November 16, 2017

Stock up for Thanksgiving arts reading

Here are our latest arrivals, all ready for you to enjoy:

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
The Art of Korea; Highlights from the Collection of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum
Calder: The Conquest of Time  by Jed Perl
Leonardo da Vinci  by Walter Isaacson
Lichtenstein in New York: A Pop Art Life  by Mark Bernardo
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power  by Mark Godfrey

The Urban Canvas: Street Art around the World
You Must Change Your Life; The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin  by Rachel Corbett

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Encyclopedia of Landscape Design
Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive, exhibit catalog of the Museum of Modern Art
Gothic Revival Architecture  by Trevor Yorke
Make New History: Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017
Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture  by Matt Gibberd
Toward an Urban Ecology  by Kate Orff Scape
Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics   
Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Book
Books Make A Home  by Damian Thompson
Fashion Illustration: Gown & Dress Inspiration
The Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design  by Steven Heller  

The New Bohemians; Cool & Collected Homes  by Justina Blakeney
100 Years of Fashion Illustration  by Cally Blackman

Blind Spot  by Teju Cole
William Wegman; Being Human  by William A. Ewing

October 21, 2017

Visual arts books -- recent arrivals

We welcome the autumn season, and the library's new fiscal year, with wonderful new books -- beautiful, informative, useful books on all of the visual arts, including some popular collectibles.  There a few reference titles, which means you'll have to come here to consult them, but the rest can be requested for your nearest branch.

Encyclopedia of Black Comics  by Sheena C. Howard
The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art
Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, 2018  (50th Anniversary Ed.)

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Anselm Kiefer: Works from the Hall Collection
Buddha: 2000 Years of Buddhist Art
The Cleaner  by Marina Abramovic
Roman Portraits: Sculptures in Stone and Bronze/Met. Museum of Art
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its own Leg

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architectural Guide:  Madrid  by Juan and Irene Valle Robles
City Living: Apartments, Lofts, Studios, and Townhouses  by Francesc Zamora Mola
Evergreen: The Garrett Family, Collectors and Connoisseurs
Storybook Style: America’s Whimsical Homes of the 1920s  by Arrol Gellner

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
Decorate Fearlessly!  by Susanna Salk
The Well-Dressed Window: Curtains at Winterthur  by Sandy Brown

Domon Ken: The Master of Japanese Realism
Dora  Maar: Paris in the Time of Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, and Picasso  by Louise Baring
The Edge of the World: A Visual Adventure to the Most Extraordinary Places on Earth

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Celebrate Your Creative Self  by Mary Todd Beam
The Fine Art of Paper Flowers  by Tiffanie Turner
How To Paint Made Easy
The Spirit of the Brush; Chinese Brush Painting Techniques
Splash 18: The Best of Watercolor
Weaving Iridescence: Color Play for the Handweaver  by Bobbie Irwin 

Antiques / Collectibles
A Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels  by Q. David Bowers
A Guide Book of Washington Quarters  by Q. David Bowers
North American Coins & Prices; A Guide to US, Canadian and Mexican Coins, 2018 ed.
Start Your Own Etsy® Business  by Jason Rich 

September 19, 2017

Great New Books in the Visual Arts

Take a look at these wonderful titles, just arrived in the Fine Arts Room.  Please come by and see them, or put a request on them to be sent to your favorite neighborhood branch!

Graphis Photography Annual 2017
The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, 47th ed., 2017-18
Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001—date, 12th ed., 2018

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Egon Schiele; The Midnight Soul of the Artist  by Reinhard Steiner
Picasso Encounters, exhibit catalog of the Clark Art Institute
Still Tickin’  by Betye Saar

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of 2016 Skyscrapers (CTBUH Awards)
The Colours of…Frank O. Gehry, Jean Nouvel,[and others]
Modern Architecture in Mexico City  by Kathryn E. O’Rourke
111 Gardens in London That You Shouldn’t Miss  by Kirstin von Glasow
Origins, Invention, Revision: Studying the History of Art and Architecture  by James S. Ackerman
The RIBA Stirling Prize: 20  by Tony Chapman
Warehouse Home: Industrial Inspiration for 21st Century Living  by Sophie Bush
William Van Alen, Fred T. Ley and the Chrysler Building  by George C. Kingston

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
The A – Z of Marvel Monsters  by Jess Harrold
California: Designing Freedom  by Justin McGuirk
Small Apartment Inspirations  by Francesc Zamora Mola
The Twentieth Century: Interiors Sourcebook; From Art Nouveau to Minimalism  by Clive Edwards
Vogue on Gianni Versace  by Charlotte Sinclair
Your Creative Work Space  by Desha Peacock

Avedon’s France: Old World New Look  by Robert M. Rubin
Photography and Humour  by Louis Kaplan

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Artist’s Drawing Techniques
Leather Bracelets: Step-by-Step Instructions…  by Nihon Vogue-Sha
Painting Urban and Cityscapes  by Hashim Akib
Pastel Innovations  by Dawn Emerson
Pin Loom Weaving To Go  by Margaret Stump
World War II Quilts, 2nd ed.  by Sue Reich

Antiques / Collectibles
Whitman Guide to Coin Collecting, rev. ed.  by Kenneth Bressett

August 17, 2017

Latest acquisitions in the visual arts

Get back in the swing of things with some beautiful and informative new art books!

The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright; A Complete Catalog, 4th ed. by William Allin Storrer
Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 45th ed., 2018

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
America’s National Gallery of Art  by Philip Kopper
The Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained  by Caroline Bugler
Kerry James Marshall  by Charles Gaines
Nick Cave: Until  by Denise Markonish
Picasso: The Artist and his Muses, exhibit catalog of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Visualizing the Universe; Athena Tacha’s Proposals fsor Public Art Commissions, 1972-2012

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
150 Best New Eco Home Ideas  by F. M. Zamora
Buildings of Wisconsin by Marsha Weisiger (SAH Buildings of the United States)
Design for Aging Review, 25th Anniversary ed.
Elemental Living; Contemporary Houses in Nature
The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconoclastic Masterpiece  by Francesco Dal Co
Japanese Modern Architecture, 1920-2015  by Ari Seligmann
The Vitra Campus: Architecture, Design Industry
Zaha Hadid Architects: Redefining Architecture & Design

Design / Fashion / Interior Decoration / Graphics
150 Best Interior Desisgn Ideas  by F. M. Zamora
Color Design Workbook  by Sean Adams
How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, ….  By Michael Bierut
In Julia’s Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design inspired by Julia Child  by Pamela Heyne
Luxurious Minimalism  by Fritz von der Schulenburg
The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen; Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History  by Hope Nicholson

MAGNUM Manifesto, ed. by Clement Cheroux
Sight Sound Motion: Applied Media Aesthetics, 8th ed.  by Herbert Zettl

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Catalogue of Show Quilts, 2017
Fashion Jewelry; A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry Making  by Courtney Legenhausen
Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined  by Allie Aller
Stitching with Beatrix Potter  by Michele Hill

Antiques / Collectibles
Warman’s Depression Glass Handbook, 2017  by Ellen T. Schroy

August 4, 2017

The latest architecture books!

You may know that architecture is one of our strengths.  Here's a list of our most recent acquisitions in this subject, for your viewing and learning pleasure.

Airport Architecture  by Chris van Uffelen
Architectural Guide: China  by Evan Chakroff
Architectural Guide: Helsinki  by Ulf Meyer
Architectural Guide: Mexico City  by Sarah Zahradnik
The Art of the Airport: The World’s Most Beautiful Terminals  by Stefan Eiselin
Bars, Clubs & Lounges by Sibylle Kramer
Best Highrises 2016/17: The International Highrise Award
The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt  by Richard H. Wilkinson
Chaos and Culture: Renzo Piano…Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens  by Victoria Newhouse
Houses of the National Trust, rev. ed.  by Lydia Greeves   

Innovative Hospital Design  by Carles Broto
Restaurant and Bar Design III
Sports Parks; Directions in Design

Wright on Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architectural Exhibitions  by Kathryn Smith

July 10, 2017

Newly arrived art books for a hot mid-July

We're pleased to offer these wonderful new books to our patrons.

Buildings and Landmarks of Medieval Europe: The Middle Ages Revealed  by James B. Tschen-Emmons

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Matisse in the Studio, exhibit catalog of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, exhibit catalog of the Cooper Hewitt Museum

Decorative Arts
Arts and Crafts Lighting from the Collection of the Two Roses Foundation
Arts and Crafts Metalwork from the Collection of the Two Roses Foundation
Arts and Crafts Tile from the Collection of the Two Roses Foundation
Ceramics in America, 2016, ed. by Robert Hunter
The Mola; Traditional Kuna Textile Art  by Edith Crouch

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architects’ Gravesites: A Serendipitous Guide  by Henry H. Kuehn
Aberdeenshire: South and Aberdeen [The Buildings of Scotland]  by Joseph Sharples
Ayrshire and Arran [The Buildings of Scotland]  by Rob Close
Buckinghamshire [The Buildings of England]  by Nikolaus Pevsner
Gardens of the High Line; Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes  by Piet Oudolf
Glasgow [The Buildings of Scotland]  by Elizabeth Williamson
Inside an Ancient Assyrian Palace  by Ada Cohen
London: The City Churches [The Buildings of England]  by Simon Bradley
Retired, Rehabbed, Reborn; The Adaptive Reuse of America’s Buildings and Schools  by Robert A. Simons
Skyscraper Gothic: Medieval Style and Modernist Buildings  by Kevin D. Murphy
South Ulster: Armagh, Cavan and Monaghan [The Buildings of Ireland]  by Kevin V. Mulligan

Photography at MoMA  The Museum of Modern Art, New York   

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
A – Z of Whitework; The Ultimate Resource for Beginners and Experienced Needleworkers
Mini Knitted Charms  by Sachiyo Ishii
Mittens from around Norway  by Nina Granlund Saether
Painting the Sacred Within  by Faith Evans-Stills
Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing 8: Expressive Texture  by Rachel Rubin Wolf
Whitework with Colour  by Trish Burr

July 1, 2017

Happy Fourth, 2017!


The Fine Arts Room honors Independence Day by displaying books in our collection that feature Old Glory on their covers.  You'll also spot Lady Liberty peeking in, at the lower right.

The library's American flag is also prominently visible from the room.