Landscape Painting: A History (Sept., $135) by Nils Büttner traces the history of landscape painting with full-color illustrations.
The Lure of Gold: An Artistic and Cultural History (Sept., $65) by Hans-Gert Bachmann explores the impact of gold on every civilization.
Graffiti Women: Street Art from Five Continents (Nov., $29.95) by Nicholas Ganz presents his follow-up to Graffiti World, showcasing the contributions of women to graffiti art.
ANCIENT CITY PRESS
Art of the Cross (Sept., $19.95) by Mary Emmerling with photography by Jim Arndt delineates the history of one of the world’s most recognizable symbols.
Wyland: 25 Years at Sea (Sept., $39.95) by Wyland with John Yow displays the work of the marine painter.
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS’ CLUB
The English House ($89.50) by John Steel and Michael Wright illuminates the stylistic changes in English domestic architecture over a 1,000-year period.
Flowers of the Amazon: The Botanical Art of Margaret Mee ($39.50) by Margaret Mee illustrates the author’s botanical work in the Amazon.
New YorkLights Up (Oct., $14.99) by the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a picture book for adults.
Colour: Communication in Space (Nov., $92.50) by Gerhard Meerwein, Bettina Rodeck and Frank H. Mahnke offers scientific research into the functions and aesthetic influences of color.
Erotik im Fernen Osten oder: Transition from Cool to Warm, a Book by Anselm Kiefer (Sept., $39.95), intro. by Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. and Susan Craig Ricci, uses colors to correspond to the transition from winter to summer.
Ideas: A Sketchbook (Nov., $145) by Helen Frankenthaler, intro. by Ruth Fine, features facsimile color illustrations from the artist reproduced at actual size.
CENTURY (dist. by Trafalgar Square)
Wall and Piece (Sept., $35) by Banksy marks the first volume of work by the controversial British graffiti artist.
CHAUCER PRESS (dist. by IPM)
Marilyn in Art (Sept., $40) by Roger Taylor collects full-color tributes to the icon.
Sex Design (Oct., $24.95) by Loft Publications takes a provocative look at design on the subjects of love and sec.
The Fabulous Women of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (Nov., $24.95) by Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell with text by Nigel Suckling showcases female fantasy art by the artists.
Painting People: Figure Painting Today (Sept., $45), edited by Charlotte Mullins, investigates the accomplishments of numerous artists worldwide who work in portraiture.
EARTH AWARE EDITIONS
The Missing Peace: Artists and the Dalai Lama (Oct., $40), preface by H.H. the Dalai Lama, centers on the difficult path to peace.
100 Masterpieces of Painting (Oct., $40) by Michel Nuridsany compiles 100 signature paintings.
Picasso Dora Maar (Sept., $75) by Anne Baldassari offers a glimpse into Picasso and Dora Maar’s mutual inspirations.
The Secret Lives of Frames: One Hundred Years of Art and Artistry (Jan., $50) by Deborah Davis celebrates the artistry of frames and surveys their evolution.
Carved Splendor: Late Gothic Altarpieces in Southern Germany, Austria, and South Tirol (Nov., $150 slipcased) by Rainer Kahsnitz features 350 detailed color illustrations of 22 altarpieces.
Purcell & Elmslie: Prairie Progressive Architects (Sept., $29.95) by David Gebhard, edited by Patricia Gebhard, studies the work of these masters of the Prairie School.
HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE PRESS
China’s Sacred Sites: Dwellings in Nature (Nov., $69.95) by Nan Shun-xun and Beverly Foit-Albert explores the connection between Chinese architecture and nature through photographs and architectural descriptions.
HUDSON HILLS PRESS
The George Washington Collection: Fine and Decorative Arts at Mount Vernon (Sept., $60) by Carol Borchert Cadou spotlights the presidential artifacts collected by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.
Women’s Tales: Four Leading Israeli Jewelers (Sept., $50) by Davira Taragin et al. traces the development of contemporary jewelry in Israel.
Domenico Tiepolo: A New Testament (Oct., $75) by Adelheid M. Gealt and George Knox presents the 18th-century Venetian artist’s New Testament drawings.
Plastic Culture: How Japanese Toys Conquered the World (Oct., $29.95) by Woodrow Phoenix studies Japan’s role in the booming postwar toy market.
LUDION/L.A. COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (dist. by D.A.P.)
Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images (Nov., $60), essays by Michel Draguet, Dickram Tashjian, Sara Cochran et al. describes the influence of Magritte on today’s edgy contemporary artists.
Goddesses of the Celestial Gallery (Oct., $75) by Romio Shrestha, foreword by Caroline Myss, presents two-foot-tall, hand-bound mandala paintings.
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Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings from the Floating World 1690—1850 (Feb., $50) by Howard Hibbet et al. showcases 65 masterpieces of ukiyo-e painting.
New York 2000: Architecture and Urbanism from the Bicentennial to the Millennium (Nov., $100) by Robert A.M. Stern et al. traces the impact of the designation of historic districts and new zoning on development, and the emergence of new commercial and residential centers.
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Brice Marden: A Retrospective (Oct., $60) by Gary Garrels presents the first retrospective of the artist known for his luminous monochrome panels.
MUSEUMOF NEW MEXICOPRESS
Latin American Posters: Public Aesthetics and Mass Politics (Sept., $50), edited by Russ Davidson, documents Latin America’s social and political history through political posters.
Bridges (Nov., $75) by Richard L. Cleary surveys American bridges from coast to coast. A Library of Congress Visual Sourcebook.
Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York (Feb., $50) by Hilary Ballon and Kenneth T. Jackson looks at the man who reshaped New York City with projects such as Lincoln Center and the Cross Bronx Expressway. A Norton Book for Architects and Designers.
The Architecture of Happiness (Oct., $25) by Alain de Botton looks at ways in which architecture has responded to human needs and desires throughout the ages.
Vanished Mississippi Gulf Coast (Sept., $21) by Jim Fraiser, photos by Rick Guy and Jim Fraiser, collects before and after scenes of historical landmarks damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography (Oct., $69.95) by the editors of Phaidon Press surveys new developments in contemporary international photography.
Fire (Sept., $40) by Dale Chihuly documents various series by the artist in more than 100 color reproductions.
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Odd Nerdrum: Themes (Nov., $85) by Bjorn Li collects the artist’s sketches and drawings, many previously unpublished.
Tres Logos (Sept., $55) by R. Klanten et al. considers the current state and evolution of logo designs.
Visions of Nature: The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel (Oct., $100) by Olaf Bredidbach charts the 19th-century biologist’s melding of nature and art.
Surreal Eden: Edward James and Las Pozas (Nov., $39.95) by Margaret Hooks describes the 20th-century surrealist artist’s eccentric Mexican estate.
Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment and Design (Oct., $60) by Martin Kemp highlights 200 pages from this artist’s notebooks.
Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art Since Pollock ($45) by Kirk Varnedoe presents a scholarly approach to abstract art.
Painting Indiana II: The Changing Face of Agriculture (Oct., $39.95) by Indiana Plein Air Painters Association and the Center for Agricultural Science & Heritage assembles paintings of the state’s agricultural past, present and future.
Silver & Stone (Oct., $40) by Mark Bahti depicts jewelers who blend tradition with innovation.
Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Houses (Oct., $50) by Alan Hess, photos by Alan Weintraub, showcases Wright’s distinctive residential creations.
Historic Houses of Virginia: Great Mansions and Plantations of the Founding Fathers (Oct., $55) by Kathryn Masson, photos by Steven Brooke, delineates important American landmark homes.
The Anatomy of Design (Feb., $45) by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic reveals the influences and inspirations on 50 examples of graphic design.
LogoLounge 3 (Oct., $40) by Bill Gardner and Catharine Fishel presents 2,000 logos from worldwide designers.
RYLAND PETERS & SMALL
Tuscan Escapes (Sept., $35) by Caroline Clifton-Mogg studies the design and architecture elements of this striking region of Italy.
SIMON SPOTLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Will Never See, in the New Yorker (Oct., $19.95) by Matthew Diffee compiles the favorite rejects from 30 New Yorker cartoonists. 200,000 first printing.
Only in America: One Hundred European Masterpieces in American Museums (Oct., $65) by Pierre Rosenberg illuminates masterpieces from the 15th to early 20th centuries.
Museum of the Missing: A History of Art Theft (Oct., $24.95) by Simon Houpt tells the stories behind the blank spaces on museum walls.
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Rufino Tamayo: A Modern Icon Reinterpreted (Jan., $75), edited by Diana C. Du Pont, showcases the work of one of Mexico’s leading Modernists.
KoreaStyle (Nov., $44.95) by Marcia Iwatate and Kim Unsoo features 22 exceptional homes and public buildings.
UNIV. OF NORTHTEXASPRESS
A Life on Paper: The Drawings and Lithographs of John Thomas Biggers (Nov., $29.95) by Olive Jensen Theisen acclaims the work of this African-American artist.
Vizcaya: An American Villa and Its Makers (Nov., $34.95) by Witold Rybczynski and Laurie Olin, photos by Steven Brooke, explores the legendary Miami estate.
At Nature’s Edge: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Artist Studio (Jan., $39.95) by Henry Whiting II examines the artist’s studio, a structure intended to foster the creative life.
Templesand Tombs: Treasures of Egyptian Art from the British Museum (Sept., $40) by Edna R. Russmann et al. highlights the diversity of objects collected by the ancient Egyptians.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Dunlap (Nov., $45) by William Dunlap celebrates this artist, whose works range across the contemporary South.
Classical Drawing Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice (Nov., $29.95) by Juliette Aristides demonstrates techniques for the serious art student.
77 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy by Poets, Monks, and Scholars (Oct., $65) by Stephen Addiss surveys Japan’s early modern period of burgeoning calligraphy.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Saul Steinberg: Illuminations (Nov., $65) by Joel Smith collects the work of an artist best known for his work in the New Yorker, who also created murals, fabrics, stage sets and more.