New Arrivals · Art

July 30, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A guide book of half cents and large cents : history, varieties, populations, values

July 29, 2015
Bowers, Q. David, author.
©2015
xii, 564 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Christopher Wool

July 29, 2015
New York : Guggenheim Museum, 2013.
270 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Catalog of the exhibition held October 25, 2013-January 22, 2014 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and February 23-May 11, 2014 at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Trouble is my business / Katherine Brinson -- Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke / Suzanne Hudson -- Plates -- Christopher Wool's photography : uses and abuses / James Rondeau -- Woolwlooolowoowllowoowoloolwloow / Richard Prince.
Published on the occasion of the artist's retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, this catalogue presents a rich selection of paintings, photographs, and works on paper, forming a comprehensive examination of Wool's career to date.

Magritte : the mystery of the ordinary, 1926-1938

July 29, 2015
Magritte, René, 1898-1967, artist.
New York : Museum of Modern Art, ©2013.
256 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 27 cm
Published in conjunction with the exhibition ... held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Sept. 28, 2013-Jan. 12, 2014, the Menil Collection, Houston, Feb. 14-June 1, 2014, and at the Art Institute of Chicago, June 29-Oct. 12, 2014.
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Lenders to the exhibition -- Introduction : Magritte's essential surrealist years 1926-1938 / Anne Umland, Stephanie D'Alessandro, and Josef Helfenstein -- "This is how marvels begin" : Brussels 1926-1927 / Anne Umland -- Plates 1-32 -- "A lightning flash is smoldering beneath the bowler hats" : Paris 1927-1930 / Josef Helfenstein with Clare Elliott -- Plates 33-91 -- "Once the image is isolated, what happens to the mind?" : Brussels 1930-1936 / Michel Draguet and Claude Goormans -- Plates 92-115 -- "Mirrors that become paintings" : Magritte's commissions for Edward James : London 1937-1938 / Stephanie D'Alessandro -- Plates 116-132 -- Chronology 1926-1938 / Compiled by Danielle M. Johnson -- Catalogue of the exhibition -- Selected bibliography -- Index of plates and figures -- Trustees of The Museum of Modern Art.
The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 focuses on the breakthrough surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century's most extraordinary images. Bringing together nearly 80 paintings, periodicals and early commercial work, it offers fresh insight into Magritte's identity as a revolutionary painter and surrealist artist. Beginning in 1926, when Magritte first aimed to create paintings that would, in his words, challenge the real world, and concluding in 1938 a historically and biographically significant moment just before the outbreak of World War II. The publication traces central strategies and themes from this seminal period, particularly those of displacement, transformation, metamorphosis, the misnaming of objects, and the representation of visions seen in half-waking states. The publication also presents new conservation research on Magritte's materials and techniques, and an illustrated chronology outlining significant moments in the artist's life during this significant period, including travel, connections with other surrealist artists and writers, contributions to journals, and important exhibitions and reviews.

Inventing impressionism : Paul Durand-Ruel and the modern art market

July 29, 2015
©2015
303 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Published to accompany the exhibition Paul Duran-Ruel: Le Pari de l'Impressionnisme, Musée de Luxembourg, Pais (Sénat), October 9, 2014 - February 8, 2015; Inventing Impressionism: Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern Art Market, The National Gallery, London, March 4 - May 31, 2015; Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting, Philadelphia Museum of Art, June 24 - September 13, 2015.
Paul Durand-Ruel, an 'unrepentant risk-taker' / Sylvie Patry, Anne Robbins, Chirstopher Riopelle, Joseph J. Rishel and Jennifer A. Thompson -- Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922) : a portrait / Paul-Louis Durand-Ruel and Flavie Durand-Ruel -- Durand-Ruel and 'La belle ecole' of 1830 / Simon Kelly -- Durand-Ruel and the market for Modern Art, from 1870-1873 / John Zarobell -- Durand-Ruel and the Impressionists' solo exhibitions of 1883 / Sylvie Patry -- Durand-Ruel and Impressionist collectors in France / Anne Distel -- Durand-Ruel and America / Jennifer A. Thompson -- Durand-Ruel and Germany / Dorothee Hansen -- Durand-Ruel's conquest of London / Anne Robbins -- The critical fortunes of Paul Durand-Ruel / Joseph J. Rishel -- Chronology (1869-1905) : Paul Durand-Ruel and the Impressionists / Isabell Gaëtan and Monique Nonne -- Catalogue of exhibited works.
"One of the most forward-thinking art dealers of all time, Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922) played a crucial role in the rise of French Impressionism. This book explores how Durand-Ruel discovered, exhibited, and shaped an audience for Impressionist paintings at a time when they were not yet appreciated. Durand-Ruel first encountered key Impressionist painters in the early 1870s and guided many of their careers for decades. A passionate advocate of the Impressionists, he established personal ties with these artists and developed new markets for them by opening branches of his Paris gallery in London, Brussels, and New York. Featuring essays by leading scholars, this handsome volume provides a biography of the man and the trajectory of his career. It also examines his relationships with artists and buyers and his groundbreaking business practices, such as embracing the idea of the solo show, publishing art reviews, and paying artists stipends--often at great financial risk and personal cost to himself. Illustrated with archival documents, historic photographs, and paintings by artists such as Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, among others, this major contribution to the study of art and commerce transforms our understanding of the development of Impressionism." --Publisher description.

Geoffrey Bennison : master decorator

July 29, 2015
Newberry, Gillian author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2015.
207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 32 cm.
"The first book to showcase the work of renowned twentieth-century British decorator and antiques dealer Geoffrey Bennison"--Front jkt. flap.

Painters and the American West. Volume II

July 29, 2015
Troccoli, Joan Carpenter.
Denver, Colorado : American Museum of Western Art, the Anschutz Collection, [2013]
344 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Preface and acknowledgments / Joan Carpenter Troccoli -- Foreword / Sarah Anschutz Hunt -- Introduction: America's Western vision / John Wilmerding -- "The Foundations of Our Empire" : America and the wider West -- "The Nature of the Place" : Creating western landscape -- "You Shall Not Lose by the Change" : American Indians and the nation -- "The Days of Forty-Nine" : California gold -- "Once in the Saddle" : Cowboys and cavalrymen -- "This Land of Prophecy" : Skyscrapers and desert skies.
"A companion and sequel to the award-winning Painters and the American West: The Anschutz Collection, published in 2000. The present volume includes the finest works featured in the earlier book, along with major recent acquisitions"--Publisher's description.

The official Overstreet comic book price guide.

July 28, 2015
New York, NY : House of Collectibles ; Distributed to the book trade by Ballantine Books ; Cleveland, TN : Distributed to the collectors' market by Overstreet Publications,
v. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Vols. for 1987/88-<2015/16> by Robert M. Overstreet.
"Comics from 1828-present included, fully illustrated catalogue & evaluation guide" (T.p., 2003-2004).

The trip : Andy Warhol's plastic fantastic cross-country adventure

July 28, 2015
Davis, Deborah, 1952-
New York : Atria Books, 2015.
324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"From the author of Strapless and Guest of Honor, a book about a little-known road trip Andy Warhol took from New York to LA in 1963, and how that journey - and the numerous artists and celebrities he encountered - profoundly affected his life and art"-- Provided by publisher.

Color concrete garden projects : make your own planters, furniture, and fire pits using creative techniques and vibrant finishes

July 28, 2015
Smith, Nathan, 1981-
Portland : Timber Press, 2015.
206 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Slip-stitch knits : simple colorwork cowls, scarves, and shawls

July 28, 2015
Thies, Sheryl, 1951- author.
©2015
64 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

The light in Cuban eyes : Lake Forest College's Madeleine P. Plonsker Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography : highlighting the work of 50 photographers who have been working in the special period, since the Soviets left Cuba.

July 28, 2015
Lake Forest, IL : Lake Forest College Press, ©2014.
285 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Introductory essay / Ensayo introductory -- A collector's journey : toward the light in Cuban eyes = El viaje de un coleccionista : la luz en los ojos de Cuba / Madeleine P. Plonsker -- The artists and their art/ Los artistasysu arte -- Essays / Ensayos -- Metaphor in photography = La metáfora en la fotografía / Pedro Abascal -- Notes on the difficulty of collecting contemporary Cuban photography = Apuntes sobre la dificultad de coleccionar fotografía contemporánea cubana / Nelson Ramirez de Arellano Conde -- The birth of contemporary Cuban photography = El nacimiento de la fotografía cubana contemporánea / Michael Weinstein -- Looking in : an outsider's view of the world of Cuban photography = Una mirada adentro : una perspectiva de un ajeno sobre el mundo de la fotografía cubano / James Quine -- Biographies/Biografías -- The artists and their art (Illustrated works, artists' statements, and the collectors comments on individual works). Pedro Abascal ; Pavel Acosta ; Juan Carlos Alom ; Jorge Luis Álvarez Pupo ; Lidzie Alvisa ; Ramsés H. Batista ; Raúl Cañibano ; Arien Chang Castán ; María Cienfuegos ; Mario Díaz ; Felipe Dulzaides ; Reinaldo Echemendía Cid ; Ricardo Elías ; Adrián Fernández Milanés ; Adonis Flores ; José Manuel Fors ; Eduardo Javier García García ; Jorge V. Gavilondo ; Antonio Gómez Margolles ; Alejandro González ; Ricardo Miguel Hernández ; Eduardo Hernández Santos ; Alicia Leal ; Glenda León ; Liudmila + Nelson ; Donis Dayán Llago ; Mabel Llevat Soy ; Kadir López Nieves ; José Julian Martí ; Néstor Martí ; Cirenaica Moreira ; Carlos Otero ; René Peña ; Alejandro Pérez Álvarez ; Marta María Pérez Bravo ; Yasser Piña Peña ; Alain Pino Hernández ; Michel Pou Díaz ; Leysis Quesada Vera ; Lisandra Ramírez Bernal ; Alfredo Ramos ; Sandra Ramos ; René Rodríguez Hernández ; Enrique Rottenberg ; Glenda Salazar ; Alfredo Sarabia Jr. ; Esterio Segura ; Lissette Solórzano ; Rachel Valdés Camejo ; Harold Vázquez Ley.
"In 2002, art collector and philanthropist Madeleine P. Plonsker began traveling to Cuba to uncover Havana's thriving art scene. The Light in Cuban Eyes: Lake Forest College's Madeleine P. Plonsker Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography focuses on Cuban photography between 1992-2012. These years cover Cuba's "Special Period," a desperate time resulting from the withdrawal of financial support from the former Soviet Union that continues to present day. The 50 artists who comprise this bilingual book--including Juan Carlos Alom, Adrián Fernández Milanés, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Cirenaica Moreira, and Glenda León--shoot their worlds in styles ranging from fabulist to gritty. This is world-class work, yet the artists are often known only to the small population of collectors fortunate enough to have traveled to this tightly restricted country, or through art world reputations that have only recently started to expand beyond the island. Lake Forest College's Madeleine P. Plonsker Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography is composed of 170 pieces; The Light in Cuban Eyes is the first North American publication with support from the Cuban Ministry of Culture and Fototeca de Cuba, Cuba's repository of photography comparable in function to the Smithsonian Photography Department in Washington, D.C." -- Publisher's description.

Japan journeys : famous woodblock prints of cultural sights in Japan

July 28, 2015
Marks, Andreas, author.
[Hong Kong] : Tuttle Publishing, an imprint of Periplus Editions (UK) Ltd, [2015].
168 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
From Mount Fuji to the temples of Kyoto, "Japan Journeys" offers a unique perspective on the country's most famous travel destinations. Art historian Andreas Marks has gathered together approximately two hundred Japanese woodblock prints depicting scenic spots and cultural icons that still delight visitors today. Many of the prints are by masters such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Kitagawa Utamaro, and Utagawa Kunisada, and currently hang in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Katsuhika Hokusai, the artform's most celebrated artist, is also well represented, with many prints from his "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road" series and "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" series, including his world-renowned "Great Wave" print. In addition to prints showcasing Japan's natural beauty, Marks' carefully curated selection depicts roads and railways; favorite pastimes, such as blossom viewing and attending festivals; beloved entertainment, such as kabuki theater; the fashions they wore, and the food they ate. Marks is a leading expert on Japanese woodblock prints, and his Illuminating captions provide background context to the scenes depicted. Images of Japan are a continual source of fascination and delight for visitors and armchair travelers alike, and this original gift book also provides a valuable resource for art historians, scholars, and anyone interested in Japanese art, history, and traditional culture.

The Sketchbook Project : World Tour

July 28, 2015
Peterman, Steven (Steven Eric), author.
New York, New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2015]
256 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Destined to go down as one of the era's most astonishing global art projects, the Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project has, in less than a decade, amassed more than thirty thousand sketchbooks submitted by people of all ages and artistic abilities from more than 130 countries. Bursting with color, vivid imagery, and bouts of whimsy mixed with deeply intimate insights, the sketchbooks capture the texture of personal experience in a dizzying variety of illustrative styles and layouts that run the gamut from street portraits to stream-of-consciousness doodles, comics, and pop-ups. The Sketchbook Project World Tour presents the most compelling, surprising, and visually stunning examples from this one-of-a-kind artistic treasury"-- Provided by publisher.

Boats & harbours in acrylic

July 28, 2015
Evans, Charles, 1953- author.
Tunbridge Wells : Search Press, 2015.
64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Includes index.

Art in Vienna 1898-1918 : Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele and their contemporaries

July 28, 2015
Vergo, Peter, author.
London : Phaidon Press Limited, 2015.
287 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, facsimiles ; 29 cm
Vienna 1900 -- Secession -- The beginnings -- The first exhibition -- The dedication of the house : the second exhibition -- Ver sacrum : III-VI exhibitions -- The 'Klimt affair' : the University paintings -- Exhibitions 1900-1902 -- Beethoven 1902 -- XVI-XVIII exhibitions, 1903 -- The split within the Secession -- Architecture and the applied arts -- The Ringstrasse and the architecture of historicism -- Otto Wagner, 1841-1918 -- Joseph Maria Olbrich, 1867-1908 -- Josef Hoffmann, 1870-1956 -- The Wiener Werkstätte -- Palais Stoclet : the Stoclet frieze -- Kabarett Fledermaus -- Alfred Roller, 1864-1935 -- Hoffmann's later work -- Adolf Loos, 1970-1933 -- Kunstschau 1908-1909: the early work of Kokoschka and Schiele -- Kunstschau 1908 -- Oskar Kokoschka, 1886-1980 -- Richard Gerstl, 1883-1908 -- Kunstschau 1909 : Vienna before the War -- Egon Schiele, 1890-1918 -- Vienna 1914-1918 : Epilogue : the later work of Klimt and Schiele.
The artistic stagnation of Vienna at the end of the 19th century was rudely shaken by the artists of the Vienna Secession. Their work shocked a conservative public, but their successive exhibitions, their magazine Ver Sacrum, and their application to the applied arts and architecture soon brought them an enthusiastic following and wealthy patronage. Art in Vienna, 1898-1918: Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele and their Contemporaries, now published in its 4th edition, brilliantly traces the course of this development. Klimt, Kokoschka and Schiele were the leading figures in the fine arts; Wagner, Olbrich, Loos and Hoffmann in architecture and the applied arts. In other fields, Mahler, Freud and Schnitzler were influencing the avant-garde. The book includes eye-witness accounts of exhibitions, the opening of the Secession building and other events, and the result is a fascinating documentary study of the members of an artistic movement which is much admired today. Some 150 colour images and 75 black-and-white archival illustrations make this a sumptuous and historically engrossing study of a period when Vienna was the centre of the European art world.-- Source other than Library of Congress.

Harvey Kurtzman : the man who created Mad and revolutionized humor in America : a biography

July 28, 2015
Schelly, William, 1951- author.
Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books [2015]
xiii, 642 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Cartoonist. A community in chalk -- The castle on the hill -- The little schnook -- Kurtzman in uniform -- "We of a certain milieu" -- The three musketeers -- Desperation -- Son of Gaines -- From zero to sixty -- Editor. A war comic with a conscience -- A new kind of comic book -- Mad beginnings -- From GI to general -- Mad takes off -- Mad goes monthly -- Mad at each other -- Mad goes "legit" -- Nine glorious months -- Humbug -- Climbing back -- Help! -- A lifeline -- Icon. Children of Mad -- Kurtzman in the 1970s -- Tuesday afternoons with Harvey -- Being Harvey Kurtzman -- "It burns me up!" -- In memoriam.
Harvey Kurtzman created Mad, and Mad revolutionized humor in America. Kurtzman was the original editor, artist, and sole writer of Mad, one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century. But how did Kurtzman invent Mad, and why did he leave it shortly after it burst, nova-like, onto the American scene? For this heavily researched biography, Bill Schelly conducted new interviews with Kurtzman's colleagues, friends and family, including Hugh Hefner, R. Crumb, Jack Davis, and many others, and examined Kurtzman's personal archives. The result is the true story of one the 20th century's greatest humorists: Kurtzman's family life, the details of the FBI's investigation during the McCarthy Era, his legal battles with William M. Gaines (publisher of Mad), are all revealed for the first time. Rich with anecdotes, this book traces Kurtzman's life from his Brooklyn beginnings to his post-Mad years, when his ceaseless creativity produced more innovations: new magazines, a graphic novel, and Little Annie Fanny in Playboy.

iPhoneography PRO : techniques for taking you iPhone photography to the next level

July 27, 2015
Morrissey, Robert, author.
Buffalo, NY : Amherst Media, 2015.
122 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

The ballet lover's companion

July 27, 2015
Anderson, Zoe.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
xiv, 370 pages ; 25 cm
Ballet's beginnings -- The Romantic ballet -- Imperial ballet -- The Ballets Ruses and after -- National ballets -- Soviet ballet -- The ballet room -- International ballet: crossing boundaries.
"This engaging book is a welcome guide to the most successful and loved ballets seen on the stage today. Dance writer and critic Zoe Anderson focuses on 140 ballets, a core international repertory that encompasses works from the ethereal world of romantic ballet to the edgy, muscular works of modern choreographers. She provides a wealth of facts and insights, including information familiar only to dance world insiders, and considers such recent works as Alexei Ramansky's Shostakovich Trilogy and Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale as well as older ballets once forgotten but now returned to the repertory, such as Sylvia. To enhance enjoyment of each ballet, Anderson also offers tips on what to look for during a performance. Each chapter introduces a period of ballet history and provides an overview of innovations and advancement in the art form. In the individual entries that follow, Anderson includes essential facts about each ballet's themes, plot, composers, choreographers, dance style, and music. The author also addresses the circumstances of each ballet's creation and its effect in the theater, and she recounts anecdotes that illuminate performance history and reception. Reliable, accessible, and fully up to date, this book will delight anyone who attends the ballet, participates in ballet, or simply loves ballet and wants to know much more about it."--Publisher description.

A-Z of thread painting

July 27, 2015
Kent, England : Search Press Limited, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
First published in Australia by Country Bumpkin Publications

The Walking Dead psychology : psych of the living dead

July 27, 2015
Langley, Travis, 1964- editor of compilation.
©2015
xviii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The Walking Dead" depicts a postapocalyptic world filled with relentless violence and death. How would such trauma affect the psyche? Nineteen fascinating essays explore the deep psychological forces that drive the show's action, from the costs of killing and survivor guilt to the consequences of nonstop stress and the struggle to find meaning in tragedy. "The Walking Dead Psychology "helps fans better grasp this compelling fictional universe. Contributors include: John Blanchar, Megan Blink, Colt J. Blunt, Josue Cardona, Adam Davis, William Blake Erickson, Frank Gaskill, Jennifer Golbeck, Jonathan Hetterly, Katrina Hill, Alan Kistler, Dana Klisanin, Stephen Kuniak, Martin Lloyd, Stephanie Norman, Patrick O'Connor, Katherine Ramsland, Clay Routledge, John Russo, Billy San Juan, Janina Scarlet, Steven Schlozman, Lara Taylor, Dave Vergaagen, Mara Wood, E. Paul Zehr.

Sharpie® art workshop : techniques & ideas for transforming your world

July 27, 2015
Goodman, Timothy, author.
Beverly, MA : Rockport Publishers, [2015]
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Preface: Why Sharpie markers? -- Materials, tools & techniques -- History & facts -- Creative exercises -- Contributors.
In "Sharpie Art Workshop, " designer, artist, and art director Timothy Goodman explores Sharpie writing products, the materials and supplies that can be used to enhance or modify them, and the range of creative techniques and effects that can be achieved. Through a series of examples and exercises, Goodman demonstrates how to make different kinds of marks, patterns, and images on a variety of surfaces. Inspiring works by noted artists from all over the world who use Sharpie in interesting and innovative ways are also included.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

July 24, 2015
Yiadom-Boakye, Lynette, 1977- artist, author.
©2014
135 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Van Gogh and nature

July 24, 2015
Williamstown, Massachusetts : Clark Art Institute, [2015]
236 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Van Gogh and Nature, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, June 14-September 13, 2015."
Introduction -- How nature speaks: Holland, 1881-85 -- Van Gogh, nature and the City: Paris, 1886-88 -- Nature and the south: Arles and Saint-Remy, 1888-90 -- The last months; Auvers-sur-Oise, 1890.
"The celebrated painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) had a lifelong fascination with the natural world. He spent his youth in rural Holland, and the country's flat landscapes, trees, flowers, and birds would feature in his early art. After he moved to Paris, he encountered new radical thinking about art and humans' changing relationship with nature. Later, in Provence and Auvers, he discovered unfamiliar terrain, flora, and fauna that further influenced his artistic ideas and subject matter. Van Gogh's images of such diverse environments reflect not only his immediate surroundings but also the artist's evolving engagement with nature and art. Van Gogh and Nature is an eye-opening new catalogue that chronicles the artist's ongoing relationship with nature throughout his entire career. Among the featured works are Van Gogh's drawings and paintings, along with related materials that illuminate his reading, sources, and influences. Vivid color photography and explanatory texts based on new research by the authors clarify a central theme of Van Gogh's oeuvre. "-- Provided by publisher.

Ireland : crossroads of art and design, 1690-1840

July 24, 2015
©2015
288 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title organized by and presented at the Art Institute of Chicago, March 17-June 7, 2015.
Illustrated end-papers.
Introduction: Colonial Ireland: Artistic crossroads / William Laffan -- Portraits and pantheons / William Laffan -- Dublin: Capital of Ireland, second city of the British Empire / Toby Barnard -- Ireland: A new geographical pastime? / Finola O'kane -- The realm of the Irish country house / Kevin V. Mulligan -- Ireland's "Wild Harp": A contested symbol / Tom Dunne -- Part Two: The Arts of Ireland -- Made in Ireland: Productino, patriotism, and prowess / Toby Barnard -- Regarding Irish eighteenth-century artists: Comment, culture, and community / Brendan Rooney -- A particular passion for pastel / Suzanne Folds McCullagh -- Out from darkness: The Irish Mezzotint comes of age / Martha Tedeschi -- Jewels above all prize: Portrait miniatures on Enamel and Ivory / Paul Caffrey -- Irish furniture -- A Sterling trade: Making and selling silver in Ireland / Alison Fitzgerald -- "Burned with...Turf': The Unique charm of Iirsh ceramics / Peter Francis -- The enduring myths of Irish Glass / Peter Francis -- Dressing Irish: Textiles in Ireland / Toby Barnard -- Irish Bookbinding / Philip Maddock -- Early musical instrument making in Ireland / Darcy Kuronen -- CODA: The Quest for Ireland's Art in North America / Christpher Monkhose.
"This groundbreaking book captures a period in Ireland's history when countless foreign architects, artisans, and artists worked side by side with their native counterparts, forging a uniquely Irish style. Nearly all of the works within this remarkable volume--many of them never published before--have been drawn from North American collections. This catalogue accompanies the first exhibition to celebrate the Irish as artists, collectors, and patrons during a period known to scholars as the long 18th century. Featuring the work of a wide range of artists--known and unknown--and a diverse array of media, the catalogue also includes an impressive assembly of essays by a pre-eminent group of international experts working on the art and cultural history of Ireland. Major essays discuss the subjects of the Irish landscape and tourism, Irish country houses, and Dublin's role as a center of culture and commerce. Also included are numerous shorter essays covering a full spectrum of topics and artworks, including bookbinding, ceramics, furniture, glass, mezzotints, miniatures, musical instruments, pastels, silver, and textiles. "--Provided by publisher.

Fashion that changed the world

July 24, 2015
Croll, Jennifer, author.
©2014
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 25 cm
Royal fashion -- Couture -- Fashion models -- Fashion magazines -- Fashion photography -- Military fashion -- Sports and fashion -- Menswear -- Fashion subcultures -- Ready-to-wear and mass fashion -- Feminism and fashion -- Fashion and art -- Fashion and film -- Fashion and music -- Celebrity fashion -- Gay and lesbian fashion -- Fashion ethics -- Fashion capitals -- Global fashion -- Fashon and the internet.
What did Vogue's first cover look like? When did film stars become part of the fashion industry? What led to the development of ready-to-wear clothing? How did the paintings of Mondrian, Dalí and Warhol end up on the runway? These and other questions are answered in this eye-opening look at different aspects of the history of fashion--from Elizabeth I's "Mask of Youth," to Lady Gaga's "meat dress." Arranged by topic, the lavishly illustrated chapters explore themes such as war and the military; ready-to wear; fashion in film, art, and sports; celebrity; gay and lesbian fashion; globalization; and the internet. Fashion That Changed the World digs into a multitude of social, economic, and cultural factors that changed the course of fashion over the last few hundred years.

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