New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
"... showcases the poster art that emerged from the streets of San Francisco in 1964 and 1966. It traces the cultural, political, and historical influences of posters as art back to Japanese wood blocks through Bell Époque, on to the Beatniks, the Free Speech Movement, and the Acid Tests. Featuring interviews and profiles of the key artists, including Rick Griffin, Stanley "Mouse" Miller, Alton Kelley, Wes Wilson, and Victor Moscoso. The book uses Grateful Dead as the vehicle to tell the story of poster art. The book follows a chronological evolution of the art from the band's origination in 1965 through Jerry Garcia's death in 1995. The book is in four-color throughout, featuring iconic and rare images as well as extensive "process" material, including sketches, original art, blue lines, film, and printing plates. It also includes essays by Greil Marcus, Peter Coyote, and Victoria Binder, as well as essays on the elements of the printing process from the original art to the final poster"--Provided by publisher.
"12 hikes from easy routes to challenging ones. Trail lengths from two to ten miles"--P.  of cover.
Presents twenty-two crochet patterns for dresses, skirts, tops, and accessories by such designers as Sharon Valencia, Tatyana Mirer, Ellen Gormley, and Doris Chan.
How has the Big Blue Boy Scout stayed so popular for so long? How has he changed with the times, and what essential aspects of him have remained constant? This fascinating biography examines Superman as a cultural phenomenon through 75 years of action-packed adventures, from his early years as a social activist in circus tights to his growth into the internationally renowned demigod he is today.
The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the classic television series that offers insight into how the influential show reflected changing American perspectives and was a first situation comedy to employ numerous women as writers and producers.
This book features match-tested drills from the top high school and college wrestling coaches in the sport. From takedowns, escapes, and reversals to riding and pinning combinations, each contributor breaks down a technique, tactic, or facet of wrestling for which he is renowned.
This knitter's manual combines an illustrated handbook with 27 online tutorials, which can be frozen frame-by-frame.
"Abstraction has made a surprising comeback in twenty-first century art - often now manifested in previously unrecognizable forms. Not only formal abstraction but also the economic abstraction of global market and media operations are critically investigated by a new generation. Other artists have explored the notion of social abstraction, expressed in strategies of withdrawal. Echoing its avant-garde origins, abstraction has once again been enlisted in the search for new possibilities in art and society." --back cover.
Presents essential skills every outdoorsman should know, including how to track a buck, techniques for flyfishing, and surviving a fall through ice.
Brings a new level of detail to the art and skill of kicking steps and using your ice ax to help you travel safely and efficiently on snow. You will find detailed descriptions of techniques not found together in other books including: climbing over a lip, the decision-making process, how to choose a route, snow hazards, putting on and removing skis on a steep slope, self-arresting with ski poles, and more.
Prepare yourself for an Oztravaganza! Baum's classic tale provides the inspiration for this creative collection of things to make and bake for parties, books fairs, or any quest to reach the Emerald City.
Precut Patchwork Party is full of soft craft and simple sewing projects that will appeal to both beginners and experienced crafters.
A behind-the-scenes oral history of the early years of MTV, circa 1981 to 1985, by the VJs who had front-row seats to a cultural revolution.
Provides a manual on how to pick the right firearm, also focus on how to shoot better, hunt smarter, and how to stay safe.
Explains how a creative activity can become an integral part of a spiritual practice, with suggestions for forty handicraft projects which can be done with mindfulness and have both emotional and physical benefits.