June 1, 2019

It's June already!  We have many new and beautiful books on the visual arts for your delectation.  Come on by the Fine Arts Room in person, or put these on request to be sent to your favorite branch.

Handbook of United States Coins 2020
Marvel Encyclopedia, new ed.  by Tom DeFalco

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
A Big Important Art Book Now With Women!  By Danielle Krysa
The Christian Year in Painting  by John S. Dixon
Reading Art: Art for Book Lovers  by David Trigg
The Short Story of Modern Art  by Susie Hodge
Thiebaud; Delicious Metropolis: The Desserts and Urban Scenes of Wayne Thiebaud
Wayne Thiebaud, Draftsman  by Isabelle Dervaux

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Balkrishna Doshi; Architecture for the People
English Medieval Church Towers; The Northern Province  by W. E. David Ryan
Hare & Hare, Landscape Architects and City Planners  by Carol Grove
John Vinci, Life and Landmarks  by Robert Sharoff
Kengo Kuma Complete Works  by Kenneth Frampton
Little House in the City  by Marc Vassallo
Off the Grid; Houses for Escape  by Dominic Bradbury
Pet-tecture; Design for Pets  by Tom Wainwright

Graphics / Drawing
 The Labyrinth  by Saul Steinberg

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
How to Paint; A Complete Beginner’s Guide o Watercolors, Acrylics, and Oils  by Angela Gair
Living with Flowers; Blooms & Bouquets for the Home  by Rowan Blossom
Mini Knitted Cosmos  by Sachiyo Ishii  

Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs 1993-2003
Cameraless Photography  by Martin Barnes
Elliott Erwitt’s New York
Frame-by-Frame Stop Motion, 2nd ed.  by Tom Gasek
Portraits  by Steve McCurry
Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs  by Steve McCurry

April 30, 2019

April 2019's newest art books

These wonderful new books arrived this past month, all for your enjoyment and edification!  Enjoy!

Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801—1900, 9th ed.
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues, 1961—Present, 25th ed.

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
A New Way of Seeing: The History of Art in 57 Works  by Kelly Grovier
Botticelli: Heroines & Heroes, exhibit catalog of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Elizabethan Treasures; Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver
Projects  by Andy Goldsworthy
So Much Longing in So Little Space: The Art of Edvard Munch  by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Titian  by Ian G. Kennedy  

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architectural Guide: Rome; Buildings and Projects after 1945
The Classical American House
Elizabeth de Portzamparc
The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens  by Linda Chisholm
Le Corbusier Le Grand
Mark Foster Gage: Projects and provocations
Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide  by Sam Lubell
Shop Drawings for Craftsman Inlays & Hardware
Snøhetta; Collective Intuition
Victor Lundy: Artist Architect
What’s What in a Wat: Thai Buddhist Temples  by Carol Stratton
Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture 2018

Fashion / Interior Decoration / Design
Art Deco Interiors  by Henry Delacroix
Knoll Furniture, 1938-1960, 2nd ed.  by Steven/Linda Rouland
Logo-a-Gogo  by Rian Hughes
Making Rooms Your Own; Lessons from Interior Designers

Verner Panton: Environments, Colours, Systems, Patterns  by Ida Engholm

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Block Print Magic  by Emily Louise Howard
The Ceramics Studio Guide; What Potters Should Know  by Jeff Zamek
Drawing Tools & Materials; A Practical Guide
Landscapes in Oil; A Contemporary Guide to Realistic Painting in the Classical Tradition  by Ken Salaz
Stained Glass Projects for Beginners  by Lynette Wrigley

Betty Kuhner: The American Family Portrait
Gordon Parks; The New Tide; Early Work 1940—1950  by Philip Brookman  

March 15, 2019

Bid farewell to winter with these great new arts books!

This diverse selection of visual arts and crafts books have arrived in the past two months.  Take a look and enjoy!

Kehinde Wiley: St. Louis  

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Arthur Osver; Urban Landscape, Abstraction, and the Mystique of Place, exhibit catalog from….;
A Reckoning  by Judy Chicago
American Art Pottery: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection
The Art of Reading; An Illustrated History of Books in Paint  by Jamie Camplin
Beyond the Nile; Egypt and the Classical World
I Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100  by Will Haygood
The Last Painting: Final Works of the Great Masters, From Giotto to Twombly  by Bernard Chambaz
Micromosaics  by Heike Zeck
New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts
New Media Installation; Technology in Public Art
The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World
Performance Now; Live Art for the 21st Century  by RoseLee Goldberg
William Bouguereau; The Essential Works  by Frederick C. Ross

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning   
Alexander Girard, Architect  by Deborah Kawsky
Architectural Guide: Oslo  by Henning Nielsen
Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Movement, rev. ed.  by Judith B. Tankard
John McAndrew’s Modernist Vision  by Mardges Bacon
Kensington Palace: Art, Architecture and Society
Modernism and American Mid-20th Century Sacred Architecture

Fashion / Interior Decoration / Design  

Design for Children  by Kimberlie Birks
Kitchen Ideas You Can Use  by Chris Peterson
Perfect English  by Ros Byam Shaw
Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America  by Monica Obniski
Thinking in Icons  by Felix Sockwell
Who’s Afraid of Pink, Orange & Green?  by Iris de Feijter

Graphics / Drawing
American Comic Book Chronicles: 1990—99  by Jason Sacks
Strokes of Genius 10
The Two-Pencil Method  by Mark Crilley

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
American Quilts in the Industrial Age, 1760-1870; The International Quilt Study Cenger & Museum Collections
The Art of Crochet Blankets  by Rachele Carmona
Chinese Embroidery; An Illustrated Stitch Guide  by Shao Xiaocheng   
Corner to Corner Crochet  by Jess Coppom
Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch  by Anna Fleiss
Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas  by Hazel Blomkamp
Garden Stitch Life; 50 Embroidery Motifs & Projects to Grow your Inspiration  by Kazuko Aoki
Gradient Style: Color-Shifting Techniques & Knitting Patterns
The Handmade Quilt; A Complete Skill-Building Sampler  by Carolyn Forster
Modelling and Sculpting the Figure  by Tanya Russell
Sue Stratford’s Knitted Aviary; A Flock of 21 Beautiful Birds to Knit
The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide  by Peggy Dean

January 26, 2019

New Year, New Arts Books!

Lots of great new arty books have arrived this month!  Take a look:

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist, exhibit catalog of several museums
Botticelli  by Barbara Deimling
Broad Strokes; 15 Women Who made Art and Made History  by Bridget Quinn
Churchill; The Statesman as Artist
Flying Too Close to the Sun; Myths in Art from Classical to Contemporary
Hundertwasser; The Power of Art  by Pierre Restany
Kiki Smith [2000 Words]
Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: The True Story Behind Degas’s Masterpiece  by Camille Laurens
The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin at the Legion of Honor  by Martin Chapman
The Texas Post Office Murals; Art for the People  by Philip Parisi

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architectural Digest: Autobiography of a Magazine 1920-2010  by Paige Rense
Dorset [Buildings of England series]

Graphics / Drawing
The Art of the Graphic Memoir  by Tom Hart
Learn to Draw Star Wars Villains  by Russell Walks
Prints Galore: The Art and Craft of Printmaking  by Angie Franke

Fashion / Interior Decoration / Design
Be Bold: Interiors for the Brave of Heart  by Emily Henson
Colefax & Fowler Inspirational Interiors  by Roger Banks-Pye
Holistic Spaces 108 Ways to Create a Mindful and Peaceful Home  by Anjie Cho
Home: The Elements of Decorating  by Emma Blomfield
Homes with Soul; Designing with Heart  by Orly Robinzon
Inspired Design: The 100 Most Important Interior Designers of the Past 100 Years  by Jennifer Boles
Insta-Style for your Living Space  by Joanna Thornhill
On Interior Design  by Penny Drue Baird
Spectrum: Heritage Patterns and Colors

Lewis Hine; When Innovation was King: The WPA National Research Project Photographs, 2936-37  by Judith Mara Gutman

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Beginner’s Guide to Linocut  by Susan Yeates
Craft the Rainbow; 40 Colorful Paper Projects  by Brittany Watson Jepsen
Crepe Paper Flowers  by Lia Griffith
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work  by Mason Currey
Faerie Knitting; 14 Tales of Love and Magic  by Alice Hoffman
Knitter’s Dictionary; Knitting Know-How from A to Z   by Kate Atherley
Wild Mittens Unruly Socks; 22 Outrageously Unique Knitting Patterns  by Lumi Karmitsa

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