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

Deco Mania | Arts & Humanities, January 2017

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

Music & Art, April 2016 | Best Sellers

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From De Quincey to Abramovic to the Beatles | Arts Previews, Oct. 2016, Pt. 3

Abramovic, Marina. Walk Through Walls: Becoming Marina Abramovic. Crown Archetype. Oct. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9781101905043. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101905050. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. ART/MEMOIR Preeminent performance artist Abramovic has been stripped, burned, and cut and has sat with a loaded gun to her head or simply sat for hours—all in the name of an art that […]

The Idiot Brain, Fashion Photography, the Microbiome, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Jul. 2016, Pt. 3

Burnett, Dean. Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To. Norton. Jul. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9780393253788. $26.95. COGNITIVE SCIENCE Ever popular, books about the brain typically extol its wonders, but Burnett lets us in on all the weird things it does, ranging from blackouts to insomnia, and all the mistakes we’ve made in trying […]

LJ Reference Reviews: September 15, 2015

New reference titles, from Nixon Tapes to Folksongs to the World Cheese Book, plus eReviews of The Churchill Archive, Judaic Scholar Digital Reference Library, and Quetzal.

Book Display Readers’ Advisory: Assemble Grown-Up Picture Books | Wyatt’s World

Build a book display of fine children’s books, or gather grown-up picture books—graphic novels, illustrated books, exhibition catalogs—that celebrate the pure delight of looking at a book as well as reading it.

Julian Barnes, James Bowen, Roger Lowenstein, David Talbot | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, October 2015, Pt. 2

Barnes, Julian. Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art. Knopf. Oct. 2015. 288p. ISBN 9781101874783. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781101874790. ART/ESSAYS Winner of a Man Booker Prize (among numerous other honors) and a best-selling author to boot, novelist Barnes here collects 17 of his essays on art. That’s not so unexpected, really, when you consider that […]

Controversial Issues, Architectural Innovation, Beatlemania, Fast Scans, & More | Video Reviews

After Tiller is an important, sensitive, clear-eyed look at doctors and clinics in the center of the antiabortion movement, a forthright and thought-provoking look at a contentious issue, an iconic mid-century modern masterpiece.

Ackroyd on the Stuarts & Charlie Chaplin, Bai on Gary Hart, Hill on Diplomacy, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2014, Pt. 5

Ackroyd, Peter. Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2014. 528p. ISBN 9781250003638. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466855991. HISTORY The award-winning biographer, historian, and novelist (e.g., Whitbread Novel Award, James Tait Black Memorial Prize) continues his “History of England” series with a third volume focusing on […]