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Looking at Mindfulness
Author: Christophe Andre
"Looking at Mindfulness collects classic and esoteric paintings, from Rembrandt to Hopper to Magritte, and offers a lucid commentary on the inner workings of each. AndrĂ© describes the dynamic on the canvas, and turns to the viewer's own reactions, exploring the connection between what we see and what we feel. Moving beyond the art on the page, AndrĂ© teaches us what it means to consider our surroundings, our daily interactions and obligations, and their effect on our inner well-being. The paintings are a visual and tangible first step to understanding mindfulness and the benefits of living in the moment. In practicing mindfulness, within ourselves and out in the world, each of us can make immediate, meaningful, and permanent changes in our well-being and the well-being of others" -- Amazon.com.
Author: Susan Wiggs
Maureen Davenport lives for Christmasâ€”and there's nothing more magical than Christmas on Willow Lake. The prim librarian is finally getting her chance to direct Avalon's annual holiday pageant, and she's determined to make it truly spectacular. But it might just require one of those Christmas miracles she's always read about. Because her codirector is recovering former child star Eddie Haven, a long-haired, tattooed lump of coal in Maureen's pageant stocking. Eddie can't stand Christmas, but a court order from a judge has landed him right in the middle of the merrymaking. Maureen and Eddie spar over every detail of the pageant, from casting troubled kids to Eddie's originalâ€”and distinctly untraditionalâ€”music. Is he trying to sabotage the performance to spite her? Or is she trying too hard to fit the show into her storybook-perfect notion of Christmas? And how is it possible that they're falling in love?
Author: Luigi Ficacci
Deep beneath the surfaces of things Francis Bacon (1909-1992) possessed the rare ability to transform unconscious compulsions into figurative, human-like forms that seem to evoke the raw emotions that bore them. Mixing realism and abstraction, Bacon delves deep beneath the surfaces of things, opening up the human body to reveal the chaos that lies within and struggling with all that is inexplicable. Erotic and grotesquely beautiful is the work of this legendary painter whose haunting, distorted figures have inspired entire generations of painters who seek to emulate his highly original style. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art Series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions
An award-winning designer outlines 20 engaging and aesthetic projects for beginning knitters, teaching crafting basics through accessible, step-by-step photographs and tips for wearables ranging from a color-block scarf and mix-and-match wrist-warmers to classic cardigans and a tweed cape. Original.
Author: Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
As editor in chief of Glossy magazine, Imogen Tate is queen of the fashion world ... until Eve, her conniving twenty-something former assistant, returns from business school with plans to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and re-launch Glossy as an app. Suddenly, the Louboutin is on the other foot; Imogen may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she doesn't know Facebook from Foursquare and once got her phone stuck in Japanese for three days. But Imogen will do anything to reclaim her kingdom--even if it means channeling her inner millennial and going head to head with a social-media monster.
Fanny in France
Author: Alice Waters
"Fanny, daughter of famed chef/restaurateur Alice Waters, narrates her childhood adventures in France. Includes over forty recipes."--
Author: Kavita Kane
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
We make love and leave. That is our motto. Live by it, Menaka or you shall suffer untold, unnecessary grief. Born during the churning of the ocean, Menaka is the most beautiful of all the apsaras in the world, with quick intelligence and innate talent. However, she craves for the one thing she can never have - family. Elsewhere, after severe austerities, a man, now blessed with the name Vishwamitra, challenges the gods and dares to create another heaven. Fearing his growing powers, Indra, the king of gods, decides to put a stop to his ambitions by making Menaka seduce him. What will happen when Menaka and Vishwamitra meet each other? Will Menaka finally find what she really wished for? Or will she again be forced to surrender to her destiny? Find out in this fascinating portrait of one of the most enduring mythological figures.
From the #1 New York Times best-selling author and lifestyle/cleaning guru Marie Kondo, this graphic novelization brings Kondo's life-changing tidying method to life with the fun, quirky story of a woman who transforms her home, work, and love life using Kondo's advice and inspiration. Marie Kondo presents the fictional story of Chiaki, a young woman in Tokyo who struggles with a cluttered apartment, messy love life, and lack of direction. After receiving a complaint from her attractive next-door neighbor about the sad state of her balcony, Chiaki gets Kondo to take her on as a client. Through a series of entertaining and insightful lessons, Kondo helps Chiaki get her home--and life--in order. This insightful, illustrated case study is perfect for people looking for a fun introduction to the KonMari Method of tidying up, as well as tried-and-true fans of Marie Kondo eager for a new way to think about what sparks joy. Featuring illustrations by award-winning manga artist Yuko Uramoto, this book also makes a great read for manga and graphic novel lovers of all ages.
Author: Dyna Moe
An illustrated pocket guide to the hip characters populating "cool neighborhoods" across America, modeled on a bird watcher's field guide. Based on the author's popular Tumblr of the same name, Hipster Animals will help readers identify such urban wildlife as "city boy BBQ pitmaster," "spazzy puckish crush girl," "pho authenticity police," and "dandy mixologist." The stylized illustrations of each of the 80 "hipster animal" types are hilariously rendered as actual animals in human clothes, and pithy accompanying text details these creatures' identifying characteristics, habitats, diets, and "calls." Including supplementary activities and essays (such as a feature on decoding the signals of different hipster species' mating rituals), this parody reference guide provides a snarky glimpse into the foreign--yet all too familiar--world of the trendsetters among us.
From the critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The Confessions of Max Tivoli comes The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, a rapturously romantic story of a woman who finds herself transported to the â€śother livesâ€ť she might have lived. After the death of her beloved twin brother and the abandonment of her long-time lover, Greta Wells undergoes electroshock therapy. Over the course of the treatment, Greta finds herself repeatedly sent to 1918, 1941, and back to the present. Whisked from the gas-lit streets and horse-drawn carriages of the West Village to a martini-fueled lunch at the Oak Room, in these other worlds, Greta finds her brother alive and wellâ€”though fearfully masking his true personality. And her former lover is now her devoted husbandâ€¦but will he be unfaithful to her in this life as well? Greta Wells is fascinated by her alter egos: in 1941, she is a devoted mother; in 1918, she is a bohemian adulteress. In this spellbinding novel by Andrew Sean Greer, each reality has its own losses, its own rewards; each extracts a different price. Which life will she choose as she wrestles with the unpredictability of love and the consequences of even her most carefully considered choices?
Author: Eliphas Levi
Publisher: Palala Press
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Author: Henry David Thoreau