August 15, 2018

Hot off the presses -- new arts and crafts books, August 2018

Don't miss these fine books! 

The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel
Frontier Women and Their Art; A Chronological Encyclopedia

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
The Book as Art: Artists’ Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Dubuffet and the City  by Sophie Berrebi
Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, exhibit catalog of the Seattle Art Museum
Giacometti, exhibit catalog of the Guggenheim Museum
James Rosenquist: Painting as Immersion, exhibit catalog of the Museum Ludwig
John Singer Sargent & Chicago’s Gilded Age, exhibit catalog of the Art Institute of Chicago
Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, exhibit catalog of the Baltimore Museum of Art
Rachel Whiteread, exhibit catalog of Tate Britain
Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics, exhibit catalog from the Corning Museum of Glass
Universal Principles of Art; 100 Key Concepts for Understanding, Analyzing, and Practicing Art  by John A. Parks

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Arquitectonica  by Alastair Gordon
David Chipperfield Architects, Vol. II (updated ed.)
Key Modern Architects; 50 Short Histories of Modern Architecture  by Andrew Higgott
Yorkshire West Riding: Sheffield and the South  [Buildings of England]
Your Architecture Career  by Gary Unger

Graphics / Drawing
Brush Pen Illustration  by Sho Ito
Dracopedia Legends: An Artist’s Guide to Drawing Dragons of Folklore
Image Factories. Infographics 1920—1945

Fashion / Interior Decoration / Design
Women Design: Pioneers in Architecture, Industrial, Graphic and Digital Design  by Libby Sellers

The Black Trilogy; Ralph Gibson, text by Gilles Mora

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Arne & Carlos Favorite Designs: Greatest Hits & New Inspirations
Knitted Cats & Dogs  by Sue Stratford
Corner-to-Corner Lap Throws for the Family  by Sarah Zimmerman  

Knitted Bears All Dressed Up!  By Val Pierce
Painting Water in Watercolour  by Terry Harrison
The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery
Tiny Christmas Toys to Knit  by Sachiyo Ishii

Antiques / Collectibles
Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents, 3rd ed.  by Richard Snow
In Celebration of Greek Coinage  by Robin J. Eaglen
Miller’s Collectibles Handbook & Price Guide 2019 – 2020

July 20, 2018

Lots of new arts books!

It's a summer storm of fabulous new titles -- really, something for everyone.  Take a look:

The FOCAL Encyclopedia of Photography, 4th ed.
American Colonial Women and Their Art: A Chronological Encyclopedia   

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies
Charles White: A Retrospective, exhibit catalog of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition
Everything You Know About Art is Wrong  by Matt Brown
Frederic Church; A Painter’s Pilgrimage, exhibit catalog of the Detroit Institute of Arts
Growing up with the Impressionists; The Diary of Julie Manet
Guide to the Getty Villa, Revised edition
I Thought About It in my Head and I Felt it in my Heart But I Made it with my Hands  by Rob Ryan
Modernists & Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney & the London Painters  by Martin Gayford
The Pixels of Paul Cezanne and Reflections on Other Artists  by Wim Wenders
Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia; The Fabric of Life  by Fahmida Suleman
Vincent van Gogh; The Starry Night  by Richard Thomson

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design History  by Zoe Ryan
Herzog & De Meuron: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Martha Schwartz Partner; Landscape Art and Urbanism
Morphosis / Thom Mayne; Inspiration and Process in Architecture
Nature by Design; The Practice of Biophilic Design  by Stephen R. Kellert
Richard Meier, Architect  Vol. 7   

The Atomic Age Superman
The Complete Peanuts, 1965—1966  by Charles M. Schulz
From Lone Mountain  by John Porcellino
Reportage Illustration; Visual Journalism  by Gary Embury
Rise of the Superheroes  by David Tosh


A Class of their Own: The Dusseldorf School of Photography  by Maren Polte
Cottonwoods  by Robert Adams
Canon EOS 80D: The Expanded Guide  by David Taylor
David Busch’s Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D
100 Great Street Photographs  by David Gibson
Why Art Photography?  By Lucy Soutter

Antiques / Collectibles
Guide Book of Franklin & Kennedy Half Dollars  by Rick Tomaska
Guide Book of United States Coins, 2019  (the “Red Book”)
Retro Cameras: The Collector’s Guide to Vintage Film Photography  by John Wade
U. S. Coin Digest, 17th ed., 2019

July 5, 2018

Our latest arrivals in Crafts and How-To Books

We may think of crafts as primarily cold- weather activities, but staying in on a sweltering July day and creating something might be just the ticket.  These great titles have arrived recently and are ready for you to check out.

A Celebration of Strong Women: HERStory Quilts  by Susanne Miller Jones
Complete Crochet Course
Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy
Drawing Anatomy  by Barrington Barber  

Drawing School Fundamentals for the Beginner  by Jim Dowdalls
Drawing Wild Animals  by Oana Befort
Encyclopedia of Pastel Techniques

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible  by Hitomi Shida
The Joy of Jelly Rolls: A Complete Guide to Quiltilng and Sewing using Jelly Rolls  by Carolyn Forster  

Knit Your Story in Yarn  by Dee Hardwicke
Modern Macrame  by Emily Katz
101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal  by Steven Pearce
Paint Yourself Calm  by Jean Haines
Pencil Art Workshop  by Matt Rota
Picture Framing; 20 Inspirational Projects Shown Step by Step  by Rian Kanduth
Portrait Drawing  by Joanna Henly
Sea Glass Crafts

Shibori  by Nicola Gouldsmith
Stitched Shibori  by Jane Callender
Silk Ribbon Embroidery Chinese Style  by Yuan Weilin
Totally Awesome Tie-Dye  by Suzanne McNeill

200 Embroidered Flowers  by Kristen Gula

June 28, 2018

Brand New Fashion and Interior Design books!

We've received some wonderful books on fashion and interiors this month:

Chair:  500 Designs that Matter

Coastal Blues: ..Decorating with the Colors of the Sea and Sky  by Phoebe Howard

Denim: Street Style, Vintage, Obsession  by Amy Leverton
Fashion Drawing, 2nd ed.  by John Hopkins

Hello Color; 25 Bright Ideas for DIY Décor  by Rachel Mae Smith

Know-It-All:  Fashion

Menswear Revolution: The Transformation of Contemporary Men’s Fashion  by Jay Bowstead  

Mod New York; Fashion Takes a Trip  by Phyllis Magidson

New York School of Interior Design Home: The Foundations of Enduring Spaces  by Ellen S. Fisher

Quiet Pattern: Gentle Design for Interiors  by Abigail Edwards

Red Carpet: Hollywood Fame and Fashion; photography of Frank Trapper  

Styling with Salvage  by Joanne Palmisano
Vogue On:  Calvin Klein
Vogue On:  Dolce & Gabbana
Vogue On:  Gianni Versace
Vogue On:  Jean Paul Gautier
Vogue On: Manolo Blahnik

Volume: Let Europe’s Finest Style Experts Spice up your Home  by Patrick Kooiman     

WWD: Fifty Years of Ralph Lauren

June 22, 2018

New Reference and Art History titles

We'll leave architecture, design, photography, and crafts books for the next posting.  This month we have received many wonderful books on art history as a whole, and some important reference books.

Handbook of United States Coins, 2019 , 76th ed. (the “Blue Book”)

Miller’s Encyclopedia of Silver Marks  by Judith Miller

Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles, 52nd ed, 2019

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Arts and Crafts Tiles: Morris to Voysey  by Rob Higgins
Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell’s Homage to Juan Gris, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
A Chronology of Art   by Iaian Zaczek

Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i  
Giovanni Bellini; Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice, exhibit catalog of the J. Paul Getty Museum
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Guide
Kiki Smith: Procession
Living with Leonardo  by Martin Kemp
Lorna Simpson Collages
Persian Art: Collecting the Arts of Iran for the V & A  by Moya Carey
Picturesque and Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance  by T. J. Barringer
Whitewalling  by Aruna D’Souza

June 6, 2018

Our most recent offerings in the visual arts

Take a look at our latest books; they range from serious art history to fun crafting!

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John De Menil  by Wm. Middleton
Draw Stronger: Self-Care for Cartoonists & Visual Artists  by Kriota Willberg
Lives of the Surrealists  by Desmond Morris
Misère; The Visual Representation of Misery in the 19th Century  by Linda Nochlin
Peter Paul Rubens; The Homer of Painting  by Gilles Neret
Women: Portraits 1960 – 2000  by Susan Wood

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Amazing Architecture: Marvel at the World’s Coolest Constructions  by Oliver Bennett
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House at Crystal Bridges Museum
Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens  by Toby Musgrave
Saving Central Park: A History and a Memoir  by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers 

Design / Graphics
Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, 1966-1967
Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists  by Martha H. Kennedy
Gorey’s Worlds, exhibit catalog of the Wadsworth Atheneum

Fashion / Interior Decoration
Domus 1970 -- 1979
Furnitecture; Furniture that Transforms Space  by Anna Yudina

Berenice Abbott; A Life in Photography  by Julia Van Haaften
Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now  by Fiona Rogers
On Photography  by Susan Sontag
The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand  by Geoff Dyer
William Eggleston: From Black and White to Color  

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Crafting a Patterned Home  by Kristin Nicholas
Encyclopedia of Acrylic Techniques  by Hazel Harrison
Essential Book of Origami  by Michael LaFosse
Japanese Stitches Unraveled  by Wendy Bernard
Macrame at Home  by Natalie Ranae

May 10, 2018

Recent arts titles for your Month of May enjoyment

As always, if you can't make it down to Central, just place a "Hold" on any of these (except the Reference title) and pick it up at your favorite branch.

Society of Illustrators 59th Annual of Illustration

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon  by Henry Martin
Art Collecting Today  by Doug Woodham
Bruce Nauman: A Contemporary [essays]
Charles I; King and Collector  exhibit catalog of the Royal Academy of Arts
Louise Bourgeois; An Unfolding Portrait  by Deborah Wye
Mona Lisa: The People and the Painting  by Martin Kemp
Picasso and the Painting that Shocked the World  by Miles J. Unger
Rubens: His Life and Works in 500 Images  by Susie Hodge

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning

Architects’ Houses  by Michael Webb
Buildings of Arkansas [SAH Buildings of the U. S. series]
Contemporary Japanese Architects  by Igarashi Taro
Fifty Architects You Should Know  by Isabel Kuhl
Landscape as Urbanism  by Charles Waldheim
Landscape Gardener Ogawa Jihei and His Times  by Suzuki Hiroyuki
100 Years 100 Landscape Designs  by John Hill

Fashion / Interior Decoration
 Corporate Interiors, no. 13
Home: The Best of The New York Times Home Section  by Noel Milea
Your Home, Your Style  by Donna Garlough

…isms:  Understanding Photography  by Emma Lewis

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Creative Beading; The Best Projects from a Year of Bead&Button Magazine
Drawing Trees  by Denis John-Naylor
Fifty Knitted Dolls  by Sarah Keen
Patchwork & Quilting; A Maker’s Guide…inspired by the V & A Collections