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Cézanne’s Only Known Love Letter
Cézanne’s Only Known Love Letter

“Is it not a relief from suffering to be permitted to express it?”

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How to Work Through Difficulty: Lewis Carroll’s Three Tips for Overcoming Creative Block
How to Work Through Difficulty: Lewis Carroll’s Three Tips for Overcoming Creative Block

“When you have made a thorough and reasonably long effort, to understand a thing, and still feel puzzled by it, stop, you will only hurt yourself by going on.”

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A Quirky Coloring Book Featuring Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGuinness, Brian Rea, and Other Contemporary Art Icons
A Quirky Coloring Book Featuring Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGuinness, Brian Rea, and Other Contemporary Art Icons

The childhood classic, reimagined to delight art-lovers of all ages and sensibilities.

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Ursula K. Le Guin on the Sacredness of Public Libraries
Ursula K. Le Guin on the Sacredness of Public Libraries

“Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom.”

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The Breathtaking Love Letters of Violet Trefusis and Vita Sackville-West
The Breathtaking Love Letters of Violet Trefusis and Vita Sackville-West

“All the hoardings of my imagination I have laid bare to you. There isn’t a recess in my brain into which you haven’t penetrated.”

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The Power of Process: What Young Mozart Teaches Us About the Secret of Cultivating Genius
The Power of Process: What Young Mozart Teaches Us About the Secret of Cultivating Genius

On the “powerful blend of instruction, encouragement, and constant practice.”

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