New Arrivals · Art

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

North American coins & prices.

September 3, 2015
Iola, Wis. : Krause Publications,
v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Editor: 1992-<1993> A. G. Sieber; 1994-<2016> by David Harper.

Paper pom-poms and other party decorations : 35 step-by-step projects to make with tissue, paper, and card

September 3, 2015
Carr, Juliet, author.
London : CICO Books, 2015.
128 pages : illustrations, color ; 28 cm
Includes index.

150+ quick & easy furniture projects

September 3, 2015
Porter, Pamela, author.
Boston : A Better Homes and Gardens Book, an imprint of HMH, [2015]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Clever makeovers in a weekend or less"--Cover.
Living rooms -- Kitchens & dining rooms -- Bedrooms & bathrooms -- Work spaces -- Outdoor spaces -- Tools & techniques.
"Featuring more than 150 innovative furniture flips and projects, this is a must-have guide for those looking to save money, live greener, and create unique pieces that showcase individual style. All of the stunning projects can be made in no more than a weekend and with standard tools and skills, so projects are accessible for everyone,"


September 3, 2015
Cregan, Lisa.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Exquisite, versatile pink can be used beautifully everywhere. The lovely rooms in this book will spark your own ideas for using this glorious color in your own home.

Knitting sweaters

September 3, 2015
Goodacre, Megan, author.
v, 233 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
'20 stylish sweater patterns for women, men and little ones. Easy-to-follow directions for pullovers, cardigans, and more. Shaping and sizing tips to ensure a figure-flattering fit' --Cover.
Stitching a sweater is a rite of passage for knitters. It means your skills are advanced enough that you can read and follow a pattern, understand the shaping and sizing involved, and have the stamina to actually finish the project. But finding sweater patterns that aren't boxy, ugly, or outdated can be a challenge, and even then, the directions are often so complicated and confusing knitters don't even want to cast on. 'Idiot's guides: knitting sweaters' is a clear and colourful guide that offers 20 chic and stylish patterns for knitting pullovers, cardigans, shrugs, and more, all featuring easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and hundreds of inspirational colour photos. In it, you get: 20 stylish sweater patterns for various skill levels, from newer knitters to more experienced stitchers; tips for understanding yarn weights, choosing the best yarn for a sweater, and calculating how much is needed; easy advice on shaping and sizing for the most figure-flattering finished sweaters; pointers on casting on, binding off, assembly, and finishing techniques; lessons on stitching sleeves, necklines, collars, hoods, pockets, and more; guidance on reading charts, understanding gauge, and avoiding common pitfalls; adorable sweater patterns for babies, toddlers, and children; fun and funky, sophisticated, and cozy classic sweaters for women; and masculine patterns for pullovers and jackets for men.

Knitted animal scarves, mitts and socks : 35 fun and fluffy creatures to knit and wear

September 3, 2015
Goble, Fiona.
London : Cico Books, 2015.
128 pages ; color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
A book with simple stitches, full instructions for making-up and clear photographs presents more than 30 animal-themed knitting projects, including a Tropical Frog Scarf, Penguin Socks and a Bear Scoodie. Original.

Ivory Vikings : the mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world and the woman who made them

September 3, 2015
Brown, Nancy Marie.
280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Introduction : The missing pieces -- The Rooks -- The Bishops -- The Queens -- The Kings -- The Knights -- Acknowledgments : The Pawns.
In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Who carved them? Where? Brown explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games.

Big hook crochet : 35 projects to crochet using a large hook : hats, scarves, jewelry, baskets, rugs, pillows, and more

September 3, 2015
Friedlander-Collins, Emma.
London : Cico Books, 2015.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.

Secret gardens of the Cotswolds : a personal tour of 20 private gardens

September 3, 2015
Summerley, Victoria, author.
London : Frances Lincoln Limited, 2015.
144 pages : colour illustrations, colour map ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Marcel Rochas : designing French glamour

September 3, 2015
Rochas, Sophie, author.
Paris : Flammarion, [2015]
278 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Includes index.

Americans in Paris : foundations of America's architectural gilded age : architecture students at the École des Beaux-Arts, 1846-1946

September 3, 2015
Carlhian, Jean Paul, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2014.
252 pages : chiefly color illustrations, plans ; 32 x 32 cm.
"Classical America"

Elsa Schiaparelli's private album

September 3, 2015
Berenson, Marisa, 1942- author.
[London?] : Double-Barrelled Books, [2014]
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Elsa Schiaparelli is regarded as one of the most important artist-couturiers and taste-makers of the 20th century. A genuine influence on the style of her times, she numbered among her collaborators and friends the artists Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, Christian Berard and Marcel Vertes. She was an early client of the important modernist decorator Jean- Michel Franck who decorated her salons for her using Giacometti lamps from him. Here, with a text on her memories of her beloved grandmother by the international film star Marisa Berenson, is Schiaparellis own album of photographs of her life starting in Italy when we see her as a very young girl in the early 20th Century. We meet the people she knew, we see round the houses she lived in, the parties she gave and we can read her witty writings, some translated from the original French or Italian, some in English, many in facsimile. Ninety per cent of the photographs in this book have never been seen in public before, nor published. They are original studio proof prints by giants of 20th-century photography such as Man Ray, Hoyningen-Huene, Horst, Andre Durst, Baron de Meyer and other notable photographers of the time. None of the writings have been previously published.

'Tis the season to be felt-y

September 2, 2015
Sheldon, Kathy, 1959- author.
New York : Lark, [2015]
132 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Over 40 handmade holiday decorations"--Cover.

Sunlight & shadows in watercolour

September 2, 2015
Willis, Lucy, author.
125 pages : color ilustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Foundations -- Equipment -- Handling watercolour -- Practicalities -- Themes and variations -- Index.
"Lucy Willis shares her professional tips and expertise on painting inspirational landscapes and interiors full of light. There are several step-by-step demonstration paintings on how to achieve the different effects of light: bright sunlight, shadows, dappled light and night-time scenes. In addition, Lucy shows how to paint from photographs, how to mix colour, and stresses the importance of tone in creating a successful composition. The themes and subjects covered are Landscape, Water, Gardens, Architecture, Interiors, Still Life, Portraits and the importance of keeping a sketchbook."--Publisher's description.

Blue & white style : classic and contemporary interiors, from Mediterranean to country blue

September 2, 2015
Abbott, Gail, author.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
First published in 2008 by CICO Books as Decorating with blue and white.
The crisp, fresh combination of blue and white is a classic design partnership with numerous variations. From the deepest indigo blue to the palest sky blue, there is a shade of blue to suit every room and every mood. And there's a surprising number of options when it comes to choosing the shade of white to complement the blue, from the soft historic whites which are almost creamy in appearance, to the bright whites that always look so stylish. The beauty of blue and white is that any combination of shades works effortlessly together. This book divides blues into chapters according to their shades. Classic Blues introduces you to colour schemes and interiors that have stood the test of time, while Country Blues shows how these colours work beautifully in informal settings. Jewel Blues brings an intense depth of colour, while Coastal Blues reflects the softer shades of the sea, from grey-blue to aquamarine, and Outdoor Blues takes its inspiration from nature. The final chapter, Collections, shows how to display your collections of china and ceramics, glassware, art and fabrics.

The embroidered garden : stitching through the seasons of a flower garden

September 2, 2015
Aoki, Kazuko, 1953- author.
Boston ; London : Roost Books, 2015.
93 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Arne & Carlos 30 slippers to knit & felt : fabulous projects you can make, wear and share

September 2, 2015
Nerjordet, Arne, 1963-
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square, 2015. 2014
137 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
"Originally published in Norwegian as 30 tøfler, ett Grunnmønster." --Title page verso.

A year of gingerbread houses : making & decorating gingerbread houses for all seasons

September 1, 2015
Samuell, Kristine, author.
New York, NY : Lark, [2015]
135 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

Knitting without needles : a stylish introduction to finger and arm knitting

September 1, 2015
Weil, Anne (Anne B.)
New York : Potter Craft, [2015]
191 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Alexander McQueen : blood beneath the skin

September 1, 2015
Wilson, Andrew, 1967-
New York : Scribner, 2015.
vii, 367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
"The first definitive biography of the iconic, notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen explores the connections between his dark work and even darker life. When forty-year-old Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, a shocked world mourned the loss. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the son of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune, and glamour. He designed clothes for the world's most beautiful women and royalty, most famously the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a McQueen dress on her wedding day. He created a multimillion-dollar luxury brand that became a favorite with celebrities including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. But behind the confident facade and bad-boy image, lay a sensitive soul who struggled to survive in the ruthless world of fashion. As the pressures of work intensified, McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end. Meanwhile, in his private life, his failure to find lasting love in a string of boyfriends only added to his despair. And then there were the dark secrets that haunted his sleep... A modern-day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, Alexander McQueen tells the complete sensational story, and includes never-before-seen photos. Those closest to the designer--his family, friends, and lovers--have spoken for the first time about the man they knew, a fragmented individual, a lost boy who battled to gain entry into a world that ultimately destroyed him. "There's blood beneath every layer of skin," McQueen once said. Andrew Wilson's biography, filled with groundbreaking material, dispels myths, corrects inaccuracies, and offers new insights into McQueen's private life and the source of his creative genius"-- Provided by publisher.

Charley Harper's animal kingdom

September 1, 2015
Oldham, Todd, compiler, designer.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 32 cm
Charley Harper was an American illustrator who worked from his studio in the woods near Cincinnati, Ohio, until his death in 2007, at the age of eighty-four. He is beloved for his unique and precise style and delightful, graphic, and often-humorous illustrations of nature, animals, insects, and people.

All things quilting with Alex Anderson : from first step to last stitch

September 1, 2015
Anderson, Alex, 1955-
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2015]
175 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Anatomy of a quilt -- In the sewing room -- Fabric and color: choose it and use it! -- Drafting: have it your way -- Rev up your rotary cutter -- The ins and outs of piecing -- All about appliqué -- Putting it together: settings and borders -- Choosing and marking your quilting design -- Preparing to quilt -- Ready, set, ... quilt! -- Finishing touches.

Tales from the back row : an outsider's view from inside the fashion industry

September 1, 2015
Odell, Amy, 1985-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
viii, 231 pages ; 22 cm
"Funny and fearless, Tales from the Back Row is a keenly observed collection of personal essays about what it's really like to be a young woman working in the fashion industry. In Tales from the Back Row, editor Amy Odell takes readers behind the stage of New York's hottest fashion shows to meet the world's most influential models, designers, celebrities, editors, and photographers. But first, she has to push her way through the crowds outside, where we see the lengths people go to be noticed by the lurking paparazzi, and weave her way through the packed venue, from the very back row to the front. And as Amy climbs the ladder (with tips about how you can, too), she introduces an industry powered by larger-than-life characters: she meets the intimidating Anna Wintour and the surprisingly gracious Rachel Zoe, not to mention the hilarious Chelsea Handler, and more. As she describes the allure of Alexander Wang's ripped tights and Marchesa's Oscar-worthy dresses, Amy artfully layers in something else: ultimately this book is about how the fashion industry is an exaggerated mirror of human fallibility--reflecting our desperate desire to belong, to make a mark, to be included. For Amy is the first to admit that as much as she is embarrassed by the thrill she gets when she receives an invitation to an exclusive after-party, she can't help but RSVP 'yes'"-- Provided by publisher.

25 cushions to knit : fantastic cushions for every room in your home

August 31, 2015
Abrahams, Debbie, author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published: 2004.
From the raw energy of Urban Cool to the restrained quiet of Modern Minimal, these are accessories that beg to be knitted. The traditional stitches of cable, moss stitch and lace are combined with color and embellishment to create unique, desirable accessories to complement any home.

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