December 12, 2014

Steedman Architectural Library materials on exhibit, now through February

Steedman Library books and other materials are not usually on view to the public, but from December, 2014 through February, 2015, you can see them in the eight display cases in Central's Great Hall.  View one of the elephant folio Piranesis, the collection's oldest book (1521),  a recent artist's book that recreates Palladio's Villa Rotonda, and much more.

December 11, 2014

Latest arrivals

New arts books are coming in regularly now. Remember that if you can't make it downtown to Central Library, you can request that these titles (well, not the Reference works) be sent to your home branch for pickup.

Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market, 2015
Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601 – 1700, 6th edition
Who’s Who in American Art, 35th ed., 2015

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Art in America, 1945-1970; Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art,    and Minimalism  edited by Jed Perl
The World is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cezanne, exhibit catalog of the Art Gallery of Hamilton

Architecture / Landscape Design
The English Country House Garden  by George Plumptre
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Daring by Design  by Anne Hawley
Louis Kahn; House of the Nation
Saarinen Houses  by Jari Jetsonen

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Car Posters  by Emmanuel Lopez
Creating a Successful Fashion Collection  by Steven Faerm
Frank Lloyd Wright: The Rooms; Interiors and Decorative Arts  by Margo Stipe
Steampunk Graphics; the Art of Victorian Futurism  by Antoni Cadafalch

David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone: Secrets and Tips from a Pulitzer Prize winning  Photographer
Digital SLR Cameras & Photography for Dummies  by David D. Busch
Photographic Composition  by Albrecht Rissler
Scanning and Editing your Old Photos  by Heather Morris
She Who Tells A Story; Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World  by Kristin Gresh

November 28, 2014

After-Thanksgiving: Arts books to enjoy

More new books have arrived. Take a break from holiday preparations, sit back, and appreciate these beautiful and informative additions to our collection:

John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1908-1913
Who’s Who in Fashion, 6th edition

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Breakfast at Sotheby’s  by Philip Hook
Conversations; Up Close and Personal with Icons of Fashion, Interior Design, and Art  by Blue Carreon
Lost Art: Missing Artworks of the Twentieth Century  by Jennifer Mundy
Pop Art; 50 Works of Art You Should Know  by Gary Van Wyk
Rendez-vous with Art  by Philippe de Montebello
The Sunflowers are Mine; The Story of Van Gogh’s Masterpiece  by Martin Bailey

 Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Art Nouveau Fashion  by Clare Rose
Fashion Print Design: From Idea to Final Print  by Angel Fernandez
How to Create a Portfolio & Get Hired  by Fig Taylor
Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion  by Alison Gwilt
Vintage Industrial: Living with Machine Age Design  by Misha de Potestad
Vogue & The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute  by Hamish Bowles
What They Didn’t Teach You in Design School  by Phil Cleaver
Why it Does Not Have to Fit: Modern Fashion Explained  by Marnie Fogg

David Busch’s Nikon D4/D4s
George Hurrell’s Hollywood  by Mark A. Viera
PetCam: The World Through the Lens of our Four-Legged Friends  by Chris Keeney

November 14, 2014

Wonderful new books coming in

At last our new orders for the  fiscal year that started last month are coming in.  This list is heavy on architecture and photography, but has some holiday craft books and other gems to enjoy.

Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2015

Holiday Crafts
Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree  by Edie Eckman
Christmas Quilling  by Elizabeth Moad
Felt-o-Ween; 40 scary-cute projects to celebrate Halloween
Holiday Character Coaster Sets  by Darlene Neubauer
Natural Christmas Crafts  by Ilona Butterer

Art History / Art Theory
Gilbert & George: A Family Collection, exhibit catalog of the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, exhibit catalog of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Savage Samurai; Warrior Prints 1800-1899

Architecture / Landscape Design
 Afritecture:  Building Social Change catalog of the Architekturmuseum der TÜ München
Americans in Paris: Foundations of America’s Architectural Gilded Age  by Jean Paul Carlhian
Building as Ornament by Michiel van Raaij
Contemporary Mexican Architecture  by Sandy Baum
Gardens in Detail; 100 Contemporary Designs  by Emma Reuss
Houses for all Regions: CRAN Residential Collection
Richard Rogers: Inside Out, exhibit catalog of the Royal Academy of Arts
Who Built That?  Skyscrapers: An Introduction to Skyscrapers and Their Architects  by Didier Cornille

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Tattoo a Banana and Other Ways to turn Anything and Everything into Art  by Phil Hansen

Candida Höfer: Spaces of Their Own
Complete Digital Photography, 8th edition  by Ben Long
Pet Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots  by Alan Hess
Photographer's Master Guide to Color  by Jeff Wignall
Photography: The Definitive Visual History  by Tom Ang
Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera  by Robert Shore
Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography  by J. Chris Hansen
Wynn Bullock: Revelations

Antiques / Collectibles
Jewish Antiques: From Menorahs to Seltzer Bottles  by Tsadik Kaplan