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Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott

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English

Pages

503

Publication Date

January 25, 2020

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Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then there’s tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally there’s Amy, the youngest and most precocious. Together they are the March sisters. Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures — including Laurie, the boy next door. And through sisterly squabbles, their happy times and sad ones too, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.<br />Based on Louisa May Alcott’s childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.<br /><br />A wonderful story... As a child, I strongly identified with Jo because she is a writer. —Jacqueline Wilson<br />The American female myth. —Madelon Bedell<br />It is an essential American novel, perhaps the essential American novel for girls… Girls come to it on their own. —Jane Smiley<br />In “Little Women”, Alcott anticipated realism by twenty or thirty years. —G. K. Chesterton
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kondō

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show <i>Tidying Up with Marie Kondo</i>.</b><br /><br /><b><b><b><b>ONE OF CNN<b>’</b>S MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE</b></b></b></b><br /><br /> Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<br /><br /> Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). <br /><br /> With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
Titian: His Life
by Sheila Hale

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English

Pages

901

Publication Date

November 20, 2012

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The first definitive biography of the master painter in more than a century, <em>Titian: His Life</em> is being hailed as a "landmark achievement" for critically acclaimed author Sheila Hale (<em>Publishers Weekly</em>). Brilliant in its interpretation of the 16th-century master's paintings, this monumental biography of Titian draws on contemporary accounts and recent art historical research and scholarship, some of it previously unpublished, providing an unparalleled portrait of the artist, as well as a fascinating rendering of Venice as a center of culture, commerce, and power. Sheila Hale's <em>Titian</em> is destined to be this century's authoritative text on the life of greatest painter of the Italian High Renaissance.
Picture This: How Pictures Work
by Molly Bang

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English

Pages

154

Publication Date

August 16, 2016

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Molly Bang's brilliant, insightful, and accessible treatise is now revised and expanded for its 25th anniversary. Bang's powerful ideas—about how the visual composition of images works to engage the emotions, and how the elements of an artwork can give it the power to tell a story—remain unparalleled in their simplicity and genius. Why are diagonals dramatic? Why are curves calming? Why does red feel hot and blue feel cold? First published in 1991, <em>Picture This</em> has changed the way artists, illustrators, reviewers, critics, and readers look at and understand art.
The Non-Designer's Design Book (Non Designer's Design Book)
by Robin Williams

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

November 20, 2014

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<p>For nearly 20 years, designers and non-designers alike have been introduced to the fundamental principles of great design by author Robin Williams. Through her straightforward and light-hearted style, Robin has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to make their designs look professional using four surprisingly simple principles. Now in its fourth edition, <i>The Non-Designer’s Design Book </i>offers even more practical design advice, including a new chapter on the fundamentals of typography, more quizzes and exercises to train your Designer Eye, updated projects for you to try, and new visual and typographic examples to inspire your creativity. </p> <p> <br /> </p> <p>Whether you’re a Mac user or a Windows user, a type novice, or an aspiring graphic designer, you will find the instruction and inspiration to approach any design project with confidence.</p> <p> </p> <p>THIS ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DESIGN WILL TEACH YOU </p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>The four principles of design that underlie  every design project </li> <li>How to design with color </li> <li>How to design with type </li> <li>How to combine typefaces for maximum effect </li> <li>How to see and think like a professional designer </li> <li>Specific tips on designing newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other projects </li> </ul> <p> </p> <br />
Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo
by Stephanie Storey

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English

Pages

354

Publication Date

March 01, 2016

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In her brilliant debut, Storey brings early 16th-century Florence alive, entering with extraordinary empathy into the minds and souls of two Renaissance masters, creating a stunning art history thriller. From 1501 to 1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence. Leonardo was a charming, handsome fifty year-old at the peak of his career. Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid-twenties, desperate to make a name for himself.<br /><br />Michelangelo is a virtual unknown when he returns to Florence and wins the commission to carve what will become one of the most famous sculptures of all time: David. Even though his impoverished family shuns him for being an artist, he is desperate to support them. Living at the foot of his misshapen block of marble, Michelangelo struggles until the stone finally begins to speak. Working against an impossible deadline, he begins his feverish carving.<br /><br />Meanwhile, Leonardo's life is falling apart: he loses the hoped-for David commission; he can't seem to finish any project; he is obsessed with his ungainly flying machine; he almost dies in war; his engineering designs disastrously fail; and he is haunted by a woman he has seen in the market--a merchant's wife, whom he is finally commissioned to paint. Her name is Lisa, and she becomes his muse.<br /><br />Leonardo despises Michelangelo for his youth and lack of sophistication. Michelangelo both loathes and worships Leonardo's genius.<br /><br /><i>Oil and Marble</i> is the story of their nearly forgotten rivalry. <br /><br />Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction--novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism
by Kyle Chayka

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English

Pages

264

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<b>"More than just a story of an abiding cultural preoccupation, <i>The Longing For Less</i> peels back the commodified husk of minimalism to reveal something surprising and thoroughly alive." -Jenny Odell, author of </b><i><b>How to Do Nothing</b> </i><br /><i><br /></i><b>"Thoughtful and absorbing . . . A superb outing from a gifted young critic that will spark joy in many readers." -<i>Kirkus Reviews, </i>starred review </b><br /><b> </b><br />“Less is more”: Everywhere we hear the mantra. Marie Kondo and other decluttering gurus promise that shedding our stuff will solve our problems. We commit to cleanse diets and strive for inbox zero. Amid the frantic pace and distraction of everyday life, we covet silence-and airy, Instagrammable spaces in which to enjoy it. The popular term for this brand of upscale austerity, “minimalism,” has mostly come to stand for things to buy and consume. But minimalism has richer, deeper, and altogether more valuable gifts to offer. <br /> <br />Kyle Chayka is one of our sharpest cultural observers. After spending years covering minimalist trends for leading publications, he now delves beneath this lifestyle's glossy surface, seeking better ways to claim the time and space we crave. He shows that our longing for less goes back further than we realize. His search leads him to the philosophical and spiritual origins of minimalism, and to the stories of artists such as Agnes Martin and Donald Judd; composers such as John Cage and Julius Eastman; architects and designers; visionaries and misfits. As Chayka looks anew at their extraordinary lives and explores the places where they worked-from Manhattan lofts to the Texas high desert and the back alleys of Kyoto-he reminds us that what we most require is presence, not absence. The result is an elegant new synthesis of our minimalist desires and our profound emotional needs.
ONLINE MARKETING BOOT CAMP: The Simple, Proven Formula To Take Yo...
by Gundi Gabrielle

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

January 01, 2020

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<h1><strong>*Top 15 Marketing Strategies for 2020!*</strong><br /></h1><h2><strong>Do you feel <u>overwhelmed</u> with marketing? - <u>Struggling to reach new clients</u>, customers, or social media followers?</strong><br /></h2><h2><br /></h2><h2><strong><u>Frustrated with Facebook ads</u> </strong>not producing good results?<br /></h2><h2><br /></h2><p><br /></p><h3>Then let this snappy, little guide from the INFLUENCER series help you in typical, fun - <em>SassyZenGirl</em> - style!</h3><h3><br /></h3><h1><em><strong>What 98% of businesses miss + why they fail!</strong></em></h1><h3><br /></h3><h3><strong>PART 1</strong> starts with the 10 <em><strong>must-have</strong></em> pillars for any internet marketing success. This is what 98% of entrepreneurs and business owners miss and why they fail!</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Your marketing campaigns can<em>not</em> be successful if you forget even one of these marketing basics, and you need to have them in place <u><strong><em>before</em></strong></u> <strong><em>even considering any marketing strategies</em></strong>!</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Learn<strong></strong> how the <em><strong>2% of successful entrepreneurs smartly position their brands</strong></em>, so customers will always choose their business over everyone else <em>(hint: it’s not luck - there is a <strong>proven branding strategy </strong>at play here and <u>you</u> can apply it, too!).</em></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>In <strong>PART 2</strong>, we will cover the <em><strong>psychological principles of effective copywriting</strong></em> and how you can make your sales copy instantly more effective by just changing one or two words.</h3><p><br /></p><h3>You will see <u><strong>what your #1 FOCUS needs to be</strong></u>, especially during your first year <em>(it's probably not what you expected...)</em>.<br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>In <strong>PART 3</strong>, we will cover the:<br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h2><strong><u>TOP 15 most effective Digital Marketing Strategies for 2020</u></strong><br /></h2><h3><em><u><strong></strong></u></em><br /></h3><h3><em><u><strong></strong></u></em>so you can pick the ones best suited for your business while maximizing their effectiveness. Whether you:</h3><h3><br /></h3><ul><li><h3>Have struggled to gain traction with your <strong>blog posts</strong> or want to use blogging for profit...</h3></li><li><h3>Want to leverage the amazing power of <strong>influencer marketing</strong>, learn the most effective influencer strategies and <em><strong>how to find influencers</strong></em> on Instragram, Facebook & Youtube that will actually bring you results...</h3></li><li><h3>Read every social media bible…:) but are still struggling with <strong>social media copywriting or branding</strong>,<strong></strong> still not gaining any followers in large numbers…</h3></li><li><h3>Want to explore newer strategies like <strong>messenger chat bots & Medium</strong></h3></li><li><h3>Discover how <u><em><strong>Pinterest can generate you a 100K a month</strong></em></u> <em>(not a typo!)</em></h3></li></ul><h3>Or…<br /></h3><ul><li><h3>Still wondering how to start a business online and</h3></li></ul><h2><strong>What do I need to start a business?</strong></h2><h3><br /></h3><h3>You will have <u><em><strong>a clear action plan in place</strong></em></u> once you finish this book and <em>finally</em> feel that you, YES YOU <em>(even the quiet introvert in the back...:)</em>, can master marketing and get your business the attention - <u><strong>and financial rewards</strong></u> - you deserve.</h3><h3><br /></h3><h2><strong>Ready to #ShareYourAWESOME with the world?</strong></h2><h3><br /></h3><h3><strong>Then scroll up to the top and hit that BUY BUTTON!</strong><br /></h3>
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creat...
by Austin Kleon

Language

English

Pages

140

Publication Date

February 28, 2012

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<b>Unlock your creativity.</b><br /><br /> An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life.<br />  <br /> Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. Follow interests wherever they take you—what feels like a hobby may turn into you life’s work. Forget the old cliché about writing what you know: Instead, write the book you want to read, make the movie you want to watch.<br />  <br /> And finally, stay Smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring in the everyday world so that you have the space to be wild and daring in your imagination and your work.<br /><br />  “Brilliant and real and true.”—Rosanne Cash<br />  
Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, and What We ...
by Mike Monteiro

Language

English

Pages

223

Publication Date

April 10, 2019

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The world is working exactly as designed.<br /><br />The combustion engine which is destroying our planet’s atmosphere and rapidly making it inhospitable is working exactly as we designed it. Guns, which lead to so much death, work exactly as they’re designed to work. And every time we “improve” their design, they get better at killing. Facebook’s privacy settings, which have outed gay teens to their conservative parents, are working exactly as designed. Their “real names” initiative, which makes it easier for stalkers to re-find their victims, is working exactly as designed. Twitter’s toxicity and lack of civil discourse is working exactly as it’s designed to work.<br /><br />The world is working exactly as designed. And it’s not working very well. Which means we need to do a better job of designing it. Design is a craft with an amazing amount of power. The power to choose. The power to influence. As designers, we need to see ourselves as gatekeepers of what we are bringing into the world, and what we choose not to bring into the world. Design is a craft with responsibility. The responsibility to help create a better world for all.<br /><br />Design is also a craft with a lot of blood on its hands. Every cigarette ad is on us. Every gun is on us. Every ballot that a voter cannot understand is on us. Every time social network’s interface allows a stalker to find their victim, that’s on us. The monsters we unleash into the world will carry your name.<br /><br />This book will make you see that design is a political act. What we choose to design is a political act. Who we choose to work for is a political act. Who we choose to work with is a political act. And, most importantly, the people we’ve excluded from these decisions is the biggest (and stupidest) political act we’ve made as a society.<br /><br />If you’re a designer, this book might make you angry. It should make you angry. But it will also give you the tools you need to make better decisions. You will learn how to evaluate the potential benefits and harm of what you’re working on. You’ll learn how to present your concerns. You’ll learn the importance of building and working with diverse teams who can approach problems from multiple points-of-view. You’ll learn how to make a case using data and good storytelling. You’ll learn to say NO in a way that’ll make people listen. But mostly, this book will fill you with the confidence to do the job the way you always wanted to be able to do it. This book will help you understand your responsibilities.

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