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Gustav Klimt Portraits of Women 2009 Wall Calendar

Gustav Klimt Portraits of Women Wall Calendar: Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862-1918) devoted much of his career to painting exquisite, baroquely languorous women. Exploring the decorative potential of painting, he transformed women into plays of color, pattern, and gold, juxtaposing their pink and white flesh with flowers, whorls of purple, and the occasional bird or other animal. The images of women in this calendar trace Klimt's growth from talented portraitist to superbly confident master.

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Ireland 2009 Wall Calendar

Ireland Wall Calendar: A native of County Kerry, photographer Michael Diggin has devoted his career to capturing the many moods of the Irish countryside, from its misty coasts to its craggy peaks. This is a place whose abandoned abbeys and Celtic ruins are never too far from a shepherd's cottage--a place whose spirit lives in a poetry of roses, wandering tinkers, and a small fishing vessel at the edge of the horizon. The twelve photographs presented here are accompanied by memorable passages from Irish songs and poems.

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Arts & Crafts Tiles 2009 Wall Calendar

Arts & Crafts Tiles Wall Calendar: The Arts and Crafts movement in late nineteenth-century Britain spurred a renaissance in the applied and decorative arts in the United States. Drawing inspiration from nature, American artisans set out to produce objects of utility and beauty at affordable prices. The ceramics industry led the movement, with potteries across the country creating distinctive wares now prized by collectors. Inspired by the glazes and designs of that era, family-run 31 Motawi Tileworks in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today continues the Arts and Crafts tradition. This calendar showcases a selection of Motawi’s elegant ceramic tiles.

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Arts & Crafts Tiles 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

Arts & Crafts Tiles Mini Wall Calendar: Not much larger than a Motawi tile itself, this mini wall calendar brings the beauty of Motawi’s Arts and Crafts–inspired, handmade ceramic tiles to any small place you fancy. Its twelve images exemplify the colorful, natural themes for which Motawi Tileworks is justifiably famous.

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The Sacred Journey 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

The Sacred Journey Engagement Calendar: Seasoned and novice journal keepers alike will find The Sacred Journey as inspiring as it is functional. This combination journal and appointment calendar lets you record important events, thoughts, and feelings in an easy-to-use format. With an emphasis on your spiritual path and personal growth, it will become a treasured keepsake and a powerful tool for transformation.

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Mackintosh Decorative Designs 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

After experiencing a series of professional disappointments in his hometown of Glasgow, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Scottish, 1868-1928) left the city and settled in London in 1915. There he began creating designs for fine fabrics, many of which he sold to England's two leading textile producers. Having proved himself a master at designing modern buildings enriched with curves, organic geometry, and repeated motifs, Mackintosh applied those visual themes to two-dimensional design. The decorative designs adapted for reproduction in this calendar capture the full range of the great Scottish architect's visual repertoire.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh 2009 Wall Calendar

In 1896 Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) won a competition to design a new building for the Glasgow School of Art. That success brought him commissions for everything from mansions to tearooms. Mackintosh remained in Glasgow for two decades, designing buildings, furniture, textiles, and wallpapers. Then he left Glasgow and retired to painting landscapes in the south of France. This calendar plucks a dozen paintings and designs--among them Orvieto Cathedral: North Elevation; The Little Bay, Port Vendres; and Mont Louis Flower Study--from his brilliant, wide-ranging oeuvre.

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Susan Seddon Boulet Unicorns 2009 Wall Calendar

Susan Seddon Boulet Unicorns Wall Calendar: Ancient lore abounds with eyewitness accounts of hybrid creatures such as the minotaur, sphinx, and camelopard. But the most beautiful hybrid of them all was the unicorn, portrayed since the Middle Ages as a luminous white steed with an antelope horn on its forehead. The last reported sighting took place in the seventeenth century, but the unicorn lives on in our dreams, in our myths, and in the vivid paintings of Susan Seddon Boulet. This calendar presents twelve of Boulet's enchanting portraits, each accompanied by a quotation about unicorns.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings 2009 Wall Calendar

Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings Wall Calendar: After a stint working for Louis Sullivan, Wright started his own practice and soon employed many talented young architects as his draftsmen. The best of them absorbed Wright's precise, dramatic style; it can often be difficult to distinguish master from apprentice. Twelve of the firm's presentation drawings illustrate this calendar. Every month features a quotation from Wright's Autobiography or An American Architecture, both of which have recently been reissued by Pomegranate.

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Frank Lloyd Wright 2009 Wall Calendar

Frank Lloyd Wright Wall Calendar: Wright used light as a key element in his architectural designs. While one project might invite the sun to penetrate its every corner, another might dwell in the shade. A house might shield its inhabitants from prying eyes with a windowless facade, only to open dramatically at the rear with a continuous string of windows. This calendar features Alan Weintraub's photographs of Wright-designed residence. All celebrate Wright's ingenious use of light and land. Concise notes accompany each image.

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Frank Lloyd Wright 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

Frank Lloyd Wright Engagement Calendar: In this handsome and practical engagement calendar, Alan Weintraub's photographs show Wright-designed houses fully integrated into gardens, woods, and oak-strewn hillsides. Venturing inside these homes, we find the reassuring warmth of hearth, wood, modulated surfaces, and light. Each of the calendar's thirty-two color photographs is accompanied by historical information and a quotation from the master builder. Also included are a brief essay about Wright, 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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Women of the African Ark 2009 Wall Calendar

Women of the African Ark Wall Calendar: Africa is home to more than one thousand indigenous tribes, each with unique traditions and cultural attributes. Featuring a dozen captivating portraits by internationally acclaimed master photographer Art Wolfe, this calendar focuses on African tribeswomen from several different cultures�the Maasai, Mursi, Nyangatom, Hamar, Karo, Samburu, and Himba. Brief information on the subject's tribe accompanies each image, providing insight into the lives and ceremonies of these women and their struggles to maintain cultural identity in an increasingly globalized world.

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B. Kliban CatCalendar 2009 Wall Calendar

B. Kliban CatCalendar Wall Calendar: Fearlessly venturing into the out-of-doors, the Cats take on every conceivable challenge, from the well-known dangers of the dreaded California hot tub to the perils of windblown milk cartons. Accompany these Marco Polos of the feline world on a year’s worth of exceptional exploring in this humorous and colorful CatCalendar.

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Ireland 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

Ireland Engagement Calendar: Mythical, magical Ireland is the home of photographer Tom Kelly, a Limerick native with an eye for capturing his country's varied landscape at its most compelling. This calendar's fifty-three full-color images lead you from one end of the island to the other, investigating centuries-old stone ruins and colorful modern villages, sheltered coves and snow-covered highlands, farms and fields, pubs and pyramids. An Irish quote or snippet of verse accompanies each photograph. Also included are full-page 2009 and 2010 yearly grids, a list of international holidays, and a page for notes.

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Inuit Art 2009 Wall Calendar

Inuit Art Wall Calendar: This handsome wall calendar features Arnaqu Ashevak’s Qilalugannguat Tunniit (Tattooed Whales), Kenojuak Ashevak’s Owl at the Centre and Into the Light, Kingmeata Etidlooie’s Land and Sea, Mialia Jaw’s Titalittaq Returns, Kavavaow Mannomee’s Inugagulligaq (Legend of the Little People), Nikotai Mills’s Bird Song, Napachie Pootoogook’s My Daughter’s First Steps, Pudlo Pudlat’s Saddled Muskox, Lucy Qinnuayuak’s Large Bear, Ningeokuluk Teevee’s Cross Current, and Papiara Tukiki’s Spring.

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Inuit Art 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

Inuit Art Engagement Calendar: Thirty-two exciting prints by Inuit artists—Pudlo Pudlat’s Landscape with Caribou, Pitaloosie Saila’s Young Loons, Kananginak Pootoogook’s Summer Owl, and many more—enliven this handy engagement calendar. Also included are 54 weekly grids, 12 full-page monthly grids, a brief introduction, lists of international holidays and international calling codes/time differences, double-page spreads of 2009 and 2010 yearly grids, and pages for notes.

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Space Views from the Hubble Telescope 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

Space Views from the Hubble Telescope Mini Wall Calendar: The cosmos compressed! This mini calendar leads you through the year with another dozen astounding Hubble photographs of space. As with the full-size calendar, each image is accompanied by a concise description of the celestial phenomenon depicted. It's the perfect gift for the astronomy buff on your list.

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Space Views from the Hubble Telescope 2009 Wall Calendar

Space Views from the Hubble Telescope Wall Calendar: Not since Galileo turned his telescope toward the heavens in 1610 has any event so changed our understanding of the universe as the deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope. Orbiting 600 kilometers (375 miles) above Earth, Hubble provides stunning views of the universe that cannot be made using ground-based telescopes or other satellites. Each of this calendar's breathtaking Hubble images is accompanied by a concise description of the celestial phenomenon depicted. Important dates in the history of space exploration--as well as current astronomical events--are included throughout.

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African American Art 2009 Wall Calendar

African American Art Wall Calendar: African American artists have made monumental contributions to the canon of Western art—this calendar celebrates twelve whose distinctive works are showcased in museums around the world. Artists represented are Charles Alston, Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Robert Duncanson, Eldzier Cortor, Hale Woodruff, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Hughie Lee-Smith, Norman Lewis, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Charles White.

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Inuit Art 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

Inuit Art Mini Wall Calendar: The colorful images of the Inuit printmakers look just as wonderful in small size as in large. This little calendar featuring the work of these master artists will brighten even the darkest nook or cranny like the midnight sun.

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William Morris Arts and Crafts Design 2009 Wall Calendar

A principal founder of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain--which valued craftsmanship over mass production--William Morris (English, 1834�1896) was a fine-art printer and a designer of typefaces, fabrics, and wallpaper. The gorgeous floral and foliate wallpaper designs in this calendar, from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, were selected from a sample book of William Morris and Company published around the turn of the twentieth century. Morris' designs have aged gracefully; they are every bit as elegant today as when they came off his drawing board.

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Classic Guitars 2009 Wall Calendar

Classic Guitars Wall Calendar: Django Reinhardt's gypsy swing, Robert Johnson's Delta blues, Ramon Montoya's fluid flamenco, Jimi Hendrix's apocalyptic rock-how could such widely disparate sounds all have been produced by the same instrument? Just ask any guitarist. The guitar's capacity for adaptation has earned it a profound reverence among musicians. To devotees, guitars are like close friends, each one alive with its own character and personality. This calendar spotlights fourteen acoustic and electric classic guitars.

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Monet's Passion 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

Monet's Passion Engagement Calendar: In 1890, impressionist Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) bought a house in Giverny, outside Paris, and transformed its extensive grounds into an artist's dreamscape of dazzling blooms and graceful greenery. Photographer Elizabeth Murray has visited Monet's house at Giverny each year since the 1980s, when she participated in a major restoration of the famous gardens. She now makes an annual pilgrimage to capture with her camera the garden's ever-changing fluctuations in light and color. Each of this calendar's fifty-three dazzling photographs is accompanied by a thorough description of the scene and a quotation by or about Monet. Also included are full-page 2009 and 2010 yearly grids, a list of international holidays, and a page for notes.

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Monet's Passion 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

Monet's Passion Mini Wall Calendar: Elizabeth Murray's photographs of Monet's colorful gardens are here presented in a small, extraordinarily beautiful calendar that will brighten your home and your heart. The dozen images are all accompanied by descriptions of the flowers and plants depicted.

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B. Kliban CatCalendar 2009 Desk Calendar

B. Kliban CatCalendar Desk Calendar: Three decades after they first a-purred on the scene, Cat and crew continue to elicit grins with their high-style hijinks. This colorful 314-image desk calendar (Saturdays and Sundays share a page and a cartoon) offers 365 days of inimitably wacky Catitude.

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Jacob Lawrence 2009 Wall Calendar

Jacob Lawrence Wall Calendar: While he is known for historical series such as “Harriet in the Promised Land,” Jacob Lawrence was a chronicler without peer of twentieth-century African American life: the hard work and struggle, the street life, the deep rich pleasures that could be extracted from thin times, and the hardy, resilient undercurrent of hope. They’re all brought forth in this calendar’s stirring images.

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