Art, Photography, and Architecture Picks

 

Our favorite Art, Photography, and Architecture books!

The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780358126607
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 6th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER

“[A] diverse and enlightening book . . .


Humans Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781250114297
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 6th, 2020

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

"Just when we need it, Humans reminds us what it means to be human . . . one of the most influential art projects of the decade.” —Washington Post

Brandon Stanton’s new book, Humans—his most moving and compelling book to date—shows us the world.


Kiki Smith Cover Image
By Kiki Smith (Artist), Stéphanie Molinard (Editor), Marie Chênel (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9788836643851
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Published: Silvana Editoriale - March 17th, 2020

Four decades of Kiki Smith's searing, intimate investigations of the body and the cosmos


Picturing Resistance: Moments and Movements of Social Change from the 1950s to Today Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781984857583
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 20th, 2020

A compelling photographic history of the important moments of progressive resistance--from the civil rights movement to the present--to inspire the change-makers and activists of today.


Gerhard Richter: Landscape Cover Image
By Gerhard Richter (Artist), Hubertus Butin (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Ann Cotten (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$50.00
ISBN: 9783775747134
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Published: Hatje Cantz - December 8th, 2020

The world's most famous painter focuses on the depiction of natural environments, from sunsets to seascapes to suburban streets


Atlantis: A Journey in Search of Beauty Cover Image
By Carlo Piano, Renzo Piano, Will Schutt (Translator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781609456238
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Published: Europa Compass - November 3rd, 2020

Renowned architect Renzo Piano (the New Whitney Museum, the Pompidou Center, Potsdamer Platz, Cite Internationale, New York Times Building, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, etc.) and his son Carlo, a well-regarded journalist, set sail from Genoa one late Summer day to search for Atlantis, the perfect city, built to harbor a perfect society.


The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa, Second Edition: Contours in the Air Cover Image
By Timothy Anglin Burgard (Editor), Daniell Cornell (Editor)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780520304840
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Published: University of California Press - July 14th, 2020

An expanded edition of the definitive book on Ruth Asawa’s fascinating life and her lasting contributions to American art.

The work of American artist Ruth Asawa (1926–2013) is brought into brilliant focus in this definitive book, originally published to accompany the first complete retrospective of Asawa’s career, organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San


Jean-Michel Basquiat Cover Image
$230.00
ISBN: 9783836550376
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Published: Taschen - December 18th, 2018

The legend of Jean-Michel Basquiat is as strong as ever. Synonymous with New York in the 1980s, the artist first appeared in the late 1970s under the tag SAMO, spraying caustic comments and fragmented poems on the walls of the city. He appeared as part of a thriving underground scene of visual arts and graffiti, hip hop, post-punk, and DIY filmmaking, which met in a booming art world.


Do Photo: Observe. Compose. Capture. Stand out. Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781907974847
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Published: The Do Book Company - October 6th, 2020

"In a world where everyone is a photographer now, how do you stand out? The answer can be found in this simple but profound book. It will train your eye to see what others don't." — David Hieatt


Surf Shacks Volume 2 Cover Image
By Gestalten (Editor), Matt Titone (Editor), Indoek (Designed by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9783899558579
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Published: Gestalten - October 20th, 2020

Surfing is a way of life, one that defines not only where we live, but how we live. Surf Shacks Volume 2 picks up where the first volume left off, exploring homes of surfers, which range from improvised cabins by the beach to penthouse apartments in big coastal cities.


Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780691208077
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Published: Princeton University Press - December 1st, 2020

A hand-drawn guide to architectural styles throughout history


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Frida Kahlo and San Francisco Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9783777435732
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Published: Hirmer Publishers - February 15th, 2021

This book marks the triumphant return of Frida Kahlo to San Francisco, the city where her artistic life began to unfold. Kahlo’s sojourns to the United States were brief, but formative.


Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective Cover Image
By Paul Martineau , Susan Ehrens (Contributions by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9781606066751
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Published: J. Paul Getty Museum - October 27th, 2020

Thoroughly researched and beautifully produced, this catalogue complements the first comprehensive retrospective in the United States of Imogen Cunningham’s work in over thirty-five years.

Celebrated American artist Imogen Cunningham (1883–1976) enjoyed a long career as a photographer, creating a large and diverse body of work that underscored her unique vision, vers


Walker Evans: Starting from Scratch Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780691195872
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 20th, 2020

A magisterial study of celebrated photographer Walker Evans