New Arrivals · Art

July 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Lessons in realistic watercolor : a contemporary approach to painting people and places in the classical tradition

July 28, 2016
Robinson, Mario Andres, 1970- author.
New York : Monacelli Studio, 2016.
176 pages ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Essential studio practices -- Materials and tools -- Exploring your subject -- The importance of drawing -- Watercolor techniques -- Considering value -- Incorporating color -- Overcoming watercolor challenges -- An artist's life.
"In the tradition of American painters such as Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent, Mario Andres Robinson shows us how to create beautiful, timeless, classical watercolor paintings through the use of simple, yet sophisticated, contemporary techniques every watercolorist needs to know. Many artists find watercolor difficult to control and are often disappointed with the results. The water meanders across the surface of the paper and, given the proper nuance by the artist's brush, it will reluctantly settle. Robinson's approach to the medium of watercolor is primarily traditional but his methods are unconventional. Robinson simplifies the process and teaches artists to layer colors from light to dark and to focus on the highlighted areas first. He teaches that the values should be established in the beginning stages of the painting, using a monochromatic block-in that allows you to glaze pure layers of color over a muted gray underpainting. The results produce more sophisticated, subtle paintings. Further, his "live in the moment" approach embraces watercolor's unpredictability as part of the process, the end result being a painting with intensity, spontaneity, and beauty. Inspiring, concise, and practical, Mario Andres Robinson gives watercolorists of every skill level--from beginner to advanced to professional--encouraging advice and the must-have materials and techniques information they need to take their realistic painting to the next level."--From publisher description.

Micro macramé : 25 superfine jewelry projects

July 28, 2016
Townley, Jenny, author.
Hauppauge, New York : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 2016.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Knots, tools, and techniques -- Beginner projects -- Intermediate projects -- Advanced projects.
The 25 projects include a simple beaded friendship bracelet, easy spiral necklace, chevron studded bracelet, baroque earrings, owl pendant, and more.

Modern retro : from rustic to urban, classic to colourful

July 28, 2016
Clifton-Mogg, Caroline, author.
London : Jacqui Small, 2016.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"From the archives of Côté Sud, Côté Est, Côté Ouest, Côté Paris"--Dust jacket.
What is retro? -- Retro styling. In classic mode ; Rustic reclamation ; Structural industrial ; Colourful ; Eclectic -- Details that count. Furnishings ; Lighting ; Textiles ; Surfaces ; Decoration -- Room by room. Living spaces ; Eating and dining ; Bedrooms ; Bathrooms.
"In that yawning gap between the antique and the new, there is something else. Some call it vintage, some retro, but whatever the name the concept is the same - the objects and furniture that are not quite old and not quite new, but are always original and unique. Modern Retro looks at this fascinating area of design and decoration. The arrangement of rooms - where to put what - has always been a vital part of successful interior decoration, and it is even more important when it comes to creating an interior that is a mixture of the expected and the completely unexpected. It is an art and it requires a real skill, for there has to be respect for every object trouve, as well as an understanding of how each element will work best. Modern Retro shows how to combine, how to edit and how to put the unlikely and the unusual together in a sympathetic way. Inspiration and ideas occupy every page of this absorbing book."--provided from

Bead it, iron it, love it! : over 300 great motifs for fuse beads

July 27, 2016
Holsting, Kaisa, author.
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"A Quarto book"--Title page verso.
Tools, materials, & techniques -- The patterns -- The projects -- Create your own designs.
"Discover how easy it is to create unique, eye-popping accessories and jewelry out of fuse beads. This creative how-to book shows you how to transform simple beads into charming jewelry and home accessories using simple beading and melting techniques."

Whoosh! : 250 ways to get motion into your drawings

July 27, 2016
Gomes Cabral, Carlo, author.
Hauppauge, New York : Barron's, 2016.
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"A Quarto book"--Title page verso.
Stuff you need to know -- Humanize your characters -- Movement and life -- Storytelling.
"The best cartoonists jam-pack their work with action that moves the story along. So how do you capture this kind of motion in your work? Whoosh! 250 Ways to Get Motion into Your Drawings can help. Cartoonist and illustrator Carlos Gomes Cabral shares his tips and tricks to help you create attention-grabbing drawings that practically leap off the pages."--provided from

Crafting with nature : grow or gather your own supplies for simple handmade crafts, gifts & recipes

July 27, 2016
Renea, Amy, author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2016.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Each chapter starts with a common plant and a beginner-friendly guide to growing or gathering it, then dives into ideas for what you can make with it.

Crazy for crochet

July 27, 2016
Brandal, Lilly Secilie, 1965-
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square Books, 2016.
168 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Originally published in Norwegian as Hekelyst.
"70 projects you'll love to make: hats, slippers, sweaters, bags, pillows, blankets, potholders and more" --Cover.
Includes "patterns for every skill level, from scarves and blankets to socks and slippers, from hats and pillows to lampshades and cluthces" along with "helpful tips for using unusual stitches and a variety of edgings, swatches, and crocheted flowers to dress up any project." -- Back cover.

Creative cut cards : 35 greeting cards for every occasion.

July 27, 2016
114 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Celebrations -- Special days -- Blank cards.
Create 35 beautiful hand-cut cards as special as the messages within them. In this book, a trace-and-cut technique is used to create elegant designs that can be enhanced with embellishments, color, pattern and texture. Ideal projects for year-round occasions.

Domestic scenes : the art of Ramiro Gomez

July 27, 2016
Weschler, Lawrence, author.
New York : Abrams, 2016.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
The domestic idylls of Ramiro Gomez / Lawrence Weschler -- Works -- Afterword: Imagination's flight / Cris Scorza.
Award-winning author Lawrence Weschler's book on the young Mexican American artist Ramiro Gomez explores questions of social equity and the chasms between cultures and classes in America. Domestic Scenes engages with Gomez and his work, offering an inspiring vision of the purposes and possibilities of art.

Fabulous felt : 30 easy-to-sew accessories and decorations

July 27, 2016
Lapierre, Corinne, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2016.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Materials & equipment -- Techniques -- Embroidery stitches -- Projects -- Templates.
30 fabulous felt accessories and decorations for yourself, your home and your loved ones. These modern Scandi-style designs are easy to make and have a timeless simplicity thar will enhance any home or celebration.

Sketching people : an urban sketcher's manual to drawing figures and faces

July 27, 2016
Chapman, Lynne, 1960- author.
Hauppauge, New York : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 2016.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"A Quarto Book"--Title page verso.
Welcome to my world! -- What is urban sketching? -- Sharing around the world -- Connecting with strangers -- Recording extra detail -- Getting the most out of the page -- Your sketchbook as a visual diary -- Getting started -- Sketching out in the big, wide world -- Different styles and approaches -- People move!
"Drawing people in the outside world can be a real thrill; each sketch captures a particular person and place in time. But it can also be a challenge. How do you spot a likely subject? How do you choose the person most likely to stay still? How do you draw movement for the person that refuses to sit still? Sketching People offers straightforward, practical help to give beginning artists the confidence and ability to draw all sorts of people in many different settings."--provided by

Tapestry crochet and more : a handbook of crochet techniques and patterns : tapestry crochet, granny squares, lacy stars, and 3D patterns

July 27, 2016
Gullberg, Maria.
©2016, ©2013.
82 p. : color illustrations ; 20 x 21 cm
Spiral bound.
Originally published in Swedish as Virka!
Looking for a way to take your crochet to the next level? Tapestry Crochet and More is the perfect introduction to a whole new set of techniques that will broaden your crochet horizons. Experiment with color, shape, and structure, using ribbed, relief, double-layer, and tapestry crochet to create bags, totes, hats, wrist warmers, lace, and flowers with striking designs you almost won't believe are crocheted. With a wide variety of patterns to hold the veteran's attention and loads of practical tips to aid the less experienced, this is one crochet handbook you won't want to put down!

Classic Penguin : cover to cover

July 26, 2016
New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
286 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
"From Drop Caps to Deluxes, Penguin Creative Director Paul Buckley presents a visual overview of the innovative covers that have put Penguin Classics at the forefront of the book design world. In Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover, Paul Buckley showcases more than ten years of stunning cover designs from Penguin Classics. This curated tour begins with the now-iconic redesign of the signature Penguin Classics black-spine series in 2003 and moves through award-winning series like the Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Editions, Penguin Drop Caps, and Penguin Horror. Exhibiting a mesmerizing array of front covers and full cover layouts, Paul Buckley illuminates the unique and inventive approaches to typography, image, and design that grace Penguin's covers of the best works in literature. Throughout the book, the artists and designers including Chris Ware, Ivan Brunetti, Jillian Tamaki, Jessica Hische, and Ruben Toledo who have collaborated with Penguin Classics offer commentary on the design process. For lovers of classic literature, book design, and all things Penguin, Classic Penguin has you covered"-- Provided by publisher.

Lessons in classical painting : essential techniques from inside the atelier

July 26, 2016
Aristides, Juliette, author.
Berkeley : Watson-Guptill, [2016]
239 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"With the same direct, easy-to-follow approach of Juliette Aristides's previous books, Lessons in Classical Painting presents aspiring artists with the fundamental skills and tools needed to master painting in the atelier style. With more than 15 years of experience in ateliers and as an art instructor, Aristides pairs personal examples and insights with theory, assignments and demonstrations for readers, discussions of technical issues, and inspirational quotes. After taking a bird's eye look at painting as a whole, Aristides breaks down painting into big picture topics like grisaille, temperature, color, and composition, demonstrating how these key subjects can be applied by all painters"-- Provided by publisher.

Drawing perspective : how to see it, how to apply it

July 26, 2016
Brehm, Matthew T., 1966- author.
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
"A Quarto book"--Title page verso.
1-point perspective -- 2-point perspective -- 3-point perspective -- Multi-point perspective -- Curvilinear perspective -- Workbook.

The beginner's photography guide : [the ultimate step-by-step manual for getting the most from your digital camera

July 26, 2016
Gatcum, Chris, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
192 pages : color photographs ; 24 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
Equipment -- Exposure -- Focusing -- Lenses -- Available light -- Flash -- Image enhancement.
Presents step-by-step digital SLR camera basics, while introducing and demonstrating a wide variety of techniques.

A very vintage Christmas : holiday collecting, decorating, and celebrating

July 25, 2016
Richter, Bob, 1970- author.
xiii, 209 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Christmas decorating history -- Finding vintage Christmas -- Ornaments -- Lights -- Outdoor décor -- Putting it all together -- No tree? No problem -- Give a vintage gift -- Cards, wrapping, tags, and other ephemera -- Entertaining the vintage way -- Storing and preserving your vintage holiday finds -- A list of the top US flea markets at which to find vintage Christmas items.

Colorwork knitting : 25 spectacular sweaters, hats, and accessories

July 25, 2016
White, Sarah E.
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2015.
iv, 110 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"25 Spectacular sweaters, hats and accessories" --
Knitting with color -- Knitting with self-striping yarns -- Making your own stripes -- Slip-stitch knitting -- All about stranded knitting -- Intarsia knitting -- Techniques.

Knits from the heart of Norway : 30 sweaters, hats, socks, and mittens inspired by the Telemark region

July 25, 2016
Haugland, Irene, author.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Talented knitwear designer Irene Haugland blends her love for the natural beauty, people, and cultural heritage of Telemark with her contemporary sense for color and pattern in these 30 inspiring works of art. Perfect for the ski slopes, a chilly country afternoon, or a busy city sidewalk, these designs include sweaters, cardigans, socks, hats, and mittens for men, women, and children, with step-by-step instructions, gorgeous color photographs, and the occasional finishing touch of traditional Norwegian embroidery."--

Metal clay animal jewellery : 20 striking projects in silver, copper and bronze

July 25, 2016
Colman, Natalia, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2016.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Create 20 animal-themed pieces of jewellery from silver, copper and bronze clay. The book contains a mix of rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets and is divided into five animal-themed sections: 'Perfect Pets', 'In the Jungle', 'Feathered Friends', 'Beneath the Ocean Waves'' and 'Other Beautiful Creatures'. It features stunning designs incorporating household favorites such as cats, dogs and rabbits, as well as featuring fashion-forward pieces such as a swallow ring, a bull pendant and a swan brooch.

Modern printmaking : a guide to traditional and digital techniques

July 25, 2016
Covey, Sylvie.
Berkeley : Watson-Guptill, [2016]
x, 309 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Relief printmaking. Relief printmaking background and basics ; Woodblock printing ; Linoleum block printing -- Intaglio printmaking. Intaglio printmaking background and basics ; Non-acid intaglio techniques ; Acid intaglio techniques ; Collography ; Photo-etching and photgravure ; Printing intaglio -- Lithography and serigraphy. Lithography ; Serigraphy -- Chine-Collé, mixed media, and new printmaking techniques. Chine-Collé ; Mixed media ; Digital transfers ; Post-digital graphics.
"A fully illustrated instructional printmaking book presenting step-by-step examples alongside representative works from thirty top contemporary printmaking artists. Printmaking is flourishing in the digital age, appealing to both "traditional" artists as well as those interested in graphic design and digital technique. This all-in-one guide to printmaking technique is a complete technical and inspirational book on the history and contemporary processes for relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, mixed media/transfers, and post digital graphics, with extended profiles of a wide range of contemporary printmakers. Featuring instruction, interviews, example images, and philosophy, this beautiful book provides a truly modern look at printmaking today, in all its forms"-- Provided by publisher.

The photographer's iPad

July 25, 2016
Gallaugher, Frank, 1985- author.
London : ilex, 2015.
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started. Setting up a new iPad ; Upgrading your iPad ; What you can do with your iPad ; What you can't do with your iPad ; Creating an iPad workflow -- Importing photos. The Camera app ; Importing from a card ; Importing wirelessly ; iCloud ; AirDrop ; Dropbox -- Organizing photos. The Photos app ; Photosmith ; Syncing with Lightroom -- Editing photos. Editing in the Photos app ; Snapseed ; PiRAWnh -- Lightroom Mobile. Lightroom workflow ; Collections ; Presets ; Making adjustments ; Custom presets -- Working in iMovie. Getting started ; The editing workspace ; The timeline ; Sharing from iMovie -- In the studio. Shuttersnitch ; WiFi tethering ; TriggerTrap ; Duet ; Useful studio apps -- Sharing photos. The Share function ; Creating online galleries ; Portfolio with Foliobook.
With its amazing screen and apps ranging from free photo filters to professional programs like Lightroom, it just begs to be used by photographers at all levels, and it's become a fixture in their workflow and kit bags alike. This guide walks you through the essential apps and shows not only how they will benefit your photographs, but also make your work more visible and widely shared.

Quilt giving : 19 simple quilt patterns to make and give

July 25, 2016
Fisher, Deborah, 1970- author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Fons & Porter, [2016]
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Joyful giving, stitch by stitch -- Tools and techniques -- Practical matters in design -- Simple gifts -- Special gifts -- Group gifts -- Templates -- Resources -- Index.
Presents 19 quilts that make perfect presents for yourself or someone else.

Sensational soutache jewelry making : braided jewelry techniques for 15 statement pieces

July 25, 2016
Papp, Csilla, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Interweave, [2016]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"T5933"--Back cover.
"In Sensational Soutache Jewelry Making, you'll learn the basic techniques of soutache embroidery, and then get creative with 15 easy-to-follow projects for bracelets, earrings, brooches, rings and necklaces. Get inspired by author Csilla Papp's ideas, then use your imagination to put your own twists on projects like the simple but stunning Zima Earrings and Baroque Bracelet, or a challenging statement piece like the India Choker. Color and stone choice combine with elaborate braids to make these pieces distinctly yours."--provided from

Take a ball of string : 16 beautiful projects for your home

July 25, 2016
Schlee, Jemima, author.
127 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The kitchen -- The office -- The porch -- The bathroom.
Everyone has at least one long-forgotten ball of string lurking at the back of a drawer. Take a Ball of String shows us how to transform this everyday mundane item into an array of exciting makes. The pleasingly tactile nature of string makes it perfect for creating some crafty treasures. From rustic garden twine to soft cotton braid, these eye-catching projects will inspire you to get knitting, crocheting, coiling and knotting. The 16 projects fall into four main sections: Kitchen, Bathroom, Porch and Study. All the basic techniques and know-how are explained, with clear step-by-step instructions and pictures.

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