New Arrivals · Art

February 26, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The big goodbye : Chinatown and the last years of Hollywood

February 25, 2020
Wasson, Sam, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.
397 pages ; 25 cm
"From the New York Times bestselling author of Fifth Avenue, Five A.M. and Fosse comes the revelatory account of the making of a modern American masterpiece. Chinatown is the Holy Grail of 1970s cinema. Its twist ending is the most notorious in American film and its closing line of dialogue the most haunting. Here for the first time is the incredible true story of its making. In Sam Wasson's telling, it becomes the defining story of the most colorful characters in the most colorful period of Hollywood history. Here is Jack Nicholson at the height of his powers, as compelling a movie star as there has ever been, embarking on his great, doomed love affair with Anjelica Huston. Here is director Roman Polanski, both predator and prey, haunted by the savage death of his wife, returning to Los Angeles, the scene of the crime, where the seeds of his own self-destruction are quickly planted. Here is the fevered dealmaking of "The Kid" Robert Evans, the most consummate of producers. Here too is Robert Towne's fabled script, widely considered the greatest original screenplay ever written. Wasson for the first time peels off layers of myth to provide the true account of its creation. Looming over the story of this classic movie is the imminent eclipse of the '70s filmmaker-friendly studios as they gave way to the corporate Hollywood we know today. In telling that larger story, The Big Goodbye will take its place alongside classics like Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and The Devil's Candy as one of the great movie-world books ever written. Praise for Sam Wasson: "Wasson is a canny chronicler of old Hollywood and its outsize personalities...More than that, he understands that style matters, and, like his subjects, he has a flair for it." - The New Yorker "Sam Wasson is a fabulous social historian because he finds meaning in situations and stories that would otherwise be forgotten if he didn't sleuth them out, lovingly." - Hilton Als"-- Provided by publisher.

Nobody does it better : the complete, uncensored, unauthorized oral history of James Bond

February 25, 2020
Altman, Mark A., author.
New York : Forge, a Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2020.
720 pages ; 25 cm
Just say (Doctor) no : "Why is it that people who can't take advice always insist on giving it?" / Mark A. Altman -- Tomorrow never lies : "I'm putting on a little scientific demonstration in Iceland this weekend. Perhaps you could join us?" / Edward Gross -- Bond, James Bond : "The name is Bond, James Bond" -- The road to Bond : "You seem to have this nasty habit of surviving." -- The sixties : the Doctor is in -- "This never happened to the other fella" -- The seventies : Go Mr. Big or go home -- The eighties : endings & beginnings -- The nineties : golden years -- The 2000s : Bourne again -- The 2010s : it's your SPECTRE against mine . . . -- James Bond will return.
"For over five decades, the cinematic adventures of James Bond have thrilled moviegoers. Now, bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross take you behind-the-scenes of the most famous and beloved movie franchise of all-time filled with reflections from over 150 cast, crew, critics and filmmakers who reflect on the impact of this legendary movie franchise as well as share their thoughts about their favorite (and least) favorite 007 adventures and spy mania which gripped fans the world over in the wake of the success of the James Bond films"-- Provided by publisher.

The underground sketchbook of Tomi Ungerer.

February 24, 2020
Ungerer, Tomi, 1931-2019, author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 18 x 22 cm

Historical dictionary of African American theater

February 24, 2020
Hill, Anthony D., 1947- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
xxxvi, 699 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Contains a chronology, introduction, list of acronyms and abbreviations, in-depth chronology, appendixes, and more than 700 cross-references dictionary entries on African American theater"-- Provided by publisher.

Quilt modern curves & bold stripes : 15 dynamic projects for all skill levels

February 21, 2020
Black, Heather, author.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Getting started -- Choosing fabrics and projects -- Tools -- Cutting techniques -- Piecing basics -- Sewing stripes -- Projects -- Patterns.
"Move beyond common circle-quilt designs to tackle curved piecing with ease. Add stripes to curved piecing and use color to add depth for a simple way to make complex quilts. Piece block-based layouts and improv designs ranging from simple to advanced."--from cover.

Marvel encyclopedia

February 21, 2020
447 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"First American edition, 2006; reprinted 2008; revised 2009, 2014, 2019"--Title page verso.
Foreword / Chris Claremont -- Introduction / Stan Lee -- A : Abomination to Azazel ; The age of Ultron ; Annihilation -- B : Balder to Bullseye -- C : Cabal to Cyclops ; Civil war ; Civil war II -- D : Daken to Dusk ; Dark reign -- E : Ebony Maw to Externals -- F : Falcon to Fury ; Fear itself ; The fifty-state initiative -- G : Galactus to Guardians -- H : Haller to Hyperion -- I : Iceman to Iron Man -- J : J2 to Justice -- K : Kaine to Kurse -- L : Lady Deathstrike to Lyja -- M : M to Mystique -- N : Nth Command to Nova -- O : Occulus to Order -- P : Page to Pym -- Q : Qnax to Quicksilver -- R : Radioactive Man to Ryker -- S : Sabretooth to Synch ; Secret empire ; Secret invasion ; Secret Wars -- T : Taine to Tyrannus -- U : Uatu to Utopians -- V : Valkyrie to Vulture -- W : Walrus to Wrecking Crew ; World war Hulk -- X : X-23 to Xorn -- Y : Yancy to Young X-Men -- Z : Zabu to Zzzax ; The Multiverse.
Discover the essential facts about Marvel Comics' timeless heroes such as Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man, and villains like Thanos, Loki, and Kingpin. Keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe with this new edition of DK's best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia. Updated and expanded, this definitive Who's Who of Marvel Comics reveals vital info and secret histories of more than 1200 classic and brand new Marvel characters, and provides the lowdown on recent key events including Civil War 2, Secret Empire, and Infinity Countdown. From iconic teams such as the Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy to fan favorites Black Panther, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel to rising stars Amadeus Cho, Squirrel Girl and the Exiles, every significant Marvel character is showcased with the latest comic artwork. Meticulously researched, expertly written, and stunningly illustrated, the Marvel Encyclopedia boasts newly commissioned cover art by one of Marvel's hottest up-and-coming talents. Including an introduction by Stan Lee, this unique, in-depth, and accessible encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to Marvel Comics that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to time and again.

Floret Farm's a year in flowers : designing gorgeous arrangements for every season

February 18, 2020
Benzakein, Erin, author.
312 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Learn how to buy, style, and present seasonal flower arrangements for every occasion. With sections on tools, flower care, and design techniques, Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers presents all the secrets to arranging garden-fresh bouquets. Featuring expert advice from Erin Benzakein, world-renowned flower farmer, floral designer, and bestselling author of Floret Farm: Cut Flower Garden, this book is a gorgeous and comprehensive guide to everything you need to make your own incredible arrangements all year long, whether harvesting flowers from the backyard or shopping for blooms at the market."

Heroic women of the art world : risking it all for art

February 18, 2020
Pool, Eugene, 1943- author.
Boston, MA : Tumblehome, Inc., [2019]
271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 x 24 cm
Painters, a sculptor, an architect, a photographer, a poet in light, a cop, a conservator, even a spy: inspiring life stories of 16 remarkable women of art from the Renaissance to present. -- adapted from back cover.

Midcentury memories : the Anonymous Project

February 18, 2020
Shulman, Lee, author.
277 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Collective memories in Kodachrome / by Richard B. Woodward -- The photographs -- Slide into the past / Lee Shulman interviewed by Reuel Golden.
"This collection of unique color slide photographs provides an intimate glimpse into how people used to document and celebrate their existence. A long forgotten part of our collective memory, they are the story of our lives."--Page 4 of cover.

Carving realistic animals with power

February 17, 2020
Russell, Frank C.
80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

The Hollywood book club : reading with the stars

February 17, 2020
Rea, Steven, author.
116 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Classic film stars: They're just like us! They too love books! This collection of photography captures a range of stars taking a break with a good book. On set or shot, in films, or during quiet moments in the stars' own homes and libraries. Each photo will have a fun caption about the star, what they are reading, and when and where the moment was captured. The photography covers a range of book categories--novels, non-fiction, thrillers, cookbooks, and more--all in the clutches of luminaries from the world of film, including: Brando, Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Lana Turner, Natalie Wood, and much more. TCM with a library card!"-- Provided by publisher.

How to create your garden

February 11, 2020
Frost, Adam (Garden designer), author.
Melbourne, Vic. : DK, 2020.
255 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.
Originally published: 2019.
Includes index.
Garden design doesn't need to be complicated. The practical, no-nonsense approach of this book strips away complex design concepts and focuses on your needs to help you find your own garden style, even if you don't know where to start. Whatever your space - be it a small garden with a patio, a city roof terrace or a classic country garden - Adam Frost can show you how to create a garden that suits your lifestyle, personality and budget. Adam is the BBC Gardeners' World presenter and Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner. He offers simple garden design ideas that work equally well for a garden makeover, an elegant but low-maintenance garden or for creating entirely new landscaping ideas. Complete with plant species readily available in Australia, Adam's step-by-step instructions show you everything from laying turf to terraces, planting trees to building raised beds or water features. A month-by-month checklist - especially adapted for Australian gardeners - tells you what to do when to keep your garden in shape. How to Create Your Garden will give you the confidence and skills to create your dream outdoor space, no matter what sort of area you are working with. Bit by bit, bed by bed, Adam Frost shows you how to plan and plant up a beautiful, functional garden that works for you and your family - all without breaking the bank or needing to know endless Latin plant names.

Jewish life in Poland : the art of Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943).

February 11, 2020
Rynecki, Moshe, 1881-1943.
[Victoria, BC] : Trafford Pub., c2005.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Introduction by Elizabeth Rynecki.

Upcycling books : decorative objects

February 7, 2020
Rubio, Julia, author.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Originally published as: Upcycling books. Spain : Parramon Paidotribo, S.L., 2017.

Brother & sister

February 7, 2020
Keaton, Diane, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.
157 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"A memoir by the award-winning actress about her younger brother, Randy, and the ways in which siblings' lives can diverge and then come back together"--Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement

February 6, 2020
xxvii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"The Black Arts Movement (BAM) encompassed a group of artists, musicians, novelists, and playwrights whose work combined innovative approaches to literature, film, music, visual arts, and theatre. With a heightened consciousness of black agency and autonomy--along with the radical politics of the civil rights movement, the Black Muslims, and the Black Panthers--these figures represented a collective effort to defy the status quo of American life and culture. Between the late 1950s and the end of the 1970s, the movement produced some of America's most original and controversial artists and intellectuals. In Encyclopedia of the Blacks Arts Movement, Verner D. Mitchell and Cynthia Davis have collected essays on the key figures of the movement, including Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Larry Neal, Sun Ra, Sonia Sanchez, Ntozake Shange, and Archie Shepp. Additional entries focus on Black Theatre magazine, the Negro Ensemble Company, lesser known individuals--including Kathleen Collins, Tom Dent, Bill Gunn, June Jordan, and Barbara Ann Teer--and groups, such as AfriCOBRA and the New York Umbra Poetry Workshop. The Black Arts Movement represented the most prolific expression of African American literature since the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Featuring essays by contemporary scholars and rare photographs of BAM artists, Encyclopedia of the Blacks Arts Movement is an essential reference for students and scholars of twentieth-century American literature and African American cultural studies." -- Provided by publisher

Chunky knits : cozy hats, scarves and more made simple with extra-large yarn

February 5, 2020
Graciano, Alyssarhaye, author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2020.
141 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Scarves : statement wraps and everyday wear for blizzards -- Cowls : quick infinity-style scarves for movers, shakers, and do-ers -- Beanies : from skullcaps to earflaps, hats for the whole family -- Furry friends : our pets need some handmade love, too -- Home : modern knits for cozying up indoors.

Modern quilt bible : over 100 techniques and design ideas for the modern quilter

February 5, 2020
Betts, Elizabeth (Quiltmaker), author.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Learn how to create stunning modern quilts with the Modern Quilt Bible the ultimate reference guide to patchwork and quilting techniques. Author of Beginner's Guide to Quilting Liz Betts explains over 100 techniques used by designers to create eye-catching modern quilts. Try your hand at improv piecing, free motion quilting, playing with scale, curved piecing and much more. There are featured quilts from the world's best modern quilt designers and ten unique quilted projects using a range of modern quilt techniques so you can practice your new-found skills.-- Publisher's description.

Watercolor basics : learn to solve the most common painting problems

February 4, 2020
Reid, Charles, 1937- author.
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Brushes, paper and other stuff -- Pigments and palettes -- Contour drawing -- Brushwork -- Value -- Color mixing -- Adding darker color -- Experiments with different pigments -- Tips for successful mixing -- Figures -- Landsapes.
Witness paintings change from bad to good as well-loved master watercolourist and teacher Charles Reid shows you how to correct problems to create fresh, spontaneous works, while offering an intimate inside glimpse into his processes. With expert advice on everything from drawing and design to fine-tuning figure and landscape paintings, Charles Reid's Watercolor Basics will help you identify shortcomings in your paintings, fix recurring problems and become a better watercolourist--no matter your skill level.

Work in progress : unconventional thoughts on designing an extraordinary life

February 4, 2020
Ford, Leanne, author.
xxvii, 191 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Avocado be gone! -- Grow slow -- Dead broke and filthy rich -- Show up anyway -- The lucky ones -- Find the light -- No guts, no story -- Roam on home -- I want my HGTV -- Forever, and then some -- Be excellent to each other -- Ignore everyone -- Leanneisms -- So far, so good.
"How did a couple of quirky siblings from suburban Pittsburgh end up as the king and queen of eclectic-design chic with their own HGTV show? They never let fear get in the way of a great idea. Leanne and Steve Ford share their secrets for how to turn dreams into reality. What makes you feel most alive? Siblings Leanne and Steve Ford discovered early in their lives that creativity--in very different forms--was what made them happy. It just took a few years to realize what to do with that passion. In Work in Progress, the HGTV design duo who failed their way to success tell the story of living their dreams simply to showing up again and again. From a middle-class Pittsburgh childhood to a hit design show, Leanne and Steve have learned that sometimes life's detours bring you home again. If you think you should have life figured out by now, if you wonder why you still don't know what you want to be when you grow up, Leanne and Steve want to remind you that it's never too late to pursue your next dream--because life is a creative process. So come enjoy their delightful back-and-forth conversation about growing up creative, never letting fear stop you, and appreciating the ways God created you to live a beautifully designed life"-- Provided by publisher.

Chasing Eden : design inspiration from the gardens at Hortulus Farm

February 4, 2020
Staub, Jack, 1951- author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2020.
271 pages : color illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"One of the most spectacular private gardens in America, Hortulus Farm is the masterpiece of Renny Reynolds and Jack Staub, renowned experts in the fields of design, gardening, and entertaining. Over forty years, they have created an inspirational, 100-acre wonderland filled with both charms and eccentricities."

Punched : techniques and projects for modern punch needle art

February 3, 2020
Schaat, Stacie, author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Punch needle 101 -- Tools & materials -- Getting started -- Stitches & techniques -- Finishing techniques -- Design & experimentation -- The projects -- Frequently asked questions.
Discover the primitive craft of punch needle as seen through the eyes of a contemporary artist giving the technique fresh, modern appeal. Yellow Spool's Stacie Schaat shares all you need to know to take a stab in Punched.

Knitting magic : the official Harry Potter knitting pattern book

January 31, 2020
Gray, Tanis, author.
San Rafael, CA : Insight Editions, [2020]
207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
"Introducing the first official Harry Potter knitting book -- deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films. Channel the magic of the Harry Potter films from the screen to your needles with the ultimate knitter's guide to the Wizarding World. Featuring over 25 magical knits pictured in gorgeous full-color photography, this book includes patterns for clothing, home projects, and keepsakes pulled straight from the movies -- and even includes a few iconic costume pieces as seen on-screen. With yarn suggestions based on the true colors used in the films, projects range from simple patterns like the Hogwarts house scarves to more complex projects like Mrs. Weasley's Christmas sweaters. A true fan must-have, this book also includes fun facts, original costume sketches, film stills, and other behind-the-scenes treasures. Harry Potter: Knitting Magic is sure to have fans everywhere summoning needles, conjuring yarn, and practicing their best knitting wizardry." -- Provided by publisher.

Visual thinking strategies for preschool : using art to enhance literacy and social skills

January 31, 2020
Yenawine, Philip, author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard Education Press, [2018]
183 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
VTS for preschool: what does it look like? -- Key elements of VTS discussions -- Adapting VTS for other lessons -- VTS impact on children: charting evidence of growth -- VTS and teachers: what do teachers tell us? -- Dedicated to wonder: keeping preschool child centered.
"Visual Thinking Strategies for Preschool" shows how teachers can add visual thinking strategies (VTS) to their existing curriculum to encourage language, critical thinking, and social skills for children ages three to five. In this sequel to his popular book, "Visual Thinking Strategies," author Philip Yenawine describes using art and other visual experiences to create engaging and powerful learner-centered environments for young children just beginning their formal school experience. First introduced in 1991 and implemented in hundreds of schools, districts, and cultural institutions, the VTS teaching method features an open-ended conversation about a selected work of art. Teachers facilitate the group conversation using simple questions: "What's going on in this picture?," "What do you see that makes you think that?," and "What more can we find?" The book provides transcripts and analysis of classroom conversations as a means of illustrating the range of ways VTS can be used with preschoolers. Drawing on interviews with preschool teachers from public, private, and charter schools from around the country, Yenawine highlights the benefits of these discussions for students, including English language learners and students with special needs. "Visual Thinking Strategies for Preschool" provides teachers with another means to teach language and social skills, and introduces students to the treasures found in art.-- Provided by publisher.

The watercolorist's essential notebook

January 31, 2020
MacKenzie, Gordon, 1939-
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, ©2010.
287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"10th anniversary North Light classic editions"--Cover.
1. Tools of the trade -- Watercolors -- Brushes -- Paper -- Palettes -- Palette knives -- Painting sponges -- Masking materials -- 2. Painting techniques -- Painting with brushes -- Painting with a palette knife -- Painting with sticks -- Painting with a sponge -- How paints interact with water -- Mastering washes and glazes -- Fading out a color -- Working wet-in-wet -- Masking -- A mix of techniques -- 3. Putting together your composition -- Factors to consider -- Ways to approach composition -- Developing a series of paintings -- Intuition vs. planning -- To save or not to save.
This special 10th anniversary collection combines two of the best-loved North Light watercolor guides available - The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook and The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook : Landscapes. Rather than a list of rules, this is a collection of principles, concepts and general information designed to expand your creative process. The author shares with you tips, techniques, ideas and lessons for a sure path to creative fulfillment and better watercolor painting. --from back cover.

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