New Arrivals · Art

June 16, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Charles White : a retrospective

June 15, 2018
White, Charles, 1918-1979.
New Haven : Yale University Press
247 pages ; 32 cm
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art.
Foreword / James Rondeau and Glenn D. Lowry -- Acknowledgments / Sarah Kelly Oehler and Esther Adler -- A black artist named White / Kerry James Marshall -- Yesterday, today, tomorrow : Charles White's murals and history as art / Sarah Kelly Oehler -- "Graphic interpreter of the black people" : Charles White as draftsman and printmaker / Mark Pascale -- Plates : Chicago and the war years -- Charles White, feminist at midcentury / Kellie Jones -- In search of beauty : Charles White's exposures / Deborah Willis -- Plates : New York -- Charles White's art and activism in southern California / Ilene Susan Fort -- Charles White, artist and teacher / Esther Adler -- Plates : Los Angeles -- Chronology / compiled by John Murphy and Ashley James -- Selected inventory of Charles White's library / compiled by Ashley James -- Selected exhibition history / compiled by John Murphy and Stacy Kammert -- Checklist of the exhibition -- Selected bibliography -- Index -- Photography credits.
"This is a revelatory reassessment of one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century: Charles White (1918-1979) is best known for bold, large-scale paintings and drawings of African Americans, meticulously executed works that depict human relationships and socioeconomic struggles with a remarkable sensitivity. This comprehensive study offers a much-needed reexamination of the artist's career and legacy. With handsome reproductions of White's finest paintings, drawings, and prints, the volume introduces his work to contemporary audiences, reclaims his place in the art-historical narrative, and stresses the continuing relevance of his insistent dedication to producing positive social change through art. Tracing White's career from his emergence in Chicago to his mature practice as an artist, activist, and educator in New York and Los Angeles, leading experts provide insights into White's creative process, his work as a photographer, his political activism and interest in history, the relationship between his art and his teaching, and the importance of feminism in his work. A preface by Kerry James Marshall addresses White's significance as a mentor to an entire generation of practitioners and underlines the importance of this largely overlooked artist"-- Provided by publisher.

Crochet lacy shawls : 27 original wraps with a vintage vibe

June 15, 2018
Strong, Rohn, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, [2018]
132 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Zehn Exlibris Radierungen

June 15, 2018
Steinecke, Walter, 1888-1975, artist.
Bad Rothenfelde : Johann Georg Holzwarth, 1922.
1 portfolio (3 pages, 10 leaves) : illustrations ; 27 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection is bound in original stiff cardboard covered in tan and blue handmade paper with an oval seal with the word exlibris printed inside and tied with brown string.

Springfield confidential : jokes, secrets, and outright lies from a lifetime writing for The Simpsons

June 14, 2018
Reiss, Mike, 1959- author.
xv, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The longest-serving writer and producer for "The Simpsons" offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series that has become one of the most revered artistic achievements in television history.

Animal quilts : 12 paper piecing patterns for stunning animal quilts designs

June 14, 2018
Van der Heijden, Juliet, author.
Pynes Hill, Exeter, UK : SewandSo, an imprint of F+W Media International, Ltd., 2017.
126 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 computer disc (4 3/4 in.)
Includes index.
Includes a CD-ROM with full-size pattern pieces.
"Create incredible quilts for your home with this collection of foundation paper-pieced quilt patterns featuring 12 different animals. Learn how to create realistic representations of your favorite animals and birds in stunning paper-pieced quilt blocks. This unique collection of 12 contemporary quilt patterns includes a tiger, butterfly, swan, owl, peacock and polar bear as well as many more."--provided by publisher.

And then we danced : a voyage into the groove

June 13, 2018
Alford, Henry, 1962- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
xxi, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Social entrée -- Politics -- Rebellion -- Emotion and release -- Pure physicality -- Religion -- Nostalgia -- Intimacy and socializing -- Healing -- Epilogue.
"Tackling a wide range of forms (including ballet, hip-hop, jazz, ballroom, tap, contact improvisation, Zumba, swing), this grand tour takes us through the works and careers of luminaries ranging from Bob Fosse to George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp to Arthur Murray. Rich in insight and humor, Alford mines both personal experience and fascinating cultural history to offer a witty and ultimately moving portrait of how dance can express all things human"-- Provided by publisher.

Subversive cross stitch : 50 f*cking clever designs for your sassy side

June 13, 2018
Jackson, Julie, author.
120 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Subversive Cross Stitch began in the spring of 2003 as a form of anger management therapy when Jackson was dealing with a cruel bully of a boss. At her wit's end and in dire need of some art therapy, she stopped by a craft store on the way home from work one day and picked up an ornate sampler. Once she finished the intricate border of pink flowers, she decided to stitch the word 'F*%k' right in the centre. It felt so great, and the idea was born!

Everyday Monet : a Giverny-inspired gardening and lifestyle guide to living your best impressionist life

June 12, 2018
Bordman, Aileen, author.
New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2018]
195 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"100+ ideas for your garden, your kitchen, and your bedroom"--Cover.
Foreword / by Helen Rappel Bordman -- Inspiration -- Monet, my mother, and me -- Monet's style: at home with the impressionist -- Monet's twenty-first-century garden -- A water lily grows in Booklyn too -- Impressionist floral bouquets inspired by Monet -- Entertaining with Claude Monet -- Conclusion.

My soul has grown deep : Black art from the American South

June 12, 2018
Finley, Cheryl, author.
New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2018]
116 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
This catalogue is published in conjunction with "History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Gift," on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from May 22 through September 23, 2018.
My Soul Has Grown Deep considers the art-historical significance of self-taught Black artists, many working under conditions of poverty and isolation, in the American South. It features paintings and drawings, mixed-media and sculptural works, and quilts, including pieces ranging from the pioneering paintings of Thornton Dial (1928-2016) to the renowned quilts made in Gee's Bend, Alabama. Nearly 60 remarkable works of art--originally collected by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation--are illustrated alongside insightful texts that situate them in the context of rural Southern life, simultaneously revealing their connections to mainstream contemporary art while considering them on their own terms. Art historians Cheryl Finley, Randall R. Griffey, and Amelia Peck illuminate the artists' novel use of found or salvaged materials and the striking graphic aesthetic of the quilts, while a thoughtful essay by novelist Darryl Pinckney provides the historical and political context of the American South, during and after the Civil Rights era, in which this art is grounded. Each of the works, described and outstandingly illustrated, tells a remarkable story of artists who faced enormous difficulties, and whose creativity and determination produced extraordinary and unique forms of artistic expression.

The electric woman : a memoir in death-defying acts

June 12, 2018
Fontaine, Tessa, author.
x, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: The trick is there is no trick -- The architecture of a wave -- The snake charmer -- Human history -- Open the gates -- The dragon -- Snickers T. Clown -- Cake -- Hair ingredients -- Let's us have fun -- The moon is apple pie -- The softest skin of anyone in the entire world -- Daughters -- Mud -- And the low sky opens -- The departure -- Emergency -- Fresh meat -- The Titanic was child's play -- Monsters -- Premium footlong corn dogs -- Where your name is writ -- Cash money -- Wildewoman -- The sword swallower -- The animal undone -- Sounds past the noises -- Behind the night's dress -- Christmas fish -- Dr. Frankenstein's hushed blood love song -- Normalaphobia -- Invisibilia -- Bloodlust -- The heroes -- Electricity -- By ship into the sea -- Twinklers -- The great reveal -- Out of the mist -- Epilogue: Where you will float electric.
"Follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother"

House of Nutter : the rebel tailor of Savile Row

June 12, 2018
Richardson, Lance, 1984- author.
xi, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: 1939-1968. Escape artists -- The golden age -- Young meteors -- The new aristocrats -- Interlude: Cilla and Bobby get married -- Part II: 1969-1976. Discotheque in a graveyard -- A complete look -- Blow-up -- Piccadilly Tom -- Libertines -- Muscle queens and Mozart records -- That wonderful summer -- Interlude: louder than Concorde -- Part III: 1977-1992. The velvet rope -- Are you being served? -- Lost boys -- Humdrum life -- Epilogue: dawn black.
́"From an early age, there was something different about Tommy and David Nutter. Growing up in an austere apartment above a café catering to truck drivers, both boys seemed destined to lead rather humble lives in post-war London--Tommy as a civil servant, David as a darkroom technician. Yet the strength of their imagination (plus a little help from their friends) transformed them instead into unlikely protagonists of a swinging cultural revolution. In 1969, at the age of twenty-six, Tommy opened an unusual new boutique on the "golden mile" of bespoke tailoring, Savile Row. While shocking a haughty establishment resistant to change, "Nutters of Savile Row" became an immediate sensation among the young, rich, and beautiful, beguiling everyone from Bianca Jagger to the Beatles--who immortalized Tommy's designs on the album cover of Abbey Road. Meanwhile, David's innate talent with a camera vaulted him across the Atlantic to New York City, where he found himself in a parallel constellation of stars (Yoko Ono, Elton John) who enjoyed his dry wit almost as much as his photography. House of Nutter tells the stunning true story of two gay men who influenced some of the most iconic styles and pop images of the twentieth century. Drawing on interviews with more than seventy people--and taking advantage of unparalleled access to never-before-seen pictures, letters, sketches, and diaries--journalist Lance Richardson presents a dual portrait of brothers improvising their way through five decades of extraordinary events, their personal struggles playing out against vivid backdrops of the Blitz, an obscenity trial, the birth of disco, and the devastation of the AIDS crisis. A propulsive, deftly plotted narrative filled with surprising details and near-operatic twists, House of Nutter takes readers on a wild ride into the minds and times of two brilliant dreamers."--Dust jacket.

SOSart : [catalog].

June 11, 2018
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Ghosn Publishing
v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.
"A sociopolitical, for peace and justice, 2D and 3D visual art group show and related events, poetry, performances, movies, lectures and debates at the Mockbee ..." (varies).

My girls : a lifetime with Carrie and Debbie

June 11, 2018
Fisher, Todd 1958- author.
x, 388 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction -- 813 Greenway Drive -- The good life -- Ignorance is bliss -- Time of my life -- 154 East 74th Street -- The trouble with Harry -- Innocents abroad -- Cultural exchange -- 619 Oakhurst Drive -- The wrong girl -- For better or for worse -- Woman of the year -- True colors -- Wandering in the desert -- Double life -- Exodus -- What's a Pigeon Forge? -- The end of the rainbow -- Bright lights -- Full circle -- Good-bye, dear -- Epilogue.
In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, occurring less than 24 hours apart. Debbie's only remaining child, Todd Fisher, somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the media spotlight as he struggled with his own overwhelming grief. In My girls, Todd shares his heart and his memories of Debbie and Carrie with deeply personal stories from his earliest years to those last unfathomable days.

Flash : the making of Weegee the Famous

June 11, 2018
Bonanos, Christopher, author.
xviii, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Bruce Lee : a life

June 8, 2018
Polly, Matthew, author.
X, 640 pages, 16 unnumberred pages of plates ; illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 24 cm
"A biography of the movie icon Bruce Lee"-- Provided by publisher.

Sex and the city and us : how four single women changed the way we think, live, and love

June 7, 2018
Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
xxii, 232 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of the iconic television series, Sex and the city and us tells the story of how a columnist, two gay men -- Darren Star and fellow executive producer Michael Patrick King -- and a writers' room full of women used their own poignant, hilarious, and humiliating stories to launch a cultural phenomenon. Featuring interviews with the cast and writers, including star Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the city and us presents a behind-the-scenes look at a TV series that changed the way women everywhere see themselves.

Ghostbuster's daughter : life with my dad, Harold Ramis

June 7, 2018
Ramis Stiel, Violet, author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, 2018.
368 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Seth Rogen -- Introduction: Life is messy -- Young love -- Don't go into retail -- Harold + Anne = Violet -- National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) -- It takes a village... -- Caddyshack (1980) -- Tell me about when you were little -- Grown-up stuff -- Stripes (1981) -- My dad, my hero -- Ticket to ride -- National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) -- No more tangles -- Our AV club -- Ghostbusters (1984) -- Ch-ch-ch-changes -- Club Paradise (1986) -- The split -- Mystery baby -- One in three -- A swiftly tilting planet -- Ghostbusters II (1989) -- Harold and Erica, husband and wife -- Terrible tweens -- Groundhog Day (1993) -- So you wanna be a gangsta? -- Pass the pipe -- You go your way, I'll go mine -- Stuart saves his family (1995) -- Your walls will not protect you -- Concord Class of 1995 -- Multiplicity (1996) -- Go, slugs! -- What now? -- Analyze This (1999) -- Un bon voyage (et vérité) -- Bedazzled (2000) - I can make it there... -- Baby on board -- Jew-ish -- Orange County (2002) and I'm with Lucy (2002) -- Do good -- Nerd alert -- Sister act -- The Ice Harvest (2005) -- Big head, big heart -- Ob-la-di, ob-la-da -- Knocked up (2007) -- Same boat, different ocean -- Year One (2009) -- Breaking up is hard to do -- So a very funny old Jewish guy dies and goes to Heaven -- Old dog, new tricks -- The last supper -- The long goodbye -- Life after death.
Harold Ramis was a filmmaker and actor who brought warmth and humor to the big screen. To Violet Ramis, he was best known as an amazing father, confidant, and friend. Here she reflects on the life and legacy of her father, taking readers into the personal life of an American comedy icon, from his humble roots in Chicago and his ascension into Hollywood super-stardom to his personal philosophies on life, love, and filmmaking.

Modernists & mavericks : Bacon, Freud, Hockney & the London painters

June 6, 2018
Gayford, Martin, 1952- author.
352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction -- 1. Young Lucian: art in wartime London -- 2. Pope Francis -- 3. Euston Road in Camberwell -- 4. Spirit in the mass: the Borough Polytechnic -- 5. Girl with roses -- 6. Leaping into the void -- 7 Life into art: Bacon and Freud in the 1950s -- 8. Two climbers roped together -- 9. What makes the modern home so different? -- 10. An arena in which to act -- 11. The situation in London, 1960 -- 12. The artist thinks: Hockney and his contemporaries -- 13. The grin without the cat: Bacon and Freud in the 1960s -- 14. American connections -- 15. Mysterious conventionality -- 16. Portrait surrounded by artistic devices -- 17. Shimmering and dissolving -- 18. The non-existence of action -- Epilogue.
The development of painting in London from the Second World War to the 1970s has never before been told before as a single narrative. R. B. Kitaj's proposal, made in 1976, that there was a 'substantial School of London' was essentially correct but it caused confusion because it implied that there was a movement or stylistic group at work, when in reality no one style could cover the likes of Francis Bacon and also Bridget Riley.

Creative wood letters : 35 simple craft projects for decorating your home

June 5, 2018
Aasen, Krista, author.
California : Watson-Guptill, [2018]
161 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Decorating wood letters is a fun and simple project for the home, from a child's name in a bedroom to an uplifting message above the mantel. Inspired by everything from from nature to art using maps, photos, washi tape, succulents, driftwood, metallic paints, and more. With a variety of styles from rustic and beachy to cute and sparkly, these projects are perfect for gracing the walls, shelves, and nooks of kitchens, bedrooms and beyond.

Start your own Etsy business : your step-by-step guide to handmade success

June 4, 2018
Rich, Jason, author.
Irvine, California : EP Entrepreneur Press, [2017]
xiii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Discover what Etsy has to offer -- Online business operators must juggle many responsibilities -- Calculating your costs and setting your prices -- Establishing yourself as an Etsy seller -- Creating your product listings and product photography -- Promoting and marketing your Etsy shop -- Always offer top-notch customer service -- Growing your Etsy business.

Longarm quilting workbook : basic skills, techniques & motifs for modern longarming

June 1, 2018
Silva, Teresa (Teresa Ann), author.
142 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"In 'Longarm quilting basics', you'll learn: longarm machine basics, including essential features to look for when investing in your first machine; the best tools, materials, and supplies to get the job done; 20+ quilting motifs, from basics swirls and loops to more complex feathers or squares; how to visualize, plan, and execute multiple styles of quilts through an inspiring gallery of finished samples"--Page 4 of cover.
"20+ stitch motifs!"--Cover.
First steps -- Motifs -- Doodling & drawing -- Pieced projects -- Gallery of quilts.
Go from novice to successful longarm quilter with this complete guide to modern longarm quilting. Features 20 plus quilting motifs.

Lorna Simpson collages

June 1, 2018
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
This book showcases the exquisite collage work of internationally acclaimed artist Lorna Simpson. Combining vintage advertising images of Black women and men with colorful ink washes, striking geological formations, and dreamy skyscapes, Simpson creates fantastical coiffures that pay homage to the beauty of Black hair. A lyrical introduction by eminent poet Elizabeth Alexander rounds out this volume.

Take you wherever you go

June 1, 2018
Leon, Kenny, author.
x, 229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Grandma Mamie -- St. Petersburg -- Mr. Irresistible -- Be in the room -- Wilsonian soldiers.
Discusses the theater director's long climb to the top, from his childhood home in rural Florida off a dirt road and with no electricity to working with A-listers like Alicia Keys and Angela Bassett.

Become an American ninja warrior : the ultimate insider's guide

May 31, 2018
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2018.
264 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
The show -- The course -- The ninjas -- The training -- Go time -- Ninja nation.
Published to coincide with the show's tenth anniversary, an official behind-the-scenes guide shares stories from its hosts, creators, and top contestants on how American Ninja Warriors train on the show's legendary obstacle courses.


May 30, 2018
Smyth, Fiona.
[Toronto] : Koyama Press, 2018.
367 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
"A comics collection by Canadian cartoonist, painter, and illustrator Fiona Smyth. Over thirty years of comics that feature Fiona's world of sexy ladies, precocious girls, and vindictive goddesses is revealed in all its feminist glory. This is recommended reading for sleepwalkers on a female planet."

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