New Arrivals · Art

March 13, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mastering manga with Mark Crilley.

March 12, 2020
Crilley, Mark.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Impact, ©2012.
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko"--Cover.
What you need -- Making the manga eye -- Character design -- Choosing your style -- 1. Heads and faces : Female front view ; Female three-quarter view ; Male front view ; Male profile view ; 20 female hairstyles ; 20 male hairstyles ; Adult front view ; Adult three-quarter view ; Fuller-figured character front view ; Fuller-figured character 3/4 view ; Child front view ; Child profile view ; 101 manga eyes ; 12 common manga facial expressions -- 2. Proportions and poses : Drawing the human body ; Proportion tips and tricks ; The teen girl ; Alternative female proportion styles ; The teen boy ; Alternative male proportion styles ; The father figure ; Tips on drawing adults ; Fuller-figured girl ; Drawing fuller-figured characters ; The kid brother ; Babies and toddlers ; Sometimes you can't help being big-headed ; Chibi variations ; 20 chibi emotions ; 50 ways to draw hands ; 50 ways to draw feet ; Hitting your stride ; Walk this way ; Kissing ; XOXO: displays of affection ; Fighting ; The fight club ; 30 classic poses ; Clothing folds and wrinkles ; Dress pants and jeans ; Skirts ; T-shirts, sweaters and coats -- 3. Setting the scene : Fundamentals of perspective ; Street scene using one-point perspective ; Objects big and small ; House interior using two-point perspective ; Two points ; Space station exterior using three-point perspective ; Point of view ; Inking tips ; Putting pen to paper ; Anatomy of an inked manga illustration ; Crosshatching ; Paneling and page layouts ; My process ; Layout sequences ; To panel or not: different layouts ; Make your own manga sequences ; Making the leap: advanced sequencing ; Can we talk? Word balloons ; Make some noise.
Provides advice and tips on drawing in the Japanese manga style, including heads, faces, and features, body proportions, poses, movement, and clothing for typical youthful characters, adults, and children, settings, and other details.

Frida in America : the creative awakening of a great artist

March 10, 2020
Stahr, Celia, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020.
xv, 383 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today. Mexican artist Frida Kahlo adored adventure. In November, 1930, she was thrilled to realize her dream of traveling to the United States to live in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York. Still, leaving her family and her country for the first time was monumental. Only twenty-three and newly married to the already world-famous forty-three-year-old Diego Rivera, she was at a crossroads in her life and this new place, one filled with magnificent beauty, horrific poverty, racial tension, anti-Semitism, ethnic diversity, bland Midwestern food, and a thriving music scene, pushed Frida in unexpected directions. Shifts in her style of painting began to appear, cracks in her marriage widened, and tragedy struck, twice while she was living in Detroit. Frida in America is the first in-depth biography of these formative years spent in Gringolandia, a place Frida couldn't always understand. But it's precisely her feelings of being a stranger in a strange land that fueled her creative passions and an even stronger sense of Mexican identity. With vivid detail, Frida in America recreates the pivotal journey that made Senora Rivera the world famous Frida Kahlo"-- Provided by publisher.

Legendary children : the first decade of RuPaul's drag race and the last century of queer life

March 10, 2020
Fitzgerald, Tom (Thomas), 1966- author.
xii, 274 pages ; 20 cm
In the werk room with Marsha and Sylvia -- Shady dames in the library -- Serving snatch to Middle America -- Watch out for those sketchy queens, gurl -- Sing out, queen -- For every tuck, there must come a bulge -- Serving sickening lewks -- The gorgeous artifice and devastating truth of the lip-sync -- Untucking the queer family -- The ministry of drag.
"A definitive deep-dive into queer history and culture with hit reality show RuPaul's Drag Race as a touchstone, by the creators of the popular pop culture blog Tom and Lorenzo"-- Provided by publisher.

The Perry Bible Fellowship almanack

March 10, 2020
Gurewitch, Nicholas, author, artist.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2020.
254 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Celebrate 10 years of Perry Bible Fellowship with this comprehensive collection of PBF comics, sketches, and more! This newly formatted Almanack features every PBF comic strip which ran in alternative newspapers between 2004 and 2007-and simultaneously exploded online during the internet's golden age! In commemoration of 10 years since its initial printing, this Almanack also contains content that is unavailable anywhere else, including previously undiscovered PBF comics from the era and numerous sketches for comics that never came to be"--Provided by publisher.

Women's work : stories from pioneering women shaping our workforce

March 9, 2020
Crisman, Chris, photographer, interviewer.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
ix, 246 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Chris Crisman pairs his award-winning, striking portrait photography of women on the job with poignant, powerful interviews of his subjects: women who have carved out unique places for themselves in a workforce often dominated by men.

Home is where you make it : DIY ideas & stying secrets to create a home you love, whether you rent or own

March 9, 2020
Vanderzeil, Geneva, author.
New York : Tiller Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2020.
222 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published in 2020 in Australia by Murdoch books, an imprint of Allen & Unwin.
Includes index.
Beautiful and practical DIY projects, styling hacks and design tips for both owners and renters from the founder of one of the world's most popular lifestyle websites. Add style and individuality to your home with DIY, even when you're renting. Home Is Where You Make It channels the simplicity and beauty of modern living. This is your room-by-room guide to making and DIYing your own place, with hundreds of clever styling hacks, repurposing and upstyling ideas, and easy weekend projects to create the home of your dreams.

Writers and their cats

March 9, 2020
Nastasi, Alison, author.
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books LLC, [2018]
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Introduction -- Alice Walker -- Allen Ginsberg -- Angela Carter -- Ann M. Martin -- Anuja Chauhan -- Berit Ellingsen -- Beverly Cleary -- Bing Xin -- Carlos Monsiváis -- Charles Bukowski -- Chester Himes -- Colette -- Doris Lessing -- Edith Sitwell -- Elinor Glyn -- Elizabeth Bishop -- Ernest Hemingway -- Gillian Flynn -- Gloria Steinem -- Haruki Murakami -- Helen Gurley Brown -- Hunter S. Thompson -- Iris Murdoch -- Jir Osaragi -- Jorge Luis Borges -- Judy Blume -- Julio Cortázar -- Kazim Ali -- Lilian Jackson Braun -- Louise Erdrich -- Lydia Davis -- Margaret Mitchell -- Mark Twain -- Marlon James -- Neil Gaiman -- Patricia Highsmith -- Preeti Shenoy -- Ray Bradbury -- Raymond Chandler -- Sarah Jones -- Stephen King -- Sylvia Plath -- Truman Capote -- Ursula K. Le Guin -- Zelda Fitzgerald -- Bibliography -- Credits -- Acknowledgments.
Photographs of famous writers and their feline companions-- Provided by publisher.

Louise Edna Trotter theater handbill collection,

March 6, 2020
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [producer not identified] , [1906-1923]
2 folders (86 handbills and programs) : illustrations ; 38 cm
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collection located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room consists of theater handbills and programs housed in two folders.
A collection of theater programs collected by Louise Edna Trotter from performances dating from 1906-1923 at various theaters primarily located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati theaters include: the Lyric Theatre, Grand Opera House, Walnut Street Theatre, Pavilion Theatre, B.F. Keith's Theater, and Cincinnati Music Hall. Also includes several newspaper clippings about Cincinnati area theaters.

Coins and currency : an historical encyclopedia

March 5, 2020
Snodgrass, Mary Ellen, author.
x, 396 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"This updated second edition offers numerous entries of historical commentary on the role of coins and currency in human events, politics and the arts. A timeline of important events in the history of money is included, along with a glossary and bibliography. Photographs of coins and bills enhance the text, providing an up-close look at many artifacts."-- Provided by publisher.

Almost lost arts : traditional crafts and the artisans keeping them alive

March 5, 2020
Freidenrich, Emily, author.
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books LLC, [2019]
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
The meaning of making -- The globemakers -- The bookmender- The Zapotec dyers and weavers -- A tour of Harvard's Forbes pigment collection / Narayan Khandekar -- The caster -- The antiquarian horologist -- The wet plate photographers -- The wood type printers -- The cassette tape manufacturers -- The neon sign makers -- The image colorists -- The Goryeo celadon potter -- The enjarradora and adobe-builders -- The papermaker -- The Cypriot weaver -- The bronze casters -- The Kintsugi-shi -- The sign painters -- Ink warms my soul -- The woodcut printers -- The mapmaker -- The hatmakers.
Almost Lost Arts features the stories of 20 artisans who have devoted their lives to preserving traditional techniques. From globemakers and bookmenders to cassette tape manufacturers and neon sign makers, the profiled artisans represent a diverse mix of media, ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds. Gorgeous photographs reveal these craftspeople's studios from places like Oaxaca, Kyoto, Milan, and Tennessee.

The trouble with women artists : reframing the history of art

March 5, 2020
Adler, Laure, author.
158 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
"This work is based on an origial idea by Elisabeth Sandmann"--Page facing title page.
Introduction. Artists and proud of it : the history of an ongoing struggle -- The artists. Sofonisba Anguissola ; Artemisia Gentileschi ; Mary Beale ; Angelica Kauffmann ; Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun ; Marie-Guillemine Benoist ; Rosa Bonheur ; Berthe Morisot ; Mary Cassatt ; Éva Gonzalès ; Marie Bashkirtseff ; Camille Claudel ; Suzanne Valadon ; Paula Modersohn-Becker ; Natalia Goncharova ; Marie Laurencin ; Sonia Delaunay ; Hannah Höch ; Georgia O'Keeffe ; Sophie Taeuber-Arp ; Marianne Brandt ; Claude Cahun ; Germaine Krull ; Tamara de Lempicka ; Alice Neel ; Toyen ; Maria Helena Vieira da Silva ; Frida Kahlo ; Dora Maar ; Dorothea Tanning ; Louise Bourgeois ; Meret Oppenheim ; Leonora Carrington ; Lygia Clark ; Judit Reigl ; Shirley Jaffe ; Joan Mitchell ; Etel Adnan ; Yayoi Kusama ; Niki de Saint Phalle ; Yoko Ono ; Sheila Hicks ; Paula Rego ; Eva Hesse ; Nasreen Mohamedi ; Beatriz González ; Annette Messager ; Barbara Kruger ; Marina Abramović ; ORLAN ; Sophie Ristelhueber ; Rosemarie Trockel ; Mona Hatoum ; Nan Goldin ; Sophie Calle ; Carrie Mae Weems ; Cindy Sherman ; Kiki Smith ; Michal Rovner ; Rei Naito ; Agnès Thurnauer ; Yu Hong ; Malala Andrialavidrazana ; Yto Barrada ; Laure Prouvost ; Camille Henrot ; Lola Gonzàlez.
"Presenting sixty-seven female artists and their work, from the sixteenth century to the present day, this volume reveals the evolution of art through a female-empowered lens"--Dust jacket.

Lunch-hour patchwork : 15 easy-to-start (and finish!) projects.

March 4, 2020
Bothell, WA : Martingale, [2018]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
With this fun project book, you can slide in time to sew every day-little by little during your lunch hour! Perfectly portable projects can be completed in as little as an hour or over just a few lunch hours during the week. Choose from pillows, small quilts, cute bags, and more--all beginner friendly, simple to start, and fast to finish. Whether lunchtime is spent at the office, on the road, or right at home, break up each busy day with some sublime stitching time!

Rock your rental : style, design, and marketing tips to boost your bookings

March 3, 2020
Palmisano, Joanne, author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2020]
216 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Who are your guests? Why are you redesigning? -- Design matters -- Design is marketing -- More info and resources.
Rock your Rental is necessary reading for anyone who wants to transform their short-term rental space from sometimes-booked to sought-after. Abundant before-and-after inspiration is just the beginning. Joanne and Rosanne pack these pages with insider tips to show how design and marketing really are one and the same.

Why I failed charm school : my mother, actress Ann Sothern, and our lives together ; a memoir

March 2, 2020
Sterling, Tisha.
Morgan Hill, California : Bookstand Publishing, [2016]
241 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
In the words of television and movie actress Tisha Sterling, the daughter of renowned Hollywood actress Ann Sothern: "My cards were dealt generously. From my parents and the good Lord, I inherited beauty and was blessed with a sparkling future. On the surface, I had a life most people could only dream of having." However ... "Every morning for four years, I had been swallowing 100 milligrams of methadone, mixed with Kool-Aid from a little white paper cup. Like clockwork, I dressed in yesterday's dirty clothes picked up from my tiny apartment I shared with my 16-year-old daughter and headed for the West Los Angeles Methadone Clinic. That morning what I felt inside: anger, fear and shame. I thought about my mother, a one-time important film actress whose career had flourished from the 1920's to the present time and stupidly compared it to my own career that was by now in the toilet, almost nonexistent. Yet I stubbornly hung on to a glimmer of hope (maybe my only salvation) that some successful auditions for me on television and film would be forthcoming and that soon I would be back to work on a Hollywood set doing what I did best acting." And thus Tisha begins her heartfelt memoir chronicling what on the surface appeared to be a dream life as Ann Sothern's daughter, but which at times was precisely the opposite. Along the way, Tisha paints an intimate portrait of Hollywood and its personalities during Hollywood's bygone Golden Age in the 1930s through the 1960s, a portrait that only one who lived and worked inside the Hollywood of that glamorous era could present."-- from Amazon.

For better or for worse: the complete library. Volume Three, 1986-1989

March 2, 2020
Johnston, Lynn Franks, 1947- author, artist.
San Diego, California : IDW Publishing, 2019.
549 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 29 cm

The art of still life : a contemporary guide to classical techniques, composition, and painting in oil

February 27, 2020
Casey, Todd M., author
319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Includes index.
Every artist needs to learn and master the still life. Written by a well-known artist and expert instructor, The Art of Still Life offers a comprehensive, contemporary approach to the subject that instructs artists on the foundation basics and advanced techniques they need for successful drawing and painting. In addition to Casey's stunning paintings, the workof over fifty past and present masters is included, so that the book will do double duty as a hardworking how-to manual and a visual treasure trove of some of the finest still life art throughout history and being created today. --Publisher

Digital photography for dummies.

February 27, 2020
Foster City, Calif. : IDG Books Worldwide, 1997-
volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Volume for 2008 by Julie Adair King and Serge Timacheff ; 2012-<2020> by Julie Adair King.
Take the fast route to better pictures with this guide packed with the advice of expert photographer Julie Adair King. It doesn't matter if you're shooting with a basic point-and-shoot camera, a pro camera, or the camera on your phone, the insights in this book help you get better results. Start with applying basic composition rules while you use your camera's automatic setting then move on to take full control of focus, color, and exposure.

The modern embroidery studio : 20 stylish designs to stitch, wear, and share

February 27, 2020
Holton, Lauren, author.
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"If you love all things handmade and you're looking to quench your creative thirst, this is the book for you. Now more than ever, we need to slow down, unplug, and make something with out hands. Embroidery requires patience and attention to detail, but this tactile experience gives back in a much larger way: it centers our minds, helps us feel recharged in our fast paced lives, and provides us with fabulous pieces of art to wear, share, or hang." -- Provided by publisher.

Phantom lady : Hollywood producer Joan Harrison, the forgotten woman behind Hitchcock

February 27, 2020
Lane, Christina, author.
Chicago, IL : Chicago Review Press, 2020.
384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The untold story of Hollywood's most powerful female writer-producer of the 1940s, Joan Harrison, who grew from being the worst secretary Alfred Hitchcock ever had to one of his closest collaborators, critically shaping his brand as the "Master of Suspense.""-- Provided by publisher.

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.

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