August 26, 2015

Even more beautiful books to end the summer

We are ending August with a rush of newly acquired books on all types of arts and crafts.  There should be something to pique your interest!

Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks
The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, 2015-2016
Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 2016 ed.
Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 2016 ed.

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood, exhibit catalog of the Peabody Essex Museum
The Art of Cardboard  by Lori Zimmer
Disguise: Masks and Global African Art  by Pamela McClusky
Niki de Saint Phalle , exhibit catalog of the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao
Still Lives: Death, Desire, and the Portrait of the Old Master  by Maria H. Loh
Van Gogh and Nature, exhibit catalog of the Clark Art Institute

Architecture / Landscape Design
After Metropolis: The Architecture & Design of Powell Tuck Associates
Apparitions: Architecture That Has Disappeared From Our Cities  by T. John Hughes
Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings  by Annabel Jane Wharton
Open Source Architecture  by Carlo Ratti

Digital Macro & Close-up Photography  by Ross Hoddinott
Eve Arnold, Magnum Legacy  by Janine Di Giovanni
David Smith in Two Dimensions: Photography and the Matter of Sculpture  by Sarah Hamill
Drugstore Camera  by Dennis Hopper
Joel Meyerowitz: Retrospective

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Steampunk & Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration  by Samantha R. Crossland
Vogue on Christian Dior  by Charlotte Sinclair

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Creative Girl; Mixed Media Techniques for an Artful Life  by Danielle Donaldson
Fearless Watercolor for Beginners  by Sandrine Pellisier
Figure Drawing Master Class  by Dan Gheno
Painting Miniatures  by Pauline Dener-Baker
Upcyclist; Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors  by Antonia Edwards

Antiques / Collectibles
Bottles (Picker’s Pocket Guide)  by Michael Polak
Coin of the Year; Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship  by Donald Scarinci
More Hagen-Renaker Pottery  by Nancy Kelly
A Rothschild Renaissance: Treasures from the Waddesdon Bequest  by Dora Thornton

August 13, 2015

Beautiful new art and design books, all for you!

These great new books have recently arrived.  We encourage you to come to the Fine Arts Room and take a look at them in person.  You'll find them and many more here, all for your enjoyment and edification!  If you can't make it to Central Library, you can always place a "hold" on any of these and have them sent to your neighborhood SLPL branch. 

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
 African Art in the Barnes Foundation  by Christa Clarke
The Frick Collection: Decorative Arts Handbook
Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Haiti
Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Jamaica
Louise Bourgeois; Structures of Existence: The Cells
Max Beckmann at the St. Louis Art Museum: The Paintings
Out of Sight: The Los Angeles Art Scene of the Sixties  by William Hackman
Painting Beyond Pollock  by Morgan Falconer
Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagal, and the Outsiders of Montparnasse  by Stanley Meisler
Sturtevant: Double Trouble  by Peter Eleey
Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980
Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader
Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971, exhibit catalog of the Museum of Modern Art

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History  by Robin Givhan
Contemporary Design Africa  by Tapiwa Matsinde
Designers on Instagram #Fashion
Fifty Fashion Designers That Changed the World  by Lauren Cockranea
Hirschfeld Century: Portrait of an Artist and his Age   by David Leopold 
How to Start a Home-Based Interior Design Business, 6th ed.
Logo Design
The Lost Art of Dress; The Women Who Once Made America Stylish  by Linda Przybyszewski
One Thing Leads to Another: The Posters and Art of Dan Stiles   
Patricia Urquiola; Time to Make a Book
SFP LookBook: New York Fashion Week, Spring 2015
Thoughts on Design  by Paul Rand