New Arrivals · Art

September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Shared living : interior design for rented and shared spaces

September 16, 2019
Hutchinson, Emily, author.
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2019.
175 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Creating style -- Making a shared life shine -- Ask the professionals -- Making a statement.
Share houses traditionally get a bad rap but the reality of global housing markets has made sharing a longer-term solution for many. Featuring 21 shared homes around the world that are getting it right, Shared Living uncovers the potential of shared spaces. Inspirational rather than aspirational, these homes are the work of creative thinkers who focus on savvy ways of decorating eclectically rather than with big-ticket items. A weatherboard cottage in Sydney boasts a ready-made gallery with an enviable swapped-art collection; an apartment in Berlin exudes bohemian luxury through a combination of vintage finds and exotic curios; a Tokyo share house reveals a bedroom art installation; and a small London apartment merges bold colours with clusters of collectables to achieve domestic harmony. Through each stage of shared living - from finding a place to merging style - this book offers practical advice and tips for DIY styling, such as how to upcycle furniture or scour flea markets for unique finds. Includes: 5 Melbourne homes, 4 Sydney homes, 3 Berlin homes, 2 New York homes, 2 Los Angeles homes, 3 London homes and 2 Tokyo homes.

But where do I put the couch?

September 13, 2019
Michaels, Melissa, 1967- author.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2019]
220 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Getting started -- Style & trends --The major elements -- Furniture & space planning -- Color, paint & patterns -- Organization -- Accessories & styling.
When you have a home decorating question, do you wish you had a team to consult? Michaels and Wood answer actual queries from their readers. With a little bit of humor and a whole lot of how-to, they provide solutions to everyday decorating dilemmas. You can do it-- once your couch is in place, of course! -- adapted from back cover

From clay to kiln : a beginner's guide to the potter's wheel

September 13, 2019
Carey, Stuart (Ceramic artist), author.
New York : Lark, [2019]
160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Preparing and hand building -- Throwing -- Finishing your vessel -- Decoration: glazing and firing.

Knit blankets : 25 colorful & cozy throws.

September 13, 2019
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Bias stripe afghan -- Woven stitch blanket -- Mosaic blanket -- Feather-and-fan lace blanket -- Heart blanket -- Mitered squares blanket -- Change of pace blanket -- Garter and rib blanket -- Slip stitch rib blanket -- Chevron throw -- Modular afghan -- Star blanket -- Entrelac pinwheel blanket -- Square in a square blanket -- Leaf afghan -- Vertebrae stitch afghan -- Water lilies -- Color waves -- Half and half -- Color in motion -- Entrelac crayon box -- To the point -- Shadow angles -- Tilted triangles -- Sequence stripes blanket.

Living with color : inspiration and how-to's to brighten up your home

September 12, 2019
Atwood, Rebecca, author.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2019.
272 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Understanding color -- Feeling color -- Seeing color -- Living color -- Finding color.
"In this vibrant home-decor book and manual Atwood explains how to create a color palette, teaching readers to find what resonates with their personal aesthetic and bring the magic of color into their homes."--Provided by publisher.

The photo ark vanishing : the world's most vulnerable animals

September 12, 2019
Sartore, Joel, photographer, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2019]
397 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

The Kansas City star quilts sampler : 60+ blocks from 1928 to 1961

September 11, 2019
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2018]
263 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"Historical profiles by Barbara Brackman."
"Explore the archives of the Kansas City Star newspaper's quilt-block patterns with the best designs from 1928-1961"--Back cover.

Once upon a time in the West : shooting a masterpiece

September 11, 2019
Frayling, Christopher, author.
London : Reel Art Press, 2019.
335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Sergio Leone's film 'Once Upon a Time in the West' set out to be the ultimate Western-a celebration of the power of classic Hollywood cinema, a meditation on the making of America and a lament for the decline of one of the most cherished film genres in the form of a "dance of death." With this film, Leone said a fond farewell to the noisy and flamboyant world of the Italian Western, which he had created with A Fistful of Dollars and sequels , and aimed for something much more ambitious-an exploration of the relationship between myth ("Once Upon a Time..."), history (" the West") and his own autobiography as an avid film-goer. This would be a horse opera in which the arias aren't sung, they are stared. Once Upon a Time has since inspired several generations of filmmakers worldwide. Its combination of "film about film" with an angry historical epic, told with great style, has resonated for half a century, and its reputation has steadily grown. This book, by the world-renowned authority on Sergio Leone, Christopher Frayling, includes revealing personal interviews with all the key players involved in the movie (in front of the camera and behind it) a wealth of never-before-published documents, designs and photographs, and the latest research into the making of a masterpiece, shot by shot. It is introduced with a foreword by Quentin Tarantino. This year is the 50th anniversary of 'Once Upon a Time in the West' and this richly illustrated book is a suitably spectacular birthday tribute.

Charlie and me : a memoir

September 11, 2019
Bronson, Harriet.
Woodland Hills, CA : Timberlake Press, ©2011.
204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Love at the Bessie V. Hicks School of Stage, Screen and Radio -- Helen Hayes, move over -- Sam Tendler -- Radio days -- I can see your face up on the silver screen -- Pasta perfect -- Emily Street -- Aunt Sophye -- The proposal -- The announcement -- Scooptown -- New York, New York -- On the boardwalk of Atlantic City -- I thee wed -- The Buchinsky five year plan for success and happiness -- Location blues -- Red flags and green eyed monsters -- Hollywood and Bronson -- The wives' code of secrecy -- Famous friends -- Mrs. Famous.

Scott standard postage stamp catalogue.

September 10, 2019
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-<2020> Sidney, Ohio : Amos Media.
"The encyclopedia of philately."

Toward a global Middle Ages : encountering the world through illuminated manuscripts

September 10, 2019
ix, 285 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Director's Foreword / Timothy Potts -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue / Bryan C. Keene -- Introduction: Manuscripts and Their Outlook on the World / Bryan C. Keene -- A Timeline for a Global Middle Ages: Linear Time and Modes of Remembering the Past / Morgan Conger -- Glimpsing a Global Middle Ages / Bryan C. Keene -- World Views and the Map Makers' Craft / Jerry Brotton -- Stories and Pictures from All the World: South Asian Book Arts from the Twelfth to the Sixteenth Centuries / Alka Patel -- The Middle Ages, Middle America, and the Book / Byron Ellsworth Hamann -- Where Is Medieval Ethiopia? Mapping Ethiopic Studies within Medieval Studies / Suzanne Conklin Akbari -- Manuscripts and the Medieval Tropics / Alex J. West -- Case Study, Mapping Global Middle Ages / Asa Simon Mittman -- The Intermediality of "the Book": Bound, Rolled, and Folded Textual Objects / Bryan C. Keene -- Buddhist Illuminated Manuscripts in East Asia / J. Sören Edgren -- Case Study, Traveling Medicine: Medieval Ethiopian Amulet Scrolls and Practitioners' Handbooks / Eyob Derillo -- The Painter's Line on Paper and Clay: Maya Codices and Codex-Style Vessels from the Seventh to the Sixteenth Centuries / Megan E. O'Neil -- Case Study, Missionary Effects and Messianic Aspirations at the Court of Shah ʻAbbas / Sussan Babaie -- Reproducing the Resurrection: From European Prints to Armenian Manuscripts / Sylvie L. Merian -- Identity: Finding One's Place in the Medieval World / Bryan C. Keene -- Imperial Brutality: Racial Difference and the Intersectionality of the Ethiopian Eunuch / Roland Betancourt -- Case Study, Mobilizing the Collection: Teaching Beyond the (Medieval) Canon with Museum Objects / Kristen Collins and Bryan C. Keene -- Color, Culture, and the Making of Difference in the Vidal Mayor / Pamela A. Patton -- Case Study, Horses, Arrows, and Trebuchets: Picturing the Mongol Military Campaign in Eurasia / Kaiqi Hua -- Novelty and Diversity in Illustrations of Marco Polo's Description of the World / Mark Cruse -- Case Study, Visualizing Byzantine and Islamic Devotional Objects in Two Fifteenth-Century Francophone Manuscripts / Alexandra Kaczenski -- Itineraries from the Atlantic to the Pacific: Travel, Circulation, and Exchange / Bryan C. Keene -- Transplants and Transformations in a Global Middle Ages / Jill Caskey -- Case Study, Manuscripts, Faith, and Trade across the Medieval Sahara / Michelle H. Craig -- Narrative Shifts: The Life of the Buddha in Palm-Leaf Manuscripts / Tushara Bindu Gude -- Traveling off the Page: Bringing the Voyage to Life in Hebrew Poetry and Paintings / Elizabeth A. Eisenberg and Melanie Holcomb -- Case Study, Peregrinations of Parchment and Pewter: Manuscripts and Mental Pilgrimage / Rheagan Eric Martin -- Epilogue: Global History and the Art Museum / James Cuno -- Bibliography -- Contributors -- Index.
"This scholarly, edited volume addresses decorated books from around the world produced during the period of 500 to 1500"--Provided by publisher.

Colorful knit soxx : 26 sock patterns for warm, happy feet

September 9, 2019
Balke, Kerstin, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, [2019]
192 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 21 cm
Bright, colorful socks to knit! The 26 designs in this book will ramp your sock knitting from ho-hum to WOW! Each pair of socks is a masterpiece of luscious color, but the repeating patterns ensure that the knitting is still relaxing and easy to track. Divided into five color sections--bright, maritime, natural, pastel, and classic retro--there are patterns to please every taste. Wonder what the socks would look like in other colors? Check out the inspirational chapter showing some of the socks knitted in other color schemes, and then choose your own color combinations to try. New to sock knitting? We've got you covered! Explanations of sock knitting techniques--from the anatomy of a sock to how to work the heel and toe--are included, along with illustrations. Your feet will be doing a happy dance every time you wear these beautiful socks you knit yourself!

First-time quiltmaking : learning to quilt in six easy lessons .

September 6, 2019
135 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Previous edition: 2006.
"Can you make your first quilt simply by reading through the pages of this book? Yes, you can! Discover how easy it is to begin quilting with an illustrated guide to fabrics, tools, and techniques. Inside you'll find step-by-step instructions with photos and diagrams for learning to quilt in six easy lessons--based on actual introductory quilting classes! Perfect for the first-time quilter, First-Time Quiltmaking is also a great refresher course. This book presents everything a beginner needs to know to get started--all in an easy-to-follow, clearly illustrated fashion. Inside, you'll find instruction on rotary cutting, sewing accurate seams, piecing basic blocks, and assembling and finishing the quilt top. Plus, instructions to add the binding, a sleeve for hanging, and a personalized label! Also included are seven simple projects that are perfect for any beginner, so you can practice your newfound skills. An easy teach-me/show-me format gives you just what you need to know to start and finish--so you can point to your first quilt and say, "I made it!"."--provided by publisher.

Anatomy for sculptors : understanding the human figure

September 6, 2019
Zarins, Uldis, author, artist.
222 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Human anatormy guide for artists, explaining the numan body in a simple manner. Includes the most important muscles, functions and actions of the human body. Over 1,000 drawings illustrate the range from simple anatomy studies to more complex tutorials. More than 250 photos have been drawn over, revealing the muscles.

The Shawshank redemption revealed : how one story keeps hope alive

September 5, 2019
Dawidziak, Mark, 1956- author.
xxi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A 25th anniversary history and celebration of The Shawshank Redemption, one of the most cherished American films of the late twentieth century and one of the finest movies made from a Stephen King story. Featuring behind the scenes photography and new interviews with the cast and crew!

Wild and crazy guys : how the comedy mavericks of the '80s changed Hollywood forever

September 5, 2019
De Semlyen, Nick, author.
xvii, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Mr. Careful and Mr. Fuck It -- The jerks -- Hit it -- Dr. Gonzo and the gopher -- A rise and a fall -- Confidence man -- New-model Chevy -- Brain power -- Crossing the streams -- Murphy's Law -- European vacations -- Going west -- Eddie Murphy -- Partners in crime -- "We're back!" -- Exit the nice guys -- Getting serious -- Time out.
"Wild and Crazy Guys is a fantastic insider account of the friendships, feuds, triumphs, and disasters experienced by some of the most beloved comedy mavericks of the '80s. Hilarious and revealing, it is both a hidden history of the most fertile period ever for screen comedy and a celebration of some of the most popular films of all time."--Provided by publisher.

Art in America. Annual guide to museums, galleries, artists.

September 3, 2019
New York, N.Y. : Art in America, Inc.
v. 29 cm.
Title from cover.
Subtitle varies.

Judith Kerr

August 29, 2019
Carey, Joanna, author.
London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2019.
111 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
An overview of the life and work of much-loved children's illustrator and author Judith Kerr, creator of classics such as 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea', and 'Mog'. 0A thoughtful and intimate portrait, this book is not only a celebration of Judith Kerr's classic work, but a record of the hard work, development and serious intent behind it. Referencing Kerr's biographical novels, Joanna Carey introduces us to the illustrator as she goes about her daily life, showing us into her studio, exploring her materials, her relationship with her publisher and editors, and her reflections over the years. Drawing on a great range of previously unpublished visual material, we see behind the scenes of Kerr's unforgettable creations.

Bill Cunningham's on the street : five decades of iconic photography

August 28, 2019
Cunningham, Bill, 1929-2016.
New York : Clarkson Potter, 2019.
381 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Organized by Tiina Loite.
"This official book of photographs houses the 50-year collection of the most iconic and beloved photographs taken by prolific fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, the King of Street Style. The iconic Bill Cunningham was known for wearing a blue work jacket and riding a bicycle around New York City as he captured cutting-edge street style (before street style was even a thing). He took pictures for The New York Times from 1978 until his death in 2016 and wrote the beloved columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours," which began in 1989. This book will be an oversized collection of Bill's hallowed photography--a mixture of published and unpublished--organized by decade with essays by and about Bill's muses and subjects like Anna Wintour, Cathy Horyn, Vanessa Friedman, and Ruth La Ferla. Every fashion lover and fashionista--from NYC and beyond--will have to add this book to their collection"-- Provided by publisher.

Embroidered life : the art of Sarah K. Benning

August 27, 2019
Barnes, Sara, 1985- author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2019]
137 pages ; 24 cm

The 15-minute artist : the quick and easy way to draw almost anything

August 27, 2019
Holmes, Catherine V., author.
New York : Get Creative 6, [2019]
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Fun with food -- Awesome animals -- Fabulous foliage -- Around the house -- Just for fun -- Odds and ends.

The manga artist's handbook : drawing basic characters

August 21, 2019
Morozumi, Junka, author.
Tokyo ; North Claredon, VT : Tuttle Publishing, 2019.
95 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"The easy 1-2-3 method for beginners"--Cover.
From Japan, the home of manga, here's a revolutionary 1-2-3 method that even beginning artists can use to quickly learn to draw manga characters just like the pro! Following graded lessons from Japanese manga artists, you can master the basics of all the classic manga poses, from walking to running, to turning round in surprise, all the way to a prince carrying a princess in his arms.

Jim Marshall : show me the picture : images and stories from a photography legend

August 21, 2019
Marshall, Jim, 1936-2010, photographer.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2019]
288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Includes index.
Jim Marshall created iconic images of rock 'n' roll stars, jazz greats, and civil rights leaders. He had the power to look into the soul of an individual and to capture the mood of an entire generation. This deluxe, career-spanning volume showcases hundreds of photographs: intimate portraits, heady crowd scenes, and haunting street shots evoking the sights and sounds of the 1960s and 1970s. Marked-up proof sheets offer insight into Marshall's process, while in-depth essays from his contemporaries tell a compelling story about this larger-than-life man. Nearly a decade after his death, Marshall's legacy is the subject of a documentary feature film. This gorgeous collection is a must-have for devoted fans and newcomers alike; a fitting tribute to a true legend.

Vern Yip's vacation at home : design ideas for creating your everyday getaway

August 19, 2019
Yip, Vern, author.
xix, 268 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"We've all heard that our home should be our sanctuary, but most of us fall short of that ideal. Too often, the reality is that our homes are just another place for stress and work. Now trusted HGTV/Trading Spaces interior designer Vern Yip guides you on confidently creating a home where you can instantly feel relaxed and rejuvenated, while also reflecting your family's unique style and needs. Here Vern shares the tips, tricks, and design principles that 5-star hotels and resorts use to help guests get into vacation mode, and shows how you can duplicate that sense of ease and relaxation to make your home an everyday retreat, perfectly tailored to you." -- Back cover.

Television series of the 1990s : essential facts and quirky details

August 19, 2019
Terrace, Vincent, 1948- author.
viii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Ally McBeal -- Angel -- Becker -- Beverly Hills, 90210 -- Blossom -- Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- Caroline in the City -- Charmed -- Clueless -- Cybill -- Dharma and Greg -- Dinosaurs -- Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman -- The Drew Carey Show -- ER -- Evening Shade -- Everybody Loves Raymond -- Frasier -- The Fresh Prince of Bel Air -- Friends -- Good Sports -- Grace Under Fire -- Harry and the Hendersons -- Hearts Afire -- Home Improvement -- The Hughleys -- Just Shoot Me -- The King of Queens -- King of the Hill -- Law and Order -- Law and Order: Special Victims Unit -- Living Single -- Mad About You -- Moesha -- The Nanny -- Nash Bridges -- Northern Exposure -- Parker Lewis Can't Loose -- The P.J.'s -- Profiler -- Relic Hunter -- Sabrina, the Teenage Witch -- Seinfeld -- 7th Heaven -- Sex and the City -- Sisters -- Spin City -- Star Trek Voyager -- Step by Step -- The Steve Harvey Show -- Suddenly Susan -- Third Rock from the Sun -- Touched by an Angel -- Unhappily Ever After -- Veronica's Closet -- V.I.P. -- Walker, Texas Ranger -- The West Wing -- Will and Grace -- The X-Files.
"This book profiles characters who were featured in some of the most popular television shows of the 1990s. Each entry includes personal details that were revealed during each show's run: names, addresses, maiden names, nicknames, date of births, phone numbers, relatives, and other fascinating details"-- Provided by publisher.

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