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:

 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

April 29, 2016

April's book bonanza comes to an end

The tide of beautiful new books continued in recent weeks!  Take a look, place a request, and/or come on by to see them.

Jackson’s Hallmarks: English, Scottish, Irish Silver & Gold Marks  2nd rev. ed, pocket edition

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Anselm Kiefer; A Monograph  by Dominique Baqué
The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland  by Annette Carruthers
Becoming Past: History in Contemporary Art  by Jane Blocker
Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art  by Patrick J. Noon
George Condo: Painting Reconfigured  by Simon Baker
Kerry James Marshall:  Look See
Monster Roster; Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago
Ornament & Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice, exhibit catalog of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architecture: Movements and Trends from the 19th Century to the Present
Architecture Now! Vol. 10  by Philip Jodidio
Best Tall Buildings; A Global Overview of 2015 Skyscrapers
Charles and Ray Eames  by Gloria Koenig
A Day at Château de Vaux le Vicomte  by Alexandre de Vogüé
From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor  by Owen Hopkins
India [Modern Architectures in History]  by Peter Scriver
A Japanese Constellation [Ito, Sejima, SANAA, Nishizawa, Fujimoto, Hirata, Ishigami], exhibit catalog of the Museum of Modern Art
The New City: I’ll See It When I Believe It  by Eric Owen Moss
Where are the Women Architects?  by Despina Stratigakos

A Photographer’s Guide to Focus and Autofocus [From Snapshots to Great Shots]  by Alan Hess
The Photographer’s iPad  by Frank Gallaugher
Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine  by Alexander Nemerov
Time Lapse Photography, Long Exposure & Other Tricks of Time [From Snapshots to Great Shots]  by John Carucci

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Art in Industry: The Silver of Paul Storr  by Christopher Hartop
The Art of ElfQuest  by Wendy & Richard Pini
Badgley Mischka: American Glamour
Beginner’s Guide to Comic Art: Characters
Parish-Hadley Tree of Life; An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm
Zen of Drawing; Drawing What You See  by Peter Parr

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
A – Z of Ribbon Embroidery; A Comprehensive Manual
Quilts: Presidential and Patriotic  by Sue Reich

Antiques / Collectibles
American Gold and Silver; U. S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals  by Dennis Tucker
Antique Trader Bottles Identification & Price Guide, 8th ed.  by Michael Polak

April 13, 2016

Latest acquisitions

Almost an embarrassment of riches these days -- all the books we order come in so quickly!  Here are more beautiful and informative books on the visual arts.

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Andy Warhol / Ai Wei Wei
Another Minimalism: Art after California Light and Space  by Melissa E. Feldman
The Art of American Still Life: Audubon to Warhol, exhibit catalog of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Bill Viola  by John G. Hanhardt
Giacometti: Pure Presence  by Paul Moorhouse
How to Read Chinese Ceramics  by Denise Patry Leidy
Joseph Cornell and Surrealism
Kerry James Marshall: Look See
My Hermitage: How The Hermitage Survived Tsars, Wars, and Revolutions to Become the Greatest Museum in the World  by Mikhail Piotrovsky
Picturing People: The New State of the Art  by Charlotte Mullins
Street Art / Fine Art, exhibit catalog of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery
The Surrealism Reader; An Anthology of Ideas  edited by Dawn Ades
The Wittgenstein Vitrine; Modern Opulence in Vienna, catalog of the Dallas Museum of Art

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
For Everyone a Garden (Special Anniversary Edition)  by Moshe Safdie
Gehry in Sydney: The Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS
Mecanoo Architecten; People Place Purpose  by Francine Houben

African American Women: Photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Complete Portrait Manual
Infrared Photography: Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images  by Laurie Klein
Lartigue: Life in Color
Mastering Composition for Photographers  by Mark Chen
Marc Riboud
Self Publish, Be Happy; A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto  by Bruno Ceschel

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Postcard America: Curt Teich and the Imaging of a Nation, 1931-1950  by Jeffrey L. Meikle

April 5, 2016

The new books, they just keep on coming in!

Another big batch has come in... our New Book Display is overflowing!

The Official Museum Directory 2016

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Andy Warhol 1928—1987; Commerce into Art  by Klaus Honnef
Egon Schiele: Almost a Lifetime
Hippie Modernism; The Struggle for Utopia, exhibit catalog of the Walker Art Center

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Alvar Aalto 1898—1976  by Louna Lahti
Buckminster Fuller Inc.: Architecture in the Age of Radio  by Mark Wigley
Doris Duke’s Shangri La: A House in Paradise
Letarouilly on Renaissance Rome  by John B. Bayley
Made in Norway; Norwegian Architecture Today
Superlux: Smart Light Art, Design & Architecture for Cities
Van Gogh Museum: The Building

Conservation Photography Handbook: How to Save the World One Photo at a Time  by Boyd Norton
Core Curriculum; Writings on Photography  by Tod Papageorge
A History of Photography in 50 Cameras  by Michael Pritchard

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Domus: 1950—1959

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
A – Z of Embroidery Stitches
Acrylic Painting for Encaustic Effects; 45 Wax Free Techniques
Chalk on the Wild Side
The Crazy Quilt Handbook, rev. 3rd ed.  by Judith Baker Montano
Finger Painting Weekend Workshop  by I ris Scott
How to Draw Fantasy Creatures  by Paul Bryn Davies
New Ceramic Surface Design; Learn to Inlay, Stamp, Stencil, Draw and Paint on Clay  by Molly Hatch
Once Upon a Time …in Crochet
Papier Mâché: 25 Creative Projects
Perspective for the Beginning Artist  by Mercedes Braunstein
The Watercolor Course You’ve Always Wanted  by Leslie Frontz

 Antiques & Collectibles
Batman Collectables  by Rob Burman
A Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins  by Q. David Bowers
A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents  by Q. David Bowers