Italian Frescoes: The Age of Giotto, 1280—1400 Volume 4 (Sept., $135) by Joachim Poeschke, photos by Antonio Quattone and Ghigo Roli, surveys the surviving Italian frescoes produced from the end of the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and Mannerism.
Joel Perlman: A Sculptor's Journey (Nov., $75) by Phillip F. Palmedo examines the work of the metal sculptor in the context of his life story.
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Letters (Oct., $19.95) by Ari Berk, illus. by Brian Froud, is a facsimile reproduction of Lady Cottington's original scrapbook, which includes correspondence with such luminaries as Queen Victoria, Annie Oakley and Igor Stravinsky.
Close Reading: Chuck Close and the Artist Portrait (Nov., $45) by Martin Friedman focuses on Close's self-portraits and those he has made of fellow artists.
The Steinway Collection: Paintings of Great Composers with Accompanying Essays (Nov., $22) by James Gibbons Huneker. Color renderings and prose portraits celebrate such luminaries as Chopin, Mozart, Verdi et al. in this first trade edition of a 1919 Steinway & Sons publication.
Paint A'licious (Oct., $19.95) by Joanna Gair redecorates her human subjects with trompe l'oeil painting that places them in the background—giving new meaning to the term "wall flower." 75,000 first printing.
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Fairies in Victorian Art (Nov., $49.50) by Christopher Wood examines the popularity of fairies as depicted in art, literature and the theater.
Energy Efficient Architecture: Basics for Planning and Construction (Dec., $105) by Roberto Gonzalo and Karl J. Habermann uses recent examples to explain the design and construction of sustainable architecture.
In Detail: Single Family Houses (Dec., $89.95), edited by Christian Schittich, presents information about new projects and technical demands that reflect changing family structures.
Henri Matisse—Drawings 1936: Facsimile Edition (Oct., $49.95) contains 39 full-page reproductions and a poem by Tristan Tzara.
The Imagery of Chess Revisited (Oct., $49.95), edited by Larry List, revisits the eponymous New York City 1944—45 exhibition.
BRECKLING PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Nancy Crow (Nov., $55) by Nancy Crow explores the major influences on her art. 25,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Christmas in New York (Oct., $35) by Chuck Fischer showcases, in pop-up illustrations, the city's landmarks dressed up for the holidays.
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The Triumph of Painting (Sept., $65) This monograph on contemporary European painting is a companion to an exhibition at London's Saatchi Gallery.
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Martin Leman's Lovely Ladies (Dec., $35) by Robin Dutt. Reproductions of Leman's work are accompanied by commentary from art critic Dutt.
Marilyn in Art (Jan., $55), compiled by Roger Taylor, celebrates the glamorous Norma Jean Baker's (aka Marilyn Monroe) influence on numerous artists in diverse media.
The Alchemy of Mirrormask (Oct., $34.95) by Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman looks at the making of the film; includes paintings, 3-D models and more.
The Collins Big Book of Art: From Cave Art to Pop Art (Nov., $TBA) by Dave Wilkins displays more than 1,200 works of art.
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My Maine: The Coastal Watercolors of Normand Chartier (Oct., $30) by Normand Chartier collects the artist's images of the Pine Tree State.
American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow (Sept., $75) by David A. Hanks and Anne H. Hoy celebrates the streamlined style of many of America's top architects.
The Elements of Style: An Encyclopedia of Domestic Architectural Detail (Sept., $75), edited by Stephen Calloway, surveys the many disparate styles that affected American and British architecture.
Luxury Arts of the Renaissance (Oct., $100) by Marina Belozerskaya celebrates the period's finely wrought luxurious artifacts.
Historic Arts & Crafts Homes of Great Britain (Sept., $39.95) by Brian D. Coleman explores the origins of Britain's Arts & Crafts movement through 10 historic homes.
Alphabet in Color (Nov., $19.95) by Vladimir Nabokov and Jean Holabird presents Holabird's interpretation of Nabokov's alphabets.
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Goodbye Gutenberg: How a Bronx Teacher Defied 500 Years of Traditions and Launched an Astonishing Renaissance (Sept., $47.95) by Valerie Kirschenbaum compares ancient methods of book design with modern techniques.
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Manuel Neri: Artist Books/The Collaborative Process (Sept., $60) by Bruce Nixon and Robert Flynn Johnson highlights Neri's recent collaborative work, including seven artist books that combine his own drawings with Pablo Neruda's poetry.
Rembrandt and His Time: Masterworks from the Albertina (Oct., $60) by Marian Bisanz-Prakken explores the rich artistic culture of the Northern Netherlands in the 17th century.
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50 Great Kitchens by Architects and 50 Great Bathrooms by Architects (Sept., $24.95 each) feature recent projects that explore the role of the architect through color photos and quotes from the architects' clients.
Inspired Shapes: Contemporary Designs for Japan's Ancient Crafts (Nov., $37.50) by Ori Koyama, photos by Mizuho Kuwata, showcases the work of today's innovative Japanese craftspeople.
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Things I Love: The Many Collections of William I. Koch (Sept., $50) by George T.M. Shackelford et al. presents objects ranging from impressionist paintings to wine owned by Thomas Jefferson to the gun that shot Jesse James.
Japan-ness in Architecture (Dec., $29.95) by Arata Isozaki, trans. by Sabu Kohso, edited by David B. Stewart. One of Japan's leading architects examines notions of Japan-ness as exemplified by key events in Japanese architectural history.
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Elizabeth Murray (Oct., $55) by Robert Storr investigates how Murray's work has influenced and altered the structure of modernist painting.
NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS
Dime-Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell (Nov., $17.95) by Charles Simic reflects on the life and work of American surrealist Cornell.
Churches for the Southwest: The Ecclesiastical Architecture of John Gaw Meem (Oct., $50) by Stanford Lehmberg surveys the various styles used by Meem in his church designs. A Norton Book for Architects and Designers.
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Edvard Munch's Mermaid (Oct., $21.95) by John Zarobell et al. discusses the painting, now on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, its history and significance.
Part Object Part Sculpture (Nov., $34.95) by Helen Molesworth examines the history of postwar sculpture.
Vitamin D (Oct., $69.95) by Emma Dexter. A global survey of contemporary drawings featuring the work of more than 100 international artists.
Ukiyo-e (Oct., $95) by Gian Carlo Calza takes a look at the popular Japanese art of the "floating world."
Chihuly at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Sept., $35) by Dale Chihuly compiles 80 images illustrating the evolution in the glass artist's work.
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Manhattan Skyscrapers (Sept., $45) by Eric P. Nash, photos by Norman McGrath, examines some of Manhattans most famous structures, including 10 new buildings.
More Than Words: The Art of the Illustrated Letter (Oct., $24.95) by Liza Irwin offers a compilation written and illustrated by some of Americas top artists.
The Lost Painting (Nov., $24.95) by Jonathan Harr. The author of A Civil Action chronicles a painstaking quest to rediscover a lost masterpiece by Caravaggio. 14-city author tour. Ad/promo.
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Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona (Jan., $16.95) by Lawrence W. Cheek paints a vivid portrait of Wright's 31 years in Arizona.
Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses (Oct., $75) by Alan Hess, photos by Alan Weintraub, explores the architect's 289 residences.
Clive Barker: Visions of Heaven and Hell (Oct., $50) by Clive Barker collects this author's striking paintings and drawings.
Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic (Nov., $49.95) presents an overview of the artist's work.
Letterhead and Logo Design 9 (Sept., $45) by Mine Design features an international collection of material embracing a broad range of design. Ad/promo.Fantastic Folders and Exceptional Envelopes (Sept., $30) by Patricia Belyea and Jenny Sullivan details the creation of attractive and functional pieces. Ad/ promo.
Color Management (Sept., $40) by John Drew and Sarah Meyer provides a one-stop resource for designers in all fields of visual communication. Ad/promo.What Is Graphic Design For? (Feb., $35) by the editors of RotoVision examines the definition of successful design and how graphic design communicates a message to its audience. Ad/promo.
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Louis C. Tiffany: Artist for the Ages (Sept., $49.95) by Marilynn A. Johnson et al. collects photographs of many Tiffany pieces that illustrate the artist's wide-ranging interests.
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The Russian House: Architecture and Interiors (Oct., $55) by Elia Krasner, photos by Andreas von Einsiedel, offers inspiration for decorators, architects and travelers.
Revolutionary Tides: The Art of the Political Poster (Oct., $39.95) by Jeffrey T. Shnapp concentrates on the turbulent years of the first half of the 20th century.
Jean-Michel Basquiat (Sept., $65), edited by Rudy Chiappini, studies the life and work of the cult artist.
Buckminster Fuller (Oct., $75) by Michael John Gorman makes use of previously unpublished material to provide a complete overview of Fuller's design and architectural production.
On This Island: An Artistic View of Martha's Vineyard (Sept., $29.95) by Billy Morrow Jackson and Siti Mariah Jackson presents a collection of paintings along with a historical and geographical study.
The Hotel Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints (Dec., $249), edited by Amy Reigle Newland, studies all aspects of Japanese prints, from the Edo (1600—1868) to the Taisho (1912—1926) periods.
The Impressionists at Home (Sept., $35) by Pamela Todd uses the artists' daily activities to reveal the extraordinary characters behind the paintings.
The Rose Window (Oct., $85) by Painton Cowen provides insights into the history and organization of the rose window and its position in Gothic architecture.
Classic Houses of Seattle: High Style to Vernacular, 1870—1950 (Sept., $39.95) by Caroline T. Swope offers an overview of the city's residential architecture.
Japan Houses (Nov., $50) by Marcia Iwatate showcases the work of leading architects and their innovative uses of materials and spatial concepts.
Building New York: The Rise and Rise of the Greatest City on Earth (Oct., $49.95) by Bruce Marshall traces the history of Gotham through the creation of the city's famous sites.
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In the Desert of Desire: Las Vegas and the Culture of Spectacle (Sept., $24.95) by William L. Fox discusses how the creation of spectacle blurs the line between art and business.
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Lincoln Perry's Charlottesville (Nov., $39.95) by Lincoln Perry, with an essay and introduction by Ann Beattie, showcases Perry's images of the Virginia city.
The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany (Oct., $75) by Martin Eidelberg et al. looks at this noted craftsman's lighting fixtures in text and photos.
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Antiques in Italian Interiors (Oct., $85) by Robert Valeriani, photos by Mario Ciampi, showcases antiques in residences ranging from palatial villas to modest homes.
An Artist's Way of Seeing (Sept., $21.95) by Mary Whyte uses her illustrations to show readers how to appreciate the artist's experience.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Masters of20th-Century Comics (Nov., $45), edited by John Carlin, Paul Karasik and Brian Walker, focuses on 15 pioneering cartoonists from Winsor McCay to Chris Ware.