July 16, 2016

Newest arrivals for your reading and viewing pleasure

John Singer Sargent; Complete Paintings, Vol. II: Portraits of the 1890s  by Richard Ormond
The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Photography  ed. by Nathalie Hershdorfer

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Beauty and Identity: Islamic Art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Craft for a Modern World: The Renwick Gallery Collection
Indian Art of the Americas at the Art Institute of Chicago
Women of Abstract Expressionism, exhibit catalog of the Denver Art Museum

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
The Architecture of Jacques Ferrier
Authentic Japanese Gardens  by Yoko Kawaguchi
Snøhetta: People, Process, Projects

Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography  by Cyrill Harnischmacher
Digital Photographer’s Handbook, 6th ed  by Tom Ang
Digital Photography for Dummies, 8th ed.  by Julie Adair King
GoPro Cameras  by Chad Fahs
Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem  by Gordon Parks
101 Mistakes Photographers Should Never Make; Lessons from Professionals Who Know  by Karen Dórame

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
New Thai Style  by Kim Inglis

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Beginner’s Guide to Mosaic  by Peter Massey
Beginning Illumination; Learning the Ancient Art, Step by Step  by Claire Travers
Block Print  by Andrea Lauren
Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies
The Flower Chef: A Modern Guide to Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangements  by Carly Cylinder
Hand Printing Studio  by Betsy Olmsted
Make your own Idea Book with Arne & Carlos
Manga Drawing Class  by Christopher Hart
Simply Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Guide to Elegant Lettering  by Judy Detrick
Slow Stitch; Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art  by Claire Wellesley-Smith

July 2, 2016

Happy Fourth!

This weekend only, in honor of Independence Day, the Fine Arts Room book display features books from the room's arts and crafts collection that have United States flags, or flag-like images, on their covers.  All can be checked out.

June 30, 2016

Latest acquisitions to send off June and welcome July!

Hope you can drop by the library this July to see and check out these and other great books that we have acquired for your amusement and enjoyment.

Architectural Graphic Standards, 12th edition, 2016
Fashion Designers A – Z; The Collection of the Museum at FIT
Frederic Remington; A Catalogue Raisonné II  by Peter Hassrick

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Persian Painting: The Arts of the Book and Portraiture  by A. T. Adamova
Rome 1600; The City and the Visual Arts under Clement VIII  by Clare Robertson

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Antoni Gaudí: Ornament, Fire and Ashes  by Juan José Lahuerta
Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson  by Hugh Howard
Cornwall [The Buildings of England]  by Peter Beacham/Nicholas Pevsner
London in Fifty Design Icons  by Deyan Sudjic
Suffolk: East [The Buildings of England]  by James Bettley/Nicholas Pevsner
Twenty Over Eighty: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and Design

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
American Studio Ceramics: Innovation and Identity, 1940 to 1979  by Martha Drexler Lynn
Tiles & Styles: Jugendstil & Secession: Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts Design in German and Central European Decorative Tiles  by Ken Forster
Nineteenth-Century Woman’s Fashion  by Felicity J. Warnes

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!