New Arrivals · Art

September 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Fabric play : change the fabric, change the quilt

September 17, 2014
Moore, Deanne.
Bothell, WA, USA : Martingaler, [2014]
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.

Kaffe Fassett's quilts in Morocco : 20 designs from Rowan for patchwork and quilting.

September 17, 2014
Fassett, Kaffe.
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, [2014].
144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Featuring Liza Prior Lucy, Pauline Smith, Ruth Eglinton, Julie Stockler, Judy Baldwin, Corienne Kramer, Sally Davis, Brandon Mably."
Machine generated contents note: TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Prelims -- Introduction -- Fabrics -- Quilt Gallery -- 1. Strata Kaffe Fassett -- 2. Library Kaffe Fassett -- 3. Rouge Kaffe Fassett -- 4. Flying Geese Kaffe Fassett -- 5. Water Garden Kaffe Fassett -- 6. Sunny Snowball Kaffe Fassett -- 7. Blush Kaffe Fassett -- 8. Paisley Columns Kaffe Fassett -- 9. Shuttle Kaffe Fassett -- 10. Teapots Pauline Smith -- 11. Mellow Ninepatch Pauline Smith -- 12. Blue Morroco Liza Prior Lucy -- 13. Even weave Liza Prior Lucy -- 14. Spice Mountains Liza Prior Lucy -- 15. Carnaby Brandon Mably -- 16. Fountains Ruth Elington -- 17. Mediterranean Hexagons James Baldwin -- 18. Corienne Kramer -- untitled as yet -- 19. Sally Davis -- untitled as yet -- 20. Julie Stockler -- untitled as yet -- Quilt Step by Steps -- Templates -- Patchwork Know-how -- Glossary and stockists.
"This book, part of Kaffe's series, showcases 20 brilliant quilts in the historic location of Fez in Morocco"-- Provided by publisher.

Origami ikebana : create lifelike paper floral arrangements

September 17, 2014
Coleman, Benjamin John.
Tokyo : Tuttle Publishing, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations, 28 cm + 1 DVD.
How to use this book -- Introducing glow fold instructions -- Symbols, tips, and tools -- Cutting paper for origami bonsai -- Introduction to origami bonsai -- Folding leaves -- The rotundifolius leaf -- The ficus leaf -- The Berlin poplar leaf -- The ivy leaf -- The bamboo leaf -- The fern leaflet -- The boxwood leaf -- The micro leaf -- Folding flowers -- The black eyed susan -- The basic flower form -- The michelle -- The curly michelle -- The primrose -- The thistle -- The bud -- The phlox -- The phlox with stamens -- The ipecac -- The banana -- The banana with stamens -- The fleur de lis -- The buttercup -- The pumpkin flower -- The morning glory -- The morning glory with stamens -- The short shooting star -- The bunchberry -- The trillium -- The hippeastrum -- The scorpion weed -- The clematis -- The dragon head -- The solanum -- The posey -- The long shooting star -- The pyrola -- The cranesbill -- The snap dragon -- The droopy -- The foxglove -- The daisy -- The corolla -- The lady slipper.

The sewing machine embroiderer's Bible : get the most from your machine with embroidery designs and inbuilt decorative stitches

September 17, 2014
Keegan, Liz.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2014]
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
"A Quarto Book."

Quilts : masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

September 17, 2014
Warren, Elizabeth V.
New York : Rizzoli, c2010.
336 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
"In association with the American Folk Art Museum."
The whole-cloth quilt -- The chintz quilt -- The signature quilt -- The appliqué quilt -- The pieced quilt -- The log cabin quilt -- The show quilt -- The revival quilt -- The amish quilt -- The African American quilt -- The contemporary quilt.

Teeny tiny menagerie : 380 whimsical & wonderful animal embroidery motifs

September 17, 2014
Murata, Noriko.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, 2014.
120 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.

Invisibles : vintage portraits of love and pride

September 17, 2014
Lifshitz, Sébastien, 1968-
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations, some color ; 22 cm
Originally published in French as "Les Invisibles" by Éditions Hoëbeke in 2013.
A charming collection of vintage photos of gay couples privately and often secretly celebrating their relationships. This volume is a unique collection of photographs of gay couples from 1900 to 1960. While this is a time many now regard as the deeply closeted "dark ages," these photos show gay couples who were clearly out (at least for a moment)-some camping it up for the cameras while others in loving or clearly domestic poses. These photographs were discovered and collected by the author at flea markets and garage sales, the names of the subjects and their photographers lost to time. He was intrigued by the fact that the pictures show couples posed hand in hand, revealing happiness, serenity, and a surprising air of freedom so unlike the image of gays suffering in secret or fighting for their rights. This unique collection inspired Sebastien Lifshitz to restore to these nameless couples their voices in his documentary movie The Invisibles for which he was awarded the Cesar Award for Best Documentary in 2013.

Black comics : politics of race and representation

September 17, 2014
London ; New York : Bloomsbury, [2013].
xiii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
pt. 1. Comics then and now. Brief history of the black comic strip : past and present / Sheena C. Howard ; The trouble with romance in Jackie Ormes's comics / Nancy Goldstein ; Contemporary representations of black females in newspaper comic strips / Tia C.M Tyree ; Black comics and social media economics : new media, new production models / Derek Lackaff and Michael Sales ; Beyond b&w? The global manga of Felipe Smith / Casey Brienza -- pt. 2. Representing race and gender. Studying black comic strips : popular art and discourses of race / Angela M. Nelson ; Blowing flames into the souls of black folk : Ollie Harrington and his bombs from Berlin to Harlem / Christian Davenport ; Panthers and vixens : Black superheroines, sexuality, and stereotypes in contemporary comic books / Jeffrey A. Brown ; Gender, race, and The Boondocks / Sheena C. Howard ; From sexual siren to race traitor : Condoleeza Rice in political cartoons / Clariza Ruiz De Castilla and Zazil Elena Reyes Garcia -- pt. 3. Comics as political commentary. "There's a revolutionary messiah in our mist" : a pentadic analysis of Birth of a Nation : a comic novel / Carlos D. Morrison and Ronald L Jackson II ; Inappropriate political content : serialized comic strips at the intersection of visual rhetoric and the rhetoric of humor / Elizabeth Sills ; "Will the 'real' black superheroes please stand up?!" A critical analysis of the mythological and cultural significance of black superheroes / Kenneth Ghee ; Culturally gatekeeping the black comic / David Deluliis.

Coco Chanel : three weeks 1962

September 17, 2014
Kirkland, Douglas, 1934-
New York : Glitterati, [2008].
144 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A collection of photographs taken by Kirkland, sent on assignment to France to photograph Chanel for three weeks in 1962.

Vivian Maier : self-portraits

September 17, 2014
Maier, Vivian, 1926-2009.
Brooklyn, N.Y. : powerHouse Books [2013].
119 p. : chiefly ports. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
With approximately 60 never-before-seen black-and-white and four-color self-portraits culled from the extensive Maloof archive.

Quantum light

September 17, 2014
Sherry, David Benjamin.
Bologna, Italy : Damiani ; New York, NY : Salon 94, [2011].
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm

Cat lady chic

September 17, 2014
Lovejoy, Diane (Diane Planer), author.
New York : Abrams Image, 2014.
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm

The gay essay

September 16, 2014
Friedkin, Anthony, 1949- photographer.
San Francisco : Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, [2014]
143 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Catalog of an exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco of photographs by American photographer Anthony Friedkin made between 1969 and 1973.
For more than forty years, American photographer Anthony Friedkin (b. 1949), creating full-frame black-and-white images, has documented people, cities and landscapes primarily in his home state of California. During the culturally tumultuous years of 1969 and 1970, Friedkin made a series of photographs that together offer an eloquent and expressive visual chronicle of the gay communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco at the time. This is the first book to explore the series, titled The Gay Essay, in depth within the broader historical context that gave rise to it. 1969 witnessed the Stonewall riots in New York City and was a turning point in the history of community building and organized political activism among homosexuals in the United States. The Gay Essay provides a singular, intimate record of this crucial moment. Friedkin's portraits, taken in streets, hotels, bars, and dancehalls, demonstrate a sensitivity and an understanding that has imbued the photographs with an enduring resonance. This handsome book features seventy-five full-page plates and is accompanied by engaging essays and a poem by Eileen Myles.

The twenty first century art book

September 16, 2014
Griffin, Jonathan, author.
304 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.
A complement to the landmark The Art Book, The 21st-Century Art Book is an accessible guide to best contemporary art made since 2000. Showcasing over 280 artists in alphabetical order, it place established figures like Jeff Wall, Marlene Dumas and Maurizio Cattelan alongside the rising stars of the next generation such as Camille Henrot and Haroon Mirza. International in outlook, it draws together artists from every continent and documents the unprecedented variety of approaches and mediums used by today's artists - from oil paintings and bronze sculptures to video installations and performance. Each artist is represented by a full-page colour plate and an illuminating text that both explains the work and introduces its creator. Easy to use, with an international directory of biennials and art fairs where the reader can encounter the art face to face.

One woman 100 faces

September 16, 2014
Tolot, Alberto, photographer.
1 volume (unnumbered pages) : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm.

Scott standard postage stamp catalogue.

September 15, 2014
New York : Scott Stamp and Coin Co. Ltd.,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 24-28 cm.
Imprint varies: 1939- New York : Scott Publications, Inc. ; 1973-<2015>- Sidney, Ohio : Scott Publishing Co.
"The encyclopedia of philately."

Cosby : his life and times

September 15, 2014
Whitaker, Mark.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
viii, 532 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun and fascinating account of his life and historic legacy. Far from the gentle worlds of his routines or TV shows, Cosby grew up in a Philadelphia housing project, the son of an alcoholic, largely absent father and a loving but overworked mother. With novelistic detail, award winning journalist Mark Whitaker tells the story of how, after dropping out of high school, Cosby turned his life around by joining the Navy, talking his way into college, and seizing his first breaks as a stand-up comedian. Published on the 30th anniversary of The Cosby Show, the book reveals the behind-the-scenes story of that groundbreaking sitcom as well as Cosby's bestselling albums, breakout role on I Spy, and pioneering place in children's TV. But it also deals with professional setbacks and personal dramas, from an affair that sparked public scandal to the murder of his only son, and the private influence of his wife of fifty years, Camille Cosby. Whitaker explores the roots of Cosby's controversial stands on race, as well as "the Cosby effect" that helped pave the way for a black president. For any fan of Bill Cosby's work, and any student of American television, comedy, or social history, Cosby: His Life and Times is an essential read. "-- Provided by publisher.

Tape it & wear it : 60 duct tape activities to make and wear

September 15, 2014
Morgan, Richela Fabian.
Haupauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, [2014].
128 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A Quintet book"--Title page verso.
We've seen it all, duct tape toys, wallets, cell phone cases, and tote bags--all amazingly creative projects that prove just how versatile this tool drawer staple can be, and it doesn't end there. Trend watchers have spotted the next stage of the duct tape revolution...and they're not just watching it, they're wearing it! Duct tape clothing has been featured on shows like Project Runway, on red carpets across the nation, and even at proms. Who better to demonstrate this technique than the duct tape diva herself Richela Fabian Morgan! Picking up where her two previous titles, Tape It & Make It and Tape It & Make More left off, Richela puts her infinite creativity to work to show us how to make completely hip, uniquely wearable skirts, hats, vests, and more out of duct tape. Easy to follow instructions, tips on tools and supplies, more than 500 full-color illustrations, and 60 amazing projects, makes Tape It & Wear It is a must have for crafty style mavens and fearless fashionistas everywhere.

Scissors, paper, craft : 30 pretty projects all cut, folded, and crated from paper

September 15, 2014
Leech, Christine.
Haupauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, [2014].
128 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm

Minimal quiltmaking

September 15, 2014
Marston, Gwen, author.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Join Gwen Marston as she leads you through her intuitive process for designing minimal quilts with maximum impact. Learn elements of design, art, color, and history via page after page of unique quilts. Although this book includes basic instructions, no patterns are needed for this minimalist quiltmaking approach.

Cutest ever baby toys to knit : over 20 adorable projects

September 15, 2014
Pierce, Val, author.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square Books, [2014].
95 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm

David Benjamin Sherry : it's time

September 15, 2014
Sherry, David Benjamin.
Bologna : Damiani, c2009.
vii, 48, A-7 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.

Normally, this would be cause for concern : tales of calamity and unrelenting awkwardness

September 15, 2014
Fishel, Danielle.
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
viii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Will act for shoes -- Walk much? -- As seen on TV -- Sometimes they wish I was adopted -- Wannabe jock -- Never too old -- Before the ring -- I heart you with all my fart -- I do want to scream at everyone -- The poop whisperer -- I want to be a rapper.
"A romp through Danielle's own imperfections and mild neuroses, [this is] a book for anyone who, like Danielle, has ever tripped and fallen down a flight of stairs in a room full of people, had a romantic moment with their significant other that was ruined by horrendous gas, or taken a Halloween photo without realizing there was a huge chunk of chocolate-covered strawberry in their teeth. Here is the real, imperfect Danielle, who knows that a good sense of humor and a positive attitude makes life so much more enjoyable"

The world atlas of street photography

September 15, 2014
Higgins, Jackie.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014.
399 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
North America -- Latin America -- Europe -- Africa -- Australia -- Asia.
The energetic, fluctuating pace of the metropolis has long lured photographers to capture--often candidly--the chaos, character, and incident of modern urban life ever since the genesis of photography in the 19th century. The World atlas of street photography focuses on the abundance of photos created on street corners internationally, including classic documentary street photography as well as mediated images of urban landscapes, staged performances, and sculpture. Twelve specially commissioned artworks are featured, in addition to a wide selection of striking and well-known images of city life. Lively and informative, this handsome book compiles expressions of a vibrant genre and is the first of its kind to scour the globe--from New York to New Delhi, Beijing to Brighton, Havana to Hamburg, and Sydney to Seoul. This magnificently illustrated compilation of more than 700 images presents over one hundred established and emerging contemporary photographers, including Nikki S. Lee, Lise Sarfati, Jeff Wall, Daido Moriyama, Alexey Titarenko, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, David Goldblatt, and Julio Bittencourt, among many others. The World atlas of street photography offers a peek through the lenses of photographers chronicling the fever, furor, and intimacy of urban life.

Rendez-vous with art

September 12, 2014
De Montebello, Philippe.
Farnborough : Thames & Hudson Ltd. 2014.
248 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The fruits of a lifetime of experience by a cultural colossus, Phillippe de Montebello, the longest-serving director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in its history, distilled in conversations with an acclaimed critic0Beginning with a fragment of yellow jasper - all that is left of the face of an Egyptian woman who lived 3,500 years ago - this book confronts the elusive questions: how, and why, do we look at art? Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford talked in art galleries or churches or their own homes, and this book is structured around their journeys. But whether they were in the Louvre or the Prado, the Mauritshuis of the Palazzo Pitti, they reveal the pleasures of truly looking. De Montebello shares the sense of excitement recorded by Goethe in his autobiography - "akin to the emotion experienced on entering a House of God" - but also reflects on why these secular temples might nevertheless be the "worst possible places to look at art." But in the end both men convey, with subtlety and brilliance, the delights and significance of their subject matter and some of the intense creations of human beings throughout our long history.

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