New Arrivals · Art

April 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

AntiqueWeek travel guide to antique shops & malls.

April 19, 2018
Knightstown, Ind. : dmg world media (USA) inc.,
v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.
Covers: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin (varies).

Child's play quilts : make 20 stash-busting quilts for kids

April 19, 2018
Day, Stacey, 1984- author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, Inc., 2018.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Make gorgeous quilts that spark the interest of newborns and toddlers. Learn how to organize your fabric so you know what you have use what you love. Put your smallest scraps to use by sewing slabs and incorporate them into all kinds of quilt designs."--Back cover.

Mr. Lear : a life of art and nonsense

April 19, 2018
Uglow, Jennifer S., author.
x, 598 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Originally published in 2017 by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain" -- ECIP galley.

Craft the rainbow : 40 colorful paper projects from "The house that Lars built"

April 19, 2018
Jepsen, Brittany Watson, author.
New York : Abrams, 2018.
187 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
From the famous lifestyle blog, design studio, and shop, "The House that Lars Built ."
What began as an Instagram hashtag and project collection (#CrafttheRainbow) that quickly went viral has become a showstopping book, offering a rainbow of completely new project ideas. Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious flowers, amazing cards, and sophisticated wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, and more than you can imagine--all with nothing but the creative power of paper. Sought-after designer Brittany Watson Jepsen is known for the unusually imaginative and amazingly beautiful designs she creates for her website and host of clients (including Anthropologie). In Craft the Rainbow, Jepsen walks readers through the easy basics of transforming simple paper--including tissue, crepe, cardstock, leaves of books, and vintage and recycled paper--into vibrant, fanciful, handmade projects suitable for every occasion.

Buildings of New Orleans

April 18, 2018
Kingsley, Karen, author.
xiii, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River and circumscribed by wetlands, New Orleans has faced numerous challenges since its founding as a French colonial outpost in 1718. For three centuries, the city has proved resilient in the face of natural disasters and human activities, and its resulting urban fabric is the product of social, political, commercial, economic, and cultural circumstances that have defined how local residents have interacted with their surroundings.

Henri Samuel : master of the French interior

April 18, 2018
Eerdmans, Emily.
New York : Rizzoli, 2018.
255 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 32 cm
Design legend Henri Samuel believed that a successful interior was one in which an observer never suspected that a decorator had been involved. This book takes the reader inside some of Samuel s groundbreaking and inspiring interiors, beginning with his first job assisting Stephane Boudin of Jansen in the 1920s through postwar Paris society and into the go-go 80s. During his illustrious career, Samuel created rarefied and beautiful environments for his jet-set clientele Doris Duke, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, Susan and John Gutfreund, Valentino Garavani, and multiple Rothschilds and Vanderbilts. Such was his expertise that museums such as Versailles and the Metropolitan Museum of Art consulted him on the installation of period rooms. Samuel was a master at reproducing intimate spaces in various historic styles in addition to mixing those styles in an erudite way: modernist paintings were installed over Empire consoles, Louis XIII furniture shared space with Oriental objects, neoclassical chairs were placed beside tables of brass and Plexiglas. This book records Samuel s life, his career, and the luxurious interiors he created for his clients and himself rooms that look as fresh and alive today as they did when they were first arranged.

Knitted tanks & tunics : 21 crisp, cool designs for sleeveless tops

April 18, 2018
Hahn, Angela, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, 2018.
162 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Knit cool, breezy tanks for the warm spring and summer months with 21 patterns for a variety of tops, from lacy camisoles to layering tanks to tunics with stylish details -in extended size ranges of XS to 3X."--Back cover

Berenice Abbott : a life in photography

April 17, 2018
Van Haaften, Julia, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
xix, 634 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Berenice Abbott is to American photography what Georgia O'Keeffe is to painting or Willa Cather to letters. Abbott's sixty-year career established her not only as a master of American photography but also as a teacher, writer, archivist, and inventor. A teenage rebel from Ohio, Abbott escaped to Paris - photographing, in Sylvia Beach's words, "everyone who was anyone" - before returning to New York as the Roaring Twenties ended. She soon fell in love with art critic Elizabeth McCausland, with whom she would spend thirty years of her life. Abbott's best known work, "Changing New York," documented the city's 1930s metamorphosis. She next turned to science as a subject, culminating in work important to America's 1950s "space race" with the Soviet Union. This biography secures Abbott's place in the histories of photography and modern art while framing her accomplishments as a female artist and entrepreneur.

Easy home sewing projects : 101 projects to transform every room of your home

April 17, 2018
Moorby, Charlie, author.
Mount Joy, PA : Fox Chapel Publishers International Ltd., 2018.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Retro cameras : the collector's guide to vintage film photography

April 17, 2018
Wade, John, 1945- author.
New York, New York : Thames and Hudson, 2018.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 22 cm
Includes index.
"With over 550 illustrations."
"Retro Cameras is a stylish, design-led guide to classic and retro cameras aimed at those who want to discover the world of analogue photography. It includes more than 100 camera models, from the easily affordable to the highly collectible, in 13 formats: 35 mm SLRs; 35 mm Rangefinders; 35 mm Viewfinder Cameras; Roll Film SLRs; Sheet and Roll Film Folding Cameras; Twin Lens Reflexes; Instamatics; Stereo Cameras; Panoramic and Wide-angle Cameras; Miniature Cameras and Instant Cameras. Supplementing an already comprehensive resource are quick reference shooting guides for each format, as well as a section on retro camera accessories."-- Provided by publisher.

Giant : Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the making of a legendary American film

April 16, 2018
Graham, Don, 1940- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Long story short -- Beefcake baron -- Tell mama all -- Plantation life -- Lone star -- West of the Pecos -- Plein air -- Duel in the sun -- Being and nothingness in L.A. -- Love and marriage -- Last days at the Villa Capri -- Fanfare -- Meta-marfasis.
"A larger-than-life narrative of the making of the classic film, marking the rise of America as a superpower, the ascent of Hollywood celebrity, and the flowering of Texas culture as mythology. Featuring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean, Giant is an epic film of fame and materialism, based around the discovery of oil at Spindletop and the establishment of the King Ranch of South Texas."--Dust jacket.

Vincent's portraits : paintings and drawings by Van Gogh

April 16, 2018
Skea, Ralph, author.
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"With 87 illustrations."
Despite his posthumous fame as a painter of flowers, still lifes, gardens, landscapes, and city scenes, Vincent van Gogh himself believed that his portraits constituted his most important works. Like other post-Impressionists, Van Gogh sought to capture the essential character of his models by means of expressive color and brushwork. 'Vincent?s Portraits' reflects the strong visual impact with which the artist captured the energy of contemporary life.0In this dramatic set of portraits created during Van Gogh?s ten-year career, the reader sees his desire to record a number of themes, from the plight of the agricultural workers in his native Brabant and the destitution of prostitutes and their children in urban Europe to the lives of his cosmopolitan acquaintances in Paris, including café owners and art dealers. It was here that he began his remarkable sequence of self- portraits.

Queer threads : crafting identity and community

April 13, 2018
Chaich, John, author.
[Los Angeles, California] : Ammo, [2017]
xvii, 171 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Based on an exhibition held in 2014 at the Leslie/Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City.
Unraveling Queer threads / essay by John Chaich -- Nathan Vincent / interviewed by Jonathan Adler -- Liz Collins / interviewed by Nayland Blake -- Pierre Fouché / interviewed by John Chaich -- Harmony Hammond / interviewed by Tirza True Latimer -- Maria E. Piñeres / interviewed by Kate Schellenbach -- Aubrey Longley-Cook / interviewed by Jamie Chalmers -- Cindy Baker / interviewed by Jeanne Vaccaro -- John Thomas Paradiso / interviewed by John Bartlett -- Ben Cuevas / interviewed by Edward Buchanan -- Chris Bogia / interviewed by KleinReid -- Jesse Harrod / interviewed by JD Samson -- Angie Wilson / interviewed by Julia Bryan-Wilson -- LJ Roberts / interviewed by Avram Finkelstein -- Ramekon O'Arwisters / interviewed by Danny Orendorff -- Rebecca Levi / interviewed by Mike Albo -- Jade Yumang / interviewed by Tim Gunn -- Sheila Pepe / interviewed by Lowery Stokes Sims -- Aaron McIntosh / interviewed by Todd Oldham -- Josh Faught / interviewed by Glenn Adamson -- Melanie Braverman / interviewed by Michael Cunningham -- Buzz Slutzky / interviewed by Justin Vivian Bond -- Caroline Wells Chandler / interviewed by Debbie Stoller -- Diedrick Brackens / interviewed by Glenn Ligon -- Jai Andrew Carrillo / interviewed by Mondo Guerra -- James Gobel / interviewed by Costello Tagliapietra -- Allyson Mitchell / interviewed by Astria Suparak -- Chiachio and Giannone / interviewed by Jaime Manrique -- Athi-Patra Ruga / interviewed by Mickalene Thomas -- Larry Krone / interviewed by Kathleen Hanna -- Nick Cave / interviewed by Bill T. Jones.
Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community showcases twenty-nine artists who are moving through the narrow space that is gay or straight, biological or social, craft and fine art and doing so explicitly through their work in fiber and textile. Loaded with gender connotations and power hierarchies, fiber-based handicrafts such as crochet, embroidery, knitting, macrame, quilting, and sewing provide a fitting platform for examining tastes, roles, and relationships socialized within and around gay and lesbian culture, as well as our reactions to the traditional home and cultures in which we were raised. This book evolves from an exhibition of the same name, that John Chaich curated in 2014 at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art in New York City, the first dedicated LGBTQ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art and foster the artists who create it. While other recent, high-profile fiber and textile exhibitions have featured several of the artists in Queer Threads, the Leslie-Lohman exhibition marked the first time these works were shown together to specifically examine the works queerness. To further examine how queerness informs each featured artist's work in fiber and textiles, or vice versa, this book features interviewers from the worlds of music, fashion, media, dance, museums, and scholarship who are makers and thinkers themselves, many members of the queer community if not powerful allies. The resulting dialogues are as fun, challenging, personal, and universal as the ideas in the works discussed.

Black comix returns

April 13, 2018
Jennings, John, 1970-
[St. Louis, Missouri] : Lion Forge, [2018]
197 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 31 x 31 cm
The Magnetic collection.
In 2010, Professor John Jennings and Dr. Damian Duffy compiled and published a 176-page collection of art and essays celebrating the vibrant African American independent comics community While huge strides in diversity have been made, John and Damian felt the time was right for another spotlight on the topic. Rather than simply reprinting the first edition, considering the number of fresh new voices and changes in the industry, a whole new volume felt necessary. This massive volume will be a brand-new milestone spotlight on the amazing diversity in comics today.

A guide book of United States coins.

April 11, 2018
Racine, Wis. : Western Pub. Co.
v. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Vols. for <1955-2017> by R. S. Yeoman ; 2005-2018 edited by Kenneth Bressett ; 2019- edited by Jeff Garrett..
"Fully illustrated catalog and valuation list, 1616 to date; including a brief history of American coinage, early American coins and tokens, early mint issues, regular mint issues, private, state and territorial gold, silver and gold commemorative issues, proofs."

Warman's antiques and collectibles price guide.

April 11, 2018
Radnor, Pa. : Wallace-Hempstead Book Co.
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 18-28 cm.
Imprint varies: <1997-2019> Iola, WI : Krause Publications, Inc.
"The Essential field guide to the antiques and collectibles marketplace."

Tomoko Fuse's origami boxes.

April 11, 2018
Fuse, Tomoko, 1951- author.
95 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
With this origami-how-to book, learn how to fold unique gift boxes that are as unique as the treasures they hold! Considered the most famous living origami master, Tomoko Fuse is known for her expertise in box-folding and other origami paper craft styles. The simple flat box, or tato, is an excellent introduction to the art of beginner origami and allows readers to "start small," then build to more intricate pieces. Handmade paper boxes are an expression of origami crafts at their very best. Experiment with different thicknesses, textures, and origami paper designs of paper for a true one-of-a-kind presentation.

Ceramics for beginners : animals & figures

April 11, 2018
Halls, Susan, author.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes indexes: Index of contributors and their work and a General index.
Introduction -- The clay studio -- From clay to ceramic -- Design and inspiration -- Color and surface finishes -- Technique: pinching a simple bowl -- Technique: rolling a slab -- Technique: coiling -- Technique: making soft tubes -- Technique: combination.
An easy-to-follow beginner's workshop in creating the human form and self-supporting, standing animals in clay simple. This revised and updated edition includes 4 new projects.

Pretty mess

April 11, 2018
Jayne, Erika, author.
289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Without her alter-ego Erika Jayne, Erika Girardi says she'd just be "another rich bitch with a plane"--so get ready for the dishy, tell-all memoir from show-stopping performer, model, singer, and beloved star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Jayne. Erika Jayne didn't make it this far by holding back. Now, in her first-ever memoir, the fan favorite star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills bares her heart, mind, and soul. In Pretty Mess, Erika spills on every aspect of her life: from her rise to fame as a daring and fiery pop/dance performer and singer; to her decision to accept a role on reality television; to the ups and downs of family life (including her marriage to famed lawyer Tom Girardi, thirty-three years her senior). There's much more to Erika Jayne than fans see on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Pretty Mess is her opportunity to dig deep and tell her many-layered, unique, and inspiring life story. As fun and fearless as its author, this fascinating memoir proves once and for all why Erika Jayne is so beloved: she's strong, confident, genuine, and here to tell all!"-- Provided by publisher.

Crafting a patterned home : painting, printing, and stitching projects to enliven every room

April 10, 2018
Nicholas, Kristin, author.
Boulder, Colorado : Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc., [2018]
x, 191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Noro Kureyon : the 30th anniversary collection.

April 10, 2018
New York, NY : Sixth & Spring Books, [2018]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
There are few yarns that compare to Noro's Kureyon (Japanese for "crayon"). Its ultra-soft, roving-like wool makes it a joy to knit with, and its luscious colorways make every project a work of art. There is no better way to celebrate Kureyon's 30 colorful years than with 30 vibrant, new knits. Whether searching for something quick, like a hat or cowl, or a larger project, such as a multidirectional cardigan or a star-motif shawl, this latest volume in the Knit Noro collection has something for everyone to kick off the next 30 years in style.

True stories from an unreliable witness : a feminist coming of age

April 5, 2018
Lahti, Christine, author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
xviii, 200 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: Why write now? (Click) -- Free John Funky -- The smile of her -- Make-believer -- Hidden -- Walking -- Shit happens -- The wet towel -- The street where "they" lived -- Mississippi baby -- Losing virginity -- Kidnapped -- What I wish I'd known about love scenes -- Brave -- Dear pregnant women of a certain age... -- Running on empty -- Panic -- Brother -- Monster -- Mamma Mia -- Waiting.
A collection of interrelated personal stories by the actress best known for her work on such productions as "Chicago Hope" and "The Blacklist" focuses on the milestones of her childhood, early career, and midlife while reflecting on the realities of being a woman in Hollywood.

Genealogy research and those photographs : how to keep details of the people and day with any photo in a permanent way without altering the original photograph

April 5, 2018
Kalten, D., author.
vii, 79 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Where you start -- Step one -- Scan to where -- Your notes -- Saving information -- The trick -- When -- Adding information -- Printing choices -- Added examples -- Main steps in program -- Main steps in summary -- Free programs.

Summertime crochet : 30 tops, bags, wraps, hats & more for sunny days & balmy nights

April 5, 2018
Impelen, Helgrid van, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, [2018]
104 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Originally published: Sommerhäkelträume. Stuttgart, Germany : TOPP, 2015.
"Today's cotton and linen yarns are perfect for summer apparel! Breezy tanks, motif tops, cute hats, beach totes, sandals, and more can all be crocheted and are just right for warm-weather style.."--Back cover.

A celebration of animation : the 100 greatest cartoon characters in television history

April 4, 2018
Gitlin, Marty, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2018]
xv, 296 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
"[This book] explores the best-of-the-best cartoon characters from the 1920s to the 21st century. Casting a wide net, it includes characters both serious and humorous, and ranging from silly to malevolent. But all the greats gracing this book are sure to trigger nostalgic memories of carefree Saturday mornings or after-school hours with family and friends in front of the TV set"

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