This season’s titles include guides to help creators gain more control over their work, examinations of trends and artists, and more.
1898: Visual Culture and U.S. Imperialism in the Caribbean and the Pacific
Taína Caragol and Kate Clarke Lemay, with Carolina Maestre. Princeton Univ., May 23 ($49.95, ISBN 978-0-691-24620-8)
This work considers U.S. imperialism—specifically during the year 1898, when the U.S. greatly expanded its overseas territories—through the lens of art.
Architect, Verb: The New Language of Building
Reinier de Graaf. Verso, Feb. 28 ($24.95, ISBN 978-1-83976-191-1)
Architect De Graaf scrutinizes “architect speak” and breaks down what terms like “liveability” and “creative spaces” actually mean.
Architectures of Spatial Justice
Dana Cuff. MIT, Apr. 4 ($29.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-262-54521-1)
The architecture field needs to reexamine itself, argues UCLA architecture professor Cuff, in order to confront the ways it has contributed to racism and environmental issues.
Crowned: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora
Kahran and Regis Bethencourt. St. Martin’s, June 13 ($35, ISBN 978-1-250-28138-8)
From the Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award–winning Bethencourts comes a photography collection that reimagines fairy tales.
In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine, 1900–1930s
Konstantin Akinsha. Thames & Hudson, Feb. 7 ($60 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-500-29715-5)
Focusing on three Ukrainian cultural centers, art historian Akinsha chronicles artistic developments in the country during the early 20th century.
Internet_Art: From the Birth of the Web to the Rise of NFTs
Omar Kholeif. Phaidon, Apr. 1 ($39.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-407-7)
Curator Kholeif tracks the artists and movements that have blossomed since the creation of the World Wide Web.
Marilyn Minter: Elder Sex
Marilyn Minter. Jean Boîte Éditions, Mar. 21 ($60, ISBN 978-2-36568-071-4)
An expansion of a 2022 New York Times Magazine article illustrated with Minter’s photographs, this photographic collection questions attitudes toward sexuality among people over 70.
The Story of NFTs: Artists, Technology, and Democracy
Amy Whitaker and Nora Burnett Abrams. Rizzoli Electa, Feb. 14 ($32.50 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8478-9936-4)
NYU associate professor Whitaker and museum director Abrams explain NFTs, how artists are profiting from them, and what collectors of them need to know.
The Uyghurs: Kashgar Before the Catastrophe
Kevin Bubriski. George F. Thompson, May 15 ($60, ISBN 978-1-938086-99-1)
In the late 1990s, before China’s suppression of the Uyghurs, documentary photographer Bubriski made a photographic record of the city of Kashgar, capturing its culture and history.
Women Photograph: What We See: Women and Nonbinary Perspectives Through the Lens
Edited by Daniella Zalcman and Sara Ickow. White Lion, Mar. 7 ($30, ISBN 978-0-7112-7854-7)
This work argues that men’s perspectives dominate photojournalism, and, as a corrective, presents stories and photos from 100 women and nonbinary photojournalists.
Art, Architecture & Photography Listings
A Humanist Vision: The Naomi Rosenblum Family Collection, edited by Nina and Lisa Rosenblum (Apr. 25, $65, ISBN 978-0-7892-1460-7), showcases the personal collection of Rosenblum, a leading historian of photography before her death in 2021.
Tony Sarg: Genius at Play: Adventures in Illustration, Puppetry, and Popular Culture by Lenore D. Miller and Stephanie Haboush Plunkett (June 6, $45, ISBN 978-0-7892-1455-3) highlights the life of the founder of modern American puppetry and the creator of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons.
How to Paint Without a Brush: The Art of Red Hong Yi by Red Hong Yi (Apr. 11, $35, ISBN 978-1-4197-6195-9) explores Red’s artistic medium of household items, such as tea bags, egg shells, and flowers.
Pictured Worlds: Masterpieces of Children’s Book Art by 101 Essential Illustrators from Around the World by Leonard S. Marcus (Mar. 7, $75, ISBN 978-1-4197-3898-2) surveys children’s book art from the last 250 years.
Worlds Beyond Time: Sci-Fi Art of the 1970s by Adam Rowe (July 25, $40, ISBN 978-1-4197-4869-1). The creator of the 70s Sci-Fi Art blog celebrates the wild and sometimes puzzling designs that graced the covers of ’70s SF covers.
Africa: From the Nile Delta to Table Mountain by Amber Books (July 4, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-83886-283-1) collects photographs from one of the most geographically diverse continents on Earth.
The Wild: The World’s Most Spectacular Untamed Places by Claudia Martin (June 6, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-83886-254-1) scours the planet to discover the most remote and untouched places remaining.
Creative Business Handbook: Follow Your Passions and Be Your Own Boss by Alicia Puig and Ekaterina Popova (Apr. 18, $24.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-79721-905-9) dispenses advice to creatives who want to make their art their livelihood.
Young Queer America: Real Stories and Faces of LGBTQ+ Youth by Maxwell Poth (May 2, $24.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-79721-441-2) shares portraits and stories from LGTBQ kids and teenagers around the U.S.
Still Life by Doan Ly (May 2, $30, ISBN 978-1-79722-262-2) presents the work of floral design artist Ly, with photographs taken by the artist.
Black American Portraits: From the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, edited by Christine Kim and Myrtle Elizabeth Andrews (Feb. 7, $49.95, ISBN 978-1-63681-016-4) considers the way Black Americans have used portraits to see themselves since the early 19th century.
The Architecture Book (Feb. 21, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3502-5) offers a simple guide to understanding architecture.
Timelines of Art (Apr. 18, $40, ISBN 978-0-7440-7376-8) chronicles the history of art from cave paintings to the present.
Dissident Practices: Brazilian Women Artists, 1960s–2020s by Claudia Calirman (May 5, $26.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4780-1940-4) tackles 60 years of art by Brazilian women, focusing on the gender discrimination and political strife they fought against.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Picasso the Foreigner: An Artist in France, 1900–1973 by Annie Cohen-Solal, trans. by Sam Taylor (Mar. 21, $35, ISBN 978-0-374-23123-1), follows the artist’s turbulent relationship with his adoptive country.
Hell on Color, Sweet on Song: J. Wrey Mould and the Artful Beauty of Central Park by Francis Kowsky, with Lucille Gordon (Apr. 25, $39.95, ISBN 978-1-5315-0257-7), spotlights the little-known figure whose influence can be seen in some of New York’s most recognized landmarks.
Art Firsts: The Story of Art in 30 Pioneering Works by Nick Trend (May 9, $21.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-399-60143-6) offers a history of the “firsts” of art, including the first self-portrait and the first feminist work.
As We See It: Artists Redefining Black Identity by Aida Amoako (Feb. 7, $40, ISBN 978-1-78627-958-3) looks at 30 artists working in different mediums who are changing the idea of what Blackness means in the art world.
The History of Colour: How We See, Use and Understand Colour by Neil Parkinson (May 23, $28, ISBN 978-0-7112-6679-7) dives into how humans have related to and used color through the ages.
Juan de Pareja: An Afro-Hispanic Painter in the Age of Velázquez by David Pullins and Vanessa K. Valdes (Apr. 3, $50, ISBN 978-1-58839-756-0) presents the first monograph on Juan de Pareja, the enslaved studio assistant of Diego Velázquez, who, after being freed, became a celebrated artist in his own right.
Oceania: The Shape of Time by Maia Nuku (June 27, $50, ISBN 978-1-58839-728-7) showcases the art of the Oceania region and explores how it connects the area’s different peoples.
Computational Formalism: Art History and Machine Learning by Amanda Wasielewski (May 23, $30 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-262-54564-8) examines the effect that machine learning has had on art and the interconnected future of the two.
Yasmeen Lari: Architecture for the Future, edited by Angelika Fitz et al. (May 9, $39.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-262-54609-6), highlights the accomplishments of architect Yasmeen Lari, the first woman to open her own architecture firm in Pakistan in 1964.
Lino Tagliapietra: Sculptor in Glass by Glenn Adamson and Henry Adams (Feb. 15, $60, ISBN 978-1-58093-615-6). Considered one of the world’s greatest glassblowers, Lino Tagliapietra and his creations are celebrated in this monograph.
Milton Glaser: Pop by Steven Heller, Mirko Ilic, and Beth Kleber (Mar. 29, $65, ISBN 978-1-58093-613-2) centers on Milton Glaser’s work from the 1960s and ’70s, considered to be his Pop period, and observes how it chaged the visual style of the era.
The Wide World of Graffiti by Alan Ket (June 21, $60, ISBN 978-1-58093-601-9) presents a guide to and history of graffiti, from the 1970s to today, as told by the artists themselves.
Museum of Modern Art
Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time by Georgia O’Keeffe (Apr. 4, $50, ISBN 978-1-63345-147-6) presents O’Keeffe’s drawings in sequential order to better understand her artistic evolution.
Art Works: How Organizers and Artists Are Creating a Better World Together by Ken Grossinger (July 18, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-62097-672-2) looks at the joining of art and protest to examine how these combined movements can lead to political change.
The Story of Art Without Men by Katy Hessel (Mar. 7, $45, ISBN 978-0-393-88186-8) argues the artistic canon has been defined by men and seeks to rectify that by profiling women artists throughout history.
The Brutalists: Brutalism’s Best Architects by Owen Hopkins (Mar. 1, $69.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-563-0) examines the brutalist architecture style with architect surveys and building examples.
Shilpa Gupta by Alexandra Munroe, Nav Haq, and Elvira Dyangani Ose (June 1, $54.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-83866-325-4) offers the first comprehensive monograph for the Indian visual artist Shilpa Gupta.
Art’s Properties by David Joselit (Feb. 14, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-691-23604-9) explores how art is used by organizations or individuals as a way to take and consolidate power.
Animal Architecture: Beasts, Buildings, and Us by Paul Dobraszczyk (Apr. 12, $35, ISBN 978-1-78914-692-9) claims that architects don’t consider nonhuman inhabitants when designing spaces, and stresses the need for that to change.
Double Nation: A History of Australian Art by Ian McLean (June 12, $45, ISBN 978-1-78914-697-4) presents a guide to Australian art, from the colonial era to today.
Photography and Korea by Jeehey Kim (June 12, $50, ISBN 978-1-78914-710-0) surveys Korean photography and the ways it connects to Korean culture and history.
The Artist’s Mind: The Creative Lives and Mental Health of Famous Artists by Kathryn Vercillo, edited by Angelica Jardini (Apr. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6384-9), examines the connection between artists and mental illness.
Village Beaches: Pinhole Photography of East Hampton, New York by Phillip Andrew Lehans (June 28, $50, ISBN 978-0-7643-6583-6) uses an old-school technique to photograph East Hampton beaches.
Land Art: Creating Artworks in and with the Landscape by James Brunt (June 28, $26.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7643-6605-5) describes Brunt’s process for creating temporary nature art pieces and encourages readers to do the same.
Thames & Hudson
Julia Margaret Cameron—Arresting Beauty by Lisa Springer and Marta Weiss (Apr. 18, $35, ISBN 978-0-500-48086-1) explores the life and work of a photographer whose contributions to the medium were only realized after her death.
Kids of Cosplay by Thurstan Redding (June 14, $50, ISBN 978-0-500-02617-5) highlights the cosplay community and the connection fans have to the characters they portray.
Paint to Prosper: Transform Your Art Practice and Build a Modern Art Business by Amira Rahim (June 27, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-4637-3) seeks to help artists create careers with their art.
Univ. of California
Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation by Maggie Adler and Maurita Poole (Mar. 14, $45, ISBN 978-0-520-39330-1) presents art that showcases what freedom means and has meant to Black Americans throughout the years.
Univ. of Illinois
Chicago Skyscrapers, 1934–1986: How Technology, Politics, Finance, and Race Reshaped the City by Thomas Leslie (June 20, $44.95, ISBN 978-0-252-04495-3) analyzes midcentury changes to the Chicago skyline and their effects on the city’s population.
Univ. of Pennsylvania
Out of Sight: An Art Collector, a Discovery, and Andy Warhol, edited by David McKnight, Maureen McCormick, and Reva Wolf (June 27, $29.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-578-53291-2), tells the tale of Gregory McCoy, whose discovery of a set of Andy Warhol prints led to an exhibition of Warhol’s portrait of Marilyn Monroe.
Walker Art Center
Pacita Abad by Julia Bryan-Wilson et al. (Apr. 18, $65, ISBN 978-1-935963-26-4). Published to coincide with Pacita Abad’s first ever retrospective, this book focuses on her life and work, particularly her “trapunto” paintings.
About Architecture: An Essential Guide in 55 Buildings by Hugh Pearman (June 13, $40, ISBN 978-0-300-26344-2) considers the ways public spaces, homes, and industrial sites are designed and their effects on society.