New Arrivals · Art

May 3, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

World War I on film : English language releases through 2014

May 2, 2016
Edwards, Paul M., author.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016.
vii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Polymer clay Chinese style : unique home decorating projects that bridge Western crafts and Oriental arts

May 2, 2016
Han, Han, author.
New York, NY : Better Link Press, [2016]
132 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Chapter one. Getting to know polymer clay -- Chapter two. Preparations -- Chapter three. Introductory lessons -- Chapter four. Advanced lessons.
"Polymer clay can be transformed into a variety of objects, such as birds, animals, plants, and food. Have you ever tried to merge this western craft with Asian culture to explore another type of artistic aesthetics? This book merges Western polymer clay making basics with Asian traditions to create practical, yet beautiful pieces of art for your home."--provided by Amazon.com.

Simply calligraphy : a beginner's guide to elegant lettering

May 2, 2016
Detrick, Judy, author.
©2016
88 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"This simple guide to calligraphy teaches just the basics, allowing novices to jump right in and make their own wedding invitations, hand-label envelopes, write their own placecards, and explore their creative side. With the rise of do-it-yourselfers, there is growing demand for a calligraphy guide that is much simpler than what's currently on the market. This book answers that call, with a focus on only the popular Italic alphabet rather than the scads normally covered by other books (Gothic, Uncials, Half-uncials, and so on). After learning the basic letters, this book presents an open invitation--and a bit of inspiration--to make calligraphy one's own with creative flourishes for every project and occasion. With a modern two-color design and simple explanatory text, Simply Calligraphy's unintimidating approach proves that calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper"-- Provided by publisher.

The artist's compass : the complete guide to building a life and a living in the performing arts

April 29, 2016
Moore, Rachel, 1964-
New York : Touchstone, 2016.
xviii, 204 pages ; 22 cm
What does success look like to you? : assessing your goals and strengths as an artist -- The business of performing arts : how the industry works and how you can be a part of it -- Promoting brand "you" : projecting your voice and getting yourself heard -- Who can help? : establishing a network of support to guide the way -- Finding work : where to look, what to ask, and how to land the job -- How to be financially smart from the start : taxes, insurance, and other important survival smarts -- When things go wrong : how to prepare, where to go, what to do -- How to make a "life" (not just a living) as a performer : you are more than what you do for a living.
"In The Artist's Compass, Los Angeles Music Center CEO Rachel Moore shares how to make life as a performer more successful, secure, and sustainable by approaching a career in the arts like an entrepreneur. A former dancer in the American Ballet Theatre's corps de ballet, Moore knows firsthand what it's like to struggle and succeed as an artist. Now in an offstage role as CEO, Moore shares the hard-won lessons she's learned about making one's own success and encourages every performer to develop creative talent alongside marketable skills. With testimonials from artists like Lang Lang, Sigourney Weaver, and Renee Fleming, plus inspiring anecdotes from Moore's own journey in the arts, The Artist's Compass teaches aspiring performers how to think like an entrepreneur to create their own brand and marketing platform to achieve personal and professional success. In an engaging, realistic, and authoritative voice, Moore combines her artistic and corporate experience to address the finer points of building a career in a challenging industry, teaching young performers how to achieve financial independence so that they might have creative independence"--Provided by publisher.

3 skeins or less : modern baby knits : 23 knitted baby garments, blankets, toys, and more!

April 29, 2016
Gray, Tanis, author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Interweave, an imprint of F+W Inc., [2016]
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"When it comes to baby knits, only the cutest garments will do! It's even better when they use only 1, 2, or 3 skeins of yarn. Whether you're whipping up something special for your own little one or need an easy gift for a baby shower, you'll find lots of adorable options in 3 Skeins or Less: Modern Baby Knits. Create a chic, kimono-style sweater for a budding fashionista, or an adorable striped romper for a bouncing baby boy. A cozy colorwork beanie will keep little one’s head warm through the winter months, and a handmade lovey or cabled nursery blanket makes the perfect welcome-home gift for a brand-new bundle of joy. Knitted in chic neutrals and fresh, modern brights in a range of sizes from newborn to toddler, these 23 designs are sure to please babies and moms alike."--Publisher's description.

An artist in America

April 29, 2016
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1990.
xx, 395 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The essential Humphrey Bogart

April 28, 2016
Santas, Constantine.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The essential Mickey Rooney

April 28, 2016
Neibaur, James L., 1958-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
xxi, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The art of dressing curves : the best-kept secrets of a fashion stylist

April 28, 2016
Moses, Susan, (stylist) author.
New York : Harper Design, 2016.
254 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.

So Jane : crafts and recipes for an Austen-inspired life

April 28, 2016
Keith, Hollie.
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, [2014]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Breakfast in Bath : Northanger Abbey -- Tea with the Middletons : Sense and Sensibility -- Dinner at the Great House : Persuasion -- Emma's Picnic : Emma -- A Rustic Dinner : Mansfield Park -- Netherfield Ball : Pride and Prejudice -- Reusable Templates.

One : sons & daughters

April 28, 2016
Mapplethorpe, Edward.
Brooklyn, NY : PowerHouse Books, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 33 cm
"This publication celebrates the first birthday as a pivotal milestone in life's journey and the hope and promise of what is to come"--Foreword.

I'm proud of you : my friendship with Fred Rogers

April 28, 2016
Madigan, Tim, 1957-
Los Angeles : Ubuntu Press, ©2012.
183 pages ; 22 cm
A journalist discusses his friendship with the late children's TV programming host, describing how Rogers welcomed the author into his personal life and church, helping him to mend a long-standing dysfunctional relationship with his own father.

Highland knits : knitwear inspired by the Outlander series.

April 27, 2016
©2016
111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Inspired by Outlander, the romantic tale of time travel and adventure, Highland Knits is a rustic, yet sophisticated collection of quick-to-knit projects. These 16 simple, enduring designs will have you stylishly covered no matter what place, or time, you call home.

The illustrated history of Don Post Studios

April 27, 2016
Lambert, Lee, author
Glendale, California : Blacksparrow, Inc., [2015]
597 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Presented by Dr. Shocker.
The early years -- The 1960's, the golden age -- 12 months of monsters -- Monster daze -- The 1970's, the silver age -- The Halloween connection -- The 1980's, a close call -- The 1990's, the gorier, the merrier -- A monster kid's dream come true -- The 2000's, the final countdown.
"The book details the history of Don Post Studios from its inception in 1938 through to its closure in 2012. This was the company responsible for the creation of the rubber Halloween mask and it was at the forefront of the zMonster Kidy phenomenon of the 1960s and 70s. Don Post Studios was a leader in the Halloween Industry for over 7 decades and also dabbled in special effects work for the film industry from 1947 through 1988."--Publisher's description.

Her again : becoming Meryl Streep

April 26, 2016
Schulman, Michael, author.
New York : Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishing, 2016.
293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The first thoroughly researched biography of Meryl Streep -- the "Iron Lady" of acting, nominated for nineteen Oscars and winner of three -- that explores her beginnings as a young woman of the 1970s grappling with love, feminism, and her astonishing talent.

On Broadway : from Rent to Revolution

April 26, 2016
Hodges, Drew.
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
224 pages ; color illustrations ; 31 cm
A visual and oral history of the last twenty years of theater, containing a comprehensive collection of behind-the-scenes photos, comcept art, and posters, as well as personal anecdotes.

M.A.S.H. FAQ : everything left to know about the best care anywhere

April 26, 2016
Sherman, Dale.
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2016.
xiv, 391 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction: and then there was Korea -- It was in all the papers for a while: a brief history of Korea and the forgotten war -- He was drafted: how the mobile army surgical hospital became a reality -- An extra gallbladder a week: H. Richard Hornberger and the creation of a novel -- And fourteen others -- Not missing the last page: H. Richard Hornberger's Mash trilogy -- Boozing, cruising, and cutting up: the MASH goes to . book series -- Of course you know me: characters from MASH seen in book sequels -- This is mutiny: from book to movie and television -- Tonight's movie: the making of the Robert Altman film -- We can do stupid: the history of "suicide is painless" -- And introducing: the cast of Robert Altman's MASH -- Not a word I wrote: differences between scripts to screen -- Yankee doodle doctor: movies (and two tv shows) connected with MASH -- One of those traveling medicine shows: MASH onstage -- Put it over there by the television set: the five military sitcoms that influenced Mash -- If I can't get the girl: the creative team behind the series -- We tried to get Pat O'Brien: the main cast over the years -- The running of the nurses: the actresses in the opening credits -- Going AWOL: nine recurring characters that disappeared -- Reenlisted: minor characters that stuck it out -- I don't know your name, but- : thirty famous guest appearances -- Here for the duration: fans' favorite periods of MASH -- Mash means mobile! the various time slots -- You certainly came to the right place: filming locations -- Now that spring is here: MASH chronology -- Experimental surgery: ten episodes outside of the norm -- Just like the actual Korean War: the use of a laugh track -- The collapsible latrine: ten pranks of MASH -- In a rubber truck: the character arcs of the major characters -- Our movie tonight: movies shown in the mess tent -- After W*A*L*T*E*R: the spin-offs -- A lunch pail for munchkins: the merchandising of MASH -- Captain Tuttle: parodies, rip-offs, and homages -- Gentlemen, take my advice: could MASH be successful today? -- Earning that purple heart: awards -- Appendix: for your dining and dancing pleasure.

The world of Charles and Ray Eames

April 26, 2016
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
319 pages : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 33 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2015 by Thames & Hudson Ltd in association with Barbican Art Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition The World of Charles and Ray Eames, curated by Catherine Ince, 21 October 2015-14 February, 2016"--Page 320.
Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames are among the most important designers of the 20th century, and the story of the Eames Office is that of visual and material culture in the post-war, modern period. The World of Charles and Ray Eames charts the history of their inspiring and prolific world and brings together key works and ideas explored at the Eames Office throughout its extraordinary history. This definitive monograph explores the era-defining work of the Eames Office, a laboratory active for over four decades, where the Eameses and their collaborators produced a vast array of pioneering and influential projects from architecture, furniture and product design to film, photography, multi-media installation and exhibitions, as well as new models for arts education. Themes include The Eames Office: Life in Work, At Home with the Eameses, Information Machines, The Seeing Eye, Office USA: Communicating America at Home and Abroad, and The Art of Living. Alongside newly commissioned texts by leading design experts, The World of Charles and Ray Eames will include contemporaneous reviews and magazine articles, writings by Charles and Ray Eames themselves, personal correspondence and a comprehensive reference section.

Citizen Kane : a filmmaker's journey

April 25, 2016
Lebo, Harlan.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xvii, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Citizen Kane : a recollection -- Asking for the impossible -- The beard and the contract -- The script -- The consequences of his actions -- RKO Production #281 -- A great deal of doing -- No visitors, please -- Giggling like schoolboys -- Cryptic notes and bigger hams -- Conflict -- Negotiating and placating -- Mr. Hearst -- Release -- Triumph -- Walking on the edge of a cliff -- Viewer's guide to Citizen Kane -- Cast and production credits -- Gregg Toland : "I broke the rules in 'Citizen Kane'" -- Bernard Herrmann : a conversation at the George Eastman House -- Citizen Kane : scene-by-scene guide -- The budget -- RKO soundstages.
"Using previously unpublished material from studio files and the Hearst organization, exclusive interviews with the last surviving members of the cast and crew, and what may be the only surviving copy of the "lost" final script of the film, Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker's Journey recounts the making of one of the most famous films in Hollywood history."-- Provided by publisher.

Vintage modern crochet : classic crochet lace techniques for contemporary style.

April 22, 2016
Chachula, Robyn, 1978- author.
Blue Ash, OH : Interweave, 2016.
159 pages : color illustrations 28 cm
Includes index.

Christmas patchwork loves embroidery : hand stitches, holiday projects

April 20, 2016
Pan, Gail, author.
Bothell, WA : Martingale, [2016]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

A history of architecture in 100 buildings

April 20, 2016
Cruickshank, Dan, author.
Buffalo, New York ; Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2015.
352 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Pioneers -- Rhetoric (building with a message) -- Sacred -- Urban visions -- Big and beautiful -- Material matters -- Lost and found -- Glossary -- References -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgements.
Architecture is an all-embracing adventure without end. It is a story that can never be completed - not as long as mankind continues to build, to invent, to discover; it is the story told in this book. The history of architecture is also a history of many other things - of politics, economy, religion, of science, ecology and of art and culture generally - and so is essentially a history of the world. For architecture - in its forms and functions - is a very direct mirror of mankind's desires, concerns and aspirations. Journeying across the world, from Syria to Shrewsbury, Sudan to Southern Spain, Dan Cruickshank explores man's most impressive creations. Not only the bastions of defense and aggression; homes for the gods and the dead; temples of commerce and the arts; palaces to express taste, power and wealth; and shrines of science, of learning, knowledge and politics - but also of mammon and of physical and spiritual oppression and incarceration. Can an ignoble cause create great architecture, can a prison be a thing of beauty as well as of power? These are perennial philosophical questions this book seeks to answer. Ingeniously structured by theme, this book surveys civilization through the pioneers, visionaries, follies, ancients, rhetoric, scale, survivals and revivals of its greatest constructions. Together, the stories in this beautifully illustrated book offer a stupendous global cultural history - a history that is full of mystery and ripe for rediscovery.

A woman's huts and hideaways : more than 40 she sheds and other retreats

April 19, 2016
Heriz, Gill, author.
London ; New York : Cico Books, 2016.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Waterside huts and hideaways -- Countryside huts and hideaways -- Urban huts and hideaways -- Hidden huts and hideaways.
Gill Heriz presents another inspirational collection of women's sheds and other small spaces. In A Woman's Huts and Hideaways, each place has its own story, a reason for being, whether it's somewhere to escape, to create, to work or just a place to "be". A bespoke shed in an urban backyard, surrounded by pots of plants and flowers, serves as an isle of peace for its owner, Wendy. By the Waterside, Mary has built a beach hut on the coast, perched on stilts with a view out to the sea. Hidden away, in an enchanting wilderness in Norfolk, UK, is Janet and Sue's Secret Garden. Here, there are three sheds: an old summerhouse full of light; a hide nestled in the bushes for watching the local wildlife; and a renovated wagon used as a base for recording their wildlife observations. In Portland, Oregon, Polly uses her inland boathouse as a Creative space for writing. From yurts to Airstreams, beach huts to mountain huts, these hideaways have one thing in common they are all inspirational spaces created by women, for women. Beautifully illustrated with photography by Nicolette Hallett, A Woman's Huts and Hideaways takes the "she sheds" movement one step further, into all sorts of outdoor buildings and spaces.

Modern Needlepoint

April 19, 2016
Schofield, Jayne.
Turnbridge Wells, Kent : Dearch Press Limited, 2016.
47 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Stitching instructions -- Apple -- Baby boy -- Regatta -- Beach huts -- Butterfly -- Cat -- Circles -- Daisies -- Dutch tile -- Three fish -- Nesting hen -- Town house -- Jug and flower -- Owl -- Baby girl -- Reindeer -- Sheep -- Snowman -- Tulips -- Folk house
Each of these twenty beautiful needlepoint designs from Jayne Schofield is accompanied by a full-color chart, key and general instructions.

The cool factor : a guide to achieving effortless style, with secrets from the women who have it

April 19, 2016
Linett, Andrea, author.
New York : Artisan, [2016]
223 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Trendsetter Andrea Linett has that rare ability to distill fashion talk into advice that everyone can follow, and in this book she shares the style wisdom she s gathered over years of working in the fashion industry. Here is only the content that matters wardrobe classics, leather, denim, suits, dressing in black and white, dressing up, getting the right fit, layering, accessories, and hair. Linett s fashion philosophy is illustrated through precise tips and photos of women who do it right, and from them we learn how to develop personal style. Did you think a Canadian tuxedo (denim on denim) was an absolute faux pas? Not if you pair the right shades of denim and dress it up with some serious heels. Were you under the impression that your hair should get shorter with age? That rule no longer exists. Do you want to know how to wear black and white pieces together without looking like a cater waiter? The black and white chapter is filled with some ingenious examples. Finally, Linett rounds out the book with checklists, including must-haves for a hardworking wardrobe, how to breathe new life into old pieces, how to make a trend your own, and how to make sure everything you buy actually fits."--Provided by publisher.

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