New Arrivals · Art

February 24, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cozy wool appliqué: 11 seasonal folk art projects for your home

February 22, 2018
Angus, Elizabeth, author.
Lafayette, Calif. : C&T Publishing, ò018.
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

I've got this round : more tales of debauchery

February 22, 2018
Hart, Mamrie, 1983- author.
viii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction -- The Poc-oh-no's -- Starr-spangled manners -- That's so-noma -- Long-lasting friendsips -- Singled out -- I think I Cannes -- Moulin rouge -- Amster-dayum -- Pure cunt'ry -- Sliding into my DMs -- Pros and cons -- Backstreet's whack, all right! -- Pity party -- Get online, fellas! -- Just the (unsolicited) tips -- Get a clue! -- Love at first fight -- Somebody rockin' knockin' da boots -- Weirdest day -- The Irish hello -- Frasierween.
"When Mamrie simultaneously enters her 30s and finds herself single for the first time since college, the world is suddenly full of possibilities. Emboldened by the cool confidence that comes with the end of one's 20s plus the newfound independence of an attachment-free lifestyle, Mamrie commits herself to living life with even more spirit, adventure, and heart than before. Mamrie dives into new experiences at full-tilt and seeks out once-in-a-lifetime opportunities (like meeting the Dixie Chicks), bucket-list goals (like visiting the Moulin Rouge), and madcap adventures (like going anchors-away on a Backstreet Boys cruise)--all while diving back into the dating world for the first time in a decade."-- Provided by publisher.

Chasing portraits : a great-granddaughter's quest for her lost art legacy

February 21, 2018
Rynecki, Elizabeth, author.
viii, 385 pages ; 24 cm
A Jewish girl should know -- The trouble with Moshe -- Paintings -- Defying Hitler -- Displaced -- Italy -- Legacy -- Cultural assets--lost art -- A loan request -- Gifting Moshe's paintings -- Serendipity -- Toronto, Canada -- University of Toronto -- Schneid Archive -- Poland -- The Jewish Historical Institute -- A tour of POLIN -- Majdanek -- Kazimierz Dolny -- Playing ball -- Roadblocks -- A shared heritage -- Looking forward.
"The memoir of one woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, lost during World War II. Moshe Rynecki's body of work reached close to eight hundred paintings and sculptures before his life came to a tragic end. It was his great-granddaughter Elizabeth who sought to rediscover his legacy, setting upon a journey to seek out what had been lost but never forgotten"-- Provided by publisher.

Patches of blue : 17 quilt patterns & a gallery of inspiring antique quilts

February 21, 2018
Sitar, Edyta, author.
128 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm

All the pieces matter : the inside story of The wire

February 21, 2018
Abrams, Jonathan P. D., 1984- author.
xi, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
An argument of dissent -- Like a novel -- Character research -- Build a city -- A real rom-com -- No one was ever safe -- The bastard child of HBO -- Kids don’t vote -- Turn the camera back -- We opened the conversation.
"The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation. Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. The show's actors, such as Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Michael B. Jordan, have gone on to become major stars. Its creators and writers, including David Simon and Richard Price, have developed dedicated cult followings of their own. Universities use the show to teach everything from film theory to criminal justice to sociology. Politicians and activists reference it when discussing policy. When critics compile lists of the Greatest TV Shows of All Time, The Wire routinely takes the top spot. It is arguably one of the great works of art America has produced in the 20th century. But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made. With unparalleled access to all the key actors and writers involved in its creation, Jonathan Abrams tells the astonishing, compelling, and complete account of The Wire, from its inception and creation through its end and powerful legacy"-- Provided by publisher.

Concrete creations : 45 easy-to-make gifts & accessories

February 21, 2018
Dawidowski, Marion, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2018.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Translation of: Wohnaccessoires aus Beton selber machen, and, Kreativ mit Beton: Kleine Projekte zum Selbermachen.
"Concrete is in. And no wonder: it's inexpensive, durable, and makes unique, stunning pieces with which to decorate your home. With just a bag of ready-mixed concrete, water and a few utensils and moulds you can find around the house, you can create beautiful, minimalist items in no time at all; from clocks, vases, lampshades and bowls through to jewellery, wine coolers and desk organisers. Each project is equipped with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and tips, and all can be made with very little know-how - making it a perfect craft for beginner concrete artisans, as well as the more experienced mason. A perfect mix of power, presence and practicality, bring concrete into your home today and discover a new-found love for this often overlooked but remarkable building material"--Provided by publisher.

Framing America : a social history of American art

February 20, 2018
Pohl, Frances K. (Frances Kathryn), 1952- author.
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2017.
2 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Volume 2. c. 1865-present. Part 5: Art, labor, and the Gilded Age c. 1865-1900. 15. The art of industrial labor (c. 1871-1890) -- 16. The art of professional and domestic labor (c. 1865-1889) -- 17. Gender, the ideal, and the real (c. 1871-1900) -- 18. Art and architecture at the end of the century (c. 1885-1900) -- Part 6: The machine, the primitive, and the modern c. 1900-1930. 19. Modernism, realism, and the Avant-Garde (c. 1900-1920) -- 20. Modernism, gender, and sexuality (c. 1900-1930) -- 21. Modernism's racial others (c. 1900-1930) -- Part 7: Art for the people, art against fascism c. 1930-1945. 22. A New Deal vision of America (c. 1930-1943) -- 23. Alternative visions : urban life and the industrial worker (c. 1930-1937) -- 24. Alternative visions : rural America and women as workers (c. 1928-1940) -- 24. Art against war and fascism (c. 1934-1945) -- Part 8: Art in a postwar Europe : from abstraction to political protest. 26. Gestures of liberation : abstract art as the new American art (c. 1946-1956) -- 27. Pastiche, parody, and pop (c. 1950-1964) -- 28. The minimal, the conceptual, and the modern (c. 1950-1976) -- 29. An art of protest : the 1960s and 1970s (c. 1960-1980) -- Part 9: Postmodernism and the age of the anthropocene c. 1962-2016. 30. Postmodernism in architecture and art (c. 1962-2002) -- 31. Postmodernist art, activism, and identity politics (c. 1979-1998) -- 32. Envisioning the twenty-first century (c. 2000-2016).


February 19, 2018
Griffin, Brian, 1948- photographer, interviewee.
London : GOST Books, 2017.
383 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Summary provided by cataloger.
An exploration of the music photography by Brian Griffin that was shot for album covers, singles, posters and press for such artists as Ian Dury, The Clash, Depeche Mode, Echo And The Bunnymen, Iggy Pop, Kate Bush, The Specials, Elvis Costello, and others. Main text is in the form of a conversation between Brian Griffin and Terry Rawlings.

The less is more garden : big ideas for designing your small yard

February 15, 2018
Morrison, Susan, 1963- author.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
The lifestyle garden -- Design templates -- Streamlined design -- Small garden, big impact -- The sensory garden -- Hardscape elements -- Beautiful, low-maintenance plants -- A sense of place.

Monet the collector

February 14, 2018
Mathieu, Marianne, author.
287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits, facsimiles, photographs ; 30 cm
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, September 14, 2017-January 14, 2018.
At head of title: Musée Marmottan Monet - Acad⥭ie des Beaux-Arts, Institut de France.
A short history of a collection / Marianne Mathieu and Dominique Lobstein -- The Claude Monet collection: documents and sources / Dominique Lobstein -- Utagawa Hiroshige and Claude Monet's Japanese collection / Dominique Lobstein -- Eug᥮e Delacroix and other masters in the Monet collection / Dominique Lobstein -- Ⅴouard Manet and the portraits in the Monet collection / Marianne Mathieu -- Pierre August Renoir in the Monet collection / Marianne Mathieu -- Gustave Caillebotte in the Monet collection / Dominique Lobstein -- Berthe Morisot in the Monet collection / Marianne Mathieu -- Auguste Rodin and sculpture in the Monet collection / Dominique Lobstein -- Paul C⥺anne in the Monet collection / Dominique Lobstein -- Camille Pissarro in the Monet collection / Marianne Mathieu -- Paul Signac and the young generation in the Monet collection / Dominique Lobstein -- Ernest Hosched⥠and his family in the Monet collection / Marianne Mathieu -- From Monet the collector to Monet the donor / Marianne Mathieu -- Bibliographical references -- Synoptic view of the Monet collection / Marianne Mathieu and Dominique Lobstein with the collaboration of Claire Gooden -- List of Japanese albums in the Monet collection / Marianne Mathieu and Dominique Lobstein with the collaboration of Claire Gooden.
Claude Monet, the leading figure in the Impressionist movement, was also a great collector. He lavished great attention on his acquisitions, whether selecting works to buy or taking care of the paintings given to him by his artist friends. He was capable of spending very considerable sums to obtain major works by the likes of Renoir or C⥺anne. By dint of paintstaking research worthy of a complex police investigation, Marianne Mathieu and Dominique Lobstein have recreated this long-forgotten and yet incredibly rich personal collection, which is presented in this volume. --Publisher's description, back cover.

Home : the best of the New York times home section : the way we live now

February 14, 2018
270 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"With striking photographs and compelling stories from its vast home-design archive, the editors of the New York times's beloved home section offer a look at how contemporary homeowners make the most of their living spaces--whether small or stately, rural or urban, historic or cutting-edge--and do it with style. Reflecting the latest and most inventive ideas in home design, the projects express the optimism, resourcefulness, and experimentation of today's architects, designers, and homeowners."--Dust jacket.

Pipilotti Rist : Pixel Forest

February 13, 2018
Rist, Pipilotti, 1962- artist.
205 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
"Published on the occasion of the New Museum exhibition 'Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest' October 26, 2016-January 8, 2017"--Colophon.
A Bee Flew in the Window ... /Juliana Engberg -- Body Electric: An Interview with Pipilotti Rist /Massimiliano Gioni --The Plasmatic Gesamtkunstwerk /Bice Curiger -- Reception Theory: Difficulty, Dropouts, and Interference in the Moving Images of Pipilotti Rist /Gloria Sutton -- Flying Carpets /Joan Jonas -- Blood-Driven Cameras /Margot Norton --List of Works -- Artist's Biography.
"The most comprehensive monograph to date on the groundbreaking Swiss artist and international art star, Pipilotti Rist. A pioneer of experimental video art, Pipilotti Rist is celebrated for her expansive installations that bridge the spaces between fine art and popular culture, the natural world and the technological sublime. Through vivid colors, audaciously sensuous imagery, and playful sexuality, Rist's art--which ranges from single-channel videos to multilayered environments--absorbs viewers in a hyperfeminine aesthetic interlaced with deeper themes of pain, innocence, and transformation." Publisher.

Bloom County : brand spanking new day

February 12, 2018
Breathed, Berke.
San Diego, CA : IDW Publishing, [2017]
143 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 30 cm
Berkeley Breathed's Bloom County is back, with all-new, never before printed comic strips featuring everyone's favorite penguin and the rest of the quirky and endearing denizens of the magical land called Bloom County.

The last leaf : Lisa's story concludes

February 12, 2018
Batiuk, Tom, author, illustrator.
304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 x 26 cm
This is the sequel after Lisa’s death from breast cancer in Lisa’s Story: The Other Shoe. The Last Leaf recounts how Les and family cope with Lisa’s death and continue their lives. Creator Tom Batiuk brings Lisa back in Les’s imagination, and she helps him work out difficulties and decisions in his life and in the life of their daughter Summer.

Lalylala's beetles, bugs and butterflies : a crochet story of tiny creatures and big dreams

February 9, 2018
Tresselt, Lydia, author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"This unique crochet book follows the lives of cute critters in cocoons as they transform from tiny bugs to beautiful butterflies, ladybirds and dragonflies. It features 15 adorable crochet patterns for various butterflies, moths, ladybirds and beetles, as well as flowers and leaves for them to feed on and a special crocheted carry bag to keep the whole set safe. Each bug is accompanied by an enchanting story to bring its character to life."-- Provided by publisher.

Prelude : Lisa's story begins

February 9, 2018
Batiuk, Tom, author, illustrator.
ix, 283 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) : 19 x 26 cm
"Prelude is a collection of the early comic strips that bring Lisa and Les together. Introduced to readers of Funky Winkerbean in late 1984 as she experiences SAT test anxiety, Lisa becomes Les Moore's best friend and a pivotal character. Les and Lisa go to the prom, begin steady dating, and then break up. Over the summer, Les realizes how much he misses Lisa. When he gathers his courage and goes to her house, he is stunned to discover Lisa is pregnant with a child fathered by a jock from Walnut Tech. Lisa asks Les to be her coach in childbirth classes, and their friendship explodes from there. Prelude takes fans from the early days of their deep friendship through the birth of Lisa's baby and the baby's adoption" -- Back cover.

The craft-a-day book : 30 projects to make with recycled materials

February 9, 2018
Cornell, Kari A., author.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, 2018.
168 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
These thirty crafts combine creative ideas and recyclable materials to make items you'll want to wear, use, or gift. They may even lead to new ideas of your own! Ready, set, let's get crafting.

Race in American film : voices and visions that shaped a nation

February 9, 2018
3 volumes (l, 1026 pages) : illustrations ; 27 cm
Volume 1. A-F -- Volume 2. G-O -- Volume 3. P-Z.

Brave : cult member, runaway, captive, starlet, victim, sex symbol, justice seeker

February 6, 2018
McGowan, Rose, 1973- author.
xiv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Child of God -- American girl -- Runaway thinker -- Brutality -- Captivity -- It begins -- Death of self -- Circus life -- Televised life -- Destruction -- Ashes to ashes -- Phoenix rise -- Cult of thought -- We are brave -- P.S.
In Hollywood McGowan was continually on display, and stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. She escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. She was supposed to be silent and cooperative and to stay the path. Instead, she rebelled and asserted her true identity and voice. This is her raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto: an expose about an entertainment industry built on systemic misogyny.--Adapted from book jacket.

Vogue knitting : the ultimate knitting book

February 6, 2018
New York : Sixth & Spring Books, [2018]
351 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Completely revised & updated"--Title page.
Yarns and tools -- Basic techniques -- Cables -- Color knitting -- Fair isle knitting -- Intarsia -- Bobbins -- Charts -- Horizontal stripes -- Vertical stripes -- Mosaic knitting -- Lace knitting -- Circular knitting -- Other techniques -- Understanding knitting instructions -- Correcting errors -- Finishing -- Designing garments -- Designing shawls, capes, and ponchos -- Designing accessories -- Embellishments -- Caring for knitwear.
An updated knitting reference offers an expanded library of stitches; sections on new favorite techniques; dozens of projects for hats, mittens, gloves, socks, and shawls; and revised chapters on finishing and garment care.

Rebel : my life outside the lines

February 5, 2018
Nolte, Nick, author.
vii, 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Younger brother -- A date with humble pie -- Zero point -- Corn-fed -- Football -- Little theatre -- Rich man -- A quiet place -- Something to see -- Under fire -- Down and out -- Family -- Turning of the tide -- Against type -- Fathers and mothers -- H, GHB, and the PCH -- Sophie -- Graves condition.
"Legendary actor Nick Nolte delivers his most revealing performance yet. This intimate memoir is a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, and the quest for personal enlightenment as intense and hypnotic as the man himself. In a career spanning five decades and hundreds of roles, Nick Nolte has become a true Hollywood icon. Rising from a difficult childhood in the rural Midwest to leading roles and a trio of Oscar nominations in the golden West, he has been both celebrated and vilified; survived marriages, divorces, and a string of romances; was named People magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive'; and suffered public humiliation over his addiction issues, including a drug-fueled trip down the Pacific Coast Highway that resulted in his infamous arrest. Despite these ups and downs, Nolte has remained true to the craft he loves, portraying a diverse range of characters with his trademark physicality and indelible gravelly voice..."--Dust jacket.

How they decorated : inspiration from great women of the twentieth century

February 5, 2018
Tapp, P. Gaye, author.
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color); 27 cm
Legacy style. Lady Diana Cooper ; Evangeline Bruce ; Louise de Vilmorin ; Sybil Connolly -- In the grand manner. Helene Rochas ; Gabrielle van Zuylen ; Mona von Bismarck ; Pauline de Rothschild -- Fashionably chic. Babe Paley ; Elsa Schiaparelli ; Fleur Cowles ; Pauline Trigere -- Unconventional eye. Bunny Mellon ; Dominique de Menil ; Georgia O'Keefe ; Lesley Blanch.
"A glimpse inside some of the most significant residential rooms of the twentieth century, whose stylish inhabitants influence our tastes today."--Jacket flap.

Knit mitts : your hand-y guide to knitting mittens & gloves

February 5, 2018
Atherley, Kate, author.
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Hand size & mitten fit -- Yarns & warmth -- Making mittens & gloves -- The basic patterns -- Accessories & design customizations -- Patterns -- Abbreviations -- Stitch glossary.
Knitting expert, Kate Atherley explains how to measure a hand, assess your yarn selection and gauge, and ultimately customize patterns including the 10 gorgeous ones inside to make the best fitting mitts for you and your loved ones.

Sewn animal heads : trophy heads to stitch

February 5, 2018
Mooncie, Vanessa, author.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Gallery -- Rabbit -- Rhinoceros -- Moose -- Pig -- Giraffe -- Stag -- Elephant -- Ox -- Unicorn -- Ram -- Fox -- Cockerel -- Crocodile -- Bear -- Cat -- Sewing tools -- Fabrics and buttons -- Stitches and seams -- Pressing -- Using the templates -- Templates.
"No animals will be harmed in creating these magnificent trophies! With these delightful fabric animal head projects you can have all the impact of these beautiful beasts without any fur flying. The 15 stunning projects include a ravishing rabbit, a marvellous moose, a fabulous fox and an elegant elephant."--Publisher.

Neal Preston : exhilarated and exhausted

February 2, 2018
Preston, Neal, author, photographer.
334 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Includes index.
"Neal Preston is one of the greatest rock photographers of all time. Exhilarated and Exhausted is a no-holds-barred complete retrospective of his 40-year career. Produced in collaboration with Neal, this is the first time he has allowed unrestricted access to his legendary archive - considered one of the music industry's most significant and extensive photo collections. This exceptional volume is a who's who of rock royalty."-- Provided by publisher.

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