April 18, 2017

Many fine new arts books

A brand new great selection!

American Illustration, ed. 35, 2017
Society of Illustrators 58th Annual of Illustration, 2017
Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles, 51st ed., 2018

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Andy Warhol Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer
Carmen Herrera; Lines of Sight  by Dana Miller
Max Beckmann in New York, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Durer and Cranach, exhibit catalog

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Chandigarh Revealed; Le Corbusier’s City Today  by Shaun Fynn
Charles Percier: Architecture and Design in an Age of Revolution 
Exploring English Castles  by Edd Norris
Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
The Capsule Wardrobe: 1,000 Outfits from 30 Pieces  by Wendy Mak
Casa Mexico: At Home in Merida and the Yucatan  by Annie Kelly
Scandinavian Home; A Comprehensive Guide to Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Designers  by Elizabeth Wilhide

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
An Introduction to Calligraphy  by Veronique Sabard
Learn to Draw Celtic Designs  by Lora S. Irish

April 8, 2017

To commemorate the entry of the U.S. into WWI

"The Great War" swept away the remnants of the 19th century and changed almost everything.  St. Louis Public Library has mounted a wonderful exhibit in Central's Great Hall-- don't miss it!  Below are some pictures, but they really can't do it justice.

The Fine Arts Room has a display of books about the arts of the war, especially the iconic posters.  Here is a list of these and more:

A dough-boy uniform and a Salvation Army Nurse uniform are included.

Some excellent artwork from a POW camp is on view.

April 4, 2017

New arts books for April

A nice assortment -- enjoy!

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architectural Guide: United Arab Emirates  by Hendrik Bohlelk
Old Cuba  by Alicia E. Garcia
202 Outstanding City House Ideas  by Manel Cuoto
WPA Buildings: Architecture and the Art of the New Deal  by Joseph Maresca
You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn  by Wendy Lesser  

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric  by Martha Sielman
A Beginner’s Guide to Airbrushing by Meinrad Froschin
Create and Decorate: 120 DIY Projects for Entertaining…  by Katy Holder
Ideas for Cardmakers  by Fransie Snyman
It’s a Small World--Felted Friends  by Sachiko Susa
Twisted: Modern Quilts with a Vintage Twist  by Mary W. Kerr
Woven Shibori  by Catharine Ellis

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
The Gaze of Drifting Skies; A Treasury of Bird’s Eye View Cartoons  by Jonathan Barli
Fashion Plates; 150 Years of Style  by April Calahan
Hotel Chic at Home  by Sara Bliss
The Story of Design; From the Paleolithic to the Present  by Charlotte Fiell

Every Picture Tells a Story  by Terry O’Neill
50 Contemporary Photographers You Should Know  by Florian Heine
The Garden Photography Workshop  by Andrea Jones
National Geographic Greatest Landscapes; Stunning Photographs that Inspire and Astonish
Painting with Light: Lighting & Photoshop Techniques for Photographers, 2nd ed.  by Eric Curry
The Photographer’s Black & White Handbook  by Harold Davis

Antiques / Collectibles
Guide Book of Peace Dollars  by Roger Burdette

Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins, 2nd ed.  by Q. David Bowers

March 23, 2017

Recently received art books, March 2017

At last our new books are doing more than just trickling in.  There should be something to interest almost anyone in this list -- just place a hold on them if you can't make it downtown to Central.

 Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Degas; A Strange New Beauty, exhibit catalog of the Museum of Modern Art, NY
Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium, exhibit catalog of the Carnegie Museum of Art
Hubert Robert, exhibit catalog of the National Gallery of Art, Washington
South Africa; The Art of a Nation  by John Giblin
Studio of the South: Van Gogh in Provence  by Martin Bailey
Vigée Le Brun, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Vincent Van Gogh Atlas  by Nienke Denekamp
Yves Klein: in/out studio

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Begin with the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture  by Mabel Wilson
Capability Brown: Designing the English Landscape  by John Phibbs
Castle Builders: Approaches to Castle Design and Construction in the Middle Ages  by Malcolm Hislop
MAD Works Mad Architects  by Ma Yansong
100 Years of Architecture  by Alan Powers
Pavilions and Gardens of Venice Biennale

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
American Style and Spirit: Fashions and Lives of the Roddis Family, 1850-195  by Jane Bradbury
The Fashion Set: The Art of the Fashion Show  by Federico Poletti

Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Color: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors  by Betty Edwards
Rubber Stamping; Get Creative….   By Stephen Fowler

March 16, 2017

More new books...

... are arriving, and more are on the way!

Pevsner's Architectural Glossary, 2nd ed.

Standard Catalog of World Paper Money; General Issues, 1368--1960, 16th ed.

Greek Art, 5th edition  by John Boardman

David Adjaye Constructed Narratives  edited by Peter Allison
Tate Modern; Building a Museum for the 21st Century

Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Victorian Home  by Lucinda Hawksley
Pen & Ink: A Creative Exploration of a Time-Treasured Drawing Technique 
Pen and Ink; Contemporary Artists, Timeless Techniques  by James Hobbs
Spectrum 23; The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

The Art of Crayon; Draw, Color, Resist, Sculpt, Carve!  by Lorraine Bell
Colour Mixing Guide - Oils  by Julie Collins
The Mandala Guidebook; How to Draw, Paint and Color Expressive Mandalas  by Kathryn Costa
Painting and Drawing the Head  by Daniel Shadbolt
Studio Craft as Career; A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-Making  by Paul J. Stankard


Filmmaking Essentials for Photographers  by Eduardo Angel
GoPro Cameras for dummies  by John Carucci
How to Start a Photography Business  by Tracy Dorr
Pet Photography; The Secrets to Creating Authentic Pet Portraits  by Norah Levine
The Radical Eye; Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection

March 7, 2017

New books at last!

You may have heard about the "ransomware" hack that we suffered in January.  This attack has hampered many of the library's functions, including the ordering, cataloging, and processing of new books. Finally, some are trickling in, and here they are for your reading enjoyment.  We hope for many more soon.

Art History
John Derian Picture Book

Starchitecture: Scenes, Actors, and Spectacles in Contemporary Cities  by Davide Ponzini

Graphic Design
The Animator's Survival Kit  by Richard Williams
Becoming a Successful Graphic Designer  by Neil Leonard

Cuba; Photographs by Jeffrey Milstein
The Photographer's Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion  by Maria Piscopo
Starting Your Career as a Freelance Photographer  by Tad Crawford

January 10, 2017

Happy 2017 !

We intend to continue providing you with a wide range of quality books on all aspects of the visual arts this year, and for a long time to come.  Here is the latest batch!

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Francis Picabia: Our Heads are Round so our Thoughts can Change Direction, exhibit catalog of the Kunsthaus Zurich
A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen  by David Hockney
Monet, The Early Years, exhibit catalog of the Kimbell Museum
World War I and American Art, exhibit catalog of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Art Nouveau Architecture, ed. by R. Beauclair  M. I. Gradl (Dover reprint of a 1902 portfolio)
Frank Lloyd Wright and Mason City  by Roy R. Behrens
Six Canonical Projects by Rem Koolhaas  by Ingrid Bock
Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Draw Fashion Now  by Danielle Meder
Fashion 150: 150 Years /150 Designers
The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: Nature Illuminated  by Margaret K. Hofer
Scandinavia Dreaming: Nordic Homes, Interiors and Design
Yves Saint Laurent; The Perfection of Style by Florence Muller
Follow the Sun: A Field Guide to Architectural Photography in the Digital Age  by James Ewing
Antiques / Collectibles
Art Deco: Living with the Art Deco Style  by Judith Miller
Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars  by Q. David Bowers
Guide Book of The United States Mint  by Q. David Bowers