New Arrivals · Art

October 21, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Around the way girl : a memoir

October 20, 2016
Henson, Taraji P., author.
vii, 243 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Fearless -- Authentic -- Drama -- Hustler -- My one and only love story -- Single mother -- Going to Hollywood -- Raising a black boy -- Breathing life into art -- Building characters -- On Being a black woman in Hollywood -- My squad -- Grown woman.
Henson writes of her family, the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth. Here she also opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but which she saw as a gift. With humor and candor, Henson shows us that behind the red carpet moments, she is just a girl in pursuit of her dreams.

Mary Astor's Purple diary : the great American sex scandal of 1936

October 20, 2016
Sorel, Edward, 1929- author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Company, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
167 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
In 1936 newspapers were ablaze with a scandalous child custody trial taking place in Hollywood and starring the actress Mary Astor; the story pushed Hitler and Franco off the front pages. George S. Kaufman, then the most successful playwright on Broadway and a married man to boot, had been Astor's lover. The scandal revolved around Mary&#x;s diary, which her ex-husband, Dr. Franklyn Thorpe, had found when they were still together. Mary, he claimed, had not only kept a tally of all her extramarital affairs but graded them-- and he already alerted the press in order to obtain a divorce and get custody of their daughter. Sorel provides all the juicy details of this particular slice of Hollywood Babylon, including Mary's life as a child star, and her teenage love affair with the much older John Barrymore.

North of crazy : a memoir

October 20, 2016
Neltje, 1934- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
274 pages ; 25 cm
Plantation Living -- Barberries at Oyster Bay -- Winter at Bonny Hall -- Sealed Door -- Living Apart -- Going Home -- It's Over -- The Tipping Scale -- My God, What Have I Done? -- From This Day Forward -- Travel Makes Perfect -- Oh My, Motherhood -- A Wallaroo in Revenge -- Stretched to Breaking -- Seam Split -- Moving On -- Ranch with a View -- Why Don't I Learn to Keep My Mouth Shut? -- Discovering What I Don't Know -- Falling in Love, Picking Up the Pieces -- Anger to Action -- Cancer Once More -- Liquidity Matters -- Anger, Art, and a Family of Friends.
Imagine a world of Gatsby-esque glamor, opulence, and cultural prestige, of exclusive parties and elegant dinners, of literary luminaries including Somerset Maugham, Daphne du Maurier, Irving Stone, and Theodore Roethke, of Manhattan townhouses and country estates. This is a world where children are raised by nannies, tutors, chauffeurs, gardeners, butlers, maids, and assorted staff, sent off to private schools--and largely ignored by their parents. Publishing magnate Nelson Doubleday's daughter, Neltje, was raised to assume her place as a society matron. But beneath a seemingly idyllic childhood, darker currents ran: a colorful but alcoholic father whose absences left holes, a mother incapable of love, a family divided by money and power struggles, and a secret that drove the young woman into emotional isolation. North of Crazy is her story--written with the same fierce passion, wit, and emotion that drove her off the conventional path to reconstruct her life from base zero. She became an artist, cattle rancher, and entrepreneur.

Selena Gomez

October 18, 2016
Morreale, Marie, author.
New York : Children's Press, An Imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2016]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Meet Selena! -- The beginning -- Superstar -- Q & A -- Bits & pieces -- What's next.
The life and career of Selena Gomez.

Junk Gypsy : designing a life at the crossroads of wonder & wander

October 18, 2016
Sikes, Amie, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2016.
227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Ballad of the Junk Gypsies -- Junkology -- If you build it -- Grit happens -- Magic in a tin can -- Round Top, Texas -- Junk-o-Rama Prom -- If Willie Nelson and Janis Joplin had a love child -- So God made a farmhouse -- Home sweet Gypsy home.
In their first book, the Junk Gypsies--sisters and stars of the popular Texas-born brand and HGTV show--combine big dreams, stories of roadside treasures found, and down-home design projects inspired by epic makeovers for friends like Miranda Lambert, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Sadie Robertson. Amie and Jolie Sikes, the Thelma and Louise of the design world, are the Junk Gypsies: a family with an addiction to flea markets, wanderlust, and Americana inspired design. In their world, cowgirls are heroes, road trips last forever, and junk is treasured. Beginning with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart and soul, the sisters travelled the back roads of America like gypsies, collecting roadside trinkets and tattered treasures while meeting kindred spirits and lively characters along the way. With a mix of hippie, rock n&#x; roll, southern charm, and big dreams, these small-town Texas girls became restless wanderers and owners and operators of their dream business and bohemian brand, Junk Gypsy. Filled with stories from their unique journey as well as DIY projects and bohemian inspired designs, Junk Gypsy is a tribute to all the rowdy gypsies, crafty junkers, free-spirited romantics, and true-blue rebels who have ever dared to dream big,"

Simply styling : fresh & easy ways to personalize your home

October 18, 2016
Grove, Kirsten, author.
New York : Sterling, [2016]
xxii, 199 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Living room -- Dining room -- Kitchen -- Bathroom -- Bedroom -- Entryway -- Kid's room -- Style with what you have -- Style with what you found on your journey.

150 best of the best house ideas

October 17, 2016
Zamora Mola, Francesc, author.
479 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 20 cm
Brandywine House -- Three Trees House -- Alphington House -- Field House -- Holleb Residence -- Rock River House -- Emeral Star -- U-House -- Hopetoun Road Residence -- HO Residence -- State Street Townhouse -- JK Home -- Glebe Residence -- Link House -- Showhouse -- Victorian House Remodel -- Moore Park Residence -- House 3 -- Veranda House -- East Van House -- Alexandria Courtyard House -- Tresarca -- Brown Residence -- bm Modular One -- Fray León House -- T House -- Kübler House -- Retrospect Vineyards -- Shoshone Residence -- John Dodge Residence -- Port Ludlow Residence -- Russet Residence -- House of Shifting Sands -- Vidalakis Residence -- 4 Springs Lane -- Red Rock House -- Invermay House -- Brillhart House -- A Home In the Woods.
"Inside, you'll discover contemporary houses that draw on various influences, from the cottage aesthetic to minimalist designs, from modern to geometric constructions. Whether you're looking to purchase a new home or renovate your current house, this in-depth visual resource offers an extensive showcase of houses designed by renowned architects and provides a wealth of ideas on how to maximize the potential of any home."--Jacket flap.

You can't touch my hair : and other things I still have to explain

October 17, 2016
Robinson, Phoebe, author.
New York : Plume, [2016]
xxxii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Introduction -- From Little Rock Nine to nappy hair, don't care in eighteen & half-ish years -- A brief history of black hair in film, TV, music, & media -- My nine favorite not-so-guilty pleasures -- Welcome to being black -- Dear future female president: my list of demands -- How to avoid being the black friend -- Uppity -- Casting calls for people of color that were not written by people of color -- The angry black woman myth -- People, places, & things that need to do better -- Letters to Olivia.
Being a Black woman in American means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities. Robinson uses her trademark wit to explore examine our cultural climate and skewer our biases with humor and heart.

The creative home : inspiring ideas for beautiful living

October 14, 2016
James, Geraldine, author.
London ; New York : Cico Books, 2016.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Cook & eat -- Relax & socialize -- Work & create -- Sleep & bathe -- Store & display.

Frank Lloyd Wright and San Francisco

October 14, 2016
Turner, Paul Venable, author.
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2016]
vi, 216 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 28 cm

The birth of a nation : Nat Turner and the making of a movement

October 14, 2016
New York : 37 Ink/Atria Books, 2016.
183 pages : illustrations, chiefly color ; 22 cm
The birth of a movement. My journey with Nat Turner / by Nate Parker -- A history of resistance. The unbroken chain of enslaved African resistance and rebellion / by Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Daina Ramey Berry -- An illustrated time line of anti-slavery revolts / by Ruramai Musekiwa -- An illustrated time line of the life of Nat Turner / by Ruramai Musekiwa -- Further exploring the narrative. Slavery and (in)justice during the Nat Turner Rebellion : history and legacy of the "rule of law" in America / by Alfred L. Brophy -- Nat Turner at the crossroads : African iconography and cosmologies in The birth of a nation / by Kelley Fanto Deetz -- The film. The crew reflects / edited by Dominic Patten -- Commentary by the cast / edited by Briana Rodriguez -- Principal photography -- Nat Turner matters. Why Nat Turner matters : the importance of history in contemporary consciousness / by Brian Favors, MEd and Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq.
"This official tie-in to the highly acclaimed film, The Birth of a Nation, surveys the history and legacy of Nat Turner, the leader of one of the most renowned slave rebellions on American soil, while also exploring Turner's relevance to contemporary dialogues on race relations. Beautifully illustrated with stills from the movie and original illustrations, the book also features an essay by writer/director, Nate Parker, contributions by members of the cast and crew, and commentary by educator Brian Favors and historians Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Daina Ramey Berry who place Nat Turner and the rebellion he led into historical context."-- Provided by publisher.

Make your own ideabook : create handmade art journals and bound keepsakes to store inspiration and memories

October 14, 2016
Nerjordet, Arne, 1963- author.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square, 2016.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contains 1 folded sheet of page ideas.
Material and tools -- Making and binding your ideabook -- Using an ideabook : decoration and inspiration.
"A keepsake; a treasure trove; a work of art; a source of inspiration; a method of organization; a peek inside the chaos and creativity of our own minds. An ideabook can be any one of these, or all of them, or something else entirely: a collection of memories, a way to store recipes or patterns, a genealogical journal, a planner for a wedding or renovation or garden ... With Arne and Carlo's ... handcrafting genius to guide you, teach you how you can make and enjoy your own ideabooks--to celebrate, remember, or reach out for all that lies ahead"

New Deal photography : USA 1935-1943

October 14, 2016
605 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Introduction -- The Northeast -- The Midwest -- The West -- The South -- Appendix: the photographers.
This book records the full reach of the Farm Security Administration program from 1935 to 1943, honoring its vigor and commitment across subjects, states, and stylistic preferences. The photographs are arranged into four broad regional sections but otherwise allowed to speak for themselves--to provide individual impressions as much as they cumulatively build an indelible survey of a nation. Through color and black-and-white images, we meet convicts, cotton workers, kids on the street, and relocated workers on the road. We see subjects victim to the elements of nature and the timeless rituals of human life, as much as to the vagaries of the global economic market. We meet Dorothea Lange's iconic Migrant Mother, weather-beaten and worn, with two children leaning on her shoulders.

Art since 1900 : modernism, antimodernism, postmodernism

October 14, 2016
New York : Thames & Hudson, [2016]
2 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
First published in 2004 in the United States of America by Thames & Hudson Inc.
v. 1. 1900-1944 -- v. 2. 1945 to the present.
"Acclaimed as the definitive work on the subject, Art Since 1900 is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of art in the modern age."--Page [4] of cover.

A revolution in color : the world of John Singleton Copley

October 13, 2016
Kamensky, Jane, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
526 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The provincial eye -- A dazzling of scarlet -- The imperial eye -- A son of British liberty -- The marriage plot -- The tyranny of liberty -- Luxury in seeing -- The American war -- Waging peace -- Daughters and sons -- Betsy Copley's smile.
In this life of painter John Singleton Copley, award-winning Harvard historian Jane Kamensky masterfully untangles the web of principles and interests that shaped the age of America's revolution. Copley's prodigious talent earned him the patronage of Boston's patriot leaders, including Samuel Adams and Paul Revere. But the artist did not share their politics, and painting portraits failed to satisfy his lofty artistic goals. An ambitious British subject who lamented America's provincialism, Copley looked longingly across the Atlantic. When resistance escalated into all-out war, Copley was in London. The magisterial canvases he created there made him one of the towering figures of the British art scene: a painter of America's revolution as Britain's American War. Kamensky's gripping history brings Copley's world alive and explores the fraught relationships between liberty and slavery, family duty and personal ambition, legacy and posterity-tensions that characterized the era of the American Revolution and that beset us still.

Bead-making lab : 52 explorations for crafting beads from polymer clay, plastic, paper, stone, wood, fiber, and wire

October 13, 2016
Powers, Heather, author.
Beverly, Massachusetts : Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc., 2016.
144 pages ; 22 cm.
Clay -- Paper and cork -- Plastics -- Backyard -- Fiber and textiles -- Wire.
Bead-Making Lab is organized by material, and single-spread lab tutorials for each bead design make the book simple to use. The tutorials are brief, accomplishable, and rewarding. Choose from traditional materials like paper mache and polymer clay, or opt for new materials such as resins and shrink plastic. With how-tos including molding, carving, painting, gluing, drilling beach glass and pebbles, and creating fiber-art beads with felting and embroidery, you'll have a year of unique projects ahead of you. Bead-Making Lab also offers ideas on how to turn your beads into jewelry and gives you a sneak peek at some contemporary bead artisans' best work.

Scott standard postage stamp catalogue.

October 12, 2016
New York : Scott Stamp and Coin Co. Ltd.,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 24-28 cm.
Imprint varies: 1939- New York : Scott Publications, Inc. ; 1973-<2017>- Sidney, Ohio : Scott Publishing Co.
"The encyclopedia of philately."

The Kovels' antiques & collectibles price list.

October 12, 2016
New York : Crown Publishers.
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 21-26 cm.
Publisher varies: <2015-2017> Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.
Editors: 1982/83)-2011, Ralph M. and Terry H. Kovel ; 2012-<2015> Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel.

Photographing national parks : a guide for scouting and shooting America's most cherished lands

October 12, 2016
Nicholson, Chris, author.
xxi, 198, [11] pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

Connect with nature : projects to grow, gather, make and do

October 11, 2016
Carlile, Anna, 1977- author.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Connect with Nature is full of projects and activities for making, doing, growing and cooking, enticing you to slow down, simplify and spend quality time with your friends, family, and of course, yourself... Throw open the doors and connect with nature every day!"--Page 4 of cover.

Rebecca Ringquist's embroidery workshops : a bend-the-rules primer

October 11, 2016
Ringquist, Rebecca.
156 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"STC craft / a Melanie Falick book."
A modern approach to stitching, layering, tracing, and drawing with thread from an authority on embroidery arts.

Star Trek : the art of Juan Ortiz

October 11, 2016
Ortiz, Juan (Juan M.)
London : Titan Books, 2013.
112 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 37 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Season one -- Season two -- Season three -- index and commentary.
Unique retro designs depicting classic episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series, captivating not only Trek fans but lovers of all sci-fi!

The lost work of Will Eisner : the earliest comics of the legendary cartoonist

October 11, 2016
Eisner, Will, author, artist.
Philadelphia, PA : Locust Moon Press, 2016.
71 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 18 x 29 cm
"From the collection of Joseph M. Getsinger"--Cover.

Standard catalog of United States paper money.

October 10, 2016
Iola, WI : Krause Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

Crazy quilts : a beginner's guide

October 10, 2016
Pillsbury, Betty Fikes, 1962- author.
Athens : Ohio University Press, [2016]
vii, 181 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Historical background -- Personal experience -- Beginning your crazy quilt -- Stem stitch & variations -- Blanket stitch & variations -- Herringbone stitch & variations -- Cretan stitch & variations -- Chevron stitch & variations -- Combination stitches -- Featherstitch & variations -- Chain stitch & variations -- French knots -- Beads -- Fabulous flowers.

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