New Arrivals · Art

January 13, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Boho embroidery : modern projects from traditional stitches

January 12, 2017
Vogelsinger, Nichole, author.
[Louisville, Colorado] : Lucky Spool Media, LLC, 2016.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Let's talk about tools -- Let's talk about my favorite stitches -- Let's talk about fabric -- Let's talk about stitching outside the hoop -- Let's talk about inspiration to stitch -- Let's talk about thrifting for old treasures -- Let's talk about stitching what you see.

In bloom : creating and living with flowers

January 12, 2017
Ngo, Ngoc Minh, author, photographer.
New York, NY : Rizzoli, 2016.
224 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Untamed bouquets -- Paper petals -- The poetry of gardens -- Memory of nature -- A thousand and one flowers -- Painted blossoms -- Wonderous flora -- Garden-to-wall flowers -- Vessels & flowers -- Wild flowers -- Patterns of Beauty.
Inspiring new ways to connect with the beauty of flowers in everyday life.

Small and scrappy : pint-size patchwork quilts using reproduction fabrics

January 11, 2017
Tracy, Kathleen, 1951- author.
Bothell, WA : Martingale & Company, [2016]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Fabric tips and tricks -- Flying geese -- Be my little valentine -- Scrappy pinwheels -- Blue and white -- Hexagon garden -- Honeybee -- Crow's foot -- Windowpane -- Disappearing four-patch runner -- Pink-and-brown nine patch -- Indigo-and-pink sixteen patch -- Squar in a square -- Papa's shirts -- Treasure boxes -- Scrap box strip -- Little strippy.
"Decorate with charming small quilts with historic details. Based on traditional patterns, these delightful little patchwork treasures are perfect additions to scatter throughout your home. Simple, small, and fast-to-make patterns mean successful sewing."--Provided by publisher.

We told you so : comics as art

January 11, 2017
696 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Interviews, photos, comics, drawings, and rare ephemera from the Fantagraphics vaults.
A few words from R. Crumb -- Comics by Tim Hensley and Kim Deitch -- Conning people into taking us seriously -- What happened to that nice kid, Dr. Jekyll? -- Comics by Paul Karasik and Ho Che Anderson -- Everything was in season -- Pott shots / by Scott Pellegrini -- Lawsuit hell -- The first for 1st Amendment rights / by Joe Sacco -- Personal comments : jurors' recollections / by Joe Sacco -- Off the roof into the pool -- Green skies above / by Kim Thompson -- Abridged editorial from Prime cuts #1 / by Gary Groth -- Comics by Roberta Gregory, Roger Langridge, Carol Lay, Mary Fleener, David Sandlin, Johnny Ryan, Colleen Coover, Carol Swain, Rick Altergott, Bill Griffith -- This is the way they run their business? -- The varieties of Love and rockets -- Comics by Jaime Hernandez and Gilbert Hernandez -- It seemed like a sellout -- The Fanta grunge connection -- O come, all ye faithful -- Comics by Robert Goodin, Noah Van Sciver, Leslie Stein, R.O. Blechman, Lane Milburn, Zak Sally, Al Jaffee, Arnold Roth, Steven Weissman, Frank Stack -- Fantagraphics vs. everyone -- Tighten your helmet -- Comics and stories / by Michael Dean -- Talking with Gary Groth -- Film school confidential / by Eric Reynolds -- This new and ominous century -- You're complete, Charlie Brown! -- Comics by Simon Hanselmann, Joe Daly, Dash Shaw, Ed Luce, Diashu Ma, Andrice Arp, Steve Brodner -- In the office and at the store -- Kim Thompson, 1956-2013 -- Comics by Pat Moriarity, Ellen Forney, and Eric Reynolds -- The road to Fantagraphics -- Full circle.

Modern crochet mandalas : 50+ colorful motifs to crochet

January 10, 2017
Blue Ash, Ohio : Interweave, [2016]
239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Pen & ink drawing : a simple guide

January 10, 2017
Dunn, Alphonso. author.
165 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Start-up -- Supplies : Ink and paper ; Common ink drawing instruments ; Unconventional instruments ; Additional supplies -- Strokes : Effective pen control ; Basic types of strokes ; Ways to vary a stroke ; Ways to use a stroke -- Shading : Seeing values ; Value scales ; Gradation of value ; Structure and shading ; Shading block forms ; Shading round forms ; Shading complex forms -- Simulating texture : Texture reference chart ; Realistic texture ; Texture follows form ; Texture on block forms ; Texture on spherical forms ; Texture on cylindrical forms ; Bringing it all together -- Sketchbooking : The sketchbook is your battlefield ; You can learn a lot by copying ; Thumbnails are invaluable ; You can always find things to draw ; Abstract drawing ; Gesture drawing ; The human figure ; Faces and portraits ; Animals ; Sketching scenery ; Develop your own drawing process ; Creating with new ideas -- Stages of a finished drawing : Stage 1: Composition and design ; Stage 2: Pencil underdrawing ; Stage 3: Inking -- Secret line of balance : The line of balance ; In patterns of nature ; Movement ; Drawing portraits ; Drawing the human figure ; Drawing animals ; Drawing plants and flowers -- Send-off.
This book covers the essential aspects of pen and ink drawing and more. It explores basic materials and instruments; fundamental properties of strokes and pen control; key elements of shading; and indispensable techniques for creating vibrant textures. As a bonus, a chapter is devoted to what the author refers to as, the secret Line of Balance. This book is not just written to instruct but also to intrigue and inspire enthusiasts of pen and ink drawing.

Star Wars : complete locations

January 9, 2017
Lund, Kristin, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
187 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Material in this book previously published in: Inside the worlds of Star wars episode I; Inside the worlds of Star wars attack of the clones, Inside the worlds of Star wars trilogy.
Includes index.
The ultimate reference book for the planets, cities, and battles of the Star wars galaxy! The cross-section artworks offer incredible levels of detail that take you far beyond what is seen on-screen-- even beyond freeze-frame!

Star wars: Rogue one : the ultimate visual guide

January 6, 2017
Hidalgo, Pablo, author.
New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2016.
192 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
A fragile peace -- Rebel alliance -- Occupied territory -- The Empire -- Going rogue -- A Star Wars story.
"This exciting reference format accompanies the eagerly anticipated, first-ever standalone Star Wars&#x; movie: Rogue One. This beautifully detailed title features in-depth character profiles, plus 5 newly commissioned and fully annotated cross-sections of vehicles and mapped-out locations. With clear and authoritative text, this book is packed with essential information--and presented alongside stunning stills from the movie."--Amazon.

A history of pictures : from the cave to the computer screen

January 6, 2017
Hockney, David, author.
New York : Abrams, 2016.
360 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Introduction: Pictures, art and history -- Pictures and reality -- Making marks -- Shadows and deception -- Picturing time and space -- Brunelleschi's mirror and Alberti's window -- Mirrors and reflections -- Renaissance: naturalism and idealism -- Paper, paint and multiplying pictures -- Painting the stage and staging pictures -- Caravaggio and the academy of the lynx-eyed -- Vermeer and Rembrandt: the hand, the lens and the heart -- Truth and beauty in the Age of Reason -- The camera before and after 1839 -- Photography, truth and painting -- Painting with and without photography -- Snapshots and moving pictures -- Movies and stills -- The unending history of pictures.
The making of pictures has a history going back perhaps 100,000 years to an African shell used as a paint palette. Two-thirds of it is irrevocably lost, since the earliest images known to us are from about 40,000 years ago. But what a 40,000 years, explored here by David Hockney and Martin Gayford in a brilliantly original book. They privilege no medium, or period, or style, but instead, in 16 chapters, discuss how and why pictures have been made, and insistently link 'art' to human skills and human needs. Each chapter addresses an important question: What happens when we try to express reality in two dimensions? Why is the 'Mona Lisa' beautiful and why are shadows so rarely found in Chinese, Japanese and Persian painting? Why are optical projections always going to be more beautiful than HD television can ever be? How have the makers of images depicted movement? What makes marks on a flat surface interesting? Energized by two lifetimes of looking at pictures, combined with a great artist's 70-year experience of experimentation as he makes them, this profoundly moving and enlightening volume will be the art book of the decade.

Foraged flora : a year of gathering and arranging wild plants and flowers

January 6, 2017
Roebuck, Louesa, author.
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2016]
264 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Includes index.

You gotta get bigger dreams : my life in stories and pictures

January 6, 2017
Cumming, Alan, 1965- author, photographer.
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
267 pages : illustrations, portraits (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
To the left, to the left -- Lustrous pinnacle -- Crocs -- Page six -- Travels with Honey -- Grant -- Snow man -- Pool boy -- After dark -- Murray (King of the) Hill -- Jesus take the wheel -- Travis and his friend -- 22nd Street -- Chest peace -- Summer knee jerk -- Glenn Close's back -- Iris Apfel's hand -- Body parts -- Fleshbot -- I am writing this because Gore Vidal told me to -- Secrets and lies -- Diddy -- Fashion feet forward -- Natalie Merchant's shoes -- Getting to Nomi -- You gotta get bigger dreams! -- Kylie -- Kitten -- Iman -- Head down, eyes up -- Shona and Kerry -- Leon -- Life is a game -- Self-portrait, Marrakech -- Caitlin's kitchen -- Mandatory selfies -- Yes! -- Priests texting -- Sweet Liza -- Welcome to action movies -- I once sang at the Hollywood Bowl -- Jet lag -- First class dream -- Awards.
"A magical concoction of the mischievous, tender, whimsical, and debauched real-life adventures of Alan Cumming, told in his own words and pictures... In these forty-five picture essays, Cumming recounts his real-life adventures (and often, misadventures), illustrated by his own equally entertaining photographs. From an awkward bonding session with Elizabeth Taylor to poignant stories about his family and friends to some harsh words of widsom imparted by Oprah that make up the title of this collection, You gotta get bigger dreams is as eclectic, enchanting, and alive as its author"--Dust jacket.


January 6, 2017
Manthey, Karen, author.
xvi, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Part 1. Crochet 101 -- Part 1. Basic stitches and techniques -- Part 3. Advanced stitches and techniques -- Part 4. Putting it all together -- Part 5. The part of tens.

Star wars art : Ralph McQuarrie

January 5, 2017
McQuarrie, Ralph.
New York : Abrams, 2016.
2 volumes (399, 399 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 x 37 cm
In slipcase.
Vol. 1. Foreword by George Lucas -- Introduction -- Before The Star Wars -- Star Wars -- The Empire Strikes Back (Part I) -- Vol. 2. The Empire Strikes Back (Part II) -- Return of the Jedi -- Beyond the films.
Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga's visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Beyond designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork, including conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, and matte paintings, as well as posters, book covers, and album covers--even Lucasfilm's annual holiday cards--all rescanned and rephotographed for this book. In Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, readers will find the most definitive collection of the artist's Star Wars work ever assembled, including hundreds of never-before-seen illustrations. Rare unpublished interviews, as well as recollections from McQuarrie's colleagues and friends, complement and contextualize the art. Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie is a comprehensive tribute to cinema's most beloved and influential concept artist.

The potter's studio handbook : a start-to-finish guide to hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics

January 5, 2017
Müller, Kristin, author.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Studio requirements, and properties of clay. Your studio ; Tools and equipment ; Clay ; Preliminary clay techniques ; Hand building ; Throwing on the potter's wheel ; Decorative and finishing techniques ; Ceramic kilns and firing work ; How to fire in an electric kiln -- A step-by-step guide to hand-building, and pottery wheel projects. Hand-building projects ; Beginning wheel projects ; Intermediate wheel projects.
The Potter's Studio Handbook will guide you through the process of designing and equipping your own ceramic studio, teaching you techniques that will have you generating clay projects in no time. Once the techniques are mastered, this guide will remain an invaluable resource to all clay artists, one that will stay in the studio for years to come.

The art of Disney Moana

January 5, 2017
Julius, Jessica, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2016]
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 x 29 cm
Be swallowed by our culture -- Know your mountain -- The ocean connects us -- The mighty Maui -- Into the realm of the fantastic -- Environmental models -- Color keys -- A culture of collaboration.
Collects the concept art behind the film, including sketches, storyboards, color keys, and mores.

Making art from maps

January 5, 2017
Berry, Jill K., author.
Beverly, Massachusetts : Rockport Publishers, an imprimt of Quarto Publishing Group, USA, Inc., 2016.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
From origami to paper cutting and decoupage, love of paper crafting has soared, and with it the variety of paper types used by artists. Among these are maps - an apt choice for any crafter: they're easy to find, often free, meant to be folded, and their colorful surfaces add an allure of travel to every project. Making Art from Maps is equal parts inspiration and fun. Jill K. Berry, author ofMap Art Lab returns, bringing her expertise in maps and her wide-ranging skills as an artist with her. With her cartographic connections, she takes you on a gallery tour, introducing you to the work of some of the most exciting artists creating with maps today. Designer interviews are accompanied by 25 accessible how-to projects of her own design that teach many of the techniques used by the gallery artists. --Publisher

Sweet tweets : simple stitches, whimsical birds

January 5, 2017
Cox, Erin (Quilter), author.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Fall in love with cheery little birds that add the perfect touch of whimsy to these simple, practical items. The magic happens with a unique style of raw-edge appliqué that's similar to free-motion quilting, as if you were sketching with thread. Let your creativity soar with 11 quick projects. Get the look of hand embroidery without the handwork--almost all the stitching is done by machine"-- Publisher's website.

Greatest landscapes : stunning photographs that inspire and astonish

January 5, 2017
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2016]
398 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
From one majestic nature landscape to the next, this is an iconic collection of National Geographic&#x;s photography of the world's most beautiful locations that will immortalize the beauty of the great outdoors, showcasing evocative, and often unseen, images of extraordinary landscapes around the world. With vast deserts in twilight, snowcapped mountain ranges at the brink of dawn, a forest in the height of autumn colors, these indelible images will magnify the beauty, emotion, and depth that can be captured in the split second of a camera flash, taking readers on a spectacular visual journey and offering an elegant conduit to the world around them. Paired with illuminating insights from celebrated photographers, this beautiful book weaves a vibrant tapestry of images that readers will turn to again and again. --Publisher

Misty Copeland

January 5, 2017
Delman, Gregg, photographer.
New York : Rizzoli, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color portraits ; 30 cm

Bresson on Bresson : interviews, 1943-1983

January 5, 2017
Bresson, Robert, author.
New York : New York Review Books, [2016]
xv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"New York Review book"--T.p. verso.
Preface -- Public affairs, 1934 : Prelude -- Angels of sin, 1943 : It takes an auteur ; Jean Giraudoux -- Les dames du Bois de Boulogne, 1945 : Scandals and shocks ; Interiority leads the way ; Jean Cocteau ; The Festival du Film Maudit -- Diary of a country priest, 1951 : Between these two worlds ; It's the impossibility that attracts me ; To see and to hear ; As I would write a poem -- A man escaped, 1956 : The wind blows where it wants to ; A new means of expression -- Pickpocket, 1959 : A film made of hands, objects, and glances ; A film's rhythm should be like the beating of a heart ; To capture only what is real ; To get to the mystery ; Poetry and truth are sisters -- The trial of Joan of Arc, 1962 : This familiarity with the palpably supernatural ; I know of nothing more atrocious or more poignant ; It's what the film wanted ; Emotion should be our only guide ; Joan of Arc was beautiful, elegant, approachable, modern ; To make her real, to bring her close ; If you want the current to flow, you have to strip the wires -- Adaptation : Aspects of dramatic creation -- Au hasard Balthazar, 1966 : A donkey in all its purity, its tranquility, its serenity, its sanctity ; The freest film I've made, the one to which I've given the most of myself ; To create life without copying it ; The beaten path -- Mouchette, 1967 : More in the manner of portraitists ; Something else I like in Bernanos: his supernatural is constructed from the real ; Looks that kill -- The sound track : The ear is far more creative than the eye -- A gentle woman, 1969 : The confrontation between death and life ; I am here, the other is elsewhere, and the silence is terrible -- Four nights of a dreamer, 1972 : Art is not a luxury, but a vital need ; Between blue and brown ; I look for surprises -- Lancelot of the Lake, 1974 : To bring the past into the present ; It was Lancelot's very particular inner adventure that I found striking ; Torn between fidelity and felony ; The sound of iron ; The Grail -- Notes on the cinematograph, 1975 : You strip your art naked -- The devil, probably, 1977 : The adversary ; The gaps are where the poetry slips in -- L'argent, 1983 : O money, visible god! ; The cinema is immense. We haven't done a thing.

The case of beasts : explore the film wizardry of Fantastic beasts and where to find them

January 5, 2017
Salisbury, Mark, 1966- author.
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
158 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 29 cm
Includes removable facsimile reproductions of props and paper ephemera from the movie.
Newt Scamander -- Jacob Kowalski, Porpentina Goldstein, Queenie Goldstein -- New York -- MACUSA -- N.S.P.S. -- The Blind Pig -- Finale -- Newt's Case.
"Take a front-row seat and witness the filmmaking magic that brought J.K. Rowling's script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the screen. Explore the realm of fantastical creatures that roam the wizarding world and discover the magical cast of characters in pursuit of them.."--Page 4 of cover.

Kurosawa's Rashomon : a vanished city, a lost brother, and the voice inside his iconic films

January 5, 2017
Anderer, Paul, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
vii, 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The gate -- Primal scenes -- Beginnings (a stray dog story) -- Confessions -- The benshi -- Labyrinth -- The witnesses, and the silence -- A tale of the brothers Kurosawa -- The other Akutagawa -- Slow motion -- The trial -- Requiem/rebirth.
A groundbreaking investigation into the early life of the iconic Akira Kurosawa in connection to his most famous film -- taking us deeper into the Kurosawa and his world. dust jacket.

Sequential drawings : the New Yorker series

January 5, 2017
McGuire, Richard, artist.
586 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 16 cm
"Sequential Drawings gathers together more than a decade of McGuire's witty and endlessly inventive spots--a veritable short story collection--each drawing given its own spread, which, in turn, assures for the reader the experience of surprise and delight that the drawings unfailingly deliver."-- Provided by publisher.

Figure it out! drawing essential poses : the beginner's guide to the natural-looking figure

January 5, 2017
Hart, Christopher, 1957- author.
New York : Sixth and Spring Books, 2016.
143 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart helps artists fine-tune their skills with the fundamentals of drawing natural-looking figures. Eschewing the esoteric "art poses" and wooden mannequins commonly found in art books, he portrays everyday, real-life gestures on human-looking foundation figures: standing, sitting, kneeling, and reclining, with arms folded, ankles crossed, hands on hips, and more, all shown from various angles. Hart also explores deeper concepts such as perspective, illusion of depth, casting shadows, and foreshortening, and provides step-by-step tutorials that take artists through complete, naturally posed figure drawings from start to finish"-- Provided by publisher.

Audrey : the 50s

January 4, 2017
Wills, David, 1969- author.
xxiii, 231 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm

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