Simple Times - Amy Sedaris

Tired of the same old holiday crafts? Handprint turkeys, popsicle-stick God’s eyes, quaint silhouettes—that stuff is for preschoolers. Step up your DIY game with funny gal Amy Sedaris’s kooky craftiness. Sedaris’s colorful, tonguein- cheek nod to the current economic atmosphere is on full display in her many “crafts” created from found and salvaged materials such as tinfoil, hair, and rotting fruit. From the Crafty Candle Salad to the Crab-Claw Roach Clip to an entire chapter on “fornicrafting,” SIMPLE TIMES (Grand Central, $27.99) will cure your craft blues with hilarious and bizarre projects easily made from everyday household items.

Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People By Amy Sedaris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446557047
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 1st, 2011

The President's Photographer - John Bredar

Photographs often serve as the main link between a president and the public. Images burn into our collective memory and become part of history. The companion book to the National Geographic special, THE PRESIDENT’S PHOTOGRAPHER (National Geographic, $35) presents images by the nine men who have captured historic events and private moments in the lives of the presidents from Kennedy (who hired Cecil Stoughton as the first professional White House photographer) through Obama. Complementing images both iconic and intimate, John Bredar has conducted personal interviews with the five living presidential photographers for this stunning, behind-the-scenes peek at the life and work of the presidents.

The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office By John Bredar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781426206764
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Published: National Geographic - November 2nd, 2010

The Book as Art: Artists' Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts

For years the National Museum of Women in the Arts has promoted artists’ books. It has a permanent collection devoted to the Book as Art containing over 800 works. This book highlights the work of women featured in an exhibition of the same name. While it is well worth it to see these amazing works in person, this book provides views of the featured work and the rationale for the work of artists from all parts of the globe. They are beautiful, curious, funny, and thought-provoking works. The Book as Art is also a wonderful introduction to this art form.