2017 Art/Photography

2017 Odyssey Bookshop Holiday Newsletter


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200 Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452166582
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 31st, 2017

Thumbing through this book brought tears to my eyes. Authors Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday interviewed 200 different women and asked them what is important to them and what brings them joy. These women are activists, artists, entrepreneurs, mothers, and survivors. I love that a variety of ages, walks of life, cultures, and parts of the world are represented, and how the authors asked each woman to pick a word that they most identify with. Some are famous, and some are not, but all are given an equal opportunity to tell their stories. This is a beautiful book to share and cherish with friends and family. ~Margaret

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780714875132
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 25th, 2017

From her early days at Rolling Stone through her years at Vanity Fair and Vogue  and her many independent projects, Annie Leibovitz has become one of the most influential photographers over the last half century. This stunning new book is predominantly in color and is a book that one will return to again and again to see anew these photographs of a wide variety of cultural figures from our time. Although there are many movie stars and political figures in the collection, I was drawn to the musicians, artists, and writers. Some of my favorite photos were of Peter, Paul, and Mary, Pete Seeger on his beloved Hudson River, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Kara Walker, Sally Mann, David Hockney, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Maurice Sendak, and Salman Rushdie’s support system.  ~Joan

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Remarkable Books: The World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works Cover Image
ISBN: 9781465463623
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - September 5th, 2017

This is a perfect gift for anyone who loves books or wants to know more about their history. It starts with a general overview that traces the origins of the book through modern times, and then delves into a chronological examination of specific, famous works known both for their beauty and innovation.  The full-color photographs are stunning, and make it feel like you can almost reach out and touch the real pages. This book also provides fantastic insight into the politics of printing and publishing through the years. ~Margaret

Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761189138
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Published: Workman Publishing - March 7th, 2017

This is a book that has inspiring photos of girls being themselves. Accompanying each photo is a quote from the girls about being a girl. It's an important book for girls of all ages because it shows that everyone is unique. ~Ruby, Age 8