New Arrivals · Art

September 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Star Trek : the art of Juan Ortiz : The next generation.

September 21, 2017
Ortiz, Juan, 1963- author.
205 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 38 cm.
Includes index.
Following on from Juan Ortiz's fabulous Original Series poster collection, this latest treat for art-loving Trek fans features 178 posters that capture the essence of The Next Generation. Inspired by indie-film and black-light posters, comics and rock/punk culture and showcasing Ortiz's unique creative vision.

Feng crochet : calming projects for a harmonious home

September 21, 2017
Van De Car, Nikki, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, [2017]
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Includes index.

Herzog by Ebert

September 21, 2017
Ebert, Roger, author.
xiv, 187 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Foreword by Werner Herzog -- Editorial note -- Facets Multimedia, 1979 -- Images at the horizon -- Notes -- Reviews -- Aguirre, the wrath of god -- Nosferatu the vampyre -- Fitzcarraldo -- Burden of dreams (directed by Les Blank) -- Where the green ants dream -- Little Dieter needs to fly -- My best fiend -- Invincible -- Grizzly man -- The white diamond -- Rescue dawn -- Walking to Werner (directed by Linas Phillips) -- Encounters at the end of the world -- Bad lieutenant: port of call, New Orleans -- My son, my son, what have ye done -- Cave of forgotten dreams -- Into the abyss -- Interviews -- At Cannes Film Festival, May 1982 -- Herzog defies death for his films, May 20, 1984 -- Herzog finds truth beyond fact, September 29, 1998 -- A conversation with Werner Herzog, August 28, 2005 -- "Tell me about the iceberg, tell me about your dreams," July 7, 2008 -- The ecstasy of the filmmaker Herzog, April 6, 2010 -- The great movies -- Aguirre, the wrath of god -- The enigma of Kaspar Hauser -- Heart of glass -- Stroszek -- Nosferatu the vampyre -- Fitzcarraldo -- Summing up -- A letter to Werner Herzog: in praise of rapturous truth, November 17, 2007 -- Herzog and the forms of madness, July 20, 2008 -- Comments -- The great ecstasy of the sculptor Herzog, January 26, 2013 -- Appendix: Walker Art Center, 1999 -- Note concerning Herzog's films -- Herzog's "Minnesota declaration."

Photographer's market.

September 20, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books.
v. ; 24 cm.
Publisher varies: <2011-2018> North Light Books.

The Kovels' antiques & collectibles price list.

September 20, 2017
New York : Crown Publishers.
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 21-26 cm.
Publisher varies: <2015-2018> Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.
Editors: 1982/83)-2011, Ralph M. and Terry H. Kovel ; 2012-<2018> Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel.

The dharma of The princess bride : what the coolest fairy tale of our time can teach us about Buddhism and relationships

September 20, 2017
Nichtern, Ethan, author.
New York : North Point Press, 2017.
viii, 275 pages ; 20 cm
Friendship. Romance. Family. These are the three areas Ethan Nichtern delves into, taking as departure points the indelible characters Westley, Fezzik, Vizzini, Count Rugen, Princess Buttercup, and others from Rob Reiner's perennially popular film -as he also draws lessons from his own life and his work as a meditation teacher. Nicthern devotes the first section of the book to exploring the dynamics of friendship. Why do people become friends? What can we learn from the sufferings of Inigo Montoya and Fezzik? Next, he leads us through all the phases of illusion and disillusion we encounter in our romantic pursuits, providing a healthy dose of lightheartedness along the way by sharing his own Princess Buttercup List and the vicissitudes of his dating life as he ponders how we idealize and objectify romantic love. Finally, Nichtern draws upon the demands of his own family history and the film's character the Grandson to explore the dynamics of zthe last frontier of awakening,y a reference to his teacher Chogyam Trungpa's claim that it's possible to be enlightened everywhere except around your family.

Ready, set, bead! : 25 quick & easy stitching projects

September 19, 2017
Cruz, Jane Danley, author.
Waukesha, WI : Kalmbach Books, 2017.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

Homemade holiday : [craft your way through more than 40 festive projects]

September 19, 2017
Pester, Sophie, author.
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Basic equipment -- Decorating -- Giving -- Wrapping -- Last-minute ideas -- Techniques & templates -- Manufacturers & suppliers.
"Bring the magic of a handmade Christmas into your home with 40 projects for gifts, decorations, and homemade wrapping paper. Save time and money with the festive craft projects in Homemade Holiday. Clear, step-by-step instructions guide readers to create fresh flower garlands, bake edible gift tags, make homemade bath salts, and paint authentic tree ornaments. With last-minute ideas and lots of inspiration, this book will help you wrap up gift-giving and decorating for the holiday season."--

Vermeer and the masters of genre painting : inspiration and rivalry

September 19, 2017
New Haven : Yale University Press
xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Issued in connection with an exhibition held Feb. 20-May 2017, Musée du Louvre, Paris; June 17-Sept. 17, 2017, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin; and Oct. 22, 2017-Jan. 21, 2018, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
"A landmark exploration of the engaging network of relationships among genre painters of the Dutch Golden Age The genre painting of the Dutch Golden Age between 1650 and 1675 ranks among the highest pinnacles of Western European art. The virtuosity of these works, as this book demonstrates, was achieved in part thanks to a vibrant artistic rivalry among numerous first-rate genre painters working in different cities across the Dutch Republic. They drew inspiration from each other's painting, and then tried to surpass each other in technical prowess and aesthetic appeal. The Delft master Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is now the most renowned of these painters of everyday life. Though he is frequently portrayed as an enigmatic figure who worked largely in isolation, the essays here reveal that Vermeer's subjects, compositions, and figure types in fact owe much to works by artists from other Dutch cities. Enlivened with 180 superb illustrations, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting highlights the relationships - comparative and competitive - among Vermeer and his contemporaries, including Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, and Frans van Mieris"-- Provided by publisher.

Dimensional tuck knitting : an innovative technique for creating surface design

September 19, 2017
Purtscher, Tracy, author.
New York : Sixth&Spring Books, [2017]
184 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Nature and mechanics of dimensional knitting -- Needles -- Finding the tuck stitch -- Blocking -- Reading charts -- Tension and gauge -- Working in the round -- Swatch patterns -- Project patterns.
"Tracy Purtscher has explored and perfected the tuck stitch technique in Tuck Knitting. In it, knitters will learn the basics of the tuck stitch and just how easy, versatile, and fun it is. This collection of 85 patterns and 10 projects pushes the boundaries of what the tuck stitch can do, offering unique textures that have never been seen before. Purtscher's visionary treatments create faux cables, ropes, leaves, shells, and many other vibrant three-dimensional patterns. Perfect for any gauge of yarn, the tuck stitch is exceptionally versatile and well suited for any project. A stitch dictionary, tips, and step-by-step technique instructions are all included, making this the ultimate authority on the amazing tuck stitch."-- Provided by publisher.

The first artists : in search of the world's oldest art

September 18, 2017
Lorblanchet, Michel, 1937- author.
296 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Theories, chimps and children -- Finding art in nature -- Can we see the first tools? -- All work and no play? -- Figuring it out -- Jingles and bangles -- The writing's on the wall -- A global phenomenon.
Where do we find the world's very first art? When, and why, did people begin experimenting with different materials, forms and colors? Were our once-cousins, the Neanderthals, also capable of creating art? Prehistorians have been asking these questions of our ancestors for decades, but only very recently, with the development of cutting-edge scientific and archaeological techniques, have we been able to piece together the first chapter in the story of art.

Junk beautiful furniture refreshed : 30 clever furniture projects to transform your home

September 18, 2017
Whitney, Sue, author.
Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, [2017]
201 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Reimagine, refurbish, and refashion vintage finds into functional and fun furniture and home accessories.

Starting an Etsy business

September 18, 2017
Shoup, Kate, 1972- author.
© 2017
xv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Offers expert advice for artists and entrepreneurs looking to build an online craft or vintage-goods business from scratch.

Dior catwalk : the collections, 1947-2017

September 18, 2017
New Haven, CT. : Yale University Press, 2017.
631 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

Flickering treasures : rediscovering Baltimore's forgotten movie theaters

September 18, 2017
Davis, Amy, 1956- author.
xv, 300 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm

New York behind closed doors

September 15, 2017
Devlin, Polly, author.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"A look inside the homes of New York's artists, designers, writers, and social influencers. Twenty-four homes and stories of real New Yorkers who live in small spaces with art, books, collections, treasures, and fabulous, sometimes funky furniture--each space expressing the resident's unique personality. Bright, captivating photographs throughout pair dynamically with Polly Devlin's in-depth interviews with the homeowners. Her critiques of their spaces are at once delightful, bold, and irreverent--and always lively and opinionated. From architectural grandeur to streamlined modern buildings, see how individuals turn older apartments and historic structures into places for comfortable living. Houses and apartments are sampled from across the city, including Tribeca, Murray Hill, Union Square, Harlem, Midtown, Brooklyn, and more"--Publisher's description.

Miss D & me : life with the invincible Bette Davis

September 15, 2017
Sermak, Kathryn, author.
New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2017.
viii, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
I have a hunch about you -- On the set in London -- The Pygmalion year -- Family reunion -- All for love -- Gigi's return -- The battle begins -- Back in California -- Pierre's visit -- The breakdown in San Ysidro -- On the beach in Malibu -- A farewell from Bede -- Road trip: day one-- Biarritz to Bourdeaux -- Road trip: day two-- Bourdeaux to Poitiers -- Road trip: day three-- Poitiers to Orleans -- Road trip: day four-- Orleans to Paris -- Afterword: Denouement in San Sebastian.
The legendary actress's personal assistant recounts their time together, discussing the renaissance of Davis's career in her later years and the public betrayal that nearly killed her.

Architecture matters

September 14, 2017
Betsky, Aaron, author.
144 pages ; 21 cm
Architecture matters. To our cities, to our planet, to our personal lives. How we design and what we build has an impact that usually lasts for generations. The more we understand the importance of architecture, and the thinking and decisions behind the buildings we create, the better world we will construct. Who better to guide readers into the rich and complex world of contemporary architecture than Aaron Betsky, former architect, author, curator and museum director, and today dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Combining his early experiences working and meeting cutting-edge architects with his frequent role as jury member selecting the world's most prominent global architects to build icon for cities, Betsky possesses rare insight into the mechanisms, politics and personalities that play a role in how buildings in our societies and urban centres come to be. In some fifty themes and drawing from his own experiences and encounters with people and buildings around the world, he explores a broad spectrum of topics, from the meaning of domestic space to the spectacle of the urban realm.

In full flower : inspired designs by floral's new creatives

September 14, 2017
Ingalls, Gemma, author.
New York, NY : Rizzoli International Publications, [2017]
224 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Ariella Chezar -- Max Gill -- Alicia and Adam Rico : Bows and Arrows -- Erin Benzakein : Floret Flowers -- Brittany Asch : Brrch -- Emily Thompson : Emily Thompson Flowers -- Amanda Luu and Ivanka Matsuba : Studio Mondine -- Maurice Harris : Bloom and Plume -- Amy Merrick -- Taylor Patterson : Fox Fodder Farm -- Mandy and Steve O'Shea : Moonflower -- Sarah Ryhanen : Saipua -- Nicolette Camille : Nicolette Owen -- Jill Rizzo and Alethea Harampolis : Studio Choo -- Holly Vesecky and Rebecca Uchtman : Hollyflora -- Sullivan Owen -- Kristen Caissie : Moon Canyon -- Ashley Beyer : Tinge -- Sarah Winward : Honey of a Thousand Flowers -- Holly Carlisle : Rosegolden Flowers -- Nicole Land : Soil and Stem.
This gorgeously photographed volume celebrates the most influential floral designers today. In Full Flower is a compilation of a new wave in contemporary floral design, featuring artists who combine traditional techniques with an organic, free- form, back-to-nature style. The opposite of buttoned-up and manicured arrangements, this survey includes over twenty of the most celebrated and influential artists across the United States who are rewriting the rules of floral design. In Full Flower is the first overview of artists working in this aesthetic. Gorgeous photographs depict the artists process as well as final designs, captured both as still lifes and environments. In addition, the wanderlust-inducing gardens and inspired interiors exhibit both rustic and urban eco-chic simple luxury living embodied by these artists that all homeowners will appreciate. With over 300 original color images and short writing on each artists inspirations and philosophies, this spectacularly inspiring floral survey will be treasured by lovers of beautiful flowers and interiors alike.

Robert Adam : country house design, decoration, & the art of elegance

September 14, 2017
Musson, Jeremy, author.
272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
The Adam brothers -- Life among the great : Adam and the country house -- Adam and rooms : circuit, parade and display -- The castle style -- Dream palaces -- Adam in the park.
"This beautifully produced book celebrates the work of Robert Adam, the great eighteenth-century architect who influenced generations by stamping his distinctive neoclassical aesthetic vision on the English country house interior. Lavish new photography provides a deeply visual exploration of Adam's most important surviving country houses, to which the author and photographer gained unparalleled access. Included are magnificent country houses such as Syon House and Harewood House styled and inspired by the ideal of the neoclassical, as well as Adam's castle-style Mellerstain and town houses such as Home House, all captured in splendid detail. Original Adam design drawings, from Sir John Soane's Museum, illustrate the boldness of planning, colour, and creative interpretation of Adam's domestic interiors. A biographical and contextual account of Adam's life and work describes his unique design process, his patrons, and the legacy of his design achievement. This richly illustrated volume will appeal to designers and homeowners as well as traditional architecture enthusiasts, promising to become an important addition to any architecture and interior design library." -- Provided by publisher.

Drawing with children : a creative method for adult beginners, too

September 13, 2017
Brookes, Mona, 1937-
New York : Putnam, ©1996.
xxx, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Before you draw -- Setting the stage -- Creating a supportive climate -- Choosing your starting level -- Learning the basics -- Drawing from graphics -- Drawing from a still life -- Volume drawing -- Widening your horizons -- Reaching special education and at risk students -- Using drawing to teach other subjects.
Shows how to introduce the basics of drawing, suggests useful exercises, and includes examples of children's drawings.

Art in America. Annual guide to museums, galleries, artists.

September 8, 2017
New York, N.Y. : Art in America, Inc.
v. 29 cm.
Title from cover.
Subtitle varies.

Katherine Dunham : dance and the African diaspora

September 8, 2017
Dee Das, Joanna, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
xi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Becoming a New Negro in Chicago -- Finding a Politics of Diaspora in the Caribbean -- Aesthetics as Politics -- Race and Representation During World War II -- Rehearsal for Revolution : the Dunham School -- The Unofficial Ambassador of Diaspora : performing abroad -- Living Diaspora in Haiti and Senegal -- The Radical Humanist Meets the Black Power Revolution : Dunham in East St. Louis -- Epilogue : Dunham's Legacy.

The civil contract of photography

September 7, 2017
Azoulay, Ariella.
New York : Zone Books , 2008.
585 pages, 8 pages of color plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Citizens of disaster -- The civil contract of photography -- The spectator is called to take part -- Emergency claims -- Has anyone ever seen a photograph of rape? -- Photographing the verge of catastrophe -- Whose gaze? -- The public edge of photography -- The woman collaborator does not exist.
This is an account of the powerful relations that sustain and make possible photographic meanings, with special attention to photographs of Palestinian noncitizens of Israel and women in Western societies.

A stash of one's own : knitters on loving, living with, and letting go of yarn

September 6, 2017
New York : Abrams Press, [2017]
191 pages ; 21 cm
"Clara Parkes presents a heartwarming anthology of stories that celebrate yarn -specifically the knitter's reputation for acquiring it in large quantities and storing it away in what's lovingly referred to as a 'stash'"--Back cover.

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