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Illuminating Wisdom

by Matt Sutherland

Take wisdom where you can find it, and keep on looking—especially in unlikely places. The first three or four sentences of this illustrated compendium of more than eighty of wisdom’s greatest hits points directly at a religious... Read More

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Collect Value Divest

by Diane Prokop

Stewart’s guide to collecting is entertaining and informative, making it ideal for anyone who wants to understand the objects that surround them. In Collect Value Divest: The Savvy Appraiser, Elizabeth Stewart shares some of the... Read More

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Bibliotheca Salmo Salar

by Matt Sutherland

With a certain, high level of fanaticism in mind, to call salmon fishing a sport, chess a board game, landscape painting a hobby, mountain climbing a hike, just doesn’t quite capture the spirit of the thing. And when the sought prize... Read More

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Explorers’ Sketchbooks

by Matt Sutherland

Antarctic adventurer Ernest Shackleton believed “it is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown,” and few of us with a pulse would disagree. But Shackleton was living at a time when satellite phones didn’t exist and... Read More

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Pierre Paulin

by Matt Sutherland

Hifalutin art snobs say that designers don’t qualify as artists because they’re constrained by budget, production specifications, and the unglamorous nuts-and-bolts parts needed to make things functional. In our mind, that’s like... Read More

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How to Read Medieval Art

by Matt Sutherland

Hazy, enigmatic, disturbingly uncivilized, the millennium-long Middle Ages followed the wondrous Greek and Roman eras, seemingly unable to rise above the competing mischief of Roman and Orthodox Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and the... Read More

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