New Arrivals · Art

June 24, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

London secrets : style, design, glamour, gardens

June 23, 2017
McCulloch, Janelle, author.
Mulgrave, Vic. The Images Publishing Group, 2017.
207 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm..
Includes index.

Gardens of the High Line : elevating the nature of modern landscapes

June 22, 2017
Oudolf, Piet, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2017.
319 pages : color illustrations, map ; 31 cm
Elevating the nature of modern landscapes -- Gardens of the High Line. Gansevoort woodland ; Washington grasslands ; Hudson River overlook ; Sundeck & water garden ; Northern spur ; 10th Avenue square ; Chelsea grasslands ; Chelsea thicket ; 23rd Street lawn & seating steps ; Meadow walk ; Flyover ; Wildflower fields & radial plantings ; Rail yards.

Norah Gaughan's knitted cable sourcebook : a breakthrough guide to knitting with cables and designing your own

June 22, 2017
Gaughan, Norah, author.
275 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Essentials -- Basics : ropes, braids, and horseshoes -- Adding breadth -- Expanding -- Finding motiffs -- Drawing.
"More than 150 stitch patterns, most published here for the first time, both charted and written out row by row"--Page 4 of cover.

Believe me : a memoir of love, death, and jazz chickens

June 21, 2017
Izzard, Eddie, author.
348 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Critically acclaimed, award-winning British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard details his childhood, his first performances on the streets of London, his ascent to worldwide success on stage and screen, and his comedy shows which have won over audiences around the world"--Provided by publisher.

Wabi-sabi welcome : learning to embrace the imperfect and entertain with thoughfulness and ease

June 21, 2017
Adams, Julie Pointer, author.
New York : Artisan, [2017]
271 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Filled with unexpected ideas and recipes, tips for creating an intimate environment, and visits to select homes around the world where the principle of wabi-sabi is woven into daily life" --Back cover.

The golden secrets of lettering : letter design from first sketch to final artwork

June 20, 2017
Flor, Martina, author.
New York, New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2017]
167 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Translated from the German.
"Simultaneously published in Germany with the title Lust auf Lettering by Verlag Hermann Schmidt. Verlag Hermann Schmidt 2017" -- title page verso.
Foreword -- Introduction -- Visual storytelling : defining lettering and its difference from calligraphy and type design -- The typographic eye : the importance of observation -- The basics : the DNA of letters -- Tools and their applications : pens, brushes, and other tools -- The lettering designers playground : an overview of lettering styles -- Composition and embellishments : structure, hierarchy, and flourishes -- Sketching letterforms : from rough sketch to refined drawing (and some helpful tips and tricks) -- From analog to digital : vectorizing your lettering -- The finishing touch : adding color and texture -- Work in progress : becoming a professional lettering designer.
The Golden Secrets of Lettering is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to hand lettering. With easy-to-understand instructions and guidelines, plenty of inspirational examples, and hundreds of hand sketches and illustrations, Martina Flor shows readers how to transform their initial lettering concepts and handdrawn sketches into a well-shaped, exquisite piece of digital lettering that can be sold and published. Readers learn how to train their "typographic eye" by studying lettering samples and the anatomy of letters; explore concepts of hierarchy, composition, and flourishes; and discover the many different ways of creating letter shapes. In addition, Flor explains the process of creating a lettering project step by step— from start to finish, from analog to digital- and gives valuable tips about how to make a career as a lettering artist.

Mean dads for a better America : the generous rewards of an old-fashioned childhood

June 16, 2017
Shillue, Tom, author.
New York : Dey St., 2017.
viii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Be afraid -- Be practical -- Be satisfied -- Be thrifty -- Be competitive -- Be confident -- Be creative -- Be dedicated -- Be reckless -- Be prepared -- Be reverent -- Be a gentleman -- Be yourself -- Be bold -- Be open-minded -- Be(at) it -- Be rogue -- Be new wave -- Be supportive -- Be a (slightly naïve) joker -- B♭ minor -- Be proud -- Be grateful.
The stand-up comedian and host of "Red Eye" presents a nostalgic memoir of his childhood in 1970s America, describing how his family's traditional Irish-Catholic values shaped his worldview and can offer practical disciplinary approaches to today's parents.

Foundations of drawing : a practical guide to art history, tools, techniques, and styles

June 16, 2017
Gury, Al, author.
California ; New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2017.
216 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"From a leading art instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, a complete survey of drawing as an art form covering its history, materials, and key techniques, alongside step-by-step demonstrations. Foundations of Drawing is a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the history, aesthetics, methods, and materials of the drawing medium. Throughout, clearly defined demonstrations provide easy access to the practice of drawing as well as the history and development of core drawing techniques. Richly illustrated, the book contains reproductions of the finest master drawings from the fifteenth century to the present. Unlike other drawing instruction books that focus on step-by-step lessons exclusively, Foundations of Drawing provides readers with the context and background to help understand just why these materials and methods are so vital for successful drawing"-- Provided by publisher.

Stay interesting : I don't always tell stories about my life, but when I do they're true and amazing

June 16, 2017
Goldsmith, Jonathan, 1938- author.
x, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Modern machine quilting : make a perfectly finished quilt on your home machine

June 16, 2017
Redford, Catherine, author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Fons & Porter, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc., [2017]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Clean lines, bold colors, contemporary designs--quilting has gone modern! And this book is the ultimate guide for creating modern quilts at home, all on a standard sewing machine. From the start, award-winning quilter and teacher Catherine Redford guides you through every stage of planning, constructing, and finishing a quilt. Learn a multitude of crisp walking foot designs, including straight lines, matchstick, grids, serpentine, spirals, and more. Explore more than a dozen techniques and patterns for free-motion designs. You'll find inspiration in the gorgeous quilt gallery, while the simple projects provide the perfect canvases for fun and useful quilting practice. And as you go, you can take notes on the roomy, workbook-style pages to make this book your own perfect personalized resource for Modern Machine Quilting.

Perfect French country

June 16, 2017
Byam Shaw, Ros, author.
London : Ryland Peters & Small, 2017.
208 pages : illustrations (color) ; 30 cm
Includes index.
"Inspiratinal interiors from rural France" -- cover.
"In Perfect French Country Ros Byam Shaw visits 12 glorious French country houses and celebrates the rustic, relaxed lifestyle of rural France at its finest."--Back cover.


June 15, 2017
Pettit, Donald R., photographer.
Chicago, Illinois : Press Syndication Group, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
Chiefly illustrations.

Blind spot

June 15, 2017
Cole, Teju, author, photographer.
New York : Random House, [2017]
xvi, 332 pages : color illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Talking pictures : how to watch movies

June 15, 2017
Hornaday, Ann, author.
New York : Basic Books, [2017].
xvii, 289 pages ; 22 cm

Manga art : inspiration and techniques from an expert illustrator

June 13, 2017
Crilley, Mark, author.
Berkeley : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2017.
167 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Characters -- Japan -- Science Fiction -- Conceptual Art -- Styleplay.

Fashion jewelry : a beginner's guide to jewelry making

June 13, 2017
Legenhausen, Courtney, author.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Tools & materials -- Beginner jewelry techniques -- Projects -- Turning your craft into a business -- Resources -- Charts.

Warehouse home : industrial inspiration for twenty-first-century living

June 13, 2017
Bush, Sophie, author.
London: Thames & Hudson 2017.
320 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Columns -- Beams -- Trusses -- Brickwork -- Concrete -- Doors -- Exterior windows -- Interior windows -- Stairs -- Mezzanines -- Urban oases -- Materials.
As space for land development in cities shrinks and city dwellers tire of cookie-cutter apartment towers, a love for historical buildings has returned. The initial interest in ?lofts? began in SoHo, New York, in the 1970s, and the love of warehouse buildings?often in attractive waterside locations?has since become a global phenomenon. Drawing on her personal experience living in a Grade II listed mill, Sophie Bush has amassed a wealth of knowledge and understanding about which ingredients make an industrial building perfect for contemporary living. ?Warehouse Home? is the ultimate resource for everything from how best to preserve and complement original architectural features to style ideas for adapting vintage and reclaimed pieces for modern décor.

Making pottery you can use

June 13, 2017
Atkin, Jacqui, author.
Hauppauge, New York : Barron's, 2017
224 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Plates that stack, lids that fit, spouts that pour, handles that stay on"--Cover.
Before you begin -- Cups & mugs -- Pitchers & boats -- Plates & platers -- Bowls, dishes & casseroles -- Teapots -- Making methods.
Create cups, mugs, bowls, and more pieces that are perfect for you! Everyone who owns a beloved mug that has just the right handle, an agreeably deep cereal bowl, or a plate that fits perfectly in the dishwasher knows that once you've found these pieces, you wish you had more of them. You will learn how to create the pieces that will work best for you. Each element of the creative process is explained, including: deciding the function of the item; working out proportions and making basic drawings; choosing the right clay and tools; design decisions, techniques to consider, variations to contemplate; picking the best method: throwing, slabbing, or coiling; choosing food-safe glazes; and more. This book explains how to throw and hand-build pieces that are beautiful and practical, from plates, cups, and saucers to casserole dishes, pitchers, and tureens.

Kerry James Marshall

June 13, 2017
Gaines, Charles, 1944- author.
London ; New York, NY : Phaidon Press Ltd, 2017.
158 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Interview: Charles Gaines in conversation with Kerry James Marshall -- Survey: Greg Tate, The marvellously black familiars of Kerry James Marshall -- Artists choice: Peter Wollen, Signs and meaning in cinema, 1969 ; Will Alexander, Shamanic butterfly dirges, 1987 -- Artists writings: Letter to a young artist, 2006 ; Just because, 2010 ; My Andy Warhol?, 2016.
The most comprehensive book yet on this inspired, inventive chronicler of the African-American experience Alabama-born, Chicago-based Kerry James Marshall is one of the most exciting artists working today. Critically and commercially acclaimed, the painter is known for his representation of the history of African-American identity in Western art. Conversant with a wide typology of styles, subjects, and techniques, from abstraction to realism and comics, Marshall synthesizes different traditions and genres in his work while seeking to counter stereotypical depictions of black people in society.

I can't make this up : life lessons

June 12, 2017
Hart, Kevin, 1979- author.
378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Mandatory introduction -- Life lessons from Dad -- Life lessons from Mom -- Life lessons from school -- Life lessons from work -- Life lessons from passion -- Life lessons from apprenticeship -- Life lessons from the grind -- Life lessons from transition -- Life lessons from opportunities -- Life lessons from obstacles -- Life lessons from loss -- Life lessons from independence -- Life lessons from team building -- Life lessons from breakthrough -- Life lessons from success -- Epilogue: Life lessons from legacy building.
Superstar, comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include, the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and listeners have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in themselves since Old Yeller.

The dream colony : a life in art

June 12, 2017
Hopps, Walter, author, interviewee.
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2017.
xix, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Childhood -- First encounters with music and art -- Early days of curating: jazz and Syndell Studio -- The Ferus Gallery -- Wallace Berman -- The creation of Ferus II -- Barnett Newman -- Ferus II and John Altoon -- Edwin Janss -- Frank Stella and Andy Warhol -- Edward Kienholz -- The Pasadena Art Museum -- Marcel Duchamp -- The Pasadena Art Museum II -- The 1965 São Paulo Bienal -- Frank Lobdell and Joseph Cornell -- Leaving Pasadena, and the Institute of Policy Studies -- The Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Three photographers -- The 1972 Venice Biennale -- The National Collection of Fine Arts -- Robert Rauschenberg -- The Menil Collection.
"An innovative, iconoclastic curator of contemporary art, Walter Hopps founded his first gallery in L.A. at the age of twenty-one. At twenty-four, he opened the Ferus Gallery with then-unknown artist Edward Kienholz, where he turned the spotlight on a new generation of West Coast artists. Ferus was also the first gallery ever to show Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans and was shut down by the L.A. vice squad for a show of Wallace Berman's edgy art. At the Pasadena Art Museum in the sixties, Hopps mounted the first museum retrospectives of Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell and the first museum exhibition of Pop Art--before it was even known as Pop Art. In 1967, when Hopps became the director of Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art at age thirty-four, the New York Times hailed him as 'the most gifted museum man on the West Coast (and, in the field of contemporary art, possibly in the nation)'. He was also arguably the most unpredictable, an eccentric genius who was chronically late. (His staff at the Corcoran had a button made that said WALTER HOPPS WILL BE HERE IN TWENTY MINUTES.) Erratic in his work habits, he was never erratic in his commitment to art. Hopps died in 2005, after decades at the Menil Collection of art in Houston for which he was the founding director. A few years before that, he began work on this book, a vivid, personal, surprising, irreverent, and enlightening account of his life and of some of the greatest artistic minds of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.

Generation wealth

June 9, 2017
Greenfield, Lauren, author, photographer.
London : Phaidon, 2017.
503 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
"Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years. Greenfield has traveled the world - from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China - bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. Provoking serious reflection, this book is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost" -- provided by publisher.

Shot : 101 survivors of gun violence in America

June 9, 2017
Shorr, Kathy, 1957- photographer.
119 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"The increasing ubiquity of gun violence has become the norm across the world and particularly in the United States, where we have begun to hear horror after horror on a daily basis. So much so that it has started to produce a numbing effect, a helplessness that allows us to hear the news and say, "Here we go again," and put it out of our mind. Gun violence is now something we expect to happen." --Publisher's description.

Welcome to your world : how the built environment shapes our lives

June 9, 2017
Goldhagen, Sarah Williams, author.
xxxiv, 347 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Introduction: The next environmental revolution -- The sorry places we live -- Blindspot: Experiencing the built environment -- The bodily basis of cognition -- Bodies situated in natural worlds -- People embedded in social worlds -- Designing for humans -- From blindsight to hindsight: Enriching environments, improving lives.
"Taking us on a fascinating journey through some of the world's best and worst landscapes, buildings, and cityscapes, Sarah Williams Goldhagen draws from recent research in cognitive neuroscience and psychology to demonstrate how people's experiences of the places they build are central to their well-being, their physical health, their communal and social lives, and even their very sense of themselves. From this foundation, Goldhagen presents a powerful case that societies must use this knowledge to rethink what and how they build: the world needs better-designed, healthier environments that address the complex range of human individual and social needs."

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