November 14, 2014

Wonderful new books coming in

At last our new orders for the  fiscal year that started last month are coming in.  This list is heavy on architecture and photography, but has some holiday craft books and other gems to enjoy.

Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2015

Holiday Crafts
Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree  by Edie Eckman
Christmas Quilling  by Elizabeth Moad
Felt-o-Ween; 40 scary-cute projects to celebrate Halloween
Holiday Character Coaster Sets  by Darlene Neubauer
Natural Christmas Crafts  by Ilona Butterer

Art History / Art Theory
Gilbert & George: A Family Collection, exhibit catalog of the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, exhibit catalog of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Savage Samurai; Warrior Prints 1800-1899

Architecture / Landscape Design
 Afritecture:  Building Social Change catalog of the Architekturmuseum der TÜ München
Americans in Paris: Foundations of America’s Architectural Gilded Age  by Jean Paul Carlhian
Building as Ornament by Michiel van Raaij
Contemporary Mexican Architecture  by Sandy Baum
Gardens in Detail; 100 Contemporary Designs  by Emma Reuss
Houses for all Regions: CRAN Residential Collection
Richard Rogers: Inside Out, exhibit catalog of the Royal Academy of Arts
Who Built That?  Skyscrapers: An Introduction to Skyscrapers and Their Architects  by Didier Cornille

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Tattoo a Banana and Other Ways to turn Anything and Everything into Art  by Phil Hansen

Candida Höfer: Spaces of Their Own
Complete Digital Photography, 8th edition  by Ben Long
Pet Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots  by Alan Hess
Photographer's Master Guide to Color  by Jeff Wignall
Photography: The Definitive Visual History  by Tom Ang
Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera  by Robert Shore
Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography  by J. Chris Hansen
Wynn Bullock: Revelations

Antiques / Collectibles
Jewish Antiques: From Menorahs to Seltzer Bottles  by Tsadik Kaplan

October 29, 2014

Check out a TELESCOPE from SLPL

Although not exactly arts-related, we wanted everyone to know about this wonderful new collaboration.  Here are excerpts from the library's press release:

The St. Louis Public Library, along with St. Louis County, Kirkwood Public, and University City Libraries, is proud to announce an exciting partnership with the St. Louis Astronomical Society.  Beginning November 10, 2014, the Library Telescope Program will enable patrons age eighteen-years or older with a valid library card and state ID to check out a telescope for seven days.

Throughout the year, St. Louis Public Library and St. Louis County Library Branches and the Kirkwood and University City Libraries will also host star parties where the public can gather to view the wonders of the universe through telescopes.

Because of the cost of the telescopes, there are stringent requirements and restrictions when checking them out.  For all the details, call 314-539-0384.

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