New Arrivals · Art

September 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

In such good company : eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox

September 26, 2016
Burnett, Carol, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2016]
xi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- In the sandbox -- A man's game -- Play! -- Variety shows in the seventies -- A typical week -- Let's bump up the lights! -- Some of my favorite Q&As -- Our gang -- Those behind the scenes for the entire eleven-year run -- "Life once removed": a conversation with Larry Gelbart -- Explaining a punch line -- Our recurring sketches of the years -- The famous blooper -- Cracking up -- "The pigeon lady" gets back at Tim -- Characters and auras -- The movie parodies -- Our trips to England, Ireland, and Italy -- "And then somebody asked me..." -- A miracle moment -- Down memory lane with some of our guests -- "Lovely story," "The Funn family," and other guests -- Embarrassing moments -- "Are those your own teeth?" and other questions I've answered -- The night I got even -- The mini-musicals -- Australia -- Lights, camera, action: more movie parodies I loved -- Stress relief -- The flip shows -- More special memories about some other amazing guest stars -- The night I fired Harvey -- The Emmys -- A conversation with Dick Cavett -- Harvey leaves our show -- Our final season and the last show -- Afterword -- The artist entrance -- Wrapping it all up -- Appendix 1: Shows and guests -- Appendix 2: Writers by season.
"Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show. Who but Carol Burnett herself has the timing, talent, and wit to pull back the curtain on the Emmy-Award winning show that made television history for eleven glorious seasons? In Such Good Company delves into little-known stories of the guests, sketches and antics that made the show legendary, as well as some favorite tales too good not to relive again. Carol lays it all out for us, from the show's original conception to its evolution into one of the most beloved primetime programs of its generation. Written with all the charm and humor fans expect from a masterful entertainer like Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company skillfully highlights the elements that made the show so successful in a competitive period when TV variety shows ruled the air waves. Putting the spotlight on everyone from her talented costars to her amazing guest stars--the most celebrated and popular entertainers of their day--Carol crafts a lively portrait of the talent and creativity that went into every episode. Here are all the topics readers want to know more about, including: how the show almost didn't air due to the misgivings of certain CBS vice presidents; how she discovered and hired Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway; anecdotes about guest stars and her close freindships with many of them, including Lucille Ball, Roddy Mcdowell, Jim Nabors, Bernadette Peters, Betty Grable, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, and Betty White; the people behind the scenes from Bob Mackie, her costume designer and partner in crime, to the wickedly funny cameraman who became a fixture during the show's opening Q&A; and Carol's takes on her favorite sketches and the unpredictable moments that took both the cast and viewers by surprise. This book is Carol's love letter to a golden era in television history through the lens of her brilliant show which won no less than 25 Emmy Awards! Get the best seat in the house as she reminisces about the outrageous tales that made working on the show as much fun as watching it"-- Provided by publisher.

Urban knit collection : 18 city-inspired knitting patterns for the modern wardrobe

September 26, 2016
Kunnecke, Kyle.
[Place of publication not identified] : Interweave Pr, [2016]
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

American cinematographer manual

September 26, 2016
Hollywood, Calif. : American Society of Cinematographers, 2013.
vii, 958 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Errata sheets included.

Cattastic crafts : DIY projects for cats and cat people

September 23, 2016
Ishikawa, Mariko, author.
Salem, MA : Zakka Workshop, 2016.
104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Japanese language by Boutique-Sha, Tokyo, Japan."--Title page verso.

Big knits big needles

September 23, 2016
Impelen, Helgrid van, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, [2016]
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Reading the silver screen : a film lover's guide to decoding the art form that moves

September 23, 2016
Foster, Thomas C., author.
New York : Harper Perennial, 2016.
xlvii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Seeing is believing -- The camera does the thinking for us -- Shot, scene, sequence! -- Silence is golden -- In between the dark and the light -- Image is everything -- Near and far -- Art without color -- What happens during popcorn time -- Whose story is it? And what's his story? -- How many heads--and where are they? -- In the frame -- Highly generic -- Novels into films -- Movie magic -- You can't step into the same movies twice -- Listen to the music -- Figuratively speaking -- Masters of all that they survey -- Put it to the test.
"No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. When the house lights go down and the lion roars, we settle in to be shocked, frightened, elated, moved, and thrilled. We expect magic. While we're being exhilarated and terrified, our minds are also processing data of all sorts--visual, linguistic, auditory, spatial--to collaborate in the construction of meaning. Thomas C. Foster's Reading the Silver Screen will show movie buffs, students of film, and even aspiring screenwriters and directors how to transition from merely being viewers to becoming accomplished readers of this great medium. Beginning with the grammar of film, Foster demonstrates how every art form has a grammar, a set of practices and if-then propositions that amount to rules. He goes on to explain how the language of film enables movies to communicate the purpose behind their stories and the messages they are striving to convey to audiences by following and occasionally breaking these rules. In Reading the Silver Screen, readers will gain the expertise and confidence to glean all they can from the movies they love,"

A house by the sea

September 23, 2016
Williams, Bunny, 1944-
255 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
How it happened -- Planning and building -- Architecture, Gil Schafer III -- Designing and decorating -- Collections, Angus Wilkie -- Entertaining -- Eating at La Colina, Jane Garmey -- Creating the gardens -- A stroll in the gardens, Page Dickey -- The soul of the house -- Friends, Roxana Robinson -- Reflections, Christian Brechneff.
This new book invites readers to explore La Colina, Williams's lovely Caribbean retreat tucked into lush, tropical gardens by the sea. The book explores every facet of the property--from outdoor rooms and garden plantings and design to the delightful, island-living luxury of the villa's interiors, furnishings, and collections. Woven into each chapter are essays written by friends who have visited the property: Gil Schafer details the villa's architecture; Page Dickey tours the gardens; Roxana Robinson offers a peek at a weekend stay; Angus Wilkie discusses the delights of collecting; and Jane Garmey revels in the pleasures of cooking, food, and friends.

Goldilocks and the three little pigs

September 23, 2016
Johnson, Paul, 1943- artist.
[England] : Paul Johnson, 2015
1 volume (unpaged) : all color illustrations ; 33 cm
Title from back cover.
Accordion-folded multi-colored panel artists' book made with fabric dyes on pastel water color paper. Contains a three-dimensional structure with a narrative on separate panels.
"I make unique pop-up books using watercolor paper, colored with industrial textile dyes. This book took about six weeks to make and went through ten different stages from design to completion. I like fusing traditional story characters together and see where this leads me."--Artist's description.

The Antique Trader antiques & collectibles price guide.

September 22, 2016
Dubuque, Iowa : Babka Pub. Co.
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Imprint varies: <2006-2017> Iola, WI : Krause Publications.

Double vision quilts : simply layer shapes & color for richly complex curved designs

September 22, 2016
Smith, Louisa L., 1943- author.
Lafayette, California : C&T Publishing, [2016]
95 pages : color illustrations 28 cm

Vern Yip's design wise : your smart guide to a beautiful home

September 22, 2016
Yip, Vern.
286 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
A winding road to design -- The elements of smart design. Design by the numbers : critical dimensions for transformative spaces ; Shop smart : what you need to know before you buy -- Pulling it all together : making a room your own : how to create the perfect setting -- A sense of place. Southern comfort ; Modern Manhattan ; Sea escape -- Appendix. At-a-glance cheat sheets.
Have you ever wondered exactly how high to hang your artwork? How about the light fixture over your dining table? Do you know how to ideally size a rug for any room, or the best way to arrange your furniture? Trusted designer Vern Yip answers these questions, and more, by revealing the right formulas and measurements that can make any room feel just "right." And once you know these key design principles, you're free to confidently create a home that uniquely celebrates your needs and style. Vern shares his favorite insider tips, and opens his doors to show how he's made them work in his own beloved homes. Vern Yip's Design Wise provides both the inspiration and the clear, essential guidelines you need to create a home that perfectly reflects you.

Photographer's market.

September 21, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books.
v. ; 24 cm.
Publisher varies: <2011-2017> North Light Books.

Where am I now? : true stories of girlhood and accidental fame

September 21, 2016
Wilson, Mara, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2016]
259 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The junior anti-sex league -- Elementary existentialism -- The "C" word -- A letter -- Goddess Oracle -- Patterns -- I think I'm alone now -- National EnChoirer -- The Matilda-Whore complex -- Writing Robin -- WGAS Live from Brooklyn.
""Growing up, I wanted to BE Mara Wilson. Where Am I Now? is a delight."--Ilana Glazer, cocreator and star of Broad City "Genuine and authentic, funny and heartbreaking, Where Am I Now? reminds you that no matter how unique your life is, some things bind us all together." --Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy A former child actress best known for her starring roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the onlykid on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, a Valley girl in New York and a neurotic in California, and a grown-up the world still remembers as a little girl. Tackling everything fromwhat she learned about sex on the set of Melrose Place, to discovering in adolescence that she was no longer "cute" enough for Hollywood, these essays chart her journey from accidental fame to relative (but happy) obscurity. They also illuminate universal struggles, like navigating love and loss, and figuring out who you are and where you belong. Honest, insightful, and hilarious, Where Am I Now? introduces Mara Wilson as a brilliant new chronicler of the experience that is growing up young and female"-- Provided by publisher.

Redwork blizzard buddies

September 21, 2016
Krush, Pearl Louise, author.
Berne, IN : Annie's, [2016]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Cover title.
"10 uniqued redwork projects to stitch and quilt"--Cover.
Tea towels -- Wall hangings -- Table runner -- Table topper -- Pot holders -- Blizzard buddies quilt -- Meet the designer -- General instructions.

Make precut quilts : 10 dazzling projects to sew.

September 21, 2016
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, [2016]
40 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Quilting with precuts is easy, fast, and fun! Feature your favorite fabric collection in these 10 precut-friendly designs using charm packs, layers cakes, and jelly roll strips. The versatile patterns from top designers work with a variety of prints and solids, and beginner and intermediate quilters will love the bright and friendly designs. This value-packed book is perfect for anyone who wants to jump straight into sewing!"--Publisher's description.

Kaffe Fassett's bold blooms : quilts and other works celebrating flowers

September 20, 2016
Fassett, Kaffe, author.
New York : Abrams, 2016.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Renowned colour expert and quilt and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett explores flowers as a source of inspiration for patchwork and needlepoint in this new quilting guide and pattern collection. Along the way, he shares a behind-the-scenes look at his fascinating design process--from mood boards and "sketching" with colour swatches to planning and sewing the quilts. While the focus is on patchwork and needle--point, the design and color ideas translate to many design disciplines and materials, including crafts, fiber arts, floral design and home decor. Accessible to all skill levels, the designs on each page will inspire you to see how much more colourful and alive your needlework, quilts and creative projects can be.

After the fire : London churches in the age of Wren, Hooke, Hawksmoor and Gibbs

September 20, 2016
Hornak, Angelo.
[London] : Pimpernel Press, 2016.
384 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"In 'After the fire', celebrated photographer and architectural historian Angelo Hornak explores, with the help of his own stunning photographs, the churches built in London during the sixty years that followed the Great Fire, as London rose from the ashes, more beautiful - and certainly more spectacular - than ever before."--Provided by publisher.

The age of elegance : interiors by Alex Papachristidis

September 20, 2016
Papachristidis, Alex.
New York : Rizzoli International Publications, 2012.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Introduction -- Grand whimsy -- West Side glamour -- A connoisseur's collections -- Educated style -- Contemporary grandeur -- Fifth Avenue splendor -- A gallery for living -- Genteel country -- New York chic -- Old World opulence -- European couture -- Couture classic -- Elegant pied-à-terre -- Beach bohemian -- Layered luxury -- A sophisticated palette.
Papachristidis is known for arresting, elegant interiors that meld classical motifs with a modern perspective and sophisticated details. He discusses style strategies, and opens his address book to share favorite resources for fabrics, furniture, and antiques. Tour the houses of some of his clients, and discover how he brings out their personalties through their homes.

Sorry not sorry : dreams, mistakes, and growing up

September 15, 2016
Rivera, Naya, 1987- author.
New York, New York : Tarcher Perigee, [2016]
ix, 241 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Funny and deeply personal, Sorry Not Sorry recounts Glee star Naya Rivera's successes and missteps, urging young women to pursue their dreams and to refuse to let past mistakes define them,"

The finer things : timeless furniture, textiles, and details

September 14, 2016
Lemieux, Christiane, author.
New York : Potter, [2016]
416 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Walls -- Floors -- Furniture -- Textiles -- Accessories.
"Quality matters. Just as a home's foundation should be built to stand the test of time, so, too, should the furniture, objects, and elements of our rooms speak to an enduring sense of beauty and comfort. They should outlast trends and our loving day-to-day use. But how does one recognize quality and judge whether something is well made? Christiane Lemieux set out to answer this question by interviewing the world's greatest experts. Weaving together the insights and guidance of dozens of wallpaper and paint specialists, textile fabricators, accessories artisans, and interior designers, Lemieux has curated an unparalleled education in recognizing the hallmarks of timeless, heirloom-quality pieces. Hundreds of elegant home interiors, both iconic examples from the past and stunning residences today--represent the range of luxurious and customized environments that can be created with fine décor,"

Hieronymus Bosch : visions of genius

September 14, 2016
Bosch, Hieronymus, -1516, artist.
191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name in Het Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, 13 February to 8 May 2016.
Visions of genius -- Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450-1516) -- Life's pilgrimage -- Hieronymus Bosch in s'Hertogenbosch -- The life of Christ -- Bosch as Draughtsman -- Saints -- The end of days.

America after the fall : painting in the 1930s

September 14, 2016
201 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Catalog of the exhibitions at The Art Institute of Chicago, June 5 to September 18, 2016 ; Musée de 'lOrangerie, Paris, October 15, 2016 to January 30, 2017 ; Royal Academy of Arts, London, February 25 to June 4, 2017.
Prairie pastoral / Judith A. Barter -- American made? Transatlantic expressions in the 1930s / Sarah Kelly Oehler -- Reviving the old and telling tales: 1930s modernism and the uses of American history / Annelise K. Madsen -- Death, decay, and dystopia: painting the American wasteland in the 1930s / Sarah L. Burns -- Busted seams and bad behavior : bodies for the 1930s / Teresa A. Carbone -- Americanness after the 1930s / Judith A. Barter.
"Through 50 masterpieces of American painting, this catalogue chronicles the turbulent economic, political, and aesthetic climate of the 1930s. This decade was a supremely creative period in the United States, as the nation's artists, novelists, and critics struggled through the Great Depression in search of "Americanness." Seeking to define modern American art, many painters challenged and reworked the meanings and forms of modernism, reaching no simple consensus. This period was also marked by an astounding diversity of work as artists sought styles-ranging from abstraction to Regionalism to Surrealism-that allowed them to engage with issues such as populism, labor, social protest, and urban and rural iconography including machines, factories, and farms. Seminal works by Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O'Keeffe, Aaron Douglas, Charles Sheeler, Stuart Davis, and others show such attempts to capture the American character. These groundbreaking paintings, highlighting the relationship between art and national experience, demonstrate how creativity, experimentation, and revolutionary vision flourished during a time of great uncertainty"-- Provided by publisher.

Crochet taxidermy : 30 quirky animal projects, from mouse to moose

September 12, 2016
Hart, Taylor, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2016]
207 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes index.
Hello there! -- Starting with the basics -- All about the yarn -- Special taxidermy techniques -- Mounting your critter's head -- Woodland creatures -- Shy deer -- Sly fox -- Rowdy raccoon -- Monumental moose -- Brown bear -- Little stinker -- Meek mouse -- Mallard duck -- Little hooter -- Farm friends -- Pinky pig -- Baaaad sheep -- How now, brown cow -- Dairy cow -- Farm duck -- Chicken and rooster -- Zoo buddies -- Cranky croc -- Flora flamingo -- Krazy koala -- A pair of bears: panda and polar -- Timid toucan -- Safari friends -- Ellie the elephant -- Graceful giraffe -- Hipster hippo -- Renegade rhino -- Lazy lion -- Zippy zebra -- Under-the-sea creatures -- Colossal squid -- Cute cuttlefish -- Sleepy octopus -- Jiggly jellyfish -- Appendix -- The stitches and abbreviations -- Supplies and materials -- Yarn weight system chart -- Metric conversions.

Mad enchantment : Claude Monet and the painting of the water lilies

September 9, 2016
King, Ross, 1962- author.
viii, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical table ; 25 cm
The tiger and the hedgehog -- Du côté de chez Monet -- Landscapes of water -- A great project -- Into the unknown -- A grande décoration -- A grand atelier -- Under fire -- A state of impossible anxiety -- The smile of Reims -- The weeping willow -- This terrible, grand, and beautiful hour -- An old man mad about painting -- Men of impeccable taste -- A grand donation -- A most ardent admirer -- The luminous abyss -- The fatal protuberance -- The soul's dark cottage -- "Send your slipper to the stars".
"Mad Enchantment tells the extraordinary story behind the painting of the Water Lilies, chronicling how these entrancing images were produced at a time of terrible private turmoil and sadness and against the backdrop of World War I"-- Book jacket.

Star trek 50 artists 50 years

September 9, 2016
London : Titan Books, 2016.
110 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 38 cm
"To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the iconic original Star Trek TV seires, artists from around the world, famous fans, and even the late, great Leonard Nimoy, have contributed lovingly made posters, photos, sculpture, comic strips, textiles and much more to this special commemorative Star Trek art collection"--Back cover.

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