May 7, 2013

Celebrate Spring (at last?!) with these new arts/crafts books

Since Central Library re-opened, this department now carries the craft and arts how-to books that were previously elsewhere.  We are trying hard to beef up that collection with new and useful titles, and hope it fills the needs and wants of our crafty patrons!  See the rather long list below.


The Official Museum Directory 2013 

Standard Catalog of World Paper Money 1961-Present,  18th Edition

Warman's Antiques & Collectibles 2014,  47th Edition

Art History / Art Theory

African Cosmos: Stellar Arts  by Christine Kreamer

Bamum  by Christraud M. Geary

Dyeing Elegance: Asian Modernism and the art of Kuboku and Hisako Takaku  by Sonya Quintanilla

George Seurat: The Drawings, exhibition catalog of the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.

Italian Renaissance Maiolica  by Elisa P. Sani

Korean Lacquer Art: Aesthetic Perfection  by Patricia Frick

Luc Tuymans Graphic Works 1989-2012  by Luc Tuymans

Nam June Paik: Global Visionary  by John Hanhardt

New Technologies in Glass  by Vanessa Cutler

Richard Hamilton: The Late Works  by Christopher Riopelle

Wade Guyton OS  by Scott Rothkopf

Architecture / Planning / Landscape Architecture 

Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects  edited by Jeanne Gang & Zoe Ryan 

Frank Lloyd Wright: Force of  Nature  by Eric Peter Nash 

Herzog & De Meuron + Ai Weiwei Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 

Kenzo Tange: Architecture for the World  edited by Seng Kuan and Yukip Lippit  

Public Parks: The Key to Livable Communities  by Alexander Garvin 

Sverre Fehn: The Pattern of Thoughts  by Olaf Fjeld 

Town Planning in Practice: An Introduction to the Art of Designing Cities and the Suburbs  by Sir Raymond Unwin

Design / Interior Decoration / Graphics / Fashion 

African Textiles: Color and Creativity across a Continent by John Gillow 

American Furniture 2012 edited by Luke Berkerdite 

Comics Sketchbooks: The Private Worlds of Today’s Most Creative Talents  by Steven Heller 

The Soul of a Tree: A Woodworker’s Reflection  by George Nakashima


Digital SLR Video & Filmmaking for Dummies  by John Carucci 

Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967  by Gordon Parks

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to Books 

Bead Necklaces: 13 Beautiful Jewelry Designs  by Susan Beal 

Colorwork for Adventurous Knitters  by Lori Ihnen 

Creating Handmade Cards Step by Step  by Cheryl Owen 

Draw and Paint 50 Animals  by Jeanne Filler Scott 

Drawing and Painting Animals  by Jonathan Truss 

Drop Earrings: 17 Sparkling Jewelry Designs  by Susan Beal 

Exquisite Embellishments for Paper Crafts  by Keri Lee Sereika 

Fair Isle Hats, Scarves, Mittens & Gloves: 7 Stunning Patterns to Knit  by Kathleen Taylor 

Get Started Knitting  by Susie Johns

Goldwork  by Helen McCook 

Jeweler’s Studio Handbook  by Brandon Holschuh 

Knitting in Circles  by Nicky Epstein 

Knitting Never Felt Better: The Definitive Guide to Fabulous Felting  by Nicky Epstein 

The Needlecraft Book  by Maggi Gordon 

Painting with Pastels  by Jenny Keal 

The Perfect Basket: How to Make a Fabulous Gift Basket for any Occasion  by Diane Phillips 

The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Making Pop-ups & Novelty Cards  by Trish Phillips 

Prints: 50+ Designs and 20 Projects to Get You Started  by Heather Ross

Antiques / Collectibles 

Insider’s Guide to U. S. Coin Values, 20th edition,  by Scott A. Travers

Official M. J. Hummel Price Guide  by Heidi Ann von Recklinghausen