February 14, 2018

Our most recent acquisitions, February 2018

Many new books on the visual arts have arrived lately:

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
The Art of Beatrix Potter: Sketches, Paintings, and Illustrations  by Emily Zach
Bernini, catalog of an exhibit at the Galleria Borghese, Rome
Calder: The Conquest of Time; The Early Years  by Jed Perl
Futurism  by Sylvia Martin
Keith Haring – Posters  by Jurgen Doring
Navajo Textiles; The Crane Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
What is Painting? [New Edition]  by Julian Bell

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architectural Heritage of Yemen; Buildings that Fill my Eye
David Adjaye: Living Spaces
Destination Architecture: The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildigs
Lawrence Halprin  by Kenneth Helphand
The Los Angeles Central Library; Building an Architectural Icon, 1872-1933  by Kenneth Breisch
Robert Venturi’s Rome  by Frederick Fisher

Sustainable Architecture [Contemporary Architecture in Detail]

  Design / Graphics
5-Minute Fashion Illustration   by Emily Brickel Edelson
Pioneering Cartoonists of Color  by Tim Jackson

Fashion / Interior Decoration
From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis
House Beautiful Style Secrets: What Every Room Needs  by Sophie Donaldson
Interior Design Reference + Specification Book, updated ed.  by Chris Grimley
Tricia Guild Paint Box: 45 Palettes for Choosing Color, Texture, and Pattern
World Atlas of Street Fashion  by Caroline Cox


Concorde  by Wolfgang Tillmans
Fifty Photographers You Should Know  by Peter Stepan
Final Cut Pro X; Beyond the Basics, 2nd ed.  by Tom Wolsky
Nan Goldin: The Beautiful Smile
1001 Photographs You Must See in Your Lifetime  by Paul Lowe
Stephen Shore  by Quentin Bajac

February 1, 2018

Our newest crafty books

We've received a nice hefty shipment of craft books.  Take a look at these, but remember that we do have many more, on any craft you could want!

 All Things Paper; 20 Unique Projects from Leading Paper Crafters  by Ann Martin
Beginner’s Guide to Botanical Flower Painting  by Michael Lakin
Create Your Own Improv Quilts  by Rayna Gillman
Crocheted Gifts for Baby  by Jennifer Stiller
Dresden Quilt Workshop  by Susan Marth
Flowers in Watercolor  by Ann Mortimer
Gradient Knits  by Tanis Gray
How to Embroider; Techniques and Projects for the Complete Beginner  by Susie Johns  

Knit Yourself Calm  by Lynne Rowe
Little Loom Weaving  by Andreia Gomes
The Mitten Handbook  by Mary Scott Huff
More Traditional Dutch Ganseys  by Stella Ruhe
The Practical Handbook of Card-Making  by Cheryl Owen
Secrets of Spinning, Weaving, and Knitting in the Peruvian Highlands  by Nilda Alvarez
Sensational Soutache Jewelry Making  by Csilla Papp 

Welcome Home Kaffe Fassett

January 9, 2018

January's newest arty books

Happy 2018; we hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season!  Here are our latest arrivals in the Fine Arts Room.  We hope you will be able to stop in sometime this year.

Graphis Poster Annual 2018

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
At the Crossroads:  Diego Rivera and his Patrons at MoMA, Rockefeller Center, and the Palace of Fine Arts  by Catha Paquette
Desk in Exile: A Bauhaus Object Traversing Different Modernities
Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect
James Ensor  by Luc Tuymans
Lee Bonticou, exhibit catalog of the Gemeentenmuseum den Haag
May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer, exhibit catalog of the William Morris Gallery
Pollock’s Modernism  by Michael Schreyach
Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design, Fashion, exhibit catalog of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza  

The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Abandoned Asylums  by Matt Van der Velde
Architect: The Pritzker Prize Laureates in their own Words, rev. ed.
Kensington Palace: The Official Illustrated History  by Edward Impey
Portzamparc Buildings
Studio 44 Architects: Concepts, Strategies, Works

Design / Graphics
Cartoon County: My Father and his Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe  by Cullen Murphy
Comic Book History of Comics: Birth of a Medium  by Fred Van Lente
How to Read Nancy; The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels  by Paul Karasik
Like Art: Glenn O’Brien on Advertising

Now You See It, and Other Essays on Design  by Michael Beirut

December 5, 2017

Get ready for Winter with Art Books

Here are our latest acquisitions, just waiting for you....

Gold Coins of the World; From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed,.  by Arthur L. Friedberg
Graphis Design Annual 2018

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art  by Ingrid Rowland
Ellsworth Kelly; Last Paintings
The First Artists; In Search of the World’s Oldest Art  by Michel Lorblanchet
London in the Company of Painters  by Richard Blandford  

Mexico 1900-1950; Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco and the Avant-Garde, exhibit catalog of the Dallas Museum of Art
The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers, exhibit catalog of the National Portrait Gallery
Vanessa Bell, exhibit catalog of the Dulwich Picture Gallery
William Blake and the Age of Aquarius  by Stephen F. Eisenman
Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900  by Laurence Madeline

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Best-Selling 1-Story Home Plans, 4th ed. [Creative Homeowner]
Garden Renovation  by Bobbie Schwartz
Michael Graves: Design for Life  by Ian Volner   

Design / Graphics
Best American Comics, 2017 ed. by Ben Katchor
Chip Kidd: Book Two; Work 2007-2017
Elements of Logo Design  by Alex White
Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde  by Susan Pack
Made in North Korea: Graphics from Everyday Life in The DPRK  by Nicholas Bonner
Stan Lee, The Man Behind Marvel  by Bob Batchelor   

Fashion / Interior Decoration
Making House; Designers at Home  by Dominic Bradbury
Recycled Home  by Mark & Sally Bailey
Turquoise: Mines, Minerals, and Wearable Art, 2nd ed  by Mark P. Block
Vogue on Coco Chanel  by  Bronwyn Cosgrave

If You’re Bored with your Camera, Read This Book  by Demetrius Fordham

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
The Joy of Painting  by Bob Ross (YES, a brand new printing!)
Ribbonwork Embroidery; Techniques and Projects  by Sophie Long
Stitches from the Harvest: Hand Embroidery Inspired by Autumn  by Kathy Schmitz

Antiques / Collectibles
Harry Potter: The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles  by Eric Bradley
Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, 2018

November 16, 2017

Stock up for Thanksgiving arts reading

Here are our latest arrivals, all ready for you to enjoy:

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
The Art of Korea; Highlights from the Collection of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum
Calder: The Conquest of Time  by Jed Perl
Leonardo da Vinci  by Walter Isaacson
Lichtenstein in New York: A Pop Art Life  by Mark Bernardo
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power  by Mark Godfrey

The Urban Canvas: Street Art around the World
You Must Change Your Life; The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin  by Rachel Corbett

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Encyclopedia of Landscape Design
Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive, exhibit catalog of the Museum of Modern Art
Gothic Revival Architecture  by Trevor Yorke
Make New History: Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017
Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture  by Matt Gibberd
Toward an Urban Ecology  by Kate Orff Scape
Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics   
Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Book
Books Make A Home  by Damian Thompson
Fashion Illustration: Gown & Dress Inspiration
The Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design  by Steven Heller  

The New Bohemians; Cool & Collected Homes  by Justina Blakeney
100 Years of Fashion Illustration  by Cally Blackman

Blind Spot  by Teju Cole
William Wegman; Being Human  by William A. Ewing

October 21, 2017

Visual arts books -- recent arrivals

We welcome the autumn season, and the library's new fiscal year, with wonderful new books -- beautiful, informative, useful books on all of the visual arts, including some popular collectibles.  There a few reference titles, which means you'll have to come here to consult them, but the rest can be requested for your nearest branch.

Encyclopedia of Black Comics  by Sheena C. Howard
The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art
Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, 2018  (50th Anniversary Ed.)

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Anselm Kiefer: Works from the Hall Collection
Buddha: 2000 Years of Buddhist Art
The Cleaner  by Marina Abramovic
Roman Portraits: Sculptures in Stone and Bronze/Met. Museum of Art
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its own Leg

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architectural Guide:  Madrid  by Juan and Irene Valle Robles
City Living: Apartments, Lofts, Studios, and Townhouses  by Francesc Zamora Mola
Evergreen: The Garrett Family, Collectors and Connoisseurs
Storybook Style: America’s Whimsical Homes of the 1920s  by Arrol Gellner

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Decorate Fearlessly!  by Susanna Salk
The Well-Dressed Window: Curtains at Winterthur  by Sandy Brown

Domon Ken: The Master of Japanese Realism
Dora  Maar: Paris in the Time of Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, and Picasso  by Louise Baring
The Edge of the World: A Visual Adventure to the Most Extraordinary Places on Earth

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Celebrate Your Creative Self  by Mary Todd Beam
The Fine Art of Paper Flowers  by Tiffanie Turner
How To Paint Made Easy
The Spirit of the Brush; Chinese Brush Painting Techniques
Splash 18: The Best of Watercolor
Weaving Iridescence: Color Play for the Handweaver  by Bobbie Irwin 

Antiques / Collectibles
A Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels  by Q. David Bowers
A Guide Book of Washington Quarters  by Q. David Bowers
North American Coins & Prices; A Guide to US, Canadian and Mexican Coins, 2018 ed.
Start Your Own Etsy® Business  by Jason Rich 

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