New Arrivals · Art

May 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How to forget : a daughter's memoir

May 23, 2019
Mulgrew, Kate, 1955- author.
340 pages ; 24 cm
"In this profoundly honest and examined memoir about returning to Iowa to care for her ailing parents, the star of Orange Is the New Black and New York Times bestselling author of Born with Teeth takes us on an unexpected journey of loss, betrayal, and the transcendent nature of a daughter's love for her parents. They say you can't go home again. But when her father is diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer and her mother with atypical Alzheimer's, New York-based actress Kate Mulgrew returns to her hometown in Iowa to spend time with her parents and care for them in the time they have left. The months Kate spends with her parents in Dubuque -- by turns turbulent, tragic, and joyful -- lead her to reflect on each of their lives and how they shaped her own. Those ruminations are transformed when, in the wake of their deaths, Kate uncovers long-kept secrets that challenge her understanding of the unconventional Irish Catholic household in which she was raised. How to Forget is a considered portrait of a mother and a father, an emotionally powerful memoir that demonstrates how love fuses children and parents, and an honest examination of family, memory, and indelible loss."-- Provided by publisher.

Death wins a goldfish : reflections from a grim reaper's year-long sabbatical

May 22, 2019
Rea, Brian, artist.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 17 x 21 cm
Death is on the clock day and night; he never calls in sick or takes a day off. So what happens when Human Resources forces Death to take all his unused vacation days at once? Rea takes us on a peak inside Death's diary as he documents his yearlong sabbatical, from skydiving to online dating. -- adapted from back cover

Frances Dee : a film history

May 22, 2019
Hulse, Ed, 1953- author.
xvi, 209 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm

The history of jewelry : Joseph Saidian and Sons

May 21, 2019
Childers, Caroline, author.
New York, NY : Tourbillon International, in association with Rizzoli, 2018.
vi, 194 pages : color illustrations ; 36 cm
Introduction: The Saidian legacy -- 1. La Rusa tiara -- 2. Van Cleef & Arpels -- 3. Bold colors -- 4. Objets d'art -- 5. Indian jewelry -- 6. Pearls -- 7. Enamel -- 8. French jewelry -- Cartier -- 10. Modern jewelry.
Every piece of jewellery tells a story, and none more so than the exquisite pieces in this book, which have passed through several notable owners before arriving at Joseph Saidian and Sons, an antique jeweller's shop nestled in the Manhattan Art and Antiques Centre. Each chapter is centred around a particular piece of jewellery and the way in which it is emblematic: a previous owner, an exemplary design or dominant material. From an array of historic pieces from Van Cleef and Arpels to a discussion of Indian royalty and its relationship with jewellery to pages filled with exquisite pearl jewellery, this book satisfies both the casual fan and the devotee with full-colour photographs and informative themed chapters.

Life to the extreme : how a chaotic kid became America's favorite carpenter

May 21, 2019
Pennington, Ty, 1965-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2019]
219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Surprising the family -- Demolition -- Foundation -- Walls and lines -- Rooms -- Love and community -- Move that bus -- Epilogue.
The star of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Trading Spaces, Ty Pennington, shares his life story - lessons he's learned while serving others, random acts of kindness, battling ADHD in a busy career, and anecdotes from behind the scenes of America's favorite home shows.

Hockney/Van Gogh - the joy of nature

May 17, 2019
London : Thames and Hudson, 2019.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"This catalogue accompanies the exhibition : Hockney- Van Gogh : The joy of nature, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam 1 March - 26 May 2019".
Foreword / Axel Rüger -- Hockney - Van Gogh: A new horizon -- The joy of nature: works. The four seasons ; Infinite space ; Experiment ; Nature close up -- Conversation with David Hockney -- List of exhibited works.

Atmosphere : the seven elements of great design / James Michael Howard ; written with Andrew Sessa ; foreword by Newell Turner.

May 16, 2019
Howard, James Michael, author.
271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Howard defines each of the seven elements of great design (style, scale & proportion, rhythm, light, color, texture, and sound) and how all the elements can work together to create an exciting as well as calming atmosphere.

An atlas of rare & familiar colour : the Harvard Art Museums' Forbes Pigment Collection.

May 15, 2019
223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Hardback Edition of 1000, August 2018, Printed in Spain."--Colophon.
"A collaboration with Harvard Art Museums: Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum"--Colophon.

Walt and Skeezix : 1933-1934

May 15, 2019
King, Frank, 1883-1969, author, artist.
Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, ©2019.
1 volume (various pagings) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Introduction by Jeet Heer, endnotes by Tim Samuelson.

Walt and Skeezix : 1931-1932

May 15, 2019
King, Frank, 1883-1969.
Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly Books, 2015.
1 volume (various pagings) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Introduction by Jeet Heer, endnotes by Tim Samuelson.

Hollywood black : the stars, the films, the filmmakers

May 15, 2019
Bogle, Donald, author.
New York : Running Press, 2019.
xvi, 269 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

Boom : mad money, mega dealers, and the rise of contemporary art

May 14, 2019
Shnayerson, Michael, author.
New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2019.
x, 450 pages ; 24 cm

A romance of East and West : Al-Byout : interiors by Mona Haji

May 14, 2019
Hajj, Mona, author, designer.
New York, NY : Monacelli Press, [2019]
236 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm

The art and making of The handmaid's tale : the official companion to MGM Television's hit series

May 13, 2019
Robinson, Andrea, author.
San Rafael, California : Insight Editions, [2019]
158 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
Explore the terrifying world of Gilead with this behind-the-scenes look at the Emmy award-winning show The Handmaid's Tale. The anticipated debut of The Handmaid's Tale -based on Margaret Atwood's best-selling novel - drew a wide audience and rave reviews. Now, this comprehensive book details the process of bringing the story to the small screen with exclusive cast and crew interviews, backstage and set photography, concept art, costume design, and more.


May 13, 2019
Whitford, Frank.
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2019.
216 pages : illustrations (some color), map, portraits ; 21 cm

Kawaii craft life : super-cute projects for home, work & play

May 13, 2019
Caetano, Sosae, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, 2019.
188 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Feltcraft -- Counted cross-stitch -- Embroidery.
"Kawaii Craft Life is a first-of-its-kind needlecraft book featuring 35 super-cute projects to decorate the home or give as gifts. Now you can add an adorable kawaii touch to your home, dorm room, or office with this charming collection of feltcraft, cross-stitch, and embroidery projects." --Provided by publisher.

Handbook of United States coins.

May 10, 2019
Racine, Wis. : Whitman Publishing Company,
v. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Founding editor and compiler: R.S. Yeoman ; <1979>-2018, Kenneth Bressett ; 2019-<2020> Jeff Garrett.
"With premium list."

Scott standard postage stamp catalogue.

May 10, 2019
New York : Scott Stamp and Coin Co. Ltd.,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 24-28 cm.
Imprint varies: 1939- New York : Scott Publications, Inc. ; 1973-2017, Sidney, Ohio : Scott Publishing Co. ; 2018-<2020> Sidney, Ohio : Amos Media.
"The encyclopedia of philately."

Shtetl in the sun : Andy Sweet's South Beach 1977-1980

May 10, 2019
Sweet, Andy, 1953-1982, photographer.
120 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Place of publication taken from publisher's website, viewed on February 19, 2019.
Foreword misspelled as forward on title page.
"Forget the jokes about late '70s South Beach being the Yiddish-speaking section of "God's Waiting Room"; yes, upwards of 20,000 elderly Jews made up nearly half of its population in those days -- all crammed into an area of barely two square miles like a modern-day shtetl, the small, tightly knit Eastern European villages that defined so much of pre-World War II Jewry. But these New York transplants and Holocaust survivors all still had plenty of living, laughing and loving to do, as strikingly portrayed in Shtetl in the Sun, which features previously unseen photographs documenting South Beach's once-thriving and now-vanished Jewish world -- a project that American photographer Andy Sweet (1953-82) began in 1977 after receiving his MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a driving passion until his tragic death"--Publisher's description.

My adventures as an illustrator : the definitive edition

May 10, 2019
Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978, author.
534 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"The wit, humanity, and many-sided talent of Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) are on full display in his classic autobiography, written with hs son Tom Rockwell, himself an award-winning writer. The artist's New York City boyhood, his apprentice days at the Art Students League, his first fateful visit to the Saturday Evening Post, his adventures abroad, his move to rural Vemont - all are recounted with a mix of sharp observation and self-deprecating humor. Throughout Rockwell invites the reader into his creative process: he introduces his favorite models, candidly reveals his biggest flops, and documents the creation of a Post cover step by step. This Definitive Edition - edited by Abigail Rockwell, the artist's granddaughter - restores the original 1960 text of My Adventures as an Illustrator, as well as the playful vignettes that Rockwell drew to head each chapter. Thanks in large part to a massive image digitization effort undertaken by the Norman Rockwell Museum, it is also illustrated with 170 of Rockwell's paintings and drawings, some of them rarely - or never - seen before. An introduction by Abigail Rockwell brings to light new facts about the artist's life and work, and an illustrated chronology, prepared by the Norman Rockwell Museum, serves as a valuable reference. This attractive volume is the essential source on the life of Norman Rockwell, and delightful reading for anyone who enjoys his art." -- inside front cover.

Howard Stern comes again

May 9, 2019
Stern, Howard, 1954- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
ix, 549 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Presents a look at the author's four-decade carer in radio, highlighting his most poignant interviews with such celebrities as Tracy Morgan, Lady Gaga, Jerry Seinfeld, and Harvey Weinstein.

Only in New York : 500 photos, 500 moments

May 7, 2019
New York, New York : Universe Publishing, [2019]
507 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 x 27 cm
"Curated from hundreds of thousands of photos from The New York Times' archives. Only in New York brings together memorable, poignant, and historic images of the Big Apple....This collection spans more than a century, providing a vivid chronicle of metropolitan life at its most vibrant."--Book jacket.

Oh so pretty : punk in print 1976-80

May 6, 2019
511 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
All images in this publication were selected from the Mott Collection.
A punk's progress / Toby Mott -- Graphic anarchy in the UK / Rick Poynor -- 1976-80.
Collection of images of posters, flyers, zines, and other promotional materials for punk rock acts.

Cincinnati Art Museum

May 3, 2019
Edwards, Geoff.
Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2019.
159 pages: black & white illustrations, 23 cm.

Riding the elephant : a memoir of altercations, humiliations, hallucinations, and observations

May 3, 2019
Ferguson, Craig, 1962- author.
New York, NY : Blue Rider Press, [2019]
xi, 267 pages : 24 cm
"The comedian, actor, and former host of The Late Late Show shares an irreverent, lyrical memoir in essays featuring his signature wit."--Provided by publisher.

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