New Arrivals · Art

July 29, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

An American odyssey : photos from the Detroit Photographic Company, 1888-1924

July 28, 2014
Köln, Germany : Taschen, c2014.
611 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 40 cm.
"The rediscovered Photochrom and Photostint postcard images from the private collection of Marc Walter were produced by the Detroit Photographic Company between 1888 and 1924. Using a photolithographic process that predated the autochrome by nearly 20 years, they offered people the very first color photographs of The United States. Suddenly, the continent's colors were available for all to see. The rich ochres and browns of the Grand Canyon, the dazzle of Atlantic City, became a visual delight not only for eyewitnesses, but for Americans far and wide." -- Publisher.

Cincinnati Art Deco

July 28, 2014
Rolfes, Steven J., author.
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The Art Deco years -- Union Terminal -- The Netherland Plaza -- The Times-Star building and other Downtown Deco -- Art Deco in the Cincinnati area -- Cincinnati Postwar Modern.
Art Deco, daring and almost defiant in its optimism, reflected the spirit of a restless time. Bursting forth in the midst of the Roaring Twenties, an age when there seemed to be no limits, this new art form was both elegant and modern. Cincinnati is fortunate to have three stunning examples of this unique style: the sophisticated Hilton Netherland Plaza hotel, the overwhelming Cincinnati Times-Star Building, and the Union Terminal. Beyond these giants, the Greater Cincinnati region is studded with many other breathtaking examples of Art Deco, from a water tower decorated with Christmas lights to stunning neighborhood theaters and apartment buildings to mythological creatures guarding a Masonic temple in northern Kentucky. There is no doubt that Art Deco is alive and well in Cincinnati, so grab a hip flask of bathtub gin, put on some Glenn Miller, and explore the elegance and history of Cincinnati Art Deco.

We went back : photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim

July 25, 2014
Young, Cynthia, 1969-
Munich : DelMonico Books, [2013]
304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held January 18 - May 5, 2013 at the International Center of Photography.
Director's foreword -- Lives of Chim / Carole Naggar -- We went back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim / Cynthia Young -- Actual Responsibility / Roger Cohen -- Plates -- Publication history.
"Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw, Chim began his career in the early 1930s photographing for leftist magazines in Paris. In 1936, one of these magazines, Regards, sent him to the front lines of the civil war in Spain, along with comrades Robert Capa and Gerda Taro. Although war formed the backdrop of much of his reportage, Chim was an astute observer of 20th-century European politics, social life, and culture, from the beginnings of the antifascist struggle to the rebuilding of countries ravaged by World War II. Like millions of other Europeans, Chim had suffered the pain of dislocation and the loss of family in a concentration camp. His profound empathy for his subjects is evident in his postwar work on child refugees. In this volume, Chim emerges as both a talented reporter and a creator of elegant compositions of startling grace and beauty. The book places Chim's work within the broader context of 1930s-1950s photography and European politics"-- Provided by publisher.

El Greco : a prophet of modernism, 1541-1614

July 25, 2014
Scholz-Hänsel, Michael, author.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Original edition: ©2004 Taschen GmbH.

Remaking tradition : modern art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum

July 25, 2014
Shimatani, Hiroyuki, 1953- author.
168 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 28 x 31 cm.
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Feb. 16-May 11, 2014.
Machine generated contents note: The Tokyo National Museum and Its Modern Art Collection / Zeniya Masami -- Japan's Dream of Modern Art / Matsushima Masato -- The Development of Calligraphy in Japanese Modernism / Shimatani Hiroyuki.
This catalogue presents over fifty works in different media - most notably sculpture, painting and ceramics - assembled together for the first time to convey the impressive variety of Japanese art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These works, all masterpieces from the collection of the Tokyo National Museum, introduce the museum's astounding holdings of modern Japanese art to a Western audience and help illustrate where modern works fit within the rich history of Japanese visual tradition. Engaging essays by noted scholars explore the diverse sources of influence for Japanese artists around the turn of the 20th century, such as Western oil painting, Buddhist portraiture, European porcelain, traditional Japanese landscape and figure imagery, and Chinese painting. This publication offers a compelling and innovative conception of modern Japanese art, framing artists as creators of traditions for the modern age who maintained a sense of continuity with the past while also integrating wide-ranging cultural inspirations.

The strain. Book one

July 25, 2014
Lapham, David, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, c2014.
250 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm.
This volume collects the comic book series The strain #1-11 from Dark Horse Comics.
Adaptation of the novel The strain trilogy from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Centers for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event--an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness.

Bricks & mortals : ten great buildings and the people they made

July 24, 2014
Wilkinson, Tom, author.
London : Bloomsbury Press, 2014.
340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The Tower of Babel, Babylon -- The Golden House, Rome -- Djinguereber Mosque, Timbuktu -- Palazzo Rucellai, Florence -- The Garden of Perfect Brightness, Beijing -- Festival Theatre, Bayreuth, Germany -- Highland Park Car Factory, Detroit -- E.1027, Cap Martin -- Finsbury Health Centre, London -- Footbridge, Rio de Janeiro.

Behind the curtain : an insider's view of Jay Leno's Tonight show

July 24, 2014
Berg, Dave, 1948-
Gretna : Pelican Publishing Company, 2014.
272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Garden ideas & outdoor living.

July 23, 2014
New York, N.Y. : Special Interest Publications,
v. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.

Varsity's ultimate guide to cheerleading

July 23, 2014
Webber, Rebecca.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2014]
142 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Do I look skinny in this house? : how to feel great in your home using design psychology

July 23, 2014
Ellis, Kelli, author.
xv, 171 pages ; 23 cm.
Why design psychology? -- What design psychology is not -- Why feeling is so important to design -- A brief historical tour of design psychology -- Design psychology ages and stages -- No need to break the budget -- Design psychology the celebrity --There's no place like home -- Losing a home in a disaster -- Know yourself -- Design psychology "F" words -- Getting trendy -- Lessons in appreciation -- Quick fix tips -- House lust: the model home syndrome -- Organize to downsize -- Get down to work -- The many shades of color therapy -- Scent: the nose knows -- Light the way -- The other senses in design psychology -- Get inspired -- The natural world -- The power of biomimicry -- Creating privacy in homes -- Design psychology and special populations and needs -- Let your heart lead the way to your haven -- Starting your own business -- Interior design camp for everyone -- A design psychology recap and review.
"Learning to design your home in a meaningful way and understanding "why" you adore certain colors, styles, and decor is more important than knowing where to place furniture in a room. Understanding the principles that create ambiance, feeling, and mood in your home are key to creating your ideal haven"--Back cover.

Standard catalog of world coins. 1901-2000.

July 22, 2014
Iola, Wis. : Krause Publications,
v. ; 28 cm.
Each volume covers the period beginning in 1901 ; 1980-2006 covers 1901-present ; 2007- <2015> covers 1901-2000.

Dog butts and love. And stuff like that. And cats

July 22, 2014
Benton, Jim, author, artist.
New York : Nantier Beall Minoustchine, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
A collection of wry observation of the absurdities of life to acerbic comment, to poetic musings, from cats and dogs to humans, from one size to another, one style to another.

Rev-o-loom-tion : a modern kids' guide to rocking rubber bands

July 22, 2014
Hum, Liz, author.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Become a designer with this colorful guide that gives step-by-step instructions to creating anything you can dream up on a loom. Featuring easy-to-follow, full-color photography, Rev-o-LOOM-tion includes designs for complete beginners all the way to those who know their way around a loom. This how-to book also offers tips on organizing supplies and recommendations on fun add-ons like beads and charms. It's a must-have for anyone who wants to showcase his or her originality through rubber band jewelry.

The ultimate guide to art quilt techniques : surface design, patchwork, appliqué, quilting, embellishing, finishing

July 22, 2014
Seward, Linda.
New York : Sixth&Spring Books, [2014]
256 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Accessible, beautiful, and lavishly illustrated, this ultimate guide goes step-by-step through every creative option needed to create an art quilt. From the essentials, like enlarging and transferring patterns, to surface design techniques that add texture and color, to piecing, machine stitching, applique;, finishing, and embellishing, this has it all. Galleries of stunning art quilts from around the world provide extra inspiration. More than 1,500 illustrations! "-- Provided by publisher.

Antique trader pottery & porcelain ceramics.

July 21, 2014
Iola, WI : Krause Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.

The sunflowers are mine : the story of Van Gogh's masterpiece

July 21, 2014
Bailey, Martin, 1947- author.
London : Frances Lincoln, [2013].
240 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
pt. 1. The artist's lifetime. Montmartre -- The yellow house -- Still lifes -- Encounter with Gauguin -- The painter of sunflowers -- Drama in Arles -- Triptych -- Final canvas -- pt. 2. Subsequent adventures. Seeds to Tahiti -- First buyers -- Munich -- London -- Tokyo -- Lausanne, Ashiya, Philadelphia & Amsterdam -- They are ours.

NeoPopRealism : ink & pen pattern drawing : 15 most popular art lesson plans adaptable to all grades

July 21, 2014
Russ, Nadia.
New York, NY : NeoPopRealism Press, 2013.
106 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Neowhimsies : NeoPopRealism ink drawing basics for mannequins

July 21, 2014
Russ, Nadia.
New York NY : NeoPopRealism Press, 2012.
89 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Get inspired -- Draw the eggs -- How to draw egg 1 -- How to draw egg 2 -- Draw the eggs here and now -- Draw the butterflies -- How to draw butterfly 1 -- How to draw butterfly 2 -- How to draw butterfly 3 -- Draw the butterflies here and now -- Draw the flowers -- How to draw flower 1 -- How to draw flower 2 -- How to draw flower 3 -- How to draw flower 4 -- Draw the flowers here and now -- Create your NeoWhimsies from the scratch -- Create your repetitive patterns gallery -- About NeoPopRealism creator Nadia Russ -- Conclusion.

Tiny house living : ideas for building and living well in less than 400 square feet

July 18, 2014
Mitchell, Ryan, author.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
The tiny house lifestyle -- Why choose voluntary simplicity? -- The tiny house movement -- How consumer culture impacts the movement -- The path to living tiny -- Designing a tiny life -- Designing a tiny house -- Realize your dream to live tiny.

The Wizard of Oz FAQ : all that's left to know about life according to Oz

July 18, 2014
Hogan, David J., 1953-
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, An Imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, [2014].
xix, 447 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Charlie Chaplin, director

July 18, 2014
Kornhaber, Donna, 1979- author.
Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, [2014].
xiii, 341 pages, 18 numbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I. Chaplin in context -- Chaplin at Keystone, Griffith at Biograph -- The slapstick exemption -- Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, and the classical style -- Part II. The silent era -- Chaplin's filmmaking technique -- Chaplin's filmmaking philosophy -- A masterpiece of mediation: City lights -- Part III. The sound era -- Dangerous voices: modern times and the great dictator -- Substituting speech for style: Monsieur Verdoux, Limelight, and A king in New York -- Return to form: A countess from Hong Kong -- Epilogue: the Chaplin century.

Edgar G. Ulmer : a filmmaker at the margins

July 18, 2014
Isenberg, Noah William.
xiv, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Preface -- Traces of a Viennese youth -- Toward a cinema at the margins -- Hollywood horror -- Songs of exile -- Capra of PRC -- Back in black -- Independence days -- Postscript.

Michelangelo : a life in six masterpieces

July 17, 2014
Unger, Miles.
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2014].
432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Michelangelo: the myth and the man -- Pietà -- The giant -- Creation -- The dead -- The end of time -- Basilica.
The life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces. Among the immortals-Leonardo, Rembrandt, Picasso-Michelangelo stands alone as a master of painting, sculpture, and architecture. He was not only the greatest artist in an age of giants, but a man who reinvented the practice of art itself. Throughout his long career he clashed with patrons by insisting that he had no master but his own demanding muse and promoting the novel idea that it was the artist, rather than the lord who paid for it, who was creative the force behind the work.

Go crochet! Skill builder : 30 crochet-in-a-day projects to take you from beginner to expert

July 16, 2014
Gormley, Ellen, 1972-
Cincinnati, OH : KP Craft, 2014.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

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