October 22, 2014

New books for the New (Fiscal) Year

Some books are trickling in, from the last orders of the previous fiscal year, and the first of this one.  Much more to come!

Art History / Art Theory
River of Shadows; Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West  by Rebecca Solnit

Architecture / Landscape Design
The Language of Houses; How Buildings Speak to Us  by Alison Lurie

 Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History  by Rhonda K. Garelick
The Complete Photo Guide to Window Treatments, 2nd ed.
LEGO Architecture   by Philip Wilkinson

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
200 Victorian Fretwork Designs  by A. Sanguineti
Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs ed. XXIII, 2013
Linked: Innovative Chain Mail Jewelry Designs  by Karin Van Voorhees
Pastels Unleashed  by Margaret Evans
The Spinner’s Book of Fleece  by Beth Smith
Tape It & Wear It: 60 Duct Tape Activities to Make and Wear  by Richela Fabian Morgan

30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection, expanded 3rd ed.,  by Robert Carleton Hobbs

Antiques / Collectibles
The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass  by Mary Beth Beuke

October 14, 2014

Dan Martin speaks about Amadee, Oct. 25

You are invited to a Saturday afternoon talk by Dan Martin, current Weatherbird artist for the Post-Dispatch;  October 25 at 2:00 pm in Central Library's Carnegie Room (third floor).  Enjoy the eight cases of Amadee drawings and memorabilia in the Great Hall before and afterwards!

September 27, 2014

Holiday Craft Books

Yep, it's that time of year again, when experienced crafters know it's not too early to begin those holiday crafts and handmade gifts.  This list includes new and recent books available from Central Library's Fine Arts Room, and includes Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa crafts.   Some will be displayed on the room's display cart during the month of October, and all are available to check out in person at Central or through a "hold" placed for delivery to our branches.  Just do a title search in our catalog.  Enjoy!

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)
Christmas Arrangements by Daniel Santamaria  by Daniel Santamaria
Christmas Countdown; 5 Advent Calendars (Cross Stitch)
Christmas is Coming; Applique Quilt Patterns  by Cheryl Almgren Taylor
Christmas Magic; Decorative Ideas for Winter and Yuletide Patchwork  by Ingrid Perra
Creative Christmas Tree Decorations  by Carolyn Bell
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
Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween  by Stephen Brown
Halloween with Matthew Mead; Style made Shockingly Simple  by Matthew Mead
Halloween!  Tricks, Treats, Fun & Sweets  by Morgana de Ville
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 Cheer Quilts
Holiday Crafts; 35 Projects for the Home and for Giving  by Catherine Woram
Knit Christmas Stockings; 19 Patterns for Stockings & Ornaments
Merry Christmas Sweaters to Knit  by Sue Stratford
Modern Holiday; Deck the Halls with 18 Sewing Projects  by Amanda Murphy
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
Scandinavian Christmas Stockings  by Mette Handberg
Simply Modern Christmas; Fresh Quilting Patterns for the Holidays  by Cindy Lammon
Spooky & Bright; 101 Halloween Ideas
The Complete Book of Garlands, Circles, & Decorative Wreaths  by Fiona Barnett
“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
Twelve Knits of Christmas  by Fiona Goble
Wreaths for All Seasons  by James T. Farmer

September 17, 2014

Last acquisitions of this fiscal year

Yes, this concludes our book acquisitions for the library's fiscal year that ends September 30.  We all hope that these books have (and will in the future) been useful and entertaining.  Look for next year's acquisitions to start appearing in October!

Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins  by Q. David Bowers
Whitman Encyclopedia of U. S. Paper Money  by Q. David Bowers

Art History / Art Theory
Archibald Motley; Jazz Age Modernist, exhibit catalog of the Nasher Museum of Art
Enduring Bronze; Ancient Art, Modern Views  by Carol C. Matusch
Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, exhibit catalog of the Whitney Museum of American Art

Architecture / Landscape Design
Build, Memory  by James Stewart Polshek
Istanbul Architecture  by Murat Gul
Lake/Flato Houses; Embracing the Landscape
Philip Johnson and his Mischief; Appropriation in Art and Architecture by Christian Bjone
A Place in the Sun; Green Living and the Solar House  by Stephen Snyder
Plan for New Haven, Facsimile Edition  by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and Cass Gilbert
Radical Cities: Across Latin America  by Justin McGuirk
Selling the Dwelling; The Books that Built America’s Houses, 1775-2000  by Richard Cheek
The Style of Coworking; Contemporary Shared Workspaces  by Alice Davies

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Colors for Your Home; 493 Designer Favorites  [House Beautiful]
Country Living: 500 Kitchen Ideas
Drawn to Drawing  by John Vernon Lord
Great Design; The World’s Best Design Explored & Explained  by Philip Wilkinson
Marian Bantjes; Pretty Pictures
Restaurant & Bar Design

David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Nikon Coolpix P7800

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
The Craft Reader, edited by Glenn Adamson
Crafty Creatures  by Jane Bull
Creative Cartooning  by Tim Van de Vall
The Encyclopedia of Printmaking Techniques  by Judy Martin
Knitted Dogs & Puppies  by Sue Stratford
Learn Swedish Weaving & Huck Embroidery  by Katherine Kennedy
Speaking of Furniture; Conversations with 14 American Masters  by Bebe Pritam Johnson
Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels  by Brian Michael Bendis