The Fascinating Things People Leave Behind in Library Books

Librarian Sharon McKellar of California’s Oakland Public Library has been collecting personal objects she finds in returned books — an assortment of make-shift bookmarks ranging from paper scraps to photographs, doodles, and letters. In 2013, she decided to publish scans of these items on the library’s website and sent a memo to other librarians to … Read more

Best Paper Airplane Books for Learning an Age-Old Craft –

If there’s one paper craft that every person has likely attempted at least once, it’s the craft of folding a paper plane. From gliders to darts, these lightweight soarers have been around for millennia, captivating not only children but also adults from Leonardo da Vinci to Jack Northrop, the cofounder of Lockheed Corporation. In addition … Read more

Rolled Books Sculptures and Installations by Jonathan Callan Explore the Connection Between Materiality and Language

Art #books #found objects #installation #Jonathan Callan #language #sculpture #site-specific July 13, 2022 Grace Ebert “Boulder” (2006-2020), paper and screws, 3 meters 10 centimeters x 2 meters 5 centimeters x 34 centimeters. All images © Jonathan Callan, shared with permission Artist Jonathan Callan subverts the organization of a neatly arranged bookcase through sculptural works and … Read more

Best Color Theory Books for Artists and Students –

Delve deep into the wide world of color and make your compositions stronger with a crash course in color theory. As much a science as it is an art, color theory is a complex study that outlines prismatic relationships and how the human eye perceives the spectrum. The foundation of color theory is the color … Read more

Containing 80 Portraits, ‘Stop Tanks with Books’ Pleas for Broad, Sweeping Action in Ukraine

Photography #activism #portraits #Ukraine Lina in a national costume, Orihovo-Vasylivka village, Donetsk (2018). Images © Mark Neville, courtesy of Nazraeli Press Prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, British artist Mark Neville moved to Kyiv, a city he traveled to frequently from his home in London since beginning Stop Tanks with Books in 2016. … Read more

Arty books and films for 2022

Keep an eye out for these films and books with an art-historical twist over the next few months. Films The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, dir. Will Sharpe Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the role of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, who worked for the Illustrated London News before finding fame with his drawings of anthropomorphised … Read more

Best Quilting Books for Learning and Refining Skills –

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTnews may receive an affiliate commission. Whether you are looking for inspiration or instruction, quilting books can guide your design process and help you master new methods. Useful for quilters of all skill levels, these books can offer techniques and … Read more