September 19, 2017

Great New Books in the Visual Arts

Take a look at these wonderful titles, just arrived in the Fine Arts Room.  Please come by and see them, or put a request on them to be sent to your favorite neighborhood branch!

Graphis Photography Annual 2017
The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, 47th ed., 2017-18
Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001—date, 12th ed., 2018

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Egon Schiele; The Midnight Soul of the Artist  by Reinhard Steiner
Picasso Encounters, exhibit catalog of the Clark Art Institute
Still Tickin’  by Betye Saar

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of 2016 Skyscrapers (CTBUH Awards)
The Colours of…Frank O. Gehry, Jean Nouvel,[and others]
Modern Architecture in Mexico City  by Kathryn E. O’Rourke
111 Gardens in London That You Shouldn’t Miss  by Kirstin von Glasow
Origins, Invention, Revision: Studying the History of Art and Architecture  by James S. Ackerman
The RIBA Stirling Prize: 20  by Tony Chapman
Warehouse Home: Industrial Inspiration for 21st Century Living  by Sophie Bush
William Van Alen, Fred T. Ley and the Chrysler Building  by George C. Kingston

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
The A – Z of Marvel Monsters  by Jess Harrold
California: Designing Freedom  by Justin McGuirk
Small Apartment Inspirations  by Francesc Zamora Mola
The Twentieth Century: Interiors Sourcebook; From Art Nouveau to Minimalism  by Clive Edwards
Vogue on Gianni Versace  by Charlotte Sinclair
Your Creative Work Space  by Desha Peacock

Avedon’s France: Old World New Look  by Robert M. Rubin
Photography and Humour  by Louis Kaplan

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Artist’s Drawing Techniques
Leather Bracelets: Step-by-Step Instructions…  by Nihon Vogue-Sha
Painting Urban and Cityscapes  by Hashim Akib
Pastel Innovations  by Dawn Emerson
Pin Loom Weaving To Go  by Margaret Stump
World War II Quilts, 2nd ed.  by Sue Reich

Antiques / Collectibles
Whitman Guide to Coin Collecting, rev. ed.  by Kenneth Bressett

August 17, 2017

Latest acquisitions in the visual arts

Get back in the swing of things with some beautiful and informative new art books!

The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright; A Complete Catalog, 4th ed. by William Allin Storrer
Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 45th ed., 2018

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
America’s National Gallery of Art  by Philip Kopper
The Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained  by Caroline Bugler
Kerry James Marshall  by Charles Gaines
Nick Cave: Until  by Denise Markonish
Picasso: The Artist and his Muses, exhibit catalog of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Visualizing the Universe; Athena Tacha’s Proposals fsor Public Art Commissions, 1972-2012

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
150 Best New Eco Home Ideas  by F. M. Zamora
Buildings of Wisconsin by Marsha Weisiger (SAH Buildings of the United States)
Design for Aging Review, 25th Anniversary ed.
Elemental Living; Contemporary Houses in Nature
The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconoclastic Masterpiece  by Francesco Dal Co
Japanese Modern Architecture, 1920-2015  by Ari Seligmann
The Vitra Campus: Architecture, Design Industry
Zaha Hadid Architects: Redefining Architecture & Design

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
150 Best Interior Desisgn Ideas  by F. M. Zamora
Color Design Workbook  by Sean Adams
How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, ….  By Michael Bierut
In Julia’s Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design inspired by Julia Child  by Pamela Heyne
Luxurious Minimalism  by Fritz von der Schulenburg
The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen; Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History  by Hope Nicholson

MAGNUM Manifesto, ed. by Clement Cheroux
Sight Sound Motion: Applied Media Aesthetics, 8th ed.  by Herbert Zettl

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Catalogue of Show Quilts, 2017
Fashion Jewelry; A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry Making  by Courtney Legenhausen
Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined  by Allie Aller
Stitching with Beatrix Potter  by Michele Hill

Antiques / Collectibles
Warman’s Depression Glass Handbook, 2017  by Ellen T. Schroy

August 4, 2017

The latest architecture books!

You may know that architecture is one of our strengths.  Here's a list of our most recent acquisitions in this subject, for your viewing and learning pleasure.

Airport Architecture  by Chris van Uffelen
Architectural Guide: China  by Evan Chakroff
Architectural Guide: Helsinki  by Ulf Meyer
Architectural Guide: Mexico City  by Sarah Zahradnik
The Art of the Airport: The World’s Most Beautiful Terminals  by Stefan Eiselin
Bars, Clubs & Lounges by Sibylle Kramer
Best Highrises 2016/17: The International Highrise Award
The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt  by Richard H. Wilkinson
Chaos and Culture: Renzo Piano…Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens  by Victoria Newhouse
Houses of the National Trust, rev. ed.  by Lydia Greeves   

Innovative Hospital Design  by Carles Broto
Restaurant and Bar Design III
Sports Parks; Directions in Design

Wright on Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architectural Exhibitions  by Kathryn Smith

July 10, 2017

Newly arrived art books for a hot mid-July

We're pleased to offer these wonderful new books to our patrons.

Buildings and Landmarks of Medieval Europe: The Middle Ages Revealed  by James B. Tschen-Emmons

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Matisse in the Studio, exhibit catalog of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, exhibit catalog of the Cooper Hewitt Museum

Decorative Arts
Arts and Crafts Lighting from the Collection of the Two Roses Foundation
Arts and Crafts Metalwork from the Collection of the Two Roses Foundation
Arts and Crafts Tile from the Collection of the Two Roses Foundation
Ceramics in America, 2016, ed. by Robert Hunter
The Mola; Traditional Kuna Textile Art  by Edith Crouch

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architects’ Gravesites: A Serendipitous Guide  by Henry H. Kuehn
Aberdeenshire: South and Aberdeen [The Buildings of Scotland]  by Joseph Sharples
Ayrshire and Arran [The Buildings of Scotland]  by Rob Close
Buckinghamshire [The Buildings of England]  by Nikolaus Pevsner
Gardens of the High Line; Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes  by Piet Oudolf
Glasgow [The Buildings of Scotland]  by Elizabeth Williamson
Inside an Ancient Assyrian Palace  by Ada Cohen
London: The City Churches [The Buildings of England]  by Simon Bradley
Retired, Rehabbed, Reborn; The Adaptive Reuse of America’s Buildings and Schools  by Robert A. Simons
Skyscraper Gothic: Medieval Style and Modernist Buildings  by Kevin D. Murphy
South Ulster: Armagh, Cavan and Monaghan [The Buildings of Ireland]  by Kevin V. Mulligan

Photography at MoMA  The Museum of Modern Art, New York   

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
A – Z of Whitework; The Ultimate Resource for Beginners and Experienced Needleworkers
Mini Knitted Charms  by Sachiyo Ishii
Mittens from around Norway  by Nina Granlund Saether
Painting the Sacred Within  by Faith Evans-Stills
Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing 8: Expressive Texture  by Rachel Rubin Wolf
Whitework with Colour  by Trish Burr

July 1, 2017

Happy Fourth, 2017!


The Fine Arts Room honors Independence Day by displaying books in our collection that feature Old Glory on their covers.  You'll also spot Lady Liberty peeking in, at the lower right.

The library's American flag is also prominently visible from the room.

June 22, 2017

Welcome Summer with fun arty books

OK, so some are fun and some are more serious, but all should be useful to someone.  Enjoy!

Art Sales Index 2017
Handbook of United States Coins, 2018
Official Museum Directory, 2017

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Provence  by Martin Gayford
Manolo Valdes; Sculptures in New York  by Antonio Lucas
Picasso & Rivera: Conversations Across Time
Street Art International  by Lou Chamberlin
Whitney Biennial, 2017

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Marcel Breuer; Form Giver of the 20th Century  by Arnt Cobbers
Cumbria [The Buildings of England]  by Matthew Hyde and Nikolaus Pevsner
The New Old House: Historic & Modern Architecture Combined  by Marc Kristal
The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream  by Stefan Al

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
The Designer’s Dictionary of Color  by Sean Adams
Draw Manga Villains  by Genkosha
How to Draw Comics  by Ilya
Take That, Adolf! The Fighting Comic Books of the Second World War  by Mark Fertig

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
AcrylicWorks 4: The Best of Acrylic Painting
Crafting for Cat Ladies  by Kat Roberts
Essential Stitch Guide: Blackwork  by Becky Hogg
On the Loom: A Modern Weaver’s Guide  by Maryanne Moodie

Antiques / Collectibles
A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents, 2nd ed.  by Q. David Bowers
U. S. Coin Digest, 15th ed., 2017

May 20, 2017

May's new books are smart and attractive

Wright Sites; A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places (4th ed.)

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Cave Art  by Bruno David
Emil Nolde; The Great Colour Wizard
Michelangelo & Sebastiano [del Piombo] exhibit catalog of the National Gallery, London
Raymond Pettibon; A Pen of All Works
Robert Rauschenberg, exhibit catalog of MoMA, Tate, SFMOMA

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Adobe: Homes and  Interiors of Taos, Santa Fe, and the Southwest  by Sandra Seth
Capability Brown; Designing the English Landscape  by John Phibbs
Churches of the Church of England  by Janet Gough
Derbyshire [The Buildings of England]  by Clare Hartwell and Nikolaus Pevsner
202 Outstanding City House Ideas  by Manel Gutierrez Couto
Wright Sites; A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places (4th ed.)

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Ground-Breaking Fashion; 100 Iconic Moments  by Jane Rocca
How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century  by P. Gaye Tapp
1000 T-Shirts that Make a Statement  by Raphaelle Orsini

Photograph Like a Thief  by Glyn Dewis
Running a Successful Photography Business  by Lisa Pritchard