Recent Acquisitions

Art books


Chihuly garden installations, Gift of Stephanie Scanga      


Daily pleasures: French ceramics from the MaryLou Boone collection


Francis Alÿs: a story of deception


Julian Schnabel: new plate paintings, Gift of Mary Beebe


Lucas Samaras: seductions, Gift of Mary Beebe


Modern masters from Latin America: the Pérez Simón collection


New visions: art and invention in the 19th century


Wolf Kahn, Gift of Leah Ollman


Hans Burkhardt: the California State University, Northridge collection, Betty Ann Burke, Gift of Aldis & Maria Browne


Peter Saul: 50 years of painting, Chris Byrne


The vanishing Velázquez: a 19th-century bookseller's obsession with a lost masterpiece, Laura Cumming


The photographer's iPad, Frank Gallaugher, Underwritten by the Phyllis Scripps Book Fund


The uses of images: studies in the social function of art and visual communication, E.H. Gombrich, Underwritten by the Phyllis Scripps Book Fund


Alexis Smith, Garth Greenan, Gift of Mary Beebe


Alexa Hampton: the language of interior design, Alexa Hampton


Reneé Radell: web of circumstance, Eleanor Heartney


Pilgrimage, Annie Leibovitz 


Color for interior design, Ethel Rompilla


Pictures that talk: selected works by Tad Savinar, Linda Tesner, Gift of Mary Beebe


Henry James and American painting, Colm Tóibín, Gift of Christopher Beach


The fine art of paper flowers: a guide to making beautiful and lifelike botanicals, Tiffanie Turner


Domestic scenes: the art of Ramiro Gomez, Lawrence Weschler, Gift of Leah Ollman


Artists' books


Scenes from the cutting-room floor, John Baldessari


Primer: the complete catalog of twenty-one demonstrations from A theory of sculpture: (counting), Mel Bochner, Underwritten with funds from Garna Muller


Singer notes, 1968, Mel Bochner, Underwritten with funds from Garna Muller


Various fires and four running boys, Thomas Galler


Music books


Monument eternal: the music of Alice Coltrane, Franya J. Berkman


The great transformation of musical taste: concert programming from Haydn to Brahms, William Weber, Gift of Christopher Beach


Reference books


There are no new acquisitions at this time.


Special Collection


Artists who make books


NZ Library, set three


Young People


Maya Lin: artist-architect of light and lines: designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Jeanne Walker Harvey, Underwritten by the Wescoe Family Children's Book Fund


My hands sing the blues: Romare Bearden's childhood journey, Jeanne Walker Harvey, Underwritten by the Wescoe Family Children's Book Fund


Sonia Delaunay: a life of color, Cara Manes, Underwritten by the Wescoe Family Children's Book Fund




There are no new acquisitions at this time.


Music Scores


The art song collection: medium-high voice and piano, Gift of Daniel Copenhaver


Cadenzas to the piano concertos, Ludwig van Beethoven, Gift of Daniel Copenhaver


Selected piano works, Cyril Scott, Gift of Daniel Copenhaver


Compact discs


Bach & Telemann, Gift of Harry Crosby


Close your eyes: women jazz composers


Eastwood after hours: live at Carnegie Hall


The Italian job: Baroque instrumental music from the Italian states, Underwritten by the Andrew & Gina Wright Fund


Mingus Big Band 93, Gift of Lee McCracken


Requiems pour Louis XVI & Marie-Antoinette


Kanon pokajanen, Arvo Pärt


The Christmas wish, Herb Alpert


Complete string quartets, Grażyna Bacewicz, Underwritten by the Andrew & Gina Wright Fund


Grey December, Chet Baker, Gift of Lee McCracken


Interplay, Kenny Barron & Mark Sherman, Gift of Lee McCracken


Cantate Der glorreiche Augenblick, Ludwig van Beethoven, Gift of Christopher Beach


Mödlinger dances, Contredanses, German dances, Minuets, Ludwig van Beethoven


Snowfall: the Tony Bennett Christmas album, Tony Bennett, Gift of Lee McCracken


Urban daydreams, David Benoit


Blood, Sweat & Tears 3, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Gift of Lee McCracken


Wood, Brian Bromberg, Gift of Lee McCracken


SuperBass, Ray Brown, Gift of Lee McCracken


Private Brubeck remembers, Dave Brubeck, Gift of Norman & Harriett Craig Collection


Menagerie: the essential zydeco collection, Buckwheat Zydeco, Gift of Lee McCracken


Band & voices: new perspectives, Donald Byrd, Gift of Lee McCracken


On fire, Michel Camilo, Gift of Lee McCracken


Christmas with Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash, Gift of Carol Buckley


Genius loves company, Ray Charles


You want it darker, Leonard Cohen


Coltrane live at the Village Vanguard again, John Coltrane, Gift of Lee McCracken        


Light years, Chick Corea, Gift of Lee McCracken   


Twentysomething, Jamie Cullum, Gift of Lee McCracken


Lucie de Lammermoor, Gaetano Donizetti


Lachrimae: or seven tears, John Dowland, Underwritten by the Andrew & Gina Wright Fund


Live at the Blue Note, Paquito D'Rivera, Gift of Lee McCracken


Christmas in the heart, Bob Dylan, Gift of Carol Buckley


Electric bath, Don Ellis, Gift of Lee McCracken


Shadow prophets, Kevin Eubanks, Gift of Lee McCracken


Ella wishes you a swinging Christmas, Ella Fitzgerald, Gift of Carol Buckley       


Dreams so real: music of Carla Bley, Gary Burton Quintet


Frida: music from the motion picture, Elliot Goldenthal, Gift of Lee McCracken


Global percussion, Joseph Gramley


Possibilities, Herbie Hancock, Gift of Lee McCracken


It's all good, Antonio Hart, Gift of Lee McCracken


Il distratto, Joseph Haydn, Underwritten by the Andrew & Gina Wright Fund


This is how I feel about jazz, Quincy Jones, Gift of Lee McCracken


The usual suspects, Ryan Kisor, Gift of Lee McCracken     


Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen, Ernst Krenek, Underwritten by the Andrew & Gina Wright Fund


Assemblage, George Lewis


Lontano, György Ligeti, Underwritten by the Andrew & Gina Wright Fund


Letting time circle through us, Keeril Makan


I wanna be evil: with love to Eartha Kitt, René Marie


Crescent City Christmas card, Wynton Marsalis, Gift of Lee McCracken


Véronique, André Messager, Gift of Christopher Beach


Glorious ravage, Lisa Mezzacappa   


Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus, Charles Mingus, Gift of Lee McCracken


The stone people, Lisa Moore


Here's Lee Morgan, Lee Morgan, Gift of Lee McCracken    


Mass in C minor; Exsultate, jubilate, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Underwritten by the Andrew & Gina Wright Fund


Violin concertos, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Underwritten by the Andrew & Gina Wright Fund


Walk against wind, Linda Oh


A Pentatonix Christmas deluxe, Pentatonix


An Oscar Peterson Christmas, Oscar Peterson, Gift of Carol Buckley


Christmas together, Piano Guys


Tharaud plays Rachmaninov, Sergei Rachmaninov


Il trionfo dell'onore, Alessandro Scarlatti, Gift of Christopher Beach


Kol nidre, Arnold Schoenberg


Christmas party, She & Him, Gift of Carol Buckley


I'll have another … Christmas album, Straight No Chaser


Christmas together, The Tenors


Portraits and self-portraits, Virgil Thomson, Gift of Christopher Beach


Orlando furioso, Antonio Vivaldi, Gift of Christopher Beach


Stages of a long journey, Eberhard Weber, Gift of Lee McCracken


Theme for Monterey, Gerald Wilson, Gift of the Jefferson Officer Collection



Matt Smith: painting on location--the Sonoran Desert


10 buildings that changed America, Dan Protess, Gift of Carol Buckley


Bagdad café, Percy Adlon


Fried green tomatoes, Jonathan Avnet


Wozzeck, Alban Berg


Leonard Bernstein's Young people's concerts, Roger Englander


Marley & me, David Frankel


Babel, Alejandro González Iñárritu


Waiting for Guffman, Christopher Guest, Gift of Carol Buckley


Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, Henry King


Desk set, Walter Lang, Gift of Carol Buckley


The King and I, Walter Lang


Victory, Mark Peploe


Top hat, Mark Sandrich, Gift of Susan Toth


The Wrecking Crew!, Denny Tedesco


The Joy Luck Club, Wayne Wang