New Arrivals · Art

October 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

American impressionism : a new vision, 1880-1900

October 22, 2014
New Haven : Yale University Press
155 pages : illustrations (color, black and white) ; 30 cm
Impressionism and nationalism : the American case / Richard Brettell -- American artists in Europe : engaging with impressionism / Frances Fowle -- Painting impressionism in America / Katherine M. Bourguignon -- Catalogue 1 : impressionism and Americans abroad -- Catalogue 2 : the beginnings of American impressionism at home -- Appendices 1 : biographies of artists -- Appendices 2 : chronology, 1874-1900.

Make comics like the pros : the inside scoop on how to write, draw, and sell your comic books and graphic novels

October 22, 2014
Pak, Greg, author.
Berkeley : Watson-Guptill, [2014].
152 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: the big secret -- Writing for pictures -- Visual storytelling for artists and related tradespeople -- I love it when a team comes together -- Pitching makes perfect -- DIY in print and online -- Finding your audience-and keeping it! -- Afterword: the problem with breaking in.

All new decorating idea book

October 21, 2014
Paper, Heather J.
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, 2014.
234 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Machine generated contents note: Chapter 1: Style -- Chapter 2: Color -- Chapter 3: Furniture -- Chapter 4: Room Arrangements -- Chapter 5: Window Treatments -- Chapter 6: Wall Coverings -- Chapter 7: Floor Coverings -- Chapter 8: Storage -- Chapter 9: Lighting -- Chapter 10: Finishing Touches.
"This book includes ideas for freshening up a tired look, small-scale renovations, and larger transformations"-- Provided by publisher.

Easy birdhouses & feeders : simple projects to attract & retain the birds you want

October 21, 2014
Berger, Michael, 1967-
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2014.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Getting started : Building basics -- Building for birds -- Metric conversions -- Credits/resources -- Field notes -- Meet the author.
"Easy-to-build plans for making your own birdhouses and birdfeeders. Emphasis on building and planning for bird safety"-- Provided by publisher.

Frank Lloyd Wright and his manner of thought

October 21, 2014
Klinkowitz, Jerome, author.
©2014
xii, 202 pages ; 23 cm
Truth against the world -- Architects and machines -- The prairie and the world -- Japan and after -- An Autobiography and the fellowship -- Broadacre City and the 1930s -- A second career -- Appendix: Divorce papers of William C. and Anna L. Wright.
"An iconic figure in American culture, Frank Lloyd Wright is famous throughout the world. Although his achievements in architecture are stunning, it is his importance in cultural history, Jerome Klinkowitz contends, that makes Wright the object of such avid and continuing interest. Designing more than just buildings, Wright offered a concept for living that still influences how people conduct their lives today. Wright's innovations in architecture have been widely studied, but this is the most comprehensive and sustained treatment of his thought."--Back cover.

Richard Estes' realism

October 21, 2014
Sims, Patterson, author.
©2014
xi, 177 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 x 29 cm
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, May 22-September 7, 2014, and at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., October 10, 2014-February 8, 2015.
Richard Estes' realism / Patterson Sims -- Into the deep / Jessica May -- Plates -- A chronology of Richard Estes' life and career / Helen Ferrulli.
Richard Estes (b. 1932) is one of the most celebrated adopters of photorealism; his paintings are characterized by painstaking detail that mimics the clarity and accuracy of photographs. Estes' most famous canvases from the 1970s depict New York's urban landscape, and his manner of painting reflections in a multitude of metal and glass surfaces displays astounding technical skill. In his subsequent career, Estes has continued to demonstrate his superlative ability to show complex plays of light and shadow in Maine seascapes, views of Venetian lagoons, and night time street scenes. Accompanying Estes' first solo exhibition of paintings in the United States in over two decades, 'Richard Estes' Realism' surveys fifty years of his work and places him within the historical narrative of realist painting. The authors explore the ongoing modernist dialogue between camera and canvas, and discuss the situation of Estes' work at the crossroads of painting and photography. Over fifty full-page plates showcase the amazing precision of Estes' paintings, and a thorough chronology and bibliography provide an enlightening account of his life. This handsome book offers a lavish presentation of Estes' spellbinding body of work that attests to his enduring artistic impact.

Comfort zone : creating the eco-elegant interior

October 21, 2014
Dujardin, Trudy.
©2014.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

Road to seeing

October 21, 2014
Winters, Dan, 1962- author.
©2014
663 pages, 302 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
New Riders is an imprint of Peachpit, a division of Pearson Education.
"Winters photographic systems"--Lining papers.

World of quilts : 25 modern projects : reinterpreting quilting heritage from around the globe

October 20, 2014
Ellis, Cassandra, author.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, 2014.
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm

The neo-impressionist portrait, 1886-1904

October 20, 2014
Block, Jane.
Indianapolis : Indianapolis Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.
237 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Face to Face: Neo-Impressionist Portraits, 1886-1904. ING Cultural Centre, Brussels, February 19-May 18, 2014, Indianapolis Museum of Art, June 13-September 7, 2014."

Art nouveau fashion

October 20, 2014
Rose, Clare, author.
London : V&A Publishing, 2014.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Art Nouveau movement overlapped with late Arts and Crafts in the 1890s and early modernism in the 1910s, combining the exquisite workmanship and natural forms of the former with the innovative materials, forms and practices associated with the latter. This book provides a fascinating introduction to the style, defining it, and placing it in design history by focusing on a number of important designers - Worth, Lucile, Paquin, Poiret - and key topics, such as clients and artists, jewellery and accessories, and advertising. Art Nouveau fashion questioned conventional gender norms with daring flamboyance, presenting women in suits, influenced by tailored menswear, for the street and overtly seductive lingerie for the boudoir. Fashionable corsets manipulated female bodies into increasingly artificial forms, while advertising seduced consumers with images of scantily clad women. The movement's radicalism and openness to diverse design influences directly influenced the counter-culture of the late 1960s, inspiring boutiques in London's fashionable Carnaby Street and San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury.

Gangsters and G-men on screen : crime cinema then and now

October 20, 2014
Phillips, Gene D.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
xii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The rise of the gangster film -- Little Caesar and The public enemy -- The story of Temple Drake and No orchids for Miss Blandish -- Dead end and This gun for hire -- Criss cross and White heat -- John Huston's Key Largo and The asphalt jungle -- The lady from Shanghai and The great Gatsby -- Fritz Lang's You only live once and The big heat -- The godfather, part II -- Bonnie and Clyde and The untouchables -- The grifters and The departed -- Dillinger and Public enemies -- Gangster squad (2013) and other films.

Hitchcock's stars : Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood studio system

October 20, 2014
Coffin, Lesley L., author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xiv, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Hitchcock's livestock -- Rebecca -- Foreign correspondent -- Mr. and Mrs. Smith -- Suspicion -- Saboteur -- Shadow of a doubt -- Lifeboat -- Spellbound -- Notorious -- The Paradine case -- Rope -- Under capricorn -- Stage fright -- Strangers on a train -- I confess -- Dial M. for murder -- Rear window -- To catch a thief -- The trouble with Harry -- The man who knew too much -- The wrong man -- Vertigo -- North by Northwest -- Psycho -- The birds -- Marnie -- Torn curtain -- Family plot -- Hitchcock's influence.

Make and takes for kids : 50 crafts throughout the year

October 20, 2014
LeBaron, Marie.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons Inc., c2012.
136 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
January -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December.
Step-by-step instructions with color photographs for fifty kid-friendly crafts arranged by the month of the year.

Even this I get to experience

October 20, 2014
Lear, Norman.
New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
xvi, 448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Alone in a going world -- Those were the days -- Joyful stress -- Over and next.

Clay charm magic! : 25 amazing, teeny-tiny projects to make with polymer clay

October 20, 2014
Jiang, Helga, author.
©2014
122 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Faux-knit pattern -- Teddy bear -- Blueberry pie -- Strawberry jam-filled cookies -- Chocolate chip cookie --Double cheeseburger -- Blueberry muffin -- Three peas in a pod -- Skunk -- Magician's rabbit hat -- Panda -- Peanut butter & jelly friendship charms -- Strawberry chortcake -- S'mores -- Fox -- Donuts -- Cat -- Red velvet cupcake -- Hedgehog -- Polar bear -- Chocolate-dipped strawberry -- Rainbow cake -- Pizza -- Macaron -- Hot dog.
The ultimate book for adorable clay charm instruction! Clay charms are taking the world by storm, and there's no sign of slowing down for these bite-sized bits of fun! From Helga Jiang, creator of megahit clay charm instructional videos, these projects are handpicked for the best in clay-making fun. Easy to make and fun to wear, these addictive ideas will have you kneading, twisting, and shaping for hours on end. Learn how to create all sorts of charms.

1000 record covers

October 17, 2014
Ochs, Michael, 1943- author.
©2014
574 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"Original edition: ©1996 Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH"--Title page verso.

Cultivating garden style : inspired ideas and practical advice to unleash your garden personality

October 17, 2014
Greayer, Rochelle.
Portland : Timber Press, 2014.
322 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Artifact -- Retro rockery -- Cultivated collector -- Enchanted Bohemian -- Abstract vogue -- Hollywood froufrou -- Wabi Sabi industrial -- Lifestyle -- Homegrown rock 'n' roll -- Playful pop -- Courant cottage -- Pretty potager -- Organic modern -- Plush yoga -- Environment -- Forest temple -- Sacred meadow -- Earthy contemporary -- Tropical noir -- Handsome prairie -- World -- Arty Islam -- Scandinavian wild -- Sophisticated taj -- Xeric hacienda -- Low country shaman -- Bucolic zen.

Quilting : patchwork and applique..

October 17, 2014
©2014.
319 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Everything you need to know to master quilting, patchwork and applique with over 40 projects. 'The quilting book' is your must-have companion for patchwork, applique and quilting, from fat quarters to jelly rolls - you'll soon learn how to make a quilt. If you're a complete beginner, 'The quilting book' will help you learn how to make a quilt, create perfect patchwork and amazing applique. With simple step-by-step techniques and gorgeous pictures you'll soon be able to make beautiful quilting projects. Beginner quilters are led through every step with over 100 quilt block patterns and easy to follow tutorials. If you are already familiar with quilting you can learn new skills to create that perfect gift or cherished family keepsake.

Colorado quilting : from mountains to plains

October 17, 2014
Schmidt, Mary Ann, author.
©2014
128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Quilts from early Colorado history -- Quilts associated with ranchers -- Last chance quilters -- Japanese internment camp -- Dorothy Brammer: Colorado machine quilting pioneer -- Colorado Quilting Council beginnings -- Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum -- The story of Quilter's newsletter magazine -- Capitol Quilt Show -- Quilt exhibits -- Men quilters -- Colorado quilt authors -- Other documented quilts.

The English country house garden

October 17, 2014
Plumptre, George, author.
London : Frances Lincoln, 2014.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
There is something special about the English country house garden: from its quiet verdant lawns to its high yew hedges, this is a style much-desired and copied around the world. The English country house is most often conceived as a private, intimate place, a getaway from working life. A pergola, a sundial, a croquet lawn, a herbaceous border of soft planting; here is a space to wander and relax, to share secrets, and above all to enjoy afternoon tea. But even the most peaceful of gardens also take passion and hard work to create. This new book takes a fresh look at the English country house garden, starting with the owners and the stories behind the making of the gardens. Glorious photographs capture the gardens at their finest moments through the seasons, and a sparkling and erudite text presents twenty-five gardens--some grand, some personal, some celebrated, some never-before-photographed--to explore why this garden style has been so very enduring and influential.

Cathedral : an illness and a healing : a memoir

October 17, 2014
Henderson, Bill, 1941-
Wainscott, New York : Pushcart Press, [2014]
245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Pushcart Prize editor Bill Henderson has written a tale of faith and survival, a fascinating history of cathedral building, life in a small town in Maine and the struggle against cancer and the "pride" of despair. But most moving is that of a man's faith in love and family and the regeneration hope brings. It's a memorable and inspiring book. Philip Schultz"--Page [4] of cover.

Vintage knit : 25 knitting & crochet patterns refashioned for today

October 17, 2014
Malak, Marine, author.
London : Laurence King Publishing, 2014.
176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Accessories : Attractice skull cap for casual wear ; Cignon cap ; Knitted collar ; Headscarf ; Man's scarf and gloves in a four-colour pattern ; Twelve polo mode hats ; Trim ankle socks ; Book bag -- Sweaters & cardigans : Attractice jumper with slanting yoke in cable stitch ; Blouse front ; Blouse with a round yoke ; Man's lumberjacket ; Jumper in stripes of two colours and two thicknesses of wool ; Lady's jumper with a double scarf collar ; Man's cardigan ; Spiral pattern jumper ; Tricolour pullover ; Tuck-in surplice ; A twinset in simple stitches (a duet in knitting) ; Half blouse ; Two-colour spot jersey ; A waistcoat in cloque pattern -- Gowns & skirts : Charming dress ; Fashionable housecoat (in five colours) ; Cuddlesome cuddle skirt.

Hollywood frame by frame : the unseen silver screen in contact sheets, 1951-1997

October 17, 2014
Longworth, Karina, 1980-
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2014.
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
"A treasure trove for any fan of Hollywood's Golden Age, Frame by Frame: The Story of Hollywood in Contact Sheets, 1951-97 is packed with images that have never before been published, offering a unique insight into the moments when movie history was made. Focusing on still photographers' contact sheets--a record of every shot they took--from the sets of some of the greatest films of the twentieth century, the book tells the story of Hollywood through images that have never been considered since the original shots were taken. The story of each movie's making--from King Kong to Some Like it Hot, from Taxi Driver to Pulp Fiction--is told in extended captions, providing insight into the art of moviemaking, the science of movie marketing, and the nature of stardom. Showing legends such as Woody Allen, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, and Frank Sinatra at work and at repose, this book is the perfect gift for any movie enthusiast"-- Provided by publisher.

Glamour, Gidgets, and the girl next door : television's iconic women from the 50s, 60s, and 70s

October 17, 2014
Pilato, Herbie J.
Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2014]
x, 314 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Based on exclusive celebrity interviews, this book runs the gamut of female television legends, from Donna Douglas (who played Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies) to the stars of the original Charlie's Angels.

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