New Arrivals · Art

June 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The fifty year mission : the complete, uncensored, unauthorized oral history of Star trek

June 28, 2016
Gross, Edward (Edward A.), author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
xv, 560 pages ; 25 cm
"Forword by Seth MacFarlane" --Cover.
What a long strange trek it's been -- Reflections on the trek of a lifetime -- Dramatis personae -- Birth of a (trek) nation -- Uncaged -- These were the voyages -- Family feud -- Boldly going -- The end of the beginning -- Life after death -- Reanimated -- Lost in space -- The next phase -- Slow motion -- Khan game -- In search of -- A whale of a tale -- God complex -- Up the academy -- The final roundup.
An incisive, no-holds-barred oral history, told exclusively by the people who were there during the first 25 years of Star Trek, in their own words, sharing the inside scoop they've never revealed before, unveiling the oftentimes shocking true story of the history of Star Trek, and chronicling the trials, tribulations--and tribbles--that have remained deeply buried secrets--until now.

The perfect stage crew : the complete technical guide for high school, college, and community theater

June 28, 2016
Kaluta, John.
New York : Allworth Press, [2016]
Includes index.
Ready -- Get set -- Go. scene painting workshop -- Go. build the thing already -- Go. fix the lights -- Go. fix the sound -- Go. publicity -- Go. rehersals, and life -- Go. working backstage -- Go. patching the lights -- Go. more on sound -- Go. setting cues -- Go. the week before the show -- Go. curtain up -- Go home, the show's over -- The newest lighting systems, digital mixing, and serious theater upgrades.
The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common—and the most complex—stage performance problems, even for theaters with a lack of resources. An invaluable guide for middle and high school theaters, college theaters, and community theaters.

Digital photography for dummies

June 28, 2016
King, Julie Adair, author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, [2016]
ix, 308 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"In full color".
Part 1: Exploring Digital Photography Basics -- Chapter 1: Choosing the Right Camera -- Chapter 2: Starting to See Like a Photographer -- Chapter 3: Easy Does It: Using Auto and Scene Modes -- Chapter 4: Understanding Basic Picture Options -- Part 2: Taking Your Photography to the Next Level -- Chapter 5: Taking Control of Exposure -- Chapter 6: Manipulating Focus and Color -- Chapter 7: Getting the Shot: How the Pros Do It -- Part 3: After the Shot -- Chapter 8: Viewing, Downloading, and Storing Your Pictures -- Chapter 9: Printing and Sharing Your Pictures -- Part 4: The Part of Tens -- Chapter 10: Ten Accessories to Enhance Your Photography -- Ten Fixes for Common Photo Flaws -- Top Ten Maintenance and Emergency Care Tips.
"Take the fast route to better pictures with this guide packed with the advice of expert photographer Julie Adair King. It doesn't matter if you're shooting with a basic point-and-shoot camera, a pro camera, or the camera on your phone, the insights in this book help you get better results. Start with applying basic composition rules while you use your camera's automatic setting then move on to take full control of focus, color, and exposure,"--page [4] of cover.

Modern heritage quilts : new classics for every generation

June 27, 2016
Ellis, Amy, 1977- author.
Bothell, WA : Martingale, [2016]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Collecting scraps -- Projects -- The comfort quilt -- Serendipity -- Superstar -- Abloom -- Tunnels -- Venus -- Mingle -- Chic mania -- Double Dutch -- Brilliance -- Soaring -- The wedding quilt -- Quiltmaking basics.

150 best tiny home ideas

June 27, 2016
Gutiérrez Couto, Manel, author
©2016
479 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 20 cm

How to sell your art online : live a successful creative life on your own terms

June 27, 2016
Huff, Cory, author.
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
184 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm

150 best of the best loft ideas

June 24, 2016
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
479 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm

Manga origami : easy techniques for creating 20 super-cute characters

June 24, 2016
Noguchi, Márcio.
New York, New York : Monacelli Studio, [2016]
168 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Origami masters Marcio Hideshi Noguchi and Seth Friedman show everything you need to know to create adorable paper characters from your favorite manga/anime stories with basic origami folding instructions and clear step-by-step diagrams"--Provided by publishers.

Colorful wirework jewelry : twist wrap weave

June 24, 2016
St. Jean, Kim, author.
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Books, 2016.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

The complete Zaha Hadid

June 22, 2016
Hadid, Zaha.
New York : Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2016.
288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Expanded and updated" --cover
Zaha Hadid is one of the most innovative and celebrated architects working in the world today. Born in Iraq, raised in London and recipient of the coveted Pritzker Architecture Prize (and twice winner of the UK's Stirling Prize), Hadid has transformed our experience of space and architecture. This comprehensive volume of over 200 projects - from the earliest experimentations to product design, from follies to large-scale built works, including the recently completed London 2012 Aquatics Centre, Guangzhou Opera House in China and Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan - is a testament to the depth, range and excitement of her vision. The works, organized in chronological order over Hadid's thirty-year career, are introduced by critic and museum director Aaron Betsky, who examines Hadid's output both in the context of architectural history and as a manifestation of the current and future state of architecture. This book remains the essential survey on and insight into the working mind of one of the world's great architects.

DIY string art : 24 designs to create and hang

June 22, 2016
Dresbach, Jesse, author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Interweave Press, [2016]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"16MM02"--Back cover.
"String art is making a comeback with seemingly endless new designs, and author Jesse Dresbach's modern, more flexible approach lets you methodically string away to your heart's content. This book is full of patterns--simple to more intricate designs--that help you quickly get to the fun part of the craft--the stringing! Jesse walks you through his tool room, and even includes tips on cutting and preparing the right size boards. He shares how to structure the nails using paper patterns and details several stringing techniques. DIY String Art includes simple geometrics, nature-inspired motifs worked on tree slices, zodiac signs, and even patterns for negative space string art where you fill in the entire board everywhere but inside the chosen motif. These are cool, urban designs, some with random string work, some with faceted sections and still others with specific string paths to achieve more uniform results, and they look amazing no matter where you hang them."--provided by publisher.

Lessons in classical drawing : essential techniques from inside the atelier

June 22, 2016
Aristides, Juliette.
New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, ©2011.
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Includes companion DVD tutorial.
Beginning lines : the world through an artist's eye -- Harmonious relationships : a study of proportion -- The elegant contour : a discussion about line -- The illusion of depth : the third dimension -- Tonal composition : a palette of nuanced gray -- Light and shadow : the creation of form and character.
An accessible primer by the master contemporary artist and author of the best-selling Classical Drawing Atelier distills the drawing process into essential elements, providing a start-to-finish overview of how to create a well-crafted drawing while offering on an accompanying DVD a virtual class designed to fill in gaps in the learning process.

Rugged knits : 24 practical projects for everyday living

June 22, 2016
Rangel, Andrea, author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Interweave, an imprint of F+W Inc., [2016]
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Patterns: Men's silhouette base layer -- Women's silhouette base layer -- Hazy cloud pullover -- Textured wisp vest -- Bright river cowl-neck sweater -- Woolen explorer cardigan -- Wheat creek vest -- Elderberry road cardigan -- Passing glacier hat -- Wrap-up hoodie -- Cedar bough shawl -- Lilac sky infinity scarf -- Blackberry grove cowl -- Pathfinder buff -- Sun flare shawl -- Surging river wrap -- Lily toes socks -- Weathered mountain hat (men's and women's) -- Blueberry paws mitts -- Boreal toque (men's and women's) -- Gleaming horizon sweater -- Braided brook pullover.
This is a collection of 21 functional, lovely, and interesting knitting patterns for men and women. Side-by-side with hearty wool sweaters and sock patterns are more unexpectedly delicate-looking pieces, such as a warm, resilient shawl with lace trim and a cozy cowl with gentle drape. Those who love cables will rejoice in the gorgeously-shaped turtleneck and bright, eye-catching mitts. Fans of colorwork will enjoy both stranded knitting and intarsia pieces, while those who want to keep it simple will delight in textured, knit-and-purl designs.--Amazon.com

Standard catalog of world coins. 1901-2000.

June 21, 2016
Iola, Wis. : Krause Publications,
v. ; 28 cm.
Each volume covers the period beginning in 1901 ; 1980-2006 covers 1901-present ; 2007-<2017> covers 1901-2000.

Botero : paintings 1959-2015

June 21, 2016
Botero, Fernando, 1932- artist.
©2015
255 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm.
Translations: Gordon Fisher, Traduzioni liquide.
The vision of the world in the fullness of form -- My art creates a parallel reality, a possible reality / interview with Fernando Botero -- The ancient -- Still lifes -- Bullfight -- Religion -- Politics -- Society -- The family -- Celebration -- Nudes -- Portraits -- Violence in Colombia -- The circus -- Abu Ghraib -- Chronology -- Main solo exhibitions.
"This monograph presents a unique collection of 170 works including his most recent paintings published here for the first time. These include his most recent subject, the circus, as well as images from the prison of Abu Ghraib, a powerful artistic response to violence and injustice. The works are comprised of paintings, drawings and six monumental sculptures created by the artist in his own unique language, a language which is an extraordinary blend of Latin American tradition and European painting."--Amazon.com

Cincinnati five

June 21, 2016
Moores, Emily, author.
©2016
46 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Editors: Maria Seda-Reeder, Keith Good, Elizabeth Tussey, Sarah Brinker-Good and Dan Murphy.
"All images of individual works of art are courtesy of the artists."--Page 46.
Introduction / Maria Seda-Reeder -- The panel -- Mark Patsfall -- Michael Stillion -- Terence Hammonds -- Pam Kravetz -- Future retrieval (Katie Parker & Guy Michael Davis (Mike)).
"This book is a celebration of five artists whose work has built community in the city of Cincinnati. The selected artists engage with their community in two ways: by owning a gallery/non-profit, or a commitment to local exhibitions. The included artists who exhibit nationally or internationally treat Cincinnati galleries and museums with the same respect as those in Paris or New York. The Cincinnati Five celebrates those actively engaging Cincinnati, heralding their work and civic contributions."--Amazon.com

Mad Men : a cultural history

June 21, 2016
Booker, M. Keith, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
xxii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Part I : Mad Men as America -- Who is Don Draper? -- Mad Men and the American dream -- Mad Men, bad men : American vices -- Part II : Mad Men and culture -- A Mad Men reading list -- The music of Mad Men : satisfaction not guaranteed -- Mad Men and the movies -- The science fiction of Mad Men -- Part III : Mad Men and history -- Mad Men and nostalgia -- Mad Men vs. the youth counterculture of the 1960s -- Mad Men goes west : California dreamin' -- Joan : the feminine ideal? -- Peggy : creating the modern woman -- Betty : diary of a mad housewife.

Garth Williams, American illustrator : a life

June 21, 2016
Kowaleski-Wallace, Elizabeth, 1954-
New York, NY : Beaufort Books, [2016]
250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Pen to paper : artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

June 21, 2016
Archives of American Art, author.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2016]
207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
"Even in our age of emails, texts, and tweets, there is a growing fascination with the simple act of putting pen to paper. Associations such as the International Association of Master Penmen and The Society for Italic Handwriting keep the traditions of calligraphy and penmanship alive, script typefaces continue to be bestsellers, and hand-drawn display type and packaging of all sorts are having their own renaissance. The Art of Handwriting builds on this interest, revealing how the simple act of writing a letter can be an artistic act. This correspondence from the collections of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art show that an artist might put pen to paper just as he or she would craft a line in a drawing. Brief essays from curators and art historians explore what can be learned from the handwriting of celebrated artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, Isamu Noguchi, Willem de Kooning, Thomas Eakins, Sister Corita Kent, and many others. Each letter is accompanied by an archival image of the artist or an artwork that is described in relation to the handwriting. The Art of Handwriting provides a fresh way to think about artists and their creative work"-- Provided by publisher.

Doodle trees & happy bees : create playful art

June 21, 2016
Anderson, Kim, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, 2016.
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.

New heights in lace knitting : 17 lace knit accessory patterns

June 21, 2016
Jurgrau, Andrea, author.
Blue Ash : Interweave, [2016]
142 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.

More lovely knitted lace : contemporary patterns in geometric shapes

June 20, 2016
Nico, Brooke.
New York : Lark, [2016]
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"4 basic shapes ; 16 stunning projects" -- Cover.
Circles -- Triangles -- Squares -- Rectangles.
"Brooke Nico, author of Lovely Knitted Lace and a nationally known lace teacher and designer, presents 16 new projects that offer a fresh and original take on lace knitting. Think sweaters, capelets, tunics and cowls, knit in yarns both thick and thin--contemporary designs that give knitters a wealth of new possibilities. Organized by overall shape--circle, square, triangle, and rectangle--these lovely garments will change the way you look at lace knitting."-- Amazon.com.

Enchanted lands

June 17, 2016
Michaud, Roland, author.
©2015
407 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 30 cm
Translated by Fabia Claris and Susan Haynes-Huber.
Roland and Sabrina Michaud, now in their eighties, have spent most of their lives together exploring Africa and Asia. Their travels have taken them to far-flung places, including Yemen, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey. Throughout their journeys Roland and Sabrina photographed and wrote about what they saw. This breathtaking account of their travels features nearly 500 color images that capture, with sensitivity, curiosity, and delight, the people they met and the landscapes they traversed. Organized into sections that focus on particular regions, the book takes readers to the monasteries and villages of China, the tents of Mongolian nomads, and the black rocks of northern Pakistan. Many of their images are indelible studies of faces: the weathered faces of Kazakhstani men, their heads wrapped in turbans; or the shy veiled face of an Iranian mother nursing her child atop a camel as she travels from summer pastures to the Persian Gulf. Throughout the book the Michauds' eloquent commentary gives context to these remarkable images, and offers their uniquely humane perspective on what it means to encounter incredible beauty, harsh landscapes, and unfamiliar surroundings. Best of all, it describes the pleasures of meeting people whose joys, sorrows, and struggles we all share.

Matthias Buchinger : "the greatest German living"

June 17, 2016
Jay, Ricky, author.
©2016
vii, 150 pages, 3 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color plates (some folded) ; 26 cm
Published to accompany the exhibition "Wordplay : Matthais Buchinger's inventive drawings from the collection of Ricky Jay" held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, January 5-April 11, 2016.

Styling nature : a masterful approach to floral arrangements

June 17, 2016
Miller, Lewis (Floral designer), author.
©2016
191 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Color -- Composition -- Movement -- Shape -- Texture -- About the arrangements.
Renowned New York–based floral designer Lewis Miller presents a fresh take on the arrangement and display of flowers—discussing the approach to and the inspiration behind his lavish creations. Lewis Miller’s first book features lush, naturally lit still lifes of his beautiful arrangements and compositions. The designer, who has a background in horticulture and landscape design, describes his work as "sumptuous nature."

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