November 9, 2015

Holiday craft books available here!

Most of these books have been published in the past few years, so are up-to-date and colorful.  All can be picked up here on our holiday book display in Fine Arts, or put on request to be sent to your favorite branch.  They include all the fall/winter holidays, not only Christmas!

50 Knitted Gifts for Year-Round Giving; Designs for Every Season and Occasion
A Creative Christmas  by Lynette Jensen
Artful Halloween; 31 Frightfully Elegant Projects  by Susan Wasinger
Best of Christmas Ideas (Better Homes & Gardens)
Best of Halloween Tricks & Treats (Better Homes & Gardens)
Celebrate Christmas with That Patch Work Place
Christmas Arrangements by Daniel Santamaria  by Daniel Santamaria
Christmas Countdown; 5 Advent Calendars (Cross Stitch)
Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree  by Edie Eckman
Christmas is Coming; Applique Quilt Patterns  by Cheryl Almgren Taylor
Christmas Magic; Decorative Ideas for Winter and Yuletide Patchwork  by Ingrid Perra
Christmas Quilling  by Elizabeth Moad
Complete Book of Garlands, Circles, & Decorative Wreaths  by Fiona Barnett
Creative Christmas Tree Decorations  by Carolyn Bell
Cross-Stitch Christmas Creations: Festive Perforated Paper Designs
Cross Stitched Cards for the Holidays
Day of the Dead Crafts  by Jerry Vigil
Deco Mesh Wreaths; 14 Seasonal & Holiday Designs
Extreme Pumpkin Carving  by Vic Hood
Felt Christmas Decorations  by Corinne Lapierre
Felt-o-Ween; 40 Scary-Cute Projects to Celebrate Halloween  by Kathy Sheldon
Glitterville’s Handmade Christmas  by Stephen Brown
Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween  by Stephen Brown
Halloween!  Tricks, Treats, Fun & Sweets  by Morgana de Ville
Handcrafted Christmas: Ornaments, Decorations, and Cookie Recipes to Make at Home  by Susan Waggoner
Handmade for Christmas; Easy Crafts and Creative Ideas 
Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas  by Susan Waggoner
Here Comes Winter; Quilted Projects to Warm Your Home  by Jeanne Large
Holiday Character Coaster Sets  by Darlene Neubauer
Holiday Cheer Quilts
Holiday Crafts; 35 Projects for the Home and for Giving  by Catherine Woram
Knit Christmas Stockings; 19 Patterns for Stockings & Ornaments
Knit Your Own Zombie  by Fiona Goble
Merry Christmas Sweaters to Knit  by Sue Stratford
Matthew Mead’s Halloween Spooktacular
Mini Knitted Christmas  by Sue Stratford
Modern Holiday; Deck the Halls with 18 Sewing Projects  by Amanda Murphy
Natural Christmas Cards  by Ilona Butterer
New Christmas Tree  by Carrie Brown
Origami Holiday Decorations for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa  by Florence Temko
Pumpkin Carving Book  by Deborah Scneebeli-Morrell
Quick Christmas Gifts; 25 Designs for Perfect Presents (Cross Stitch)
Quilter’s Home:  Winter  by Lois Krushina Fletcher
Quilts that Celebrate Autumn & Winter  by Karen Combs
Scandinavian Christmas Stockings  by Mette Handberg
Season’s Greetings: A Hatched and Patched Christmas  by Anni Downs
Simply Modern Christmas; Fresh Quilting Patterns for the Holidays  by Cindy Lammon
Spooky & Bright; 101 Halloween Ideas
 “The Night Before Christmas” in Crochet  by Clement C. Moore
‘Tis the Autumn Season: Fall Quilts and Decorating Projects  by Jeanne Large
Treasury of Holiday Crochet  by Jean Leinhauser  (year-round)
Twelve Knits of Christmas  by Fiona Goble
Welcome to the North Pole: Santa’s Village in Applique  by Becky Goldsmith
Wreaths for All Seasons  by James T. Farmer

October 24, 2015

New books for a new (fiscal) year

New books for the library's new fiscal year are starting to come in!
Take a look: 

Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2016

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Barnett Newman: The Late Work, 1965-1970, exhibit catalog of the Menil Collection
International Pop, exhibit catalog of the Walker Art Center
Leonardo da Vinci, 1453-1519: The Design of the World, exhibit catalog of the Palazzo Reale, Milano
Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas  by Sarah Montross
Playing to the Gallery  by Grayson Perry
Robert Motherwell: The East Hampton Years, 1944- 1952  by Phyllis Tuchman
Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
A Conversation with Frei Otto
Exploring English Castles  by Edd Morris
Graphic Design for Architects; A Manual for Visual Communication  by Karen Lewis
House & Garden Fifties House  by Catriona Gray
Looking Beyond the Icons: Midcentury Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism  by Richard Longstreth
Shigeru Ban; Complete Works 1985-2015
Theraputic Gardens: Design for Healing Spaces  by Daniel Winterbottom

David Busch’s Nikon D750 Guide to Digital Photography
The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs in the National Gallery of Art
Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Color: Banish Beige, Boost Color  by Abigail Ahern
Ettore Sottsass  by Patrizia Ranzo
Fashion Artist  by Sandra Burke
The Thoughtful Home  by Tahn Scoon
Traditional American Rooms [Winterthur Style Sourcebook]
Winter Living  by Selina Lake

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Draw Faces in 15 Minutes  by Jake Spicer
Kaffe Fassett’s Heritage Quilts
Pencil Drawing Techniques
The Tao of Watercolor  by Jeanne Carbonetti
Weaving Rag Rugs  by Tom Knisely

October 2, 2015

Architecture of Scotland -- talk on October 22

 Please join us for the next in the lecture series "Architecture Around the World", co-sponsored by the Steedman Architectural Library and the local chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.  Here is your chance to hear famed architectural historian Esley Hamilton speak.  Using his own slides, he will discuss "The Architecture of Scotland" at 6:30 on Thursday, October 22 in the Second Floor Training Room of Central Library.  For more details, see the Steedman blog:

September 18, 2015

Look At Me! New Poster Design... and other interesting new books

Do drop in to browse through or check out these fine recent acquisitions:

Arts and Crafts Furniture  by John Andrews

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Come Together; The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design  by Francesco Spampinato
Thomas Heatherwick: Making
Horace Pippin: The Way I See It
Look at Me!  New Poster Design
Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden  by Vanessa Remington
Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World, exhibit catalog of the J. Paul Getty Museum
21st Century Portraits  by Jo Fredell Higgins

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Archisketcher; Drawing Buildings, Cities and Urban Landscapes  by Simone Ridyard
Architect of Photography  by Eugeni Pons
City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America  by Alison Bick Hirsch
Inside Le Corbusier’s Philips Pavilion  by Peter Wever
St. Michael’s Coventry: The Rise and Fall of the Old Cathedral  by Georege Demidowicz
30 Years of Emerging Voices; The Architectural League of New York

Digital Photography Complete Course  by David Taylor
Light, Paper, Process; Reinventing Photography  by Virginia Heckert

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
China Through the Looking Glass, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Corporate Interiors, no. 12, 2015
Couture Wedding Gowns  by Marie Bariller
Design Funny: A Graphic Designer’s Guide to Humor  by Heather Bradley
Denim [Icons of Style series]
Gods and Kings:  The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano  by Dana Thomas
Inferno: Alexander McQueen  by Kent Baker
Menswear Illustration  by Richard Kilroy
Sneakers [Icons of Style Series]
T-Shirts [Icons of Style Series]
The Master Guide to Drawing Anime  by Christopher Hart
Vogue on Ralph Lauren  by Kathleen Baird-Murray

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Creative Beading; The Best Projects from a Year of Bead & Button Magazine, vol. 10
Electric Kiln Ceramics: A Guide to Clays, Glazes, and Electric Kilns  by Richard Zakin
Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop  by April Vollmer
Outside the Box Origami  by Scott Wasserman Stern
Leather Crafted  by Caitlin M. Sullivan

Antiques / Collectibles
North American Coins & Prices: A Guide to U.S., Canadian and Mexican Coins, 2016 ed.

Holiday Crafts
An Embroidered Christmas  by Cheryl Fall
Handmade Christmas Cheer  by Pat Wys
Holiday Appliques to Crochet  by Deborah Burger