New Arrivals · Art

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

Novel interiors : living in enchanted rooms inspired by literature

November 24, 2014
Giramonti, Lisa Borgnes.
New York : Potter Style, c2014.
288 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Artists under Hitler : collaboration and survival in Nazi Germany

November 24, 2014
Petropoulos, Jonathan, author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
xiii, 407 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"THE SUMMER OF ART" AND BEYOND -- The Fight over Modernism -- Otto Andreas Schreiber and the Pro-Expressionist Students -- The Continuation of Modernism in Nazi Germany -- THE PURSUIT OF ACCOMMODATION -- Walter Gropius -- Paul Hindemith -- Gottfried Benn -- Ernst Barlach -- Emil Nolde -- ACCOMMODATION REALIZED -- Richard Strauss -- Gustaf Griindgens -- Leni Riefenstahl -- Arno Breker -- Albert Speer --
""What are we to make of those cultural figures, many with significant international reputations, who tried to find accommodation with the Nazi regime?" Jonathan Petropoulos asks in this exploration of some of the most acute moral questions of the Third Reich. In his nuanced analysis of prominent German artists, architects, composers, film directors, painters, and writers who rejected exile, choosing instead to stay during Germany's darkest period, Petropoulos shows how individuals variously dealt with the regime's public opposition to modern art. His findings explode the myth that all modern artists were anti-Nazi and all Nazis anti-modernist. Artists Under Hitler closely examines cases of artists who failed in their attempts to find accommodation with the Nazi regime (Walter Gropius, Paul Hindemith, Gottfried Benn, Ernst Barlach, Emil Nolde) as well as others whose desire for official acceptance was realized (Richard Strauss, Gustaf Gründgens, Leni Riefenstahl, Arno Breker, Albert Speer). Collectively these ten figures illuminate the complex cultural history of Nazi Germany, while individually they provide haunting portraits of people facing excruciating choices and grave moral questions"-- Provided by publisher.

Vincent van Gogh : ever yours ; the essential letters

November 24, 2014
New Haven : Yale University Press 2014.
777 p. : illustrations ; 26 cm.
In addition to his many remarkable paintings and drawings, Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) left behind a fascinating and voluminous body of correspondence. This highly accessible book includes a broad selection of 265 letters, from a total of 820 in existence, that focus on Van Gogh's relentless quest to find his destiny, a search that led him to become an artist; the close bond with his brother Theo; his fraught relationship with his father; his innate yearning for recognition; and his great love of art and literature. The correspondence not only offers detailed insights into Van Gogh's complex inner life, but also re-creates the world in which he lived and the artistic avant-garde that was taking hold in Paris. The letters are accompanied by a general introduction, historic family photographs, and reproductions of 100 actual letters that contain sketches by Van Gogh. In sum, this book is the essential book on Van Gogh's letters, which every art and literature lover needs to own.

Adventure time crafts : flippin' adorable stuff to make from the Land of Ooo

November 24, 2014
Bonnibel Bubblegum, Princess of the Candy Kingdom.
New York : Potter Craft, [2014]
144 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Bead crochet basics : 22 jewelry projects

November 24, 2014
Sexton, Candice, author.
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Books, 2014.
86 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 DVD (sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Accompanying DVD demonstrates how to begin a bead crochet rope.
This book-and-DVD package introduces the fundamentals of bead crochet. Projects include bead crochet bracelets and necklaces to wear or give as handmade gifts.

American comic book chronicles : the 1970s, 1970-1979

November 24, 2014
Sacks, Jason.
Raleigh, N.C. : TwoMorrows Publishing, 2014.
287 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.

Faux taxidermy knits : 15 wild animal knitting patterns

November 24, 2014
Walker, Louise (Designer), author.
Newton Abbot : David and Charles, 2014.
127 p. : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

I only know who I am when I am somebody else : my life on the street, on the stage, and in the movies

November 24, 2014
Aiello, Danny, 1933- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"A memoir"--Jacket.
The actor reminisces about his Hollywood years, tracing his brushes with the law, military service, long-time marriage, and contributions to such films as "Do the Right Thing," "The Godfather, Part II," and "Moonstruck."

Cute critter crochet : 30 adorable patterns

November 24, 2014
Oomachi, Maki, author.
©2014
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Based on the works Amigurumi no Chiisana Zakka, first published in Japan 2011 by Gakken Publishing Co. Ltd and Amigurumi no Takaramono, first published in Japan 2012.
Create a menagerie of charming crocheted critters and accessories--from the three little pigs to mama kangaroo and her Joey, along with a polar bear, a panda, parakeets, caterpillars, and more. Step-by-step instructions are provided for every pattern--back cover.

Collected : living with the things you love

November 24, 2014
Karch, Fritz, author.
©2014
351 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"In Collected, expert collectors and decorating experts Fritz Karch and Rebecca Robertson present a tour of peculiar, elegant, and awe-inspiring collections from around the world. The book teaches readers the basic principles of the hunt while exploring the thoughtful and inventive ways that people display their various collections, from the accessible and affordable to the aspirational extreme. The featured collections range from dice and café au lait bowls to 19th century French sewing tools to sand from world travels--illustrating collections as expressions of personal style. From no frills ('The Modest') to ornate ('The Exceptionalist'), Karch and Robertson examine the selected collections according to personality type. The book showcases 16 different collecting personalities, each with its own chapter, featuring gorgeous photographs, vignettes showing how the objects are displayed, and a collecting lesson"--From publisher's description.

Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati.

November 24, 2014
[Cincinnati : Rookwood Pottery, 1900]
[12] p. : ill. ; 16 x 11 cm.
Includes section for decorators' marks, p. [10].
Cover: Rookwood.

The greatest shows on earth : a history of the circus

November 21, 2014
Simon, Linda, 1946-
©2014
296 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

The crocheter's skill-building workshop : essential techniques for becoming a more versatile, adventurous crocheter

November 21, 2014
Ohrenstein, Dora.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]
255 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Essential techniques for becoming a more versatile, adventurous crocheter"--Cover.

Every stamp tells a story : the National Philatelic Collection

November 21, 2014
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2014.
xiii, 137 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Miles Morales : the ultimate Spider-Man

November 21, 2014
Bendis, Brian Michael, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, 2014-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally publised in single magazine form.
v. 1. Revival
Miles Morales, the ultimate Spider-Man, is back in action with a new status quo and a new outlook on life! It's the anniversary of Peter Parker's death, but as the world mourns the original Spider-Man, a gathering of Spidey's friends and foes reveal some shocking truths about Peter and his world! A big, big villain from Peter's past is alive and well...and about to turn New York upside down! Now, Miles must come face to face with the worst nightmare of the Spider-Man legacy: Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin...the man who killed Peter Parker...or did he? Plus, Miles has made a huge choice about the woman he loves. Will he live to regret it?

Behind the scenes

November 20, 2014
Dench, Judi, 1934-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xi, 257 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of Orion Publishing Group Ltd, an Hachette UK Company"--Title page verso.
"From her first theatrical roles as a teenager in York to her scene-stealing performances as 'M' in the James Bond films, Dame Judi Dench's professional life has consisted of non-stop acting, leading to numerous accolades, including an Academy Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love. Behind the Scenes is a candid blend of reminiscences and photos, many of them never-before-seen from her personal collection. It's a uniquely personal take on her life and brilliant career, showing her off-stage as well as on. Looking back, she provides her millions of fans with reflections and remembrances of those who have mattered to her most - her family, fellow actors, directors and writers - communicating them with the truth and insight that is the hallmark of her acting. Behind the Scenes takes up where her NY Times bestselling memoir and furthermore left off. Dame Judi looks back on the last few years to talk about her role as "M" in the Bond films, the joy of ensemble acting in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the chance to tell the story of the herioc woman at the center of Philomena, her joy in appearing with other great actresses in the MaterpieceTheatre Cranford and her return to the stage in Peter and Alice. Tireless in her desire to perfect her craft, she says "I simply want to go on acting. I suppose I could always be wheeled on stage if necessary. The great thing about acting is that it never ends.""-- Provided by publisher.

Gardener's garden

November 20, 2014
London : Phaidon, 2014.
471 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm
The ultimate garden book -- both a collection of gardens from around the world and a resource for those seeking inspiration on garden design and planting. Featuring over 250 permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects, from the 14th century to the present day, and covering all key types and styles of garden, this well-illustrated compendium combines images, text, key information and captions for each of the featured gardens, appealing to both amateur and professional gardeners, as well as garden designers.

Landscape photographer of the year. Collection 7.

November 20, 2014
Basingstoke : AA, 2013.
224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.

Other animals

November 20, 2014
Ross, Elliot, photographer.
Amsterdam : Schilt, c2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 32 cm.

Grand opera : the story of the Met

November 20, 2014
Affron, Charles, author.
©2014
xviii, 449 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A matter of boxes, 1883-1884 : bel canto -- Cultural capital, 1884-1903 : the German seasons and French opera -- Opera wars, 1903-1908 : Parsifal, Salome, and the Manhattan Opera Company -- Modernity, 1908-1929 : Puccini -- Hard times, 1929-1940 : Wagner -- Strains of war, 1940-1950 : the conductor's opera -- Stage business, 1950-1966 : Verdi -- In transit, 1966-1975 : American opera -- Maestro Assoluto, 1975-1990 : twentieth-century European opera and the Baroque -- Patronage and Perestroika, 1990-2006 : American opera (redux) and Slavic opera -- In the age of new media, 2006-2013.

50 moments that rocked the classical music world

November 20, 2014
Henley, Darren, author.
London : Elliott & Thompson, 2014.
vii, 232 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Classic FM"--Title page.
An eclectic, fun, and informative guide to the 50 moments that changed classical music forever.

Star Wars : the blueprints : inside the production archives

November 20, 2014
Rinzler, J. W.
Las Vegas, NV : 47North, c2013.
336 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 38 cm.
Preface / Norman Reynolds -- Foreword / Gavin Bocquet -- Introduction / J. W. Rinzler -- Episode IV: A New Hope -- Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back -- Episode VI: Return of the Jedi -- Episode I: Introduction : Episodes I, II, II The prequel trilogy : The Phantom Menace -- Episode II: Attack of the Clones -- Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

The Andy Cohen diaries : a deep look at a shallow year

November 20, 2014
Cohen, Andy, 1968-
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
343 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
As a TV producer and host of the smash late night show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen has a front row seat to an exciting world not many get to see. In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the town, drops names, hosts a ton of shows, becomes codependent with Real Housewives, makes trouble, calls his mom, drops some more names, and, while searching for love, finds it with a dog.

The American comic book

November 19, 2014
©2014
244 pages ; 24 cm.
Critical contexts. The American comic book: a brief history / Daniel Clark & Krystal Howard ; Hiding the forbidden fruit: comics censorship in the United States / Kim Munson ; US comics, moral capital, and social change: 1954-2014 / Matt Bryant Cheney ; The rhetorical construction and negotiation of cultural difference in American nonfiction comics / Daniel Lawson -- Critical readings. Negotiating popular genres in comic books: an impossible mission. Against all odds. Yet, somehow, the chapter is saved! / Joseph Michael Sommers ; The improbability of assignment: arriving at a golden age of comic books / Joseph Darowski ; The silver age playbook: minting the modern superhero / Matthew J. Smith ; Rust and revitalization: the so-called bronze and modern ages of comics /Kyle Eveleth ; From the mainstream to the margins: independent comics find a voice / Kim Munson ; From the page to the tablet: digital media and the comic book / Philip Smith ; Fantasy elsewheres, sutured realities, and the end of camp: comics in contemporary film and television / Owen R. Horton & A.J. Shackelford ; Comic fandom throughout the ages / Forrest C. Helvie ; Waiting for Wonder Woman: the problematic history of comic book women and their cinematic doubles / Katherine E. Whaley & Justin Wigard.

Princess Mononoke : the first story

November 18, 2014
Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941- author.
©1993
101 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
"The original story created by Hayao Miyazaki in 1980 that was later released as an animated film. This initial version of the tale offers a new and differnt perspective from the final version presented in the film."--Jacket.
"First published in Japan by Studio Ghibili Inc."--Colophon.
"After a long, exhausting war, a samurai lost in a forest encounters a giant wildcat-- a mononoke. The beast saves his life, but at the price of his daughter's hand in marriage..."--Jacket.

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