New Arrivals · Art

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

Pokémon adventures.

April 27, 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.

Ultimate Star Wars

April 27, 2015
Barr, Patricia, author.
319 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"Characters, creatures, locations, technology, vehicles"--Cover.
Characters and creatures -- Locations -- Technology -- Vehicles.
Become an expert on the Star Wars galaxy! This book is an in-depth visual feast exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. This is a beautifully illustrated guide that is structured chronologically and packed full of information about key characters and storylines from the Star Wars movie saga, The Clone Wars, and Rebels. Ultimate Star Wars will get new and old fans caught up and knowledgeable on all things Star Wars.

Whatever... love is love : questioning the labels we give ourselves

April 27, 2015
Bello, Maria, 1967- author.
New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2015]
221 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
The acclaimed actress and dedicated activist shares her personal journey of discovery, and destroys outdated ideas about partnership, love and family that will resonate with anyone in an unconventional life situation.Actress and activist Maria Bello made waves with her essay, Coming Out as a Modern Family, in the New York Times popular Modern Love column, in which she recalled telling her son that she had fallen in love with her best friend, a woman--and her relief at his easy and immediate acceptance with the phrase Whatever Mom, love is love. She made a compelling argument about the fluidity of partnerships, and how families today come in a myriad of designs.In her first book, Bello broadens her insights as she examines the idea of partnership in every woman's life, and her own. She examines the myths that so many of us believe about partnership--that the partnership begins when the sex begins, that partnerships are static, that you have to love yourself before you can be loved, and turns them on their heads. Bello explores how many different relationships--romantic, platonic, spiritual, familial, educational--helped define her life. She encourages women to realize that the only labels we have are the ones we put on ourselves, and the best, happiest partnerships are the ones that make your life better, even if they don't fit the mold of typical. Throughout this powerful and engaging read, Bello shares intimate stories and lessons on how she has come to discover her happiest self, accept who she is, and live honestly and freely, and tells the stories of those who came to her after her Times' columns, grateful that someone gave voice to their life choices.Love is Love is not a memoir about an actress. It is a frank, raw, and honest book about the way every woman questions the roles she plays in love, work, and life, filled with wisdom, questions, and insights relevant to us all.

Beach house happy : the joy of living by the water

April 27, 2015
Van der Meer, Antonia, author.
[New York] : Oxmoor House, [2015]
223 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"Coastal living"--Cover.
"Beach people are not only 'house proud,' but they are irrevocably 'house happy.' With a unique attachment to their homes, coastal dwellers and their homes exude a certain warmth and beauty found nowhere else. [This book] reveals six routes to the happiness found in beach houses, exposing how the walls and windows, doors and floors, decor and architecture combine to create an atmosphere in which we can breathe easier and be our best selves"

The new Bohemians : cool & collected homes

April 27, 2015
Blakeney, Justina, author.
New York : Abrams, 2015.
304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm

Monologue : what makes America laugh before bed

April 24, 2015
Macks, Jon.
New York : Blue Rider Press, 2015.
226 pages ; 22 cm
"Ever since Johnny Carson first popularized the late-night talk show in 1962 with The Tonight Show, the eleven p.m. to two a.m. comedy time slot on network television has remained an indelible part of our national culture. More than six popular late-night shows air every night of the week, and with recent major shake-ups in the industry, late-night television has never been more relevant to our public consciousness than it is today. Jon Macks, a veteran writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, takes us behind the scenes of this world for an in-depth, colorful look at what really makes these hosts the arbiters of public opinion. From the opening monologue--what's funny, what's dangerous, what's untouchable--to the best vs. worst guests, Macks covers the landscape of late-night comedy and punctuates the narrative with hysterical personal anecdotes, shining the spotlight on some of the very best late night jokes, and drawing from more than half a million of his own jokes written over the span of twenty years. With an insider's expertise and a laugh-out-loud voice, Macks explains how late-night TV redefines the news and events of any given day, reshapes public opinion, and even creates our national zeitgeist"-- Provided by publisher.

Smart school house crafts for kids

April 24, 2015
Dixon, Kelly, 1983- author.
vii, 87 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Educational crafts that include step-by-step instructions for preschool and elementary-aged children.

The Sound of music FAQ : all that's left to know about Maria, the Von Trapps, and our favorite things

April 24, 2015
Monush, Barry.
xvii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A comprehensive, encyclopedia-like reference to the worlds most popular movie musical. Rather than focusing on the often-told stories of this classic movie, this book looks at the 1965 Oscar-winner in relation to its source, including the true von Trapp family story and the Broadway musical from which it was derived.

Shirley, I jest! : a storied life

April 24, 2015
Williams, Cindy, 1947 August 22-
Lanham : Taylor Trade Pub., 2015.
x, 166 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Ed Begley, Jr -- Valley Texas gal -- Love, peace and happiness -- Back to the valley -- High hopes -- Some enchanted evening -- Raw talent -- The big show -- The mirthful mouse -- The adventures of Laverne and Shirley -- Outtakes -- Epilogue.
The star of Laverne & Shirley tells stories of her struggles as a child growing up with meager means and dreaming of becoming an actress. She also shares many misadventures and amusing anecdotes about some of the most famous actors in Hollywood.

In the company of legends

April 23, 2015
Kramer, Joan, author.
408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Includes appendix with productions referenced (page 397).
"Starting with their award winning profiles of Fred Astaire in 1980, Joan Kramer and David Heeley documented the lives and careers of many Hollywood legends, establishing a reputation for finding the unfindable, persuading the reluctant, and maintaining unique relationships long after the end credits rolled. These were recognized as high-quality, definitive film portraits, which revitalized the genre and made it a mainstay of television programming. This is their insiders' view of the famous and the powerful: Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra, Lew Wasserman, Ronald Reagan, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Jane Fonda, Richard Dreyfuss, Audrey Hepburn, and Bette Davis, among others. Kramer and Heeley's behind the scenes stories of the productions and the personalities involved are amusing, sometimes moving, often revealing, and have never been told before"--Page [2] of book jacket.

Listening to stone : the art and life of Isamu Noguchi

April 23, 2015
Herrera, Hayden, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
viii, 575 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Parents -- Dear Baby -- Tokyo -- Chigasaki -- St. Joseph College -- Interlaken -- La Porte -- I became a sculptor -- I will rival the immortals -- Out from the shadow of a big tree -- Head buster -- To find nature's reasons -- A close embrace of the Earth -- Lonely traveler, social lion -- Toward a sculpture of space -- Art with a social purpose -- Mexico -- New York, 1936-39 -- California -- Poston -- MacDougal Alley -- Letters to Ann -- Noguchi and Martha Graham, passionate collaborators -- The rock and the space between -- Tara -- 1946-48 -- Impasse -- Bollingen travels -- Harbinger pigeon -- Shinbanraisha -- Mitsukoshi exhibition -- Yoshiko Yamaguchi -- Kita Kamakura -- My solace has always been sculpture -- UNESCO : a somewhat Japanese garden -- Changed visions -- Priscilla -- Working with Noguchi -- Levitating rocks, wings of prayer -- Toward an autobiography -- A primer of shapes and functions -- The wheat itself -- "Red cube, black sun" -- The stone circle -- "To intrude on nature's way" -- A place for people to go -- Imaginary landscapes -- "California scenario" -- Bayfront Park -- All things worthwhile must end as gifts -- Kyoko -- No beginnings, no endings.
"From the author of Arshile Gorky, a major biography of the great American sculptor that redefines his legacy"-- Provided by publisher.

The Quentin Tarantino FAQ : everything left to know about the original reservoir dog

April 23, 2015
Sherman, Dale.
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2015.
xiii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The Clint Eastwood westerns

April 23, 2015
Neibaur, James L., 1958- author.
Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xiii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Early life, first films, and TV success -- A fistful of dollars -- For a few dollars more -- The good, the bad, and the ugly -- Hang 'em high -- Coogan's Bluff -- Paint your wagon -- Two mules for Sister Sara -- The beguiled -- Between the westerns (1968-1971) -- Joe Kidd -- High plains drifter -- Between the westerns (1973-1976) -- The outlaw Josey Wales -- Between the westerns (1976-1979) -- Bronco Billy -- Between the westerns (1981-1985) -- Pale rider -- Between the westerns (1986-1991) -- Unforgiven -- After the westerns.

The Elvis movies

April 23, 2015
Neibaur, James L., 1958- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xiv, 281 pages ; 24 cm
In addition to his phenomenal career as a singer, Elvis Presley was also a box office star, from his first film, Love Me Tender, to his final feature, Change of Habit, playing opposite Mary Tyler Moore as a nun. A film-by-film look at the 31 features starring the king of rock 'n roll, this definitive study provides a wealth of information about each production, including interviews with people involved with Presley, reviews, marketing strategies, box office successes and failures, and how well each film holds up over time.

Bunny Williams on garden style

April 22, 2015
Williams, Bunny, 1944- author.
New York : Stewart Tabori & Chang, 2015.
287 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Edition statement from dust jacket flap.

Spawn of Mars : and other stories

April 22, 2015
Wood, Wallace, illustrator.
Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books [2015]
xiii, 225 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 27 cm
Wallace Wood and EC science fiction are virtually synonymous. Early in his career, Wood burst onto the scene, demonstrating his mastery of breathtaking planetary vistas, horrifying aliens, and sleep, power spaceships pulsing with the power to conquer the stars. In these stories, Wood sets his sights on the details. His spacesuits feel like they actually work. His spacemen are handsome and rugged, and his spacewomen sexy and intrepid. Look inside and your find over two dozen stories, brimming with Wood’s meticulously rendered, genre defining brushwork, all with clever twist endings scripted by EC editor Al Feldstein and Wood himself.

Orson Welles's last movie : the making of The other side of the wind

April 22, 2015
Karp, Josh, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
In the summer of 1970 legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. Coincidentally it was the story of a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn't autobiographical. The Other Side of the Wind was supposed to take place during a single day, and Welles planned to shoot it in eight weeks. It took twelve years and remains unreleased and largely unseen. Orson Welles' Last Movie is a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes account of the bizarre, hilarious and remarkable making of what has been called "the greatest home movie that no one has ever seen."

Hooked rugs of the Midwest : a handcrafted history

April 22, 2015
Barile, Mary.
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2013.
141 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"The art of rug hooking, which consists of pulling dyed and cut wool fabric pieces through a backing, has typically been associated with New England, the Southand Canada. Yet rugs from the American Midwest have contributed just as much to the development of the craft and its continuing popularity. The story of hooked rugs in the Midwest is a ragbag blending of romance, folklore, myth and common sense told through the colors of barns and sky, golden wheat, farm ponds, red clay, red brick, steel, glass and fountains. In this vividly illustrated history, Mary Collins Barile shakes out the dust from the Midwestern hooked rug with the vigor its unique blend of utility and imagination deserves"-- Provided by publisher.

Audrey and Bill : a romantic biography of Audrey Hepburn & William Holden

April 22, 2015
Epstein, Edward Z.
240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
"Here for the first time is the complete, captivating story of an on-set romance that turned into a lifelong love story between silver screen legends Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. In 1954, Hepburn and Holden were America's sweethearts. Both won Oscars that year and together they filmed Sabrina, a now-iconic film that continues to inspire the worlds of film and fashion. Audrey & Bill tells the stories of both stars, from before they met to their electrifying first encounter when they began making Sabrina. The love affair that sparked on-set was relatively short-lived, but was a turning point in the lives of both stars. Audrey & Bill follows both Hepburn and Holden as their lives crisscrossed through to the end, providing an inside look at the Hollywood of the 1950s, '60s, and beyond. Through in-depth research and interviews with former friends, co-stars, and studio workers, Audrey & Bill author Edward Z. Epstein sheds new light on the stars and the fascinating times in which they lived"-- Publisher's description.

I was a child

April 22, 2015
Kaplan, Bruce Eric, author, illustrator.
New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
193 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A memoir"--Jacket.
"An illustrated memoir by New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan"-- Provided by publisher.

Shocking Paris : Soutine, Chagall and the outsiders of Montparnasse

April 22, 2015
Meisler, Stanley, author.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
La Ruche, young Soutine, and the Russian Jews -- Modi, Montparnasse, Netter, and Zbo -- Midi, landscapes in turmoil, a pastry chef, and assaults on the canvas -- Dr. Barnes, the discovery of Soutine, and the rise of the foreigners -- Marc Chagall, the great Bakst, Paris, and the October Revolution -- André Warnod, the School of Paris, and the Jews -- Artistes juifs, Rembrandt's Carcass of Beef and the daughter of Elie Faure -- The Great Depression, Pascin, the death of Zbo, and the judgments of Soutine -- Idyll, Madeleine and Marcellin and the portrait -- Charles Maurras, Léon Blum, and the resurgence of anti-Semitism -- Mademoiselle Garde, trapped aliens, and roundup in the Vélodrome -- The Fall of France, Vichy, and a death warrant -- Two American heroes, the escape of Chagall, and the fall of the School of Paris -- Marie-Berthe, hiding, and a desperate dash to Paris -- The aftermath.
For a couple of decades before World War II, a group of immigrant painters and sculptors-- including Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine and Jules Pascin-- dominated the new art scene of Montparnasse in Paris. Art critics gave them the name "the School of Paris" to set them apart from the French-born (and less talented) young artists of the period. Modigliani and Chagall eventually attained enormous worldwide popularity, but in those earlier days, most School of Paris painters looked on Soutine as their most talented contemporary.

Wild Bill Wellman : Hollywood rebel

April 22, 2015
Wellman, William A., 1937- author.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]
xi, 640 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction: Wild Bill Wellman -- The rebel -- The recruit -- The pilot -- The war hero -- The Hollywood ladder -- The directors' board -- Road to a classic -- Battlefield wings -- Consequences and achievements -- Pranks and misdemeanors -- I ain't so tough -- The neon violin -- Looking for trouble -- Passions and prizes -- The golden year -- The road to Ox-bow -- Picture patchwork -- Battleground sends a message -- Goodbye MGM, hello John Wayne -- The final straw -- The flame is flickering.
The extraordinary life of the legendary, under-celebrated Hollywood director known in his day as "Wild Bill" Wellman, whose 82 movies (six of them uncredited) ranged from adventure and gangster pictures to comedies, aviation, romances, westerns, and searing social dramas. Among his iconic pictures: the pioneering World War I epic Wings (winner of the first Academy Award for best picture), Public Enemy (the toughest gangster picture of them all), Nothing Sacred, the original A Star Is Born, Beggars of Life, The Call of the Wild, The Ox-Bow Incident, Battleground, The High and the Mighty. Wellman directed Hollywood's biggest stars for three decades, including Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, and Clint Eastwood. It was said he directed "like a general trying to break out of a beachhead." Here is a revealing, boisterous portrait of the handsome, tough-talking, hard-drinking, uncompromising maverick, whose own life story was more adventurous and more unpredictable than anything in the movies. A juvenile delinquent, professional ice-hockey player as a kid, World War I flying ace at 21, Wellman was a wing-walking stunt pilot in barnstorming air shows, recipient of the Croix de Guerre with two Gold Palm Leaves and five United States citations; a bad actor but good studio messenger at Goldwyn Pictures who worked his way up from assistant cutter. Now William Wellman, Jr., drawing on his father's unpublished letters, diaries, and unfinished memoir, gives us the first full portrait of a profoundly American spirit and visionary, a man's man who was able to put into cinematic storytelling the most subtle of feeling, a man feared, respected, and loved.--From publisher description.

The great parade : Broadway's astonishing, never-to-be-forgotten 1963-64 season

April 22, 2015
Filichia, Peter, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
ix, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

The rainman's third cure : an irregular education

April 22, 2015
Coyote, Peter, author.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2015]
272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Curls : versatile, wearable wraps to knit at any gauge

April 22, 2015
Hammersen, Hunter.
Cleveland, Ohio : Pantsville Press, 2014.
68 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Fourteen knitting patterns for shawls, cowls, and scarves to drape around the neck and shoulders.

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