May 20, 2017

May's new books are smart and attractive

Wright Sites; A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places (4th ed.)

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Cave Art  by Bruno David
Emil Nolde; The Great Colour Wizard
Michelangelo & Sebastiano [del Piombo] exhibit catalog of the National Gallery, London
Raymond Pettibon; A Pen of All Works
Robert Rauschenberg, exhibit catalog of MoMA, Tate, SFMOMA

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Adobe: Homes and  Interiors of Taos, Santa Fe, and the Southwest  by Sandra Seth
Capability Brown; Designing the English Landscape  by John Phibbs
Churches of the Church of England  by Janet Gough
Derbyshire [The Buildings of England]  by Clare Hartwell and Nikolaus Pevsner
202 Outstanding City House Ideas  by Manel Gutierrez Couto
Wright Sites; A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places (4th ed.)

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Ground-Breaking Fashion; 100 Iconic Moments  by Jane Rocca
How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century  by P. Gaye Tapp
1000 T-Shirts that Make a Statement  by Raphaelle Orsini

Photograph Like a Thief  by Glyn Dewis
Running a Successful Photography Business  by Lisa Pritchard

April 28, 2017

Latest book arrivals

This week we received a nice batch of new books, reflecting the range of arts and crafts subjects that can be found here.            

American Art Directory, 71st ed., 2017
Printworld Directory, 16th ed., 2017
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues, 1961-Present, 23rd ed., 2017
Art History / Art Theory / Art World
The Aloha Boathouse and the Iris Bathroom; Two Installations by the Grueby Faience and Tile Company  by Susan J. Montgomery
Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
After the Final Curtain: The Fall of the American Movie Theater  by Matt Lambros
Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move  by Rebecca Roke
Never Built New York  by Greg Goldin
Shadow Patterns: Reflections on Fay Jones and his Architecture
Warwickshire [The Buildings of England]  by Chris Pickford and Nikolaus Pevsner

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Arne & Carlos Field Guide to Knitted Birds; Over 40 Handmade Projects to Liven Up Your Roost
Creative Batik  by Rosi Robinson
Leathercraft: Inspirational Projects for You and Your Home
Modern Machine Quilting  by Catherine Redford  

Paper Panda’s Guide to Papercutting  by Louise Firchau    

April 18, 2017

Many fine new arts books

A brand new great selection!

American Illustration, ed. 35, 2017
Society of Illustrators 58th Annual of Illustration, 2017
Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles, 51st ed., 2018

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Andy Warhol Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer
Carmen Herrera; Lines of Sight  by Dana Miller
Max Beckmann in New York, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Durer and Cranach, exhibit catalog

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Chandigarh Revealed; Le Corbusier’s City Today  by Shaun Fynn
Charles Percier: Architecture and Design in an Age of Revolution 
Exploring English Castles  by Edd Norris
Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
The Capsule Wardrobe: 1,000 Outfits from 30 Pieces  by Wendy Mak
Casa Mexico: At Home in Merida and the Yucatan  by Annie Kelly
Scandinavian Home; A Comprehensive Guide to Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Designers  by Elizabeth Wilhide

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
An Introduction to Calligraphy  by Veronique Sabard
Learn to Draw Celtic Designs  by Lora S. Irish

April 8, 2017

To commemorate the entry of the U.S. into WWI

"The Great War" swept away the remnants of the 19th century and changed almost everything.  St. Louis Public Library has mounted a wonderful exhibit in Central's Great Hall-- don't miss it!  Below are some pictures, but they really can't do it justice.

The Fine Arts Room has a display of books about the arts of the war, especially the iconic posters.  Here is a list of these and more:

A dough-boy uniform and a Salvation Army Nurse uniform are included.

Some excellent artwork from a POW camp is on view.

April 4, 2017

New arts books for April

A nice assortment -- enjoy!

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architectural Guide: United Arab Emirates  by Hendrik Bohlelk
Old Cuba  by Alicia E. Garcia
202 Outstanding City House Ideas  by Manel Cuoto
WPA Buildings: Architecture and the Art of the New Deal  by Joseph Maresca
You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn  by Wendy Lesser  

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric  by Martha Sielman
A Beginner’s Guide to Airbrushing by Meinrad Froschin
Create and Decorate: 120 DIY Projects for Entertaining…  by Katy Holder
Ideas for Cardmakers  by Fransie Snyman
It’s a Small World--Felted Friends  by Sachiko Susa
Twisted: Modern Quilts with a Vintage Twist  by Mary W. Kerr
Woven Shibori  by Catharine Ellis

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
The Gaze of Drifting Skies; A Treasury of Bird’s Eye View Cartoons  by Jonathan Barli
Fashion Plates; 150 Years of Style  by April Calahan
Hotel Chic at Home  by Sara Bliss
The Story of Design; From the Paleolithic to the Present  by Charlotte Fiell

Every Picture Tells a Story  by Terry O’Neill
50 Contemporary Photographers You Should Know  by Florian Heine
The Garden Photography Workshop  by Andrea Jones
National Geographic Greatest Landscapes; Stunning Photographs that Inspire and Astonish
Painting with Light: Lighting & Photoshop Techniques for Photographers, 2nd ed.  by Eric Curry
The Photographer’s Black & White Handbook  by Harold Davis

Antiques / Collectibles
Guide Book of Peace Dollars  by Roger Burdette

Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins, 2nd ed.  by Q. David Bowers

March 23, 2017

Recently received art books, March 2017

At last our new books are doing more than just trickling in.  There should be something to interest almost anyone in this list -- just place a hold on them if you can't make it downtown to Central.

 Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Degas; A Strange New Beauty, exhibit catalog of the Museum of Modern Art, NY
Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium, exhibit catalog of the Carnegie Museum of Art
Hubert Robert, exhibit catalog of the National Gallery of Art, Washington
South Africa; The Art of a Nation  by John Giblin
Studio of the South: Van Gogh in Provence  by Martin Bailey
Vigée Le Brun, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Vincent Van Gogh Atlas  by Nienke Denekamp
Yves Klein: in/out studio

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Begin with the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture  by Mabel Wilson
Capability Brown: Designing the English Landscape  by John Phibbs
Castle Builders: Approaches to Castle Design and Construction in the Middle Ages  by Malcolm Hislop
MAD Works Mad Architects  by Ma Yansong
100 Years of Architecture  by Alan Powers
Pavilions and Gardens of Venice Biennale

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
American Style and Spirit: Fashions and Lives of the Roddis Family, 1850-195  by Jane Bradbury
The Fashion Set: The Art of the Fashion Show  by Federico Poletti

Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Color: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors  by Betty Edwards
Rubber Stamping; Get Creative….   By Stephen Fowler

March 16, 2017

More new books...

... are arriving, and more are on the way!

Pevsner's Architectural Glossary, 2nd ed.

Standard Catalog of World Paper Money; General Issues, 1368--1960, 16th ed.

Greek Art, 5th edition  by John Boardman

David Adjaye Constructed Narratives  edited by Peter Allison
Tate Modern; Building a Museum for the 21st Century

Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Victorian Home  by Lucinda Hawksley
Pen & Ink: A Creative Exploration of a Time-Treasured Drawing Technique 
Pen and Ink; Contemporary Artists, Timeless Techniques  by James Hobbs
Spectrum 23; The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

The Art of Crayon; Draw, Color, Resist, Sculpt, Carve!  by Lorraine Bell
Colour Mixing Guide - Oils  by Julie Collins
The Mandala Guidebook; How to Draw, Paint and Color Expressive Mandalas  by Kathryn Costa
Painting and Drawing the Head  by Daniel Shadbolt
Studio Craft as Career; A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-Making  by Paul J. Stankard


Filmmaking Essentials for Photographers  by Eduardo Angel
GoPro Cameras for dummies  by John Carucci
How to Start a Photography Business  by Tracy Dorr
Pet Photography; The Secrets to Creating Authentic Pet Portraits  by Norah Levine
The Radical Eye; Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection