Sandra Knowles

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William Morris’s Flowers

For fans of the arts and crafts movement and 19th-century design, this is a beautiful, informative, and affordable work highlighting Morris’s many floral motifs.

Heaven, My Home

Edgar Award winner Locke is definitely worth following, here presenting a well-crafted mystery that evokes a steamy east Texas and the racial tensions inherent in small Southern towns.

The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists

An informative, gorgeously illustrated history of a lesser-known art movement. Best suited for libraries that have strong art history collections.

American Art Pottery: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection

Extremely informative and exquisitely designed, this volume isn’t mainstream, but it’s definitely a good reference for art history collections.

Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America

Those who love modernist design will enjoy this hard-to-put-down homage to art deco and architecture in the Windy City produced by the Chicago Art Deco Society.& mdash;Sandra Knowles, South Carolina State Lib., Columbia

California Contemporary: The Houses of Grant C. Kirkpatrick and KAA Design

A beautiful coffee-table book for anyone who loves contemporary design and architectural masterpieces.

Monet the Collector

Admirers of Monet and other impressionist artists will enjoy this comprehensive work.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Guide

This beautifully illustrated, informative book offers a virtual tour of the Gardner Museum. Art connoisseurs and history lovers will get lost in its pages.

Phoenix Burning

Maldonado, a former law enforcement officer, brings her experience and expertise to this gripping police procedural. With its gritty heroine, this action-packed mystery will attract readers who enjoy crime novels about the war on drugs.

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