February 1, 2016

Book Display -- Black History Month 2016

In honor of Black History Month, the Fine Arts Room book display features books about various aspects of African-American art.  Do drop by to see these and the many other great books we have on the subject!

January 26, 2016

January's new arrivals

Don't be shy!  Brave the winter and come on by to browse and check out!  Or, put a "hold" on these and have them sent to your neighborhood branch.

Graphis Poster Annual 2016

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Africa, Land of Spirits, exhibit catalog of Museo delle Culture, Milan
Chiam Soutine  by Klaus H. Carl
Famous Works of Art and How They Got That Way  by John B. Nici
Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust, exhibit catalog of the Royal Academy of Arts
Mural XXL  by Claudia Walde
Rijksmuseum: The Building, Collection and Outdoor Gallery  by Cees de Jong
St. Louis Modern, by David H. Conradsen [exhibit catalog of the St. Louis Art Museum]
Warhol and Mapplethorpe: Guise & Dolls  by Patricia Hickson

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
The Elegant Garden; Architecture and Landscape of the World’s Finest Gardens  by Johann Kraftner

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
750 Knitting Stitches; The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible  by Erika Knight
Crafter’s Market 2016
Crochet Christmas  [Annie’s Crochet]
Draw 500 Winged Things by Trina Dalziel
How to Draw Incredible Optical Illusions  by Gianni A. Sarcone

January 2, 2016

New Year! New Hobby?

That's the title of our January book display!  Happy 2016, everyone.  Maybe it's time to take up a new hobby, or renew activity in an old one?  This department has books on many kinds of hobbies, from coin and stamp collecting to creative outlets such as jewelry-making, painting, and macrame.  And much more...

December 23, 2015

New arrivals for the end of the year!

**Don't forget our Fine Amnesty going on until the end of the month/year -- see the post of 12/03/15, and other SLPL publicity.

New books continue to arrive -- take a look.  You are, as always, more than welcome to stop by to browse, consult the reference works, and check out the circulating ones.  Happy holidays to all!

Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market, 2016
Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 8th ed.

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Covert to Overt: The Under/Overground Art of Shepart Fairey
Digital Handmade: Craftsmanship and the New Industrial Revolution  by Lucy Johnston
Graffiti Murals; Exploring the Impacts of Street Art  by Patrick Verel
Tamara de Lempicka 
Theaster Gates
Traditional African Art; An Illustrated Study  by Avner Shakarov
Zurbaran: A New Perspective, exhibit catalog of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
The Broad: An Art Museum Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Gaudí  by Maria Antonietta Crippa
Modernist Estates  by Stefi Orazi
The United Nations at 70; Restoration and Renewal

The Dogist; Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs  by Elias Weiss Friedman
Harry Gruyaert
Landscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant, First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service  by Ren and Helen Davis

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Felt & Fibre Art; A Practical Guide to Making Beautiful Felted Artworks  by Val Hughes

Holiday Crafts
The New Christmas Tree: 24 Dazzling Trees   by Carrie Brown

December 7, 2015

December's book acquisitions

**Don't forget our Fine Amnesty later this month -- see the previous post, and other SLPL publicity.
Come on down and browse our beautiful collection.  We have the latest and greatest of books on all the visual arts, from painting to photography, sculpture to fashion, handicrafts to architecture.  Below is a list of new books that have arrived just in the last month.

And while you're at it, check out our holiday crafts book display -- all these and more are available to be checked out.

Antiques Handbook & Price Guide, 2016-2017  by Judith Miller
Graphis Design Annual 2016

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Dime Stories  by Tony Fitzpatrick
Keeping an Eye Open; Essays on Art  by Julian Barnes
Kongo: Power and Majesty  exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Piero Fornasetti: Practical Madness

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Drawings and Plans of Frank Lloyd Wright
Florence; a Walking Guide to its Architecture  by Richard J. Goy
The History of Architecture: Iconic Buildings Throughout the Ages  by Gaynor Aaltonen
Isaiah Rogers; Architectural Practice in Antebellum America  by James F. O ‘Gorman
30/30 Landscape Architecture  by Meghan Kombol
The Urban Design Handbook; Techniques and Working Methods, 2nd edition.

In the Eye of the Rock’ n’ Roll Hurricane; The Photography of Neal Preston
Macro Photography; From Snapshots to Great Shots  by Rob Sheppard
Soldiers & Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broomby Anna Sparham

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Apartment Therapy: Complete + Happy Home  by Maxwell Ryan
Fashion Portfolio  by Anna Kiper
Iconic Dresses: 25 moments in 20th Century Fashion  by William Banks-Blaney
Style Me Vintage  by Keeley Harris
Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
The Art of Sculpture Welding, From Concept to Creation  by Kristi R. McCoy
Floral Party Table Decorations  by Gudrun Cottenier
Garden Made; A Year of Seasonal Projects o Beautify your Garden & your Life  by Stephanie Rose
One-Skein Wonders for Babies
Wanderlust Quilts: 10 Modern Projects Inspired by Classic Art & Architecture  by Amanda Leins

Holiday Crafts
Glitterville’s Handmade Christmas  by Stephen Brown
Holiday Crafts: Fifty Projects for Year-Round Family Fun  by Linda Reece
Mini Knitted Christmas  by Sue Stafford
Season’s Greetings; A Hatched and Patched Christmas  by Anni Downs