Art, Photography, and Architecture Recommendations

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


Banksy: Completed Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780262046244
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Published: The MIT Press - October 26th, 2021

There's more to Banksy than the painting on the wall: the first in-depth investigation into the mysteries of the world's most famous living artist.


Snapshots 1971-77 Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780922233502
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Published: Blast Books - September 17th, 2021

In the summer of 1971, Michael Lesy and a friend found most of the snapshots in Snapshots 1971-77 in a dumpster behind a gigantic photo-processing plant in San Francisco. The photos were in the trash because the machines that printed them made them so fast -- duplicates, triplicates, quadruplicates -- that the people on the processing line couldn't stop them.


Judy Chicago: In The Making Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9780500094327
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Published: Thames & Hudson - August 24th, 2021

Published to accompany a major exhibition tracing the career of pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago.


Inhabiting the Negative Space (Sternberg Press / The Incidents) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9783956795817
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Published: Sternberg Press - August 3rd, 2021

A hopeful meditation on how periods of inactivity become reimagined as fertile spaces for design and how we might use this strange moment in history.

"Hi, everyone. I'm speaking to you from my apartment in Oakland, though I've virtually placed myself in the rose garden nearby."


Bookstores: A Celebration of Independent Booksellers Cover Image
By Horst A. Friedrichs (Photographs by), Stuart Husband
$45.00
ISBN: 9783791385815
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Published: Prestel - March 9th, 2021

Explore the magic of independent bookstores in this beautiful photographic journey across the world.


Jungalow: Decorate Wild Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781419747052
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Published: Abrams - April 6th, 2021

From Justina Blakeney, the ultimate guide to designing wildly creative interiors that are free-spirited, layered, and deeply personal

Justina Blakeney’s new book is her biggest, boldest, and most beautiful volume yet, filled with irresistible style, original patterns, and artwork—lushly photographed by Dabito.


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


Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393867398
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

“One of the finest writers of the new nonfiction” (Harper’s Bazaar) explores the role of art in our tumultuous modern era.

In this remarkable, inspiring collection of essays, acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters, especially in the turbulent political weather of the twenty-first century.


Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525560180
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Published: Penguin Press - March 23rd, 2021

One of Vogue's Best Books to Read of 2021

A dazzling biography of one of the twentieth century's most respected painters, Helen Frankenthaler, as she came of age as an artist in postwar New York


The Tarot of Leonora Carrington Cover Image
By Leonora Carrington (Artist), Gabriel Weisz Carrington (Introduction by), Tere Arcq (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$55.00
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ISBN: 9781527258693
Published: Fulgur Press - January 19th, 2021

An oracular Surrealism: the debut presentation of Leonora Carrington's recently discovered tarot deck


See/Saw: Looking at Photographs Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781644450444
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 4th, 2021

A lavishly illustrated history of photography in essays by the author of Otherwise Known as the Human Condition


Joan Mitchell Cover Image
By Sarah Roberts, Katy Siegel, Paul Auster (Contributions by), Gisele Barreau (Contributions by), Eric de Chassey (Contributions by), Jennifer Hickey (Contributions by), David Reed (Contributions by), Eileen Myles (Contributions by), Richard Shiff (Contributions by), Joyce Pensato (Contributions by), Jenni Quilter (Contributions by)
$65.00
ISBN: 9780300247275
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Published: Yale University Press - January 5th, 2021

A sweeping retrospective exploring the oeuvre of an incandescent artist, revealing the ways that Mitchell expanded painting beyond Abstract Expressionism as well as the transatlantic contexts that shaped her

Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) was fearless in her experimentation, creating works of unparalleled beauty, strength, and emotional intensity.


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: Dey Street Books - October 6th, 2020

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

“[A] diverse and enlightening book . . .


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


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 Fran


Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind's Greatest Invention Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385543460
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Published: Doubleday - November 10th, 2020

In a captivating tour of cities famous and forgotten, acclaimed historian Ben Wilson tells the glorious, millennia-spanning story how urban living sparked humankind's greatest innovations.
 
“A towering achievement. . . . Reading this book is like visiting an exhilarating city for the first time—dazzling.” —The Wall Street Journal