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Inventor of the Future: The Visionary Life of Buckminster Fuller By Alec Nevala-Lee Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062947222
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 2nd, 2022

Nominated for The Next Big Idea Club * The Week Magazine Book of the Week * A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice


Kiki Man Ray: Art, Love, and Rivalry in 1920s Paris By Mark Braude Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781324006015
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2022

A dazzling portrait of Paris’s forgotten artist and cabaret star, whose incandescent life asks us to see the history of modern art in new ways.


Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest By Nate Powell (Illustrator), Nate Powell Cover Image
By Nate Powell (Illustrator), Nate Powell
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419749131
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 9th, 2022

From Nate Powell, the National Book Award–winning artist of March, a collection of graphic nonfiction essays about living in a new era of necessary protest—now in paperback with sixteen pages of new material

In seven interwoven comics essays, author and illustrator Nate Powell addresses living in an era of what he calls “necessary protest.” Save


Threads of Awakening: An American Woman's Journey Into Tibet's Sacred Textile Art By Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781647420932
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Published: She Writes Press - August 23rd, 2022

What if you set out to travel the world and got sidetracked in a Himalayan sewing workshop? What if that sidetrack turned out to be your life's path--your way home?


Artists: Inspiring Stories of Their Lives and Works (DK Explorers) By DK Cover Image
By DK
$21.99
ISBN: 9780744056679
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Published: DK Children - August 30th, 2022

Extraordinary reference book of over 80 famous painters, their lives, their loves and their iconic paintings.

This art book includes insightful biographies of artists accompanied with remarkable reproductions of their famous artworks. Begin with the early Renaissance and follow art movements through the centuries to some of the most well-known artists alive today.


Bold Ventures: Thirteen Tales of Architectural Tragedy By Charlotte Van den Broeck, David McKay (Translated by) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781635423174
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Published: Other Press - October 11th, 2022

A prize-winning Belgian poet explores the nature of creative endeavor—the godlike ambition, the crushing defeat of failure—through the stories of thirteen tragic architects.


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Picasso's War: How Modern Art Came to America By Hugh Eakin Cover Image
$32.99
ISBN: 9780451498489
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Published: Crown - July 12th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A riveting story of how dueling ambitions and the power of prodigy made America the cultural center of the world—and Picasso the most famous artist alive—in the shadow of World War II


The Disney Revolt: The Great Labor War of Animation's Golden Age By Jake S. Friedman Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781641607193
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Published: Chicago Review Press - July 5th, 2022

An essential piece of Disney history has been unreported for eighty years.

Soon after the birth of Mickey Mouse, one animator raised the Disney Studio far beyond Walt’s expectations. That animator also led a union war that almost destroyed it.


Yield: The Journal of an Artist By Anne Truitt, Alexandra Truitt (Preface by), Rachel Kushner (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Anne Truitt, Alexandra Truitt (Preface by), Rachel Kushner (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780300260403
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Published: Yale University Press - June 21st, 2022

This posthumously published work serves as the fourth and final volume in Anne Truitt’s remarkable series of journals
 
“Impressive . . . Truitt lyrically looks back on 80 years of life. . . . [T]hese daily entries . . . offer a version of Truitt free of artifice as she meditates on the sacred and mundane. . . .


The Men Who Created Gundam By Hideki Owada Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781634429740
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Published: Denpa Books - June 7th, 2022

In 1978 animation director Yoshiyuki Tomino set forth to change the Japanese animation industry. For decades prior, Japanese science fiction had churned out numerous tales of semi-autonomous robots that would often come to the aide of humanity, but as someone who worked on a number of those works, Tomino came to the realization that he wanted to see a more realistic robot narrative.


Letter to the Americans By Jean Cocteau, Alex Wermer-Colan (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jean Cocteau, Alex Wermer-Colan (Translated by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811231596
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Published: New Directions - June 21st, 2022

Like Alexis de Tocqueville a century earlier, Jean Cocteau offers a powerful reminder to Americans of their own potential—and issues


Women's Work: From feminine arts to feminist art By Ferren Gipson Cover Image
$38.00
ISBN: 9780711264656
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Published: Frances Lincoln - July 12th, 2022

This powerful and insightful work offers a bold celebration of the innovative, brilliant artists reclaiming the idea of ‘women’s work’.
 
In the history of western art, decorative and applied arts – including textiles and ceramics – have been separated from the ‘high arts’ of painting and sculpture and deemed to be more suitable for