Celestial Realm: The Yellow Mountains of China (Sept., $55) by Wu Hung et al., photos by Wang Wusheng, features duotones of China's fabled mountains.
In the American West (Oct., $75) by Richard Avedon is a reissue of one of the photographer's classic works on the first edition's 20th anniversary.
Woman in the Mirror (Nov., $65) by Annie Hollander, photos by Richard Avedon, shows off the photographer's view of the female sex, from celebrities to fashion models to ordinary women.
Famous Pairs (Aug., $9.95) by Jeannie Sprecher and Kim O'Brien presents couples both famous and infamous as still-life pears. 50,000 first printing.
Cherished Thoughts with Love (Sept., $29.95) by Anne Geddes combines the photographer's trademark images with quotations about childhood, family and the maternal bond. 100,000 first printing.
Reflex: A Vik Muniz Primer (Sept., $39.95), text and photos by Vik Muniz, walks the reader through each of the artist's major series.
Laurie Simmons: Walking, Talking, Lying (Oct., $50) by Laurie Simmons et al. surveys the range of Simmons's work, which uses dolls to comment on contemporary culture.
A Day in the Life of the American Woman: How We See Ourselves (Nov., $35) by Sharon J. Wohlmuth et al. uses the Day in the Life approach to chart women's lives. First serial to People.
It's a Zoo Out There (Nov., $39.95) by Rachel Hale displays an extraordinary menagerie of 101 animal portraits.
JONATHAN CAPE (dist. by Trafalgar Square)
Don McCullin in Africa (Oct., $75) by Don McCullin features 90 recent photos from Ethiopia by the noted British photojournalist.
Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq (Oct., $50) by Thorne Anderson et al. provides an intimate view of the faces of the war.
Playboy: Helmut Newton (Nov., $40) offers a retrospective of the photographer's erotic fantasies.
Playboy: Blondes, ...Brunettes, ...Redheads (Dec., $16.95 each) by James R. Peterson. This trilogy captures beauties of every tress in photos from the Playboy archives.
The Art and Character of Nutcrackers (Sept., $60) by Arlene Wagner showcases the world's largest collection of nutcrackers, in the Leavenworth (Wash.) Nutcracker Museum.
CORNELL MARITIME PRESS
Bodine's Chesapeake Bay Country (Sept., $29.95) by A. Aubrey Bodine, edited by Jennifer B. Bodine, features photos from Bodine's Maryland and Chesapeake collection.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
The Weather and a Place to Live: Photographs of the Suburban West (Nov., $39.95) by Stephen B. Smith assembles 128 b&w photos.
Robert Doisneau's Paris (Sept., $60), photos and text by Robert Doisneau, edited by Francine Derondille, presents more than 600 rare images of Paris.
Photographers' Cats (Oct., $39.95) by Jules Farber. This gallery of feline photos was chosen with the help of photography curators from around the world.
WM. B. EERDMANS
C.S. Lewis: Images of His World (Sept., $24) by Douglas Gilbert and Clyde S. Kilby offers a window into the people and places that shaped the life of the popular author.
Antiquity and Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites (Oct., $65) by Claire L. Lyons explores the relationship between antiquity and photography from 1840—1880.
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER
Our National Parks (Nov., $50) by Ruth Rudner, photos by David Muench, celebrates the U.S. National Park system.
Agony and Alchemy: Sacred Art and Tattoos (Sept., $24.95) by M. Young explores the art of tattooing as an expression of the sacred in today's world.
HUGH LAUTER LEVIN
American Chopper: The Fine Art of the Custom Motorcycle (Sept., $50) by William Scheller features art photographs of Orange County Choppers and the history of custom motorcycles.
One People (Sept., $40), edited by Roz Hopkins, celebrates the connection between people the world over through photos and inspirational text.
An American Lens (Oct., $39.95) by Jay Bochner showcases photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Southernmost Art and Literary Portraits: Fifty Internationally Noted Artists and Writers (Sept., $35) by Jimm Roberts pairs b&w photos with quotations from the subjects.
MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESS
Twin Cities Album: A Visual History (Aug., $34.95) by Dave Kenney encapsulates 150 years of Twin Cities life via photos of people, landmarks and events. Author tour.
MUSEUM OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
Making a Hand: Growing Up Cowboy in New Mexico (Sept., $39.95), photos by Gene Peach, text by Max Evans, portrays the newest generation of ranchers.
Wide Angle: National Geographic Greatest Places (Oct., $30) by Gerd Ludwig is the final entry in the National Geographic Greatest Photography trilogy. 100,000 first printing.
Tugboats of New York: An Illustrated History (Oct., $39.95) by George Matteson combines 150 b&w illustrations with first-person anecdotes.
Stanley Kubrick: Drama & Shadows (Oct., $69.95) by Rainer Crone documents the early films of the renowned director in 300 b&w photos.
Araki (Oct., $69.95), edited by Akiko Miki et al., provides a comprehensive overview of one of Japan's greatest living photographers.
Equipose (Oct., $49.95) by Christopher Makos collects horse photos in color, b&w and sepia.
POWERHOUSE BOOKS/ MISS ROSEN EDITIONS
Public Access: Ricky Powell Photographs 1985—2005 (Sept., $35) by Ricky Powell presents the actors, musicians and others who inspired Powell, known for his public access show Rappin' with the Rickster.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
Snapshot Chronicles: Inventing the American Photo Album (Oct., $40) by Barbara Levine and Stephanie Snyder explores the creative outpouring made possible by the invention of the camera.
Burlesque and the Art of the Teese (Sept., $29.95) by Dita Von Teese (known as the Queen of the New Burlesque) looks at the world of pinups, stripteases, Betty Page and bondage fetishes.
The Essential Black and White Photography Manual (Oct., $35) by Mike Crawford is a comprehensive resource.
Seven Summits: The High Peaks of the Pacific Northwest (Sept., $45) by Michael Lanza, photos by Art Wolfe, captures the drama of the Cascade range.
STACEY INTERNATIONAL (dist. by Interlink)
Faces of India (Sept., $29.95) by Peter Spira presents images of the vast Indian subcontinent in its diversity and profusion.
TEN SPEED PRESS
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (Sept., $40) by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio shows 30 typical families from 24 countries and the food they eat during of one week.
Magnum Ireland (Nov., $60), edited by John Banville, visually celebrates the changing faces of Ireland, with text by Nuala O'Faolain, Colm Toibin and other noted Irish writers. BOMC selection.
Martha's Vineyard Seasons (Sept., $19.95) by Paul Rezendes uses photos to explore the landscape, heritage and seafaring tradition of the New England island.
UNIV. OF ALABAMA PRESS
Picture Taker (Sept., $35), photos by Ken Elkins, foreword by Rick Bragg, collects 100 photos from Elkins's 42-year career.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
The Landscape in Black and White: Oliver Schuchard Photographs, 1967— 2005 (Nov., $49.95) features more than 65 b&w photos spanning Schuchard's career.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
Changing the Face of Power (Oct., $34.95) by Melina Mara, foreword by Cokie Roberts, presents a photographic record of 14 female senators.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
Imagining Eden: Connecting Landscapes (Nov., $49.95) by Lyle Gomes unites b&w photos that represent the idea of locus amoenus—the pleasant place.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
The Reverend (Feb., $35), photos by James Perry Walker, foreword by Will D. Campbell, offers an intimate portrait of a fiery spiritual leader and his African-American congregation.
(dist. by Abrams)
Dames (Nov., $50) by Eric Boman. Magazine photographer Boman adds commentary to his pictures of some 100 women of attitude and conviction—Tina Brown, Catherine Deneuve, Carolina Herrera and others.
Colorado (Sept., $45) by Gillian Klucas, photos by John Fielder and William Henry Jackson, is a sequel to Colorado 1870—2000.
WHITE STAR (dist. by Rizzoli)
Extreme Nature: Images from the World's Edge (Oct., $39.95) by Bill Curtsinger. The National Geographic photographer reveals the lives of elusive and exotic sea creatures from the North to the South Pole.
Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon (Nov., $29.95) by John Berthold displays photos of the country, including areas normally off-limits to Western visitors.