Eating vegan has never been more accessible, and plant-based food has never looked so appealing.
In this absolutely wonderful children’s book, illustrator and author Carson Ellis orchestrates an imaginary taxonomy of houses and different people who inhabit them.
“The interaction between the classic fairy tale and Kusama’s drawings open for new readings and a current understanding of the depth of the Hans Christian Andersen's knowledge of human nature.”
“Seeing is not a unique God-given talent, but a discipline. It can be learned.” - George Nelson
In "How To See: Visual Adventures in a World God Never Made" George Nelson expands upon the idea of SEEING as an artistic discipline. Nelson was a pioneer and jack of all (design) trades during the 20th century. He practiced and preached the idea of "Visual Literacy" which is the ability to decode nonverbal messages. He felt that anyone could learn to read images in the same way that they read words: through experience, exposure and practice. By discussing themes of communication, art, geometry, and variation with photographic examples and written text, "How To See" works as a primer for understanding visual literacy and has become a cult classic among artists since it’s publication in 1977.
Harry Smith is a wildly fascinating man. He was a filmmaker, painter, musicologist, but he defined himself primarily as an anthropologist. Throughout his lifetime he collected numerous items. What remains one of his most mysterious collecting endeavors is his extensive collection of paper airplanes. Over the course of 20 years Smith collected these airplanes, annotating the date and street where it was found along the way.
Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, Oysters are as New Orleans as Jazz Music, Streetcars, and Sazeracs. On a daily basis we are inundated with images of oysters sandwiched in a po’boy or stirred into a jambalaya, yet many of us may not know the real history behind these famous mollusks.
Riad Sattouf’s "The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984: A Graphic Memoir" is the first of a two-part graphic memoir series. This first book chronicles the author’s transient childhood in France, Libya and Syria from the ages of six to twelve.
Pop, Conceptualism, Land Art, Body Art, and Minimalism are typically movements that come to mind when one thinks about art of the 1960s. In the catalogue, Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia, author Andrew Blauvelt delves into the more esoteric artistic exercises that echoed the political landscape of this era.