New Arrivals · Art

July 20, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Wright in Ohio

July 19, 2017
[Columbus, Ohio] : Ohio History Connection in partnership with thw Westcott House Foundation, 2017.
108 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 42 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection is bound in original color pictorial boards.

150 best interior design ideas

July 18, 2017
Zamora Mola, Francesc.
New York, NY : Harper Design, 2017.
479 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 20 cm.
Looking for new design potentials for your next interior make-over? This book features photographs and detailed floor plans of some of the most beautiful interior designs from around the world. You'll find simple techniques that result in efficient and aesthetic designs.

350+ crochet tips, techniques, and trade secrets

July 18, 2017
Eaton, Jan, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
A treasury of tips, techniques, and trade secrets for crocheters provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions that cover everything from choosing the right hook and yarn to setting up a dye studio and managing yard ends.

Linocut for artists and designers

July 17, 2017
Morley, Nick, (Artist), author.
[Marlborough, England] : Crowood Press Ltd, 2016.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Linocut is used to stunning effect by artists, illustrators and designers because of its strong graphic qualities, accessibility and versatility. Whether you are printing by hand on your kitchen table or on a press in a print studio, this book gets you started and goes on to explore the myriad creative applications of linocut. It encourages you to experiment with different approaches to image making and explores new ways of thinking about how linocut can be used. Nick Morley shares his experience and specialist knowledge to make this practical guide an essential companion for everyone interested in this addictive and absorbing medium.

The great Nadar : the man behind the camera

July 17, 2017
Begley, Adam, author.
New York : Tim Duggan Books, 2017.
248 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Nadar aloft -- Félix -- LaVie de bohème -- The writing life -- "All is lost! Nadar has learned to draw!" -- On Rue Saint-Nadar -- Nadar vs. Nadar Jeune -- On the boulevard -- High and low -- Siege balloons -- A long good-bye -- Après Nadar.
A portrait of the fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer, and pioneer discusses his bohemian youth, larger-than-life studio, pioneering exploits as a balloonist, and photography sessions with such famed subjects as Victor Hugo, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas. --Publisher

Revenge of the nerd, or, ... The singular adventures of the man who would be Booger

July 14, 2017
Armstrong, Curtis, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2017.
xi, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A classically trained actor, Curtis began his incredible 40-year career on stage but progressed rapidly to film and television. He was typecast early and it proved to be the best thing that could have happened. But there's more to Curtis' story than that. Born and bred a nerd, he spent his early years between Detroit, a city so nerdy that the word was coined there in 1951, and, improbably, Geneva, Switzerland. His adolescence and early adulthood was spent primarily between the covers of a book and indulging his nerdy obsessions. It was only when he found his true calling, as an actor and unintentional nerd icon, that he found true happiness."--Provided by publisher.

Ava : a life in movies

July 13, 2017
Bean, Kendra, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, [2017]
264 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
A celebration of the life and achievements of the iconic Hollywood star offers authoritative discussions of such topics as the creation and maintenance of her glamorous image, her marriages, and her celebrity friendships.

Draw your weapons

July 13, 2017
Sentilles, Sarah, author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
xiv, 304 pages ; 22 cm
The photograph in the newspaper -- Another photograph in the newspaper -- Doorway to the deep -- Looking at the same picture -- Manzanar -- Inta means you -- Souvenir -- In your head -- Written in the stars -- Call of duty -- Smallest possible weapon -- Paint the target -- War tourism -- Watcher of humanity -- Reenactments -- Let there be -- Draw your weapons.

Bette & Joan : the divine feud

July 12, 2017
Considine, Shaun, author.
©2014
503 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Originally published by E.P. Dutton, 1989.
Bette Davis and Joan Crawford: two of the deadliest arch-rivals of all time. Born in the same year (though Davis swore 'Crawford is five years older than me if she's a day'), the two fought bitterly throughout their long and brilliant Hollywood careers. Joan became a star first, which always irked her rival, who suggested her success had come via the casting couch. 'It sure as hell beats the hard cold floor' was Crawford's scathing response. According to Davis, Crawford was not only a nymphomaniac but also 'vain, jealous and about as stable and trustworthy as a basket of snakes'. Crawford, in turn, accused Davis of stealing her glory and planning to destroy her. The two rivals fought over as many men as they did parts - when Bette fell in love with her co-star in DANGEROUS, Franchot Tone, Joan stepped in and married him. The women worked together only once, in the classic thriller WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?, in which their violent hatred of each other as rival sisters was no act.

150 best new eco home ideas

July 7, 2017
Zamora Mola, Francesc, author.
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
479 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm

Frank Lloyd Wright : unpacking the archive

July 5, 2017
Bergdoll, Barry, author.
©2017.
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), photographs, portraits, plans ; 31 cm
Illustrated endpapers.
Foreword / Glenn D. Lowry -- Introduction / Barry Bergdoll and Carole Ann Fabian -- NATURE: The floricycle: designing with native and exotic plants / Therese O'Malley -- Pattern behind the realism: The Jensen graphic / Jennifer Gray -- Little farms unit: Nature, ecology, and community / Juliet Kinchin -- CULTURE: Reframing the Imperial Hotel: between East and West / Ken Tadashi Oshima -- "Playing Indian" at the Nakoma Country Club / Elizabeth S. Hawley -- Rosenwald School: Lessons in progressive education / Mabel O. Wilson -- PROCESS: The final mousetrap: Ornament from Midway Gardens to the V.C. Morris Gift Shop / Spyros Papapetros -- Abstracting the landscape: Galesburg above and below the surface / Michael Desmond -- American system-built houses: Authorship and mass production / Michael Osman -- Do It Yourself: Usonian Automatic System / Matthew Skjonsberg -- CITY: Wrights's Urbanism and the Skyscraper Regulation Project / Neil Levine -- Broad acres and narrow lots / David Smiley -- Reading "Mile-High": The Chicago Skyline and the stakes of fame / Barry Bergdoll -- ARCHIVE: Conserving and exhibiting the New York models / Ellen Moody -- Architectural drawing: Materials, process, people / Janet Parks -- Visualizing the archives / Carole Ann Fabian.

Japanese garden notes : a visual guide to elements and design

July 5, 2017
Keane, Marc P. (Marc Peter), author.
Berkeley, California : Stone Bridge Press, [2017]
270 pages ; 26 cm

The Funk & Wag from A to Z

July 3, 2017
Chin, Mel, 1951- author.
©2014
xiii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 29 x 43 cm
"Before this book there was a room-sized installation lined with 25 towering volumes of black-and-white and halftone-gray collages"--Cover sleeve.
Preface / Mel Chin -- Foreword / Nick Flynn -- Volume I: A-Argolis : Anima mundi / Kristin Prevallet -- Volume II: Argon-Bedstraw : Untitled poem / Ben Marcus -- Volume III: Bedwell-Bronx : The Bee volume / Tamalyn Miller -- Volume IV: Bronze-Cell : A landfill porthole: Endnotes for "The Funk & Wag," Volume IV / Catherine Wagner -- Volume V: Cellini-Comicstrip : The civet's tale / Genine Lentine -- Volume VI: Comines-Deaf-Mute : As in Corona / Mary Jo Bang -- Volume VII: Deafness-Education : Deafness-Education: report / Terrance Hayes -- Volume VIII: Education-Exploration : These are the dust days / C.D. Wright -- Volume IX: Explosives-France : An invitation / Ishion Hutchinson --
This striking, oversized book, designed to evoke encyclopaedias, is a highly creative amalgam of collage with a political bent and poetry. From 2011 to 2012, American artist Mel Chin (b. 1951) extracted all of the images from a twenty-five-volume set of Funk & Wagnall's 'Universal Standard Encyclopedia' (ca. 1953-56) and began visually re-editing. Thousands of images rendered by photomechanical reproduction that served a populist, mid-century encyclopaedia are reconfigured with 21st-century hindsight and idiosyncratic connections that convey social and artistic commentaries. Surrealism, humour, sarcasm, politics, history and beauty permeate these sometimes raucous, often confounding, but consistently stunning images. Over 500 black-and-white collages are accompanied by twenty-five poems, one per encyclopaedia volume, commissioned by Chin and author Nick Flynn specifically for this publication. Writers range from the well-known to the surprising. This book offers mischievous fun with pointed commentary and hilarity.

This land : an American portrait

June 30, 2017
Spencer, Jack, 1951- author, photographer.
©2017
xvi, 268 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 x 34 cm.
"This Land presents some one hundred and forty photographs that span the nation, from Key West to Death Valley and Texas to Montana. From the monochromatic and distressed black-and-white images that began the series to the oversaturated color of more recent years, these photographs present a startlingly fresh perspective on America"--Publisher's website.

Off the cliff : how the making of Thelma & Louise drove Hollywood to the edge

June 29, 2017
Aikman, Becky, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2017.
305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
""You've always been crazy," says Louise to Thelma, shortly after she locks a police officer in the trunk of his car. "This is just the first chance you've had to express yourself." In 1991, Thelma & Louise, the story of two outlaw women on the run from their disenchanted lives, was a revelation. Suddenly, a film in which women were, in every sense, behind the wheel. It turned the tables on Hollywood, instantly becoming a classic, and continues to electrify audiences as a cultural statement of defiance. But if the film's place in history now seems certain, at the time its creation was a long shot. Only through sheer hard work and more than a little good luck did the script end up in the hands of the brilliant English filmmaker Ridley Scott, who saw its huge potential.With Scott on board, a team willing to challenge the odds came together--including the stars Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon and a fresh-faced up-and-coming actor named Brad Pitt, as well as legends like actor Harvey Keitel, composer Hans Zimmer, and old-school studio chief Alan Ladd Jr.--to create one of the most controversial movies of all time. But before icons like Davis and Sarandon got involved, Thelma & Louise was just an idea in the head of Callie Khouri, a thirty-year-old music video production manager, who was fed up with working behind the scenes on sleazy sets. At four a.m. one night, sitting in her car outside the ramshackle bungalow in Santa Monica that she shared with two friends, she had a vision: two women on a crime spree, fleeing their dull and tedious lives--lives like hers--in search of a freedom they had never before been able to realize. But in the late 1980s, Hollywood was dominated by men, both on the screen and behind the scenes. The likelihood of a script by an unheard-of screenwriter starring two women in lead roles actually getting made was remote. But Khouri had one thing going for her--she was so inexperienced she didn't really know she would be attempting the nigh impossible. In Off the Cliff, Becky Aikman tells the full extraordinary story behind this feminist sensation, which crashed through barricades and upended convention. Drawing on 130 exclusive interviews with the key players from this remarkable cast of actors, writers, and filmmakers, Aikman tells an inspiring and important underdog story about creativity, the magic of cinema, and the unjust obstacles that women in Hollywood continue to face to this day"-- Provided by publisher.

Crafting for cat ladies : 35 purr-fect feline projects

June 29, 2017
Roberts, Kat, author.
©2017
xi, 114 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Getting Started: Techniques, Tips & Materials -- ACCESSORIES : Bib Necklace - Cat Ring - "It's Meow or Never" Makeup Zip Case - Hoop Earrings - C.R.E.A.M. Tote - Paw-some Phone Case - Cat Wallet - Kitty Cuff Bracelet - Paw Print Sneakers - Decoupage Bengal Bangles -- FASHION : Thigh-High Socks - Elbow Patches - "Look at Me Meow" Bejeweled Collar - Pom-Pom Tank Top - Persian Cat Wrap Skirt - Embroidered Jeans - Cat-titude Cat Mask - Origami Shirt Pocket -- HOME : Paw Print Stamp - Su-purr-ior Stationery - Feline Felt Storage Bin - Cat Magnets - Kitty-Cat Wreath - Cat's Meow Coasters - Cat Nap Throw Pillow - Cat-crame Planter - Purr-ty Painted Rocks - Embroidery Hoop Wall Hangings - "You've Cat to be Kitten Me" Lampshade - Jewelry Tray -- ENTERTAINING : Purr-fect Place Card - Party Plates - Cozy Kitten Drink Koozie - Paw-sitively Pretty Bunting - Festive Feline Fans -- Templates.
For cat-crazy crafters, these 35 unique projects are absolutely purr-fect. Sweet and trendy, creative and fun to make, the crafts are divided into four sections -- accessories, apparel, home, and party. Projects range from a kitty clutch wallet and cat embroidered jeans to kitty-shaped coasters and cat-themed plates. Each project includes easy-to-follow step-by-step photography as well as an overview of the tools and materials used in the book and all necessary templates.

Scott standard postage stamp catalogue.

June 28, 2017
New York : Scott Stamp and Coin Co. Ltd.,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 24-28 cm.
Imprint varies: 1939- New York : Scott Publications, Inc. ; 1973-2017, Sidney, Ohio : Scott Publishing Co. ; 2018- Sidney, Ohio : Amos Media.
"The encyclopedia of philately."

Standard catalog of world coins. 1901-2000.

June 28, 2017
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.

A Paris year : my day-to-day adventures in the most romantic city in the world

June 28, 2017
MacLeod, Janice, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2017]
266 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 24 cm
"Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern-day Paris, France, A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman's French sojourn in the world's most beautiful city. Beginning on her first day in Paris, Janice MacLeod, the author of the best-selling book, Paris Letters, began a journal recording in illustrations and words, nearly every sight, smell, taste, and thought she experienced in the City of Light. The end result is more than a diary: it's a detailed and colorful love letter to one of the most romantic and historically rich cities on earth. Combining personal observations and anecdotes with stories and facts about famous figures in Parisian history, this visual tale of discovery, through the eyes of an artist, is sure to delight, inspire, and charm"-- Provided by publisher.

The family imprint : a daughter's portrait of love and loss

June 28, 2017
Borowick, Nancy, author, photographer.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 29 cm
"When Photojournalist Nancy Borowick's parents, Howie and Laurel, were diagnosed with stage IV cancer and simultaneously underwent treatment, she did the only thing she knew how -- she documented it. By turning the camera on her family's life during this most intimate time, Borowick learned a great deal about herself, family, and relationships in general. She discovered that her parents' marriage -- while complex -- was an intricate symbiosis of compassion. Their partnership and sense of family only deepened. And no matter the prognosis, there was always room for laughter. Today, Borowick, herself, is married. Her father passed away in 2013, and her mom followed suit, 364 days later. The lessons she garnered from Howie and Laurel were plentiful: always call when the airplane lands, never pass on blueberry pie -- and most importantly, family is love and love is family"--Provided by publisher.

I love house blocks : 14 quilts from an all-time favorite block

June 27, 2017
Bothell, WA : Martingale, [2017]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
"Block-buster quilts" --Cover
Block houses 101 -- The quilts: Sherbert town -- Block party -- Home is where the heart is -- My hometown -- Log cabin houses -- Welcome home -- Tiny town -- Four generations -- Village on a hill -- Neighborhood -- Suburbia -- Sugar shack -- The street where you live -- Little country home.

Post-war and contemporary art evening sale : auction, Tuesday 10 May 2016 at 7.00 pm.

June 27, 2017
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc.
New York : Christie's , [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly colored) ; 20 cm
Lots 1B-61B.
"Auctioneer, Jussi Pylkkänen."

Intuitive color & design : adventures in art quilting

June 27, 2017
Wells, Jean, author.
Lafayette, California : C & T Publishing, [2017]
111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Post-war and contemporary art : morning & afternoon sessions + online, Wednesday 11 May 2016.

June 27, 2017
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc.
New York, NY : Christie's, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes index.
"This is not a catalogue for the auctions."

Post-war and contemporary art : evening sale : auction, Tuesday 15 November 2016 at 7:00 pm.

June 27, 2017
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc.
New York : Christie's, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"This is not a catalogue for the auctions."

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