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Antique Maps 2009 Wall Calendar

Antique Maps Wall Calendar: An antique map is both a slice of time-a glimpse of the sociopolitical climate of its age-and a work of art. The cartographer was both tradesman and artist, and each map reflects its creator’s sensibility. This calendar reproduces twelve spectacular antique maps-of the world and various regions-drawn from three collections of The New York Public Library. Dating from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, they transport us to a time when the world was still largely uncharted, cultures were discovering one another, and a global village was only just being born.

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Wayne Thiebaud 2009 Wall Calendar

Wayne Thiebaud Wall Calendar: Wayne Thiebaud’s images of cakes, pies, and other everyday objects that Thiebaud calls the “tattletale signs” of our culture brought him to international prominence in the 1960s. But Thiebaud (American, b. 1920) has applied his formidable talents to a range of other subjects, from “aerial” landscapes that are highly realistic yet approach pure abstraction, to cityscapes often featuring dizzyingly exaggerated hills and multiple or distorted perspectives.

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Emily Carr 2009 Wall Calendar

Emily Carr Wall Calendar: British Columbia's wilderness and First Nations culture were the great themes of Emily Carr's work. Through her landscapes and haunting depictions of totems, she is deservedly considered the premier painter of Canada's Pacific Coast. Carr (1871�) produced an impressive body of images in the year 1912. After a prolonged period of inactivity, she returned to northern British Columbia and began painting the canvases for which she is most noted.

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Rock Roots Avalon Ballroom Posters 2009 Wall Calendar

Rock Roots Avalon Ballroom Posters Wall Calendar: The late-1960s hippie movement emerged from San Francisco�s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood to espouse a new society celebrating love and rock music. One of the movement�s maestros was Chet Helms (1942-2005), whose Avalon Ballroom hosted Jefferson Airplane, the Doors, the Grateful Dead, and countless other legendary rockers. Helms commissioned concert posters from local artists whose style mirrored the acid-tinged counterculture. This calendar reproduces twelve of these classic posters. Notable events in late-sixties music history are included on the calendar�s grid pages.

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What Do You Know About Wine? 2009 Desk Calendar

What Do You Know About Wine? Desk Calendar: Spurred by the 2004 movie Sideways, American oenophiles are increasingly venturing beyond the familiar Cabernets and Pinots to explore such exotics as Gruner Veltliner, Nebbiolo, and GewÜrztraminer. This calendar’s 314 questions and answers (weekend days share a page) will fill your glass with fascinating tidbits about grapes, vineyards, and wine making, including wine’s contributions to movies, plays, and novels. Author Richard O. Nidel founded Citron 47, a Manhattan bistro known for its extraordinary wine list. Also included are yearly grids for 2009 and 2010, and pages for notes.

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Scotland 2009 Wall Calendar

Scotland Wall Calendar: For its natural landscape alone—rocky seaside cliffs and offshore islands, placid lochs and rugged peaks, all under a blanket of nearly supernatural green—Scotland could legitimately claim to be the very definition of “picturesque.” But dot this verdant landscape with romantic architecture, from highland cottages to ancient castles, and the result is a photographer’s paradise. Allan Wright’s photographic excursions from his Galloway base capture the country’s breathtaking beauty at its most magnificent. This calendar presents twelve of Wright’s exceptional photographs, each accompanied by a Scottish quotation, poem, or excerpt of prose.

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Covering Jazz 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

Covering Jazz Mini Wall Calendar: A uniquely American contribution to the world of music, jazz has captivated audiences for more than a century with its improvisational blend of hot and cool sounds—from Dixieland to big band to bebop and beyond. This calendar samples the history of jazz in twelve classic record-album covers. The evocative photographs and jazzy designs serve as a reminder that “It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that swing.”

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ECOlogical 2009 Softcover Engagement Calendar

ECOlogical Engagement Calendar: This new calendar gives a glimpse of the multitudinous interlocking phenomena that make a year on Earth the amazing event that it is: the seasons, phases of the moon, changing tides, weather activity, and the shifting biological behavior of flora and fauna, to name a few. Each weekly spread presents an annotated graphical cross section of the year as it proceeds in the world outside the cubescape. This highly functional engagement calendar will help you think differently about our place in space!

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African Masks 2009 Wall Calendar

African Masks Wall Calendar: Since ancient times, masks have been at the center of African ceremonial and social life. Their functions are complex and varied: they validate political authority, initiate youths into adulthood, protect communities from witchcraft, assist the spirits of the dead, and teach social values. The mask transforms its wearer into an expression of a spirit force, which comes to life through music, dance, or ceremony. The twelve striking masks in this calendar, all from the Brooklyn Museum, were made during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and represent ten different African cultures.

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Edward Hopper 2009 Wall Calendar

Edward Hopper Wall Calendar: Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967) built his paintings around light. “I like long shadows and early and late sunlight. I am very much interested in light, and particularly sunlight, trying to paint sunlight without eliminating the form under it, if I can.” This calendar reproduces twelve Hopper masterpieces from the 2007-2009 exhibition, including Drug Store, Room in Brooklyn, Yawl Riding a Swell, and Nighthawks.

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Edward Hopper 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

Edward Hopper Engagement Calendar: This handy engagement calendar reproduces thirty-two of the approximately one hundred Hopper works included in a major 2007-2009 exhibition visiting the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Gallery of Art, Washington; and the Art Institute of Chicago. Among the images: Captain Upton's House, Chop Suey, and Cape Cod Evening. Also included are a brief essay about Hopper, lists of international holidays and international calling codes/time differences, double-page spreads of 2009 and 2010 yearly grids, pages for notes, and a personal information page.

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Black Ball 2009 Wall Calendar

Black Ball Wall Calendar: In the early days of professional baseball, officially erected obstacles and “gentlemen’s agreements” excluded black ballplayers from the major leagues. More than fifty years would pass before Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier. But racism didn’t keep black athletes off the field altogether: the first enduring all-black league formed in 1920, and franchises soon popped up across the United States. This calendar celebrates the Negro Leagues’ players and teams in rare photographs, concise biographies, stats, key dates, and memorable quotations. Partial proceeds go to support assistance organizations for former players.

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Women Who Dare 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

Women Who Dare Engagement Calendar: Each week of this inspirational calendar features a photograph and brief biography of a woman who has excelled in her field-from an iconic African American civil rights pioneer to a French pilot who risked her life to rescue wounded soldiers. The fifty-three women profiled have made tremendous contributions in various arenas, including politics, literature, the arts, sports, and medicine. Each day's calendar entry presents a milestone event in women's history. Also included: a brief introduction, full-page 2009 and 2010 yearly grids, and a list of international holidays.

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Mindbending Puzzles 2009 Desk Calendar

Mindbending Puzzles Desk Calendar: This brand-new batch of brainteasers is brought to you by Nathan Haselbauer, founder and president of the International High IQ Society and author of such puzzling publications as The Little Book of Bathroom Brainteasers and The Mammoth Book of IQ Puzzles. Diving into verbal analogies, mathematics, factual knowledge, visual memory, sequential reasoning, and analogical reasoning, Mind-Bending Puzzles runs an engaging gamut of cunningly crafted conundrums. Condensed into a cube, this 365-day, 313-puzzle calendar (Saturdays and Sundays share pages and puzzles) will baffle you throughout 2009. Also included are yearly grids for 2009 and 2010, and pages for notes.

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On Broadway! 2009 Wall Calendar

On Broadway! Wall Calendar: Over the years, posters announcing Broadway shows have become prime artifacts of American culture, living on long after the curtain has dropped and the lights have come up. On Broadway! celebrates classic plays that have graced the New York stage with a dozen reproductions of posters from the vast archives of the Library of Congress. Each is accompanied by concise and informative notes, while trivia on Broadway people, places, and events is sprinkled throughout.

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Rothko 2009 Wall Calendar

Rothko Wall Calendar: A central figure in the development of postwar abstract painting in the United States, Mark Rothko (1903-1970) is best known for his luminous paintings of the 1950s, characterized by soft-edged rectangular forms and broad, thin washes of color. Rothko worked on large canvases, but he resisted categorizing his paintings as monumental. Instead, he felt that the scale of his work was intimate, establishing a close physical relationship with the viewer.

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Exquisite Creatures 2009 Wall Calendar

Exquisite Creatures Wall Calendar: As a young artist, Christopher Marley spent years in the tropics, where colorful, flamboyant insects are plentiful and diverse. His fascination with these exquisite creatures led to lengthy study of entomology and arduous excursions in search of rare specimens. Marley's work with insects reflects an enduring love for their unique beauty; viewed up close in Marley's graceful, minimalist arrangements, these jewel-like beings reveal themselves as stunning works of art. Marley emphasizes that an increased appreciation of insects can help slow humanity's destruction of their habitat, the foremost threat to their survival.

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Japanese Scrolls & Screen Paintings 2009 Wall Calendar

Japanese Scrolls & Screen Paintings Wall Calendar: Through the centuries, scrolls and screens have provided forms within which Japanese artists have created some of their most captivating works. Made of paper and silk decorated with ink, watercolors, and gold leaf, they show various influences, including native literature, Buddhist iconography, and Chinese painting and calligraphy. Dating from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, the elegant paintings reproduced in this calendar are from the collections of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art.

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Buddhist Paintings 2009 Wall Calendar

Buddhist Paintings Wall Calendar: This calendar features Tibetan and Chinese thangkas, devotional paintings used as teaching tools. Originally carried by nomadic storytellers to illustrate their tales, thangkas evolved into religious artifacts fabricated in adherence to faithfully observed rituals and iconography. The twelve thangkas reproduced in this calendar date from the sixteenth century to the nineteenth century.

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Colors of Guatemala 2009 Wall Calendar

Colors of Guatemala Wall Calendar: Photographer and painter Jeffrey Becom has traveled the back roads of Latin America for over two decades, documenting the symbolic use of color. His award-winning book Maya Color (Abbeville Press) reveals that in the Maya world, color is not a mere matter of preference but a powerful statement of belief. This calendar celebrates the culture, architecture, and textiles of the Guatemalan Maya with twenty-four blazingly colorful images enriched by an evocative and enlightening text.

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Lawren S. Harris 2009 Wall Calendar

Lawren S. Harris Wall Calendar: Lawren S. Harris (Canadian, 1885-1970) created a distinctive visual language inspired first and foremost by the Canadian landscape. The twelve landscapes reproduced in this calendar represent iconic paintings of his beloved Algoma region in northern Ontario and the Arctic.

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Group of Seven 2009 Wall Calendar

Group of Seven Wall Calendar: When Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven artists traveled north to the rugged, windswept forests of the Canadian Shield and its vast expanse of lakes and sky, they found inspiration for the imagery that would imprint itself on the Canadian consciousness. This calendar features some of these artists' most impressive landscapes.

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The Blues 2009 Wall Calendar

The Blues Wall Calendar: B. B. King called it “the source.” John Lee Hooker called it “the roots of all music.” The likes of Louis Armstrong, Eric Clapton, and Erykah Badu would agree. No other musical form has spread so widely in modern music, influencing virtually every tradition from jazz to pop. Twelve blues musicians are featured here in the black-and-white images of James Fraher. Accompanying Fraher’s portraits are brief biographical notes and suggested listening lists. The birthdays of great blues artists are noted throughout the year.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson 2009 Wall Calendar

Henri Cartier-Bresson Wall Calendar: The quintessential photojournalist, Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004) worked like a detective. He concealed his camera-a Leica whose shiny surfaces he'd covered up-under his coat or in his pocket, seizing images of subjects who never noticed him, never had the chance to pose. He waited in the shadows for that moment when the forms converged in a perfect, eloquent composition and then, secretly, silently, he shot. “For me, photography is very much a physical pleasure-it's like hunting, except that we don't kill.” This calendar presents twelve remarkable images from Cartier-Bresson's extraordinarily productive career.

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Haiku Japanese Art and Poetry 2009 Wall Calendar

Haiku Japanese Art and Poetry Wall Calendar: In its spare, intense evocation of an emotion felt in a particular moment in time, haiku has much in common with Japanese painting, so many of whose images take their sharp immediacy from the nothingness that balances their composition. This calendar pairs classic haiku, some 400 years old and more, with prints and paintings of the past 300 years. Images include haiku in ideograms, transliterated Japanese, and English.

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Bob Marley 2009 Wall Calendar

Bob Marley Wall Calendar: Bob Marley created some of the most exciting music of all time and used his visibility as a reggae star to advocate peace, human rights, and the end of oppression. Recipient of the United Nations Medal for Peace, Marley stressed self-determination over victimhood and interracial harmony rather than violence in the name of change. Today Marley’s joyous music continues to spread his message of peace and love worldwide. This calendar pays tribute to this legendary figure with twelve memorable photographs and quotations. Birthdays, biographical notes, and milestones in reggae history are noted throughout.

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