New Arrivals · Art

October 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dry point primer

October 19, 2018
Thomas, Jan (Artist), artist.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Jan Thomas], [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Winner of the Purchase Award for the 2018 BookWorks XIX exhibition and donated by the Cincinnati Book Arts Society.
A wordless, hand-crafted book, featuring various elaborate prints (mixed media and dry point) sewn into hand-made paper with gold thread, to chronicle the artist's sculptural Vintage Vessels projects. The cover, backcover & spine are painted in green hues with brown/gold shadowing with small gold stitching on the front.
"These artist's proofs assembled into a floating spine formatted book allows me to keep a collected history to developing dry point prints to be used for 3 dimensional stitched vessels."--Artist's statement.

French country : with charming timeless interiors

October 18, 2018
Cooper, Cindy Smith, author.
Brimingham, Alabama : 83 Press, [2018]
218 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 32 cm

Whimsical wool appliqué : 50 blocks, 7 quilt projects

October 18, 2018
Schaefer, Kim, 1960- author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, Inc., [2018]
87 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

The remains of a poet

October 18, 2018
Beardsley, Aubrey, 1872-1898.
xxxi pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Text edited by William Laws from Beardsley's collected letters and rearranged into blank verse.
"Published to accompany an exhibition of the same title at the Rourke Gallery of Moorhead, Minnesota in 1993"--Colophon.


October 18, 2018
Kenna, Michael.
Tucson, Ariz. : Nazraeli Press, ©2005.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 33 cm

Friendships mapped

October 17, 2018
Dominic, Judy A., artist.
Harrison, OH : Judy A. Dominic, 2018.
1 quilted piece : color fabric, cotton, glass ; 11 x 13 cm + 1 film roll canister (5 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 cm).
Title, statement of responsibility & date from accompanying film roll canister; publishing information from order sheet.
3rd Prize Winner in the 2018 BookWorks XIX exhibition.
"Friends--they keep me going. One friend, through her death, gifted me with tons of her fabric scraps. Another friend mentioned wanting to make a map fold book from quilt squares. A third friend popped up on some old film as she continues to pop up in real life. A fourth friend gifted me with her reject glass beads. Those four plus more are represented in the 20 miniature quilt squares that make up this map fold book."--Artist's statement.

The slinky book

October 17, 2018
Stewart, Carolyn (Artist), artist.
Union, KY : Carolyn Stewart, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 6 x 18 x 6 cm
Title, statement of responsibility, publishing information & date from accompanying paper slip & order sheet.
Expandable, wedge-shaped piece, constructed with altered book pages, folded accordion-style & affixed together with glue, augmented with PITT pen color ink, gesso and gouache, with colorful fibers (ribbon & yarn) as closures. Artist also provided three photographs to accompany the piece, featuring close-up viewpoints of some of the 50 separate pages within the piece.
"Sometimes I create just for the joy of making art. This is one of those pieces. With an idea, I assembled my materials, and plunged in letting each step inform the next step until the piece was finished. In all there are 50 separate pieces of tiny art in this book, each unique. Hope you enjoy this little book as much as I enjoyed making it." --Artist's statement.

I too sing America : the Harlem Renaissance at 100

October 17, 2018
Haygood, Wil, author.
New York, NY : Rizzoli Electa, a division of Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2018.
247 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 28 cm
Cover linings illustrated with "A night-club map of Harlem".
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition "I too sing America: the Harlem Renaissance at 100" at the Columbus Museum of Art, October 19, 2018 - January 20, 2019"--Colophon.
Becoming Harlem -- In feverish motion -- The fearless scholar -- The two Reverend Powells -- The poet who became a star -- The sad-sweet laughter of Vaudeville -- All that sweet noise around 125th Street -- An ode to Zora Neale -- And there was the photographer -- Why the Harlem Renaissance endures.
The exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, a period of cultural blossoming that occurred in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem in the 1920-50s. Curated by Columbus native and highly acclaimed writer Wil Haygood, the exhibition includes work by Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Aaron Douglas, Augusta Savage, and others who interpreted the lives of African Americans during this time. In addition, the exhibition includes unprinted photographs by James Van Der Zee obtained through the artist's estate and a private collection of vernacular photographs of African American life. A selection of books, sheet music, and print ephemera from this period further showcases the innovative and expansive cultural output produced in Harlem during this unforgettable epoch of American history. The exhibition explores the religious, political, and cultural activism of the period, everyday life, and the extraordinary individuals such as poet Langston Hughes and philosopher Alain Locke whose words and scholarship contributed to the development of this period so rich in art, music, and literature.

At home

October 17, 2018
López-Quesada, Isabel, author.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Foreword / by Amy Astley -- Introduction -- Madrid -- Biarritz -- Gracias.
"Innovatively combining period and contemporary furniture and art in a sophisticated mix, the homes of Isabel López-Quesada are inspirational and unforgettable. In At Home, the Spanish designer tells her own story. López-Quesada introduces her family and their traditions, and reveals her sources of inspiration-such as the work of earlier designers like Renzo Mongiardino and John Stefanidis. She relates how she transformed an abandoned wax factory in a leafy district of Madrid into her family home and atelier, and then recounts how she created a country home out of a run-down Basque farm in the hills outside of Biarritz, France. Both the Madrid and Biarritz properties have been affectionately documented by Miguel Flores-Vianna, who has photographed interiors, patios, and gardens, as well as López-Quesada's design studios"--Provided by publisher.

Secret houses of the Cotswolds

October 16, 2018
Musson, Jeremy, author.
London : Frances Lincoln, 2018.
144 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Illustrations on lining-papers.
Asthall Manor -- Broughton Castle -- Burford Priory -- Campden House -- Chavenage -- Cornwell Manor -- Daneway -- Duck End House -- Duns Tew Manor -- Frampton Court -- Hilles House -- Hillside Farm -- Notgrove Manor -- Owlpen Manor -- Sarsden House -- Stanway -- Sudeley Castle -- Upton House -- Wardington Manor -- Wormington Grange.
"In these extraordinary accounts of some of England's finest houses you will discover romantic castles surrounded by medieval moats, manor houses inhabited by the same families for generations; you'll stumble across the breath-taking backdrops for films and television dramas, and have your gaze diverted by ancient stained glass windows, majestic plasterwork, elegant staircases, and the kind of lived-in decorations that represent real-life comfort. We learn about new generations moving in, about restorations by dedicated owners, about busy architects and gardeners, decorators, as well as collectors and artists, who all contribute to the on-going story of the Cotswold country house"--Inside dust jacket.

Fabulous chain mail jewelry : creating with components

October 16, 2018
Gardiner, Marilyn, author.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.

John Galliano : unseen

October 16, 2018
Fairer, Robert, photographer, writer of essay text.
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2017
351 pages : color illustrations ; 35 cm
Includes notes on the collections.
Includes index.
"John Galliano's ascent in the world of fashion design was swift and filled with acclaim for his bold, quick-witted sensibility and his theatrical flair. He became head designer for Givenchy in 1995, and then for Christian Dior in 1996, and directed his own fashion label between 1996 and 2011. Currently creative director of the Paris-based fashion house Maison Margiel."--Publisher's description.

Vogue on Calvin Klein

October 16, 2018
Fraser-Cavassoni, Natasha, 1963- author.
London : Quadrille, 2017.
158 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Just a boy from the Bronx -- Disco fever -- A master of marketing -- When Calvin met Kelly -- Style that lasts.
This book reveals how Calvin Klein created a fashion brand that made understated, all-American glamour his own - at the same time as building a vast billion-dollar empire that includes everything from pants and jeans to perfume and pillows.

Vogue on Coco Chanel

October 16, 2018
Cosgrave, Bronwyn.
London : Quadrille Pub., 2012.
158 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Easy elegance -- Fashion forward -- Nonchalance deluxe -- Golden age -- The comeback.
A fresh look at the fashion designer, Coco Chanel, who is arguably 'the most influential female designer of the twentieth century'.

Vogue on Gianni Versace

October 16, 2018
Sinclair, Charlotte, author.
158 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
The dressmaker's son -- The Medusa's gaze -- Changing fashions -- The life Versace -- Murder and legacy.
Vogue on Gianni Versace explores how his childhood spent in his mother's dressmaker's shops, his Italian hometown of Reggio Calabria, and his family, particularly his younger sister, Donatella, influenced not only the designer he became - the insistent sensuality, vivid colours, classical motifs, clashing prints and daring cuts - but also the way he constructed his business: family first. The book reveals how the more brazen elements of his design - the jewelled embroidery, the bondage straps, the safety-pin gowns - were predicated on supremely skilled tailoring, deft use of materials and innovative techniques. Alongside are Vogue's eye-witness accounts of the Versace lifestyle - the palazzos and parties, the art, the celebrity friends. Vogue on Gianni Versace is a celebration of a designer and a house that, in only 19 years, came to dominate the catwalk and the red carpet.

Scott standard postage stamp catalogue.

October 15, 2018
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. ; 2018-<2019> Sidney, Ohio : Amos Media.
"The encyclopedia of philately."

Spectrum : the best in contemporary fantastic art.

October 15, 2018
Grass Valley, CA : Underwood Books, 1994-
v. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28-31 cm.
Imprint varies: <2014>- [Santa Cruz, CA] : Flesk Publications.

Christmas at home : holiday decorating, crafts, recipes

October 15, 2018
New York, NY : Hearst Books, [2018]
287 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: CountryLiving.
Make your Christmas spectacular! Inside you'll find 200 fresh ideas for decorating, tree-trimming, as well as crafting unique and thoughtful gifts. Plus the dozens of recipes will help you celebrate deliciously. It will be a holiday to remember!

The knew not my name, and I knew not their faces

October 15, 2018
Wilson, Michael, 1959-
vii, 40 pages : black and white illustrations ; 22 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original black and white paper wrappers.
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in participation with FotoFocus Biennial 2018"--Colophon.
"These pictures were made between July 2016 and June 2018 in various locations throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. The photographs were made in a portable studio. With the exception of the earliest pictures in the series, the studio was set up outside of various branch locations of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The portrait encounters were unannounced and unscheduled"--page before colophon.

The best American comics.

October 12, 2018
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006-
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.

The greatest love story ever told : an oral history

October 12, 2018
Mullally, Megan, author.
x, 273 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction: Blastoff! -- The story of how we met. Bake amazing cookies / by Nick -- You're just trying to get in on the action because your family is like a Norman Rockwell painting. My life as a stripper / by Megan -- I came out of the womb in a top hat and tap shoes. Sex ninja / by Nick -- You're so much of a whore. Domestic competence / by Nick -- That's why we're in love. Pictures of us! -- Paper doll. Booty tips / by Megan -- It's hard to complain with a mouthful of puss/couple goats. David Lynch: palm reader / by Megan -- I would have had such a good speech. Puzzles we did! -- Fresh to a fault.
The popular comedic couple trace the story of their relationship, sharing anecdotes, family photos, and secrets that reveal how they overcame considerable social differences through their shared values and mutual love of music and laughter.

Turner Classic Movies: Christmas in the Movies : 30 Classics to Celebrate the Season

October 12, 2018
Arnold, Jeremy, author.
New York, NY Running Press, an imprint of Perseus Books 2018.
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm

Always look on the bright side of life : a sortabiography

October 11, 2018
Idle, Eric, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2018]
289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Crucifixion? -- A scar is born -- Lucky bastard -- Showbiz! -- Gateshead revisited -- The artful nudger -- And now for something slightly completely different -- Whither Canada? -- Here comes the son -- The divorce fairy -- Love life -- The miracle of Brian -- The British Empire strikes back -- A very naughty boy -- The Bollywood hole -- The meaning of wife -- Cinema: half sin, half enema -- Bright side returns -- The quest for a musical -- Thin white dukes -- Run away! -- Good at dinner -- Python reunion -- George -- Bright side on Broadway -- The Tony fairy -- Diva Las Vegas -- Bright side gets brighter -- The last laugh -- The speed of life -- Together again at last . . . for the very first time -- Brexit through the gift shop.
"We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python--from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on a remarkable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theater, and film. Coming of age as a writer and comedian during the Sixties and Seventies, Eric stumbled into the crossroads of the cultural revolution and found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Harrison, David Bowie, and Robin Williams, all of whom became dear lifelong friends. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving other close friends and luminaries such as Mike Nichols, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Paul Simon, and Lorne Michaels, as well as the Pythons themselves, Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart. In Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, named for the song he wrote for Life of Brian and which has since become the number one song played at funerals in the UK, he shares the highlights of his life and career with the kind of offbeat humor that has delighted audiences for five decades. The year 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of The Pythons, and Eric is marking the occasion with this hilarious memoir chock full of behind-the-scenes stories from a high-flying life featuring everyone from Princess Leia to Queen Elizabeth."--Dust jacket.

Make something good today : a memoir

October 11, 2018
Napier, Erin, author.
xi, 227 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"From Ben and Erin Napier, the stars of the hit HGTV show Home Town, comes Make Something Good Today, a memoir that tells us all to seek out the good in life, celebrate the beauty of family and friends, and prosper within our communities because everything we need in life to be happy, is within our grasp. Long before their hugely popular TV show, an expanding family, or demolition day on their dream home, Erin began keeping a daily online journal to help her stay focused on the positive and count her blessings in life. She never expected that her depictions of small-town life in the tiny swath of Mississippi where she Ben call home would catch the eye of a television producer and set them off on the journey of a lifetime. Make Something Good Today offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the struggles and triumphs of a couple that America has come to know and love for their easy humor, adoring relationship, and ability to utterly transform a place into something beautiful and personal. This is the poignant story of how Erin and Ben took a small, tight-knit town into their own hands (literally) and used ingenuity, community, and authenticity to rebuild a once-thriving American Main Street. And how, by combining Ben's carpentry skills with Erin's design eye, Home Town is making it clear to us all that small-town living can feel as big as you make it. Complete with family photographs, Erin's hand-painted sketches, and never-before-heard personal stories, this inspirational memoir reminds us all not to give up hope that great love stories are possible, big things can bloom in small towns, and there is always magic in the ordinary if you know where to look for it."-- Provided by publisher.

Reckoning : a memoir

October 11, 2018
Szubanski, Magda, author.
Melbourne, Vic. : Text Publishing Company, 2015.
374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The stone of madness -- Death of an assassin -- My mother's people -- My father's people -- I am born -- Medicine men -- Life lessons -- Feeling different -- The end of the world -- Magda and Magda -- Leon Uris -- Flight, flight, freeze -- Sharpies -- Fourteen -- Becoming a fat lesbian -- Grüber -- Salad days -- The cherry on the Christmas pudding -- Politically correct poo -- Thresholds -- Warsaw -- The kindness of strangers -- D-generation and De Profundis -- Fast forward -- Shadow in the amber -- Hollywood -- An outing -- Big girl's blouse -- Home movies -- Dogwoman -- The little Jewish boy -- Kath and Kim and Sharon -- Molotov cocktails -- The stone of madness II -- A lion in suburbia -- Losing weight -- Ireland -- The sewer -- Coming out -- Women's conspiracy -- Trepanning -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments.
"In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father's espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family. With courage and compassion she addresses her own frailties and fears, and asks the big questions about life, about the shadows we inherit and the gifts we pass on."--Publisher's website.

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