New Arrivals · Art

December 3, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Star Trek encyclopedia : a reference guide to the future

December 2, 2016
Okuda, Michael, author.
New York : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
2 volumes : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Volume one: A-L -- Volume two: M-Z
The Star trek saga now spans a half-century since Roddenberry's original series hit the airwaves in 1966. It's hard to keep track of everything happening in the richly detailed television series and feature films, and this classic encyclopedia has finally been updated and expanded to include everything from The Mantrap to J.J. Abram's Kelvin Timeline.

Knitting short rows : techniques for great shapes & angles

December 2, 2016
Dassau, Jennifer, author.
Blue Ash : Interweave, [2016]
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Louise Nevelson : light and shadow

December 1, 2016
Wilson, Laurie, author.
©2016
506 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Russian roots 1899-1905 -- Rockland childhood 1905-1918 -- Marriage and motherhood 1920-1929 -- Art at last 1929-1934 -- The beginning of sculpture 1934-1940 -- Surrealism 1940-1946 -- Death and restoration 1946-1953 -- A forgotten village 1954-1957 -- Moon garden breakthrough 1957-1960 -- Glittering glory 1960-1962 -- Icarus 1962-1963 -- Architect of reflection 1964-1966 -- Empress of the environment 1966-1968 -- Mistress of transformation 1969-1971 -- La signora of Spring Street 1972-1974 -- Large scale 1975-1976 -- "The Nevelson" 1967-1988 -- The chapel and the palace 1977-1979 -- A big birthday 1980-1985 -- The end 1985-1988.
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was, with Calder, Noguchi and David Smith, one of the great American sculptors of the 20th century. She created extraordinary work, from room-size installations composed of boxes to gnarled and majestic steel structures. Her life story is no less interesting. She was born in czarist Russia, but her family emigrated to the States and she grew up in Maine. Nevelson endured a repressive marriage to a New York millionaire, whom she escaped to pursue the life of an artist. She gained recognition as an abstract sculptor at the age of 59, and spent the next 30 years taking the art world by storm, becoming a colourful New York personality and minor celebrity. Laurie Wilson, who knew Nevelson personally, draws extensively on her own research in this crisp new biography. She conducted interviews not just with Nevelson but with her siblings, son, and gallery owner Arne Glimcher. Wilson has also had complete access to Glimcher's archives, Nevelson's personal assistant, Diana Mackown, and Lippincott studios, where much of Nevelson's work was cast, among others.

Who were the Three Stooges?

November 30, 2016
Pollack, Pam, author.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2016]
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Discover more about the comedy team that perfected the art of the pie fight! The Three Stooges were the hardworking children of immigrants and discovered a love of performing at an early age. Starting out as a vaudeville act, they soon transitioned into movies, becoming a worldwide sensation in feature films and shorts. Never the critics' darlings, audiences loved them for their mastery of physical comedy and their willingness to do anything for a laugh. They remained popular over the years despite several personnel changes that revolved around the three Howard brothers from Brooklyn. Their comedies are still in syndication more than 50 years after they were first shown on TV and continue to delight old fans and attract new ones"-- Provided by publisher.

Wonderland : how play made the modern world

November 30, 2016
Johnson, Steven, 1968- author.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2016.
322 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Fashion and shopping -- Music -- Taste -- Illusion -- Games -- Public space.
"Explores the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. Play has always been more important than most people realize. In this vivid examination of the power of play and delight, Steven Johnson offers a surprising history of popular entertainment. "--Dust jacket.

Superficial : more adventures from the Andy Cohen diaries

November 29, 2016
Cohen, Andy, 1968- author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"The star-studded and sidesplitting follow up to The Andy Cohen Diaries The megapopular host of Watch What Happens: Live and executive producer of The Real Housewives franchise is back, better than ever, and telling stories that will keep his publicist up at night. Since the publication of his last book, Andy has toured the country with his sidekick Anderson Cooper, hit the radio waves with his own Sirius station, Radio Andy, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher despite his mother's conviction he was not intellectually prepared, hosted NBC's Primetime New Year's Eve special, guest edited Entertainment Weekly, starred in Bravo's Then & Now with Andy Cohen, offended celebrities with his ongoing case of foot-in-mouth disease, and welcomed home Teresa "Namaste" Giudice, from a brief stint in jail. Hopping from the Hamptons to the Manhattan dating world, the dog park to the red carpet, Cardinals superfan and mama's boy Andy Cohen, with Wacha in tow, is the kind of star that fans are dying to be friends with. This book gives them that chance. If The Andy Cohen Diaries was deemed "the literary equivalent of a Fresca and tequila" by Jimmy Fallon, Superficial is a double: dishier, juicier, and friskier. In this account of his escapades--personal, professional, and behind-the-scenes--Andy tells us not only what goes down, but exactly what he thinks of it"-- Provided by publisher.

Last girl before freeway : the life, loves, losses, and liberation of Joan Rivers

November 29, 2016
Bennetts, Leslie, 1949- author.
©2016
ix, 419 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Nobody ever wanted it more : "But she has no talent!" -- Dying is easy. Comedy is hard -- Dicks and balls : breaking into the boys' club -- Stardom and wifedom : happily ever after? -- Westward ho : California dreamin' -- The first lady of comedy : nothing is sacred -- Victim as enforcer : terrorizing women into submission -- The temptation of Joan : poisoned apple -- A thankless child : "How sharper than a serpent's tooth" -- Debacle : the death of a show, a marriage, and a husband -- Recovery : the long road back -- Reinventing a career : "I can rise again" -- Art and commerce : all in a day's work -- Home sweet Versailles : Marie Antoinette meets Auntie Mame -- High society : putting on the Ritz -- But is it good for the Jews? : sex, politics, and religion -- Men are stupid : beauty and betrayal -- Back to the top : fighting like "a rabid pit bull" -- Fashion forward : triumph of the mean girls -- Daughter dearest : how to succeed in show business -- The time of her life : fame, friends, and fun -- The final mountain : gathering shadows -- Grand finale : sudden exit, pursued by bear -- Legacy : laughter and liberation -- Epilogue: Updates from the afterlife : "You WERE fat, you bitch!"
"Joan Rivers was more than a legendary comedian; she was an icon and a role model to millions, a fearless pioneer who left a legacy of expanded opportunity when she died in 2014. Her life was a dramatic roller-coaster of triumphant highs and devastating lows: the suicide of her husband, her feud with Johnny Carson, her estrangement from her daughter, her many plastic surgeries, her ferocious ambition and her massive insecurities. But Rivers' career was also hugely significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for her gender and pushing the boundaries of truth-telling for women in public life."--Amazon.com.

To Pixar and beyond : my unlikely journey with Steve Jobs to make entertainment history

November 29, 2016
Levy, Lawrence (Lawrence B.), author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xii, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"After Steve Jobs was unceremoniously dismissed from Apple in the early 1990's, while building his failed competitor NeXT, he made a side bet to develop a little-known, barely profitable video graphics company called Pixar. One day, out of the blue, Jobs called Lawrence Levy, a Harvard-trained attorney, in the hope that Jobs could somehow persuade Levy to join forces with him in his quest to energize Pixar. Somehow, despite Pixar's very modest beginnings, Levy, Jobs, and studio chief Ed Catmull, were able to shape it into the world's most creative motion picture company. This is Levy's account of those early beginnings at Pixar, of his friendship with Jobs, and how they were able to join forces to transform Pixar into one of Hollywood's greatest success stories"-- Provided by publisher.

The missing Matisse : a memoir

November 29, 2016
Matisse, Pierre H., 1928- author.
Carol Stream, IL : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2016].
336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Father and son -- Contraband, pirates, sardines, and stars -- Tata -- Black clouds on the horizon -- A funny war -- Les boches are coming -- The big bang -- Never give in! -- A lull in the storm -- Farewell to the suitcase -- A perfect student -- Dreams and creations -- Adventures on the high seas -- A dark stormy night -- Hunger at the dining table -- Curfew à l'italienne -- Detour to Paris -- Mountains and maquisards -- Nightmare by daylight -- Is he or isn't he? -- Good-bye, Paris; Hello, Normandy -- June 6, 1944: Normandie -- Spitfires, shrapnel, and all that jazz -- Kaput -- Interlude -- Rite of passage -- Algerian holiday -- Only a mother's heart -- O Canada -- Arts, Interpol, and Uncle Sam -- What's up -- Identity -- Revelations.

Scrappy little nobody

November 29, 2016
Kendrick, Anna. author.
New York : Touchstone, 2016.
xxiii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
My double life -- Origin story -- Jaded old chorus girl -- Hell, thy name is middle school -- Camp -- The Mayor of Squaresville -- Leaving the nest -- A little night music -- Moving to LA -- Boys -- Boys and the terror of being near them -- I guess we're doing this, or How does this scene end? -- He's just not that interesting -- Guys in LA -- Hollywood -- Fashion -- Making movies is a fool's errand -- Twilight -- Big breaks -- Award shows -- Scrappy little nobody -- My Grandmother's funeral -- Fake parties I have planned with the detail of a real party -- Batten down the hatches -- The world's most reluctant adult -- Scrappy little nobody.
At the ripe age of thirteen, Kendrick had already resolved to zkeep the crazy inside my head where it belonged.y Now she invites readers inside her brain, recounting the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture. From her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her rise dazzling on the stage and screen, we enter her sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious) world.

Create & decorate : 120 DIY projects for entertaining, parties & everyday living

November 29, 2016
Holder, Katy, author.
Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books, 2016.
183 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Projects: Decorating with jars -- Decorating with wood and twigs -- Decorating with stones -- Decorating with twine and string -- Decorating with luggage tags -- Decorating with nooddle boxes -- Decorating with wrapping paper; Celebrations: weddings -- Parites and dinner parties -- Kid's birthday parties -- Easter -- halloween -- Christmas -- Handy hints, materials and recipes.
"Using inexpensive, handy materials, experienced decorator and writer Katy Holder shares her inspirations and know-how to create 120 simple and practical projects and decorating ideas" -- Back cover.

Stay golden

November 28, 2016
Smith, Lucky Blue, author.
©2016
239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Just a punk kid -- Flathead lake -- Firecrackers & slingshots -- My family -- Rock and roll Christmas -- The bear van and the beach -- First editorial shoot -- The Gap campaign -- Haters gonna hate -- The Atomics! -- Levi's in Hollywood -- Moving to California -- Life in Hollywood -- Little fresh meat -- Iceland with Annie -- The Ellen show -- Winter in the summer -- Love everlasting -- An atomic future -- Walk the walk -- GQ cover -- People and places.
Personal stories and photos bring readers into the heart of the social media star's universe, sharing insights into his style influences, relationships, family, creative process, life on the road and childhood memories. --Publisher's description.

Crafting with feminism : 25 girl-powered projects to smash the patriarchy

November 28, 2016
Burton, Bonnie, 1972- author.
©2016
111 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Feminist badges of honor -- Heroes of feminism finger puppets -- Pizza not patriarchy reusable lunch bag -- All hail the queen crown -- Tampon buddies -- Drinking dames flask -- Queen ring bling -- Huggable uterus body pillow -- Power panties -- Em-broad-ery hoop art -- Superheroine wrist cuffs -- Nope necklace -- Feminist killjoy sash -- Burning bra -- Peace and equali-tea aromatherapy candles -- High heels are a pain planters -- Secret stash in your rack -- Monster week tampon/pad case -- Next-gen feminist onesie -- Girl band cassette business card holder -- Male chauvinist tears coffee mug -- Food for thought plates -- Grrrl coat of arms banner -- Strong female character prayer candles.
Features 25 irreverent and easy-to-make projects that celebrate everything that rocks about girls, gals, and badass women.

Maps of the Disney parks : charting 60 years from California to Shanghai

November 28, 2016
Neary, Kevin F., author.
Los Angeles : Disney Editions, 2016.
143 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 x 30 cm
Includes index.
"A Welcome Enterprises book."
Opening an atlas: Disneyland, 1955-1965 -- Charting new kingdoms, 1966-1980 -- Unfolding across the globe, 1981-1989 -- Moving to the next millennium, 1990-2000 -- Leading with a compass, 2001-2009 -- Constructing on a grander scale, 2010-2016.
Collects historical maps of the Disney Parks produced for diverse purposes, from the opening of Disneyland in 1955 through to maps of today from its parks, including its most recent in Shanghai.

Drawing the Iron Curtain : Jews and the golden age of Soviet animation

November 28, 2016
Katz, Maya Balakirsky, 1973-
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2016]
xi, 289 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Introduction: Puppeteering a self in the Soviet Union -- Behind the scenes: Jews and the studio system, 1919-1989 -- Black and white: race in Soviet animation -- The Brumberg sisters: the fairy grandmothers of Soviet animation -- Big city Jews: setting and censoring the modern fairytale -- Tropical Russian bears: Cheburashka's Jewish roots -- The pioneer's violin: animating the Soviet holocaust -- Cartoon cosmopolitans: drawing Jews into Soviet culture -- Tale of tales: the rise of the Jewish auteur director -- Conclusion: Tell-tale signs and Soviet Jewish animation -- Glossary.

Hemp Macramé

November 28, 2016
Townley, Jenny, author.
©2016
121 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"20 easy boho chic designs"--Cover
Introduction -- Essential supplies -- Techniques -- Knots -- Hippy anklet -- Multi-stranded square knot bracelet -- Sea glass key fob -- Seat turtle spiral bracelet -- Shell cluster necklace -- Multi-strand beach-in-a-bottle necklace -- Beach babe headband -- Anchor friendship bracelet -- Beach gypsy necklace -- Hemp wrap anklet -- Spiral earrings -- Shell anklet -- Knotted sea glass bracelet -- Tassels and beads earrings -- Barefoot sandals -- Lariat necklace -- Spirals and lace bracelet -- Natural hemp cuff -- Lacy anchor bracelet -- Boho beach bracelet.
Learn how to create beautiful knots to make delicately stitched macrame projects, many of which evoke the beach. Other materials, such as sea glass and beads, are used as lovely enhancements on some of the designs.

Paper pom-poms : 20 creative projects to decorate your life

November 28, 2016
Pascual, Paula, author.
New York : Lark, [2016]
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"This beautifully photographed paper-craft book takes you through 20 easy-to-make and inspiring pom-pom decorations that will transform your home, garden or celebration. Discover lots of creative and imaginative pom-pom ideas - from huge floating "cloud" pom-poms that hang from the ceiling to centrepieces, cake decorations and party favours. Easy step-by-step instructions, accompanied by lots of tips and suggestions, will help you quickly gain the skills needed to create the projects, as well as develop your own unique variations. Crafting creativity has never had such exquisite results!"--Publisher website.

Christmas ideas.

November 23, 2016
Des Moines, IA : Special Interest Publications, Publishing Group of Meredith Corp.,
v. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
At head of title: <1983-1984> Better homes and gardens creative ideas.

Modern knits from Sweden : a warm mix of shawls, scarves, cowls, mittens, hats and more

November 23, 2016
Åberg, Erika, author.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square, 2016.
107 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Micro-macrame jewelry : stylish designs for everyday wear

November 22, 2016
Eason, Kelsy, author.
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Publishing, 2017.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Micro-Macramé Jewelry, Stylish Designs for Everyday Wear by author and designer Kelsy Eason contains 20 plus knotting projects for the beginner. Her teaching style is simple for the beginner to learn and she adds tips throughout the book to make the experience even more enjoyable.Kelsy uses a variety of fiber materials and beads to create designs that are not only great for everyday wear but allow for personalization by the person making them. From waxed linen to leather lace everyone will find some project to love in this unique book.

American dreamer : my life in fashion & business

November 21, 2016
Hilfiger, Tommy, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
xii, 337 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Imagine -- Uniforms -- People's place -- Making it -- From chapter 1 to chapter 11 -- 20th century survival -- Growing pains -- No one is an inventor in the fashion business -- Hangman -- Putting the band together -- Bigger and better -- The kids are alright -- The high life -- Sons and daughters -- Rock style -- Hip-hop comes to Hilfiger -- The rumor -- Star branding -- The band's breaking up -- We are family -- Going private in public -- Boardroom bloodbath -- Turnaround.
"Few designers have stayed on top of changing trends the way Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer still have left such an indelible mark on global culture. Since designing his first collection of "classics with a twist" three decades ago, Tommy Hilfiger has been synonymous with all-American style--but his destiny wasn't always so clear. Growing up one of nine children in a working-class family in Elmira, New York, Tommy suffered from dyslexia, flunked sophomore year of high school, and found himself constantly at odds with his father. Nevertheless, this self-described dreamer had a vision and the relentless will to make it a reality. At eighteen he opened his own clothing store, parlaying his uncanny instinct for style into a budding career as a fashion designer. Through decades of triumph and turmoil, Tommy remained doggedly optimistic. To this day, his approach to commerce is rooted in his positive view of the world. American Dreamer brims with anecdotes that cover Tommy's years as a club kid and scrappy entrepreneur in 1970s New York, as well as unique insights into the exclusive A-list personalities with whom he's collaborated and interacted, from Mick Jagger and David Bowie to Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. But this is more than just a fashion icon's memoir--it's a road map for building a brand, both professionally and personally. Tommy takes us behind the scenes of every decision--and every mistake--he's ever made, offering advice on leadership, business, teambuilding, and creativity. This is the story of a true American original, told for the first time in his own words, with honesty, humor, and the insatiable appetite for life and style that proves that sometimes you have to dream big to make it big."--Adapted from dust jacket.

Art deco : living with the Art Deco style

November 21, 2016
Miller, Judith, 1951- author.
©2016
240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Includes index.

Crazy is the new normal

November 18, 2016
Tomorrow, Tom, 1961- author.
©2016
133 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published weekly as This modern world.

Kenneth Clark : life, art and civilisation

November 18, 2016
Stourton, James.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
xvii, 478 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"K" -- Aesthete's progress -- Edwardian childhood -- Winchester -- Oxford -- Florence, and love -- BB -- The gothic revival -- The Italian exhibition -- The Ashmolean -- The National Gallery -- Appointment and trustees -- By royal command -- The Great Clerk Room -- Running the Gallery -- Lecturing and Leonardo -- Director versus staff -- The listener and the artist -- World War II -- Packing up: "Bury them in the bowels of the earth" -- The National Gallery at war -- The Ministry of Information -- Artists at war -- The home front -- The best for the most -- Arts Panjandrum -- Writing and lecturing -- Upper terrace -- Town and country -- The naked and the nude -- Television -- Inventing independent television: "a vital vulgarity" -- The early television programmes -- Saltwood 1953-68 -- Saltwood: the private man -- Public man: the 1960s -- Civilisation -- Civilisation: the background -- The making of Civilisation -- Civilisation and its discontents -- Apotheosis: Lord Clark of Civilisation -- Lord Clark of Civilisation -- Lord Clark of suburbia -- Another part of the wood -- Last years and Nolwen -- Epilogue.

Peter O'Toole : the definitive biography

November 17, 2016
Sellers, Robert, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xv, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Sidgwick & Jackson, an imprint of Pan Macmillan"--Title-page verso.
Through interviews with close friends and colleagues, a biography of the talented, charismatic British-Irish actor discusses his dislike of authority, what drove him to extremes, and why he drank so excessively for years.

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