New Arrivals · Art

August 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Knitting wizardry : 27 spellbinding projects

August 21, 2014
Moore, Amy Clarke, 1969- author.
151 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
27 knitting patterns inspired by wizards, witches, and magical creatures.

Happy handmade home : a room-by-room guide to painting, crafting, and decorating a cheerful, more inspiring space

August 21, 2014
Larson, Elsie, author.
New York : Potter Style, 2014.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Give your home a "happiness makeover" with the more than 90 DIY projects, decorating tips, and inspiring ideas in this first-ever home decor book from the creators of the mega-popular style blog A Beautiful Mess"-- Provided by publisher.

The street photographer's manual

August 21, 2014
Gibson, David, author.
London : Thames & Hudson, 2014.
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
A medium reliant on unexpected moments is now catapulted into the future with smart phones, digital technology, and specialty equipment0Street photography has been around since the very first cameras were invented, producing some of the most poignant images of our time. Today, a wave of new technology has given this photographic genre a new lease of life, from phone cameras to specialist lenses to digital zooms. This book leads the reader through a series of fully illustrated tutorials, including how to shoot a face in a crowd and how to train your eye to observe and capture the unexpected. Readers will be inspired by some of the best street photographers in the world, and then go forth and create their own memorable images.

Marvelous crochet motifs : 48 different motifs

August 20, 2014
Gormley, Ellen, 1972- author.
Berne, IN : Annie's, [2014]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.
"The 48 motifs in this book are squares or hexagons that can be tiled together to make a fabric. Also included are half motifs, which keep the integrity of the design but are only pieces of the motif. These are used to neatly fill in spaces and add shape, and they give more flexibility when building a project. Motifs in themselves can be complete projects, such as coasters or washcloths. Or multiple motifs can be added together to make something larger, including a scarf or a placemat. By stitching even more motifs together, you can even create a wrap or an afghan. The designs that can be made using motifs are limitless. As an extra bonus, the book contains symbol crochet for each motif and design. The four designs are a scarf, a hat, a cowl, and a blanket. All motifs and projects can be made using Plymouth Encore worsted-weight yarn"--Publisher description.

Kraft-tex style : kraft-tex combines the best of leather & fabric - sew 27 projects

August 18, 2014
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, Inc., [2014]
119 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.

Creative image transfer : any artist, any style, any surface : 16 new mixed-media projects using TAP transfer artist paper

August 18, 2014
Riley, Lesley, 1952-
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, [2014]
71 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

The language of houses : how buildings speak to us

August 18, 2014
Lurie, Alison.
Harrison, New York : Delphinium Books, [2014]
308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Lost art : missing artworks of the twentieth century

August 15, 2014
Mundy, Jennifer, author.
288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
This book originates from a virtual exhibition, The Gallery of Lost Art, online from July 2012 to June 2013.
Discarded. Waste paper: Georges Braque, Still Life, 1914 ; Unique?: Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917 ; A rival to Guernica?: Joan Miró, The Reaper, 1937 ; Death of a hippie: Paul Thek, The Tomb, 1967 ; Corporate power: Edward Ihnatowicz, Senster, 1970 -- Missing. Without a trace: Kasimir Malevich, Peasant Funeral, 1911 ; Lobster legs: Wyndham Lewis, Kermesse, 1912 ; Regime change: Arno Breker, Torch Bearer and Sword Bearer, 1938 ; Betrayal: Frida Kahlo, The Wounded Table, 1940 -- Rejected. A thirty years war: Jacob Epstein, Sculptures for the British Medical Association Building, 1908 ; Seeing red: Diego Rivera, Man at the Crossroads Looking with Uncertainty but with Hope and High Vision to the Choosing of a New and Better Future, 1933 ; An unwanted present: Graham Sutherland, Portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, 1954 ; Breaking the rules?: Daniel Buren, Painting-Sculpture (Painting I and Painting II), 1971 ; Art on trial: Richard Serra, Tilted Arc, 1981 -- Attacked. Confiscated: Egon Schiele, Self-Seer, 1910 ; Degenerate: Otto Freundlich, Large Head (The New Man), 1912 ; Horrors of war: Otto Dix, The Trench, 1920-3 -- Destroyed. Moving house: Kurt Schwitters, Merzbau, c.1923-37 ; Bombed: Wassily Kandinsky, Composition I, 1910 ; Nine eleven: Alexander Calder, Bent Propeller, 1970 ; Burnt memories: Tracey Emin, Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995, 1995 -- Erased. Fig leaf: Francis Picabia, Hot Eyes, 1921 ; Cut up: Francis Bacon, Study for Man with Microphones, 1946 ; Drawing away: Willem de Kooning, Untitled, c.1950s ; The death of painting: John Baldessari, Cremation Project, 1970 -- Ephemeral. Material decay: Naum Gabo, Construction in Space:Two Cones, 1936, replica 1968 ; Life doesn't last, art doesn't last: Eva Hesse, Sans III, 1969 ; Moths: Joseph Beuys, Felt Suit, 1970 -- Transient. Like a falling star: Jean Tinguely, Homage to New York, 1960 ; Decline and fall: Robert Smithson, Partially Buried Woodshed, 1970 ; Berlin wall: Keith Haring, Berlin Wall Mural, 1986 ; A house divided: Rachel Whiteread, House, 1993 ; Wrapped/unwrapped: Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin 1971-95, 1971-95 ; Melting: Anya Gallaccio, intensities and surfaces, 1996 ; Dispossessed: Michael Landy, Break Down, 2001 -- Unrealised. Monumental dream: Vladimir Tatlin, Monument to the Third International, 1920 ; Capsized: Bas Jan Ader, In Search of the Miraculous, 1973-5 -- Stolen. Off the wall: Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, 1952 ; Scrapped?: Henry Moore, Reclining Figure, 1969-70 ; Unsellable?: five paintings stolen from the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Damaged, attacked, rejected, destroyed, transient - there are many ways that art can become lost. With work by Marcel Duchamp, Wassily Kandinsky, Frida Kahlo, Joseph Beuys, John Baldessari, Rachel Whiteread and Lucian Freud, this is a lively look at a often little considered aspect of contemporary art.

Oodles of crochet

August 15, 2014
Wincent, Eva.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square, 2014.
167 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"40+ patterns from hats, jackets, bags, and scarves to potholders, pillows, rugs, and throws"--p. [1] of cover.
The basic building blocks -- Reading a pattern -- Materials, equipment, & preparations -- Developing your crochet -- Design your own patterns -- If something goes wrong -- Edgings & embellishments -- Finishing & garment care -- Crochet patterns.

I'll be back right after this : my memoir

August 15, 2014
O'Brien, Pat, 1948 February 14--
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xiii, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Growing up, Pat O'Brien was the skinny Midwestern kid with the divorced parents and the alcoholic father ... His life was unceremonious--until he was picked up in [a] student center by a professor who envisioned his future as the household television name he would become. From that day forward, Pat's life became anything but ordinary: from afternoons in the late Bobby Kennedy's living room with Muhammad Ali, to Rangers games in President Bush's suite, to the drugs and drinking and party lifestyle of Los Angeles. Over the course of his career, Pat has met everyone: the Beatles, the Kennedys, Neil Young, and Magic Johnson"-- Provided by publisher.


August 15, 2014
Westheimer, Bill, artist.
[West Orange, NJ] : Bill Westheimer, 2014.
60 leaves : illustrations ; 11 x 16 x 4 cm + 1 black box (11 x 16 x 5 cm) + 1 book (96 pages : illustrations ; 31 x 23 cm)
Includes signed copy of "Manual : the personalities of hands" by Bill Westheimer.
"3488"--Bottom of cover.|5OC

Stitch alphabets & numbers : 120 contemporary designs for cross stitch and needlepoint

August 14, 2014
Hall, Felicity (Needleworker), author.
Newton Abbot : David and Charles, 2014.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

100 colorful ripple stitches to crochet

August 14, 2014
Morgan, Leonie, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"50 original stitches & 50 fabulous colorways for blankets and throws"--Cover.
"This is a wonderfully illustrated and easy-to-use guide to making and using ripple stitches in delightful and inspiring colorways, perfect for blankets, throws, and accessories. With 75 original stitch designs to choose from, using color and texture to create stunning zig-zags, ripples, and waves, there is plenty here to appeal to every crocheter. Each design has a clear written pattern, an easy-to-follow chart, and a color variation to try out. The designs range from simple to more advanced patterns and also include ripple stitches worked in the round for unusual and eye-catching projects. It even includes five great projects as inspiration for how some of the designs could go together! "-- Provided by publisher.

Finding style : how to use today's versatile jewelry-making components

August 14, 2014
Miech, Irina.
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Books, 2014.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.

Sea glass jewelry : create beautiful and unique designs from beach-found treasures

August 14, 2014
Furber, Lindsay.
Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press, c2014.
111 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
With gorgeous color photographs and step-by-step instructions, this book teaches the essential skills, like drilling glass, wire wrapping, and texturing metal, that will turn your beach-found bounty into attractive accessories including bracelets, pendants, earrings, and rings.

Much love, Jac

August 13, 2014
Weaver, Jacki, 1947-
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2011.
280p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm.

Face value : portraiture in the age of abstraction

August 13, 2014
Washington, D.C. : National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution ; London : In association with D. Giles Limited, [2014].
175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Catalog of an exhibition held at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, April 18, 2014-January 11, 2015.
A groundbreaking reassessment of the reinvention of portraiture in America between 1945 and 1975 - the period when the abstract expressionists reached international prominence - this new volume presents fifty-five innovative portrait paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures. It includes works by Joan Brown, Alice Neel, Elaine de Kooning, Larry Rivers, Marisol Escobar, Alex Katz, Romare Bearden, Fairfield Porter, Jamie Wyeth, and Andy Warhol, amongst others. It also features a poem by leading New York School poet John Ashbery, specially commissioned for this book.

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's almanac : the commemorative edition.

August 12, 2014
Zimmermann, Elizabeth, 1910-1999.
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2010.
xvii, 154 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
Originally published: Knitter's almanac. New York : Scribner, c1974.
Includes index.

Practical folk art : create beautiful and decorative pieces in the folk art tradition, with 35 projects

August 11, 2014
Walton, Stewart.
Wigston, Leicestershire : Aquamarine, 2013.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.

Boycraft : loads of things to make for and with boys (and girls)

August 11, 2014
Duchars, Sara, author.
127 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
Paper craft -- Stitch craft -- Creepy craft -- Wood craft -- Model craft -- Woolly craft.
Boys like making stuff. Actually, boys love making stuff, and not just model boats, paper aeroplanes, bows and arrows and catapults - although they love that too. Boys like knitting; scarves, hats, spiders and monsters. Boys like sewing - especially if they can use the sewing machine. They like cutting and sticking and gluing and sawing and hammering. However, sometimes people - both boys and their parents - need to be reassured that it's okay for boys to make things. BoyCraft does exactly that. BoyCraft is packed with over 50 projects to make for and with boys (and girls). It is illustrated with a mix of photographs and graphic-style illustrations.

Art journal art journey : collage and storytelling for honoring your creative process

August 11, 2014
Rae, Nichole, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2014]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

The world is an apple : the still lifes of Paul Cézanne

August 11, 2014
Hamilton, Ontario ; London, UK : Art Gallery of Hamilton in association with D Giles Limited, [2014].
240 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
This catalogue accompanies the exhibition "The World is an Apple : The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne" held at The Barnes Foundation, June 14-September 22, 2014, and at The Art Gallery of Hamilton, November 1, 2014-February 8, 2015.

Embroidery : 15 new projects for you to make plus handy techniques, tricks & tips.

August 11, 2014
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Start with a house, finish with a collection

August 11, 2014
Miller, Leslie Anne, author.
London : Scala Arts & Heritage, [2014].
271 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.

Thomas Cole's Voyage of Life

August 8, 2014
Schweizer, Paul D.
Utica, New York : Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, [2014]
ix, 73 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Thomas Cole's Voyage of Life. Exhibition Itinerary: Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 13 through September 14, 2014; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va., October 22, 2014 through January 14, 2015; Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Mo., June 28 through September 7, 2015; Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tenn., January 17 through April 10, 2016.

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