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Reads tagged with “Tara Books”

Pictures from Italy: A Whimsical Early Travelogue by Dickens, Newly Illustrated
Pictures from Italy: A Whimsical Early Travelogue by Dickens, Newly Illustrated

A beautiful modern resurrection of the author’s lesser-known early work.

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Drawing from the City: Exquisite Indian Folk Art Meets Women’s Empowerment
Drawing from the City: Exquisite Indian Folk Art Meets Women’s Empowerment

One self-taught artist’s journey from poverty to imaginative reinvention.

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I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail: 17th-Century British “Trick” Poetry Meets Die-Cut Indian Folk Art
I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail: 17th-Century British “Trick” Poetry Meets Die-Cut Indian Folk Art

Exquisite storytelling as exquisite artifact.

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Do! A Minimalist Handmade Pictogram Book in the Style of Indian Tribal Art
Do! A Minimalist Handmade Pictogram Book in the Style of Indian Tribal Art

Beautiful visual storytelling from the Warli tradition, hand-crafted by local artisans.

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The 11 Best Illustrated Children’s and Picture Books of 2011
The 11 Best Illustrated Children’s and Picture Books of 2011

From evil stepmothers to Edward Gorey, or what Richard Dawkins has to do with Hindu deities.

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Vintage Indian Matchbook Labels
Vintage Indian Matchbook Labels

A vibrant tale of cultural history and brand power.

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The Great Race: An Exquisite Tale of Forest Creatures Illustrated in the Style of Indian Folk Art
The Great Race: An Exquisite Tale of Forest Creatures Illustrated in the Style of Indian Folk Art

“I’m the fastest animal in the forest! And I challenge any animal to race me!”

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Waterlife: Exquisite Illustrations of Marine Creatures Based on Indian Folk Art
Waterlife: Exquisite Illustrations of Marine Creatures Based on Indian Folk Art

From walls to paper, or what the eye of the octopus has to do with swans and women’s role in the arts.

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The 11 Best Art and Design Books of 2011
The 11 Best Art and Design Books of 2011

From the Periodic Table to Craigslist, or what the greatest graphic designer of all time has to do with Moby-Dick.

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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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