New Arrivals · Art

November 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Ansel Adams : the National Parks Service photographs

November 20, 2017
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984.
©2017
160 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
Kings River Canyon -- Grand Canyon National Park -- Native Americans and their lands -- Zion National Park -- Saguaro National Monument -- Death Valley National Monument -- Carlsbad Caverns National Park -- Boulder Dam -- Rocky Mountain National Park -- Grand Teton National Park -- Yellowstone National Park -- Glacier National Park.

Stitching with a handful of beads

November 20, 2017
Cave, Carolyn, author.
©2017
111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Introduction -- About beads -- Tools and materials -- Basic techniques and terms -- Stitches -- Projects : bead types.
Bead stitchers at every level appreciate fresh, new projects that use the beads and materials they already know and love. Stitching with a Handful of Beads offers 30 projects that use just 3-5 types of beads to create beautiful finished jewelry. The book opens with a Basics section outlining the stitches used in the book, and contains six project chapters organized by jewelry type: earrings, rings, bracelets, ropes, pendants, and necklaces. The projects use seed beads, pearls, crystals, and shaped beads ― stitchers' perennial favorite beads, and those most commonly found in stores. Every project includes easy-to-follow instructions in designer Carolyn Cave's signature style, plus complete, clear illustrations that make construction a breeze. Many of the 30 projects include easy design variations, making the book a great value. Projects stitch up easily, and are ideal for experienced stitchers wanting to make quick gifts, or beginning stitchers looking for rewarding projects that are easy to complete. Offers step-by-step instructions for stitched jewelry projects that showcase two-hole seed beads, including bracelets, rings, earrings, ropes, and pendants.

Wayne and Ford : the films, the friendship, and the forging of an American hero

November 20, 2017
Schoenberger, Nancy, author.
©2017
240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
For more than twenty years John Ford and John Wayne were a blockbuster Hollywood team, turning out many of the finest Western films ever made. Ford, known for his black eye patch and for his hard-drinking, brawling masculinity, was a son of Irish immigrants and was renowned as a director for both his craftsmanship and his brutality. John "Duke" Wayne was a mere stagehand and bit player in "B" Westerns, but he was strapping and handsome, and Ford saw his potential. In 1939 Ford made Wayne a star in Stagecoach, and from there the two men established a close, often turbulent relationship. Their most productive years saw the release of one iconic film after another: Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, The Searchers, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. But by 1960 the bond of their friendship had frayed, and Wayne felt he could move beyond his mentor with his first solo project, The Alamo. Few of Wayne's subsequent films would have the brilliance or the cachet of a John Ford Western, but viewed together the careers of these two men changed moviemaking in ways that endure to this day.

Macramé : the craft of creative knotting for your home

November 17, 2017
Zedenius, Fanny, author.
©2017
143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Swedish designer Fanny Zedenius has revitalised the art of macramé, giving this nostalgic craft a modern twist. Macramé features a collection of over 20 beautifully designed projects to make for your home, as well as everything you need to know to master the art of creative knotting. With just your hands and some lengths of rope, you can make macramé plant hangars, wall hangings, dream catchers and more. Macramé truly is a craft for all, regardless of ability, and Fanny's delightful book will provide you with all the tools to pick up the ropes"--Back cover.

Free-motion meandering : a beginners guide to machine quilting

November 17, 2017
Walters, Angela, 1979- author.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, [2017]
79 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
"Turn the corner to free-motion success with a meandering makeover! Best-selling author Angela Walters shows you that free-motion machine quilting doesn't have to be scary - with a couple designs in your pocket, you can finish almost any quilt on your home machine and enjoy the process. Practice 8 meandering stitches for beginners plus unique modifications for each, with step-by-step visuals and quilted samples. Improve your free-motion quilting, disguise mistakes, and transition between designs with ease."--Publisher's description.

Simple harvest : a bounty of scrappy quilts and more

November 16, 2017
Diehl, Kim, 1959- author.
©2017
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Simple harvest projects -- First frost table accessories -- First frost table runner -- First frost place mats -- Woolen penny garland -- Burnished baskets lap quilt -- Harvest song needle book and sewing jar -- Dresden dish garden quilt -- Autumn embellished kitchen towels -- Autumn on the vine kitchen towel -- Piglet and pennies kitchen towel -- Woven legacies lap quilt -- Gathered blessings quilted basket -- October twilight quilt -- Fallen leaves woolen mug mats -- Autumn abundance bedroom set -- Autumn abundance bed runner -- Strippy star throw pillow -- Patchwork pillowcase -- Penny stack curtain topper -- Jack stack door hanger -- Harvest tapestry quilt -- Kim's quiltmaking basics.

Unqualified : love and relationship advice from a celebrity who just wants to help

November 16, 2017
Faris, Anna, 1976- author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2017]
ix, 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The popular actress shares funny stories about her misadventures with romance to offer offbeat advice on navigating the bizarre, chaotic, and ultimately worthwhile challenges of finding love.

Vacationland : true stories from painful beaches

November 16, 2017
Hodgman, John, author.
©2017
257 pages ; 22 cm
Part one: Dump jail ; Mongering ; 309.28 ; Rocks on top of other rocks ; Pills are science ; Daddy pitchfork ; Nerve food -- The middle: Graveyard fun -- Part two: Maine humor ; A kingdom property ; The IT guy for Duck Dynasty ; So thin is the skin of my people ; You are normal people ; Vacationland ; A little beyond the limits of safe travel .
A memoir of the author's cursed travels through the woods of Massachusetts and coastal Maine, describing his midlife transformation from an idealistic youth to an eccentric family man.

Hank & Jim : the fifty-year friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart

November 15, 2017
Eyman, Scott, 1951- author.
©2017
367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Beginning -- War -- Home.
Fonda and Stewart became friends and then roommates as stage actors in New York. When they began making films in Hollywood, they roomed together again, with shared interests in elaborate practical jokes and model airplaness. Eyman spoke with Fonda's widow and children as well as three of Stewart's children, plus actors and directors who had worked with the men to create a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary friendship that lasted through war, marriages, children, careers, and everything else.

Stand by your truth : and then run for your life!

November 15, 2017
Smiley, Rickey, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2017.
248 pages ; 24 cm
""I'm very passionate about everything that I do and I don't play any games. I just keep it honest. I don't put on airs. That's the only way you can be. If you tell one lie, you've got to tell another lie. I'm cool with who I am. What you see is what you get." Stand-up comic. Single dad. Radio personality. TV star. Prankster. Producer. Community activist. Man of faith. Visit a church, comedy club, college campus, or barber shop, and you'll find few people who aren't familiar with, or fans of, Rickey Smiley. At least four million listeners in over eighty markets tune in every weekday morning to hear him banter with his radio show crew, hilariously prank call an unsuspecting listener, and perform skits etched by his one-man cast of characters including "Lil' Darryl," "Beauford," and "Joe Willie." But in between the rapid-fire jokes, hip-hop beats, and celebrity dish are flashes of how Rickey views the world, from the challenges of raising children, to the importance of education, to the need to always stand in your own truth. After more than two decades in the spotlight, Rickey is finally ready to delve more deeply into the opinions he voices ever-so-briefly on the air, riffing on those issues that his listeners, viewers, and fans find most important. Stand by Your Truth is part memoir, part testimonial, and part life guide, mixing Rickey's down-home humor with the values he learned from being raised by three generations of elders, steeped in the Baptist church, and mentored by some of the most celebrated comics in the entertainment industry today"-- Provided by publisher.

Pursuit of faith : etchings by Rembrandt from the Thrivent Financial Collection of Religious Art

November 15, 2017
Perlove, Shelley Karen.
Dearborn, MI : University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2010.
144 pages . : illustrations ; 28 cm

The art of Emma Bormann

November 15, 2017
Johns, Andreas, 1964- author.
Riverside, California : Ariadne Press, [2016]
234 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm

Perspective for the absolute beginner : a clear & easy guide to successful perspective drawing

November 15, 2017
Willenbrink, Mark, 1962- author.
©2017
127 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Linear perspective basics -- Linear perspective techniques -- Atomospheric perspective, color & everyday subjects -- Let's draw perspective.
"Perspective made simple. How to draw in a realistic style. Perspective is arguably the most important element of drawing and also one of the most difficult to master. It's what gives drawings dimension and is the key to realistic drawing."--Publisher's description.

Signature Scheurer : the art of Michael Scheurer

November 15, 2017
Scheurer, Michael, 1954- artist.
©2017
40 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Curated by Kelly E. O'Donnell.

From Latin America to Hollywood : Latino film culture in Los Angeles, 1967-2017

November 15, 2017
Mexico City, Mexico : Offset Santiago
151 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 28 cm
"This publication is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California." --End sheet verso.
Foreword / by Sandra Cisneros -- Introduction -- Las historias que contaron : oral histories from 50 years of Latin American filmmaking / by Lourdes Portillo -- In the beginning : from Latin America to Hollywood / by Cari Beauchamp -- The new Latin American cinema movement : influences received, shared, and given / by José Sánchez-H. -- Latino filmmakers as multicultural educators / by Carlos E. Cortés -- A cinema of her own / by Rosa-Linda Fregoso -- Reverse angle/contracampo : Latin American filmmakers envision Hollywood / by Catherine L. Benamou -- Film festivals : puntos de encuentro/points of encounter / by Laura Isabel Serna -- How Latin America became an overlooked epicenter of international cinema / by Carlos A. Gutiérrez.

France is a feast : the photographic journey of Paul and Julia Child

November 13, 2017
Prud'homme, Alex, author, editor.
New York : Thames & Hudson, 2017.
207 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Through intimate and compelling photographs taken by her husband Paul Child, a gifted photographer, France is a Feast documents how Julia Child first discovered French cooking and the French way of life. Paul and Julia moved to Paris in 1948 where he was cultural attaché for the US Information Service, and in this role he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Brassai, and other leading lights of the photography world. As Julia recalled: "Paris was wonderfully walkable, and it was a natural subject for Paul." Their wanderings through the French capital and countryside, frequently photographed by Paul, would help lead to the classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and Julia's brilliant and celebrated career in books and on television. Though Paul was an accomplished photographer (his work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art), his photographs remained out of the public eye until the publication of Julia's memoir, My Life in France, in which several of his images were included. Now, with more than 200 of Paul's photographs and personal stories recounted by his great-nephew Alex Prud'homme, France is a Feast not only captures this magical period in Paul and Julia's lives, but also brings to light Paul Child's own remarkable photographic achievement.

The unfinished palazzo : life, love and art in Venice : the stories of Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim

November 13, 2017
Mackrell, Judith, author.
©2017
408 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Luisa Casati: the living work of art -- Doris Castlerosse: the salonnière -- Peggy Guggenheim: the collector.
Commissioned in 1750, the Palazzo Venier was planned as a testimony to the power and wealth of a great Venetian family, but the fortunes of the Venier family waned and the project was abandoned with only one storey complete. Empty, unfinished, and in a gradual state of decay, the building was considered an eyesore. Yet in the early 20th century the Unfinished Palazzo's quality of fairytale abandonment, and its potential for transformation, were to attract and inspire three fascinating women at key moments in their lives: Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim. Each chose the Palazzo Venier as the stage on which to build her own world of art and imagination, surrounded by an amazing supporting cast, from d'Annunzio and Nijinsky, via Noel Coward and Cecil Beaton, to Yoko Ono.

Stitch camp : 18 crafty projects for kids & tweens

November 10, 2017
Blum, Nicole, 1969- author.
©2017
196 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Learn 6 all-time favorite skills: sew, knit, crochet, felt, embroider, weave.

Playa fire : spirit and soul at Burning Man

November 9, 2017
Harvey, Stewart, 1943- author, photographer.
[San Francisco] : HarperElixir, [2017]
viii, 328 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 32 cm
"A stunning visual and narrative homage—featuring more than 100 black & white and color photographs, many never before seen—that captures the wonder and metaphysical power of Burning Man past present, and future, and the magic that draws us to it, by the ultimate Burning Man insider. Growing up in 1950s Oregon, brothers Stewart and Larry Harvey rebelled against their small-town culture and the conformist norms of Eisenhower’s America. Stewart turned to photography. Larry, drawn by the siren call of the burgeoning counter-cultural movement, fled to San Francisco, where he met a group of alternative artists like himself. During his frequent visits south, Stewart, camera always in hand, photographed the intimate creative worlds of Larry and his friends—images that would chronicle the birth of one of the most important cultural, artistic, and social movements of the twentieth century: Burning Man. Filled with the rare insights of Stewart’s decades-long friendships with his brother and the five other founders, as well as the many people who have shaped it, Playa Fire is a Burning Man story like no other. An artist and writer of striking emotional depth, Stewart marries stunning photos reflecting the beauty and grandeur of the desert landscape and the ephemeral, hallucinatory beauty of Black Rock City with a compelling narrative journey that captures the landmark festival’s spiritual essence. Drawn from his personal archives and taken over thirty years at Burning Man—many at "First Camp"—his panoramic photographs are accompanied by never-before-seen memorabilia, including Larry’s original sketch of the first Man as well as family photos of the young Harvey brothers and their band of merrymakers. An exquisite work of art that embodies the radical imagination at the core of this transformative event, Playa Fire celebrates both the spectacle and the meditative that is Burning Man. It is an enchanting portrait for die-hard "Burners," arts enthusiasts, and the intellectually curious fascinated by this iconoclastic, beloved cultural phenomenon."

Japanese knitting stitch bible : 260 exquisite patterns

November 9, 2017
Shida, Hitomi, author.
©2017
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Translation of : Kuchūru nitto bōbari no moyōamishū 260.
Welcome to the world of Japanese knitting -- A guide to the symbols -- Lacy patterns -- Overall patterns and crossing stitches -- Pattern panels -- Pattern arrangements -- Round yokes -- Edgings.
Japanese knitting guru Hitomi Shida is known for combining different classic stitches to create unique new patters. In Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible she shares some of the best that Japanese needlework has to offer. Strikingly original stitches and variations on every classic stitch imaginable result in patters that form the basis of stylish new knitted garments. Featuring some rewardingly intricate cables, popcorn stitches, twisted stitches, edgings and so much more--this book is perfect for experiences knitters looking for new challenges that yield spectacular results. Detailed diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams are included for a sampling of small projects. The first Japanese knitting title to be made available in English, Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible is translated and introduced by American knitting instructor Gayle Roehm. This invitation to a whole new adventure in needlework is sure to become a valued reference and perennial favorite on your shelf!

East-meets-West quilts : explore improv with Japanese-inspired designs

November 8, 2017
Belyea, Patricia, author.
New York, NY : Abrams, 2017.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Improv quilting, in which quilt designs emerge organiƯcally as fabric is cut and stitched, is simple, popular, and fun. In this book, expert quilter Patricia Belyea offers improv instruction and shares her appealing Quilt Manifesto of five simple rules. While providing quilters with a starting point, the fifth rule of the Manifesto, Break any rule you like,? opens the door to creative freedom. (However, the solid instructions allow even the rule-breakers to create beautiful quilts on the first try). Fourteen projects combine authentic Japanese yukata cottons and contemporary fabrics; each is finished with bold hand-stitching. The quilt-making process is presented in detail, and each quilt shows the irresistible wabi-sabi influence of Japanese design.

Ballet for life : exercises and inspiration from the world of Ballet Beautiful

November 7, 2017
Bowers, Mary Helen, author.
New York, NY : Rizzoli, 2017.
189 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
part 1. A ballet beautiful body: Legs ; Feet ; Center ; Derrière ; Posture ; Flexibility -- part 2. A ballet beautiful life: Style ; Beauty ; Kitchen.
"A chic and informative guide to the Ballet Beautiful method, featuring dance-inspired exercises, wellness tips, and lifestyle advice that help readers achieve ballerina confidence and self-esteem. After a career with the New York City Ballet, Mary Helen Bowers created Ballet Beautiful, a fitness and lifestyle program inspired by ballet's artistry and athleticism. Designed to give anyone a ballerina body, Bowers's targeted exercises tone and lengthen muscles, develop good posture, and teach grace in movement. Since launching in 2008, Bowers and her training have been sought after by celebrities and models (Alexa Chung, Liv Tyler, and Miranda Kerr, to name a few), as well as thousands of women across the globe through their streaming service. This book delves into the Ballet Beautiful universe, showing readers how to attain a ballerina's lean and powerful physique and graceful poise via exercises, posture lessons, wellness tips, and fashion and beauty advice that can be effortlessly incorporated into everyday routines. The book features original images by the legendary photographers Inez and Vinoodh coupled with technical photographs illustrating the Ballet Beautiful workout and lifestyle. A refreshing antidote to traditional fitness programs and restrictive diets, this book is a stylish and instructional guide to transforming your body and life though ballet."--Publisher's description.

William Wegman : being human

November 6, 2017
Wegman, William, photographer.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2017.
352 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Poeple like us/People we like / William A. Ewing -- Physique -- Masquerade -- Hallucinations -- Vogue -- Cubists -- Zoo -- People like us -- Sit! -- Tales -- Color fields -- Disguise -- Terrain -- Style -- Stay -- People we like -- Nudes -- A conversation / William A. Ewing and William Wegman -- Picture dogs / William Wegman.
"William Wegman's whimsical photographs of his Weimaraner dogs have been celebrated in the art world and enjoyed by pet lovers for nearly four decades. In this entirely new volume, renowned photography curator William A. Ewing presents more than 300 images from the artist's personal archive, unearthing previously unseen gems alongside the iconic images that have made Wegman--along with dressed-up dogs Man Ray, Fay Ray, and others--beloved worldwide. Presented in sixteen thematic chapters, William Wegman: Being Human foregrounds the photographer's penchant for play and his evergreen ability to create images that are at once funny, striking, and surreal. Audiences of all ages will fall in love--for the first time, or all over again--with Wegman and his friends"-- Provided by publisher.

Cats in art

November 3, 2017
Morris, Desmond, author.
London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2017.
248 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Introduction -- Sacred cats -- Early urban cats -- Medieval cats -- Satanic cats -- Old Master cats -- Nineteenth century cats -- Modern cats -- Avant-garde cats -- Contemporary traditional cats -- Naive realist cats -- Tribal cats -- Eastern cats -- Cartoon cats -- Street art cats.
"The cat--that most graceful, stubborn, and agile of animals--has been a favorite subject of artists the world over from prehistory to the modern day. A spectacular 7,000-year-old engraving in Libya depicts a catfight. Figures modeled by the Babylonians remind us of their belief that the souls of priests were escorted to paradise by a helpful cat. Pablo Picasso was known to have loved cats and famously portrayed them as savage predators. In Victorian times, cats were depicted in loving family groups with mothers caring for their playful kittens. Today, the cat is one of the most popular domestic pets on the planet, and feline art is a hugely popular theme across the world. In his latest eye-catching book, best-selling author Desmond Morris tells the compelling story of cats in art. He explores feline art in its many forms, tracing its history from ancient rock paintings and spectacular Egyptian art to the work of old masters, avant-garde representations, and the depiction of cats in cartoons. Morris discusses the various ways in which artists have approached the subject throughout history, weaving illuminating stories with rarely seen images. The result is a beautifully illustrated book that will delight anyone with a Kitty, Max, or Tigger in their life."-- Amazon.com.

Leonardo da Vinci

November 3, 2017
Isaacson, Walter, author.
©2017
xii, 599 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
I can also paint -- Childhood -- Apprentice -- On his own -- Milan -- Leonardo's notebooks -- Court entertainer -- Personal life -- Vitruvian Man -- The horse monument -- Scientist -- Birds and flight -- The mechanical arts -- Math -- The nature of man -- Virgin of the Rocks -- The Milan portraits -- The science of art -- The Last Supper -- Personal turmoil -- Florence again -- Saint Anne -- Paintings lost and found -- Cesare Borgia -- Hydraulic engineer -- Michelangelo and the lost Battles -- Return to Milan -- Anatomy, round two -- The world and its waters -- Rome -- Pointing the way -- The Mona Lisa -- France -- Conclusion -- Coda. Describe the tongue of the woodpecker.
"He was history's most creative genius. Drawing on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from standing at the intersection of the humanities and technology. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history's most memorable smile on the Mona Lisa. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. Isaacson also describes how Leonardo's lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions. His ability to combine art and science, made iconic by his drawing of what may be himself inside a circle and a square, remains the enduring recipe for innovation. His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it; to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different."--Jacket.

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