May 10, 2018

Recent arts titles for your Month of May enjoyment

As always, if you can't make it down to Central, just place a "Hold" on any of these (except the Reference title) and pick it up at your favorite branch.

Society of Illustrators 59th Annual of Illustration

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon  by Henry Martin
Art Collecting Today  by Doug Woodham
Bruce Nauman: A Contemporary [essays]
Charles I; King and Collector  exhibit catalog of the Royal Academy of Arts
Louise Bourgeois; An Unfolding Portrait  by Deborah Wye
Mona Lisa: The People and the Painting  by Martin Kemp
Picasso and the Painting that Shocked the World  by Miles J. Unger
Rubens: His Life and Works in 500 Images  by Susie Hodge

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning

Architects’ Houses  by Michael Webb
Buildings of Arkansas [SAH Buildings of the U. S. series]
Contemporary Japanese Architects  by Igarashi Taro
Fifty Architects You Should Know  by Isabel Kuhl
Landscape as Urbanism  by Charles Waldheim
Landscape Gardener Ogawa Jihei and His Times  by Suzuki Hiroyuki
100 Years 100 Landscape Designs  by John Hill

Fashion / Interior Decoration
 Corporate Interiors, no. 13
Home: The Best of The New York Times Home Section  by Noel Milea
Your Home, Your Style  by Donna Garlough

…isms:  Understanding Photography  by Emma Lewis

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Creative Beading; The Best Projects from a Year of Bead&Button Magazine
Drawing Trees  by Denis John-Naylor
Fifty Knitted Dolls  by Sarah Keen
Patchwork & Quilting; A Maker’s Guide…inspired by the V & A Collections

April 19, 2018

Latest, greatest acquisitions

Here is a list of our most recent visual art books.  Stop by or request them!

Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 2018 ed.
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, 1961 – Present, 2018 ed.

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
Contemporary Sand Sculpture  by Barbara Purchia
DADA: Art and Anti-Art  by Hans Richter (DADA Centenary Edition)

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Julius Shulman: Modernism Rediscovered  by Pierluigi Serraino

Design / Graphics
Why Art? 4th ed.  by Eleanor Davis

Fashion / Interior Decoration
Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon; Musings of a Geriatric Starlet (autobiography)

Faces  by Serge Anton
Harry Benson: Persons of Interest; Photographs That Defined an Era
Where I Find Myself; A Lifetime Retrospective  by Joel Meyerowitz

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Animals & Pets; Super-quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings  by Gary Geraths
Candle Making Basics, 2nd ed. rev.  by Eric Ebeling
Crewel Embroidery; A Practical Guide  by Shelagh Amor
Dare to Sketch: A Guide to Drawing on the Go  by Felix Scheinberger
Embroidered Garden Flowers; Botanicsl Motifs for Needle and Thread  by Kazuko Aoki
Hand Lettering Step by Step  by Kathy Glynn
Red & White Quilting  by Linda Pumphrey
Release Your Creativity: Discover Your Inner Artist with 15 Simple Painting Projects  by Rebecca Schweiger
Scandinavian Needlecraft  by Clare Youngs
Soy Candles; How to Make Good-For-the-Earth, Long-Lasting Candles  by Glenda Short

Antiques / Collectibles
A Tea Caddy Collection  by Mark Bramble

April 7, 2018

New Art Books for You

Arts libraries are lucky -- we get to buy and lend the most beautiful books!  Take a look at our latest acquisitions:

Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry, 2nd ed.  by Francesca Sterlacci

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
All the Things I Lost in the Flood; Essays on Pictures, Language and Code  by Laurie Anderson
Foucault on Painting  by Catherine M. Soussloff
The Life and Works of Leonardo da Vinci  by Rosalind Ormiston
London’s Statues and Monuments  by Peter Matthews
Modern Art in Detail  by Susie Hodge

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
The Decorated Garden; 25 Craft Projects for Your Outdoor Space
Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone  by John Cary
The Finest Building in America; The New York Crystal Palace  by Edwin G. Burrows
Francis Kere: Serpentine Pavilion 2017
A History of Architectural Conservation, 2nd ed.  by Jukka Jokilehto
How to Read London: A Crash Course on London Architecture  by Chris Rogers  

How to Read Paris: A Crash Course on Parisian Architecture  by Chris Rogers
The Less is More Garden  by Susan Morrison
Living on Water: Contemporary Houses Framed by Water  by  James Taylor-Foster
Travels with Frank Lloyd Wright  by Gwyn Lloyd Jones

Design / Graphics
Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) 1892--1990
Mangasia; The Definite Guide to Asian Comics  by Paul Gravett

Fashion / Interior Decoration
Be Your Own Decorator: Taking Inspiration and Cues from Today’s Top Designers  by Susanna Salk
THINK:  Radical Vintage; Interiors by Swimberghe & Verlinde

Bystander: A History of Street Photoraphy
Polaroid: The Complete Guide to Experimental Instant Photography  by Rhiannon Adam
Written in the West, Revisited  by Wim Wenders

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Embroidery: A Maker’s Guide…Projects Inspired by the V & A Collection
How to Paint Fast, Loose & Bold  by Patti Mollica
Lalylala’s Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies: A Crochet Story of Tiny Creatures and Big Dreams  by
Loom Knitting  by Lucy Hopping
The Mr. X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch  by Jamie Chalmers

March 10, 2018

Women Artist Books on Display

March is Women's History Month.  To celebrate women artists, ignored and marginalized for centuries, books on women visual artists are displayed on our display unit and shelving in the Fine Arts Room.  Here are a few pictures of some of these.  Please visit the room to see more!

The general display cart



Italian painters

American painters

March 8, 2018

Recent additions for early March, 2018

These great books have been received since our last post -- there is an especially good crop of architecture books this time! 

Artist’s Market, How and Where to Sell your Art, 2018 ed.
HOK 2017

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
The Silver Caesars; A Renaissance Mystery  by Julia Siemon  

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architecture Inside-Out; Understanding How Buildings Work  by John Zukowsky  
Don't worry, book is small
Architecture Matters  by Aaron Betsky
The Complete Zaha Hadid
Designing Spaces for Early Childhood Development
Domus, 1928—1939
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg  by Joachim Mischke
Goettsch Partners; Selected Works
How to Build a Skyscraper  by John Hill
New Space: Office II
An Organic Architecture; The Architecture of Democracy  by Frank Lloyd Wright
Open Concept Houses  by Francesc Zamora

Fashion / Interior Decoration
Classical Principles for Modern Design; Lessons from Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman’s The Decoration of Houses  by Thomas Jayne
Eames Furniture Source Book

Photography at MoMA; 1840--1920
Magnum Atlas: Around the World in 36 Photos from the Magnum Archive

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing from Life, 5th ed.  
Color: A Practical Guide to Color and Its Uses in Art
Urban Potters: Makers in the City  by Kate Treggiden
Vitamin C: Clay + Ceramic in Contemporary Art
Vogue Knitting, rev. and updated ed.

February 14, 2018

Our most recent acquisitions, February 2018

Many new books on the visual arts have arrived lately:

Art History / Art Theory / Art World
The Art of Beatrix Potter: Sketches, Paintings, and Illustrations  by Emily Zach
Bernini, catalog of an exhibit at the Galleria Borghese, Rome
Calder: The Conquest of Time; The Early Years  by Jed Perl
Futurism  by Sylvia Martin
Keith Haring – Posters  by Jurgen Doring
Navajo Textiles; The Crane Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
What is Painting? [New Edition]  by Julian Bell

Architecture / Landscape Design / Urban Planning
Architectural Heritage of Yemen; Buildings that Fill my Eye
David Adjaye: Living Spaces
Destination Architecture: The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildigs
Lawrence Halprin  by Kenneth Helphand
The Los Angeles Central Library; Building an Architectural Icon, 1872-1933  by Kenneth Breisch
Robert Venturi’s Rome  by Frederick Fisher

Sustainable Architecture [Contemporary Architecture in Detail]

  Design / Graphics
5-Minute Fashion Illustration   by Emily Brickel Edelson
Pioneering Cartoonists of Color  by Tim Jackson

Fashion / Interior Decoration
From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis
House Beautiful Style Secrets: What Every Room Needs  by Sophie Donaldson
Interior Design Reference + Specification Book, updated ed.  by Chris Grimley
Tricia Guild Paint Box: 45 Palettes for Choosing Color, Texture, and Pattern
World Atlas of Street Fashion  by Caroline Cox


Concorde  by Wolfgang Tillmans
Fifty Photographers You Should Know  by Peter Stepan
Final Cut Pro X; Beyond the Basics, 2nd ed.  by Tom Wolsky
Nan Goldin: The Beautiful Smile
1001 Photographs You Must See in Your Lifetime  by Paul Lowe
Stephen Shore  by Quentin Bajac

February 1, 2018

Our newest crafty books

We've received a nice hefty shipment of craft books.  Take a look at these, but remember that we do have many more, on any craft you could want!

 All Things Paper; 20 Unique Projects from Leading Paper Crafters  by Ann Martin
Beginner’s Guide to Botanical Flower Painting  by Michael Lakin
Create Your Own Improv Quilts  by Rayna Gillman
Crocheted Gifts for Baby  by Jennifer Stiller
Dresden Quilt Workshop  by Susan Marth
Flowers in Watercolor  by Ann Mortimer
Gradient Knits  by Tanis Gray
How to Embroider; Techniques and Projects for the Complete Beginner  by Susie Johns  

Knit Yourself Calm  by Lynne Rowe
Little Loom Weaving  by Andreia Gomes
The Mitten Handbook  by Mary Scott Huff
More Traditional Dutch Ganseys  by Stella Ruhe
The Practical Handbook of Card-Making  by Cheryl Owen
Secrets of Spinning, Weaving, and Knitting in the Peruvian Highlands  by Nilda Alvarez
Sensational Soutache Jewelry Making  by Csilla Papp 

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