New Arrivals · Art

August 4, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Scott standard postage stamp catalogue.

August 3, 2015
New York : Scott Stamp and Coin Co. Ltd.,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 24-28 cm.
Imprint varies: 1939- New York : Scott Publications, Inc. ; 1973-<2015>- Sidney, Ohio : Scott Publishing Co.
"The encyclopedia of philately."

The art of Disney Pixar Inside Out

August 3, 2015
175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 29 cm

Paper cutting : contemporary artists, timeless craft

August 3, 2015
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, ©2011.
175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Peter Callesen -- Heather Moore -- Zoe Bradley -- Nikki McClure -- Kako Ueda -- Yulia Brodskaya -- Su Blackwell -- Cindy Ferguson -- Helen Musselwhite -- Laura Cooperman -- Yuken Teruya -- Rob Ryan -- Justine Smith -- Béatrice Coron -- Mia Pearlman -- Molly Jey -- Hina Aoyama -- Casey Ruble -- Chris Natrop -- Matthew Sporzynski -- Thomas Allen -- Emily Hogarth -- Patricia Zapate -- Emma van Leest -- Andrea Mastrovito -- Elsa Mora.

Life on the Ramona coaster

August 3, 2015
Singer, Ramona, author.
New York, NY : Post Hill Press, [2015]
xiii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction: a work in progress... -- 'Twas the night before Christmas -- Always let faith be your guide -- Fashion forward -- Previously, on The Real Housewives of New York City -- Look good, feel better, act your best -- Game, set, match -- What happened to happily ever after? -- Sliding doors.
"A candid, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the emotional, dynamic and often entertaining life of Ramona Singer, the spunky, tell-it-like-it-is reality star whose unfiltered personality viewers have adored through seven seasons of The Real Housewives of New York City. In this alternately heart-wrenching and hilarious memoir, Ramona offers readers a look at her dysfunctional childhood, her parents' abusive relationship, her inspiring journey of renewal, and opens up for the first time about the events surrounding the tragic collapse of her twenty-year marriage. Never before have her fans seen her so raw, introspective and honest."--provided from

99 granny squares.

August 3, 2015
Maumelle, Arkansas : Leisure Arts, Inc. [2015]
64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
"Fun to learn & use in lots of projects!"--Cover.
"Take a creative journey beyond the basic granny square! The motifs in 99 Granny Squares are great for using any weight of yarn and your favorite color combinations to crochet throws, pillows, baby blankets, shawls, scarves or cowls, bags, and more. Depending on your mood, you can give a different look to every creation. There is no limit to what a granny square can become!"--provided from

Graphic details : Jewish women's confessional comics in essays and interviews

August 3, 2015
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
ix, 305 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Introductions -- Graphic Confessions of Jewish Women: Exposing Themselves Through Pictures and Raw Personal Stories / Michael Kaminer -- Sticking Their Tongues Out at the World / Dan Friedman -- The Latest Revolutionary Chapter? / Zachary Paul Levine -- Telling Their Own Stories / Sarah Jaffe -- pt. II Essays -- Herstory of Jewish Comic Art -- Charlotte Salomon, Graphic Artist / Ariela Freedman -- The Book of Sarah---Life or Reconstruction? Situating Sarah Lightman's Illustrated Diary / Pnina Rosenberg -- Mi Yimtza? Finding Jewish Identity Through Women's Autobiographical Art / Evelyn Tauben -- Our Drawn Bodies, Our Drawn Selves -- Fetal Attractions: Diane Noomin's "Baby Talk: A Tale of 34 Miscarriages" (1995) and My Journal of a Miscarriage, 1973 / Joanne Leonard -- Graphic Lesbian Continuum: Ilana Zeffren / Heike Bauer -- Traces of Subjectivity: The Embodied Author in the Work of Ariel Schrag / Natalie Pendergast -- Comic Comedy --
"The comics within capture in intimate, often awkward, but always relatable detail the tribulations and triumphs of life. The comics are enhanced by original essays and interviews with the artists that provide further insight into the creation of autobiographical comics that resonate beyond self, beyond gender, and beyond ethnicity"-- Provided by publisher.

New objectivity : modern German art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933

July 31, 2015
Barron, Stephanie, 1950- author.
Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; Munich ; London ; New York : Delmonico Books, Prestel, [2015]
357 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Exhibition itinerary: Museo Correr, Venice, May 1-August 30, 2015; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, October 4, 2015-January 18, 2016.
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933. This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in association with Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia."
New objectivity : German realism after expressionism / Stephanie Barron -- A lack of empathy : on the realisms of new objectivity / Sabine Eckmann -- Hartlaud and Roh : cooperation and competition in popularizing new objectivity / Christian Fuhrmeister -- New women, new men, new objectivity / Maria Makela -- The politics of new objectivity : a specific history / James A van Dyke -- New objectivity and "totalitarianism" : the reception of Weimar's modernity in the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic / Olaf Peters -- German new objectivity painting abroad and its nationalist baggage / Keith Holz -- Middle-class montage / Matthew S. Witkovsky -- Writing photography / Andreas Huyssen -- Thematic essays and plates -- Life in the democracy and the aftermath of war / Graham Bader -- The city and the nature of landscape / Daniela Fabricius -- Man and machine / Pepper Stetler -- Still lifes and commodities / Megan R. Luke -- New identities : type and portraiture / Lynette Roth -- Artists' biographies and entries / Nana Bahlmann with Lauren Bergman.

Kentucky by design : the decorative arts and American culture

July 31, 2015
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
xiv, 311 pages : illustrations (mostly color), maps ; 31 cm
Regional Reputations, Modern Tastes, and Cultural Nationalism: Kentucky and the Index of American Design, 1936-1942 / Erika Doss -- Kentucky Folk Art: New Deal Approaches / Jerrold Hirsch -- The Shaker Renderings from Kentucky: Models for American Modernism / Jean M. Burks -- The Catalog.

Obsessed with Star Wars : test your knowledge of a galaxy far, far away

July 31, 2015
Harper, Benjamin, author.
319 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Originally published in hardcover with module in 2008 by Chronicle Books LLC"--Title page verso.
"2,500 questions"--Cover.
The Phantom Menace era -- Attack of the Clones era -- Revenge of the Sith era -- The Empire Strikes Back era -- Return of the Jedi era.

Apparitions : architecture that has disappeared from our cities

July 30, 2015
Hughes, T. John (Thomas John), 1947- author, photographer.
156 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

The good garden : the landscape architecture of Edmund Hollander Design

July 30, 2015
Raver, Anne, author.
New York, New York : The Monacelli Press, [2015]
302 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 31 cm
Plantings to complement architecture. Entry areas ; Plantings near the house ; Terraces and seating areas ; Moving through the garden: Gateways, Stairs, Paths ; Plantings around pools -- Plants as architecture. Allées ; Bosques and groves ; Walls and hedges ; Pergolas and fences -- Specialty gardens. Borders ; Butterfly gardens ; Modern gardens ; Productive gardens: Orchards, Potagers and vegetable gardens ; Formal gardens ; Garden rooms ; Seaside gardens ; Shade gardens ; Walled gardens -- Landscapes inspired by nature. Dunefields ; Meadows ; Shorelines ; Woodlands ; Greenswards.
Edmund Hollander, one of New York's most eminent landscape designers, best know for his work in the Hamptons, reveals how plant scan add sensuality, texture, structure, and color to any garden. In this book Hollander provides an insider's glimpse into how his firm creates landscapes that are evocative, memorable, and layered.

Dancing through life : [steps of courage and conviction]

July 30, 2015
Cameron-Bure, Candace, 1976- author.
ix, 195 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Candace Cameron Bure has grown up before our eyes and we've watched as she's balanced life in Hollywood with her faith for many years. But that all reached new heights when she was given the opportunity to join the cast of Dancing With the Stars. Being on the show was one of her dreams come true; and with that dream came the opportunity to display her Christian faith in front of millions of people, through an intense season of stretching beyond her limits, and to run the race God gave her with joy and perseverance.

Just add watercolor : inspiration & painting techniques from contemporary artists

July 30, 2015
Birch, Helen (Artist), author.
205 pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 14 cm
Includes index.
"Featuring 200 of the best works of young, modern watercolor painters, paired with bite-sized painting tips and art instruction."

A guide book of half cents and large cents : history, varieties, populations, values

July 29, 2015
Bowers, Q. David, author.
xii, 564 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Christopher Wool

July 29, 2015
New York : Guggenheim Museum, 2013.
270 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Catalog of the exhibition held October 25, 2013-January 22, 2014 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and February 23-May 11, 2014 at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Trouble is my business / Katherine Brinson -- Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke / Suzanne Hudson -- Plates -- Christopher Wool's photography : uses and abuses / James Rondeau -- Woolwlooolowoowllowoowoloolwloow / Richard Prince.
Published on the occasion of the artist's retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, this catalogue presents a rich selection of paintings, photographs, and works on paper, forming a comprehensive examination of Wool's career to date.

Magritte : the mystery of the ordinary, 1926-1938

July 29, 2015
Magritte, René, 1898-1967, artist.
New York : Museum of Modern Art, ©2013.
256 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 27 cm
Published in conjunction with the exhibition ... held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Sept. 28, 2013-Jan. 12, 2014, the Menil Collection, Houston, Feb. 14-June 1, 2014, and at the Art Institute of Chicago, June 29-Oct. 12, 2014.
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Lenders to the exhibition -- Introduction : Magritte's essential surrealist years 1926-1938 / Anne Umland, Stephanie D'Alessandro, and Josef Helfenstein -- "This is how marvels begin" : Brussels 1926-1927 / Anne Umland -- Plates 1-32 -- "A lightning flash is smoldering beneath the bowler hats" : Paris 1927-1930 / Josef Helfenstein with Clare Elliott -- Plates 33-91 -- "Once the image is isolated, what happens to the mind?" : Brussels 1930-1936 / Michel Draguet and Claude Goormans -- Plates 92-115 -- "Mirrors that become paintings" : Magritte's commissions for Edward James : London 1937-1938 / Stephanie D'Alessandro -- Plates 116-132 -- Chronology 1926-1938 / Compiled by Danielle M. Johnson -- Catalogue of the exhibition -- Selected bibliography -- Index of plates and figures -- Trustees of The Museum of Modern Art.
The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 focuses on the breakthrough surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century's most extraordinary images. Bringing together nearly 80 paintings, periodicals and early commercial work, it offers fresh insight into Magritte's identity as a revolutionary painter and surrealist artist. Beginning in 1926, when Magritte first aimed to create paintings that would, in his words, challenge the real world, and concluding in 1938 a historically and biographically significant moment just before the outbreak of World War II. The publication traces central strategies and themes from this seminal period, particularly those of displacement, transformation, metamorphosis, the misnaming of objects, and the representation of visions seen in half-waking states. The publication also presents new conservation research on Magritte's materials and techniques, and an illustrated chronology outlining significant moments in the artist's life during this significant period, including travel, connections with other surrealist artists and writers, contributions to journals, and important exhibitions and reviews.

Inventing impressionism : Paul Durand-Ruel and the modern art market

July 29, 2015
303 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Published to accompany the exhibition Paul Duran-Ruel: Le Pari de l'Impressionnisme, Musée de Luxembourg, Pais (Sénat), October 9, 2014 - February 8, 2015; Inventing Impressionism: Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern Art Market, The National Gallery, London, March 4 - May 31, 2015; Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting, Philadelphia Museum of Art, June 24 - September 13, 2015.
Paul Durand-Ruel, an 'unrepentant risk-taker' / Sylvie Patry, Anne Robbins, Chirstopher Riopelle, Joseph J. Rishel and Jennifer A. Thompson -- Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922) : a portrait / Paul-Louis Durand-Ruel and Flavie Durand-Ruel -- Durand-Ruel and 'La belle ecole' of 1830 / Simon Kelly -- Durand-Ruel and the market for Modern Art, from 1870-1873 / John Zarobell -- Durand-Ruel and the Impressionists' solo exhibitions of 1883 / Sylvie Patry -- Durand-Ruel and Impressionist collectors in France / Anne Distel -- Durand-Ruel and America / Jennifer A. Thompson -- Durand-Ruel and Germany / Dorothee Hansen -- Durand-Ruel's conquest of London / Anne Robbins -- The critical fortunes of Paul Durand-Ruel / Joseph J. Rishel -- Chronology (1869-1905) : Paul Durand-Ruel and the Impressionists / Isabell Gaëtan and Monique Nonne -- Catalogue of exhibited works.
"One of the most forward-thinking art dealers of all time, Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922) played a crucial role in the rise of French Impressionism. This book explores how Durand-Ruel discovered, exhibited, and shaped an audience for Impressionist paintings at a time when they were not yet appreciated. Durand-Ruel first encountered key Impressionist painters in the early 1870s and guided many of their careers for decades. A passionate advocate of the Impressionists, he established personal ties with these artists and developed new markets for them by opening branches of his Paris gallery in London, Brussels, and New York. Featuring essays by leading scholars, this handsome volume provides a biography of the man and the trajectory of his career. It also examines his relationships with artists and buyers and his groundbreaking business practices, such as embracing the idea of the solo show, publishing art reviews, and paying artists stipends--often at great financial risk and personal cost to himself. Illustrated with archival documents, historic photographs, and paintings by artists such as Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, among others, this major contribution to the study of art and commerce transforms our understanding of the development of Impressionism." --Publisher description.

Geoffrey Bennison : master decorator

July 29, 2015
Newberry, Gillian author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2015.
207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 32 cm.
"The first book to showcase the work of renowned twentieth-century British decorator and antiques dealer Geoffrey Bennison"--Front jkt. flap.

Painters and the American West. Volume II

July 29, 2015
Troccoli, Joan Carpenter.
Denver, Colorado : American Museum of Western Art, the Anschutz Collection, [2013]
344 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Preface and acknowledgments / Joan Carpenter Troccoli -- Foreword / Sarah Anschutz Hunt -- Introduction: America's Western vision / John Wilmerding -- "The Foundations of Our Empire" : America and the wider West -- "The Nature of the Place" : Creating western landscape -- "You Shall Not Lose by the Change" : American Indians and the nation -- "The Days of Forty-Nine" : California gold -- "Once in the Saddle" : Cowboys and cavalrymen -- "This Land of Prophecy" : Skyscrapers and desert skies.
"A companion and sequel to the award-winning Painters and the American West: The Anschutz Collection, published in 2000. The present volume includes the finest works featured in the earlier book, along with major recent acquisitions"--Publisher's description.

The official Overstreet comic book price guide.

July 28, 2015
New York, NY : House of Collectibles ; Distributed to the book trade by Ballantine Books ; Cleveland, TN : Distributed to the collectors' market by Overstreet Publications,
v. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Vols. for 1987/88-<2015/16> by Robert M. Overstreet.
"Comics from 1828-present included, fully illustrated catalogue & evaluation guide" (T.p., 2003-2004).

The trip : Andy Warhol's plastic fantastic cross-country adventure

July 28, 2015
Davis, Deborah, 1952-
New York : Atria Books, 2015.
324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"From the author of Strapless and Guest of Honor, a book about a little-known road trip Andy Warhol took from New York to LA in 1963, and how that journey - and the numerous artists and celebrities he encountered - profoundly affected his life and art"-- Provided by publisher.

Color concrete garden projects : make your own planters, furniture, and fire pits using creative techniques and vibrant finishes

July 28, 2015
Smith, Nathan, 1981-
Portland : Timber Press, 2015.
206 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Slip-stitch knits : simple colorwork cowls, scarves, and shawls

July 28, 2015
Thies, Sheryl, 1951- author.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

The light in Cuban eyes : Lake Forest College's Madeleine P. Plonsker Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography : highlighting the work of 50 photographers who have been working in the special period, since the Soviets left Cuba.

July 28, 2015
Lake Forest, IL : Lake Forest College Press, ©2014.
285 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Introductory essay / Ensayo introductory -- A collector's journey : toward the light in Cuban eyes = El viaje de un coleccionista : la luz en los ojos de Cuba / Madeleine P. Plonsker -- The artists and their art/ Los artistasysu arte -- Essays / Ensayos -- Metaphor in photography = La metáfora en la fotografía / Pedro Abascal -- Notes on the difficulty of collecting contemporary Cuban photography = Apuntes sobre la dificultad de coleccionar fotografía contemporánea cubana / Nelson Ramirez de Arellano Conde -- The birth of contemporary Cuban photography = El nacimiento de la fotografía cubana contemporánea / Michael Weinstein -- Looking in : an outsider's view of the world of Cuban photography = Una mirada adentro : una perspectiva de un ajeno sobre el mundo de la fotografía cubano / James Quine -- Biographies/Biografías -- The artists and their art (Illustrated works, artists' statements, and the collectors comments on individual works). Pedro Abascal ; Pavel Acosta ; Juan Carlos Alom ; Jorge Luis Álvarez Pupo ; Lidzie Alvisa ; Ramsés H. Batista ; Raúl Cañibano ; Arien Chang Castán ; María Cienfuegos ; Mario Díaz ; Felipe Dulzaides ; Reinaldo Echemendía Cid ; Ricardo Elías ; Adrián Fernández Milanés ; Adonis Flores ; José Manuel Fors ; Eduardo Javier García García ; Jorge V. Gavilondo ; Antonio Gómez Margolles ; Alejandro González ; Ricardo Miguel Hernández ; Eduardo Hernández Santos ; Alicia Leal ; Glenda León ; Liudmila + Nelson ; Donis Dayán Llago ; Mabel Llevat Soy ; Kadir López Nieves ; José Julian Martí ; Néstor Martí ; Cirenaica Moreira ; Carlos Otero ; René Peña ; Alejandro Pérez Álvarez ; Marta María Pérez Bravo ; Yasser Piña Peña ; Alain Pino Hernández ; Michel Pou Díaz ; Leysis Quesada Vera ; Lisandra Ramírez Bernal ; Alfredo Ramos ; Sandra Ramos ; René Rodríguez Hernández ; Enrique Rottenberg ; Glenda Salazar ; Alfredo Sarabia Jr. ; Esterio Segura ; Lissette Solórzano ; Rachel Valdés Camejo ; Harold Vázquez Ley.
"In 2002, art collector and philanthropist Madeleine P. Plonsker began traveling to Cuba to uncover Havana's thriving art scene. The Light in Cuban Eyes: Lake Forest College's Madeleine P. Plonsker Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography focuses on Cuban photography between 1992-2012. These years cover Cuba's "Special Period," a desperate time resulting from the withdrawal of financial support from the former Soviet Union that continues to present day. The 50 artists who comprise this bilingual book--including Juan Carlos Alom, Adrián Fernández Milanés, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Cirenaica Moreira, and Glenda León--shoot their worlds in styles ranging from fabulist to gritty. This is world-class work, yet the artists are often known only to the small population of collectors fortunate enough to have traveled to this tightly restricted country, or through art world reputations that have only recently started to expand beyond the island. Lake Forest College's Madeleine P. Plonsker Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography is composed of 170 pieces; The Light in Cuban Eyes is the first North American publication with support from the Cuban Ministry of Culture and Fototeca de Cuba, Cuba's repository of photography comparable in function to the Smithsonian Photography Department in Washington, D.C." -- Publisher's description.

Japan journeys : famous woodblock prints of cultural sights in Japan

July 28, 2015
Marks, Andreas, author.
[Hong Kong] : Tuttle Publishing, an imprint of Periplus Editions (UK) Ltd, [2015].
168 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
From Mount Fuji to the temples of Kyoto, "Japan Journeys" offers a unique perspective on the country's most famous travel destinations. Art historian Andreas Marks has gathered together approximately two hundred Japanese woodblock prints depicting scenic spots and cultural icons that still delight visitors today. Many of the prints are by masters such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Kitagawa Utamaro, and Utagawa Kunisada, and currently hang in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Katsuhika Hokusai, the artform's most celebrated artist, is also well represented, with many prints from his "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road" series and "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" series, including his world-renowned "Great Wave" print. In addition to prints showcasing Japan's natural beauty, Marks' carefully curated selection depicts roads and railways; favorite pastimes, such as blossom viewing and attending festivals; beloved entertainment, such as kabuki theater; the fashions they wore, and the food they ate. Marks is a leading expert on Japanese woodblock prints, and his Illuminating captions provide background context to the scenes depicted. Images of Japan are a continual source of fascination and delight for visitors and armchair travelers alike, and this original gift book also provides a valuable resource for art historians, scholars, and anyone interested in Japanese art, history, and traditional culture.

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