April 13, 2015

Latest batch of new books

Cover image for The secret history of Wonder Woman / Jill Lepore.  

For your viewing and learning pleasure, take a look at these great books that have come in recently:

Society of Illustrators 56th Annual of Illustration

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast  by Paul Carr Black
aka Marcel Duchamp: Meditations on the Identities of an Artist
J. M. W. Turner  by Sam Smiles
The Long March of Pop: Art, Music, and Design 1930-1995  by Thomas Crow
The Religious Art of Pablo Picasso  by Jane Daggett Dillenberger
Why the Romantics Matter  by Peter Gay

Architecture / Landscape Design
Ando: Complete Works, 1975 – 2014  by Philip Jodidio
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House  by Steven M. Reiss
Picturing Wright: An Album from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Photographer  by Pedro E. Guerrero

Candida Höfer: Düsseldorf
Chuck Close Photographer  by Colin Westerbeck
Robert Herman: The New Yorkers
The World’s Top Wedding Photographers  by Bill Hurter

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Designing Here/Now: A Global Selection of Objects, Concepts, and Spaces for the Future
In Fashion: From Runway to Retail  by Annemarie Iverson
The Secret History of Wonder Woman  by Jill Lepore

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Creating Textures in Colored Pencil  by Gary Green
Hot Knots: Fresh Macrame Ideas  by Kat Hartmann
Pretty Papercrafts  by Mareike Grun
Unconventional & Unexpected; American Quilts Below the Radar  by Roderick Kiracofe

Antiques / Collectibles
100 Greatest U. S. Modern Coins, 3rd Ed.  by Scott Schechter
Warman’s Coins and Paper Money; Identification and Price Guide, 6th Ed.

April 9, 2015

Beautiful gardens of the world books on display

In honor of Spring, April showers, and May flowers, the room's display cart offers books on beautiful gardens of the country and world.  Come by and browse and check out!

March 30, 2015

Spring/Easter/Passover crafts book display

In celebration of Easter Week, Passover, and Spring in general, the display cart in the Fine Arts Room is stocked with books on crafts and activities related to those subjects this week.  Drop in and browse if you can!

March 17, 2015

Latest art books -- read all about it!

This batch is heavy on art history books about individual artists.  They can be picked up or placed on request, as always.

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
Ai Weiwei  by Christina Carrillo de Albornoz
Albert Bloch: The American Blue Rider
Art Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist  by Lisa Congdon
Egon Schiele: Portraits, exhibit catalog of the Neue Galerie, New York
Georg Baselitz: Back Then, In Between, and Today, exhibit catalog of Haus der Kunst, Munich
Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper  by Marina Pacini
Painted Glories: The Brancacci Chapel in Renaissance Florence  by Nicholas A Eckstein
Pollock and the Irascibles: The New York School, exhibit catalog of the Palazzo Reale, Milano
William Merritt Chase: A Life in Art  by Alicia G. Longwell

Architecture / Landscape Design
Piano: Renzo Piano Building Workshop; Complete Works 1966-2014
Charles M. Russell; Photographing the Legend  by Larry Len Peterson
The Mobile Photographer: An Unofficial Guide to Using Android Phones, Tablets, ad Apps in a Photography Workflow  by Robert Fischer

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
The House of Worth: Portrait of an Archives  by Amy de la Haye

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
How to Draw Dogs, Cats & Horses  by Arthur Zaidenberg

March 11, 2015

Help SLPL plan for the future!

YOU are invited and strongly encouraged to participate in a series of meetings/conversations to tell SLPL what you think of us and how we should proceed into the future.  All the details can be found at this link:


Pleases help us be the best library we can be!

March 4, 2015

Books about women artists on display for March

March is Women's History Month, so this month we honor all women artists, architects, photographers, and artisans by displaying some of our many books on the subject.  Come by the Fine Arts Room to browse our display cart, or just explore the online catalog for more titles.

February 28, 2015

Welcome to March with new arts books!

Let's hope that by the end of March we will be enjoying Spring weather at last!  Meanwhile, these new books are beautiful and interesting.  Come on down, or place a "Hold" on them to be picked up at your neighborhood branch.

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Canvas Detroit  by Julie Pincus
Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
French Art Deco  by Jared Goss (Catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Global Street Art  by Lee Bofkin
Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil  by Willibald Sauerländer
My Tools  by Jim Dine
Notes on Color Theory  by Rose Gonnella
Voyage of “The Slave Ship”; J.M.W. Turner’s Masterpiece in Historical Context  by Stephen J. May
Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe  by Philip Gefter

Architecture / Landscape Design
Álvaro Siza: The Function of Beauty  by Carlos Castanheira
Cathedral; An Illness and a Healing  by Bill Henderson
The Classical Buildings of Bath  by Mike Jenner
Last is More: Mies, IBM, and the Transformation of Chicago  by Robert Sharoff
Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian Architecture
Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography  by Elias Redstone

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Halston: Inventing American Fashion  by Lesley Frowick
Masters of Fashion: The Leading Figures Behind the Dream  by Maria Luisa Tagariello
Secrets of Fashion Drawing  by Noel Chapman

Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D for Dummies  by Julie Adair King
Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D: From Snapshots to Great Shots  by Jeff Revell
Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X, 2nd Edition  by Rick Young
Olympus OM-D E-M1: Guide to Digital Photography  by David Busch

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Kiln-formed Glass; Behind the Basics  by Brenda Griffith
Mastering Fantasy Art; Drawing Dynamic Characters  by John Stanko
The Painting Workbook; How to Get Started and Stay Inspired  by Alena Hennessy
Paper Monsters and Curious Creatures  by Hiroshi Hayakawa
Simplifying Perspective; A Step-by-Step Guide for Visual Artists  by Robert Pastrana
A Year in Crafts: 52 Seasonal Projects  by Clare Youngs