October 2, 2023

New Book Celebrates 100 Years of Disney Animation and Shows How to Draw Their Most Beloved Characters

Disney is celebrating 100 years of incredible animation with a book that not only shares the company’s rich creative history, but also teaches you how to draw some of its most iconic characters. Drawing 100 Years of Disney Wonder celebrates beloved animated characters through step-by-step drawing projects, character sketches, and vintage artwork from the Disney archives.

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August 30, 2023

Photographer Spent Eight Years Capturing Life on the Gritty New York Subway in the 1970s and 1980s

Over the course of eight years, Swiss photographer Willy Spiller documented life on the New York City subway. From 1977 until 1984, Spiller amassed nearly 2,000 images of the subway. And in doing so, he was able to create a visual time capsule of this critical moment in the city's history. His collection, called Hell on Wheels, is a highly sought-after visual that shows the good and bad of the era.

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July 24, 2023

18 Books That Capture the Magic and History of New York City

New York City is a special place. Home to millions, this energetic city also captures the fancies of tourists who fly thousands of miles to see the famous skyline and absorb its history and culture. The metropolis has a 400-year history and a present-day population of about eight and a half million people across its five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. These years and lives represent countless American stories.

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July 7, 2023

10 Essential Art History Books for Beginners

Art history can be intimidating. Seemingly composed of countless movements, mediums, artists, and styles, diving into the study may seem daunting. However, with the right book collection, you'll realize that an understanding of art history is not only possible but surprisingly attainable. After all, as Ralph Waldo Emerson famously claimed, “every artist was first an amateur.

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