April 29, 2016

April's book bonanza comes to an end

The tide of beautiful new books continued in recent weeks!  Take a look, place a request, and/or come on by to see them.

Jackson’s Hallmarks: English, Scottish, Irish Silver & Gold Marks  2nd rev. ed, pocket edition

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Anselm Kiefer; A Monograph  by Dominique Baqué
The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland  by Annette Carruthers
Becoming Past: History in Contemporary Art  by Jane Blocker
Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art  by Patrick J. Noon
George Condo: Painting Reconfigured  by Simon Baker
Kerry James Marshall:  Look See
Monster Roster; Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago
Ornament & Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice, exhibit catalog of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architecture: Movements and Trends from the 19th Century to the Present
Architecture Now! Vol. 10  by Philip Jodidio
Best Tall Buildings; A Global Overview of 2015 Skyscrapers
Charles and Ray Eames  by Gloria Koenig
A Day at Château de Vaux le Vicomte  by Alexandre de Vogüé
From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor  by Owen Hopkins
India [Modern Architectures in History]  by Peter Scriver
A Japanese Constellation [Ito, Sejima, SANAA, Nishizawa, Fujimoto, Hirata, Ishigami], exhibit catalog of the Museum of Modern Art
The New City: I’ll See It When I Believe It  by Eric Owen Moss
Where are the Women Architects?  by Despina Stratigakos

A Photographer’s Guide to Focus and Autofocus [From Snapshots to Great Shots]  by Alan Hess
The Photographer’s iPad  by Frank Gallaugher
Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine  by Alexander Nemerov
Time Lapse Photography, Long Exposure & Other Tricks of Time [From Snapshots to Great Shots]  by John Carucci

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Art in Industry: The Silver of Paul Storr  by Christopher Hartop
The Art of ElfQuest  by Wendy & Richard Pini
Badgley Mischka: American Glamour
Beginner’s Guide to Comic Art: Characters
Parish-Hadley Tree of Life; An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm
Zen of Drawing; Drawing What You See  by Peter Parr

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
A – Z of Ribbon Embroidery; A Comprehensive Manual
Quilts: Presidential and Patriotic  by Sue Reich

Antiques / Collectibles
American Gold and Silver; U. S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals  by Dennis Tucker
Antique Trader Bottles Identification & Price Guide, 8th ed.  by Michael Polak

April 13, 2016

Latest acquisitions

Almost an embarrassment of riches these days -- all the books we order come in so quickly!  Here are more beautiful and informative books on the visual arts.

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Andy Warhol / Ai Wei Wei
Another Minimalism: Art after California Light and Space  by Melissa E. Feldman
The Art of American Still Life: Audubon to Warhol, exhibit catalog of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Bill Viola  by John G. Hanhardt
Giacometti: Pure Presence  by Paul Moorhouse
How to Read Chinese Ceramics  by Denise Patry Leidy
Joseph Cornell and Surrealism
Kerry James Marshall: Look See
My Hermitage: How The Hermitage Survived Tsars, Wars, and Revolutions to Become the Greatest Museum in the World  by Mikhail Piotrovsky
Picturing People: The New State of the Art  by Charlotte Mullins
Street Art / Fine Art, exhibit catalog of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery
The Surrealism Reader; An Anthology of Ideas  edited by Dawn Ades
The Wittgenstein Vitrine; Modern Opulence in Vienna, catalog of the Dallas Museum of Art

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
For Everyone a Garden (Special Anniversary Edition)  by Moshe Safdie
Gehry in Sydney: The Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS
Mecanoo Architecten; People Place Purpose  by Francine Houben

African American Women: Photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Complete Portrait Manual
Infrared Photography: Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images  by Laurie Klein
Lartigue: Life in Color
Mastering Composition for Photographers  by Mark Chen
Marc Riboud
Self Publish, Be Happy; A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto  by Bruno Ceschel

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Postcard America: Curt Teich and the Imaging of a Nation, 1931-1950  by Jeffrey L. Meikle

April 5, 2016

The new books, they just keep on coming in!

Another big batch has come in... our New Book Display is overflowing!

The Official Museum Directory 2016

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Andy Warhol 1928—1987; Commerce into Art  by Klaus Honnef
Egon Schiele: Almost a Lifetime
Hippie Modernism; The Struggle for Utopia, exhibit catalog of the Walker Art Center

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Alvar Aalto 1898—1976  by Louna Lahti
Buckminster Fuller Inc.: Architecture in the Age of Radio  by Mark Wigley
Doris Duke’s Shangri La: A House in Paradise
Letarouilly on Renaissance Rome  by John B. Bayley
Made in Norway; Norwegian Architecture Today
Superlux: Smart Light Art, Design & Architecture for Cities
Van Gogh Museum: The Building

Conservation Photography Handbook: How to Save the World One Photo at a Time  by Boyd Norton
Core Curriculum; Writings on Photography  by Tod Papageorge
A History of Photography in 50 Cameras  by Michael Pritchard

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Domus: 1950—1959

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
A – Z of Embroidery Stitches
Acrylic Painting for Encaustic Effects; 45 Wax Free Techniques
Chalk on the Wild Side
The Crazy Quilt Handbook, rev. 3rd ed.  by Judith Baker Montano
Finger Painting Weekend Workshop  by I ris Scott
How to Draw Fantasy Creatures  by Paul Bryn Davies
New Ceramic Surface Design; Learn to Inlay, Stamp, Stencil, Draw and Paint on Clay  by Molly Hatch
Once Upon a Time …in Crochet
Papier Mâché: 25 Creative Projects
Perspective for the Beginning Artist  by Mercedes Braunstein
The Watercolor Course You’ve Always Wanted  by Leslie Frontz

 Antiques & Collectibles
Batman Collectables  by Rob Burman
A Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins  by Q. David Bowers
A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents  by Q. David Bowers

March 31, 2016

Watercolor Exhibit is up!

Don't forget -- this exhibit runs only for the month of April, and there are several related activities for for you to enjoy.  For details, see the April edition of the library's newsletter, Check It Out!  http://cio.slpl.org/2016/03/31/central-library-hosts-2016-missouri-international-watercolor-exhibit/

And while you're here seeing the exhibit--or learning how to watercolor--or hearing the Director of the Missouri Watercolor Society speak, do drop by the Fine Arts Room to see (and check out) our great selection of books on watercolor art and artists.  Our display cart features just a few of them.

March 23, 2016

Second large batch of new books this month!

As promised, here are more wonderful new books that have come in this month.  The list is especially rich in architecture titles.  When it rains, it pours! 

HO+K Design Annual, 2015
Jacob A. Riis, Revealing New York’s Other Half: A Complete Catalogue of His Photographs  by Bonnie Yochelson

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Ai Weiwei, exhibit catalog of the Royal Academy of Arts
Bauhaus 1919—1933  by Magdalena Droste
The Broad:  Collection, catalog of the Broad Museum
Joaquín Torres-García; The Arcadian Modern, exhibit catalog of the Museum of Modern Art
Martin Puryear; Multiple Dimensions, exhibit catalog of the Art Institute of Chicago
Pop Art  by Tilman Osterwold
Sonia Delaunay, exhibition catalog of the Tate Museum
Van Eyck: The Arnolfini Portrait  by Stefano Zuffi
The Wilton Diptych  by Dillian Gordon

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence
American Louvre; A History of the Renwick Gallery Building  by Charles J. Robertson
Art of the Airport Tower  by Carolyn J. Russo
Calatrava: Complete Works 1979—Today  by Philip Jodidio
The Dakota: A History of the World’s Best-Known Apartment Building  by Andrew Alpern
Designing TWA: Eero Saarinen’s Airport Terminal in New York  by Kornel Ringli
France (Modern Architectures in History)  by Jean-Louis Cohen
The Inspired Landscape  by Susan Cohen 
The Korsmo House: A Scandinavian Icon  by Elisabeth Tostrup
Minnesota Modern; Architecture and Life at Midcentury  by Larry Millett
SAA Architects: Urbanistic/Humanistic/Optimistic
Tom Kundig: Works
Ultimate Book of Home Plans, 3rd ed.
Art with an iPhone; A Photographer’s Guide to Creating Altered Realities  by Kat Sloma
The Family of Man; The Greatest Photographic Exhibition of All Time
Lives of the Great Photographers  by Juliet Hacking
Lois Greenfield: Moving Still
Mary Ellen Mark: On the Portrait and the Moment
Nicholas Nixon: About Forty Years

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic’s History of 20th Century Graphic Design
Art of Stephen Hickman
Bruno Munari: Square Circle
The Definitive Betty Boop, the Classic Comic Strip Collection
Dust Covers: The Collected Sandman Covers  by Dave McKean
Fantasy Art Now; The Very Best in Contemporary Fantasy Art & Illustration
Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and Philip Johnson

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Color Lab for Mixed Media Artists  by Deborah Forman
The Complete Drawing Course
Understanding Human Form & Structure (The Art of Drawing)  by Giovanni Civardi

Antiques & Collectibles
Lost and Found; Coin Hoards and Treasures  by Q. David Bowers
United States Paper Money Errors; A Comprehensive Catalog & Price Guide, 4th ed.