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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

Presents information on how to find flea market treasures and incorporate them into home interiors, with tips on making a decorating plan, overcoming the limitations of each room, and the best ways to restore and reinvent flea market items.

"For fourteen memorable years Virgil Thomson surveyed the worlds of opera and classical music as the chief music critic for the New York Herald Tribune. An accomplished composer who knew music from the inside, Thomson communicated its pleasures and complexities to a wide readership in a hugely entertaining, authoritative style, and his daily reviews and Sunday articles set a high-water mark in American cultural journalism. Thomson collected his newspaper columns in four volumes: The Musical Scene, The Art of Judging Music, Music Right and Left, and Music Reviewed. All are gathered here, together with a generous selection of Thomson's uncollected writings. The result is a singular chronicle of a magical time when an unrivaled roster of great conductors (Koussevitzky, Toscanini, Beecham, Stokowski) and legendary performers (Horowitz, Rubinstein, Heifetz, Stern) presented new masters (Copland, Stravinsky, Britten, Bernstein) and re-introduced the classics to a rapt American audience." -- Back cover.

"Amy Katz teaches how to make seed bead jewelry projects resembling beautiful fine jewelry. Along with the stunning photography, step-by-step instructions, and beading diagrams, this book will introduce Amy's newly invented beading stitch: the right angle ladder stitch. This book will position primarily toward the dedicated intermediate to advanced audience"-- Provided by publisher.

"Grant McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally done the impossible: he has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriers of reality with his creation, the Pillar. But something went wrong, and now Grant and his team are lost, barreling through the boundless expanses of the Eververse, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alien worlds."--From publisher description.

"The Program is a brutal military experiment that pits junior high students against each other every year in a brutal battle to the death. Most of the students from Shiroiwa Junior High scatter as soon as they reach the remote island where they must participate in the latest round of the Program. But Yukie Utsumi and five of her friends lock themselves in the lighthouse, clinging to a desperate hope of survival. They all trust each other, but they also know that only one can survive the Battle Royale"--Page [4] of cover.

"Experience life as only an artist can! Join the rapidly growing, international movement of artists united by a passion for drawing on location in the cities, towns, and villages where they live and travel. Packed with art and advice from Marc Taro Holmes... this self-directed workshop shows you how to draw inspiration from real life and bring that same excitement into your sketchbook. Inside you'll find everything you need to tackle subjects ranging from still lifes and architecture to people and busy street scenes"--From publisher description.

"Technically, they're barely teenagers. But when it comes to the collision of murder and magic, Edwin Paine and Charles Rowland are the best damn detectives in England. And for good reason: They're not just crack investigators of supernatural crimes--they're victims. Edwin and Charles were both murdered decades ago, but that hasn't stopped them from teaming up to solve cases too strange for the living to touch. When Charles and Edwin save the life of Crystal Palace, an introverted teenager whose parents are the toast of England's avant-garde art scene, Charles develops a serious crush--and Crystal winds up at St. Hilarion's, the brutal boarding school that cost the Dead Boy Detectives their lives years ago. What hellish conspiracy is killing the students of St. Hilarion's? And can the Dead Boy Detectives team up with a living girl without giving up the ghost?"--p. [4] of cover.

Basic embroidery stitches are clearly explained with step-by-step illustrations. Shows how to work from charted designs as well as following freeform or "doodle stitching." There are also brief tutorials on crewel work, ribbon embroidery, bargello, cross stitch, and even machine embroidery. Projects span an international range of embroidery, and experts demonstrate the different ways in which the techniques and stitches can be used. The book focuses on ideas for using needlework pieces around the home: pillows, table runners, and more.

The 1950s had rock 'n' roll and the 60s had the Beats. In the 70s and 80s, it was punk rock and modern art. But for the 1990s, it was all about the fashion?and Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen were the trio of rebel geniuses who made it great.

Set in a world where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious darkness beyond, the powerful families of the Seven Kingdoms are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne. This is a story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest, and triumph. In the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die.

In this Episode, the Sith Lord must soothe his rambunctious twins, Luke and Leia, who are not ready to sleep and who insist on a story. As Vader reads, the book looks in on favorite creatures, droids, and characters, such as Yoda, R2-D2, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Maul, Admiral Ackbar, Boba Fett, and many others as they tuck in, yawn, and settle down to dream.

A collection of 20 sock patterns specially chosen from the first 10 issues of the eMagazine "Sockupied."

Outlines how to transform a kitchen into an inviting and efficient home space, providing coverage of topics from walls and flooring to storage and appliances.

"Cutest Ever Baby Toys to Knit includes an introduction to basic knitting skills, techniques, and terminology. Altogether it is the ideal book for beginning knitters, while providing an enjoyable source of inspiration for those with knitting experience. Knitted toys and nursery accessories in soft, cozy yarns make wonderful gifts. Picture your baby cuddled up with a cute red fox while taking a nap, or playing with an adorable penguin afterwards. There?s a snake, dinosaur and a very tame elephant with a colorful blanket. Small rattles, cheery mobiles and colorful booties as a bonus. Clear instructions and a delightful photograph accompany every toy in the book"--Amazon.com.

"Based on House Beautiful's popular monthly column, this little volume--revised and updated to include 130 new colors--is filled with 493 paints that professional interior designers have used successfully in their own rooms. It explains why they work and where they work best. From cheerful blues to adventurous reds, from soothing lavenders to sunny yellows, the colors you'll live with happily for years are right here."--Page [4] of cover.

Twenty-seven knitting patterns inspired by wizards, witches, and magical creatures.

Instructions for sewing rag dolls and their clothes to make the perfect present. Crasbercu had designed patterns for 11 dolls and a wide range of outfits and accessories to sew, including hats, shoes and bags. The basic doll pattern can be used to sew all the dolls and then altered according to hair and eye color and hair style.

Presents detailed information on every step of kitchen and bath renovation, including floor plan ideas, storage strategies, decorating styles, product advice, and buying tips.

Introduces basic color theory, painting techniques, and how to work with acrylic paint and textures.

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