New Country Houses (Apr., $55) by Dominic Bradbury explores how architects are developing a new rural design for the 21st century.
In Search of Natural Architecture (May, $35) by David Pearson examines environmentally aware buildings from around the world.
The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad: The Lost Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia (May, $35), edited by Milbry Polk and Angela Schuster, reconstructs and records the lost treasures of the Iraq museum looted in April 2003.
Steinberg at the New Yorker (Mar., $50) by Joel Smith offers a retrospective of the work of the artist renowned for covers and drawings in the New Yorker magazine for more than five decades.
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS' CLUB
Arts and Crafts Furniture (Apr., $70) by John Andrews is an illustrated history of the Arts and Crafts movement covering the key architects and designers with sections detailing their furniture.
The Language of Doors
(May, $18.95) by Paulo Vicente and Tom Conner superimposes dozens of entrance styles from the 18th century to the present onto the doors of four classic American homes, offerings a wealth of creative entrance ideas.
Flush!: Modern Lavatory Design (Mar., $49.95) by Ingrid Wenz-Gahler includes more than 40 examples of innovative and luxurious design.
BLACK DOG & LEVENTHAL
Leonardo's Notebooks (Mar., $30) by Leonardo da Vinci is an original collection of notebooks with insights on myriad topics.
BLACKER PUBLISHING (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
A Very Victorian Passion: The Orchid Paintings of John Day 1863—1888 (Mar., $95) by Philip Cirbb and Michael Tibbs displays the paintings of one of the richest and most famous orchid growers in Europe, the first time the entire collection has been published.
BUNKER HILL PUBLISHING
Faith Ringgold: A View from the Studio (Mar., $19.95) by Curlee Raven Holton and Faith Ringgold gathers the work of the African-American artist and coincides with a major new exhibition.
The Beauty of Craft: A Resurgence Anthology (Mar., $40), edited by Sandy Brown and Maya Kumar Mitchell, offers insights into the work and thoughts of some of the world's finest craftspeople.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
The Origins of L'Art Nouveau: The Bing Empire (Mar., $TBA), edited by Gabriel P. Weisberg, Edwin Backer and Evelyne Possémé, observes the influential art dealer, Siegfried Bing whose gallery Art Nouveau became the symbol and name of the 19th-century artistic movement.
Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architecture: Defining the Craft (Apr., $60), essay by Jane Brown Gillette. Chosen to work on the World Trade Center Memorial, this is an overview of the work and design philosophy of Walker and Partners.
DOWN EAST BOOKS
At Home in Maine: Houses Designed to Fit the Land (May, $40) by Christopher Glass, photos by Brian VandenBrink, explores the quintessential Maine house.
Cy Twombly: To Paint, to Draw, to Write (May, $125) by Richard Leeman analyzes the American artist's work, created from the mid-1940s to the present.
WM. B. EERDMANS
A Broken Beauty (Mar., $35), edited by Theodore Prescott, reproduces artwork by 14 postmodern artists who explore nontraditional notions of beauty in the human body.
ELECTRA ARCHITECTURE (dist. by Phaidon Press)
Railway Stations (June, $49.95) by Alessia Ferrarini covers more than 100 years of innovative railway station design; includes 16 stations in nine countries worldwide.
F&W/HOW DESIGN BOOKS
Inspirability: 40 Top Designers Speak Out About What Inspires (May, $34.99) by Pash. Designers Chip Kidd, Milton Glaser and Stefan Sagmeister discuss what encourages them to do their best work. Advertising.
Euripides'The Bacchae (May, $18.95), retold by Sirish Rao and Gita Wolf, illus. by Indrapramit Roy, retells the famous tragedy with original illustrations that evoke ancient Greek art.
Greene & Greene (Apr., $60) by Marvin Rand. Photographs accompany a new interpretation of the work of the California brothers and architects, Charles and Henry Greene.
GILES (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
Forging a Modern Identity: American Painting 1870—1940, American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts (May, $70), edited by James Tottis, presents a comprehensive study of later American art.
Kitty City: A Feline Book of Hours (Apr., $24.95) by Judy Chicago celebrates the artist's life through these independent creatures. 25,000 first printing. 7-city author tour.
Great Adaptations: New Residential Uses for Older Buildings (May, $35) by Jill Hebers showcases homes transformed from previously used space including a tin-roof barn in Vermont and the Victorian School Building in Little Rock, Ark. 25,000 first printing.
HUDSON HILLS PRESS
Moving Pictures: The Un-Easy Relationship Between American Art and Early Film (July, $65) by Nancy Mowll Mathews posits that still pictures were enhanced by the introduction of the moving picture.
Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern (July, $50) by Jake Milgram Wien looks at the pivotal role that Kent played in the development of 20th-century American art.
IMAGES PUBLISHING GROUP (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
100 of the World's Best Bars (Mar., $60) displays detailed photographs of the latest trends in bars.
The Very Small Home: Japanese Ideas for Living Well in Limited Space (May, $29.95) by Azby Brown emphasizes big ideas to make a home feel more spacious. Author publicity.
MANDALA PUBLISHING (dist. by Ten Speed Press)
Celestial Gallery (Mar., $75) by Romio Shrestha, a major contemporary thangka artist, reinterprets traditional Tibetan mandalas.
MCPHERSON & COMPANY
The Triumph of Anti-Art (Apr., $30) by Thomas McEvilley demonstrates how performance and conceptual art were central to the formation of postmodernism.
Cuts: Texts: 1959—2004 (June, $45) by Carl Andre features statements, dialogue, letters and more by Andre, a central figure in minimalism.
The Landmarks of New York: An Illustrated Record of the City's Historic Buildings (Apr., $60) by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel documents more than 100 buildings.
The Houses of Martha's Vineyard (Apr., $50) by Keith Moskow features 24 houses that complement the diverse ecology and history of the island.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (dist. by D.A.P.)
Drawing from the Modern 2: 1945—1975 (Mar., $39.95) by Gary Garrels surveys the drawings of the period in appreciation of the achievements of well-known artists and the discovery of others.
Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne and Pissarro 1865—1885 (June, $55) by Joachim Pissarro explores the two artists' work in the context of their artistic relationship, showing many of their paintings side by side.
MUSEUM OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
The Pottery of Santa Ana Pueblo (Mar., $45) by Francis H. Harlow, Duane Anderson and Dwight P. Lanmon follows the evolution of Santa Ana pottery and compares it to other Pueblo ceramics.
MUSEUM OF NEW MEXICO PRESS/S/C Editions
Wired: Contemporary Zulu Telephone Wire Baskets (Mar., $50), text by David Arment and Marisa Fick-Jordaan, photos by Andrew Cerino. In the late 1960s, Zulu night watchmen began weaving lengths of plastic-coated, copper telephone wire, thus creating a new folk art.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs (June, $35) by Zahi Hawass is a companion volume to the first U.S. exhibition of Tutankhamun artifacts in 30 years. 50,000 first printing.
PAVILION (dist. by Trafalgar Square)
Jack Vettriano (Mar., $45), text by Anthony Quinn, art by Jack Vettriano, showcases more than 30 new pieces by the Scottish painter.
The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture: Travel Edition (Mar., $19.95) provides a pocket guide to the best of contemporary architecture around the world.
10X10 2 (Apr., $75) is an overview of new architecture featuring 100 of the world's emerging architects.
Keith Morrison, the David C. Driskell Series of African American Art, Vol. V (Mar., $35) by Renee Ater celebrates the Jamaican-born master of abstract and figurative art.
Edward Hopper's New York (Mar., $30) by Avis Berman explores Hopper's pursuit to capture Gotham's visual essence.
Water House (May, $39.95) by Felix Flesche and Christian Burchard looks at built and yet-to-be realized aquatic habitats, showing that water is architecture's next frontier.
Picasso: Art Can Only Be Erotic (June, $55) by Diana Widmaier Picasso. The artist's only granddaughter introduces a selection of Picasso's erotic masterpieces.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
It Is Beautiful... Then Gone (Mar., $40) by Martin Venezky presents the graphic designer's commercial work plus new images created for this book.
Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance (Apr., $45) by Matilda McQuaid highlights successful collaborations among those in design, industry and science to develop new textiles over the past 20 years.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmarte (Mar., $60) by Richard Thompson, Philip Denis Cate and Mary Weaver Chapin presents the artist's oeuvre in the context of Montmarte's lively art scene.
RIO NUEVO PUBLISHERS
Navajo Rug Designs (May, $12.95) by Susan Lowell reviews the color, pattern and textures that have inspired Navajo weaving for more than a century.
Santiago Calatrava: Milwaukee Art Museum, Quadricci Pavillion (June, $35) by Cheryl Kent looks at the first project built in the U.S. by architect Calatrava.
RUTGERS UNIV. PRESS
Artists' Estates: Reputations in Trust (Sept., $34.95), edited by Magda Salvesen and Diane Cousineau, journeys into the competitive art world through those who deal with artists' works left behind after their deaths.
100% India: India Industrial Design (Apr., $29.95) by Catherine Geel and Catherine Levy delves into the heart of the country's unique style.
Architecture & Arts 1900—2004: A Century of Creative Projects in Building, Design, Cinema, Painting, Photography, Sculpture (Mar., $80) by Germano Celant explores the reciprocal relationship between art and architecture.
The Andy Warhol Show (May, $85), edited by Gianni Mercurio and Daniela Morera, sheds light on the role that Warhol played in art, graphic design, communication and fashion.
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIV. PRESS
Crafting Traditions: The Architecture of Mark Lemmon (Mar., $60), edited by Richard R. Brettell, documents the life and career of the Dallas architect, a pre-eminent American historicist.
Chinese Characters Then and Now (Mar., $125), edited by Zurich Qi Huang, studies the world of Chinese characters.
THAMES & HUDSON
Visual Music: Synaesthesia in Art and Music Since 1900 (Apr., $50) by Kerry Brougher, Jeremy Strick, Ari Wiseman and Judith Zilczer. Major art works plus related documentation study the influence of music on the development of abstract and mixed visual art forms.
The Snow Show (May, $31.95), edited by Lance Fung, displays works in snow and ice by 17 artist/architect teams; a 2004 show in Lapland will be recreated at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll (July, $60) by Alan Pate focuses on the five main categories: palace dolls, day dolls, boys' day dolls, costume dolls and theatrical dolls.
Stadium (July, $45) by Rod Sheard. More than 250 color photos and 70 architectural plans survey recent high-profile stadiums designed by HOK Sport.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Ralph Adams Cram: An Architect's Four Quests—Medieval, Modernist, American, Ecumenical (Apr., $39.95) by Douglass Shand-Tucci studies the life and work of the American architect.
Our Sacred Signs: How Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Art Draw from the Same Source (Aug., $26) by Ori Soltes reveals the interconnectedness of Christian, Jewish and Muslim art. Advertising.