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Pictorial Webster s

Pictorial Webster s Author John M. Carrera
ISBN-10 9781452100838
Release 2013-05-21
Pages 512
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Featuring over 1,500 engravings that originally graced the pages of Webster's dictionaries in the 19th century, this volume is an irresistible treasure trove for art lovers, designers, and anyone with an interest in visual history. Meticulously cleaned and restored by fine-press bookmaker Johnny Carrera, the engravings in Pictorial Webster's have been compiled into an alluring and unusual visual reference guide for the modern day. Images range from the entirely mysterious to the classically iconic. From Acorns to Zebras, Bell Jars to Velocipedes, these alphabetically arranged archetypes and curiosities create enigmatic juxtapositions and illustrate the items deemed important to the Victorian mind. Sure to inspire and delight, Pictorial Webster's is at once a fascinating historical record and a stunning jewel of a book.



Pictorial Webster s Pocket Dictionary

Pictorial Webster s Pocket Dictionary Author John M. Carrera
ISBN-10 9781452119106
Release 2012-08-10
Pages 208
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Since its publication in 2009, Pictorial Webster's has captivated legions of readers with its vintage charm. Now a selection of over 200 gorgeous engravings that once graced the pages of 19th-century Webster's dictionaries are gathered in this treasure trove of visual wonders. This short reference book is perfect for scholars, designers, and anyone with a taste for the antique. Ranging from the mysterious to the iconic, the visual curiosities in this volume offer a wellspring of creative inspiration.



Pictorial Websters

Pictorial Websters Author John M. Carrera
ISBN-10 1452106525
Release 2012-04
Pages 208
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A treasure trove of inspiration, this notebook features beautiful and curious engravings from the best-selling book Pictorial Webster's. Each page showcases an engraving from 19th-century Webster's dictionaries, ready to be used as a prompt to stimulate the creative process.



Encyclopedia of the Exquisite

Encyclopedia of the Exquisite Author Jessica Kerwin Jenkins
ISBN-10 9780385533652
Release 2010-11-02
Pages 288
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Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is a lifestyle guide for the Francophile and the Anglomaniac, the gourmet and the style maven, the armchair traveler and the art lover. It’s an homage to the esoteric world of glamour that doesn’t require much spending but makes us feel rich. Taking a cue from the exotic encyclopedias of the sixteenth century, which brimmed with mysterious artifacts, Jessica Kerwin Jenkins’s Encyclopedia of the Exquisite focuses on the elegant, the rare, the commonplace, and the delightful. A com­pendium of style, it merges whimsy and practicality, traipsing through the fine arts and the worlds of fashion, food, travel, home, garden, and beauty. Each entry features several engaging anecdotes, illuminating the curious past of each enduring source of beauty. Subjects covered include the explosive history of champagne; the art of lounging on a divan; the emergence of “frillies,” the first lacy, racy lingerie; the ancient uses of sweet-smelling saffron; the wild riot incited by the appearance of London’s first top hat; Julia Child’s tip for cooking the perfect omelet; the polarizing practice of wearing red lipstick during World War II; Louis XIV’s fondness for the luscious Bartlett pear; the Indian origin of badminton; Parliament’s 1650 attempt to suppress Europe’s beauty mark fad; the evolution of the Japanese kimono; the pil­grimage of Central Park’s Egyptian obelisk; and the fanciful thrill of dining alfresco. Cleverly illustrated, Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is an ode to life’s plenty, from the extravagant to the eccentric. It is a cele­bration of luxury that doesn’t necessarily require money. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Jessica Kerwin Jenkins's All the Time in the World.



Let s Bring Back

Let s Bring Back Author Lesley M. M. Blume
ISBN-10 9781452103501
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 256
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The Huffington Post's "Let's Bring Back..." columnist, Lesley M. M. Blume, invites you to consider whatever happened to cuckoo clocks? Or bed curtains? Why do we have so many "friends" but have done away with the much more useful word "acquaintance"? All of these things, plus hot toddies, riddles, proverbs, corsets, calling cards, and many more, are due for a revival. Throughout this whimsical, beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of nostalgia, Blume breathes new life into the elegant, mysterious, and delightful trappings of bygone eras, honoring the timeless tradition of artful living along the way. Inspired by her much loved column of the same name and featuring entries from famous icons of style and culture, Let's Bring Back leads readers to rediscover the things that entertained, awed, beautified, satiated, and fascinated in eras past.



One Million Things

One Million Things Author
ISBN-10 9780756652586
Release 2008-06-16
Pages 304
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Inside is a stunning, comprehensive visual encyclopedia featuring gorgeous photography that not only illustrates, but educates. This encyclopedia is driven by its striking imagery that brings more than one million things to light. It is a crucial addition to homes and classrooms alike. In true DK fashion, the photography in this book does all the talking. The encyclopedia features more than one million things!Rather than string together multiple photos of objects, the Visual Encyclopedia features sweeping single-shots that encompass a multitude of objects, making for a seamless and striking presentation.



Change Your Mind

Change Your Mind Author Rod Judkins
ISBN-10 9781742739922
Release 2013
Pages 128
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Everyone wants to be more creative. Being creative makes life more fun and interesting. But many believe the common misconception that creativity is something you are born with and others can only envy. In 'Change Your Mind', Rod Judkins reveals that 'creative' people are no more creative than the rest of us. Rather, their gift is that they believe they are creative. 'Change Your Mind' will unlock the creative genius you always knew you were.



The Book as Art

The Book as Art Author Krystyna Wasserman
ISBN-10 1568986092
Release 2007
Pages 192
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Includes bibliographical references and index.



The Great Dictionary Caper

The Great Dictionary Caper Author Judy Sierra
ISBN-10 9781481480055
Release 2018-01-23
Pages 32
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“Teachers will have field day with this wordplay; this caper is clever, capricious, and cunning.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Bored with sitting in a dictionary ‘day in, day out,’ the words make a break for it and organize a parade which…introduce linguistics terminology in just about the most playful way possible.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “This is a charming, peppy introduction, enhanced by Comstock’s energetic, retro-flair illustrations, which fill the pages with cavorting words and creative details…In approach and format, this is both entertaining and educational—likely to hold and pique kids’ interest in the topic and provide a fun learning supplement.” —Booklist (starred review) When all of the words escape from the dictionary, it’s up to Noah Webster to restore alphabetical order in this supremely wacky picture book that celebrates language. Words have secret lives. On a quiet afternoon the words escape the dictionary (much to the consternation of Mr. Noah Webster) and flock to Hollywood for a huge annual event—Lexi-Con. Liberated from the pages, words get together with friends and relations in groups including an onomatopoeia marching band, the palindrome family reunion, and hide-and-seek antonyms. It’s all great fun until the words disagree and begin to fall apart. Can Noah Webster step in to restore order before the dictionary is disorganized forever?



All the Time in the World

All the Time in the World Author Jessica Kerwin Jenkins
ISBN-10 0385535414
Release 2013
Pages 303
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A follow-up to Encyclopedia of the Exquisite presents a miscellany of engaging stories about intriguing customs, traditions and guilty pleasures pursued throughout history, from the day-long ceremony of laying a royal Elizabethan tablecloth to Nostradamus's beliefs about the aphrodisiac power of jam.



Artful Words

Artful Words Author Mary Engelbreit
ISBN-10 9780740760013
Release 2006-10-01
Pages 160
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The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations." When I come across writing that really moves me and inspires me, my reaction is twofold. I want to share it with others and I want to draw something that is worthy of it. I love finding quotes that stop people-that really make them think. And I love the idea that my work, combined with meaningful words, can provide comfort or inspiration to someone." -Mary Engelbreit, from Artful Words Mary Engelbreit has made it her life's work to transform everyday objects-teapots and cottage roses, for example-into beautiful, sentimental icons. But what makes her art strike a chord with so many people worldwide is the substance behind the style. For Engelbreit, words and pictures have always gone together like the lyrics and melody of a great song. Perhaps the most common question the wildly popular artist hears is, Where do you get your ideas? Her latest collection, Artful Words, collects the best of Engelbreit's signature artwork, complemented by quotations, adages, and sayings and sprinkled with Mary's commentary and reminiscences about what inspires her. The book is organized into seven categories: * Love and Family * Friendship * Inspiration and Encouragement * Wisdom and Learning * Childhood * Holidays * Pure Mary Fans the world over can't seem to get enough of Engelbreit, so Artful Words is sure to become another instant classic.



Little Book of Letterpress

Little Book of Letterpress Author Charlotte Rivers
ISBN-10 0811875075
Release 2010-08-25
Pages 192
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Thanks to traditional letterpress technique's popularity in DIY and indie-crafter circles, it's become the darling of the stationery world with innovative new studios popping up all over the globe, from Texas to Denmark. Little Book of Letterpress is a treasure trove of remarkable work from some of the hottest and coolest letterpress studios working today, including Egg Press and Hello Lucky. Featuring an enlightening history of the craft, explanations of the different types of presses, sneak peeks into the studios, and details about the process of creation, this volume is the epitome of handcrafted hip.



This Is for You

This Is for You Author Rob Ryan
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036224038
Release 2009-01-29
Pages 64
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"If you believe in love, but find it difficult to explain-- this is for you"--P. [2] of jacket.



Scholastic Children s Dictionary

Scholastic Children s Dictionary Author
ISBN-10 0439365635
Release 2001-08-01
Pages 648
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A dictionary that includes pronunciations, definitions, parts of speech, sample sentences, etymologies, synonyms, cross-references, and illustrations.



Merriam Webster s Visual Dictionary

Merriam Webster s Visual Dictionary Author Jean Claude Corbeil
ISBN-10 0877791511
Release 2012
Pages 1112
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More than 20,000 words in the English language are grouped into similar categories--such as astronomy, house, human being, plants and society--and explained using detailed, labeled illustrations.



The Exquisite Book

The Exquisite Book Author Julia Rothman
ISBN-10 0811870901
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 144
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In The Exquisite Book, one hundred indie artists play an ingenious version of the Exquisite Corpse drawing game. Each adorns a page with artworkhaving seen only the page of the artist immediately prior and using a single horizon line to connect the two. Some continue the "story" quite literally while others build on the previous page in more fanciful ways. This astonishing volume's format is as unique as its content, with each of the book's ten chapters residing on a ten-page accordion pull-out, allowing readers to view the art continuously. With an illustrated foreword by Dave Eggers, and art from such luminaries as James Jean and Jill Bliss, this charming book is, simply, exquisite.



Merriam Webster Children s Dictionary

Merriam Webster Children s Dictionary Author DK Publishing
ISBN-10 1465424466
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 960
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An updated reference provides a comprehensive tool for middle readers, complete with spelling tips, bright photos and illustrations, and a user-friendly color-coded letter guide.