June 20, 2013

Celebrate Summer's official start with some new visual arts books!

These fine books have recently arrived:


Handbook of United States Coins, 2014 edition

Art History / Art Theory 

Commissioning Contemporary Art; A Handbook for Curators, Collectors, and Artists  by Louisa Buck 

Gutai; Splendid Playground  by Ming Piampo 

Kienholz: The Signs of the Times, exhibit catalog from the Schirn Kunsthalle 

Matisse: In Search of True Painting, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Paolo Veronese: A Master and his Workshop in Renaissance Venice by Virginia Brilliant 

Raw + Material = Art: Found, Scavenged, and Upcycled  by Tristan Manco 

Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain, exhibit catalog of the Orange County Museum of Art

Architecture / Planning / Landscape Architecture 

The Architect’s Home  by Gennaro Postiglione 

Diller Scofidio + Renfro  by Edward Dimendberg 

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, exhibit catalog of the Vitra Design Museum 

Pierres Vives  by Zaha Hadid Architects 

Reviving Great Houses from the Past  by Stephen Crafti 

Renzo Piano Museums 

Shelton, Mindel & Associates; Architecture and Design 

The Solar House: Pioneering Sustainable Design  by Anthony Denzer

Design / Interior Decoration / Graphics / Fashion 

Elie Saab  by Janie Samet 

Roger Vivier 

Valentino: Master of Couture

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to Books 

The Artist’s Handbook , 3rd edition  by Ray Smith 

Drawing Portraits  by Carole Massey 

Flower Arranging  by Judith Blacklock 

Knack:  Wedding Flowers  by Sharon Naylor 

Medieval-Inspired Knits  by Anna-Karin Lundberg 

Paper Blooms; 25 Exraordinary Flowers to Make for Weddings, etc.  by Jeffery Rudell

Antiques / Collectibles 

Daily Pleasures; French Ceramics from the MaryLou Boone Collection, exhibit catalog from the L. A. County Museum of Art 

A Handsome Cupboard of Plate; Early American Silver in the Cahn Collection 

Freeman-McFarlin Pottery, 1951-1980  by Nancy Kelly