New Arrivals · Art

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Natural color : vibrant plant dye projects for your home and wardrobe

August 24, 2016
Duerr, Sasha, author.
Berkeley : Watson-Guptill Publications, [2016]
vi, 263 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Living color: an introduction -- The practice of plant dyeing -- Spring -- Creating color from compost -- Summer -- The ancient primaries: madder, weld, and indigo -- The spectrum of natural color -- Fall -- Natural color from persimmon -- The art of medicinal dyeing -- Winter -- Weeding your wardrobe -- Workbook -- Mordants and modifiers -- Techniques.

The face of the Buddha

August 23, 2016
Empson, William, 1906-1984, author.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
lxii, 152 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

Crazy at the cabin : a cozy collection of crazy-pieced quilts

August 23, 2016
Nesbitt, Janet Rae, author.
Bothell, WA : Martingale, [2016]
96 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 2 pattern sheets (80 x 106 cm, folded to 20 x 26.5 cm)

Now I sit me down : from klismos to plastic chair: a natural history

August 23, 2016
Rybczynski, Witold, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A Tool for Sitting -- If You Sit on It, Can It Still Be Art? -- Sitting Up -- A Chair on the Side -- A Golden Age -- Sack-backs and Rockers -- The Henry Ford of Chairs -- By Design -- Great Dane -- Fold and Knockdown, Swing and Roll -- Human Engineering -- Our Time.
"In the hands of one of our best writers on architectures and design, a history of chairs becomes a revealing history of design and leisure, and ultimately of how we see ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.

Play all : a bingewatcher's notebook

August 22, 2016
James, Clive, 1939- author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
xiv, 200 pages ; 21 cm

Yarnitecture : a knitter's guide to spinning : building exactly the yarn you want

August 22, 2016
Moreno, Jillian, author.
North Adams, Massachusetts : Storey Publishing, [2016]
238 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
The blueprint: Yarn vision -- The foundation: Sheep breeds and beyond -- The frame: Fiber preparations -- The walls: Drafting -- The roof: Plying -- The paint: Color -- The front door: Finishing -- The landscaping: Kinitting with your handspun -- Housewarming: 12 patterns using handspun yarn.

Manhattan skyscrapers

August 19, 2016
Nash, Eric Peter.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2010.
xi, 223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 32 cm

Be mine : 25 paper projects to share the love

August 18, 2016
Shim, Sally J., author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
112 pages ; 16 x 16 cm
"This paper-crafting book presents 25 projects including handmade cards and party favors that can be gifted and enjoyed any time of year"-- Provided by publisher.

Acrylic expressions : painting authentic themes and creating your visual vocabulary

August 18, 2016
Swider, Staci, author.
©2016
143 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Gardens of the Italian Lakes

August 18, 2016
Desmond, Stephen, author.
London : Frances Lincoln Limited, 2016.
224 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Part One: Lake Maggiore -- Isola Bella -- Isola Madre -- Villa Taranto -- Villa San Remigio -- Villa Della Porta Bozzolo -- Villa Cicogna Mozzoni -- Alpinia -- Botantic garden of the Brissago Islands -- Part Two: Lake Como -- Villa Melzi -- Villa Carlotta -- Villa Del Balbianello -- Villa Sommi Picenardi -- Villa Serbelloni -- Villa Cipressi and Villa Monastero -- Villa D'Este -- Garden locations.
"The gardens of the Italian Lakes are a favorite destination for garden lovers and groups. The gardens around Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, in the far north of Italy, are admired throughout the world for their beauty and variety in a magnificent natural location. This book sets out to become the standard work on these gardens as there is nothing of this kind on the market at the moment. It will appeal both to the specialist and enthusiast preparing for a visit.The common factor for all these gardens is their setting in this landscape of exceptional scenery. Lake Como is a deep lake hemmed in like a fjord by towering mountains. Lake Maggiore has more the character of an inland sea, with ferries crossing to the famous island gardens for an afternoon in another world. Both lakes are lined with the towers, villas and grand hotels that speak of a complex history including key events in Italy's struggle to achieve nationhood, inspiration for a string of illustrious writers and composers, and a long line of distinguished visitors."--provided by publisher.

Scott standard postage stamp catalogue.

August 17, 2016
New York : Scott Stamp and Coin Co. Ltd.,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 24-28 cm.
Imprint varies: 1939- New York : Scott Publications, Inc. ; 1973-<2017>- Sidney, Ohio : Scott Publishing Co.
"The encyclopedia of philately."

The best of contemporary quilts.

August 17, 2016
Asheville, N.C. : Lark Books, 1995-
v. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Quilt National is an international exhibition of art quilts displayed in Athens, Ohio and then other museums and galleries throughout the country.
"Coproduced by Lark Books and the Dairy Barn Southeastern Cultural Arts Center."

The art of rivalry : four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in modern art

August 17, 2016
Smee, Sebastian, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
xxiii, 390 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Freud and Bacon -- Manet and Degas -- Matisse and Picasso -- Pollock and De Kooning.
"Picasso & Matisse. Manet & Degas. Pollack & de Kooning. Lucian Freud & Francis Bacon. This is the story of four pairs of artists-- each linked by friendship and a spirit of competitiveness. Taken together, they form an impressive lineage stretching across more than 150 years. But in each case, these relationships had a flashpoint, a damaging psychological event that seemed to mark both an end and a new beginning, a break that led onto new creative innovations"-- Provided by publisher.

The girl with the lower back tattoo

August 16, 2016
Schumer, Amy, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
viii, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
A note to my readers -- An open letter to my vagina -- My only one-night stand -- I am an introvert -- On being new money -- An introduction to my stuffed animals -- Dad -- Excerpt from my journal in 1994 (age thirteen) with footnotes from 2016 -- Officially a woman -- Camp Anchor -- How I lost my virginity -- Things you don't know about me -- Can't knock the hustle -- Excerpt from my journal in 1999 (age eighteen) with footnotes from 2016 -- Faked it 'til I maked it -- Excerpt from my journal in 2001 (age twenty) with footnotes from 2016 -- Beautiful and strong -- Excerpt from my journal in 2003 (age twenty-two) with footnotes from 2016 -- How to become a stand-up comedian -- Times it's okay for a man not to make a woman come during sex -- The worst night of my life -- Things that make me insanely furious -- Athletes and musicians -- Letter to the editor -- Secret bad habits -- Mom -- NYC apartments -- Blackouts and stem cells -- An exciting time for women in Hollywood -- Mayci and Jillian -- Things that make me happy -- The sun will come out tomorrow -- What I want people to say at my funeral -- Rider for the funeral of Amy Schumer -- Forgiving my lower back tattoo.
Amy Schumer, Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star, mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationship, and sex, and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is--a woman with the courage to bare her soul and stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend -- an unforgettable and fun adventure you wish could last forever. --from book jacket.

Ladies drawing night

August 16, 2016
Rothman, Julia, author.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, 2016.
159 pages cm : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm

Popular Royal Bayreuth for collectors

August 16, 2016
Congdon-Martin, Douglas.
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., c2005.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.

Freeform crochet with confidence : unlock the secrets of freeform crochet with 30 fun projects

August 15, 2016
Meldrum, Carol, author.
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2016.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"A Qunitet book"--Title page verso.

Self-striping yarn studio : sweaters, scarves, and hats designed for self-striping yarn

August 15, 2016
Sulcoski, Carol, 1965- author.
©2016
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
All about self-striping yarn -- Fingering weight projects -- DK weight projects -- Worsted weight projects.
Carol Sulcoski's latest book begins with a comprehensive technical section that explains how to use and manipulate self-striping yarn--something no previous pattern collection has offered. After reading the accessible instructions and tips, knitters will be inspired to cast on one of 24 new and original designs--11 beginner, 11 intermediate, and two advanced--including shawls, scarves, sweaters, fingerless mittens, and more. Featured designers include Fiona Ellis, Brooke Nico, Sandi Rosner, Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton and more.

Art in America. Annual guide to museums, galleries, artists.

August 12, 2016
New York, N.Y. : Art in America, Inc.
v. 29 cm.
Title from cover.
Subtitle varies.

Knits for kitties : 25 knit patterns for making cat toys

August 12, 2016
Kellner, Sara Elizabeth, author.
©2016
112 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Welcome to my world -- Toy patterns -- Key skills -- Meet the cats -- Abbreviations -- Index -- Acknowledgments.
Does your cat spend her days asleep in a kitty coma? Want to bring out the little kitten in your catatonic Tom? Surprise and delight your cat with this collection of knit cat toy patterns that will bring your kitty roaring back to life. From dragonflies to rolling dice, crazy caterpillars and raccoon tails, your cat will be on the prowl again, looking for fun in all the right places. Knits for Kittys features: 25 charming cat toy patterns, including: There's a Mouse in the House, Jingle-bell Ball, Baby Bumblebee, Fish Out of Water, Snake in the Grass, Butterfly Kisses, Leaping Lizard, and more A step-by-step guide to the stitches and techniques in the patterns Suggestions for extra embellishments, such as bells, feathers, catnip, and more Basic materials required, such as yarn, knitting needles, and scissors. There are patterns that are perfect for all abilities, specially designed by an experienced knit toy designer. It's a fun way to delight your furry friend for all of her nine lives.

Artist's painting techniques / [Bob Bridle, senior editor ; Alison Gardner, senior art editor.]

August 12, 2016
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016. ©2016
304 p. : illustrated ; 26 cm.
"Explore watercolors, acrylics, and oils - discover your own style - grow as an artist" -- front cover.

Starting your career as an interior designer

August 11, 2016
Hale, Robert K., author.
©2016
xvii, 233 pages ; 23 cm.
"Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer contains all the necessary tools and strategies to successfully launch and grow a professional design business in the competitive world of interior design. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience, this book includes case studies, and personal anecdotes that help teach you how to: Choose a design field ; Obtain and keep clients; Garner referrals; Market and position your business; Bid competitively on projects; Manage sales; Organize a budget; Manage start-up costs and cash flow; Promote your business; Branch out into product and architectural design; Design within a retail environment; Set pricing guidelines; Sell to your target demographic; Set up your office. Readers will find a history of the business side of interior design as well as various career tracks available to todays budding entrepreneur. This updated second edition also examines the current state of the interior design industry, and what's in store for the future of firms. Any early career interior designer or student looking for practical advice on the ins and outs of running a design firm will need this one-stop guide." -- ONIX annotation.

Metalsmithing made easy

August 10, 2016
Richbourg, Kate Ferrant, author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Interweave, [2016]
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"A practical guide to cold connections, simple soldering, stone setting, and more!"--Cover.

Coco Chanel : an illustrated biography

August 9, 2016
Alkayat, Zena, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 cm

Frida Kahlo : an illustrated biography

August 9, 2016
Alkayat, Zena, author.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 cm

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