Our favorite Art and Photography books!
Hilma af Klint's daring abstractions exert a mystical magnetism
A landmark exhibition on display at the Brooklyn Museum from April 21 through September 17, 2017, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism.
A timely exploration of political organizing, publishing, design and distribution in 1970s Detroit
"Describes with plenty of colour how surrealism, from Rene Magritte's bowler hats to Salvador Dali's watches, was born and developed." - The Times (UK)
As she did for the Modernists In Montmartre, noted art historian and biographer Sue Roe now tells the story of the Surrealists in Montparnasse.
How W.E.B. Du Bois combined photographs and infographics to communicate the everyday realities of Black lives and the inequities of race in America
A captivating work of cultural blending unlike anything created prior, Andrew Archer's Edo Ball must be seen to be believed.
This series of extraordinary photographic portraits by Charles Fréger brings to life the vivid costumes used in festivals by the descendants of African slaves in America.
As a budding photographer and oenophile in the 1940s, Fred Lyon surveyed the wine photography of the day and thought, "I can do better than that!" What followed was a seven-decade adventure that took him to the world's great wine regions—to French châteaux, the verdant slopes of Chile, and the picturesque wineries of Italy, Greece, Portugal, and beyond — always returning to the b
"The sheer heft of lavishly produced images will be indispensable to scholars, critics, and artists." —Art Monthly
Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prominent African-American photographers of the civil rights era. During the course of his work, he took thousands photographs that document the civil rights movement--from the Emmett Till trial in 1955 to the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968.
A fresh, comprehensive, and critical look at the California gold rush through the lens of the daguerreotype camera
The California gold rush was the first major event in American history to be documented in depth by photography.$55.00ISBN: 9781597144834Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Heyday Books - September 3rd, 2019
Twenty-nineteen marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Maestrapeace, the monumental and fabulously detailed mural that adorns two sides of the Women's Building in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood. Weaving in myriad female figures, historical and sacred, this public art work highlights women's accomplishments across time and continents, and envisions a world healed of injustices.$50.00ISBN: 9788862086448Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Damiani Ltd - February 19th, 2019
In materials as diverse as wood, steel, bronze, latex, marble, plaster, resin, hemp, lead, ink, pencil, crayon, woodcut, watercolor and gouache, Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) investigates every imaginable manifestation of the spiral, from graphic patterns to graphite whorls, wobbly orbits to chiseled vortices, twisted columns to coiling snakes, staircases and pyramids.$55.00ISBN: 9781938922763Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Distributed Art Publishers (DAP) - July 28th, 2015
The critically acclaimed, indispensible illustrated monograph on Agnes Martin, published to accompany the major retrospective exhibition organized by the Tate and on view in 2016 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Guggenheim$55.00ISBN: 9781633451049Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Museum of Modern Art - February 25th, 2020
On the unique synthesis of word and image in Dorothea Lange's boldly political photography, which defined the iconography of WPA and Depression-era America$49.95ISBN: 9780878468584Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: MFA Publications - February 19th, 2019
Iturbide is modern Mexico's subtlest, most profound chronicler$45.00ISBN: 9781942185574Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Radius Books/D.A.P. - May 21st, 2019
The acclaimed photographer of African masks turns her lens to the astounding mask cultures of Mexico$39.95ISBN: 9788836643851Published: Silvana Editoriale - March 17th, 2020
Four decades of Kiki Smith's searing, intimate investigations of the body and the cosmos$29.95ISBN: 9780954502522Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Four Corners Books - March 1st, 2007
At 18, Corita Kent (1918-86) entered the Roman Catholic order of Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles, where she taught art and eventually ran the art department. After more than 30 years, at the end of the 1960s, she left the order to devote herself to making her own work.$60.00ISBN: 9783906915395Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Hauser & Wirth Publishers - May 21st, 2019
This monumental tome contains the entirety of the important German artist's drawings held in the collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio. The AMAM was the first museum to purchase a sculpture by Hesse, Laocoon, in 1970.$65.00ISBN: 9783775725934Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Hatje Cantz - November 30th, 2010
The first African-American artist to attain art superstardom, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) created a huge oeuvre of drawings and paintings (Julian Schnabel recalls him once accidentally leaving a portfolio of about 2,000 drawings on a subway car) in the space of just eight years.$125.00ISBN: 9783958296695Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Steidl - February 11th, 2020
The definitive edition of Joel Sternfeld's seminal American Prospects, featuring new photographs, and a revised format and cover$40.00ISBN: 9780870708350Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Museum of Modern Art - August 31st, 2012
More than any other artist, Walker Evans invented the images of essential America that we have long since accepted as fact, and his work has influenced not only modern photography but also literature, film and visual arts in other mediums.$34.95ISBN: 9780957260085Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Soul Jazz Records - October 24th, 2017
This definitive study of the 1980s Jamaican Dancehall scene features hundreds of exclusive photographs and an accompanying text that capture a vibrant, globally influential and yet rarely documented culture that has mixed music, fashion and lifestyle since its inception.$39.95ISBN: 9781942884606Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: T. Adler Books - March 10th, 2020
A colorful, insider portrait of '70s surf culture, with a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Finnegan$45.00ISBN: 9780878468492Published: MFA Publications - April 24th, 2018
The lineage of the "superflat" Murakami's vision of the Japanese aesthetic$19.95ISBN: 9781590517147Published: Other Press - October 13th, 2015
Deborah Solomon’s definitive biography of Joseph Cornell, one of America’s most moving and unusual twentieth-century artists, now reissued twenty years later with updated and extensively revised text