New Arrivals · Art

July 23, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Illustrators : the annual of American illustration.

July 22, 2016
New York : Published for the Society of Illustrators by Hastings House.
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 25-31 cm.
Vols. for v.1-<v.57> include works from the annual exhibition held 1959-<2017>.
Publisher varies: 2001-2003, Madison Square Press ; 2004-2013, HarperCollins Books, N.Y. ; 2014-<2015> pub. by Society of Illustrators.

Cross-stitch to calm : stitch and de-stress with 40 simple patterns

July 22, 2016
Lintz, Leah, author.
109 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- Tools & materials -- Patterns. Creatures ; Nature ; Symbols ; Words -- About the author -- Materials -- Metric conversion chart -- Dedication & acknowledgments.
In Cross-Stitch to Calm you'll stitch away your stress with this simple, yet meditative craft. Only a bit of embroidery floss, a needle, and fabric are needed. 40 unique, yet simple cross-stitch patterns are featured, along the themes of Creatures, Nature, Symbols, and Words. Through beautiful imagery and easy-to-stitch shapes, Cross-Stitch to Calm will help you enjoy a new pastime while creating beautiful art for yourself and others."--Provided by

Pen to thread : 750+ hand-drawn embroidery designs to inspire your stitches

July 22, 2016
Watson, Sarah, author.
159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Introduction -- Getting started: the essentials -- Embroidery basics -- Basic stitches -- Creative ideas -- The patterns -- Resources -- About the CD -- Index.
"Looking to add some inspiration to your embroidery? Look to Pen to Thread! Illustrator and fabric designer Sarah Watson has hand drawn more than 750 whimsical, imaginative motifs in one place--sheer delight for anyone who wields a needle! From every day objects like birdcages and backpacks to sophisticated poodles, playful mermaids, and punchy pinatas, each pattern is more charming than the next. Sarah has also included embroidery and stitching basics in case you're new to this fun and addictive hobby. She offers tips on choosing color. Any motif can be made distinctly yours with Sarah's easy-to-follow instructions. Your finished projects will make perfect gifts--but you won't want to give them away. With pattern chapters like School Days, In the Kitchen, The Great Outdoors, and By the Sea, there's no limit to where Pen to Thread can take you!" --

Understanding exposure : how to shoot great photographs with any camera

July 22, 2016
Peterson, Bryan, 1952- author.
Berkeley, CA : AmPhoto Books, [2016]
168 pages ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Defining exposure -- Aperture -- Shutter speed -- Light -- Special techniques -- Electronic flash.
Veteran photographer Bryan Peterson demystifies complex concepts of exposure in photography by explaining the fundamentals of light, aperture, shutter speed, and how they interact with and influence one another. This book explains how to get or lose sharpness and contrast in images, freeze in action, and take the best meter readings while also exploring filters, flash, and light. This forth edition includes all new images as well as an expanded section on flash, tips for using colored gels, and advice on shooting star trails.

Lonely Planet's guide to travel photography

July 21, 2016
I'Anson, Richard, author, photographer.
Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet, 2016.
376 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.
Previous ed.: 2012.
Includes indexes.
The best-selling Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography is written by internationally renowned travel photographer Richard I'Anson. He shares his wealth of experience and knowledge about travel photography in this jargon-free guide to taking better photographs. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and refreshed with up-to-the minute advice, information and instructions on how to take amazing travel photographs using the latest digital cameras. It also includes tips on how to get great results from smartphones, DSLR cameras, drones and GoPro action cameras. The author explains: How to get started in travel photography; What kit is required - whether you're an enthusiastic amateur photographer or a budding professionals - and how to use it; Types of software and computers needed to process pin-sharp images; On-the-ground advice, including photography etiquette, safety and security. Essential advice and know-how on lighting, composing and shooting great images' How to choose the best lense, set aperture, shutter speeds and exposure; Detailed instructions on taking photographs of moving subjects, portraits of people, landscapes, cities, wildlife, festivals, food and drink; Processing, saving and sharing digital images using various software programs, and even selling travel images. Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography is the definitive handbook for anybody keen to improve the photographs they take on their travel trips and wow their friends and family at home.

Jeweler's enameling workshop : techniques and projects for making enameled jewelry

July 21, 2016
Warg, Pauline, 1951- author.
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
"Add Vibrant Color to Your Jewelry!Enameling is the one of the best ways to add color to your jewelry--and anyone can do it! In Jeweler's Enameling Workshop, master jeweler Pauline Warg shares her easy-to-follow approach to enameling. You'll first learn the basics of kiln firing and torch firing, including equipment, tools, safety, and how to troubleshoot problems. Then, twenty projects for beautiful necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets, and rings walk you through various dry and wet enameling techniques. You'll learn to:Stencil simple designs using multiple colors of enamelIncorporate foil and glass beads and threads into your designsLayer enamel on stamped metal for added dimensionUse metal screen as a canvas on which to create an enameled patternCreate intricate designs with the classic techniques of cloisonne and champleveClear photographs and detailed step-by-step instructions will have you creating stunning designs using exciting techniques in no time."--Back cover.

Digital photographer's handbook

July 21, 2016
Ang, Tom, author.
New York, NY : DK, 2016.
408 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Core skills -- Photography projects -- Image development -- Showing and sharing -- Buying guide -- Going further.
This manual outlines key photography techniques and includes a series of projects designed to develop and refine skills.

Feminist perspectives on Orange is the new black : thirteen critical essays

July 20, 2016
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016.
230 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: is orange the new black? / April Kalogeropoulos Householder and Adrienne Trier-Bieniek -- Chocolate and vanilla swirl, swi-irl": race and lesbian identity politics / Sarah E. Fryett -- We will survive: race and gender-based trauma as cultural truth-telling / Kalima Y. Young -- Jenji Kohan's trojan horse: subversive uses of whiteness / Katie Sullivan Barak -- "You don't look full ... Asia": the invisible and ambiguous bodies of Chang and Soso / Minjeong Kim -- Cleaning up your act: surveillance, queer sex and the imprisoned body / Yvonne Swartz Hammond -- The transgender tipping point: the social death of Sophia Burset / Hilary Malatino -- All in the (prison) family: genre mixing and queer representation / Kyra Hunting -- Pennsatucky's teeth and the persistence of class / Susan Sered -- Pleasure and power behind bars: resisting necropower with sexuality / Zoey K. Jones -- Anatomy of a binge: abject intimacy and the televisual form / Anne Moore -- "You don't feel like a freak anymore": representing disability madness and trauma in Litchfield Penitentiary / Lydia Brown -- Piper Chapman's flexible accommodation of difference / H. Rakes -- "Can't fix crazy": confronting able-mindedness / Sarah Gibbons.
"Since its 2013 premiere, Orange Is the New Black has become Netflix's most watched series, garnering critical praise and numerous awards and advancing the cultural phenomenon of binge-watching. Academic conferences now routinely feature panels discussing the show, and the book on which it is based is popular course material at many universities"-- Provided by publisher.

It gets worse : a collection of essays

July 20, 2016
Dawson, Shane, 1988- author.
New York : Keywords Press/Atria, 2016.
237 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
"New York Times bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection, chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying, yet always full of heart. Shane Dawson shared some of his best and worst experiences in I Hate Myselfie, the critically acclaimed book that secured his place as a gifted humorist and keen observer of millennial culture. Fans felt as though they knew him after devouring the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal bestseller."-- Provided by publisher.

Horror films by subgenre : a viewer's guide

July 20, 2016
Vander Kaay, Chris, author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
viii, 234 pages ; 25 cm
"This primer and reference guide defines and explores 75 alphabetically listed subgenres of horror film, from Abduction to Witchcraft. Each chapter provides a critical survey of the subgenre, a detailed examination of its characteristic elements and themes, and a discussion of 3-4 exemplary titles as well as other titles of interest"-- Provided by publisher.

The Star trek book

July 20, 2016
Ruditis, Paul, author.
336 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Space, the final frontier -- Starfleet -- Federation allies and enemies -- Science and technology -- New life and new civilizations.
Celebrate 50 years of one of the longest running and beloved sci-fi franchises with "The Star Trek Book." This comprehensive guide to the series delves into the myriad worlds and different dimensions visited by the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Perfect for fans of the various "Star Trek" TV series, including "The Next Generation," "Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise," "The Star Trek Book" details everything you need to know about 50 years of excitement and adventure on the final frontier.

Unruly nature : the landscapes of Théodore Rousseau

July 19, 2016
xiii, 209 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Introduction / Scott Allan -- Lines of inquiry: Rousseau's drawings / Edouard Kopp -- "A method matters little": Rousseau's working procedures as a painter / Scott Allan -- Facing criticism: Rousseau and the salon / Edouard Kopp -- Rousseau's market, 1830-1914 / Scott Allan -- Rousseau's storm over Mont Blanc / Line Clausen Pedersen.
"Issued on the occasion of an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Théodore Rousseau, a leader of the Barbizon School, held at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from June 21, 2015, to September 11, 2016, and at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, from October 13, 2016, to January 8, 2017"--Provided by publisher.


July 19, 2016
Malin, Gray.
New York : Abrams, 2016.
143 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 x 34 cm
"Beaches features more than twenty cities across six continents: Australia: Sydney; North America: Santa Monica, Miami, San Francisco, Kaua&#x2019;i, Chicago, The Hamptons, and Cancun; South America: Rio de Janeiro; Europe: Capri, Rimini, Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio, Amalfi Coast, Barcelona, Lisbon and Saint-Tropez; Africa: Cape Town; Asia: Dubai"--Publisher website.

Jacob A. Riis : revealing New York's other half : a complete catalogue of his photographs

July 19, 2016
Yochelson, Bonnie, author.
336 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 24 x 32 cm
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York's Other Half, organized by the Museum of the City of New York and the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C."--Title page verso.
Revealing New York's other half -- Guide to the catalogue -- Riis's New York: a map -- How the other half lives and dies in New York -- Portfolio: stereographs -- How the Other Half Lives and The Children of the Poor -- Portfolio: lantern slides -- Newspaper and magazine illustration, 1889-1898 -- Portfolio: photographs in print -- More New York photographs -- Family photographs -- A new era: photographs Riis acquired, 1900-1914 -- Portfolio: acquired photographs.

Go big knits : 20 projects sizes 38-54.

July 18, 2016
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square, 2016.
95 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Originally published in French as Tricot XXL"--verso.
Cléa -- Ample cardigan -- Boat-neck sweater -- Tunic sweater -- Vest -- Short sweater -- Vest with draping collar -- Long cardigan -- Sweater with removable collar -- Shrug -- Raphaėlle -- Short cape -- Short poncho and matching cowl -- Open-front collared jacket -- Convertible jacket -- Short cardigan -- Short-sleeved cardigan -- Tunic -- Crochete shrug -- Jacket with square collar -- Tips -- Acknowledgments -- Yarn suppliers.
"It can be hard to find a pattern for a cardigan or sweater that makes it easy to knit larger sizes--but now the search is over! This collection from Éditions Marie Claire includes 20 designs in Sizes 38-54 (M-XXL), from comfortable everyday wear to refined, classic looks that are perfect for an evening out. Clean lines, soft yarns, a variety of colors and styles, and stitch combinations designed to drape beautifully all come together to ensure that women of all body shapes and types will look--and feel--fantastic,"

Nineteenth-century dust-jackets

July 18, 2016
Godburn, Mark R., 1954- author.
England : Private Libraries Association ; New Castle, Delaware : Oak Knoll Press, 2016.
215 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
1. Origins of publishers' jackets -- 2. Sealed wrappings -- 3. Early flap-style jackets -- 4. Mid-Victorian jackets -- 5. Lewis Carroll's 'paper wrappers' -- 6. Widespread use -- 7. End of an era -- Appendix one. File copies of John Murray and Smith, Elder -- Appendix two. List of jackets to 1870.

Last night, a superhero saved my life : Neil Gaiman, Jodi Picoult, Brad Meltzer, and an all-star roster on the caped crusaders that changed their lives

July 15, 2016
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, [2016]
xv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Me and Batman and you / Austin Grossman -- On the Hulk: you wouldn't like me when I'm angry / Delilah S. Dawson -- Dented hearts: a story of Iron Man / Anthony Breznican -- The weight of four-color justice / Christopher Golden -- Daredevil, Elektra, and the ninja who stole my virginity / Jamie Ford -- Everything I know about love, I learned from Gambit and Rogue / Karina Cooper -- Spider-Manhattan / Scott Westerfeld -- How I spent my summer vacation with the Judas Contract / Brad Meltzer -- How Batman saved my life / Joe R. Lansdale -- All the world is waiting for you / Carrie Vaughn -- The devil inside: how Matt Wagner's Grendel saved my life / Brendan Deneen -- You never forget your first time / Neil Gaiman -- We are not Amazons / Leigh Bardugo -- Weapon X / Ron Currie, Jr. -- Wonder Woman / Jodi Picoult -- God of thunder / Kevin Seccia -- Underdog and me / Martin Kihn -- Superman: one rad dude / Jim Di Bartolo -- Some interstitial thoughts on the In-Betweener / Charles Yu -- Becoming Bethany: a life in seven deaths / Alethea Kontis -- Swashbuckle my heart: an ode to Nightcrawler / Jenn Reese -- The hero I needed / Liesa Mignogna.
An anthology of essays exploring the origins of the authors' relationships to their favorite superheroes.

Eye of the sixties : Richard Bellamy and the transformation of modern art

July 12, 2016
Stein, Judith E., author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
xii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Gusts of Great Enkindlings. His Fated Eccentricity -- Provincetown, 1948-49 -- This Calling Called Art -- Hansa Days -- Provincetown, 1957 -- Hipsters, Beatniks, Bohemians and Squares -- An Era's End -- The Republic of Downtown -- Living in Change. Secret Sharer -- Our Greenest Days -- Seeing and Unseeing -- Pop Goes the Weasel -- Tomorrow is Yesterday -- Dark Green -- Wrong Man at the Right Time -- Fade to Black -- The Pleasures of Mere Circulating. Goldowsky Days -- 1973 and All That -- Bel Ami.
"Uncovering the legacy of Richard Bellamy, one of the most influential tastemakers of Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art"-- Provided by publisher.

SOSart : [catalog].

July 11, 2016
[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).

Duct tape bags : 40 projects for totes, clutches, messenger bags, and bowlers

July 11, 2016
Morgan, Richela Fabian.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2016]
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Wear and tear : the threads of my life

July 11, 2016
Tynan, Tracy, author.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
xii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The lemon-yellow underpants -- My mother's fur coat -- The pearl necklace -- The pale blue chemise -- School uniforms: purple, blue, and none -- The brown wellington boots -- Bikinis and water skis -- The apple-green shoes -- The white cotton circle-stitched torpedo bra -- White jeans and white denim jacket -- My mother's Pucci dress -- The gold flapper dress -- The silver chain and the poncho -- Sexcapades and the plain pinafores -- Twenty-one in Ossie Clark -- The one-size-fits-all clothing that fits in a bag -- Pierrot -- The brown fedora and the gold lamé jeans -- The leisure suit and Guayabera years -- Black is black: memorials 1, 2, and 3 -- The diaries and the gold watch -- The chitenge -- The T-shirt wedding dress -- Breathless beginnings: the shirt-jac -- Freebies, '50s glamour, and funky smells -- The maroon plaid dress -- It helps to be married to the costume designer: the crepe de chine wedding dress -- Great balls of fire! The faux-leopard-trim suit -- The pink knitted cap -- The striped silk socks -- The pink quartz heart -- The Muji T-shirt -- The ultimate blended family: more wedding attire -- The black trench coat -- Glamour togs -- Comfort with style.
"The memoirs of a celebrity costume designer describe her upbringing in the fashionable celebrity circles of her literary parents, her family's artistic but traumatizing approaches to shopping and how the fashion-savvy perspectives of her early years shaped her relationships and career,"--NoveList.

Focus : the secret, sexy, sometimes sordid world of fashion photographers

July 11, 2016
Gross, Michael, 1952- author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
xiii, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Introduction: Welcome to Terrytown -- Innocence -- Experience -- Indulgence -- Decadence -- Domination -- Disruption -- Epilogue: Return to Terrytown.
"In this rollicking account of fashion photography's golden age, bestselling author Michael Gross brings to life the wild genius, ego, passion, and antics of the men (and a few women) behind the camera ... An unprecedented look at an eccentric and seductive profession and the men and women who practice it on the treacherous shifting sands of pop and fashion culture, Focus depicts--perhaps most important--the rewards and cost, both terribly high, of translating an artist's vision of beauty for an often cold and cruel commercial reality."--Adapted from dust jacket.

Scott standard postage stamp catalogue.

July 7, 2016
New York : Scott Stamp and Coin Co. Ltd.,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 24-28 cm.
Imprint varies: 1939- New York : Scott Publications, Inc. ; 1973-<2017>- Sidney, Ohio : Scott Publishing Co.
"The encyclopedia of philately."

Patina Farm

July 7, 2016
Giannetti, Brooke, author.
174 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Arriving -- Connecting -- Nourishing -- Creating -- Restoring -- Rejuvenating -- Sharing -- Farming.
"A few years ago Brooke and Steve Giannetti decided to leave their suburban Santa Monica home to follow their dream of building Patina Farm in Ojai, California. For inspiration, they looked to their own family history as well as their travels both domestic and abroad--particularly in Belgium and France. Brooke's inviting prose combines with 150 photographs and Steve's sketches, which provide an in-depth account of their inspirations, architectural details, and plans. The enviable result of the couple's collaboration and creativity is the relaxed elegance of their modern European-inspired Patina Farm."-- Inside book jacket flap.

There goes my social life : from Clueless to conservative

July 7, 2016
Dash, Stacey, author.
xviii, 254 pages ; 24 cm
The Tweet That Changed My Life -- The Pretentious Unpretentious -- Why Black People Should Vote Republican Every Time -- The Voice No One Heard -- The Decision Maker -- Education, the Great Integrator -- The Power of Family -- Searching for a Fairy Tale -- Life and Death -- Not Really Clueless -- God's Way -- You Shall Tweet the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free -- Love.
"In 2012, actress Stacey Dash posted a tweet that changed her life. Up until that moment, Dash had lived a typical Hollywood life: Best known for playing Dionne in the 1995 teen classic Clueless, Dash had close friends in the upper echelons of the movie and music industries-and she had an Obama bumper sticker on the back of her BMW. But in 2012, sick of being disappointed by the Obama White House and growing more certain of her conservative beliefs, Dash endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Twitter. The backlash was swift and brutal. In There Goes My Social Life, Stacey Dash explains how she became a conservative, sharing incredible stories of her rough upbringing in South Bronx and her tumultuous Hollywood career to movingly illustrate her strong opinions about the value of a good education, the importance of family, the inanity of political correctness, and the power of personal responsibility"-- Provided by publisher.

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