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Monument Man

The Life & Art of Daniel Chester French

The artist who created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, John Harvard in Harvard Yard, and The Minute Man in Concord, Massachusetts, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) is America's best-known sculptor of public monuments. Monument Man is the first comprehensive biography of this fascinating figure and his illustrious career. Full of rich detail and beautiful archival photographs, Monument Man is a nuanced study of a preeminent artist whose evolution ran parallel to, and deeply influenced, the development of American sculpture, iconography, and historical memory.

Monument Man was specially commissioned by Chesterwood / National Trust for Historic Preservation. The release will coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of Chesterwood, his country home and studio, as a public site and with a major renovation of the Lincoln Memorial. The book includes a comprehensive geographical guide to French's public work.

A Colorful Life

Gere Kavanaugh, Designer

The designer Gere Kavanaugh is an irrepressible force of nature who epitomized the craft and folk vibe of the '60s and '70s California design scene and remains a larger-than-life personality today.

The ABC's of The Bauhaus

The Bauhaus and Design Theory

This book broke new ground when first published in 1991 and is reprinted here in a gorgeous new hardcover edition for the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus. This extraordinary manual is a source of inspiration for design professionals and a revelation for all those interested in twentieth-century culture.

The Gardener Says

Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

The Gardener Says invites readers to a festive garden party where guests ranging from Gertrude Jekyll and Henry David Thoreau, to Michelle Obama and Michael Pollan share their insights and words of inspiration. Ranging from the humorous to the poignant, these quotes from gardeners, poets, philosophers, and landscape designers highlight both the joys and challenges of gardening—the exhaustion at the end of a long day's work, the satisfaction of seeing a flower blossom, the peace and happiness of time spent in quiet contemplation. A delightful hobby, a potent tool for ecological and social transformation, and a crucial reminder of our place in nature, gardening is, in the words of Mirabel Osler, the one occupation where "if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling."

My Island

A young girl imagines a lovely island populated by thousands of birds, where she picnics with her animals, plays games, reads, and collects flowers.

Gorgeous, colorful illustrations accompany this gentle yet impactful story that celebrates the imagination of young readers.

Otto and Pio

"An excellent and timeless selection for all picture book shelves." —School Library Journal

"Dubuc doesn't insist that readers warm right up to new or strange situations. It takes a long time, sometimes, for creatures to learn to love each other." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Otto and Pio is a heartwarming tale about finding love and family when it is expected least and needed most.

Observer's Notebook

Birds

Learn to identify a bird by its silhouette in the sky, understand the remarkable variations in birds' beaks and feet, and much more in the newest Observer's Notebook.

Discover lovely diagrams and drawings of bird anatomy, nests, eggs, and habitats, on 144 ruled and unruled pages perfect for gathering your observations or simply reflecting on the wonders of the natural world.

Stamp Bugs

25 stamps + 2 ink pads

Bumblebees, dragonflies, fireflies, ladybugs, spiders! With an assortment of bug parts—heads, bodies, antennae, legs—Stamp Bugs contains everything you need to create your favorite insects or invent new ones

This sturdy matchbox-style box contains twenty-five wood-backed rubber stamps in an assortment of buggy shapes and textures and two ink pads. The combinations are infinite.