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Rustic Modern by Chase Reynolds Ewald, Audrey Hall 

Open a home interior magazine or flip on a home improvement show and it’s easy to see that rustic modern is the look that everyone loves! Experience modern architecture and rustic interior decor by taking a look inside 15 of the West’s finest rustic modern private homes, traditional log cabins, sustainable projects, artist studios, and places for play. Featuring detailed perspectives from the homeowners, architects, and designers, each story in Rustic Modern is complemented by beautiful full-page portraits that are sure to inspire.

Modern Art in Detail: 75 Masterpieces by Susie Hodge

Art historian and artist Susie Hodge examines and spotlights the finer points of seventy-five artworks from the late nineteenth century to the modern day. Hodge shows a novice viewer how to understand and appreciate a work’s subtleties while advising seasoned art lovers to continue their analyses of beloved art works, including relevant external influences on the artist (global political events, groundbreaking art movements, even scientific and mathematical theories). This accessible and comprehensive guide to understanding the details behind modern art is a valuable resource for casual observers and connoisseurs alike.

Green Utopias: Environmental Hope Before and After Nature by Lisa Garforth

In the face of dire consequences, if not apocalyptic outcomes, Lisa Garforth explains how popular culture and mainstream politics have shaped green thoughts, visions, and initiatives. Abusing and exploiting the planet’s natural resources leads to despairing or indifferent responses ranging from the possibility of future wastelands of ecological depletion to social chaos. It has also generated rich new ideas about how humans might live better with nature. Green Utopias explores ideas of environmental hope and how utopias seem more necessary than ever.

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