The Chronicles of Now (Apr., $19.95) by Anthony Hayden-Guest. The illustrator and journalist offers a collection of cartoons that make darkly humorous commentary on art, celebrity and lifestyle. Advertising.
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Irish Art 1830-1990 (Apr., $19.95) by Brian Fallon traces the development of Irish art from the Romantic movement to the end of the 20th century.
Architecture and the Urban Environment: A Vision for the New Age (June, $39.99) by Derek Thomas appraises the current direction of architecture and urban design.
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Best Designed Hotels in Europe II: Fascinating Hideaways for Aesthetes (July, $40) by Martin Nicholas Kunz looks at exclusive hotels in nonurban areas.
Kesling Modern Structure: Popularizing Modern Living in Southern California 1934-1962 (Apr., $24.95) by Patrick Pascal observes the man who played an important role in the acceptance of modern architecture in Southern California.
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Bridge: The Architecture of Connection (Mar., $45), edited by Lucy Blakstad, studies the significance of important bridges.
Architecture by Herzog & de Meuron, Wall Painting by Remy Zaugg: A Work for Roche Basel (Mar., $35) looks at the creative collaboration between architects and artists.
Patriotic Pin-Ups (Mar., $11.95) by Max Allan Collins features 14 illustrations of scantily clad patriotic lasses.
Masterpieces of American Architecture (Mar., $29.95) by Edward Warren Hoak and Willis Humphrey Church documents structures built between 1900 and 1930--the golden age of American architecture.
Leonardo on Art and the Artist (June, $19.95), edited by Andre Chastel, is a complete picture of the techniques and philosophy of the artistic genius.
Creative Utopia (Apr., $26.99) by Theo Stephan Williams helps designers master 12 techniques that encourage greater creativity.
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Brassai and Picasso (Mar., $50) by Anne Baldassari is the catalogue of the Brooklyn Museum exhibition from March through June 2002.
Angkor: A Guide to the Temples (May, $30) by Jean Laur offers a complete guide to the archeological wonder with floor plans of all the monuments and temples.
The Dirt Is Red Here: Contemporary Native California Poetry and Art (June, $19.95), edited by Margaret Dubin, celebrates the beauty of California's Native American artists and poets.
What Is a Designer?: Things, Places, Messages (Mar., $40) by Norman Potter combines a discussion of the major issues of design with detailed and practical information.
Reprint: The Grammar of Architecture (May, $29.95) by Emily Cole.
LITTLE, BROWN UK
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Hockney on 'Art': Conversations with Paul Joyce (Apr., $29.95) by David Hockney with Paul Joyce is taken from interviews between the artist and artist-filmmaker.
Olafur Eliasson: Surroundings Surrounded, Essays on Space and Science (Mar., $34.95), edited by Peter Weibel, presents essays on art and science along with works by Icelandic artist Eliasson.
|You Auto See This One! Rob Pulleyn, publisher of Lark Books in Asheville, N.C., is smitten with motor vehicles that are dolled up to look like, say, mammoth hamburgers or giant sharks. "When I saw pictures of these wild and wacky cars, I thought, 'This would be a really neat book,'" he recalls. The executive even purchased a used 1983 Volvo station wagon and induced Lark's staff to create an art car of its very own. "It has a garden theme," Pulleyn discloses. "It has a sprinkler on the front, a picket fence around the outside, and a bed of plastic flowers on top." His preoccupation with truly mobile art sped forward, then stalled. "We canceled the book. It didn't look right," he confesses. That was in 1999. Later, Pulleyn crossed paths with an art car fanatic who had filmed a PBS documentary on his passion in 1992. Pulleyn's pet project was suddenly back in the fast lane. In March, Lark will publish Art Cars: The Cars, the Artists, the Obsession, the Craft by Harrod Blank. And what about Lark's visionary garden on wheels? "We keep it in a garage three blocks from here," notes Pulleyn. "It doesn't run well."|
The Next Jerusalem: Sharing the Divided City (May, $50), edited by Michael Sorkin. Israeli, Palestinian and American architects and urban planners consider the physical future of Jerusalem.
Sixteen Houses (Aug., $40) by Michael Bell observes the work of 16 architects who designed a series of single-family houses in Houston.
NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF SCOTLAND
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Textile Treasures: An Introduction to European Decorative Textiles for Home and Church in the National Museums of Scotland (Mar., $20.95) by Naomi Tarrant. A textile expert looks at traditional and unusual textiles.
The Battle of Pavia (June, $6.95) is a painting of the siege and battle of Pavia in 1525.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Early Art and Architecture of Africa (June, $18.95) by Peter Garlake reveals the diversity found in more than 5,000 years of African art.
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Paper Snarl Interviews (Apr., $21.95) by John Grant. Twenty-five fantasy and science fiction artists uncover their creative secrets.
Piero Della Francesca (Mar., $19.95) by Marilyn Aronberg Lavin is a portrait of one of the artists of the early Renaissance known for his naturalism.
Vito Acconci (May, $39.95) by Mark C. Taylor looks at the work of a pioneer in the field of performance and video art.
George Tooker (Mar., $30) by Thomas H. Garver contains the artist's complete works of haunting psychological landscapes.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
Design Is... (Mar., $29.95), edited by Akiko Busch, photographic essays by David Carson, celebrates design in all its guises.
Lost: Lost and Found Pet Posters from Around the World (May, $14.95) by Ian Phillips features posters notable for their cleverness, humor, sorrow, entreaties and rewards.
Mobile: The Art of Portable Architecture (July, $19.95), edited by Jennifer Siegal, explores the portable possibilities of mobile structures.
Design It Yourself: Newsletters (June, $24.99) by Chuck Green. Aimed at the layperson, this book provides instruction, examples and templates for producing professional newsletters.
SANTA MONICA PRESS
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Discovering the History of Your House (May, $14.95) by Betsy J. Green explains how to discover the story behind any house through previous owners, architects, newspapers and state agencies.
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40. Contemporary Young Architects (May, $29.95) by Zone Attive presents the finalists, who are all under age 40, for the most prestigious architectural prize in Europe: the Borromini.
William Morris Designs (June, $6.95) by Phoebe Ann Erb collects patterns and designs by the British artist and furniture designer; an International Design Library series title.
TEN SPEED PRESS
Shanghai Girl Gets All Dressed Up (June, $24.95) by Beverley Jackson includes photos of the city, the clothes, the Chinese cinema stars who led the fashion trends and the Hollywood movie queens who inspired them.
THAMES & HUDSON
Hip Hotels: Italy (Apr., $29.95) by Herbert Ypma presents the best-designed hotels, from a cave and an abbey to an olive mill and fishing hut.
Stencil Graffiti (Apr., $19.95) by Tristan Manco showcases the work of the originators and innovators of stencil graffiti from Paris to San Diego.
Art of the Middle Ages (June, $18.95) by Janetta Rebold Benton explores the art from familiar masterpieces to lesser-known works. Advertising.
Blue and White Japan (Apr., $17.95) by Amy Sylvester Katoh, photos by Yutaka Satoh, looks at Japan's classic color combination in items of function and beauty.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
Along the Silk Road (Mar., $24.95), edited by Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma spearheaded this project devoted to the living arts of the peoples of traditional Silk Road lands.
Drawn to Yellowstone: Artists in America's First National Park (July; $35, cloth $50) by Peter H. Hassrick traces the artistic history of the park from the earliest explorers to the present; published with the Autry Museum of Western Heritage.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Aerosol Kingdom: Subway Painters of New York City (Aug., $30) by Ivor Miller restores the lost world of subway art and evaluates famous practitioners.
Mirror, Mirror: Self-Portraits of Women Artists (Apr., $24.95) by Liz Redeal with essays by Whitney Chadwick and Frances Borzello explores the self-portraits of 40 women artists from the mid-17th century to today.
Great Masters of Western Art (July, $21.95) by Jordi Vigue is a compact guide to 75 great masters.