New Arrivals · Art

January 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Pixar : a pop-up celebration

January 18, 2018
Reinhart, Matthew, author.
[10] unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Cover title.
Toy story (1995) -- A bug's life (1998) -- Toy story 2 (1999) -- Pixar shorts (1984-97) -- Monster's Inc. (2001) -- Finding Nemo (2003) -- The Incredibles (2004) -- Cars (2006) -- Pixar shorts (2001-06) -- Ratatouille (2007) -- Wall-E (2008) -- Up (2009) -- Toy story 3 (2010) -- Pixar shorts (2008-2010) -- Cars 2 (2011) -- Brave (2012) -- Monsters University (2013) -- Inside out (2015) -- Pixar shorts (2006-2013) -- The good dinosaur (2015) -- Finding Dory (2016) -- Cars 2 (2017) -- Coco (2017) -- Pixar shorts (2014-2017).
"Featuring five spreads with over 30 pop-ups from New York Times best-selling author, artist, and pop-up master Matthew Reinhart, this breathtaking work of art revisits Pixar's impressive history. Like each Pixar movie, each pop contains Easter eggs to other Disney Pixar films. Disney Pixar: A Pop-Up Celebration is a vibrant tribute to the beloved canon of Disney Pixar films and characters" -- Google Books.

Bruce Lee : the authorized visual history

January 18, 2018
Kerridge, Steve, author.
224 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm
"Bruce Lee was a man of action in all aspects of his life. Before he made a name for himself in Seattle in the USA he had appeared in nearly 20 Hong Kong movies. He wrote poetry and philosophy as well as film ideas, scripts and notes on martial arts and cha-cha dancing. This book shows Bruce Lee's life in photographs, all sourced from the extensive family archives. Bruce Lee was a prolific photographer and took thousands of photographs, from time spent with family and on set to intensive training and martial arts demonstrations. This book gathers hundreds of great images, from classic, iconic poses to the extremely rare and never before published."--Back cover.

Plum Dandi knits : simple designs for luxury yarns

January 18, 2018
Plummer, Alicia, author.
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
"SRN: 17KN04"--Title page verso.
The patterns: Fridley -- Genesee -- Sawyer -- Lyndon -- Ramsey -- Exeter -- Bethel -- Yarmouth -- Camden -- Delafield -- Keene -- Fennimer -- Cape Elizabeth -- Langlade -- Heyworth -- Harrington -- High Cliff -- Presque Isle -- Rockland -- Bretton Woods -- Prescott -- Stowe -- Mackinaw.
"Polished knits. Plush yarns. Perfect match. Sometimes nature's most beautiful details are the perfect inspiration for creating simple yet luxurious knits."-- Provided by publisher.

Highland retreats : the architecture and interiors of Scotland's romantic North

January 18, 2018
Miers, Mary, author.
New York : Rizzoli, 2017.
288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
"Featuring breathtaking photographs of some of Scotland's most remarkable and little-known houses, this book tells the story of how incomers adopted the North of Scotland as a recreational paradise and left an astonishing legacy of architecture and decoration inspired by the romanticized image of the Highlands. Known as shooting lodges because they were designed principally to accommodate the parties of guests that flocked north for the annual sporting season, these houses range from Picturesque cottages ornés and Scotch Baronial castles to Arts and Crafts mansions and modern eco-lodges. While their designs respond to some of Britain's wildest and most stirring landscapes, inside many were equipped with the latest domestic technology and boasted opulent decoration and furnishings from the smartest London and Parisian firms. A good number survive little altered in their original state, and some are still owned by descendants of the families that built them"-- Provided by publisher.

Michael Curtiz : a life in film

January 18, 2018
Rode, Alan K., 1954- author.
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2017]
xix, 681 pages ; 24 cm.
In the first biography of Michael Curtiz, Alan K. Rode illuminates the life and work of one of the film industry's most complex figures. He begins by exploring the director's early life and career in his native Hungary, revealing how Curtiz shaped the earliest days of silent cinema in Europe as he acted in, produced, and directed scores of films before immigrating to the United States in 1926. In Hollywood, Curtiz earned a reputation for his explosive tantrums, his difficulty communicating in English, and his disregard for the well-being of others. However, few directors elicited more memorable portrayals from their casts, and ten different actors delivered Oscar-nominated performances under his direction.

Portraiture unplugged : natural light photography

January 18, 2018
Caylor, Carl, author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
We live in an era where the broad accessibility of smartphones means that photography is no longer an esoteric pursuit. Anyone with a smartphone can and does snap images of themselves and of their friends. As such, guides which imply that you need enormous amounts of equipment or training to take a photograph are simply ignored, if not laughed at. This title appeals to readers desire to craft better images, while also recognising that most readers won't have the time nor the desire to spend hours tinkering with lighting.

Daniel E. Greene, studio and subways : an American master, his life and art

January 17, 2018
Greene, Daniel E., painter.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Cincinnati, Miami, and New York City -- Greenwich Village and Governors Island -- 33 West 67th Street -- North Salem, New York.

Lunch-hour embroidery : 130 playful motifs from a to z

January 17, 2018
64 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes complete alphabet.
Sneak in a few stitches during lunchtime, car time, game time--anytime. Embroider motifs onto bags, clothing, linens, and more, or follow the easy instructions inside to display your embroidery. Projects are perfectly portable, so anyone can steal a few seconds to stitch no matter where they go!

Start with strips : 13 colorful quilts from 2 1/2 strips

January 17, 2018
Ache, Susan, author.
Bothell, WA, USA : Martingale, [2017]
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
"You'll want to stand back to admire the fabulous quilts you finish! Master scrap quilter and Instagram sensation Susan Ache (yardgrl60) shares her secrets for creating gorgeous, colorful quilts--and they all start with 2 1/2" fabric strips. Once you learn Susan's tricks for sorting strips, you'll feel free to make these sensationally scrappy quilts without fear of choosing colors or prints. And Susan's sorting method? It works the same for ALL precut fabrics! Whether you use Jelly Rolls, yardage, or scraps from your stash, you'll love creating these oh-so-beautiful quilts--the kind that make a house a home."--Back cover./

Macramé for beginners and beyond : 24 easy macramé projects for home and garden

January 17, 2018
Mullins, Amy, author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Discover a fresh, new take on the traditional craft of knotting and bring the boho vibe into your home with this collection of 24 stylish macramé projects. Learn all the basic macramé knots with the knot tutorial library so you can get started with your favourite projects, whether it's a simple hanging plant holder or a stunning statement arch for a wedding or special celebration."--back cover.

The luminous portrait : capture the beauty of natural light for glowing, flattering portraits

January 17, 2018
Messina, Elizabeth.
New York : Amphoto Books, ©2012.
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
A reference for wedding and portrait photographers as well as amateur shutterbugs of any experience level demonstrates how to maximize natural lighting for the best effects.

The vixen diaries

January 17, 2018
Steffans, Karrine, 1978-
New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
xiv, 192 pages ; 21 cm
Includes new bonus chapter material for 2008.
The hip-hop star discloses intimate details about her star-studded lifestyle, from her interactions with fellow celebrities who helped or hindered her career to rumors of her relationship with Bobby Brown.

Mid-century modern : living with mid-century modern design

January 16, 2018
Miller, Judith, 1951-
New York, NY : Hachette Book Group
256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
What went before -- The new look -- Interiors -- Furniture and lighting -- Glass -- Ceramics -- Metalware and textiles -- Designers.
The book explores the most desirable interiors, furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware and textiles of this hugely popular period. It features all the iconic designs and designers of the era, with price codes to help value and appraise your mid-century collection. The careers and influence of ground-breaking designers, including Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Robin and Lucienne Day, Arne Jacobsen and many others, are described in stand-alone feature pages.

Tina Barney

January 16, 2018
New York : Rizzoli 2017.
239 pages : chieflycolor illustrations ; 31 cm
Internationally acclaimed American artist Tina Barney burst on the scene in the early 1980s with her provocative yet intimate photographs capturing the domestic lives and social rituals of the elite. In choosing colour over black and white and producing large-format prints, she broke the tradition of established fine-art photography at the time. Her unstintingly honest portrayal of her subjects, many of whom are family and friends, remains completely original. Straddling the line between candid and choreographed photography, between engagement and detachment, she captures her subjects in a range of rarefied settings, both private and public.

The Marvel age of comics : 1961-1978

January 15, 2018
Thomas, Roy, 1940- author.
396 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
"The Marvel of Age of Comics: 1961-1978 takes you through nearly two decades of titanic creativity by Marvel's architects. Fans still celebrate the House of Ideas for its pantheon of "heroes with problems," misunderstood monsters, and noble villains who populated a world readers recognized as close to their own. The Marvel Age of Comics is a behind-the-scenes treasure trove, curated from TASCHEN's 75 years of Marvel Comics, including hundreds of images and insider insights to explore the making of these groundbreaking heroes and the legendary writers and artists who brought them to life."--Inside dust jacket.

Joyful daily stitching, seam by seam : complete guide to 500 embroidery-stitch combinations, perfect for crazy quilting

January 15, 2018
Bothell, Valerie, 1962- author.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., 2017.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Complete guide to 500 embroidery-stitch combinations."--Cover.

The big book of jewelry making : 75 projects to make.

January 12, 2018
359 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index (pages 357-359).
"75 ... jewelry designs, incorporating wirework, beading, and polymer clay techniques"--Page 4 of cover.
Millie -- Zoe -- Wildfire -- Emily -- Senorita -- Annie -- Beady -- Samba -- Cara -- Honeybee -- Chichi -- Hannah -- Pebbles -- Harmony -- Writing -- Faerie -- Night owl -- Jacques -- Coco -- Dreamcatcher -- La mer -- Opo -- Alice -- Mille -- Cocktail -- Shapes -- Clarice -- Decoupage -- Tavi -- Trigger -- Amy -- Tembo -- Shari -- Romance -- Flapper -- Clusters -- Pearly -- Polly -- Canary -- Knotty -- Gecko -- Emma -- Jan -- Effloresce -- Buttons -- Scoubidou -- Skye -- Chelsea -- Rose -- Luster -- Leandri -- Twinkle -- Peacock -- Felix -- Roxy -- Cameo -- Claudia -- Julia -- Daisy -- Florence -- Streamlined -- Luna -- Audrey -- Katie -- Paddy -- Crystal -- Twists -- Jem -- Songbird -- Illusion -- Kitty -- Victoriana -- Spirals -- Zippy -- Nala.
Creating your own jewelry doesn't need to involve complicated techniques and expensive tools. With just a few steps, The Big Book of Jewelry Making shows you how to make simple, fun items in no time at all. And all the projects are easy to customize or adapt to your own particular style. With a dazzling array of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more, you're sure to find something to inspire you. This bumper book features 75 jewelery projects, from quirky to stylish, so there is plenty to choose from. Each project is accompanied by clear instructions explaining how to achieve perfect results, whether you are an experienced jewelry maker or just a beginner.

Raised embroidery : techniques, projects & pure inspiration

January 12, 2018
Aldridge, Kelley, author.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"The book features an introduction to the RSN and its prestigious heritage. It reveals the history and context of raised embroidery and showcases galleries of inspiring raised embroidery work. This is primarily a practical, instructional guide that offers a complete grounding in the techniques you need for raised embroidery: it contains a comprehensive stitch guide and leads the reader through each technique using clear step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow expert guidance. The book contains three beautiful projects that put these techniques into practice and showcase additional advanced techniques."--Publisher website.

Embroider your life : techniques + motifs + inspiration

January 12, 2018
Mornu, Nathalie, author.
124 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
"Simple techniques & 150 stylish motifs to embellish your world."
Materials, Tools & Techniques -- Floss & Thread -- Hoops -- Fabric -- Other Tools -- Getting Started -- Transferring Motifs -- Working With Floss -- Basic Stitches -- Making Patches -- Displaying Finished Work -- Mounting Fabric On A Stretcher -- Fabric Applique -- Communication -- Numbers -- Words -- Technique: Stitch On Paper -- Ampersands -- Monograms -- Mystic Symbols -- Astrology -- Tattoo Flash -- Day Of the Dead -- Natural World -- Aquatic Life -- Woodland Creatures -- Deer -- Insects -- Feathers -- Plant Borders -- Leaves -- Technique: Shadow Work -- Cactus -- Flowers -- Seed Heads -- Weather -- Night Sky -- People -- Designed World -- Keys -- Retro -- Visual Aids -- Sewing -- Gems -- Architecture -- Technique: Stitch A House -- Maps -- Patterns -- Radial -- Deco -- Geometric -- Line Art -- Simple Borders -- Complex Borders -- Technique: Sashiko -- Arrows -- Frames & Wreaths -- Folkloric.
Learn the simplest embroidery stitches and techniques, and see the diverse ways the 150 motifs can be used. The motifs are accompanied by an abundance of easy-to-understand photos showing many different, creative approaches for embroidering them. The motifs are contemporary and modern, with a graphic aesthetic--not retro, kitschy, sentimental, or old-fashioned. They explore color, stitch variations, fabric grounds, thread types, scale, fills, and more. With Embroider Your Life, you'll find myriad ways to stitch up your world.

Happy hand lettering : simple calligraphy techniques to bring your words to life

January 12, 2018
Wagner, Jen (Calligrapher), author.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Tools and supplies -- Desk setup -- Typography -- Creating a calligraphy look -- Lettering with a brush -- Lettering with a nib -- Modern lettering -- Lettering projects -- Conclusion.
Messages from your own hand are an intimate and powerful means of expression and communication. Happy Hand Lettering offers you instruction and encouragement to begin crating beautifully written words right away. From selecting the best tools and supplies, to forming your first simple letters, everything you need to begin your calligraphic journey is here.

If you're bored with your camera read this book

January 12, 2018
Fordham, Demetrius, author.
London : ILEX, 2017.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
You know photography, don't you? Nice group pictures, tasteful landscapes, perhaps a filter from an app on your phone. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive, boring...right? WRONG! In this book you'll find inspiring ideas and genuinely different techniques that you can use to capture anything, from artistic portraits, through to stunning street photography and unusual aboreals. This book will open your eyes, and your lens cap, to new ideas.

Kitchen lithography : hand printing at home : from buttons and bags to postcards and pillowcases

January 12, 2018
Hantke, Laura Sofie, author.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2017.
115 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Translator from colophon.
"First published in Germany with the title In unserer Küche wird gedruckt by Verlag Hermann Schmidt."--Colophon.
Welcome to our kitchen -- The Nuts and bolts -- Troubleshooting -- Additional techniques -- This is how we did it -- About us -- Imprint
Turn your kitchen into a creative studio to print your own bags, pillowcases, art prints, t-shirts, postcards and more, using simple household items such as aluminum foil, cola, soap and vegetable oil.

Naptime with Joey

January 12, 2018
Izumikawa, Laura, author, photographer.
New York : Gallery Books,, 2017.
120 pages : chiefly color illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
"Joey Marie wears many hats (or, rather, wigs): she's dressed up as Inigo Montoya, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Pikachu, Anna Wintour, Moana, and Barb from Stranger Things. She's taken trips to Hawaii, baked croissants, and blasted off to the moon as an astronaut (at least, in her dreams). She's held occupations such as pizza chef, aerobics instructor, and handy-dandy-fixer-upper (figuratively, of course). She's inspired a parenting blog, been the face of her mom Laura Izumikawa's Instagram account--and for the first time, she's taken the leap from the ranks of internet-baby-snoredom to the pages of a book. Naptime with Joey is chockablock full of over a hundred deliciously adorable photos of Joey dressed up as various pop culture characters, movie stars, musicians, vacationers, and holiday-goers, making this the most fun, festive, and downright delightful gift under the sun"--Amazon.

Quick & cute carving projects : patterns for 46 projects to carve in one day

January 12, 2018
Dickie, Lori, author.
72 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
"Portions of this book were originally published in Woodcarving Illustrated magazine"--Title page verso.
"From snowmen and Santas to puppies, pigs, and pirates, even beginning carvers can make 32 charming animal, holiday, and fantasy carvings with Quick & Cute Carving Projects. Author Lorie Dickie shows how to get started using just a blank basswood egg and a few simple cuts. Readily available at craft stores, pre-cut basswood eggs are a great way to learn the basics of in-the-round woodcarving. These premade blanks allow new carvers to achieve instant success, and help make the first project fast and fun. Lorie s clear carving and painting instructions walk you through the entire process with step-by-step color photographs. Ready-to-use holiday-themed patterns are included for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more."--Publisher's description.

Design your own crochet projects : magic formulas for creating custom scarves, cowls, hats, socks, mittens, and gloves

January 11, 2018
Delaney, Sara (Crochet designer), author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2017]
250 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"You love to crochet, but you're tired of the granny square and other predictable projects. Let celebrated crochet teacher Sara Delaney help you expand your skills while showing you how to create custom-fit wearable accessories. Delaney's unique, flexible formulas let crocheters of all levels easily design scarves, cowls, fingerless mitts, mittens, gloves, hats, and socks. With fill-in-the-blank templates and a stitch dictionary, you can use your favorite yarn and stitch pattern, and make accessories that fit perfectly. Delaney offers a starter course in the technique with 18 of her own original patterns, along with the formulas she used to create them. The companion online calculator helps create your customized patterns even more quickly!"--Publisher's description.

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