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

February 17, 2015

Recent Acquisitions - Feb. 2015

We've received some beautiful and informative books this month, including some important annual reference titles, and the catalogs of two notable current exhibits at the St. Louis Art Museum  -- take a look:

American Illustration 33
The Image of the Black in Western Art, Vol. 5, Part 2, The 20th Century, the Rise of Black Artists
Jadite; Identification & Price Guide  by Joe Keller
Mid-Century Modern Complete  by Dominic Bradbury
Miller’s Collectibles Handbook & Price Guide, 2014-2015  by Judith Miller
Staffordshire Figures 1780-1840 (Vol. 2); Equestrians, Entertainers, Personalities, Biblical Figures, & Sportsmen  by Myra Schkolne
Society of Illustrators 55th Annual of Illustration
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money; General Issues, 1368-1960, 15th edition

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Andy Warhol Unique
Gods and Heroes; Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Madame Cézanne  by Dita Amory
Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham & the River, exhibit catalog of the Amon Carter Museum and St. Louis Art Museum
New York’s Underground Art Museum; MTA Arts & Design  by Sandra Bloodworth
Polke/Richter. Richter/Polke; Katalog, Entwürfe, Fotografien, Dokumente

 Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
The Art of John Alvin  by Andrew Alvin
Elsa Schiaparelli; A Biography  by Meryle Secrest
Fabrics in Fashion Design  by Stefanella Sposito
Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945
Secrets of Fashion Drawing  by  Noel Chapman
Spectrum 21; The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

The Brown Sisters: Forty Years  by Nicholas Nixon
Mastering Exposure  by David Nightingale
Picture Perfect Social Media; A Handbook for Styling Perfect Photos  by Jennifer Young
Poetics of Light: Contemporary Pinhole Photography, exhibit catalog of the New Mexico History Museum
Stephen Shore, exhibit catalog of the Fundacion Mapfre
World Atlas of Street Photography  by Jackie Higgins
Yves Saint Laurent  by Roxanne Lowit

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Atmospheric Watercolours  by Jean Haines
Embroidery Designs for Fashion and Furnishings  by Moira Thunder
Feltwork; 25 Inspiring and Original Felt Projects to Create at Home  by Victoria Brown
Hand Weaving; The Basics  by Lynn Gray Ross
Simple Screenprintng  by Annie Stromquist
Zoogami; Fold Your Own Origami Wildlife Park  by Mark Bolitho

Antiques / Collectibles
Answers to Questions about Old Jewelry, 1840-1950, 8th ed.  by Jeanenne Bell
Pyrex; The Unauthorized Collector’s Guide, 5th ed.  by Barbara E. Mauzy