New Arrivals · Art

April 29, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Lessons from the prairie : the surprising secrets to happiness, success, and (sometimes just) survival I learned on America's favorite show

April 28, 2017
Francis, Melissa, 1972- author.
New York, NY : Weinstein Books, 2017.
vii, 245 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
A self-help primer for fans of the beloved show "Little House on the Prairie" by the former child star shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set and the lessons the author learned from her work with Michael Landon.

Matisse in the studio

April 28, 2017
215 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, photographs ; 29 cm
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 9-July 9, 2017, and at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, August 5-November 12, 2017.
This book is the first in English to explore the essential role that Henri Matisse's personal collection of objects played in his studio practice. The artist traveled with his collection even to temporary residences, and letters to family members often included requests for objects to be moved to where he was working, revealing them to be critical creative stimulants. Featured frequently in the modern master's bold paintings, drawings and cutouts, and influencing the development of his work in sculpture; Matisse's objects formed a secret history hiding in plain sight.

Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870) and the birth of Impressionism

April 27, 2017
303 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Simultaneously published in French: Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870), la jeunesse de l'impressionnisme. Paris : Musée d'Orsay, 2016.
Letters by Frédéric Bazille tipped in throughout the book.

Peter Doig

April 27, 2017
Doig, Peter, 1959-
New York : Rizzoli, 2016, ©2011.
431 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Originally published in the United States in 2011, and revised and updated in 2016.
In every generation of artists, there are a few who propose a new set of questions and alter the way we understand art. Peter Doig is such an artist. This handsome monograph considers the painter's entire career, beginning with the early work produced in the 1990s when Doig's enigmatic but wholly new conception of painting was first introduced to audiences. Doig was born to Scottish parents, spent several years as a child in Trinidad, later settling in Canada for his formative early teen years. He found his voice while at art school in London, albeit one that was out of step with the work of the time (much of it installation-based and dripping with neo-conceptualist leanings). He had developed a small following of fellow artists and critics when the rest of the art world caught up and took notice. In 2002, he left London for Trinidad, where he has remained. The small Caribbean island-with its own distinctive light and landscape-has deeply influenced his recent work. This volume was designed in close collaboration with the artist, with a cover and various interior elements created especially by the artist.

American watercolor in the age of Homer and Sargent

April 27, 2017
Foster, Kathleen A., author.
496 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, March 1-May 14, 2017.
The American watercolor movement -- American watercolor before 1866: separate worlds -- Ruskin, Turner, and the English tradition, 1855-1865 -- The formation of the American watercolor society -- "Strenuous and persistent efforts": the watercolor movement, 1873-1877 -- Landscape in the 1870s -- The illustrators: from "black and white" to color, 1873-1882 -- Figure painting in the 1870s: Homer and Eakins -- Art for a Decorative Age -- Impressionism from Munich and Rome -- High-water mark: figure painters in the 1880s -- Landscape painting after 1880: tonalism -- Illustration and decoration in the Gilded Age -- Impressionism and post-impressionism: Prendergast, Homer, and Sargent -- The "American medium" and the moderns -- Flash in the pan: a history of manufacturing watercolor paint in America / Rebecca Pollak.
The formation of the American Watercolor Society in 1866 by a small, dedicated group of painters transformed the perception of what had long been considered a marginal medium. Artists of all ages, styles, and backgrounds took up watercolor in the 1870s, inspiring younger generations of impressionists and modernists. By the 1920s many would claim it as "the American medium." This engaging and comprehensive book tells the definitive story of the metamorphosis of American watercolor practice between 1866 and 1925, identifying the artist constituencies and social forces that drove the new popularity of the medium. The major artists of the movement - Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, William Trost Richards, Thomas Moran, Thomas Eakins, Charles Prendergast, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Charles Demuth, and many others - are represented with lavish color illustrations. The result is a fresh and beautiful look at watercolor's central place in American art and culture.

Vincent and Theo : the Van Gogh brothers

April 24, 2017
Heiligman, Deborah, author.
New York : Godwin Books / Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Threshold -- Entresol: A glimpse into the future -- Beginnings (1852-1872) -- Dangers (1873-1875) -- Missteps, stumbles (1875-1879) -- Fissures (1879-1890) -- The quest (1880-1882) -- Storms (1882-1883) -- Endings and beginnings (1884-1885) -- An expanded palette (1885-1887) -- Bonds (1887-1888) -- Passions (1888) -- Abundances (1888-1889) -- Futures (1890) -- A sense of the finite (1890) -- Remains (1890-1891) -- Exit -- People -- Vincent and Theo's journey.
The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Heiligman draws on the letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime to weave a tale of two lives intertwined as Theo supported Vincent's struggles to find his path in life.

Black privilege : opportunity comes to those who create it

April 24, 2017
Tha God, Charlamagne, 1980-
New York : Touchstone, 2017.
xxi, 291 pages ; 24 cm
Principle 1: It's not the size of the pond but the hustle in the fish -- Principle 2: PYP (Pick your Passion, Poison, or Procrastination) -- Principle 3: Fuck your dreams -- Principle 4: There are no losses, only lessons -- Principle 5: Put the weed in the bag! -- Principle 6: Live your truth -- Principle 7: Give people the credit they deserve for being stupid -- Principle 8: Access your black privilege.
The radio and television personality shares his unlikely success story as a troubled youth-turned-influential radio personality, outlining unstinting views about how embracing one's truths is an essential part of achieving success and happiness.

The decorated home : living with style and joy

April 21, 2017
Braff, Meg, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2017.
238 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Letterman : the last giant of late night

April 21, 2017
Zinoman, Jason, author.
xvi, 345 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Part I: Education of a talk-show host, 1947-1979. Shock jock ; When David met Merrill -- Part II: The anti-talk show, 1980-1984. The art of stupid ; Not tonight ; The Harvard takeover -- Part III: The archangel of irony, 1984-1987. The founding fathers of late night ; The writer under the stairs ; The Letterman generation ; The two Daves -- Part IV: Writer's block, 1988-1993. Comedy is not pretty! ; Meg and Mom -- Part V: The very big show, 1993-2015. The agony of victory ; The Oscar myth ; Hinky ; More fun than humans should be allowed to have.
In a career spanning more than thirty years, Letterman redefined the modern talk show with an ironic comic style that transcended traditional television. Yet he is a remote, even reclusive, figure whose career is widely misunderstood. Zinoman goes behind the scenes of Letterman's television career to illuminate the origins of his revolutionary comedy, its overlooked influences, and how his work intersects with and reveals his famously eccentric personality.

Warman's depression glass handbook : identification, values, pattern guide

April 21, 2017
Schroy, Ellen Tischbein, author.
320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Foreword by Pam Meyer NDGA, National Glass Museum.
"Warman's Depression Glass Handbook is an easy-to-use reference featuring a one-of-a-kind thumbnail pattern guide for quick identification and discovery of this popular and delightful glass. Featuring 170 Depression glass patterns, detailed pattern drawings, values, a shape guide and glorious color pictures throughout, the handbook is the most extensive portable guide on the market"--Back cover.

A guide book of United States coins.

April 20, 2017
Racine, Wis. : Western Pub. Co.
v. ; 20 cm.
Vols. for <1955-2017> by R. S. Yeoman ; 2005-<2018> edited by Kenneth Bressett.
"Fully illustrated catalog and valuation list, 1616 to date; including a brief history of American coinage, early American coins and tokens, early mint issues, regular mint issues, private, state and territorial gold, silver and gold commemorative issues, proofs."

Illustrators : the annual of American illustration.

April 20, 2017
New York : Published for the Society of Illustrators by Hastings House.
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 25-31 cm.
Vols. for v.1-<v.58> include works from the annual exhibition held 1959-<2016>.
Publisher varies: 2001-2003, Madison Square Press ; 2004-2013, HarperCollins Books, N.Y. ; 2014-<2016> pub. by Society of Illustrators.

Charm school : 18 quilts from 5" squares : a beginner's guide

April 20, 2017
Goertzen, Vanessa, 1984- author.
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Selecting the fabric -- Tools and supplies -- Before you begin -- Keeping it square -- Rectangle blocks -- Easy corner triangles -- Half-square triangles -- Quarter-square triangles -- Wonky talk -- Finishing the quilt.
"Put charm squares to the test with 18 quilts using precut 5" x 5" squares. Start with fresh, beginner-friendly patterns and build your skills to sew snowballs, stars, flying geese, and more. Using precuts from your stash or your own charms cut from scraps or yardage, you'll learn tips to take the guesswork out of piecing. Modern and traditional quilters alike will fall in love with these quick, clever, and clean designs!" --

Note to self

April 20, 2017
Franta, Connor, 1992- author.
New York : Keywords Press, 2017.
xi, 308 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

Thenford : the creation of an English garden

April 19, 2017
Heseltine, Michael, 1933- author.
London : Head of Zeus, 2016.
319 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
This book is the story of one garden and one family, over a 40-year time period. In their own words, Michael and Anne Heseltine describe the ups and downs of how they set about transforming and expanding a wild, overgrown and often dilapidated woodland into the magnificent garden they have today. The garden at Thenford also has an arboretum which contains more than 3,500 different species of trees and shrubs. Beautifully illustrated with both professional photographs and private family images, this personal story of the creation of an extraordinary garden will delight horticultural experts and novices alike.

Foraged flower arranging : a step-by-step guide to creating stunning arrangements from local, wild plants

April 19, 2017
Clark Moody, Rebekah, author.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The basics of foraging and floral design -- Spring -- Summer -- Fall -- Winter -- A horticultural guide for beginners.
"In Foraged Flower Arranging, floral designer Rebekah Clark Moody shares more than 40 new ways to use the natural beauty of your backyard or neighborhood to enhance and brighten any room in your home. Foraging for local, wild plants is easy and free, allowing you to avoid the expensive, corporate cut-flower industry. Plus, it gets you and your family outside exploring nature together. Use these tutorials to craft commonly found blooms, branches and greens into a gorgeous arrangement that will breathe fresh life into your home. Adorn an end table or bookshelf with a sweet springtime arrangement of blooming dogwood and forsythia. Grace your dining table with a centerpiece dancing with honeysuckle. Or enhance your entryway with a large, stunning display of colorful autumn leaves and wild roses" --Publisher's description.

Mandalas & doilies to crochet : delightful designs to brighten your life

April 19, 2017
André, Marie-Line, author.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square Books, 2016.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 23 cm
"Originally published in French as 20 napperons et mandalas au crochet."
Features modern, eye-catching and colorful mandalas & doily crochet designs.

Chandigarh revealed : Le Corbusier's city today

April 18, 2017
Fynn, Shaun, photographer, author.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2017.
239 pages ; 32 cm
"In 1950, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited legendary French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier to embark on one of the greatest experiments in urban planning history: to build on the flat plains of Punjab a new capital--Chandigarh, a city whose monumental modernism promised to free India from the fetters of colonial tradition and lay the groundwork for an independent and utopian future. Nicknamed the City Beautiful, Chandigarh has been called one of 'the perfect cities of the world in terms of architecture, cultural growth, and modernization,' and in 2016 was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Six decades after its founding, photographer and Chandigarh resident Shaun Fynn was granted unprecedented access to turn his lens on Le Corbusier's city and capture what is rarely seen: the living metropolis behind the master plan. Fynn's captivating images of the city and its inhabitants observe how the poetry of the architect's compositions have been shaped by the tumult of everyday life and worn by the forces of time. Chandigarh Revealed combines striking photographs, texts by Le Corbusier authorities, an interview with one of the last remaining architects from Le Corbusier's team, and custom-designed maps to create an astonishing and intimate portrait of a legendary city" --Inside jacket.

More than me

April 17, 2017
Espinosa, Matthew, 1997- author, narrator.
209 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
You may think you know everything about multiplatform entertainer Matthew Espinosa--but he's here to tell you so much more in his debut book. You know Matthew is burning up the internet with more than 18 million fans across YouTube, Vine, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You know about his starring role in the hit movie Be Somebody. And you know he makes you laugh every time. More Than Me tells you what you don't know, with Q&As and more that offer an inside look at Matthew's life and a new side of him that's hilarious and heartfelt. For the first time, Matthew wants to let the world in on the true story of his wild ride to success and why he loves what he does. In this must-have for any fan, Matthew is ready to share how legendary you can all be--together.

Architecture : super-quick techniques for amazing drawings

April 17, 2017
Steel, Liz, 1971- author.
128 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 23 cm.
"A Firefly book".
"An approachable handbook of bite-sized drawing tips from professional architect and urban sketcher Liz Steel; helps you learn to 'read' buildings and capture them on paper" --Adapted from back cover.

Connecting the Wire : race, space, and postindustrial Baltimore

April 17, 2017
Corkin, Stanley, author.
viii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Season 1 : drugs, race, and the structures of social immobility -- Season 2 : the wire, the waterfront, and the ravages of neoliberalism -- Season 3 : drugs, space, and redevelopment -- Season 4 : a neoliberal education: space, knowledge, and schooling -- Season 5 : the demise of the public sphere -- news, lies, and policing -- Conclusion : the Wire and the new dawn (maybe).

Studio anywhere : a photographer's guide to shooting in unconventional locations

April 14, 2017
Fancher, Nick, author.
[San Francisco, Calif.] : Peachpit Press, 2015.
xxi, 241 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The living room studio -- The backyard studio -- The basement studio -- The office studio -- The park studio -- The street studio.
What's your definition of a photo studio? Is it a room with a white seamless backdrop or a cyc wall? Maybe it's simply anywhere you're in control of the lighting. In a perfect world, where every day is a breezy 72 degrees with partial cloud coverage, we would all have a 5,000-square-foot studio--and the entire catalog of B & H"!in our equipment lockups. But the reality is that you may have an outdated DSLR with two decent lenses (which took you several years to save up for), and all you have at your disposal is an unfinished basement, your garage, or the empty conference room at your office. That's where Studio Anywhere comes in. With photographer Nick Fancher as your guide, you'll learn how to get portfolio-ready photos while working in some of the most problematic scenarios imaginable. Whether shooting a corporate portrait, a test shoot with a model, or a promo shoot with a band, you'll discover that most of the time, there's no need for an expensive studio--you just have to get creative. Studio Anywhere is a resource for photographers to learn through behind-the-scenes photos and lighting diagrams from a range of photo shoots--but it doesn't stop there. Because directing a photo shoot involves more than simply knowing how to wield a camera or process a raw file, Nick also lets you in on the aesthetic decisions he makes in his signature photos, inspiring you to develop your own vision. And, finally, he describes his Lightroom and Photoshop workflow so you can learn how to deftly navigate post-processing. --

Nevertheless : a memoir

April 13, 2017
Baldwin, Alec, 1958- author.
x, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
From his work in popular movies to his role as Jack Donaghy on the irreverent series 30 Rock, Baldwin is both a household name and a deeply respected actor. Now he transcends his public persona, making public facets of his life he has long kept private. In this honest, affecting memoir he acknowledges his failings and battles to overcome them. One constant emerges: the fearlessness that defines and drives Baldwin's life.

Mustache shenanigans : making Super Troopers and other adventures in comedy

April 13, 2017
Chandrasekhar, Jay, author.
viii, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Childhood -- High school: a narc's tale -- Race in America: a case of mistaken identity -- Colgate to Chicago: making strangers laugh -- Colgate part 2: the seeds of broken lizard -- New York City: hacking our own path into show business -- Puddle Cruiser: how I made a film, when I wasn't sure how to make a film -- Super Troopers: how it happened and almost didn't -- Casting Super Troopers: how I almost played Farva -- Making Super Troopers: how we focused on jokes we thought were funny -- Selling Super Troopers: what it was like to sell a movie at Sundance to a major Hollywood studio -- 9/11: another case of mistaken identity -- The macho contest, aka wild times on Club Dread -- The Dukes of Hazzard: smoking with Willie, fighting with Burt, and other stories from the deep south -- Jackass Number Two: the story behind the high-wire act that was my collaboration with Johnny Knoxville and the Jackass crew -- Beerfest: origin story -- Television: or, models talking tough -- Super Troopers 2: bigger mustaches and hopefully funnier (or as funny) jokes.
"Director, writer, and actor Jay Chandrasekhar tells the hilarious history of his comedy group, Broken Lizard, and the making of the cult film Super Troopers, as well as the currently filming Super Troopers 2. Jay Chandrasekhar has spent the past two decades writing, directing, and acting in film and TV. With his comedy group, Broken Lizard, he has produced and directed beloved movies such as Super Troopers, BeerƯfest, and Club Dread. Now, with the upcoming release of the long-awaited Super Troopers 2, Jay is ready to tell the ridiculous, madcap, dead-honest story of how he built his career, how he formed Broken Lizard, and, ultimately, how he made Super Troopers. Jay grew up Indian American in the lily-white subƯurbs of Chicago, and he had an outsider's perspective from the beginning. Instead of taking the traditional acting path, he formed his own troupe, wrote his own scripts, and made movies his own way. And he had an incredibly good time doing so as readers will learn in this hilarious story about making it in Hollywood and directing, cowriting, and costarring in one of the best-loved and most-watched comedies of all time. Part humorous memoir, part film study, this book will inform, entertain, and tell readers what drinking mulƯtiple bottles of maple syrup is really like"-- Publisher.

The exquisite book of paper flower transformations : playing with size, shape, and color to create spectacular paper arrangements

April 13, 2017
Cetti, Livia, author.
New York : Abrams, 2017.
174 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Part 1. The Flowers. Allium ; Charm Peony ; Eden Rose ; Fluffy Poppy ; Hydrangea ; Rhododendron ; Cornflower ; Cosmos ; Desert Rose ; Hellebore ; Campanula ; Peegee Hydrangea ; Bearded Iris ; Cyclamen ; Crocus ; Easter Lily ; Narcissus ; Parrot Tulip ; Honeysuckle ; Lily of the Valley ; Fruit branch ; Coleus ; Delphinium ; Lupine -- Part 2. The Projects. Coleus plant leaves ; Creating bulbs ; Garden rose petal variations ; Allium variations ; Marigold curtain garland ; Blooming chandelier ; Bearded Iris wreath ; Rhododenron wall hanging ; Oversize Nashi blossom ; Wild rose garland ; Mini arrangement ; Delphinium centerpiece ; Victorian arrangement ; Peony bouquet ; Dutch still-life centerpiece.
"In this lavish book, you will learn how to create 25 vibrant single stems in a variety of natural shapes--globes, spikes, bells, saucers, rectangles, cones, and arcs--including hydrangeas, coral charm peonies, honeysuckles, and paperwhites. Then, you'll learn how to play with size, shape, color, and texture to create 15 bright, abundant projects, including bold wreaths, bountiful bouquets, fantastical gilded wall art, and blooming garlands."--Cover flap.

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