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  • Craft Capital Philadelphia's Cultures of Making; front of book Craft Capital Philadelphia's Cultures of Making; back of book

    Craft Capital Philadelphia's Cultures of Making

    $39.99
    How can a broken artifact represent a city? The Liberty Bell cracked on the very first attempt to make it sound, and had to be recast twice and remolded with additional copper to improve its alloy. Today, it hangs in  Independence Hall, where it...
    $39.99
  • The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations, front of book The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations, pages from book

    The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations

    $65.00
    Active from the late 1700s through the early twentieth century, the Peale family was America’s first artistic dynasty. This overview of the art of the Peales presents more than 160 works in a variety of media from the renowned collection of the...
    $65.00
  • Cover of the book "A Guide To Philadelphia's Public Art" by Margot Berg Interior of the book "A Guide To Philadelphia's Public Art" by Margot Berg

    A Guide To Philadelphia's Public Art

    $10.00
    This beautifully illustrated city guide attests to Philadelphia's long-standing commitment to public art. Complete with color photos, introductory essays, and fun facts, this book is a must-have for any modern-day flaneur and art lover in the...
    $10.00
  • Philly Made
    Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde; book cover with gift box Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde; book with box

    Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde by Beehive Books

    $100.00
    Flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. Known primarily for his plays and his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray , it sometimes comes as a surprise to people that he wrote fairy tales...
    $100.00
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    Island of Doctor Moreau; cover with box Island of Doctor Moreau; cover in box

    Island of Doctor Moreau by Beehive Books

    $100.00
    H.G. Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was a storied English author prolific in many genres. He wrote dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, satire, biography, and autobiography. He is now best remembered for his...
    $100.00
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    Peter Pan; book with box Peter Pan; book front cover

    Peter Pan by Beehive Books

    $100.00
    The beloved classic fantasy adventure PETER PAN has been adapted countless times for film, stage, and spin-offs -- but it's never been seen as depicted by the  brushwork of celebrated Belgian cartoonist Brecht Evens. This  elaborately...
    $100.00
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    Crime and Punishment; book with slide-on box Crime and Punishment; front of book

    Crime and Punishment by Beehive Books

    $100.00
    Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, essayist, and short story writer. Born in Moscow in, he attended the Nikolayev  Military Engineering Institute and began his career as an engineer; he resigned after the success of his first...
    $100.00
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    LAAB #4 This Was Your Life; cover of envelope holding pages LAAB #4 This Was Your Life; opened case

    LAAB #4 This Was Your Life by Beehive Books

    $20.00
    Founded by the Eisner-nominated cartoonist and writer Ronald Wimberly,  LAAB is an experimental art magazine which serves as a platform for  comics, critical discourse, and the radical imagination.  The second issue of the annual art...
    $20.00
  • front of book Art & Queer Culture Pages from book Art & Queer Culture

    Art & Queer Culture

    $39.95
    In a compact, reader-friendly format, this volume traces a spectacular history of queer life and creativity in the modern age. It traces the rich visual legacy of art's relationship to Queer culture, from the emergence of homosexuality as an identity in...
    $39.95
  • Front of book Bauhaus Interior of book Bauhaus

    Bauhaus

    $20.00
    In a fleeting 14-year period between two world wars, Germany’s  Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity. With  utopian ideas for the future, the school developed a pioneering fusion  of fine art, craftsmanship, and...
    $20.00
  • Cover of Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas Interior of Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas

    Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas

    $45.00
    By Timothy Rub and Amanda Sroka In a sustained exploration of the possibilities of abstraction, Sean  Scully (b. 1945) has created a rich body of work throughout his 50-year  career. Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas sets his entire output...
    $45.00
  • Front of the book - Monet: The Triumph of Impressionism Pages from the book Monet: The Triumph of Impressionism

    Monet: The Triumph of Impressionism

    $20.00
    Few artists tried as hard as Claude Monet (1840–1926) to capture light itself on canvas. The painter of whom Cézanne said “only  an eye, but my God what an eye!” he stayed true to the principle of absolute fidelity to the visual sensation, painting...
    $20.00
  • Impressionism: 1860 - 1920, front of book Pages from Impressionism: 1860 - 1920

    Impressionism: 1860 - 1920

    $20.00
    It was a dappled and daubed harbor scene that gave Impressionism its  name. When Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet was exhibited in April  1874, critics seized upon the work’s title and its loose stylistic rendering of light and motion...
    $20.00
  • Front of the book Philadelphia Museum Of Art Handbook Interior of the book Philadelphia Museum Of Art Handbook

    Philadelphia Museum Of Art Handbook

    $19.95
    With an introduction by Timothy Rub, the George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer The Philadelphia Museum of Art. This fully updated and beautifully redesigned handbook is the essential guide to the encyclopedic collections of the...
    $19.95
  • Front of Observe, Collect, Draw: A Visual Journal Interior of Observe, Collect, Draw: A Visual Journal

    Observe, Collect, Draw: A Visual Journal

    $18.95
    This is the perfect book for anyone who likes to keep a diary or journal. Start your journey into the world of personal documentation. Broken into three sections: 'Learning to See,' 'Observing, Collecting, Drawing!.' and 'Crafting Your Visual Language,'...
    $18.95
  • Front cover or What They Didn't Teach You in Art School Interior of What They Didn't Teach You in Art School

    What They Didn't Teach You in Art School

    $19.99
    A career guide for artists, covering everything they need to know about building a successful business after graduating. You have the artistic talent, but do you know how to make a success of it? The  thing they don't teach you in art school is just...
    $19.99
  • Front of Claude Monet Koenemann Interior of Claude Monet Koenemann

    Claude Monet

    $9.95
    Claude Monet’s extensive work is revealed in numerous images. He was a  painter who like no other moved perception to the center of his artistic  activities. Nature became his own studio. This resulted in fascinating landscapes of different...
    $9.95
  • Front cover of the book Berthe Morisot Pages from the book Berthe Morisot

    Berthe Morisot

    $9.95
    Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) was the first female representative of Impressionism. Her early works are mostly watercolors and pastels, but she later progressed to oils.  She developed a technique of transcribing her drawings onto her canvases and then...
    $9.95
  • Cover of Cezanne Koenemann Interior of Cezanne Koenemann

    Cezanne

    $9.95
    Few painters are as well-known and admired as Cézanne. His work focuses  on subjects popular since the Renaissance: portraiture, figure studies,  landscapes, and still lifes. However, the way the artist transformed  these traditional...
    $9.95
  • In Wildness is the Preservation of the World front cover In Wildness is the Preservation of the World inside of book

    In Wildness is the Preservation of the World

    $24.95
    Eliot Porter masterfully created color photographs of the New England woods to pair with the writings of Henry David Thoreau. Both Porter and Thoreau, although they lived a century apart, worked endlessly to  preserve nature and protect it from man...
    $24.95
  • Cover of Vincent's Gardens Pages from Vincent's Gardens

    Vincent's Gardens

    $19.95
    A beautifully produced gift book for gardeners and art lovers everywhere: a selection of Vincent van Gogh’s garden and flower paintings and drawings. Vincent van Gogh never owned a garden, but throughout his career he painted and drew outdoor...
    $19.95
  • Cover of Vincent's Trees Pages from Vincent's Trees

    Vincent's Trees

    $19.95
    A beautifully produced book for art lovers and nature enthusiasts illuminating van Gogh’s belief that painting should “celebrate the finest qualities of nature” Vincent van Gogh felt a profound empathy with the natural environment and...
    $19.95
  • Front cover of the book "O'Keeffe" Pages from the book "O'Keeffe"

    O'Keeffe Basic Art 2.0

    $16.00
    From majestic desertscapes to magnified lilies and irises, survey the unique and luminous oeuvre of Georgia O’Keeffe, a seminal figure in modern American art and radical pioneer of abstraction. This book  follows the artist through her pioneering...
    $16.00
  • Cover of book Florilegium: The Book of Plants Interior of book Florilegium: The Book of Plants

    Florilegium: The Book of Plants

    $20.00
    In 367 exquisite plates, this treasure of botanical literature records the flowers of the palatial grounds at Eichstätt,  Bavaria, once some of the most beautiful gardens in history. The  illustrations are organized by season and, following the...
    $20.00
  • Cover of Hiroshige Koenemann Interior of Hiroshige Koenemann

    Hiroshige

    $9.95
    Hiroshige is one of the most important artists of the Japanese woodblock  print and is considered a master of “ukiyo-e,” the “pictures of the  floating world.” His evocative illustrations show mainly landscapes and  scenes from the capital...
    $9.95
  • Cover of book Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo Interior of book Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

    Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

    $20.00
    A dazzling reprint of Hiroshige's views of Edo (modern-day Tokyo), one of the masterpieces of the ukiyo-e woodblock tradition and a paradigm of the Japonisme that inspired Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveau artists, from Vincent van Gogh...
    $20.00
  • Front of Kirchner Koenemann Interior of Kirchner Koenemann

    Kirchner

    $9.95
    The artistic work of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938) is  considered a milestone of international modernism and the climax of  German Expressionism. This volume documents the development of the  multi-faceted oeuvre from the epoch-making...
    $9.95
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    Front cover of book Jacob van Ruisdael Master of Landscape Pages from Jacob van Ruisdael Master of Landscape

    Jacob van Ruisdael Master of Landscape

    Now: $19.99
    Was: $45.00
    "The subject impresses by its simplicity: a solitary traveler and his lean hound making way in hilly dunes, a remnant of a tumble-down fence and almost formless clouds." Jacob van Ruisdael's landscapes are lonely, distant views with only the occasional...
    Now: $19.99
    Was: $45.00
  • Front cover of 101 Things I Learned in Product Design School Pages from 101 Things I Learned in Product Design School

    101 Things I Learned in Product Design School

    $18.99
    Product design is not art, engineering, or craft, yet the skills and understandings it calls for touch all these areas. In 101 brief, illustrated lessons, this accessible guide leads students and design lovers into the vast field of product design...
    $18.99
  • Front cover of the book 101 Things I Learned in Film School Pages from the book 101 Things I Learned in Film School

    101 Things I Learned in Film School

    $18.99
    Bringing a film to life requires skills in storytelling, the visual arts, logistics, and more. This book presents many critical principles of film making, including: How to structure and pitch a screenplay How to make visible the invisible, such as...
    $18.99
  • Front cover of the book A Documentary HerStory of Women Artists in Revolution Pages from the book A Documentary HerStory of Women Artists in Revolution

    A Documentary HerStory of Women Artists in Revolution

    $20.00
    Originally published in 1971, A Documentary HerStory of Women Artists in Revolution documents the efforts of W.A.R., a loose group of women artists,  filmmakers, writers and cultural workers organized around advancing the place of women in the art...
    $20.00
  • Front cover of Women in Architecture: Past, Present, and Future Pages from Women in Architecture: Past, Present, and Future

    Women in Architecture: Past, Present, and Future

    $55.00
    Despite the number of women who have shaped the discipline, female architects still frequently struggle to receive the recognition their work deserves. This volume serves as a manifesto for the great achievements of contemporary female architects the...
    $55.00
  • Front cover of the book Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America Pages from the book Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America

    Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America

    $45.00
    Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America is an urgent call for architects to accept the challenge of reconceiving and reconstructing our built environment rather than continue giving shape to buildings, infrastructure and urban plans that...
    $45.00
  • Front cover of the book Shepard Fairey: 3 Decades of Dissent Pages from the book Shepard Fairey: 3 Decades of Dissent

    Shepard Fairey: 3 Decades of Dissent

    $35.00
    For the past 30 years, Shepard Fairey has been using art and graphic design as a means of social interrogation. Drawing from graffiti  tradition, Fairey employs a distinctive combination of stylized imagery and impactful typography to address a wide...
    $35.00
  • Front cover of the book Lee Friedlander: Signs Pages from the book Lee Friedlander: Signs

    Lee Friedlander: Signs

    $75.00
    For more than five decades, Lee Friedlander has repeatedly been drawn to the signs that inscribe the American landscape, from hand-lettered ads  to storefront windows to massive billboards. Incorporating these markings with precision and sly humor,...
    $75.00
  • Front cover of the book In Pursuit of Inspiration Pages from the book In Pursuit of Inspiration

    In Pursuit of Inspiration

    $22.95
    Author and ceramicist Rae Dunn shares her favorite techniques for approaching a blank page and creating art. Discover how to draw with your non-dominant hand and sketch with objects found in nature.  Colorfully illustrated with watercolors,...
    $22.95
  • Front cover of the book Cameraless Photography Pages from the book Cameraless Photography

    Cameraless Photography

    $34.95
    Cameraless Photography presents a concise historical overview of photographic images created independently of a camera. It surveys the corresponding techniques—including photograms, chemigrams, luminograms, dye destruction prints, and...
    $34.95
  • Front cover of 100 Posters that Changed the World Pages from 100 Posters that Changed the World

    100 Posters that Changed the World

    $29.95
    This collection charts the history of poster design, from the time when paper was first affordable in the 18th century, through developments in print technology, to the more subtle visual communication of the 21st century. Along the way, it showcases the...
    $29.95
  • Front cover of the book Design is Storytelling Pages from the book Design is Storytelling

    Design is Storytelling

    $17.95
    Good design, like good storytelling, brings ideas to life. The latest book from award-winning writer Ellen Lupton is a playbook for creative thinking, showing designers how to use storytelling techniques to create satisfying graphics, products, services...
    $17.95
  • Front cover of the book Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects Pages from the book Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects

    Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects

    $23.95
    Hans Ulrich Obrist has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. Here he chooses 19 of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering...
    $23.95
  • Front cover of the book Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry Pages from the book Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

    Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

    $22.00
    Here, from Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Paul Goldberger, is the first full-fledged critical biography of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. Goldberger follows Gehry from his humble  origins—the son of working-class...
    $22.00
  • Front cover of the book How Posters Work Pages from the book How Posters Work

    How Posters Work

    $29.95
    With its unique focus on visual language, Ellen Lupton's How Posters Work  is more than another poster book. Rather than provide a history of the genre or a compilation of collectibles, the book is organized around active design principles. Concepts...
    $29.95
  • Front cover of What Adults Don't Know About Art Pages from What Adults Don't Know About Art

    What Adults Don't Know About Art

    $19.99
    Inspiring Young Minds to Love and Enjoy Art Everyone tells children that art matters— but the truth is that very often it's hard to know why it really does. Museum visits can feel like a chore as does having to learn the names of the big artists we're...
    $19.99
  • Front cover of 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School Pages from 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

    101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

    $17.95
    This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and...
    $17.95
  • Cover of the book Start with a House, Finish with a Collection Pages from the book Start with a House, Finish with a Collection

    Start with a House, Finish with a Collection

    $75.00
    Offers a unique personal perspective on the journey of collecting American art and antiques Start with House, Finish with a Collection is the story of how a couple's use of American art and antiques evolved  from furnishing a house into a full-blown...
    $75.00
  • Front cover of the book Caillebotte Pages from the book Caillebotte

    Caillebotte

    $9.95
    Gustave Caillebotte was a French painter who was a member and patron of the Impressionists, although he painted in a more realistic manner than  many others in the group.  Caillebotte painted many domestic and familial scenes, interiors, and...
    $9.95
  • Front cover of the book Edouard Manet Pages from the book Edouard Manet

    Edouard Manet

    $9.95
    Throughout his life, the visionary artist Édouard Manet (1832–1883)  strove to leave behind the conventions of painting of his time.  Genre paintings, maritime landscapes, still lifes or portraits – for Manet, painting has always been the...
    $9.95
  • Front cover of the book Fabric of A Nation: American Quilt Stories Pages from the book Fabric of A Nation: American Quilt Stories

    Fabric of A Nation: American Quilt Stories

    $45.00
    A mother stitches a few lines of prayer into a bedcover for her son serving in the Union army during the Civil War. A formerly enslaved  African American woman creates a quilt populated by Biblical figures  alongside celestial events. A quilted...
    $45.00
  • Front cover of the book A Century of Color in Design Pages from the book A Century of Color in Design

    A Century of Color in Design

    $34.95
    The allure of color is time honored and undeniable, but its inspired use in product design is a relatively new development. More than a century ago the Bauhaus movement changed the use of color in design. After World War II, pigment-imbued molded...
    $34.95
  • Front cover of the book Milton Glaser: Graphic Design Pages from the book Milton Glaser: Graphic Design

    Milton Glaser: Graphic Design

    $45.00
    Milton Glaser: Graphic Design, perhaps the most famous book of its kind, explores the early decades of America’s pre-eminent graphic artist. Glaser’s work ranges from the psychedelic Bob Dylan poster to book and record covers; from store and restaurant...
    $45.00
  • Front cover of the book The Illustrated Provence Letters of Van Gogh Pages from the book The Illustrated Provence Letters of Van Gogh

    The Illustrated Provence Letters of Van Gogh

    $29.95
    Vincent  van Gogh's letters are an exceptionally vivid and moving testimony to the artist's struggle to survive and work. They have always been widely read, but this book's combination of letters and illustrations gives an intimate insight into the...
    $29.95
  • Front cover of the book Patented: 1,000 Design Patents Pages from the book Patented: 1,000 Design Patents

    Patented: 1,000 Design Patents

    $39.95
    From legendary classics to anonymous objects that are indispensable in homes and offices, this one-of-a-kind collection of original patent documents celebrates the creative genius of designers, inventors, creators, innovators, and dreamers the world over...
    $39.95
  • Front cover of the book The Rainbow Atlas Pages from the book The Rainbow Atlas

    The Rainbow Atlas

    $30.00
    Take a colorful tour of 500 eye-poppingly brilliant spots around the world with The Rainbow Atlas. Spanning  natural phenomena, architectural wonders, art installations, and more,  the contents of this book range from the pink salt lakes of...
    $30.00
  • Front cover of the book The Cabinetmaker's Account Pages from the book The Cabinetmaker's Account

    The Cabinetmaker's Account

    $85.00
    English joiner John Head (1688–1754) immigrated to Philadelphia in 1717 and became one of its most successful artisans and merchants. However, his prominence was lost to history until the author’s discovery of his account book among papers at the...
    $85.00
  • Front cover of the book Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia Pages from the book Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia

    Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia

    $35.00
    What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?  That was the question posed by the curators, artists, scholars, and students who comprise the Philadelphia-based public art and history studio Monument Lab. And in 2017, along...
    $35.00
  • Front cover of the book France Sketchbooks Pages from the book France Sketchbooks

    France Sketchbooks

    $40.00
    For centuries artists and designers have recorded places, people, and life in travel sketchbooks. Over a period of fifty years, Laurie Olin, one of America’s most distinguished landscape architects, has recorded aspects of France: its cities and...
    $40.00
  • Front cover of the book Dieter Rams: Less but Better Pages from the book Dieter Rams: Less but Better

    Dieter Rams: Less but Better

    $40.00
    Few product designs have the staying power of creations by Dieter Rams.  Almost everything produced by the most influential designer of the twentieth century is today considered a classic. This new and revised edition...
    $40.00
  • Front cover of the book Ten Principles for Good Design: Dieter Rams Pages from the book Ten Principles for Good Design: Dieter Rams

    Ten Principles for Good Design: Dieter Rams

    $45.00
    For decades, anyone who cared about product design looked to the Braun label when choosing their appliances, radios, and other consumer items. Dieter Rams, the guiding force behind the Braun look, breaks down his design principles and processes in this...
    $45.00
  • Front cover of the book Type and Color Pages from the book Type and Color

    Type and Color

    $35.00
    To create his award-winning multicolored typefaces, Mark van Wageningen first returned to the past for his research: wood-type printing. His subsequent form and color studies led to a series of popular digital typefaces and awards for typographic...
    $35.00
  • Museum Exclusive
    Homer: Two Sailboats Bookmark, in a book Homer: Two Sailboats Bookmark, front

    Homer: Two Sailboats Bookmark

    $9.00
    Hold your place in any book with this wood bookmark from Homer's Two Sailboats in the museum collection. Homer's love of the sea was a rich source of themes while closely observing the fishermen, the sea, and the marine weather. Museum Exclusive ...
    $9.00
  • Museum Exclusive
    Roesen: Flower Still Life with Bird's Nest Bookmark, in a book Roesen: Flower Still Life with Bird's Nest Bookmark, front

    Roesen: Flower Still Life with Bird's Nest Bookmark

    $9.00
    You won't loose your place in a book with artist Severin Roesen's Still Life with Bird's Nest  reproduced on this bookmark.  A lavish depiction of flowers is crowded with blooms from every season.  Daylilies, irises, lilacs, morning...
    $9.00
  • Museum Exclusive
    Tall Case Clock Face Bookmark, in a book Tall Case Clock Face Bookmark

    Tall Case Clock Face Bookmark

    $14.00
    While it is easy to lose time when reading a good page turner, you won't loose your place with this bookmark detailing the face of a tall case clock in the museum's Early American Art collection. German-born watch- and clockmaker Frederick Dominick...
    $14.00
  • Museum Exclusive
    Pennsylvania German Hasp Bookmark, in a book Pennsylvania German Hasp Bookmark

    Pennsylvania German Hasp Bookmark

    $14.00
    Keep your place safely marked in any book with our bookmark inspired by a painted wrought iron hasp in our Pennsylvania German collection!  This Pennsylvania German hasp with slot for locking loop would have been used to keep safe the contents of a...
    $14.00
  • Museum Exclusive
    Angel Bookmark, in a book Angel Bookmark

    Angel Bookmark

    $14.00
    Keep your place marked with this angel bookmark.  This detail from a chest of drawers in the museum's Pennsylvania German Furniture collection is found in our Early American Art Galleries.  Furniture painted with this decoration is known as...
    $14.00
  • Museum Exclusive
    Paul Revere Teapot Bookmark, in a book Paul Revere Teapot Bookmark

    Paul Revere Teapot Bookmark

    $14.00
    Mark your place with Paul Revere's teapot as you enjoy Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn. Longfellow popularized Paul Revere,  an 18th-century American activist and artisan, in "Paul Revere's Ride", a poem first published in 1861,...
    $14.00
  • Front cover of the book When America First Met China Pages from the book When America First Met China

    When America First Met China

    $16.95
    Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising...
    $16.95
  • Front cover of the book The Portable Benjamin Franklin Pages from the book The Portable Benjamin Franklin

    Portable Benjamin Franklin

    $17.00
    It takes a very inclusive anthology to encompass the protean personality and range of interests of Benjamin Franklin, but The Portable Benjamin Franklin  succeeds as no collection has. In addition to the complete Autobiography, the volume contains...
    $17.00
  • Front cover of the book Decorative Art 70s Pages from the book Decorative Art 70s

    Decorative Art 70s

    $40.00
    With dramatic expressions of futurism alongside rustic eco-trends, this  book collects the best of 1970s design in one expertly curated and annotated volume, drawn from the now-classic collectible, Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook. Across...
    $40.00
  • Front cover of the book Decorative Art 60s Pages from the book Decorative Art 60s

    Decorative Art 60s

    $40.00
    From the snap and crackle of Pop to the florid excesses of the hippie  era, explore the most memorable designs from the transformative 1960s.  Drawn from the much-coveted Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook, this colorful survey of interiors,...
    $40.00
  • Front cover of the book Decorative Art 50s Pages from the book Decorative Art 50s

    Decorative Art 50s

    $40.00
    Latex, plastics, and fervent consumerism: discover the design trends and materials which literally shaped the American 1950s. This overview explores a decade of postwar rebuilding driven by idealistic vision and  positive spirit, applied from the...
    $40.00
  • Front cover of the book Architecture 101 Pages from the book Architecture 101

    Architecture 101

    $16.99
     A crash course in designing and constructing buildings. Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse that would put even Frank Gehry to sleep. Architecture 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and...
    $16.99
  • Front cover of the book Pencils You Should Know Pages from the book Pencils You Should Know

    Pencils You Should Know

    $16.95
    This a great book for pencil collectors, admirers, historians, artists, writers—anyone who gets excited about the new Palomino Blackwing, the Philadelphia Museum of Art exclusive Diana pencil for example, or a perfectly sharpened No. 2...
    $16.95
  • Front cover of the book Kathe Kollwitz: Prints Process Politics Pages from the book Kathe Kollwitz: Prints Process Politics

    Kathe Kollwitz: Prints Process Politics

    $40.00
    German printmaker Kathe Kollwitz (1867–1945) is known for her unapologetic social and political imagery; her representations of grief, suffering, and struggle; and her equivocal ideas about artistic and political labels. This volume explores Kollwitz’s...
    $40.00
  • Front cover of the book Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration Pages from the book Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

    Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

    $39.95
    More than two million people are currently behind bars in the United  States. Incarceration not only separates the imprisoned from their families and communities; it also exposes them to shocking levels of  deprivation and abuse and subjects...
    $39.95
  • Front cover of the book The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem For The Country Pages from the book The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem For The Country

    The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem For The Country

    $15.99
    YES!! That poet and that poem!  This is a special edition of the poem "The Hill We Climb," read at the inauguration of the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, on January 20, 2021.On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and...
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