New Arrivals · Art

April 16, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A guide book of United States coins.

April 15, 2014
Racine, Wis. : Western Pub. Co.
v. ; 20 cm.
Vols. for <1955-2014> by R. S. Yeoman ; 2005-<2014> edited by Kenneth Bressett..
"Fully illustrated catalog and valuation list, 1616 to date; including a brief history of American coinage, early American coins and tokens, early mint issues, regular mint issues, private, state and territorial gold, silver and gold commemorative issues, proofs."

Kitchen ideas you can use : inspiring designs & clever solutions for remodeling your kitchen

April 15, 2014
Peterson, Chris, 1961-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs Press, 2014.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
[1] Style by size -- Cozy kitchens -- Family-friendly spaces -- Large & luxurious -- [2] Scintillating kitchen styles -- Contemporary -- Traditional -- Modern -- Country, farmhouse & cottage -- Special section: Color in kitchens -- [3] Spectacular surfaces -- Captivating countertops & backsplashes -- Fabulous floors -- [4] Stylish kitchen storage -- Classy cabinets -- Specialty cabinet storage -- Handsome racks & shelves -- [5] Breathtaking appliances -- Striking refrigerators -- Dynamic dishwashers & compactors -- Fascinating ovens, cooktops & ranges -- Wonderful wine refrigerators -- Eye-catching vent hoods -- [6] Beautiful fixtures -- Fashion-forward faucets -- Swanky sinks -- [7] Incredible islands -- [8] Lighting the kitchen design -- Alluring windows & skylights -- Smart lighting fixtures -- [9] Accenting the kitchen -- Delightful accents.

Matthew Mead's backyard style.

April 15, 2014
Mead, Matthew, author.
New York, NY : Time Home Entertainment, Inc., [2014]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Hundreds of fresh ideas for outdoor spaces"--Cover.

Crafting with paracord : 50 fun and creative projects using the world's strongest cord

April 15, 2014
Poole, Chad
Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press, c2014
112 p. : col. ill., ; 24 cm.

BoHo chic jewelry : 25 timeless designs using soldering, beading, wire wrapping and more

April 15, 2014
Love, Laura Beth, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : KP Craft, [2014]
128 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Includes index.

Lucian Freud : eyes wide open

April 14, 2014
Hoban, Phoebe.
Boston : New Harvest, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
174 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.

How to start a home-based Etsy business

April 14, 2014
Luker, Gina.
xiv, 177 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Provides advice on setting up and running an Etsy business, from writing a business plan and branding to tracking hidden costs and understanding legal issues.

Testimony : the legacy of Schindler's list and the USC Shoah Foundation

April 14, 2014
New York, NY : Newmarket Press for It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
xvii, 334 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
"A 20th Anniversary Commemoration."

Intentional printing : simple techniques for inspired fabric art

April 14, 2014
Krawczyk, Lynn.
Loveland, Colorado, USA : Interweave, [2014]
151 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Exploring intentional printing -- Tools & materials -- Fabric-printing techniques -- Handstitching -- Layered printing -- The projects.

500 bathroom ideas : elegant & dreamy spaces

April 14, 2014
King, Barbara (Editor), author.
304 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 18 x 25 cm
Includes photo (page 295-296) and designer (page 297-298) credits.
Includes index.
What does your dream bathroom look like? House Beautiful 500 Bathroom Ideas is filled with stunning spaces that are the epitome of style and function, from luxurious retreats to pure and simple havens.

Happy feet : unique knits to knock your socks off

April 14, 2014
Carron, Cathy, author.
New York : Sixth & Spring Books, [2014]
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Fabric blooms : 42 flowers to make, wear & adorn your life

April 14, 2014
Hunt, Megan.
New York : Lark, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
[1] Basics -- Special section: Leaves -- Special section: Stamens -- Special section: Fringing -- Embroidery stitch chart with illustrations -- [2] Fabric blooms -- Stems & bouquets -- Basic rose -- Felt marigold -- Felted ball stamens -- Felt pom flower -- Cotton pom bouquet -- Felt posy flower -- Calla lily bouquet -- Velvet succulent -- Embroidered daisy -- Prom nosegay -- Silk poppies -- Embroidered circle flowers -- Silk hydrangeas -- Carnations -- Thistles -- Embroidered felt flower bouquet -- [3] Wearable -- Poolside posy pin -- Cotton dahlia hair clip -- Jersey posy pin -- Bee & bloom sweater clip -- Ruffled jersey flower pin -- Pleated felt headband -- Ruffled felt prize ribbon -- Daisy hairpins -- Cotton lawn peony pin -- Carnation lapel pin -- Pom fascinator -- Soft pink rose boutonniere -- Band t-shirt flower pin -- Cherry blossom lapel pin -- Sunflower pin -- Crowning glory headband -- Embroidered felt flower pin -- Felt dahlia pin -- Thistle boutonniere -- [4] Home -- Burlap hanging pom flower -- Ruffly round flower garland -- Succulent wreath -- Chiffon flower fairy lights -- Embroidered felt flower pillow -- Cherry blossom push pins -- Summer flower wreath -- Templates -- About the author.

Beautiful origami flowers : 23 blooms to fold

April 14, 2014
Oprea, Anca, author.
New York : Lark, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Everything you always wanted to know about acting (but were afraid to ask, dear)

April 14, 2014
West End Producer.
London : Nick Hern Books 2013.
233 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
The overture -- The pre-show: training -- Act one: auditioning -- Act two: rehearsing -- The interval -- Act three: performing -- A quick scene change in the middle of Act three: touring -- Act four: important people and how to deal with them -- Act five: the business -- The curtain call.
A useful book for theater practitioners and fans of celebrity gossip alike, penned by an anonymous impresario. Have you ever wondered what really happens behind the scenes of a major West End production? West End Producer reveals all (except his true identity!) in this book that blows the lid off the theatre business.

Making theatre : the frazzled drama teacher's guide to devising

April 14, 2014
Bennathan, Joss, author.
xiii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

How to succeed in business without really crying

April 14, 2014
Leifer, Carol, author.
Philadelphia : Quirk Books, 2014
239 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"For many years, television comedy was an exclusive all boys' club--until a brilliant comedian named Carol Leifer came along, blazing a trail for funny women everywhere. From Late Night with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live to Seinfeld, The Ellen Show, and Modern Family, Carol has written for and/or performed on some of the best TV comedies of all time. This hilarious collection of essays charts her extraordinary three-decade journey through show business, illuminating her many triumphs and some missteps along the way--and offering valuable lessons for women and men in any profession. Part memoir, part guide to life, and all incredibly funny,How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying offers tips and tricks for getting ahead, finding your way, and opening locked doors--even if you have to use a sledgehammer" -- from publisher's web site.

Be in a treehouse : design construction inspiration

April 14, 2014
Nelson, Peter, 1962-
New York, NY : Abrams, 2014.
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
"As seen on Animal Planet" --Cover.
It's not the destination, it's the journey -- Treehouse U -- Putting it all together: the WC Ranch treehouse -- A tour of single-tree designs -- A tour of multiple-tree designs -- A walk in the woods: inspiring treehouses collected from all over.
Pete Nelson, the world's best-known treehouse designer and builder, wants to put readers in trees--his motto is, "get 'er done, so you can BE in a TREE." His new book is a comprehensive source of inspiration and practical information about treehouse design and construction. To that end, he shares the basics of treehouse construction with his own recent projects as case studies. Using photographs taken especially for this project along with diagrams, he covers the selection and care of trees, and explains the fundamentals of building treehouse platforms. To ignite the imagination, Nelson presents 27 treehouses in the United States, Europe, and Africa. The book will be indispensible to anyone who aspires to have a treehouse, from the armchair dreamer, to the amateur builder, to the professional contractor.

The little girl who fought the Great Depression : Shirley Temple and 1930s America

April 14, 2014
Kasson, John F., 1944-
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Smile like Roosevelt -- Such a happy little face! -- Dancing along the color line -- The most adored child in the world -- Keeping Shirley's star aloft -- What's a private life? -- Epilogue: Shirley visits another president.
Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily; she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world. Her portrait brightened the homes of countless admirers: from a black laborer's cabin in South Carolina to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's recreation room in Washington, DC. A few years later her smile cheered the secret bedchamber of Anne Frank in Amsterdam. For four consecutive years Shirley Temple was the world's box-office champion, a record never equaled. Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come. Distinguished cultural historian John F. Kasson shows how the most famous, adored, imitated, and commodified child in the world astonished movie goers, created a new international culture of celebrity, and revolutionized the role of children as consumers. To do so, she worked virtually every day of her childhood, transforming her own family as well as the lives of her fans.--From publisher description.

Box girl : my part-time job as an art installation

April 14, 2014
Snellings, Lilibet, author.
Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, [2014]
248 pages ; 21 cm
"When 22-year-old Lilibet Snellings moved to Los Angeles on a whim, she unintentionally became a "slash" to keep her head above water-a writer/waitress/actress/Box Girl. One night each week, Lilibet would go to The Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, don a pair of white boy shorts with a matching tank, touch up her lip gloss, and crawl into a giant glass case behind the front desk. There, she could do whatever she wanted-check email, catch up on reading, even sleep-as long as she ignored the many hotel guests who would point and ask the staff, "Is she allowed to use the bathroom?" (Yes.) Dog-paddling through her twenties, Snellings resisted financial bailouts (for the most part) from her sweet Southern mother and business-oriented dad, while pondering her peculiar position as a human art installation. Was she a piece of art or a piece of ass? Was she allowed to read both Walt Whitman and US Weekly as she lounged in an oversized, waterless aquarium behind a hotel concierge desk? From misinterpreting a modeling agency interview as a talent audition, to avoiding Bond-girl-style deaths at New Year's Eve parties, Snellings shares and laughs at her many mishaps while living in LA. "-- Provided by publisher.

Lee J. Cobb : characters of an actor

April 14, 2014
Dewey, Donald, 1940-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014].
xi, 303 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ;c24 cm
The actor: Characters and actors -- Pressrooms and prodigies -- Theactor : Stanislavsky in America -- Group experiences -- The actor: how was school? fine. -- Golden (and not so golden) opportunities -- Married to more than the mob -- The actor: all in the family -- Clashes in the East -- Clashes in the West -- The actor: the thought that counts -- Trotting with Fox -- Attention being paid -- The actor: studio of the stars -- The un-American dream -- Going door to door -- On all fronts -- Matters of the heart... and head -- All the guilty men -- The actor -- tele-emoting -- Jewish and other kinds of westerns -- Comedy is hard -- Between the dragon and his wrath -- Bullies and connivers -- The actor: the journeyman -- Finishing touches -- The actor.

American cocktail : a "colored girl" in the world

April 14, 2014
Reynolds, Anita Thompson Dickinson, 1901-1980.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.
viii, 333 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Rollicking, never-before-published memoir of a fascinating woman with an uncanny knack for being in the right place in the most interesting times. Of racially mixed heritage, Anita Reynolds was proudly African American but often passed for Indian, Mexican, or Creole. Actress, dancer, model, literary critic, psychologist, but above all free-spirited provocateur, she was, as her Parisian friends nicknamed her, an "American cocktail." One of the first black stars of the silent era, she appeared in Hollywood movies with Rudolph Valentino, attended Charlie Chaplin's anarchist meetings, and studied dance with Ruth St. Denis. She moved to New York in the 1920s and made a splash with both Harlem Renaissance elites and Greenwich Village bohemians. An émigré in Paris, she fell in with the Left Bank avant garde, befriending Antonin Artaud, Man Ray, and Pablo Picasso. Next, she took up residence as a journalist in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War and witnessed firsthand the growing menace of fascism. In 1940, as the Nazi panzers closed in on Paris, Reynolds spent the final days before the French capitulation as a Red Cross nurse, afterward making a mad dash for Lisbon to escape on the last ship departing Europe.

A comprehensive encyclopedia of film noir : the essential reference guide

April 14, 2014
Grant, John, 1949-
Milwaukee, WI : Limelight Editions, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, 2013.
vii, 765 pages, 56 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
"Featuring rumpled PIs, shyster lawyers, corrupt politicians, doublecrossers, femmes fatales, and of course losers who find themselves down on their luck yet again, film noir is a perennially popular cinematic genre. It is also an international one. A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir contains the most extensive coverage yet of the US output of film noir, with entries on well over 2,000 US noirs and neonoirs. But the book goes far further than this, including entries on over a thousand films noirs from elsewhere around the world; in all, nearly sixty countries are represented--from every continent except Antarctica. The scope is broad not just in geographical terms but also chronologically. Entries cover some of noir's ancestors (protonoirs, in this book's terminology), from both Hollywood and European cinema, and make the case by example that film noir, as we can recognize it, began not in 1941 with The Maltese Falcon, as many claim, but years before. Likewise, the encyclopedia's coverage of the neonoirs of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries is unusually exhaustive, including movies from all over the world and from such offshoot genres as the erotic thriller, animated noir (e.g., Sin City [2005]), and sciencefictional noir (e.g., Blade Runner [1982]). In addition to over 3,250 alphabetically arranged main movie entries, the encyclopedia is supported by about 1,500 cross-references. These guide readers through the maze of alternative titles and also lead to briefer discussions of several hundred additional movies within the main entries. In a copious appendix, there are filmographies of prominent directors, actors, and writers. With coverage of blockbusters and program fillers from 1916's Going Straight to 2013's Broken City, via Nora Inu (Japan 1949), O Anthropos tou Trainou (Greece 1958), El Less Wal Kilab (Egypt 1962), Reportaje a la Muerte (Peru 1993), Zift (Bulgaria 2008), and thousands more - not to forget innumerable Hollywood classics like Citizen Kane (1941), Casablanca (1942), Double Indemnity (1944), Laura (1944), Gilda (1946) and Out of the Past (1947) - this is an engrossing and essential reference work that should be on the shelves of every cinephile." - Publisher's description.

Drawing autism

April 14, 2014
Mullin, Jill.
New York : Akashic Books, [2014]
158 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Originally published in hardcover by Mark Batty Publisher in 2009"--Page [2].
Nurturing the ways in which we see the world / Temple Grandin -- As seen through the autism spectrum / Jill Mullin -- Interaction, individual and societal -- Repetition, repetition, repetition -- Getting from here to there -- Bird's-eye view -- Another world -- It's all history -- Art for art's sake.
Using artwork created by individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Drawing Autism celebrates their artistry and self-expression while also serving as an accessible point of entry into understanding how ASD manifests in individuals. Behavior analyst and educator Mullin has assembled a staggering array of work from established artists like Gregory Blackstock and Jessica Park, to the unknown but no less talented. Through their art, the contributors exhibit unique perspectives on how they see the world and their places in it. Their creations, coupled with artist interviews, comprise a fascinating and compelling book that serves to educate and inspire anyone who knows someone diagnosed with ASD.

Blocks with options

April 11, 2014
56 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Wandering paths runner -- Shooting stars -- Flying home table topper -- Tipsie geese -- Fish tails -- Cobblestone path -- Blue gardenia -- Find the stars bed runner -- Row by row -- Bow tie event.
"You can explore color options for each quilt project. Discover just how amazing each pattern can be with a few changes. Twist and turn the blocks, change the fabrics and resize the quilts to make them your own."--Page 4 of cover.

How to start a home-based quilting business

April 10, 2014
Bouziden, Deborah.
Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, 2013.
xvi, 191 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Edition statement from book spine.
So you're thinking about starting a home-based quilting business -- Getting a clear view of your business -- Necessary quilting equipment -- Getting started -- Building a team -- Writing a business plan -- Tracking your business -- Marketing your business -- Expanding your business -- Appendix A: General resources ; B: Marketing resources ; C: Organizations and guilds ; D: Festivals and shows ; E: Books you might find helpful.

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