Always Creating: 10 Craft & DIY Books for all Artists

If you want step-by-step exercises illustrate a range of techniques on a variety of projects, need help mastering simple embroidery, or if you’re looking for do-it-yourself crafts, you can find all you need right here

The Power of Art

Boldly radical architecture, conceptual art, site-specific installations, and conflicts between aesthetics and politics; readers interested in the Russian revolution and the effect that it had on art and culture will find either book fascinating

Love and Peace: Exploring 1960’s Art & Culture

With mesmerizing photographs that capture the history and culture of the 1960’s, readers who enjoy graphic arts, history, and performing arts will truly enjoy these books

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: July 2017

Employing humor, affection, and the careful eye of a trained art historian, Gopnik offers an enjoyable and engaging story of New York City; Banks’s comprehensive Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide is indispensable; Lythcott-Haims faces difficult truths head-on in her memoir, an important addition to any collection; Twitty’s lip-smacking period recipes are valuable contributions to Old South historiography

13 Craft Books That Will Inspire Creativity

Looking for a new and fresh bathroom idea? want to use up those old t-shirts you have laying around the house? Or do you want to take your calligraphy to the next level? no matter your creative spirit you can find a book here

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: June 15, 2017

This engrossing read should stimulate lively discussion among Hemingway aficionados; Sancton delivers a highly recommended mix of luring tabloid fare and professionally researched courtroom drama; anyone worried about the planet should check out Goodell’s look at sea-level rise

Well Turned Out: Art and Fashion Titles Walk the Runway

Readers of fashion, costume, and design, as well as anthropology and art history will enjoy this accessible, fun title; an elegant offering filled with jeweled works beyond compare; this bold, beautiful book will delight art and fashion historians and those who seek style inspiration

Creative Spaces: 12 Fun and New Crafts & DIY Books

Jump into summer with a whole new set of crafts! Bright colors and easy-to-follow instructions for the beginner seamstress, transform your home with new colors and textures, or brighten up a room with your very own hand-picked flower arrangements; whatever your craft, there is a book here for you

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: June 1, 2017

With thoroughly documented and imaginative chapters, American Watercolor will have wide appeal; a well-turned-out roundup of 16 new fashion and art titles; Danticat’s brave work interrogates The Art of Death with insight and warmth; satisfying recipes for upscale as well as down-home entertaining

Crafting Up a Storm

It doesn’t matter if you are a cozy-corner knitter or an outdoor creator, all types of projects can be found here with detailed step-by-step instructions for any home artist