New Arrivals · Art

January 30, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

All about strips : colorful quilts from strips of many sizes

January 29, 2015
Guzman, Susan, author.
©2015
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"That Patchwork Place"--Page 1 of cover.
"B1266"--Page 4 of cover.
Introduction -- A lesson in color -- Pattern and scale -- Choosing fabric: collections versus stash -- Discovering your unique style -- Projects -- Quiltmaking basics -- Resources.
This book covers the process of quilting with strips from 1-1/2 " to 10-1/2 " wide. It features 15 patterns in sizes from throws to king-size quilts. Each project includes specific tips for fabric selection, placement and assists.

Creative soldered jewelry & accessories : 20+ earrings, necklaces, bracelets & more

January 28, 2015
Bluhm, Lisa, 1969-
Asheville : Lark Crafts, 2014.
126 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

A Kim Jong-Il production : the extraordinary true story of a kidnapped filmmaker, his star actress, and a young dictator's rise to power

January 28, 2015
Fischer, Paul, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2015.
x, 353 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
August, 1982 -- Reel one: a sense of destiny. A photograph on the blue house lawn ; Director Shin and Madame Choi ; Shrimp among whales ; A double rainbow over Mount Paekdu ; Kim Jong Il's first loves ; Fathers and sons ; Inside the Pyongyang picture show ; A three-second kiss ; Repulse bay -- Reel two: guests of the dear leader. The hermit kingdom ; Accused ; Musicals, movies, and ideological studies ; Taken ; The others ; Escape from Chestnut Valley ; Shin Sang-Ok died here ; The torture position ; Division 39 ; The hunger strike ; Director Shin is coming -- Intermission: the people's actress Woo in-Hee -- Reel three: produced by Kim Jong-Il. Together ; The tape recorder ; Lights, camera ; Out of the North ; Like a European movie ; The press conference ; Same bed, different dreams ; A full shooting schedule ; The rubber monster -- Vienna ; From Kim to Kim ; The stars and stripes -- 2013.
"A nonfiction thriller packed with tension, passion, and politics, [this book] offers a rare glimpse into a secretive world, illuminating a fascinating chapter of North Korea's history that helps explain how it became the hermetically sealed, intensely stage-managed country it remains today"--Amazon.com.

Poirot and me

January 27, 2015
Suchet, David, author.
London : Headline, 2014.
x, 373 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Originally published: 2013.
Includes index.

Learn watercolour quickly

January 27, 2015
Soan, Hazel, author.
London : Batsford, 2014.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 16 x 21 cm
Includes index.
What you should know about watercolour -- The stuff you need -- Choosing the colours -- Putting paint on paper -- Selecting a subject -- Go for it!
Distills key elements of creating effective watercolor paintings, providing step-by-step instructions for beginner techniques while covering such topics as perspective, lighting, and shading.

The long march of pop : art music and design 1930-1995

January 27, 2015
Crow, Thomas E., 1948- author.
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2014]
ix, 412 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
"Thomas Crow's paradigm-changing book challenges existing narratives about the rise of Pop Art by situating it within larger cultural tides. While American Pop was indebted to its British predecessor's insistence that any creative pursuit is worthy of aesthetic consideration, Crow demonstrates that this inclusive attitude also had strong American roots. Folk becomes Crow's starting point in the advance of Pop. The folk revival occurred chiefly in the sphere of music during the 1930s and '40s, while folk art surfaced a decade later in the work of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. Crow eloquently examines the subsequent explosion of commercial imagery in visual art, alongside its repercussions in popular music and graphic design. Pop's practitioners become defined as artists whose distillation of the vernacular is able to capture the feelings stirring among a broad public, beginning with young participants in the politicized 1960s counterculture. Woody Guthrie and Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan, Ed Ruscha and the Byrds, Pauline Boty and the Beatles, the Who and Damien Hirst are all considered together with key graphic designers such as Milton Glaser and Rick Griffin in this engaging book."-- Provided by publisher.

Fast-piece appliqué : easy, artful quilts by machine

January 27, 2015
Hughes, Rose, 1956- author.
©2015
80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
"That Patchwork Place"--Page 1 of cover.
"B1277"--Page 4 of cover.
Introduction -- Simplify, simplify, simplify -- Essentials. Supplies ; Construction techniques ; Finishing details -- The projects. Poppy pods ; Aspen dawning ; Bull's eye roses ; Umbrella beach ; Fields full of posies ; Fan faire ; Seedpod polka ; Gone fruity for meadow orchards ; Sun's up ; Sweet dreams ; Geometric gems -- Resources.

Stitch love : sweet creatures big & small : [cute kitties and cows and cubs and more... and a yeti]

January 27, 2015
Johanson, Mollie.
Asheville, NC : Lark, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Part of subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
"Love stitching? Love animals? Then this sweet collection of creatures big and small is perfect for you! Featuring beginner-friendly embroidery patterns from a rising star in the craft community, it presents a variety of irresistibly cute critters--pets, farm animals, dinosaurs, even mythical favorites like Pegasus. There are 25 projects in all, from a hedgehog stroller quilt to a dachshund keyboard wrist rest, plus dozens of motifs"-- Provided by publisher.

Bright lights in the Dark Ages : the Thaw collection of early medieval ornaments

January 27, 2015
Adams, Noël.
New York : The Morgan Library & Museum, in association with D Giles Limited, London, [2014]
xix, 381 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Classical traditions, barbarian styles -- New enemies, new allies : the Hunnic period and its aftermath in the East -- Gothic identity -- Merovingian fashions -- Anglo-Saxon England and Scandinavia -- Barbarians and Byzantium.
"Bright Lights of the Dark Ages is a major new volume on early Medieval art. It features over two hundred stunning and extremely rare early medieval gold and precious stonework objects, including brooches, buckles, shields, clasps, spoons and other 'grave goods,' that were interred as status symbols with their owners in burials mounds across Europe. The new societies of the early Medieval period which developed on the periphery of the great Roman Empire--Germanic barbarians in Western Europe, Sarmatian and later Alanic tribes around the Black Sea, and the eastern frontier cities bordering the Parthian Empire in Iran--were all shaped by interaction with the Roman Empire, and profoundly influenced by its material culture. Author Noël Adams surveys the magnificent pieces that were made to advertise power and wealth in these new 'barbarian' kingdoms which arose after the fall of the Roman Empire, and in doing so shows the dramatic and surprising relationship between these 'migration era' objects and later medieval art. In a volume full of wonderful images, highlights include Gothic and Visigothic imperial style brooches from modern-day Slovakia and Crimea, superb Gallo-Roman spoons and enamelled domed brooches and buckles from Northern Europe and Britain"-- Provided by publisher.

For the right reasons : America's favorite bachelor on faith, love, marriage, and why nice guys finish first

January 26, 2015
Lowe, Sean, 1983- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2015]
xiii, 237 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
The guy with potential -- Answering the call -- What a way to make a living -- A not-so-memorable first impression -- The big baby -- Getting on my soapbox -- The L word -- The one where I got my heart broken -- Newfound notoriety -- The driver's seat -- Moving out of the friend zone -- One step at a time -- Warning signals -- The decision -- Down on one knee -- Trying to dance with the stars -- The big day -- Bachelor no more.
"After The Bachelorette broke his heart, Sean Lowe suspected his 'nice guy' image hurt him. The show never emphasized it, but Sean committed to living according to biblical standards of sexuality, even as producers emphasized the risqué and promiscuous. A Texas boy from a Baptist home, Sean tells the story of how he went from a Division I college football player to a fan favorite on reality television, taking readers behind the scenes of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette to see the challenges of living out his values and faith--and ultimately winning his true loves heart"--Amazon.com.

A-Z of embroidery stitches.

January 23, 2015
Tunbridge Wells : Search Press, 2014.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Originally published: 2000.
Includes index.

Crocheted pillows

January 23, 2015
Johns, Susie, author.
Tunbridge Wells : Search Press, 2014.
126 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Nancy loves Sluggo

January 23, 2015
Bushmiller, Ernie, author, artist.
Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subtitle from cover.
"Dailies 1949-1951"--Spine.

Draw manga faces for expressive characters : learn to draw more than 900 faces

January 23, 2015
Hosoi, Aya author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Impact, 2014.
175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Translated from Japanese.

Singing to a bulldog : from "Happy Days" to Hollywood director, and the unlikely mentor who got me there

January 22, 2015
Williams, Anson.
New York : The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., [2014].
167 pages ; 22 cm

Independent Ed : inside a career of big dreams, little movies, and the twelve best days of my life

January 21, 2015
Burns, Edward, 1968-
New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2015]
x, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Hou Hsiao-hsien

January 21, 2015
©2014
269 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
"For younger critics and audiences, Taiwanese cinema enjoys a special status, comparable with that of Italian neorealism and the French New Wave for earlier generations, a cinema that was and is introducing an innovative sensibility and fresh perspective. Hou Hsiao-hsien is the most important Taiwanese filmmaker working today, and his sensuous, richly nuanced films reflect everything that is vigorous and genuine in contemporary film culture. By combining multiple forms of tradition with a uniquely cinematic approach to space and time, Hou has created a body of work that, through its stylistic originality and historical gravity, opens up new possibilities for the medium. This new volume includes contributions by Olivier Assayas, Peggy Chiao, Chung Mong-hong, Jean-Michel Frodon, Hasumi Shigehiko, Ichiyama Shozo, Jia Zhang-ke, Kent Jones, Koreeda Hirokazu, Jean Ma, Ni Zhen, Abé Mark Nornes, James Quandt, Richard I. Suchenski, James Udden, and Wen Tien-hsiang, as well as conversations with Hou Hsiao-hsien and some of his most important collaborators over the decades."--Page 4 of cover.

Best magazine.

January 20, 2015
Cincinnati, OH : Maverick Publications, c2005-<2015>
v. : col. ill., col. ports. ; 28-31 cm.
Editorial director: 2005-2012, Marianne Sandhage.
Each issue also has distinctive title.
Each issue features homes and residents of various Cincinnati neighborhoods. Neighborhoods that are featured again highlight different homes and people in the subsequent issues.

The sexual night

January 20, 2015
Quignard, Pascal, author.
London : Seagull Books, 2014.
170 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm.
Translated from the French.
First published in French as La nuit sexuelle : Paris : Flammarion, 2007.

Seeking light : portraits of humanitarian action in war

January 20, 2015
Grabhorn, Paul, author, photographer.
New York, New York : Viking, 2015.
v, 217 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 31 cm
Working in conflict : Somalia -- Rapid response : Chechnya -- Desert calm : Mali -- Families in war -- Humanitarian activities in war -- Musicians go to war : Woza Africa -- War and peace.
A collection of photographs from International Committee of the Red Cross missions in conflict zones.

David Bellamy's winter landscapes in watercolour.

January 20, 2015
Bellamy, David, 1943- author, illustrator.
©2014.
80 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.
David Bellamy loves to paint winter scenes, when the landscape is not overwhelmed with greens. Here he explains the challenges and joys of capturing winter subjects, from how to do quick sketches in freezing temperatures to how to add warmth and vibrancy to snow scenes.

Sci-fi chronicles : a visual history of the galaxy's greatest science fiction

January 20, 2015
Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, 2014.
576 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
1818-1925. Early science fiction : the birth of a genre -- 1920-50. The days of pulp : the 'golden age' of science fiction -- 1950-70. The era of the atom : the marvels and perils of science -- 1970-90. Dark futures : apocalypses and the war in space -- 1990-present. The adventure continues : modern science fiction -- Famous space ships -- The science fiction chronology -- Genre definitions.
This book is the definitive encyclopedia for the science fiction fanatic. From Barbarella to Blade Runner, from Solaris to Star Wars, and from 1984 to 2001, Sci-Fi Chronicles seeks out 200 of the greatest galactic creations. Presented in an arresting blend of incisive text, infographic timelines, and stunning photographs, each chronologically arranged entry features an entertaining overview written by a science fiction expert, plus: The lifespan of sci-fi creations, for example, from book to movie to television series; Other key media, such as comics, graphic novels, video games, manga, where appropriate; Film and television stills, book and comic covers, and other archive material. Larger franchises -- such as Doctor Who and The War of the Worlds -- feature lavish spreads of photographs illustrating how they have evolved from black-and-white beginnings to big-budget blockbusters. Seminal sagas like Star Wars and Star Trek enjoy not only a "real world" timeline of films and TV broadcasts, but also a fascinating spread detailing their role in the series' fictional universe. Sci-Fi Chronicles is a truly international guide, with entries focusing on everything from Hollywood blockbusters to Russian cult classics, and from European literature to Australian franchises. It is perfect for dipping into, while its memory-jogging mentions and illustrations make it impossible to put down. It will delight long-standing sci-fi aficionados, yet with a scope that extends from vintage volumes to amazing anime, Sci-Fi Chronicles will also entrance a younger generation. - Publisher.

More monster knits for little monsters : 20 super-cute animal-themed hat and mitten sets to knit

January 19, 2015
Khegay, Nuriya, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
This new collection of 20 animal-themed hat and mitten sets in practical pullover designs features bears; safari animals like zebras and monkeys; farmyard friends such as lambs and turkeys; household pets including a black cat and spotty dog; and even beastly BFFs like dinosaurs, gnomes, and a Chinese New Year dragon! Each project contains step-by-step instructions, plus information for finishing touches to make your projects stand out. A knitting refresher course is given in the back of the book for complete beginners, covering tools, yarns, and all the techniques and stitches you'll need to create the projects.

Indiana barns

January 19, 2015
Mohr, Marsha Williamson.
Bloomington [Ind.] : Quarry Books, an imprint of Indiana University Press, 2015, c2010.
1 v. (various pagings) : col. ill. ; 22 x 29 cm.
Originally published: 2010.
Presents photographs of 137 Indiana barns.

Interstellar : beyond time and space : inside Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic

January 19, 2015
Vaz, Mark Cotta, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, [2014]
153 pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm
A companion to Christopher Nolan's film, Interstellar, provides explanations of its underlying science and philosophy themes while offering cast and crew interviews, storyboards and pre-production sketches.

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