New Arrivals · Art

October 18, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Beginner's guide to crochet : 20 crochet projects for beginners

October 17, 2017
Shrimpton, Sarah, 1975- author.
Blue Ash, OH : David & Charles, 2015.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- How To Use This Book -- Your Crochet Toolkit -- Yarn And Hooks -- Patterns And Charts -- Get Ready -- Start Stitching -- Pick 'N' Stitch -- Making The Rounds -- Great Grannies -- Extreme Crochet -- Fancy Stitches -- Stitch On The Edge -- Finishing Touches -- Suppliers -- About The Author -- Thanks -- Index.
"Want to learn to crochet, but have no idea where to start? Well this book will guide you through the basics and have you completing your first project in just one day! Each new stitch is explained in easy steps with accompanying photographs and diagrams and is followed up with a project showing you how to utilize your new found skills. The 20 modern projects range from a super simple cafetiere cosy to a granny square blanket, plus there is a section dedicated to "extreme crochet," using t-shirt yarn to create larger-than-life crocheted creations. In addition, crochet charts are included for each stitch and pattern with the author explaining, in detail, how to read and follow charts. The author's chatty, informal style will take you on your journey from newbie to fully-fledged crocheter and before you know it you'll be crocheting and making fantastic homemade presents for friends and family"

Feminist icon cross-stitch

October 13, 2017
Fleiss, Anna, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, 2017.
120 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Subtitle on cover: 30 daring designs to celebrate strong women.
Includes index.
Cross-stitch basics -- Patterns : the women -- Cleopatra -- Queen Elizabeth I -- Abigail Adams -- Sojourney Truth -- Susan B. Anthony -- Marie Curie -- Virginia Woolf -- Eleanor Roosevelt -- Amelia Earhart -- Frida Kahlo -- Simone de Beauvoir -- Betty Friedan -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- Gloria Steinem -- Rosie the riveter -- Billie Jean King -- Hillary Rodham Clinton -- Michelle Obama -- Beyoncé -- Malala Yousafzai -- Patterns : the words.
Trailblazing women take center stage in Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch, a collection of stylish patterns and capsule biographies that celebrates some of our favorite lady heroes. Feminism is back in the spotlight, and powerful women, from Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Malala Yousafzai to Gloria Steinem and Michelle Obama, have inspired a whole new generation to smash the patriarchy. With an introduction on the rise of modern feminism, and instructions on the basics of cross-stitch, this book features patterns for embroidering twenty iconic women -- like suffragette Susan B. Anthony, author Virginia Woolf, political icon Hillary Rodham Clinton, and pop superstar Beyoncé -- and ten empowering feminist sayings. This charming book gives today's nasty women everything they need to begin crafting hip, feminist works of art.

David Hockney

October 11, 2017
279 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 28 x 27 cm
Catalog of an exhibition at the Tate Britain, February 9-May 29, 2017; Centre Georges Pompidou, June 19-October 23, 2017; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 20, 2017-February 25, 2018
"On the occasion of the Exhibition David Hockney"
A full career retrospective of one of the greatest and most popular living artists, lavishly illustrated with works from across the artist's six-decade career David Hockney has been delighting and challenging audiences for almost sixty years. Working in an extraordinarily wide range of media with equal measures of wit and intelligence, his art has examined, probed and questioned how the perceived world of movement, space and time can be captured in two dimensions. This lavishly illustrated publication reasserts Hockney as a serious thinker and a highly innovative artist constantly challenging the conventions of artistic expression, without losing the characteristic verve, humour and colour of the work. Hockney?s book describes more than 200 works including painting, drawings, photographs, watercolours, iPad drawings, and his most recent multi-screen works. Exhibition: Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom (09.02-29.05.2017).

I'm fine ...and other lies

October 11, 2017
Cummings, Whitney, 1982- author.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- The Self-Help Chapter -- The Codependence Chapter -- The Roast Joke Chapter -- The Sexism Chapter -- The Egg Freezing Chapter -- The Eating Disorder Chapter -- The Boobs Chapter -- The Headache Chapter -- The Pit Bull Chapter -- The Middle East Chapter.
The creator, writer and executive producer of "2 Broke Girls" presents a personal account of her life and career, detailing her struggles with challenges ranging from anxiety and an eating disorder to relationships and pop therapy.

Slow knitting : a journey from sheep to skein to stitch

October 11, 2017
Thiessen, Hannah, author.
New York : Abrams, [2017]
176 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Source carefully -- Produce thoughtfully -- Think environmentally -- Experiment fearlessly -- Explore openly.
"Like the 'slow food' and 'slow living' movements, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work...Each cahpter explores fiber types; profiles yarn varieties, makers, and yarn suppliers; and offers garment patterns inspired by the featured fibers, ten projects in all"--Back cover.

Start to finish : Woody Allen and the art of moviemaking

October 10, 2017
Lax, Eric, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
353 pages ; illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- The script -- The money -- The cast, the cinematographer -- The locations, the production design, the costumes -- The shoot -- The edit -- The music -- The color correction, the mix -- The end.

View from above : an astronaut photographs the world

October 10, 2017
Virts, Terry, 1967- author.
303 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Introduction : a life above -- The International Space Station -- Missions and results -- Leaving Earth -- White -- Our place in the universe -- Deliveries from home -- Emergency in space -- Color -- Spacewalking -- The human world -- Returning to Earth -- Epilogue : back home.

The mitten handbook : knitting recipes to make your own

October 10, 2017
Huff, Mary Scott.
New York : Abrams, 2017.
158 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

At home with dogs and their designers : sharing a stylish life

October 10, 2017
Salk, Susanna, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2017.
175 pages : color photographs ; 24 cm
"America's leading interior designers show readers how to live in the most stylish way with their adorable dogs, offering an array of inspirational tips for keeping both your home and dogs attractive and chic. Complete with a resource guide for your decorative needs as well as pet needs (including adoption and rescue organizations), At Home with Dogs and Their Designers opens the door--from coast to coast, townhouse to beach house--allowing us to peek in and embrace this love letter from these designers to their pets, who are most assuredly family members."

Edgy embroidery : transform conventional stitches into 25 unconventional designs

October 9, 2017
Rominger, Renee, author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2017.
159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Provides step-by-step instructions for creating non-traditional embroidery designs, such as a floral shark attack and an anatomical heart, and provides instructions for hooping fabric and beginning a stitch.

American quilt treasures : historic quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum.

October 6, 2017
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Stitches from the harvest : hand embroidery inspired by autumn

October 6, 2017
Schmitz, Kathy, author.
Bothell, WA : Martingale, [2017]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
The projects -- Three jacks -- Autumn sheaf needle keeper -- Black satin sachet -- Plentiful coat pin -- Gather together runner -- Give thanks -- Great rewards kitchen towels -- Harvest pillow -- Hazel -- In a nutshell purse -- Nutty's nest notion keeper -- Wild oaks pincushion -- Welcome home -- Crimson bounty tote -- Natures finest pouches -- Embroidery basics.
Shares fifteen embroidery projects inspired by the warm colors and welcoming textures of autumn.

Fierce at four foot two

October 5, 2017
Jolé, Terra, author.
New York : Post Hill Press, [2017]
xiv, 178 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"With little more than a dream in her heart, the passion in her soul, and two hundred dollars in her pocket, Terra Jolé burst onto the Hollywood scene with a fierce determination to make her mark on the entertainment industry. But she quickly learned that while she may have been ready for Hollywood, Hollywood wasn't necessarily ready for her. At four foot two, Terra was born with achondroplasia, a form of short-limbed dwarfism, and because of her diminutive stature she often faced unimaginable prejudice and bigotry. After spending time in the trenches, as an evil elf on Ozzie Osbourne's Merry Mayhem Tour and later as a dancer on Miley Cyrus's Bangerz Tour, Terra struck out on her own and carved out a career for herself as a mini-Britney and mini-Gaga "inpersonatore". But with her larger than life optimism and absolute belief in herself, Terra was determined not to be a "mini-anything" for long and she ultimately captured the hearts of reality TV fans around the world as the star and executive producer of the groundbreaking A+E Network's Lifetime television show Little Women: LA" --
"A Post Hill Press Book" -- Title page verso.

Encyclopedia of landscape design

October 5, 2017
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2017.
391 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Includes index.
Offers advice, techniques, and instructions on the process of designing a home garden, including layouts, illustrated listings of plants, and simple construction projects.

Samurai swords : a collector's guide : a comprehensive introduction to history, collecting and preservation

October 5, 2017
Sinclaire, Clive.
Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, 2017.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm.
Includes index.

A well-crafted home

October 5, 2017
Crowther, Janet, author.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2017]
224 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
The entryway -- The living room -- The kitchen -- The dining room -- The bedroom -- The closet -- The bathroom -- The outdoor oasis -- Technique.
A beautiful, practical book for both aspiring makers and seasoned crafters. Here are 60 projects for high-quality furniture, textiles, and accessories to enjoy all through the house--plus all the techniques you need for dyeing or sewing fabric, cutting leather, antiquing mirrors, working with wood, and much more. A Well-Crafted Home includes simple, creative details that will tailor a space to your taste. More than just zDIYy crafts, these carefully designed projects call for good materials--like linen, leather, and wood--so the finished product will last you a lifetime. Ranging from beginner to more advanced, each item elevates a room in a way you'd never expect: a large-scale painting with an effortless zdoty design looks like a modern piece of art, flax linen bedding sewn with a few easy seams is gorgeous way to set off the bed (and is more affordable than you would think), and a copper pipe rack for hanging clothes is so pretty, you’ll want to keep it on display.

Poetry of place : the new architecture and interiors of McAlpine

October 5, 2017
McAlpine, Bobby, author.
New York : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2017.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"This volume features the recent projects of McAlpine, one of the country's most highly respected architecture and interior design firms, renowned for its timeless houses exemplifying the charm and elegance of traditional and vernacular English, American, and European styles blended with a modern sensibility. Following from their first book, The Home Within Us, this book profiles twenty stunning projects, from a stone tower folly standing in the gardens of a Tudor-style house to a humble yet elegant wooden lakeside retreat. Through his poetic voice, Bobby McAlpine narrates the story of each residence, pointing out its unique qualities. Featured are an exotic Florida Panhandle beach house; a Tuscan-style horse farm; a rambling Colonial Revival compound; and a miniature European manor house, among others. These dwellings are classically understated and welcoming. With its gorgeous photography of inspiring interiors and exteriors, Poetry of Place will appeal to those interested in design romancing the past."

Slayers & vampires : the complete uncensored, unauthorized oral history of Buffy & Angel

October 4, 2017
Gross, Edward (Edward A.), author.
524 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Once more, with kneeling / by Mark A. Altman -- Vampires and slayers, oh my! / by Edward Gross -- Part one: Buffy the vampire slayer: "She saved the world...a lot." -- Blonde on blonde -- Hellmouth or high water -- High school confidential -- Bewitched, bothered, and Buffy -- Soul man -- You gotta have faith -- The spy who loved me -- A fight for love and glory (aka Death is your gift) -- More than a feeling -- Leaving Sunnydale -- Part two: Angel: "Fangs, don't fail me now." -- Back in black -- Out of the past -- Here comes the son -- Beauty and the beast -- L.A. law -- Part three: Across the Buffyverse: "If there is no great glorious end to all this, if nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do." -- Beyond Buffy -- Girl power forever.
Go behind the scenes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel with the candid and uncensored recollections of myriad writers, creators, executives, programmers, critics, and cast members. Together they unveil how a failed motion picture became a critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated cult television series. -- Adapted from book jacket.

Georgia O'Keeffe : living modern

October 4, 2017
Corn, Wanda M., author.
319 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 27 cm
Catalogue published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, March 3 - July 23, 2017; Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, August 18 - November 19, 2017; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, December 16, 2017 - April 1, 2018.
Foreword / Anne Pasternak -- Introduction -- The amazing continuity -- New York -- New Mexico -- Asia -- Celebrity -- Fashion muse -- Appendix A: A chronology of O'Keeffe and her photographers -- Appendix B: Interview with Judy Margolis, 2001 (edited 2016) -- Appendix C: Data on the featured garments owned by O'Keeffe / compiled by Susan Ward.
Richly illustrated with images of her art and views of the two homes she designed and furnished in New Mexico, the book also includes never before published photographs of O'Keeffe's clothes. The author has attributed some of the most exquisite of these garments to O'Keeffe, a skilled seamstress who understood fabric and design, and who has become an icon in today's fashion world as much for her personal style as for her art. This fresh and carefully researched study brings O'Keeffe's style to life, illuminating how this beloved American artist purposefully proclaimed her modernity in the way she dressed and posed for photographers, from Alfred Stieglitz to Bruce Weber. This beautiful book accompanies the first museum exhibition to bring together photographs, clothes, and art to explore O'Keeffe's unified modernist aesthetic.

The collector of lives : Giorgio Vasari and the invention of art

October 4, 2017
Rowland, Ingrid D. (Ingrid Drake), author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
viii, 420 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 25 cm
"Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574) was a man of many talents―a sculptor, painter, architect, writer, and scholar―but he is best known for Lives of the Artists, the classic account that singlehandedly invented the genre of artistic biography and established the canon of Italian Renaissance art. Before Vasari's extraordinary book, art was considered a technical skill rather than an intellectual pursuit, and artists were mere decorators and craftsmen. It was through Vasari's visionary writings that artists like Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo came to be regarded as great masters of life as well as art, their creative genius celebrated as a divine gift. Their enduring reputations testify to Vasari's profound yet unspoken influence on western culture. An advisor to kings and pontiffs―and a confidant to Titian, Donatello, and more―Vasari enjoyed an exhilarating career amid the thrilling culture of Renaissance Italy"--Inside dust jacket.

The phoenix years : art, resistance and the making of modern China

October 4, 2017
O'Dea, Madeleine, author.
New York : Pegasus Books 2017.
ix, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Beijing 1986 -- I do not believe! -- The stars -- Very heaven -- A terrible beauty -- Nothing to my name -- Whose utopia? -- Beijing welcomes you! -- Isn't something missing? -- Amnesia and memory -- The people and the republic.
"The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in the past four decades is illuminated by another, equally fascinating, narrative beneath its surface—the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom of expression. By following the stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists, The Phoenix Years shows how China's rise unleashed creativity, thwarted hopes, and sparked tensions between the individual and the state that continue to this day. It relates the heady years of hope and creativity in the 1980s, which ended in the disaster of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Following that tragedy comes China's meteoric economic rise, and the opportunities that emerged alongside the difficult compromises artists and others have to make to be citizens in modern China. Foreign correspondent Madeleine O'Dea has been an eyewitness for over thirty years to the rise of China, the explosion of its contemporary art and cultural scene, and the long, ongoing struggle for free expression. The stories of these artists and their art mirror the history of their country. The Phoenix Years is vital reading for anyone interested in China today."--Publisher website.

A place to call home : tradition, style, and memory in the new American house

October 4, 2017
Schafer, Gil, III, author.
New York, NY : Rizzoli International Publications, 2017.
288 pages : chiefly illustrations, color, plans, black and white ; 32 cm
"Opening with memories of the childhood homes and experiences that have shaped Schafer's own history, ... for Schafer, architecture is not just a career but a way of life, a calling. He describes how the many varied houses of his youth were informed as much by their style as by their sense of place, and how these experiences of home informed his idea of classicism as a set of values that he applies to many different kinds of architecture in places as varied as the ones he grew up in. Because while Schafer is absolutely a classical architect, he is in fact a modern traditionalist, and A Place to Call Home showcases how he effortlessly interprets traditional principles for a multiplicity of architectural styles within contemporary ways of living. Sections in Part I include the delicate balance of modern and traditional aesthetics, the juxtaposition of fancy and simple, and the details that make each project special and livable. Schafer also delves into what he refers to as "the spaces in between," those often overlooked spaces like closets, mudrooms, and laundry rooms, explaining their underappreciated value in the broader context of a home. Part of Schafer's skill lies in the way he gives the minutiae of a project as much attention as the grand aesthetic gestures, and ultimately, it's this combination that brings his homes to life. Part II of the book is the story of seven houses and the places they inhabit--each with a completely different character and soul: a charming cottage completely rebuilt into a casual but gracious house for a young family in bucolic Mill Valley, California; a reconstructed historic 1930s Colonial house and gardens set in lush woodlands in Connecticut; a new, Adirondack camp-inspired house for an active family perched on the edge of Lake Placid with stunning views of nearby Whiteface Mountain; an elegant but family-friendly Fifth Avenue apartment with a panoramic view of Central Park; a new timber frame and stone barn situated to take advantage of the summer sun on a lovely, rambling property in New England; a new residence and outbuildings on a 6,000 acre hunting preserve in Georgia, inspired by the historic 1920s and 1930s hunting plantation houses in the region; and Schafer's own, deeply personal, newly-renovated and surprisingly modern house located just a few feet from the Atlantic Ocean in coastal Maine"--provided by publisher.

The atlas of beauty : women of the world in 500 portraits

October 3, 2017
Noroc, Mihaela, photographer.
California : Ten Speed Press, [2017]
351 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Noroc has journeyed through more than fifty countries to celebrate the diversity of this fascinating world. This volume contains photographs of five hundred women, from tribes, conservative communities, and modern cities. Most were struggling and working hard, and were facing discrimination as women. But through it all they were shining with dignity, strength, and beauty.

Making winter : a hygge-inspired guide for surviving the winter months

October 3, 2017
Mitchell, Emma, author.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by LOM Art, an imprint of Michael O'Mara Books Ltd., as Making winter: a creative guide to surviving the winter months" -- Title page verso.
"Want to survive those dark and freezing winter months? The Danish do it with hygge--a concept that's all about coziness, simple pleasures, and the company of loved ones. Embrace this warmhearted philosophy with these 25 creative crafts and recipes, which range from gorgeous trinkets to snuggly woolens and tasty treats. You don't have to be an expert with a crochet hook or a whiz in the kitchen to complete the projects, which include easy-to-follow instructions and photographs. Make vintage ornaments, bake plum and orange blondies, crochet boot cuffs, and more--and you'll feel hygge warming you no matter how cold it is outside" --

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