Hirschfeld’s Hollywood: The Film Art of Al Hirschfeld (Oct., $15.95) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, text by David Leopold, showcases the famous sketch-artist’s work. Advertising.
Hirschfeld’s New York (Oct., $15.95) by Clare Bell looks at the city through the artist’s eyes; coincides with an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York.
ACADEMY CHICAGO PUBLISHERS
The Stamp Art & Postal History of Michael Thompson & Michael Hernandez de Luna (Sept., $45) by Michael Thompson and Michael Hernandez de Luna is an amusing volume of knockoff postage stamps.
The Education of an E-Designer (Sept., $21.95), edited by Steven Heller. More than 50 e-design experts discuss the steps from graphic design to e-design. Advertising.
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Digital Gehry (Dec., $12.50) by Bruce Lindsay looks into the digital workshop of architect Frank Gehry.
Obey the Giant: Life in the Image World (Dec., $28) by Rock Poynor. A design critic explores the thinking behind contemporary visual culture.
The Americans: New Art (Oct., $45), designed by Joseph Burrin, surveys the most recent wave of young American artists.
CARROLL & GRAF
The Mammoth Book of Illustrated Erotica (Jan., $16.95), edited by Maxim Jakubowski and Marilyn Jaye Lewis, collects the work of 80 international photographers.
Houses of the 1920s: With Over 500 Illustrations and Floor Plans (Jan., $19.95) by House and Garden is an archive of photographs, drawings and floor plans.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Reprint: Romanticism and Its Discontents (Oct., $16) by Anita Brookner.
GREENWICH WORKSHOP PRESS
Christopher Blossom: Premier Maritime Artist (Sept., $15.95) by Christopher Blossom collects 36 paintings with captions detailing their historical significance.
James Christensen: Foremost Fantasy Artist (Sept., $15.95) by James Christensen features 36 recent, vintage and never-before-published paintings by the artist.
Morbid Curiosities (Nov., $29.99) by Katharine Gates looks at those who collect souvenirs of death, including paintings by John Wayne Gacy and items from the Heaven’s Gate mass suicide. Ad/promo.
Hopper (Nov., $15) by Mark Strand is a critique of 30 paintings by Edward Hopper.
Café Fetish (Nov., $16) by Jirí Slíva collects coffee-themed artwork expressing the Czech artist’s passion for Central European cafe culture.
Barns (Sept., $14.95) by Randy Leffingwell chronicles the beauty of American barns.
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Apollinaire on Art: Essays and Reviews, 1902—1918 (Oct., $19.95) by Guillaume Apollinaire provides an overview of the Paris art scene prior to WWI.
Futurist Manifestos (Oct., $17.95), edited by Umbro Apollonio. Available in English
Andy Warhol (Nov.; $16.95, cloth $40), edited by Annette Michelson, features essays by Benjamin Buchloh, Thomas Crow, Hal Foster, Rosalind Kraus and Nan Rosenthal plus a previously unpublished interview with the artist.
Abstract Art from the Río de la Plata, 1933—1953 (Nov., $45) by Mario H. Gradowczyk and Nelly Perazzo looks at Latin America’s history of this modern art form.
MUSEUM OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
Navajo Spoons: Indian Artistry and the Souvenir Trade, 1880—1940 (Oct., $27.50) by Cindra Kline features rare spoons manufactured by Navajo silversmiths, purchased by tourists traveling in the Southwest.
America’s Art Museums: A Traveler’s Guide to Great Collections Large and Small (Jan., $18.95) by Suzanne Loebl tours the country’s museums while it examines America’s art history.
Great Comic Cats (Sept., $24.95) by Malcolm Whyte is an expanded edition of the 1981 anthology tracing the use of cats in art from ancient times to today’s comic strips.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
The Look of Love: The Art of the Romance Novel (Jan., $16.95) by Jennifer McKnight-Trontz studies the work of the artists who helped define the look of paperbacks, particularly the romance novel.
Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency (Feb., $30) by Andrea Oppenheimer Dean and Timothy Hursley follows Mockbee and his architectural students, who use salvaged lumber and bricks and other found items to create inexpensive buildings for the impoverished.
RIO NUEVO PUBLISHERS
In the Fifth World: Portrait of the Navajo Nation (Sept., $21.95) by Adriel Heisey and Kenji Kawano combines aerial photographer Heisey’s landscapes and photojournalist Kawano’s intimate portraits.
The Pacific Northwest Landscape: A Painted History (Sept., $21.95), edited by Kitty Harmon, features the work of Albert Bierstadt, Sydney Laurence, Emily Carr, Mark Tobey and others.
(dist. by Princeton Architectural Press)
Earthquake!: A Post-Biblical View (Nov., $17), edited by Lebbeus Woods, captures landscapes produced from post-seismic forces.
STANFORD UNIV. PRESS
Worshiping the Ancestors: Chinese Commemorative Portraits (Sept., $39.95) by Jan Stuart and Evelyn S. Rawski looks at the artistic, historical and religious significance of these portraits.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV. PRESS
Different Travelers, Different Eyes: Artists’ Narratives of the American West, 1829—1920 (Nov., $18.95), edited by Donald A. Barclay, James H. Maguire and Peter Wilde, gathers selections from field notes, journals and diaries kept by 21 artists traveling in the American West.
Painting Flowers in Watercolour: A Naturalistic Approach (Sept., $19.95) by Coral G. Guest shows paintings of flowers that are at once botanically correct and realistically beautiful.
Le Corbusier: The Poetic of Machine and Metaphor (Dec., $29.95) by Alexander Tzonis presents the architect’s oeuvre in relation to the revolutionary global developments of the 20th century.
Marc Newson (Dec., $29.95) by Conway Lloyd Morgan surveys the work of Australian designer Newson.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
New Organic Architecture: The Breaking Wave (Nov.; $35, cloth $60) by David Pearson advocates building in a way that is both aesthetically and environmentally sound.
UNIV. OF HAWAII PRESS
A Painter’s Year in the Forests of Bhutan (Sept., $35) by A.K. Hellum records one man’s journey into the little-known culture of Bhutan.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Painting Professionals: Women Artists and the Development of Modern American Art, 1870—1930 (Oct.; $18.95, cloth $45) by Kirsten Swinth examines the impact of women painters on the American art world of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Great Houses of London (Oct., $35) by David Pearce offers a history of some 40 major and 100 lesser buildings, most of which no longer exist, dating from the 13th century.
Reprint: Leap (Oct., $14) by Terry Tempest Williams. Author tour.
Pin-Up Dreams: The Glamour Art of Rolf Armstrong (Oct., $39.95) by Janet Dobson and Michael Wooldridge covers the life and career of the "father of pin-up artists."
The Great Women Cartoonists (Nov., $24.95) by Trina Robbins ranges from 1896 to the present.
100 Views of Mount Fuji (Sept., $29.95) by Timothy Clark collects the work of contemporary Japanese artists.
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Sticky Art and Sticky Sex (Oct., $24.95 each) by Paul Davis. The artist muses on contemporary life as recorded on "yellow stickies."
Volume 248 Issue 33 08/13/2001
Fall 2001 Trade Paperbacks: Art & Architecture