Italian Villas (Sept., $75), text and photos by Ovidio Guaita, features 250 villas built from the Renaissance to the present; 300 color illus.

75 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards (Sept., $75) by Robert Osborne recounts the history of the Oscars from their beginnings in 1927 to their diamond jubilee this year; 725 illus., 60 in color. Advertising. Author tour. TV/radio satellite tours.

Tuscany (Sept., $45), text by Marie-Ange Guillaume, photos by Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo, depicts the region whose the natural beauty rivals its wealth of art in 160 color photographs.

The Art & Spirit of Paris (Oct., $385 prior to 1/1/04, $425 thereafter) Michel Laclotte, editorial director, spans two millennia of art, ranging from painting to architecture, the decorative arts to fashion; more than 1,500 illustrations.


Beyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes (Oct., $55) by Michael Benson gathers photos of Mars, many never seen before, and includes four eight-page gatefolds and 295 illustrations; coincides with an exhibition and symposium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Bond Girls Are Forever (Nov., $40) by John Cork and Maryam D'Abo. More than 200 photos detail the daring, dangerous and delicious females who tempted agent 007, from Ursula Andress to Halle Berry.

The Luminous Years: Portraits at Mid-Century (Nov., $40) by Karl Bissinger recalls luminaries of New York City's café society and haute bohemia including Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and Katharine Hepburn; 115 tritone photos.

Once There Was a Way: Photographs of the Beatles (Nov., $29.95) by Harry Benson. Famed photographer Benson provides an intimate look at the Fab Four in anticipation of the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' American debut.


The Art of Nude Photography (Sept., $35) by Pascal Baetens is by an internationally renowned, award-winning photographer; 160 duotones.


A Christmas Celebration (Sept., $9.95) by Thomas Kindake. Inspirational words by notables including Helen Steiner Rice and Charles Dickens are illustrated with Kinkade's paintings. 50,000 first printing.

Tiny Monsters (Sept., $9.95). Photos capture the charm of children costumed as cowboys, princesses and ballerinas. 25,000 first printing.

The Complete Far Side (Oct., $135) by Gary Larson, foreword by Steve Martin. Larson fans will welcome this deluxe, two-volume slipcased set that contains every Far Side cartoon ever syndicated—more than 4,000—plus 1,100 that have never previously appeared. 200,000 first printing.


Dummy Days: American's Favorite Ventriloquists from Radio and Early TV (Aug., $30) by Kelly Asbury recalls the days of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Señor Wences and Shari Lewis—ventiloquists who turned a vaudeville gimmick into an American art form; more than 200 rare photos.


Twins (Sept., $50) by Mary Ellen Mark features 80 tritone portraits of identical twins who range in age from six months to 78 years. First serial to the New Yorker.

Gardenscapes (Oct., $40), photos by Lynn Geesaman, essays by Verlyn Klinkenborg, introduces the world of cultivated landscapes found in Europe, the U.K. and the U.S. in 71 soft-focus images.

Aquarium (Nov., $45), photos by Diane Cooke and Len Jenshel, interviews by Lawrence Weschler, essay by Todd Newberry. Modern aquariums in eight countries reveal spectacular aquatic life.


Hirschfeld's Harlem (Nov., $75) by Al Hirschfeld. The late artist illustrates New York's "city within the city," charting its rhythms and moods in 20 color and 50 b&w illustrations. Advertising.


New York, You're a Wonderful Town!: Fifty-Plus Years of Chronicling Gotham (Nov., $35) by Henrik Krogius looks at everyday New York City as it has evolved over a half a century.


Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty (Nov., $40), photos by Nick Del Calzo, text by Peter Collier, features histories and photographs of 116 living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. 85,000 first printing. $85,000 ad/promo. 40-city tour with local Medal of Honor recipients. 20-city TV and 40-city radio satellite tour.


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Ghosts in the Wilderness: Abandoned America (Oct., $60) by Tony and Eva Worobiec. Photos evoke the harsh and unforgiving landscape of the American West, with its abandoned farms and schools, with words by remaining residents who speak sadly of better times.


Broken Spears: A Masai Journey (Oct., $50) by Elizabeth Gilbert follows her journey through the remains of Africa's Masailand, and features photos of Masai ceremonies, weddings and panoramic shots of the Serengeti.


Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit (Oct., $28) by Sean Hepburn Ferrer. Photos, many previously unpublished, plus Hepburn's own paintings offer a rare and intimate look at this film icon. Proceeds will benefit the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund.

Kevyn Aucoin: a beautiful life (Oct., $30) by Kevyn Aucoin and Kerry Diamond. Pages from the makeup artist's diaries and photos from his photo shoots provide a 20-year retrospective of fashion and beauty.

Resurrection (Oct., $29.95), edited by Jacob Hoye and Karolyn Ali, is the companion to a MTV Films documentary on artist Tupac Shakur based on his poetry, journals, photos and personal letters.


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Great Houses of Europe (Oct., $55) by Marcus Binney, photos by Alex Starkey, More than 200 photographs depict interiors of feudal castles, summer palaces, hunting lodges and pleasure pavilions.


Our Dogs: A Century of Words and Images from theAKC Gazette (Nov., $29.95) by the American Kennel Club celebrates canine companionship in more than 100 photographs, and includes pieces by Rick Bass, Jane Smiley and Doug Marlette.

Season's Eatings: A Very Merry Garfield Christmas (Nov., $24.95) by Jim Davis features Garfield's Christmas strips from the last 25 years.

Top Dog: Marmaduke at 50 (Nov., $24.95) by Brad Anderson, foreword by Jim Davis, collects popular Marmaduke cartoons to celebrate the playful pooch's birthday.


The Art of Being an Elephant (Aug., $19.95) by Christine and Michael Denis-Huot. The photographer/writer team provide images of elephants in their natural habitat along with information on their endangered lives.

Skyscrapers (Sept., $19.95) by Antonio Terranova celebrates buildings from the Empire State Building to the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lampur.

The Art of the Bookplate (Oct., $15) by James Keenan traces the origins, development and designs of the personalized bookplate, and includes 132 examples.

Law & Order: Crimes Scenes (Oct., $30) With writer and photographer Jessica Burstein, Law & Order producer Dick Wolf presents "anatomies" of the show's crime scenes, along with interviews. 70,000 first printing.

Tuscany: Inside the Light (Oct., $30) by Joel Meyerowitz. Photographer Meyerowitz teams up with novelist and playwright Maggie Barrett to offer seasonal images of Tuscany with commentary.


The Campaigns of World War II Day-by-Day (Sept., $29.95) by Chris Bishop, additional material by Chris McNab, chronicles the 57 military campaigns of both the war in Europe and the Pacific, complemented with photos and full-color maps.

SS: The Secret Archives—Eastern Front and ...Western Front (Sept., $24.95 each), both by Ian Baxter, recount the exploits of the Waffen-SS using information from albums, newspapers and divisional archives.


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Liquid History: The Thames Through Time (Oct., $24.95) by Stephen Croad takes readers on a 150-year photographic tour along Britain's famed Thames River.


Christie's Rock & Pop Memorabilia (Jan., $35) by Sarah Hodgson and Peter Doggett surveys such items as Eric Clapton's Fender Stratocaster and Madonna's famous black bustier; 120 color illustrations.


Peter and the Wolf (Nov., $19.95), illustrations by Bono of U2, pairs a book featuring 64 pages of Bono's original artwork with a CD of Gavin Friday and the Seezer Ensemble performing Prokofiev's score; royalties to benefit the Irish Hospice Foundation.


George Innes and the Visionary Landscape (Sept., $29.95) by Adrienne Baxter Bell looks at 40 color reproductions of the painter's most important works that reflect his philosophical preoccupations.

Hans Hofmann (Nov., $32) by Karen Wilkin examines the range of Hofmann's achievement and influence as both artist and theorist; coincides with a retrospective at the Naples Museum of Art, Fla.


101 Salivations: For the Love of Dogs (Oct., $24.95) by Rachael Hale collects dog portraits. 25,000 first printing. Advertising.

Remembering Jack: Intimate and Unseen Photographs of the Kennedys (Oct., $45), photos by Jacques Lowe, essays by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Thomasina Lowe, text by Hugh Sidey, collects rare and never-before-seen photos of the Kennedy family taken by JFK's personal photographer. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. BOMC alternate. First serial to Time and Vanity Fair. Author publicity.

Judy Garland: A Portrait in Art & Anecdote (Oct., $50) by John Fricke is by an authority on the American legend, and includes more than 400 color and b&w photos. 30,000 first printing. Advertising. BOMC alternate.

The Thomas Kinkade Story: A 20-Year Chronology of the Artist (Nov., $50) by Thomas Kinkade looks at Kinkade's life and art; includes never-before-seen paintings and photos. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Crossings Book Club alternate.


War Stories: Reporting in the Time of Conflict from the Crimea to Iraq (Aug., $12.95), edited by Harold Evans, guest curator for the Newseum. Notebooks, photos, headlines, wires, telegrams, satellite uplinks and interviews reveal the challenges of those who reported stories of war; a tie-in to the Washington, D.C., interactive news museum's exhibition.


Sneakers (Aug., $24.95) by Neal Heard pays tribute to these versatile shoes with photos of more than 300 styles.


Desert Diaries: Photojournalists on the War in Iraq (Oct., $39.95). Twenty-four international photographers reveal the consequences of war.


JFK: Remembering Jack (Oct., $12.95) by Christophe Loviny and Vincent Touze commemorates the 40th anniversary of JFK's assassination through photos, quotations and anecdotes of the public and private man; includes a 60-minute audio CD of speeches, press conferences and White House phone calls.

The Rolling Stones: According to the Rolling Stones (Oct., $40) by the Rolling Stones. Group members tell it in their own words and images.

Lennon Legend: An Illustrated Life of John Lennon (Nov., $40) by James Henke features archival photos, reproductions of Lennon's handwritten song lyrics, drawings, memorabilia and personal papers; slipcased with an audio CD of interviews. Robota (Nov., $35), story and art by Doug Chiang, text by Orson Scott Card. This original illustrated SF novel follows the fortunes of a strangely powerful amnesiac who is investigating an ancient, decaying world.

Winged Migration (Dec., $50) by Jacques Perrin is a companion to the Oscar-nominated film following the flight of migrating birds.


Body Art: The Human Canvas—Ink and Steel (Sept., $35) by Gary Lee Heard with David Cultrara. More than 200 portraits and interviews reveal how the use of the human body as a canvas has evolved to the tattooing and piercing of today.

Candy: The Sweet History (Sept., $35) by Beth Kimmerle pays homage to the companies and brands that have become American icons.


A Journey in Time: Mendocino Country Wildflowers (Nov., $65) by Peter W. Stearns. This case-bound reference explains where and when each flower blooms, and provides the Latin genus and commonly used names; 313 photos.


Joel Sternfeld: American Prospects (Sept., $50), essay by Katy Siegel. Originally published in 1987, American Prospects offers a classic view of American life.


Labyrinths: Ancient Paths of Wisdom and Peace (Sept., $19.95) by Virginia Westbury explores the history, mystery and locations of these "paths of peace" that abound in the U.S.

War: U.S.A. Afghanistan. Iraq (Nov., $TBA) by VII, with Peter Maass, Remy Ourdan and David Rieff. Photojournalists' images and thoughts examine U.S. foreign policy.


The Disney Treasures (Sept., $60 with audio CD) by Robert Tieman highlights Disney history with photos, sketches, brochures and posters, plus pull-out reproductions of memorabilia, including Walt Disney's correspondence and tickets to Disneyland from 1955.


America 24/7 (Oct., $50) by Rick Smolan and David Elliot Cohen. The team behind A Day in the Life of America sent thousands of photographers across the country to document American life from May 12—18, 2003, for this visual time capsule.

Earth (Oct., $50), Jim Luhr, editor-in-chief. This illustrated survey of our planet provides insight into the forces that formed our environment; published in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

World War I (Oct., $40) by H.P. Willmott. Text, illustrations, graphics, maps and timelines provide a dramatic account of the Great War.

Tibetan Buddhist Life (Oct., $30) by Don Farber, foreword by the Dalai Lama, depicts Tibetan Buddhist life through more than 200 reproductions.


I Am of Kerry (Oct., $33.95) by Valerie O'Sullivan. Text and b&w photos explore the diversity and richness of Ireland's county Kerry folk. A Currach Press book.


Photography (Oct., $75) by Gilles Bensimon. Elle magazine's publication director and head photographer offers a retrospective of celebrities and beauties taken throughout his 30-year career. Advertising.

Insider's Paris: An Intimate Tour (Nov., $49.95) by François Baudot. Elle Décor magazine gathers 300 photos, including celebrity apartments, cloistered gardens, ancient brasseries and architectural masterpieces. Advertising.


Living Tribes (Sept., $35) by Colin Prior exposes the world's endangered peoples and wild places in Africa, Asia, North America and Australia in 125 photos.

South Sea Islands: A Natural History (Sept., $35) by Alison Balance, photos by Rod Morris, captures the vistas and natural beauty of these remote islands; 150 color images.

Amazonia: The Land, the Wildlife, the River, the People (Oct., $35) by Alfonso Capelas Jr. brings the diversity and fragility of the Amazon ecosystem to life through 150 color photos.

The Rose: An Illustrated History (Oct., $60) by Peter Harkness. Archival illustrations from the Lindley Library of the Royal Horticultural Society tell the story of this treasured flower.


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At the Heart of Pre-Columbian America (Oct., $65) by Peter David Joralemon, Justin Kerr, Frances Pratt and Margaret Young-Sanchez displays, in photos and commentary, a private collector's unique assortment of pre-Columbian art.

A Jewel of Mughal India: The Mausoleum of I'timad ud-Daulah (Sept., $49) by Amina Okada. Photographs illuminate India's 17th-century architectural masterpiece.


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History of Art (Nov., $50) by Jacques Thuillier. This winner of France's Grand Prix d'Histoire Chateaubriand in 2002, is a survey of painting, sculpture and architecture from the ancient Egyptians to the 20th century.

Moroccan Textile Embroidery (Dec., $60) by Isabelle Denamur provides rare photographic documentation of more than 100 historical pieces of the ancestral art.

Paris: Art, Architecture, History, Lifestyle, Places (Jan., $80), edited by Gilles Plazy. This richly illustrated book, the first in a series on the world's great cities, explores Paris's many treasures.

Palaces and Gardens of Persia (Dec., $65) by Yves Porter brings to life the beauty behind the colorful tiled palace pavilions and mosques of Persia.


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The Garden of Cosmic Speculation (Oct., $60) by Charles Jencks features the exquisite Scottish garden by the celebrated architecture critic and designer, which combines landscape design with aspects of science and philosophy. Author tour.


The Mediterranean in History (Oct., $50), edited by David Abulafia. Maps, architectural ruins, mosaics, illuminated manuscripts, archival and contemporary photography are employed to illustrate the history of the "great sea."

Earthly Paradises: Ancient Gardens in History and Archaeology (Sept., $35) by Maureen Carroll explores the gardens of antiquity with images from tomb and wall paintings, sculptural reliefs, manuscripts and reproductions.


Good Green Homes (Sept., $39.95) by Jennifer Roberts, photos by Linda Svendsen, is a guide for people who want to live in environmentally conscious homes; 150 color photos.

Unmistakably French (Oct., $39.95) by Betty Lou Phillips interprets French décor for American homes in 175 color photos.


Marshall McLuhan and David Carson: The Book of Probes (Nov., $45), edited by Eric McLuhan and William Kuhns, illus. by David Carson, is a collection of aphorisms by Marshall McLuhan, each accompanied by graphic illustrations.


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Flower Album (Oct., $25) by Dietmar Busse. Fashion photographer Busse offers a collection of portraits and painting using flowers and blossoms to enhance the body, both real and not; sponsored by the Saks Project Art and The New York Botanical Garden.


Second Chances: More Tales of Found Dogs (Sept., $19.95) by Elise Lufkin, photos by Diana Walker, foreword by Jamie Lee Curtis, gathers more profiles of people and their adopted dogs.

Treehouses: Room at the Top (Oct., $29.95) by John Harris. Color photos show unique retreats—luxurious treehouses.

The Lighthouse Encyclopedia: The Definitive Reference (Nov., $27.95) by Ray Jones is an illustrated reference book for lighthouse lovers.


Windstone: Natural Arches, Bridges and Other Openings (Oct., $50), essay by Ruth Rudner, photos by David Muench, turns a photographic eye to stone arches, land bridges, sea stacks, sea caves and sea arches.

Montana (Aug., $39.95), essay by former U.S. Congressman Pat Williams, photos by Salvatore Vasapolli, reveals the state's natural beauty.

Lighthouses: Sentinels of the American Coast (Aug., $34.95), essay by Elinor DeWire, photos by Laurence Parent, captures the beauty and nostalgia of these coastal beacons.


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Joseph Szabo: Teenage (Aug., $45), introduction by Cameron Crowe, captures adolescence through photos taken in the 1970s and '80s of teens caught between puberty and adulthood.


The Perfect Wedding Details: More than 100 Ideas for Personalizing Your Wedding (Jan., $29.95) by Maria McBride Mellinger focuses on stylistic elements to distinguish one's nuptial celebration; 150 photos. 30,000 first printing.


Board: Surf/Skate/Snow Graphics—Expanded Edition (Sept., $29.95) by Jeremy Leslie and Patrick Burgoyne looks at the best board graphics. 25,000 first printing.

Frank Lloyd Wright/Georgia O'Keeffe (Oct., $12.95), edited by Llorenç Bonet, identifies the commonalities between the work of architect Wright and artist O'Keefe by examining 10 representative works of each. 25,000 first printing.

Amano: The Complete Prints of Yoshitaka Amano (Nov., $40) by Yoshitaka Amano showcases the work of the printmaking artist. 20,000 first printing.

Mexico (Jan., $29.95) by Dominic Bradbury and Mark Luscombe-Whyte inspires decorating ideas through photographs of Mexican architecture and design.


The Philadelphia Flower Show: Celebrating 175 Years of Horticultural Excellence (Nov., $44.95) by Raymond J. Rogers and Adam Levine is a visual overview of this famous show, and provides growing and landscaping techniques. 35,000 first printing.


Living Faith: Windows into the Sacred Life of India (Jan., $24.95) by Dinesh Khanna. More than 100 color photos capture images of faith in everyday Indian life. Advertising. Author publicity.


For Love of Insects (Nov., $29.95) by Thomas Eisner observes the world of small creatures in their tiniest detail through both text and nearly 600 photos and line illustrations.


Town & CountryElegant Entertaining (Oct., $24.95) by Francine Maroukian offers advice on how to plan and host stylish occasions.


Two-Hearted Oak: The Photography of Roman Loranc (Oct., $39.95), essays and poetry by Lillian Vallee, highlights Loranc's nature photographs in a b&w palette of light and form.


The Maps of Tolkien's Middle-Earth (Sept., $25) by Brian Sibley with John Howe is a slipcased collection of four full-color maps of Tolkien's imaginary realm. 35,000 first printing.

Mosque (Oct., $18), illus. by David Macaulay reveals the methods and materials used to design and construct a 16th-century Turkish mosque through a fictional tale and color illustrations.

The Lord of the Rings Book/ Bookends Gift Set (Nov., $75) by J.R.R. Tolkien. A single hardcover volume of this classic tale is packaged with two statuettes depicting Gandalf the Grey and Bilbo Baggins for this limited edition set. 20,000 first printing.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Visual Companion (Nov., $18.95) by Jude Fisher is a full-color pictorial introduction to the concluding film. 150,000 first printing.


John Stockwell: Landscapes (Sept., $50), text by Alfred Alcorn. This first monograph of artist Stockwell's scenic work in both oil and pastel is represented in 70 color photographs.

Chicago—Windows on the West: Artists and Patrons of the New Frontier, 1890—1940 (Sept., $50) by Judith A. Barter, with contributions by Andrew J. Walker. Inspired by Chicago's World's Columbian exposition in 1893, city patrons fostered a uniquely American style with their support of local artists who depicted the West; 200 color illustrations.

German Expressionist Prints: TheSpecks Collection at the Milwaukee Museum of Art (Jan., $50) by Stephanie D'Alessandro presents the Marcia and Granvil Specks Collection for the first time in its entirety; includes 450 color and 25 b&w illustrations.

Stephen Pace (Feb., $50) by Martica Sawin traces Pace's life and art from his humble beginnings on a Midwest farm, through the Normandy landings and studies in Mexico, Paris and New York City, and reviews the work inspired by these events.


A Kiss Is a Kiss Is a Kiss... A Celebration of Romance—Hollywood Style (Jan., $14.95) by Lauretta Dives. Three hundred photos feature stars of the 1940s and '50s—Cary Grant kissing Audrey Hepburn who kisses Gary Cooper who kisses Marilyn Monroe, etc. etc.

Black: A Celebration of a Culture (Jan., $35) by Deborah Willis. More than 500 photos celebrate the black experience. 30,000 first printing. Advertising.


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Yeohlee: Work (Oct., $65) by Yeohlee Teng chronicles the work of the fashion designer in 224 photos, while fashion critics and curators offer their insights.


Horses (Oct., $45), photos by Michael Eastman. Portraits reveal the spirit and nobility of the horse in 118 color photos.

100 Suns (Oct., $45) by Michael Light publishes classified photos of above-ground nuclear tests set off by the U.S. between 1945 and 1962.


Araki by Araki: The Photographer's Personal Selection (Sept., $60) by Nobuyoshi Araki. The controversial Japanese photographer chooses more than 2,000 of his favorite images.

Japanese Dogs: Akita, Shiba, and OtherBreeds (Oct., $29.95) by Michiko Chiba introduces Japan's 10 breeds in photos along with their history and information from archeological finds.


Firefighters (Oct., $75), edited by JoEllen L. Kelly. More 360 illustrated pages pay tribute to the dedication of our nation's firefighters.

The Gates: Project for Central Park, New York City 1979—2005 (Dec., $25) by Christo and Jeanne-Claude documents the planning of the art project conceived in 1979 by artists Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, who will construct 7,500, 16-feet high fabric "gates" that will transform New York City's Central Park.

Ireland's Treasures: 5000 Years of Artistic Expression (Feb., $75) by Peter Harbison looks at the rich heritage of Irish culture in 300 photographs, from eighth-century metalworking to the Book of Kells, the carved doorway on Clonfert Cathedral and great 18th-century houses.


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Himalayan Vignettes (Aug., $60) by Kekoo Naoroji. More than 200 photos reflect the early interest and exploration of the Himalayas among Indian mountaineers and trekkers.


The Pacific Coast Highway: 1,654 Miles from Olympia to Tijuana (Oct., $29.95) by Nick Freeth is an illustrated history of Route 101, following the path taken by the first Spanish explorers along the West Coast; includes maps and a resource section.

Tractor in the Pasture: Rusting Icons of Rural America (Aug., $29.95) by Lee Klancher compiles 20 essays and anecdotes along with 140 color photos of abandoned tractors. Advertising. Author publicity.


Wilbur Wright's Flights in France: Leon Bollee's Photographic Record 1908—1909 (Aug., $35), edited by Stanley W. Kandebo and Dawne Dewey, re-creates the never-before-published photo album presented to Orville Wright in 1920 by the widow of French industrialist Leon Bollee, now housed in Dayton's Wright State University.

A World History of Architecture (Aug., $65) by Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse and Michael Fazio surveys important monuments, residences, government buildings and religious houses, including the Parthenon, Versailles and Monticello.


New Orleans 1867 (Feb., $75) by Gary Van Zante presents a photographic survey of urban palaces and stately mansions, factories and asylums.

Plop: Recent Projects of the Public Art Fund (Feb., $59.95), edited by Tom Eccles, Anne Wehr and Jeff Kasner, essays by Dan Cameron, Tom Eccles and Katy Siegel, displays public art installations in New York City by 45 artists including Jeff Koons and Mariko Mori. Ad/promo.

Splendors of China's Forbidden City: The Glorious Reign of Emperor Qianlong (Feb., $49.95) by Chuimei Ho and Bennet Bronson gathers examples of China's fine and decorative arts during the golden age of the mid-18th century; accompanies an exhibition at Chicago's Field Museum in March 2004. Ad/promo.


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Rembrandt's Journey: Painter, Draftsman, Etcher (Oct., $60) by Clifford S. Ackley et al. concentrates on the artist's talent for visual storytelling via 200 paintings, prints and drawings.


Alexis Rockman (Nov., $75). Science and art, documentary and fantasy intersect in the work of artist Rockman; 225 color illustrations.

Modernismo: Architecture and Design in Catalonia (Nov., $75). More than 350 color images capture the architecture, art and culture of Barcelona at the turn of the 20th century.

Vitruvirus on Architecture (Nov.; $60, paper $40) by Thomas Gordon Smith offers an illustrated presentation of five of Roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio's 2,025 books on architecture.


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Tall Buildings (Sept., $29.95), essays by Guy Nordenson and Terence Riley, presents a critical review of the current state of the world's skyscrapers in nearly 300 photographs and explores how they are being redefined for the 21st century

Cindy Sherman: Film Stills (Oct., $39.95), essays by Peter Galassi and Cindy Sherman, publishes Sherman's b&w photos cataloguing female roles.


Through the Lens: National Geographic Greatest Photographs (Oct., $30) celebrates more than a century of National Geographic photos with 250 images from the magazine's archives; photo exhibits planned for Washington, D.C., Milan and Tokyo. 350,000 first printing. 11-city authortour.

Africana Woman: Her Story Through Time (Nov., $40) by Cynthia Jacobs Carter highlights remarkable black women who have influenced the societies in which they lived, including Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt; abolitionist Sojourner Truth; the first black American millionaire, Madam C.J. Walker; activist Rosa Parks; and contemporary icons Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey; 150 photos, maps and illustrations. 50,000 first printing. 5-city author tour.


The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of theEpic Film (Dec., $29.95) by Frank Thompson looks at the bloody battle and the filming of the movie starring Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid and Jason Patric to be released Dec. 25, 2003.

Cold Mountain: A Portrait of the Film (Dec., $30), intro. by Anthony Minghella. Based on Charles Frazier's award-winning novel, this is the illustrated companion book to the film featuring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi and Philip Seymour Hoffman.


Eugène Atget: Unknown Paris (Oct.; $45, paper $25.95) collects more than 200 never-before published photos by the noted 20th-century photographer.


Air Force One: The Aircraft That Shaped the Modern Presidency (Oct., $29.95) by Von Hardesty. The curator of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum details presidential planes from FDR to George W. Bush in 200 color and b&w photos.

Looking for the Summer (Oct., $34.95) by Jim Brandenburg. The National Geographic photographer captures the 93 days of summer in 100 color photographs.


Kate Malone: A Book of Pots (Sept., $50) by Lesley Jackson and Kate Malone showcases the work of a dynamic artist. Advertising. Author publicity.Silent Places (Oct., $45) by Jeff Gusky collects quietly beautiful images that evoke a sense of melancholy and emotional tenderness. Advertising. Author publicity.


Fish Face: Portraits (Oct., $19.95), photos and text by David Doubilet, collects 200 fish portraits by a leading underwater photographer.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Life in Pictures (Oct., $39.95) gathers 300 images.

The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (Oct., $39.95), photos by Steve McCurry. A National Geographic and Magnum photographer provides an intimate look at Tibetans and Buddhism in 100 color photos.

A Year in the Life of Andy Warhol (Oct., $39.95), photos by David McCabe, text by David Dalton. Some 400 photos, commissioned by Warhol himself, chronicle the artist's daily life from 1964 to 1965.


Journey to Titanic (Oct.; $24.95, paper $18.95) by Roger Bansemer follows the author on his expedition to shoot the ship's underwater remains.


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Over the Top: Helena Rubenstein: Extraordinary Style in Beauty, Art, Fashion and Design (Nov., $75) by Suzanne Slesin documents the public and private life of this influential style-maker; 450 illustrations.


The Quotable Equine (Sept., $20) by Jim Dratfield collects photos and quotations that evoke the nobility of the horse.

New Moroccan Style: The Art of Sensual Living (Oct., $40) by Susan Sully, photos by Jean Cazals, captures the country's design heritage.

The Family Dog: Celebrating Our Favorite Relative (Oct., $16.95) by Linda Sunshine and Mary Tiegreen. Photos and observations by writers such as Milan Kundera and David Sedaris reveal the roles that dogs play in our lives.


Pictures I Had to Take (Aug., $60), photos by Joel Grey, is the actor's visual memoir of his worldwide travels over 25 years.

New Yorkers: As Seen by Magnum Photographers (Oct., $45) by Magnum photographers, edited by Max Kozloff, presents nearly 140 eye-catching images of New York City's denizens.

Pictures (Oct., $45), photos by Jeff Bridges. Actor Bridges began snapping on-set pictures between takes more than 20 years ago. Author publicity.

so80s: A Photographic Diary of a Decade (Oct., $60), photos by Patrick McMullan, essay by Cookie Mueller. The party, fashion and society photographer chronicles the nightlife of the roaring '80s.

Phil Stern: A Life's Work (Nov., $75), text by Patricia Bosworth, Nat Hentoff et al. documents Stern's work, including unpublished photos revealing the triumphs and legends of the 20th century, from WWII soldiers in combat to jazz legends and Hollywood stars. Advertising.


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Geisha: A Unique World of Tradition, Elegance and Art (Oct., $24.95) by John Gallagher looks into the secret world of the geisha, and includes four see-through four-page sections showing how costume and makeup are assembled and applied, step by step.


Icons of Art: Women Artists (Oct., $29.95) by Elke Linda Buchholz surveys important female artists of the last 500 years.

Palaces that Changed the World (Oct., $29.95) by Klaus Reichold features more than 50 palaces on five continents.

Night Visions: The Secret Designs of Moths (Nov., $45) by Joseph Scheer. Magnified images reveal the hidden beauty and variety of colors and shapes found in moth varieties.

Tidying Up Art (Nov., $14.95) by Ursus Wehrli. Comedian Wehrli deconstructs the works of famous artists and reconstructs them to his view.


Big Up (Oct., $75) by Ben Watts displays photographer Watts's range of work, from street photography to fashion shoots.

Villas of Palladio (Nov., $50), watercolors by Giovanni Giaconi, text by Kim Williams, displays pen-and-ink/watercolor renderings of all 32 of Palladio's villas.


Chuck Close Prints; Process and Collaboration (Sept., $49.95) by Terrie Sultan illuminates the artist's involvement with printmaking and the principles of perception; accompanies an exhibition opening this month at Houston's Blaffer Gallery and at New York's Metropolitan Museum in January 2004.

Here Be Dragons: A Fantastic Bestiary (Nov., $45) by Ariane and Christian Delacampagne depicts a menagerie of imaginary animals—sphinxes, chimeras, dragons, unicorns, griffins and sirens—as found in works by Bosch, Goya and Picasso.

Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine (Jan., $65) by Douglas R. Nickel is the first book to place 19th-century photographer Frith's Egyptian and Levantine images in cultural context.


Underground Buildings: More than Meets the Eye (Nov., $29.95) by Loretta Hall takes a tour of more than 100 underground buildings, both famous and unnoticed, in more than 125 photos and architectural drawings.


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Wright to Fly: Celebrating 100 Years of Powered Flight (Sept., $60, slipcased), compiled by Peter R. March, is the third in RAFBF's series on aviation art and history.


Manhattan Within (Oct., $35) by Matteo Pericoli renders Manhattan's skyline as viewed from within Central Park with horizontal fold-outs.

American Music: Photographs (Nov., $75) by Annie Leibovitz. The famous photographer points her camera at those in pop music.


Kings & Queens of England: Murder, Mayhem, and Scandal—1066 to the Present Day (Sept., $30) by Brenda Ralph Lewis details notorious events throughout British royal history, with more than 200 photos and illustrations.

World War II: The People's Story (Sept., $39.95 with 70-min. audio CD), Nigel Fountain, general editor, draws on more than 450 color and b&w images to tell first-hand histories of those who experienced the war.


The Complete Book of Oscar Fashion:Variety's75 Years of Glamour on the Red Carpet (Oct., $29.95) by Reeve Chace presents insider fashion gossip and style analysis. A Variety Book. 50,000 first printing. $80,000 ad/promo.


Botero: Women (Oct., $80) by Fernando Botero. This deluxe, oversized volume features the artist's luscious females; includes four drawings on vellum created especially for this book.

These United States (Oct., $175) by Jake Rajs, intro. by Walter Cronkite, celebrates the nation in 200 images with six-foot-wide gatefolds. Each of the 5,000 English-language copies will be signed and numbered, as will an included Rajs print.

The Mansions of Long Island's Gold Coast (Dec.; $55, paper $40) by Monica Randall tours homes built in the early 20th century by wealthy residents of Long Island, N.Y.'s North Shore, including the Vanderbilts and the Pratts.


The Wehrmacht: The German Army in World War II, 1939—1945 (Aug., $95) by Tim Ripley introduces readers to the powerful German army; 180 illustrations.


National Lampoon's 1964 High School Yearbook, 39th Reunion Edition (Sept., $19.95), edited by P.J. O'Rourke and Doug Kenney, updates the book first released in 1974 with a "Where are they now?" section and other information about the denizens of National Lampoon's Animal House.

From Love Field: A Remembrance (Nov., $24.95) by Nellie Connally and Mickey Herskowitz. An eyewitness to tragedy in Dallas recalls 10 days in 1963. 100,000 first printing.


Skate Crazy: Amazing Graphics from the Golden Age of Roller Skating (Oct., $16.95) by Lou Brooks includes color photos of the pop-culture memorabilia.

Patrick O'Brian's Navy: The IllustratedCompanion to Jack Aubrey's World (Nov., $30) by Richard O'Neill is a companion to the popular series 75,000 first printing. Author tour.


City Living (Aug., $29.95) by Bo Niles, Katherine Sorrell et al. showcases urban domestic design in 25 homes.


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Neil Leifer: Portraits (Nov., $65), intro. by Tom Brokaw gathers more than 100 new photos by Leifer, who has captured such diverse individuals as Charles Manson, Paul Newman and Ronald Reagan.


The Sweater Book: Hundreds of People... One Common Thread (Nov., $35) by Stephen Mosher. Photos of celebrities such as Carol Burnett, Nathan Lane, and Sarah Jessica Parker with Matthew Broderick, show surprising individuality when each dons Mosher's favorite sweater. Aportion of the royalties will go to AIDS charities.


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Great Smaller Museums of Europe (Oct., $45) by James Stourton tours 35 jewels, including the Courtauld in London, the Villa Borghese in Rome and the Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres, Spain.


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Kids (Sept., $16.95) by Mario Testino. Photographs capture the wonders and force of youth.

Villas on the Lakes: Orta, Maggiore,Como, Garda (Oct., $50) by Elizabeth Helman Minchilli, photos by Simon McBride, reveals exquisite northern Italian villas in 200 photos.


Urban Forest: Images of Trees in the Human Landscape (Oct., $35) by David Paul Bayles showcases trees that dot city streets and their importance to the residents who enjoy them.


Author Photo: Portraits, 1983—2002 (Nov., $29.95) by Marion Ettlinger gathers portraits of America's greatest writers.

Cezanne's Garden (Feb., $35) by Derek Fell collects more than 100 photographs showing the garden and art of the impressionist painter.


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Treasury of World Culture: Archaeological Sites and Urban Centers (Sept., $50) by Valerio Terraroli explores UNESCO's World Heritage sites—more than 600 irreplaceable environments spanning four continents.

Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Safavid Iran 1501—76 (Oct., $45) by James Allan documents the opulent period of late Persian history with more than 125 works of art from public and private collections.


Moby-Dick: A Picture Voyage (Nov., $50) by Herman Melville is an illustrated edition of the classic novel with photos, paintings, drawings and engravings that realistically depict the whaling industry of the time.


The Wildlife Art of Ned Smith (Oct., $39.95) by Scott Weidensaul is a first-time collection of the artist's paintings, watercolors, ink drawings and pencil sketches.


From Sea to Shining Sea: Places That Shaped America (Aug., $29.95) by Lenn Schramm, photos by Elan Penn, takes a coast-to-coast tour of America through 85 images of monuments, battlefields, buildings and other icons of American pride.


The Lights of Hanukkah: A Book of Menorahs (Oct., $19.95) by Barbara Rush. Sixty-two color photos and text explore the most important symbol of Hanukkah.

Trout of the World (Oct., $32.50). Text and 100 watercolors by James Prosek convey the beauty of these fish and offer a historical profile of each variety.


A House on the Water (Sept., $34.95) by Robert Knight. Maine architect Knight looks at 25 homes that are enhanced by the water around them. 75,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.


The Complete Roman Army (Oct., $39.95) by Adrian Goldsworthy covers all aspects of the Roman army, from the daily lives of soldiers to the outcome of major campaigns, in more than 300 illustrations. Discovery Channel, History and Military Book Club selections.

The Seventy Great Mysteries of Ancient Egypt (Nov., $40), edited by Bill Manley. In this new addition to the Seventy series, Egyptologists and archeologists probe Egypt's past in more than 400 images. Discovery Channel, History and BOMC Book Club selections.

Video Art (Nov., $45) by Michael Rush is an overview of the art form born less that 40 years ago, now ubiquitous internationally.


In Search of Ancient Oregon (Sept., $39.95) by Ellen Morris Bishop. The author's photos bring the story of Oregon's landscapes to life.


Japan: The Art of Living (Sept., $34.95) by Amy Sylvester Katoh, photos by Shin Kimura reveals a blend of East and West, traditional and modern interior design.


Balinese Masks: Spirits of an Ancient Drama (Sept., $24.95) by Judy Slattum, photos by Paul Schraub features decorative masks, and explains their cultural, historical and religious significance.


The Encyclopedia of Ireland (Oct., $65), edited by Brian Lalor, looks at all aspects of Irish life, culture and history from prehistory to the present.


The One-Room School House (Nov., $35) by Paul Rocheleau captures the essence of these vanishing schools from a simpler time.

Skyscraper (Dec., $29.95) by Eric Höweler highlights more than 100 skyscrapers from around the world and speculates on their future.


My Family Album: Thirty Years of Primate Photography (Oct., $29.95), text and photography by Frans de Waal. Photos by the primatologist reflect his intimate involvement with these animals.

Assignment Shanghai: Photographs on the Eve of Revolution (Oct., $34.95), edited by Jack Birns, Carolyn Wakeman and Ken Light, chronicles the Chinese Civil War and descent of Shanghai life from 1947—1949 in previously unpublished photographs.


C.F. Martin and His Guitars, 1796— 1873 (Sept., $45) by Philip F. Gura examines the history of the 150-year-old acoustic guitar manufacturer in nearly 200 color and b&w photos.


Dinosaurs of Distinction: The Dinosaurs of DinoMite Days (Aug., $29.95) by Heather Austin and Matt Phillips is a guide to Pittsburgh's public art exhibition featuring decorated fiberglass dinosaurs that populated streets, buildings, parks and plazas this past summer.


The French Quarter of New Orleans (Sept., $45), text by Jim Frazier, photos by West Freeman. Photos and narrative revive the spirit of old New Orleans.


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Checkered Past: A Visual Diary of the '60s and '70s (Oct., $27.95) by Peter Schlesinger chronicles the author's life in London with David Hockney; 180 color photos.

Napoleon, The Immortal Emperor (Oct., $49.50) by Gerard Gemgembre with Pierre Jean Chalencon and David Chanteranne coincides with the 200th anniversary of the coronation of Napoleon and includes rare and previously unpublished material; 315 illustrations.


The Tao of Pug (Oct., $19.95) by Nancy Levine. Wilson the pug explicates the Eastern philosophical text.


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Embassy Residences in Washington, D.C. (Nov., $50) by Lily Urdinola de Bianchi et al., photos by Antonio Castenada-Buraglia, explores the private homes of more than 41 ambassadors to the U.S.


The Golden Age of American Impressionism (Oct., $35) by William Gerdts. A renowned scholar of American art gathers 56 masterworks.


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The Official Tour de France: Centennial 1903—2003 (Sept., $29.95), foreword by Lance Armstrong, documents the bicycle race year by year.


Vintage San Francisco (Sept., $16.95), edited by Peter Beren. More than 100 b&w photos with quotes from Jack London, Rudyard Kipling and William Saroyan present a portrait of the beloved City by the Bay.

Buddha (Oct., $29.95) by Jon Ortner showcases Buddha art and artifacts from throughout Asia in 175 color images. $25,000 ad/promo.


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Edward and Brett Weston: Dune (Sept., $65), essays by Kurt Markus, Charis Wilson and John Woods, collects images of sand dunes by father and son photographers.n