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Why Bees Build Perfect Hexagons
Why Bees Build Perfect Hexagons

The space-economics of honey and wax.

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Pioneering Children’s Book Author, Artist, and Early Twentieth-Century Woman Entrepreneur Wanda Gág Reimagines the Brothers Grimm
Pioneering Children’s Book Author, Artist, and Early Twentieth-Century Woman Entrepreneur Wanda Gág Reimagines the Brothers Grimm

A visionary take on classic stories that continue to give us “a tingling, anything-may-happen feeling… the sensation of being about to bite into a big juicy pear.”

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Little Red Riding Hood, Reimagined in Unusual Die-Cut Illustrations
Little Red Riding Hood, Reimagined in Unusual Die-Cut Illustrations

“What big eyes you have!”

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The Best Children’s Books of 2014
The Best Children’s Books of 2014

Intelligent and imaginative tales of love, loneliness, loyalty, loss, friendship, and everything in between.

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Artist Andrea Dezsö’s Enchanting Black-and-White Illustrations for the Little-Known Original Edition of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales
Artist Andrea Dezsö’s Enchanting Black-and-White Illustrations for the Little-Known Original Edition of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

“Tales are powerful instruments and should be wielded skillfully.”

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A Graphic Cosmogony: Artists Imagine How the Universe Was Born
A Graphic Cosmogony: Artists Imagine How the Universe Was Born

From the lyrical to the ludicrous, uncommon takes on how our world came to be.

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The Best Art, Design, and Photography Books of 2014
The Best Art, Design, and Photography Books of 2014

The world’s oldest living things, how to overcome creative block, meals from beloved books, the unusual stories behind people’s tattoos, and more.

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Maria Merian’s Butterflies: The Illustrated Story of How a 17th-Century Woman Forever Changed the Course of Science Through Art
Maria Merian’s Butterflies: The Illustrated Story of How a 17th-Century Woman Forever Changed the Course of Science Through Art

A heartening homage to a courageous woman who fought superstition with science and love.

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Showroom vs. Sanctuary: Rebecca Solnit on What Our Dream Homes Reveal about Our Interior Lives
Showroom vs. Sanctuary: Rebecca Solnit on What Our Dream Homes Reveal about Our Interior Lives

“The dream of a house can be the eternally postponed preliminary step to taking up the lives we wish we were living.”

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Why “Psychological Androgyny” Is Essential for Creativity
Why “Psychological Androgyny” Is Essential for Creativity

“Creative individuals are more likely to have not only the strengths of their own gender but those of the other one, too.”

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