New Arrivals · Art

October 31, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Leonard Maltin's movie guide.

October 30, 2014
New York, N.Y. : Plume,
v. ; 20 cm.
Editor: 2005-<2015> Leonard Maltin.

Widow Basquiat : a love story

October 30, 2014
Clement, Jennifer, author.
New York : B\D\W\Y/Broadway Books, 2014.
xv, 186 pages ; 20 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain, in slightly different form, by Payback Press, an imprint of Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh, in 2000. This edition originally published in Great Britain by Canongate Books, Ltd., Edinburgh in 2014"--Title page verso.
A memoir of avant-garde street artist and painter Jean-Michel Basquiat's partner, her past, and their life together

Modern man : the life of Le Corbusier, architect of tomorrow

October 30, 2014
Flint, Anthony, 1962-
Boston : New Harvest, 2014.
256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : some color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Whitman encyclopedia of Mexican money.

October 29, 2014
Atlanta, GA : Whitman Publishing, LLC, [2014-]
volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Vol. 1. An illustrated history of Mexican coins and currency / Don and Lois Bailey ; foreword by Dr. Manuel Galán Medina
Volume 2 of the Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money is an illustrated history and price guide covering, in depth, the modern coins of Mexico. Included are issues of the coinage reform of 1905-1992; the coinage reform of 1992 to date; commemoratives; Mint and Proof sets; silver bullion coinage (1949, 1978-1890): gold medallic coinage (1953 and 1957): Mexican gold coins, the silver, gold, and platinum Libertad series of 1982 to date: the Pre-Columbian Collections coin programs; and modern variety and error coins.

I must say : my life as a humble comedy legend

October 29, 2014
Short, Martin, 1950-
New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
pages ; cm
An Ed-ucation -- Humble celebrity me -- Marty with parents -- Interlude: a moment with Irving Cohen -- Marty without parents -- In which I find Jesus -- Nancy's boy -- Interlude: a moment with Ed Grimley -- The nine categories -- Interlude: a moment with Jackie Rogers Jr. -- Workplace nirvana at SCTV -- Interlude: a moment with Lawrence Orbach -- Fast times at 30 rock -- Eighties-hot -- Marty throws a party just to sing -- Interlude: a moment with Franck -- When life hands you lemons, put on a fat suit and squash them between your thighs -- Interlude: a moment with Jiminy Glick -- Love, loss, and bumpkiss -- Kathie Lee wasn't wrong -- September of my years-but an unusually temperate September.
The Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actor and comic shares stories from his life that recount his early years with Saturday Night Live, the development of his numerous characters, his family life and his celebrity friendships.

So anyway...

October 29, 2014
Cleese, John, author.
New York : Crown/Archetype, [2014]
392 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

The making of Gone with the wind

October 29, 2014
Wilson, Steve, 1957 July 8- author.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2014.
335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Companion publication to the Harry Ransom Center's exhibition, September 9, 2014-January 4, 2015, marking the seventy-fifth anniversary of the film's release.

Andy Kaufman : the truth, finally

October 29, 2014
Zmuda, Bob, 1949-
Dallas, Texas : BenBella Books, Inc., [2014]
xiii, 210 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"For the first time ever, the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about the most enigmatic artist of our generation. Comedian and Taxi star Andy Kaufman, known for his crazy antics on screen and off, was the ultimate prankster, delighting audiences with his Elvis and Mighty Mouse impressions while also antagonizing them with his wrestling and lounge lizard alter ego, Tony Clifton. In 1984, some say he died while others believe he performed the ultimate vanishing act. At last, in Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally, Bob Zmuda, Andy's writer and best friend, and Lynn Margulies, the love of Andy's life, reveal all, including surprising secrets that Andy made Lynne and Bob promise never to tell until both of his parents had died. Hilarious and poignant, this book separates fact from fiction, and includes a candid inside take on the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, which starred Jim Carrey as Andy, Paul Giamatti as Zmuda, Courtney Love as Margulies and Danny DeVito as Andy's manager, George Shapiro. Zmuda and Margulies reveal what was truthful and what wasn't and share their behind-the-scenes Kaufmanesque antics they concocted with actor Jim Carrey, keeping him in character, at times, much to the chagrin of studio chiefs. Andy Kaufman also exposes intrigues of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Finally, Bob Zmuda shares-in detail-the reasons he believes Andy Kaufman did, in fact, fake his own death, including exactly how he did it and when and where Andy will return."-- Provided by publisher.

Tory Burch in color

October 29, 2014
Burch, Tory, author.
New York : Abrams, 2014.
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Orange -- Blue -- Green -- Purple -- Pink -- Red -- Yellow -- White -- Black -- Natural -- Gold.
"I see the world in color. This book is a kaleidoscope of my greatest influences and experiences, told through images and stories of the people, places, things and ideas that inspire me."--Page 4 of cover.

Pokémon adventures.

October 28, 2014
San Francisco, CA : Viz Comics, c1999-<2014>
v. : chiefly ill. ; 27 cm.
Issues 1-<17> published with story by Hidenori Kusaka ; English adaptation: v.1-<v.5> Gerard Jones, <v.15-43> Bryant Turnage <v.47>- Annette Roman ; art: v.1-9 by Mato ; v.10-<v.47> by Satoshi Yamamoto.
"Based on the game by Tsunekazu Ishihara & Satoshi Tajiri."
A comic series based on the original Game Boy video game, not the animated TV series. Each issue contains chapters in the continuing adventures of various characters which are divided into story arcs: v.1-3, Red, Green & Blue Chapter ; v.4-7, Yellow Chapter ; v.8-15, Gold, Silver & Crystal Chapter ; v.15-22, Ruby & Sapphire Chapter ; v.22-25, FireRed and LeafGreen Chapter ; v.26-29, Emerald Chapter ; v.30-38, Diamond & Pearl Chapter ; v.38-40, Platinum Chapter ; v.41-43, HeartGold & SoulSilver Chapter ; v.43-<v.47> Black & White Chapter.

A year in the life of Downton Abbey

October 28, 2014
Fellowes, Jessica
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
320 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
January : the year abroad -- February : the children -- March : farming -- April : travel -- May : debutantes -- June : the London season -- July : summer -- August : Scotland -- September : the house party -- October : living on the estate -- November : the sporting season -- December : Christmas.

Brief encounters : conversations, magic moments, and assorted hijinks

October 28, 2014
Cavett, Dick.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
xiv, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A New York Times book."

Unbored games : serious fun for everyone

October 28, 2014
Glenn, Joshua, 1967-
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2014.
175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Unbored Games has all the smarts, creativity, and DIY spirit of the original unbored, but with a laser-like focus on the activities we do for pure fun: to while away a rainy day, to test our skills and stretch our imaginations--games. There are more than seventy games here, 50 of them all new, plus many more recommendations, and they cover the full gambit, from old-fashioned favorites to today's high-tech games. The book offers a gold mine of creative, constructive fun: intricate clapping games, bike rodeo, Google Earth challenges, croquet golf, capture the flag, and the best ever apps to play with Grandma, to name only a handful. Gaming is a whole culture for kids to explore, and the book will be complete with gaming history and interviews with awesome game designers. The lessons here: all games can be self-customized, or hacked. You can even make up your own games. Some could even change the world"-- Provided by publisher.

The very witching time of night : dark alleys of classic horror cinema

October 28, 2014
Mank, Gregory W., author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
vii, 436 pages ; 26 cm
"A very lonely soul": a tribute to Dracula's Helen Chandler -- Mad Jack unleashed: Svengali and the mad genius -- Paramount horrors: Murders in the zoo -- The mystery of Lionel Atwill: an interview with the son of the late, great horror star -- James Whale, Colin Clive, Lionel Atwill and the riding whip: the real-life horror story of the censorship of Universal's One more river -- "Baby-scarer!" Boris karloff at Warner Bros., 1935-1939 -- Libel and old lace -- Production diaries: Cat people and The curse of the cat people -- Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man revisited -- Horror propaganda: Hitler's madman -- John Carradine and his "traveling circus" -- Shock! theatre, the "half-witch and "half-fairy" and Dr. Lucifer -- Junior Laemmle, horror's "crown prince" producer.
"The book covers unusual and often surprising areas of horror film history from the harrowingly tragic life of Dracula's leading lady, Helen Chandler, as intimately remembered by her sister-in-law, to a tribute to Carl Laemmle, Jr., producer of the original Universal horror classics, including an interview with his lady friend of almost 40 years"-- Provided by publisher.

Foundations in comic book art : fundamental tools and techniques for sequential artists

October 28, 2014
Lowe, John (John Paul), author.
New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, [2014]
xi, 147 pages ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Anyone can draw -- Learning to see -- Perspective basics -- The figure -- Visual problem solving -- Inking -- Advanced inking techniques -- Software applications in comic book art.

Garfield goes to his happy place

October 28, 2014
Davis, Jim, 1945 July 28- author, illustrator.
93 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"His 58th book"--Cover.
"A Ballantine Books trade paperback original."
To Garfield, happiness is a full tummy (followed by a long nap).

The knowledgeable knitter : understand the inner workings of knitting and make every project a success

October 28, 2014
Radcliffe, Margaret (Margaret K. K.)
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]
295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
First choices : pattern, yarn, and needles -- Second thoughts : planning the project -- Third time lucky : modifying your pattern -- Forethought : shaping and fitting -- Work in progress -- Evaluation and adjustments -- Putting it all together -- Borders, bindings, and embellishments.

Art in America 1945-1970 : writings from the age of abstract expressionism, pop art and minimalism

October 28, 2014
New York, NY : Library of America ; Distributed to the trade in the United States by Penguin Random House Inc., c2014.
xxvii, 867 p. [32] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
An invigorating panorama of art writing from a crucial quarter century, adding vital context with incisive commentaries.

Manual : the personalities of hands

October 28, 2014
Westheimer, Bill, photographer.
96 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 31 cm
Cincinnati Room copy is signed by photographer and dated 2014.|5OC
"For three years, Bill Westheimer photographed 150 portraits in New York, New Jersey, and Scotland for The Manual Project. This book is the culmination of his investigation into the personalities of hands."--Page 2 of cover.

Vivian Maier : a photographer found

October 27, 2014
Maloof, John.
New York : HarperCollins Publishing, 2014.
285 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm

The secret history of Wonder Woman

October 27, 2014
Lepore, Jill, 1966-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
xiv, 410 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Veritas -- Family circle -- Paradise island -- Great Hera! I'm back! -- Sources and acknowledgments -- Comics index.
A cultural history of Wonder Woman traces the character's creation and enduring popularity, drawing on interviews and archival research to reveal the pivotal role of feminism in shaping her seven-decade story

Crochet red : crocheting for women's heart health

October 27, 2014
Zander, Laura.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Lace Swing Coat -- Woven Cardi -- Loose-fit Pullover -- Tilting Blocks Shrug -- Flower Motif Wrap -- Hooded Scarf -- Slouchy Stripes Cowl -- Mock-neck Vest -- Flowered Tote -- Beaded Evening Shrug -- Slanting Top -- Slouch Hat -- Peplum Jacket -- Fingerless Mitts -- Tunisian Shrug -- Petal Twist Hat -- Wide-Neck Tunic -- Sweater Scarf -- Reversible Shawl -- Textured Jacket -- Le Coeur Cardigan -- Beaded Bag -- Bobbled Infinity Cowl -- Tulip Cowl -- Vintage Tunisian Tank -- Tunisian Chevron Scarf -- Scottish Elegance Afghan -- Mitered Afghan -- Yoga Bag -- Scottie Pillow.
"Stitchers and knitters have had their chance--now crocheters also get the opportunity to contribute to the fight against women's heart disease! This third book in Laura Zander's successful Stitch Red series offers more than just stunning projects: it's an appeal to women to take charge of their heart health. Crochet Red features the designs of 30 celebrity crochet designers, plus profiles in which they share their experiences with heart disease and tips for staying healthy. Zander has partnered with The Heart Truth, a public-awareness program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, which will receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book. Designers Include: Edie Eckman, Robyn Chachula, Kristin Omdahl, Linda Permann, Melissa Leapman, Nicky Epstein, Deborah Newton, Jenny King. Crochet Red is part of Stitch Red, a campaign started by Jimmy Beans Wool founder Laura Zander and involving key players in the yarn and fabric industries"-- Provided by publisher.

How to mix colors

October 27, 2014
Rig, Gabriel Martín, author.
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, 2014.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.

Turning point : 1997-2008

October 27, 2014
Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941-
San Francisco : VIZ Media, [2014]
452 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Originally published as: Orikaeshiten, 1997-1998. Japan : Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 2008.
"In the mid-1990s, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki moved from success to success as his work found an audience outside of Japan. His animated films of the era, including Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo, were internationally lauded, and Miyazaki won an Academy Award in 2003 for his popular and critical hit Spirited Away. Follow Miyazaki as his vision matures, as cinema-lovers worldwide embrace his creations, and as critics such as Roger Ebert take up the cause of animation and Miyazaki's films. In a legendary career, these crucial years represent the turning point"-- Provided by publisher.

Interplay : neo-geo neoconceptual art of the 1980s

October 24, 2014
Brandt, Amy L., 1978-
x, 224 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Words "neo-geo" in subtitle are struck through.

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