Monday, December 24, 2012

Art, Music and Recreation Center Books in Demand, late December 2012

Below is a list of the twenty books in the subject areas of the arts, music and recreation that currently have the most holds placed in our system. 

While you will not find any of these books on our shelves at this moment (they're all borrowed or on hold), the list provides a snapshot of what books are in demand in our City. 

Log into your library record to place any of these titles on hold for yourself.  Have them sent to your neighborhood branch.  We own multiple copies of most of these books, so your wait shouldn't be too long.

How Music Works by David Byrne (McSweeneys, 2012) - an alternative approach to music appreciation by this innovative rock musician

The Richard Burton Diaries (Yale University Press, 2012). - diaries of renowned cultured stage and film actor

I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons (Ecco, 2012). - long awaited biography of this beloved singer-songwriter

The Truth About Style by Stacy London (Viking Adult, 2012). - television fashion expert gives sartorial advice

The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down by Andrew McCarthy (Free Press, 2012). - actor's memoir combines travel and self-discovery

Who I Am: A Memoir by Pete Townshend (Harper, 2012). - British rock guitarist lays bare a troubled past

Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream by Neil Young (Blue Rider Press, 2012). - a rock memoir as a collection of fascinating, interrelated tangents

The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle (Bantam Books, 2012) - performance enhancing drugs used by Lance Armstrong and his teammates

Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars by Camille Paglia (Pantheon Books, 2012). - an eclectic cultural survey by this aesthetic provocateur

The Things That Matter by Nate Berkus; photography by Roger Davies (Spiegel & Grau, 2012). - ties interior lives with the interiors spaces they live in

The Year of the San Francisco Giants: Celebrating the 2012 World Series Champions (Fenn-M and S, 2012). - our champions!

Edible Selby by Todd Selby (Abrams, 2012). - a photographic tour of culinary innovators

The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs by Michael Feinstein with Ian Jackman (Simon and Schuster, 2012). - champion of the great American songbook relates his relationship to the music and lyrics of the Gershwins

Lee Miller: A Life by Carolyn Burke (Knopf, 2006). - biography of a fascinating and talented model, photographer and journalist

The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century by Margaret Talbot (Riverhead Books, 2012). - traces a history 20th Century entertainment through the life of her actor father

New York Drawings: A Decade of Covers, Comics, Illustrations, and Sketches from the Pages of The New Yorker and Beyond by Adrian Tomine (Drawn and Quarterly, 2012). - works by New Yorker cartoonist Tomine

Ann Getty: Interior Style by Diane Dorrans Saeks; photography by Lisa Romerein (Rizzoli International Publications, 2012). - interiors created by San Francisco designer Ann Getty.

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel by Lisa Immordino Vreeland with essays by Judith Clark, Judith Thurman, and Lally Weymouth (Abrams, 2011). - a chronicle of Vreeland's life and the fashion of her time

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk (Museum of Fine Arts [Montreal], 2011). - catalog from the recent DeYoung Museum show of this innovative designer's work

Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen (Interweave Press, 2012). - ideas and inspiration for non-traditional quilters

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