Great Monasteries of Europe (Sept., $135) by Bernhard Schütz studies the art and architecture through more than 500 color photographs.
Italian Frescoes: The High Renaissance to the Baroque (Sept., $135) by Julian Kliemann and Michael Rohlmann is the third volume on surviving frescoes.
Graffiti World: Street Art from Five Continents (Oct., $35) by Nicholas Ganz, edited by Tristan Manco, gathers more than 2,000 illustrations by more than 150 artists worldwide.
Matisse: From Color to Architecture (Nov., $125) by René Percheron and Christian Brouder traces the development and spatial explorations of the artist.
The Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 Days (Nov., $29.95), written by Les Daniels, designed by Chip Kidd, photographed by Geoff Spear. This tribute celebrates the period from the late 1930s through the mid '50s.
Portraits of the New Architecture (Oct., $70) by Richard Schulman identifies 50 architects who have influenced the field in the 20th and into the 21st centuries.
AURUM PRESS (dist. by Trafalgar Square)
Twentieth Century Houses: From the Archives of Country Life (Nov., $65) by Alan Powers surveys great British houses of the last century.
Obsessions: Collectors and Their Passions (Oct., $45) by Stephen Calloway and Deidi von Schaewen looks at the phenomenon of collecting, featuring eccentric art collections from around the world.
Geisha: Beyond the Painted Smile (Sept., $39.95), edited by the Peabody Essex Museum, reviews geisha culture from its origins nearly three centuries ago to the present.
Louis I. Kahn: Building Art, Building Science (Feb.; $35, paper $20.95) by Thomas Leslie examines Kahn's architecture to understand the process involved in construction and function.
A Notebook at Random (Nov., $65) by Irving Penn gathers the photographer's personal selection of paintings, drawings and graphic media. Advertising.
Around Jewish Art: A Dictionary of Painters, Sculptors, and Photographers (Sept., $79.95) by Adrian Darmon is a complete reference with information on artists who were either of Jewish extraction or created works about Judaism and Jewish life. Ad/promo.
Art Fraud: Memoirs of a Master Forger (Sept., $21.95) by Alin Marthouret recounts how the author went from hold-up man to world-renowned plagiarist. Ad/promo.
CASSELL ILLUSTRATED (dist. by Sterling)
The Watercolor Expert: Insight into Working Methods and Approaches (Sept., $29.95) by the Royal Watercolor Society showcases innovative ideas and includes how to train the eye.
CHAUCER PRESS (dist. by IPM)
Madonna in Art (Dec., $45), compiled by Mem Mehmet, celebrates the singer/pop icon at every stage of her career.
Raphäel (Dec., $40) by Richard Cocke explores the life and work of the 15th-century Renaissance artist and draftsman.
Art of Modern Rock: The Poster Explosion (Dec., $60) by Paul Grushkin and Dennis King offers the first and last word on today's concert posters.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Building Diplomacy: The Architecture of American Embassies (Sept., $50) by Elizabeth Gill Lui offers a photographic portrait of American embassies, chanceries and ambassador's residences.
DIE GESTALTEN VERLAG GMBH
Head, Heart and Hips: The Big Active Book of Sex (Sept., $50) by Big Active. The London-based studio Big Active explores the sexier side of commercial art.
ELECTA ARCHITECTURE (dist. by Phaidon Press)
Wiel Arets: Works and Projects (Sept., $69.95) by Massimo Faiferri presents 31 buildings designed by the young Dutch architect.
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Antique Tools and Instruments (Oct., $75) by Richard Wattenmaker et al. displays craftsman's tools and surgical and scientific instruments from the Renaissance to the 19th century.
The Coronation of Napoleon Painted by David (Nov., $45) by Sylvain Laveissière et al. accompanies the Louvre exhibit for the bicentennial of Napoleon's ascent to power.
FLAMMARION (dist. by Rizzoli International)
Paris: History, Architecture, Art, Lifestyle, Places (Sept., $95), edited by Gilles Plazy, covers the city's art history, jazz clubs, public gardens, film sets and more.
Rodin (Nov., $60) by Raphael Masson and Véronique Mattiussi. This monograph from the Musée Rodin explores all facets of the artist's life and work.
FRESNO FINE ART PUBLICATIONS (dist. by Univ. of New Mexico Press)
Western Traditions: Contemporary Artists of the American West (Sept., $85) by Michael Duty and Suzanne Deats features the work of more than 50 painters and sculptors.
ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
Gondola Days: Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Palazzo Barbaro Circle (Sept., $55), edited by Rosella Mamoli Zorzi et al., explores the work of a small group of artists who gathered at the Palazzo Barbaro in Venice.
High Rise Living (Sept., $39.95) by Andrew Weaving features 25 apartments with a view and their interiors by such designers as Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and I.M. Pei.
GREENWICH WORKSHOP PRESS
The Civil War Art of Mort Künstler (Oct., $85) by Mort Künstler gathers paintings, portraits and sketches.
Mini House Style (Nov., $29.95) by Ricorico features homes no larger than 900 square feet. 30,000 first printing.
Living Outside Inside (Jan., $35) by James Grayson Trulove shows the many techniques that architects use to bridge the barrier between gardens and interiors.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Architecture as Signs and Systems: For a Mannerist Time (Oct., $35) by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown offers a retrospective of rule-breaking architecture.
HOTEI PUBLISHING (dist. by Stylus)
The World of Tattoo (Jan., $80) by Maarten Van Dinther provides a global view of tattoo art from antiquity to the present.
HUDSON HILLS PRESS
Robert Kipniss: Intaglios 1982—2004 (Sept., $60) by Tom Piché Jr. explores the art and life of Kipniss.
American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh (Oct., $50) by Keith Davis reveals how the artist's wide-format photos expose the bond between humankind and the earth.
IMAGES PUBLISHING GROUP (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
50 of the World's Best Apartments (Sept., $60) by Images editors displays luxurious penthouses, funky lofts and sumptuous family homes.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Limestone Lives: Voices from the Indiana Stone Belt (Oct., $35) by Katherine Ferrucci combines images with histories by men and women who work with Indiana limestone.
Historic Rings: Four Thousand Years of Craftsmanship (Dec., $250) by Diana Scarisbrick is an encyclopedic survey of the Japanese collector Kanji Hasimoto's 800 finger rings.
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Designing Filipino: The Architecture of Francisco Manosa (Sept., $50) by Eric S. Caruncho explores the work of internationally acclaimed Filipino architect Manosa.
MFA PUBLICATIONS (dist. by D.A.P.)
Lethal Elegance: The Art of Samurai Sword Fittings (Sept., $50) by Joe Earle discusses style, technique, symbolism and cultural function.
Speed, Style, and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection (Feb., $60) by Beverly Rae Kimes and Winston Goodfellow reveals Bugattis and Mercedes from the 1930s to present-day Porsches and Ferraris. 25,000 first printing.
Gehry Draws (Oct., $50), edited by Mark Rappolt and Robert Violette. Gehry's drawings express his way of "thinking out loud."
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK (dist. by D.A.P.)
Experiments for the Future (Nov., $49.95) by Alexander Rodchenko contains all of the diaries, programs, essays and major articles written by Rodchenko, a seminal avant-garde figure in revolutionary Russia between 1911 and 1956.
NORTH LIGHT BOOKS
Chinese Watercolor Techniques: Painting Animals (Dec., $28.99) by Lian Quan Zhen teaches how to recreate this popular Chinese painting style. Advertising.
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Dragonhenge II: The Stardragons (Sept., $29.95) by Bob Eggleton and John Grant returns to the magical dragon world.
Zydeco Shoes: A Sensory Tour of Cajun Culture (Sept., $35), edited by Alexandria Hayes, illus. by Earl Hebert, collects paintings by a self-taught Cajun artist.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
The Renaissance Perfected: Architecture, Spectacle and Tourism in Fascist Italy (Dec., $85) by D. Medina Lasansky posits that architects working within Fascist programs fabricated much of what tourists in Italy today admire as authentic.
Eat, Work, Shop (Oct., $50) by Marcia Iwatate, photos by Takeshi Nakasa and Kozo Takayama, showcases the work of Japan's foremost architects through photos of shops, restaurants, salons, bars and spas.
Gilbert & George (Sept., $49.95) by François Jonquet looks at the work of these controversial "living sculptures" through extensive interviews with the author.
Louis Kahn (Oct., $75) by Robert McCarter is a monograph on the influential American architect.
The Destruction of Lower Manhattan (Jan., $50), photographs and text by Danny Lyon, witnesses the destruction of a historic section to make way for the construction of the World Trade Center in the 1968. Ad/promo.
Skyscrapers (Sept., $35) by Andres Lepik celebrates the skyscraper as an architectural icon.
Xtreme Fashion (Nov., $39.95) by Courtenay Smith and Sean Topham selects fashion that reflects the culture we inhabit.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
Impressions of New York: Prints from the New-York Historical Society (Dec., $50) by Marilyn Symmes. Images range from 1672 to the present.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students (Oct., $19.95) by Ellen Lupton. A design educator and historian provides guidance for learning typographic skills.
Masterworks of Technology: The Story of Creative Engineering, Architecture, and Design (Sept., $28) by E.E. Lewis explores how these elements came together through the ages to create the technological world of the 21st century.
History of Beauty (Oct., $40) by Umberto Eco examines cultural notions of beauty in art and literature.
New Classicism: The Rebirth of Traditional Architecture (Oct., $50) by Elizabeth Meredith Dowling looks at 30 projects by the best classically oriented firms in the U.S. and Britain.
Santiago Calatrava: Complete Works (Nov., $75) by Alexander Tzonis contains Calatrava's built works, plans in progress, furniture designs, sculpture, drawings, models and a detailed biography.
Sir Winston Churchill: His Life and His Paintings (Oct., $39.95) by David Coombs with Minnie Churchill. Churchill's paintings provide a visual autobiography of his life. 30,000 first printing. Author tour.
Frank Lloyd Wright: The Interactive Portfolio (Oct., $40) by Margo Stipe contains 25 interactive, three-dimensional features, removable facsimiles of original documents, architectural sketches and an audio CD with excerpts from Wright's weekly addresses at his architectural compound. 40,000 first printing.
SKIRA (dist. by Rizzoli International)
Monumental Sites: Treasury of World Culture Series (Sept., $60), edited by Valerio Terraroli. This second volume in the UNESCO World Heritage series explores 47 historically important sites around the world.
Franz Kline 1910—1962 (Nov., $50), edited by Carolyn Christov-Bakagiev, David Anfam and Dore Ashton, examines the oeuvre of one of Abstract Expressionism's most innovative painters.
Crafts of Mexico (Oct., $45), edited by Albert Ruy Sánchez and Margarita de Orellana, celebrates the variety.
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIV. PRESS
James Surls: In the Meadows and Beyond (Sept., $65), edited by Jeanne Chvosta, observes the life and art of one of America's foremost living sculptors; copublished with the Meadows Museum.
Masters of Deception: Escher, Dali, & the Artists of Illusion (Sept., $24.95) by Al Seckel gathers creations by masters of the art of visual trickery.
The Simple Art of Japanese Calligraphy (Oct., $19.95) by Yoko Takenami. Images of calligraphy teach the techniques and spiritual essence that underlie this ancient art.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
Subway Style: 100 Years of Architecture & Design in the New York City Subway (Oct., $40) by the New York Transit Museum documents the aesthetic experience of New York City's underground transit system.
THAMES & HUDSON
Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism (Nov., $85) by Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois and Benjamin Buchloh. Four art historians provide a comprehensive history of 20th-century art.
The Arts and Crafts Movement in Europe and America: Design for the Modern World (Dec., $60), edited by Wendy Kaplan, assesses the international scope of the popular movement.
The Architecture Pop-Up Book (Oct., $39.95), art by Anton Radevsky, text by Pavel Popov, features three-dimensional replications of famous buildings from ancient to modern times.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
Navajo Weaving in the Late Twentieth Century: Kin, Community and Collectors (Oct., $35) by Ann Lane Hedlund illustrates styles of 60 contemporary Native American weavers.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Rapture of the Deep: The Art of Ray Troll (Oct., $29.95) by Ray Troll. The marine artist blends biological accuracy and offbeat humor to create zoological and anthropological illustrations.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery (Dec., $22.50) by Ingrid D. Rowland tells of a precocious teenager in 17th-century Tuscany who, by forging documents, preyed on the Italian fixation with ancestry.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
North Carolina Pottery: The Collection of the Mint Museums (Oct., $39.95), edited by Barbara Stone Perry, showcases the state's artistry.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
¡Carnaval! (Nov., $60), edited by Barbara Mauldin, captures the festivities of Carnival worldwide; copublished with the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, N.Mex.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Great Houses of Mississippi (Sept., $45) by Mary Carol Miller and Mary Rose Carter highlights exceptional antebellum houses.
UNIV. PRESS OF NEW ENGLAND
In Sight (Sept., $50) by Sabra Field displays the artist's signature creative process.
VENDOME PRESS (dist. by Abrams)
Great Private Collections of Imperial Russia (Oct., $65) by Oleg Neverov. Anecdotal text joins illustrations displaying the collections of Catherine the Great, famous aristocratic families and merchant princes.
In the Gardens of Impressionism (Nov., $60) by Clare Willsdon recreates the impressionists' love affair with gardens and discusses more than 250 of their paintings.
Art Deco New York (Oct., $40) by David Garrard Lowe is a tribute to the rich and visually spectacular art deco found in New York City.
Japanese Homes for Western Living (Oct., $40) by Peggy Rao, photos by Aya Brackett, includes information on Japanese home building.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Chris Ware (Sept., $19.95) by Daniel Raeburn explores the life and work of the renowned graphic novelist.
The Artist's Reality: Philosophies of Art (Oct., $25) by Mark Rothko (1903—1970) is being published after its discovery in a warehouse, written more than 30 years ago.
Historical Grammar of the Visual Arts (Sept., $36.95) by Alois Riegl (1858—1905), trans. by Jacqueline E. Jung, is the first English translation of a survey re-evaluating the theory and practice of art history.