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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

"Samantha and George are a couple heading towards a sabbatical year in the quaint Mexican town of Oaxaca. For Samantha, it is the opportunity to revisit her past. For George, it is an unsettling step into the unknown. For both of them, it will be a collision course with political and personal events that will alter their paths and the town of Oaxaca forever. In tandem, the remarkable and arduous journey that a monarch butterfly endures on its annual migration from Canada to Mexico is woven into Ruins. This creates a parallel picture of the challenges of survival in our ever-changing world. Ruins explores the shadows and light of Mexico through its past and present as encountered by an array of characters. The real and surreal intermingle to paint an unforgettable portrait of life south of the Rio Grande" -- provided by publisher.

The world was stunned when eighty-year old Cornelius Gurlitt became an international media superstar in November 2013 on the discovery of over 1,400 artworks in his 1,076 square-foot Munich apartment, valued at around $1.35 billion. Author Susan Ronald reveals how Hildebrand Gurlitt succeeded in looting in the name of the Third Reich, duping the Monuments Men and the Nazis alike. As an "official dealer" for Hitler and Goebbels, Hildebrand Gurlitt became one of the Third Reich's most prolific art looters. Yet he stole from Hitler too, allegedly to save modern art. This is the story of Hildebrand Gurlitt, who stole more than art-he stole lives, too.

"In Absolutely Beautiful Things, successful designer Anna Spiro shows you how to create an interior that's just right for you. To her, it's all about the mix, not the match, and, with her help, you'll find beauty in unexpected places. She'll give you the confidence to put together a layered and very individual home using elements you love, and make you see your old belongings in a new light. As well as lavish photographs of rooms Anna has created, she shares many of her secrets from a life in decorating, gives practical details on how to work with pattern and color, and provides a room-by-room guide to furniture choice. 'I always endeavor to create happy, interesting, layered and uplifting spaces. That means mixing everything: color and pattern, old and new, square and round, quirky and conservative. It's the imperfections and surprises that make a space interesting"--provided by publisher.

Make this Christmas the best and brightest yet, with hundreds of decorating ideas and delicious recipes. From holiday house tours and ways to deck the halls to handmade gifts and festive feasts, this book will help you celebrate Christmas in Country Living style.

The age-old art of stringwork celebrated in inspirational designs and practical projects.

Each of the 20 projects in this book teaches you a new color-knitting technique - from working motifs in intarsia in a graphic Missoni inspired throw to creating Fair Isle patterns through stranding and weaving in the two-color snood scarf. At the same time you will consolidate and build upon those color skills already learned with the preceding projects. In addition, Erika dispenses her designer tips on putting different shades together, whether they are primary colors or neutral shades, monochrome schemes or punchy accent hues. She puts this basic knowledge into practical terms that every knitter will understand and relate to. Simple Color Knitting contains an introductory chapter of basic techniques which is followed by the core of the book: 20 original designs, from cushions and throws to hats and scarves. Each project provides the perfect vehicles for practicing your colorwork, whether that is random striping, tonal phasing, texture stitches or pictorial motifs.

The author illustrates her approach to creating elegantly pared-down environments for the home and work space. ©...?...?.Designer Tricia Foley is best known for her timeless classical style, characterized by clean lines, natural materials, and vintage furnishings from flea-market finds to antique and a palette of calming hues of cream, ivory, and white. In this book, Foley addresses such aspects of home design as selecting the perfect shade of white, setting up the pantry, bringing collected objects together, creating artful tabletops, organizing the home office, and much more. A collector of china, of linens, of books, she explains that the only way to keep harmony is through editing. The designer provides a treasure trove of useful ideas, from her favorite storage products and essential items for the guest room to seasonal entertaining ideas and holiday decor.

The Garden Conservancy is celebrating their 25th anniversary with this beautifully illustrated book that documents a selection of the outstanding public and private gardens they have worked with since their founding in 1989. The book showcases eight gardens the conservancy has helped preserve and 43 of the more than 3,000 private gardens across the country that have been opened to the public through its Open Days Program. The private gardens cover a wide variety of regions, habitats, designs and plants, from early spring through autumn. Featured private gardens include Panayoti Kelaidis's rock garden in Denver, Colorado; Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway's collection of native and Mediterranean plants and earth walls in Albion, California; and James David's imaginative mix of heat-tolerant plants, rills and pools in Austin, Texas.

"Features detailed, full-color photos of more than 100 rooms and more than 500 practical tips to help you renovate and decorate like a pro"--Back cover.

This irresistible collection offers 101 original knitting projects for babies and toddlers -- each using just a single skein of yarn! From mittens and hats to tees, sweaters, hoodies, pants, dresses, socks, and bootees, you'll find the perfect wearable for every child and every occasion. You'll also discover beautiful bibs, blankets, and sleep sacks, plus adorable stuffed toys, blanket buddies, and more. These beautiful projects were contributed by designers and crafters around the world, and each comes with complete step-by-step instructions and a photograph of the finished piece.

"Are you a knitter, crocheter, crafter, or none of the above? This clever book gives yarn lovers--both knitters and non-knitters alike--50 fun ways to use their stashes without taking out their knitting needles. The projects are easy and simple, but with a modern aesthetic that manages to be both sophisticated and inviting. Get your hot glue gun fired up, adhere some pompoms to an old office chair, and make the most ho-hum seat in your house into a cozy piece of pop art furniture. Or treat your neck to a stylish infinity scarf. All you need is some bulky yarn and the ability to braid. This book will strike a chord with DIYers who love yarn but don't always want to take the time and effort to knit something from it. Projects also include a Sputnik lamp shade, a welcome mat, friendship bracelets, and even a rehabbed woven lawn chair. Put away your needles and crochet hooks and create fabulous projects, from accessories to home goods and more!"--Book cover flap.

"Through their cookbooks and countless magazine and blog articles, fans have fallen in love with the Beekman Boys' personal style and historic home. Now, in Beekman 1802 Style, they use their city-turned-country-boy charm and style to help you with all things home. The Beekman Boys have curated more than 200 images from their extensive archive, including never-before-seen photos of the historic Beekman farmhouse, to inspire you to create a home that is inviting, warm, and, perhaps most importantly, fabulous. Chapters like "East Meets West" and "Old Meets New" offer thoughts on the attraction of opposites in the home and the importance of incorporating what you already have, along with some new must-have pieces"-- Provided by publisher.

"On the eve of her fiftieth birthday, Crawford looks back, photo shoot by photo shoot, on a remarkable career and various life lessons she absorbed. She discusses her earliest modeling years and learning how to become less self-conscious in front of a camera; trusting her own instincts about creating positive messages about a healthy and strong body image that she knew would reach women of all ages; her feelings about becoming a wife and a mother; and her thoughts about turning fifty and what she would tell her younger self if she had the chance. The photographs span her entire career, beginning from the mid 1980s, and feature unpublished images from Crawford?s personal archive in addition to images by every top name in fashion photography, including Annie Leibovitz, Arthur Elgort, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Irving Penn, Patrick Demarchelier, and Richard Avedon, among others"--Amazon.com.

"It's a fact: women are built differently than men. Women's bodies react differently to training, nutrition, and sometimes even riding itself. Most bicycling books do not address any of these differences. How to gear up and prepare for any goal -- whether you want to ride for pleasure, complete your first 100 miles, or line up at a race. Professional cyclist Selene Yeager has teamed up with Bicycling magazine to create this easy-to-follow instructional manual geared specifically toward women and their unique needs. It breaks down the sport of cycling into easily digestible sections, beginning with the history of women's cycling and progressing into equipment, lifestyle, technique, training, fitness goals, nutrition, maintenance, and more. Includes a women-specific section regarding hormones and exercise performance, cycling while menstruating, cycling while pregnant, how menopause affects your training, and how specific parts of the female body are uniquely affected by cycling"--Provided by publisher.

"Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are perhaps the two greatest quarterbacks of all time. They are living legends who have come to embody the quarterback position and shape an entire generation of the NFL. They have also been fierce rivals every step of the way, and their many epic duels have not only ranked among the best and most exciting games ever played, they have fundamentally shaped the lives of and careers of both men."--Amazon.com

Examines the economics and culture surrounding college football, discussing how in the last decade football programs have overtaken universities, creating entertainment factories where sports are more important than education.

"35 wild and woolly patterns ; all your favorite animals are included, from tigers to kittens, and from owls to bees ; projects range from a simple frog scarf to penguin socks and hedgehog mittens"--Back cover.