In celebration of the publication of Chasing Light: Michelle Obama through the Lens of a White House Photographer, Amanda Lucidon, the official White House photographer (2012 – 2016), will be visiting libraries and schools across the country to speak about her work and the importance of arts education. A traveling exhibition of photographs from the […]
Whether they’re interested in theater, music, photography, or painting, your right-brained patrons will love these books that spark creativity. Click for More Books that Get Your Patrons’s Creative Juices Flowing.
“Whenever I listen to music, I do so without preconceptions, simply opening my ears to the more wonderful passages and physically taking them in. When those wonderful passages are there, I feel joy, and when some parts are not so wonderful, I listen with a touch of regret.” —Haruki Murakami, Absolutely on Music This month, we’re focusing […]
A dazzling, stylish biography of a fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer, and pioneer. A recent French biography begins, Who doesn’t know Nadar? In France, that’s a rhetorical question. Of all of the legendary figures who thrived in mid-19th-century Paris—a cohort that includes Victor Hugo, Baudelaire, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas—Nadar was perhaps the most innovative, the […]
This Throw Back Thursday we’re showing you some photography gems from our backlist to help strengthen your collection. Ever wanted to draw a comic, but wasn’t sure how to begin? From Extraordinary Everyday Photography to Bryan Peterson’s Exposure Solutions to Capture the Moment, these bestselling and upcoming titles will teach you how to be the […]
Two days ago, I went to see “Exit through the Gift Shop,” a brilliant, quirky documentary on “street art” all over the world. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if this little movie catches some traction, so if you’re seeing a sudden interest in street art, here are a couple books you may want […]
National Geographic, in my opinion, features some of the best journalistic photography in the world. This fall, they’ve published a landmark , 512-page collection, called National Geographic Image Collection, of the highlights from the last 120 years. Below are two videos, one a montage of the collected photos and the other including highlights and interviews with […]
Perhaps obscured by the mushroom cloud that was the release of The Lost Symbol was the release of Jon Krakauer’s new book, Where Men Win Glory: The Oddysey of Pat Tillman. Krakauer, of course, is the author of Into the Wild, Under the Banner of Heaven, and Into Thin Air, and is one of the […]