July 10, 2017

Newly arrived art books for a hot mid-July

We're pleased to offer these wonderful new books to our patrons.

Buildings and Landmarks of Medieval Europe: The Middle Ages Revealed  by James B. Tschen-Emmons

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Matisse in the Studio, exhibit catalog of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, exhibit catalog of the Cooper Hewitt Museum

Decorative Arts
Arts and Crafts Lighting from the Collection of the Two Roses Foundation
Arts and Crafts Metalwork from the Collection of the Two Roses Foundation
Arts and Crafts Tile from the Collection of the Two Roses Foundation
Ceramics in America, 2016, ed. by Robert Hunter
The Mola; Traditional Kuna Textile Art  by Edith Crouch

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architects’ Gravesites: A Serendipitous Guide  by Henry H. Kuehn
Aberdeenshire: South and Aberdeen [The Buildings of Scotland]  by Joseph Sharples
Ayrshire and Arran [The Buildings of Scotland]  by Rob Close
Buckinghamshire [The Buildings of England]  by Nikolaus Pevsner
Gardens of the High Line; Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes  by Piet Oudolf
Glasgow [The Buildings of Scotland]  by Elizabeth Williamson
Inside an Ancient Assyrian Palace  by Ada Cohen
London: The City Churches [The Buildings of England]  by Simon Bradley
Retired, Rehabbed, Reborn; The Adaptive Reuse of America’s Buildings and Schools  by Robert A. Simons
Skyscraper Gothic: Medieval Style and Modernist Buildings  by Kevin D. Murphy
South Ulster: Armagh, Cavan and Monaghan [The Buildings of Ireland]  by Kevin V. Mulligan

Photography at MoMA  The Museum of Modern Art, New York   

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
A – Z of Whitework; The Ultimate Resource for Beginners and Experienced Needleworkers
Mini Knitted Charms  by Sachiyo Ishii
Mittens from around Norway  by Nina Granlund Saether
Painting the Sacred Within  by Faith Evans-Stills
Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing 8: Expressive Texture  by Rachel Rubin Wolf
Whitework with Colour  by Trish Burr

July 1, 2017

Happy Fourth, 2017!


The Fine Arts Room honors Independence Day by displaying books in our collection that feature Old Glory on their covers.  You'll also spot Lady Liberty peeking in, at the lower right.

The library's American flag is also prominently visible from the room.

June 22, 2017

Welcome Summer with fun arty books

OK, so some are fun and some are more serious, but all should be useful to someone.  Enjoy!

Art Sales Index 2017
Handbook of United States Coins, 2018
Official Museum Directory, 2017

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Provence  by Martin Gayford
Manolo Valdes; Sculptures in New York  by Antonio Lucas
Picasso & Rivera: Conversations Across Time
Street Art International  by Lou Chamberlin
Whitney Biennial, 2017

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Marcel Breuer; Form Giver of the 20th Century  by Arnt Cobbers
Cumbria [The Buildings of England]  by Matthew Hyde and Nikolaus Pevsner
The New Old House: Historic & Modern Architecture Combined  by Marc Kristal
The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream  by Stefan Al

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
The Designer’s Dictionary of Color  by Sean Adams
Draw Manga Villains  by Genkosha
How to Draw Comics  by Ilya
Take That, Adolf! The Fighting Comic Books of the Second World War  by Mark Fertig

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
AcrylicWorks 4: The Best of Acrylic Painting
Crafting for Cat Ladies  by Kat Roberts
Essential Stitch Guide: Blackwork  by Becky Hogg
On the Loom: A Modern Weaver’s Guide  by Maryanne Moodie

Antiques / Collectibles
A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents, 2nd ed.  by Q. David Bowers
U. S. Coin Digest, 15th ed., 2017

May 20, 2017

May's new books are smart and attractive

Wright Sites; A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places (4th ed.)

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Cave Art  by Bruno David
Emil Nolde; The Great Colour Wizard
Michelangelo & Sebastiano [del Piombo] exhibit catalog of the National Gallery, London
Raymond Pettibon; A Pen of All Works
Robert Rauschenberg, exhibit catalog of MoMA, Tate, SFMOMA

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Adobe: Homes and  Interiors of Taos, Santa Fe, and the Southwest  by Sandra Seth
Capability Brown; Designing the English Landscape  by John Phibbs
Churches of the Church of England  by Janet Gough
Derbyshire [The Buildings of England]  by Clare Hartwell and Nikolaus Pevsner
202 Outstanding City House Ideas  by Manel Gutierrez Couto
Wright Sites; A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places (4th ed.)

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Ground-Breaking Fashion; 100 Iconic Moments  by Jane Rocca
How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century  by P. Gaye Tapp
1000 T-Shirts that Make a Statement  by Raphaelle Orsini

Photograph Like a Thief  by Glyn Dewis
Running a Successful Photography Business  by Lisa Pritchard

April 28, 2017

Latest book arrivals

This week we received a nice batch of new books, reflecting the range of arts and crafts subjects that can be found here.            

American Art Directory, 71st ed., 2017
Printworld Directory, 16th ed., 2017
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues, 1961-Present, 23rd ed., 2017
Art History / Art Theory / Art World
The Aloha Boathouse and the Iris Bathroom; Two Installations by the Grueby Faience and Tile Company  by Susan J. Montgomery
Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
After the Final Curtain: The Fall of the American Movie Theater  by Matt Lambros
Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move  by Rebecca Roke
Never Built New York  by Greg Goldin
Shadow Patterns: Reflections on Fay Jones and his Architecture
Warwickshire [The Buildings of England]  by Chris Pickford and Nikolaus Pevsner

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Arne & Carlos Field Guide to Knitted Birds; Over 40 Handmade Projects to Liven Up Your Roost
Creative Batik  by Rosi Robinson
Leathercraft: Inspirational Projects for You and Your Home
Modern Machine Quilting  by Catherine Redford  

Paper Panda’s Guide to Papercutting  by Louise Firchau    

April 18, 2017

Many fine new arts books

A brand new great selection!

American Illustration, ed. 35, 2017
Society of Illustrators 58th Annual of Illustration, 2017
Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles, 51st ed., 2018

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Andy Warhol Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer
Carmen Herrera; Lines of Sight  by Dana Miller
Max Beckmann in New York, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Durer and Cranach, exhibit catalog

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Chandigarh Revealed; Le Corbusier’s City Today  by Shaun Fynn
Charles Percier: Architecture and Design in an Age of Revolution 
Exploring English Castles  by Edd Norris
Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
The Capsule Wardrobe: 1,000 Outfits from 30 Pieces  by Wendy Mak
Casa Mexico: At Home in Merida and the Yucatan  by Annie Kelly
Scandinavian Home; A Comprehensive Guide to Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Designers  by Elizabeth Wilhide

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
An Introduction to Calligraphy  by Veronique Sabard
Learn to Draw Celtic Designs  by Lora S. Irish

April 8, 2017

To commemorate the entry of the U.S. into WWI

"The Great War" swept away the remnants of the 19th century and changed almost everything.  St. Louis Public Library has mounted a wonderful exhibit in Central's Great Hall-- don't miss it!  Below are some pictures, but they really can't do it justice.

The Fine Arts Room has a display of books about the arts of the war, especially the iconic posters.  Here is a list of these and more:

A dough-boy uniform and a Salvation Army Nurse uniform are included.

Some excellent artwork from a POW camp is on view.