The October issue of the international culture-savvy periodical Monocle has arrived at the store. This issue, entitled “Finding Your Groove: The Monocle Global Style Survey,” covers the following topics:
A: Baku: Is Azerbaijan’s capital a Caspian-hugging Paris?
B: Ethical fashion: Do you care what you wear?
C: Danger: Performance artist at work
D: Isay Weinfeld’s latest seductive space in Sao Paulo
E: Hong Kong’s homeliest hood, Haneda’s new global hub, and Copenhagen.
Be sure to pick one up before they disappear!!
Just in for the fall season: The Gentlewoman Issue No.2 and Strange & Wonderful: An informal Visual History of Manuscript Books and Albums.
The Gentlewoman, is a new bi-annual magazine which shares the same dimpled cover and polished layout as its brother publication, Fantastic Man,.
In an industry overrun with magazines, The Gentlewoman stands out as an intelligent magazine focused on real women and real perspectives on fashion.
Issue No. 2 features an in depth article about fashion photographer Inez van Lamsweerde, including a portfolio of intimate self-portraits.
Also included in this issue:
- Cathy Dennis; Pop Industry’s secret Weapon
- Multi-media artist Yoko Ono
- News anchor Lukwesa Burak representing woman on television
- Ashley Olsen on solitude
- Britain’s favorite comedian Julia Davis
- How Meena Pathak changed the taste of curry
Strange & Wonderful: An informal Visual History of Manuscript Books and Albums brings together an amazingly diverse group of volumes produced over time without the aid of a printing press.
101 books are represented in full-color spreads, offering a survey of unique creations over a wide breadth of time, place and subject. From pre-Gutenberg manuscripts to contemporary one-of-a-kind artists’ books, the whole suggests the birth of a new classification of outsider art.
This gorgeous book is sure to inspire.
Both are now available at the Art in the Age store! Pick up your copy soon, these won’t last long!
Inspired by the advice in this classic tome, I’ve resolved to refrain (in as many ways as possible) from the grocery store for as long as my health can handle it. Hopefully, the duration of this exercise will be long and “fruitful”. For the past 3 weeks, I’ve been jamming out, jellying it up, and freezing up a storm with this year’s garden abundance…
L to R: Spicy Tomato Relish, Raspberry Rhubarb Jam, Hot Pepper Jelly, Raspberry Jam
L to R: White Bread, Wheat Bread, Whole Cherry Tomatoes, Herbed Tomato Sauce, Blanched Squash
L to R: Dilly Beans, Pickled Radishes
The Complete Planned Roster of Preserves for 2010-11:
Spicy Tomato Jam
Whole wheat bread
Sweet Tomato Jam
Whole frozen tomatoes
Frozen Steamed Beans
Sauteed Summer Squash
Hot Pepper Jam
Raspberry Rhubarb Jam
Pea Soup Starter
Updates to follow…
For more canning/preserving tips, check out the website and DVD of Harriet & Marge, the two fabulous ladies behind PRESERVE (Portland)!
In his outstanding new book, Revolutionaries, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jack Rakove offers a fresh perspective on America’s founding fathers. Last week, he spoke about his latest work at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center just a few blocks away from Independence Hall. We were there, and we’ve got two signed copies of Revolutionaries that we’re giving away to two lucky Art in the Age Twitter followers that reply to @artintheage with “I want a signed copy of Revolutionaries!” during the week of June 17th-25th. Read a summary of the book below.
Prior to the explosive events of the mid-1770s, these men were living quiet, provincial lives in the rustic wilderness of the New World. They were devoted to family, craft, and the private pursuit of wealth and happiness. These men did not set out to become revolutionaries, but when the events in Boston escalated, they found themselves thrust to the forefront of a major crisis, that within a matter of months escalated from protest to full on war.
Most historians tend to concentrate on the military turmoil that won American’s independence, but Rakove is more concerned with the intellectual struggle that was taking place among the leaders of the revolution. The book moves chronologically through the two most crucial decades of the country’s birth, from 1773 to 1792. Rakove shares little-know stories about these famous (and not so famous) men, capturing the intensely creative period of the Republic’s foundling, in a way no single biography ever could. From the Boston Tea Party to the First Continental Congress, from Trenton to Valley Forge, from the ratification of the Constitution to the disputes that let to a two-party system, Rakove explores the competing views of politics, war, diplomacy, and society that shaped our nation.
Revolutionaries creates personal portraits of the founding fathers, packed full of fascinating insights. Unlike most historians, Ravoke goes beyond accepted notions of these men as godlike visionaries. Washington, Madison, Hamilton, and Adams are revealed before they were fully formed leaders, before the Republic was effectively functioning. Washington is portrayed as a flawed tactician but expert manager, Jack Laurens as a slave trader’s son who developed a plan to recruit black soldier, and vain John Adams, languishing in a Worcester, MA, schoolhouse. The reader is given a look into the collective thought process that went into making some of the most crucial decisions of the Revolution; when and how to break with Britain, how to win a war against the world’s greatest military power, and what exactly the Constitution should say.
Revolutionaries is an excellent blend of narrative and intellectual history, one of those rare books that makes us think afresh about how the country came to be, and why the idea of America endures.
Starting in 1999, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) celebrates May as Get Caught Reading Month. The movement to encourage kids and adults across the nation to read for fun was conceived by Congresswoman Pat Shroeder, also President of the AAP. Teachers, parents, students, publishers, and booksellers are encouraged to acknowledge the “holiday” by instituting special merchandise displays and hosting reading-related events in schools and libraries.
Read more about the benefits of reading to young children.
Read more about literacy in America.
Check out promotional celebrity posters from getcaughtreading.org (my personal fave is below…)
Crack that book you received as a gift and have been meaning to open for months! Finally finish that classic novel sitting on your coffee table! Next time you need to look up a fact, get off Wikipedia and go to your local library. Are you in a reading rut? Here are some of my current faves/selections…
The Book of William: How Shakespeare’s First Folio Conquered The World
Dallas Clayton’s An Awesome Book (for the kiddies AND adults!)
The latest issue of MONOCLE mag (The ascent of Brasilia: Sharpening Brazil’s Foreign Policy)…
Also make sure to stop in the the Art In The Age Store or peruse our curated selection ONLINE!
Here’s the description from Amazon.
“Obsolete contains essays and entries on more than 100 alphabetized fading subjects, including Blind Dates, Mix Tapes, Getting Lost, Porn Magazines, Looking Old, Operators, Camera Film, Hitchhiking, Body Hair, Writing Letters, Basketball Players in Short Shorts, Privacy, Cash, and, yes, Books. This ode to obsolescence also includes 25 quirky pen-and-ink line illustrations to further help us remember exactly what we’re missing.”
These are the very things that Art in the Age longs to have back again. Well, maybe not body hair!
Buy it here.