• Travel

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Revised Second Edition
Author: Patricia Schultz
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761168710
Category: Travel
Page: 1216
View: 2259
The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast. Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz, but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm. The world is calling. Time to answer.

New York in Art 2018 Engagement Book


Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art the
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781419725869
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 8917
This 52-week engagement calendar features New York City icons, including the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building, Penn Station, and Central Park, by artists such as Walker Evans, Edward Hopper, Childe Hassam, and Berenice Abbott. Pages alternate between glossy paper for art pages and matte paper for calendar pages for ease of writing. Available in two editions.

    • Humor

Dog Shaming


Author: Pascale Lemire
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0385349343
Category: Humor
Page: 191
View: 9248
Based on the web phenomenon Dogshaming and containing photos that are all-new and exclusive to the book, this hilarious album showcases adorable snapshots of shamed pups confessing their biggest - and grossest - sins.

Masterpieces 2018 Engagement Book


Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art the
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781419725845
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 6793
This exciting engagement calendar features 56 vividly reproduced masterpieces from The Met and detailed information and descriptive text about each work. Pages alternate between glossy paper for art pages and matte paper for calendar pages for ease of writing. Available in two editions.

    • Science

The Beautiful Brain

The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal
Author: Larry W. Swanson,Eric Newman,Alfonso Araque,Janet M. Dubinsky
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613129947
Category: Science
Page: 208
View: 3428
At the crossroads of art and science, Beautiful Brain presents Nobel Laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience through his groundbreaking artistic brain imagery. Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body’s most complex and mysterious organ. His superhuman feats of visualization, based on fanatically precise techniques and countless hours at the microscope, resulted in some of the most remarkable illustrations in the history of science. Beautiful Brain presents a selection of his exquisite drawings of brain cells, brain regions, and neural circuits with accessible descriptive commentary. These drawings are explored from multiple perspectives: Larry W. Swanson describes Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience; Lyndel King and Eric Himmel explore his artistic roots and achievement; Eric A. Newman provides commentary on the drawings; and Janet M. Dubinsky describes contemporary neuroscience imaging techniques. This book is the companion to a traveling exhibition opening at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis in February 2017, marking the first time that many of these works, which are housed at the Instituto Cajal in Madrid, have been seen outside of Spain. Beautiful Brain showcases Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience, explores his artistic roots and achievement, and looks at his work in relation to contemporary neuroscience imaging, appealing to general readers and professionals alike.

    • Fiction

The Bridges of Madison County


Author: Robert James Waller
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0759521727
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 7327
If you've ever experienced the one true love of your life, a love that for some reason could never be, you will understand why readers all over the world were so moved by this small, unknown first novel that they made it a publishing phenomenon and #1 bestseller. The story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm wife waiting for the fulfillment of a girlhood dream, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY gives voice to the longings of men and women everywhere-and shows us what it is to love and be loved so intensely that life is never the same again.

    • Art

León Ferrari and Mira Schendel

Tangled Alphabets
Author: León Ferrari,Luis Pérez Oramas,Mira Schendel,Andrea Giunta,Rodrigo Naves
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9780870707506
Category: Art
Page: 199
View: 6177
León Ferrari and Mira Schendel are among the most significant Latin American artists of the 20th century. Active during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s in the neighbouring countries of Argentina and Brazil, they found inspiration in the written word and in the eloquence of spoken language. Their striking visual production coincided with a period of significant focus on language by philosophers and artists. León Ferrari & Mira Schendel is published to accompany the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of these two artists in the United States, presenting new insights on the artists deconstruction of language through a visual repertoire and examining the connections and collisions between the visual arts, the written form, politics and religion.

    • Juvenile Fiction

My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer


Author: Jennifer Gennari
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547822332
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
View: 3468
Twelve-year-old June Farrell is sure of one thing—she’s great at making pies—and she plans to prove it by winning a blue ribbon in the Champlain Valley Fair pie competition. But a backlash against Vermont’s civil union law threatens her family’s security and their business. Even when faced with bullying, June won’t give up on winning the blue ribbon; more importantly, she won’t give up on her family.

    • Pets

The Dogist

Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs
Author: Elias Weiss Friedman
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579656714
Category: Pets
Page: 304
View: 7220
New York Times bestseller The Dogist is a beautiful, funny, and inspiring tribute to the beloved dogs in our lives. Every page presents dog portraits that command our attention. Whether because of the look in a dog's eyes, its innate beauty, or even the clothes its owner has dressed it in, the photos will make you ooh and aah, laugh, and fall in love. Photographed by Elias Weiss Friedman, aka The Dogist, every portrait in the book tells a story and explores the dog's distinct character and spirit. Themed sections include Puppies, Cones of Shame, Working Dogs, and Dogs in Fancy Outfits, giving every dog lover something to pore over.

    • Design

Handbags

The Power of the Purse
Author: Anna Johnson
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761123774
Category: Design
Page: 486
View: 1625
Behold, the power of the purse! The must-have accessory for the fashion lover's desktop, Handbags delivers a year of showstopping clutches, hobos, totes, and satchels gorgeously photographed in full color. The beaded. The sequined. The fringed. The pleated. The antique. And the elegantly minimalist. Adapted from Anna Johnson's delightful bestseller Handbags. Ooh-la-la!

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Morgan Library

An American Masterpiece
Author: Pierpont Morgan Library
Publisher: Piedmont Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 174
View: 2232
"This book provides an overview of the Library's collections, highlights among which are the ninth-century Lindau Gospels, a rare vellum copy of the Gutenberg Bible, The Hours of Catherine of Cleves, Albrecht Durer's Adam and Eve, drawings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Rembrandt Harmensz, van Rijn, and Peter Paul Rubens, and manuscripts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Arnold Schoenberg, Charlotte Bronte, Henry David Thoreau, John Steinbeck, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln."--Jacket.

    • Drama

The Cripple of Inishmaan


Author: Martin McDonagh
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472522311
Category: Drama
Page: 96
View: 6865
In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighbouring island to film his documentary Man of Aran. No one is more excited than Billy, an unloved and crippled boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. For Billy is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank. As news of his audacity ripples through his rumour-starved community, The Cripple of Inishmaan becomes a merciless portrayal of a world so comically cramped and mean-spirited that hope is an affront to its order. With this bleak yet uproariously funny play, Martin McDonagh fulfilled the promise of his award-winning The Beauty Queen of Leenane while confirming his place in a tradition that extends from Synge to O'Casey and Brendan Behan.

    • Photography

Photography at Moma - 1840 to 1920


Author: Quentin Bajac,Lucy Gallun,Roxana Marcoci,Sarah Hermanson Meister
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781633450288
Category: Photography
Page: 416
View: 7746
The final volume in a series of books that presents a new and comprehensive history of photography through works in MoMA's collection. Photography at MoMA: 1860-1920 is the final volume in a set of three books that together present a new and comprehensive history of photography through works in MoMA's collection. Richly illustrated with over 400 reproductions, the book charts the medium from its invention through its participation in international art movements such as Pictorialism and modernism. It offers a fresh lens through which to appreciate works of exceptional significance, surprise, and influence, encouraging creative new readings. Beginning with an in-depth introduction, the book includes eight chapters of full-colour plates, each introduced by a short essay. Masterworks by photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, Nadar, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Henry Fox Talbot, August Sander, Edward Steichen and Carleton Watkins appear alongside lesser-known gems and vernacular forms of photography.

    • Art

Every Person in New York


Author: Jason Polan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452153760
Category: Art
Page: N.A
View: 5973
Jason Polan is on a mission to draw every person in New York, from cab drivers to celebrities. He draws people eating at Taco Bell, admiring paintings at the Museum of Modern Art, and sleeping on the subway. With a foreword by Kristen Wiig, Every Person in New York, Volume 1 collects thousands of Polan's energetic drawings in one chunky book. As full as a phone book and as invigorating as a walk down a bustling New York street, this is a new kind of love letter to a beloved city and the people who live there.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Horses Around the World


Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: Smart Apple Media
ISBN: 9781625881939
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 8268
Provides facts about different horse breeds, including the Andalusian, Falabella, and Tersk.

    • Art

A Field Guide to Redheads

An Illustrated Celebration
Author: Elizabeth Graeber
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761189653
Category: Art
Page: 208
View: 9959
A unique and beautiful gift for the redhead in your life. A Field Guide to Redheads celebrates that rarest of creatures—people with red hair account for less than 2% of the population—in the most whimsical and irresistible way. Illustrated by Elizabeth Graeber, a redhead herself, this pretty little hardcover gift book presents a pantheon of 100 famous redheads, both real and fictional. Each page is a treat in how it surprises and pleases, acting as a field guide to every type of redhead, whether amber or auburn, ginger or strawberry: David Bowie and Rita Hayworth; Archie, Adele, and Axl Rose; Malcolm X, Sylvia Plath, and Yosemite Sam; Eric the Red, Louis C.K., Anne of Green Gables; Woody Woodpecker and Morris the Cat. Not to mention Napoleon, Shirley Temple, and those Raggedy Twins, Ann and Andy. If you are a redhead, celebrate your place among such distinguished company. If you love, or are loved by, a redhead, discover just how special the world is that you orbit.

    • Pets

Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me


Author: Cynthia L. Copeland
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761184090
Category: Pets
Page: 176
View: 4466
Playful spaniels completely covered with snow—“There’s no such thing as ‘bad’ weather.” Two happy dogs sleeping, one on top of the other— “Sometimes you need a pillow. Sometimes you are the pillow." The bulldog who’s headfirst in her bowl—“Every meal is THE BEST MEAL EVER.” Cynthia L. Copeland has a gift for discovering those sorts of simple, timeless lessons. She did it when her children were younger with Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me. Now she distills all-new wisdom from her lifelong love of dogs. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me is tender, funny, warm, and utterly inspiring. Pairing an irresistible photograph with just the right sentiment, every page delivers a life lesson that appeals as much to our hearts as our minds. It reminds us again and again of what’s important, like love: “Be there when others need you.” Compassion: “Even the smallest act of kindness matters.” Perseverance: “Keep going until you find your way home.” A healthy sense of self: “Make it squeak until someone pays attention.” Living in the present moment: “Scratch where it itches, when it itches.” And that happiness is a choice: “Leap higher than you have to.”

    • Transportation

100 Cars 100 Years

The First Century of the Automobile
Author: Fred Winkowski,Frank Sullivan
Publisher: Smithmark Pub
ISBN: 9780765110169
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
View: 2519
Completing a series of four books on the history of 20th-century transportation, this title chronicles the history of the automobile with 250 eye-catching, original images and absorbing stories. Unique graphic spreads, including a central gatefold, highlight a legendary car for each year of the century.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

The eBook of the Exhibition
Author: British Library
Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
ISBN: 1781102597
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 272
View: 1132
As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US, readers everywhere are invited to explore the extraordinary subjects of the Hogwarts curriculum – Potions & Alchemy, Divination, Care of Magical Creatures, and more – and examine incredible historical artifacts, items from J.K. Rowling’s personal archive, and stunning original artwork from Harry Potter series artists Mary GrandPré, Jim Kay, and Brian Selznick. Published in conjunction with the special exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic (coming to the New-York Historical Society after a record-breaking sold-out run at the British Library), this complete catalogue of the over 150 artifacts on display gives readers an up-close look at magical treasures from all over the world. Exclusive to the New York run are amazing artifacts from American institutions — including an original Audubon illustration, a narwhal’s tusk (or is it a unicorn’s horn?), an ancient Iranian astrolabe, and more — as well as never-before-seen original artwork by Mary GrandPré and early correspondence between J.K. Rowling and her American editor, Arthur Levine. This special publication is an essential volume for Harry Potter fans, history buffs, and bibliophiles, and a fascinating exploration of the history of the magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.

    • Architecture

Officeus Manual


Author: Eva Franch,Ana Miljacki,Carlos Minguez Carrasco,Ashley Schafer,Jacob Reidel
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN: 9783037784396
Category: Architecture
Page: 288
View: 4587
"OfficeUS Manual" compiles the protocols and strategies of the architecture office to form a working manual for OfficeUS. From business models to time-sheets, the manual examines the conventions that structure practice to transform the way we think about architectural offices.