Swag 2: Rock Posters of the '90s and Beyond (Sept., $29.95) by Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz compiles contemporary rock art from 50 top poster artists.
Marketing and Buying Art Online: A Guide for Artists and Collectors (Sept., $19.95) by Marques Vickers shares advice on sales trends and opportunities for purchasing artwork.
Bathroom Unplugged: Architecture and Intimacy (Sept., $42.95), edited by Dirk Hebel and Jörg Stollman, features seven architectural designs from Zurich's Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
The Kitchen (Nov., $41.95), edited by Klaus Spechtenhauser and Michelle Corrodi, reviews kitchen designs over the past decade.
The Monster Book of Manga: Draw Like the Experts (Nov., $24.95) by Studio Joso provides instructions in the popular Japanese-style drawing.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
Between You and Me: Queer Disclosures in the New York Art World, 1948—1963 (Oct., $21.95) by Gavin Butt examines the role of gossip on New York City's postwar art world.
The Little Book of Miró (Sept., $12.95) by Constance Rubini and Frédéric Bodet sets forth a definitive account of the artist's life and work.
European Art of the Fifteenth Century (Nov., $24.95) by Stefano Zuffi. This illustrated guide considers artists, styles, themes and settings.
Burning New York: Graffiti NYC (Nov., $39.95) by James T. Murray and Karla L. Murray. The sequel to Broken Windowslooks at the city's latest graffiti art.
IMPACT BOOKS (dist. by F+W)
Dragon Art: How to Draw Fantastic Dragons and Fantasy Creatures (Sept., $19.99) by J. "NeonDragon" Peffer gives instructions for rendering dragons, basilisks, gargoyles and more.
MFA PUBLICATIONS (dist. by D.A.P.)
Contemporary Clay: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century (Sept., $24.95) by Joe Earle showcases 60 original Japanese ceramics by 35 artisans.
Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City (Sept., $16.95) by William J. Mitchell reflects on architecture and the exchange of information in the spaces and places of the city.
A Brush with God (Oct., $24.95) by Peter Pearson demonstrates how to paint icons using traditional techniques but contemporary materials.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (dist. by D.A.P.)
Safe: Design Takes on Risk (Oct., $29.95) by Paola Antonelli coincides with a MoMA exhibition focused on the creation of functional design to meet people's physical and psychological needs.
Windows of the World (Oct., $25) by Jean-Philippe and Dominique Lenclos. Color photos reveal the character and variety of a basic architectural element.
Master Pieces: The Curator's Game (Nov., $19.95) by Thomas Hoving. The former Metropolitan Museum of Art director outlines a game for identifying and appreciating works of art. Ad/promo.
PAPADAKIS PUBLISHING (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
Zaha Hadid: Testing the Boundaries (Sept., $35) by Zaha Hadid showcases the work of Hadid—the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture, in 2004—over the past five years.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
The Dark Side of Nature: Science, Society, and the Fantastic in the Work of Odilon Redon (Nov., $55) by Barbara Larson takes a radically different view of Redon.
Alex Katz (Oct., $49.95) by Carter Ratcliffe and Robert Storr showcases Katz's work from the past 40 years with more than 250 illustrations.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
How to Be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul (Nov., $19.95) by Adrian Shaughnessy offers practical advice to up-and-coming designers.
Thrown Rope (Feb., $24.95) by Peter Hutchinson celebrates Hutchinson's works, which are set in nature and often employ a haphazard rope-throwing technique.
RED ROCK PRESS
Celebration: The Christmas Angel Book (Oct., $9.95) by Deidre J. Fogg. A history of angels in art introduces this collection of antique yuletide cards.
51st Annual Exhibition of Visual Arts 2005: Venice Biennale (Sept., $75) by Rose Martinez and Maria De Corral. This three-volume set is a compendium of avant-garde artists and trends.
Degas, edited by Vanessa Gavioli, and Cézanne, edited by Stefania Lapenta (Sept., $9.95), are monographs in the Art Classics series.
The Best of the Best of Business Card Design (Sept., $19.99) by the Rockport editors compiles striking business cards.
Graphic Designer's Print and Color Handbook (Nov., $29.99) by Constance Sidles et al. addresses issues of digital print and color management.
Digital Illustration (Sept., $30) by Lawrence Zeegen features a step-by-step guide for creating digital images. 10,000 first printing. $10,000 ad/promo.
Neo-Bohemia: Art and Commerce in Postindustrial Chicago (Oct.; $19.95, cloth $90) explains how cities are retooling in today's information age economy.
Graffiti Brasil (Sept., $22.50) by Tristan Manco et al. surveys an unusual graffiti scene.
Asian Style Hotels (Sept., $30) by Kim Inglis uses 500 color photos in its survey of top Southeast Asia hotels.
Absolut Sequel (Oct.; $30, cloth $60) by Richard W. Lewis looks at the past 10 years of the Absolut Vodka ad campaign. 100,000 first printing. Author tour.
UNDERWOOD BOOKS (dist. by PGW)
Spectrum 12: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art (Oct.; $29.95, cloth $39.95) by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner presents 350 works culled from a variety of sources; published in conjunction with a Society of Illustrators exhibition in New York City. 30,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Compact Houses: Architecture for the Environment (Sept., $29.95) by Marta Serrats shows that small, ecologically correct architecture can be stylish and comfortable.
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS
Mark Black's Family Quilts: Memory and Meaning in Everyday Life (Dec., $19.95) by Laurel Horton explores the tradition of the folk art form of quilting.
Post Secret (Feb., $9.95), edited by Frank Warren, collects anonymous postcards sent by individuals who were asked to reveal one true secret. Author tour.
Manga Mania Chibi and Furry Characters: How to Draw the Adorable Mini-People and Cool Cat-Girls of Japanese Comics (Jan., $19.95) by Christopher Hart represents the ninth title in the Manga Mania series.