New Arrivals · Art

May 23, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cupcakes and cashmere : at home

May 22, 2015
Schuman, Emily, author.
New York : Abrams Image, 2015.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Entryway & living room -- Dining room -- Kitchen -- Bedroom -- Bath -- Home office -- Cozy, low-key, casual nights in -- Monthly dinner parties -- Day parties -- Holiday parties -- Outdoor parties.
The highly anticipated follow up to the bestselling Cupcakes and Cashmere! In Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home, Emily Schuman expands on the personal lifestyle advice that her fans loved in her first book and on her popular blog, with a focus on interior design and entertaining at home. The book features never-before-seen content and explores Emily's accessible design philosophy for decorating and creating a fashionable personal space. In addition, the book includes DIY design projects and party planning ideas. Emily shows readers not only how to create space that is inviting, but also how to welcome guests and entertain in their homes with ease.

Get quilting with Angela & Cloe : 14 projects for kids to sew

May 22, 2015
Walters, Angela, 1979- author.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, Inc., [2015]
127 pages ; color illustrations ; 26 cm
What is a quilt? -- Supplies -- Making a quilt -- The projects -- The supplies -- Appliqué -- Cutting -- Pressing -- Sewing -- Making the quilt top -- Quilting and finishing -- Piecing the backing -- Layering the quilt sandwich and basting the quilt -- Quilting -- Hand quilting -- Tie quilting -- Machine quilting -- Trimming and binding the quilt -- Hands-on practice -- Pot holders skill level 1 -- Place mats skill level 1 -- Quilted water bottle holder skill level 2 -- Projects -- Heart ticker tape quilt skill level 2 -- Charmed quilt skill level 2 -- Rag quilt skill level 2 -- Appliqué letter pillow skill level 2 -- Bed runner skill level 2 -- Cut-away rug skill level 2 -- Signature quilt skill level 2 -- Ticker tape quilt skill level 3 -- School supply roll skill level 3 -- T-shirt quilt skill level 3 -- Cuddle quilt skill level 3.
"Best-selling author Angela Walters and her daughter, Cloe, join forces to teach preteens and teens the basics of quiltmaking. The dynamic mother-daughter duo guides kids step by step through prepping and finishing their very first quilt. Readers will tackle 14projects to keep or give as gifts, including stylish bedroom decor, such as pillow covers, rugs, and T-shirt quilts."--Provided by publisher.

Painting successful watercolours from photographs

May 21, 2015
Kersey, Geoff, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2015.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Artists who work from photographic source material need to learn how to adapt and improve in order to create a successful painting. Geoff Kersey is a master of this way of working, and here he shows how it is done. Reference photographs, colour charts and preparatory sketches are shown alongside all the finished paintings in this book, with full details of the adaptations and creative processes involved. There are plenty of clear tips and advice, and an illustrated glossary of all the painting terms used. Readers who want much more advice on adapting from reference sources than is provided in step by step painting books will have all they need here, and there are dozens of beautiful paintings to inform and inspire them.

The monster book of manga : steampunk

May 21, 2015
Balaguer, Jorge, author, illustrator, editor.
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2014.
319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
" Enter an alternative world ruled by steam-powered machinery, Victorian elegance, and futuristic technology by creating your own elaborate manga characters in Steampunk, the latest volume in the bestselling Monster Book of Manga series. This easy-to-follow guidebook brings to life more than thirty avant-garde manga characters fit for a steampunk universe where fantasy, science, and history collide. Through advanced illustration techniques and step-by-step instructions, you'll learn how to easily transform rough sketches into intricately inked graphics, all adorned in clockwork motifs, rich colors, and Space Age attire. Characters include pirates, sci-fi soldiers, industrial aviators, witches, time travelers, robots, and vampires. Whether you're a novice or a skilled artist, The Monster Book of Manga: Steampunk is the definitive guide to creating your very own collection of steampunk manga characters" -- provided by publisher.

Design mom : how to live with kids : a room-by-room guide

May 21, 2015
Blair, Gabrielle Stanley, author.
New York : Artisan, [2015]
288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The entryway -- The living room -- The kitchen -- The kids' bedroom -- The family room -- The laundry room & the bathroom -- The family office.
Blair offers a room-by-room guide to keeping things sane, organized, creative, and stylish. She provides advice on getting the most out of even the smallest spaces; simple fixes that make it easy for little ones to help out around the house; ingenious storage solutions for the never-ending stream of kid stuff; rainy-day DIY projects; and much, much more.

Paracord critters : animal shaped knots & ties

May 20, 2015
JD, 1972- author.
[United States] : 4th Level Indie, [2015]
Presents full-color step-by-step instructions for twelve animal shaped knots and ties, made with paracord. Each creation is represented as a useful item (pin, keyfob, necklace) or figurine.

When the balls drop : how I learned to get real and embrace life's second half

May 20, 2015
Garrett, Brad, 1960- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
In a refreshingly candid and wickedly funny look at life's second half, Garrett is irreverently honest about the gaffes, challenges, and ultimately the joys of middle age. From the pointlessness of overthinking diet and exercise and other demoralizing aspects of getting older., he teaches you the most important thing: no matter what, we're all in this together. So embrace it.

Rock art! : painting and crafting with the humble pebble

May 20, 2015
Scicluna, Denise, author.
Hauppage, NY : Barron's, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started -- Rock your pebbles -- Using your rock art.
Rock painting is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression known to man. The varied surfaces, shapes, and sizes of rocks also make them perfect for crafts. From brooches to bookends, paperweights to place cards, miniature owls to patterned pebbles, you can create just about anything with the right rock and a bit of imagination.

Turner's sketchbooks

May 20, 2015
Warrell, Ian.
London : Tate Publishing, 2014.
240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Turner's sketchbooks offer perhaps the most appealing introduction to the artist. They give us a privileged look over Turner's shoulder, allowing us to witness the creation and development of ideas that can be traced through to his major paintings. In the absence of detailed written accounts of his extensive travels, the notebooks are also a record of his impressions of the many places he visited across Britain and Europe. This book is the first to survey the full range of Turner's sketchbooks, beginning with his teenage efforts and culminating in the atmospheric colour studies of his last years.

Sargent : portraits of artists and friends

May 20, 2015
Ormond, Richard, author.
New York : Skira Rizzoli, 2015.
256 pages : illustrations, portraits (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Published to accompany the exhibition held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, February 12 - May 25, 2015, and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 29 - October 4, 2015.
Originally published in Great Britain in 2015 by National Portrait Gallery Publications, London.
Sargent and the arts / Richard Ormond -- Catalogue. Sargent in Paris, 1874-85 : the omnivore's delight / Marc Simpson -- Paris, 1874-85 -- Sargent in Broadway, 1885-9 / Elaine Kilmurray -- Broadway, 1885-9 -- Sargent in London, 1889-1913 / Barbara Dayer Gallati -- London, 1889-1913 -- Sargent in Boston and New York, 1888-1912 : Venn diagrams / Erica E. Hirshler -- Boston and New York, 1888-1912 -- Sargent in Europe, 1899-1914 / Trevor Fairbrother -- Europe, 1899-1914 -- Selected international political, economic, social and cultural events, 1856-1925 / H. Barbara Weinberg.
Many of the sitters in this collection were John Singer Sargent's close friends. They are posed informally, sometimes in the act of painting or singing, and it is evident from the bold way they confront us that they are personalities of a creative stamp. Brilliant as these pictures are as works of art and penetrating studies of character, they are also records of relationships, allegiances, influences and aspirations. This volume aims to explore these friendships in depth and draw out their significance in the story of Sargent's life and the development of his art. The book is structured chronologically, with sections arranged according to the places in which Sargent worked and formed relationships during his cosmopolitan career: Paris, London, New York, Italy and the Alps. The cast of characters includes famous names, among them Gabriel Fauré and Auguste Rodin, Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James. But the authors also make their point with images of Sargent's intimate friends, such as the artists Jane and Wilfrid de Glehn, who accompanied him on his sketching expeditions to the Continent, and the Italian painter Ambrogio Raffele, a recurrent model inhis Alpine studies. In such paintings, Sargent explored the making of art (his own included) and the relationship of the artist to the natural world. These are examples of an absorbing range of images and personalities, all distinguished in one way or another for their astistry, and all linked by friendship and a shared aesthetic to the central figure of Sargent himself. Exhibition: National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (12.2.-25.5.2015); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA (30.6.-4.10.2015).

How to make a photo quilt : it's easy as 1-2-3!

May 20, 2015
Bowser, Tammie.
49 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Choosing your fabric -- Cutting your fabric -- Putting it together -- Finishing your quilt -- Photo quilt patterns -- Conclusion.

The realism challenge : drawing and painting secrets from a modern master of hyperrealism

May 19, 2015
Crilley, Mark.
Berkeley : Watson-Guptill Publications, [2015]
152 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Simulating shadows -- Adding color -- Advanced surfaces -- Transparent objects -- Metallic surfaces -- Manufactured objects.

A work in progress : a memoir

May 19, 2015
Franta, Connor, 1992- author.
New York : Keywords Press/Atria, 2015.
212 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation--so far. Connor offers a look at his Midwestern upbringing as one of four children in the home and one of five in the classroom; his struggles with identity, body image, and sexuality in his teen years; and his decision to finally pursue his creative and artistic passions in his early twenties, setting up his thrilling career as a YouTube personality, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and tastemaker. Exploring his past with insight and humor, his present with humility, and his future with hope, Connor reveals his private struggles while providing heartfelt words of wisdom for young adults. His words will resonate with anyone coming of age in the digital era, but at the core is a timeless message for people of all ages: don't be afraid to be yourself and to go after what you truly want.--From publisher description.

Designers on Instagram : #fashion

May 18, 2015
New York : Abrams, 2015.
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm

CP horses : a complete guide to drawing horses in colored pencil

May 18, 2015
Knox, Cynthia, author.
[United States] : Ann Kullberg, [2014]
100 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

You inspire me to quilt : projects from top modern designers inspired by everyday life

May 15, 2015
Arkison, Cheryl, 1975-
Lafayette, California : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2015]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

The authentic death and contentious afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid : the untold story of Peckinpah's last Western film

May 15, 2015
Seydor, Paul, 1947- author.
xxi, 384 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Authentic lives, authentic deaths -- Brando's Western -- Garrett's narrative -- Neider's novel -- Peckinpah's adaptation -- Wurlitzer's screenplay -- Peckinpah's changes -- The versions of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid -- The previews -- The box set -- The 2005 special edition -- Ten ways of looking at an unfinished masterpiece and its director.

Art before breakfast : a zillion ways to be more creative, no matter how busy you are

May 15, 2015
Gregory, Danny, 1960-
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
"Packed with the signature can-do attitude that makes beloved artist Danny Gregory a creativity guru to thousands across the globe, this unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers 5- to 10-minute exercises for every skill level that fit into any schedule--whether on a plane, in a meeting, or at the breakfast table--along with practical instruction on techniques and materials, plus strategies for making work that's exciting, unintimidating, and fulfilling. Filled with Gregory's encouraging words and motivating illustrations, Art Before Breakfast teaches readers how to develop a creative habit and lead a richer life through making art."

Shed decor : how to decorate & furnish your favorite garden room

May 15, 2015
Coulthard, Sally, author.
New York, NY : Lark, an imprint to Sterling Publishing, 2015.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
First published in the United Kingdom in 2015 by Jacqui Small LLP, an imprint of Aurum Press.
Part 1. Shed decor styles. The rustic shed ; The vintage shed ; The plain & simple shed ; The recycled shed ; The retro shed ; The country shed -- Part 2. Shed decor basics. Approaches to shed space ; Walls ; Flooring ; Heat & Power ; Fabric ; Furniture ; Storage.
"In need of a place to work, play, or relax? A shed's the perfect solution! Small in space and investment, it easily fits in a backyard or garden and, as this inspirational design guide shows, can also be beautiful. From seemingly unpromising potting sheds to tired old summerhouses ripe for a makeover, Shed Decor reveals how the right combination of colors, fabrics, furniture, and accessories can transform an outdoor building. Whether you want a rustic hideaway or an urban den, a "salvage chic" office or a quirky creative hub, you'll find hundreds of quick, inexpensive, and clever ideas to design an inviting room."--Provided from

Painting now

May 15, 2015
Hudson, Suzanne Perling, 1977- author.
216 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Appropriation -- Attitude -- Production and distribution -- The body -- Beyond painting -- About painting.
"Painting is a continually expanding and evolving medium. The radical changes that have taken place since the 1960s and 1970s--the period that saw the shift from a modernist to a postmodernist visual language--have led to its reinvigoration as a practice, lending it an energy and diversity that persists today. In Painting Now, renowned critic and art historian Suzanne Hudson offers an intelligent and original survey of contemporary painting--a critical snapshot that brings together more than 200 artists from around the world whose work is defining the ideas and aesthetics that characterize the painting of our time. Hudson's rigorous inquiry takes shape through the analysis of a range of internationally renowned painters, alongside reproductions of their key works to illustrate the concepts being discussed. These luminaries include Franz Ackermann, Michael Borremans, Chuck Close, Angela de la Cruz, Subodh Gupta, Julie Mehretu, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Elizabeth Peyton, Wilhelm Sasnal, Luc Tuymans, Zhang Xiaogang, and many others. Organized into six thematic chapters exploring aspects of contemporary painting such as appropriation, attitude, production and distribution, the body, painting about painting, and introducing additional media into painting, this is an essential volume for art history enthusiasts, critics, and practitioners"--Provided by publisher.

Modern sci-fi films FAQ : all that's left to know about time travel, alien, robot, and out-of-this-world movies since 1970

May 15, 2015
DeMichael, Tom.
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, [2014]
xv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Many science fiction movies from the last 40 years have blazed new vistas for viewers. Theyve reached further into the future, traveled longer into the past, soared deeper into the vastness of the cosmos, and probed more intently inside mans consciousness than any other period of film before ... This FAQ travels to a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... visits a theme park where DNA-created dinosaurs roam ... watches as aliens come to Earth, hunting humans for sport ... and much, much more."

Ice princess crafts : 35 quick & easy ideas for capes, crowns, wands, & more

May 15, 2015
Dorsey, Colleen.
East Petersburg, Penn. : Design Originals, c2014.
64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Design originals #5518"--Spine.

Knit your own pet

May 15, 2015
Muir, Sally, author.
© 2015
96 pages : color illustrations ; 18 x 23 cm
Don't have a real pet? Knit one! This gorgeous new book in the BEST IN SHOW series is aimed at new knitters - it contains clear step-by-step instructions for all the basic knitting stitches, as well as hints and tips to get you started and build confidence. Once you have mastered the basics, simple but lifelike patterns for a range of pets include a goldfish, hamster, canary, rabbit, and even a snake. Dog and cat lovers will not be disappointed - the authors have included simplified versions of their much-loved dog and cat patterns. Quirky descriptions of the various animals accompany beautiful photography, making this book irresistible for both new knitters and devoted pet lovers.

Collage paint draw : explore mixed media techniques & materials

May 15, 2015
Pelletier, Sue, author, artist.
126 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Collage, paint and draw to explore a new side of mixed-media art and go off the beaten path! Celebrate the day-to-day journey of life as you create imaginative mixed-media projects. In Collage, Paint Draw, you will learn how to use heart-felt images as a starting point to jump into the world of mixed-media art, materials and techniques. Using symbols such as the heart, the home, a child's toy, and a vintage dress, you'll learn to try something (everything!) new. You'll learn how to use tools and materials in both traditional and creative ways and to make art that comes from the heart."--provided from

Every last piece : 12 beautiful design inspirations using scraps, strings and appliqué

May 15, 2015
Harris, Lynn, author.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Make the most of your stash with these twelve striking quilt designs! Learn to use fabric pieces of every size, from scraps to yardage, in Every Last Piece. Author Lynn Harris demonstrates numerous ways to maximize how you use fabric in quilts, including string-pieced blocks, mini star blocks, applique, sawtooth borders and more! Traditional designs are refreshed by giving them a scrappy look while other quilts offer minimalist charm when small scraps are used on broad backgrounds. The quilt gallery, as well as the projects themselves, will inspire you to design in ways you never imagined. Whether you're working on a gift, joining a quilt-a-long or heading to a fabric swap, you'll love using Every Last Piece!

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