books about: novelty
Popular Milk Glass & Other Opaque Novelties: & Other Opaque Novelties (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
The charm of milk glass has captured the hearts of thousands of collectors around the world. Though its name implies a milky whiteness, milk glass is now a term that encompasses opaque glass in a whole range of colors, from white to an almost solid black. This new book explores the world of milk glass in over 575 beautiful color photos. It contains items from the major manufacturers, ranging from hens on nests to miniature bank buildings and ...
Acme Novelty Library #18 (No. 18)
Drawn & Quarterly
Gets under your skin
Dolorous and melancholy, Chris Ware's work has always drawn me like a moth to flame. I can't recall a work from a female perspective before, and this one is a quiet, soft, lovely work about a sad and lonely woman who has had a very intense life. The work of deciphering his labyrinthine panel constructions or reading all the fine print has always paid off and this work is no different, but this ...
Novelties & Souvenirs: Collected Short Fiction
John Crowley is one the best and most underappreciated writers alive. His talent is comparable to that of William Trevor, John Banville, or Calvino. The stories in this collection are uniformly powerful and ingenious, incredibly clever especially when they start out under the guise of genre stories and become something much, much more, like the one about Virginia Woolf's visit, which manages in a ...
The Acme Novelty Library
a work of art
I purchased this as a gift, and my daughter was amazed by the book. She had studied the artist in a college course, but this particular edition captivated her--the artistry, subtlety and detail were the source of hours of enjoyment reading and studying the book. It's a work of art.
Surprisingly Simple Novelty Cards: Over 35 Easy-to-Make Designs
David & Charles
You will be surprised at what you can easily achieve. I was !
There is a good balance of card projects in this book. The designs and instructions are easy to follow and supported by great step by step photos that clearly illustrate what the text says. The majority of the cards are easily achievable and some cards, such as the hidden message and pocket present, would be ideal for mass-producing for party invites, birth aanouncement etc. Sue Nicholson ...
Acme Novelty Library #17 (No. 17)
ACME Novelty Library
I much admire C.W. work. The book is flawlessly designed. The amount of details is amazing (don't forget to check the barcode sticker with the "warning" on the back cover...
Acme Novelty Library #19 (No. 19)
Drawn and Quarterly
Love all his work, especially "Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth" Heart-breakingly glorious. This is a perfect companion to that work.
Acme Novelty Datebook Volume Two: 1995 - 2002
Drawn and Quarterly
This is undoubtedly one of the most amazing artist's books I have ever come across. It first caught my eye in Chicago's popular Quimby's bookstore. There is a whole rack dedicated to Chris Ware's work (guess why). I became aware of him through his decadent cinematic "Jimmy Corrigan" collection. This book is a collection of preliminary ideas for all his grossly insightful characters and ...
The Novelty Radio Handbook And Price Guide
Nowhere else will you find Elvis, John Wayne, and Richard Nixon standing proudly atop tiny transistor radios! Over 600 color photos display wildly varied novelty transistor radios, including those shaped as airplanes, beer bottles, bugs, cars, vending machines, weapons, famous people, and advertising characters. Some radios advertise food, drinks, household products, and sports teams and all are as varied in function as they are in form. AM and ...
The ACME Novelty Library #16
ACME Novelty Library
A great collection
Much more emotional than the previous issue of ANL, this gorgeously-printed book collects installments of "Rusty Brown" and "Building Stories". The former has improved vastly since it's earlier installments---by going back to Rusty and Chalky's childhood (albeit in a sort of weird alternate universe, but then, continuity is overrated), Ware gets back to the sorrow&pity that characterized Jimmy ...
The Acme Novelty Datebook
Drawn and Quarterly
The book is a record of an absolute monster drawing talent! It collects tentative investigations, as a scrapbook of ideas and odds and ends. The amazing thing about it is its vitality. Anything and everything becomes a source of inspiration and investigation into the nature of drawing. A coffee cup, a telephone in a waiting room, a washing machine, such mundane things seem to begin as ...
Roadrunner Cowboy: Cowboy, Western and Novelty Poetry and Stories in Rhyme
This book is a composite of fact, fiction, and fantasy. Some poems are a mixture of all three. Credit for the inspiration must go to Baxter Black, to my mind the greatest of the Cowboy Poets. In December of 2004, I had just finished re-reading one of Baxter?s books when the idea came to me to maybe write a poetic birthday card for my darling Lavenia. The idea had come, but as hard as I tried, the words did not. I then recalled an old ...
Curious George Hide-and-Seek PBS Shaped Animal Tab Novelty Board Book
H.A. and Margret Rey
books for infants
Great hardboard book! The grandkids really liked this. Allows for interactive reading as well as alone time. The colors are excellent. I would recommend this for a 3mos to 30 mos child.
Silver Novelties in The Gilded Age: 1870-1910
Inspired to collect !
This book is written in such a way that both novice and expert collectors will learn a great deal about silver. It offers both history and culture to the reader. The author makes it impossible to put the book down. "Silver Novelties in The Gilded Age" by Deb Crosby has inspired me to collect!...
The Novelty Songbook (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook)
Over 50 strange songs for piano
Almost every unique song from the 21st century are in this book from Monster Mash, to Wooly Bully, to Bunny Hop, to Mahna Mahna. I wish a few songs were also included that weren't like the Chicken Dance or a few Spike Jones songs, and most of the songs here are from the 20s and 40s, I would like to see some more modern songs, but for $5, you will get what you pay for, and this is one of the best ...
The Mathematics of Novelty: Badiou's Minimalist Metaphysics (Anamnesis)
The Mathematics of Novelty: Badiou's Minimalist Metaphysics tackles the issue of philosophical materialism in Gilles Deleuze and Alain Badiou, enquiring after the source and nature of the 'novelty' that both philosophers seek to discover in the objective world. In this characteristically incisive analysis, Sam Gillespie maintains that, whereas novelty in Deleuze is ultimately to be located in a Leibnizian affirmation of the world, for Badiou, ...
Wonders in Wood: 46 Puzzles and Other Novelties to Make and Solve
E. M. Wyatt
excellent puzzle, but the books does not have instructions, so you need good skill in woodworking, no beginner.
Abra Cadabra and the Tooth Witch (Novelty)
A Great Story!
We read this story to our daughter the night her first tooth came loose. Then we read it again the night the tooth fell out. What a GREAT story to tell about how the Tooth Fairy came about AND what happens with all the teeth! It's also great that the book comes with a beautiful moon with a small bag attached for the tooth to go into. Makes it soooo much easier for the Tooth Fairy to find the ...
Collector's Encyclopedia of Salt and Pepper Shakers: Second Series (Figural and Novelty 2nd Series)
One of the Best S&P Books Around!
This book is definately for anyone who is looking for a wealth of information about novelty salt and pepper shakers. Since this book was published in 1990, the values may not be as up to date as later books, but I have yet to see another shaker book with so much other information about the shakers themselves. The shakers are photographed in related groups sitting on 4-5 glass shelves with a ...
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