Italian Frescoes: The Time of Giotto, 1280—1400 (Sept., $135) by Joachim Poeschke, photos by Antonio Quattrone and Gigo Roli, documents 22 fresco cycles by such artists as Cimabue, Pietro Cavillini and Simone Martini, with 384 color plates.
Sacred Landscape and Pilgrimage in Tibet: In Search of the Lost Kingdom of Bön (Sept., $65) by Geshe Gelek Jinpa, Charles Ramble and Carroll Durham, photos by Thomas L. Kelly, narrates a young Bön monk's trek through western Tibet in search of the lost sacred homeland of Zhangzhung; includes DVD.
Birds of Central Park (Oct., $35) by Cal Vornberger, foreword by Marie Winn, captures the activities of more than 200 bird species in Central Park, from egrets and kingfishers to owls and hawks.
Earth from Above (Nov., $55) by Yann Arthus-Bertrand is the third edition showcasing aerial photos across five continents and 60 countries, revealing Yellowstone, Rio de Janeiro, the Taj Mahal and more.
Hoops: Four Decades of the Pro Game—The Photographs of Walter Iooss Jr. (Nov., $35) by Mark Jacobson records NBA highlights and stars—from Wilt Chamberlain to Michael Jordan—in 175 color photos by the Sports Illustrated photographer.
In the American West: Richard Avedon, Photographs 1979—1984 (Oct., $75), foreword by Richard Avedon, preface by John Rohrbach, text by Laura Wilson. This 1985 collection of Avedon's portraits—of ranch workers, roustabouts, bar girls, drifters, etc.—is being reissued to accompany a new exhibition traveling between now and May, 2007.
The Three Incestuous Sisters (Sept., $27.95) by Audrey Niffenegger is the illustrated novel relating the tales of Clothilde, Ophile and Bettine, three orphaned, grown sisters thrown into turmoil and sabotage when two fall in love with one man.
Woman in the Mirror (Nov., $65) by Richard Avedon, essay by Anne Hollander,chronicles half a century of the celebrated photographer's images of women.
Anzolo Fuga: Murano Glass Artist: Designs for A.V.E.M. (Oct., $75) by Rosa Barovier Mentasti, preface by Evan Lobel, showcases Fuga's designs for the Murano Art Glass House in more than 170 color plates.
Art Photography Now (Oct., $50) by Susan Bright, former curator at the National Portrait Gallery in London, presents and discusses work by 76 of the most important art photographers in the world, including Nan Goldin, Martin Parr, Cindy Sherman et al.
City of Salt (Sept., $125), text and photos by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick, additional text by Erez Lieberman and Sarah Falkner, creates and documents alternate realities in miniature, accompanied by narratives inspired by Sufi tales, Italo Calvino and more.
Laurie Simmons: Walking, Talking, Lying (Oct., $50), text by Kate Linker, presents Simmons's series, which uses saturated color and large format and draws on artifice, advertising and childhood memory.
Model American (Sept., $40), photos by Katy Grannan, essay by Jan Avgikos, compiles 70 four-color and duotone portraits of subjects—nude, clothed or in-between—in their own surroundings.
Small Wars (Oct., $40), photos by An-My Lê. Images of battle re-enactments in Vietnam and California blur the line between peacetime and wartime.
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Epica Book Eighteen: Europe's Best Advertising (Sept., $65) collects the year's top ads from Web sites, print ads, packaging design and more.
It Goes WithoutSaying (Oct., $15.95) by Charles M. Schulz compiles more than 200 of the most eloquent—yet wordless—Peanuts strips.
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 15 (Nov., $45) surveys the top 100 photos from the yearly competition.
Dachshunds Short and Long (Oct., $19.95) by Amanda Jones celebrates the breed with more than 50 photos.
BLACK DOG LEVENTHAL
The King (Nov., $75) by Jim Piazza offers everything Elvis—from Tupelo to Graceland, in 500 color and b&w photos; includes a wealth of gossip, offbeat facts and inside info.
Henri Matisse: Drawings 1936—A Facsimile Edition (Oct., $49.95), preface by Christian Zervos, revisits 39 of Matisse's drawings of nudes, portraits and interior scenes, originally published in 1936.
Revealing Character: Texas Tintypes (Oct., $34.95) by Robb Kendrick illuminates the 19th-century tintype technique in 85 images of cowboys, including some women and children.
A Day in the Life of the American Woman: How We See Ourselves (Oct., $35) by Sharon J. Wohlmuth, Carol Saline and Dawn Sheggeby features 200 portraits of women, all taken on the same day by 50 top female photographers.
Deep South (Sept., $60) by Sally Mann collects 65 tritone photos by the acclaimed photographer.
It's a Zoo Out There (Nov., $39.95) by Rachael Hale presents more than 100 whimsical color photos.
One Hundred Seashells (Sept., $50) by Harold Feinstein, intro. by Sydney Eddison, assembles 100 large-format color photos of seashells both familiar and exotic.
Other Realities (Sept., $50) by Jerry Uelsmann, preface by Paul Karabanis, foreword by Peter Bunnell, displays 60 b&w photos from the early 1960s to the present.
The World on Sunday: Graphic Art in Joseph Pulitzer's Newspaper (1898—1911) (Oct., $50) by Nicholson Baker and Margaret Brentano surveys 85 four-color illustrations from the well-known newspaper.
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I Was There: Gigs That Changed the World (Oct., $24.95) by Mark Paytress returns readers to the sights, scents and sounds of the 20th century's greatest musical shows of all genres.
The Art & Character of Nutcrackers (Sept., $60) by Arlene Wagner examines highlights of the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum collection, from sterling silver pieces to carved wooden toys.
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The Greatest Album Covers of All Time (Oct., $24.95) by Grant Scott and Miles Scott celebrates the lost art of the album cover in 500 images, from Sgt. Pepper to Live Through This.
The Collins Big Book of Art: A Joyous Journey from Cave Art to Pop Art(Nov., $39.95), edited by David Wilkins with Iain Zaczek, examines art movements, turning points, themes and chronology.
Extreme Nature (Nov., $34.95) by Mark Carwardine investigates the most bizarre wildlife, from the smelliest flower and fastest sprinter to the fattest carnivore and examples of virgin births.
COUNCIL OAK BOOKS
Love Made Visible (Sept., $19.95), photos by Susan Wingate, text by obstetrician Paul Brenner, ponders the beginnings of life through 50 b&w photos of pregnant women and their families.
Grand Canyon Wild: A Photographic Journey (Sept., $29.95) by John Annerino travels inside the canyon's rim.
Forever Young: Photographs of Bob Dylan (Nov., $29.95) by Dave Marsh, photos by Douglas R. Gilbert, selects 900 candid photos from Look magazine's never-published 1964 story on the then-rising star.
Destination America (Oct., $35) by Chuck Wills chronicles the stories of immigrants from Russia, Iran, Norway, Guatemala and elsewhere, from America's first settlers to 21st-century refugees.
Universe: A Definitive Visual Guide (Oct., $50) profiles planets, moons, galaxies, constellations, supernovas and more, in photos using the latest space telescopes and digital art.
David Milne:Watercolours(Sept., $50), edited by Katharine Lochnan, accompanies the first major traveling exhibition of Milne's work as it reproduces and discusses the 20th-century painter's lesser known art.
My Maine: The Coastal Watercolors of Normand Chartier(Nov., $30) revels in New England's land- and seascapes.
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Robert Doisneau's Paris(Sept., $60), edited by Francine Derondille, surveys more than 600 of Doisneau's photos, many rare or previously unpublished.
Symbolism(Sept., $75) by Rodolphe Rapetti offers a new analysis of European Symbolist art within historical context in industrial Europe in the 19th century.
Global Snaps: 500 Photographs from 7 Continents (Oct., $35) by Michael Clinton, foreword by Pamela Fiori, alights in countless countries around the world, from Denmark to Fiji, Ecuador to Nepal and beyond.
Bloom(Oct., $30), edited by Christopher Makos, photos by Paul Solberg, preface by Ralph Pucci, presents color photos of blossoms as still lifes in their own right.
Equipose (Oct., $49.95) by Christopher Makos, preface by Dotson Rader, celebrates horses in photographic detail from mane to hoof.
Wild Prairie: A Photographer's Personal Journey (Oct., $35) by James R. Page, foreword by Candace Savage, explores the North American prairie landscape and wildlife from Saskatchewan to Texas.
Brian Jungen (Oct., $50) by Daina Augatis limns the Sobey Art Award winner's "consumer items—turned-artwork," including essays and an interview with the sculptor.
Untrodden Grapes (Nov., $35) by Ralph Steadman portrays in prose and paintings the artist's trek through the wine countries of California, Chile, France, Italy, South Africa and more.
Adventurous Wine Architecture (Oct., $60) by Michael Webb, principal photography by Erhard Pfeiffer, surveys the form and function of the world's most memorable wineries in more than 200 color photos.
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Don McCullin in Africa(Oct., $75) collects 90 b&w photos from the British photojournalist's travels from Addis Ababa to the valley of the Omo River.
The Triumph of Painting (Sept., $65) accompanies the Saatchi Gallery's exhibition of contemporary European painting and its influence on the new generation of artists; includes 150 color illus.
Inspired Shapes: Contemporary Designs for Japan's Ancient Crafts (Nov., $37.50) delves into the traditions and modern versions of Japan's arts and crafts, from calligraphy brushes to tapestry, screens, ornamental bowls and more.
Seeing Japan (Oct., $35) by Charles Whipple, foreword by Japan's former prime minister Morihiro Hosokawa, plumbs the country's landscape, cities, sports, cuisine and ceremonies.
Seeing Kyoto (Dec., $35) by Juliet Winters Carpenter reveals the 1,200-year-old city—its history, culinary traditions, temples, gardens and palaces.
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500 Bracelets: An Inspiring Collection of Extraordinary Designs (Nov., $24.95) gathers bracelets made of metals and gems, wood or paper, bracelets enameled, granulated, inlaid and more.
HUGH LAUTER LEVIN
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Spectacular Hawai'i (July, $50), edited by Letitia Burns O'Connor and Dana Levy, explores the geography and history of the Hawaiian islands.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Marsh Mission: Capturing the Vanishing Wetlands (Sept., $39.95) by C.C. Lockwood and Rhea Gary combines Lockwood's photos and Gary's paintings of the rapidly disappearing coastal Louisiana wetlands.
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India: Land of Celebration (Sept., $55) by Rupindar Khullar features 348 color photos of the country's peoples and regions.
Extreme Motorcycle Art (Sept., $34.95) by Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz. Some 350 images detail inventive and intricate painted art on motorcycles.
Francis Bacon's Studio(Oct., $59.95)by Margarita Cappock sifts through the contents of the artist's studio of 30 years, both visually and critically, unearthing slashed canvases, works on paper, handwritten notes and more; 400 color illus.
Love Revealed: Simeon Solomon and the pre-Raphaelites (Oct., $49.95), edited by Colin Cruise and Victoria Osborne, is the first major monograph on this little-known pre-Raphaelite painter; 130 illus.
Renoir's Women (Sept., $29.95) by Ann Dumas and John Collins explores the painter's depictions of maternity, children, domestic settings, Parisian demoiselles and nudes.
An American Lens: Scenes from Alfred Stieglitz's New York Secession (Oct., $39.95) by Jay Bochner offers a new cultural biography of the photographer through a close reading of his work.
Becoming Animal: Contemporary Art in the Animal Kingdom (Sept., $25), edited by Nato Thompson, essays by Christoph Cox and Nato Thompson, considers contemporary artists' investigations of the blurring boundaries between animal and human.
Out of the Blue: A Journey Through the World's Oceans (Sept., $29.95) by Paul Horsman, photos by Seapics.com, celebrates the ocean's wildlife in 180 color images.
Trees: National Champions (Sept., $39.95), photos by Barbara Bosworth, foreword by Roger Conover, portrays 70 photos of the "champion" trees—each the largest of its species—of the American landscape.
Porsche 911: Perfection by Design (Oct., $50) by Randy Leffingwell commemorates the noted car's 40th anniversary with interviews, historical info and 300 images.
The Unser Legacy: Four Generations of Speed (Sept., $40) by Gordon Kirby, foreword by Parnelli Jones, relates the history of the most successful family in American auto racing.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
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Beyond the Visible: The Art of Odilon Redon (Oct., $55) by Jodi Hauptman highlights the recent gift of Redon's work to MoMA—including charcoals, pastels and canvases—and discusses Redon's influence on the world of modern art.
In Memory of My Feelings (Oct., $65) by Frank O'Hara pairs O'Hara's art-inspired poems with work by artists in his circle, such as Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Joan Mitchell and Andy Warhol.
Drawing from the Modern, 1975—2005 (Sept., $39.95) by Jordan Kantor is the third and final installment of the series highlighting MoMA's drawing collection, organizing artists according to their similarities in theme, geography or milieu.
Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood (Nov., $35) by Joanne Eicher and Lisa Ling. Essays and photographs study the bonds that unite women around the world.
Through the Eyes of the Gods: An Aerial Vision of Africa (Sept., $50) by Robert B. Haas depicts the continent's most unspoiled and breathtaking regions.
Wide Angle: National Geographic Greatest Places (Oct., $30), the final installment in the National Geographic Greatest trilogy, showcases the work of 120 photographers exploring the globe in 260 color photos.
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The English Village (Oct., $39.95) by Leigh Driver, photos by Chris Coe, celebrates especially picturesque hamlets in 225 color photos.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
Spirit Horses (Nov., $40) by Tony Stromberg. Some 140 photos of horses are accompanied by quotations that observe equine wisdom and its intersection with spirituality.
Angel's World (Dec., $35) by Michael Lesy investigates the 60,000-image archive left to the Library of Congress by Angelo Rizzuto, a little-known photographer who left his run-down hotel each afternoon to photograph New York.
The Art of Rockefeller Center (Oct., $59.95) by Christine Roussel is a comprehensive review of the center's artwork intended to inspire idealism, religion and work ethics, commissioned from artists such as Gaston Lachaise, Lee Lowrie, Carl Milles and Diego Rivera.
A Yachtsman's Eye: The Glen S. Foster Collection of Marine Paintings (Oct., $75) by Alan Granby and Ben Simons. Foster's extensive collection of British and American marine art is accompanied by descriptions from maritime art historians.
Faces of Science: Portraits (Sept., $39.95) by Mariana Cook. Each of these 67 portraits of pre-eminent scientists is paired with an explanatory essay on how the scientist became interested in his or her chosen field.
Theaters (Nov., $75) by Craig Morrison traces theaters' colorful and varied forms as they developed in early America, on the western frontier and in cities from coast to coast. A Norton/Library of Congress Visual Sourcebook.
Tugboats of New York: An Illustrated History (Oct., $39.95) by George Matteson, photos by Gordon Parks, Todd Webb, Harold Corsini and Berenice Abbott, combines 150 images from the University of Louisville archives with first-person anecdotes about life on the New York waterways.
Christmas Past (Oct., $19.95) by Barbara Hallman Kissinger collects more than 200 Victorian through early 20th-century illustrations of Christmas traditions.
Abelardo Morell(Oct., $49.95) by Richard B. Woodward spans the breadth of the transplanted Cuban photographer's career in 105 b&w images.
Roger Ballen: Shadow Chamber (Oct., $59.95) displays 71 b&w photos of people, animals and objects: walls scribbled, people crouched behind sofas, dogs or rabbits wandering into the frame.
Nobuyoshi Araki: Self, Life, Death (Nov., $69.95), edited by Akiko Miki, Yoshiko Isshiki and Tomoko Sato, delves into the work of the controversial Japanese photographer, including the first English translations of his writings and 400 b&w photos.
Stephen Shore: American Surfaces (Oct., $55) features 300 color photos, many previously unpublished, from the photographer's photo-diary of a road trip across the U.S. in the early 1970s.
Another World: Colors, Textures, and Patterns of the Deep (Oct., $45) by Dos Winkel, preface by Jean-Michel Cousteau, magnifies the details of the sea in 114 underwater photographs.
Botticelli (Oct., $165) by Frank Zöllner celebrates the life and art of the Renaissance genius.
Spirits Speak (Oct., $49.95) by Peter Stepan features more than 250 images of vivid African masks.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
Landscape Stories (Nov., $75) by Jem Southam. Southwest England's natural and man-made landscape is portrayed in 90 color photos.
Once Upon a Time: Illustrations from Fairytales, Fables, Primers, Pop-Ups and Other Children's Books (Oct., $35) by Amy Weinstein explores the striking and diverse art of Victorian children's books.
Real Photo Postcards: Unbelievable Images from the Collection of Harvey Tulcensky (Oct., $19.95), edited by Laetitia Wolff, depicts memorable postcards from the end of the 19th century.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene 1974—1984(Dec., $29.95), edited by Marvin J. Taylor, examines the artistic trends that arose in the 1970s through 58 color plates, 98 halftones and seven essays.
Andrew Wyeth: Memory & Magic (Nov., $49.95), in association with the High Museum of Art, essays by Anne Knutson, Kathleen Foster, Michael Taylor and Christopher Crosman, offers a comprehensive review of Wyeth's work, including 150 paintings and 50 drawings and watercolors.
Chip Kidd: Book One Work, 1986—2006 (Oct., $65) by Chip Kidd collects the graphic designer's 800 book jackets.
Claudio Bravo: Paintings and Drawings (Sept., $150) by Paul Bowles surveys Bravo's 40-year career with 200 paintings and studies, many previously unpublished.
Clive Barker: Visions of Heaven and Hell (Oct., $50) by Clive Barker offers a glimpse into the bestselling horror/fantasy novelist's paintings and drawings.
Elizabeth Peyton (Oct., $50) by Matthew Higgs, Steve Lafreniere and others offers the first major book on the young American painter, with images compiled by Peyton.
Jenny Saville (Nov., $50), in association with Gagosian Gallery, provides the only monograph on Saville and includes all of her paintings to date, many heretofore unpublished.
Mark Seliger: In My Stairwell (Oct., $75) with intro. by Lou Reed features an oversize portfolio of 75 of Seliger's portraits of artists and other celebrities.
Sean Scully: Wall of Light (Oct., $45) in association with The Phillips Collection, with essays by Michael Auping, Stephen Bennett Phillips and Anne Straus, compiles Scully's "Wall of Light" series into one volume.
The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956—1966 (Oct., $45), the companion volume to the upcoming Scorsese documentary, amasses Dylan's eclectic collection of interviews, archival photos, keepsakes and other rare materials.
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Arts of Africa: Traditional Art (Sept., $70), edited by Ezio Bassani, spans 6,000 years in the history of African art by highlighting archetypal and iconic works; 400 color illus.
A World of Head Adornment (Nov., $75) by Anne van Cutsem, photos by Mauro Magliani, surveys hair combs, pins, jewelry, nose rings, forehead ornaments and other decorations.
Brancusi: The White Work (Sept., $39.95), edited by Paola Mola, published in conjunction with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Venice, documents the first major exhibition of Brancusi the photographer.
Jean-Michel Basquiat (Sept., $65), edited by Rudy Chiappini, chronicles the life and artwork of the enfant terrible.
Revolutionary Tides: The Art of the Political Poster (Oct. $39.95) by Jeffrey T. Schnapp depicts 120 posters examining the impact of large gatherings.
Faces of India (Oct., $29.95) by Peter Spira takes readers on a photographic journey through the country, canvasing its diverse people, traditions, landscapes, wildlife, etc.
Traditional Crafts of Saudi Arabia (Nov., $40) by John Topham revisits the 1982 exploration of the country's textiles, garments, household goods, jewelry, weapons and more.
David: Five Hundred Years (Nov., $24.95) by Antonio Paolucci celebrates the statue's 500th anniversary by chronicling Italy's restoration of Michelangelo's famed work.
Chicago: A Pictorial Celebration(Nov., $14.95) by Dennis H. Cremin, photos by Elan Penn, shares the Windy City's history and tours its beloved landmarks and institutions.
Toronto: A Pictorial Celebration(Nov., $14.95) by Bruce Bell, photos by Elan Penn, explores the Canadian city's streets for the best shopping, culture, history and sports.
Las Vegas: A Pictorial Celebration(Nov., $14.95) by Michael Green, photos by Elan Penn, goes behind the glitter, to find everything from scandalous tales to the desert landscape.
STEWART, TABORI CHANG
Grandmothers (Nov., $24.95), photos by Jayne Wexler, text by Lauren Cowen, celebrates the bond between grandmothers and grandchildren in essays and b&w photos of Judy Blume, Olympia Dukakis, Alicia Keys and others.
John Lennon: The New York Years (Oct., $29.95) by Bob Gruen captures the former Beatle and his wife, Yoko Ono, during their time in Manhattan in 150 photos
Gardens in the Spirit of Place (Oct., $35) by Page Dickey, photos by John M. Hall, profiles 18 U.S. gardens—from Maine's Mount Desert Island to Palo Alto, Calif.—that celebrate their regional origins.
TEN SPEED PRESS
The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese-American Internment Camps 1942—1946 (Nov., $35) by Delphine Hirasuna examines the artwork made from found materials by citizens imprisoned in WWII-era American internment camps.
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (Nov., $40) by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio is a photographic study of the world's eating habits.
The Arts of Asia: Materials* Styles* Techniques (Oct., $50) by Meher McArthur, a curator with the Pacific Asian Museum, analyzes and surveys the art of the region organized by material.
Comprehensively Clarice Cliff (Sept., $95) by Greg Slater features mote than 2,000 pieces and patterns from the ceramicist's colorful work.
The Impressionists at Home (Oct., $35) by Pamela Todd celebrates the Impressionists' daily life and domesticity through paintings, sketches and photos.
Magnum Ireland (Nov., $60), edited by John Banville, documents the changing social, political and cultural faces of Ireland from the 1950s to the present.
TRINITY UNIV. PRESS
Yosemite in Time: Ice Ages, Tree Clocks, Ghost Rivers (Nov., $45), photos by Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, text by Rebecca Solnit blends historical and contemporary photos with cultural commentary and art criticism about Yosemite's landscape and its role in the American imagination.
Absolut Sequel (Oct., $60) by Richard W. Lewis surveys the 10-year history of the vodka maker's ubiquitous ad campaign.
Bangkok: City of Angels (Oct., $24.95) by Joe Cummings, photos by Bill Wassman, portrays the city's people and places in more than 140 color photos.
Chinese Houses: The Architectural Heritage of a Nation (Dec., $60) by Ronald G. Knapp, photos by A. Chester Ong, profiles 20 well-preserved traditional homes in photographs, woodblock prints, historic images and line drawings.
Building New York: The Rise and Rise of the Greatest City on Earth (Oct., $49.95) by Bruce Marshall traces the creation of the city's famous sites from the 19th century to the present.
Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust (Sept., $50) by David Bowie, photos by Mick Rock, reveals the rise and fall of the famous Bowie character.
UNIV. OF ARKANSAS PRESS
Stone Songs on the Trail of Tears: The Journey of an Installation (Oct., $24.95) by Pat Musick, photos by Jerry Carr, documents Musick's art installation about the Cherokee march across Arkansas.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Betye Saar: Extending the Frozen Moment (Oct., $39.95) by James Christen Steward, Sean Ulmer, Lowery Stokes Sims, Richard Cándida Smith, Deborah Willis and Kellie Jones catalogues the retrospective of Saar's work, detailing her emergence in the 1960s as a powerful figure in African-American art.
The Face of Poetry (Dec., $29.95), edited by Zack Rogow, photos by Margaretta K. Mitchell, portrays 50 poets in b&w photos, each accompanied by their poems and brief biographies.
Portraits of Tibetan Buddhist Masters (Oct., $29.95) by Don Farber offers portraits and short bios of famous and lesser-known Tibetan Buddhist teachers.
UNIV. OF FLORIDA PRESS
The Cuban Revolution: Years of Promise, Years of Illusion (Nov., $34.95) by Teo A. Babún and Victor A. Triay documents the revolution in 127 b&w photos by a photographer with unrestricted access to Castro's inner circle.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Kings in Their Castles: Photographs of Queer Men at Home (Sept., $35) by Tom Atwood, foreword by Charles Kaiser, offers a collective portrait of the American gay urban community including composers, artists, writers, filmmakers, etc.
Bikes of Burden (Sept., $29.95) by Hans Kemp presents a contemporary photographic study of commerce in Vietnam, with motorbikes being used for many diverse and creative purposes.
Surfing USA! An Illustrated History of the Coolest Sport of All Time (Sept., $35) by former Surfing magazine editor Ben Marcus chronicles the sport's history, personalities, equipment and surf culture—including memorabilia, movie posters, album covers and art.
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Heaven, Earth, Tequila: Un Viaje al Corazón de México (Oct., $39.95) by Douglas Menuez. The photographer's expeditions invoke the people, sights, tastes and sounds of mestizo culture in Mexico (www.heavenearthtequila.com).
Searchings: Secret Landscapes of Flowers, Volume III (Oct., $40) by Barbara Bordnick is the final book in a series exploring flowers in intimate detail.
Texas Then & Now (Sept., $45) by Richard Reynolds illuminates the march of progress in historic and contemporary photos.
Extreme Nature: Images from the World's Edge (Sept., $39.95) by National Geographic photographer Bill Curtsinger profiles elusive and rarely seen marine life from the North to the South poles.
Legendary Cars: Cars That Made History from the Early Days to the 21st Century (Sept., $39.95) by Larry Edsall presents the best of dream cars and road cars in more than 400 color photos.
A Photographer's Pilgrimage: Thirty Years of Great Reportage (Oct., $39.95) by Kazuyoshi Nomachi provides an intimate glimpse into rituals, personal sacrifices and extreme devotion in the world's remote and holy places.
World's Greatest Lighthouses (Sept., $19.95) by Annamaria Mariotti showcases the most scenic waterfront beacons in more than 250 color photos.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Imagining America: Icons of 20th-Century American Art (Nov., $49.95) by John Carlin and Jonathan Fineburg illustrates in more than 400 images how artists responded to themes of nature, personal/national identity and media/culture.
Looking at Atget (Oct., $40) byPeter Barberie is timed to coincide with the much-anticipated retrospective of Atget photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Masters of 20th-Century American Comics (Nov., $45), edited by John Carlin, Paul Karasik and Brian Walker surveys the evolution of comics and comic books in original drawings, progressive proofs, vintage Sunday papers and more.
The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult (Oct., $65) by Clément Chéroux et al. assembles 250 photos purporting to capture occult phenomena from the Victorian era to the 1960s.