motivate others to tackle their own spaces

Focus on Photography: Snap Up These Timely Titles


A gorgeous book of Edward S. Curtis‘s masterworks; 25 years of the National Gallery of Art; casual pictures that convey an unrehearsed truthfulness, rock music photography; radical developments in photography’s long history

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 15, 2015


From art instruction to photographic masterworks, check out the humanities. Build gingerbread houses, learn cooking the easy way from Bittman. Discover the Churchills, take in Germany, indulge in a little Self-Help and Professional Weeding

Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and The Cuban League by César Brioso | LJ Review

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Brioso, César. Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and The Cuban League. Univ. Pr. of Florida. Sept. 2015. 272p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780813061160. $24.95. SPORTS Baseball’s landmark year was 1947—that was when Jackie Robinson integrated the National League and, later in the season, Larry Doby became the American League’s first black player with the Cleveland […]

Music and Art, September 2015 | Best Sellers

December 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Sharpie Art, Arm Candy, Deck Construction, Handmade Interiors, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, September 1, 2015


Sharpie Art holds wide appeal for young, mature, beginner, and seasoned artists alike; Gibson’s quilting book is a winner; a thoroughly unexpected, deeply charming debut from Redmond; decorative accessories for the home

Messy but Pretty DIY, Quilting, Woodworking, Knitting & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, August 2015


Life drawing that readers can try virtually anywhere; you don’t have to have a crafty bone in your body to enjoy Mr. Kate; English delivers a solid understanding of woodworking; Smith’s clever DIY ideas in more than 300 images

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 1, 2015


Einstein, breast cancer, president memoirs, and interviews with transgender communities. Here’s a list of nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal.