New Arrivals · Art

October 25, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Interplay : neo-geo neoconceptual art of the 1980s

October 24, 2014
Brandt, Amy L., 1978-
©2014
x, 224 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Words "neo-geo" in subtitle are struck through.

True love

October 24, 2014
Lopez, Jennifer, 1970-
New York : Celebra, [2014]
x, 276 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
One of the most influential Latina performers in history opens up about her life's most defining period, two years during which it took everything she had to rise above the greatest challenges she had ever faced.

Charlie Chaplin : a brief life

October 24, 2014
Ackroyd, Peter, 1949- author.
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2014]
viii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
A London childhood -- On stage -- Keep it wistful -- Making a living -- The rhythm -- The eternal imp -- Charlee! -- Mutual relations -- The little mouse -- The ostrich egg -- Home again -- Why don't you jump? -- The edge of madness -- The beauty of silence -- The machine -- The German tramp -- Let us work and fight -- Proceed with the butchery -- No return -- The shadows.
A concise portrait of the iconic film star traces his humble theatrical beginnings through his honorary Academy Award win, sharing anecdotes about his lesser-known antics and associations.

The woman I wanted to be

October 23, 2014
Von Furstenberg, Diane, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
239 pages, 48 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The woman I am. Roots ; Love ; Beauty -- The business of fashion. The American dream ; The comeback kid ; The new era.
"Von Furstenberg reflects on her extraordinary life from childhood in Brussels to her days as a young, jet-set princess, to creating the dress that came to symbolize independence and power for an entire generation of women, ... [mining] the rich territory of what it means to be a woman. She opens up about her family and career, overcoming cancer, building a global brand, and devoting herself to empowering other women, writing, 'I want every woman to know that she can be the woman she wants to be'"-- Provided by publisher.

The artisanal home : interiors and furniture of Casamidy

October 23, 2014
Almada, Jorge (Designer)
©2014
224 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"An arresting mix of artisanal, old, and contemporary furnishings is the hallmark of Casamidy's vibrant and cheerful interiors. For the design duo of Casamidy, Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy, creativity is a way of life that is reflected in their designs, a fusion of their French and Mexican heritages. They show how to incorporate artisanal objects and treasured family heirlooms to orchestrate vivid and dramatic surroundings. This inspiring book showcases their homes and other projects in urban and country settings that illustrate their appealing bohemian aesthetic. For a charming Mexico home, the front doorway is collaged with tin ex-votos and religious charms and crowned with a dramatic cement concha shell. Baroque mirrors, French-style armchairs re-covered in remnants from a fine Paris textile shop, and weathered Moroccan side tables grace the comfortable living spaces. The terra-cotta floors warmed by the sun recall homes in the South of France. For each project, the couple shares their design process, giving the textures and a color palette."-- Provided by publisher.

101 kids activities that are the bestest, funnest ever! : the entertainment solution for parents, relatives & babysitters

October 23, 2014
Homer, Holly, author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2014.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Machine generated contents note: One.Boredom Busters -- Two.Crafts -- Three.Games -- Four.Simple Science.
Never again will you hear the all too common call of, I'm bored! with this kid pleaser for many ages. Whether your kid is 3, 5 or 12 years old it's hard to keep them entertained all day, or even for a few hours. But now, when they ask to watch television because they're bored, you'll have the perfect solution with this book. 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! has time tested, exciting activities to keep your children laughing and learning for hours. Activities range from catapult competitions and spray bottle freeze tag to how to make tissue box monster shoes and melted crayon fabric art. And with outdoor and indoor activities and tips for adjusting according to your child's age, you'll have hours and hours of never-ending fun with your family. This parenting life raft is the perfect way to spend enjoyable quality time with your kids, no matter their age.

How to crochet : learn the basic stitches and techniques

October 23, 2014
Delaney, Sara.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]
iv, 124 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started in crochet -- 1. Getting to know your materials : The one essential: a hook ; The yarns we love to use ; Becoming a crocheter -- 2. Getting started: forget the chain! : Easing into single crochet ; Why a turning chain? ; Crocheting into existing stitches ; Practice makes perfect -- 3. Chains: your foundation : Evaluating your chain ; Counting chain stitches -- 4. Basic crochet stitches : Beginning to work from a foundation chain ; Half double crochet ; Double crochet ; Treble crochet -- 5. Gauge : Swatching for gauge: getting started ; Why does gauge matter? ; Making good use of your swatch ; Check and double-check -- 6. Working in the round : Get the stitch height and count right ; Joined rounds ; Spiral rounds -- 7. Perfecting techniques : Changing yarns ; Hiding your tails by working over them ; Adding an edge ; Finishing -- 8. Pattern reading : Patterns for rows ; Patterns for rounds.

Expressionism in Germany and France : from van Gogh to Kandinsky

October 23, 2014
Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art/DelMonico Books:Prestel, [2014]
295 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Expressionism in Germany and France: From van Gogh to Kandinsky. This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Kunsthaus Zürich in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts."
Expressionism in Germany and France / Timothy O. Benson -- Chronology / Frauke Josenhans -- Harry Graf Kessler's path to expressionism / Laird M. Easton -- Henri Matisse as Herr Professor: the Académie Matisse and the Internationalization of the avant-garde, 1905-1914 / Claudine Grammont -- Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Matisse, and the Fauves: exhibitions of French Modernism in Berlin, Dresden, and Munich, 1904-1909 / Peter Kropmanns -- The Brücke and the Fauves / Magdalena M. Moeller -- Expanding the boundaries of modern art: the Blaue Reiter, Parisian modernism, and Henri Rousseau / Katherine Kuenzli -- "A byway for sure": Cubism's reception and impact on the Brücke, 1910-1914 / Sherwin Simmons.
"This groundbreaking examination of the cultural exchange between early 20th century French and German artists illuminates new ways of understanding the development of Expressionism."--publisher.

Our America : the Latino presence in American art

October 23, 2014
Smithsonian American Art Museum, host institution, owner.
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Amerian Art Museum/D Giles Ltd, 2014.
365 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, October 25, 2013-March 2, 2014."
""On the one hand, the affirmation that Latino art is American art is simply a fact. Latino artists are American by birth, citizenship, residence, education, experience, and even sacrifice-a factor made clear by the large number of Latino artists that have served in the United States armed forces. On the other hand, the statement poses a challenge to the ways in which we traditionally think about what constitutes American art."-E. Carmen RamosIs Latino art an integral part of modern American art? Presenting one hundred major artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Our America seeks to "recalibrate" enduring concepts about American national culture by exploring how one group of artists-those of Latin American descent and heritage-express their relationship to American art, history, and culture.Highlights include an installation altar by Amalia Mesa-Bains, the "recycled" films of Raphael Montañez Ortiz, and a 1960 geometric painting by Carmen Herrera. Other notable artists include Olga Albizu, Melesio "Mel" Casas, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Margarita Cabrera, Enrique Chagoya, Teresita Fernández, Ken Gonzales-Day, Luis Jiménez, Ana Mendieta, Pepón Osorio, Sophie Rivera, Freddy Rodri;guez, and John Valadez, among many others.Author and curator E. Carmen Ramos is the Smithsonian American Art Museum's curator of latino art. She has organized numerous shows, including the fifth biennial at El Museo del Barrio in New York City in 2007.Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, the "grandfather" of this subject, and formerly associate director for creativity and culture at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, has written and published extensively on US/latino cultural issues"-- Provided by publisher.

American impressionism : a new vision, 1880-1900

October 22, 2014
New Haven : Yale University Press
155 pages : illustrations (color, black and white) ; 30 cm
Impressionism and nationalism : the American case / Richard Brettell -- American artists in Europe : engaging with impressionism / Frances Fowle -- Painting impressionism in America / Katherine M. Bourguignon -- Catalogue 1 : impressionism and Americans abroad -- Catalogue 2 : the beginnings of American impressionism at home -- Appendices 1 : biographies of artists -- Appendices 2 : chronology, 1874-1900.

Make comics like the pros : the inside scoop on how to write, draw, and sell your comic books and graphic novels

October 22, 2014
Pak, Greg, author.
Berkeley : Watson-Guptill, [2014].
152 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: the big secret -- Writing for pictures -- Visual storytelling for artists and related tradespeople -- I love it when a team comes together -- Pitching makes perfect -- DIY in print and online -- Finding your audience-and keeping it! -- Afterword: the problem with breaking in.

All new decorating idea book

October 21, 2014
Paper, Heather J.
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, 2014.
234 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Machine generated contents note: Chapter 1: Style -- Chapter 2: Color -- Chapter 3: Furniture -- Chapter 4: Room Arrangements -- Chapter 5: Window Treatments -- Chapter 6: Wall Coverings -- Chapter 7: Floor Coverings -- Chapter 8: Storage -- Chapter 9: Lighting -- Chapter 10: Finishing Touches.
"This book includes ideas for freshening up a tired look, small-scale renovations, and larger transformations"-- Provided by publisher.

Easy birdhouses & feeders : simple projects to attract & retain the birds you want

October 21, 2014
Berger, Michael, 1967-
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2014.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Getting started : Building basics -- Building for birds -- Metric conversions -- Credits/resources -- Field notes -- Meet the author.
"Easy-to-build plans for making your own birdhouses and birdfeeders. Emphasis on building and planning for bird safety"-- Provided by publisher.

Frank Lloyd Wright and his manner of thought

October 21, 2014
Klinkowitz, Jerome, author.
©2014
xii, 202 pages ; 23 cm
Truth against the world -- Architects and machines -- The prairie and the world -- Japan and after -- An Autobiography and the fellowship -- Broadacre City and the 1930s -- A second career -- Appendix: Divorce papers of William C. and Anna L. Wright.
"An iconic figure in American culture, Frank Lloyd Wright is famous throughout the world. Although his achievements in architecture are stunning, it is his importance in cultural history, Jerome Klinkowitz contends, that makes Wright the object of such avid and continuing interest. Designing more than just buildings, Wright offered a concept for living that still influences how people conduct their lives today. Wright's innovations in architecture have been widely studied, but this is the most comprehensive and sustained treatment of his thought."--Back cover.

Richard Estes' realism

October 21, 2014
Sims, Patterson, author.
©2014
xi, 177 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 x 29 cm
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, May 22-September 7, 2014, and at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., October 10, 2014-February 8, 2015.
Richard Estes' realism / Patterson Sims -- Into the deep / Jessica May -- Plates -- A chronology of Richard Estes' life and career / Helen Ferrulli.
Richard Estes (b. 1932) is one of the most celebrated adopters of photorealism; his paintings are characterized by painstaking detail that mimics the clarity and accuracy of photographs. Estes' most famous canvases from the 1970s depict New York's urban landscape, and his manner of painting reflections in a multitude of metal and glass surfaces displays astounding technical skill. In his subsequent career, Estes has continued to demonstrate his superlative ability to show complex plays of light and shadow in Maine seascapes, views of Venetian lagoons, and night time street scenes. Accompanying Estes' first solo exhibition of paintings in the United States in over two decades, 'Richard Estes' Realism' surveys fifty years of his work and places him within the historical narrative of realist painting. The authors explore the ongoing modernist dialogue between camera and canvas, and discuss the situation of Estes' work at the crossroads of painting and photography. Over fifty full-page plates showcase the amazing precision of Estes' paintings, and a thorough chronology and bibliography provide an enlightening account of his life. This handsome book offers a lavish presentation of Estes' spellbinding body of work that attests to his enduring artistic impact.

Comfort zone : creating the eco-elegant interior

October 21, 2014
Dujardin, Trudy.
©2014.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

Road to seeing

October 21, 2014
Winters, Dan, 1962- author.
©2014
663 pages, 302 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
New Riders is an imprint of Peachpit, a division of Pearson Education.
"Winters photographic systems"--Lining papers.

World of quilts : 25 modern projects : reinterpreting quilting heritage from around the globe

October 20, 2014
Ellis, Cassandra, author.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, 2014.
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm

The neo-impressionist portrait, 1886-1904

October 20, 2014
Block, Jane.
Indianapolis : Indianapolis Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.
237 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Face to Face: Neo-Impressionist Portraits, 1886-1904. ING Cultural Centre, Brussels, February 19-May 18, 2014, Indianapolis Museum of Art, June 13-September 7, 2014."

Art nouveau fashion

October 20, 2014
Rose, Clare, author.
London : V&A Publishing, 2014.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Art Nouveau movement overlapped with late Arts and Crafts in the 1890s and early modernism in the 1910s, combining the exquisite workmanship and natural forms of the former with the innovative materials, forms and practices associated with the latter. This book provides a fascinating introduction to the style, defining it, and placing it in design history by focusing on a number of important designers - Worth, Lucile, Paquin, Poiret - and key topics, such as clients and artists, jewellery and accessories, and advertising. Art Nouveau fashion questioned conventional gender norms with daring flamboyance, presenting women in suits, influenced by tailored menswear, for the street and overtly seductive lingerie for the boudoir. Fashionable corsets manipulated female bodies into increasingly artificial forms, while advertising seduced consumers with images of scantily clad women. The movement's radicalism and openness to diverse design influences directly influenced the counter-culture of the late 1960s, inspiring boutiques in London's fashionable Carnaby Street and San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury.

Gangsters and G-men on screen : crime cinema then and now

October 20, 2014
Phillips, Gene D.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
xii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The rise of the gangster film -- Little Caesar and The public enemy -- The story of Temple Drake and No orchids for Miss Blandish -- Dead end and This gun for hire -- Criss cross and White heat -- John Huston's Key Largo and The asphalt jungle -- The lady from Shanghai and The great Gatsby -- Fritz Lang's You only live once and The big heat -- The godfather, part II -- Bonnie and Clyde and The untouchables -- The grifters and The departed -- Dillinger and Public enemies -- Gangster squad (2013) and other films.

Hitchcock's stars : Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood studio system

October 20, 2014
Coffin, Lesley L., author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xiv, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Hitchcock's livestock -- Rebecca -- Foreign correspondent -- Mr. and Mrs. Smith -- Suspicion -- Saboteur -- Shadow of a doubt -- Lifeboat -- Spellbound -- Notorious -- The Paradine case -- Rope -- Under capricorn -- Stage fright -- Strangers on a train -- I confess -- Dial M. for murder -- Rear window -- To catch a thief -- The trouble with Harry -- The man who knew too much -- The wrong man -- Vertigo -- North by Northwest -- Psycho -- The birds -- Marnie -- Torn curtain -- Family plot -- Hitchcock's influence.

Make and takes for kids : 50 crafts throughout the year

October 20, 2014
LeBaron, Marie.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons Inc., c2012.
136 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
January -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December.
Step-by-step instructions with color photographs for fifty kid-friendly crafts arranged by the month of the year.

Even this I get to experience

October 20, 2014
Lear, Norman.
New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
xvi, 448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Alone in a going world -- Those were the days -- Joyful stress -- Over and next.

Clay charm magic! : 25 amazing, teeny-tiny projects to make with polymer clay

October 20, 2014
Jiang, Helga, author.
©2014
122 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Faux-knit pattern -- Teddy bear -- Blueberry pie -- Strawberry jam-filled cookies -- Chocolate chip cookie --Double cheeseburger -- Blueberry muffin -- Three peas in a pod -- Skunk -- Magician's rabbit hat -- Panda -- Peanut butter & jelly friendship charms -- Strawberry chortcake -- S'mores -- Fox -- Donuts -- Cat -- Red velvet cupcake -- Hedgehog -- Polar bear -- Chocolate-dipped strawberry -- Rainbow cake -- Pizza -- Macaron -- Hot dog.
The ultimate book for adorable clay charm instruction! Clay charms are taking the world by storm, and there's no sign of slowing down for these bite-sized bits of fun! From Helga Jiang, creator of megahit clay charm instructional videos, these projects are handpicked for the best in clay-making fun. Easy to make and fun to wear, these addictive ideas will have you kneading, twisting, and shaping for hours on end. Learn how to create all sorts of charms.

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