New Arrivals · Art

July 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Standard catalog of world coins. 1901-2000.

July 22, 2014
Iola, Wis. : Krause Publications,
v. ; 28 cm.
Each volume covers the period beginning in 1901 ; 1980-2006 covers 1901-present ; 2007- <2015> covers 1901-2000.

Dog butts and love. And stuff like that. And cats

July 22, 2014
Benton, Jim, author, artist.
New York : Nantier Beall Minoustchine, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
A collection of wry observation of the absurdities of life to acerbic comment, to poetic musings, from cats and dogs to humans, from one size to another, one style to another.

Rev-o-loom-tion : a modern kids' guide to rocking rubber bands

July 22, 2014
Hum, Liz, author.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Become a designer with this colorful guide that gives step-by-step instructions to creating anything you can dream up on a loom. Featuring easy-to-follow, full-color photography, Rev-o-LOOM-tion includes designs for complete beginners all the way to those who know their way around a loom. This how-to book also offers tips on organizing supplies and recommendations on fun add-ons like beads and charms. It's a must-have for anyone who wants to showcase his or her originality through rubber band jewelry.

The ultimate guide to art quilt techniques : surface design, patchwork, appliqué, quilting, embellishing, finishing

July 22, 2014
Seward, Linda.
New York : Sixth&Spring Books, [2014]
256 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Accessible, beautiful, and lavishly illustrated, this ultimate guide goes step-by-step through every creative option needed to create an art quilt. From the essentials, like enlarging and transferring patterns, to surface design techniques that add texture and color, to piecing, machine stitching, applique;, finishing, and embellishing, this has it all. Galleries of stunning art quilts from around the world provide extra inspiration. More than 1,500 illustrations! "-- Provided by publisher.

Antique trader pottery & porcelain ceramics.

July 21, 2014
Iola, WI : Krause Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.

The sunflowers are mine : the story of Van Gogh's masterpiece

July 21, 2014
Bailey, Martin, 1947- author.
London : Frances Lincoln, [2013].
240 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
pt. 1. The artist's lifetime. Montmartre -- The yellow house -- Still lifes -- Encounter with Gauguin -- The painter of sunflowers -- Drama in Arles -- Triptych -- Final canvas -- pt. 2. Subsequent adventures. Seeds to Tahiti -- First buyers -- Munich -- London -- Tokyo -- Lausanne, Ashiya, Philadelphia & Amsterdam -- They are ours.

NeoPopRealism : ink & pen pattern drawing : 15 most popular art lesson plans adaptable to all grades

July 21, 2014
Russ, Nadia.
New York, NY : NeoPopRealism Press, 2013.
106 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Neowhimsies : NeoPopRealism ink drawing basics for mannequins

July 21, 2014
Russ, Nadia.
New York NY : NeoPopRealism Press, 2012.
89 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Get inspired -- Draw the eggs -- How to draw egg 1 -- How to draw egg 2 -- Draw the eggs here and now -- Draw the butterflies -- How to draw butterfly 1 -- How to draw butterfly 2 -- How to draw butterfly 3 -- Draw the butterflies here and now -- Draw the flowers -- How to draw flower 1 -- How to draw flower 2 -- How to draw flower 3 -- How to draw flower 4 -- Draw the flowers here and now -- Create your NeoWhimsies from the scratch -- Create your repetitive patterns gallery -- About NeoPopRealism creator Nadia Russ -- Conclusion.

Tiny house living : ideas for building and living well in less than 400 square feet

July 18, 2014
Mitchell, Ryan, author.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
The tiny house lifestyle -- Why choose voluntary simplicity? -- The tiny house movement -- How consumer culture impacts the movement -- The path to living tiny -- Designing a tiny life -- Designing a tiny house -- Realize your dream to live tiny.

The Wizard of Oz FAQ : all that's left to know about life according to Oz

July 18, 2014
Hogan, David J., 1953-
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, An Imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, [2014].
xix, 447 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Charlie Chaplin, director

July 18, 2014
Kornhaber, Donna, 1979- author.
Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, [2014].
xiii, 341 pages, 18 numbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I. Chaplin in context -- Chaplin at Keystone, Griffith at Biograph -- The slapstick exemption -- Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, and the classical style -- Part II. The silent era -- Chaplin's filmmaking technique -- Chaplin's filmmaking philosophy -- A masterpiece of mediation: City lights -- Part III. The sound era -- Dangerous voices: modern times and the great dictator -- Substituting speech for style: Monsieur Verdoux, Limelight, and A king in New York -- Return to form: A countess from Hong Kong -- Epilogue: the Chaplin century.

Edgar G. Ulmer : a filmmaker at the margins

July 18, 2014
Isenberg, Noah William.
xiv, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Preface -- Traces of a Viennese youth -- Toward a cinema at the margins -- Hollywood horror -- Songs of exile -- Capra of PRC -- Back in black -- Independence days -- Postscript.

Michelangelo : a life in six masterpieces

July 17, 2014
Unger, Miles.
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2014].
432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Michelangelo: the myth and the man -- Pietà -- The giant -- Creation -- The dead -- The end of time -- Basilica.
The life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces. Among the immortals-Leonardo, Rembrandt, Picasso-Michelangelo stands alone as a master of painting, sculpture, and architecture. He was not only the greatest artist in an age of giants, but a man who reinvented the practice of art itself. Throughout his long career he clashed with patrons by insisting that he had no master but his own demanding muse and promoting the novel idea that it was the artist, rather than the lord who paid for it, who was creative the force behind the work.

Go crochet! Skill builder : 30 crochet-in-a-day projects to take you from beginner to expert

July 16, 2014
Gormley, Ellen, 1972-
Cincinnati, OH : KP Craft, 2014.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Star wars rebels : the visual guide

July 16, 2014
Bray, Adam, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Lucas Books."
"Characters, weapons, vehicles, locations."

Joss Whedon : the biography

July 16, 2014
Pascale, Amy.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2014].
viii, 440 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.

Watching them be : star presence on the screen from Garbo to Balthazar

July 15, 2014
Harvey, James, 1929-
New York : Faber and Faber, Inc., an affiliate of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
xiii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Icons. Garbo ; Dietrich and Sternberg ; Bergman and Selznick ; Wayne and Ford ; Davis and Wyler ; Charles Laughton -- Realists. Robert De Niro ; Altman's Nashville ; Jackie Brown and others ; Godard's closeups -- Transcenders. Bergman and Rossellini ;Dreyer's heroines ; Balthazar.

Voice acting for dummies

July 15, 2014
Ciccarelli, Stephanie, author.
xx, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Learn to: get into character, create a demo, prepare for an audition, land your dream role"--Cover.
Introduction -- Exploring voice acting basics -- Creating your audio résumé -- Auditioning and finding work -- Setting up your voice acting business -- Establishing your home recording studio -- The part of tens.
Voice acting is a unique career, and this guide gives you expert tips and strategies on how to succeed. From finding your signature voice and creating a demo, to auditions and booking jobs, you'll learn how to improve your vocal talents and make a career out of them.

Clyde Bowden collection.

July 15, 2014
Bowden, Clyde, donor, compiler.
[Place of production not identified] : [producer not identified], [18--?-19--]
49 folding plate view books : illustrations (some color), some colored maps ; 8-24 cm
Title supplied by cataloger.
Cover titles.
[Texas], [49] Souvenir of San Antonio Texas.
A collection of 49 view books, from a variety of places, most with folding, accordian pages.

Scott standard postage stamp catalogue.

July 14, 2014
New York : Scott Stamp and Coin Co. Ltd.,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 24-28 cm.
Imprint varies: 1939- New York : Scott Publications, Inc. ; 1973-<2013>- Sidney, Ohio : Scott Publishing Co.
"The encyclopedia of philately."

Lucky Spool's Essential guide to modern quilt making : [from color to quilting : 10 workshops by your favorite teachers]

July 14, 2014
Louisville, CO : Lucky Spool Media, LLC, 2014.
191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Subtitle from page 1 of cover.
"Includes 16 patterns"--Page 1 of cover.
The workshops. The principles of color / by Kari Vojtechovsky -- Working with solids / by Alissa Haight Carlton -- Working with prints / by Dan Rouse -- Improvisational patchwork / by Denyse Schmidt -- The alternate grid / by Jacquie Gering -- Circles and curves / by Cheryl Arkison -- Paper piecing / by Penny Layman -- Large-scale piecing / by Heather Jones -- Modern quilting / by Angela Walters -- A study of modern quilts / by Heather Grant.

Making marks : discover the art of intuitive drawing

July 14, 2014
Clayton, Elaine.
New York : Atria Paperback ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words, 2014.
xxvi, 196 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Do you remember being a child and the pure joy brought on by a box of crayons and piece of paper? Do you still find yourself sketching away every time you pick up a pencil? That's because drawing is a natural impulse that stays with us throughout our entire lives. Whether you are doodling in a notebook or carving your name in the sand, this simple, stream-of-consciousness activity is a window into your deepest, truest self. In Making Marks, you'll learn that every single line, smudge, or spot you make contains visual imagery with the power to heal the past, develop your sense of empathy, and reveal solutions and answers you never realized before. You don't need to have any specific experience or skills to benefit from this book; through simple steps and interactive exercises, people of all ages and artistic abilities can gain insight and learn to reconnect with their creative selves.

Quick Icelandic knits

July 14, 2014
Gunn Birgirsdottir.
North Pomfret, Vt. : Trafalgar Square, 2014.
80 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
"Originally published in Norwegian as Gøy å strikke med tykke pinner" -- title page verso.
"From broad techniques to detailed patterns, this book is brimming with knitwear inspired by Iceland's extensive knitting tradition, but it's more than a pattern book--it's an idea book. Get familiar with the basics of knitting in the round, including the design fundamentals of sweaters with hoods, collars, and special edgings. Discover the elements of traditional Icelandic patterning--and then shake them up! Every pattern in the book, from silky-soft sweaters and cozy cardigans to beanies, slippers, and flip-top mittens, is a breeze to adjust. Change the colors, mix the patterns, and in no time you'll have designs of your own that will keep anyone, child or adult, warm from head to toe. Featuring guides to understanding raglan shaping, knitting with beads, and adding pockets and button bands, plus a special section on felting hats, slippers, mittens, and bags, Quick Icelandic Knits is sure to inspire knitters of all skill levels to explore the possibilities" -- from publisher's web site.

Brassaï : for the love of Paris

July 14, 2014
Brassaï, 1899-1984, photographer.
253 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm.
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held from November 8, 2013 to March 8, 2014 in the Salle Saint-Jean at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris.
"Simultaneously published in French as Brassaï, pour l'amour de Paris"--Title page verso.
Foreword / Bertrand Delanoë -- Chronology -- Introduction: an artist's life -- The Paris of Marcel Proust -- The walls of Paris: graffiti -- The Paris of the années folles -- Picasso's Paris -- Eternal Paris: the Paris of the flaneur.
"This striking monograph celebrates the beauty of Paris, Brassaï's muse throughout his career. Hungarian-born photographer Brassaï dedicated more than fifty years of his artistic creation to capturing his adoptive city in all its facets. From winsome children playing in the public gardens to an amorous couple on an amusement park attraction, from opera and ballet stars to prostitutes and vagrants, and from cobblestone alleyways to ephemeral graffiti, his photographs embody the very essence of Paris. In an interview shortly before his death in 1984, he explained how Paris had served as an infinite source of inspiration and had reigned as the unifying theme that characterized each phrase of his artistic work", viewed April 17, 2014.

Japanese Zen gardens

July 14, 2014
Kawaguchi, Yoko, author.
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Japanese Zen temples and their gardens: an historical overview -- Symbols and motifs in Japanese Zen gardens.
The austere, enigmatic rock gardens of Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital, have never ceased to fascinate garden lovers. Weather-beaten rocks set in an expanse of white sand raked into geometric patterns challenge the idea of a garden as a space chiefly dedicated to the cultivation and appreciation of plants. How did the taste for this kind of garden arise? What do the stones represent? Why aren't there more flowers? Japanese Zen Gardens sets out to answer questions such as these. This book explores the Zen characteristics of these gardens, and discusses the impact Zen Buddhism has had on the Japanese way of looking at the natural world. This book considers how these gardens can be seen as artistic representations of Zen consciousness, reflecting the longing for religious enlightenment. This book also shows how key traditional concepts, such as that of using the confined space of a garden to create a landscape in miniature, were reinterpreted in Zen temple gardens. It explores how to make use of traditional imagery, such as those of mountain and sea, and how they reflect that acute sensitivity to the passage of time and the changing of the seasons which characterizes so many other Japanese garden styles. Richly illustrated with newly commissioned photography by Alex Ramsay, this book covers important examples of Japanese Zen temple gardens from the fourteenth century through to the twentieth century. It appeals to readers who are interested in gardens, garden design and garden history, as well as in Zen Buddhism and Zen aesthetics. It also serves as a useful reference book for travellers planning a trip to Japan to visit the country's temples.

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