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August 11, 2016

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - August 11, 2016

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
by Rachel Ignotofsky

Aimed at younger readers, this graphic novel paying tribute to the often overlooked contributions of women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is a delightful and enlightening read for adults as well. While giving due attention to the more celebrated historical figures, Ignotofsky also delves deeper to shed light on the less celebrated, but equally deserving women who are often absent from the canon. The lively illustrations and infographics highlight the groundbreaking achievements of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, as well as providing insight and statistical data on women working in STEM fields today.

Mould Map 5: Black Box

Mould Map 5: Black Box

The theme of the fifth edition of underground comics collection Mould Map from Landfill editions is is "black box" - read big data, behind the scenes, hidden agendas, invisible tech and black magick. The package, in a limited edition of 500, contains 16 super nice postcard sized prints, 1 poster and a mini comic. With a long list of contributors to boast, artists include Lala Albert, Julien Ceccaldi, Noel Freibert, Parker Ito, Lando, Brenna Murphy and Johnny Negron. They may not reveal the secret of their success but the art speaks for itself!

Hip Hop Family Tree Book 4: 1984-1985

Hip Hop Family Tree Book 4: 1984-1985
by Ed Piskor

Ed Piskor’s ongoing graphic history of hip-hop continues. In volume 4, we move into the mid 1980s, introducing artists Dr. Dre (and with him the seminal label Def Jam Records), Will Smith, Salt-N-Peppa, Rakim, Biz Markie, and many more. Piskor also gives a nod to the hip-hop themed films of the era, such as Breakin’, Breakin’ 2 Electric Boogaloo, Beat Street, Krush Groove and more.

Known and Strange Things: Essays

Known and Strange Things: Essays
by Teju Cole

Teju Cole, the award-winning author of novels Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief moves into non-fiction in his debut collection of essays. Exploring a wide range of topics including history, politics, race, contemporary pop cultural phenomena, travel, literature, and photography, each piece is imbued with Cole’s thoughtful, original insights and written in the beautiful prose characteristic of his fiction writing.

Bad Dads: Art Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson

Bad Dads: Art Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson
by Spoke Art Gallery

Bad Dads: Art Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson (Spoke Art Gallery)
Since 2011, the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco has curated an annual group show entitled “Bad Dads” featuring work by artists inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. Since then, the exhibition has grown yearly, collecting pieces from over 400 international artists. Though the styles and mediums are diverse, the overarching theme of Anderson’s iconic characters provides a strong cohesiveness. This book showcases the best of the bunch, as well as contributions from Anderson aficionados Max Dalton (who created the cover), Matt Zoller Seitz (who wrote the intro), as well as a foreword by Wes Anderson himself.

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