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Title Gauguin : artist as alchemist

New to the Collection - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:20pm
Title Gauguin :
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was a creative force above and beyond his legendary work as a painter. Surveying the full scope of his career-spanning experiments in different media and formats--clay, works on paper, wood, and paint, as well as furniture and decorative friezes--this volume delves into his enduring interest in craft and applied arts, reflecting on their significance to his creative process. Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist draws on extensive new research into the artist's working methods, presenting him as a consummate craftsman--one whose transmutations of the ordinary yielded new and remarkable forms. Beautifully designed and illustrated, this book includes essays by an international team of scholars who offer a rich analysis of Gauguin's oeuvre beyond painting. By embracing other art forms, which offered fewer dominant models to guide his work, Gauguin freed himself from the burden of artistic precedent. In turn, these groundbreaking creative forays, especially in ceramics, gave new direction to his paintings. The authors' insightful emphasis on craftsmanship deepens our understanding of Gauguin's considerable achievements as a painter, draftsman, sculptor, ceramist, and printmaker within the history of modern art"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Humanitarians at war : the Red Cross in the shadow of the Holocaust

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Title Humanitarians at war :
Author Steinacher, Gerald, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Under fire for its failure to speak out against the Holocaust or to extend substantial assistance to Jews trapped in Nazi camps across Europe, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) desperately needed to salvage its reputation. The organization emerged from the world war with a new commitment to protecting civilians caught in the crossfire of conflict. But it did so while defending former Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials and issuing travel papers to many of Hitler's former henchmen. In spite all of this, by the end of the decade, the ICRC had emerged triumphant from its moment of existential crisis, navigating the new global order ot reaffirm its leadership in world humanitarian affairs."--Adapted from dust jacket flap.

Title Bow wow

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Title Bow wow
Author Quinn, Spencer, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: A Bowser and Birdie novel
Format: Books
Summary Bowser the mutt lives with eleven-year-old Birdie Gaux and her grandmother in the normally quiet Louisiana bayou town of St. Roch, but news that a Bull shark has somehow made its way into the swamp has everyone excited, and the cash bounty for landing the shark has lured some very shady characters into town--one hunter in particular is prepared to go to any lengths to collect the money.

Title You're the only one I can tell : inside the language of women's friendships

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Title You're the only one I can tell :
Author Tannen, Deborah, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Through research into the unique way women talk to one another, this validating and illuminating analysis of female friendship will help women lean into the comfort these powerful relationships offer and avoid the hurt feelings that come from common miscommunications.

Title Dragon's Green

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Title Dragon's Green
Author Thomas, Scarlett, author.
Edition: First US edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Worldquake ; Book one
Format: Books
Summary Five young heroes go on a quest to save a collection of magical books from an evil villain who plans to dominate the world.

Title Joplin, wishing

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Title Joplin, wishing
Author Stanley, Diane, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary When Joplin finds an antique platter with a beautiful Dutch scene, she idly wishes for the girl painted on the platter to be her friend and the next day Joplin finds the girl in the garden, longing to go back to her seventeenth-century home.

Title Chicago's grand Midway : a walk around the world at the Columbian Exposition

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Title Chicago's grand Midway :
Author Bolotin, Norm, 1951- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "The Midway Plaisance at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 was designed to complement the vastness of the fair itself, simultaneously entertaining and educating the fairgoer. A half-mile long, the Midway was designed to delight visitors with grandeur, excitement, and surprise. This volume escorts readers through the Midway, showing every feature and intersection, from the Libbey Glass Factory, the Captive Balloon, Little Cairo, and the greatest marvel of all, the Ferris Wheel, capable of carrying 1000 people at a time"-- Provided by publisher.

Title A deadly betrothal

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Title A deadly betrothal
Author Buckley, Fiona, author
Edition: First world edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: An Ursula Blanchard mystery
Format: Books
Summary July, 1579. Called upon to help a family friend who is horrified at the return of her errant husband after an absence of thirty years, little does Ursula realize that her involvement in the Harrison family's domestic dramas will lead to a case of cold-blooded murder...Matters become even more complicated when Ursula is summoned to court to assist in negotiations for Queen Elizabeth's possible engagement to the Duke of Alencon. The proposed marriage between the queen and a French Catholic twenty years her junior is causing unrest throughout the kingdom. There are many who oppose the match - but would someone kill in order to prevent it?..Tensions increase when a prominent nobleman is accused of murder. Ursula is convinced the man is innocent - but can she prove it?

Title Who is Rich? : a novel

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Title Who is Rich? :
Author Klam, Matthew, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Two people, who are married to other people, meet at a conference for artists and writers in a charming seaside village much like Provincetown. Rich, a formerly sort-of-famous cartoonist, and Amy, a student of narrative painting, shared a moment of passion the summer before, and have returned to see what happens next. In the wicked events that follow, both of their lives completely unravel"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The devouring

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Title The devouring
Author Benn, James R., author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: A Billy Boyle WWII mystery ; 12
Format: Books
Summary "A murder in wartime Switzerland reveals Swiss complicity with the Nazis and profiteering during World War II Billy and Kaz are sent to neutral Switzerland to investigate the murder of a Swiss banking official with ties to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The US and Swiss governments are about to embark on diplomatic discussions regarding the Safehaven Protocols, which are aimed at limiting the amount of war materials exported by Switzerland to the Nazis, halting the laundering of looted gold, and preventing the postwar use of Nazi wealth for war criminals. With the talks about to begin, the OSS wants their involvement in the murder cleared up, as well as to protect the participants from any threat of violence. The plans go wrong from the beginning when Billy and Kaz crash-land in France. As they make their way through occupied territory to the border, they meet Anton Lasho, a member of the Sinti ethnic group, whose family was slaughtered by the Nazis, and who is, in turn, a one-man Nazi-killing machine. They'll need his help, because as they find once they make it across the border, Swiss banks are openly laundering gold 'harvested' from concentration camps, and those that are profiting will do everything they can to protect their wealth and hide their dark secrets"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Beyond Absolution

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Title Beyond Absolution
Author Harrison, Cora.
Edition: First world publication.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: A Reverend Mother mystery
Format: Books
Summary Ireland. 1925. Pierced through to the brain, the dead body of the priest was found wedged into the small, dark confessional cubicle. Loved by all, Father Dominic had lent a listening ear to sinners of all kinds: gunmen and policemen; prostitutes and nuns; prosperous businessmen and petty swindlers; tradesmen and thieves. But who knelt behind the metal grid and inserted a deadly weapon into that listening ear?..The Reverend Mother Aquinas can do nothing for Father Dominic, but for the sake of his brother, her old friend Father Lawrence, she is determined to find out who killed him, and why.

Title The last cowboys of San Geronimo

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Title The last cowboys of San Geronimo
Author Stansel, Ian, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary When Silas Van Loy flees home on horseback to avoid capture for his brother's murder, he is soon followed by both the police and his brother's wife, Lena, who is intent on exacting revenge. She reluctantly lets her trusted stable assistant join her in a journey across the wilds of Northern California in the hopes of catching Silas for one final showdown. Stansel follows the chase and shares the story of the brothers' rise from hardscrabble childhood to their reign as the region's preeminent horse trainers, tracking the tense sibling rivalry that ultimately leads to the elder's death...A fully realized tale that challenges notions of the modern West, The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo will satisfy fans of Kent Haruf, Larry McMurtry, Molly Gloss, and Smith Henderson, and establish Stansel as a new voice in this grand tradition.

Title The complete make-ahead cookbook : from appetizers to desserts 500 recipes you can make in advance

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Title The complete make-ahead cookbook :
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title A history of the United States in five crashes : stock market meltdowns that defined a nation

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Title A history of the United States in five crashes :
Author Nations, Scott, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The revolution of Robert Kennedy : from power to protest after JFK

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Title The revolution of Robert Kennedy :
Author Bohrer, John R., author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title A gastroenterologist's guide to gut health : everything you need to know about colonoscopy, digestive diseases, and healthy eating

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Title A gastroenterologist's guide to gut health :
Author Novick, David M., 1948- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Quick & dirty.

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Title Quick & dirty.
Author Woods, Stuart.
Format: Books

Title Two kinds of truth.

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Title Two kinds of truth.
Author Connelly, Michael.
Format: Books

Title The intelligent body : reversing chronic fatigue and pain from the inside out

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Title The intelligent body :
Author Davies, Kyle, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

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