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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

"... pictorial history of an enduring New Orleans legacy. Decorated with Louisiana irises and Southern pines, the crafts created by the ladies of Newcomb College during the early 20th century represent some of New Orleans' most iconic and distinctive art. Exhibited in more than 150 photographs, these pieces demonstrate the craftsmanship that established the Newcomb movement as one of critical artistic importance"--From publisher description.

The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, 'Underwater dogs.' Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater puppies, we see man's best friends at their most playful and exuberant. Each vibrant and colorful underwater image shows off the wild and sublime range of emotions of puppies, cute and irresistible to the very last.

"Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City, until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm!"--From publisher description.

Features examples of twenty-three different garden styles, with advice on selecting plants, trees, containers, and garden accessories to make a garden inviting and a reflection of individual taste.

Provides both beginner and experienced runners with all the information they need to run more efficiently and with better biomechanics and to minimize strain and potential injury by describing the best type of shoes and the safest type of foot strike. Includes more than 100 instructional photos and a four-week training program.

Presents techniques and patterns for crocheting bracelets and necklaces with seed beads, fire-polished beads, and crystals.

Offers lovers of retro style 25 knitting and crochet patterns from the 1940s and 1950s, regraded to fit modern sizes (small, medium, and large) and to knit or crochet with yarns easily available today. A short introduction describes each garment and suggests how to style it, followed by clear instructions for knitting and making up. Details of the exact yarn used are given to ensure perfect results at home.

Explores the ways people display their various collections, from the accessible and affordable to the aspirational extreme.

"Gramma Nancy's animal hats knit up quickly for last-minute baby shower presents and are made with wonderfully soft (yet affordable) yarn. Each animal hat also includes options for mix-and-match booties to keep little toes toasty warm"--From pubihsher description.

Are you longing for fresh, new surroundings, whether that translates to a weekend DIY project or remodeling an entire room? Have you been searching the web for decorating information only to be left wondering: is this the best buy for my decorating dollar? What are the pros and cons? How do I put it all together? The All New Decorating Idea Book will answer those questions and more, providing an all-in-one resource for every room in the house. Richly illustrated with 350 photos, this completely revised and redesigned bestseller will help readers fashion and/or refine their own design statements. This book will delve into style, color, furniture, room arrangements, window treatments, wall and floor coverings, storage, lighting, and decorative accessories, appealing to homeowners and renters alike, designers as well as remodeling contractors. It?s perfect for first-time decorators as well as seasoned veterans, those on a shoe-string budget as well as those with unlimited decorating dollars. Most of all, it will belike a good friend?one who happens to be a design pro?leading you through the decorating process every step of the way.

"A former overweight smoker turned marathoner, Margaret Webb runs with elite older women, follows a high-performance training plan devised by experts, and examines research that shows how endurance training can stall aging. She then tests herself against the world's best older runners at the World Masters Games in Torino, Italy. Millions of women have taken up running in recent decades--the first generation of women to train in great numbers. Women are qualifying for the Olympic marathon in their 50s, running 100-mile ultra marathons in their 60s, completing Ironmans in their 80s, competing for world masters records in their 90s. What are the secrets of these ageless wonders? How do they get stronger and faster long after their "athletic prime"? Is there an evolutionary reason women can maintain endurance into advanced years? Webb immerses herself in these questions as she trains to see just how fast she can get after 50"--Provided by publisher.

"Traditional embroidery, tapestry, and knitting motifs from Setesdal in the south of Norway are brilliantly reconceived in this fabulously fresh collection of knitting projects from Arne and Carlos. Over 30 patterns promise endless sources of delight and inspiration: men's and women's sweaters, pillows, hats, cowls, mittens, wrist and leg warmers, socks, blankets, and so much more! Includes gorgeous photographs, step-by-step instructions, and pattern diagrams." --back cover

Whther traveling solo, with your family, or with a group of seasoned veterans, this book has rides for everyone.

A panorama of art writing from a crucial quarter century, adding vital context with incisive commentaries

"... collection of comics and stories about running, eating, napping, and one cartoonist's reasons for running across mountains until his toenails fall off"--From publisher description.

" ... sixty of the greatest off-road mountain bike rides along Colorado's Front Range, with local history, geology, archaeology, legends, and lore to enhance your rides"--Publisher's description.

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.