New Arrivals · Art

April 26, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The new creative home : London style

April 25, 2018
Choudhry, Talib, author.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Scott standard postage stamp catalogue.

April 24, 2018
New York : Scott Stamp and Coin Co. Ltd.,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 24-28 cm.
Imprint varies: 1939- New York : Scott Publications, Inc. ; 1973-2017, Sidney, Ohio : Scott Publishing Co. ; 2018- Sidney, Ohio : Amos Media.
"The encyclopedia of philately."

Cutting machine crafts with your Cricut, Sizzix, or Silhouette : die cutting machine projects to make with 60 SVG files

April 24, 2018
Griffith, Lia, author.
New York : Potter Craft, 2018.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Get more creative with your Cricut, Sizzix, or Silhouette die cutting machine! Here are 50 easy projects and 60 templates for making gorgeous home accessories, fun party decor, and memorable gifts. This book includes beautiful items you can make using just about any electronic die cutting machine, by downloading the SVG templates, running your materials through your machine, and following the instructions to assemble your cut materials. Discover graphic Scandinavian patterns to decorate aprons and tea towels, paper succulent centerpieces, and dozens of blooms for bouquets, garlands, and crowns. Every project includes easy instructions and plenty of variations so you can get the most out of your machine. With an introduction to electronic die cutting machines and options for cutting the templates out by hand, this book is full of inspiration and expert advice. Includes instructions for downloading 60 SVG cut files compatible with most electronic cutting machines"-- Provided by publisher.

By the light of the silvery moon

April 23, 2018
Serling-Sturm, Judith, artist.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Judith Serling-Sturm, [2016]
1 artists' book : metal, paperboard ; 21 x 50 cm
Title from artist's website; date from email correspondence with artist.
"The found piece of metal used for the cover of this book set the trajectory of the piece...The rich pastel of a velvety moonlit night, punctuated by silver crescendos of song...The cratered moon, providing earthly refuge for lovers...The horrific reality of human trafficking in our backyards, hiding in the dark. Item will glow in the dark."--Artist's statement from artist's website.

Ida Martin

April 23, 2018
Serling-Sturm, Judith, artist.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Judith Serling-Sturm, [2014]
1 tree bark (with 1 handmade book attached) : wood, color paper, fabric ; 36 cm + 1 document (22 pages ; 28 cm)
Title, date and item description from the accompanying document and from the artist's website.
"Ida Martin, first known resident of what is now known as the Mount Adams neighborhood of Cincinnati, lived in the hollow of a sycamore and earned her living tending to the laundry - and more? - of the soldiers at Fort Washington, located in present-day downtown. Tree bark, handmade paper with natural inclusions, water color paper, water color, fabric, verse text, blanket stitch binding."--Artist's statement from website.

Mixing work with pleasure : my life at Studio Ghibli

April 23, 2018
Suzuki, Toshio, 1948 August 19-
235 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Translation of: Shigoto dōraku.
Preface to the English edition -- Preface to the revised Japanese edition -- About the Japanese revised edition -- In place of a preface: memories never to be forgotten -- 1. Mixing work with pleasure / trust means total trust: the animage era -- 2. The importance of shared interests in relationships: meeting Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki -- 3. The importance of being the director's ally: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and the founding of Studio Ghibli -- 4. New ideas are within a radius of three meters: Hayao Miyazaki filmmaking -- 5. Filmmaking is like tumbling all together down a slope: the philosophy and practice of Isao Takahata -- 6. There is no end to worrying in this world: the life of Yasuyoshi Tokuma -- 7. For making things, small companies are best:Ghibli as a "small neighborhood factory" -- 8. The future opens up to the steady and steadfast: always think in the present tense -- Afterword to the original Japanese edition (2008): how films result from casual conversation -- Afterword to the revised Japanese edition (2014): a word about flowers -- Toshio Suzuki chronology -- Bibliography.

Contemporary Japanese architects : profiles in design

April 23, 2018
Igarashi, Tarō, 1967- author.
303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published in Japanese as Gendai Nihon Kenchikuka Retsuden by Kawade Shobō Shinsha in 2011.
Includes new preface for English edition.
I. Rising from the ashes : the Prewar generation -- Tange Kenzō : a national architect in the era of Greater East Asia -- Kurokawa Kishō : buddhism and metabolism -- Isozaki Arata : an architect torn beteween fiction and reality -- II. Breaking out of the box : the generation born in the 1940s -- Andō Tadao : geometries of concrete, reflecting the environment -- Itō Toyoo : a new architecture for the information age -- Sakamoto Kazunari : free architecture, or the constructivion of overlapping systems -- Fujimori Terunobu : the comparable architect(ural historian) -- Iijima Naoki : at the boundaries of interior design -- III. A light and transparent architecture : the generation born in the 1950s -- Sanaa : design reconfiguring spatial form -- Sejima Kazuyo : distorting distance through a glass landscape -- Nishizawa Ryūe : an architecture beyond images and words -- Kuma Kengo : high-speed gamer -- IV. Adapting to change conditions : the generation born in the 1960s -- Atelier Bow-Wow : post-bubble Japanese realism -- Abe Hitoshi : architecture as media suit -- Tezuka architects : straight modern, or the strength of architecture -- Endō Shūei : geometries for measuring the Earth -- V. Globalism or galapagos : the generation born in the 1970s -- Fujimoto Sou : toward a new geometry -- Ishigami Jun'ya : weightless landscapes, spaces of relativity -- Principles and Phenomena : looking to the future.
"Architects play an essential role in contemporary society, helping to shape the environment in which we live and work. This book explores how architects in Japan have responded to the demands of their times and how they continue to engage with new economic realities and the shifting global order. The moving image of Japanese society is reflected in the work of the architects profiled tin this book: from the generation rising from the ashes of postwar Japan, through the postwar economic boom, to the generation that quietly gathered strength during the recession of the 1970s; from the generation that debuted in the bubble economy of the 1980s to the generation that began their work after the Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake and the collapse of the bubble economy; and finally, after decades of economic stagnation, to the generation that has come to the fore since the early twenty-first century. Contemporary Japanese architects have pioneered developments in sustainability and introduced engineering innovations that have changed not only the look of modern buildings but the ways in which they can be constructed. Japanese design concepts, realized in major public buildings around the world, communicate with a global audience and contribute toward shaping our shared future" -- Unedited summary from book.

By hand : the art of modern lettering

April 20, 2018
Santo, Nicole Miyuki, author.
Philadelphia, PA : Running Press, 2018.
271 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index
"Blending the aspirational and the instructional, By Hand brings the beauty of lettering beyond the page, through 30 distinct projects, from watercolor placecards to cozy pillows. Relatable lessons introduce readers to the essentials of lettering, including tools (brush pens, brushes, and paint pens), essential lessons, and developing a personal style, with the warm and welcoming approach of popular Instagram letterer Nicole Miyuki Santo. Encouraging lessons sprinkled throughout the book add a touch of mindfulness, while bright, airy photography and step-by-step lettered samples make this lovely volume a stunning approach to an on-trend pastime"--Amazon.

Caddyshack : the making of a Hollywood Cinderella story

April 20, 2018
Nashawaty, Chris, author.
294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
The Algonquin round table with a couple of wobbly legs -- If you don't buy this magazine ... -- Live from New York -- Knowledge is good -- Tinseltown gold rush -- Like the Dick Van Dyke Show -- Finally some respect -- Rolling Hills ... and action! -- Rappin' Rodney -- The pizza man -- Total consciousness -- Pool or the pond -- The dynamite caper -- The unkindest cut -- Enter the gopher -- Judgment day -- Welcome, Kenney mourners!
"In the summer of 1980, a group of authority-defying comedy geniuses from Saturday Night Live, the Second City improv troupe, and the National Lampoon magazine created the funniest sports movie ever made. Maybe the funniest movie ever made, period. But the movie we all know and love as a benchmark of comedic film didn't start that way.g. The story of Caddyshack began, improbably, at Harvard University, when three editors of The Harvard Lampoon (Doug Kenney, Rob Hoffman, and Henry Beard) decided to unleash their revolutionary humor on the world at large and publish the National Lampoon. The magazine quickly became a cultural juggernaut, expanding from page to stage and attracting the talents of John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, and Bill Murray. Together, they set American popular culture on fire, and the Lampoon team quickly turned to film. After Animal House became a box office blockbuster, the brilliant and drug-addled minds of the Lampoon turned their focus on a story from Bill and Brian Doyle-Murray's childhood summers spent working at Chicago country clubs. The making of Caddyshack turned out to be even crazier and funnier than the film, as this ragtag group of party animal filmmakers descended on a Florida country club to shoot the movie over three very memorable months."--Dust jacket.

AntiqueWeek travel guide to antique shops & malls.

April 19, 2018
Knightstown, Ind. : dmg world media (USA) inc.,
v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.
Covers: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin (varies).

Child's play quilts : make 20 stash-busting quilts for kids

April 19, 2018
Day, Stacey, 1984- author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, Inc., 2018.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Make gorgeous quilts that spark the interest of newborns and toddlers. Learn how to organize your fabric so you know what you have use what you love. Put your smallest scraps to use by sewing slabs and incorporate them into all kinds of quilt designs."--Back cover.

Mr. Lear : a life of art and nonsense

April 19, 2018
Uglow, Jennifer S., author.
x, 598 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Originally published in 2017 by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain" -- ECIP galley.

Craft the rainbow : 40 colorful paper projects from "The house that Lars built"

April 19, 2018
Jepsen, Brittany Watson, author.
New York : Abrams, 2018.
187 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
From the famous lifestyle blog, design studio, and shop, "The House that Lars Built ."
What began as an Instagram hashtag and project collection (#CrafttheRainbow) that quickly went viral has become a showstopping book, offering a rainbow of completely new project ideas. Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious flowers, amazing cards, and sophisticated wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, and more than you can imagine--all with nothing but the creative power of paper. Sought-after designer Brittany Watson Jepsen is known for the unusually imaginative and amazingly beautiful designs she creates for her website and host of clients (including Anthropologie). In Craft the Rainbow, Jepsen walks readers through the easy basics of transforming simple paper--including tissue, crepe, cardstock, leaves of books, and vintage and recycled paper--into vibrant, fanciful, handmade projects suitable for every occasion.

Buildings of New Orleans

April 18, 2018
Kingsley, Karen, author.
xiii, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River and circumscribed by wetlands, New Orleans has faced numerous challenges since its founding as a French colonial outpost in 1718. For three centuries, the city has proved resilient in the face of natural disasters and human activities, and its resulting urban fabric is the product of social, political, commercial, economic, and cultural circumstances that have defined how local residents have interacted with their surroundings.

Henri Samuel : master of the French interior

April 18, 2018
Eerdmans, Emily.
New York : Rizzoli, 2018.
255 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 32 cm
Design legend Henri Samuel believed that a successful interior was one in which an observer never suspected that a decorator had been involved. This book takes the reader inside some of Samuel s groundbreaking and inspiring interiors, beginning with his first job assisting Stephane Boudin of Jansen in the 1920s through postwar Paris society and into the go-go 80s. During his illustrious career, Samuel created rarefied and beautiful environments for his jet-set clientele Doris Duke, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, Susan and John Gutfreund, Valentino Garavani, and multiple Rothschilds and Vanderbilts. Such was his expertise that museums such as Versailles and the Metropolitan Museum of Art consulted him on the installation of period rooms. Samuel was a master at reproducing intimate spaces in various historic styles in addition to mixing those styles in an erudite way: modernist paintings were installed over Empire consoles, Louis XIII furniture shared space with Oriental objects, neoclassical chairs were placed beside tables of brass and Plexiglas. This book records Samuel s life, his career, and the luxurious interiors he created for his clients and himself rooms that look as fresh and alive today as they did when they were first arranged.

Knitted tanks & tunics : 21 crisp, cool designs for sleeveless tops

April 18, 2018
Hahn, Angela, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, 2018.
162 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Knit cool, breezy tanks for the warm spring and summer months with 21 patterns for a variety of tops, from lacy camisoles to layering tanks to tunics with stylish details -in extended size ranges of XS to 3X."--Back cover

Berenice Abbott : a life in photography

April 17, 2018
Van Haaften, Julia, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
xix, 634 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Berenice Abbott is to American photography what Georgia O'Keeffe is to painting or Willa Cather to letters. Abbott's sixty-year career established her not only as a master of American photography but also as a teacher, writer, archivist, and inventor. A teenage rebel from Ohio, Abbott escaped to Paris - photographing, in Sylvia Beach's words, "everyone who was anyone" - before returning to New York as the Roaring Twenties ended. She soon fell in love with art critic Elizabeth McCausland, with whom she would spend thirty years of her life. Abbott's best known work, "Changing New York," documented the city's 1930s metamorphosis. She next turned to science as a subject, culminating in work important to America's 1950s "space race" with the Soviet Union. This biography secures Abbott's place in the histories of photography and modern art while framing her accomplishments as a female artist and entrepreneur.

Easy home sewing projects : 101 projects to transform every room of your home

April 17, 2018
Moorby, Charlie, author.
Mount Joy, PA : Fox Chapel Publishers International Ltd., 2018.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Retro cameras : the collector's guide to vintage film photography

April 17, 2018
Wade, John, 1945- author.
New York, New York : Thames and Hudson, 2018.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 22 cm
Includes index.
"With over 550 illustrations."
"Retro Cameras is a stylish, design-led guide to classic and retro cameras aimed at those who want to discover the world of analogue photography. It includes more than 100 camera models, from the easily affordable to the highly collectible, in 13 formats: 35 mm SLRs; 35 mm Rangefinders; 35 mm Viewfinder Cameras; Roll Film SLRs; Sheet and Roll Film Folding Cameras; Twin Lens Reflexes; Instamatics; Stereo Cameras; Panoramic and Wide-angle Cameras; Miniature Cameras and Instant Cameras. Supplementing an already comprehensive resource are quick reference shooting guides for each format, as well as a section on retro camera accessories."-- Provided by publisher.

Giant : Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the making of a legendary American film

April 16, 2018
Graham, Don, 1940- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Long story short -- Beefcake baron -- Tell mama all -- Plantation life -- Lone star -- West of the Pecos -- Plein air -- Duel in the sun -- Being and nothingness in L.A. -- Love and marriage -- Last days at the Villa Capri -- Fanfare -- Meta-marfasis.
"A larger-than-life narrative of the making of the classic film, marking the rise of America as a superpower, the ascent of Hollywood celebrity, and the flowering of Texas culture as mythology. Featuring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean, Giant is an epic film of fame and materialism, based around the discovery of oil at Spindletop and the establishment of the King Ranch of South Texas."--Dust jacket.

Vincent's portraits : paintings and drawings by Van Gogh

April 16, 2018
Skea, Ralph, author.
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"With 87 illustrations."
Despite his posthumous fame as a painter of flowers, still lifes, gardens, landscapes, and city scenes, Vincent van Gogh himself believed that his portraits constituted his most important works. Like other post-Impressionists, Van Gogh sought to capture the essential character of his models by means of expressive color and brushwork. 'Vincent?s Portraits' reflects the strong visual impact with which the artist captured the energy of contemporary life.0In this dramatic set of portraits created during Van Gogh?s ten-year career, the reader sees his desire to record a number of themes, from the plight of the agricultural workers in his native Brabant and the destitution of prostitutes and their children in urban Europe to the lives of his cosmopolitan acquaintances in Paris, including café owners and art dealers. It was here that he began his remarkable sequence of self- portraits.

Queer threads : crafting identity and community

April 13, 2018
Chaich, John, author.
[Los Angeles, California] : Ammo, [2017]
xvii, 171 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Based on an exhibition held in 2014 at the Leslie/Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City.
Unraveling Queer threads / essay by John Chaich -- Nathan Vincent / interviewed by Jonathan Adler -- Liz Collins / interviewed by Nayland Blake -- Pierre Fouché / interviewed by John Chaich -- Harmony Hammond / interviewed by Tirza True Latimer -- Maria E. Piñeres / interviewed by Kate Schellenbach -- Aubrey Longley-Cook / interviewed by Jamie Chalmers -- Cindy Baker / interviewed by Jeanne Vaccaro -- John Thomas Paradiso / interviewed by John Bartlett -- Ben Cuevas / interviewed by Edward Buchanan -- Chris Bogia / interviewed by KleinReid -- Jesse Harrod / interviewed by JD Samson -- Angie Wilson / interviewed by Julia Bryan-Wilson -- LJ Roberts / interviewed by Avram Finkelstein -- Ramekon O'Arwisters / interviewed by Danny Orendorff -- Rebecca Levi / interviewed by Mike Albo -- Jade Yumang / interviewed by Tim Gunn -- Sheila Pepe / interviewed by Lowery Stokes Sims -- Aaron McIntosh / interviewed by Todd Oldham -- Josh Faught / interviewed by Glenn Adamson -- Melanie Braverman / interviewed by Michael Cunningham -- Buzz Slutzky / interviewed by Justin Vivian Bond -- Caroline Wells Chandler / interviewed by Debbie Stoller -- Diedrick Brackens / interviewed by Glenn Ligon -- Jai Andrew Carrillo / interviewed by Mondo Guerra -- James Gobel / interviewed by Costello Tagliapietra -- Allyson Mitchell / interviewed by Astria Suparak -- Chiachio and Giannone / interviewed by Jaime Manrique -- Athi-Patra Ruga / interviewed by Mickalene Thomas -- Larry Krone / interviewed by Kathleen Hanna -- Nick Cave / interviewed by Bill T. Jones.
Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community showcases twenty-nine artists who are moving through the narrow space that is gay or straight, biological or social, craft and fine art and doing so explicitly through their work in fiber and textile. Loaded with gender connotations and power hierarchies, fiber-based handicrafts such as crochet, embroidery, knitting, macrame, quilting, and sewing provide a fitting platform for examining tastes, roles, and relationships socialized within and around gay and lesbian culture, as well as our reactions to the traditional home and cultures in which we were raised. This book evolves from an exhibition of the same name, that John Chaich curated in 2014 at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art in New York City, the first dedicated LGBTQ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art and foster the artists who create it. While other recent, high-profile fiber and textile exhibitions have featured several of the artists in Queer Threads, the Leslie-Lohman exhibition marked the first time these works were shown together to specifically examine the works queerness. To further examine how queerness informs each featured artist's work in fiber and textiles, or vice versa, this book features interviewers from the worlds of music, fashion, media, dance, museums, and scholarship who are makers and thinkers themselves, many members of the queer community if not powerful allies. The resulting dialogues are as fun, challenging, personal, and universal as the ideas in the works discussed.

Black comix returns

April 13, 2018
Jennings, John, 1970-
[St. Louis, Missouri] : Lion Forge, [2018]
197 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 31 x 31 cm
The Magnetic collection.
In 2010, Professor John Jennings and Dr. Damian Duffy compiled and published a 176-page collection of art and essays celebrating the vibrant African American independent comics community While huge strides in diversity have been made, John and Damian felt the time was right for another spotlight on the topic. Rather than simply reprinting the first edition, considering the number of fresh new voices and changes in the industry, a whole new volume felt necessary. This massive volume will be a brand-new milestone spotlight on the amazing diversity in comics today.

A guide book of United States coins.

April 11, 2018
Racine, Wis. : Western Pub. Co.
v. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Vols. for <1955-2017> by R. S. Yeoman ; 2005-2018 edited by Kenneth Bressett ; 2019- edited by Jeff Garrett..
"Fully illustrated catalog and valuation list, 1616 to date; including a brief history of American coinage, early American coins and tokens, early mint issues, regular mint issues, private, state and territorial gold, silver and gold commemorative issues, proofs."

Warman's antiques and collectibles price guide.

April 11, 2018
Radnor, Pa. : Wallace-Hempstead Book Co.
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 18-28 cm.
Imprint varies: <1997-2019> Iola, WI : Krause Publications, Inc.
"The Essential field guide to the antiques and collectibles marketplace."

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