New Arrivals · Art

April 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Gracious rooms

March 31, 2015
Westbrook, Barbara, author.
New York : Rizzoli International Publications Inc., 2015.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

Picture perfect practice : a self-training guide to mastering the challenges of taking world-class photographs

March 31, 2015
Valenzuela, Roberto.
©2012
xvi, 295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Locations. Geometry -- Balance -- Parallel lines -- Symmetry -- Color elements -- Depth -- Shadows -- Silhouettes -- Reflections -- Patterns and repetitions -- Framing -- Paintings and artwork -- Contrasts -- Lens flare -- Walls, translucent surfaces, and textures -- Poses. Five key posing techniques -- Posing chart -- Execution -- Deliberate practice.
The author presents his advice and practice routines for composing and capturing photographs of people, illustrated with examples from his own practice sessions and from his extensive work photographing weddings around the world.

Study of pose

March 31, 2015
Sebring, Steven, photographer, writer of introduction.
New York, NY : Harper Design, 2014.
2032 pages in various pagings : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
"1,000 poses by Coco Rocha"--Dust jacket.
Foreword / Jean Paul Gaultier -- Introduction / Steven Sebring -- Introduction / Coco Rocha -- 1,000 poses.
"Stunning 2,032-page compendium of 1,000 unique poses that celebrates the eternal beauty and versatility of the human form"--Jacket wrapper.

Felt wee folk--new adventures : 120 enchanting dolls

March 31, 2015
Mavor, Salley.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2015]
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm

Amish confidential

March 31, 2015
Stoltzfus, Levi, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
viii, 275 pages ; 24 cm
"'Lebanon' Levi Stoltzfus, star of the #1 top-rated Discovery Channel reality show Amish Mafia, delivers a ... tell-all about Amish life today. From the forbidden joyrides to the senseless shunnings to the colorful family feuds, he shares his frank insider's view of this fascinating and secretive society, ... [weaving] his never-before-told personal story through some high-profile Amish episodes that rocked the news in recent years, including the Nickel Mines shooting massacre, the Amish sisters' farm-stand kidnapping, and the Amish-Pagan drug gang"-- Provided by publisher.

Arm & finger knitting : 35 no-needle knits for the home and to wear

March 31, 2015
Strutt, Laura, 1979- author.
London : CICO Books, 2015.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.

Chain mail + color : 20 jewelry projects using aluminum jump rings, scales, and disks

March 31, 2015
Walilko, Vanessa, author.
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Books, 2015.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Hacking the digital print : alternative image capture and printmaking processes

March 31, 2015
Lhotka, Bonny Pierce.
©2015
xv, 298 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"With a special section on 3D printing"--Cover.
Preface / Ralph Nelson -- Foreword / Mark Osterman -- Basics. Introduction -- Materials -- Equipment -- Altered reality. Preparing for the shoot -- Mirrors and mylar reflections -- Distortion filters -- Lens modifiers -- Custom textures -- Gallery of work: Altered reality -- Mixed media photographs. Photographic mixed media -- Mixed media decals -- Image transfer to glass -- WonderSauce transfer process -- Gallery of work: Mixed media photographs -- New frontiers. Introduction to 3D printing -- Skin appliqué to 3D printed objects -- Hydrographic coloration of 3D printed objects -- Modern lithophanes -- Gallery of work: New frontiers.
This book redefines what it means to be a photographer. Learn how to create unique images using tools you make and modify yourself. Lhotka shows you how to use analog distortion filters, custom textures, and lens modifiers to create images. Learn how to re-create classic printmaking techniques using non-toxic digital alternatives, including a water-based transfer solution that's safe to use anywhere. The author shows you how to print on materials such as wood, glass, plastics, and metal. She shares her custom techniques for taking photographs and applying them to 3D-printed objects created with popular consumer 3D printers. Lhotka encourages you to take the techniques you'll learn in this book, hack them, and make them your own. With some techniques you will fail. It will be messy. You will try and have to try again. But in the process, you will make your own exciting discoveries, find solutions to your own problems, and create a body of work that is uniquely yours.

The Photoshop workbook : professional retouching and compositing tips, tricks, and techniques

March 31, 2015
Dewis, Glyn, author.
[San Francisco, California] : Peachpit Press, [2015]
xvi, 270 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Forward by Scott Kelby"--Cover.
pt. 1. Techniques. 1. Selections and cutouts : Quick selection tool and refine edge ; Improving cutouts with layer styles ; How to remove the annoying outline ; Quick mask ; Faking cutouts: part 1 ; Faking cutouts: part 2 ; Advanced blending ; Color range ; The pen tool ; Channels for selections -- 2. The power of gray : Blend mode compositing ; Textures, textures, textures ; Smart dodging and burning ; Transforming a location ; Adding dents and damage ; Instant six-pack ; Photoshop lens flares ; Make eyes pop -- 3. Lighting effects : The world's simplest lighting effect ; The never-ending lighting rig ; Gradient lighting: part 1 ; Gradient lighting: part 2 ; Light beams ; Horizon light ; Fake rim lighting ; Reflected light ; Shadows -- 4. Special effects : Turning day into night ; The cartoon or painterly effect ; Debris and dust ; Creating a snow scene ; Rain ; The wet look ; Black and white conversion ; Adding fake blood ; Adding swelling ; The details effect -- 5. Compositing quick tips : Creating a horizon line ; Compositing into grass ; Shadows ; Matching color #1 ; Matching color #2 -- pt. 2. Projects. 6. Character portrait : RAW conversion and retouch ; Nondestructive retouching in Photoshop ; Adding color to the background ; Adding a spotlight ; Matching background and foreground color ; Lighting the cigar ; The painterly textured effect -- 7. Touch guy : RAW conversion and retouch ; Nondestructive retouching in Photoshop ; Creating a new background using textures ; Adding shadows ; Using the world's simplest lighting effect -- 8. Rhino composite : Creating the landscape ; Adding the rhino ; Creating the dust ; Finishing touches -- 9. Fairytale scene : Behind the scenes ; The miniature room ; Adding the toys ; Adding the shadows ; Adding the children ; Turning day into night ; The wardrobe light ; Finishing touches -- 10. Retouching a landscape : Using camera raw -- 11. Assassin : Lighting setup ; Camera raw ; Composition ; Selecting the model ; Dodging and burning ; Retouching the jacket ; Adding the background ; Add a moveable vignette ; The glasses ; Finishing touches.

GoPro® cameras for dummies®

March 31, 2015
Carucci, John, author.
©2015
xiv, 253 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with your GoPro camera. Getting to know GoPro ; Shooting out of the box ; Accessorize me -- Moviemaking technique. Getting through GoPro boot camp ; Understanding effective camera techniques ; Framing the shot ; Mastering the light ; Of sound and body -- Movies are made in postproduction. Equipping your editing station ; Getting familiar with GoPro Studio Edit ; Presenting your movie -- The part of tens. Ten fun ways to use your GoPro ; Ten professional uses for GoPro cameras.
"Whether you are mountain biking, surfing, skateboarding, or just sightseeing, this hands-on friendly guide shows you how to get the best photos and videos from your GoPro camera."--Back cover.

Cut out + keep : around the USA in 50 craft projects

March 31, 2015
Morley, Cat, author.
London : Laurence King Publishing, 2015.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

Out came the sun : overcoming the legacy of mental illness, addiction, and suicide in my family

March 30, 2015
Hemingway, Mariel, author.
New York, NY : Regan Arts, 2015.
279 pages, 16 unnumberd pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

Toys & prices.

March 27, 2015
Iola, WI : Krause Publications.
v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Vol. for 2009 also includes 1 CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.).

American dance : the complete illustrated history

March 27, 2015
Fuhrer, Margaret.
Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2014.
288 pages : illustrations (some color ) ; 32 cm
"A lavishly illustrated history of American dance; covers more than four centuries, from Native American ceremonial dances to the early 21st century."-- Provided by publisher.

Windowsill art : creating one-of-a-kind natural arrangements to celebrate the seasons

March 27, 2015
Hugo, Nancy R., author.
©2014
177 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Author Nancy Ross Hugo demonstrates how to use the windowsill as a platform for small, simple displays that celebrate the seasons and reflect the personal style of their creators.

Go figure! : new perspectives on Guston

March 25, 2015
New York : New York Review Books, [2014]
155 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

Avengers : the ultimate character guide

March 25, 2015
Cowsill, Alan, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
231 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

The painting workbook : how to get started and stay inspired

March 25, 2015
Hennessy, Alena, 1977-
Asheville : Lark Crafts, 2014.
131 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Your tool kit -- Getting started -- Elements of art -- Color theory -- Basic techniques -- The creative life -- Project prompts.
"Through 50 beautifully illustrated and inspiring prompts, The Painting Workbook offers readers an opportunity to let go of creative inhibition to express oneself through their very own personal painting style"-- Provided by publisher.

The ultimate Woody Allen film companion

March 25, 2015
Bailey, Jason, 1975- author.
Minneapolis : Voyageur Press, 2014.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Includes filmography.
"A complete look at the extensive, ageless, unparalleled filmography of Woody Allen. Writer, actor, director, comedian, author, and musician, Woody Allen is one of the most culturally and cinematically influential filmmakers of all time. His films - he has over 45 writing and directing credits to his name - range from slapstick to tragedy, farce to fantasy. As one of history's most prolific moviemakers, his style and comic sensibility have been imitated, but never replicated, by countless other filmmakers over the years. In The Ultimate Woody Allen Film Companion, film writer Jason Bailey profiles every one of Allen's films: from his debut feature, What's Up, Tiger Lily, through slapstick classics such as Take the Money and Run and Sleeper; Academy Award-winning films such as Annie Hall and Hannah and Her Sisters; and recent gems such as Midnight in Paris and Blue Jasmine. Bailey also includes essays on the fascinating themes that color Allen's works, from death and Freud to music and New York City. Getting up close and personal with the actors and actresses that have brought the iconic films to life, this book's behind-the-scenes stories span the entire career of a man whose catalog has grown into a timeless cornerstone of American pop culture. Complete with full cast lists, production details, and full-color images and artwork, The Ultimate Woody Allen Film Companion is the ultimate, indispensable reference to one of cinema's most beloved and important figures"-- Provided by publisher.

Giftwrapped : practical and inventive ideas for all occasions and celebrations

March 25, 2015
Means, Jane, author.
London : Jacqui Small, 2014.
144 pages : colored illustrations ; 26 cm
The material world -- The art of wrapping -- The art of tying -- Special occasions -- Tools and equipment -- Stockists.

Urban sketching and painting.

March 25, 2015
Hauppauge, New York : Barron's, 2015.
95 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.

Charles Walters : the director who made Hollywood dance

March 25, 2015
Phillips, Brent, author.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
xii, 322 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The Anaheim hoofer -- A "new face" in town -- Beginning the beguine -- The show is on -- Broadway's "ranking dancing juvenile" -- Backstage -- "You think like a director" -- Putting his Best Foot Forward -- A company man -- Good News -- A swell couple -- Fred and Ginger -- Metro-Goldwyn-Schary -- Get happy -- "A dear dame" -- Playing the palace -- Hi-lili, hi-lo -- "A masterpiece of modern moisture" -- "Two-faced woman" -- Cinderella stories -- In High Society -- Branching out -- A virgin and a housewife -- Spoiled spinster -- "What elephant?" -- Ain't down yet -- After the lion -- Final ovation -- Appendix: the works of Charles Walters.
From the trolley scene in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers's last dance on the silver screen (The Barkleys of Broadway, 1949) to Judy Garland's timeless, tuxedo-clad performance of "Get Happy" (Summer Stock, 1950), Charles Walters staged the iconic musical sequences of Hollywood's golden age. During his career, this Academy Award--nominated director and choreographer showcased the talents of stars such as Gene Kelly, Doris Day, Debbie Reynolds, and Frank Sinatra. However, despite his many critical and commercial triumphs, Walters's name often goes unrecognized today. Phillips chronicles his career, his Hollywood successes at MGM, and discusses his contributions to musical theater and American popular culture.

Hexagon happenings : 15 quilts & projects

March 25, 2015
Forster, Carolyn, author.
©2014.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Complete step-by-step photo guide to hexagon techniques with 15 quilts & projects"--Front cover.

Woolly woofers

March 25, 2015
Bliss, Debbie.
New York, NY : Lark Books, [2015]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Travelling to work : diaries 1988-1998

March 24, 2015
Palin, Michael, author.
London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014.
xxii, 563 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.

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