October 2, 2015

Architecture of Scotland -- talk on October 22

 Please join us for the next in the lecture series "Architecture Around the World", co-sponsored by the Steedman Architectural Library and the local chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.  Here is your chance to hear famed architectural historian Esley Hamilton speak.  Using his own slides, he will discuss "The Architecture of Scotland" at 6:30 on Thursday, October 22 in the Second Floor Training Room of Central Library.  For more details, see the Steedman blog:  http://steedmanarchitecturallibrary.blogspot.com/

September 18, 2015

Look At Me! New Poster Design... and other interesting new books

Do drop in to browse through or check out these fine recent acquisitions:

Arts and Crafts Furniture  by John Andrews

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Come Together; The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design  by Francesco Spampinato
Thomas Heatherwick: Making
Horace Pippin: The Way I See It
Look at Me!  New Poster Design
Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden  by Vanessa Remington
Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World, exhibit catalog of the J. Paul Getty Museum
21st Century Portraits  by Jo Fredell Higgins

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Archisketcher; Drawing Buildings, Cities and Urban Landscapes  by Simone Ridyard
Architect of Photography  by Eugeni Pons
City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America  by Alison Bick Hirsch
Inside Le Corbusier’s Philips Pavilion  by Peter Wever
St. Michael’s Coventry: The Rise and Fall of the Old Cathedral  by Georege Demidowicz
30 Years of Emerging Voices; The Architectural League of New York

Digital Photography Complete Course  by David Taylor
Light, Paper, Process; Reinventing Photography  by Virginia Heckert

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
China Through the Looking Glass, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Corporate Interiors, no. 12, 2015
Couture Wedding Gowns  by Marie Bariller
Design Funny: A Graphic Designer’s Guide to Humor  by Heather Bradley
Denim [Icons of Style series]
Gods and Kings:  The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano  by Dana Thomas
Inferno: Alexander McQueen  by Kent Baker
Menswear Illustration  by Richard Kilroy
Sneakers [Icons of Style Series]
T-Shirts [Icons of Style Series]
The Master Guide to Drawing Anime  by Christopher Hart
Vogue on Ralph Lauren  by Kathleen Baird-Murray

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Creative Beading; The Best Projects from a Year of Bead & Button Magazine, vol. 10
Electric Kiln Ceramics: A Guide to Clays, Glazes, and Electric Kilns  by Richard Zakin
Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop  by April Vollmer
Outside the Box Origami  by Scott Wasserman Stern
Leather Crafted  by Caitlin M. Sullivan

Antiques / Collectibles
North American Coins & Prices: A Guide to U.S., Canadian and Mexican Coins, 2016 ed.

Holiday Crafts
An Embroidered Christmas  by Cheryl Fall
Handmade Christmas Cheer  by Pat Wys
Holiday Appliques to Crochet  by Deborah Burger

September 10, 2015

Learn about the works of Eero Saarinen

Please join us as we begin the second half of our lecture series, "Architecture Around the World", this month.  This series is a partnership between the St. Louis Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Steedman Architectural Library of SLPL.  First up will be John Guenther speaking on "The Works of Eero Saarinen", sure to be a popular topic here in St. Louis.  

It will be held on Wednesday , September 16th.  Starting at 6:00 pm, the Steedman Room will be open for viewing; the talk will be at 6:30.   NOTE:  Because of our Maurice Sendak exhibit in the Carnegie Room, this talk will be held in the "Training Room", a room that is on the same (second) floor as the Steedman Room. 

August 26, 2015

Even more beautiful books to end the summer

We are ending August with a rush of newly acquired books on all types of arts and crafts.  There should be something to pique your interest!

Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks
The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, 2015-2016
Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 2016 ed.
Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 2016 ed.

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood, exhibit catalog of the Peabody Essex Museum
The Art of Cardboard  by Lori Zimmer
Disguise: Masks and Global African Art  by Pamela McClusky
Niki de Saint Phalle , exhibit catalog of the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao
Still Lives: Death, Desire, and the Portrait of the Old Master  by Maria H. Loh
Van Gogh and Nature, exhibit catalog of the Clark Art Institute

Architecture / Landscape Design
After Metropolis: The Architecture & Design of Powell Tuck Associates
Apparitions: Architecture That Has Disappeared From Our Cities  by T. John Hughes
Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings  by Annabel Jane Wharton
Open Source Architecture  by Carlo Ratti

Digital Macro & Close-up Photography  by Ross Hoddinott
Eve Arnold, Magnum Legacy  by Janine Di Giovanni
David Smith in Two Dimensions: Photography and the Matter of Sculpture  by Sarah Hamill
Drugstore Camera  by Dennis Hopper
Joel Meyerowitz: Retrospective

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Steampunk & Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration  by Samantha R. Crossland
Vogue on Christian Dior  by Charlotte Sinclair

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Creative Girl; Mixed Media Techniques for an Artful Life  by Danielle Donaldson
Fearless Watercolor for Beginners  by Sandrine Pellisier
Figure Drawing Master Class  by Dan Gheno
Painting Miniatures  by Pauline Dener-Baker
Upcyclist; Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors  by Antonia Edwards

Antiques / Collectibles
Bottles (Picker’s Pocket Guide)  by Michael Polak
Coin of the Year; Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship  by Donald Scarinci
More Hagen-Renaker Pottery  by Nancy Kelly
A Rothschild Renaissance: Treasures from the Waddesdon Bequest  by Dora Thornton

August 13, 2015

Beautiful new art and design books, all for you!

These great new books have recently arrived.  We encourage you to come to the Fine Arts Room and take a look at them in person.  You'll find them and many more here, all for your enjoyment and edification!  If you can't make it to Central Library, you can always place a "hold" on any of these and have them sent to your neighborhood SLPL branch. 

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
 African Art in the Barnes Foundation  by Christa Clarke
The Frick Collection: Decorative Arts Handbook
Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Haiti
Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Jamaica
Louise Bourgeois; Structures of Existence: The Cells
Max Beckmann at the St. Louis Art Museum: The Paintings
Out of Sight: The Los Angeles Art Scene of the Sixties  by William Hackman
Painting Beyond Pollock  by Morgan Falconer
Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagal, and the Outsiders of Montparnasse  by Stanley Meisler
Sturtevant: Double Trouble  by Peter Eleey
Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980
Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader
Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971, exhibit catalog of the Museum of Modern Art

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History  by Robin Givhan
Contemporary Design Africa  by Tapiwa Matsinde
Designers on Instagram #Fashion
Fifty Fashion Designers That Changed the World  by Lauren Cockranea
Hirschfeld Century: Portrait of an Artist and his Age   by David Leopold 
How to Start a Home-Based Interior Design Business, 6th ed.
Logo Design
The Lost Art of Dress; The Women Who Once Made America Stylish  by Linda Przybyszewski
One Thing Leads to Another: The Posters and Art of Dan Stiles   
Patricia Urquiola; Time to Make a Book
SFP LookBook: New York Fashion Week, Spring 2015
Thoughts on Design  by Paul Rand