Art / Art History

The dinner party : restoring women to history book cover

The dinner party : restoring women to history

Judy Chicago

759.13 /Chicago
Nonfiction, Art / Art History, History

"The official publication celebrating Judy Chicago's feminist art masterpiece ... and an introduction to outstanding women in history. Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party is a defining work of feminist and contemporary art that brought women's history to light on the national stage when it was completed in 1979. Published to coincide with Chicago's 75th birthday and a nationwide series of events and exhibitions, the book features newly commissioned photography and two new essays by Chicago, along with essays by art historian Fraces Borzello and historian Jane Gerhard, and a foreword from museum director Arnold Lehman"--Publisher's website.

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Imagine!

Raúl Colón

jE Colon
Picture Books, Art / Art History, Fantasy

"When a boy visits an art museum and one of the paintings comes to life, he has an afternoon of adventure and discovery [that] changes how he sees the world ever after"--

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Colón’s wordless narrative highlights imaginative play utilizing and in response to art, showcasing the way art can affect our creative processes. -Casey

The dress : 100 ideas that changed fashion forever book cover

The dress : 100 ideas that changed fashion forever

Marnie Fogg

391.47209 /Fogg
Art / Art History

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Another pictorial work on women's fashion well worth checking out! -Heidi K

Vintage fashion and couture : from Poiret to McQueen book cover

Vintage fashion and couture : from Poiret to McQueen

Kerry Taylor

391.009 /Taylor
Art / Art History

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There is SO much in this book that makes my heart sing. -Heidi K

Dior Images : Paolo Roversi. book cover

Dior Images : Paolo Roversi.

Paolo Roversi

779.092 /Roversi
Art / Art History

"Presenting photographs from British Vogue, Vogue Paris, and W, this tome spotlights creations by Dior's artistic directors Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. It also contains exclusive pictures from a photoshoot supervised by Grace Coddington featuring designs by Christian Dior himself. Equal parts fashion monograph and photographic portfolio..."--From publisher's website.

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I've always loved the House of Dior - ever since watching "Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris" as a kid. Dior is dreamy, and so are these photographs of Dior couture. -Heidi K

Fashion tribes : global street style book cover

Fashion tribes : global street style

Daniele Tamagni

779.2 /Tamagni
Art / Art History

In 'Fashion tribes', award-winning photographer Daniele Tamagni has tracked down and recorded some of the most surprising and colorful international fashion subcultures. Through documentary shots and staged portraiture, he's captured heavy metal rockers in Botswana, hipsters in Johannesburg, dandies in the Congo, female wrestlers in Bolivia, "bling bling" youth in Cuba, and Punks in Burma. Often marginalised on the fringes of their own societies or just down on their heels, these people fight back and express their creativity and joy through personal style. With essays by leading experts in fashion, photography, anthropology, and sociology, 'Fashion tribes' offers a broad view of world dress and shows the power that clothing can hold.

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I always enjoy a good dose of candid street style. -Heidi K

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Guru

1960- author RuPaul

BIOGRAPHY RuPaul
Biographies, Art / Art History

"A timeless collection of philosophies from renaissance performer and the world's most famous shape-shifter RuPaul, whose sage outlook has created an unprecedented career for more than thirty-five years. GuRu is packed with more than 80 beautiful photographs that illustrate the concept of building the life you want from the outside in and the inside out. As someone who has deconstructed life's hilarious facade, RuPaul has broken "the fourth wall" to expand on the concept of mind, body, and spirit. This unique perspective has allowed RuPaul to break the shackles of self-imposed limitations, but reader beware, this is a daily practice that requires diligence and touchstones to keep you walking in the sunshine of the spirit. Once you're willing to look beyond the identity that was given to you, a hidden world of possibilities will open its doors. Throughout the history of humans on this planet, there've always been shaman, seers, and mediums who are able to interpret both high and low frequencies and remind humans to look beyond the surface for the truth of who we really are. And who we really are is an extension of the power that created the universe (aka: God in drag). FYI: most people are not willing to hear or accept that. That is RuPaul's secret for success, not only in show business, but in all aspects of life, especially in navigating the emotional landmines that inhibit most sweet, sensitive souls." --

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Ru always makes me smile on TV, and this book is a good antidote if you find yourself in a dismal mood. It features many nuggets of Ru wisdom, and great stories from Ru's career. -Heidi K

Little black dress book cover

Little black dress

André Leon Talley

391.00904 /Talley
Art / Art History

"A celebratory tribute to the iconic little black dress and its deeply resonant cultural and social significance in the modern era ... Features an impeccable group of more than 80 dresses from many of the most eminent fashion houses"--Book jacket.

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Black is not boring! I love how this book allows design and silhouettes to take center stage since the color of every garment shown is the same. This book is a beautiful love letter to the LBD by my favorite style icon: André Leon Talley -Heidi K

Danza! : Amalia Hernández and el Ballet Folklórico de México book cover

Danza! : Amalia Hernández and el Ballet Folklórico de México

Duncan Tonatiuh

jE Tonatiuh
Picture Books, Biographies, Art / Art History

"This is a picture book biography for children ages 6-10 about Amalia Hernández (1917-2000), the dancer and choreographer who founded the Mexican Folkloric Ballet, a dance organization that continues to perform today. The author/illustrator is Duncan Tonatiuh"--

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