Arts & Humanities

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At the Craft Table: Eight New Craft/DIY Books

Work on your lettering with close-up photographs of various pen types, nibs from all angles, and a great variety of inks and paints; step outside of the box and create something new and exciting with concrete; and tips on how to use bold, high-contrast color palettes to give your quilts an extra punch

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, March 15, 2018

An excellent translation that will appeal to medieval enthusiasts, fans of chivalric romance, and French literature; this comprehensive, unflinching narrative and analytical treatment of President Carter is essential; fans of space travel, NASA, and engineering ingenuity will find this highly engaging; a tribute to the underacknowledged female pioneers of technology

Creating Something New!

Follow easy-to-grasp language & step-by-step drawing exercises to help create tonal or color drawings of still lifes, landscapes, city scenes, and even a self-portrait; work on your patch work with well-known techniques such as sashiko, trapunto, and English paper piecing; and gather ideas on using the patterns and colors found in nature—such as wood, water, and soil—as the basis for creating one’s own home interiors

Life in the Green Lane | Collection Development: Sustainable Living

Time will tell if, after devastating hurricanes and wildfires in recent years, people will make the connection between increasingly violent, more frequent weather events and global warming. These 32 resources will help librarians make sense of the issue.

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, March 1, 2018

Langer’s homing in on all aspects of negative self-talk and worry add breadth to her advice and make it a powerful tool for readers; for anyone with a strong drive to do something different, this is a truly inspiring read; the importance and epic scale of St. Petersburg comes across vividly in this work; Cooke’s wit, humor, and infectious curiosity will appeal to natural history enthusiasts of all stripes

Go Get Your Smock! 9 New Craft/DIY Books

Make miniature foods like tiny one-inch pancakes that are topped with even tinier blueberries; create new twists on traditional granny squares; and soar into outer space with creative astronaut crafts. Crafts for the whole family can be found here

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert February 15, 2018

Both scholars and casual fans of printing history will enjoy this insider’s look; well-known and untold moments in women’s history; Perry’s work relates the resilience and struggle within black communities in the 20th and 21st centuries; for readers interested in a feminist critique of health care, especially in the treatment of women

Televised Revolutions | Arts & Humanities Reviews

A must for anyone interested in learning about the creation of In Living Color, and the introduction of several well known comedians to the entertainment industry; Highly recommended for anyone interested in the shift within the entertainment industry from male dominated to female powered.

Renoir Reading | Arts & Humanities Reviews

Highly recommended for all art collections highlighting history and aesthetics; a new look at the intimacy within the paintings of Renoir; this new biography of Renoir shines a fresh light on misconceptions regarding the painter

Finding Your Creative Side : 9 New Craft/DIY Books

Here you will find a variety of crafts to fit any creative lifestyle; fifty step-by-step projects that walk readers through creating their own drawn, painted, and collaged portraits of dogs; excellent step-by-step instructions for small toy ornaments with moving parts, and traditional Chinese paper flowers with hand-drawn templates for petals, leaves, and other components