New Arrivals · Art

February 11, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Knit yourself in : inventive patterns to tell your story in the Danish "Hen Knitting" tradition

February 10, 2016
Kaurin, Cecilie, author.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square, 2015.
139 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in Norwegian as: Hønsestrikk til folket.
Enclosed spiral bound.
"The history of "hen knitting" began 40 years ago with Kirsten Hofstätter's Hen Press and one simple idea: Why spend all your time knitting other people's patterns when you could make your own? Using whatever colorful odds and ends of yarn are at hand and a series of personalized pattern bands, it's easy for all knitters to express themselves with their needles. Get started with one of 20 unique projects with step-by-step instructions and dozens of sample motifs, to give yourself a feel for the fundamentals -- or take the basic sweater pattern, a pillow, a pair of mittens, or a comfy hat, and mix and match the motifs you like best to create something entirely your own. Make a statement, send a message, put aside lock-step patterns, and set yourself free!"--provided by

Leonard : my fifty-year friendship with a remarkable man

February 10, 2016
Shatner, William, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016.
278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"William Shatner's personal tribute to his longtime friend and Star Trek co-star, Leonard Nimoy"-- Provided by publisher.

Leather & bead jewelry to make

February 10, 2016
Horn, Cat, author.
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Services, Inc., 2016.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"A Quarto Book"--Title page verso.
"Have you ever seen a one-of-a-kind bracelet crafted from leather and beads and wondered: Could I make something like that? Well, now you can craft your own beautiful beaded leather jewelry with help from this inspiring, hands-on book...With practice, beginners will quickly acquire more skills and move on to the more challenging projects, while more advanced jewelry makers will find exciting projects that mix and match different techniques. Plus, you'll discover advice and tips on how to design and create your own leather jewelry, for even more fun, imaginative, and stimulating projects!"--provided by

The making of Major League : a juuuust a bit inside look at the classic baseball comedy

February 9, 2016
Knight, Jonathan, 1976- author.
Cleveland, OH : Gray & Company, Publishers, [2015]
255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Tangle journey : exploring the far reaches of tangle drawing, from simple strokes to color and mixed media

February 5, 2016
Krahula, Beckah, author.
Beverly, Massachusetts : Quarry Books, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc., 2016.
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
"Find the next step in your zentangle journey, with even more step-by-step techniques and beautiful inspirational drawings! An exciting and in-depth follow up to One Zentangle A Day, Beckah Krahula guides you along with her sure-footed instruction and beautiful examples as she shows you how to take tangle drawing to the next level. From florals and organics to journal drawings and cityscapes, all kinds of experimentation are explored. Gain deeper insights into how tangles can be combined to create more complex and realistic forms, how to use contour and shading, how to work with midtoned papers by adding highlights and shadows, how to use introduce color-based media, how to integrate mixed-media techniques, and how to work on various surfaces.With Tangle Journey, get ready to progress in your knowledge, skill and relaxation!"-- Provided by publisher.

Stand out : design a personal brand, build a killer portfolio, find a great design job

February 5, 2016
Anderson, Denise.
xi, 254 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.

On my own

February 5, 2016
Rehm, Diane.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
162 pages ; 22 cm
"In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio host speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson's) of her husband of fifty-four years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him"-- Provided by publisher.

Sea & sky in oils

February 5, 2016
Lang, Roy.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press Limited, 2016.
80 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"Painting the atmosphere and majesty of the sea"--Cover.

Jo's little favorites : timeless quilts from scraps and fat quarters

February 3, 2016
Morton, Mary Jo Gress, 1944-
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"That Patchwork Place"--Page 1 of cover.
"B1357"--Page 4 of cover.

Heart of the brush : the splendor of East Asian calligraphy

February 3, 2016
Tanahashi, Kazuaki, 1933-
Boston : Shambhala, 2016.
389 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Little felted dogs : easy projects for making adorable pups

February 3, 2016
Yamazaki, Saori.
New York : Potter Craft, [2016]
112 pages : color illustrations ; 15 x 22 cm
Translation of: Feruto DOG.

Dogs as I see them : with 22 illustrations in color

February 3, 2016
Dawson, Lucy, -1954, author.
[98] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
"Replicating the original 1937 edition to a T"

The complete book of 1970s Broadway musicals

February 3, 2016
Dietz, Dan, 1945- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xvi, 579 pages ; 29 cm

Fast peyote stitch jewelry

February 3, 2016
Fabre, Josie.
110 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Easy-to-follow patterns ; 25+ original projects"--Cover.
"67871"--Page 4 of cover.

The guardian of mercy : how an extraordinary painting by Caravaggio changed an ordinary life today

February 3, 2016
Ward, Terence.
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2016]
183 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

The greatest brush : love, tragedy and redemption of artist Frank Duveneck

February 3, 2016
Ott, James, author.
Wellesley, MA : Branden Books, [2016]
336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Drawing & painting cats

February 2, 2016
Bearcroft, Vic, author, artist.
140 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
This title provides innovative, practical techniques in a wide range of different media. An expert's eye helps you with important features of feline anatomy, and the book contains four complete step-by-step projects and dozens of Vic Bearcroft's inspirational finished artworks.

10 granny squares, 30 blankets : color schemes, layouts, and edge finishes for 30 unique looks

February 2, 2016
Hubert, Margaret, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Creative Publishing International, 2016.
128 pages : illustrations, color (chiefly) ; 22 cm
Statement of responsibility from cover.

25 women : essays on their art

February 2, 2016
Hickey, Dave, 1940- author.
193 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
A ladies' man : introduction -- Alexis Smith : my pal Alex -- Joan Mitchell : epigramata -- Lynda Benglis : fire on the water -- Vija Celmins : the path itself -- Pia Fries : the remains of today -- Fiona Banner : the beauty of our weapons -- Sarah Charlesworth : embracing the beast -- Mary Heilman : surfing on acid -- Jennifer Steinkamp : breathing in the world -- Michelle Fierro : beauty marks -- Bridget Riley : not knowing -- Bridget Riley II : for Americans -- Elizabeth Murray : dancing in the dark -- Karen Carson : sophisticate -- Ann Hamilton : thinking things through -- Vanessa Beecroft : painted ladies -- Roni Horn : she resembles herself -- Fiona Rae : good after the good is gone -- Barbara Bloom : Barbara blooms -- Sharon Ellis : modest ecstasy -- Hung Liu : the polity of immigrants -- Teresita Fernández : tropical scholarship -- Nancy Rubins : the rapture and the tsunami -- Elizabeth Peyton : at the prince's chateau.

The photograph and Australia

February 2, 2016
Annear, Judy, author.
Sydney, N.S.W. Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2015.
307 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color), portraits ; 30 cm
Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at Art Gallery of New South Wales, March 21-June 8, 2015, and Queensland Art Gallery, July 4-October 11, 2015.
Includes essays by Daniel Palmer, Michael Aird, Jane Lydon, Kathleen Davidson, Martyn Jolly and Geoffrey Batchen.

Quilter's academy. Volume 4, Senior year : a skill-building course in quiltmaking

February 2, 2016
Hargrave, Harriet.
Concord, Calif. : C & T, 2012.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Bonus 16 projects!"--Cover.
Build upon skills developed in the first three volumes to learn how to make beautiful stars, as well as other more complex blocks and piecing techniques.

The cinematic legacy of Frank Sinatra

February 1, 2016
Wills, David, 1969-
303 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
"In a film career spanning more than five decades, Frank Sinatra proved to be a roulette wheel of constantly spinning talent, the likes of which Hollywood has rarely seen. Film history is filled with stars created by the studio system. Occasionally, however, a performer emerged who, against all preconceived odds of what a star should be or look like, knocked down the walls of convention by becoming nothing other than what they already were. Frank Sinatra was the embodiment of this fundamental truth. The legacy of his work stands apart from many of his contemporaries, who essentially based their performances on an extension of a core character type. Sinatra, however, was able to take his signature persona and translate it successfully into many film genres-first as the comedic song-and-dance man, then as the dramatic actor and romantic lead, and finally as the tough guy and action hero. Sinatra also respectfully challenged contemporary ideals of acting technique. While being humble enough to learn from his peers, he kept his acting style fresh and instinctual, and earned an Oscar at a time when many actors were either classically trained or coached in the "Method.""-- Provided by publisher.

The world's your stage : how performing artists can make a living while still doing what they love

February 1, 2016
Baker, William F., 1942-
New York : AMACOM, American Management Association, 2016.
xvii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Preface -- some questions and concepts to get you started -- Struggles and triumphs of western musicians -- The performing arts as an industry -- The digital revolution and the performing arts -- Reading and understanding financial statements -- Essential lessons from the great managers -- Essential lessons from the artist-entrepreneurs -- Fundraising -- Auditions, agents, and Angela's story -- The graduation speech.

Quilter's Academy. Vol. 5, Master's year : a skill-building course in quiltmaking

January 29, 2016
Hargrave, Harriet, author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T, [2015]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

150 best cottage and cabin ideas

January 28, 2016
Zamora Mola, Francesc, author.
New York : Harper Design, 2016.
479 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 21 cm

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