Category Archives: Library Staff Recommendations

Staff from the University of the Arts University Libraries recommend their favorite library materials.

Library staff recommendation: The Complete Peanuts: 1950 – 1952

This is the first volume in an ambitious project to reprint the entire run of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Walden: or, Life in the Woods & On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Library work study assistant Haylee Warner recommends Henry David Thoreau’s transcendentalist classic. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Books!

Books! is a party in 42 pages, where typophiles and logophiles (or people who really love neon pink and silliness) can unite! Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting

Library work study assistant Sara Gantt recommends this collection of contemporary abstract painters. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Whole Green Catalog

Whole Green Catalog is a manual about eco-friendly design and assuming responsibility for the mark we make on our planet. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: The Dharma Bums

Casey Murphy believes there is something zen-like that occurs when Jack Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums is read in the company of grass, birds, and sun. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Furoshiki: The Art of Japanese Wrapping Fabric

Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths used to transport wares or to decorate and protect gifts. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Stray Bullets

David Lapham’s “Stray Bullets” is the comic equivalent of film noir, stories told in stark black-and-white, about desperate people unable to foresee the consequences of their violent actions. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

Alan Watts contends that the Western, individual ego has become too focused on individuality, thus blinding it to its own connections with people and the environment, and the necessary dualisms that shape the world. Continue reading

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Library staff recommendation: Get-a-Way and Háry János

The color and texture are especially stunning in this quaint story about Háry János the Obsitos, a Hungarian toy soldier, and his companion, the three-legged Get-a-Way. Continue reading

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