New Arrivals · Art

December 9, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Chihuly : an artist collects

December 8, 2017
183 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Includes index.

American witness : the art and life of Robert Frank

December 8, 2017
Smith, R. J., 1959- author.
New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2017.
viii, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portratis ; 24 cm
"...American Witness is the first comprehensive look at the life of a man who's as mysterious and evasive as he is prolific and gifted. Leaving his rigid Switzerland for the more fluid United States in 1947, Frank found himself at the red-hot social center of bohemian New York in the '50s and '60s, becoming friends with everyone from Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Orlovsky to photographer Walker Evans, actor Zero Mostel, painter Willem de Kooning, filmmaker Jonas Mekas, Bob Dylan, writer Rudy Wirlitzer, jazz musicians Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus, and more. Frank roamed the country with his young family, taking roughly 27,000 photographs and collecting 83 of them into what is still his most famous work: The Americans. His was an America nobody had seen before, and if it was harshly criticized upon publication for its portrait of a divided country, the collection gradually grew to be recognized as a transformative American vision. And then he turned his back on certain success, giving up photography to reinvent himself as a film and video maker. Frank helped found the American independent cinema of the 1960s and made a legendary film with the Rolling Stones. Today, the nonagenarian is an embodiment of restless creativity and a symbol of what it costs to remain original in America, his life defined by never repeating himself, never being satisfied. American Witness is a portrait of a singular artist and the country that he saw."--Dust jacket

The geometry of hand-sewing : a romance in stitches and embroidery from Alabama Chanin and the School of Making

December 8, 2017
Chanin, Natalie, author.
New York : Abrams, 2017.
143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm + 2 stitching cards (28 x 21 cm).
Includes stitch index.

Fallen glory : the lives and deaths of history's greatest buildings

December 8, 2017
Crawford, James (Writer on aerial photography), author.
New York : Picador, 2017.
566 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Part one: Gods, heroes and monsters -- Make a name for yourself!: the Tower of Babel, Iraq -- Modernism's labyrinth: The palace of King Minos, Knossos, Greece -- The first war memorial: The citadel of Mycenae, the plain of Argos, Greece -- The Sun City also rises: Akhetaten, Amarna, Egypt -- Jerusalem syndrome: the Temple of Jerusalem -- Part two: On the unhappiness of empires -- The rise, decline and fall of the cow pasture: The forum, Rome -- The library of Babel: the library of Alexandria, Egypt -- Anarchy's theatre: the Hippodrome of Constantinople -- The carpet of the world: Madinat al-Zahra, Cordoba, Spain -- Part three: The King is dead, long live the King -- London was, but is no more: Old St Paul's Cathedral, London -- Journey to the tent at the centre of the world: Karakorum, Orkhon Valley, Mongolia -- The house of diamonds: the Fortress of Golconda, Hyderabad, India -- Liberté for sale: the Bastille, Paris -- Virtual city: Vilcabamba, Espiritu Pampa, Peru -- Part four: You say utopia, I say dystopia -- Little brother's big brother house: the St Petersburg Panopticon, Okhta, Russia -- No-man's city: Kowloon Walled City, Kowloon, Hong Kong -- The day the architecture died: Pruitt-Igoe, St Louis, Missouri -- The mirrorwall: the Berlin Wall, Berlin, East and West Germany -- No day shall erase you from the memory of time: the twin towers of the World Trade Centre, New York City -- The deleted city: GeoCities, the World Wide Web -- Epilogue. Let the past meet the future: Palmyra, Tadmor, Syria.
Uncovering the biographies of some of the most fascinating lost and ruined buildings, an engaging compendium of 21 structures from around the globe, including The Tower of Babel, The Bastille, the Berlin Wall and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, 'Fallen Glory' is a unique guide to a world of vanished architecture.

OTR flags : an integrated art exhibit that stimulates engagement by those who live, work, play and believe in OTR

December 8, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio : publisher not identified, [2012]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original color pictorial wrappers.
"July-August, 2012, Washington Park, Historic Over-the-Rhine"--page [3] of cover.
It takes a community / by Angela Morrow -- Design process sparks creativity, cooperation / by Gail Moe -- Sponsors give OTR Flags enthusiastic 'thumbs up' / by Gail Moe -- 18 artists paint stories of community on OTR Flags / by Joan Kaup -- Sponsors -- Inclusive dialogues lead to creative designs / by Miami University Center for Community Engagement -- Community engaging public workshops to paint individual OTR Flags / by Joan Kaup.
"OTR Flags is the first public event in the newly renovated and expanded Washington Park. OTR Flags is an art installation of 100+ colorful, hand painted silk flags that will line the sidewalks and surround the gazebo. Inspired by the silk flag inspiration 'Gates' in New York City's Central Park, OTR Flags engages the community in a healing, redemptive and positive re-opening of Washington Park"-- page [3].

Insular, Anglo-Saxon, and early Anglo-Norman manuscript art at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge : an illustrated catalogue

December 8, 2017
Corpus Christi College (University of Cambridge)
Kalamazoo, Michigan : Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University in association with Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, the Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1997.
2 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection is bound in bound in original beige library cloth boards stamped in gold. Volume 1 has burgundy library cloth spine. Volume 2 has blue library cloth spine. Both volumes have gold lettering stamped on spine.
v. 1. Text -- v. 2. Plates.

A body of work : dancing to the edge and back

December 7, 2017
Hallberg, David, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2017.
424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New Yorker described as 'the most exciting male ballet dancer in the Western world,' presents an intimate journey through his artistic life up to the moment he returns to the stage after a devastating injury almost cost him his career. While rich in detail ballet fans will adore, this is a book that anyone interested in a life of creativity will love. Hallberg reflects on themes like inspiration, ego, self-doubt, 'the artistic calling', and perfectionism as he takes readers into daily classes, rigorous rehearsals, and triumphant performances, searching for new inspiration and interpretations of ballet's greatest roles. He reveals the vicious bullying he endured as a child, the ambition he had to tame as a new member of American Ballet Theatre, and the reasons behind his headline-grabbing decision to be the first American to join the top ranks of the Bolshoi Ballet. Then, as Hallberg circled the globe performing at the peak of his abilities, he suffered a crippling injury that led to two surgeries, an agonizing retreat from ballet, and the decision to commit to a radical rebuilding of his body and technique that resulted in his miraculous return to the stage as a new artist and a new man. Combining his impressive powers of observation and memory with emotional honesty and artistic insight, David Hallberg has written a thrilling dance memoir and an intimate portrait of an artist in all his vulnerability, passion, and wisdom."--Dust jacket flap.

Keith Haring - posters

December 7, 2017
Döring, Jürgen, 1954- author.
Munich ; London ; New York : Prestel, [2017]
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Exhibition: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany, May 31-November 5, 2017.
Whether Keith Haring was raising awareness of the AIDS epidemic and apartheid or celebrating life, music, and dance, his signature illustrations became part of the cultural landscape of the 1980s. Posters were central to Haring's oeuvre and the perfect medium for his inclusive, accessible, and figurative style. This remarkable book brings together exquisite reproductions of Haring's poster output. The author offers fascinating insight into Haring's work, providing commentary on each of the over one hundred posters that Haring designed during his prolific career. An important reference work and a vibrant celebration of a world renowned artist, this book will delight Haring's many fans throughout the world.

Dresses to dream about

December 7, 2017
Siriano, Christian, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2017.
223 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
"In this personal, insider's monograph, one of today's most popular young fashion designers takes his fans through the creation of his favorite gowns, from sketch to dress. Following the 2008 debut of his eponymous label at New York Fashion Week, Christian Siriano burst into international stardom, becoming a red-carpet favorite and one of today's most popular young fashion designers. Known for the sophisticated structure and exquisite movement of his gowns, Siriano has also gained fans for his vision of inclusiveness in fashion. For the first time, the beloved designer offers an intimate glimpse into his imaginative design process in Dresses to Dream About. This book takes readers through the creative journey of some of Siriano's favorite dresses, from initial inspiration to finished gown. Each dress featured in the book has been chosen by the designer, and its creation is narrated in Siriano's own words. Sketches, mood boards, and photographs of the designer at work in his Manhattan studio give a behind-the-scenes look of the materials and crafting of his lavish dresses, culminating in images of the finished gowns, presenting an intimate look at the work of one of America's most accomplished young fashion designers."-- Provided by publisher.

Create your own improv quilts : modern quilting with no rules & no rulers

December 7, 2017
Gillman, Rayna, 1941- author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, Inc., [2017]
95 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"A natural follow-up to the Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts, this book applies Rayna's no rules, no mistakes, no stress style to modern quilting."

Heart and darkness : scary adventures and the evolution of Disney's dark rides

December 7, 2017
Farrell, Shawn Patrick, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Theme Park Press, [2017]
vii, 200 pages ; 22 cm
"The definitive book of Disney Dark Rides"--Back cover.
"The dark rides in Disney theme parks have delighted --and sometimes terrified-- millions of people. The history of these attractions is a fascinating story of creativity, engineering, and pop culture, and it's told here for the first time. From their primitive beginnings in the 1800s, to their perfection by the Disney Imagineers, dark rides are an ingenious way to tell a visually exciting story to guests who "travel" through the action, scene by scene, aboard vehicles ranging from boats to (Doom) buggies. Despite their popularity, dark rides still retain an aura of mystery: when did they originate? how did Disney transform them from curiosities into crowd pleasers? why are they such a draw to young and old? [This book] dispels the darkness with the definitive history of Disney's dark rides, from Disneyland's Peter Pan, Mr. Toad, and Snow White, to Disneyland Shanghai's cutting-edge version of Pirates of the Caribbean. Farrell also explores notable dark rides not in a Disney park, the many that have gone into the gloom, and some hints of what's to come"--Back cover.

Maya Lin : thinking with her hands

December 6, 2017
Rubin, Susan Goldman, author.
99 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Clay: Cable Lane -- Granite: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- Water: The Civil Rights Memorial -- Earth: Wave Field -- Glass: Langston Hughes Library and Riggio-Lynch Chapel -- Celadon: The Museum of Chinese in America -- Dunes and driftwood: The Confluence Project -- Wood: The Box House -- Memories: What is missing?
"The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. is one of the most famous memorials in the world. But most people are not as familiar with the college student who won the design competition to build it. This carefully researched volume chronicles Maya Lin's childhood, her battle to create the memorial as she envisioned it, and the incredible body of work she has produced since then. More than simply an art book, this compelling biography of a young woman who became a visionary artist and activist is also a timely celebration of the role of women and minorities in American society--past, present, and future"-- Provided by publisher.

Sew advent calendars : count down to Christmas with 20 stylish designs to fill with festive treats

December 6, 2017
Shore, Debbie (Writer on sewing), author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2017.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Sew gorgeous, personalized advent calendars for your loved ones; fill them with festive treats and handpicked goodies to treasure. Choose from 20 designs, from traditional flat-pocket calendars to hanging cones and festive pouches, for both adults and children alike.This book contains all the techniques to make the calendars, and every project is shown clearly step by step. Using Debbie's friendly and easy-to-follow instructions, it's time to get crafty and create a new festive family tradition!"--Back cover.

Breaking bad 101 : the complete critical companion

December 6, 2017
Sepinwall, Alan, 1973- author.
New York : Abrams Press, an imprint of ABRAMS, 2017.
284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"AMC's Breaking Bad is among the most beloved, critically acclaimed American television series of our time. Created by Vince Gilligan, the series charts the transformation of high school science teacher Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) into a cold, calculating meth kingpin. Breaking Bad 101 collects esteemed critic Alan Sepinwall's (HitFix) popular Breaking Bad recaps in book form, featuring new, exclusive essays and completely revised and updated commentary-as well as insights from and interviews with the creative masterminds behind Breaking Bad. The ultimate critical companion for one of the greatest television dramas of all time, Breaking Bad 101 offers fans Sepinwall's smart, funny, and incisive analysis of the psychology and filmmaking craft behind each episode and celebrates the series' unique place in pop-culture history."--Publisher.

Joan Rivers confidential : the unseen scrapbooks, joke cards, personal files, and photos of a very funny woman who kept everything

December 6, 2017
Rivers, Melissa, 1969- author.
336 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Introduction -- The '50s & before -- The '60s -- The '70s -- The '80s -- The '90s -- The 2000s -- Credits.
"Joan Rivers is an enduring icon of the 20th century, and her wildly popular humor has appealed to generations of fans. With a career that began in the late 1950s, Joan kept mementos over the course of her entire working life, and Joan Rivers Confidential is a compilation of never-before-seen personal archives. Assembled by her daughter Melissa with Scott Currie, the book contains scripts and monologues, letters from famous friends, exchanges with fans, rare photographs, as well as classic and never-before-heard jokes--many simply scribbled on everything from hotel stationery to airplane boarding passes. Touching on subjects from her 50 years in show business (The Tonight Show, Las Vegas, Elizabeth Taylor, Heidi Abromowitz, the red carpet, and Fashion Police), this is a revelatory and humor-filled insider look at the popular, multitalented comedian."--provided by

Sketch now, think later : jump right into sketching with limited time, tools, and techniques

December 6, 2017
Daikubara, Mike Yoshiaki, author.
Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, 2017.
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"Sketching is more popular than ever, but busy lives leave almost no room for sitting down with a pad and pen, and practicing. Many people give up on their potential hobby (and artistic outlet) because they feel they just don't have the time to lay the groundwork. Here's a secret though: you do have time each day to practice, you just need to incorporate sketching into your daily life. Sketch Know, Think Later covers the tools, techniques and tips that author and Urban Sketching Correspondent of Boston Mike Daikubara has developed in his more than 15 years as a practicing artist, and will show you how to fully dive into any sketching situation with limited time and tools, and still be able to produce memorable, great looking, fun sketches!"-- Provided by publisher.

Take better selfies

December 5, 2017
Salzberg, Alysa, author.
Pittsburgh, PA : Eldorado Ink, [2018]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Selfies at a glance -- Putting your best face forward -- Show your whole self -- Lighting and angles -- Background information -- Squad goals -- Photo development -- Glossary.
Chances are, you ve taken at least a few selfies. But maybe you don t always like how they come out. In this book, you ll discover simple ways to improve your selfie game including how to look your best for a picture, choosing the right pose, lighting, and angle, and, most importantly, letting your personality shine through. You ll also learn how to make the background of your selfie work for you, and how to share the spotlight with a special place. You ll find pointers for taking memorable group selfies, even with the hardest co-stars of all: babies, toddlers, and pets. And then there's what happens after you take your selfie, from a handy list of popular editing software and apps, to questions that will help you determine if you need to use them. Anyone can take a selfie, but with the tips in this book, you'll take yours to the next level!

Christmas ideas.

December 4, 2017
Des Moines, IA : Special Interest Publications, Publishing Group of Meredith Corp.,
v. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
At head of title: <1983-1984> Better homes and gardens creative ideas.

Mangasia : the definitive guide to Asian comics

December 4, 2017
Gravett, Paul, author.
312 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics forms the basis of a major Barbican exhibition entitled: Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics, which is to tour worldwide from autumn 2017."--Back cover.

Extraordinary hand lettering : creative lettering ideas for celebrations, events, décor & more

December 4, 2017
Wai, Doris, author.
148 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Are you a curious hand lettering beginner or long-time enthusiast looking to take your craft to the next level? Or are you a DIY guru or event planner wishing to breathe new life into a boring gift, event signage, or party décor? Extraordinary Hand Lettering opens your eyes to the endless possibilities in the world of creative lettering, showing you how to work with types of surfaces, such as wood, glass and acrylic, chalk, and even mirrors. First, learn the simple tools and tricks of hand lettering essentials--cursive and basic typefaces, creating balance and composition, and how to draw letters, as well as secret tips on what words you should choose to spotlight or shadow. Then, discover the lettering potentials of everyday items by transforming household objects or discarded items, such as old vintage mirrors, jewelry, and furniture, into a customized gift, unique decoration, quirky art piece, or stunning signage--all with the right lettering and choice of pen, pencil, or marker. For all DIY art-and-crafters, homemakers, and small business entrepreneurs, lettering is a versatile and necessary skill that can repurpose the old into something that is new, beautiful, and functional. Finally, draw inspirations from twelve whimsical projects suited for the girlie girl, the sophisticated man, or the modern minimalist. Combine the art of lettering and upcycling crafts to bring beauty into your everyday lifestyle.

Fabergé and the Russian crafts tradition : an empire's legacy

December 4, 2017
Trombly, Margaret Kelly, 1949- author.
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
This publication accompanies the exhibition Faberge and the Russian craft tradition: An empire's legacy at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, from 12 November 2017 to 27 May 2018.
Published in collaboration with the Walters Art Museum.
This book gives a fascinating overview of Russian decorative art, revealing a highly accomplished crafts tradition that persisted over nine centuries. It includes works by Peter Carl Faberge and his workshop, jeweled Byzantine icons, silver drinking vessels, and intricate enamels. Featured are two extraordinary Faberge eggs that were once in the Russian Imperial collection, including one that opens up to reveal a miniature gold replica of the Gatchina Palace, near St. Petersburg. The decorative arts had flourished in Russia under the patronage of the tsars and their court, whose apparently limitless resources supported the production of some of the most technically sophisticated works of art ever made.

Jasper Johns : pictures within pictures 1980-2015

December 4, 2017
Donovan, Fiona, author.
288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
In the late 1970s, after the artist's explosive Pop Art beginnings and a period of abstraction, representational objects made their way back into Jasper Johns' work. Supported by the artist's words and previous scholarship, Jasper Johns is the first comprehensive study of his later paintings and works on paper.Fiona Donovan helps contextualize images that have personal significance for Johns and explain a broader humanist discourse. Readers learn of his absorption with the appropriation and abstraction of images taken from Cezanne, Grunewald, Picasso, and others, and discover the inspiration Johns finds in his immediate surroundings. Progressing through several key phases and turning points in the artist's career, Donovan brings to light not only this subtext of inspirations and influences but also Johns' circle of contemporaries, collaborators, and personal perceptions and obsessions. Johns' compelling and enduring curiosity is omnipresent and reflected in his stylistic changes, but the shifting themes, motifs, and moods of his work are all underpinned by his exceptional skill.

Annie Leibovitz : portraits : 2005-2016

November 30, 2017
Leibovitz, Annie, 1949- photographer.
313 pages : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 36 cm
Annie Leibovitz : Portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer's follow-up to her two landmark books, Annie Leibovitz 1970-1990 and A Photographer's Life 1990-2005. In this newest collection, Leibovitz has captured the world's most compelling subjects in the style that has distinguished her as one of the most loved and compelling talents of our time. The photographs document contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.

National Geographic night vision : magical photographs of life after dark

November 30, 2017
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]
398 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Energy -- Harmony -- Mystery -- Wonder.

One face fifty ways : the portrait photography ideas book

November 30, 2017
Dyer, Imogen, author, model.
London, England : Ilex, 2017.
160 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Themes -- Accessorizing -- Gear -- Light -- Taking your shot -- Angles -- Posing -- Choosing a formant -- Different faces.
"Whichever side of the camera you like to be on, this book will show you how, with some simple camera techniques and inexpensive items of wardrobe, you can revolutionize your portfolio." -- Page 4 of cover.

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