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2019.5.21 New Arrivals


Living Maps: An Atlas of Cities Personified

: Adam Dant
PUBLISHER : Chronicle Books

This collection of maps explores the unique personalities of 28 cities around the world, shedding light on the strange and marvelous ways humans interact with the places they call home. Artist and creative cartographer Adam Dant dissects Manhattan in an anatomical diagram, traces the form of a Picasso nude in the streets of Monaco, and transforms the crisscrossing paths of boats on the Bosporus into the nerves of Istanbul. Dant draws on the history, culture and geography of each city and the aesthetic of antique maps to create gorgeous works of cartographic art. Witty and insightful, this book will capture the imaginations of travelers, map enthusiasts and history buffs.


Hockney’s Pictures

: David Hockney
PUBLISHER : Thames and Hudson

This much acclaimed book, newly available in paperback, is the definitive retrospective of the most popular serious artist in the world today. Covering almost 50 years, and presented thematically to show the evolution and diversity of Hockney’s prolific paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints and photography, it also features quotes from the artist that illuminate the passionate thinking behind his work.


Literary Paris: A Photographic Tour

: Nichole Robertson
PUBLISHER : City Photography

An essential addition to the library of every booklover and Francophile, this unique love letter to Paris offers an immersive photographic stroll through its literary delights, from historic bookstores to hidden cafes.

“Paris in Color” author Nichole Robertson turns her lens onto spots both legendary and little-known, highlighting quiet moments that every booklover savors-inviting cafe scenes, comfy chairs, enticing book nooks-and the weathered charm of places steeped in centuries of literary history.

Quotes by great writers such as Balzac and Colette are interspersed throughout, while a timeline and an index of featured locations round out the volume. This bijou treasure of a book will inspire every creative soul who dreams of following in the footsteps of their literary heroes.


The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

: David Wallace-Wells
PUBLISHER : Tim Duggan Books

It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. In California, wildfires now rage year-round, destroying thousands of homes. Across the United States, “500-year” storms pummel communities month after month, and floods displace tens of millions annually.

This is only a preview of the changes to come. And they are coming fast. Without a revolution in how billions of humans live, parts of the Earth could become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century.

In his travelogue of our near future, David Wallace-Wells brings into stark relief the climate troubles that await - food shortages, refugee emergencies and other crises that will reshape the globe.

But the world will be remade by warming in more profound ways as well, transforming our politics, our culture, our relationship to technology and our sense of history. It will be all-encompassing, shaping and distorting nearly every aspect of human life as it is lived today.

Like “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Silent Spring” before it, “The Uninhabitable Earth” is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action.
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