Unseen works by big-name artists and major examinations of underappreciated artists figure prominently in this season’s offerings.

Top 10

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood: Art, Weaving, Vision

Edited by Laura E. Pérez and Ann Marie Leimer. Duke Univ., June 24 ($109.95, $29.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4780-1832-2)

This examination considers the works of multimedia artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, whose art is known for its perspectives on immigration, Chicana identity, and decolonial politics.

Franz Kafka: The Drawings

Andreas Kilcher and Pavel Schmidt, trans. by Kurt Beals. Yale Univ., May 31 ($50, ISBN 978-0-300-26066-3)

These drawings by Kafka were found in a private collection in 2019 and are being reproduced in a book for the first time in the U.S.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure©

Text by Lisane Basquiat et al. Rizzoli Electra, Apr. 5 ($55, ISBN 978-0-8478-7187-2)

This work—based on the upcoming King Pleasure exhibit, which will open in New York City on April 9—includes more than 200 reproductions of seldom seen paintings, drawings, sketches, and ephemera from the artist’s estate.

Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall

Alexandra Lange. Bloomsbury, June 14 ($28, ISBN 978-1-63557-602-3)

Lange discusses how postwar architects and retailers invented the mall at the turn of the 1950s, and how malls’ designs contributed to their cultural importance.

Modern: Genius, Madness, and One Tumultuous Decade That Changed Art Forever

Philip Hook. The Experiment, Apr. 12 ($35, ISBN 978-1-61519-867-2)

An art auctioneer and dealer looks at the birth of fauvism, expressionism, cubism, futurism, and abstract art in the years leading up to WWI.

The New Black West: Photographs from America’s Longest Running Black Rodeo

Gabriela Hasbun. Chronicle, Apr. 5 ($40, ISBN 978-1-7972-0889-3)

Photographer Hasbun culls a decade’s worth of photographs and stories from Oakland, Calif.’s Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, honoring the achievements of Black cowboys.

Pulp Power: The Shadow, Doc Savage, and the Art of the Street & Smith Universe

Neil McGinness. Abrams, July 26 ($65, ISBN 978-1-4197-5616-0)

This coffee-table-size volume contains hundreds of pulp novel covers and original line art illustrations from the 1930s and ’40s.

Water Views: Aerial Photographs

David Ondaatje. Monacelli, Apr. 5 ($45, ISBN 978-1-58093-600-2)

Author and filmmaker Ondaatje used drone technology to capture these images of water from around the world.

Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents

Stephanie L. Herdrich and Sylvia Yount. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Apr. 26 ($50, ISBN 978-1-58839-747-8)

The authors argue that Winslow Homer’s vision extends beyond New England and deals with issues of race and violence. The book is being published to coincide with a Homer exhibit that opens at the Met in New York City on April 11.

The Women Who Changed Architecture

Edited by Jan Cigliano Hartman. Princeton Architectural Press, Mar. 29 ($50, ISBN 978-1-61689-871-7)

Hartman collects profiles and images of women in architecture from the 19th century to the 21st.

Art, Architecture & Photography Listings

3 Fields

Light Through the Trees: Photographs at the Morton Arboretum by Peter J. Vagt (May 3, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-252-04460-1) showcases 84 of photographer Vagt’s favorite pictures of the 100-year-old Illinois institution.


Norman Rockwell: Drawings, 1914–1976, edited by Stephanie Haboush Plunkett (May 17, $45, ISBN 978-0-7892-1410-2), is the first book on the seldom-seen drawings of Norman Rockwell, spanning his six-decade career. It accompanies an exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum, in Stockbridge, Mass.


You Are Not Too Late by Nikki McClure (Apr. 19, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5838-6). This collection of McClure’s papercuts made from a single piece of black paper cut with an X-Acto knife contains images of everyday life, many accompanied by verbs such as “Navigate, “Welcome,” or “Save.”


Dirty Pictures: How an Underground Network of Nerds, Feminists, Bikers, Potheads, Intellectuals, and Art School Rebels Revolutionized Art and Invented Comix by Brian Doherty (June 14, $30, ISBN 978-1-4197-5046-5) delivers a narrative history of Underground Comix, the countercultural movement that included Harvey Kurtzman, R. Crumb, Trina Robbins, and Art Spiegelman.

Angel City

Googie Modern: Architectural Drawings of Armet Davis Newlove by Michael Murphy, text by Alan Hess (Mar. 29, $50, ISBN 978-1-62640-109-9), features never-before-seen architectural drawings from the firm behind “Googie Modern,” which is known for its midcentury modern coffee shops, diners, and restaurants.

Art Institute of Chicago

Igshaan Adams: Desire Lines, edited by Hendrik Folkerts (Apr. 26, $25 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-300-26385-5), surveys the early work of Cape Town multimedia artist Igshaan Adams (b. 1982) and includes a visual essay by him.

The Language of Beauty in African Art, edited by Constantine Petridis (Apr. 26, $65, ISBN 978-0-300-26004-5), reconsiders Western evaluations of traditional African artworks. It is being published in conjunction with an exhibit organized by the Art Institute of Chicago.

Chronicle Chroma

Bob Willoughby by Bob Willoughby (May 3, $45, ISBN 978-1-7972-1702-4) is the first large-format monograph of Willoughby’s photographs of celebrities from the 1950s to ’70s. Included are on-set photographs from films including The Graduate and Rosemary’s Baby, and candid portraits of actors at home.

City Point

Faces We Love: Shanghai compiled by Derek Muhs and Marisa Tarin Balmaceda (Apr. 12, $35, ISBN 978-1-947951-44-0). This collection of 100 photographs captures everyday life in China’s biggest city.

Cleveland Museum of Art

Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure, edited by Emilie Bouvard (Mar. 15, $50, ISBN 978-0-300-26391-6), traces the development of Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) and his distinct figural style. Publication coincides with an exhibit that opens at the Cleveland Museum of Art in March.

Disney Editions

Women of Walt Disney Imagineering: 12 Women Reflect
Their Trailblazing Theme Park Careers by Elisabete Erlandson et al. (Mar. 15, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02195-1). A dozen women describe what it was like to design and build Disney theme parks worldwide. Included are personal drawings and photos, as well as archival images.

Fordham Univ.

From Factories to Palaces: Architect Charles B.J. Snyder and the New York City Public Schools by Jean Arrington with Cynthia S. LaValle (Mar. 18, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8232-9916-4) argues that Charles B.J. Snyder, who oversaw the construction of more than 400 public schools from 1891 to 1922, raised the standards of school architecture.


Artemisia Gentileschi by Sheila Barker (Feb. 1, $40, ISBN 978-1-60606-733-8). The second volume in the Illuminating Women Artists series looks at the life and art of the Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1653), including five recently discovered paintings.

Gibbs Smith

Bigger Than Tiny, Smaller Than Average by Sheri Koones (Mar. 15, $35, ISBN 978-1-4236-5845-0) contains floor plans and listings of green and energy-efficient features for 26 small houses and ADUs (accessory dwelling units).

D Giles

Fragonard’s Progress of Love by Alan Hollinghurst and Xavier F. Salomon (Feb. 1, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-911282-98-3). The Booker Prize–winning author of The Line of Beauty and the Frick Collection’s Salomon discuss Fragonard’s series of 14 paintings in the latest volume of the Frick Diptych series.


The Lady Di Look Book: What Diana Was Trying to Tell Us Through Her Clothes by Eloise Moran (June 21, $35, ISBN 978-1-250-83050-0). In this visual biography, British fashion journalist Moran analyzes Princess Diana through the clothes she wore, from Versace mini dresses to power suits and bicycle shorts.

Harper Design

The Lay of the Land: A Self-Taught Photographer’s Journey to Find Faith, Love, and Happiness by Joe Greer (Apr. 12, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311178-3). The Instagram photographer shares personal essays and landscape photographs, many not previously seen.

Metropolitan Museum
of Art

Charles Ray: Figure Ground by Kelly Baum and Brinda Kumar (Feb. 22, $25 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-58839-742-3) examines how sculpture has informed the work of Charles Ray (b. 1953) across media, from gelatin silver prints to porcelain, fiberglass, and steel.

Louise Bourgeois: Paintings by Clare Davies and Briony Fer (May 3, $45, ISBN 978-1-58839-748-5) relies on new archival research and the artist’s diaries to discuss the paintings of Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) from before she turned to sculpture.


Living and Working by Pier Vittorio Aureli and Martino Tattara (May 24, $44.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-262-54351-4). This heavily illustrated book argues against the separation of work from home and combines historical research and design proposals to re-envision home as a cooperative structure.

Paper Revolutions: An Invisible Avant-Garde by Sarah E. James (Mar. 22, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-262-04656-5) reevaluates experimental art in the former East Germany by focusing on the work of four artists who rejected the idea of art as a commodity and believed in the potential of art to change the world.


Beatrix Farrand: Garden Artist Landscape Architect by Judith B. Tankard (Mar. 1, $60, ISBN 978-1-58093-593-7) contains photographs and watercolor wash renderings of the work of Beatrix Ferrand, one of the leading landscape designers of the early 1900s. Ferrand, the niece of Edith Wharton, is best known for the garden at Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, D.C.

Listening to Clay: Conversations with Contemporary Japanese Ceramic Artists by Alice North, Halsey North, and Louise Allison Cort (May 10, $65, ISBN 978-1-58093-592-0) shares the stories of 16 artists who describe their processes and relationships with clay, as well as cultural shifts in the ceramics field.

National Geographic

Octopus, Seahorse, Jellyfish by David Liittschwager (Apr. 5, $35, ISBN 978-1-4262-2179-8) pairs 200 of Liittschwager’s photographs with essays that explain how a creature without a brain or bones perceives the world.


Signs: Photographs by Jim Dow by Jim Dow and April M. Watson (May 24, $50, ISBN 978-0-300-26401-2) focuses on the early black-and-white pictures of Jim Dow (b. 1942) and features more than 60 photographs depicting signage from billboards, diners, gas stations, drive-ins, and other small businesses.

New Press

Still Doing Life: 22 Lifers, 25 Years Later by Howard Zehr and Barb Toews (Mar. 15, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-62097-648-7) revisits many of the same people serving life sentences that Zehr spoke with and photographed a quarter century ago for Doing Life, and juxtaposes photographs and interviews from then and now.


Lorna Simpson, Revised & Expanded Edition by Thelma Golden et al. (Mar. 9, $69.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-124-3) documents the career of multimedia artist Lorna Simpson (b. 1960), the first African-American woman to show in the Venice Biennale and to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Princeton Architectural Press

Bamboo Contemporary: Green Houses Around the Globe by William Richards (Apr. 26, $60, ISBN 978-1-61689-900-4) contains photographs and architectural drawings of homes built entirely from bamboo, as well as building projects that use bamboo as a primary component.

Forever Home: The Inspiring Tales of Rescue Dogs by Traer Scott (May 24, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64896-069-7). The author of Finding Home tells the stories of 27 rescue dogs in words and photographs.

Princeton Univ.

The Art of Cloth in Mughal India by Sylvia Houghteling (Mar. 15, $65, ISBN 978-0-691-21578-5) discusses cloth and how it’s made, as well as the ways that textiles shaped the social, political, religious, and aesthetic life of South Asia.

The Double: Identity and Difference in Art Since 1900, edited by James Meyer (May 10, $60, ISBN 978-0-691-23617-9), examines doubling in painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, and performance; published in association with the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with an exhibition opening on May 15.

Red Lightning

Edible Plants: A Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of North America by Jimmy Fike (Feb. 1, $25, ISBN 978-1-68435-171-8) features more than 100 photographs from Fike’s travels across North America. The images have been colorized to highlight the comestible part of each plant.


Cathedrals: Masterpieces of Architecture, Feats of Engineering, Icons of Faith by Simon Jenkins (Feb. 15, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8478-7140-7) explores the history of Western civilization by focusing on the design and significance of such European cathedrals as St. Paul’s in London and the Duomo in Florence.

Ryland Peters & Small

Heritage Style: A Fresh New Take on Traditional Design by Selina Lake (Mar. 8, $35, ISBN 978-1-78879-432-9) taps into the nostalgic mood of the cottagecore movement, which blends vintage and inherited furniture and other accessories.


Cavs, Just a Vandal from the Bronx: New York City Graffiti, 1980s–2010s by Paul Cavalieri (June 28, $45, ISBN 978-0-7643-6387-0). Cavalieri shares hundreds of photos of his work and stories of New York City’s graffiti scene.

A Vanishing New York: Ruins Across the Empire State by John Lazzaro (July 28, $34.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6358-0). In words and photographs, Lazzaro explores abandoned vacation destinations, psychiatric centers, churches, railways, and estates.

Schiffer Craft

Josh Simpson: 50 Years of Visionary Glass by Josh Simpson, edited by Sue Reed (May 28, $65, ISBN 978-0-7643-6326-9). In photographs and narrative, this work considers Simpson’s signature series and experimental work in glass.


Victorian Stained Glass by Trevor Yorke (Apr. 19, $14 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-78442-483-1). This illustrated guide covers the development of Victorian stained glass, the leading designers and manufacturers, and the details that determine the date and style of a piece.

Ten Speed

Clark Little: The Art of Waves by Clark Little (Apr. 5, $40, ISBN 978-1-9848-5978-5) compiles more than 150 of surfer and wave photographer Little’s images, including work that has never been published in book form.

Thames & Hudson

M+ Collections: Highlights by Doryun Chong et al. (Feb. 22, $85, ISBN 978-0-500-02436-2) offers an introduction to the newly opened Hong Kong museum of contemporary visual culture, M+. It includes thematic essays on such topics as modernism in Asian art.

Making It Modern: Essays on the Art of the Now by Linda Nochlin, edited by Aruna D’Souza (Mar. 8, $50, ISBN 978-0-500-29370-6), brings together Nochlin’s writings on modernism and modernity and includes seven previously unpublished pieces.

George F. Thompson

Roadside South by David Wharton (Feb. 28, $50, ISBN 978-1-938086-82-3). In the third book in Wharton’s photographic trilogy on the American South, he captures rural and small-town life through scenes along local, county, and state roads.

Univ. of California

Beverly McIver: Full Circle, edited by Kim Boganey (Feb. 12, $45, ISBN 978-0-520-38519-1), surveys the work of African American artist Beverly McIver (b. 1962), beginning with her early self-portraits in clown makeup; published in association with the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, where a McIver exhibit opens on February 12.

Univ. of Georgia

Battleground: African American Art, 1985–2015 by Celeste-Marie Bernier (Feb. 1, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-6047-8) looks at the art (paintings, drawings, sculptures, installation, digital, and performance art) and philosophies of 25 Black artists.

Univ. of New Mexico

House Gods: Sustainable Buildings and Renegade Builders by Jim Kristofic (May 1, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-8263-6365-7) details Kristofic’s apprenticeship with architects and builders of sustainable dwellings in the Southwest.

Yale Univ.

Back to the Drawing Board: Ed Ruscha, Art, and Design in the 1960s by Jennifer Quick (May 17, $50, ISBN 978-0-300-25692-5) shows how the training and early work of Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) as a commercial artist helped him develop his artistic style.

Nonconformers: A New History of Self-Taught Artists by Lisa Slominski (Apr. 19, $45, ISBN 978-0-300-26022-9) highlights the work done by women, people with disabilities, people of color, and outsider and self-taught artists, and their influence on the history of modern art.

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