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Music & Art, April 2016 | Best Sellers

July 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Sketching People, Hand Drawn Lettering, Timber Framing, Homemade Skin Products | Crafts & DIY Reviews, May 1, 2016

sketching people

An invaluable manual from an Urban Sketcher on how to sketch people and faces; an unusual guide that handwriting fans, calligraphy dabblers, and letter buffs of all ages and abilities will enjoy; an excellent book on timber frame construction; an essential source for homemade herbal products, and more crafts & DIY books

Shakespeare’s First Folio | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 1, 2016

shakespeares first folio

Two exceptional explorations of Shakespeare’s First Folio, considered by some to be the most important English literature book in history

Continental Design | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 1, 2016

african textiles

A visual feast of weaving, pattern, and adornment that will delight those interested in textiles, fashion, and ­African culture; an extraordinary work on floral patterns from India for students of art and design, art history and design history, and enthusiasts of India and Indian culture

Instant Photos | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 1, 2016

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A history of Polaroid and how it changed photography; a collection of stunning images taken from a iPhone camera

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: April 15, 2016

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Pulitzer Prize winner Lahiri writes In Other Words; new fashion titles; a must-read Lesson Plan; an important overview of Academic E-Books; Ackerman takes flight with The Genius of Birds

April Is National Poetry Month | Wyatt’s World

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To celebrate National Poetry Month, here are five new collections. Several make iconic work accessible once again; one volume shows how verse connects us to both past and present, and yet another title features the delights of well-regarded favorites.

Sock Knitting, Soapmaking, Wedding Paper Crafts, and Tangle Drawing | Crafts & DIY Reviews, April 15, 2016

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A great collection of crafts/DIY books including how to make your own soap, paper crafts to pretty up your wedding day, soothing tangle drawings, sock knitting, and more

Dressed and Obsessed: 17 Fashion Titles To Beautify Your Collections

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Breward outlines the suit’s evolution; Dirix writes absorbingly about fashions of the 20th century; Fashion’s Double is a must-read for students; Cecil Beaton’s wardrobe as legacy; master jeweler Belperron; the colorful spirit of London’s East End Fashionistas

Top Spring Poetry: 17 Don’t-Miss Titles from Veteran and Upcoming Authors

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Chai signals a strong and specific talent; Girmay’s Black Maria is beautiful, brilliant, and palpably angry; Grey is fresh and enticing; as always Kirby is exhilarating; Leonard delivers charmed and sturdy poems for a wide range of readers; Saito’s heart-stuttering work