June 16, 2016

New books for mid-June

More great books!  Come see 'em!

John Singer Sargent; Complete Paintings, Vol. VII: Figures and Landscapes, 1900-1907  by Richard Ormond

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
The Art of the Mural; Contemporary International Urban Art  by Shane Pomajambo
The Art Rules; Wisdom and Guidance from Art World Experts  by Paul Klein
Artemisia Gentileschi: The Language of Painting  by Jesse Locker
Histories of Ornament: From Global to Local
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, exhibit catalog of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Little Dreams in Glass and Metal; Enameling in America 1920 to the Present  by Bernard Jazzar
Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective, exhibit catalog of the Museum of Modern Art
Maya Lin: Topologies
100 Works of Art that Will Define our Age  by Kelly Grovier
Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation, and Change, exhibit catalog of the Barnes Foundation
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends  by Richard Ormond

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
The Anatomy of the Architectural Book  by Andre Tavares
A Day at Chateau de Fontainebleau  Guillaume Picon
MOS: Selected Works  by Michael Meredith
One World Trade Center; Biography of the Building  by Judith Dupre
Paul Mendes da Rocha; Complete Works  by Daniele Pisani

Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series
 Cheap Tricks; Ingenious Lighting & Shooting Ideas for Studio Photography  by Christopher Grey
The Complete Guide to Bird Photography  by Jeffrey Rich
Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the 21st Century

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Art Deco Fashion  by Suzanne Lussier
Fashion Game Changers; Reinventing the 20th Century Silhouette
Gahan Wilson’s Out There
The Gentleman’s Farm: Elegant Country House Living  by Laurie Ossman
VeryGraphic: Polish Designers of the 20th Century
Vladimir Kagan; A Lifetime of Avant-Garde Design

June 10, 2016

Fantasy maps, fantasy art!

The fabulous new exhibit featuring Fantasy Maps opens Saturday, June 11.  Come see the huge, fun map of St. Louis that takes up most of the Great Hall floor, and lots of wonderful exhibits in the Carnegie Room.  In the Fine Arts Room, we are displaying some of our many books on fantasy art.

June 2, 2016

New books for early June

Start your summer out by checking into these beautiful books!

Blouin Art Sales Index, 2016
Handbook of United States Coins, 2017
Manolo Valdés: The New York Botanical Garden
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money; Modern Issues 1961-Present, 22nd ed.
Who’s Who in American Art, 36th ed., 2016

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Art + Religion in the 21st Century  by Aaron Rosen
Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius  by Matthijs Ilsink
John La Farge and the Recovery of the Sacred, exhibit catalog of the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
The Sketchbooks Revealed  by Richard Diebenkorn
Treasury of Byzantine Ornament; 255 Motifs from St. Mark’s and Ravenna  by Arne Dehli

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architecture of Life, exhibit catalog of U.C. Berkeley
House of Thurn und Taxis  by Princess Mariae Gloria Thurn und Taxis
Jefferson and Palladio: Constructing a New World, exhibit catalog of the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio
Made in Norway; New Norwegian Architecture
Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things by Rebecca Roke
Piranesi’s Lost Words  by Heather Hyde Minor
Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Defining Dresses: A Century of Fashion  by Arthur Dreyfus
Denim: Fashion’s Frontier, exhibit catalog of the Fashion Institute of Technology
Fashion Design Techniques  by Zeshu Takamura
Fashion Underground:  The World of Susanne Bartsch  by Valerie Steele

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Cross Stitch for All Seasons  by Maria Diaz
Little Ribbon Patchwork and Appliqué
More Lovely Knitted Lace  by Brooke Nico

Antiques / Collectibles
English Silver before the Civil War; The David Little Collection  by Timothy Schroder

May 23, 2016

Join our Summer Reading Club

We have something for everyone in our Summer Reading Clubs -- one for children, one for teens, and one for adults (this one is called "Pageturners").  Sign up online here:  http://slplsr.evanced.info/homepage.asp?ProgramID=17

 This year's theme is "Worlds of Wonder".  The book display cart in the Fine Arts Room is supporting this theme by displaying books on the wonders to be found in museums around the world!

May 18, 2016

May's new book lineup

Now that the rain has finally stopped (we hope!), come on down and take a look at our selection of fine books on the visual arts.  It just keeps getting better!

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Arthur Dove  by Rachael Z. DeLue
Collecting and Care of Fine Art  by Carl David
Man Ray: Writings on Art, ed. by Jennifer Mundy
Martin Puryear
The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Queer [Documents of Contemporary Art] ed. by David J. Getsy
Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn
Subway Art  by Martha Cooper
Thomas Cole; The Artist as Architect  by Annette Blaugrund

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
A Genealogy of Modern Architecture  by Kenneth Frampton
Modernism and Landscape Architecture, 1890-1940, symposium of the National Gallery of Art

Candida Höfer: Memory; State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Understanding Exposure  by Bryan Peterson

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Brazil Modern: The Rediscovery of 20th Century Brazilian Furniture  by Aric Chen
Gaetano Savini; The Man Who Was Brioni
Inside Venice: A Private View of the City’s Most Beautiful Interiors
Isaac Mizrahi  by Chee Pearlman
Jewelry by Suzanne Belperron  by Patricia Corbett
Past Present; Living with Heirlooms and Antiques  by Susan Sully
The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton  by Benjamin Wild
The Whimsical Home; Interior Design with Thrift Store Finds   by Sania Hedengren
Variations on a Rectangle: 30 Years of Graphic Design from Texas Monthly to Pentagram  by D.J. Stout