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The Greeks in Asia

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“An in-depth and fascinating look at the results of the mingling of ancient cultures [and] a focused exploration of how the spread of Greek populations to Asia affected the existing civilizations in numerous regions including modern-day China and India… Boardman’s wealth of knowledge and numerous excellent photographs make this a fine work for student and specialist alike. ”

— Library Journal

“Richly illustrated…A fascinating glimpse into the interaction of Greek and Asian culture.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Insightful, timely, and extremely important….Boardman’s sound judgment of Greek art makes his lavishly illustrated book extremely valuable. He paints a vast cultural panorama of Greek life in Asia.”

— HuffingtonPost

Grids: A Drawing Book for Squares

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“If your child thinks of a blank page as an artistic challenge, and if he or she can imagine a shape, face, animal or building, this book has the perfect grid for it. It’s perfect for both structured and free and uninhibited art work.”

— Picture Book Depot

“activities that encourage children to use their imaginations”

— San Diego Family

Hair: Fashion and Fantasy

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“A startlingly fresh way to cut through a swath of history…Alongside famous shots of Kate and Naomi, there are gems to rediscover, like an Avedon of Jean Shrimpton, her asymmetrical hair magically aloft.”

— Vogue

“A collection of hair porn unlike anything you’ve seen on Pinterest.”

— Allure

“Entire selections dedicated to the most stunning examples of braids, curls, wigs, and chignons from fashion history fill the pages, with essays about memorable dos sprinkled throughout.”

— New York Magazine

“[A] stunning tour de hair.”

— Fast Co.Design

“A book that celebrates the art and craft of hair styling with a collection of stunning photographs and commentary.”

— Modern Salon

“One of the best surprises of the gift giving season.”

— New York Journal of Books

“The ultimate guide to fantasy tresses.”

— New York Daily News

“A dazzling exploration of styles from fashion history and film …we’re not sure 320 pages will be enough space to satisfy our hunger for all the things Philippon wants to show us.”

— Refinery29

“What comes across strongest in the expansive new tome …is [Philippon’s] enthusiasm.”

— Style.com

“Philippon celebrates the sculptural element of the female crowning glory with this fun perhaps even inspiring exploration of the history of hair. Fashionistas and hairstylists alike will flock to this book.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Examines key hair trends through history with chapters on Braids, Curls, Chignons, Wigs, etc., and celebrates the unmitigated artistry of each category through Laurent’s informed and appreciative perspective.”

— Behind the Chair on Paper

“A modern history on the art of hair with photographs by Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton, Robert Mapplethorpe, David LaChapelle and Nan Goldin. Need we say more?”

— Harper's Bazaar

The Handmade Life

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“This hefty compendium of craft techniques seeks to provide an introduction, examples, design notes, tools, instructions, and a beginner-level project for each of 33 crafts. The authors recommend taking whatever approach to the book the crafter feels comfortable with, whether that be reading cover-to-cover or dipping in and out to learn or expand knowledge of a particular craft. The projects are designed to be simple, attainable, and often useful items.”

— Booklist

The Happy Prince: A Tale by Oscar Wilde

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“Shearring’s illustrations are attractive and interesting… This adaptation of Wilde’s well-known tale of friendship between a beloved prince’s statue and a swallow on the way to its winter home in Egypt emphasizes the fantasy of the original.”

— School Library Journal

Harry Gruyaert

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“While the colors might pull you in, what is happening within the frame of Gruyaert’s photographs stand alone primarily because his intent is to create a narrative within a single image.”

— Slate—Behold Photo Blog

“Graphic, charged, documentary-style color photographs…Spans Mr. Gruyaert’s evolution as an artist.”

— Lens: The New York Times Photography Blog

“Demonstrates that color can indeed be employed to compose exceptional photographs… Ideal for anyone curious about contemporary photography, photojournalism, and, of course, color photography.”

— Library Journal

“Seamless and transporting… Gruyaert is in many ways kin to Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander, but he works in bold saturated color… In a world filled with street photographers, these days working mostly in color, Gruyaert's is a singular vision.”

— The New York Times Book Review

Hats by Madame Paulette: Paris Milliner Extraordinaire

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“A stunning account of the life and work of the famed Parisian milliner. With clientele like Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly, she set the standard for petite pillboxes and over-the-top chapeaux.”

— MarthaStewart.com

“One of those gems that you come across when you least expect it…Intelligently written.”

— New York Journal of Books

“Lovely.”

— Vogue

“An elegant collection of photographs illustrating the life’s work of the ‘Queen among milliners.’”

— L’oeil de la Photographie

“An essential guide on the most indispensable fashion item of the mid-twentieth century.”

— The Arts by Karena

“Paints a charming but uncompromising portrait of a charming but uncompromising woman who was taken to task in convent school for snipping overwhelming white satin rosettes off her school chums’ hats (as well as her own) in a gesture of independence and, no doubt, good taste.”

— WAG

Head to Toe: My Body and How It Works

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“The offbeat graphics and play-focused style of learning give parents or teachers a variety of lively way to engage kids in the discussion of their bodies.”

— Publishers Weekly

“I think other people would enjoy it because it has fun hands on activities that encourage kids to learn more about how the human body works.”

— American Mensa

“…examines the body inside and out.”

— Publishers Weekly

Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

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“These macabre images elicit a range of contemporary references, from Goonies to bling-laden rappers to artist Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted skull.”

— Wired.com

“Perhaps this book is not the originator of the phrase 'skeletons in your closet,' but if it were, that closet would be looking quite stupendous.”

— Dazed Digital

“An art historian nicknamed ‘Indiana Bones’ has unearthed a haunting collection of jewel-encrusted skeletons which were hidden in churches in Europe up to 400 years ago.”

— New York Post

“Photographer and author Paul Koudounaris gained unprecedented access to these so-called ‘catacomb saints’ for his new book Heavenly Bodies. Many had never been photographed for publication before. Revered as spiritual objects and then reviled as a source of embarrassment for the Church, their uneven history is marked by one constant: a mysterious, if unsettling, beauty.”

— CNN.com

“A compelling read…The gorgeous photos that accompany the text only reaffirm the opulence of such relics.”

— Gothic Beauty

“Smart and accessible, Heavenly Bodies opens the door to this largely overlooked aspect of the Counter Reformation era.”

— Hi-Fructose

“Prepared to be amazed by the splendor and beauty of ornamented skeletal remains.”

— Palm Springs Life

“Koudounaris takes his subject beyond historical rubbernecking and looks at how bodies can move the spirit—and why we can’t let go and can’t look away.”

— The North Coast Journal

“Brings to life a group of long-forgotten Catholic relics.”

— Lapham's Quarterly

“Investigates the historic attempts to prescribe posthumous identities to skeletons, specifically those believed to be martyrs.”

— Vice.com

“Oh, you didn’t know the skeletons of martyrs were unabashedly decked out in gems? Welcome to the club.”

— BuzzFeed

“Focuses on the life and history of a set of false relics in the Catholic Church.”

— The Desert Sun

“The images of the catacomb saints are dazzling, almost beyond belief.”

— Publishers Weekly

“This macabre mash-up of camp and Catholicism features nearly 100 drop-dead images of blinged-out skeletons.”

— Passport Magazine

“A strange and fascinating book exploring bejeweled Counter Reformation Catholic Skeletons.”

— American Society of Jewelry Historians

“Magnificently illustrated…An illuminating read for jewelry historians and gemologists alike.”

— Gems and Gemology

“The photography by Koudounaris is outstanding. He was given access that most tourists touting a camera are not.”

— Examiner.com

“Koudounaris is one of the first people to photograph the strangely stunning skeletons that have been rediscovered over the years. And while he can't speak to their authenticity as saints, he does believe that they are extraordinary works of art that deserve to be seen.”

— People.com

“In telling the story of these extraordinary relics, Koudounaris makes a case for them as neglected masterpieces of religious art…Koudounaris uncovers a lost world of religious devotion, in which sanctified remains could control the weather, save souls from purgatory, and serve as all-purpose patrons.”

— Los Angeles Review of Books

Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables

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“[Perry’s] photographs are masterly romances, accompanied by an intelligent text by Toby Musgrave.”

— New York Times Book Review

“…this book surveys heritage fruits and vegetables in rich, painterly photographs….”

— Daily Press

“With luscious photos and illuminating text, this book is a masterful presentation of the heritage of the fruits and vegetables we have cultivated … ”

— Washington Gardener

Helmut Newton

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“We need more than ever photographers who can both stimulate and shock. Which is reason to celebrate this seminal book, now back in print.”

— Black & White Magazine

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now

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“The glories of [Cartier-Bresson’s] long career are beautifully curated by Clément Chéroux in Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now, with almost every image indelible, even the images he shot in private.”

— The Wall Street Journal

“Substantial and inclusive…the standard narrative of the photographer, in which he moves from early surrealist concerns into photojournalism, becomes instead a narrative of diverse influences and concerns, ideals resonating and evolving across images…The comprehensiveness and quality of this latest monograph distinguishes it as a significant contribution.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Manages to somewhat reconfigure [Henri Cartier-Bresson's] life. Chéroux…demonstrates that social concern was a feature of Cartier-Bresson's work from the beginning and, by including a great many lesser-known, non-magazine pictures, shows that his modernist panache never went away.”

— The New York Times Book Review

“With rare and previously unpublished images…The first retrospective since Cartier-Bresson’s death.”

— PDN

“Provides a broad view of Cartier-Bresson’s long career.”

— ARTnews

“It’s all here, in black-and-white and color—the photos of poverty, of scenes in various countries, the news photos of breaking incidents and so on.”

— Women's Wear Daily

“The main effort here seems to be to separate Cartier-Bresson from the legacy of The Decisive Moment with which he has been so closely associated. Yes, he did formulate that philosophy but he was many other things as well: surrealist, activist, war prisoner, fugitive, international wanderer, communist, filmmaker, Magnum founder, reporter… All of these facets and more are explored in the book.”

— Photo-Eye

“It’s hard to believe that Cartier-Bresson …still has work out there that is largely unseen. But printed in the 416 pages of this photographic compilation are familiar and unknown pieces, printed in color and in Cartier-Bresson’s signature black-and-white.”

— Rangefinder

“Includes many less familiar and previously unpublished photographs; rare color work; a sampling of drawings, paintings and collages; and numerous portraits of the notoriously camera-shy Frenchman…The Cartier-Bresson that emerges from Chéroux’s text is a fuller and more accessible personality than has heretofore been revealed.”

— Black & White

“Phenomenal.”

— The Arts by Karena

“This excellent monograph includes more than 500 images in color and black and white, some iconic, some not, but all of interest.”

— The Daily Beast

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Scrapbook

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“Image after striking image reveals poignant moments in perfectly composed frames. The scrapbook is notable both for the history and the personalities it records, and for the right place at the right time.”

— Publishers Weekly

Herbarium

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“There was a time when herbs were ‘supremely important’ in day-to-day life, were held in great respect and, in some cases, even thought to possess spirits. Hildebrand aims to reclaim these traditions by profiling 100 herbs. Each entry offers not only basic information, including its use in folklore and literature, but also sidebar snippets with specific guidance that includes how to grow; how to eat with it; how to try the herb, and ways the herb can be used to heal. The point of [this] book is that the earth is filled with these horticultural gifts, which are plentiful, useful, beneficial, beautiful, and, most importantly, right there in front of you.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Eat, plant, study, heal, and grow with this perfectly written, beautifully illustrated guide to the world of herbs!”

— Manhattan Book Review

Here Comes Everybody: Chris Killip's Irish Photographs

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“You could walk into these pictures…powerfully dynamic. Unforgettable.”

— Booklist

“Colour photography…exquisitely rendered…Killip has achieved another groundbreaking work that will become a touchstone for contemporary discussions.”

— The Photography Biannual

“His photographs of tight composition, both black and white and color, are arranged almost as the perfect photo album. The book’s design…encourages an intimacy with each image that a larger-scale book might miss.”

— Picture Magazine

The Hermes Scarf: History & Mystique

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“An essential accessory to luxury lifestyles…has symbolized twentieth century beauty wealth and fantasy since its creation in 1937”

— Coolhunting

“A must have for Hermes devotees, collectors, and those in pursuit of iconic fashion.”

— Vanity Fair

The Hermitage XXI: The New Art Museum in the General Staff Building

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“Give[s] readers a feel for the grand modern space. Will be appealing to those who work in managing space in art museums and to students in museum studies [and] readers interested in the fusion of historic and contemporary architecture.”

— Library Journal

“impressive … a manual for respectfully adapting a historic building with an eye to the future.”

— Choice