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Wild Ideas: The Creative Problem-Solving Strategies of Different Animals, in Illustrated Dioramas
Wild Ideas: The Creative Problem-Solving Strategies of Different Animals, in Illustrated Dioramas

From procrastinating pigeons to counting bears to dung beetles that navigate by the stars.

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Flannery O’Connor on Art, Integrity, and the Writer’s Responsibility to His or Her Talent
Flannery O’Connor on Art, Integrity, and the Writer’s Responsibility to His or Her Talent

“Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it.”

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The Aesthetics of Silence: Susan Sontag on Art as a Form of Spirituality and the Paradoxical Role of Silence in Creative Culture
The Aesthetics of Silence: Susan Sontag on Art as a Form of Spirituality and the Paradoxical Role of Silence in Creative Culture

“The art of our time is noisy with appeals for silence. A coquettish, even cheerful nihilism. One recognizes the imperative of silence, but goes on speaking anyway.”

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Art and the Mind’s Eye: How Drawing Trains You to See the World More Clearly and to Live with a Deeper Sense of Presence
Art and the Mind’s Eye: How Drawing Trains You to See the World More Clearly and to Live with a Deeper Sense of Presence

A passionate case for learning “to search into the cause of beauty, and penetrate the minutest parts of loveliness.”

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Mr. Gauguin’s Heart: The Beautiful and Bittersweet True Story of How Paul Gauguin Became an Artist
Mr. Gauguin’s Heart: The Beautiful and Bittersweet True Story of How Paul Gauguin Became an Artist

What an invisible dog knows about the tenacity of the human spirit and the healing power of art.

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The Art of Biophilia: Extraordinary Mosaics Incorporating Earth’s Most Colorful Creatures
The Art of Biophilia: Extraordinary Mosaics Incorporating Earth’s Most Colorful Creatures

A mesmerizing celebration of “the passionate love of life and of all that is alive.”

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