New Arrivals · Art

September 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Scrappy fat quarter quilts : favorite projects from Fons & Porter

September 29, 2014
Winterset, Iowa : Fons & Porter, [2014].
64 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Projects. Monkey business ; Milky Way ; Candy store ; Sparkle punch ; Snowball ; Triple four patch ; Ko ko -- Scrappy triangles ; Triangle surprise ; Trail marker ; Barbed wire ; Snow geese ; Spin city -- Basic supplies -- Sew easy techniques. Strip sets ; Quick triangle-squares ; Using Tri-recs tools ; Cutting half-square and quarter-square triangles.

Elements of style : designing a home and a life

September 29, 2014
Gates, Erin T.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
318 pages ; 24 cm
From Erin Gates, the author of the blog Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book containing advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Style invites readers into Erin's own home as well as homes she has designed for clients. Fresh, modern, and colorful, it is brimming glamour and style as well as advice on practical matters from choosing kitchen counter materials to dressing a bed with pillows, picking a sofa, and decorating a nursery without cartoon characters. You'll also find an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure.

Elsa Schiaparelli : a biography

September 29, 2014
Secrest, Meryle, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
xx, 377 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"The first biography of the grand couturier, surrealist, and embattled figure (her medium was apparel), whose extraordinary work has stood the test of time"-- Provided by publisher.

Retronaut : the photographic time machine

September 26, 2014
Wild, Chris, 1970-
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
351 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm
"This quirky blast to the past is a page-turner of some of the world's most jaw-dropping photographs, based on the wildly popular, and Chris Wild's unique wit and oddball knowledge. A crocodile walking a child, Queen Victoria caught smiling, and ponies at parking meters, all curiously depicted in this addicting photo album through time. "An emporium of retro treasure...from shocking sculptures of the 1700s, to Kodachrome snaps of 1950s Piccadilly Circus, to biblical scenes captured by Google Earth. Rather than nostalgia or folly, the aim is enlightenment, wonder and the pleasure of weirdness." --The Guardian Strap on your goggles and prepare to time travel with Retronaut to the past as you've never seen it. A space suit for dogs. Munchkins enjoying a cigarette break on the set of The Wizard of Oz. Ku Klux Klan members taking a spin on a ferris wheel. These images, and thousands more, make up the captivating world of the Retronaut, the Internet's most popular destination for vintage photography. In the words of Retronaut founder and chief curator, Chris Wild, the past is as exciting as a visit to a foreign country. Here, Wild has selected more than 400 of the best photographs from the site's most visited eras and themes, mashing up Victoriana with vintage advertising from the 60s and 70s with amazing inventions like pants for cows and breast wasershers for women. A launching pad for hours of conversation and a browser's delight, Retronaut is thought-provoking fun, and as perfect for collectors of unusual and humorous photography as it is for gift tables and special markets"-- Provided by publisher.

How Star Wars conquered the universe : the past, present, and future of a multibillion dollar franchise

September 26, 2014
Taylor, Chris, 1973-
xx, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

Barn again : restored and new for the twenty-first century

September 25, 2014
Rooney, E. Ashley.
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub. Ltd., c2010.
176 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm.
The sequel to the author's Old Barns -- New Homes : Showcase Architectural Conversions, published by Schiffer Pub., Ltd., 2004.
"This book will be a treasured reference and source of ideas for homeowners, architects, and designers alike. Over 240 beautiful color photos and informative text explore possibilities for transforming barns to living and working space featuring unique sight lines and vaulting open spaces." -- Publisher's description.

Cabins & cottages and other small spaces

September 25, 2014
Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, [2014]
187 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

You can paint vibrant watercolors in twelve easy steps

September 24, 2014
Nagayama, Yuko.
New York, New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
103 pages : illustratons ; 26 cm
You Can Paint Vibrant Watercolors In Twelve Easy Steps is a visually rich guide that will help you master the stunning, but often complex techniques for creating beautiful, vibrant watercolors in twelve simple lessons. Yuko Nagayama, a leading expert in watercolor painting, shows painters of all levels how to improve their skills using her unique, foolproof, easy-to-follow directions.

The 1718 coverlet : 69 quilt blocks from the oldest dated British patchwork coverlet

September 24, 2014
Briscoe,Susan, author.
Newton Abbot, UK : David & Charles, 2014
144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Learn how to recreate each of the stunning 69 blocks that make up the historic 1718 silk patchwork coverlet- the oldest dated piece of patchwork in Britain.

Austin city limits : a history

September 24, 2014
Laird, Tracey E. W.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
231 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Andrea Martin's lady parts.

September 24, 2014
Martin, Andrea, 1947-
Toronto, Ont. : HarperCollins, c2014.
x, 352 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
A hilarious, entertaining, and often moving memoir, from the multiple Tony and Emmy-awarding winning actress and comedienne, and SCTV alum, Andrea Martin. Whether lighting up the small screen in her new TV series, Working the Engels, on NBC, or stealing scenes on the big screen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, or starring on the stage in her recent Tony award winning role as Berthe in Pippin, Andrea Martin has long entertained audiences with her hilarious characterizations and heartwarming performances. Martin has worked stages, sets and even trapezes across North America, playing to houses packed with adoring fans, all of whom instantly recognize the star who has entertained us for nearly forty years. In Andrea Martin's Lady Parts, Martin, for the first time, shares her fondest remembrances of a life in show business, motherhood, relationships, no relationships, family, chimps in tutus, squirrels, and why she flies to Atlanta to get her hair cut. Martin opens up her heart in a series of eclectic, human, always entertaining and often moving essays. Lady Parts will make you giggle and may make you cry. This is a powerful collection of stories by a woman with a truly storied life.

Kitchenalia : furnishing and equipping your kitchen with flea market finds and period pieces

September 23, 2014
Lee, Vinny.
London : Jacqui Small, 2014.
224 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

The Trans Am diaries

September 23, 2014
Dupin, Steven.
Terra Alta, West Virginia : Headline Books, ©2014.
191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"A hillbilly's road trip from stand up comedy to cancer...and back again"--P. [1] of cover.

Latino America : how America's most dynamic population is poised to transform the politics of the nation

September 22, 2014
Barreto, Matt A.
New York : PublicAffairs, 2014.
vi, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Latino America : an introduction -- Unity and diversity -- Ronald Reagan was wrong -- Now you see us, now you don't -- The 2008 Democratic primary -- November 2008 -- What the GOP victory in 2010 has to say about Latino political power -- A "decisive voting bloc" in 2012 -- The Prop 187 effect -- Immigration politics and the 2014 election -- Obamacare from the Latino perspective -- Latino environmental attitudes -- Some final thoughts.

Just between us

September 22, 2014
Lopez, Mario, 1973-
x, 260 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Straight outta Chula -- Child actor -- Saved by the bell -- Mi vida loca -- Life after A.C. Slater -- Turning points -- So you think you can host? -- Mazza.

Best magazine.

September 19, 2014
Cincinnati, OH : Maverick Publications, c2005-<2014>
v. : col. ill., col. ports. ; 28-31 cm.
Editorial director: 2005-2012, Marianne Sandhage.
Each issue also has distinctive title.
Each issue features homes and residents of various Cincinnati neighborhoods. Neighborhoods that are featured again highlight different homes and people in the subsequent issues.

Perfect quilts for precut fabrics : 64 patterns for fat quarters, charm squares, jelly rolls, and layer cakes

September 19, 2014
255 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
"Just like those colorful fabric bundles no quilter can resist, here's an array of tantalizing quilts all bundled into one must-have book. Find exciting quilt patterns by Cassie Barden, Audrie Bidwell, Kim Brackett, Mary J. Burns, Lesley Chaisson, Jodi Crowell, Sara Diepersloot, Susan Teegarden Dissmore, Victoria L. Eapen, Amy Ellis, Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene, Krista Fleckenstein, Cornelia Gauger, Regina Girard, Mary Green, Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson, Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks, Nancy J. Martin, Terry Martin, Carrie Nelson, Susan Pfau, Claudia Plett and Le Ann Weaver, Rebecca Silbaugh, Adrienne Smitke, Karen Costello Soltys, and the staff at That Patchwork Place®."--Publisher's description.

Marketing for professional artists in the second decade of the 21st century

September 18, 2014
Worsley, Peter K., author.
xii, 101 pages : illustrated, 23 cm.
Contents: Dedication -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Branding -- 2. Outbound marketing -- 3. Inbound marketing -- 4. Writing content -- 5. Closing the sale -- 6. Your computer -- 7. Working with images -- 8. Using email -- 9. Your website -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index -- About the author.
"A debut guide to promoting and selling artwork online and off. Worsley guides his fellow artists through the fundamentals of a profitable art career... covering "inbound" and "outbound" marketing methods and offering advice on working with physical and virtual galleries. He also shows readers the basics of email marketing, digitizing artwork and creating websites with e-commerce capabilities. Both beginners and experienced artists will find actionable information here, including how to maintain an offsite repository of digital images and how to refine their monthly newsletters..." -- back cover

Danny Clinch : still moving

September 18, 2014
Clinch, Danny.
Still moving
296 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm

Quilt essentials : Ohio star quilts : 5 quilts using the traditional Ohio star block

September 18, 2014
Ball, Maggie, author.
Iola : Krause, [2014].
32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Cover title.

Art of everyday photography : move toward manual & make creative photos

September 18, 2014
Tuttle, Susan, 1971- author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2014]
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Fabric play : change the fabric, change the quilt

September 17, 2014
Moore, Deanne.
Bothell, WA, USA : Martingaler, [2014]
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.

Kaffe Fassett's quilts in Morocco : 20 designs from Rowan for patchwork and quilting.

September 17, 2014
Fassett, Kaffe.
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, [2014].
144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Featuring Liza Prior Lucy, Pauline Smith, Ruth Eglinton, Julie Stockler, Judy Baldwin, Corienne Kramer, Sally Davis, Brandon Mably."
Machine generated contents note: TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Prelims -- Introduction -- Fabrics -- Quilt Gallery -- 1. Strata Kaffe Fassett -- 2. Library Kaffe Fassett -- 3. Rouge Kaffe Fassett -- 4. Flying Geese Kaffe Fassett -- 5. Water Garden Kaffe Fassett -- 6. Sunny Snowball Kaffe Fassett -- 7. Blush Kaffe Fassett -- 8. Paisley Columns Kaffe Fassett -- 9. Shuttle Kaffe Fassett -- 10. Teapots Pauline Smith -- 11. Mellow Ninepatch Pauline Smith -- 12. Blue Morroco Liza Prior Lucy -- 13. Even weave Liza Prior Lucy -- 14. Spice Mountains Liza Prior Lucy -- 15. Carnaby Brandon Mably -- 16. Fountains Ruth Elington -- 17. Mediterranean Hexagons James Baldwin -- 18. Corienne Kramer -- untitled as yet -- 19. Sally Davis -- untitled as yet -- 20. Julie Stockler -- untitled as yet -- Quilt Step by Steps -- Templates -- Patchwork Know-how -- Glossary and stockists.
"This book, part of Kaffe's series, showcases 20 brilliant quilts in the historic location of Fez in Morocco"-- Provided by publisher.

Origami ikebana : create lifelike paper floral arrangements

September 17, 2014
Coleman, Benjamin John.
Tokyo : Tuttle Publishing, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations, 28 cm + 1 DVD.
How to use this book -- Introducing glow fold instructions -- Symbols, tips, and tools -- Cutting paper for origami bonsai -- Introduction to origami bonsai -- Folding leaves -- The rotundifolius leaf -- The ficus leaf -- The Berlin poplar leaf -- The ivy leaf -- The bamboo leaf -- The fern leaflet -- The boxwood leaf -- The micro leaf -- Folding flowers -- The black eyed susan -- The basic flower form -- The michelle -- The curly michelle -- The primrose -- The thistle -- The bud -- The phlox -- The phlox with stamens -- The ipecac -- The banana -- The banana with stamens -- The fleur de lis -- The buttercup -- The pumpkin flower -- The morning glory -- The morning glory with stamens -- The short shooting star -- The bunchberry -- The trillium -- The hippeastrum -- The scorpion weed -- The clematis -- The dragon head -- The solanum -- The posey -- The long shooting star -- The pyrola -- The cranesbill -- The snap dragon -- The droopy -- The foxglove -- The daisy -- The corolla -- The lady slipper.

The sewing machine embroiderer's Bible : get the most from your machine with embroidery designs and inbuilt decorative stitches

September 17, 2014
Keegan, Liz.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2014]
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
"A Quarto Book."

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