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Princeton : Princeton University Press, 
Abstract: In 1953, a man was found dead from cyanide poisoning near the Philadelphia airport with a picture of a Nazi aircraft in his wallet. Taped to his abdomen was an enciphered message. In 1912, a book dealer named Wilfrid Voynich came into possession of an illuminated cipher manuscript once belonging to Emperor Rudolf II, who was obsessed with alchemy and the occult. Wartime codebreakers tried--and failed--to unlock the book's secrets, and it remains an enigma to this day. In this lively and entertaining book, Craig Bauer examines these and other vexing ciphers yet to be cracked. Some may reveal the identity of a spy or serial killer, provide the location of buried treasure, or expose a secret society--while others may be elaborate hoaxes. Unsolved! begins by explaining the basics of cryptology, and then explores the history behind an array of unsolved ciphers. It looks at ancient ciphers, ciphers created by artists and composers, ciphers left by killers and victims, Cold War ciphers, and many others. Some are infamous, like the ciphers in the Zodiac letters, while others were created purely as intellectual challenges by figures such as Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman. Bauer lays out the evidence surrounding each cipher, describes the efforts of geniuses and eccentrics--in some cases both--to decipher it, and invites readers to try their hand at puzzles that have stymied so many others. Unsolved! takes readers from the ancient world to the digital age, providing an amazing tour of many of history's greatest unsolved ciphers"
[Bothell] : Lightning Source Inc. : That Patchwork Place, 2018
Boulder : Roost books, 2018
Lafayette : C&T Publishing, 
Abstract: Celebrate the seasons with this sweet collection of folk-inspired projects using wool applique and embroidery. Featuring the author's signature sheep and floral motifs, these 11 small, charming projects made with easy fusible applique will appeal to quilters, needlework enthusiasts, craft sewists, and more! Relax as you hand stitch these folksy, portable cushions and table runners with needle and thread. The mix of wool and cotton is fun to stitch, display and gift
Lafayette : Stash Books, 2018
Abstract: Learn how to translate your own reference images or sketches into foundation paper piecing patterns.
[Stati Uniti d'America] : Martingale & Company, 2018
Abstract: When an avid gardener and seasoned quilt and stitchery designer combines her two passions, magic sprouts! Using a mix of wool and cotton as her medium and flowers as her muse, Kathy Cardiff brings her blossoming backyard garden to life in projects that blend elegant beauty with a touch of primitive charm. Projects from pillows and sewing notions to table toppers and wall quilts culminate in a stunning nine-block sampler quilt bursting with blooms. Add basic embroidery-stitch details to give each flower, leaf, and vine Kathy's special brand of cottage style. Full-sized pullout patterns included.
La Vergne : Crowood, 2018
Abstract: Botanical illustration - the complete guide explains the processes and methods behind this beautiful art genre. It highlights the importance of the requisite skills of close observation, accurate drawing and attention to detail. Leigh Ann Gale is a leading botanical artist and tutor, and she generously demonstrates her approach in this book. Her worked example of fuchsia magellanica illustrates the varied stages of an illustration. Along with step-by-step instructions to a range of subjects, this book is beautifully illustrated with over 350 images, diagrams and paintings of her and her students' work. This book is a source of inspiration as well as a definitive guide
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2018
Abstract: Polidoro da Caravaggio (c. 1500-1543), one of Raphael's most influential and distinctive followers, has not been well treated by time. His significant early frescoes, which graced exterior palace facades in Rome, have perished almost without exception. A rare few are preserved but most are known only in copies. Consequently, the originality of Polidoro's public work has been little explored, despite his once famous reputation and the association of his name with Raphael and Michelangelo. His move to Sicily later in life, a region with few surviving primary sources, further complicates the study of his work. Extant pieces by the artist from this period are unusually severe in content and technique, and their attribution has often been controversial. In this first account in English, Polidoro's radical Sicilian paintings are considered through the lens of the religious life of the era and in relation to his early secular work. This much-needed investigation establishes Polidoro's proper place in the canon of art history.
Cambridge : Chandos, 2017
Abstract: Innovation in Public Libraries: Learning from International Library Practice examines the recent activities of successful and innovative libraries around the world, presenting their initiatives in areas including library design, events and programs, and creating customer experiences. This timely guide provides an overview of these libraries' successful experiences and identifies emerging global trends and themes. The author offers library practitioners guidance on how to pursue these trends in their own library environment, identifying achievable goals when planning building and design improvements, and developing customer interactions in order to emulate the experiences of international libraries. Presents a range of successful and innovative practices in one book, covering library innovation in building design, programs and events, and in customer experience and approach Provides an international perspective on library activities, with libraries in different countries discussed Analyzes the experiences of various libraries to identify common trends and themes Provides practical advice for librarians who wish to emulate the activities of the libraries discussed, with recommended goals to action Examines both the big picture of emerging global trends and themes, as well as highlighting the daily experiences of individual libraries
Providence : American mathematical society, 2017
Abstract: Provides a comprehensive introduction to number theory, with complete proofs, worked examples, and exercises. Its exposition reflects the most recent scholarship in mathematics and its history. Almost 500 sharp illustrations accompany elegant proofs, from prime decomposition through quadratic reciprocity.
Lafayette : C & T Publishing, 2017
Abstract: The author of best-selling Wool Applique Folk Art presents a treasure trove of simple and elegant projects, including a journal cover, pillow cover, wallhangings, storage boxes, table rug, and more. (Kindle users: if this publication includes patterns, a tinyURL will be listed in the text which can be used to download a pdf of the patterns to a print-enabled device.).
Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard, 
Abstract: La colonna sonora del successo Disney Pixar, "Coco", una storia commovente e divertente, che ha incontrato il favore di pubblico e critica. La raccolta comprende le musiche del film, in trascrizioni per piano, voce e chitarra: "Everyone knows Juanita", "La Llorona", "Much needed advice", "Proud corazon", "Remember me" (Ernesto de la Cruz), "The world es mi familia", "Un poco loco". Include 8 pagine a colori con immagini tratte dal film.
Salem : Zakka Workshop, 2017
Abstract: Author of the very successful Simply Stitched, this new book by Yumiko Higuchi combines embroidery stitches with hand applique. Learn how to use felt, cotton and linen to create beautifully layered designs full of texture and contrast, then embellish with just a handful of basic embroidery stitches. With over 30 motifs inspired by nature, you'll find designs for hydrangeas, sunflowers, lilacs, tulips, poppies, birds, bees, strawberries and more. Use these motifs to create any of the sophisticated bags, pincushions, coasters, tea towels and wall art projects included in the book, or be inspired to design your own.
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, 
Cover to cover : classic Penguin : [a visual celebration of Penguin classics] / edited with an introduction of Paul Buckley ; foreword by Audrey Niffenegger ; preface by Elda Rotor ; book design by Matt Vee
New York : Penguin books, 2016
Bothell : Martingale,