New Arrivals · Art

March 22, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


March 21, 2019
Cincinnati Ballet.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Cincinnati Ballet]
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Title supplied by cataloger.

Funny man : Mel Brooks

March 20, 2019
McGilligan, Patrick, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
624 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A deeply textured and compelling biography of comedy giant Mel Brooks, covering his rags-to-riches life and triumphant career in television, films, and theater.

Impressionist and modern art evening sale, Tuesday 15 May 2018

March 20, 2019
Christie, Manson & Woods.
London : Christie's, [2018]
1 volume (261 pages) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Sale code: MARGAUX-15971.
Provenances: Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome S. Coles, Collection of Elizabeth Stafford, Smith family collection, Collection of Joan and Preston Robert Tisch.

Everyday decorating

March 18, 2019
Bilhuber, Jeffrey, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2019.
254 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"The essential guide to creative decorating ideas and practical advice from Jeffrey Bilhuber"--Back cover.

Ray Bolger : more than a scarecrow

March 18, 2019
Van Leuven, Holly, author.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2019]
xi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


March 15, 2019
Ahonen, JP, author, artist.
San Diego : IDW Publishing, 2019.
1 volume : chiefly illustrations ; 18 cm
"Balancing work and family can be...hell. Belzebubs is a 'trve kvlt mockumentary' focusing on the everyday challenges of family life: raising kids, getting your black metal band off the ground, summoning demons, you know how it is."--Back cover.

Leap before you look : Black Mountain College, 1933-1957

March 15, 2019
Molesworth, Helen Anne, author.
399 pages : illustrations (some color), music (some color), portraits (some color) ; 33 cm
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Leap before you look : Black Mountain College, 1933-1957. Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Curator: Helen Molesworth with Ruth Erickson. Curatorial assistant: Bryan Barcena. The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, October 10, 2015 - January 24, 2016. Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, February 21 - May 14, 2016. Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, September 17, 2016 - January 1, 2017"--Colophon.
Director's foreword / Jill Medvedow -- Curator's acknowledgements / Helen Molesworth -- Imaginary landscape / Helen Molesworth -- A progressive education / Ruth Erickson -- Josef Albers. Photographs of matières / Michael Beggs -- Bauhaus in America / Jeffrey Saletnik -- Xanti Schawinsky. Spectodrama (Black Mountain Stage Studies) / Jeffrey Saletnik -- Marguerite Wildenhain. Large jar / Jenni Sorkin -- Arnold Schoenberg and musical interpretation at the Black Mountain College Summer Music Institute of 1944 / Jonathan Hiam -- Building autonomy. Creating community: The farm and work program at Black Mountain College / David Silver -- The Design-Build Program at Lake Eden / Lauren Bellard -- A. Lawrence Kocher. Stool and side table / Ruth Erickson -- Josef and Anni Albers: Mexico and modernity / Brenda Danilowitz -- Josef Albers. Graphic tectonic lithographs / Michael Beggs -- Weaving / Jenni Sorkin -- Anni Albers. Free-hanging room divider / Brenda Danilowitz -- Ray Johnson. Untitled / Ruth Erickson -- There is another way: Hazel Larsen Archer. Photographer, educator / Alice Sebrell -- Musical cosmopolitans at Black Mountain College: John Cage, Lou Harrison and Stefan Wolpe / Brigid Cohen -- Texture of the South: Roland Hayes and integration at Black Mountain College / Bryan Barcena -- Jacob Lawrence. Watchmaker / Bryan Barcena -- Leo Amino. Carnivorous Plant #22 / Bryan Barcena -- Summer Session 1948 / Eva Díaz -- R. Buckminster Fuller. Great Circle Sphere Model / Bryan Barcena -- Emerson Woelffer. Last internment / Jennifer Gross -- Stowaways / Eva Díaz -- Elaine de Kooning. Untitled Drawing and Untitled #16 / Helen Molesworth -- Willem de Kooning. Asheville / Harry Cooper -- Cage, Tudor, and the visual language of indeterminacy / Nancy Perloff -- John Cage. "Defense of Satie" / Martin Brody -- Ceramics at Black Mountain College, 1949-1956 / Cindi Strauss -- Shōji Hamada. Vase / Ruth Erickson -- Karen Karnes. Untitled (Candleholder) / Jenni Sorkin -- Peter Voulkos. Rocking Pot / Jenni Sorkin -- M.C. Richards / Jenni Sorkin -- The 1950s: Ways of life / Ruth Erickson -- Lou Harrison. Rapunzel / Martin Brody -- Theodoros Stamos. North Carolina Landscape / Harry Cooper -- Harry Callahan. Eleanor, Chicago / Ash Anderson -- Arthur Siegel. Untitled (Nude against Glass Block) / Ash Anderson -- Aaron Siskind. North Carolina 11 / Ash Anderson -- Chance encounters: Theater Piece No. 1 and its prehistory / Ruth Erickson -- Franz Kline. Painting / Jennifer Gross -- Robert Rauschenberg. Untitled (Night Blooming Series) / Helen Molesworth -- Robert Rauschenberg. Untitiled (a birthday picture for Hermine) / Jeffrey Saletnik -- Charles Olson / Steve Evans -- Charles Olson. Mayan Letters / Steve Evans -- Ben Shahn. Song / Ruth Erickson -- Between media: The Glyph Exchange / Ruth Erickson -- Cy Twombly. MIN-OE / Jennifer Gross -- Robert Duncan. The Song of the Borderguard / Steve Evans -- Black Mountain Review / Steve Evans -- Joseph Fiore. #7-54: The Gathering / Bryan Barcena -- The formation of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company / Katherine Markoski -- Ruth Asawa. Dancers / Jennifer Gross -- Intentional communities / Gloria Sutton.
In 1933, John Rice founded Black Mountain College in North Carolina as an experiment in making the arts central to learning. Though it operated for only twenty-four years, this pioneering school played a significant role in fostering avant-garde art, music, dance, and poetry, and an astonishing number of important artists taught or studied there. Among the instructors were Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, R. Buckminster Fuller, Karen Karnes, Willem de Kooning, and M.C. Richards, and students included Ruth Asawa, John Chamberlain, Ray Johnson, Robert Rauschenberg, and Cy Twombly. Leap Before You Look is a singular exploration of this legendary school and the work of the artists who spent time there. Scholars from a variety of fields contribute original essays about diverse aspects of the college--spanning everything from the college's farm program to the influence of the Bauhaus--and about the people and ideas that gave it such a lasting impact. Catalogue entries highlight selected works, including writings, musical compositions, visual arts, pottery, and weaving. The book's fresh approach and rich illustrations convey the atmosphere of creativity and experimentation unique to Black Mountain College that served as an inspiration to so many. This timely volume will be essential reading for anyone interested in art, radical pedagogy, and the enduring legacy of the college. -- Front jacket flap.

Medieval monsters : terrors, aliens, wonders

March 15, 2019
Lindquist, Sherry C. M., 1964- author.
175 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
"Published to accompany an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum, 8 June to 23 September 2018"--Title page verso.
I. Introduction -- II. Terrors -- III. Aliens -- IV. Wonders.
"Monsters possess transformative powers, rendering them at once profoundly dangerous and utterly fascinating. Medieval Monsters explores the cultural importance and rich variety of monstrosities in the art of the Middle Ages, with examples drawn from the Morgan Library & Museum's renowned collection of illuminated manuscripts. While presenting a lively array of strange beauties and frightful anomalies--demons and dragons, centaurs, and unicorns--the authors reveal how monsters played a central role in medieval societies. The volume has three sections. "Terrors" features familiar monsters such as demons, dragons, and hell-mouths. These fearful enemies are often depicted in battle with heroes--the fiercer the monster, the more powerful its victor. "Aliens" examines how groups of people were visualized as monstrous; women, Jews, Muslims, the poor, and the mentally ill were marginalized in medieval society, as reflected in their representation in art. "Wonders" presents monsters' fascinating ability to inspire wonder and awe. From centaurs to giants to grotesque hybrids, these beasts lack codified meanings, yet their strange beauty and frightful abnormality inspire us to marvel. A preface by award-winning fantasy fiction writer China Miéville argues for the enduring relevance of monsters in today's world."

Gardens of the arts & crafts movement

March 15, 2019
Tankard, Judith B., author.
298 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Gardens old and new -- William Morris' earthly paradise -- The lure of the Cotswolds -- Architectural gardening -- Individuality and imagination -- The art and craft of garden making -- At home with two master gardeners -- A perfect house and garden -- Beyond the borders -- Craftsman style -- Beautiful gardens in America -- Color in the flower garden -- Contemporary gardens -- Design inspiration.
"In this thoroughly revised edition of "Gardens of the arts and crafts movement", landscape scholar Judith B. Tankard surveys the inspirations, characteristics, and development of garden design during the movement. Tankard presents a selection of houses and gardens of the era from Great Britain and the United States, with an emphasis on the diversity of designers who helped forge a truly distinct approach to garden design. A visual feast of nearly 300 illustrations and photographs, it is an essential resource for designers and gardeners interested in this iconic era"--Jacket.

Collectibles handbook & price guide.

March 14, 2019
London : Miller's, c2010-
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Vols. for <2014/15-2019/20> by Judith Miller (2014/15 with Mark Hill).

Polymer clay for beginners : inspiration, techniques, and simple step-by-step projects for making art with polymer clay

March 14, 2019
Chen, Emily, author.
Mission Viejo, CA, USA : Walter Foster, 2019.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
At head of title on cover and spine: Art makers.

Creative living : bohemian interiors around the world

March 13, 2019
Lea, Robyn, author.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
First published in Australia in 2018 by Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd.
Diving into the liberated and nonconformist atmosphere of offbeat beauty and artistic delight.

100 years of Children's Book Week posters : celebrating great illustrators of American children's books

March 13, 2019
xxiii, 101 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf--Title page verso.
Includes index.
"This visual history tour of 100 years of children's book illustration gathers in one glorious volume the posters of the annual Children's Book Week"-- Provided by publisher.


March 13, 2019
44 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), 1 color map ; 16 x 25 cm

Merchants and mariners : historical pictures by Chinese and Western artists 1750-1970

March 13, 2019
Martyn Gregory Gallery.
London : Martyn Gregory Gallery, [2018?]
112 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm

Hollywood godfather : my life in the movies and the mob

March 11, 2019
Russo, Gianni, 1943- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history. He played Carlo Rizzi, the husband of Connie Corleone, who set her brother Sonny--played by James Caan--up for a hit. Russo didn't have to act--he knew the mob inside and out: from his childhood in Little Italy, where Mafia legend Frank Costello took him under his wing, to acting as a messenger for New Orleans mob boss Carlos Marcello during the Kennedy assassination, to having to go on the lam after shooting and killing a member of the Colombian drug cartel in his Vegas club. Along the way, Russo befriended Frank Sinatra, who became his son's godfather, and Marlon Brando, who mentored his career as an actor after trying to get Francis Ford Coppola to fire him from The Godfather. Russo had passionate affairs with Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minelli, and scores of other celebrities. He went on to become a producer and starred in The Godfather: Parts I and II, Seabiscuit, Any Given Sunday and Rush Hour 2, among many other films. Hollywood Godfather is a no-holds-barred account of a life filled with violence, glamour, sex--and fun." --

Coffeehouse knits : knitting patterns and essays with robust flavor.

March 11, 2019
143 pages : color illustrations; 26 cm
"Coffeehouse Knits is a stimulating collection of knitwear with an extra shot of something special. 20 patterns that range in skill level from advanced beginner to intermediate--Simple touches evoke the idea of everyone's favorite drink, from steaming swirls around a sweater yoke to coffee bean inspired motifs; Stirring essays from knitters explore community, connection, and caffeine. Pour yourself another cup and settle in with Coffeehouse Knits."--Provided by publisher.

Mostly sunny : how I learned to keep smiling through the rainiest days

March 7, 2019
Dean, Janice, 1970- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
244 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The "Fox & Friends" meteorologist discusses her marriage to a 9/11 firefighter, her battle with multiple sclerosis, and the impact of sexism on her career, revealing the strength of deliberate optimism in the face of any challenge.

In miniature : how small things illuminate the world

March 7, 2019
Garfield, Simon, author.
323 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Canongate Books Limited.--Title page verso.
"Tiny Eiffel Towers. Platoons of brave toy soldiers. A doll’s house created for a Queen. Diminutive crime scenes crafted to catch a killer. Model villages and miniscule railways. These are just a few of the objects you will discover in the pages of In Miniature. Bringing together history, psychology, art, and obsession, Garfield explores what fuels the strong appeal of miniature objects among collectors, modelers, and fans. The toys we enjoy as children invest us with a rare power at a young age, conferring on us a taste of adult-sized authority. For some, the desire to play with small things becomes a desire to make small things. We live in a vast and uncertain world, and controlling just a tiny, scaled-down part of it restores our sense of order and worth. As it explores flea circuses, microscopic food, ancient tombs, and the Vegas Strip, In Miniature changes the way we perceive our surroundings, encouraging all of us to find greatness in the smallest of things."

Too much is not enough : a memoir of fumbling toward adulthood

March 7, 2019
Rannells, Andrew, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2019]
xii, 251 pages ; 22 cm
"From the star of Broadway's The Book of Mormon and HBO's Girls, the heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age memoir of a Midwestern boy surviving bad auditions, bad relationships, and some really bad highlights as he chases his dreams in New York City."--Publisher's description.

Living floral : entertaining and decorating with flowers

March 7, 2019
Shaw, Margot, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2019.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"For this inspirational, yet instructive, book Shaw presents portraits of top tastemakers at home who share their joy of flowers. From interior designers Charlotte Moss, Suzanne Rheinstein, and Bunny Williams, and event designer Tara Guerard to floral and garden experts Sybil Sylvester and P. Allen Smith and culinary consultant Alex Hitz, these luminaries impart their personal botanical point of view. They show how to incorporate flowers in home decor and present numerous ways to entertain with flair. Interior designers illustrate how eclectic furnishings work well with floral and botanical accents in fabric, wallpaper, artwork, and accessories to shape chic indoor spaces. We will learn how traditionalists and modernists put together an attractive table; for example, by mixing heirloom silver with simple white china and bright flowers arranged in everyday glass containers. This gorgeously photographed book concludes with a primer on such topics as extending the life of fresh-cut flowers and assembling a table runner of charming blooms. Living Floral is a must-have for flower and interior design enthusiasts, as well as home gardeners."

Art Damage Lodge : flyers 2007-2010

March 5, 2019
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Jon Lorenz/John Rich], [2018].
121 pages : chiefly black and white illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 DVD (digital ; 4 3/4 inches)
Publication information supplied by cataloger.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has black and white pictorial paper wrappers.
This book is a collection of the flyers that were produced for the performances and shows that were held at the Cincinnati, Ohio venue Art Damage Lodge from 2007-2010. The Art Damage Lodge was an offshoot of the Art Damage radio show that was active on WAIF community radio station from 1985 to 2010. It operated primarily as an alternative art/music/performance space in the Hoffner Lodge building in Northside, a Cincinnati, Ohio neighborhood. The flyers and posters contained here represent many different styles of art and are credited to the following artists and musicians: Chris Adams, Mike Connelly, Paul Coors, Ally Duncan, Nick Faust, Pete Fosco, Nebula Girl, Joe Kuth, Molly Lacy, Jon Lorenz, John Olson, Ron Orovitz, John Rich, Joey Versoza, and C. Spencer Yeh. Accompanying DVD contains filmed performances in the space.

The lady from the black lagoon : Hollywood monsters and the lost legacy of Milicent Patrick

March 5, 2019
O'Meara, Mallory, author.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, [2019]
307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Gordon Parks : the new tide, early work, 1940-1950

March 5, 2019
Brookman, Philip, author, editor.
336 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 30 x 26 cm
Catalog from an exhibition held at National Gallery of Art, Washington [D.C.], November 4, 2018-February 18, 2019; The Cleveland Museum of Art, [Cleveland, Ohio], March 23-June 16, 2019; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, [Texas], August 31-December 29, 2019; and, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, [Massachusetts], February 1-April 26, 2020.
Introduction : Young Gordon Parks / Sarah Lewis -- Plates : a choice of weapons -- Plates : government work -- Plates : the home front -- Plates : Standard Oil -- Plates : mass media -- Gordon Parks : the sphere of conscious history / Philip Brookman -- Black Parnassus : Chicago in the interwar years / Richard J. Powell -- Gordon Parks : haute coutoure and the everyday / Deborah Willis -- The crucible of race : Gordon Parks and an emerging civil rights movement / Maurice Berger -- The road to Life : a timeline of origins and early career, 1818-1950 / Anjuli Lebowitz, Philip Brookman, and Elizabeth Doorly.
Focusing on new research and access to forgotten pictures, "The New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950" documents the importance of these years in shaping Gordon Parks' passionate vision. The book brings together photographs and publications made during the first and most formative decade of his 65-year career. During the 1940s Parks' photographic ambitions grew to express a profound understanding of his social, cultural and political experiences. From the first photographs he published in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and his relationship to the Chicago Black Renaissance, to his mentorship with Roy Stryker and his breakthrough work for America's influential picture magazines - including "Ebony" and "Life" - this book traces Parks' rapid evolution from an accomplished, self-taught practitioner to a groundbreaking artistic and journalistic voice.

Posing modernity : the black model from Manet and Matisse to today

March 5, 2019
Murrell, Denise, author.
xvii, 206 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 27 cm
Exhibition: Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, New York, USA (October 24, 2018-February 10, 2019); Musée d'Orsay (March 26-July 14, 2019).
Foreword and Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Introduction: The Gift of Olympia -- Prologue: Manet's Laure and the Histories of Art -- Chapter 1: Olympia in Context: Manet, the Impressionists, and Black Paris -- Chapter 2: Affinities and Interface: Modern Portraits of Black Women in the Art of Matisse and the Harlem Renaissance -- Chapter 3: A Reimagined Legacy: The Black Female Figure from Bearden to Now -- Profiles of Three Models -- Map -- Notes -- Index -- Illustration Credits
This revelatory study investigates how changing modes of representing the black female figure were foundational to the development of modern art. Posing Modernity examines the legacy of Edouard Manet's Olympia (1863), arguing that this radical painting marked a fitfully evolving shift toward modernist portrayals of the black figure as an active participant in everyday life rather than as an exotic "other." Denise Murrell explores the little-known interfaces between the avant-gardists of nineteenth-century Paris and the post-abolition community of free black Parisians. She traces the impact of Manet's reconsideration of the black model into the twentieth century and across the Atlantic, where Henri Matisse visited Harlem jazz clubs and later produced transformative portraits of black dancers as icons of modern beauty. These and other works by the artist are set in dialogue with the urbane "New Negro" portraiture style with which Harlem Renaissance artists including Charles Alston and Laura Wheeler Waring defied racial stereotypes. The book concludes with a look at how Manet's and Matisse's depictions influenced Romare Bearden and continue to reverberate in the work of such global contemporary artists as Faith Ringgold, Aimé Mpane, Maud Sulter, and Mickalene Thomas, who draw on art history to explore its multiple voices.

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