New Arrivals · Art

June 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The design of childhood : how the material world shapes independent kids

June 22, 2018
Lange, Alexandra, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
407 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Blocks -- House -- School -- Playground -- City.
"From building blocks to city blocks, an eye-opening exploration of how children's playthings and physical surroundings affect their development. Parents obsess over their children's playdates, kindergarten curriculum, and every bump and bruise, but the toys, classrooms, playgrounds, and neighborhoods little ones engage with are just as important. These objects and spaces encode decades, even centuries of changing ideas about what makes for good child-rearing--and what does not. Do you choose wooden toys, or plastic, or, increasingly, digital? What do youngsters lose when seesaws are deemed too dangerous and slides are designed primarily for safety? How can the built environment help children cultivate self-reliance? In these debates, parents, educators, and kids themselves are often caught in the middle. Now, prominent design critic Alexandra Lange reveals the surprising histories behind the human-made elements of our children's pint-size landscape. Her fascinating investigation shows how the seemingly innocuous universe of stuff affects kids' behavior, values, and health, often in subtle ways. And she reveals how years of decisions by toymakers, architects, and urban planners have helped--and hindered--American youngsters' journeys toward independence. Seen through Lange's eyes, everything from the sandbox to the street becomes vibrant with buried meaning. Perfect for parents, educators, and anyone interested in design and architecture, [this book] will change the way you view the world--by showing it to you through children's eyes."--Jacket.

Riding with death : vodou art and urban ecology in the streets of Port-au-Prince

June 22, 2018
Braziel, Jana Evans, 1967- author.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2017]
xii, 260 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Producing Port-au-Prince -- The "Question" of Modernity -- Machinic Urbanism: "Reflections in Surplus" -- Vodou Bricolage at the Grand Rue -- Passional Fugues in the Lakou -- Postprimitive Altermodern: The "Ghetto" Biennale -- Performative Politics: TeleGhetto's "Princes" in the Port -- From revolution, ruin, or rubble... whence au Port-au-Prince?
"The extraordinary story of sculptors and their incredible creations in Haiti"-- Provided by publisher.

American house styles : a concise guide

June 22, 2018
Baker, John Milnes, 1932- author.
New York : The Countryman Press, 2018.
xxi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Journal me organized : the complete guide to practical and creative planning

June 22, 2018
Spooner, Rebecca (Homeschool blogger), author.
New York : Get Creative 6, 2018.
143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Add meaning to each day with The Art of Planning, which covers choosing a journal, how and why to plan, different types of planning--including bullet journaling--short-term and long-term goal setting, cross referencing, prioritizing, and time management. Tutorials on creative page design include templates for minimalist or exuberant spreads that capture the joy of holidays, birthdays, and personal milestones. Whether organizing the laundry room, planning meals, or saving for a dream vacation, Rebecca Spooner's creative ideas and easy-to-follow instructions will bring your journal pages to life. Bonus items include black-and-white lettering to trace or copy and versatile templates to jumpstart your creative planning"-- Provided by publisher.

Fabulous figures

June 21, 2018
Davenport, Jane, author.
©2018
143 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
In series statement, "heart" appears as a heart symbol.
"Start with a heart . . . and create beautiful in-proportion people! Aspiring artists who feel intimidated at drawing figures will love Jane Davenport's amazingly easy technique, developed while she worked as a fashion illustrator. It involves using equal-size hearts to build the body's structure, and the results are astounding. Jane lays out the basics and walks you through working with different mediums; drawing the head, face, clothing, hair, and features; and constructing figures inspired by fashion, fantasy, life drawing, and more."-- Provided by publisher.

Near-death experiences, and others

June 21, 2018
Gottlieb, Robert, 1931- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
vi, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Lives -- Letters -- Music -- Dance -- Movies -- Observing dance.
This new collection from the legendary editor Robert Gottlieb features twenty or so pieces he's written mostly for The New York Review of Books, ranging from reconsiderations of American writers such as Dorothy Parker, Thornton Wilder, Thomas Wolfe ("genius"), and James Jones, to Leonard Bernstein, Lorenz Hart, Lady Diana Cooper ("the most beautiful girl in the world"), the actor-assassin John Wilkes Booth, the scandalous movie star Mary Astor, and not-yet president Donald Trump. The writings compiled here are as varied as they are provocative: an extended probe into the world of post-death experiences; a sharp look at the biopics of transcendent figures such as Shakespeare, Molière, and Austen; a soap opera-ish movie account of an alleged affair between Chanel and Stravinsky; and a copious sampling of the dance reviews he's been writing for The New York Observer for close to twenty years.

Fail until you don't : fight, grind, repeat

June 21, 2018
Bones, Bobby, 1980- author.
New York, NY : Dey Street, an imprint of William Morrow, 2018.
viii, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Radio show host Bobby Bones delivers an inspirational and humorous collection of stories about his biggest misses in life and how he turned them into lessons and wins.

Stitch & sew : beautifully embroider 31 projects

June 20, 2018
Hoey, Aneela, 1971- author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, Inc., 2018.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Old in art school : a memoir of starting over

June 20, 2018
Painter, Nell Irvin, author.
©2018
xvi, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: You'll never be an artist -- How old are you? -- Leaving my former life -- Getting there -- So much to learn -- Familiar artists, new ways -- Illustration versus the context of art -- Transcription -- Look like an artist -- Drawing -- I could not draw my mother dying -- A bad decision -- Euphoria -- Grief -- Peers -- Crit -- Art school + history history -- You'll never be an artist -- Discovery -- MFA thesis -- And now? -- Newark artist -- Art history by Nell Painter -- Coda: Happy ending.
Following her retirement from Princeton University, celebrated historian Dr. Nell Irvin Painter surprised everyone in her life by returning to school--in her sixties--to earn a BFA and MFA in painting. In Old in Art School, she travels from her beloved Newark to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design; finds meaning in the artists she loves, even as she comes to understand how they may be undervalued; and struggles with the unstable balance between the pursuit of art and the inevitable, sometimes painful demands of a life fully lived. How are women and artists seen and judged by their age, looks, and race? What does it mean when someone says, "You will never be an artist"? Who defines what "An Artist" is and all that goes with such an identity?--from publisher's description.

Room to dream

June 20, 2018
Lynch, David, 1946- author.
New York : Random House, 2018.
xii, 577 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
American pastoral -- The art life -- Smiling bags of death -- Spike -- The young American -- Mesmerized -- A suburban romance, only different -- Wrapped in plastic -- Finding love in Hell -- People give up and then they go down -- Next door to dark -- A shot of white lightning and a chick -- A slice of something -- The happiest of happy endings -- In the studio -- My log is turning gold.
"An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of his closest colleagues, friends, and family. In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he's faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition. Lynch's lyrical, intimate, and unfiltered personal reflections riff off biographical sections written by close collaborator Kristine McKenna and based on more than one hundred new interviews with surprisingly candid ex-wives, family members, actors, agents, musicians, and colleagues in various fields who all have their own takes on what happened. Room to Dream is a landmark book that offers a onetime all-access pass into the life and mind of one of our most enigmatic and utterly original living artists."--Jacket.

Carefree crochet : 50 soft, fashionable projects that make you feel good

June 20, 2018
Zamori, May Britt Bjella, author.
2017
153 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
"Originally published in Norwegian as Hekling i tykt og tynt."--Title page verso.
"Big hooks, fluffy yarn, unique textures, great results!"--Cover.
Openwork crochet patterns for any style or season.

Late paintings

June 20, 2018
Morandi, Giorgio, 1890-1964, artist.
©2017
89 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Catalog of an exhibition held at David Zwirner, New York, November 6 - December 19, 2015.
This publication focuses on the period from 1948 to 1964, during which Morandi developed and refined his investigations of serial, reductive, and permutational forms and compositions, a body of work that has had a profound influence on twentieth - century art and painting. Included here are five of the ten iconic "yellow cloth" paintings from 1952, a series featured prominently in the historic 1998 exhibition at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and numerous late paintings by the Italian master. Lavishly reproduced, these immersive plates draw attention to the idiosyncratic perspectival and color - driven decisions that give the work it s abstract power. Exhibition: David Zwirner Gallery, New York City, United States (06.11-19.12.2015).

Scott standard postage stamp catalogue.

June 19, 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."

French vintage décor : easy & elegant DIY projects for any home

June 18, 2018
Lundstrom, Jamie, author.
©2018
176 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Launchers, lobbers, and rockets engineer : make 20 awesome ballistic blasters with ordinary stuff

June 18, 2018
Akiyama, Lance, author.
Beverly Massachusetts : Rockport Publishers, [2018]
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
After the huge successes of Rubber Band Engineer and Duct Tape Engineer, we finally take away the boundaries of a single category and let author Lance Akiyama create twenty devious weapons of backyard warfare. Each of these launchers are made from PVC, soda bottles, rubber bands, hairspray cans, and anything you might find in the junk drawer, and are capable of firing marshmallows, poker chips, tennis balls, sponges, and plenty more. This book is written for adults, but kids and teens can get in on the fun, too. Projects range from simple shooters to be built by novice crafters, to the more complicated Slide Action Rubber Band Gun, A Wrist-Mounted Crossbow, and even a Desk Drawer Booby Trap.

The many deaths of Scott Koblish

June 18, 2018
Koblish, Scott, author, artist.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2018]
1 volume ; 16 x 21 cm
"Marvel Comics artist Scott Koblish (Deadpool, Spider-Man) has been illustrating his own demise for many years in morbidly funny, 4-panel black-and-white comics. He's the one person struck by a comet, suddenly overrun by a pack of baboons, resting under the precarious rock tipped by a single bird, or the target of his daughter's (of course homicidal) teddy bear come to life. Though it's always Scott on the receiving end, the comics perfectly capture that irrational feeling we all have that everything can go very wrong in one irrevocable minute. Provided by publisher.

Charles White : a retrospective

June 15, 2018
White, Charles, 1918-1979.
New Haven : Yale University Press
247 pages ; 32 cm
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art.
Foreword / James Rondeau and Glenn D. Lowry -- Acknowledgments / Sarah Kelly Oehler and Esther Adler -- A black artist named White / Kerry James Marshall -- Yesterday, today, tomorrow : Charles White's murals and history as art / Sarah Kelly Oehler -- "Graphic interpreter of the black people" : Charles White as draftsman and printmaker / Mark Pascale -- Plates : Chicago and the war years -- Charles White, feminist at midcentury / Kellie Jones -- In search of beauty : Charles White's exposures / Deborah Willis -- Plates : New York -- Charles White's art and activism in southern California / Ilene Susan Fort -- Charles White, artist and teacher / Esther Adler -- Plates : Los Angeles -- Chronology / compiled by John Murphy and Ashley James -- Selected inventory of Charles White's library / compiled by Ashley James -- Selected exhibition history / compiled by John Murphy and Stacy Kammert -- Checklist of the exhibition -- Selected bibliography -- Index -- Photography credits.
"This is a revelatory reassessment of one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century: Charles White (1918-1979) is best known for bold, large-scale paintings and drawings of African Americans, meticulously executed works that depict human relationships and socioeconomic struggles with a remarkable sensitivity. This comprehensive study offers a much-needed reexamination of the artist's career and legacy. With handsome reproductions of White's finest paintings, drawings, and prints, the volume introduces his work to contemporary audiences, reclaims his place in the art-historical narrative, and stresses the continuing relevance of his insistent dedication to producing positive social change through art. Tracing White's career from his emergence in Chicago to his mature practice as an artist, activist, and educator in New York and Los Angeles, leading experts provide insights into White's creative process, his work as a photographer, his political activism and interest in history, the relationship between his art and his teaching, and the importance of feminism in his work. A preface by Kerry James Marshall addresses White's significance as a mentor to an entire generation of practitioners and underlines the importance of this largely overlooked artist"-- Provided by publisher.

Crochet lacy shawls : 27 original wraps with a vintage vibe

June 15, 2018
Strong, Rohn, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, [2018]
132 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Zehn Exlibris Radierungen

June 15, 2018
Steinecke, Walter, 1888-1975, artist.
Bad Rothenfelde : Johann Georg Holzwarth, 1922.
1 portfolio (3 pages, 10 leaves) : illustrations ; 27 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection is bound in original stiff cardboard covered in tan and blue handmade paper with an oval seal with the word exlibris printed inside and tied with brown string.

Springfield confidential : jokes, secrets, and outright lies from a lifetime writing for The Simpsons

June 14, 2018
Reiss, Mike, 1959- author.
©2018
xv, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The longest-serving writer and producer for "The Simpsons" offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series that has become one of the most revered artistic achievements in television history.

Animal quilts : 12 paper piecing patterns for stunning animal quilts designs

June 14, 2018
Van der Heijden, Juliet, author.
Pynes Hill, Exeter, UK : SewandSo, an imprint of F+W Media International, Ltd., 2017.
126 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 computer disc (4 3/4 in.)
Includes index.
Includes a CD-ROM with full-size pattern pieces.
"Create incredible quilts for your home with this collection of foundation paper-pieced quilt patterns featuring 12 different animals. Learn how to create realistic representations of your favorite animals and birds in stunning paper-pieced quilt blocks. This unique collection of 12 contemporary quilt patterns includes a tiger, butterfly, swan, owl, peacock and polar bear as well as many more."--provided by publisher.

And then we danced : a voyage into the groove

June 13, 2018
Alford, Henry, 1962- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
xxi, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Social entrée -- Politics -- Rebellion -- Emotion and release -- Pure physicality -- Religion -- Nostalgia -- Intimacy and socializing -- Healing -- Epilogue.
"Tackling a wide range of forms (including ballet, hip-hop, jazz, ballroom, tap, contact improvisation, Zumba, swing), this grand tour takes us through the works and careers of luminaries ranging from Bob Fosse to George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp to Arthur Murray. Rich in insight and humor, Alford mines both personal experience and fascinating cultural history to offer a witty and ultimately moving portrait of how dance can express all things human"-- Provided by publisher.

Subversive cross stitch : 50 f*cking clever designs for your sassy side

June 13, 2018
Jackson, Julie, author.
©2015
120 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Subversive Cross Stitch began in the spring of 2003 as a form of anger management therapy when Jackson was dealing with a cruel bully of a boss. At her wit's end and in dire need of some art therapy, she stopped by a craft store on the way home from work one day and picked up an ornate sampler. Once she finished the intricate border of pink flowers, she decided to stitch the word 'F*%k' right in the centre. It felt so great, and the idea was born!

Everyday Monet : a Giverny-inspired gardening and lifestyle guide to living your best impressionist life

June 12, 2018
Bordman, Aileen, author.
New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2018]
195 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"100+ ideas for your garden, your kitchen, and your bedroom"--Cover.
Foreword / by Helen Rappel Bordman -- Inspiration -- Monet, my mother, and me -- Monet's style: at home with the impressionist -- Monet's twenty-first-century garden -- A water lily grows in Booklyn too -- Impressionist floral bouquets inspired by Monet -- Entertaining with Claude Monet -- Conclusion.

My soul has grown deep : Black art from the American South

June 12, 2018
Finley, Cheryl, author.
New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2018]
116 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
This catalogue is published in conjunction with "History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Gift," on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from May 22 through September 23, 2018.
My Soul Has Grown Deep considers the art-historical significance of self-taught Black artists, many working under conditions of poverty and isolation, in the American South. It features paintings and drawings, mixed-media and sculptural works, and quilts, including pieces ranging from the pioneering paintings of Thornton Dial (1928-2016) to the renowned quilts made in Gee's Bend, Alabama. Nearly 60 remarkable works of art--originally collected by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation--are illustrated alongside insightful texts that situate them in the context of rural Southern life, simultaneously revealing their connections to mainstream contemporary art while considering them on their own terms. Art historians Cheryl Finley, Randall R. Griffey, and Amelia Peck illuminate the artists' novel use of found or salvaged materials and the striking graphic aesthetic of the quilts, while a thoughtful essay by novelist Darryl Pinckney provides the historical and political context of the American South, during and after the Civil Rights era, in which this art is grounded. Each of the works, described and outstandingly illustrated, tells a remarkable story of artists who faced enormous difficulties, and whose creativity and determination produced extraordinary and unique forms of artistic expression.

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