New Arrivals · Art

August 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Playing to the gods : Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and the rivalry that changed acting forever

August 17, 2018
Rader, Peter, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Traces the infamous rivalry between two renowned nineteenth-century actresses, sharing insights into their personalities, ambitions, and relationships with each others' lovers.

Tragedy plus time : a tragi-comic memoir

August 17, 2018
Cayton-Holland, Adam, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2018.
xi, 236 pages ; 22 cm
"Unsentimental, unexpectedly funny, and incredibly honest, Tragedy Plus Time is a love letter to every family that has ever felt messy, complicated, or (even momentarily) magnificent. Meet the Magnificent Cayton-Hollands, a trio of brilliant, acerbic teenagers from Denver, Colorado, who were going to change the world. Anna, Adam, and Lydia were taught by their father, a civil rights lawyer, and mother, an investigative journalist, to recognize injustice and have their hearts open to the universe--the good, the bad, the heartbreaking (and, inadvertently, the anxiety-inducing and the obsessive-compulsive disorder-fueling). Adam chose to meet life's tough breaks and cruel realities with stand-up comedy; his older sister, Anna, chose law; while their youngest sister, Lydia, struggled to find her place in the world. Beautiful and whip-smart, Lydia was witty, extremely sensitive, fiercely stubborn, and always somewhat haunted. She and Adam bonded over comedy from a young age, running skits in their basement and obsessing over episodes of The Simpsons. When Adam sank into a deep depression in college, it was Lydia who was able to reach him and pull him out. But years later as Adam's career takes off, Lydia's own depression overtakes her, and, though he tries, Adam can't return the favor. When she takes her own life, the family is devastated, and Adam throws himself into his stand-up, drinking, and rage. He struggles with disturbing memories of Lydia's death and turns to EMDR therapy to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder when he realizes there's a difference between losing and losing it. Adam Cayton-Holland is a tremendously talented writer and comedian, uniquely poised to take readers to the edges of comedy and tragedy, brilliance and madness. Tragedy Plus Time is a revelatory, darkly funny, and poignant tribute to a lost sibling that will have you reaching for the phone to call your brother or sister by the last page."--Dust jacket.

Picasso ceramics.

August 16, 2018
Humlebaek : Louisiana Museum of Modern Art 2018.
126 p. : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
In the summer of 1946 Picasso sojourns at Golfe-Juan in the south of France and attends a ceramics exhibition in Vallauris, an area well known for its many ceramic workshops. This experience is a turning-point for Picasso, who throughout his life sought new artistic challenges in all possible kinds of materials. Picasso immediately starts experimenting with ceramic materials, oxides and glazes, and the ceramic processes and techniques, especially the unpredictable elements in the actual firing process, mainly because the colours are so difficult to control, clearly presents him with a rich and interesting new challenge. In 1948 Picasso forms a steady engagement with the Madoura workshop and decides to move permanently to the south of France. There, alongside his paintings, drawings, sculptures and graphic works, he produces about 4000 ceramic objects. Some involve the painting and reworking of plates, jugs and dishes that have already gone into production at the Madoura pottery, others are more sculptural figures, animals, fauns and female figures that grow out of Picasso's imagination as the wet clay takes form. Exhibition: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark (01.02.-27.05.2018).

200 embroidered flowers : hand embroidery stitches and projects for flowers, leaves and foliage

August 16, 2018
Gula, Kristen, author.
Blue Ash, OH : Sewandso, 2018.
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Learn how to stitch all your favourite flowers, leaves and foliage, with this is collection of tutorials for 200 embroidered flowers and foliage. Discover how to stitch beautiful blooms including roses, daisies, daffodils, pansies and buttercups as well as more exotic blooms.

Marilyn Monroe : the private life of a public icon

August 16, 2018
Casillo, Charles, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, August 2018.
viii, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1: A broken girl. Mama ; Struggle for survival ; Be a good girl ; The world became friendly ; "A stray little kitten" ; Rising ; Important meetings ; The talk of Hollywood -- Part 2: The preferred blonde. Melting the screen ; Dissatisfactions ; "Elegant vulgarity" ; Marilyn Inc. ; New York actress ; "A different suit" ; Innocent monster ; Marriage ; Marilyn gets hot ; Truth ; Making love ; An unfit misfit ; A woman alone ; Nightmare ; Manic-depressive ; Age three five ; Doctor-patient relations -- Part 3: Close to Camelot. Compartmentalization ; "Negated sex symbol" ; Starting something ; Mass seduction ; Is Marilyn finished? ; Elizabeth and Marilyn ; Last sittings ; Sleepwalking ; Anger and despair ; Miscommunications ; "We've lost her" -- Epilogue: Lingering radiance.
"Based on new interviews and research, this groundbreaking biography explores the secret selves behind Marilyn Monroe's public façades. Marilyn Monroe. Her beauty still captivates. Her love life still fascinates. Her story still dominates popular culture. Now, drawing on years of research and dozens of new interviews, this biography cuts through decades of lies and secrets and introduces you to the Marilyn Monroe you always wanted to know: a living, breathing, complex woman, bewitching and maddening, brilliant yet flawed. Charles Casillo studies Monroe's life through the context of her times--in the days before feminism, and before there was adequate treatment for bipolar disorder, which Marilyn struggled with. Starting with her abusive childhood, this biography exposes how--in spite of her fractured psyche--Marilyn's extreme ambition inspired her to transform each celebrated love affair and each tragedy into another step in her journey towards immortality. Casillo fully explores the last two years of her life, including her involvement with both John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, and the mystery of her last day. Just a few of the revelations in [this book]: Despite reports of their bitter rivalry, Elizabeth Taylor secretly reached out and tried to help Marilyn during one of her darkest moments; the existence of Marilyn's semi-nude love scene with Clark Gable--long thought to be lost; a few nights before she died, Marilyn encountered Warren Beatty at a party and disclosed some of the reasons for her final despair; a meticulously detailed account of the events of her last day, revealing how a series of miscommunications and misjudgments contributed to her death."--Dust jacket.

25 projects for art explorers

August 16, 2018
Kirker, Christine, author.
Chicago : ALA Editions, 2018.
ix, 54 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"With schools emphasizing STEM activities for children to meet curriculum goals for standardized testing, nurturing children's artistic creativity is often given short shrift. Kirker's fun resource aims to restore the balance, offering more than two dozen projects that will spark children's interest in art and encourage creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. Designed for kids aged 5-10, and flexible enough to use in either storytimes or classroom settings, the projects here introduce children to a variety of art techniques, from gouache and watercolor to collage and papermaking, using a curated selection of quality picture books; provide detailed directions for guiding children to experiment with these techniques to create their own projects; and include materials lists adaptable for any budget, capsule biographies of the picture books' illustrators, programming tips, and links to additional resources. Kirker's inventive projects will help library staff and educators reinforce learning, encourage experimentation, and build an appreciation for art and the creative process"--Provided by publisher.

French country cottage

August 14, 2018
Allison, Courtney, author, photographer
©2018
222 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Intro; Introduction: A girl behind a curtain; Chapter 1: French Country Cottage Style; Elements of the Style; Chapter 2: My Home; The Living Room; The Dining Room; The Kitchen; The Entry & In-Betweens; My Office; Our Bedroom; The Bathrooms; The Attic; Chapter 3: The Little Cottage; Chapter 4: The Greenhouse; Chapter 5: Outdoor Living; Chapter 6: Celebrations; Autumn; Christmas; Epilogue: The Journey; Special Thanks; Resources; About the Author
"With beautiful photography and tale about a little forgotten house that could, Courtney shares the story of her renovation of a 1940's cottage in the California countryside. An abandoned vacation house, set in the center of rolling fields and trees becomes the cottage home of her dreams... a French country style cottage filled with original elements and an exquisite mix of rustic and refined. The years of renovation allowed Courtney to create a lifestyle that is fueled by inspiration & beauty, a touch of whimsy, and an abundance of everyday elegance. The journey has been shared on her popular blog French Country Cottage, and now, through the publication of her first book, her readers will experience a reveal of more of her home and property and the inspirations behind her beloved style. Courtney's inspiring photography reveals every nuance of her style and home including a muted color palette, old brassy door knobs, chippy paint, antiques, her greenhouse and garden- and an abundance of entertaining and holiday decorating style. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoors and embracing well worn as well loved, French Country Cottage is a style that celebrates simplicity, indulges in romance, cherishes pieces with history and believes a chandelier and fresh flowers belong in every room."--Amazon.

Diary in stitches : 65 charming motifs - 6 fabric & thread projects to bring you joy

August 13, 2018
Kim, Minki, 1973- author.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, [2018]
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm

Elegy landscapes : Constable and Turner and the intimate sublime

August 13, 2018
Plumly, Stanley, author.
©2018
xv, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Renowned poet Stanley Plumly further explores immortality in art through the work of two impressive landscape artists: John Constable and J.M.W. Turner. How is it that this disparate pair will come to be regarded as Britain's supreme landscape painters, precursors to Impressionism and Modernism? How did each painter's life influence his work? Seeking the transcendent aesthetic awe of the sublime and reeling from personal tragedy, these talented painters portrayed the terrible beauty of the natural world from an intimate, close-up perspective."--Provided by publisher.

Ice station : the creation of Halley VI : Britain's pioneering antarctic research station

August 13, 2018
Slavid, Ruth.
Zurich : Park Books, [2015]
96 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 25 cm
Like nowhere else on earth -- Have skis, will travel -- First things first -- Extreme team -- Life in the freezer -- Into the future.
For more than fifty years, Halley Research Station-located on the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica's Weddell Sea-has collected a continuous stream of meteorological and atmospheric data critical to our understanding of polar atmospheric chemistry, rising sea levels, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Since the station's establishment in 1956, there have been six Halley stations, each designed to withstand the difficult climatic conditions. The first four stations were crushed by snow. The fifth featured a steel platform, allowing it to rise above snow cover, but it, too, had to be abandoned when it moved too far from the mainland, making it precarious. Commissioned by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and completed in 2012, Halley VI is the winning design from a competition in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects. Designed by London-based Hugh Broughton Architects and AECOM, a US-based architecture and engineering firm, the structure cannot just rise to avoid being engulfed by accumulating snow, but it is also the first research station able to be fully relocatable, its eight modules situated atop ski-fitted hydraulic legs. This book tells the story of this iconic piece of architecture's design and creation, supplemented with many illustrations, including plans and previously unpublished photographs.

Captive : a mother's crusade to save her daughter from a terrifying cult

August 13, 2018
Oxenberg, Catherine, 1961- author.
©2018
xxiv, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: India and me : our search for meaning -- Part 1. Losing India -- The guru and the gold sash -- Love bombing and epiphanies -- The defiant ones -- The Great Oz has spoken -- Two roads diverged -- Sex, lies, and videotape -- Human pain and bliss -- Part 2. Saving India -- Awakenings -- An intervention party -- Expians and exodus -- Gangsta moms -- Cue the flying monkeys -- The ring of fire -- Battle cry -- D-day or doomsday -- A passage to India -- Captured -- Persephone's dilemma.
Oxenberg lays bare a secretive organization that is holding her daughter hostage and details her mission to save her. In 2011, Catherine joined her daughter, India, at a leadership seminar for a new organization called NXIVM. They both thought this program might help her achieve her dream of starting her own company. But as her daughter became brainwashed by the organization's charismatic leader she joined a secret, elite "sorority" of women members who are ordered to maintain a restricted diet, recruit other women as "slaves," and are branded with their leader's initials. -- adapted from jacket

Loulou & Yves : the untold story of Loulou de la Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent

August 13, 2018
Petkanas, Christopher, author.
©2018
xvi, 495 pages : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 24 cm
Sir Oswald and Lady Birley -- A tribe called Falaise -- Rogue countess -- Les miserables -- A precocious itinerary : East Sussex to Gstaad, New York to Provence -- The Knight of Glin -- She's married to a fairy, so what's her problem? -- Donald Cammell, sex addict -- Hippie De Luxe Londonienne -- The years between, 1968-1972 -- Loulou & Yves -- Anne-Marie Munoz, Mater Dolorosa -- Thadee or Ricardo? -- Glue-gunning ahead of the curve -- Stop press -- Wedding of the decade -- La vie en couple -- Bijoux de fantaisie -- Les clans -- Muse? -- The Fiat guy -- Les girls Saint Laurent -- Lady Libertine -- Slogging through the '90s -- Ain't Laurent without Yves -- Loulou, Inc. -- Final stretch -- In extremis -- The second death of Saint Laurent -- Afterlife.
"Dauntless 'in the bone style' made Loulou de La Falaise one of the great fashion firebrands of the twentieth century. Descending in a direct line from Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, she was celebrated at her death in 2011, aged just sixty-four, as the 'highest of haute bohemia,' a feckless adventuress in the art of living--and the one person Yves Saint Laurent could not live without ... [She] was his creative right hand, muse, alter ego, and the virtuoso behind all the ... accessories that were a crucial component of the YSL 'look'"--Amazon.com.

Quilled Christmas : 30 festive paper projects

August 13, 2018
Bartkowski, Alli, author.
©2018
143 pages : color illustrattions ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Christmas is the perfect time to brighten your home and delight family and friends with handmade decorations, ornaments, stocking stuffers, greeting cards, gift packaging. In these thirty beautiful holiday-themed projects, Alli Bartkowski shows you how to roll, shape, and glue colorful paper strips into eye-catching framed art for your mantel, a handsome nutcracker figurine to display, dainty snowflake ornaments to hang on your tree, and a stunning poinsettia pin to wear at your next holiday party. Each project is designed for a specific skill level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). Plus, you'll find an in-depth introduction, complete with step-by-step photos, to the essential techniques for making basic quilled shapes, elegant quillography, and dazzling linear art"--Back cover.

The drawing handbook

August 8, 2018
Lohan, Frank.
Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2011, ©1993.
x, 212 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"This Dover edition, first published in 2011, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1993 by Contemporary Books, Chicago."
Basics. Composition -- Basic drawing tools and materials -- Some fundamentals -- Seeing the geometry of things -- Drawing techniques -- Drawing exercises. Landscapes -- Architecture -- Artifacts -- Birds -- Animals -- Flowers -- Faces and clothing -- On your own.

Iconography : an irreverent introduction

August 8, 2018
Colón, A. R. (Angel Rafael), 1940- author.
©2018
xv, 243 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
"[This book]...visits the world of symbols in art, explaining and cataloguing hidden signs, icons and emblems in paintings, sculptures, vases, mosaics, steles, monuments, tombs--all manner of depicted art."--Back cover.

Paint watercolor flowers : a beginner's step-by-step guide

August 7, 2018
O'Connor, Birgit, author.
©2018
144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Getting ready to paint -- Basic watercolor techniques -- Understanding color -- Designing strong compositions -- Lessons and demonstrations in watercolor.
"Paint beautiful blooms, step by step! Sunflowers, orchids, daffodils, lilies...your brush can bring these and more to life with Paint Watercolor Flowers. Master watercolorist Birgit O'Connor guides you every step of the way, from selecting essential watercolor supplies, to practicing basic painting techniques, to capturing the unique details of a variety of flowers, to showing them off in striking, color-rich compositions. Learn how to paint nine different flowers, with each demonstration covering important concepts you need for successful results. Friendly, easy-to-follow instructions make flower painting fun and doable for any artist, whether you are new to the medium or simply want to try a subject you haven't painted before. Detailed instruction on color, value, creating shadows, composition and more; 3 negative painting demonstrations; 9 start-to-finish flower painting demonstrations exploring topics such as creating backgrounds, layering color, values in white flowers, values in colored flowers and much more"-- back cover.

"The best year of your life" : WLW, WLW-Television.

August 7, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio : Crosley Broadcasting Corporation, [1950]
30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Cover title.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original pictorial wrappers, hole punched on the for use as a calendar.
A promotional calendar issued by the Crosley Broadcasting Corporation to promote the television personality Ruth Lyons and her program the Fifty Club. Calendar covers the year 1951 and is illustrated with photographs, drawings and portraits of Lyons and co-host Willie Thall, as well as band leader Burt Farber and his band. Also contains photographs of cast members as well as Crosley Broadcasting upper management.

The Gutfeld monologues : classic rants from The Five

August 7, 2018
Gutfeld, Greg, author.
©2018
298 pages ; 22 cm
Identity politics -- Law and order -- Hollywood -- Islamic terror -- The environment -- The campus -- The sexes.
"An interactive and annotated collection of Fox News star and New York Times bestselling author Greg Gutfeld's sharp, hilarious monologues on everything from politics to pop culture--updated with new commentary for the current day"-- Provided by publisher.

Maeve in America : essays by a girl from somewhere else

August 6, 2018
Higgins, Maeve, author.
New York, NY : Penguin Books, [2018]
245 pages ; 20 cm
Swimming against dolphins -- Rent the runway -- Pen as gun -- Call me Maeve -- Aliens of extraordinary ability -- Interactions, one man -- Stormy with the calm eyes -- Compliments girl on your kiss -- Summer isn't the same without you -- Are you my husband? -- How funny -- Small talk -- Wildflowers -- Other people's children -- The golden record.
"An essay collection about life, love, and becoming an American from comedian and podcaster Maeve Higgins"-- Provided by publisher.

Petticoat partyline : rings and ruffles, yearbook 1943

August 6, 2018
Cincinnati : Crosley Corp., 1943.
26 unnumbered pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 x 31 cm
Cover title.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original paper pictorial wrappers with red spiral binding.

Knitting ganseys : techniques and patterns for traditional sweaters

August 3, 2018
Brown-Reinsel, Beth, 1954- author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Interweave, [2018]
191 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
This newly revised and updated edition provides more information on the gansey tradition as well as new, modern patterns.

Art/work : everything you need to know (and do) as you pursue your art career

August 2, 2018
Bhandari, Heather Darcy, author.
New York : Free Press, 2017.
353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The big picture -- Groundwork -- Submission materials -- Promotion -- Opening your studio -- Sustaining your practice (with money and stuff) -- Showing your work -- Rejection : it's not you, it's them -- Getting your work to the show -- Consignments -- Loans and commissions -- The commercial gallery courtship -- Gallery representation -- Representation agreements -- And you're off.
The definitive, must-have guide to pursuing an art career. This fully revised and updated edition of Art/work shares the tools artists of all levels need to make it in the highly competitive art world.

The official Overstreet comic book price guide.

August 1, 2018
New York, NY : House of Collectibles ; Distributed to the book trade by Ballantine Books ; Cleveland, TN : Distributed to the collectors' market by Overstreet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Vols. for 1987/88-<2018/19> by Robert M. Overstreet.
"Comics from 1828-present included, fully illustrated catalogue & evaluation guide" (T.p., 2003-2004).

Abandoned Kentucky

August 1, 2018
Farrell, Jay, author.
[Charleston, S.C.] : Arcadia Publishing, 2018.
112 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Scottsville -- Bowling Green farmhouse -- Franklin farmhouse -- Franklin House falling down -- Burnt motel -- Antique car salvage yard -- Southwestern Kentucky -- South Central Kentucky.
"Abandoned structures are places that open the imagination and invite interpretation. Distressed wood and weathered remnants of human life are crossed by time and animal tracks, inviting one to picture what once was. Abandoned homes and buildings offer a unique, distressed beauty. While often overlooked by passers-by, their skeletal remains act as the perfect subject for the lens of a camera, quietly waiting to be captured and shared. Abandoned Kentucky explores this haunting narrative through its display of photos by abandoned building photographer Jay Farrell. Readers are encouraged to explore the forgotten corners of the state, see the world through different eyes, and take the long road home."--Back cover.

The girl on the balcony : Olivia Hussey finds life after Romeo & Juliet

August 1, 2018
Hussey, Olivia, author.
©2018
xii, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
A rough start -- White shoes -- Under a slate-gray sky -- On the boards -- The audition -- Romeo and Juliet go to the movies -- Italy -- Cinecittà Studios -- Temper, temper -- Mrs. Mayfair and a very sick girl -- One-take Hussey -- Boobs O'Mina -- Late nights -- Was there anything between Romeo and Juliet offscreen? -- Roman holiday -- Meanwhile, back on the balcony -- Actors -- Acting -- Live, to the world -- Teenage heartbreak -- Last, but not least -- The end; now comes the work -- The tour -- Boys -- So I became a movie star -- Christopher Jones -- America -- The end of the long beginning -- Love --Vegas, Dean, and a wedding -- Homemaker -- Back to work -- Guns -- An apple and a flower -- You have to go there to come back -- My Mary and my vice -- Death on the Nile -- India -- What's my line? -- Japan with the toad -- Akira -- Long-distance love -- Up up, and away -- Let the 80s be over -- A song, a Harley, and that hair -- Reality -- Under seige -- Mother Teresa -- Cancer -- Taking a backseat -- Today.
"In 1968, Olivia Hussey became one of the most famous faces in the world, immortalized as the definitive Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet. Now the iconic girl on the balcony shares the ups and downs of her truly remarkable life and career ... In this candid memoir, Olivia Hussey tells her story: from being an "It Girl" in swinging 60s London and her enduring friendship with Romeo & Juliet co-star Leonard Whiting, through three tumultuous marriages, motherhood, stage-four breast cancer, debilitating agoraphobia, bankruptcy, and ultimately, a journey of self-discovery in India that led her on a path to fulfillment"--Jacket.

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