New Arrivals · Art

August 17, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Impressionist & modern art : works on paper and day sale.

August 16, 2017
Christie, Manson & Woods.
London : Christie's, 2016.
321 pages (some folded) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Sale codes: AUGUSTINE-11793.; STEFANIE-11794.
"Auctioneers, Andreas Rumbler, Hugh Edmeades and Adrian Meyer."

Impressionist & modern art evening sale : Wednesday, 22 June 2016 at 7 pm.

August 16, 2017
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc.
London : Christie's, 2016.
159 pages (some folded) : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Sale code: CIRCLE-11792.
Includes index.

Mallett : London New York

August 16, 2017
Mallett and Son Antiques, author.
London : Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd, [2016]
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm.
"We are honored to have been entrusted with the sale of several major private collections of decorative arts and paintings, the highlights of which we present here. Amongst these are a selection from two notable American collections, put together originally with the help of the leading specialists of the day. They are united by their focus on exceptional examples of classic forms of English furniture ... The pair of mirrors supplied to Sir Lawrence Dundas in 1764 ... are virtuosic pieces commissioned by arguably one of the most important British patrons of the 18th century... Lastly, the selection of pieces from Goodnestone Park were commissioned for the house between 1760 and 1785 and have never before been seen in public" -- Page 3.

The essential garden design workbook

August 16, 2017
Alexander, Rosemary (Landscape architect), author.
©2017
391 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 26 cm
Setting up your business -- First contact to site appraisal -- Starting work in the studio -- Starting the design process -- Design solutions and decisions -- Concept stage -- Functional elements for the modern garden -- Garden layout plan -- Planting -- Drawing up your planting plan -- Moving toward building the garden -- Plant sourcing, construction, and beyond.

Hail to the chin : further confessions of a B movie actor

August 16, 2017
Campbell, Bruce, 1958- author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2017.
xxi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous.

How to make heirloom teddy bears

August 16, 2017
Quinn, Sue.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : SEARCH PR LTD, 2017.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.

Maud Lewis : the heart on the door : a biography of Maud and Everett Lewis and Digby County, Nova Scotia

August 15, 2017
Woolaver, Lance, 1948-
?2016
491 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
A biography of Nova Scotian painter Maud Lewis.

The official Overstreet comic book price guide.

August 14, 2017
New York, NY : House of Collectibles ; Distributed to the book trade by Ballantine Books ; Cleveland, TN : Distributed to the collectors' market by Overstreet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Vols. for 1987/88-<2017/18> by Robert M. Overstreet.
"Comics from 1828-present included, fully illustrated catalogue & evaluation guide" (T.p., 2003-2004).

Modern calligraphy workshop : the creative art of pen, brush and chalk lettering

August 14, 2017
Owen, Imogen, author.
London : Quadrille Publishing, 2017.
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
"Learn how to create beautiful, hand-lettered stationery, art, and other decorations with Modern Calligraphy, a sophisticated, interactive book full of exquisite sample alphabets, fun exercises, and simple step-by-step projects. From modern calligraphy in ink to hand lettering in chalk on blackboard and brush lettering in paint, you will discover a variety of ingenious and unique ways to turn words and letters into projects that can be given as gifts, sent as snail mail, or used within your home decor. Among other things, you will learn to create eyecatching letterforms, embellish with swirls and flourishes, free-brush letters on canvas, and digitize your work for printing. Along the way, you will find plenty of inspiration and helpful artist tips to encourage you, as well as numerous open practice pages to help you develop your own lettering style. You can customize letters and words, developing your own rules and methods as you go. With practical projects for all sorts of celebrations, from engagements and weddings to baby showers and even Halloween, Modern Calligraphy will give you the inspiration as well as the skills to turn your everyday handwriting into artwork."--Publisher's description.

New York beauties & flying geese : 10 dramatic quilts, 27 pillows, 31 block patterns

August 14, 2017
Hentsch, Carl, author.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2017]
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.

So much I want to tell you : letters to my little sister

August 14, 2017
Akana, Anna, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
xviii, 176 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
Pt. 1. Creativity -- Find your voice -- Once you've found your voice, let it evolve -- If you want to be the star, create the show -- The only way to start is to start -- It's called work for a reason -- Ideas are a dime a dozen -- It's okay if it sucks -- Fail more -- You are not your art -- Develop a thick skin -- Pt. 2. Identity -- When it comes to self-care, find what works for you -- Succeed because of your race, not despite it -- It's okay to want to be beautiful a s long as it's your definition of beauty -- You can't treat an emotional problem physically -- Pt. 3. Money, work, and career -- More money, more independence -- On being an internet personality -- How to be a boss -- Give yourself permission -- You don't need balls -- Take care of your people -- Crunch the numbers -- Stand up for yourself; no one else is going to -- Don't sign anything unless you understand what it means -- Do every job -- Work hard, work smart -- Know your shit -- If you don't know how to do something, find someone who does -- Pt. 4. Relationships -- You don't realize how important friends are until you're friendless -- Don't be afraid to cross people off the list -- Love -- If he doesn't listen, ditch him -- Take your birth control -- The hardest part of being in an emotionally abusive relationship is actually admitting that you're in one -- Nice guys don't finish last -- Choose life.
"From Internet sensation Anna Akana comes a candid and poignant collection of essays about love, loss, and chasing adulthood. In 2007, Anna Akana lost her teen sister, Kristina, to suicide. In the months that followed, she realized that the one thing helping her process her grief and begin to heal was comedy. So she began making YouTube videos as a form of creative expression and as a way to connect with others. Ten years later, Anna has more than a million subscribers who watch her smart, honest vlogs on her YouTube channel. Her most popular videos, including "How to Put On Your Face" and "Why Girls Should Ask Guys Out," are comical and provocative, but they all share a deeper message: Your worth is determined by you and you alone. You must learn to love yourself. In So Much I Want to Tell You, Anna opens up about her own struggles with poor self-esteem and reveals both the highs and lows of coming-of-age. She offers fresh, funny, hard-won advice for young women on everything from self-care to money to sex, and she is refreshingly straightforward about the realities of dating, female friendship, and the hustle required to make your dreams come true. This is Anna's story, but, as she says, it belongs just as much to Kristina and to every other girl who must learn that growing up can be hard to do. Witty and real, Anna breaks things down in a way only a big sister can. Advance praise for So Much I Want to Tell You "This book is filled with the kind of honesty, vulnerability, and determination that makes Anna such a captivating person. One warning: You'll want to hug her a lot while reading this."--Natalie Tran, actress and comedian "As a woman working in entertainment, Anna Akana is accustomed to feeling vulnerable. Which means that she's used to being brave. This book is a tribute to the duality of bravery and fear as told through Anna's experiences to date."--Hannah Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded "Frank advice on how to live a productive, happy life. written in tribute to a 'fearless, talented, and bold' sister."--Kirkus Reviews"-- Provided by publisher.

Scraptherapy the versatile nine patch : 18 fresh designs for a favorite quilt block

August 14, 2017
Ford, Joan, 1961- author.
Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, Inc., 2017.
220 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Techniqes for making a 9-patch -- The projects.
Detailed instructions, unique quilt assembly techniques and hundreds of piecing diagrams to utilize your scrap material.

Wedding jewelry : 30 inspirational designs to make

August 14, 2017
Hamilton, Sian, author.
Lewes, East Sussex, UK : The Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, 2017.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
The basics: Tools & equipment ; Materials ; Techniques -- Classic collection: Quick simple loops ; Tiara ; Hairpins ; Necklace ; Bracelet ; Earrings ; Brooch -- Vintage collection: Embellishing a brooch ; Headpiece ; Necklace ; Bracelet ; Earrings ; Brooch ; Comb -- Lace collection: Sewing a lace flower ; Tiara ; Comb ; Choker ; Bracelet ; Brooch ; Earrings -- Nature collection: Floral branch ; Pearl flower ; Side tiarra ; Hairpin ; Necklace ; Bracelet ; Earrings ; Pendant -- Floral collection: Wire flower ; Crystal-edge flower ; Wire flower side tiara ; Crystal-edge flower side tiara ; Hairpin ; Bracelet ; Brooch ; Shoe clips.
The ideal resource for jewellery makers keen to learn the intricacies of creating wedding jewellery. From elegant earrings to eye-catching headpieces, along with necklaces, bracelets and brooches galore, there are plenty of imaginative and stylish pieces to complement any bridal outfit. The book is divided into five inspirational collections in a range of captivating styles: Classic, Vintage, Lace, Nature and Floral, with six pieces of jewellery in each one. Each chapter also features at least one special technique which is unique to that particular collection. Although some jewellery-making knowledge is assumed, all the basic techniques are covered in a separate section. There is also a discussion of the tools and materials required, so the book is suitable for beginners as well as experienced makers.

FotoFocus biennial photography : the Un-document

August 11, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio : Fotofocuscincinnati.org, 2016.
113 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Catalog of the FotoFocus Biennail 2016, October 1-31, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Drawn from life : tips and tricks for contemporary life drawing

August 11, 2017
Birch, Helen (Artist), author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2017.
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 14 x 19 cm
"Master the classic practice of life drawing. Over 100 pieces of art by contemporary artists illustrate fundamentals such as line, contour, and color, plus surprising and innovative techniques that will take your drawings to the next level" --Back cover.

Kaffe Fassett's quilts in Ireland : 20 designs for patchwork and quilting

August 11, 2017
Fassett, Kaffe, author.
©2017
160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Featuring Liza Prior Lucy, Brandon Mably, Janet Haigh, Judy Baldwin, Sally Davis, Corienne Kramer, Julie Stockler."
Persian carpet -- Green diamonds -- Chelsea squares -- Byzantine lozenges -- Red log cabin -- Battenberg -- Contrast Brassica snowballs -- Shadow play -- Dancing blocks -- Floral plaid -- Ripples -- Road to Ireland -- Maple leaf medallion -- Pine bark -- Hourglass -- Whirling stripes -- Garden lattice -- Eton mess -- Hugs and kisses -- Square dance.

Make great art on your iPad : paint, draw, share

August 11, 2017
Jardine, Alison, author.
London : ILEX, 2017.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Explore your creative talents and produce amazing artworks on your iPad"--Cover.

Easy-to-make elegant jewelry : chic projects that sparkle & shine

August 11, 2017
East Petersburg : Design Originals, an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing ; [2017]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- Step-by-step projects -- Chandelier teardrop earrings -- Champagne bubbles bracelet -- Gold spike earrings -- Twisted wire gemstone cuff -- Dazzle bling ring -- Summer breeze dangle earrings -- Pearl beaded cuff bracelet -- Seafoam silver chain necklace -- Champagne woven earrings -- Frosted crystal necklace -- Beaded tassel bracelet set -- Coral swirl earrings -- Lariat layers necklace set -- Silver bubbles earrings -- Evening elegance necklace -- Clear skies beaded earrings -- Starlight shimmer necklace -- Gold leaf chain earrings -- Chain-link crystal bracelet -- Gold wrap crystal earrings.

Easy-to-make trend jewelry : Bohemian-indpired designs with tassels, stones & cord

August 11, 2017
East Petersburg : Design Originals, an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing [2017]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Provides step-by-step instructions for twenty jewelry projects, including a gold glimmer necklace, a green goddess headpiece, and an elephant choker.

Flats : technical drawing for fashion : a complete guide

August 11, 2017
Szkutnicka, Basia, author.
©2017
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
"A step-by-step Illustrator tutorial is available to view on the Laurence King website, together with downloadable figure templates and basic garment styles. www.laurenceking.com"-- Page 6.
Part 1. Technical Fashion Drawing: Introduction -- Drawing as part of the fashion process -- How and when are technical drawings used? -- How to create flats -- Drawing from a garment -- Technical drawing by hand using the generic template -- Back views -- Technical drawing from the generic template using illustrator -- Hints and tips -- Different drawing styles -- Styling details -- Part 2. Visual directory of styles and details : Dresses ; Skirts ; Pants ; Tops ; Jackets ; Coats -- Styling details : Necklines ; Collars ; Sleeves ; Cuffs ; Knitwear -- Details : Pockets ; Construction details ; Design details ; Decorative design details ; Pleats ; Seams ; Stitches ; Fastenings / hardware.

Happy hexies : 12 hand pieced hexagon projects to stitch & love

August 11, 2017
Boutique-Sha, author.
©2008
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Originally published in Japanese language as Patchwork no shiko mono rokkaku tsunagi by Boutique-Sha, Tokyo, Japan.
"Discover the obsession taking the quilt world by storm: hexies. Learn how to construct these cheerful little shapes, and then use them to create unique patchwork projects. Step-by-step color photos illustrate various hexie techniques, including English paper piecing, hand-pieced inset seams, and special hexagon-specific quilting methods--you're sure to learn something new, even if you're a veteran hexie maker! Once you've mastered the basics, try your hand at the collection of 12 adorable patchwork projects. Use your newly acquired skills to create a floral-inspired mini quilt, retro tea cozy, or zippered pencil case. These designs work up quickly and easily, making them excellent gifts for friends and loved ones. Grab your stash of scraps, a needle, and some thread&#x2026;it's time to join the highly addictive world of hexies. We guarantee you won't be able to make just one!"--provided by Amazon.com.

Oscar Heyman : the jewelers' jeweler

August 11, 2017
Markowitz, Yvonne J., author.
©2017
126 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Acknowledgments -- Beginnings -- The age of Art Deco -- World's Fair and World War -- The new look -- The space age -- Toward the next century -- Timeline -- Patents granted to Oscar Heyman & Brothers -- Retailers of Oscar Heyman Jewelry -- Glossary / Toni Strassler -- Notes -- List of illustrations -- Contributors -- Index.
"Since its founding in 1912, Oscar Heyman & Brothers has created fabulous jewels for some of the world's elite houses, causing it to be known in the trade as "the jewelers' jeweler." The Heyman Brothers arrived in New York from Eastern Europe in the early 1900s, bringing with them their training in their uncle's workshop. The company quickly established a name for itself in the industry, working with top houses such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co., producing superbly constructed, beautifully designed pieces with the finest materials. The firm is still family run, and now retails merchandise under its own name, specializing in working with unique and colorful gemstones, cut and polished in their own workshop. This lavishly illustrated history reveals "the jewelers' jeweler" to the wider public, following the firm's growth from its origin as a Russian immigrant family enterprise in New York City to its establishment as an important ally of major retailers throughout the global jewelry trade. Enhanced with dazzling photographs of new and vintage pieces, as well as brilliant, full-color design drawings from the firm's archives that are works of art in their own right, Oscar Heyman: The Jewelers' Jeweler reveals Oscar Heyman's important role in the story of modern American jewelry."--provided by Amazon.com.

Paper folded flowers

August 11, 2017
Moad, Elizabeth, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2017.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Paper Folded Flowers are a beautiful, effective way of embellishing gift bags and greeting cards, or creating a bouquet of blooms that will last a lifetime. Through clear step-by-step instructions, Elizabeth Moad introduces and applies simple folding techniques to create a variety of paper and card creations for any occasion. Whether you re folding floral pinwheel napkin rings for everyday use, or a garland for a party; no project is exactly the same, but you will soon build up a repertoire of folding skills and a veritable bouquet of paper flowers! There are twenty-one projects to try at varying levels of difficulty; you will soon be inspired to turn any sheet of paper into a masterpiece worthy of a vase or a picture frame!

Paper stars : 25 festive decorations for every occasion

August 11, 2017
Fabricius, Karen-Marie, author.
©2017
143 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Comb quilling stars -- Folded stars -- Woven stars -- Origami stars -- Kirigami stars -- Quilling stars -- Galaxy comb-quilling stars -- Curled galaxy stars.
There are 25 designs to choose from, each with detailed step-by-step instructions and photographs to follow. You will also find all the advice you need on the techniques required, such as quilling, and materials to purchase. Karen-Marie even shows you how to make your own tools. A fun and absorbing craft for all the family, these pretty paper stars are not only perfect for Christmas but also look wonderful all year round. Hang them at the window, from the mantelpiece, on cupboard doors or use them as unique adornments for birthday presents.

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