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Reads tagged with “Mark Batty Publisher”

Dogs in Books: An Illustrated History
Dogs in Books: An Illustrated History

From Medieval manuscripts to the Brothers Grimm to Lassie, or what Victorian limericks have to do with Ancient Greece.

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The 11 Best Photography Books of 2011
The 11 Best Photography Books of 2011

What the world’s last living nomads have to do with Victorian strongwomen, tweed, and the unseen Beatles.

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7 Nonfiction Children’s Books Blending Whimsy and Education
7 Nonfiction Children’s Books Blending Whimsy and Education

From typography to tsunamis by way of quantum physics, or what Langston Hughes has to do with LEGO.

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Illustrated Three-Line Novels by the One-Man Twitter of 1906 France
Illustrated Three-Line Novels by the One-Man Twitter of 1906 France

What an early 20th-century Parisian dandy had to do with political theater and the rise of micro-nonfiction.

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Noma Bar’s Minimalist Vector Portraits of Cultural Icons
Noma Bar’s Minimalist Vector Portraits of Cultural Icons

What Shakespeare’s unanswered questions have to do with Einstein’s unkempt hair and Britpop.

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Schematics: A Love Story in Geometric Diagrams
Schematics: A Love Story in Geometric Diagrams

The mathematical poetics of time, or what matrices reveal about the matters of the heart.

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Catalyzing Creativity: 7 Playful Activity Books for Grown-Ups
Catalyzing Creativity: 7 Playful Activity Books for Grown-Ups

Greenlighting mess-making, 101 ways to astonish yourself, and how to flowchart your way to happiness.

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Analog Books to Die For: Five Fantastic Die-Cut Books
Analog Books to Die For: Five Fantastic Die-Cut Books

What cutting-edge digital culture has to do with an unmakeable book, lasers, and Sherlock Holmes.

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7 Essential Books on Street Art
7 Essential Books on Street Art

What Japan’s manhole covers have to do with Brazil’s favelas and the timeless tradition of Arabic calligraphy.

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A Field Guide to the North American Family: A Meditation on Humanness
A Field Guide to the North American Family: A Meditation on Humanness

A poetic reflection on the human condition, or what fiscal responsibility has to do with freedom.

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