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Utilitarianism (Library of Essential Reading)
John Stuart Mill
0760771758
September 2005
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Six Stuart Davis Cards with Cards
Stuart Davis
048641342X
Sept 2000
Calendar
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Book Description
Handsome collection includes Sunrise, 1933; Artists against War and Fascism, 1936; Bass Rocks No. 2, 1939; Report from Rockport, 1940, and 2 others.


Look and Cook: A Cookbook for Children
Tina Davis
1584793589
March 2004
Other Format
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8–Filled with recipes for old-fashioned dishes like tuna casserole, cream of tomato soup, and gingerbread men, this attractively designed cookbook may appeal more to nostalgic adults than to children. The selection of recipes is long on sweets and shy on fresh vegetables and fruit. There's no denying the appeal factor of much of this comfort food, and the step-by-step directions are usually clear, although adult help and some knowledge of cooking will be required for many of the dishes. For instance, to make baked macaroni and cheese, readers are not told to stir the sauce after adding the milk, a pretty significant omission. It's a plus that there are extras like safety tips, measurement equivalents, and how to set a table. However, the vintage illustrations in these sections don't show any of...


Imagining America: Icons of 20th-Century American Art
John Carlin
0300109970
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Published as a companion to a PBS film, this book takes readers from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Cindy Sherman in under 200 image-filled pages. Focusing on the biggest names in 20th-century art-O'Keefe, Davis, Pollock, Rauschenberg, Warhol, Basquiat-the authors, writer-curator Carlin and art historian Fineberg, present a spirited case for artists as society's "independent conscience," probing and reflecting changes that have shaped American life. The ideas of writers like Emerson, Pynchon and McLuhan and key developments in American music such as jazz and hip-hop are interwoven with stories of the creative quests of individual artists, which are gripping without being over-romanticized. This emphasis on the interplay between the artist and society won't appeal to everyone, and the dearth of strong critical judgments...


Sweet Tooth
Margie Palatini
0689851596
September 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3–Stewart is an "average, everyday kid" with a talking molar that inevitably lures him into trouble. At his cousin's wedding, the tooth demands a large chunk of cake, and when the boy crams it into his mouth, his parents deny that he's their son. At school, its clamoring for candy causes the boy's teacher to send him to the principal's office yet again. He foists off blame with the predictable phrase, "It's The Tooth!" The illustration adds to the hilarity as the molar peeks out of the boy's mouth with an impish and belligerent smirk, its fist raised in apparent anger. Throughout, the mixed-media cartoon artwork extends the comedy of Palatini's text and enriches her characterization of Stewart. In one spread, readers look down on him as he lies on the floor with a stomachache after...


Stuart Davis in Gloucester
Karen Wilkin
1889097349
September 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Stuart Davis in GloucesterA beautifully designed book exposing the influence of Gloucester, Massachusetts on the art of Stuart Davis, a pricipal founder of American abstraction. Printed in conjunction with a traveling exposition of Davis work spanning 3 decades. Features an introduction by Judith McColloch from the Cape Ann Historical Society and an essay by renowned art critic and scholar Karen Wilkin.


Elizabeth Murray
Elizabeth Murray
0870704931
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Elizabeth Murray has radically altered the structure of modernist painting. Her shaped and constructed canvases, often topologically modeled in three dimensions or fitted together out of multiple jigsaw-like parts, treat figure and ground in unprecedented ways, giving the elastic shapes of classic Surrealism a space in their own image. The alternatively comfortable and cataclysmic world that her images depict would crack irrevocably if it followed Euclidean logic; instead; it constantly metamorphoses under stress. With a chaptered essay by Robert Storr, plate section, and in-depth interview, the book will explore Murray's relation to artists such as Joan Miró, Stuart Davis, Claes Oldenburg, and Frank Stella, as well as to the mainstream and opened up options for rising generations. This book accompanies the most...


B.P.R.D.: The Soul of Venice & Other Stories
Mike Mignola
1593071329
September 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Spun off from Mike Mignola's popular Hellboy series, this second collection of weird investigations by the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense contains five tales concerning the fantastic encroaching upon the mundane world. The B.P.R.D.'s four seasoned field agents include a cynical gill-man; an alluring telekinetic; a disembodied psychic empath; and a hulking, childlike homunculus. This group's bizarre assignments propel them all over the globe to situations that only investigators of a paranormal nature could handle. This lushly illustrated volume finds the team involved with a twisted Italian vampire's plot to imprison the spirit of Venice for his own evil ends; the unrestful ghosts of three executed witches; a ghost train from WWII whose passengers relentlessly pursue an aged Nazi saboteur; a...


Lit Riffs

0641671067

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Potato Salad: Fifty Favorite Recipes
Barbara Lauterbach
0811833372
March 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Potato salad is almost always synonymous with casual outdoor picnics and summertime comfort food. Well, hold onto your spuds, because Barbara Lauterbach's Potato Salad: Fifty Favorite Recipes will change the way you view this standard accompaniment. Potato Salad features many variations of family recipes, from the New Year's Day Good Luck Salad, with traditionally Southern black-eyed peas, to the Rosemary Orange Potato salad, with an elegant citrus twist and enough class to serve at any formal luncheon. The book is divided into five sections, and one of the most unusual and fun chapters is dedicated to international potato salads. Here you'll find salads featuring various seafood, imported meats, and cheeses, such as the Stop and Go Italian Potato Salad and the Niçoise Potato Salad. Accompanying many of the recipes are...


B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs
Mike Mignola
1593072880
February 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
Hellboy spinoff B.P.R.D. finally comes into its own in the long story constituting the third collection of the comic book. Plague of Frogs explains where B.P.R.D. regular Abe Sapiens, who is amphibious, came from. It's what's known in the superhero biz as an origins story, and it implies that Abe is an emanation in a time loop. He has a -nineteenth-century manifestation that he accesses from the present via something like the astral plane. No birth-equivalent is suggested, so whether Abe exists in other periods, too, is an open question. The revelation about Abe arises from a series-typical spooky caper involving highly evolved fungi escaping from a secret lab with the aid of a possessed professor, an outbreak of frog-monsters traceable to a cult that has taken over a small New England town, a...

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