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1,001 Ants

978-0-500-65208-4

“A line of ants marches toward an unknown destination against a background of successive double-page spreads featuring the various flora and fauna encountered during the journey… Facts about different animals and plants have been well chosen to spark curiosity, with sentences arranged informally around the colorful, engaging, and often comical plants and animals.”

— Kirkus Reviews

100 Painters of Tomorrow

978-0-500-23923-0

“Hopeful on the future of painting.”

— The Huffington Post

“For those who think that painting is dead, and there are many, Kurt Beers…has authored a book featuring 53 men and 47 women whose work is changing the future of the medium.”

— Architectural Digest

“Ambitious.”

— Art Desk Magazine

“There's no question that this is a diverse selection. Thirty-seven countries are represented as well as myriad styles and ideas encompassing realism, abstraction, multimedia, sculptural approaches, and more. Collectors, real or aspiring, will enjoy browsing this title; educators and students should make new discoveries.”

— Library Journal

100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

978-0-500-23907-0

“Invites reflection on some of the best-known contemporary artists as well as offering some less publicly celebrated works.”

— The Wall Street Journal

“Boldly going where few other art books have gone before.”

— The Huffington Post

“An ambitious and convincing survey of contemporary art that hovers delightfully between criticism, history, and an art lover's poetic tribute.”

— Publishers Weekly

“At once a major look at contemporary artworks and a personal investigation of the self-image provoked by them…A major addition to the literature of art criticism and philosophy.”

— Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Library, New York Library Journal

“A daring and convincing analysis of seminal artworks of our age.”

— ArtDaily.org

“Although it is impossible to know exactly which pieces of art will survive from our era, Kelly Grovier has put together a list of 100 works of art that have made the greatest impact from 1989 to the present.”

— Complex: Art & Design

“From his phrasing of its title to his choices of artists and the works by them, if nothing else will get people arguing over the art of their time, Grovier's book will.”

— San Francisco Chronicle

“Despite the book's Buzzfeed-like title, this is a serious guide and not a superficial list. The author carefully builds a case for each work.”

— Modern in Denver

120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother (And Influence People)

978-0-500-29146-7

“A self-help parody that mocks the genre's tendency to simplify delightfully complex topics. Illustrator Ana Benaroya applies her punk aesthetic to the punchy, irreverent book.”

— The Huffington Post

“A cheeky guide for rebellious 11-14 year old girls. Author-illustrator Ana Benaroya supplies a mix of ironic and practical advice as she tackles a curious mix of pursuits, such as 'How Not to Hate the Girl Next Door.'”

— Boston Globe

18th-Century Fashion in Detail

978-0-500-29263-1

“Close-up and detailed photographs highlight exquisite embroidery, lace, pleats, stitching, and hand-painted fabrics alongside line drawings of the complete garment… Recommended for clothing designers and anyone interested in 18th-century attire.”

— Library Journal

“Provides an amazing up-close look at fashion of the 18th century.”

— Choice

20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style

978-0-500-51900-4

“A tome profiling the jewelry collections of 13 stylish women of the last century….uses incredible pieces of jewelry as entry points into the lives of some of history’s most exciting and notorious females”

— National Jeweler

3, 2, 1, Go!

978-0-500-65154-4

“Morgand's silk-screen illustrations are lively and colorful.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“This lively, eye-catching counting book features animal competitors squaring off in Olympics-style athletic events… Countable objects throughout provide an interactive element, while Morgand's bright color-contrasting screenprints evoke retro children's book illustrations.”

— Publishers Weekly

70s Style and Design

978-0-500-51483-2

“A journey through this iconic era, each page filled with fashion, music, design and literature…. A study that is meticulously researched and wittily written.”

— Zink

Abydos: Egypt's First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris

978-0-500-28900-6

“In a masterly fashion… does justice to one of ancient Egypt’s most significant archeological sites. Highly recommended”

— Choice

“…the appearance of an up-to-date book on the site is most welcome.”

— Historian

“A superbly organized and impressively illustrated history of this seminally important site…The culture, the history, and archeological discoveries superbly presented.”

— Midwest Book Review

ABZZZZ...: A Bedtime Alphabet

978-0-500-65077-6

“Sleepy children won't make it until the end of this well-conceived and sharply designed alphabet… Angular, screenprintlike graphics in zingy reds, yellows, and blues aren't exactly sleepy, but poring over the details may still quiet some young minds.”

— Publishers Weekly

“This anything-but-boring read will delight little ones and will have them yawning in no time as they practice sounds and letters. The meditative, poetic nature of the text pairs perfectly with the minimalistic, graphical, yet bright and captivating visual elements. Early literacy advocates and children alike will dream sweetly after enjoying this interactive book as a group or as a one-on-one night-time story… Offers proof that getting to sleep doesn't have to be dull.”

— School Library Journal

Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey

978-0-500-25214-7

“Brings new life to this nearly forgotten journey… With hundreds of stunning photographs, entries from Herbert's journals, an introduction from explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, and original documents from the Herbert collection, Across the Arctic Ocean is perfect for the adventurous and travel-minded. With the future of the Arctic threatened by climate change and development, it is a timely reminder of its austere glory.”

— Shelf Awareness

Adjaye: Africa: Architecture: Compact Edition

978-0-500-34316-6

“This mix of travelogue and architectural study tracks eminent architect Adjaye's journeys to 53 African cities in an effort to document the continent's built environment. The volume features plenty of photography and numerous interesting structures, such as the expressive water towers of Bamako and the modernist villas of Nouakchott, bur Adjaye's aim is to capture the overall built traits of a place.”

— Publishers Weekly

Advanced Textiles for Health and Well-Being

978-0-500-51587-7

“…does an effective job of showing design-driven science and its application.”

— Choice

“…an authoritative resource for design professionals and fashion students alike.”

— The Midwest Book Review

“A useful update …[that] will be of interest to both students and professionals in design or textiles who want to explore new fibers.”

— Library Journal

“…transcending the bounds of what’s predictable.”

— Surface

African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent

978-0-500-28800-9

“Full color illustrations of items such as Pygmy bark cloth from the Congo and Ethiopian weavings makes for an outstanding presentation any library strong in African art history will relish.”

— Midwest Book Review

“Readers with a passion for textiles will … settle in with the thrilling reds and calming indigos that Gillow has put before our eyes.”

— Surface Design Journal

The Altering Eye: Photographs from the National Gallery of Art

978-0-500-54452-5

“This volume, beautifully illustrated by the images in the National Gallery's collection, does a wonderful job of delivering the main contours of photography's history. Entries offer insight into how the medium (its making, subject matter, and look) evolved as photographic technology changed. Highly recommended for helping readers understand [the Gallery's] immense contributions to photography.”

— Library Journal