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Making Books

A Guide to Creating Handcrafted Books

From the London Centre for Books Arts, the internationally recognized, artistrun, open-access studio at the forefront of ...

40 Knots and How to Tie Them

Lucy Davidson

Knowing which knot to use when and how to tie it can mean the difference between safety and danger or a dry or wet night ...

The Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets

Twenty-Five Centuries of Weaving

The Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets catalogs the diverse forms that the art and craft of the handwoven carpet has taken ...

DIY Dollhouse

Build and Decorate a Toy House Using Everyday Materials

D.I.Y. Dollhouse is a lavishly illustrated guide for budding architects, builders, and designers, showing then how to bu ...

Norwegian Wood

The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer

Whether set along the picturesque coast of Norway or in its remote mountains and forests, architect Wenche Selmer's wood ...

The Sketchbook Project World Tour

Destined to go down as one of the era's most astonishing global art projects, the Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Proj ...


A Comprehensive Guide to Folding, Sewing, & Binding

At 420 pages, this comprehensive reference guide explores bookbinding techniques in start-to-finish detail, explaining a ...

Pinhole Cameras

A Do-It-Yourself Guide

There can be so much more to taking a picture than pressing a button, and the quirky, time-bending results of the pinhol ...

The Art of Earth Architecture

Past, Present, Future

For almost ten thousand years, unbaked earth has been used to build remarkable structures, from simple dwellings to pala ...

The Toaster Project

Or A Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch

"Hello, my name is Thomas Thwaites, and I have made a toaster." So begins The Toaster Project, the author's nine-month-l ...

75 Artist Books

The Kaldewey Press, New York

Since founding the Kaldewey Press in rural Poestenkill, NY, in 1985, Gunnar A. Kaldewey has produced exactly seventy-fiv ...

Curious Feast

100 Postcards by 10 Artists

This delightful box features one hundred postcards from ten celebrated artists exploring the subject of food. These extr ...

Sign Painters

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street s ...

Animal Camouflage

In a world where majestic creatures soar, scatter, prance, and pounce through beautiful natural habitats, astounding dis ...

Model Making

The ancient craft of architectural model making may seem unnecessary in today's age of digital renderings and virtual to ...

The Cognoscenti's Guide to Florence

Shop and Eat Like a Florentine, Revised Edition

Shop and eat like a Florentine with this newly updated pocket-sized guide to the best of the magnificent Tuscan city kno ...

The Cognoscenti's Guide to Florence

Shop and Eat Like a Florentine

Shop and eat like a Florentine with this pocket-sized guide to the best of the magnificent Tuscan city known for its art ...

Stamp Garden

Grow your own garden with this set of high-quality rubber stamps and two colored ink pads. The sturdy matchbox-style box ...

Hand Job

A Catalog of Type

In this digital age of computer-generated graphics and typography, it's refreshing to find typographers who still believ ...

The Wild Dyer

A Maker's Guide to Natural Dyes with Projects to Create and Stitch

Fabrics colored with natural dyes have a beauty and subtlety all of their own. Onion and avocado skins, chamomile and bi ...

Welcome to Marwencol

In April 2000, Mark Hogancamp was beaten and left for dead outside a bar in his hometown of Kingston, NY. Waking from a ...

Sea Stamps

25 stamps + 2 ink pads

Fins and shells, tails and scales, Sea Stamps is a spirited collection of twenty five shapes and textures waiting to be ...


Fashioning the French Interior

Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Pierre Chareau, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Charlotte Perriand, Eileen Gray: together these designers ...


My Farmhouse in Japan

In 1959 journalist John Roderick joined the Tokyo bureau of the Associated Press. There, he befriended a Japanese family ...

Drawing Techniques

This series of small primers on drawing encourages readers not only to pick up a pen and start drawing, but to see the w ...


25 stamps + 2 ink pads

You are the architect, planner, designer, and builder with this set of rubber stamps and two colored ink pads. The match ...

Mud Book

How to Make Pies and Cakes

In the mid-1950s, legendary avant-garde composer John Cage and artist Lois Long created a truly marvelous object. Part a ...

The Complete Engraver

A Guide to Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette and History of Social Stationery

In this age of emails, texts, and instant messages, receiving a letter has become a rare treat. Engraved stationery can ...

Handcrafted Maine

Art, Life, Harvest & Home

Amid the sublime beauty of Maine---its primordial forests, remote lakes, rugged mountains, and craggy coastline blooms a ...

Installations by Architects

Experiments in Building and Design

Over the last few decades, a rich and increasingly diverse practice has emerged in the art world that invites the public ...

Kitchen Lithography

Hand Printing at Home

When printmakers Laura Sofie Hantke and Lucas Grassmann graduated from university, they found themselves without the lux ...

Rural Studio at Twenty

Designing and Building in Hale County, Alabama

For two decades, the students of Auburn University's Rural Studio have designed and built remarkable houses and communit ...

In the Darkness of the Night

A Bruno Munari Artist's Book

First published in Italy in 1956, Bruno Munari's In the Darkness of the Night tells the tale of an interconnected, intim ...

Crafting a Modern World

The Designs of Antonin and Noemi Raymond

Kurt G. F. Helfrich and William Whitaker, editors, with contributions by Ann Lutun, Mari Sakamoto Nakahara, Ken Tadashi ...

The Art and Craft of Geometric Origami

With the increasing popular interest in mindfulness, and seeking quiet in the tumult of modern life, origami, the centur ...

Local Color

Seeing Place through Watercolor

Whenever we first encounter a new place, whether landscape or cityscape, one of the most immediate and powerful sensatio ...

50 Things to Do with a Penknife

Whether you're a beginner or seasoned whittler, this practical guide to the age old yet newly popular art of whittling w ...

America's Doll House

The Miniature World of Faith Bradford

From the Star-Spangled Banner flag to Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American ...

The Wood Carver's Dozen

A Collection of 12 Beautiful Projects for Beginners

If you want to join the woodworking and carving renaissance, The Wood Carver's Dozen is the perfect starting point. An i ...

William Addison Dwiggins

Stencilled Ornament and Illustration: Expanded Edition

There has never been anyone in the design world like William Addison Dwiggins (1880-1956). The first American to call hi ...

Birthday Box

Twenty Birthday Cards by Five Artists

Celebratory, fun and tremendously useful, Birthday Box is a box of twenty birthday cards---all the cards you could possi ...

Rural Studio

Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency

"I tell my students, it's got to be warm, dry, and noble" --Samuel MockbeeFor almost ten years, Samuel Mockbee, a MacArt ...

Weaving on a Little Loom

Techniques, Patterns, and Projects for Beginners

Weaving on a Little Loom teaches readers everything they need to knowĄto start small-frame loom weaving, an easy and ine ...

The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide

How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster, and Master Other Simple Pleasures

Modern living isn't easy. It often seems to require some know-how our parents didn't pass on, or a special tool. Happily ...

Typographic Knitting

From Pixel to Pattern

Learn to knit a variety of typefaces modeled on digital designs by well-known type foundries including Emigre, Lineto, a ...

The Book as Art

Artists' Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Our landmark survey of women artists' books is now available in paperback. The Book as Art presents more than one hundre ...

Vintage Sparkle

15 Festive Ornaments to Fold, Fill, and Hang

Decorate mantel, tree, tabletop, or even chandelier with these fifteen shimmering ornaments. Vintage Sparkle updates the ...

Devil's Workshop

25 Years of Jersey Devil Architecture

"Jersey Devil is by turns artful, relaxed, whimsical and serious, classical and out to lunch. They put the funk back in ...

Extreme Textiles

Designing for High Performance

Stronger, faster, lighter, safer, smarter--these are the textiles of tomorrow. From the carbon-fiber composite bicycle f ...

Building (in) the Future

Recasting Labor in Architecture

There is no denying the transformational role of the computer in the evolution of contemporary architectural practice. B ...

Twentieth-Century Pattern Design, Revised Edition

Patterns---bold, colorful, muted, delicate, intricate, splashy, spare, figurative, abstract, dizzying, calming---are the ...

Color Theory Notecards

Blending a classic watercolor feel with a fresh, modern aesthetic, this notecard collection celebrates the mesmerizing b ...