New Arrivals · Art

November 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The greatest shows on earth : a history of the circus

November 21, 2014
Simon, Linda, 1946-
296 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

The crocheter's skill-building workshop : essential techniques for becoming a more versatile, adventurous crocheter

November 21, 2014
Ohrenstein, Dora.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]
255 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Essential techniques for becoming a more versatile, adventurous crocheter"--Cover.

Every stamp tells a story : the National Philatelic Collection

November 21, 2014
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2014.
xiii, 137 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Miles Morales : the ultimate Spider-Man

November 21, 2014
Bendis, Brian Michael, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, 2014-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally publised in single magazine form.
v. 1. Revival
Miles Morales, the ultimate Spider-Man, is back in action with a new status quo and a new outlook on life! It's the anniversary of Peter Parker's death, but as the world mourns the original Spider-Man, a gathering of Spidey's friends and foes reveal some shocking truths about Peter and his world! A big, big villain from Peter's past is alive and well...and about to turn New York upside down! Now, Miles must come face to face with the worst nightmare of the Spider-Man legacy: Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin...the man who killed Peter Parker...or did he? Plus, Miles has made a huge choice about the woman he loves. Will he live to regret it?

Behind the scenes

November 20, 2014
Dench, Judi, 1934-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xi, 257 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of Orion Publishing Group Ltd, an Hachette UK Company"--Title page verso.
"From her first theatrical roles as a teenager in York to her scene-stealing performances as 'M' in the James Bond films, Dame Judi Dench's professional life has consisted of non-stop acting, leading to numerous accolades, including an Academy Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love. Behind the Scenes is a candid blend of reminiscences and photos, many of them never-before-seen from her personal collection. It's a uniquely personal take on her life and brilliant career, showing her off-stage as well as on. Looking back, she provides her millions of fans with reflections and remembrances of those who have mattered to her most - her family, fellow actors, directors and writers - communicating them with the truth and insight that is the hallmark of her acting. Behind the Scenes takes up where her NY Times bestselling memoir and furthermore left off. Dame Judi looks back on the last few years to talk about her role as "M" in the Bond films, the joy of ensemble acting in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the chance to tell the story of the herioc woman at the center of Philomena, her joy in appearing with other great actresses in the MaterpieceTheatre Cranford and her return to the stage in Peter and Alice. Tireless in her desire to perfect her craft, she says "I simply want to go on acting. I suppose I could always be wheeled on stage if necessary. The great thing about acting is that it never ends.""-- Provided by publisher.

Gardener's garden

November 20, 2014
London : Phaidon, 2014.
471 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm
The ultimate garden book -- both a collection of gardens from around the world and a resource for those seeking inspiration on garden design and planting. Featuring over 250 permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects, from the 14th century to the present day, and covering all key types and styles of garden, this well-illustrated compendium combines images, text, key information and captions for each of the featured gardens, appealing to both amateur and professional gardeners, as well as garden designers.

Landscape photographer of the year. Collection 7.

November 20, 2014
Basingstoke : AA, 2013.
224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.

Other animals

November 20, 2014
Ross, Elliot, photographer.
Amsterdam : Schilt, c2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 32 cm.

Grand opera : the story of the Met

November 20, 2014
Affron, Charles, author.
xviii, 449 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A matter of boxes, 1883-1884 : bel canto -- Cultural capital, 1884-1903 : the German seasons and French opera -- Opera wars, 1903-1908 : Parsifal, Salome, and the Manhattan Opera Company -- Modernity, 1908-1929 : Puccini -- Hard times, 1929-1940 : Wagner -- Strains of war, 1940-1950 : the conductor's opera -- Stage business, 1950-1966 : Verdi -- In transit, 1966-1975 : American opera -- Maestro Assoluto, 1975-1990 : twentieth-century European opera and the Baroque -- Patronage and Perestroika, 1990-2006 : American opera (redux) and Slavic opera -- In the age of new media, 2006-2013.

50 moments that rocked the classical music world

November 20, 2014
Henley, Darren, author.
London : Elliott & Thompson, 2014.
vii, 232 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Classic FM"--Title page.
An eclectic, fun, and informative guide to the 50 moments that changed classical music forever.

Star Wars : the blueprints : inside the production archives

November 20, 2014
Rinzler, J. W.
Las Vegas, NV : 47North, c2013.
336 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 38 cm.
Preface / Norman Reynolds -- Foreword / Gavin Bocquet -- Introduction / J. W. Rinzler -- Episode IV: A New Hope -- Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back -- Episode VI: Return of the Jedi -- Episode I: Introduction : Episodes I, II, II The prequel trilogy : The Phantom Menace -- Episode II: Attack of the Clones -- Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

The Andy Cohen diaries : a deep look at a shallow year

November 20, 2014
Cohen, Andy, 1968-
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
343 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
As a TV producer and host of the smash late night show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen has a front row seat to an exciting world not many get to see. In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the town, drops names, hosts a ton of shows, becomes codependent with Real Housewives, makes trouble, calls his mom, drops some more names, and, while searching for love, finds it with a dog.

The American comic book

November 19, 2014
244 pages ; 24 cm.
Critical contexts. The American comic book: a brief history / Daniel Clark & Krystal Howard ; Hiding the forbidden fruit: comics censorship in the United States / Kim Munson ; US comics, moral capital, and social change: 1954-2014 / Matt Bryant Cheney ; The rhetorical construction and negotiation of cultural difference in American nonfiction comics / Daniel Lawson -- Critical readings. Negotiating popular genres in comic books: an impossible mission. Against all odds. Yet, somehow, the chapter is saved! / Joseph Michael Sommers ; The improbability of assignment: arriving at a golden age of comic books / Joseph Darowski ; The silver age playbook: minting the modern superhero / Matthew J. Smith ; Rust and revitalization: the so-called bronze and modern ages of comics /Kyle Eveleth ; From the mainstream to the margins: independent comics find a voice / Kim Munson ; From the page to the tablet: digital media and the comic book / Philip Smith ; Fantasy elsewheres, sutured realities, and the end of camp: comics in contemporary film and television / Owen R. Horton & A.J. Shackelford ; Comic fandom throughout the ages / Forrest C. Helvie ; Waiting for Wonder Woman: the problematic history of comic book women and their cinematic doubles / Katherine E. Whaley & Justin Wigard.

Princess Mononoke : the first story

November 18, 2014
Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941- author.
101 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
"The original story created by Hayao Miyazaki in 1980 that was later released as an animated film. This initial version of the tale offers a new and differnt perspective from the final version presented in the film."--Jacket.
"First published in Japan by Studio Ghibili Inc."--Colophon.
"After a long, exhausting war, a samurai lost in a forest encounters a giant wildcat-- a mononoke. The beast saves his life, but at the price of his daughter's hand in marriage..."--Jacket.

Japanese design : art, aesthetics & culture

November 18, 2014
Graham, Patricia Jane, author.
Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2014]
160 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
The aesthetics of Japanese design. Katsura : refined rusticity in architectural design ; Shibui : subtle elegance ; Wabi and Sabi : rustic and withered elegance ; Iki : stylish, sophisticated elegance ; Miyabi and Fūryū : opulent and stylish elegance ; Karei : sumptuous elegance ; Kabuku and Basara : outlandish elegance ; Ma : an interval in time and space ; Nōtan : the dark-light principle ; Mingei : Japanese folk crafts ; Rinpa : decorative art of the Korin school; Kazari : modes of decoration and display ; Japanese design : a visual primer featuring contemporary arts -- The cultural parameters of Japanese design. Religious values and Japanese design. The aesthetic dimensions of Shinto ; Buddhist influences on Japanese aesthetics ; Design in Japanese culture : ten key characteristics. Relationship between fine arts and crafts ; Emphasis on craftsmanship and technological innovation ; Beauty in miniaturization and detailed workmanship ; Importance of artistic lineages and teamwork ; Linkages between literary and visual arts ; Appreciation of changing seasons -- Rituals order daily life ; Penchant for emotional extremes ; Distinctions in local and regional culture ; Fashion consciousness inspires innovation -- Early promoters of "artistic Japan," 1830s-1950s. Artists and art professors : John La Farge, Henry Pike Bowie, Denman Waldo Ross, Arthur Wesley Dow ; Art dealers : Siegfried Bing, Marcus Huish ; Scientists and physicians : Phillip Franz von Siebold, Edward Sylvester Morse, Percival Lowell ; Industrial designers and architects : Christopher Dresser, Josiah Conder, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruno Taut ; Journalists : Frank (Captain Francis) Brinkley, Lafcadio Hearn ; Philosophers : Ernest Fenollosa, Okakura Kakuzō, D.T. (Daisetsu Teitaro) Suzuki, Yanagi Sōetsu ; Art historians and art critics : James Jackson Jarves, Philippe Burty, Théodore Duret, Louis Gonse, Sadakichi Hartmann, Laurence Binyon, Langdon Warner, Harada Jirō, Tsuda Noritake -- The legacy of the early writers.


November 18, 2014
Le Normand-Romain, Antoinette, author.
New York : Abbeville Press Publishers, 2014.
431 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 34 cm
First published in France in 2013 by Editions Citadelles & Mazenod.
"With more than 350 pictures, many never before seen, Rodin reveals in great beauty and detail the genius of the man known as the father of modern sculpture. The stories of Rodin's sculptures are told through each stage of development from plaster casts to the glorious end result"-- Provided by publisher.

The Hermitage : 250 masterworks

November 18, 2014
Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia), issuing body.
New York, NY : Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc., 2014.
287 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Includes index.
A long two hundred and fifty years / Mikhail Piotrovsky -- Ancient Egyptian, Near Eastern, and Asian art -- Scythian and Bosporan antiquities -- Greek and Roman antiquities -- Byzantine and ancient Russian art -- Medieval European decorative arts -- Western European painting, 13th-early 18th century -- Western European sculpture, 15th-early 18th century -- Western European painting, mid-18th-19th century -- Impressionism and Post-Impressionism -- Symbolists and the Nabis artists -- Matisse and the Fauves -- The European Avant-Garde -- Western European sculpture, 19th-early 20th century.
The Hermitage-- 250 Masterworks explores this sumptuous collection in the manner of a private tour, showcasing the museum's extraordinary and uniquely underpublished treasures. No other institution has thirty-six Rembrandts; works by Italian Renaissance artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Titian; Spanish artists such as Velázquez, Ribera, and Murillo; Flemish baroque artists such as van Dyck, Rubens, and Jan Brueghel the Elder; impressionist and post-impressionist works by Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, and Degas; and modern paintings by Matisse, Picasso, Malevich, and Kandinsky. Priceless antiquities, feats of mechanical engineering such as the famous Peacock Clock, and works of sculpture and decorative arts will also be shown. With lavish reproductions accompanied by texts by the museum's leading curators, this volume is sure be cherished by art lovers around the world.

Star wars art : conception

November 18, 2014
New York : Abrams, 2013.
175 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 x 33 cm
"Lucasfilm, Ltd."--Colophon.
Preface / by Ryan Church -- The plates -- Artists' biographies -- An interview with Erik Tiemens / by J.W. Rinzler.


November 17, 2014
Mitchell, David, 1952- author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2014.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
18 "monstrous" origami projects for folders of all experience. This book presents 18 projects to create monsters of all kinds and sizes. The book opens with an introduction (or review, for experienced folders) of the basic folds. The brightly colored monsters are shown step by step with folds displayed clearly on the page, complete with directional arrows. Easy-to-follow text instructions offer extra help.

Copper jewelry collection : versatile projects to expand your skills

November 17, 2014
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Publishing, c2014.
95 p. : col. ill. 28 cm.

Shooting space : architecture in contemporary photography

November 17, 2014
Redstone, Elias, author.
London : Phaidon Press, 2014.
239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm

Styling the stars : lost treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox archive

November 17, 2014
Cartwright, Angela, 1952- author.
304 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 34 cm.
Revered for their indisputable sense of style, classic Hollywood films continue to inspire today's fashions. But the carefully crafted appearances of the timeless characters personified by the likes of Clark Gable, Julie Andrews, and Audrey Hepburn came as the result of meticulous hairstyling, makeup, and costume design. In Hollywood's trendsetting world of glamour and glitz, continuity photographs ensured that these wardrobe elements remained consistent throughout the filming process. Now, decades later, these shots provide a striking record of the evolution of Hollywood fashion from the 1930s to the early 1970s. Written by Angela Cartwright and Tom McLaren, with a foreword by Maureen O'Hara, this collection of candid rarities offers a glimpse into the details of prepping Hollywood's most iconic personalities, plus revelatory stories about Twentieth Century Fox classics. Here readers find images of Shirley Temple as she runs a brush through her trademark curls, Marilyn Monroe as she's fitted for an elegant evening gown, Cary Grant as he suits up for a swim, and Paul Newman donning a six-shooter. The result is a stunning collector's volume of film and fashion photography, as well as an invaluable compendium of movie history.

The digital filmmaking handbook

November 17, 2014
Schenk, Sonja, 1965- author.
Boston, MA : Cengage Learning PTR, [2015]
xxi, 585 pages, 39 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Authors' names in reverse order on previous editions.
A guide to the digital filmmaking process covers such topics as choosing a camera, lighting, production sound, directing, editing, color grading, and compositing.

Post-war and contemporary art : morning session, Wednesday 14 May 2014.

November 17, 2014
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc.
New York : Christie's, 2014.
441 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Sale code: EXCELSIOR-2848.

Impressionist & modern art, works on paper & day sale : including property from the estate of Edgar M. Bronfman.

November 17, 2014
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc.
New York : Christie's, 2014.
399 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Sale code: ADELINE-2845 & ALLEGRA-2846.
"Auctioneer, David Kleiweg de Zwaan, Adrien Meyer."

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