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Roland: A Charming Vintage Illustrated Ode to the Imagination and the Animating Power of Kindness
Roland: A Charming Vintage Illustrated Ode to the Imagination and the Animating Power of Kindness

A story of wistfulness and whimsy, told with scruffy tenderness.

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The King of the Birds: The Illustrated Story of Flannery O’Connor and Her Beloved Peacock
The King of the Birds: The Illustrated Story of Flannery O’Connor and Her Beloved Peacock

“It all started with a chicken who could walk backwards and forwards.”

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Trailblazing Philosopher Susanne Langer on the Purpose of Art, How It Works Us Over, and How Abstract Thinking Gives Shape to Human Emotion
Trailblazing Philosopher Susanne Langer on the Purpose of Art, How It Works Us Over, and How Abstract Thinking Gives Shape to Human Emotion

“In the history of language, in the growth of human understanding, the principle of metaphorical expression plays a vastly greater role than most people realize. For it is the natural instrument of our greatest mental achievement — abstract thinking.”

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May Sarton on Anger as Creativity in Reverse and a Safety Valve Against Madness
May Sarton on Anger as Creativity in Reverse and a Safety Valve Against Madness

“The fierce tension in me, when it is properly channeled, creates the good tension for work. But when it becomes unbalanced I am destructive.”

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35 Odd Jobs Celebrated Painter Agnes Martin Held Before She Became an Artist
35 Odd Jobs Celebrated Painter Agnes Martin Held Before She Became an Artist

From butcher to ice cream scooper to elevator operator, “also raised rabbits and ducks.”

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Walk Through Walls: Marina Abramović on Art, Fear, Taking Risks, and Pain as a Focal Lens for Presence
Walk Through Walls: Marina Abramović on Art, Fear, Taking Risks, and Pain as a Focal Lens for Presence

“Art must be life — it must belong to everybody.”

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