Recent Acquisitions

The Art of the Garden

Cleveland Museum of Art Print Club members will be interested in this fascinating new book, The Art of the Garden: Collecting Antique Botanical Prints, by Denise DeLaurentis, available in Recent Acquisitions.

Stickley's Craftsman Homes

While there are numerous sources on Gustav Stickley in the Ingalls Library collection, the recently acquired Stickley's Craftsman Homes: Plans, Drawings, Photographs by Ray Stubblebine is a welcome addition.  The first section of the book focuses on the history of Craftsman homes and Gustav Stickley's design.  The second half traces the designs of homes offered in issues of

San Francisco by Brett Weston

On our recent acquisitions shelf, we have a large, almost folio sized, book of photos by Brett Weston. The collection is vivid, though short. In only ten images, the photographer captures San Francisco from 1935-1939. A looming Golden Gate Bridge only recently opened, dusk over Ghirardeli Square with Alcatraz in the background, all beneath the ever present California sky. The afterward by Roger Aiken is insightful, relaying the relevant bits of Weston's story.

Cuba by Korda

Newly acquired by the Library is this fascinating book on the Cuban photographer Alberto Korda, titled Cuba by Korda.  The images and accompanying text document his transition from studio fashion work to Fidel Castro's official photographer.  As evidenced by the cover image, Korda is the photographer of the famous picture of Che Guevara, on teeshirts worldwide.  The account of how he came to take the photo is recounted here as well.  TR654 .K653 2006