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Writing | Prepub Alert, December 2024 Titles

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This Is a Book for People Who Love Tattoos

If readers are wondering why their cubicle mate chose a snake over a bird or how tattooing went from pirates to celebrities, this book will provide answers or at least encourage new ways of thinking about the stories people tell with their skin.
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Chasing Beauty: The Life of Isabella Stewart Gardner

Reed’s elegant delivery and diction enhance Dykstra’s delightful portrait of a visionary Gilded Age art collector. Recommended for art history buffs and those who enjoyed Douglass Shand-Tucci’s The Art of Scandal.
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The Avant-Gardists: Artists in Revolt in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union 1917–1935

In this deeply sourced and well-illustrated volume, Scheijen’s passionate embrace of the subject matter is almost overwhelming, and sometimes the density of the narrative makes for difficult reading. This is definitely a book for readers already familiar with the topic.
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Double Click: Twin Photographers in the Golden Age of Magazines

Brentan’s inviting narration enhances this fascinating book, offering a unique glimpse into the rise of fashion magazines. Share with listeners seeking to learn more about the challenges women artists faced as they fought against conventional expectations in pursuit of their dreams.
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Women Artists in Midcentury America: A History in Ten Exhibitions

Scholarly in tone, this would be a good inclusion for a contemporary art history collection, with appeal for students, researchers, or anyone with a strong interest in modern art or women’s studies.

Sonia Delaunay: Living Art

While scholarly in tone with extensive footnotes, this beautifully designed book is readable and includes many handsome images. Recommended to readers who are interested in both the fine and decorative arts of the 20th century made by a remarkable artist.
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Get the Picture: A Mind-Bending Journey Among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How To See

Bosker’s foray into contemporary art will have listeners visiting local art museums or even pondering their own art purchases.
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Watching New York: Street Style A to Z

This whimsical alphabetical journey is an homage to the people of New York City. Readers will enjoy perusing pages and pages of fashion and NYC street scenes and might even decide to emulate some of the amazing looks.
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