Personal Picks from the Webstore Team
Wondering what to read next? Well, here are a few recommended titles from the Webstore team. Some of the stuff is recent, some not so recent, but everything you see here is in print and readily available. We'll try to keep the list up-to-date but between cleaning out the intertubes and patching our webnets, we may occasionally fall behind.
We hope you'll find something here to enjoy.
The Tattered Cover Webstore Team
Introducing CUSTOMER DIRECT FULFILLMENT (CDF) - the quickest and easiest way to buy books at Tattered Cover.com.
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A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach.
Two for the price of one: Metropolitan Life and Social Studies brought together within one cover.
The thing about the Ms Lebowitz is NOT that she is always funny (she is) but that -- no matter the topic -- she's usually RIGHT!
This is vintage Lebowitz: short, sharp and true. As seen in the recent Scorsese series, Pretend It's a City.
A powerful work of visual nonfiction about three generations of an Apache family struggling to protect sacred land from a multinational mining corporation, by MacArthur “Genius” and National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, the acclaimed author of Thunder & Lightning.
In South of Pico Kellie Jones explores how the artists in Los Angeles's black communities during the 1960s and 1970s created a vibrant, productive, and engaged activist arts scene in the face of structural racism. Emphasizing the importance of African American migration, as well as L.A.'s housing and employment politics, Jones shows how the work of black Angeleno artists such as Betye Saar, Charles White, Noah Purifoy, and Senga Nengudi spoke to the dislocation of migration, L.A.'s urban renewal, and restrictions on black mobility. Jones characterizes their works as modern migration narratives that look to the past to consider real and imagined futures. She also attends to these artists' relationships with gallery and museum culture and the establishment of black-owned arts spaces. With South of Pico, Jones expands the understanding of the histories of black arts and creativity in Los Angeles and beyond.
This gem of a book is a feast for both the eyes and the mind. Stunning photography allows the reader to gaze down on some of North America's most famous, and some of the country's least known, geological wonders as the author provides a clear explanation of the geological processes that gave them shape.
Caution: reading this book may lead to long, aimless walks across the landscape!
The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes, and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso’s blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of color tell the vivid story of our culture.