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Novelty: A History of the New
Michael North

University Of Chicago Press, 2013

If art and science have one thing in common, it’s a hunger for the new—new ideas and innovations, new ways of seeing and depicting the world. But that desire for novelty carries with it a fundamental philosophical problem: If everything has to come from something , how can anything truly new emerge? Is novelty even possible? In Novelty , Michael North takes us on a dazzling tour of more than two millennia of thinking about the problem of ...


Endless Novelty
Philip Scranton

Princeton University Press, 2000

Flexibility, specialization, and niche marketing are buzzwords in the business literature these days, yet few realize that it was these elements that helped the United States first emerge as a global manufacturing leader between the Civil War and World War I. The huge mass production-based businesses--steel, oil, and autos--have long been given sole credit for this emergence. In Endless Novelty , Philip Scranton boldly recasts the history of ...


The Novelty Maker

Less Than Three Press, 2013

As often as he can possibly manage, Cole slips away from the parties and teas inflicted upon him by his mother to visit Harlowe, the brilliant, mercurial novelty maker he met several months ago when commissioning a piece for his mother. Overwhelmed with work, and preferring to avoid people, Harlowe is not an easy person to know, and Cole values too much their hard-won friendship to ever risk it by telling Harlowe of his true feelings. Then ...


The Big Coloring Book of Vaginas
Morgan Hastings

Big Book Alt Press, 2007

Vaginas are a fingerprint. Captured in this coloring book along with fun puzzles and games is the uniqueness of the vagina beautifully illustrated. From the compact smooth vagina to a coiffed vagina with full lips. Some are pierced, some are tattooed, some are soft spoken and some are in your face! Illustrate these beautiful vaginas with your imagination and show your love for what makes your world go round! This adult coloring book is great as ...


Novelties & Souvenirs: Collected Short Fiction
John Crowley

Harper Perennial, 2004

A master literary stylist, John Crowley has carried readers to diverse and remarkable places in his award-winning, critically acclaimed novels -- from his classic fable, Little, Big , to his New York Times Notable Book, The Translator . Now, for the first time, all of his short fiction has been collected in one volume, demonstrating the scope, the vision, and the wonder of one of America's greatest storytellers. Courage and achievement are ...


John Crowley

Doubleday, 1989


The Acme Novelty Library
Chris Ware

Pantheon, 2005

Utterly eschewing the general bonhomie surrounding the newly-minted contemporary regard for the comic strip medium as a language of complicated personal expression and artistic sophistication, professional colorist and award-winning letterer F. C. Ware returns to the book trade with “The ACME Novelty Library,” a hardcover distillation of all his surviving one-page cartoon jokes with which he tuckpointed the holes of his regular comic book ...


Donald A. Crosby

Lexington Books, 2005

The question of causality has haunted the history of Western metaphysics since the time of the Pre-Socratic philosophy. Hand-in-hand with attempts to address this question is the promise of unlocking larger and more complicated questions pertaining to human freedom. But what of novelty? In this brilliant extended essay Donald A. Crosby contends that though novelty can't be comprehended without efficient causality, causality requires a concept of ...


The Acme Novelty Date Book: Sketches and Diary Pages in Facsimile
Chris Ware

Drawn and Quarterly, 2003

Acclaimed cartoonist Chris Ware reveals the outtakes of his genius in these intimate, imaginative, and whimsical sketches collected from the years during which he completed his award-winning graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (Pantheon). His novel not only won the Manchester Guardian First Novel prize in 2001 but it has sold over 100,000 copies. This book is as much a companion volume to Jimmy Corrigan --one of the great ...


Acme Novelty Library #20
Chris Ware

Drawn and Quarterly, 2010

Jordan Wellington Lint, fifty-one, is chief executive officer of Lint Financial Products, a company he began serving in 1985 as assistant and adviser before working his way up its corporate ladder to record-setting innovation in the fields of finance and high-yield investment. In his seven years as the head of Lint, Jordan has grown the company from a business lender and real estate speculator to a leading provider of network financial ...


Excuses and Lies (Lines For All Occasions) (Lfao)
Knock Knock

Knock Knock, 2013

Everybody lies. If they say they dont, theyre lying. Scientists have proven that excuses and lies have played a role in our evolutionary survival, so the question isnt whether to lie, its how. Excuses & Lies for All Occasions provides the necessary lines for workplace, friendships, family, your own inner thoughts, unpaid bills, and more. With this pocket-sized prompter, youll never contemplate the honest route again! Chapters range from ...


The Novelty Songbook

Hal Leonard, 2008

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). Over 40 light-hearted songs for loads of zany fun. Includes: The Chicken Dance * Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! * I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover * I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Cocoanuts * Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini * Mah-Na, Mah-Na * Mairzy Doats * The Name Game * Purple People Eater * Wooly Bully * Yakety Yak * and more.


Fingerprint Fabulous: Create Sweet and Sparkly Thumbprint Art (Klutz)

Klutz, 2010

Fingerprint Fabulous is a glamorous take on one of our favorite art forms: thumbprint drawing. We provide three ink pads — purple, green, and, of course, pink — plus a black felt-tip pen. And really that’s all you need to transform ordinary fingerprints into pretty kitties, poodle puppies, hairstyles, butterflies, a festive squad of cheerleaders, and more. Inside the book, along with our legendary instructions and inspiration, we include ...


Acme Novelty Library #17 (No. 17)
Chris Ware

ACME Novelty Library, 2006

Undaunted by lukewarm Internet and blogospheric opinion ("flat," "slow," and "always dreary") of his meretricious return last year to the tradition of the American comic book with the sixteenth issue of his ACME Novelty Library , cartoonist and professional sentimentalist Chris Ware returns with the seventeenth issue of this same title, and it is almost certain not to change general public opinion. Continuing with the second half of the ...


Mechanical Appliances, Mechanical Movements and Novelties of Construction
Gardner D. Hiscox

Dover Publications, 2008

From the devices that power ships and trains to the workings of clocks, typewriters, and guns, this engrossing visual narrative profiles the specific and unique properties of hundreds of mechanical devices. Nearly 1,000 detailed illustrations depict steam-powered appliances, spring-powered devices, hydraulic equipment, and other machines, many of which remain in common use today. Each apparatus features a detailed line drawing and an informative ...


The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Making Pop-Ups & Novelty Cards: A how-to guide to the art of paper ...
Trish Phillips

Anness, 2011

Learn the mechanics of pop-ups and be inspired to create your own individual cards, gifts and books.


Moleskine Volant Notebook (Set of 2 ), Large, Plain, Emerald Green, Oxide Green (5 x 8.25)

Moleskine, 2011

These colorful notebooks come packaged in sets of two, with a lighter, Emerald Green and darker, Oxide Green to suit your mood and are ideal for everyday notes and thoughts. The last 16 pages are detachable. Each set comes with acid free plain paper and includes the Moleskine history.


The Novelty Radio Handbook And Price Guide
Debby Weaver

Schiffer Pub Ltd, 2006

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 ...


Camilla the Cupcake Fairy Mini Coloring Book
Make Believe Ideas

Make Believe Ideas, 2012


Novelty Shop, 2013

Clarence never invented anything; however, he didn't let that keep him from being one of the most prolific patent litigants ever. The following is a fictional account, based on a true legal system. Any similarity to any actual events is probably inevitable. Promotional video can be seen here:



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