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The Most Photographed Dog in the World

On the morning of February 12, 1946, three gunshots ripped through the air in Claremore, Oklahoma. Those shots killed the famous Collie Sunnybrook, who belonged to Robert and Paula Love. He was known as “the most photographed dog in the … Continue reading

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Bibliographic Curios–Picture Edition

Book are the magical portals where we create our own adventures without ever leaving the reading nook. Books often contain beautiful works of art, but have you ever stopped to think about the book itself as a work of art? Not just … Continue reading

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Western Trilogy II: Mountain, Canyon, Dune

Mary Heebner’s artist book Western Trilogy II contains three separate books titled Mountain, Canyon, and Dune. The entire trilogy holds 45 original watercolor paintings with text accompanying it from essays originally written for The Western Horizon by Macduff Everton, a … Continue reading

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Rorschach’s Animals by Rae Trujillo

Rae Trujillo made her artist book Rorschach’s Animals resemble a box of Animal Crackers. Inside the cover, the reader will find the silhouette of an elephant on the left side of the page and an ink blot on the right … Continue reading

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In Black and White: Landscape Prints by Claire Van Vliet

A catalogue was created for an exhibition showcasing Claire Van Vliet’s black and white landscape prints at Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston (January 15th – March 19th, 1999); North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks (April – May 1999); … Continue reading

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ABC of Bugs and Plants in a Northern Garden

Judy Sgantas book ABC of Bugs and Plants in a Northern Garden main focus is about garden pests and plants, specifically focusing on what attracts and repels them. There are definitions for each plant and insect including both the standard … Continue reading

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The garden: a meditation on man & nature

Maureen Cummins book The garden: a meditation on man & nature shows the story of man’s interaction with nature throughout history, with the use of woodblock prints and watercolor. The illustrations are simple and striking with the use of stark … Continue reading

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Cutaway by Sarah Bryant

Sarah Bryant creates her work under Big Jump Press, which she started in 2005 while she was an MFA student at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She produces letterpress printed artist’s books, prints, broadsides, and hand-bound books. She incorporates … Continue reading

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Traverse by Louise Levergneux

The book Traverse by Louis Levergneux documents her seven-day journey across the country from South Jordan, Utah to Gatineau, Quebec, in East-Central Canada. She photographs whatever catches her eye, from the climate, the topography, to the state welcome signs through the … Continue reading

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Josephine Walker collection of J.M.W Turner line engravings

Line engraving is an art form that was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, where you could find line engravings done for illustrations in books, magazines, and paintings. The technique for creating line engraving art starts by carving … Continue reading

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