New Arrivals · Art

October 9, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Quilt local : finding inspiration in the everyday (with 40 projects)

October 8, 2015
Jones, Heather, author.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"A Melanie Falick book."
"For Heather Jones, inspiration can be anywhere. For her debut book, Quilt Local, she designed a collection of 20 quilts, each inspired by objects and places close to home--country roads, cityscapes, street signs--the landscape of her existence. Then, in a fascinating exercise in color theory and design play, she reworked each one in a second palette to show what a striking difference just a few basic changes can make. Pattern by pattern, Jones takes readers behind the scenes of her process, sharing photographs of her sources of inspiration, sketchbook pages, and the finished quilts. In addition, she offers an accessible lesson in color theory as it applies to quiltmaking." --

Stitch kitsch : 44 happy sewing projects from home decor to accessories

October 8, 2015
Heynen, Jennifer.
Lafayette, California : C&T Publishing, 2015.
102 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm

Quilts du jour : make it your own with à la carte blocks & settings

October 8, 2015
Buck, Marny, 1953-
Lafayette, California : C&T Publishing, [2015]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

A chorus line FAQ : all that's left to know about Broadway's singular sensation

October 8, 2015
Rowan, Tom, author.
Montclair : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2015.
xvii, 443 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The wind in the reeds : a storm, a play, and the city that would not be broken

October 8, 2015
Pierce, Wendell, author.
344 pages ; 22 cm
A song of resurrection -- Down the bayou at the source -- This land is our land -- The family reserve -- My true north -- Art & life : "A man must have a code" : bunk -- It's raining so hard -- Godot : What's the good of losing heart now? -- Treme takes me home -- Tee and the joyful mysteries.
"From acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce, an insightful and poignant portrait of family, New Orleans and the transforming power of art"-- Provided by publisher.


October 8, 2015
Foley, Tricia, author.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
The author illustrates her approach to creating elegantly pared-down environments for the home and work space. ℗♭...́...́.Designer Tricia Foley is best known for her timeless classical style, characterized by clean lines, natural materials, and vintage furnishings from flea-market finds to antique and a palette of calming hues of cream, ivory, and white. In this book, Foley addresses such aspects of home design as selecting the perfect shade of white, setting up the pantry, bringing collected objects together, creating artful tabletops, organizing the home office, and much more. A collector of china, of linens, of books, she explains that the only way to keep harmony is through editing. The designer provides a treasure trove of useful ideas, from her favorite storage products and essential items for the guest room to seasonal entertaining ideas and holiday decor.

Furniture hacks : and other creative updates for a unique and stylish home

October 8, 2015
Van Overbeek, Hester, author.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Upcycling and updating are fantastic ways to create unique character in your home, while saving money at the same time. Furniture Hacks shows you how to do just that, with your furniture, accessories, and soft furnishings: transform tables, desks, chests of drawers, beds, chairs, drapes and curtains, rugs, and more. All of the 35 amazing ideas have step-by-step photos so you can see exactly what you need to do, plus there's a basic techniques section if you do need to learn a particular method.

Dress your tech : 35 projects to customize your phone, laptop, tablet, camera, and more

October 8, 2015
Hopping, Lucy, author.
London ; New York : Cico Books, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Provides instructions for creating covers, stands, cases, and bags for tech, including a usb beaded bracelet, vintage book laptop case, and pressed flower resin phone case.

Paper craft

October 6, 2015
New York, New York : DK, 2015.
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"50 projects including card making, gift wrapping, scrapbooking, and beautiful paper flowers"--Cover.

Perfect gift wrapping ideas : 101 ways to personalize your gift using simple, everyday materials

October 6, 2015
Miyaoka, Hiroe, author.
Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, 2015.
96 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
Master the age-old art of Japanese gift wrapping with this easy-to-follow papercrafting book. "Perfect Gift Wrapping Ideas:101 Ways to Personalize Your Gift Using Simple, Everyday Materials" turns a time-honored art form into a paper crafter's dream. This is where traditional presentation makes room for whimsy and originality, resulting in a personal touch that becomes part of the gift. From purpose-made paper to wax paper, and from ribbon to a newspaper corsage, you'll be amazed at the array of materials that are already at your fingertips, ready for you to cut, fold, twist, shape and decorate. With the illustrative photos and easy instructions in this Japanese craft book you can: Find interesting ways to use almost any kind of paper; Creatively and neatly wrap gifts of any size, shape and purpose; Make containers such as bags, boxes, unique envelopes, and even a pencil case; Add a little romance with sealing wax, washi tape, custom-made tags and more; Use personally significant embellishments to make every gift a personal conversation between you and the receiver. Whether your goal is to perfect your gift wrapping and tying techniques or to create the most unique gift experience ever, this book will show you how to enjoy the process, from idea to finished package. Origami, scrapbooking and furoshiki and lots of other techniques come into play in this fun and imaginative guide. And the inspiration is endless! Get out your gear and your creativity, and let this paper gift wrapping book help you turn a little something into an exciting event.

Kehinde Wiley : a new republic

October 6, 2015
Wiley, Kehinde, 1977- author.
New York : Brooklyn Museum in association with DelMonico Books & Prestel, 2015
192 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic at the Brooklyn Museum, February 13-May 10, 2015."

Razzle dazzle : the battle for Broadway

October 6, 2015
Riedel, Michael, (Theater critic), author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
xiii, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The Ice Age -- The Phantom -- Mr. Lee and Mr. J. J. -- While There Is Death There Is Hope -- Bastards, Criminals, and Drunks -- Changing of the Guard -- New York, New York, a Helluva Mess -- The Coup -- Rotten to the Core -- Horsing Around -- The Paintman Cometh -- The Jockey -- The One -- The Interloper -- I Love New York, Especially in the Evening -- The Coiled Cobra -- The Bernie and jerry Show -- The Jockey and the Godfather -- Civil War -- And the Winner Is... -- CAT$ -- Mesmerizing Temptation -- End of the Line -- The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming! -- Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little -- Nothing Matters -- Exit Music.
"A revered and provocative theater observer presents a grand history of the producers, directors, actors, and critics battling for creative and financial control of Broadway"--Front jacket flap.

Thread stories : a visual guide to creating stunning stitched portrait quilts

October 6, 2015
Day, Jennifer, 1955- author.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Photographs that tell a story -- Tools and supplies -- Threads -- Photographs and cameras -- Using photo-editing software -- Printing on fabric -- Getting started -- The eyes have it -- Blending skin tones -- Hair -- Hands -- Clothing -- Pet portraits -- Free-motion quilting -- Correcting mistakes -- On the flip side -- Guest fiber artists.
"Tell captivating stories in fabric and thread! Acclaimed quilting artist Jennifer Day invites you to create realistic portrait quilts. Turn your photos of people and animals into one-of-a-kind story quilts as you learn to stitch the details with thread painting. This step-by-step visual guide takes you from photo selection to editing, printing on fabric, thread painting, and free-motion quilting. Quilters of all levels can capture and quilt life's precious memories with a home sewing machine"

Darwin's collector box

October 6, 2015
Stemper, Diane, artist.
[Oxford, Ohio] : [Diane Stemper, Plat 21 Studio], 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, 16 cm
Title and year handwritten in pencil on back and signed by the artist.
"This is part of my larger series of artists' books that obliquely references Charles Darwin and is inspired by quirky natural science collections. In this book there are examples of specimens and items imagined on the sideboard of a 19th century collector"--Artist's statement.

Greater Cincinnati artists as activists

October 2, 2015
Ghosn, Saad, author.
299 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
With artists portraits by Michael Wilson.
Foreword by Dan La Botz.

Enchanted knits for dolls : 25 mystical, magical costumes for 18-inch dolls

October 1, 2015
Epstein, Nicky.
New York : Nicky Epstein Books, an imprint of Sixth&Spring Books, [2015]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Snow queen -- Pirate queen -- Rapunzel -- Peter Pan -- Cinderella -- Noble unicorn -- Kids' hood -- Fairy Godmother -- Red Riding Hood -- Sleeping beauty -- Gnome girl -- Forest bride -- Wonderful wizard -- Golden princess -- Mystical mermaid -- Whimsical witch -- Madame Vampire -- Dream genie -- Guardian angel -- Monster mash -- Kids' hat & wristlets -- Flower fairy -- Magical dragon -- Curious cat -- Kids' hat and mitts.

The first king of Hollywood : the life of Douglas Fairbanks

October 1, 2015
Goessel, Tracey.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2015.
ix, 581 pages, 24 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The first truly definitive biography of Douglas Fairbanks, the greatest leading man of the silent film era"-- Provided by publisher.

Ralph Steadman's extinct boids

October 1, 2015
Steadman, Ralph, artist.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 36 cm
"When the renowned cartoonist Ralph Steadman was asked to produce a piece for a recent exhibition of bird art, he got slightly carried away - it did, after all, make a nice change from politicians. He allowed his imagination to run wild and, an astonishing 100 paintings later, Ralph's 'Extinct Boids' was born. These remarkable pieces of art include Steadman's unique interpretations of well-known birds such as the Great Auk and Dodo, along with less familiar members of the avian firmament-- Snail-eating Coua, for example-- and a handful of bizarre creations such as the Gob Swallow, the Nasty Tern and Needless Smut, all with a riot of colour and a slice of trademark Steadman humour."

Joy ride : show people and their shows

September 30, 2015
Lahr, John, 1941-
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.
xxi, 569 pages : 24 cm
Includes index.
Collection of profiles and reviews originally published in The New Yorker.
A collection of profiles and reviews from "The New Yorker" reveals details of the lives of contemporary dramatists as well as their sources of solace and inspiration, including Arthur Miller, Wallace Shawn, Harold Pinter, and David Mamet.|5NjBwBT

For keeps : meaningful patchwork for everyday living

September 30, 2015
Gibson, Amy (Quiltmaker), author.
[United States?] : Lucky Spool Media, 2015.
136 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Absolutely beautiful things : decorating inspiration for a bright and colorful life

September 30, 2015
Spiro, Anna, author.
199 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"First published in Australia by Penguin Group (Australia) in 2014"--Colophon.
My look -- Developing my look -- Establishing your sense of style -- Rooms -- Resources.
"In Absolutely Beautiful Things, successful designer Anna Spiro shows you how to create an interior that's just right for you. To her, it's all about the mix, not the match, and, with her help, you'll find beauty in unexpected places. She'll give you the confidence to put together a layered and very individual home using elements you love, and make you see your old belongings in a new light. As well as lavish photographs of rooms Anna has created, she shares many of her secrets from a life in decorating, gives practical details on how to work with pattern and color, and provides a room-by-room guide to furniture choice. 'I always endeavor to create happy, interesting, layered and uplifting spaces. That means mixing everything: color and pattern, old and new, square and round, quirky and conservative. It's the imperfections and surprises that make a space interesting'."--provided by publisher.

The inker's shadow

September 29, 2015
Say, Allen, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
79 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
A follow-up to Drawing From Memory recounts the author's coming-of-age at a military academy, where he endured harsh racism before embarking on a journey to discover himself as a Japanese-American artist.

Digital photography complete course

September 29, 2015
Taylor, David, 1969 April 13- author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
360 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Making your first photos -- Focusing -- Using shooting modes -- Getting the right exposure -- Achieving the right contrast -- Using depth of field -- Lenses -- Wide-angle lenses -- Telephoto lenses -- Taking close-up photos -- Conveying movement -- How to compose -- Compose like an expert -- Lessons in color -- The color of light -- Using natural light -- Working with flash -- Working in low light -- Black and white -- Working on a project.
This book helps you to build your photography skills week-by-week. The Digital Photography Complete Course is the perfect one-on-one learning programme for any aspiring photographer. This modular 20-week course guides you through every aspect of digital photography, using a combination of tutorials, step-by-step photo shoots, practical assignments and fun Q&As. Demystify digital photography and build your photography skills with comprehensive guides on everything you need to know, from conveying movement and using natural light, to understanding exposure and mastering composition. This book will help you to understand and use your camera to its full potential so that you don't just take good pictures - you take great ones.

Windsor Smith homefront : design for modern living

September 29, 2015
Smith, Windsor. designer
New York : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2015.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm

Modern art at the border of mind and brain

September 29, 2015
Fineberg, Jonathan David.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015]
viii, 181 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Public lectures delivered at two separate venues, the Sheldon Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Kaneko, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Motherwell's mother: an iconography in abstraction -- The ineffable, the unspeakable, and the inspirational: a grammar -- The nature theater: art and politics -- Desire lines in the mind.

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