December 20, 2018

Head into Winter with these beautiful new arts books!

After a slow start, our new books have been coming in regularly recently.  Check out these great new titles:
50 Women Artists You Should Know - Weidemann, Christiane
Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown, exhibit catalog of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Art in Chicago: A History from the Fire to Now  by Maggie Taft
Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly  by Joshua Rivkin
Charlotte Salomon and the Theatre of Memory  by Griselda Pollock
Chinese Symbolism & Art Motifs, 4th ed.  by C. A. S. Williams
Delacroix, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Ar
50 Women Artists You Should Know  by Christiane Wiedemann
Monet and Architecture  by Richard Thomson
Navajo Pictorial Weaving, 1860--1950  by Tyrone D. Campbell
Ruth Asawa
The Sistine Chapel: Paradise in Rome  by Ulrich Pfisterer
Women Artists of the American West  ed. by Susan R. Ressler

Palace of StateArchitecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning  
Architectural Guide – Helsinki & Espoo  by Ulf Meyer
Mid-Twentieth Century Architecture in Alaska, a National Park Service publication
Palace of State: The Eisenhower Executive Office Building, a U. S. Commission of Fine Arts publication
Villages of West Africa  by Steven & Cathi House

Graphics / Drawing
 #SAD! Doonesbury in the Time of Trump
Everyone Can Draw  by Barrington Barber
We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust  by Neal Adams

Fashion / Interior Decoration / Design
50 Designers You Should Know
Georg Jensen; Scandinavian Design for Living, exhibit catalog of the Art Institute of Chicago
Love Color; Choosing Colors to Live With  by Anna Starmer
Love Color - Starmer, Anna 
Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley; Celebrating the Park at 150
Main Street: The Lost Dream of Route 66, photos by Edward Keating
The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos  by Michael Freeman
Postcards from the Road: Robert Frank’s “The Americans”  by Jonathan Day
Wolfgang Tillmans 2017

Crafts / Applied Arts /How-to
All for Fall: Whimsical Wool Projects and Warm Quilts  by Bonnie Sullivan
Amy Herzog’s Ultimate Sweater Book
Beginner’s Guide to Sculpting Characters in Clay
Embroidered Treasures: Birds; Exquisite Needlework of the Embroiderers’ Guild Collection  by Annette Collinge
Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques  by Peter Cosentino
Extraordinary Origami: 20 Projects from Contemporary North American Masters

Antiques / Collectibles
Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2019

October 15, 2018

New arts books for Fall!

Like the weather, we've skipped from summer to late fall!  October is the start of our fiscal year here at SLPL, so new books have begun to come in.  Take a look, and enjoy!

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, 2018-2019
Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001–Date, 2018 ed.
Versailles; A Private Invitation  by Guillaume Picon

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Anni Albers, exhibit catalog of the Tate Modern
Art of the West: Selected Works from the Autry Museum
Artists and Their Books/Books and Their Artists  by Marcia Reed
Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
50 Art Movements You Should Know  by Rosalind Ormiston
Helen Frankenthaler; 1959 -- 1962
How Do We Look  by Mary Beard
Käthe Kollwitz in Dresden, catalog of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
The Museum of Lost Art  by Noah Charney
A Mouth is Always Muzzled; Six Dissidents, Five Continents, and the Art of Resistance  by Natalie Hopkinson
Ninth Street Women; Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art  by Mary Gabriel
Picasso Ceramics

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architectural Guide: Tokyo  by Ulf Meyer
Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces
Mexico City Architecture Guide
Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona 1929
100 Buildings, 1900 – 2000
Zed Life: How to Build a Low-Carbon Society Today  by Bill Dunster

Graphics / Drawing
Graphic Style: From Victorian to Hipster, 4th ed.  by Stephen Heller
It Must Be Art! Big O Poster Artists of the 60s and 70s

Fashion / Interior Decoration / Design
Decorations for Walls & Panels: Early 20th Century Design & Pattern
A Matter of Style: Intimate Portraits of 10 Women Who Changed Fashion
The Fashion Show: History, Theory, and Practice by Gill Stark

Mediations  by Susan Meiselas
Motion Picture & Video Lighting for Cinematographers  3rd ed.  by Blain Brown
Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography  by Phillip Prodger

Crafts / Applied Arts /How-to
Beautiful Beaded Jewelry for Beginners  by Cheryl Owen
Calligraphy Styling; Learn the Art of Beautiful Writing  by Veronica Halim
Color Me Floral; Stunning Monochromatic Arrangements for Every Season  by Kiana Underwood
Designing and Making Rings and Bangles  by Miranda Falkner
Learn to Tapestry Crochet  by Maria Isabel
Modern Tapestry Crochet  by Alessandra Hayden     

Monoprinting  by Jackie Newell
Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway  by Yvette Stanton

Antiques / Collectibles
Guide Book of United States Paper Money, 5th ed.

August 15, 2018

Hot off the presses -- new arts and crafts books, August 2018

Don't miss these fine books! 

The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel
Frontier Women and Their Art; A Chronological Encyclopedia

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
The Book as Art: Artists’ Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Dubuffet and the City  by Sophie Berrebi
Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, exhibit catalog of the Seattle Art Museum
Giacometti, exhibit catalog of the Guggenheim Museum
James Rosenquist: Painting as Immersion, exhibit catalog of the Museum Ludwig
John Singer Sargent & Chicago’s Gilded Age, exhibit catalog of the Art Institute of Chicago
Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, exhibit catalog of the Baltimore Museum of Art
Rachel Whiteread, exhibit catalog of Tate Britain
Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics, exhibit catalog from the Corning Museum of Glass
Universal Principles of Art; 100 Key Concepts for Understanding, Analyzing, and Practicing Art  by John A. Parks

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Arquitectonica  by Alastair Gordon
David Chipperfield Architects, Vol. II (updated ed.)
Key Modern Architects; 50 Short Histories of Modern Architecture  by Andrew Higgott
Yorkshire West Riding: Sheffield and the South  [Buildings of England]
Your Architecture Career  by Gary Unger

Graphics / Drawing
Brush Pen Illustration  by Sho Ito
Dracopedia Legends: An Artist’s Guide to Drawing Dragons of Folklore
Image Factories. Infographics 1920—1945

Fashion / Interior Decoration / Design
Women Design: Pioneers in Architecture, Industrial, Graphic and Digital Design  by Libby Sellers

The Black Trilogy; Ralph Gibson, text by Gilles Mora

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Arne & Carlos Favorite Designs: Greatest Hits & New Inspirations
Knitted Cats & Dogs  by Sue Stratford
Corner-to-Corner Lap Throws for the Family  by Sarah Zimmerman  

Knitted Bears All Dressed Up!  By Val Pierce
Painting Water in Watercolour  by Terry Harrison
The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery
Tiny Christmas Toys to Knit  by Sachiyo Ishii

Antiques / Collectibles
Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents, 3rd ed.  by Richard Snow
In Celebration of Greek Coinage  by Robin J. Eaglen
Miller’s Collectibles Handbook & Price Guide 2019 – 2020

July 20, 2018

Lots of new arts books!

It's a summer storm of fabulous new titles -- really, something for everyone.  Take a look:

The FOCAL Encyclopedia of Photography, 4th ed.
American Colonial Women and Their Art: A Chronological Encyclopedia   

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies
Charles White: A Retrospective, exhibit catalog of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition
Everything You Know About Art is Wrong  by Matt Brown
Frederic Church; A Painter’s Pilgrimage, exhibit catalog of the Detroit Institute of Arts
Growing up with the Impressionists; The Diary of Julie Manet
Guide to the Getty Villa, Revised edition
I Thought About It in my Head and I Felt it in my Heart But I Made it with my Hands  by Rob Ryan
Modernists & Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney & the London Painters  by Martin Gayford
The Pixels of Paul Cezanne and Reflections on Other Artists  by Wim Wenders
Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia; The Fabric of Life  by Fahmida Suleman
Vincent van Gogh; The Starry Night  by Richard Thomson

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design History  by Zoe Ryan
Herzog & De Meuron: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Martha Schwartz Partner; Landscape Art and Urbanism
Morphosis / Thom Mayne; Inspiration and Process in Architecture
Nature by Design; The Practice of Biophilic Design  by Stephen R. Kellert
Richard Meier, Architect  Vol. 7   

The Atomic Age Superman
The Complete Peanuts, 1965—1966  by Charles M. Schulz
From Lone Mountain  by John Porcellino
Reportage Illustration; Visual Journalism  by Gary Embury
Rise of the Superheroes  by David Tosh


A Class of their Own: The Dusseldorf School of Photography  by Maren Polte
Cottonwoods  by Robert Adams
Canon EOS 80D: The Expanded Guide  by David Taylor
David Busch’s Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D
100 Great Street Photographs  by David Gibson
Why Art Photography?  By Lucy Soutter

Antiques / Collectibles
Guide Book of Franklin & Kennedy Half Dollars  by Rick Tomaska
Guide Book of United States Coins, 2019  (the “Red Book”)
Retro Cameras: The Collector’s Guide to Vintage Film Photography  by John Wade
U. S. Coin Digest, 17th ed., 2019

July 5, 2018

Our latest arrivals in Crafts and How-To Books

We may think of crafts as primarily cold- weather activities, but staying in on a sweltering July day and creating something might be just the ticket.  These great titles have arrived recently and are ready for you to check out.

A Celebration of Strong Women: HERStory Quilts  by Susanne Miller Jones
Complete Crochet Course
Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy
Drawing Anatomy  by Barrington Barber  

Drawing School Fundamentals for the Beginner  by Jim Dowdalls
Drawing Wild Animals  by Oana Befort
Encyclopedia of Pastel Techniques

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible  by Hitomi Shida
The Joy of Jelly Rolls: A Complete Guide to Quiltilng and Sewing using Jelly Rolls  by Carolyn Forster  

Knit Your Story in Yarn  by Dee Hardwicke
Modern Macrame  by Emily Katz
101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal  by Steven Pearce
Paint Yourself Calm  by Jean Haines
Pencil Art Workshop  by Matt Rota
Picture Framing; 20 Inspirational Projects Shown Step by Step  by Rian Kanduth
Portrait Drawing  by Joanna Henly
Sea Glass Crafts

Shibori  by Nicola Gouldsmith
Stitched Shibori  by Jane Callender
Silk Ribbon Embroidery Chinese Style  by Yuan Weilin
Totally Awesome Tie-Dye  by Suzanne McNeill

200 Embroidered Flowers  by Kristen Gula

June 28, 2018

Brand New Fashion and Interior Design books!

We've received some wonderful books on fashion and interiors this month:

Chair:  500 Designs that Matter

Coastal Blues: ..Decorating with the Colors of the Sea and Sky  by Phoebe Howard

Denim: Street Style, Vintage, Obsession  by Amy Leverton
Fashion Drawing, 2nd ed.  by John Hopkins

Hello Color; 25 Bright Ideas for DIY Décor  by Rachel Mae Smith

Know-It-All:  Fashion

Menswear Revolution: The Transformation of Contemporary Men’s Fashion  by Jay Bowstead  

Mod New York; Fashion Takes a Trip  by Phyllis Magidson

New York School of Interior Design Home: The Foundations of Enduring Spaces  by Ellen S. Fisher

Quiet Pattern: Gentle Design for Interiors  by Abigail Edwards

Red Carpet: Hollywood Fame and Fashion; photography of Frank Trapper  

Styling with Salvage  by Joanne Palmisano
Vogue On:  Calvin Klein
Vogue On:  Dolce & Gabbana
Vogue On:  Gianni Versace
Vogue On:  Jean Paul Gautier
Vogue On: Manolo Blahnik

Volume: Let Europe’s Finest Style Experts Spice up your Home  by Patrick Kooiman     

WWD: Fifty Years of Ralph Lauren

June 22, 2018

New Reference and Art History titles

We'll leave architecture, design, photography, and crafts books for the next posting.  This month we have received many wonderful books on art history as a whole, and some important reference books.

Handbook of United States Coins, 2019 , 76th ed. (the “Blue Book”)

Miller’s Encyclopedia of Silver Marks  by Judith Miller

Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles, 52nd ed, 2019

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Arts and Crafts Tiles: Morris to Voysey  by Rob Higgins
Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell’s Homage to Juan Gris, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
A Chronology of Art   by Iaian Zaczek

Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i  
Giovanni Bellini; Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice, exhibit catalog of the J. Paul Getty Museum
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Guide
Kiki Smith: Procession
Living with Leonardo  by Martin Kemp
Lorna Simpson Collages
Persian Art: Collecting the Arts of Iran for the V & A  by Moya Carey
Picturesque and Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance  by T. J. Barringer
Whitewalling  by Aruna D’Souza