New Arrivals · Art

October 3, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Greater Cincinnati artists as activists

October 2, 2015
Ghosn, Saad, author.
299 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
With artists portraits by Michael Wilson.
Foreword by Dan La Botz.

Enchanted knits for dolls : 25 mystical, magical costumes for 18-inch dolls

October 1, 2015
Epstein, Nicky.
New York : Nicky Epstein Books, an imprint of Sixth&Spring Books, [2015]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Snow queen -- Pirate queen -- Rapunzel -- Peter Pan -- Cinderella -- Noble unicorn -- Kids' hood -- Fairy Godmother -- Red Riding Hood -- Sleeping beauty -- Gnome girl -- Forest bride -- Wonderful wizard -- Golden princess -- Mystical mermaid -- Whimsical witch -- Madame Vampire -- Dream genie -- Guardian angel -- Monster mash -- Kids' hat & wristlets -- Flower fairy -- Magical dragon -- Curious cat -- Kids' hat and mitts.

The first king of Hollywood : the life of Douglas Fairbanks

October 1, 2015
Goessel, Tracey.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2015.
ix, 581 pages, 24 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The first truly definitive biography of Douglas Fairbanks, the greatest leading man of the silent film era"-- Provided by publisher.

Ralph Steadman's extinct boids

October 1, 2015
Steadman, Ralph, artist.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 36 cm
"When the renowned cartoonist Ralph Steadman was asked to produce a piece for a recent exhibition of bird art, he got slightly carried away - it did, after all, make a nice change from politicians. He allowed his imagination to run wild and, an astonishing 100 paintings later, Ralph's 'Extinct Boids' was born. These remarkable pieces of art include Steadman's unique interpretations of well-known birds such as the Great Auk and Dodo, along with less familiar members of the avian firmament-- Snail-eating Coua, for example-- and a handful of bizarre creations such as the Gob Swallow, the Nasty Tern and Needless Smut, all with a riot of colour and a slice of trademark Steadman humour."

Joy ride : show people and their shows

September 30, 2015
Lahr, John, 1941-
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.
xxi, 569 pages : 24 cm
Includes index.
Collection of profiles and reviews originally published in The New Yorker.
A collection of profiles and reviews from "The New Yorker" reveals details of the lives of contemporary dramatists as well as their sources of solace and inspiration, including Arthur Miller, Wallace Shawn, Harold Pinter, and David Mamet.|5NjBwBT

For keeps : meaningful patchwork for everyday living

September 30, 2015
Gibson, Amy (Quiltmaker), author.
[United States?] : Lucky Spool Media, 2015.
136 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Absolutely beautiful things : decorating inspiration for a bright and colorful life

September 30, 2015
Spiro, Anna, author.
199 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"First published in Australia by Penguin Group (Australia) in 2014"--Colophon.
My look -- Developing my look -- Establishing your sense of style -- Rooms -- Resources.
"In Absolutely Beautiful Things, successful designer Anna Spiro shows you how to create an interior that's just right for you. To her, it's all about the mix, not the match, and, with her help, you'll find beauty in unexpected places. She'll give you the confidence to put together a layered and very individual home using elements you love, and make you see your old belongings in a new light. As well as lavish photographs of rooms Anna has created, she shares many of her secrets from a life in decorating, gives practical details on how to work with pattern and color, and provides a room-by-room guide to furniture choice. 'I always endeavor to create happy, interesting, layered and uplifting spaces. That means mixing everything: color and pattern, old and new, square and round, quirky and conservative. It's the imperfections and surprises that make a space interesting'."--provided by publisher.

The inker's shadow

September 29, 2015
Say, Allen, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
79 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
A follow-up to Drawing From Memory recounts the author's coming-of-age at a military academy, where he endured harsh racism before embarking on a journey to discover himself as a Japanese-American artist.

Digital photography complete course

September 29, 2015
Taylor, David, 1969 April 13- author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
360 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Making your first photos -- Focusing -- Using shooting modes -- Getting the right exposure -- Achieving the right contrast -- Using depth of field -- Lenses -- Wide-angle lenses -- Telephoto lenses -- Taking close-up photos -- Conveying movement -- How to compose -- Compose like an expert -- Lessons in color -- The color of light -- Using natural light -- Working with flash -- Working in low light -- Black and white -- Working on a project.
This book helps you to build your photography skills week-by-week. The Digital Photography Complete Course is the perfect one-on-one learning programme for any aspiring photographer. This modular 20-week course guides you through every aspect of digital photography, using a combination of tutorials, step-by-step photo shoots, practical assignments and fun Q&As. Demystify digital photography and build your photography skills with comprehensive guides on everything you need to know, from conveying movement and using natural light, to understanding exposure and mastering composition. This book will help you to understand and use your camera to its full potential so that you don't just take good pictures - you take great ones.

Windsor Smith homefront : design for modern living

September 29, 2015
Smith, Windsor. designer
New York : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2015.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm

Modern art at the border of mind and brain

September 29, 2015
Fineberg, Jonathan David.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015]
viii, 181 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Public lectures delivered at two separate venues, the Sheldon Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Kaneko, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Motherwell's mother: an iconography in abstraction -- The ineffable, the unspeakable, and the inspirational: a grammar -- The nature theater: art and politics -- Desire lines in the mind.

Baby & me knits : 20 timeless knitted designs for baby & mom

September 29, 2015
Young, Celeste, author.
South Portland, Maine : Sellers Publishing, [2015]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

The Doctors are in : the essential and unofficial guide to Doctor Who's greatest time lord

September 29, 2015
Burk, Graeme, 1969- author.
Toronto : ECW Press, 2015.
275 pages ; 23 cm

Better : how I let go of control, held on to hope, and found joy in my darkest hour

September 28, 2015
Robach, Amy, author.
xiii, 239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
A beautiful connection -- You want me to do what? -- "I promise, I'm not going to die" -- "I have breast cancer" -- A sixth sense -- All grown up by age twenty-three -- Listening to my heart -- Fireworks -- "We need some joy" -- "This is me, fighting" -- A trucker and a pirate -- No longer the girl with the ponytail -- "To avoid criticism, say nothing" -- Beauty in every instant.
"In this very personal book, Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach retraces the 12 months following her breast cancer diagnosis in October 2013, revealing details about her on-air mammogram on GMA, her treatment and its impact on her work life and family life, and her emotional journey from initial shock and devastation to resilience, bravery, and hope."-- Provided by publisher.

Good measure : knit a perfect fit every time

September 28, 2015
Newton, Deborah.
New York, NY : Sixth&Spring Books, [2015]
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
The good fit mindset -- Considering the body -- The dynamic trio -- Exploring garment types -- All about alterations.

Color me creative : unlock your imagination

September 28, 2015
Webb, Kristina.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"From Instagram sensation Kristina Webb (@colour_me_creative) comes a completely original and unique book to inspire and unlock your creativity. Color Me Creative gives readers a firsthand look into Kristina's personal life, including her exotic upbringing and the inspirational story of how, at nineteen years old, she has become one of the most popular artists of her generation, with a following in the millions. Readers can then go on their own journey by completing the fifty creative, art-inspired challenges designed by Kristina herself. This is the perfect gift not only for artists but for anyone wanting to awaken their inner creative. Featuring Kristina's beautiful custom art throughout, Color Me Creative will help readers escape the ordinary and unlock their imagination. This book offers readers the chance to download the free Unbound app to access interactive features and bonus videos by scanning the customized icon that appears throughout the book, including never-before-seen home videos and videos of Kristina drawing."--Provided by publisher.

Tile makes the room : good design from Heath Ceramics

September 25, 2015
Bailey, Cathy, 1967- author.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Hitler's art thief : Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the looting of Europe's treasures

September 25, 2015
Ronald, Susan, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
xiv, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 25 cm
Part I. The unmaking of the man -- New York, May 1944 -- At the beginning: Germany, 1907 -- From the Hague to Vienna -- Cause and effect -- War -- Gurlitt's struggle -- Peace -- Aftermath -- Weimar trembles -- Part II. Art and politics -- Rebels with a cause -- Hopes and dreams -- From New York to Zwickau -- The mysterious Mr. Kirchbach -- The root of evil -- Chameleons and crickets -- The first stolen lives -- Part III. World war and wilderness -- Chambers of horrors -- The four horsemen -- Tradecraft -- The treasure houses -- The posse years -- Swallowing the treasure -- Viau -- King Raffke -- Quick, the Allies are coming! -- Surrendered...or captured? -- Part IV. The stolen lives -- House arrest -- Under the microscope -- Düsseldorf -- Aftermath and Munich -- The lion tamer -- Feeding frenzy.
"The world was stunned when eighty-year old Cornelius Gurlitt became an international media superstar in November 2013 on the discovery of over 1,400 artworks in his 1,076 square-foot Munich apartment, valued at around $1.35 billion. Gurlitt became known as a man who never was - he didn't have a bank account, never paid tax, never received social security. He simply did not exist. He had been hard-wired into a life of shadows and secrecy by his own father long before he had inherited his art collection built on the spoliation of museums and Jews during Hitler's Third Reich. The ensuing media frenzy unleashed international calls for restitution, unsettled international relations, and rocked the art world. Ronald reveals in this stranger-than-fiction-tale how Hildebrand Gurlitt succeeded in looting in the name of the Third Reich, duping the Monuments Men and the Nazis alike. As an "official dealer" for Hitler and Goebbels, Hildebrand Gurlitt became one of the Third Reich's most prolific art looters. Yet he stole from Hitler too, allegedly to save modern art. This is the untold story of Hildebrand Gurlitt, who stole more than art-he stole lives, too"-- Provided by publisher.

Ralph Steadman's nextinction

September 25, 2015
Steadman, Ralph, artist.
London : Bloomsbury, 2015.
224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm.

Picturing people : the new state of the art

September 24, 2015
Mullins, Charlotte, author.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color portraits ; 28 cm
1. People as picture. Susie Hamilton -- Tim Stoner -- Njideka Akunyili Crosby -- Yang Shaobin -- Justin Mortimer -- Adrian Ghenie -- Magnus Plessen -- Y.Z. Kami -- Marilyn Minter -- Judith Eisler -- Yuma Tomiyasu -- Laura Lancaster -- Johan Van Mullem -- 2. Image hunters. Maria Kontis -- Gideon Rubin -- Eleanor Moreton -- John Stezaker -- Karin Hanssen -- Uwe Wittwer -- Jan Vanriet -- Lars Elling -- Johannes Kahrs -- Li Songsong -- Paulina Olowska -- Mircea Suciu -- Serban Savu -- Alexander Tinei -- 3. Picturing history. Tom Hunter -- Yue Minjun -- Vik Muniz -- Lisa Ruyter -- Mickalene Thomas -- Kerry James Marshall -- Kehinde Wiley -- Nicole Eisenman -- Kara Walker -- Ged Quinn -- Wolfe von Lenkiewicz -- Ryan Mosley -- Ali Banisadr -- Yun-Fei Ji -- Mark Alexander -- 4. Parallel worlds. Charles Avery -- Jia Aili -- Nigel Cooke -- Gordon Cheung -- Stephen Bush -- Marius Bercea -- Nik Christensen -- Christopher Orr -- Paul Johnson -- Carla Busutill -- Tilo Baumgärtel -- Ruprecht von Kaufmann -- Simone Haack -- Annelies Štrba -- Suzanne Kühn -- Kaoru Usukubo -- 5. Observer/observed. Jessica Craig-Martin -- Katherine Bernhardt -- Grayson Perry -- Liu Xiadong -- Jitish Kallat -- Nermine Hammam -- Tala Madani -- Pere Llobera -- Imran Qureshi -- Lorna Simpson -- Cindy Sherman -- Gillian Wearing -- Artists' biographies.
"The companion to the bestselling Painting people, exploring the most exciting artists working with the figure today."--Back cover.

Audition : everything an actor needs to know to get the part

September 24, 2015
Shurtleff, Michael.
New York : Bantam Books, 1980, ©1978.
xvi, 264 pages ; 18 cm
Includes index.
Practical aspects of the audition -- The twelve guideposts -- Consistency -- Some things an actor needs to know -- Monologues, soliloquies, style -- Pace -- Romance -- Musical theatre -- Comedy -- Simplicity -- Observations from a life in the theatre.
Michael Shurtleff has been casting director for Broadway shows like Chicago and Becket and for films like The Graduate and Jesus Christ Superstar. His legendary course on auditioning has launched hundreds of successful careers. Now in this book he tells the all-important how for all aspiring actors, from the beginning student of acting to the proven talent trying out for that chance-in-a-million role!

SOSart : [catalog].

September 23, 2015
[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).

Digital handmade : craftsmanship and the new Industrial Revolution

September 23, 2015
Johnston, Lucy, author.
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2015.
287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Jekaterina Apale -- Assa Ashuach -- Atmos -- Jorge Ayala -- Barry X Ball -- Louise Lemieux Bérubé -- Francis Bitonti -- Isaïe Bloch -- Tord Boontje -- Valissa Butterworth -- Emily Cobb -- Lia Cook -- Elena Corchero -- Michiel Cornelissen -- Lionel T. Dean -- Wim Delvoye -- Olaf Diegel -- David D'Imperio -- Michael Eden -- Factum Arte -- Front -- Adam Nathaniel Furman -- Bram Geenen -- Antony Gormley -- David Graas -- Bathsheba Grossman -- GT2P -- Michael Hansmeyer -- Joshua Harker -- Del Harrow -- Patrick Hoet -- Ralf Holleis -- Monika Horcicová -- Anthony Horrigan -- Dorry Hsu -- Inflexions -- Aki Inomata -- Linlin & Pierre-Yves Jacques -- Sophie Kahn -- Joris Laarman -- Cinnamon Lee -- Lee Allen Eyewear -- Paul Loebach -- Amy Roper Lyons -- Lucas Maassen -- Magnolia Editions -- Geoffrey Mann -- Luc Merx -- Gareth Neal -- Nendo -- Nervous System -- Marc Newson -- Elaine Yan Ling Ng -- Neri Oxman -- Jan Plechac -- Matthew Plummer-Fernandez -- Louis Pratt -- Karina Nøkleby Presttun -- Anastasia Radevich --- Cedric Rágot -- Zach Raven -- Guto Requena -- Nadia-Anne Ricketts -- Ariel Rojo -- Jack Row -- Lin Stanionis -- Elisa Strozyk -- Laszlo Tompa -- Unfold -- UUfie -- Dirk Vander Kooij -- Irish Van Herpen -- Eric van Straaten -- Michaella Janse van Vuuren -- Jeroen Verhoeven -- Marcel Wanders -- Jo Hayes Ward -- WertelOberfell -- Zhang Zhoujie -- Ariel Zuckerman.
While the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century diminished the role of the craftsperson in the manufacturing process, the digital revolution has had a less devastating effect. Today's digital technologies have given rise to entirely new working methods, skill sets, and consumer products that don't eliminate, but enrich, traditional hand techniques. Digital Handmade presents eighty international designers, artists, and craftsmen who combine the precision and flexibility of computing and digital fabrication with the skill and tactility of the master artisan to create unexpected and desirable objects and products. These pioneers include Louise Lemieux Bérubé, a Canadian artist whose work integrates photography and weaving; Australian jewelry designer Cinnamon Lee, whose designs explore the relationship between hand and machine; and Japanese artists Nendo, who produce ceramic pieces that employ both digital fabrication and ancient traditional methods.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection & 20th century Mexican art from the Stanley and Pearl Goodman Collection

September 23, 2015
139 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 29 cm
Catalog of an exhibition held at NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, February 26-May 31, 2015.
A new survey of the masterworks of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, set against the backdrop of Mexican Modernism. Few artists have captured the public's imagination with the force of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Icons respectively of surrealism and the Mural Movement, their work reflected their immersion in indigenous Mexican culture while looking ahead to progressive ideals and wielding a defining influence on Mexican Modernism. Brought together for a unique exhibition at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, this catalog includes more than thirty masterpieces by Kahlo and Rivera from the renowned Gelman Foundation Collection in Mexico City, among them such iconic works as Kahlo's 'Autorretrato con Monos' (Self-Portrait with Monkeys) and 'Diego en Mi Pensamiento' (Diego on My Mind), and 'Rivera's Autorretrato' (Self-Portrait) and 'Retrato de Natasha Gelman' (Portrait of Natasha Gelman). Set in the broader context of the Mexican modernist movement, Kahlo's and Rivera's pieces are accompanied by works by such other masters as Jose Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo, and Leonora Carrington. This book is being published to coincide with the exhibition Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection and Mexican Modernism from the Stanley and Pearl Goodman Collection, at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Exhibition: Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, USA (26.2.-31.5.2015).

Comic books : how to pick antiques like a pro

September 23, 2015
Tosh, David, author
207 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"The popularity of comics has continued to generate interest in their value. This guide will show pickers where to pick the good, better, and best comic books for their own collection - no matter what their collecting level - as well as show how they can sell comics for the best money possible. Despite the availability of comic books, condition, composition, message, and era all play a factor in their collectability and value, seen most notably in the pristine copy of Action Comics No. 1, containing the origin story of Superman, that sold on eBay for more than $3.2 million in August. All of these factors can be highly nuanced and this book aims to show pickers how to understand what collectors look for. It will also touch on the history of comic books, look at common reprints and facsimiles, and give pickers a working vocabulary to speak and think intelligently about this exciting and varied collecting field." -- Publisher annotation.

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