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Book examines life, art of painter-sculptor Theodore Waddell
Newby opens the book with a prelude on Waddell's early life. He was born in 1941 in Billings and raised in Laurel. Following what Newby describes as "a typical Western childhood" in many ways, he enrolled at Eastern College. There, he took a painting ...

Why did the Nazis steal so many books?
While some have estimated the 5 million art objects changed hands inappropriately during the World War II, most of them stolen or appropriated by the Nazis, few have discussed the Nazi practice of looting books, rare and otherwise, from the libraries ...

Blurred Library: Essays on Artists' Books
How do we enter a book? How do we move around in it and travel between its pages, chapters, and various corners and openings? These are some of the questions Tate Shaw asks in his collection, Blurred Library: Essays on Artists' Books. At a time when ...

Memorial Day deals on Rip Curl, camping, Catalina, books and more
Books will be on sale for $1 each at the Leatherby Libraries' 10th Annual Book The Yorba Linda Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, June 3. You can save big at the Outlets in San Clemente over Memorial Day weekend. (Photo by Jeff Antenore, ...

4 books that show how radically different the planet could look by the end of the century
But how much of the science of climate change do most of us really understand? What will it do to our planet in the coming years? And what can any one person do about it? When media coverage of climate change becomes overwhelming, books are a great ...

Turning pages with home and garden books
Author Sally Coulthard takes a look at studio spaces in this newly published coffee table book. She gives examples of five different “inspirations” or decorating styles: bright, mono, natural, industrial and collected. The reader gets the added benefit ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 by David Sedaris (Little, Brown, non-fiction, on sale May 30). What it's about: Daily diary “jottings” by the popular humorist, which his ...

Summer books for kids
Summer beach reading suggestions for grown-ups are a staple for newspapers and magazines come Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial kickoff of the season. But what about lists for kids? What are some great books for them to read while stretched out on ...

Jeff Bezos does the unthinkable with new Amazon book store
And it's also a promotional opportunity for Amazon, which encourages shoppers to join Amazon Prime in order to get the best prices on books and free two-day shipping — and thereby become part of the entire Amazon ecosystem, in which just about ...

Drive Route 1, read a book for each state
How's this for a reading program: one that plugs a book for each of the 16 states along U.S. Route 1, from Maine to Florida. Virginia's is “Sing for Your Life,” Daniel Bergner's tale of Ryan Speedo Green – Suffolk native; son of an absent father and ...

Books, both old and new, that help explain our times
Bill Bryson has made a career out of explaining how things came about. Everything he writes is wittily informative, but it's one of his books on the English language that I'm recommending here. In “Made in America,” he brings both our words and culture ...

Amazon sets up shop in the heart of the publishing industry
The company's push into physical stores might seem at odds with its origins. But it fits with Amazon's continuing expansion into nearly every corner of the publishing industry. Since its founding more than 20 years ago, Amazon has become the dominant ...

European Commission Eliminates Restrictions On Selling E-Books Across EU
The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, has announced a new rule governing the sale of e-books across the EU. Prior to the vote on the new rule earlier this month, EU member countries did not necessarily have access to ...

Books, Wefts, and Black Lives Matter at the Baltimore Museum of Art
I was at a press preview for a show called Off the Shelf: Modern & Contemporary Artists' Books at the Baltimore Museum of Art, where being unable to see all that I wanted to see played first a troubling role, then an enticing one. Artists' books tend ...

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