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Little Tree: An Uncommonly Beautiful and Subtle Japanese Pop-Up Book about the Cycle of Life
Little Tree: An Uncommonly Beautiful and Subtle Japanese Pop-Up Book about the Cycle of Life

“No one notices such a small presence…”

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Maurice Sendak’s Weird and Wonderful Nutcracker
Maurice Sendak’s Weird and Wonderful Nutcracker

“It is rare and genuine and does justice to the private world of children. One can, after all, count on the instincts of a genius.”

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Our Fraught Relationship with Time, in Clever Minimalist Illustrations
Our Fraught Relationship with Time, in Clever Minimalist Illustrations

A witty visual meditation on our comical control strategies, the predictability of modern life, and our constant tussle with productivity and presence.

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A Vintage Illustrated Love Letter to Books: What They Are, How They’re Made, and Why They Matter to Us
A Vintage Illustrated Love Letter to Books: What They Are, How They’re Made, and Why They Matter to Us

“There is a reason for nearly everything.”

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The Best Art, Design, and Photography Books of 2014
The Best Art, Design, and Photography Books of 2014

The world’s oldest living things, how to overcome creative block, meals from beloved books, the unusual stories behind people’s tattoos, and more.

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Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity
Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

How the most creative human who ever lived was able to access a different state of consciousness.

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