New Arrivals · Art

February 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

I am you : selected works, 1942-1978

February 24, 2017
Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006, photographer.
Göttingen, Germany : Steidl ; Pleasantville, New York : the Gordon Parks Foundation ; Berlin, Germany : C/O Berlin Foundation, 2016.
287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
"This publication accompanies an exhibition of the same name traveling to: C/O Berlin Foundation, September 10-December 4, 2016, Berlin, Germany; Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung, February 7-May 7, 2017, Munich, Germany; FOAM, June 16-September 6, 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Deutsche Börse Group, The Cube, September 21, 2017-January 7, 2018, Eschborn, Germany."
"The texts introducing each section of photographs, most of which were written by George Philip LeBourdais, have been adapted from Gordon Parks : collected works (Steidl, 2012)."
Foreword / Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr. -- Sequence and series : photographic and filmic thinking by Gordon Parks / Felix Hoffman -- Fashion, 1947-1954 -- Harlem is nowhere, 1948 -- Harlem gang leader, 1948 -- Ingrid Bergman on Stromboli, 1949 -- Back to Fort Scott, 1950 -- Alberto Giacometti, 1951 -- Alexander Calder, 1952 -- A man becomes invisible, 1952 -- Fashion, 1956-1978 -- Segregation in the South, 1956 -- Crime, 1957 -- Duke Ellington, 1960 -- Muhammad Ali, 1966/1970 -- Flavio, 1961 -- The learning tree, 1963 -- The March on Washington, 1963 -- Black Muslims, 1963 -- A Harlem family, 1967.
Injustice, violence, the rise of the American civil rights movement, high fashion and the arts-Gordon Parks captured half a century of the vast changes to the American cultural landscape in his multi-faceted career. I AM YOU: Selected Works, 1942-1978 reveals the breadth of his work as the first African American photographer for Vogue and Life magazines as well as a filmmaker, and as a writer. Reportage for major magazines dominated Parks' work from 1948 to 1972. He chronicled black America's struggle for equality, exposing the harsh realities of life in Harlem, institutionalized racism, and shocking poverty. Parks was equally accomplished as a portraitist, capturing figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King alongside entertainers including Duke Ellington and Ingrid Bergman. He turned his attention to film in the 1960s with social documentaries as well as the now cult classic Shaft (1971). This book traces the threads of Parks' achievements, examining his multi-layered oeuvre through the interaction between his photographic and filmic visions.

Kehinde Wiley

February 24, 2017
Wiley, Kehinde, 1977-
New York : Rizzoli, 2012.
248 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 33 cm
Kehinde Wiley's conceptual realism / Robert Hobbs -- Celebration and critique / Sarah E. Lewis -- Quiet as it's kept / Brian Keith Jackson -- A conversation with Kehinde Wiley and Peter Halley.

Duct tape engineer : the book of big, bigger, and epic duct tape projects

February 24, 2017
Akiyama, Lance, author.
Beverly, Massachusetts : Rockport Publishers, 2017.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"From backpacks to kayaks, writing desks to rocket launchers."

The official making of Big trouble in Little China

February 23, 2017
Bennett, Tara, author.
Los Angeles, CA : Boom Studios, [2016]
174 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 29 cm

The manga fashion bible : the go-to guide for drawing stylish outfits and characters

February 23, 2017
Hart, Christopher, 1957- author.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Bestselling author Christopher Hart goes "manga chic" with this guide to drawing the edgy fashions found in the popular Japanese genre. Packed with tutorials, his stylish drawing bible offers many enticing projects for aspiring artists, from creating classic outfits worn by popular manga characters to depicting the newest trends emerging from Tokyo.

Every which way crochet borders : 139 patterns for customized edgings

February 20, 2017
Eckman, Edie, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2017]
218 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Design Concepts -- Border Designs.
"Step-by-step instructions and symbol charts put these 139 creative new border designs within reach for beginning and advanced crocheters alike. If you're ready to chart your own crocheted course, Edie Eckman offers plenty of helpful design advice, including how to choose an appropriate border for each project and how to incorporate an element from the main stitch pattern into a new border design. She then explains, with the help of close-up photos, how the same pattern can have dramatically different results depending on the weight of the yarn. With each pattern diagramed to approach in both rounds and rows, Every Which Way Crochet Borders is an inventive and invaluable resource,"

The book of hygge : the Danish art of contentment, comfort, and connection

February 20, 2017
Brits, Louisa Thomsen, author.
New York : Plume, [2017]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Belonging -- Shelter -- Comfort -- Well-being -- Simplicity -- Observance.
"The centuries-old Danish tradition of Hygge (pronounced "hue-gah") comes from a country voted to be the happiest on earth, and its special custom of emotional warmth, slowness, and appreciation, is becoming increasingly familiar to an international audience. To hygge means to enjoy the good things in life with good people"-- Provided by publisher.

All the words I wrote or spoke, 1944-2011

February 17, 2017
Gaffney, Gary G., artist.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Gary G. Gaffney, 2011.
1 altered book : black & white illustrations ; 29 cm
Title and date handwritten in black marker on inside front binding and signed by the artist.
On preliminary page, inscribed in blue ink: "To Emily, Graduation, 1970, Mother & Dad".
An altered book using The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, New York : American Heritage Publishing Co., 1969. The artist has underlined, in colored highlighter, all the words in the dictionary that he ever wrote or spoke, presumably between the years 1944-2011.

The alienated photographer

February 16, 2017
Kalisher, Simpson.
New York : Two Penny Press, 2011.
62 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

The walking dead : the walking dead comics companion

February 14, 2017
174 pages : chiefly illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm
"Collecting material previously published in The Walking Dead Magazine." --Title page verso.
"This essential guide to the Walking Dead comics presents the best features, interviews and guides to the award-winning comic as featured in the Official Walking Dead Magazine. As The Walking Dead gets ready to shuffle back onto TV screens for its highly anticipated 16-episode 7th season, fans of the show can celebrate all things The Walking Dead with this special collection of features, interviews and more pulled from the magazine, which has been keeping fans up to date with the show for five years. Includes interviews with Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and other members of the comics creative team, features on Rick, Carl & Lori Grimes, Negan, Michonne, Maggie and Glenn, as well as articles about the various Walking Dead locations, from Alexandria to the Prison, features on the various bad guys our heroes meet up with on their journey and much...more."--

Fresh : fresh flowers... fresh arrangements... fresh ideas...

February 14, 2017
Sylvester, Sybil Brooke, author.
New York : Glitterati Incorporated, 2017
271 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Beginnings -- Arrangements -- Celebrations -- Weddings -- How-to -- The flowers.

Beachside bohemian : easy living by the sea

February 6, 2017
Novogratz, Robert.
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
201 p. : col. ill., maps, plans ; 29 cm.
At head of title: A designer couple's refuge for family and friends.

Brave intuitive painting : let go, be bold, unfold!

February 6, 2017
Bowley, Flora S.
Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, 2012.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Introduction -- 1. Let go : opening up to a world of creativity where anything is possible -- Re-creating your story -- There are no mistakes -- Connecting with intuition -- Keep it movin' -- Stepping fearlessly nto the unkonwn -- Letting go of perfection -- Being gentle with yourself an(and others) -- 2. Be bold : working with wild abandon and committing to your aliveness -- Tools and prompts -- Color love : keeping colors fresh -- Bringing your paintings to life with variation -- Time to play -- A brave new you -- 3. Unfold : finding your unique voice and allowing your paintings to be born with ease -- Spiraling in and spiraling out -- Getting perspective and working with what's working -- Commiting to now and keeping momentum -- Allowing your paintings to emerge naturally -- Embracing nonattachment -- Blooming true and finding your authentic voice -- Bringing it together and knowing when to stop -- LIving a creative life and stying inspired.
"Adopt a spontaneous, bold, and fearless approach to painting as a process of discovery--one that results in lush and colorful finished works that will beg to be displayed. This inspiring and encouraging book for both novice and experienced painters teaches how to create colorful, exciting, expressive paintings through a variety of techniques, combining basic, practical painting principles with innovative personal self-expression. Flora S. Bowley's fun and forgiving approach to painting is based on the notion that "You don't begin with a preconceived painting in mind; you allow the painting to unfold." Illustrating how to work in layers, Flora gives you the freedom to cover up, re-start, wipe away, and change courses many times along the way. Unexpected and unique compositions, color combinations, and subject matter appear as you allow your paintings to emerge in an organic, unplanned way while working from a place of curiosity and letting go of fear"-- Provided by publisher.

Creative lettering and beyond

February 6, 2017
Kirkendall, Gabri Joy.
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Subtitle from cover.
"Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand-lettering your way to beautiful works of art"--Cover.
Introduction -- Modern calligraphy / with Laura Lavender -- Illustrated lettering / with Gabri Joy Kirkendall -- Chalk lettering / with Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn -- Lettering crafts / with Julie Manwaring.
Learn to create beautiful, hand-lettered arts and crafts with this interactive book full of creative prompts, exercises, and step-by-step projects.

Crochet to calm

February 6, 2017
111 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Stitch and de-stress with 18 simple crochet patterns"--Cover.
Market Tote -- Bulky Pillow -- Papillon Pouf -- Circle Square Pillow -- Honeycomb Blanket -- Small Crochet Basket -- Coffee Mug Cozy -- Zinnia Pillow -- Meditative Mandala -- Crochet Mittens -- Peachy Arm Warmers -- Pinecone Infinity Scarf -- Babala Hat -- Juno Slouchy Hat -- Super Chunky Cowl -- Slouchy Slipper Boots -- Sweet Granny Square Slippers -- Chevron Scarf.
"Creative and calming, crafting is the perfect way to de-stress! In Crochet to Calm you'll learn how the repetitive motion of this popular craft can not only clear your mind, but also result in beautiful projects you'll be proud to show off! Best yet? All you need is a hook and a bit of yarn to get started! From home accent projects such as the Zinnia Pillow, Meditative Mandala coaster, and the Papillon Pouf to cozy wearables like the Pincecone Infinity Scarf, Slouchy Slipper Boots, or Peachy Arm Warmers, you'll find 18 fun, easy projects that can be completed in almost no time at all! And with easy-to-follow photography and clear illustrations, you'll be inspired to try every last one. Featuring a foreword by Mandy O'Sullivan, founder of @CraftasTherapy, Crochet to Calm will take your stress away, one stitch at a time,"--Back cover.

Does this book make my butt look big? : a cheeky guide to feeling sexier in your own skin and unleashing your personal style

February 6, 2017
Kressley, Carson, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
181 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Makeovers, makeunders & taking care of moi -- Out with the old ... in with the ooh! -- I just love a woman in uniform -- Being a barganista -- Who, what, wear -- Oh my bod! : rock those curves -- Really, I woke up like this! -- Just between us gals.
"Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big? is a roadmap for the American everywoman to build unshakable body confidence. Nowhere else is there a fun and accessible book created for the underserved masses of American women who just want to get out the door looking and feeling fabulous. These women need to be reminded that fashion is FUN. They need to know that with the right tools, they have the power to transform their self-perception by shifting their mindset from woe-is-me to wow-is-me. They need the secrets of playing to their strengths and minimizing their flaws. They need to take more chances with pattern and color, and leave what doesn&#x;t work in the dust. Most of all, they need Carson, their peppy, blond fairy godstylist, to show them the way!,"--Baker & Taylor.

Mini marvels : 15 little quilts with big style

February 6, 2017
Bothell, WA : Martingale, [2016]
80 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

No excuses watercolor animals : a field guide to painting

February 6, 2017
Armfield, Gina Rossi, author.
128 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Wanderlust : interiors that bring the world home

February 6, 2017
Nussbaumer, Michelle, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
304 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Living out loud -- Nomads at rest -- Dreaming in color -- Culture tripping -- Sailing to Byzantium -- Finding Shangri-la.

She sheds : a room of your own

February 3, 2017
Kotite, Erika, 1962- author.
Minneapolis : Cool Springs Press, 2017.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"She Sheds provides inspiration, tips, and tricks to help create the hideaway of your dreams"-- Provided by publisher.

Digital SLR photography all-in-one

February 2, 2017
Correll, Robert, author.
xiv, 592 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"6 books in one!"--Cover.
Book 1: Pursuing Digital SLR Photography. Embracing Digital SLRs -- Handling, Cleaning, and Protecting Your Camera -- Learning About Lenses -- Exploring Menus and Camera Settings -- Taking Pictures with Your dSLR -- Book 2: Looking Through Lenses. Appreciating Standard Zoom Lenses -- Enjoying Wide-Angle Lenses -- Capturing Macros and Close-ups -- Reaching Out with Telephoto Lenses -- Exploring Other Lenses -- Book 3: Taking Creative Control. Making Sense of Exposure -- Setting the Aperture -- Choosing a Shutter Speed -- Selecting an ISO -- Using Filters -- Book 4: Lighting the Scene. Working with Ambient Light -- Exploring Basic Flash Photography -- Using an Externl Flash and Accessories -- Book 5: Managing and Processing Your Shots. Transferring and Managing Photos -- Quickly Sprucing Up Shots -- Digging Deeper into Photo Editing -- Expressing Your Artistry -- Creating Panoramas -- Enjoying HDR Photography -- Book 6: Showcasing Different Scenes. Portraits -- Landscapes -- Action -- Close-ups -- Odds and Ends.
"It doesn't matter if your camera says Canon, Nikon, or Sony on the outside. If a passion for photography is on your inside, this all-encompassing guide will be your new best friend. Packed with instruction on how to take your photos from so-so to stunning, Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies gives you all the easy-to-follow guidance you need to capture stills, portraits, action shots, and moments in time you'll be proud to share."

Pet photography : the secrets to creating authentic pet portraits

January 27, 2017
Levine, Norah, author.
v, 273 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Discovering opportunities, challenges, and rewards -- Bringing your gear and your bag of tricks -- Exposure for pets : getting it right in-camera -- Composition, color, and creativity -- The light -- The photo shoot -- Photographing dogs -- Photographing cats -- Photographing horses and other animals -- Photographing for nonprofits : giving back and collaborating.

Who's who in art.

January 26, 2017
London : The Art Trade Press, Ltd.
v. ; 23 cm.
Vols. for 1982-<2012> distributed in the U.S. by Gale ; <2016>- by Cengage Learning, Inc.
"Biographies of leading men and women in the world of art today" (varies).

The paper doll's house of Miss Sarah Elizabeth Birdsall Otis, aged twelve

January 26, 2017
Boman, Eric, 1946- author, illustrator.
79 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
"In 1884, a remarkable twelve-year-old girl made a paper doll's house. While these were fashionable enough at the time, they were usually drawn and painted. Miss Sarah Elizabeth Birdsall Otis, however, chose the medium of collage: scraps of wallpaper, gilded trim, colored-in cut-outs of furniture, and engravings from mail-order catalogs, all glued down unselfconsciously in book form with no regard for scale or realism. What makes the album so special is its creator's stunning, innate artistry. She also populated her house with paper dolls, their delightful cut-out costumes preserved in envelopes marked with the names of the characters and their accessories stored in paper squares marked "Hats and Bonnets" or "Umbrellas and Parasols." Eric Boman's photographs capture Miss Otis's vivid fantasy world in all its quirky splendor. Exploring the household, from the conservatory, parlor, and library to the dining room and bedrooms, the images portray a domain of astonishing color and aesthetic daring. Context is provided by period photographs depicting the era of Miss Otis's privileged Long Island life. The twelve-year-old girl grew up to become a formidable personality, a playwright, and a president of the Girl Scouts. Here, her youthful creativity is celebrated in a format guaranteed to appeal to adults and children alike"--Publisher's description.

Steven Spielberg : a life in films

January 26, 2017
Haskell, Molly, author.
xiii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Beginnings and the Lost Ark -- Steve bites his nails and hears voices -- Arcadia : the best and worst of times -- The kid with the briefcase -- Jaws "Open Wide" -- Close Encounters of the Third Kind -- 1941 and Raiders of the Lost Ark -- E.T., Poltergeist, and Twilight Zone -- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Color Purple -- Empire of the Sun -- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Always, and Hook -- Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, and the Shoah Foundation -- Amistad and The Lost World : Jurassic Park -- Saving Private Ryan and A.I. -- Minority Report and Catch Me If You Can -- The Terminal, War of the Worlds, and Munich -- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Adventures of Tintin, and War Horse -- Lincoln and Bridge of Spies.
A biography of the director details his many films and describes how his unique and evocative gift for storytelling evolved from experiences in his own life, including his parents' divorce and his return to Judaism after his son was born.

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