Fashion, post-Instagram photography, outdoor living, and nontraditional arts and artists are among this season’s preoccupations.

Top 10

Bill Cunningham Was There: Spring Flings + Summer Soirées

John Kurdewan and Steven Stolman. Rizzoli, Feb. 23 ($40, ISBN 978-0-8478-7003-5)

Late New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham celebrates summer in the city, the Hamptons, and Newport, R.I. His shots capture the fashions and the social whirl of glamorous parties and philanthropic events.

Catherine Opie

Hilton Als et al. Phaidon, Apr. 1 ($150, ISBN 978-1-83866-218-9)

With 300 illustrations, this book presents a visual narrative of fine art photographer Catherine Opie’s work since the early 1980s. It pairs images across bodies of work to present her artistic vision.

Dark Toys: Surrealism and the Culture of Childhood

David Hopkins. Yale Univ., Mar. 23 ($50, ISBN 978-0-300-22574-7)

Hopkins examines the surrealist tradition through its engagement with “childish things” and discusses the work of artists including Marcel Duchamp, Louise Bourgeois, and Jeff Koons.

Photography Now: 50 Photographers Changing How We Think About Photos

Charlotte Jansen. Ilex, Apr. 6 ($45, ISBN 978-1-78157-620-5)

This collection looks at the state of photography today through the works of 50 photographers. Some use more traditional styles, while others embrace new techniques and technology.

Reflection: Exploration of Self

Brooke Shaden. Glitterati, Apr. 7 ($50, ISBN 978-1-943876-15-0)

In this collection of self-portraits, fine art photographer Shaden attempts to channel the light and darkness inherent in humanity.

Seeing Differently: The Phillips Collects for a New Century

David C. Driskell, Mary Jane Jacob, and Dorothy Kosinski. Giles, Feb. 23 ($49.95, ISBN 978-1-911282-76-1)

To mark the centennial of the Phillips Collection in D.C., this book brings together works from across a wide range of media. Featured artists date from the 19th century to today and include Benny Andrews, Alexander Calder, and Simone Leigh.

Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction

Edited by Anne Umland, Walburga Krupp, and Charlotte Healy. Museum of Modern Art, Mar. 23 ($75, ISBN 978-1-63345-107-0)

This guide to the work of a Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889–1943), the Swiss artist, dancer, and designer, complements an international exhibition, which will open at MoMA in 2021. It includes images of her paintings, stained glass, textiles, marionettes, and other art.

Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art

Edited by Robert Cozzolino. Univ. of Chicago, May 3 ($50, ISBN 978-0-226-78682-7)

This catalog, which accompanies an exhibition that opens in the summer of 2021 at Toledo Museum of Art, explores how American artists have made sense of their experiences with the paranormal. It includes works from James McNeil Whistler and Kerry James Marshall, as well as mediums who claim to have made images with spirits during séances.

Tree Houses: Escape to the Canopy

Peter Eising. Images Group, Mar. 24 ($40 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-86470-883-7)

Eising offers an overview of tree houses from around the world, both traditional and modern, such as a boutique hotel room with star-gazing platforms. It includes descriptions of each project, along with insights from the architect and/or designer.


Matthew Shlian. Thames & Hudson, Feb. 16 ($60, ISBN 978-0-500-09428-0)

This monograph offers a retrospective of artist and paper engineer Shilan, who explores the creative possibilities of sheets of paper. He has collaborated with Apple, Sesame Street, and Warp Records, and exhibits around the world.

Art, Architecture & Photography Listings


Jungalow: Decorate Wild: The Life and Style Guide by Justina Blakeney (Apr. 6, $40, ISBN 978-1-4197-4705-2). The designer and author offers tips for creating what she terms “jungalow,” bold colors and patterns that combine for a homey style. 50,000-copy announced first printing.

ACC Art Books

Bruce Springsteen Live by Janet Macoska (May 26, $45, ISBN 978-1-78884-119-1) brings together five decades of classic and rare photos, including contact sheets, of the Boss and the E Street Band.


Words and Drawings by Alice Notley (Feb. 9, $24.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-57687-976-4) is the first collection of artwork by the famed poet. The pieces were drawn on an iPad and first shared on her Twitter feed.

Art Institute of Chicago

Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw, edited by Mark Pascale, Esther Adler, and Edouard Kopp (June 15, $50, ISBN 978-0-300-25748-9), contains hundreds of pieces by Joseph Yoakum (1891–1972), an African American of Native American descent who became an artist at the age of 71.

Brandeis Univ.

Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them by Joseph M. Bagley (Apr. 1, $29.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68458-039-2) features 50 homes, churches, and warehouses that predate 1800 and illustrate Boston’s early history.

Chronicle Chroma

Case Study House #22: The Stahl House by Bruce Stahl and Shari Stahl Gronwald (June 1, $30, ISBN 978-1-7972-0943-2) describes what it was like to grow up in one of the most recognizable examples of mid-century modern architecture, designed by architect Pierre Koenig.


Rachel Ashwell’s Painted Stories: Furniture, Decorating, and Whimsy by Rachel Ashwell (Mar. 9, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-80065-006-0). Shabby Chic founder Ashwell offers inspiration and tips on home décor, including wallpaper, lighting, and bed linens.


Fragile Planet: The Impact of Climate Change (Mar. 1, $24.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-00-840931-9). This collection of landscape photographs shows how climate change is already affecting Alaska’s coastline, Greenland’s shrinking glaciers, and Australian bushfires.

DelMonico and Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Hayao Miyazaki by Jessica Niebel (Apr. 27, $49.95, ISBN 978-1-942884-81-1) examines the cinematic worlds of Hayao Miyazaki—the Japanese filmmaker, animator, and cofounder of Studio Ghibli—for the inaugural exhibit at L.A.’s newest museum.

Duke Univ.

A Time of Youth: San Francisco, 1966–1967 by William Gedney, edited by Lisa McCarty (Feb. 9, $45, ISBN 978-1-4780-1055-5). Gedney went to San Francisco on a Guggenheim Fellowship, where he took these photos 50 years ago, in the run-up to the Summer of Love.

Fordham Univ.

Antiquity in Gotham: The Ancient Architecture of New York City by Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis (Mar. 2, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8232-9384-1) looks at how ancient architecture was reconceived in New York City and places it within larger American architectural trends.

Getty Research Institute

L.A. Graffiti Black Book by David Brafman (Apr. 21, $35, ISBN 978-1-60606-698-0) reproduces the original book created by 150 graffiti and tattoo artists in 2012, including Angst, Big Sleeps, and Prime, and recounts their collaboration process.

Gibbs Smith

Bison: Portrait of an Icon by Chase Reynolds Ewald (Mar. 23, $50, ISBN 978-1-4236-5375-2) uses photos by Audrey Hall and text to tell the story of the bison and its cultural significance in the American West.


Antony Donaldson: Up to Now by Renaud Faroux (Apr. 6, $39.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-911282-83-9) offers a retrospective of the work of the British pop artist, best known for his giant Buddha-like head of Alfred Hitchcock.

Hardie Grant

Diana: Style Icon: A Celebration of the Fashion of Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales by Dan Jones (Mar. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78488-381-2) charts Princess Diana’s style evolution from a Laura Ashley–loving 19-year-old, when she joined the monarchy in 1981, to a fashion leader.

Harper Design

Radiant Human: Exploring the Aura by Christina Lonsdale (Apr. 20, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287715-4) examines the relationship between human energy and color, through
more than 200 photographs by the visual artist who the New York Times called “the Annie Leibovitz of aura photography.”


Kintsugi: The Poetic Mend by Bonnie Kemske (Apr. 20, $38, ISBN 978-1-912217-99-1). Through historical examples and interviews with masters in Japan, Kemske explains what kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery, is and how it is done.

Images Group

Space Variation: Louis I. Kahn by Zhang Jing (Mar. 29, $35, ISBN 978-1-86470-880-6) provides a fresh look at Louis Kahn and his architectural work by observing his sketches in chronological order.

Laurence King

Albert Watson: How I Take Photographs by Albert Watson (May 25, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-78627-883-8). Fashion and portrait photographer Watson shares the stories behind his best-known shots and offers tips for new photographers.


Chinese Photography: Twentieth Century and Beyond by Rongrong (Mar. 29, $75, ISBN 978-94-93039-42-1). This comprehensive guide covers Chinese pictorial, war, and revolutionary photography, as well as more recent photographic experiments.


Jacqueline de Jong by Devrim Bayar et al. (July 13, $45 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-300-25770-0). The long career and large-scale paintings of Dutch artist Jacqueline de Jong receive a fresh assessment by an international team of writers and curators.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alice Neel: People Come First by Kelly Baum and Randall Griffey (Apr. 6, $50, ISBN 978-1-58839-725-6) surveys Alice Neel’s 70-year career and addresses her paintings of LGBTQ subjects, her residency in New York, and her commitment to progressive politics, civil rights, feminism, and racial diversity.

Goya’s Graphic Imagination by Mark McDonald (Feb. 8, $50, ISBN 978-1-58839-714-0) presents the first focused investigation of Francisco Goya’s works on paper, which reflect the transformation and turmoil of the Enlightenment, the Inquisition, and Spain’s years of
constitutional government.

Modern Art Press

Artists Making Landscape in Post-war Britain by Margaret Garlake (Mar. 9, $60, ISBN 978-1-9163474-0-3) challenges traditional histories of British landscape art by expanding the genre to include both rural and urban subjects. Garlake also places the work within the context of the physical changes of postwar society.


Milton Glaser: Inspiration and Process in Design by Milton Glaser (June 8, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-927-1) offers a peek inside the late designer’s never-before-published journals to provide insight into his design process.


Blue Violet by Cig Harvey (May 4, $50, ISBN 978-1-58093-576-0). Photographer Harvey combines an art book with a botanical guide, historical encyclopedia, and poetry in this exploration of nature and human emotions.

Contemporary Gardens of the Hamptons: Laguardia Design Group 1990–2020 by Christopher Laguardia (Apr. 6, $50, ISBN 978-1-58093-565-4). This is the first monograph to present the work of Laguardia Design Group, a landscape architecture firm specializing in high-end residential and commercial design.

Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody by Jo Lauria, Cathy Cody, and Don Choi (May 4, $50, ISBN 978-1-58093-530-2) examines the work of William F. Cody (1916–1978), who made Palm Springs, Calif., a center of midcentury architecture.

Paul Mellon Centre

Enlightened Eclecticism: The Grand Design of the 1st Duke and Duchess of Northumberland by Adriano Aymonino (July 6, $65, ISBN 978-1-913107-17-8) celebrates two pioneering patrons who shaped the tastes of 18th-century Georgian Britain.


Old Dogs by Sally Muir (Feb. 9, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-911663-19-5). The photographer behind the A Dog a Day Facebook project celebrates older dogs in a variety of mediums, from sketches and lithographs to potato prints and oil paintings.


KAWS: What Party, with essays by Daniel Birnbaum, Jian DeLeon, and Eugenie Tsai (June 1, $59.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-272-1), showcases the art of Brooklyn’s KAWS (Brian Donnelly), whose work straddles fine art and popular culture. This is being published in association with the Brooklyn Museum, which will hold an exhibit of the same name.


Holy by Donna Ferrato (Mar. 9, $49.95, ISBN 978-1-57687-910-8). This collection of photographs taken over the past 50 years shows what women are capable of surviving, from the sexual revolution of the 1960s through the #MeToo era.

Princeton Architectural Press

Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin: Architecture and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century by Matthew Soules (May 4, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-946-2) examines how finance capitalism changes architectural forms and the nature of cities with “pencil towers” offering wealth storage for the super-rich and “iceberg” homes burrowed below street level.

No Compromise: The Work of Florence Knoll by Ana Araujo (June 22, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-993-6) takes a close-up look at a leading force in modern design. To thrive in a male-dominated environment, Florence Knoll’s motto was, “No compromise, ever.”

Princeton Univ.

Enchantments: Joseph Cornell and American Modernism by Marci Kwon (Mar. 23, $60, ISBN 978-0-691-18140-0) situates the work of Joseph Cornell, who is best known for his box constructions, within the broader artistic, cultural, and political debates of mid-century America.

Painting by Numbers: Data-Driven Histories of Nineteenth-Century Art by Diana Seave Greenwald (Feb. 16, $35, ISBN 978-0-691-19245-1) uses digital research and economic tools to show how art historians have focused on a limited—and potentially biased—sample of artwork from the 1800s.


13th Witness: The City by 13th Witness (Mar. 23, $35, ISBN 978-0-8478-6510-9). In his first book, the New York photographer known professionally as 13th Witness chronicles his hometown with nighttime aerials and images of defunct subway stations.

Ebony: Covering the First 75 Years by Lavaille Lavette (Feb. 2, $57.50, ISBN 978-0-8478-6901-5) includes more than 600 covers and photographs, as well as select articles, such as Martin Luther King Jr.’s advice column, from the seminal magazine.

Ryland Peters & Small

Perfect English Style: Creating Rooms That Are Comfortable, Pleasing and Timeless by Ros Byam Shaw (Mar. 9, $40, ISBN 978-1-78879-242-4) delves into what makes English style and how to recreate it with fabrics and vintage furnishings.

Scala Arts Publishers

Abstraction and Calligraphy: Towards a Universal Language by Didier Ottinger and Marie Sarre (Mar. 31, $60, ISBN 978-1-78551-352-7). Published to accompany a collaboration between Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Centre Georges Pompidou, this exhibition catalog explores the dialogue between Eastern calligraphic traditions and modern art in the West.

Thames & Hudson

Mona Kuhn: Works by Rebecca Morse et al. (Apr. 6, $60, ISBN 978-0-500-54545-4). Published to coincide with a traveling exhibition, opening at Fotografiska in New York, this book offers a retrospective of Mona Kuhn, who is best known for her large-scale photographs of the human form.

Univ. of California

The Jean-Michel Basquiat Reader, edited by Jordana Moore Saggese (Feb. 16, $90, ISBN 978-0-520-30515-1). This is the first comprehensive collection of the words and works of the movement-defining artist.

Univ. of Illinois

Photographic Presidents: Making History from Daguerreotype to Digital by Cara A. Finnegan (Apr. 27, $22.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-252-08578-9) uses a newly discovered daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams as well as Barack Obama’s selfies to tell the stories of how presidents have participated in the medium’s transformative moments.

Univ. of Wisconsin

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House: How an Omission Transformed the Architect’s Legacy by Nicholas D. Hayes (Apr. 27, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-299-33180-1) investigates Wright’s foray into affordable housing in 1911 with American System-Built Homes. After the project fell apart a few years later, he never spoke about it publicly again.


Medium Design: Knowing How to Work on the World by Keller Easterling (Mar. 2, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78873-932-0). Architect Easterling calls for the design process to change by looking at the design object in relation to the things around it.

Yale Univ.

Dandy Style: 250 Years of British Men’s Fashion, edited by Shaun Cole and Miles Lambert (Feb. 9, $35, ISBN 978-0-300-25413-6), traces elegant but bold male self-expression from Regency England to Oscar Wilde and Gilbert & George. Included are designs by Alexander McQueen and others, along with portraits by Thomas Gainsborough and David Hockney.

Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting by Sarah Schleuning and Cindi Strauss (Mar. 9, $50, ISBN 978-0-300-25457-0) offers a comprehensive history of lighting design beginning in the 20th century and shows how lighting is integral to modern design.

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