Patina Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings


  • Author : Jason Reynolds
  • Publisher : Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481450195

Patina Excerpt :

The sequel to National Book Award Finalist Ghost and a New York Times bestseller A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons in this follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Ghost by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds. Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves. Patina, or Patty, runs like a flash. She runs for many reasons—to escape the taunts from the kids at the fancy-schmancy new school she’s been sent to ever since she and her little sister had to stop living with their mom. She runs from the reason WHY she’s not able to live with her “real” mom any more: her mom has The Sugar, and Patty is terrified that the disease that took her mom’s legs will one day take her away forever. And so Patty’s also running for her mom, who can’t. But can you ever really run away from any of this? As the stress builds, it’s building up a pretty bad attitude as well. Coach won’t tolerate bad attitude. No day, no way. And now he wants Patty to run relay…where you have to depend on other people? How’s she going to do THAT?

Patina Homes Book

Patina Homes

  • Author : Steve Giannetti
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781423656852

Patina Homes Excerpt :

Patina style imbues Giannetti client homes in a variety of architectural styles. For anyone who has loved the Giannetti books about Patina Farm, this book continues the aesthetic in a variety of styles. Steve Giannetti’s architectural designs springboard from his image of ultimate beauty—a place where modern, classical and industrial elements merge to create a unique style with a modern sense of space and emotion drawn from history. His materials palette consists of wood, metal, and stone. His color palette is a chalky patina. Twelve varied homes—ranging from a modern desert glass box and a beachfront contemporary to a historic East Coast farmhouse and a Provencal-style home in California—show how Steve has used these themes to solve unique architectural challenges. Steve has collaborated with his wife, Brooke, as well as other designers on the various interiors.

Ghost Book
Score: 4
From 33 Ratings


  • Author : Jason Reynolds
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481450164

Ghost Excerpt :

Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, gifted runner Ghost finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with a violent father.

I Have the Right to Culture Book

I Have the Right to Culture

  • Author : Alain Serres
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-10-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773064918

I Have the Right to Culture Excerpt :

From the author and illustrator duo who created the award-winning I Have the Right to Be a Child and I Have the Right to Save My Planet comes this beautifully illustrated third book in the series. I Have the Right to Culture explores a child’s right to be curious and to experience all of humanity’s shared knowledge, including music, art, dance and much more. When a child is born, they learn the language of their parents, they sing the songs of their grandparents and they eat the delicious food that their family prepares. They also start to wonder about the lives of other children who live far away. What languages do they speak? What songs do they sing? And what games do they play? Every child has the right to learn about the world they live in, including its history and its inventions. Every child has the right to learn about artists, about writers, about potters and photographers and architects, about musicians and dancers and poets. All of humanity’s treasures are for sharing, and every child has the right to know about what has come before them! Children have the right to partake in culture as proclaimed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Told from the perspective of a child, this colorful and vibrant book explores what it means to be a child who has the right to find beauty in their world. Key Text Features further reading Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.6 Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.8 Identify the reasons an author gives to support points

Sunny Book
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings


  • Author : Jason Reynolds
  • Publisher : Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481450225

Sunny Excerpt :

Sunny tries to shine despite his troubled past in this third novel in the critically acclaimed Track series from National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds. Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds, with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could take them to the state championships. They all have a lot to lose, but they all have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves. Sunny is the main character in this novel, the third of four books in Jason Reynold’s electrifying middle grade series. Sunny is just that—sunny. Always ready with a goofy smile and something nice to say, Sunny is the chillest dude on the Defenders team. But his life hasn’t always been sun beamy-bright. You see, Sunny is a murderer. Or at least he thinks of himself that way. His mother died giving birth to him, and based on how Sunny’s dad treats him—ignoring him, making Sunny call him Darryl, never “Dad”—it’s no wonder Sunny thinks he’s to blame. It seems the only thing Sunny can do right in his dad’s eyes is win first place ribbons running the mile, just like his mom did. But Sunny doesn’t like running, never has. So he stops. Right in the middle of a race. With his relationship with his dad now worse than ever, the last thing Sunny wants to do is leave the other newbies—his only friends—behind. But you can’t be on a track team and not run. So Coach asks Sunny what he wants to do. Sunny’s answer? Dance. Yes, dance. But you also can’t be on a track team and dance. Then, in a stroke of genius only Jason Reynolds can conceive, Sunny discovers a track event that encompasses the hard beats of hip-hop, the precision of ballet, and the showmanship of dance as a whole: the discus throw. But as he practices for this new event, can he let go of everything that’s been eating him up inside?

Jason Reynolds s Track Series Paperback Collection Book

Jason Reynolds s Track Series Paperback Collection

  • Author : Jason Reynolds
  • Publisher : Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN 10 : 1534462430

Jason Reynolds s Track Series Paperback Collection Excerpt :

Race through Jason Reynolds’s New York Times bestselling Track series, now in a complete boxed set. Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. A fast but fiery group of kids from wildly different backgrounds, chosen to compete on an elite track team. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves. Discover each of their stories in this complete collection of Jason Reynolds’s explosive New York Times bestselling Track series. This collection includes: Ghost Patina Sunny Lu

Patina Book


  • Author : Shannon Lee Dawdy
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226351223

Patina Excerpt :

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the world reacted with shock on seeing residents of this distinctive city left abandoned to the floodwaters. After the last rescue was completed, a new worry arose—that New Orleans’s unique historic fabric sat in ruins, and we had lost one of the most charming old cities of the New World. In Patina, anthropologist Shannon Lee Dawdy examines what was lost and found through the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. Tracking the rich history and unique physicality of New Orleans, she explains how it came to adopt the nickname “the antique city.” With innovative applications of thing theory, Patina studies the influence of specific items—such as souvenirs, heirlooms, and Hurricane Katrina ruins—to explore how the city’s residents use material objects to comprehend time, history, and their connection to one another. A leading figure in archaeology of the contemporary, Dawdy draws on material evidence, archival and literary texts, and dozens of post-Katrina interviews to explore how the patina aesthetic informs a trenchant political critique. An intriguing study of the power of everyday objects, Patina demonstrates how sharing in the care of a historic landscape can unite a city’s population—despite extreme divisions of class and race—and inspire civil camaraderie based on a nostalgia that offers not a return to the past but an alternative future.

Patina Modern Book

Patina Modern

  • Author : Chris Mitchell
  • Publisher : Artisan
  • Release Date : 2022-10-25
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1648290558

Patina Modern Excerpt :

From their first New York City apartment together, along the way through a classic six, a Brooklyn brownstone, and houses in the Hamptons, Pilar Guzmán and Chris Mitchell have developed a unique design sensibility—a mix of worn antiques and sleek modern pieces, and a limited palette of materials—that they’ve coined “patina modern.” It’s a look that’s both timely and timeless, as these interiors only get better with age. The pair’s homes have been featured in design magazines from Architectural Digest to the Martha Stewart Living, and in books including Artisan’s own Restoring a House in the City. Now, for the first time, they’ve decoded the secrets to their covetable style, developed over the course of 20 years and six renovation and design projects. Patina Modern will teach readers how to replicate the couple’s look in their own homes through home tours, deep dives on their go-to materials, spotlights on the most influential designers and pieces that inform their approach, and a robust resources section. It will inspire readers to identify things they love, and give them the tools and guiding principles they need to put those pieces together in beautiful, “patina modern” spaces.

Patina Style Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Patina Style

  • Author : Steve Giannetti
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 1423622537

Patina Style Excerpt :

Celebrate the beauty that the passage of time brings to the things in your life. The Giannettis embrace the life in things, and reveal how they create the look, repurposing salvaged objects, turning old treasures into something better than new.

Lu Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings


  • Author : Jason Reynolds
  • Publisher : Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481450256

Lu Excerpt :

“Pure gold.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “The perfect anchor leg for a well-run literary relay.” —Kirkus Reviews Lu must learn to leave his ego on the sidelines if he wants to finally connect with others in the climax to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Track series from Jason Reynolds. Lu was born to be cocaptain of the Defenders. Well, actually, he was born albino, but that’s got nothing to do with being a track star. Lu has swagger, plus the talent to back it up, and with all that—not to mention the gold chains and diamond earrings—no one’s gonna outshine him. Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Suddenly, there are hurdles in Lu’s way—literally and not-so-literally—and Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means. Expect the unexpected in this final event in Jason Reynold’s award-winning and bestselling Track series.

Perfect Imperfect Book

Perfect Imperfect

  • Author : Karen McCartney
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781952533587

Perfect Imperfect Excerpt :

If you have read The House that Pinterest Built, Smart Spaces, The Alchemy of Things, or Elements of Style you're going to love Perfect Imperfect. Wabi-sabi and new creative interior design expressions: Perfect Imperfect is a stunning collection of homes and studios of creatives from all over the world, with thought-provoking text by Karen McCartney and stunning visuals by Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel. Perfect Imperfect takes as its founding principle the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. Wabi-Sabi advocates the beauty to be found in imperfection, impermanence and the authentic. Importantly this is done without losing sight of the benefits of living in the 21st century; where designers are merging digital technology with the handmade, rethinking how to use space and accommodating the natural world. Creating a new interior design vocabulary: As the collaborative process for creating Perfect Imperfect involved working across continents, the authors created a list of words and phrases that define how to curate the work they include in their stunning book. Their new interior design and interior decorating vocabulary includes terms such as mutability, irregularity, unfinished and incomplete, void, the effects of accident, unpretentious, simplicity, contrasts, and Leonard Koren's idea that 'beauty can be coaxed out of ugliness'. The new words and phrases introduced by the authors define the book's visual sections: - Spirit of Nature - Strange Beauty - Mark of Hand - Deep Shadow - Weathering & Decay - And, Incomplete and Irregular A beautiful, inspirational decorative book: Perfect Imperfect is a celebration of accident, curation, collection, hesitation, collaboration, reuse, reimagining and true originality. It explores an established aesthetic in a new way and embraces current design objects alongside well-worn ones; featuring interior settings that mix comfort, design and an off-beat beauty.

Patina Book


  • Author : Matthew Runfola
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-02-28
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620335130

Patina Excerpt :

An explosion of patination methods from beginner to advanced skill levels! Patina offers a collection of over 300 metal patination recipes, application instructions, and full-sized samples for anyone working in metals, including jewelers, sculptors, and metal artisans. This all-skill-level book covers steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze, silver, and aluminum. Neatly organized by metal type then by color for ease of reference. Patina discusses variables that affect the overall metal coloration such as surface preparation, chemical formula, application method, and more. Cross-references take you to the variety of patination techniques offered, including immersion, brush application, spraying, fuming, layering, using resists, hot and cold applications, and more. All recipes feature step-by-step illustrated instructions. Patina also discusses safety issues and handling and disposing of hazardous or corrosive materials as well as proper ventilation. This book is an inspirational resource, a how-to guide, and a book that you have long been waiting for.

Copper and Bronze in Art Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Copper and Bronze in Art

  • Author : David A. Scott
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 0892366389

Copper and Bronze in Art Excerpt :

This is a review of 190 years of literature on copper and its alloys. It integrates information on pigments, corrosion and minerals, and discusses environmental conditions, conservation methods, ancient and historical technologies.

Japanese Patinas Book

Japanese Patinas

  • Author : Eitoku Sugimori
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Art metal-work
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN 10 : 1929565119

Japanese Patinas Excerpt :

The Dark Side of Camp Aesthetics Book

The Dark Side of Camp Aesthetics

  • Author : Ingrid Hotz-Davies
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351809511

The Dark Side of Camp Aesthetics Excerpt :

"Camp" is often associated with glamour, surfaces and an ostentatious display of chic, but as these authors argue, there is an underside to it that has often gone unnoticed: camp’s simultaneous investment in dirt, vulgarity, the discarded and rejected, the abject. This book explores how camp challenges and at the same time celebrates what is arguably the single most important and foundational cultural division, that between the dirty and the clean. In refocusing camp as a phenomenon of the dark underside as much as of the glamorous surface, the collection hopes to offer an important contribution to our understanding of the cultural politics and aesthetics of camp.