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Books & Mortar

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Books & Mortar : A Celebration of the Local Bookstore
Product Code: 50430
ISBN: 978-1-4236-5043-0
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Hardback
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Next Release Date: August 2018
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Price:  $16.99


A visual feast celebrating the alluring power of bookstores—68 paintings by illustrator Gibbs M. Smith.

The local bookstore, a place of wonder, refuge, and rejuvenation for book lovers the world over. Books & Mortar is a celebration of these literary strongholds. Sixty-eight oil paintings capture these storefronts at a moment in time, and pair the artwork with quotations about the joy of reading, the importance of bookstores, and in many cases, anecdotes about the shops and owners themselves.

A delightful gift for an avid reader, an inspiration for any bookstore owner, Books & Mortar is the perfect keepsake for anyone’s personal library.

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Inkspired

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Inkspired : Creating Calligraphy
By (author): Betty Soldi
Product Code: 49878
ISBN: 978-1-4236-4987-8
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Paperback / softback
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Next Release Date: August 2018
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Price:  $19.99


Inkspired explores ways to refine your existing handwriting into beautiful, personalized calligraphy for dozens of unique applications.


This stylish workbook contains clear instruction, encouraging advice, and 40 practice pages for the beginner calligrapher, plus plenty of white space throughout to continue practicing. Learn to embrace mistakes and play around with new ideas: practice not just with pen and paper, but on craft paper with a variety of vegetables (such as a carrot, asparagus, or pepper) dipped in ink; or swap ink for bleach or fragrant espresso.


Discover ways to implement your art on a variety of surfaces (such as leaves, fruit, gift wrap, mirrors, and balloons), as well as ideas for special occasions such as weddings, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.


Reconnect with handwriting and discover the calming, creative joy of calligraphy for every occasion.


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Turquoise (Updated)

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Turquoise (Updated) : The World Story of a Fascinating Gemstone
By authors: Joe Dan Lowry, Joe P Lowry
Product Code: 50898
ISBN: 978-1-4236-5089-8
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Hardback
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Next Release Date: July 2018
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Price:  $75.00


Updated edition includes 85 new photographs, including close-ups of cabochons from the famous mines that produce the best colors and matrix; information about mining activity and locations brings the story of world turquoise up to date.

Turquoise has been mined on six continents and traded by cultures throughout the world's history, including the European, Chinese, Mayan, Aztec, Inca, and Southwest Native American. It has been set in silver and gold jewelry, cut and shaped into fetish animals, and even formed to represent gods in many religions. This gemstone is displayed in museums around the world, representing the arts and traditions of prehistoric, historic, and modern societies. Turquoise focuses on the latest information in science and art from the greatest turquoise collections around the globe.

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The Life and Art of Archie Boyd Teater

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The Life and Art of Archie Boyd Teater
By author: Lester Taylor
Product Code: 41568
ISBN: 978-1-4236-4156-8
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Hardback
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Price:  $75.00


The first comprehensive monograph on impressionistic western landscape artist Archie Boyd Teater (1901-1978), this volume features a detailed biography of the artist, an analysis of his work and reproductions of more than two hundred of his paintings. Included is work from all periods of Teater's life and in all of his motifs, especially as they relate to Idaho, the Grand Tetons, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but also including representative selections from his "International Collection," gleaned from his travels to more than one hundred countries around the world, including New York City, San Francisco, New Orleans, Uruguay, France, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Egypt and Afghanistan.

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Painters of Grand Tetons National Park

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Painters of Grand Tetons National Park
By authors: Donna L Poulton, James L. Poulton
Product Code: 17693
ISBN: 978-1-4236-1769-3
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $75.00


A survey of the long history of artistic interpretation of the Teton Range and Jackson Hole area, this book is timed to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the formation of the National Park Service in 2016 and its early efforts to establish Grand Teton National Park. The book includes nearly four hundred paintings, drawings, and photographs, including classic as well as more unique, contemporary interpretations of the magnificent Tetons landscape and wildlife. It provides examples gleaned from across a span of more than two hundred years and representing a wide variety of styles, including such well-known artists as Edward Hopper and Thomas Moran, and emphasizing artists who have lived and worked year-round in the Teton area, including Harrison R. Crandall and Conrad Schwiering.

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