New Arrivals · Art

July 2, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Pet photography : from snapshots to great shots

July 1, 2015
Hess, Alan, author.
[San Francisco, California] : Peachpit Press, [2015]
ix, 230 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Ten tips for pet photography -- Photography basics -- The gear -- Working with animals -- Action photos -- Pet portraits -- All creatures great and small -- Working with challenging subjects -- Appendix. Working with rescue organizations.
This book will teach readers everything they need to know about photographing their pets. It offers instruction on basic photographic technique, discussing exposure settings, lighting, equipment, etc. Then the book will dive into working with various types of animals, posing them, capturing action shots, and working with multiple subjects.

How to start a home-based interior design business

July 1, 2015
Merrill, Linda, 1962-
©2015
vii, 204 pages ; 26 cm.
"Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based interior design business? Have you been hesitant to put your business plans into action? This book contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. An experienced designer shares her experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based interior design business. Learn how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. Read all about getting clients and referrals, outshining the competition, bidding competitively, establishing your daily schedule, organizing your business, getting paid and much more. The book is packed with worksheets, including products and services charts, a sample balance worksheet, a profit-and-loss worksheet, a cash-flow projections worksheet, a weekly accounting ledger, a vendor sale sheet, and a bid sheet. "-- Provided by publisher.

Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700 : opulence and fantasy

June 30, 2015
©2015
xi, 368 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
"This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition "Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy," on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from April 20 through July 26, 2015"--Colophon.
The Deccan: a golden age -- A history of the Deccan, 1500-1700 / Richard M. Eaton -- The art of the Deccan courts / Navina Najat Haidar -- The Bahmanis and their artistic legacy / Marika Sardar -- Ahmadnagar and Berar -- Bijapur -- The art of Abri: marbled album leaves, drawings, and paintings of the Deccan / Jake Benson -- Bidar -- Bidar ware / John Robert Alderman -- Golconda -- Inscribed sacred vessels / Abdullah Ghouchani, Marika Sardar, and Navina Najat Haidar -- The courtly tradition of Kalamkaris / Marika Sardar -- Drawn to the Deccan: Mughals and Europeans in the Deccan -- The Mughals in the Deccan / Terence McInerney -- Burhanpur and Aurangabad / Marika Sardar -- Europeans in the Deccan / Sanjay Subrahmanyam -- Diamonds of the Deccan / Navina Najat Haidar -- Epilogue: Hyderabad under the Asaf Jahi Nizans.
"In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Deccan plateau of south-central India was home to a series of important, highly cultured Muslim kingdoms and was a nexus of international trade. Invigorated by cultural connections to Iran, Turkey, East Africa, and Europe, Deccani art is celebrated for its unmistakable, otherworldly character: in painting, a poetic lyricism; in architecture, a somber grandeur; and in the decorative arts, lively creations in inlaid metalwork and dyed textiles. This beautifully illustrated catalogue, which includes extraordinary new site photographs and lush landscape images, along with discussions of 200 of the finest Deccani works, creates the most comprehensive examination to date of this fascinating and remote world. The text not only discusses paintings, drawings, textiles, arms, manuscripts, and other decorative arts from this rich culture, but also explores the history, architecture, literature, and music of the period" -- Distributor's website.

Lost Cincinnati

June 25, 2015
Suess, Jeff, author.
©2015
189 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Portions of the text appeared previously in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
First published 2015.
Acknowledgements -- Introduction. Part I. Tragedy: Pike's Opera House -- Hamilton County Courthouse -- Chamber of Commerce Building -- Part II. Transportation: Miami & Erie Canal -- The Cincinnati Subway -- The Inclines -- Railroad depots -- Part III. Entertainment: The Brewery District -- Albee Theater -- Crosley Field -- Old Coney Island -- Chester Park -- Part IV. Business: Trollope's Bazaar -- Peebles' Corner -- Burnet House -- Original Fountain Square -- Mabley & Carew -- Part V. Living: Historic homes -- Neighborhoods -- Churches -- Cincinnati Workhouse -- Old Main Library.
"Cincinnati earned its nickname of "Queen City of the West" with a wealth of fine theaters and hotels, a burgeoning brewery district and the birth of professional baseball. Though many of these treasures have vanished, they left an indelible mark on the city. Revisit the favorite locales from old Coney Island to Crosley Field. Celebrate lost gems such as the palatial Albee Theater and the historic Burnet House, where Generals Grant and Sherman plotted the end of the Civil War. Along the way, author Jeff Suess uncovers some uniquely Cincinnati quirks from the inclines and the canal to the infamous incomplete subway. Join Suess as he delves into the mystery and legacy of Cincinnati's lost landmarks."--Back cover.

Agnes Martin : her life and art

June 25, 2015
Princenthal, Nancy, author.
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2015.
288 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm.
"A Lyon artbook."

Playing scared : a history and memoir of stage fright

June 25, 2015
Solovitch, Sara, 1953-
New York : Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.
272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Stage fright is one of the human psyche's deepest fears. Laurence Olivier learned to adapt to it, as have actors Salma Hayek and Hugh Grant. Musicians such as George Harrison and Adele have battled it and learned to cope. Others never do: In 1973, Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star pitcher Steve Blass suddenly could no longer find the strike zone; his career ended soon after. Surveys in the United States repeatedly rank public speaking as one of the top fears, affecting up to 74 percent of people. Sara Solovitch studied piano as a young child and fell in love with music. At ten, she played Bach and Mozart in her hometown's annual music festival, but was overwhelmed by fear. As a teen, she attended Eastman School of Music, where stage fright led her to give up aspirations of becoming a professional pianist. In her late fifties, Sara gave herself a one-year deadline to tame performance anxiety and play before an audience. She resumed music lessons, while exploring meditation, exposure therapy, cognitive therapy, biofeedback, beta blockers, and other remedies. She performed in airports, hospitals, and retirement homes before renting a public hall and performing for fifty guests on her sixtieth birthday. Using her own journey as inspiration, Solovitch has written a thoughtful and insightful examination of the myriad causes of stage fright and the equally diverse ways to overcome it, and a tribute to pursuing personal growth at any age"-- Provided by publisher.

Getting real

June 25, 2015
Carlson, Gretchen, 1966- author.
New York, New York : Viking, 2015.
260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm.
Speaking my mind -- "Sparkles" -- Little girl in a big orchestra -- Seize the day -- Becoming Miss America -- American womanhood 101 -- The work I love -- Kindred spirits -- My miracle family -- Woman in the middle -- To whom much is given -- The music of my life.
"A candid, funny memoir from the charismatic FOX News channel anchor and Miss America Pageant winner Celebrity news anchorwoman Gretchen Carlson shares her inspiring story and offers important takeaways for women (and men) about what it means to strive for and find success in the real world. With warmth and wit, she takes readers from her Minnesota childhood, where she became a violin prodigy, through college at Stanford and her in-the-trenches years as a cub reporter on local television stations before becoming a national news reporter. She describes her rise to anchor of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson on FOX News channel as a testament to personal strength and perseverance. Carlson addresses the intense competitive effort of winning the Miss America Pageant, the challenges she's faced as a woman in broadcast television, and how she manages to balance work and family as the wife of high-profile sports agent Casey Close and devoted mother to their two children. An unceasing advocate for respect and equality for women, Carlson writes openly about her own struggles with body image, pageant stereotypes, building her career, and having the courage to speak her mind. She encourages women to strive for their goals, never give up, and always believe in themselves. In Getting Real, Carlson emerges as a living example of a woman not afraid to chase her dreams and embrace life fully"-- Provided by publisher.

Model woman : Eileen Ford and the business of beauty

June 25, 2015
Lacey, Robert.
©2015
x, 339 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Supermodels for breakfast -- Nothing to do but look pretty -- Origins -- The most talented child ever born -- Great Neck -- The Bobbsey twins -- Young and beautiful -- Something mellifluous -- Model student -- Le meilleur moment de l'amour -- Jerry -- Stylist -- Agency -- New look -- Goddesses and masterpieces -- Model types -- Scouts and bookers -- Ideal for entertaining -- Shoes under the bed -- Bonjour, Paris! -- Celebrity models -- In the eye of the beholder -- Youthquake 1965 -- Rivalries -- Breakfast at Seventy-eighth Street -- The panorama -- Model wars -- The Ford empire strikes back -- Cover girls -- Sex and drugs and supermodels -- Hopping like bedbugs -- Full circle -- Beauty business -- Appendix. Top Ford models.
"Chronicles the Ford Modeling Agency's meteoric rise to the top of the fashion and beauty business, and paints a ... portrait of the uncompromising woman at its helm in all her glittering, tyrannical brilliance. Outspoken and controversial, Ford was never afraid to offend in defense of her stringent standards. When she chose, she could deliver hauteur in the grand tradition of fashion's battle-axes, from Coco Chanel to Diana Vreeland--just ask John Casablancas or Janice Dickinson. But she was also a shrewd businesswoman with a keen eye for talent and a passion for serving her clients"--Amazon.com.

Great Shakespeare actors : Burbage to Branagh

June 25, 2015
Wells, Stanley, 1930- author.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
xiv, 308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Drawing geometry : a primer of basic forms for artists, designers and architects

June 25, 2015
Allen, Jon, 1953-
Edinburgh : Floris, c2007.
86 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Introduction -- Getting started -- Triangle: three-sided figure -- Square: four-sided figure -- Pentagon: five-sided figure -- Hexagon: six-sided figure -- Heptagon: seven-sided figure -- Octagon: eight-sided figure -- Enneagon: nine-sided figure -- Ten, eleven, twelve and thirteen-sided figures -- Dividing a line -- Miscellany -- Afterword : Explorers in geometry.
Jon Allen provides step-by-step instructions to constructing two-dimensional geometric shapes. The book can be readily followed by a beginner, or used as a source book by students and professionals.

Pokémon adventures.

June 24, 2015
San Francisco, CA : Viz Comics, c1997-<2015>
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19-27 cm.
Some issues also have distinctive title.
"Based on the game by Tsunekazu Ishihara & Satoshi Tajiri."
A comic series based on the original Game Boy video game, not the animated TV series. Each issue contains chapters in the continuing adventures of various characters which are divided into story arcs: v.1-3, [Red, Green & Blue Chapter] ; v.4-7, [Yellow Chapter] ; v.8-14, Gold & Silver Chapter ; v.15-22, Ruby & Sapphire Chapter ; v.22-25, FireRed and LeafGreen Chapter ; v.26-29, Emerald Chapter ; v.30-36, Diamond & Pearl Chapter ; v.37-40, Diamond & Pearl Platinum Chapter ; v.41-42/43, HeartGold & SoulSilver Chapter ; v.43-<v.49> Black & White Chapter.

Scarves in the round : 25 knitted infinity scarves, neck warmers, cowls, and double-warm tube scarves

June 24, 2015
Walpole, Heather, author.
©2015.
xi, 111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Basic & beautiful -- Lovely lace -- Cables, twists & bobbles -- Cozy colorwork -- How to use this book -- Techniques & stitches.
"Cowls, infinity scarves, long tube scarves, and neck warmers are fresh, modern takes on the scarf, and you'll want to create them all from this fun and fashion-forward collection for circular needles. With circular needles you are always moving forward, with no need to flip from front to back--and no seams--so you'll whip them up in no time!,"--Amazon.com.

Spirit book #11 : terrestrial talisman

June 24, 2015
Gaylord, Susan Kapuscinski, artist.
Newburyport, Massachusetts : Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord, 1995.
3 various pieces : illustrations ; 20 x 29 x 27 cm
Title written in black ink and signed by the artist on bottom of base.
"Book of amate paper from Mexico, kyosei paper from Japan, grape vines, glass seed beads, and thread in a cradle of grape vines on a base of binder's board and paper. The beaded square on each page is based on the ho-t'u, a Chinese talisman representing stability and order and connection to the earth."--Artist's catalog.

Interweave favorites : simply modern lace : 20 knit projects.

June 24, 2015
Ft. Collins, CO : Interweave, [2015]
135 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
This latest book from the Interweave Favorites series offers knitters a cornucopia of lace designs. Carefully chosen by Interweave editors, these standout projects featured in Simply Modern Lace will appeal to a broad range of knitters, from seasoned lace enthusiasts to those wanting to try a lace project for the first time.

Beautiful paper cutting : 30 creative projects for cards, gifts, decor, and jewelry

June 24, 2015
New York : Lark, [2015]
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Designers featured: Alli Bartkowski, Amanda Carestio, Candie Cooper, Silvina de Vita, Ellen Deaking, Ali Harrison, Dee Dee Jacq, Rebecca Kedborn, Carlos N. Molina, Cynthia Shaffer, Regina Squier.--About the designers.

Currier and Ives dinnerware

June 24, 2015
Coe, Debbie.
©2015
112 pages : illustrations, color ; 23 cm
Includes index.

A hot glue gun mess : funny stories, pretty DIY projects

June 24, 2015
Albrecht, Kate, author.
©2015
277 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects--woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes. Do you dream of finding ways to infuse do-it-yourself projects into every aspect of your life and have fun doing it? From the quirky personality behind the Mr. Kate brand comes a not-so-average DIY lifestyle book that will make your dreams of creating unique how-to projects become reality. Filled with 50 unique and approachable projects, along with hysterical, unfiltered stories from Mr. Kate's crazy life, A Hot Glue Gun Mess will show how life can inspire art. Growing up with a high-powered Hollywood father and an oddball, down-to-earth mother, Kate Albrecht had a childhood that was anything but normal. From how her first period influenced her to become an artist to how her friendship with a high-priced hooker encouraged DIY beauty products, Mr. Kate's stories are weird, wonderful, personal, inspiring, and downright hilarious" -- provided by publisher.

Baby brights : 30 colorful crochet accessories

June 24, 2015
McCafferty, Kathleen, 1977-
New York : Lark, [2015]
ix, 126 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
The basics -- The projects -- Bath time -- Hats -- Toys -- Nursery -- Blankets.

The spirit books

June 24, 2015
Gaylord, Susan Kapuscinski, artist, author.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 14 x 21 cm
Copy 1, located in the Cincinnati Room, is signed by the author.|5OC
A collection of the artist's "Spirit Books" which are art objects--part wordless book and part sculpture using branches, sticks, vines, handmade papers and beads.

Scott standard postage stamp catalogue.

June 22, 2015
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."

The rape of Europa : the intriguing history of Titian's masterpiece

June 22, 2015
FitzRoy, Charles, 1957- author.
London : Bloomsbury Continuum, 2015.
x, 210 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

Keepers : the greatest films-and personal favorites-of a moviegoing lifetime

June 19, 2015
Schickel, Richard.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2015]
vii, 304 pages ; 25 cm

We don't need roads : the making of the Back to the future trilogy

June 19, 2015
Gaines, Caseen, 1986-
New York, New York : Plume, 2015.
xvii, 268 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
"A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the wildly successful and beloved Back to the Future trilogy, just in time for the 30th anniversary. Long before Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled through time in a flying DeLorean, director Robert Zemeckis, and his friend and writing partner Bob Gale, worked tirelessly to break into the industry with a hit. During their journey to realize their dream, they encountered unprecedented challenges and regularly took the difficult way out. For the first time ever, the story of how these two young filmmakers struck lightning is being told by those who witnessed it. We Don't Need Roads includes original interviews with Zemeckis, Gale, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis, and over fifty others who contributed to one of the most popular and profitable film trilogies of all time. With a focus not only on the movies, but also the lasting impact of the franchise and its fandom, We Don't Need Roads is the ultimate read for anyone who has ever wanted to ride a Hoverboard, hang from the top of a clock tower, travel through the space-time continuum, or find out what really happened to Eric Stoltz after the first six weeks of filming. So, why don't you make like a tree and get outta here - and start reading! We Don't Need Roads is your density"-- Provided by publisher.

The art of forgery : the minds, motives and methods of master forgers

June 19, 2015
Charney, Noah, author.
London : Phaidon Press Limited, 2015.
294 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 24 cm
The art of forgery: Case Studies in Deception' explores the stories, dramas and human intrigues surrounding the world's most famous forgeries - investigating the motivations of the artists and criminals who have faked great works of art, and in doing so conned the public and the art establishment alike.

Down the rabbit hole : curious adventures and cautionary tales of a former Playboy bunny

June 19, 2015
Madison, Holly, author.
©2015
xii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color portraits ; 24 cm
Color map on endpapers.

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