New Arrivals · Art

November 25, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

But enough about me : a memoir

November 24, 2015
Reynolds, Burt, author.
xvii, 302 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Big Burt -- Mo Mustaine -- Buddy -- Teammates -- Watson Duncan III -- Rip Torn -- Spencer Tracy -- Bette Davis -- Jim Brown -- John Boorman and Jon Voight -- Helen Gurley Brown -- Lee Marvin -- Roy Rogers -- Dinah Shore -- Frank Sinatra -- Johnny Carson -- Destaphanado -- Clint Eastwood -- Hal Needham -- Smokey -- Sally Field -- John Bassett and Donald Trump -- Charles Nelson Reilly -- Loni and Quinton -- Ossie Davis -- Jack Horner -- Jocks -- Actors and Movie Stars -- Directors -- Students -- Burt.
"Reynolds has been a Hollywood leading man for six decades, known for his legendary performances, sex-symbol status, and storied Hollywood romances. In his long career of stardom ... Reynolds has seen it all. [This book] will tell his story through the people he's encountered on his amazing journey. In his words, he plans to 'call out the assholes,' try to make amends for being the asshole myself on too many occasions, and pay homage to the many heroes he has come to love and respect"--

William Cameron Menzies : the shape of films to come

November 24, 2015
Curtis, James, 1953- author.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]
xiv, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plataes : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Atlanta rising -- An artist of the modern school -- The thief of Baghdad -- The hooded falcon -- Maturing period -- I could see the future clearly -- Profound unrest -- A few faintly repressed Bronx cheers -- Wonderland -- The shape of things to come -- What I've wanted to do all my life -- Production designed by ... -- GWTW -- Something quite bold -- The best spot in town -- Address unknown -- Ivy -- Making a living -- Worth every penny.
He was the consummate designer of film architecture on a grand scale. He was known for his visual flair and timeless innovation, a man who meticulously preplanned the color and design of each film through a series of continuity sketches that made clear camera angles, lighting, and the actors' positions for each scene, translating dramatic conventions of the stage to the new capabilities of film. Here is the long-awaited book on William Cameron Menzies, Hollywood's first and greatest production designer, a job title David O. Selznick invented for Menzies' extraordinary, all-encompassing, Academy Award-winning work on Gone With the Wind (which he effectively co-directed). It was Menzies--winner of the first-ever Academy Award for Art Direction, and who was as well a director (fourteen pictures) and a producer (twelve pictures)--who changed the way movies were (and still are) made, in a career that spanned four decades, from the 1920s through the 1950s. Now, James Curtis, acclaimed film historian and biographer, writes of Menzies' life and work as the most influential designer in the history of film. Interviewing colleagues, actors, directors, friends, and family, and with full access to the Menzies family collection of artwork and unpublished writing, Curtis gives us the path-finding work of the movies' most daring and dynamic production designer: his evolution as artist, art director, production designer, and director. Here is a portrait of a man in his time that makes clear how the movies were forever transformed by his startling, visionary work.--Adapted from book jacket.

All about snowmen

November 24, 2015
Clay, Kathryn.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, [2016]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
"Simple nonfiction text and full-color photographs describe how to build a snowman in winter"-- Provided by publisher.

Monstrously funny cartoons

November 24, 2015
Hart, Christopher, 1957- author.
Berkeley : Watson-Guptill Publications, [2014]
152 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Zombie Mania -- Vampires: Narcissists of the Underworld -- Monsters That Go Bump in the Night -- Cartoon Aliens -- Mad for Mummies -- Legendary Monsters -- The Weird and the Bizarre -- Monstrously Funny Layouts.
"A monstrously big guide that teaches you how to draw the silliest and scariest zombies, vampires, witches, ghouls, and other creepy cartoon favorites. Aspiring artists learn all the drawing tips and tricks they need to create laugh-out-loud renditions of their favorite monsters and scary creatures direct from cartooning master Christopher Hart. This jam-packed cartooning guide shows readers how to capture the lighter side of these creepy creatures by combining them with Hart's incredibly popular cartoon drawing style! Taking readers step-by-step through each monster type, Hart demonstrates how to draw everything from terrifyingly silly heads to wacky comic strip-like scenes of monstrous menace. Chockful of hints, humor, and horror, The Ginormous Book of Monster Cartoons is guaranteed to be a real scream for aspiring and professional artists, as well as all fans of things that go bump in the night"-- Provided by publisher.

Botanical illustration for beginners : a step-by-step guide

November 24, 2015
Thurstan, Meriel, author.
London : Batsford, 2015.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Materials and equipment -- Techniques -- Colour -- Drawing -- Basic botany -- Painting -- Pattern and texture -- Coloured pencils -- Composition -- Working with white and black -- Complex forms.
Draw a garden on the page! Whether you're a beginner who wants advice on composition and plotting out your initial drawings; a more experienced artist eager to develop your skills with color; or an old hand looking for challenging, complex textures and shapes, this unique approach to botanical illustration has something for you. Filled with practical and inspirational worksheets, color swatches, sketches, and stunning finished paintings, it demonstrates everything you need to know about capturing beautiful botanical specimens on paper.

Japanese quilting : sashiko

November 24, 2015
Takano, Saikoh.
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Statement of responsibility on cover: Hiromitsu Takano.
Originally published: 1993.

Josef Dabernig.

November 24, 2015
Dabernig, Josef.
Krakow, Poland : Galeria Potocka, 1995.
4 unnumbered leaves : all illustrations ; 30 cm, in portfolio 35 cm
Cover title.
"Kolekcja Artystow, Galeria Potocka, Muzeum Artystow"--Cover.

Antiques handbook & price guide.

November 23, 2015
London : Miller's, 2010-
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Vols. for <2012/13-2016/17> by Judith Miller.

How to read Chinese ceramics

November 23, 2015
Leidy, Denise Patry, author.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"Among the most revered and beloved artworks in China are ceramics-sculptures and vessels that have been utilized to embellish tombs, homes, and studies, to drink tea and wine, and to convey social and cultural meanings such as good wishes and religious beliefs. Since the eighth century, Chinese ceramics, particularly porcelain, have played an influential role around the world as trade introduced their beauty and surpassing craft to countless artists in Europe, America, and elsewhere. Spanning five millennia, the Metropolitan Museum's collection of Chinese ceramics represents a great diversity of materials, shapes, and subjects. The remarkable selections presented in this volume, which include both familiar examples and unusual ones, will acquaint readers with the prodigious accomplishments of Chinese ceramicists from Neolithic times to the modern era."--Museum's website.

Monster mash : the creepy, kooky monster craze in America 1957-1972

November 23, 2015
Voger, Mark, author.
187 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm

The white road : journey into an obsession

November 23, 2015
De Waal, Edmund, author.
401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Originally published in 2015 by Chatto & Windus, Great Britain"--Title-page verso.
Jingdezhen, Venice, Dublin -- Jingdezhen -- Versailles, Dresden -- Plymouth -- Ayoree Mountain, Etruria, Cornwall -- London, Jingdezhen, Dachau -- London, New York, London -- Breathturn.
"An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted"-- Provided by publisher.

Cartooning loveable dogs & cats

November 23, 2015
Hart, Christopher, 1957- author.
New York, NY : Sixth&Spring Books, [2015]
33 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Cover title.
"Art instruction for everyone"--Cover.
Dog basics -- Dogs with papers -- Action & expression -- Cat basics -- Kittens -- Cat characters -- Angles & curves -- Cats in action.

Scott's specialized catalogue of United States stamps.

November 20, 2015
New York : Scott Publications,
v. ; 24-27 cm.
Imprint varies: 2016- Sydney, OH : Amos Media.

Downton Abbey : a celebration

November 20, 2015
Fellowes, Jessica, author.
317 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
"The official companion to all six seasons"--cover.
"A Carnival Films / Masterpiece co-production."
At Home with the Family -- Behind the Green Baize Door -- The Estate and Village -- Beyond the Boundaries -- Episode guide.
Since the moment we first entered Downton Abbey in 1912, we have been swept away by its evocative world of romance, intrigue, drama, and tradition. Now, in 1925, as Downton Abbey prepares to close its doors for the final time, Jessica Fellowes leads us through the house and estate, reliving the iconic moments of the wonderfully aristocratic Crawley family and their servants as they navigate the emerging modern age. Includes in-depth interviews with the cast, as well as a complete episode guide for the first five seasons and a teaser for the sixth.

Mad men carousel : the complete critical companion

November 20, 2015
Seitz, Matt Zoller, author.
New York, NY : Abrams, 2015.
463 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"This book is a time machine. It goes backwards and forwards through all seven seasons. It takes longtime fans to a place where they ache to go again. It guides new viewers on their first trip to 1960s Madison Avenue. It lets us think about the show the way a TV critic does. Around and around and back home again, to a place where we know why it's loved."--Jacket.

New eco homes : new ideas for sustainable living

November 19, 2015
Gutiérrez, Manel Couto, author.
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
New eco homes showcases the latest innovations in sustainable architecture and design, profiling twenty-two homes from around the world that use contemporary ecological solutions for home construction that cause much less environmental impact than conventionally built structures.

Star Wars psychology : dark side of the mind

November 19, 2015
xvii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"This essay collection offers a fascinating psychological analysis of the compelling and complex universe of George Lucas's richly rendered Star Wars series. A group of expert contributors examines such topics as family ties, Jedi qualities, masculinity, girl power, and the values embodied in both the "dark" and "light" sides of this psychologically spellbinding world." -- ONIX annotation.

The big bang theory : the official trivia guide

November 19, 2015
Faberman, Adam, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
vii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Cartoon academy : cartoon faces : how to draw faces, features & expressions

November 19, 2015
Hart, Christopher, 1957-
New York : Sixth&Spring Books, 2014.
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Introduction 1. Cartoon head basics --The conventional head shape -- Guidelines -- Changing the age of your character -- 2. Drawing the features -- The eyes -- Eyebrows -- Eyes & brows : putting the concepts to work -- The nose -- Noses : putting the concepts to work -- The mouth -- The ears -- Ears : putting the concept to work -- The neck -- The neck & the tilt of the head -- 3. The head shape -- Start simple -- Define the look -- Defining the front of the face ; step by step -- 4. Refining the head shape -- 7 basic elements of the head -- Fundamental head shapes for cartoonists -- 5. Exaggeration -- Exaggerated proportions -- Exaggerated overbite -- Exaggerated taper -- Exaggerated forehead -- Exaggerate neck -- 6. Dynamics of the face -- Squash & stretch -- Squash & stretch : putting the concepts to work -- 7. Hairstyles -- Hair defines the look -- Female haircuts -- Unusual hairstyles -- Male haircuts -- Hair : putting the concepts to work -- 8. Shading & highlights -- Planes of the face -- The illusion of depth -- The eye bar -- Using shadows as accents -- More pencil shading techniques -- Line thickness -- 9. Drawing exercises -- Straight lines & angles -- Chic & wild -- Funny student -- Flirtatious smile -- Typical boy -- Pretty young adult -- 6th-grade English teacher -- Character finder.
"Make a face--a funny face! The personality of a cartoon character begins with the face: the head, the features, the expressions. Get that right and you can create a memorable personality. Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart presents the ultimate tutorial on the topic in masterful detail, covering characters both male and female, from babies to adults, in all shapes and sizes. His accessible, step-by-step demonstrations go through all the features and explain how to build a character"-- Provided by publisher.

The smartphone photography guide : shoot, edit, experiment, share

November 19, 2015
Cope, Peter, 1958- author.
London : Carlton Books, 2014.
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
A guide to taking, creating, manipulating, and sharing photographs and videos taken on smart phones or tablets covers such topics as using special effects and shooting different subjects, including children, sports, and selfies.

Knitted rabbits : 20 easy knitting patterns for cuddly bunnies

November 19, 2015
Pierce, Val, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2015.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Knitted cats & kittens

November 19, 2015
Stratford, Sue.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Eng. : Search Press, 2013.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Knitting patterns and instructions for 20 different stuffed cats and accessories.

Cracking animation

November 19, 2015
Lord, Peter, 1953-
New York : Thames & Hudson, 2015.
272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
"The Aardman book of 3-D animation"--Cover.
"Revised and expanded with exclusive behind-the-scenes content"--Cover.

Two stitches : jewelry projects in peyote & right angle weave

November 19, 2015
Nelson-Smith, Rachel, author.
New York : Lark, [2015]
117 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
In a book meant for intermediate- to advanced-level beaders, the author provides twenty-three illustrated projects, including a city beads bracelet, a rainbow-hued voldekol necklace, nartri earrings.

LaFosse & Alexander's origami jewelry.

November 19, 2015
LaFosse, Michael G., author.
Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2015]
79 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
"Free DVD with video folding lessons. Easy-to-make paper pendants, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Step-by-step instructions and videos for dozens of durable and elegant folded paper jewelry components"--Cover.

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