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“One Week One Book” is a series of twelve photographic art books by Stephen Schaub that explore a single theme. Anthropologic, quirky and sometimes voyeuristic, the books look at wide-ranging subjects, from portraits of the backs of people’s heads, to still-lives depicting the contents of their refrigerators. The title of the series, “One Week One Book”, is both a statement of artist intention and call to action for the reader. Schaub challenged himself to make a photographic essay on a single subject, and turn it into a book, every week for twelve weeks. READ ABOUT THE SERIES

DETAILS: 12 Books. Each: 8″x9″ | perfect-bound | 2020 | Published by Kasini House

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A short granite post in the woods of the Cape Cod National Seashore marks an entry point, of sorts, to the large-scale artwork, A Wonderful Plague by EveNSteve. The six panel photograph with handwritten texts uses the 19th century outbreak of smallpox to weave a story about the history of disease and pandemics that connects to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Along the way, the viewer is taken to the illusions of immortality during the Bubonic Plague, the pock marks on the face of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the “4Hs” of AIDS (hemophiliacs, heroin addicts, homosexuals, and Haitians), and the Pilgrims’ laying claim to Wampanoag crops abandoned after disease wiped out their village.

The title of the work is a quote from the 1620 Charter of New England by King James I which cites “a wonderful plague” that cleared the land of inhabitants as a divine justification to claim the land. The text, which evokes these stories, is written on the branches of trees, on the picket fences and yards of village houses, in the sky above Cape Cod Bay and in the water below. These stories are, like viruses in the air, part of what shapes and makes our experience of the world.

Kasini House’s Art Meets History has published a book about the artwork. On the pages of A Wonderful Plague details are framed by transcriptions of the text that appear in the artwork. Rather than be a reproduction of the artwork, the book is a different way to experience how EveNSteve share history and tell stories.

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DETAILS: 84 pages | 9″x6″ | perfect-bound | 2020 | ISBN 978-1-927587-34-8 | Published by Maison Kasini Canada

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It’s dinnertime. Do you know where your sugar is coming from?

Most likely everywhere. Sure, it’s in ice cream and cookies and apple pie, but what scared Eve O. Schaub was the secret world of sugar- the sugar she found lurking in bacon, crackers, salad dressing, pasta sauce, chicken broth and baby food.

With her eyes opened to the insidiousness of sugar by the work of obesity expert Dr. Robert Lustig and others, Eve challenged her husband and two school-age daughters to join her in a search for meals that would contain absolutely no added sugar– for an entire year.

Along the way, Eve became a sugar sleuth who uncovered the real costs of our sugar-heavy American diet- including diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer. The stories, tips and recipes she shares from her family’s year of no sugar throw fresh light on questionable nutritional advice we’ve been following for years and show that it is possible to eat at restaurants, go grocery shopping, and do everything a normal family needs and wants to do- with less and even no added sugar.

Year of No Sugar is what the conversation about “kicking the sugar addiction” looks like for a real American family- a roller coaster of unexpected discoveries and challenges.

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Release Date: April 8, 2014 – Published by Sourcebooks, Inc.

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“When in doubt… don’t throw it out.”

Eve has a problem with clutter. Too much stuff and too easily acquired, it confronts her in every corner and on every surface in her house. When she pledges to tackle the worst offender, her horror of a “Hell Room,” she anticipates finally being able to throw away all of the unnecessary things she can’t bring herself to part with: her fifth grade report card, dried-up art supplies, an old vinyl raincoat.

But what Eve discovers isn’t just old CDs and outdated clothing, but a fierce desire within herself to hold on to her identity. Our things represent our memories, our history, a million tiny reference points in our lives. If we throw our stuff in the trash, where does that leave us? And if we don’t… how do we know what’s really important?

Everyone has their own Hell Room, and Eve’s battle with her clutter, along with her eventual self-clarity, encourages everyone to dig into their past to declutter their future. Year of No Clutter is a deeply inspiring- and frequently hilarious- examination of why we keep stuff in the first place and how to let it all go.

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Release Date:  2017 – Published by Sourcebooks, Inc.