April 1, 2014

Craft books for Easter and Spring

Although there are certainly not as many adult crafts books for this time of year as there are for the Fall and Winter holidays, Central Library does carry a few titles: 

Decorated eggs, by Ruby M. Brown

Easter : a spring celebration of traditional crafts and recipes, by Tessa Evelegh

Easter Knits, by Arne and Carlos

Eggs beautiful : how to make Ukrainian Easter eggs, by Johanna Luciow

Mary Engelbreit's spring craft book / illustrated by Mary Engelbreit ; written by Charlotte Lyons

Latest arrivals to enjoy in Spring

Whew!  Looks like we're finally through with our long, cold winter.  These new books should put a smile on the face of any arts lover.  If you can't make it to Central to see them and all our other fabulous books, you can always request that they be sent to your neighborhood branch.

Art History / Art Theory
The Armory Show at 100:  Modernism and Revolution
Art & Place: Site Specific Art of the Americas  by Amanda Renshaw
Capital Culture; J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience  by Neil Harris
Nicole Eisenman
Piero’s Light; In Search of Piero Della Francesca  by Larry Witham
Printmaking Off the Beaten Track  by Richard Noyce
Architecture / Landscape Design 
Houses without Names; Architectural Nomenclature and the Classification of
       America’s Common Houses  by Thomas C. Hubka
Meier:  Richard Meier & Partners; Complete Works 1963-2013  by Philip Jodidio
World Man  by R. Buckminster Fuller
Sergei Tchoban: Architecture
Tennessee Log Buildings; A Folk Tradition  by John B. Rehder 

The Art of the Photograph; Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions  by Art Wolfe
Color: A Photographer’s Guide  by Jerod Foster
A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography  by Anne M. Lyden
Work  by Klaus Mitteldorf
Design / Interior Decoration / Graphics / Fashion
Graphic Design for Fashion  by Jay Hess
House Beautiful Color  by Lisa Cregan
How to Decorate; An Inspiring and Practical Handbook  by Shannon Fricke
Remodelista; A Manual for the Considered Home  by Julie Carlson

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Connect the Shapes; Crochet Motifs   by Edie Eckman
Inside Acrylics; Studio Secrets from Today’s Top Artists  by Phil Garrett
Spinning and Dyeing Yarn  by Ashley Martineau
The Steampunk Adventurer’s Guide; Contraptions, Creations, and Curiosities Anyone can Make  by Thomas Willeford

Antiques / Collectibles
Plastic Jewelry, revised 5th edition  by Lyngerda Kelly

March 15, 2014

March Art Book Madness

Lots of wonderful new books have arrived this month:


American Illustration, ed. 32, 2014
Art and Architecture in Mexico  by James Oles
The Fashion Design Reference + Specification Book  by Jay Calderin
Miller’s Antique Marks  by Judith Miller
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money: Specialized Issues, 12th  edition

 Art History / Art Theory

Calder and Abstraction, exhibit catalog of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art 
Geometry Makes Me Happy
The Greek Vase; Art of the Storyteller  by John H. Oakley
Ileana Sonnabend; Ambassador for the New  by Ann Temkin
Kongo Across the Waters,  edited by Susan Cooksey, et al.
Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer; A Landscape Critic in the Gilded Age  by Judith K. Major
On & By Luc Tuymans
Silla; Korea’s Golden Kingdom, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Architecture / Landscape Design 

The American Vitruvius; An Architects’ Handbook of Urban Design  by Werner Hegemann
Arthur Erickson; An Architect’s Life  by David Stouck
The American West in Bronze, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Architects from A to Z  by Paul Cattermole
Central Park NYC; An Architectural View  by Andrew Zega
Chateau Country; Du Pont Estates in the Brandywine Valley  by Daniel DeKalb Miller
The Chesapeake House: Architectural Investigation by Colonial Williamsburg
The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation, Antiwquity to Modernity  by Miles Glendinning
400 Fifth Avenue: A New Gwathmey Siegel Landmark
Le Corbusier; An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, exhibit catalog from the Museum of Modern Art
100 Years of Architectural Drawing: 1900 – 2000  by Neil Bingham 
Visions of Seaside: Foundation / Evolution / Imagination  by Dhiru A. Thadani
Yue Minjun: L’Ombre du Fou Rire 


Brassai: Paris by Night
The Complete Guide to Photographic Composition by Tony Worobiec
The Traveling Photographer; A Guide to Great Travel Photography  by Sandra Petrowitz
Understanding a Photograph  by John Berger

Design / Interior Decoration / Graphics / Fashion

Alexander McQueen; Working Process, photography by Nick Waplington
Co-mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps  by Art Spiegelman
David Webb; The Quintessential American Jeweler  by Ruth Peltason
Europe: Rising Fashion Designers 2  by Patrick Gottelier
The Fashion Design Reference + Specification Book  by Jay Calderin
The Inspired Home; Interiors of Deep Beauty  by Karen Lehrman Bloch 
William Hodgins Interiors  by Stephen M. Salny 

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to 

Flower Garlands & Circles  by Fiona Eaton
The Graphic Designer’s Business Survival Guide  by Lawrence J. Daniels
Image Transfer on Clay; Screen, Relief, Decal & Monoprint Techniques  by Paul  Andrew Wandless
The Knitted Alphabet; How to Knit Letters from A to Z  by Kate Haxell
Leaded Glass: Projects & Techniques  by Julia Rodriguez
Mastering Tatting: Advanced Designs using Basic Techniques  by Lindsay Rogers
Paper and Ink Workshop; Printmaking Techniques Using a Variety of Methods and Materials  by John Foster
Stuffed Animals; From Concept to Construction  by Abigail Patner Glassenberg
Tie-Dye; Dye It, Wear It, Share It  by Shabd Simon-Alexander
When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters  by Marion Edmonds 

Antiques / Collectibles

Antique Photographica: The Collector’s Vision  ed. by Bryan and Paige Ginns
Early American Silver in the Metropolitan Museum of Art  by Beth Carver Wees
The Instant Coin Collector, 2nd edition  by Arlyn G. Sieber

February 19, 2014


Since the first list was posted in December, quite a few new books on the topic have arrived.  Take a look and check them out!

The Business of Being an Artist 

These books may be of help if you are an artist or designer trying to get established and have a successful career.  Most are here at Central, and can be requested and checked out.  They are listed in call number order.  

GRANTS 332.0240024  Arts & Numbers, a Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers & other members of the Creative Class, by Elaine Grogan Luttrell

GRANTS 700.79  Artist’s Guide to Grantwriting, by Gigi Rosenberg 

GRANTS 700.7973  Guide to Getting Arts Grants, by Ellen Liberatori


343.730787  Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists, by Tad Crawford 

343.7307874  Business and Legal Forms for Crafters, by Tad Crawford

346.730652  Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers, by Tad Crawford 

380.145  Photographer’s Market (new edition every year) 

700.23  The Business of Being an Artist, by Daniel Grant

700.688  Art Marketing 101; An Artist’s Guide to a Successful Business Plan, 4th edition, by Constance Smith

700.688  Artist’s Business and Marketing Toolbox, by Neil McKenzie 

701.15  Making Art a Practice; 30 Ways to Paint a Pipe {How to be the Artist You Are}, by Cat Bennett

702.3  ART/WORK; Everything you need to know (and do) as you pursue your Art Career, by Heather Darcy Bhandari
702.3  I Just Like to Make Things; Learn the Secrets to Making Money while Staying Passionate about your Art and Craft  by Lilla Rogers

 702.3  Making it in the Art World, by Brainard Carey

702.3  Starting your Career as an Artist, by Angie Wojak

706  Commissioning Contemporary Art; A Handbook for Curators, Collectors, and Artists, by Louisa Buck 

706.8  Art That Pays; The Emerging Artist’s Guide to Making a Living, by Adele Slaughter 

706.8  The Profitable Artist; A Handbook for All Artists in the Performing, Literary, and Visual Arts, by Peter Cobb

706.88  Advanced Strategies for Marketing Art; Innovative Ways to Boost your Art Career, by Constance Smith 

706.88  The Artist’s Guide to Public Art; How to Find and Win Commissions, by Ralph Mayer

706.88  The Artist’s Guide to Selling Work, 2nd edition, by Annabelle Ruston

706.88  Licensing Art 101, 3rd edition, by Michael Woodward

706.88  New Markets for Artists; How to Sell, Fund Projects, by Brainard Carey

720  Architect?  A Candid Guide to the Profession, by Roger K. Lewis

741.6  How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing your Soul  by Adrian Shaughnessy

741.6023  How to Start a Home-Based Graphic Design Business, by Jim Smith
741.60688  Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines, 14th edition

741.60688  Success by Design; The Essential Business Reference for Designers, by David Sherwin

741.64023  Becoming a Successful Illustrator, by Derek Brazell and Jo Davies
745.449  Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market (new edition every year)

746.92068  How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design Business, by Angela Wolf 

770.232  Business and legal forms for photographers, by Tad Crawford 

770.68  How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Photography Business, by Bryan Rose

808.066701  Writing the Artist Statement:  Revealing the True Spirit of Your Work, by Ariane Goodwin


February 4, 2014

New art books for a snowy winter's day

If you can't make it to Central Library during bad weather, don't forget you can put a "hold" on any of these books (except the Reference ones) and have it sent to your nearest SLPL branch.
The Official M. I. Hummel Price Guide, 2nd edition  

Oriental Rugs; An Illustrated Lexicon of Motifs, Materials, and Origins  by Peter F. Stone

Art History / Art Theory 

Anselm Kiefer: Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom 

Art and Appetite; American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine, exhibit catalog from the Art Institute of Chicago 

Jennifer Bartlett; History of the Universe, exhibit catalog from the Parish Art Museum 

Lucian Freud Portraits  by Sarah Howgate 

Magritte; The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938, exhibit catalog from the Museum of Modern Art, New York 

Mexico and American Modernism  by Ellen G. Landau 

Miles Davis: The Collected Artwork 

Rogier van der Weyden  by Stephan Kemperdick 

Roy Lichtenstein in his Studio  by Laurie Lambrecht 

Russia’s Treasures; The Soviet Trade in Nationalized Art, 1917-1938 

The Unfinished Painting  by Nico van Hout 

Van Gogh at Work, exhibit catalog of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam 

Van Gogh, DalĂ­, and Beyond; The World Reimagined, exhibit catalog from the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Architecture / Landscape Design 

Christmas at Historic Houses  by Patricia Hart McMillan 

Filippo Brunelleschi  by Eugenio Battisti 

Stained Glass of Canterbury Cathedral  by M. A. Michael


Capturing the Light: The Birth of Photography, A True Story of Genius and Rivalry  by Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport 

Dorothea Lange; Grab a Hunk of Lightning  by Elizabeth Partridge 

The Great LIFE Photographers

Design / Interior Decoration / Graphics / Fashion 

Gary Baseman: The Door is Always Open 

Europe: Rising Fashion Designers  by Patrick Gottelier 

Fashion: The Whole Story  

Pretty in Ink; North American Women Cartoonists, 1896-2013  by Trina Robbins 

Valentino; Objects of Couture

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to 

Making Art a Practice; 30 Ways to Paint a Pipe {How to be the Artist you Are}  by Cat Bennett 

Art/Work: Everything you need to know (and do) as you pursue your Art Career  by Heather Darcy Bhandari 

500 Prints on Clay, Paul Andrew Wandless, Juror 

Playing with Stencils  by Amy Rice 

Stitch Zakka  by Gailen Runge

Antiques / Collectibles 

American Gold and Platinum Eagles; A Guide to the U. S. Bullion Coin Programs  by Edmund C. Moy 

Guide Book of Civil War Tokens  by Q. David Bowers 

The Official M. I. Hummel Price Guide, 2nd edition

January 27, 2014

Antiques / Collectibles Periodicals currently received in the Fine Arts Room

This is a list of the antiques and collectibles periodicals that are available for perusal in the Fine Arts Room.  Except as noted, these are only kept for a period of several months.  In separate posts, architecture/interior design titles and general arts periodicals are listed.

Antique Week
Antique Trader
Art & Antiques (Bound into annual volumes and kept indefinitely)
Art + Auction (Bound into annual volumes and kept indefinitely)
Coin World
Linn’s Stamp News
The Magazine Antiques (Bound into annual volumes and kept indefinitely)
Mekeel’s and Stamp News
Treasures; Antique to Modern Collectibles


Architecture / Landscape Design / Interior Design Periodicals currently received in the Fine Arts Room

This is a list of the Architecture, Landscape, and Interior Design periodicals that are available for perusal in the Fine Arts Room.  Some of them, the more serious, long-running titles, are eventually bound into annual volumes and kept indefinitely.  Others are only kept for a period of months or a year or two.  In separate posts, general arts and antiques/collectibles titles are listed.

A + U (Architecture + Urbanism)
Architect (Journal of the American Institute of Architects)
Architectural Digest
Architectural Record
Architectural Review
Arts & Crafts Homes
Atomic Ranch
El Croquis
Green Source
House Beautiful
Interior Design
Japan Architect
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
Landscape Architecture
Old-House Interiors
Old House Journal
Victorian Homes
World of Interiors