Stitched Textiles, Home Projects & Fashion Design | Crafts/DIY Reviews, January 2017

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Learn through the eyes of brilliant creators in Draw Like the Masters by the editors of Parramón; find and create beautiful vintage quilts, and channel your inner master craftsman

Deco Mania | Arts & Humanities, January 2017

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One of the leading experts the field, Judith Miller, shares a simple and straightforward view on the art deco movement; Illustrations that grab the eyes attention paired alongside with art deco history, make both Miller and Duncan’s books fantastic reads

Film Masters| Arts & Humanities, January 2017

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A wonderful book examining the life and career of Steven Spielberg with insightful clues about the inspirations for his early films; movie geeks will love this deeper look into the scripts, camerawork, and composition work of J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: January 2017

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Pickett’s energy, creativity, and genius shine; this Rad Dad collective is a gem of inspired thought; 50 titles for Black History Month; this excellent book cuts through media hype and bias; the theories of emotion and the human brain set forth here are revolutionary

Back Pocket RA: Poetry | Wyatt’s World

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Poetry kicks off the countdown to 2017 and a multiweek survey of titles not to miss. Suggest these books to anyone looking for a bit of space and reflection as the year fades away

Collecting Art | Wyatt’s World

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Art volumes are complicated purchases. However, these tomes illustrate perfectly what a library offers its community—a place where books that may be out of reach for many are easily available. Here are five titles to consider.

Nonfiction on Middle Eastern Poetry, Ted Roosevelt Jr., Königsberg, the Great War, Library Budgets, Artists’ Letters | Xpress Reviews

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A spicy and special treat for Middle Eastern collections; Brady’s work augments our appreciation of interactions within the Roosevelt clan; a unique but true story of leadership, loyalty, hardship, and war; readers curious about art will find this irresistible

Topping the Charts | Arts & Humanities Reviews, December 2016

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If one were to buy only one book of Best American Essays, this might be it; this exceptional collection shines for the quality of the selections and the insight of the students of the nonprofit 826 National

Oh, the Horror! | Arts & Humanities Reviews, December 2016

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Skal’s exploration of Stoker’s most famous work is for serious students of horror literature and ­Victorian ­culture; thoroughly documented, Powers of Darkness is recommended for Dracula scholars

Concept Artists, Children’s Crafts, Woodturning, Farmhouse Charm | Crafts & DIY Reviews, December 2016

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A straightforward and inspirational guide to rustic DIY; a vital and detailed workbook for advanced woodworkers; colorful projects that will provide hours of innovative entertainment for children and their caregivers