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The Reading Woman 2009 Wall Calendar

The Reading Woman Wall Calendar: She sits in a garden, in a boudoir, on a front step, to all appearances the most conventional of women. But if we could glimpse what she's reading, we might be surprised. This calendar's twelve European paintings dating from the sixteenth to the twentieth century all invite you to ponder: Who were these women? How did the printed word affect their lives? All are accompanied by selected quotes and literary excerpts on the subject of reading.

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The Reading Woman 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

The Reading Woman Engagement Calendar: This beautiful engagement calendar reproduces thirty-two painting--some by giants of European art, others by those less well known--depicting a woman engrossed in reading. Also included are fifty-four weekly grids, twelve full-page monthly grids, 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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Frank Lloyd Wright Designs 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

Frank Lloyd Wright Designs Mini Wall Calendar: Wright created spaces for living in which architecture collaborated fully with fabric design, furniture making, silversmithing, carpet weaving, tile making, and the other domestic crafts. Applying his design skills to the objects that people used every day, Wright took a basic motif--often present in his floor plans--and used it to harmonize all elements of his houses, churches, and public places. This calendar features adaptations of twelve of Wright's designs for tiles, art glass windows, carpets, and wooden light screens.

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A Cat in the Garden 2009 Wall Calendar

A Cat in the Garden Wall Calendar: A garden by itself can be lovely, but it needs a cat to make it purrfect. Our feline friends can amuse themselves—and the gardener—for hours, harrying hapless caterpillars, tracking incoming bumblebees, test-sniffing the latest blooms, supervising the pruning, or just lolling about in the lavender beds like the Queen of Sheba. By turns regal and ridiculous, this calendar’s twelve cool cats enliven twelve beautiful gardens, helping to ensure that every month of your year is the cat’s meow. Each month’s photograph is accompanied by a memorable cat-related quotation.

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Hiroshige 2009 Wall Calendar

Hiroshige Wall Calendar: The print series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo stands as one of the last and grandest achievements in the prolific career of famed Japanese woodblock artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). The 118 prints in the series represent the culmination of Hiroshige's repeated efforts to capture the vibrant life, local scenery, and atmosphere of Japan's most populous city (modern-day Tokyo). The designs and colors in One Hundred Views would strongly influence French and American painters from Van Gogh to Whistler. This calendar presents twelve prints from Hiroshige's masterpiece series.

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Monet's Passion 2009 Wall Calendar

French impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) developed his garden in the Parisian village of Giverny, covering his extensive grounds with brilliant flowers and profuse greenery. Photographer and expert gardener Elizabeth Murray helped to restore Monet's gardens, which are now open to the public, during in the 1980s; she returns each year to capture new radiance on film. Murray's detailed descriptions accompany her verdant subjects.

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M.C. Escher 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

M.C. Escher Mini Wall Calendar: Fans of Escher's perplexing work will find this mini calendar perfect for squeezing into one of the dimensions of their life. Put it right next to the stream that flows uphill, or by the staircase up to the basement (or is that down to the attic?).

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M.C. Escher Beyond Logic 2009 Wall Calendar

M.C. Escher Beyond Logic Wall Calendar: With no mathematical background, working on his own, Escher realized principles in his graphics that caught the attention of scientists working in crystallography—the audience that first began to make him famous. This calendar features twelve examples of Escher’s hypnotic works, which once surprised and delighted the world of mathematics.

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M.C. Escher 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

M.C. Escher Engagement Calendar: Escher's subtle, humorous explorations of the visually plausible but physically impossible made-and keep-him famous. This calendar presents thirty-two classic Escher drawings, woodcuts, and lithographs, along with fifty-four weekly grids, twelve full-page monthly grids, 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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M.C. Escher 2009 Desk Calendar

M.C. Escher Desk Calendar: It's hard to say which is more awe-inspiring: Escher's incredible drawing skill or his fast-and-loose roughhousing with reality. This 2009 desk calendar features 262 weekday pages-each with a classically befuddling Escher graphic reproduced in black-and-white-and 52 weekend pages (Saturday and Sunday share a page), each bearing an excerpt from Escher's writings and one of four alternating images.

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The New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzles 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

The New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzles Engagement Calendar: The Sunday crossword puzzles of The New York Times are the benchmarks of the puzzlemaster's craft. In this handsome, highly functional calendar, Will Shortz and his wickedly erudite contributors present fifty-three extra-large Sunday Times puzzles that will tone up your intellect with their dazzling creativity and linguistic rigor. Also included are the puzzle answers (thank heavens!), full-page 2009 and 2010 yearly grids, a list of international holidays, and a personal information page.

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The New York Times Crossword Puzzles 2009 Desk Calendar

The New York Times Crossword Puzzles Desk Calendar: With their colorful, up-to-date vocabulary and witty, cultured clues, The New York Times crossword puzzles set the standard for American crosswords. Edited by puzzlemaster extraordinaire Will Shortz, this calendar's 314 New York Times puzzles become increasingly difficult as the week progresses. Monday's is relatively straightforward; by Saturday, the puzzle is so challenging we give you two days to solve it (each Saturday and Sunday share a page and a puzzle). Also included are yearly grids for 2009 and 2010, and pages for notes.

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Stoked! 2009 Wall Calendar

Stoked! Wall Calendar: Words fail us in the attempt to describe the wild-eyed thrill, physical challenge, and spectacular beauty of riding a wave. But the photographs reproduced in this calendar do just fine at evoking sunlight, salt water, and raw adrenaline-the basic ingredients of surfing. (Well, you also need a board.) Taken at legendary gathering places for fearless lunatics, these images will brighten anybody's cold, dark, inland winter . . . and drive landbound viewers wild with jealousy.

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Gustave Baumann 2009 Wall Calendar

Gustave Baumann Wall Calendar: Gustave Baumann (American, 1881-1971) studied art in Munich at a time when some of the world's finest, most innovative block printing was being done there. Complex and exacting to produce, Baumann's woodcuts betray none of the effort that went into their making. They are self-contained small worlds that speak to the heart of simplicity. In rural Indiana, New York, New England, and the Southwest, where he lived for fifty years, Baumann captured the spirit of his surroundings with affectionate respect. Twelve of his exceptional woodcuts are presented here.

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A Gathering of Flowers 2009 Wall Calendar

A Gathering of Flowers Wall Calendar: Books were still luxury items at the turn of the seventeenth century, when affluent Europeans’ interest in botany engendered the florilegium (“gathering of flowers”). In these books, beauty trumped science—florilegia typically had little or no text accompanying their sumptuously colored illustrations of flowers, plants, bugs, and beasts.

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Jewish Celebrations 2009 Wall Calendar

Jewish Celebrations Wall Calendar: The ceremonies and traditions that give meaning to Jewish life find loving expression in the folk-art paintings of Malcah Zeldis. A self-taught painter, Zeldis (American, b. 1931) draws on memories of childhood, life in Orthodox neighborhoods, and her years in Israel to create richly detailed paintings illustrating Judaism’s union of the spiritual and domestic. This sixteen-month calendar reproduces thirteen of her colorful paintings of Jewish celebrations (the last four months share a grid page and painting) and lists Jewish holidays, days of the Jewish year, weekly Torah readings, and candlelighting times for selected cities.

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Van Gogh 2009 Wall Calendar

Van Gogh Wall Calendar: Although his subjects tended to be utterly pedestrian--a vase of flowers, a pair of old boots, an undistinguished villager--Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) invested them with fearless color and rare eloquence. His portraits are among the world's great masterpieces, and his landscapes are no less exceptional. An excerpt from Vincent's correspondence accompanies each of this calendar's glorious images.

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Carl Larsson 2009 Wall Calendar

Stockholm-born artist Carl Larsson (1853-1919) and his wife, artist Karin Bergoo, loved their cottage and their domestic life raising eight children. Larsson rendered his cozy home and its exuberant inhabitants in light, bright, extraordinarily cheerful paintings, twelve of which appear in this calendar.

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Susan Seddon Boulet A Woman's Diary 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

Susan Seddon Boulet A Woman's Diary Engagement Calendar: A passionate student of world spiritual traditions, Susan Seddon Boulet infused her paintings with a delicate blend of natural forms and mysticism. In this unique diary/engagement calendar, fifty-three full-color reproductions of Boulet works are accompanied by insightful quotes from prominent women. Space is available for noting appointments, as well as for recording personal triumphs, challenges, goals, affirmations, and feelings-evocative terms in the margins will help spark your imagination. Also included are full-page 2009 and 2010 yearly grids, a list of international holidays, and a page for notes.

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Wolf Kahn 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

Wolf Kahn Mini Wall Calendar: Kahn's work is in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This compact calendar reproduces twelve of Kahn's vibrant works.

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Alphonse Mucha 2009 Wall Calendar

In December 1894, actress Sarah Bernhardt commissioned Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860-1939) to quickly create a poster for her new play, Gismonda. In less than a week Mucha finished the job in a completely new style of art--Art Nouveau--that delighted Bernhardt and the world. Famous overnight, Mucha enjoyed huge commercial success. But he dismissed his wonderful graphic work as frivolously pretty and disavowed any connection with the Art Nouveau movement. This calendar presents twelve Mucha classics.

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John William Waterhouse 2009 Wall Calendar

John William Waterhouse (English, 1849-1917) achieved artistic success during his lifetime, becoming a full member of London's prestigious Royal Academy in 1895. With brilliant draftsmanship and brushwork, Waterhouse imbued his paintings with undeniable drama and sensuality. Though their titles suggest grand Pre-Raphaelite epics, the works speak for themselves as intimate portraits of the artist's favorite young models, as evident in this calendar's twelve engaging images.

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Maxfield Parrish 2009 Wall Calendar

A preeminent figure in the "Golden Age of American Illustration," Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) was the most popular artist of his time. His illustrations graced everything from candy boxes to major magazines. Executed in rich, luminescent colors with astonishing virtuosity, his romantic images typically featured flawless young women posed languorously against a background of mountains or opulent classical architecture. This calendar presents twelve of his inviting landscapes, fables, and fantasies.

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Art Nouveau 2009 Wall Calendar

Art Nouveau Wall Calendar: Art Nouveau sprang up in the late nineteenth century as a graceful counterstatement to the stiff and scratchy, strictly representational style of Victorian-era graphic arts. Nowhere were its achievements more apparent than in the art of the poster. Here are twelve fine examples of Art Nouveau posters.

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Susan Seddon Boulet Goddesses 2009 Wall Calendar

Susan Seddon Boulet Goddesses Wall Calendar: Boulet drew upon her research and on her own inner journeys to create art that powerfully evokes the sacred nature of the goddess in her many forms. Goddesses--female deities once supreme throughout the world's cultures but over millennia trivialized in favor of male gods--still speak to the human spirit, recalling the creative and regenerative power within us all. This calendar's ethereal images honor a dozen goddesses from the respective pantheons of several different civilizations.

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Susan Seddon Boulet Shaman 2009 Wall Calendar

Susan Seddon Boulet Shaman Wall Calendar: Healer, medium, magician, sage--the shaman journeys beyond everyday reality to bring back wisdom and healing from the spirit world. Shamans must possess the courage to venture into inconceivable realms, negotiate the boundaries of space and time, and return to share their visions. From her deep understanding of shamanic traditions, Boulet created breathtaking images speaking of the multidimensional space in which the shaman travels. Twelve such images are featured in this calendar, accompanied by excerpts from Native American chants, prayers, and songs.

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