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American Passenger Trains 2009 Wall Calendar

American Passenger Trains Wall Calendar: Recalling the era of superlative trains, Richard Allison's American Passenger Trains presents a selection of American icons ranging from New York Central's 20th Century Limited, and The Grand Canyon Limited, to They Katy Flyer, and Santa Fe's Super Chief.

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Power Cruising 2009 Wall Calendar

Power Cruising Wall Calendar: The call of adventure sounds clearly in this calendar from the editors of Power Cruising Magazine. Escape on an exciting trip to marvelous ports of call and exquisite seascapes around the country and the world.

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Moose 2009 Wall Calendar

Moose Wall Calendar: Crowned by a vast rack of antlers, the bullmoose is one of the most impressive animals in the wild north country. Though they are the largest members of the deer family, reaching more than six feet tall and weighing up to 1,800 pounds, moose are exceptionally shy and solitary. This calendar features these elusive and endearing creatures in every season.

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Milwaukee Road 2009 Wall Calendar

Milwaukee Road Wall Calendar: Chartered in 1849, the Milwaukee Road eventually extended its tracks across the northern tier of the U.S. to the Pacific Ocean. Noted for its passenger service and innovative electric trains, the line's successes were overshadowed by weak management and strong competition. Absorbed into the Soo Line in 1986, CP Rail and other lines now run on former Milwaukee Road tracks.

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Golf at St. Andrews 2009 Wall Calendar

Golf at St. Andrews Wall Calendar: Known around the world as the home of golf, the Links at St. Andrews, Scotland, have challenged golfers for at least 600 years. The paintings in this calendar, by Peter Munro invite you to play 12 notable holes on the "Old Course" where it is likely that King James II of Scotland sliced more than one ball into the heather.

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Birding in the Americas 2009 Wall Calendar

Birding in the Americas Wall Calendar: Whether you are an accomplished birder or new to the hobby, this calendar from the American Birding Association pictures birds that you'll want to see. Selected from the ABA's "most wanted" list, these images by Brian E. Small are accompanied by notes on behavior and habitat.

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Amalia Veralli Flowers 2009 Wall Calendar

Amalia Veralli Flowers Wall Calendar: We look at a beautiful flower, but do we actually see it? Amalia Veralli is a passionate visual explorer and her photographs take us on an expedition into the remarkable structure of flowers. This calendar reveals the incredible patterns, vaulted canopies and spires that argue for Nature's place as Earth's foremost architect.

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Japanese Designs Postcards 2009 Softcover Engagement Calendar

Japanese Designs Postcards Engagement Calendar: The twenty-six beautiful graphic designs for kimonos and textiles featured in this postcard calendar are from the extensive Japanese holdings of the Library of Congress. Perforated for easy removal, the elegant postcards offer a handy means for keeping in touch. Also included are fifty-three weekly grids, 2009 and 2010 yearly grids, a page for notes, and a personal information page.

112 pages in all, with a Wire-O binding. 4 7/8" wide, 6" tall and 5/8" thick. Detachable postcards are 4 3/4 x 6". 53 weekly grids, 2008 and 2009 yearly grids, plus 26 removable postcards. This postcard planner includes pages for notes and personal information.

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Exquisite Creatures Postcards 2009 Softcover Engagement Calendar

Exquisite Creatures Postcards Engagement Calendar: Have friends who’ve been bugging you to write? This calendar features Marley’s work on twenty-six postcards perforated for easy removal and suitable for mailing. Also includes fifty-three weekly grids, 2009 and 2010 yearly grids, a page for notes, and a personal information page. 112 pages in all, with a Wire-O binding. 4 7/8" wide, 6" tall and 5/8" thick. Detachable postcards are 4 3/4 x 6". 53 weekly grids, 2008 and 2009 yearly grids, plus 26 removable postcards. This postcard planner includes pages for notes and personal information.

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B. Kliban Cat Postcards 2009 Softcover Engagement Calendar

B. Kliban Cat Postcards Engagement Calendar: This 2009 engagement calendar is illustrated with 26 color images of the striped scamps—brandishing umbrellas, tucking into a fishy feast, suiting up for the latest fashion-fad exercise routine, and more. Each image is a detachable postcard! The calendar also includes full-page 2009 and 2010 yearly grids and a page for notes.

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A Celebration of Time 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

A Celebration of Time Mini Wall Calendar: Paralleling the kabalistic interpretation of Creation, this sixteen-month calendar illustrates the creation of the months in vessels. Each of the first twelve months features a different illustrated vessel. The last four months share a page, accompanied by an illustrated wheel of the Jewish year. Jewish holidays and days of the Jewish year are noted throughout.

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Japanese Screen Paintings 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

Japanese Screen Paintings Mini Wall Calendar: Some of Japan’s most captivating art has taken the form of scrolls and folding screens. Japanese scrolls—made of silk or paper decorated with ink, gold leaf, and watercolors—bear the influence of Chinese painting and calligraphy, Buddhist iconography, and native literature. Screens are both beautiful and practical, suited to the changeable spaces inside a traditional Japanese home. The elegant scrolls and screens reproduced in this calendar date from the twelfth through the nineteenth century.

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Iris 2009 Wall Calendar

Iris Wall Calendar: The iris has long rivaled the rose at engaging the eyes, minds, and hands of artists. Japanese artists, in particular, have for centuries relished capturing the flower’s beauty in their work. Focusing on interpretations of the iris from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, this calendar’s twelve images are by Utagawa Hiroshige, Edna Boies Hopkins, Katsushika Hokusai, and others.

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Icons 2009 Wall Calendar

Icons Wall Calendar: Icons—religious images used as tools of worship in Orthodox and Byzantine churches—are among the purest and most compelling forms of early Christian devotional art. Dating from the fourteenth through the nineteenth centuries, the twelve icons reproduced in this calendar are painted panels that were created for installation in churches or for private prayer at home. All are from the British Museum’s collection of one hundred Greek and Russian painted wood icons, meticulously restored and maintained as documents of a living culture.

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Mandalas 2009 Wall Calendar

Mandalas Wall Calendar: In this homage to Hindu and Buddhist mandalas, Christopher Gibbs has created a dozen poetic designs suggesting spiritual destinations, themes for meditations and flights of fancy. Whether his subject is something as simple as the chrysanthemum—a flower closely associated with Hinduism’s Lord Murugan—or the acorn—oaks are not uncommon in South Asia—Gibbs translates the simple object into something more.

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Lindisfarne Gospels 2009 Wall Calendar

Lindisfarne Gospels Wall Calendar: The illuminated manuscript known as the Lindisfarne Gospels is among the great masterpieces of early medieval book painting. It was produced early in the eighth century at Lindisfarne, an island monastic community near the coast of Northumberland. Its creators were Eadfrith, Bishop of Lindisfarne, and Ethelwald, who succeeded him in 721. Another monk is said to have further ornamented the Gospels during Ethelwald’s bishopric. Except for the loss of its original binding, the Lindisfarne Gospels has survived virtually intact. Twelve richly colorful pages from this magnificent manuscript are reproduced here.

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Yoshitoshi 2009 Wall Calendar

Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) was the most influential and prolific woodblock print artist of Meiji Japan. He began his masterpiece, the hundred-print series Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon), in 1885, completing it just before his death. This calendar presents twelve images from the series, all reproduced from the complete set in the collection of the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe.

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Kahlil Gibran 2009 Wall Calendar

First published in 1923, The Prophet has inspired generations of readers around the world. Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), the book's author and illustrator, was the son of Maronite Christians from northern Lebanon. In The Prophet Gibran presented a series of twenty-six brief sermons on such topics as love, giving, pain, and beauty, preaching a message of independence and liberty. Each month of this calendar is accompanied by a passage from The Prophet and illustrated with a drawing or painting by Gibran from the collection of the Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia.

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Women Impressionists 2009 Wall Calendar

Women Impressionists Wall Calendar: Everyone knows the names of the famous Impressionists—Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro—but it is less well known that important women painters also belonged to their circle. This calendar’s twelve reproductions, drawn from an international exhibition on the same theme, use the example of four women painters—Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Eva Gonzalès, and Marie Bracquemond—to spotlight women artists’ contribution to the Impressionist movement. Among the included images: Cassatt’s Woman Reading, Gonzalès’s Une loge aux Italiens, and Bracquemond’s Le goÛter.

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Primavera Flowers by Jill Mackie 2009 Wall Calendar

Primavera Flowers by Jill Mackie Wall Calendar: Jill Mackie (American, b. 1941) applies oil paint to panel in layers of opaque and transparent colors that endow the subject with sculptural volume and produce a photographic clarity. The flowers illustrating this calendar—roses, tulips, poppies—are familiar to most of us. Blooming in spring and summer, they suffuse flower beds with scent and color for a few precious weeks and then are gone. As paintings, they are yours all year long.

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Abstract Expressionism 2009 Wall Calendar

Abstract Expressionism Wall Calendar: The new language of Abstract Expressionism shifted the art world’s center from Paris to New York in the post–World War II years. Scorning illusionistic artifice, its practitioners insisted on the flatness of the picture plane. This calendar features a dozen masterworks by Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Arshile Gorky, Grace Hartigan, Hans Hofmann, Jasper Johns, Lee Krasner, Morris Louis, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Jackson Pollock, and Frank Stella.

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The Owl and the Pussycat 2009 Wall Calendar

The Owl and the Pussycat Wall Calendar: David Sheskin’s joyous, fanciful art is inspired by his love of animals—especially cats. A self-taught artist who works in pen and ink, acrylics, collage, and sculpture, Sheskin produces exuberant, subtly witty images that appeal to all ages. Each playful composition in this calendar portrays the classic owl-and-pussycat theme with delightful originality.

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Charley Harper 2009 Wall Calendar

Charley Harper Wall Calendar: “Minimal realism” was how wildlife artist Charley Harper defined his style. “I don’t count feathers,” he said, “I just count the wings.” Born in rural West Virginia, Harper (1922 – 2007) developed an unmistakable style, capturing an animal’s essence with geometric shapes and vivid colors. His work has been featured in many publications, including the two books from which this calendar’s twelve images are selected: Beguiled by the Wild (1994) and Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life (2007).

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One Bright World 2009 Wall Calendar

One Bright World Wall Calendar: The colorful embroidered cotton carrying cloths featured in this calendar were made circa 1960 by the OtomÍ people from the mountain village of San Pablito in the Mexican state of Puebla. Craft production plays a large part in the economies of several of the Eastern OtomÍ communities. San Pablito, in particular, is known for its decorative fabrics, ranging from bedspreads to small napkins. These whimsical pieces depict the region’s rich plant and animal life, combined with scenes from the daily lives of the OtomÍ.

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Chiura Obata The High Sierra 2009 Wall Calendar

Born in Tokyo, Chiura Obata (1885-1975) moved to San Francisco in 1902 and supported himself as an illustrator. He loved to wander California, painting landscapes; in one summerlong mountain sojourn he produced more than one hundred works. Obata joined the art faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1932. Interned during World War II, he was afterwards reinstated at Berkeley and retired as professor emeritus in 1955. The woodblock prints reproduced here--mostly scenes of Yosemite National Park in California--are from Obata's World Landscape Series, cut between 1928 and 1930.

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In Motion British Prints 2009 Wall Calendar

In Motion British Prints Wall Calendar: In the early twentieth century, the Futurist and Cubist movements on the Continent stimulated British artists to produce their own radical geometric abstractions, as well as images flavored with visual escapism—colorful, streamlined Jazz Age images of speed, sport, and diversion. This calendar features a dozen works from “Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914 - 1939,” an exhibition jointly produced by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Featured artists include Sybil Andrews, Claude Flight, Cyril E. Power, and Lill Tschudi, whose prints captured the frenetic energy of ice skating, merry-go-round riding, horse racing, and the active city life.

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