New Arrivals · Art

April 24, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

In the company of legends

April 23, 2015
Kramer, Joan, author.
408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Includes appendix with productions referenced (page 397).
"Starting with their award winning profiles of Fred Astaire in 1980, Joan Kramer and David Heeley documented the lives and careers of many Hollywood legends, establishing a reputation for finding the unfindable, persuading the reluctant, and maintaining unique relationships long after the end credits rolled. These were recognized as high-quality, definitive film portraits, which revitalized the genre and made it a mainstay of television programming. This is their insiders' view of the famous and the powerful: Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra, Lew Wasserman, Ronald Reagan, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Jane Fonda, Richard Dreyfuss, Audrey Hepburn, and Bette Davis, among others. Kramer and Heeley's behind the scenes stories of the productions and the personalities involved are amusing, sometimes moving, often revealing, and have never been told before"--Page [2] of book jacket.

Listening to stone : the art and life of Isamu Noguchi

April 23, 2015
Herrera, Hayden, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
viii, 575 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Parents -- Dear Baby -- Tokyo -- Chigasaki -- St. Joseph College -- Interlaken -- La Porte -- I became a sculptor -- I will rival the immortals -- Out from the shadow of a big tree -- Head buster -- To find nature's reasons -- A close embrace of the Earth -- Lonely traveler, social lion -- Toward a sculpture of space -- Art with a social purpose -- Mexico -- New York, 1936-39 -- California -- Poston -- MacDougal Alley -- Letters to Ann -- Noguchi and Martha Graham, passionate collaborators -- The rock and the space between -- Tara -- 1946-48 -- Impasse -- Bollingen travels -- Harbinger pigeon -- Shinbanraisha -- Mitsukoshi exhibition -- Yoshiko Yamaguchi -- Kita Kamakura -- My solace has always been sculpture -- UNESCO : a somewhat Japanese garden -- Changed visions -- Priscilla -- Working with Noguchi -- Levitating rocks, wings of prayer -- Toward an autobiography -- A primer of shapes and functions -- The wheat itself -- "Red cube, black sun" -- The stone circle -- "To intrude on nature's way" -- A place for people to go -- Imaginary landscapes -- "California scenario" -- Bayfront Park -- All things worthwhile must end as gifts -- Kyoko -- No beginnings, no endings.
"From the author of Arshile Gorky, a major biography of the great American sculptor that redefines his legacy"-- Provided by publisher.

The Quentin Tarantino FAQ : everything left to know about the original reservoir dog

April 23, 2015
Sherman, Dale.
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2015.
xiii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The Clint Eastwood westerns

April 23, 2015
Neibaur, James L., 1958- author.
Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xiii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Early life, first films, and TV success -- A fistful of dollars -- For a few dollars more -- The good, the bad, and the ugly -- Hang 'em high -- Coogan's Bluff -- Paint your wagon -- Two mules for Sister Sara -- The beguiled -- Between the westerns (1968-1971) -- Joe Kidd -- High plains drifter -- Between the westerns (1973-1976) -- The outlaw Josey Wales -- Between the westerns (1976-1979) -- Bronco Billy -- Between the westerns (1981-1985) -- Pale rider -- Between the westerns (1986-1991) -- Unforgiven -- After the westerns.

The Elvis movies

April 23, 2015
Neibaur, James L., 1958- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xiv, 281 pages ; 24 cm
In addition to his phenomenal career as a singer, Elvis Presley was also a box office star, from his first film, Love Me Tender, to his final feature, Change of Habit, playing opposite Mary Tyler Moore as a nun. A film-by-film look at the 31 features starring the king of rock 'n roll, this definitive study provides a wealth of information about each production, including interviews with people involved with Presley, reviews, marketing strategies, box office successes and failures, and how well each film holds up over time.

Bunny Williams on garden style

April 22, 2015
Williams, Bunny, 1944- author.
New York : Stewart Tabori & Chang, 2015.
287 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Edition statement from dust jacket flap.

Spawn of Mars : and other stories

April 22, 2015
Wood, Wallace, illustrator.
Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books [2015]
xiii, 225 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 27 cm
Wallace Wood and EC science fiction are virtually synonymous. Early in his career, Wood burst onto the scene, demonstrating his mastery of breathtaking planetary vistas, horrifying aliens, and sleep, power spaceships pulsing with the power to conquer the stars. In these stories, Wood sets his sights on the details. His spacesuits feel like they actually work. His spacemen are handsome and rugged, and his spacewomen sexy and intrepid. Look inside and your find over two dozen stories, brimming with Wood’s meticulously rendered, genre defining brushwork, all with clever twist endings scripted by EC editor Al Feldstein and Wood himself.

Orson Welles's last movie : the making of The other side of the wind

April 22, 2015
Karp, Josh, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
In the summer of 1970 legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. Coincidentally it was the story of a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn't autobiographical. The Other Side of the Wind was supposed to take place during a single day, and Welles planned to shoot it in eight weeks. It took twelve years and remains unreleased and largely unseen. Orson Welles' Last Movie is a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes account of the bizarre, hilarious and remarkable making of what has been called "the greatest home movie that no one has ever seen."

Hooked rugs of the Midwest : a handcrafted history

April 22, 2015
Barile, Mary.
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2013.
141 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"The art of rug hooking, which consists of pulling dyed and cut wool fabric pieces through a backing, has typically been associated with New England, the Southand Canada. Yet rugs from the American Midwest have contributed just as much to the development of the craft and its continuing popularity. The story of hooked rugs in the Midwest is a ragbag blending of romance, folklore, myth and common sense told through the colors of barns and sky, golden wheat, farm ponds, red clay, red brick, steel, glass and fountains. In this vividly illustrated history, Mary Collins Barile shakes out the dust from the Midwestern hooked rug with the vigor its unique blend of utility and imagination deserves"-- Provided by publisher.

Audrey and Bill : a romantic biography of Audrey Hepburn & William Holden

April 22, 2015
Epstein, Edward Z.
240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
"Here for the first time is the complete, captivating story of an on-set romance that turned into a lifelong love story between silver screen legends Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. In 1954, Hepburn and Holden were America's sweethearts. Both won Oscars that year and together they filmed Sabrina, a now-iconic film that continues to inspire the worlds of film and fashion. Audrey & Bill tells the stories of both stars, from before they met to their electrifying first encounter when they began making Sabrina. The love affair that sparked on-set was relatively short-lived, but was a turning point in the lives of both stars. Audrey & Bill follows both Hepburn and Holden as their lives crisscrossed through to the end, providing an inside look at the Hollywood of the 1950s, '60s, and beyond. Through in-depth research and interviews with former friends, co-stars, and studio workers, Audrey & Bill author Edward Z. Epstein sheds new light on the stars and the fascinating times in which they lived"-- Publisher's description.

I was a child

April 22, 2015
Kaplan, Bruce Eric, author, illustrator.
New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
193 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A memoir"--Jacket.
"An illustrated memoir by New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan"-- Provided by publisher.

Shocking Paris : Soutine, Chagall and the outsiders of Montparnasse

April 22, 2015
Meisler, Stanley, author.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
La Ruche, young Soutine, and the Russian Jews -- Modi, Montparnasse, Netter, and Zbo -- Midi, landscapes in turmoil, a pastry chef, and assaults on the canvas -- Dr. Barnes, the discovery of Soutine, and the rise of the foreigners -- Marc Chagall, the great Bakst, Paris, and the October Revolution -- André Warnod, the School of Paris, and the Jews -- Artistes juifs, Rembrandt's Carcass of Beef and the daughter of Elie Faure -- The Great Depression, Pascin, the death of Zbo, and the judgments of Soutine -- Idyll, Madeleine and Marcellin and the portrait -- Charles Maurras, Léon Blum, and the resurgence of anti-Semitism -- Mademoiselle Garde, trapped aliens, and roundup in the Vélodrome -- The Fall of France, Vichy, and a death warrant -- Two American heroes, the escape of Chagall, and the fall of the School of Paris -- Marie-Berthe, hiding, and a desperate dash to Paris -- The aftermath.
For a couple of decades before World War II, a group of immigrant painters and sculptors-- including Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine and Jules Pascin-- dominated the new art scene of Montparnasse in Paris. Art critics gave them the name "the School of Paris" to set them apart from the French-born (and less talented) young artists of the period. Modigliani and Chagall eventually attained enormous worldwide popularity, but in those earlier days, most School of Paris painters looked on Soutine as their most talented contemporary.

Wild Bill Wellman : Hollywood rebel

April 22, 2015
Wellman, William A., 1937- author.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]
xi, 640 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction: Wild Bill Wellman -- The rebel -- The recruit -- The pilot -- The war hero -- The Hollywood ladder -- The directors' board -- Road to a classic -- Battlefield wings -- Consequences and achievements -- Pranks and misdemeanors -- I ain't so tough -- The neon violin -- Looking for trouble -- Passions and prizes -- The golden year -- The road to Ox-bow -- Picture patchwork -- Battleground sends a message -- Goodbye MGM, hello John Wayne -- The final straw -- The flame is flickering.
The extraordinary life of the legendary, under-celebrated Hollywood director known in his day as "Wild Bill" Wellman, whose 82 movies (six of them uncredited) ranged from adventure and gangster pictures to comedies, aviation, romances, westerns, and searing social dramas. Among his iconic pictures: the pioneering World War I epic Wings (winner of the first Academy Award for best picture), Public Enemy (the toughest gangster picture of them all), Nothing Sacred, the original A Star Is Born, Beggars of Life, The Call of the Wild, The Ox-Bow Incident, Battleground, The High and the Mighty. Wellman directed Hollywood's biggest stars for three decades, including Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, and Clint Eastwood. It was said he directed "like a general trying to break out of a beachhead." Here is a revealing, boisterous portrait of the handsome, tough-talking, hard-drinking, uncompromising maverick, whose own life story was more adventurous and more unpredictable than anything in the movies. A juvenile delinquent, professional ice-hockey player as a kid, World War I flying ace at 21, Wellman was a wing-walking stunt pilot in barnstorming air shows, recipient of the Croix de Guerre with two Gold Palm Leaves and five United States citations; a bad actor but good studio messenger at Goldwyn Pictures who worked his way up from assistant cutter. Now William Wellman, Jr., drawing on his father's unpublished letters, diaries, and unfinished memoir, gives us the first full portrait of a profoundly American spirit and visionary, a man's man who was able to put into cinematic storytelling the most subtle of feeling, a man feared, respected, and loved.--From publisher description.

The great parade : Broadway's astonishing, never-to-be-forgotten 1963-64 season

April 22, 2015
Filichia, Peter, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
ix, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

The rainman's third cure : an irregular education

April 22, 2015
Coyote, Peter, author.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2015]
272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Curls : versatile, wearable wraps to knit at any gauge

April 22, 2015
Hammersen, Hunter.
Cleveland, Ohio : Pantsville Press, 2014.
68 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Fourteen knitting patterns for shawls, cowls, and scarves to drape around the neck and shoulders.

Warm days, cool knits : lighter designs for every season

April 22, 2015
Ferguson, Corrina.
Fort Collins, CO : Interweave, a division of F+W Media, [2015]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

The quilter's practical guide to color

April 22, 2015
Goldsmith, Becky, 1956-
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, [2015]
111 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
"Includes 10 skill-building projects"--Title page.

Hurry up and wait

April 21, 2015
Kalman, Maira, illustrator.
New York : Museum of Modern Art, ©2015.
64 pages : illustrations (some color), photographs ; 21 cm
Hurry Up and Wait is the second volume in a new series of collaborations between renowned artist and bestselling author Maira Kalman, New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This time a whimsical collection of images captures people in motion--or not. In snapshots by some of the world's most celebrated photographers, some people stride forth, dash across streets, race on bicycles, and jump over puddles, while others form snaking lines, daydream on park benches, and linger on sidewalks with friends. So what's the rush? With 11 vibrant new illustrations by Kalman inspired by the photographs, and thought-provoking prose by Handler that ponders the merits of action, Hurry Up and Wait will charm readers of all ages.

How to draw incredible aliens and cool space stuff

April 21, 2015
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2015.
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Packed with 100 space drawing ideas"--Cover.
Find easy, step-by-step instructions for drawing your favorite outerspace scenery or out-of-this-world alien.


April 21, 2015
Baird, Penny Drue, author.
200 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

More boredom busters : over 50 awesome activities for children ages 7 years +

April 20, 2015
Fernandez, Caroline.
New York : Cico Kidz, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Be bored no more! You'll love all the fun things to do and make in 'More Boredom Busters'. There's a chapter of activities for each season of the year, and within those, you'll also find ideas for your favourite holidays, such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day. Get set to enjoy awesome activities, from Permanent Marker Mugs - add your own designs to a mug for yourself or as a gift - to Woven Magazine Mats that use up old magazines, helping you to recycle at the same time as crafting. The summer Fruit Kebabs are delicious, while the Halloween Party Food, including banana ghosts and clementine 'pumpkins', not only looks great for parties, but tastes delicious, too. Getting messy with paint is always fun, so why not create some Snowman Handprint pictures? You can even tie-dye T-shirts using food colouring, to make yourself a brightly-patterned new outfit. Every activity has easy instructions and uses simple materials found around the home or classroom, so you can get started straight away!

Basquiat : The Unknown Notebooks

April 16, 2015
Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988.
245 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, held at the Brooklyn Museum, April 3-August 23, 2015."
"Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, this first-ever survey of the rarely seen notebooks of Basquiat features the artist's handwritten notes, poems, and drawings, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings. With no formal training, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) succeeded in developing a new and expressive style to become one of the most influential artists in the postmodern revival of figurative during the 1980s. In a series of notebooks from the early to mid-1980s, never before exhibited, Basquiat combined text and images reflecting his engagement with the countercultures of graffiti and hip-hop in New York City, as well as pop culture and world events. Filled with handwritten texts, poems, pictograms, and drawings, many of them iconic images that recur throughout his artwork-teepees, crowns, skeleton-like silhouettes, and grimacing masks-and these notebooks reveal much about the artist's creative process and the importance of the written word in his aesthetic. With over 150 notebook pages and numerous drawings and paintings, this important book sheds new light on Basquiat's career and his critical place in contemporary art history."-- Provided by publisher.

The contemporaries : travels in the 21st-century art world

April 16, 2015
White, Roger, 1976- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Painter and critic Roger White, co-editor of the hipster art bible "Paper Monument," takes us behind the paint-splattered scenes of today's diffuse and dazzling art world--revealing contemporary art through an artist's eyes.

Cecil B. Demille : the art of the Hollywood epic

April 15, 2015
Presley, Cecilia DeMille.
416 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
"Images and artifacts from the Cecil B. De Mille Archives photographed by Mark A. Vieira ; curated by Helen Cohen [et al.]..." --T. p.
Introduction / by Martin Scorsese -- Foreword / by Brett Ratner -- "My grandfather" / by Cecilia de Mille Presley -- Introduction -- Hollywood pioneer. The squaw man ; Learning his craft ; Social dramas ; The silent diva ; America's sweetheart -- An artist matured. A new era ; Gloria Swanson ; Into the past -- The religious epic. The ten commandments (1923) ; Secular epics ; The King of Kings ; The godless girl -- Talkies at M-G-M. Dynamite ; Madam Satan and the squaw man -- The best show in town. The sign of the cross ; This day and age, and, Four frightened people ; Cleopatra ; The crusades -- American history. The Plainsman, and, The Buccaneer ; Union Pacific ; North West Mounted Police, and, Reap the wild wind ; The story of Dr. Wassell ; Unconquered -- Blaze of glory. Samson and Delilah ; The greatest show on earth ; The ten commandments -- Epilogue.
More than any other filmmaker in the history of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the art of the spectacle. This volume combines Vieira's texts on the historical events, and Presley's insights on her grandfather's films.

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