The Art and Spirit of Paris (Sept., $425, 2 volumes, slipcased) by Michel Laclotte, Venceslas Kruta et al. This successor to The Art of Florence covers the history of the arts in Paris, from the Stone Age to the pyramid at the Louvre. Advertising.
Italian Villas (Sept., $75) by Ovidio Guaita surveys notable Italian villas from the Renaissance to the present.
Marc Chagall (Sept., $60) by Jean-Michel Foray, Meret Meyer Graber and Jakov Bruk. This full-scale survey of the artist's work, complete with illustrated chronology of Chagall's life, accompanies a major retrospective at SFMoMA.
Julian Schnabel (Nov., $75) by Julian Schnabel surveys the artist's career with a unique look at his artistic perspective.
British Artists at Work (Sept., $75) by Gemma de Cruz, photos by Amanda Eliasch, looks at four generations of artists, from the established to the newly emerging.
BARNES & NOBLE
The Art of the Bookplate (Oct., $15) by James Keenan traces the bookplate's history and offers 132 examples.
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Album: Style & Image in Sleeve Design (Oct., $49.95) by Nicholas de Ville looks at the visual history of album and CD cover design from the 1940s to the present.
John Wulp (Sept., $75) by John Wulp. Two portfolios showcase Wulp's work, including the visual arts: photography, stage sets, landscapes, interiors, abstracts, still lifes and portraits.
BLACK DOG & LEVENTHAL
One Thousand Buildings of Paris (Oct., $34.95), by Kathy Borrus, photos by Jorg Brockmann and James Driscoll, features Parisian architecture, from Notre Dame cathedral to the Pompidou Center.
George Inness and the Visionary Landscape (Sept., $29.95) by Adrienne Baxter collects 40 reproductions of the artist's most important paintings with an overview of his life and philosophical preoccupations.
Art Deco: 1910—1939 (Sept., $65), edited by Charlotte Benton, Tim Benton and Ghislaine Wood, is a comprehensive volume on this 20th-century art style.
The Thomas Kinkade Story: A 20-Year Chronology of the Artist (Oct., $50) by Thomas Kinkade looks at the painter's life and art and includes new paintings. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Crossing Book Club alternate.
Ordinary Heroes (Oct., $29.95) by Flavia and Lisa Weedn celebrates teachers, caregivers, friends and mothers.
The Silver Age of Comic Book Art (Oct., $49.95) by Arlen Schumer highlights the careers of eight Hall of Fame artists who drew definitive versions of characters from 1956 to 1970 including Batman, Spiderman and Superman.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Eros on the Nile (Jan., $28.95) by Karol Mysliwiec, trans. by Geoffrey L. Packer, studies the erotic practices of the ancient Egyptians as recorded in art, literature and recent archeological discoveries.
Higher: A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City (Oct., $26) by Neal Bascomb documents the battle among America's architects to build the tallest building in Manhattan during the Roaring '20s.
Creative Sparks (Sept., $24.99) by Jim Krause provides a playful collection of advice, thought-provoking concepts, suggestions and exercises to inspire designers.
5 CONTINENTS EDITIONS
A Mughal Jewel: The Mausoleum of I'timad ud-Daulah (Sept., $49) by Amina Okada, photos by Jean-Louis Nou, illustrates one of India's architectural treasures. Advertising.
Inspired Design: Traditional Japanese Crafts (Oct., $75) by Michael Dunn displays original Japanese design. Advertising.
History of Art (Sept., $50) by Jacques Thuillier. This survey of painting, sculpture and architecture won the 2002 Grand Prix d'Histoire Chateaubriand in France.
Palaces and Gardens of Persia (Jan., $65) by Yves Porter. Illustrations recall the colorful tiled palace pavilions and mosques of Persia.
This Teaching I Present: Fraktur from the Skipjack and Salford Mennonite Meetinghouse Schools, 1747—1836 (Nov., $29.95) by Mary Jane Lederach Hershey explores the ornately lettered, decoratively bordered mottoes, certificates and rewards created by teachers in Mennonite schools northwest of Philadelphia.
GREENWICH WORKSHOP PRESS
Bound for Blue Water: Contemporary American Marine Art (Oct., $85), edited by J. Russell Jinishian, showcases paintings, sculpture, scrimshaw and models and includes a biographic index of the artists.
Art: A New History (Oct., $39.95) by Paul Johnson is an overview of the history of art from the earliest cave paintings to the present. 60,000 first printing. BOMC, QPB main selections; History Book Club alternate.
Designing the Good Home (Nov., $50) by Dennis Wedlick explores the elements that make a house emotionally evocative.
Waterfront Retreats (Nov., $39.95) by Alejandro Bahamón. Dramatic photography shows innovative residential design used by architectural firms to build on the water's edge.
House on the Edge (Jan., $39.95) by Alejandro Bahamón displays 28 homes from around the world built on mountainsides, cliff faces and other precarious locations.
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Krishna's Cosmos: The Creativity of an Artist, Sculptor & Teacher (Sept., $45) by Ratnottama Sengupta explores the creativity of Krishna Reddy, who developed the process of printing numerous colors from a single metal plate.
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Rembrandt's Journey: Painter, Draftsman, Etcher (Oct., $60) by Clifford S. Ackley et al., concentrates on Rembrandt's talent for visual storytelling.
Gauguin Tahiti (Feb., $65) by George T.M. Shackelford et al. is an in-depth exploration of the artist's Polynesian years
Random Order: Robert Rauschenberg and the Neo-Avant-Garde (Sept., $34.95) by Branden W. Joseph examines the artist's development, focusing on his relationship with John Cage
Me++ (Oct., $27.95) by William J. Mitchell discusses the ramifications of information technology, such as wireless and networks, as applied to architecture, the environment and everyday life. Author publicity.
The Swedish House (Sept., $50) by Lars Sjöberg is an overview of home styles from the 17th century to the present.
The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects (Feb., $27.95) by Norman Klein takes a journey through five centuries of optical illusions and other wonders.
Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross (Oct., $35), by Chip Kidd, photos by Geoff Spear, displays the best of Ross's famous DC Comics characters. Advertising. 7-city author tour.
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The Chesley Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy Art: A Retrospective (Oct., $45) by John Grant and Elizabeth Humphrey with Pamela D. Scoville covers two decades of award winners with more than 300 illustrations and a list of nominees.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
Work Ethic (Nov., $29.95) by Helen Molesworth examines the new ways of making "art" in the 1960s by studying the culture of industry of the time.
Contemporary Japanese Restaurant Design (Nov., $45) by Cornucopia K.K., illus. by Motoko Jitsukawa, features 30 unique restaurant and bar interior designs in Japan.
China Modern (Dec., $40) by Sharon Leece, photos by A. Chester Ong, showcases 39 innovative homes, bars and restaurants with Chinese-inspired interiors.
Gustav Stickley (Oct., $69.95) by David Cathers is a comprehensive monograph of this pivotal figure of the American Arts & Crafts movement.
Elephant House, or the Home of Edward Gorey (Sept., $35) by Kevin McDermott takes a tour through Gorey's strange and wonderful residence.
Meinrad Craighead, Crow Mother and the Dog God: A Retrospective (Sept., $90), essays by Meinrad Craighead, Rosemary Davies et al., pays tribute to the art and vision of a unique American artist.
Fragments from the Delta of Venus (Feb., $25) by Anaïs Nin, art by Judy Chicago. Chicago's paintings illustrate Nin's most sensual passages from her classic collection of erotic stories. Ad/promo.
Xtreme Interiors (Oct., $35) by Courtenay Smith and Annette Ferrara looks at how advances in technology and architectural creativity are transforming today's homes.
Palaces That Changed the World (Oct., $29.95) by Klaus Reichold features more than 50 palaces on five continents.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
Butabu: Adobe Architecture of West Africa (Nov., $50) by James Morris with text by Suzanne Preston Blier displays earthen buildings from the great mosque at Djenne, the largest mud building in the world, to small houses in remote animist communities.
QUILL DRIVER BOOKS
Underground Buildings: More Than Meets the Eye (Nov., $29.95) by Loretta Hall is a guided tour of public, commercial and private structures where millions of people live, work and play underground.
Manhattan Within (Nov., $35) by Matteo Pericoli. Architect and artist Pericoli renders Manhattan's skyline as viewed from within Central Park.
Next Generation Architecture: Folds, Blobs, and Boxes (Nov.; $65, paper $45) by Joseph Rosa looks at the work of today's architects who are pushing digital technology to the limit and continuing a tradition of organic architecture often labeled "blobitecture."
The Mansions of Long Island's Gold Coast (Dec.; $55, paper $40) by Monica Randall tours homes built in the early 20th century on Long Island's North Shore by the aristocrats of America's Gilded Age.
Blobitecture: Waveform & Organic Design (Oct., $40) by John K. Waters focuses on the "blobist" design phenomenon.
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Great Smaller Museums of Europe (Sept., $45) by James Stourton identifies 35 museums containing some of the world's greatest art treasures.
Art Jewelry Today (Feb., $50) by Dona Z. Meilach is a reference guide to those who buy, wear, collect and create one-of-a-kind contemporary art jewelry.
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Villas on the Lakes: Orta, Maggiore, Como, Garda (Oct., $50) by Elizabeth Helman Minchilli depicts the romantic villas located along the edges of the jewel-like lakes of northern Italy.
Treasury of World Culture: Archaeological Sites and Urban Centers (Sept., $50) by Valerio Terraroli is the first in a series of three volumes exploring UNESCO's World Heritage sites including places of worship, monuments, living settlements and historic complexes.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
The Provençal House: Architecture and Interiors (Oct., $40) by Johanna Thornycroft, photos by Andreas Von Einsiedel, explores 16 homes in Provence that have never been shown before.
A House on Water: Inspiration for Living at the Water's Edge (Sept., $34.95) by Robert Knight showcases 25 homes at water's edge and suggests six interior design themes to complement their water locations. 75,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Good House Parts: Creating a Great Home Piece by Piece (Oct., $34.95) by Dennis Wedlick focuses on the importance of interior details, from doors, windows and roofing to dormers, columns and fireplaces. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
TEXAS A&M UNIV. PRESS
The Texas Post Office Murals: Art for the People (Oct., $45) by Philip Parisi gathers 115 photographs of art commissioned by a New Deal program during the Depression for display in post offices.
THAMES & HUDSON
Brick: A World History (Oct., $70) by James W. P. Campbell, photos by William Pryce, studies the use of bricks from 5000 BC through the 20th century.
Video Art (Nov., $45) by Michael Rush is a detailed overview of video art, born less than 40 years ago.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
Blanket Weaving in the Southwest (Oct., $75) by Joe Ben Wheat, edited by Ann Lane Hedlund, includes 200 color plates in this history of Southwestern textiles.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
The Hacienda in Mexico (Nov., $34.95) by Daniel Nierman and Ernesto H. Vallejo includes photos and building plans.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Extraordinary Interpretations: Florida's Self-Taught Artists (Nov., $34.95) by Gary Monroe explores the distinctive features of Florida's contemporary folk artists.
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Paris, City of Art (Sept., $85) by Jean-Marie Perouse de Montclos. Illustrated with more than 800 color images, this volume looks at the art and architecture of Paris and includes biographies, chronologies, maps and plans.
Japanese Paintings: In the Ashmolean Museum (Oct., $60) by Janice Katz showcases this collection of works from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Shocking!: The Art of Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli (Oct., $65) by Dilys E. Blum reviews creations by the celebrated fashion designer, a style arbiter of the 1930s.
Defaced: The Visual Culture of Violence in the Late Middle Ages (Dec., $26) by Valentin Groebner investigates the depiction of violence in the visual arts of the late Middle Ages.