New Arrivals · Art

August 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Spoonflower handbook : a DIY guide to designing fabric, wallpaper, & gift wrap

August 28, 2015
Fraser, Stephen, author.
207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
"A Melanie Falick book."
"With The Spoonflower handbook, anyone with a computer, an internet connection, and an idea can design fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap!"--Back cover.

The mood guide to fabric and fashion : the essential guide from the world's most famous fabric store

August 28, 2015
184 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
"A Melanie Falick Book"

Do it yourself : 50 projects by designers and artists

August 27, 2015
Bärnthaler, Thomas, author.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Do It Yourself collects 50 simple, beautiful projects by the world's best designers and artists. From lamps and tables to toys and chairs, all items can be constructed using basic tools and everyday items, making designer classics from the everyday. Each project is illustrated with full color photographs of the finished piece and all tools and materials required to make it, in addition to hand-drawn illustrations for the step-by-step instructions. Text for each object describes the design concept and gives a bio for the designer plus the price of materials and time to complete." --

European stamp issues of the second world war : images of triumph, deceit and despair

August 26, 2015
Parker, David (Historian), author.
Stround, Gloucestershire : The History Press ; 2015.
256 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Introduction -- Germany: the Third Reich 1933-45 -- Finland -- Bohemia-Moravia -- Slovakia -- Poland -- Denmark -- Norway -- The Netherlands -- Luxembourg -- Belgium -- France and the Channel Islands -- Italy -- Albania -- Yugoslavia -- Greece -- The Soviet Union -- The Baltic States -- Hungary -- Romania -- Bulgaria -- Conclusion.
"Today, European nations still use stamps to commemorate aspects of a nation's culture, history and achievements. During the Second World War, however, stamps were considered far more important in conveying political and ideological messages about their country's change in fortunes- whether it was as triumphant occupier, willing or unwilling ally, or oppressed victim. Some issues and overprints contained obvious messages, but many others were skilfully designed and subtle in their intentions. Stamps and their accompanying postmarks offer an absorbing and surprisingly detailed insight into the hopes and fears of nations at this tumultuous time..."--Jacket.

The art of sumi-e : beautiful ink painting using Japanese brushwork

August 26, 2015
Okamoto, Naomi, 1951- author, artist.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2015.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Original German edition published as Sumi-e japanische Tuschmalerei by Michael Fischer GmbH, 2013.
Introduction -- The essence of Japanese ink painting -- Painting materials and additional aids -- Working with the ink and brush -- Practising painting techniques from originals -- Themes exercises -- Colour in Japanese ink painting -- Painting flowers and animals in colour -- Coloured landscape painting -- The white space in painting -- Appendix.
In this beautiful book, Naomi Okamoto passes on her experience and knowledge of Sumi-e -- traditional Japanese ink painting that uses only ink, white space and simple brushstrokes to capture the essence of an object, person, animal or scene. With her deep understanding of both the technical and spiritual aspects of this ancient art, she guides the reader expertly through the materials required and the techniques involved, successfully conveying as she does so the cultural and historical background to this exquisite art form. There are numerous ink paintings and simple exercises throughout, making this book ideal for anyone wishing to acquire the skills associated with Sumi-e, as well as an understanding of the philosophy behind it.

How to draw manga boys in simple steps

August 26, 2015
Li, Yishan, author.
Turnbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2015.
32 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
28 different characters, poses and expressions that offer a dynamic selection of Manga-style male figures. Drawing boys is a very popular subject within the manga genre and this book is perfect for anyone seeking to learn the basics of creating these delightful characters.

Mythology : the DC Comics art of Alex Ross

August 26, 2015
Ross, Alex, 1970-
New York : Pantheon Books, ©2005.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Focus is on comic artist Alex Ross and a celebration of the best Ross-illustrated DC Comics heroes and heroines (Superman, Captain Marvel, Batman, Wonder Woman, and others) with some of their best action pages, behind-the-scenes sketches, and commentary.

Christmas with Southern living.

August 25, 2015
Birmingham, Ala. : Oxmoor House,
v. : col. ill. ; 25-29 cm.

Blenko cool 50s & 60s glass

August 25, 2015
Piña, Leslie A., 1947-
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., ©2005.
205 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
"With price guide"--Cover.

Photos for Mac and iOS

August 25, 2015
Snider, Lesa, author.
Beijing : O'Reilly, 2015.
xxiii, 312 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with photos -- Importing pictures and videos -- Viewing and organizing your images -- Finding pictures -- Slideshows and movies -- Printing your photos -- Sharing and exporting -- Creating custom books, calendars, and cards -- Managing your library.

Becoming Maria : love and chaos in the South Bronx

August 25, 2015
Manzano, Sonia.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
262 pages : illustrations (black & white) ; 22 cm
"Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled. This is Sonia's own story rendered with an unforgettable narrative power. When readers meet young Sonia, she is a child living amidst the squalor of a boisterous home that is filled with noisy relatives and nosy neighbors. Each day she is glued to the TV screen that blots out the painful realities of her existence and also illuminates the possibilities that lie ahead. But--click!--when the TV goes off, Sonia is taken back to real-life--the cramped, colorful world of her neighborhood and an alcoholic father. But it is Sonia's dream of becoming an actress that keeps her afloat among the turbulence of her life and times. Spiced with culture, heartache, and humor, this memoir paints a lasting portrait of a girl's resilience as she grows up to become an inspiration to millions"-- Provided by publisher.

Country Living. American style : decorate, create, celebrate.

August 25, 2015
176 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
What is American style? -- Practical inspiration from coast to coast -- All-American furnishings -- The United States of color -- New-world textures and textiles -- Celebrating our country's favorite holidays.
"Country Living shows how homeowners from coast to coast have captures all-American design in every room. Classic yet, casual, beautiful yet effortless, American style is a timeless look you can create wherever you live. Filled with spectacular photos, this stunning book reveals the secrets to bringing the look home, from furnishings and colors to fabrics and surfaces. Here are iconic favorites and great American-made products, including love-forever wing chairs, vintage watering cans, gorgeous wallpapers and more. You'll discover inspiration for every room!,"--page [4] of cover.

The face that changed it all

August 25, 2015
Johnson, Beverly, 1952-
New York : Atria Books, [2015]
ix, 244, pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Who's that girl? -- Smile -- Girl on fire -- New York, New York -- The goal -- Friends and foes -- Naomi -- "Sex, drugs, and rock and roll" -- "Darling, you should always wear red!" -- The distinguished gentleman -- What's love got to do with it? -- If it isn't love? -- The other shoe drops -- Bob Marley, the Devil, and me -- Doing bad all by myself -- Mr .Cosby -- Iron Mike and real Fresh Prince of Bel-Air -- Victory is mine!
In her revelatory and redemptive memoir, Beverly Johnson, the first African American supermodel to grace the cover of Vogue, recounts her career in her own passionate and deeply honest voice. She chronicles her childhood as a studious, and sometimes bullied, bookworm during the sixties. She left college to pursue modeling and a successful three-decade career followed. Amid glamorous tales of the hard partying of the 1970s and Hollywood during the eighties, she details her many encounters and friendships with the likes of Jackie Kennedy, Halston, Calvin Klein, Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Eddie Murphy, Jack Nicholson, Keith Richards, and Warren Beatty. But she also reveals the demons she wrestled with--her struggles with racism, drug addiction, and an abusive marriage followed by divorce proceedings which tested her fortitude and sanity. She shares for the first time intimate details surrounding her love affair with the late tennis icon Arthur Ashe, and pays homage to her mentor, the late Naomi Sims, while lifting the veil off the complicated and often tense relationships among models. Familiar names from the catwalk, such as Pat Cleveland and Iman, illustrate how each had to fight not just the system, but each other, in order to survive. More than five hundred magazine covers later, Johnson is now a successful businesswoman, actress, women's advocate, and philanthropist. This no-holds-barred look at the lives of the rich, fabulous, and famous is also a story of failure and success in the upper echelons of the fashion world, and how Beverly Johnson emerged from her struggles smarter, happier, and stronger than ever.--Adapted from book jacket.

750 knitting stitches : the ultimate knit stitch bible

August 24, 2015
Knight, Erika.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2015]
287 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Keep it simple : a guide to a happy, relaxed home

August 24, 2015
Bartlett, Atlanta, author.
London ; New York : Ryland Peters & Small, 2015.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Atlanta Bartlett and David Coote present a practical and inspirational guide to creating a happy and relaxed home that works perfectly for everyone who lives in it. They start at the very beginning, explaining the key elements at the heart of their own unique decorating philosophy, which appreciates good, honest design, values quality not quantity and advocates rediscovering the simple pleasures of life. They then focus on design essentials such as working with existing architecture and choosing color, furniture, fabrics, accessories and details.

When art meets design

August 24, 2015
Slonem, Hunt.
New York : Assouline, c2014.
299 pages : colored illustrations ; 34 cm
"When Art Meets Design offers an exciting view into artist Hunt Slonem's fantastically decorated and meticulously restored homes such as his two Southern mansions in Louisiana, named Albania and Lakeside. Pairing vintage furniture with contemporary art, including pieces by Alex Katz and Andy Warhol, Slonem creates spectacular spaces. Vivid and expansive interior photography reveals how the artist combines antiques and artworks, offering an exciting view into his unique world"--Publisher's website.

The monkey on my back : a memoir : breaking a generational curse

August 24, 2015
Morgan, Debbi, 1956- author.
New York : Infinite Words, 2015.
418 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
A deeply personal memoir spanning three generations of women, this is the intimate autobiography of Emmy Award winning actress Debbi Morgan, best known as Angie Hubbard on the long-running soap opera All My Children.

The big book of scrappy quilts : crib-size to king-size.

August 24, 2015
Bothell, WA : That Patchwork Place, [2015]
288 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Bonkers : my life in laughs

August 24, 2015
Saunders, Jennifer, author.
291 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color) ; 20 cm.
Includes index.
First published: London: Viking, 2013.
A young Dawn French, bluffing her way to each BBC series, shooting Lulu, trading wild faxes with Joanna Lumley, touring India with Ruby Wax and Goldie Hawn. There's cancer, too, when she becomes 'Brave Jen'. But her biggest battle is with the bane of her life: the Laws of Procrastination.

Dog years : faithful friends, then & now

August 24, 2015
Jones, Amanda (Photographer), photographer.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [2015].
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 25 cm
Dog Years is a heartwarming look at the lives and stories of 30 dogs. By presenting portraits of each dog as a puppy and again as an older dog, photographer Amanda Jones reveals the unique spark of personality that lasts a lifetime. These beautiful images of breeds ranging from golden retrievers and Great Danes to pugs and French bulldogs are accompanied by reflections from loved ones on the lives they share with their furry companions. The result is a celebration of each dog and a tribute to the relationships we share with our four-legged friends.

American Homestead Christmas : 21 felt & fabric projects for homemade holidays

August 24, 2015
Murphy, Ellen, 1960-
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., 2015.
79 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.

Adorable felted animals : 30 easy & incredibly lifelike needle felted pals.

August 24, 2015
80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Originally published: Japan : Gakken, 2010.
"Gakken handmade series"--Cover.
"Shows you how you can create more than 30 endearing dogs, cats, birds and other animals using a little wool roving, a felting needle and a few simple techniques. Starting with basic shapes you roll in your hands, you can sculpt the most lifelike minature animals...A full lesson takes you through one of the projects from beginning to end, covering all the basics to ensure that you have all the skills you need to make any critter you want."--Inside flap.

The experience of modern sculpture : a guide to enjoying works of the past 100 years

August 18, 2015
Palmedo, Philip F., author.
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, [2015]
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm

Macramé fashion accessories & jewelry

August 18, 2015
Hooghe, Sylvie.
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, 2015.
78 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Management of art galleries

August 18, 2015
Resch, Magnus, author.
Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, c2014.
151 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Management, don't be afraid -- Number crunching -- My research approach -- A new business model -- Conclusion.
"What makes an art gallery successful? How do galleries get their marketing right? Which customer group is the most attractive? In a unique research undertaking, Magnus Resch carefully analyzes the inner life of art galleries. Examples and case studies from leading galleries around the world give an insight into the art scene. The author's broad experience as a former gallery owner and founder of the world's leading art collector database Larry's List, together with his PhD on the art market, lend the volume persuasive power and authenticity."--Provided by publisher.

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