New Arrivals · Art

March 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Toys & prices.

March 27, 2015
Iola, WI : Krause Publications.
v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Vol. for 2009 also includes 1 CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.).

American dance : the complete illustrated history

March 27, 2015
Fuhrer, Margaret.
Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2014.
288 pages : illustrations (some color ) ; 32 cm
"A lavishly illustrated history of American dance; covers more than four centuries, from Native American ceremonial dances to the early 21st century."-- Provided by publisher.

Windowsill art : creating one-of-a-kind natural arrangements to celebrate the seasons

March 27, 2015
Hugo, Nancy R., author.
177 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Author Nancy Ross Hugo demonstrates how to use the windowsill as a platform for small, simple displays that celebrate the seasons and reflect the personal style of their creators.

Go figure! : new perspectives on Guston

March 25, 2015
New York : New York Review Books, [2014]
155 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

Avengers : the ultimate character guide

March 25, 2015
Cowsill, Alan, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
231 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

The painting workbook : how to get started and stay inspired

March 25, 2015
Hennessy, Alena, 1977-
Asheville : Lark Crafts, 2014.
131 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Your tool kit -- Getting started -- Elements of art -- Color theory -- Basic techniques -- The creative life -- Project prompts.
"Through 50 beautifully illustrated and inspiring prompts, The Painting Workbook offers readers an opportunity to let go of creative inhibition to express oneself through their very own personal painting style"-- Provided by publisher.

The ultimate Woody Allen film companion

March 25, 2015
Bailey, Jason, 1975- author.
Minneapolis : Voyageur Press, 2014.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Includes filmography.
"A complete look at the extensive, ageless, unparalleled filmography of Woody Allen. Writer, actor, director, comedian, author, and musician, Woody Allen is one of the most culturally and cinematically influential filmmakers of all time. His films - he has over 45 writing and directing credits to his name - range from slapstick to tragedy, farce to fantasy. As one of history's most prolific moviemakers, his style and comic sensibility have been imitated, but never replicated, by countless other filmmakers over the years. In The Ultimate Woody Allen Film Companion, film writer Jason Bailey profiles every one of Allen's films: from his debut feature, What's Up, Tiger Lily, through slapstick classics such as Take the Money and Run and Sleeper; Academy Award-winning films such as Annie Hall and Hannah and Her Sisters; and recent gems such as Midnight in Paris and Blue Jasmine. Bailey also includes essays on the fascinating themes that color Allen's works, from death and Freud to music and New York City. Getting up close and personal with the actors and actresses that have brought the iconic films to life, this book's behind-the-scenes stories span the entire career of a man whose catalog has grown into a timeless cornerstone of American pop culture. Complete with full cast lists, production details, and full-color images and artwork, The Ultimate Woody Allen Film Companion is the ultimate, indispensable reference to one of cinema's most beloved and important figures"-- Provided by publisher.

Giftwrapped : practical and inventive ideas for all occasions and celebrations

March 25, 2015
Means, Jane, author.
London : Jacqui Small, 2014.
144 pages : colored illustrations ; 26 cm
The material world -- The art of wrapping -- The art of tying -- Special occasions -- Tools and equipment -- Stockists.

Urban sketching and painting.

March 25, 2015
Hauppauge, New York : Barron's, 2015.
95 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.

Charles Walters : the director who made Hollywood dance

March 25, 2015
Phillips, Brent, author.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
xii, 322 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The Anaheim hoofer -- A "new face" in town -- Beginning the beguine -- The show is on -- Broadway's "ranking dancing juvenile" -- Backstage -- "You think like a director" -- Putting his Best Foot Forward -- A company man -- Good News -- A swell couple -- Fred and Ginger -- Metro-Goldwyn-Schary -- Get happy -- "A dear dame" -- Playing the palace -- Hi-lili, hi-lo -- "A masterpiece of modern moisture" -- "Two-faced woman" -- Cinderella stories -- In High Society -- Branching out -- A virgin and a housewife -- Spoiled spinster -- "What elephant?" -- Ain't down yet -- After the lion -- Final ovation -- Appendix: the works of Charles Walters.
From the trolley scene in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers's last dance on the silver screen (The Barkleys of Broadway, 1949) to Judy Garland's timeless, tuxedo-clad performance of "Get Happy" (Summer Stock, 1950), Charles Walters staged the iconic musical sequences of Hollywood's golden age. During his career, this Academy Award--nominated director and choreographer showcased the talents of stars such as Gene Kelly, Doris Day, Debbie Reynolds, and Frank Sinatra. However, despite his many critical and commercial triumphs, Walters's name often goes unrecognized today. Phillips chronicles his career, his Hollywood successes at MGM, and discusses his contributions to musical theater and American popular culture.

Hexagon happenings : 15 quilts & projects

March 25, 2015
Forster, Carolyn, author.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Complete step-by-step photo guide to hexagon techniques with 15 quilts & projects"--Front cover.

Woolly woofers

March 25, 2015
Bliss, Debbie.
New York, NY : Lark Books, [2015]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Travelling to work : diaries 1988-1998

March 24, 2015
Palin, Michael, author.
London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014.
xxii, 563 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.

The art of mistakes : unexpected painting techniques & the practice of creative thinking

March 24, 2015
Rothschild, Melanie, author.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
You can make art and deeply appreciate the Art of Mistakes. When it comes to mistakes, we're all experts. Really. Yet fear of making mistakes often holds us back from trying new things. Inside, you will discover how our mistakes can be powerful opportunities for new ideas that we could never think up deliberately. Whether you are a seasoned artist, or just getting started, learning to embrace and use mistakes can spell the beginning of a new chapter in your art-making life. Perhaps you were told by a former teacher or "expert" that your drawing or painting wasn't good enough, or you've had your creativity stymied in some other way. Maybe you have artistic impulses and desires but feel like you aren't one of the "chosen few" who can make art. Now you can learn ideas and painting techniques that show you a way of creative thinking that turn even your mistakes into beautiful works of art! "Of all places, art is a spot where mistakes should be considered honored guests." 16 painting techniques to encourage creative thinking and experimentation Permission to make mistakes as you make art. Methods to discover how mistakes can serve your art and creativity.

Garfield the big cheese

March 24, 2015
Davis, Jim, 1945 July 28- author, artist.
New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, [2015]
93 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"His 59th book"--Cover.
"Head honcho Garfield takes charge in this latest collection of comics. The fat cat is up to his usual funny business--pestering Jon, punting Odie, and pounding down pasta--and it's a true labor of love"

African fashion, global style : histories, innovations, and ideas you can wear

March 24, 2015
Rovine, Victoria, author.
ix, 315 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Introduction : fashion matters -- Indigenous fashion : embroidery and innovation in Mali -- Nubia in Paris : African style in French fashion -- Reinventing local forms : African fashion, indigenous style -- Conceptual fashion : evocations of Africa -- Fashion design in South Africa : histories and industries -- Conclusion : what fashion shows.

American homes : the landmark illustrated encyclopedia of domestic architecture

March 23, 2015
Walker, Les, author.
336 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
The definitive illustrated history of American house styles -- from the Dutch colonial, to the New England Salt Box, to the 1950s prefab -- the unrivaled reference and useful guide to 103 building styles pays homage to our country's housing heritage.

Miniature needle painting embroidery : vintage portraits, florals & birds

March 20, 2015
Burr, Trish, author.
200 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm
Trish has always been fascinated by miniature art and for years has had a yen to try and embroider smaller pieces, there is something so endearing about little paintings with all the detail and form of a larger piece, not to mention the fact that they are much quicker to stitch! When Trish sat down to consider ideas for this book, she wanted not only something that provided a good choice, with lots of projects, but also to ensure that each project was worthy of stitching. The designs needed to be fresh and appealing, to depict the pretty, romantic illustrations typical of the Victorian and post-Victorian eras. Teaching embroidery has helped Trish to understand the need for clarity in both the technique and project instructions, so instructions on everything about long and short stitch and how to adapt it to fit different situations and projects have been provided. Each project is accompanied by a detailed thread diagram which shows exactly which colour should be used and where. The small size of the designs allows for great flexibility in their final use - such as group framing, making up into cushions, book covers, quilt squares, needle cases, box lids, tote bags, pockets on clothing and so on. Following the portraits, birds and flowers, a section with much smaller Victorian pansies and buds, again with thread diagrams has been added.

Solveig Larsson's knitted mittens : over 40 wearable patterns inspired by the landscape, legends, and lasting traditions of northern Sweden

March 20, 2015
Larsson, Solveig.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square Pub, 2015.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Step-by-step instructions for one basic mitten pattern with charts, tips and explanations for modifying and customizing.
Originally published in Swedish as Solveigs vantar-Inspiration från norr.

Alfred Hitchcock : the man who knew too much

March 19, 2015
Wood, Michael, 1936-
129 pages ; 22 cm.

Artists and their cats

March 18, 2015
Nastasi, Alison.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2015.
112 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Dogs are people, too : a collection of cartoons to make your tail wag

March 18, 2015
Coverly, Dave, author., artist.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 2015
214 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Over the years spent creating his nationally syndicated panel Speed Bump, Reuben Award-winning cartoonist Dave Coverly has seen trends in which themes are the most popular. The perennial favorite, though, is dogs. With categories like working dogs, techie dogs, badly behaving dogs, and profiles of dogs both famous and not-so-famous, this hilarious cartoon collection is perfect for animal lovers.

Conquering chaos

March 17, 2015
Lowell, Catelynn, author.
viii, 150 pages ; 22 cm
"How did two troublemaking kids from the trailer park make it through the storm of family dysfunction, teen pregnancy, and adoption without letting go of each other? What gave them the strength to conquer the chaos of their lives and go on to become people their children could be proud of? And what really happened when the [16 and pregnant and Teen mom] cameras weren't there?"

Cosplay world

March 17, 2015
Ashcraft, Brian, author.
207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

The Battle of Versailles : the night American fashion stumbled into the spotlight and made history

March 17, 2015
Givhan, Robin, author.
New York, N.Y. : Flatiron Books, 2015.
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
In the wings -- French rules -- Copycats and salami -- Four gentlemen and a powerhouse -- Cities in flames -- Apostasy -- Disco balls and divas -- Stephen Burrows's world -- Insecurity and egos -- Muses, marijuana, and mayhem -- Waiting -- One night at Versailles -- Success stories and cautionary tales -- In our own way.
"Conceived as a fundraiser for the restoration of King Louis XIV's palace, the world's elite gathered in Versailles' grand theater to view a fashion extravaganza of the best that French and American designers had to offer, while being entertained by Liza Minnelli and Josephine Baker. What they saw would forever alter the history of fashion. At the Battle of Versailles five Americans-- Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Anne Klein, Halston, and Stephen Burrows-- faced off against the five French designers considered the best in the world-- Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, and Marc Bohan of Christian Dior. Against all odds, the American energy and the domination by their fearless models (ten of whom, in a ground-breaking move, were African-American) sent the audience reeling. By the end of the evening, the Americans had transformed their place on the world stage and sowed the seeds for changing the way race, gender, sexuality, and economics would be treated in fashion for decades to come. The in-fighting between ego-inflated designers, the unforeseen obstacles in staging the show on a shoestring, the triumphant win, the vastly different fates of the designers post-show--Robin Givhan's meticulous research brings the event alive and places it firmly in the history of fashion, offering an intimate examination of a single moment that teaches us how the culture of fashion as we now know it came to be"-- Provided by publisher.

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