Fashion, the future, and bringing overdue credit to overlooked artists are big themes in the upcoming season.

Top 10

Avedon Advertising

Richard Avedon et al. Abrams, Oct. 8, $125, ISBN 978-1-4197-3338-3

This is the first collection of Avedon’s advertising work, and it features images he made for campaigns for companies including Chanel, Dior, and Versace, dating back to the 1940s.

Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography

The New York Times. Clarkson Potter, Sept. 3, $65, ISBN 978-1-5247-6350-3

For decades, Bill Cunningham famously cycled around New York City documenting street style for the New York Times. This book celebrates his photography and features essays by Anna Wintour and other fashion luminaries.

David Yarrow Photography: Americas Africa Antarctica Arctic Asia Europe

David Yarrow. Rizzoli International, Oct. 15, $95, ISBN 978-0-8478-6477-5

This monograph surveys 20 years of works by photographer and conservationist Yarrow, with 150 images and accompanying text by Yarrow. All royalties will be donated to conservation causes.

Dora Maar

Edited by Damarice Amao, Amanda Maddox, and Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska. Getty, Dec. 3, $40, ISBN 978-1-60606-629-4

Photographer Dora Maar is primarily remembered as Pablo Picasso’s one-time muse and mistress. This showcase collects 240 of her works and tracks her artistic career.

From Above: The Story of Aerial Photography

Gemma Padley. Laurence King, Oct. 22, $55, ISBN 978-1-78627-521-9

Padley takes a look at the long and sometimes bizarre history of aerial photography, from 19th-century experiments involving kites and pigeons to contemporary drone and satellite imagery.

Highway 61

Jessica Lange. Powerhouse, Oct. 1, $75, ISBN 978-1-57687-937-5

Actor and avid photographer Lange documents Highway 61, the legendary roadway that runs from Minnesota to New Orleans and has been an inspiration to countless musicians, in dozens of evocative black and white photos.

Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture: Images and Stories from a Photography Legend

Amelia Davis. Chronicle, Aug. 6, $55, ISBN 978-1-4521-8037-3

Jim Marshall was a legendary rock photographer, and this volume collects hundreds of photographs from across his career, marked-up proof sheets, and essays by his contemporaries.

Lucian Freud: A Life

Edited by Max Holborn. Phaidon, Sept. 25, $200, ISBN 978-0-7148-7753-2

This look at the life of Lucian Freud contains 150 images, some never before seen, and features the painter’s own recollections and those of his friends and family.

My Name Is Prince

Randee St. Nicholas. Amistad, Oct. 15, $75, ISBN 978-0-06-293923-4

Photographer St. Nicholas worked with Prince for 25 years and in this collection shares intimate photos of the artist, behind-the-scenes stories, and reflections on Prince and his cultural influence.

Yes We Did: Photos and Behind-the-Scenes Stories Celebrating Our First African American President

Lawrence Jackson. TarcherPerigee, Oct. 22, $28, ISBN 978-0-525-54101-1

Jackson served as a White House photographer during both of Obama’s terms, and his book collects photos and recollections from his time there. Obama provides a foreword. 150,000-copy announced first printing.



Ronald Bladen: Sculpture by Robert S. Mattison (Sept. 17, $85, ISBN 978-0-7892-1338-9). This is the first monograph devoted to the works of the postwar American painter and sculptor Ronald Bladen (1918–1988).


Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style by Architectural Digest editors (Oct. 8, $100, ISBN 978-1-4197-3333-8). The esteemed magazine celebrates its centennial with this richly illustrated collection of archival material.

Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion by Marcellas Reynolds (Oct. 8, $50, ISBN 978-1-4197-3614-8) provides a history of black models, combining photographs, essays, and interviews.


The Art of Banksy: A Visual Protest, edited by Gianni Mercurio (Oct. 15, $35, ISBN 978-2-37495-138-6), collects dozens of works by the anonymous British street artist along with various related materials and text by arts writer Mercurio.


Man-Made Wonders of the World by DK editors (Oct. 22, $50, ISBN 978-1-4654-8252-5). Visiting man-made spectacles ranging from the Great Pyramid of Giza to the Hoover Dam, this catalogue looks at a wide array of outsized buildings and monuments, and considers the ways they were built.


Robert Williams: The Father of Exponential Imagination: Drawings, Paintings, and Sculptures by Robert Williams (Oct. 22, $150, ISBN 978-1-68396-027-0). This in-depth career

retrospective showcases the drawings, oil paintings, sculptures, and other works by influential underground comics artist Williams.


The Trouble with Women Artists: Reframing the History of Art by Laura Adler and Camille Vieville (Sept. 3, $35, ISBN 978-2-08-020370-0) examines 67 female artists from the 16th century to the present, among them Artemisia Gentileschi, Frida Kahlo, Yoko Ono, and Dorothea Tanning.


Just Yannis by Harold Evans (Oct. 31, $50, ISBN 978-0-9992430-0-8). Reuters photojournalist Yannis Behrakis (1960–2019) covered major world conflicts and won a Pulitzer in 2016 for his coverage of the refugee crisis. Pivotal works from his career are collected.


A Grammar of Typography: Classical Design in the Digital Age by Mark Argetsinger (Oct. 1, $65, ISBN 978-1-56792-653-8). Designer Argetsinger offers a treatise on the arts of typography and book design, illustrated in full color.

Hardie Grant

This Guy by Jamie Ferguson (Oct. 15, $45, ISBN 978-1-78488-252-5). The photographer profiles men in the fashion industry from across the globe in this ode to style and living stylishly.

Harvard Univ.

The Art of Classic Planning: Building Beautiful and Enduring Communities by Nir Haim Buras (Dec. 3, $95, ISBN 978-0-674-91924-2). Architect Buras surveys classic urban planning principles and offers theories and guidelines intended to solve current planning problems.

Paul Holberton

The Flowering Desert: Textiles from Sindh by Hasan and Nasreen Askari (Oct. 19, $45, ISBN 978-1-911300-71-7). An extensive private collection of brightly colored textiles from Sindh, Pakistan, are documented in this heavily illustrated volume.

Indiana Univ.

J. Irwin Miller: The Shaping of an American Town by Nancy Kriplen (Oct. 1, $35, ISBN 978-0-253-04381-8) shares the story of how Columbus, Ind., became a 20th-century art and architecture mecca thanks to the vision of J. Irwin Miller, CEO of Cummins Engine Company.

Institute of Contemporary Art

When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration Through Contemporary Art, edited by Eva Respini and Ruth Erickson (Nov. 12, $50, ISBN 978-0-300-24748-0). An assortment of artists from across the world weigh in on migration and its cultural, economic, political, and social impacts.

Kent State Univ.

Moments of Truth: A Photographer’s Experience of Kent State 1970 by Howard Ruffner (Sept. 3, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-60635-367-7). The author was a photographer for the Kent State University newspaper at the time of the 1970 Kent State shootings and offers a retrospective of his work at that time and in the decades since.

Laurence King

Women in Design by Charlotte Fiell (Oct. 29, $45, ISBN 978-1-78627-531-8) profiles more than 100 women designers from the past 100 years whose work has been influential despite their relative lack of fame.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Portrait of a Collection: The Sandy Schreier Fashion Archive by Jessica Regan and Melissa Huber (Nov. 25, $50, ISBN 978-1-58839-696-9) offers an in-depth look at the extensive 20th-century fashion collection of fashion historian Sandy Schreier, which includes pieces from such designers as Cristóbal Balenciaga, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, and others.


Atlas of Mid-century Modern Houses by Dominic Bradbury (Oct. 16, $150, ISBN 978-0-7148-7674-0). This comprehensive global survey of mid-century modern residential architecture features more than 400 homes from across the globe designed by architects including Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer.


Our Rainbow Queen: A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and Her Colorful Wardrobe by Sali Hughes (Oct. 1, $20, ISBN 978-0-593-08625-4). Queen Elizabeth II’s wardrobes dating back to her childhood are celebrated and interpreted by journalist Hughes.


Avedon: Behind the Scenes, 1964–1980 by Gideon Lewin (Oct. 9, $70, ISBN 978-1-57687-928-3). Lewin, a former assistant to Richard Avedon, reveals behind-the-scenes moments from his 16 years working with the photographer.

Taxi: Journey Through My Windows by Joseph Rodriguez (Oct. 15, $35, ISBN 978-1-57687-931-3). Rodriguez drove a New York City cab from 1977 to 1987; after picking up a camera, he began documenting what he saw. This collection reveals the gritty New York City of the time and those who lived and worked in it.

Princeton Architectural Press

Compression by Steven Holl (Oct. 15, $40, ISBN 978-1-61689-851-9) collects 35 of architect Holl’s projects from the past 10 years, including work done for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Columbia University, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Princeton Univ.

Protest! A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics by Liz McQuiston (Oct. 8, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-691-19833-0). The scholar and designer offers a global history of protest art from the Reformation to the present day.

Rizzoli Electa

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott by Lowery Stokes Sims, Raphaela Platow, and Matthew Weseley (Sept. 17, $60, ISBN 978-0-8478-6695-3). This comprehensive volume surveys the work and life of painter Robert Colescott (1925–2009) and includes previously unpublished lecture transcripts and archival materials.

Museum Architecture: Panoramic Views of America’s Great Museums by Tom Schiff (Oct. 1, $50, ISBN 978-0-8478-6688-5). Photographer Schiff turns his lens on museums themselves in this richly photographed collection of images of museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery in D.C., and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Mo.

Rizzoli International

Hunks and Heroes: Jim Moore: The GQ Years by Jim Moore (Sept. 3, $75, ISBN 978-0-8478-6557-4). GQ’s creative director at large looks back on his 40 years in the business, offers fashion tips, and reflects on fashion, style, culture, and working at GQ.

Running Press

Worn on This Day: The Clothes That Made History by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell (Nov. 5, $25, ISBN 978-0-7624-9357-9). In a today-in-history format, this work offers an unusual history of fashion by focusing on garments that were worn on important occasions on each day of the year throughout history.

Rutgers Univ.

Women Artists on the Leading Edge: Visual Arts of Douglass College by Joan M. Marter (Oct. 18, $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8135-9334-0) surveys the life and work of a group of women artists who attended Douglass College in New Jersey in the postwar years and went on to develop conceptual art and get involved in the Pop Art movement.


Designing for Disaster: Domestic Architecture in the Era of Climate Change by Boyce Thompson (Sept. 28, $34.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5784-8). In a guide intended for homeowners and builders, design and construction writer Thompson presents 16 homes built to withstand extreme climate and weather events.


Light from the Void: Chandra X-Ray Observatory by Kimberly K. Arcand et al. (Oct. 22, $45, ISBN 978-1-58834-669-8). This heavily illustrated work features deep space images taken by the Chandra X-Ray telescope over the past 20 years.

St. Martin’s

Extraordinary Dogs: Stories from Search and Rescue Dogs, Comfort Dogs, and Other Canine Heroes by Liz Stavrinides and John Schlimm (Oct. 22, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20140-9). Photographer Stavrinides and writer Schlimm showcase more than 50 working dogs with those they work alongside, police officers, firefighters, and TSA agents among them.


Keith Haring, edited by Darren Pih (Sept. 24, trade paper, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-84976-627-2). Pih, curator at Tate Liverpool, revisits the life and work of New York artist Keith Haring. The volume includes dozens of Haring’s works, rare photographs, and film stills, and an appreciation of the artist and his legacy.

Thames & Hudson

1950s in Vogue: The Jessica Daves Years, 1952–1962 by Rebecca C Tuite (Oct. 1, trade paper, $95, ISBN 978-0-500-29437-6) makes the case in this richly illustrated work that Jessica Daves oversaw a massive transformation of Vogue magazine when she was its editor in the 1950s, bringing the magazine into modernity and a new spot in the cultural firmament.

Archipelago: An Atlas of Imagined Islands, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones (Oct. 1, $35, ISBN 978-0-500-02256-6). For the 300th anniversary of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, this atlas drafts an array of illustrators from across the globe to create and map imaginary islands.

Magnum Streetwise by Magnum Photos, edited by Stephen McLaren (Nov. 12, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-500-54507-2). With 400 images, this collection of street photography provides an extensive history of the form as practiced by the photographers of Magnum Photos.

Univ. of Florida

Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora, edited by Jorge Duany

(Sept. 20, $80, ISBN 978-1-68340-090-5). A collection of illustrated essays examines the evolution of Cuban visual art and its links to Cuban cultural identity.

Univ. of Minnesota

Happiness by Design: Modernism and Media in the Eames Era by Justus Nieland (Sept. 17, trade paper, $39.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-0205-6) offers a new take on midcentury modern design by examining the film and multimedia projects of Charles and Ray Eames, as well as the works of Will Burtin, György Kepes, and others.

Univ. of Texas

Michael Ray Charles: A Retrospective by Cherise Smith (Jan. 10, $60, ISBN 978-1-4773-1917-8). Art historian Smith collects nearly 100 color plates documenting the paintings of Michael Ray Charles, whose work confronts stereotypes of African-Americans. The volume also includes an interview with Charles and an essay by Smith, who has collaborated with Charles.

Victoria & Albert Museum

The Lives of Objects, edited by Tristram Hunt (Nov. 26, $35, ISBN 978-1-85177-972-7). Ten curators from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London tell the stories of 10 objects acquired by the museum, among them an almost life-size mechanical toy of a tiger mauling a soldier.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, edited by Leo G Mazow (Nov. 12, trade paper, $40, ISBN 978-0-300-24688-9), collects 10 essays on painter Edward Hopper’s extensive catalogue of works depicting hotels, motels, and transportation infrastructure, as well as selected correspondence.

White Lion

Artists’ Letters: Noteworthy Correspondence from Da Vinci to Warhol by Michael Bird (Oct. 1, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-4128-2) reproduces letters from Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Michelangelo, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Andy Warhol, and others, in which artists muse on love, work, life, money, and the creative process.

Yale Univ.

The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti by Susan A. Phillips (Nov. 26, $50, ISBN 978-0-300-24603-2). Urban ethnographer Phillips traces the history of Los Angeles via decades of graffiti, covering hobo works of the early 20th century, the first documented use of bubble letter graffiti in the 1920s, and more contemporary forms of the art.

Designs for Different Futures, edited by Kathryn B. Hiesinger et al. (Nov. 26, trade paper, $40, ISBN 978-0-87633-290-0), features projects by academics, artists, designers, and scientists that imagine how design might shape future society, among them wearable objects and a typeface unreadable by text-scanning software.

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