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Blog Post Tag: Book Club

SDA Book Club: “Enchanted Worlds” reviewed by Vivien Zepf

March 4, 2022 5:00 am

Enchanted Worlds: The Visionary Collages and Art Couture of Amy Zerner by Monte Farber I’m a little freaked out. I’m staring at page 103, at a King of Wings/The Professional Tarot card that makes me think of Shakespeare. It’s from The Enchanted Love Tarot, one of the many collaborative projects created by Amy Zerner and …

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SDA Book Club: The Draught Book reviewed by Katie Taylor

February 4, 2022 5:00 am

This month’s addition to the SDA Book Club comes to us from SDA’s Advertising and Outreach Manager, Katie Taylor. The Draught Book by Jeremiah Fielding, 1775 (edited by Pat Foster, Janey Dunbar and Lynne Harper) The Draught Book by Jeremiah Fielding takes the reader on a trip back in time to explore a variety of …

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SDA Book Club: Fashionopolis reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer

January 7, 2022 5:00 am

Our first entry for 2022 into SDA’s Book Club is Fashionopolis, reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer! Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes by Dana Thomas If a person is adept at seeing the Big Picture we say they are cosmopolitan.  When someone has a ubiquitous knowledge of their city we may …

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SDA Book Club: A Year In Review

December 17, 2021 5:00 am

This year, we were so lucky to have a wide range of books reviewed for SDA’s Book Club by contributing authors, Faith Hagenhofer, Vivien Zepf, and D Wood. Here’s a combined list of all the reviews, as well as where to purchase each book. A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color …

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SDA Book Club: “Dress Codes” Reviewed by Vivien Zepf

December 3, 2021 5:00 am

This month’s SDA Book Club is by our contributing author Vivien Zepf, who reviews Dress Codes. Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History by Richard Thompson Ford Colorful dresses with pockets. Patterned shirts and dark pants, with and without stretchy waistbands. That’s my wardrobe.  My choice is based on comfort and cost, and …

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SDA Book Club: “Modern Fabric” Reviewed by Vivien Zepf

October 1, 2021 5:00 am

This month’s SDA Book Club welcomes back contributing author Vivien Zepf, who reviews the beautiful book, Modern Fabric. Modern Fabric: Twenty-Five Designers on Their Inspiration and Craft by Abby Gilchrist and Amelia Poole Modern Fabric: Twenty-Five Designers on Their Inspiration and Craft is a double-dose of eye candy. With 400 luscious illustrations, this book is …

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SDA Book Club: “The New Politics of the Handmade” reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer

September 10, 2021 5:00 am

This month’s SDA Book Club review comes to us from our recurring reviewer, Faith Hagenhofer. For September, Faith reviews “The New Politics of the Handmade” edited by Anthea Black and Nicole Burisch.  “The New Politics of the Handmade: Craft, Art and Design” edited by Anthea Black and Nicole Burisch, reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer True confession: …

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SDA Book Club: “Material” reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer

August 6, 2021 5:00 am

This month’s addition to the SDA Book Club is “Material: Making and the Art of Transformation” by Faith Hagenhofer. “Material: Making and the Art of Transformation” by Nick Kary, reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer This very British interrogation of resources, the raw materials for a maker’s hand is tragedy driven. Whether its purpose from the start …

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