New Arrivals · Art

November 20, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

We the people : portraits of veterans in America

November 19, 2019
Whyte, Mary, artist, author.
Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [2019]
115 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Includes index.

Movies (and other things) : a collection of questions asked, answered, illustrated

November 18, 2019
Serrano, Shea, author.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Who's the better tough guy movie dog owner? -- Who gets it the worst in Kill Bill? -- Is this movie better, the same, or worse with The Rock in it? -- Were the Jurassic Park raptors just misunderstood? -- What's the order of the Gangster Movie Moment fictional draft? -- Can I ask you a couple questions about the MCU? -- Did Denzel's race-forward football camp work or not? -- Who's in the Regina George circle of friends? -- Which movie had the more intense opening, Face/Off or Finding Nemo? -- Which kills are in the Action Movie Kills Hall of Fame? -- Can we talk about Selena for a moment? -- Which movie death hurt you the most as an adult? -- Do you wanna read an essay about Friday? -- When did you know Booksmart was special? -- Who wins what at the Brand New Academy Awards? -- Who's in the perfect heist movie crew? -- Did the Rockford Peaches make the right decision trading Kit? -- Do you think this movie villain would be a good hang? -- Which was better: Get Out or The Social Network? -- What happened at the Michael Myers press conference? -- Was Andy Dufresne's time in prison worth it or not? -- Which race was white-saviored the best by Kevin Costner? -- When did Michael B. Jordan break your heart into the most pieces? -- When was Diane Keaton the most charming in Something's Gotta Give? -- What was Dominic Toretto's win-loss record? -- Afterword by Don Cheadle.
"Movies (And Other Things) is a book about, quite frankly, movies (and other things). One of the chapters, for example, answers which race Kevin Costner was able to white savior the best, because did you know that he white saviors Mexicans in McFarland, USA, and white saviors Native Americans in Dances with Wolves, and white saviors Black people in Black or White, and white saviors the Cleveland Browns in Draft Day? Another of the chapters, for a second example, answers what other high school movie characters would be in Regina George's circle of friends if we opened up the Mean Girls universe to include other movies (Johnny Lawrence is temporarily in, Claire from The Breakfast Club is in, Ferris Bueller is out, Isis from Bring It On is out...). Another of the chapters, for a third example, creates a special version of the Academy Awards specifically for rom-coms, the most underrated movie genre of all. And another of the chapters, for a final example, is actually a triple chapter that serves as an NBA-style draft of the very best and most memorable moments in gangster movies. Many, many things happen in Movies (And Other Things), some of which funny, others of which are sad, a few of which are insightful, and all of which are handled with the type of care and dedication to the smallest details and pockets of pop culture that only a book by Shea Serrano can provide"-- Provided by publisher.

Harry Potter : page to screen, the complete filmmaking journey

November 15, 2019
McCabe, Bob, author.
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.
539 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
pt. 1. The making of Harry Potter -- pt. 2. The art of Harry Potter -- pt. 3. Epilogue.
"Harry Potter Page to Screen: Revised and Expanded now has more pages devoted to the legacy of the Harry Potter films. In addition to the complete history of all eight Harry Potter films, the book now explores the theme parks in Florida, California and Japan, the sets and props in Leavesden, England and the House of MinaLima, founded by the graphic designers on all of the films, and located in London. With 1200 photographs, sketches, and diagrams, the book provides unbridled access to every aspect of the film-making process. It tells the stories behind each individual film and covers the design and technology behind all the astounding effects. This book pays homage to how one film became eight, how a few months became a decade, and how one authors fantasy became the project of many individuals lifetimes-told by the people who were there, the people who made the magic real."

Patches of stars : 17 quilt patterns and a gallery of inspiring antique quilts

November 15, 2019
Sitar, Edyta, author.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 pattern sheet (80 x 104 cm, folded to 20 x 26 cm)
The third book in Edyta Sitar's best-selling "Patches" series celebrates a quintessential quiltmaking motif: the star. Star blocks first take center stage in a gallery of breathtaking antique quilts, from modest, make-do designs to astonishing showstoppers. Then, Edyta shares instructions for 17 star-studded quilts; many of the designs were inspired by her antiques collection. From the humble Sawtooth Star to dazzling renditions of Lone Star, Feathered Star, and more, the latest book from Laundry Basket Quilts will inspire quilters to reach for the stars.

Architectural Digest at 100 : a century of style

November 14, 2019
463 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm
Includes index.
"Architectural Digest at 100 celebrates the best from the pages of the international design authority. The editors have delved into the archives and culled years of rich material covering a range of subjects. Ranging freely between present and past, the book features the personal spaces of dozens of private celebrities.--Provided by publisher.

The book of wizard craft : in which the apprentice finds spells, potions, fantastic tales & 50 enchanting things to make.

November 13, 2019
New York : Sterling Children's Books, 2019.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published:New York : Lark Books, c2001.
Includes index.
"Gather close and let the Wizard tell you all of his secrets, for contained within these enchanting pages is everything you need to know to become the next great wizard, including directions for crafting a selection of marvelous gear, room decorations, concoctions, and good-luck spells. Silently disappear and reappear in a hooded cloak as light as butterfly wings. Time the simmering of potions with an hourglass pendant. Broaden your powers by whipping up such hard-to-find wizardly supplies as Mermaid Gas Bubbles and Eye of Newt, plus potent slimes and potions. And just for fun and a few shivers, the Wizard shares myths and legends of centuries past along with spine-tingling adventures of his own."--Provided by publisher.

How Turner painted : materials & techniques

November 13, 2019
Townsend, Joyce, author.
168 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Foreword / Nicola Moorby -- Introduction: An artist ahead of his time -- One. Innovative ways of using watercolour -- Two. Making oil paint do everything Turner wanted: Modified paint media -- Three. Finished paintings and 'Varnishing days' -- Four. Turner's toolkit: Processes for creating a composition -- Five. Paintboxes, palettes and colours in an industrial age -- Six. Working like Turner: A contemporary artist's perspective / Tony Smibert -- Seven. Changes in appearance with time: Appreciating Turner today.
This authoritative visual guide to the artistic materials and painting techniques of J. M. W. Turner brings to life the skills of one of the world's greatest artists. Details of his watercolours and oil paintings, usually only available to small numbers of museum professionals, and an experienced artist's recreation of his core painting processes, combine with in-depth research into Turner's use of new materials to give unique insights into his creative processes. ''How Turner Painted' brings new research and understanding to the subject since the publication of the author's earlier book 'Turner's Painting Techniques' (1993). Joyce Townsend, senior conservation scientist at Tate, which houses the majority of Turner's work and is a centre of expertise on the artist, has revisited, updated and continued the examination of his innovative use of materials and early adoption of new colours. Comparisons are drawn across oil painting and watercolour to illustrate how Turner built up an image, and what his numerous unfinished works can tell us about his working methods. With a foreword by art historian Nicola Moorby and a chapter contributed by artist Tony Smibert, the book will coincide with two major new exhibitions planned for 2020, at Tate Britain and at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Tasmania.

Still here : The madcap, nervy, singular life of Elaine Stritch

November 12, 2019
Jacobs, Alexandra (Editor), author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Thanks for everything" -- A helluva town -- "Heavens, that girl again!" -- Leading men -- "I never know when to say when" -- "Something very strange" -- "What a dump!" -- From "star maid" to "barmaid" -- "Everybody rise" -- Stompin' at the Savoy -- Two's company -- Who's that woman? -- Rolling along -- Her turn -- Stritch, Inc. -- Epilogue.
"The ebullient, troubled life of a Broadway legend who became a heroine to a younger generation. Still Here is the first full telling of Elaine Stritch's life. Rollicking but intimate, it tracks one of Broadway's great personalities from her upbringing in Detroit during the Great Depression to her fateful move to New York City, where she studied alongside Marlon Brando, Bea Arthur, and Harry Belafonte. We accompany Elaine through her jagged rise to fame, to Hollywood and London, and across her later years, when she enjoyed a stunning renaissance, punctuated by a turn on the popular television show 30 Rock. We explore the influential--and often fraught--collaborations she developed with Noël Coward, Tennessee Williams, and above all Stephen Sondheim, as well as her courageous yet flawed attempts to control a serious drinking problem. And we see the entertainer triumphing over personal turmoil with the development of her Tony Award-winning one-woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, which established her as an emblem of spiky independence and Manhattan life for an entirely new generation of admirers. In Still Here, Alexandra Jacobs conveys the full force of Stritch's sardonic wit and brassy charm while acknowledging her many dark complexities. Following years of meticulous research and interviews, this is a portrait of a powerful, vulnerable, honest, and humorous figure who continues to reverberate in the public consciousness."--Publisher's website.

Breaking ground : architecture by women

November 12, 2019
Hall, Jane (Writer on architecture), author.
223 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Would they still call me a diva? -- Breaking ground -- Timeline -- Quotations and further reading.
Would you still call me a diva if I were a man?" asked Zaha Hadid, challenging as she did so, more than 100 years of stereotypes about female architects. A century in which women were refused entry to architecture schools, were denied degrees when they had completed courses, a century in which even now, women occupy just ten per cent of the highest-ranking jobs in architecture firms. In contrast, Breaking Ground is a pioneering, even essential, celebration of incredible architecture designed by women. Featuring more than 150 architects and buildings, and spanning the last 100 years, Breaking Ground is both a glorious visual manifesto and a timely record of the extraordinary contribution female architects have made to the profession.

Beginner's guide to screen printing : 12 beautiful printing projects with templates

November 11, 2019
Lacy, Erin, author.
Tunbridge Wells : Search Press, 2019.
112 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Screen printing is a print process involving the forcing of ink through a screen of fine material to create a picture or pattern. It has been around for many years, and has long been perceived as a specialist subject accessible only to professional printers and textile artists due to the high cost of the screens and inks. Recently, however, screen printing has entered the mainstream and the equipment and tools have become more affordable and accessible. In this Beginner's Guide to Screen Printing, Erin Lacy shows you how to make your own screen using an embroidery hoop and silk fabric, and demonstrates how to create beautiful designs that are easy to achieve. Discover how to print onto different surfaces such as wood, cork and fabric, and create twelve stunning, coastal and botanical-themed projects through bright and colourful step-by-step photography. The book includes templates and inspiration on how to design your own screen printing motifs."

My creative space : how to design your home to stimulate ideas and spark innovation

November 11, 2019
Rattner, Donald M., 1957- author.
277 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
"48 Techniques to Boost Your Creativity at Home, According to Science A great deal of psychological and productivity research has gone into discovering how the design of the physical environment can improve creative performance, yet nearly all of it has focused on the workplace, commercial spaces, and schools. What has been largely overlooked is the one place we spend more time in than anywhere else and where more people than ever are now working: the home. My Creative Space shows how readers can boost their creative output by applying science-backed techniques to the design and decoration of their home regardless of size, type, style, or location. With over 200 stunning color photographs of creative spaces, including many designed by top architects and interior decorators, this lavishly produced book will inspire readers while offering practical and specific ways to transform your own home into a creative haven. Readers will: Learn practical techniques to shape a home for peak idea generation Acquire insights into how everyday activities at home can boost creative performance at work, play, and school Discover hands-on household products designed to foster creative skills Gain a new understanding of the meaning and psychology of creativity Read about the best lighting to foster a creative environment, how to use walls to capture ideas, why round shapes spur greater creativity than straight lines, the benefits of incorporating nature into your surroundings, and more. Whether you're an artist, design professional, writer, entrepreneur, work in a creative industry, or pursue a personal passion for pleasure, this book is an invaluable guide for turning living space into creative space."

The Peanuts papers : writers and cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the gang, and the meaning of life

November 11, 2019
New York, NY : The Library of America, [2019]
xiv, 338 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"A one-of-a-kind celebration of America's greatest comic strip--and the life lessons it can teach us--from a stellar array of writers and artists. In The Peanuts Papers, thirty-three writers and artists reflect on the deeper truths of Schulz's deceptively simple comic, its impact on their lives and art and on the broader culture. These enchanting, affecting, and often quite personal essays show just how much Peanuts means to its many admirers--and the ways it invites us to ponder, in the words of Sarah Boxer, "how to survive and still be a decent human being" in an often bewildering world."--Provided by publisher.

Do you mind if I cancel? : (things that still annoy me)

November 8, 2019
Janetti, Gary, 1966- author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.
159 pages ; 22 cm
"Fans of David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, and Tina Fey... meet your new friend Gary Janetti. Gary Janetti, the writer and producer for some of the most popular television comedies of all time, and creator of one of the most wickedly funny Instagram accounts there is, now turns his skills to the page in a hilarious, and poignant book chronicling the pains and indignities of everyday life. Gary spends his twenties in New York, dreaming of starring on soap operas while in reality working at a hotel where he lusts after an unattainable colleague and battles a bellman who despises it when people actually use a bell to call him. He chronicles the torture of finding a job before the internet when you had to talk on the phone all the time, and fantasizes, as we all do, about who to tell off when he finally wins an Oscar. As Gary himself says, "These are essays from my childhood and young adulthood about things that still annoy me." Original, brazen, and laugh out loud funny, Do You Mind if I Cancel? is something not to be missed"-- Provided by publisher.

Mastering kilns & firing : raku, pit & barrel, wood firing, and more

November 8, 2019
Oesterritter, Lindsay, author.
Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2020.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"Learn the key techniques, tips, and tricks for pit, barrel, raku, and wood firing. Fall in love with flames, wood, and the effect that unique firing methods have on pottery. Move beyond the electric kiln and explore the dramatic surfaces of raku, the flashes of salt firing, and the rustic look of ash rivulets. In this book, Lindsay Oesterritter provides a crash course in the most accessible methods of alternative firing. Raku firing requires minimal equipment and can easily be fueled with a standard propane tank. Likewise, pit and barrel firing do not require much in the way of initial investment. Yet all these techniques provide an immediate glimpse into the magic of firing. Bright reds and blues, dramatic black and white crackle, even metallic luster are instantly possible. For more experienced potters and studios looking to offer more, Oesterritter also explores wood-fired kilns. Drawing on years of experience and extensive interviews with fellow wood-fire potters, there is no comparable resource on the market. Features on top potters working today get to the heart of specialty techniques and asides show firing variations and traditional kilns in different cultures around the world. A gallery of showstopping work from a diverse group of artists round out the package and inspire you to get started"-- Provided by publisher.

Art and race matters : the career of Robert Colescott

November 8, 2019
251 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 32 cm
Exhibition schedule: Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati: September 20, 2019-January 12, 2020; Portland Art Museum, Oregon: February 15-May 17, 2020; Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois: June 20-September 27, 2020; Akron Art Museum, Ohio: October 25, 2020-January 31, 2021; Sarasota Museum of Art, Florida: March-June 2021.
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Art and race matters: the career of Robert Colescott, organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati"--Colophon.
Robert Colescott: the untold story / Matthew Weseley -- Colescott in the 1980s and '90s: stranger in a strange land / Lowery Stokes Sims -- Robert Colescott and family: making an artist / Lauren Mcintosh Walrod -- Robert Colescott: pride and prejudice--a memory / Mitchell D. Kahan -- Pleased to remember / Mary Lovelace O'Neal -- Robert Colescott then and now / Miriam Roberts -- Making Carrie Mae Weems's Framed by Modernism: a conversation / Carrie Mae Weems, Lowery Stokes Sims -- Reminiscences / Alfred J Quiroz, John Louder, Leon Dockery, Ramsay Bell Breslin -- Interview with Jordan and Arlene Schnitzer / Jordan Schnitzer, Arlene Schnitzer -- Those Africans look like white elephants: an interview with Robert Colescott / Joe Lewis -- Black humor squared / Richard J. Powell -- Reckoning with Robert Colescott / Barry Linderman -- Selection of writings / Robert Colescott.
"The most comprehensive volume devoted to the life and work of pioneering African American artist Robert Colescott, accompanying the largest traveling exhibition of his work ever mounted. Robert Colescott (1925-2009) was a trailblazing artist, whose august career was as unique as his singular artistic style. Known for figurative satirical paintings that exposed the ugly ironies of race in America from the 1970s through the late 1990s, his work was profoundly influential to the generations of artists that have followed him, such as Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, and Henry Taylor, among many others. This volume surveys the entirety of Colescott's body of work, with contributions by more than ten curators and writers, including a substantive essay by the show's cocurator, the renowned Lowery Stokes Sims. It provides a detailed stylistic analysis of his politically inflected oeuvre, focusing on Colescott's own consideration of his work in the context of the grand traditions of European painting and contemporary polemic. In addition, the book features reminiscences and thought pieces by a variety of family, friends, students, curators, dealers, and scholars on his work as well as a selection of writings by the artist himself. Relying on previously unpublished transcripts of lectures, reviews, and archival materials provided by institutions and individuals, the book will provide a fuller story of the artist's life and career." --Publisher's website.

Exactly as you are : the life and faith of Mister Rogers

November 5, 2019
Tuttle, Shea, 1983- author.
xiv, 197 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"A rich understanding of this good, kind, sometimes strange, deeply influential, holy man: the neighborhood he came from, the neighborhood he built, and the kind of neighbor he, by his example, calls all of us to be even now, in our own troubled time"--Provided by publisher.

Skoolie! : how to convert a school bus or van into a tiny home or recreational vehicle

November 4, 2019
Sutherland, Will (Donald Will), 1984- author.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 28 cm.
Includes index.
Why a school bus? -- Bus hunting 101: choosing and acquiring a soon-to-be skoolie! -- Layout and design -- Demolition -- Exterior makeover -- Prepping for construction -- Insulation and flooring -- Interior framing and finishing -- Skoolie kitchens -- Skoolie bathrooms -- Off-grid power -- Climate control -- Water and plumbing -- Detailing your skoolie.
"This complete guide to turning a school bus into a tiny house brings the dream of a nomadic life and a cozy home on wheels within reach -- and within budget -- featuring how-to photos along with creative layout ideas and profiles of skoolie fanatics."--Provided by publisher.

Out loud : a memoir

November 4, 2019
Morris, Mark, 1956- author.
374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
From the most brilliant and audacious choreographer of our time, the exuberant tale of a young dancer's rise to the pinnacle of the performing arts world, and the triumphs and perils of creating work on his own terms--and staying true to himself. Before Mark Morris became "the most successful and influential choreographer alive" (The New York Times), he was a six year-old in Seattle cramming his feet into Tupperware glasses so that he could practice walking on pointe. Often the only boy in the dance studio, he was called a sissy, a term he wore like a badge of honor. He was unlike anyone else, deeply gifted and spirited. Moving to New York at nineteen, he arrived to one of the great booms of dance in America. Audiences in 1976 had the luxury of Merce Cunningham's finest experiments with time and space, of Twyla Tharp's virtuosity, and Lucinda Childs's genius. Morris was flat broke but found a group of likeminded artists that danced together, travelled together, slept together. No one wanted to break the spell or miss a thing, because "if you missed anything, you missed everything." This collective, led by Morris's fiercely original vision, became the famed Mark Morris Dance Group. Suddenly, Morris was making a fast ascent. Celebrated by The New Yorker's critic as one of the great young talents, an androgynous beauty in the vein of Michelangelo's David, he and his company had arrived. Collaborations with the likes of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Yo-Yo Ma, Lou Harrison, and Howard Hodgkin followed. And so did controversy: from the circus of his tenure at La Monnaie in Belgium to his work on the biggest flop in Broadway history. But through the Reagan-Bush era, the worst of the AIDS epidemic, through rehearsal squabbles and backstage intrigues, Morris emerged as one of the great visionaries of modern dance, a force of nature with a dedication to beauty and a love of the body, an artist as joyful as he is provocative. Out Loud is the bighearted and outspoken story of a man as formidable on the page as he is on the boards. With unusual candor and disarming wit, Morris's memoir captures the life of a performer who broke the mold, a brilliant maverick who found his home in the collective and liberating world of music and dance.

The art of nothing : 25 years of Mutts and the art of Patrick McDonnell ; foreword by Eckhart Tolle ; something with Lynda Barry ; photographs by Geoff Spear.

November 4, 2019
McDonnell, Patrick, author, illustrator.
231 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 31 cm
"Timed for the 25th anniversary of the comic strip Mutts, this volume celebrates the work of author and illustrator McDonnell. Included are rare artwork, proposals, outtakes, and developmental work, autobiographical commentary, and a career-spanning interview conducted by artist Lynda Barry."--Provided by publisher.

The science of monsters : the truth about zombies, witches, werewolves, vampires, and other legendary creatures

November 4, 2019
Hafdahl, Meg, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2019]
232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"If you love film that scares, and want to believe that zombies, vampires, and other deadly and terrifying creatures could be real, let Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence ... take you to the world where horror and science meet. How would a zombie really decompose in Night of the Living Dead? ... What is the science behind the night terrors that inspired the creation of Freddy Krueger? ... How does modern medicine and therapy differ from what would have been offered to Norman Bates in 1960?"--Publisher marketing.

Near & far : interiors I love

November 4, 2019
Fine, Lisa, author.
New York : Vendome Press, 2019.
303 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

The mindful maker : 35 creative fabric projects to focus the mind and soothe the soul

November 1, 2019
Youngs, Clare, author.
London ; New York : Cico Books, 2019.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
A project book to engage your imagination with 35 specifically designed meditative makes. All the projects incorporate elements of mindful practice, including concentration, repetition, and creativity. -- back cover.

Kimono refashioned : Japan's impact on international fashion

November 1, 2019
San Francisco, CA : Asian Art Museum, [2018]
ix, 134 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Kimono Refashioned, co-organized by the Kyoto Costume Institute and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco."
The kimono meets the West / Akiko Fukai -- Wearing Japonism / Cynthia Amnéus -- Occidentalisms in Japanese fashion / Katherine Anne Paul -- Deconstruction and refashioning Japonism / Karin G. Oen -- Japonism in art and fashion / Yuki Morishima -- Why an exhibition on kimono refashioned? / Rie Nii -- Kimono in paintings -- Japonism in fashion -- Kimono in contemporary fashion -- Japan pop.
"Kimono Refashioned explores the impact of kimono on the world of fashion from the 1870s to now. Featuring works from the renowned Kyoto Costume Institute, it includes Japanese and Western designs, men's and women's apparel, and both exacting and impressionistic references to kimono. Kimono has influenced global fashion since Japan opened to the world in the late nineteenth century. Motifs used to decorate kimono, its form and silhouette, and its two-dimensional structure and linear cut have all been refashioned into a wide array of garments. Kimono revealed new possibilities in clothing design and helped to lay the foundations of contemporary clothing. Six essays from experts in the field discuss Japan's impact on international fashion. Four catalogue sections explore early examples of the influence of kimono; Japonism in fashion from the late nineteenth century to the 1920s; contemporary fashion and its use of kimono's flatness, silhouette, weave, dyeing, and decoration; and how Japan continues to inspire the world of fashion through its incorporation of popular design, including manga and anime"-- Provided by publisher.

Down to earth : laid-back interiors for modern living

October 31, 2019
Liess, Lauren, author.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"With evocative photos and substantive design advice, Down to Earth focuses on creating a lifestyle that inspires creativity and functionality. Throughout the book, Liess shows readers how to incorporate six guiding principles in six unique homes: a new farmhouse, a classic American historical home, a lakeside contemporary house, a modern villa, a turn-of-the-century American Foursquare, and a cedar and glass house on a bluff. While each home has a different architectural style, down-to-earth style are evident throughout." --Provided by publisher.

Why we quilt : contemporary makers speak out : the power of art, activism, community, and creativity

October 31, 2019
Knauer, Thomas, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2019]
xi, 211 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
We quilt to connect with a rich tradition -- We quilt to explore and express our creativity -- We quilt to move beyond modern consumer culture -- We quilt to create a connection with loved ones -- We quilt to change the world -- We quilt because we can-and because we cannot help but do so -- Epilogue : We quilt for all these reasons and more .
"In this tribute to today's vibrant quilting community, prize-winning quilter and teacher Thomas Knauer showcases a stunning collection of quilts from a wide range of contemporary makers, accompanied by their testimonials about what inspires and imbues their craft with meaning. Why We Quilt blends bits of this history with the stories and work of today's leading quilters, highlighting themes of tradition, community, consumerism, change, and creativity"-- Provided by publisher.

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