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Cover

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$60.00
ISBN: 9781576876671
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Published: powerHouse Books - August 5th, 2014

For the book lover, the art lover, the graphic designer, the coffee table book collector, Cover collects artist Peter Mendelsund’s many breathtaking and arresting cover designs. As an added bonus, Cover features an interview with Mendelsund that first appeared on none other than the Porter Square Books Blog.


Josh


Insel

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By Mina Loy, Elizabeth Arnold (Editor), Sarah Hayden (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781612193533
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Published: Melville House Publishing - May 13th, 2014

An unjustly lost masterpiece of art, ideals, and philosophy by one of the important American writers you might not have heard of. Mina Loy was an influential modernist poet and surrealist artist, who is due for a major revival. Insel brings together her poetic talents and her artistic vision into one blistering, intellectual novel and will hopefully re-introduce America to one of its forgotten masters.

Josh


Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781451678741
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 22nd, 2014

Michelangelo’s impossibilities (antisocial as well as artistic)are the reason we think of an "artist" as other than an anonymous skilled laborer. Arranged around 6 major works, Unger's book beautifully blends history (bad popes, Medicis) biography and perceptive analysis. A fascinating study of an artist and his time (the High Renaissance - with Leonardo, Machiavelli, Raphael, Vasari etc.) regardless of your aesthetic.

Gary


Big Appetites: Tiny People in a World of Big Food

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$12.95
ISBN: 9780761176411
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Published: Workman Publishing - September 10th, 2013

In Christopher Boffoli's book, you'll find typical people doing typical people things --just with big food. The photos are smart, funny, even philosophical at times. A fun gift book for foodies, artists, or anyone appreciative of the unusual.

Jennifer


Caveat Emptor

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781605983608
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Published: Pegasus Books - August 15th, 2012

Buyer beware indeed!  Ken Perenyi spent over thirty years creating masterful forgeries fooling everyone along the way from New York to London. A self-taught artist with a knack for mimicry, this book is a confession of sorts. Due to financial straits Perenyi was forced to create his fakes in order to survive. With great detail on the process of creating and selling a painting, Caveat Emptor is a fascinating look into the art world, auction houses, wealthy patrons and the ethics of forgery.

Nathan


The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780393343144
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 13th, 2012

This
is one of the best works of criticism in recent memory.  Nelson
examines everything from Yoko Ono’s weird performance art to the
contemporary horror flick in a sweeping attempt to understand the nature
of cruelty in art and determine how moral beings might navigate a world
enriched and complicated by it.  Her voice is incendiary, sensitive,
and thoroughly unpretentious.  Though I was a fan way back at Jane: A Murder, The Art of Cruelty put Maggie Nelson on the map as a thinker to watch.Kim


The Bluebird Effect

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780547003092
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 20th, 2012

A delightful book of skillful backyard birding, organized by season and species and illustrated with the author's beautiful sketches and paintings.  From talking starlings and rescued bluebirds to starving turkey vultures, each chapter provides entertainment, educates and draws back the curtain on the private lives of the birds we see so often but never really know.  

Susannah


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