Spring 2016 Featured Gift Books

The ARTBOOK | D.A.P. staff selection of the best gift books of 2016 includes a sumptuous history of our national parks, told over 100 historical and contemporary photographs; a 512 compendium on designer Alexander Girard; the adorable Lucky, Plucky Chairs, illustrated by Maira Kalman; The Floral Ghost, a small and perfect collaboration between writer Susan Orlean and painter Philip Taaffe; and fashion titles like Vogue: Like a Painting, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Miles Aldridge: Please Return Polaroid and The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures by Nick Wapplington. We are so excited for Shore Leave, collecting vintage photographs of pool halls, chow mein joints, tattoo parlors and beautiful girls in Honolulu during the 1940s, in addition to The Photographer's Cookbook, featuring recipes from everyone from Robert Adams to Ed Ruscha. Rounding out the list are the children's books Go Photo! An Activity Book for Kids and Seeing Things by Joel Meyerowitz.

Picturing America's National Parks Text by Jamie M. Allen. To celebrate the centennial of America’s National Park Service, Picturing America’s National Parks brings together some of the finest landscape photography in the history of the medium, from America’s most magnificent and sacred environments. Photography >>more
Aperture/George Eastman Museum
ISBN 9781597113564
US $50.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/24/2016 | In stock
Gerhard Richter: Panorama Edited by Nicholas Serota, Mark Godfrey. Text by Achim Borchardt-Hume, Dorothée Brill, Rachel Haidu, Mark Godfrey, Christine Mehring, Camille Morineau. Interview by Nicholas Serota. First published on the occasion of the major retrospective exhibition that opened at Tate Modern in 2011, Gerhard Richter: Panorama is the most complete overview of the artist’s entire career to date. This stunningly illustrated >>more
ISBN 9781938922923
US $65.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 312 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/24/2016 | In stock
Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love Text by Akira Tatehata, Yayoi Kusama. Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love documents the artist’s most recent exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, which marked the US debut of The Obliteration Room, an all-white interior that viewers were invited to cover with >>more
David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701218
US $55.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Hbk, 10 x 12 in. / 120 pgs / 47 color / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/22/2016 | In stock
California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties Text by Yvon Chouinard, Steve Pezman, Steve Roper. The story told by the photographs in California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties takes place against the larger backdrop of postwar America: Truman and Eisenhower, the Korean War, the Cold War and the Red >>more
T. Adler Books
ISBN 9781938922268
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Hbk, 10 x 12 in. / 84 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 12/31/2013 | In stock
Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe Edited by Mateo Kries, Jochen Eisenbrand. Text by Susan Brown, Jochen Eisenbrand, Barbara Hauss, Alexandra Lange, Monica Obniski, Jonathan Olivares. Alexander Girard was one of the most important modern textile artists and interior designers of the 20th century. He combined Pop and Folk art influences to create a colorfully opulent aesthetic language whose impact continues >>more
Vitra Design Museum
ISBN 9783945852057
US $85.00 CAN $105.00 TRADE
Clth, 7.75 x 10.75 in. / 512 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 06/28/2016 | In stock
The Lucky, Plucky Chairs By Rolf Fehlbaum and Maira Kalman. When a set of eight classic old No. 14 Thonet chairs are threatened with certain doom, their ingenuity saves the day. Together they discover a way to escape, and encounter a world of the most >>more
Vitra Design Museum
ISBN 9783945852095
US $18.50 CAN $23.95 TRADE
Clth, 6 x 8 in. / 48 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 06/28/2016 | In stock
The Floral Ghost By Susan Orlean and Philip Taaffe. This one-of-a-kind collaboration between acclaimed author Susan Orlean and celebrated artist Philip Taaffe unites the literary and the visual, the nostalgic and the optimistic, and brings greenery to your bookshelf. Taking inspiration from the rapidly >>more
Planthouse, Inc.
ISBN 9780986281495
US $22.00 CAN $29.95 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 6.5 in. / 36 pgs / 33 color.
Pub Date: 03/22/2016 | In stock
Vogue: Like a Painting Text by Lucy Davies. Preface by Yolanda Sacristán. Vogue: Like a Painting is a lavish celebration of the intersection between the worlds of fashion photography and European art historical tradition. Compiling 67 carefully selected images from the Vogue archive, the volume explores fashion >>more
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
ISBN 9788415113683
US $65.00 CAN $75.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 160 pgs / 59 color / 8 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/24/2015 | In stock
Louise Dahl-Wolfe Text by Oliva María Rubio, John P. Jacob, Celina Lunsford, Louise Dahl-Wolfe. Louise Dahl-Wolfe opens a window onto the work of one of the most influential fashion photographers of the 20th century. After being discovered by Edward Steichen and having her work exhibited at The Museum of >>more
ISBN 9781597113588
US $60.00 CAN $78.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.25 x 11.25 in. / 256 pgs / 25 color / 112 bw.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 | In stock
Miles Aldridge: Please Return Polaroid Text by Miles Aldridge. With this volume, Miles Aldridge revisits his Polaroid archive of 20 highly prolific years of magazine assignments. Lots of those old Polaroids were intentionally or accidentally damaged while working on different stories--trimming, adjusting, marking, cutting, >>more
ISBN 9783958290990
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Hbk, 11.5 x 11.5 in. / 190 pgs / 117 color.
Pub Date: 06/28/2016 | Forthcoming
The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures: New York City 1989–1993 From 1989 to 1993, New York fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi granted the British photographer Nick Waplington rare backstage access to photograph every detail of the designer’s fitting sessions in the weeks before his twice-yearly fashion >>more
ISBN 9788862084512
US $50.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 11.25 in. / 168 pgs / 119 color.
Pub Date: 03/22/2016 | In stock
Shore Leave Edited by Ryan Mungia. Introduction by Jim Heimann. For the thousands of US sailors bound for the Pacific theatre of World War II, the Hawaiian Islands were the staging ground for an unknown fate. Their perception of Honolulu as a tropical paradise quickly >>more
Boyo Press
ISBN 9780991619818
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Clth, 10 x 8 in. / 88 pgs / 8 color / 71 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 | In stock
The Photographer's Cookbook Text by Lisa Hostetler. In the late 1970s, the George Eastman Museum approached a group of photographers to ask for their favorite recipes and food-related photographs to go with them, in pursuit of publishing a cookbook. Playing off George >>more
Aperture/George Eastman Museum
ISBN 9781597113571
US $29.95 CAN $37.50 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/24/2016 | In stock
The Music Library Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Foreword by Jerry Dammers. Text by Jonny Trunk. The first edition of The Music Library, published in 2005 and now out of print, brought together the designs of more than 325 record sleeves and relevant information about these rare and elusive albums. Quickly >>more
FUEL Publishing
ISBN 9780993191138
US $55.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Hbk, 10 x 10 in. / 248 pgs / 635 color.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 | In stock
Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Text by Arkady Bronnikov. Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files Volume I features more than 180 photographs of Russian criminal tattoos and official police papers from the collection of Arkady Bronnikov, regarded as Russia’s foremost authority on criminal tattoo iconography. >>more
FUEL Publishing
ISBN 9780956896292
US $32.50 CAN $42.50 TRADE
Hbk, 5 x 8 in. / 256 pgs / 186 color.
Pub Date: 03/22/2016 | In stock
The Anatomical Venus By Joanna Ebenstein. Of all the artifacts from the history of medicine, the Anatomical Venus—with its heady mixture of beauty, eroticism and death—is the most seductive. These life-sized dissectible wax women reclining on moth-eaten velvet cushions—with glass eyes, >>more
D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 9781938922916
US $35.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 05/24/2016 | In stock
Slash: A History of the Legendary LA Punk Magazine Edited by J.C. Gabel, Brian Roettinger. Introduction by Kristine McKenna. Text by Exene Cervenka, KK Barrett, Pat Smear, Thom Andersen, Gary Panter, Vivien Goldman, Richard Meltzer, Cali DeWitt, Nancy Sekizawa, Bryan Ray Turcotte, Ann Summa, Allan MacDowell, Claude Bessy. The legendary punk and new wave alternative weekly magazine Slash was founded in Los Angeles in 1977 by Steve Samiof, and published a total of 29 print issues before its demise in 1980 (though it >>more
Hat & Beard Press
ISBN 9780996744720
US $60.00 CAN $78.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 500 pgs / 300 color / 200 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/07/2016 | Forthcoming
Serious T'ings a Go Happen Edited by J.C. Gabel, Maxine Walters. Introduction by Vivien Goldman. Text by Ross Simonini. An unofficial history of Jamaican dance hall music told through its graphic design, Serious T’ings Gonna Happen brings together more than 200 original posters and signs from the early 1980s through today, drawn from the >>more
Hat & Beard Press
ISBN 9780996744744
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Hbk, 7 x 10 in. / 240 pgs / 160 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 | Forthcoming
Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Introduction by Clifford R. Murphy. Text by Henry Glassie, Clifford R. Murphy, Douglas Dawling Peach. Ola Belle Reed (1916–2002) was one of the all-time greatest performers of Appalachian music. Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line combines Reed’s 1960s recordings, some of the earliest she ever >>more
ISBN 9780981734279
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Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 50 color / 32 b&w / 2 CDs.
Pub Date: 02/23/2016 | Awaiting stock
John Fahey: Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You Text by Claudio Guerrieri, Glenn Jones, Malcolm Kirton, R. Anthony Lee, Byron Coley, Douglas Blazek. Afterword by Eddie Dean. More than ten years in the making, this critically acclaimed box set—originally published in 2011—features the earliest recordings of one of the most influential guitarists of the 1960s and ’70s, blues and folk pioneer John >>more
ISBN 9780997060201
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Slip, Hbk, 12 x 12 in. / 88 pgs / 136 b&w / 5 CDs.
Pub Date: 02/23/2016 | In stock
Ed Templeton: Wayward Cognitions Text by Stijn Huijts. Wayward Cognitions is a collection of photographs by Ed Templeton (born 1972), chosen from his archives spanning 20 years. For this volume, Templeton selected photographs that do not fit into his usual manner of organizing >>more
Um Yeah Arts
ISBN 9780985361129
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Hbk, 8 x 10.75 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 12/31/2014 | In stock
Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust Three years after the completion of his trilogy, On This Earth, A Shadow Falls Across the Ravaged Land, Nick Brandt returned to East Africa to photograph the escalating changes to the continent’s natural world and >>more
Edwynn Houk Editions
ISBN 9780692520543
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Hbk, 15.25 x 13.25 in. / 124 pgs / 68 tritone.
Pub Date: 02/21/2016 | In stock
George Shiras: In the Heart of the Dark Night Text by Jean-Christophe Bailly, Sonia Voss. Though sometimes dubbed "the first wildlife photographer," George Shiras is not a prominent name in the history of photography. While his photos were shown at the Paris World Fair of 1900, Shiras--also a lawyer and >>more
Editions Xavier Barral
ISBN 9782365110914
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Clth, 8.5 x 11 in. / 96 pgs / 50 duotone.
Pub Date: 11/24/2015 | In stock
Deanna Templeton: The Swimming Pool Text by Ed Templeton. The Swimming Pool is a new photographic essay from California-based street photographer Deanna Templeton (born 1969) that departs from her usual style to offer an expressive, intimate view of the human form underwater. The series >>more
ISBN 9781942884002
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Hbk, 12.5 x 11 in. / 96 pgs / 26 color / 41 b&w
Pub Date: 05/24/2016 | Forthcoming
Varietés Text by Rafael Doctor, Juan Sánchez. Toward the end of the 1920s, the variety show became a fixture in Spanish culture, growing more daring in the increasingly permissive atmosphere of the Republican period that reigned before the Spanish Civil War. But >>more
La Fábrica
ISBN 9788416248285
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Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 248 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 | In stock
Marianne Vitale: Train Wreck Marianne Vitale: Train Wreck is the artist's wry look at the infancy of the American railroad, an age mythologized even in its own time as a period of industrial progress and the heroic conquest of >>more
ISBN 9780984721061
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Hbk, 10 x 10 in. / 10 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/26/2016 | In stock
Guy Bourdin: Polaroids Text by Oliviero Toscani. One of the Polaroid's acknowledged masters, Guy Bourdin (1928-1991) brought to the medium an uncanny ability to combine the snapshot feel with a strong patina of glamour, and of course plenty of sexiness. A protégé >>more
Editions Xavier Barral
ISBN 9782915173567
US $49.95 CAN $64.95 TRADE
Hbk, 6.75 x 9.75 in. / 128 pgs / 98 color.
Pub Date: 06/30/2010 | In stock
Motor City Underground Edited by Cary Loren, Lorraine Wild. Interview by Kristine McKenna. Afterword by Lorraine Wild. Motor City Underground is a comprehensive document of the art, rock and roll, and political scenes of late 1960s Detroit. The images are arranged in a loose chronology, including events and subjects such as the >>more
Foggy Notion Books
ISBN 9780983587057
US $50.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Flexi, 9.5 x 10.25 in. / 384 pgs / 350 duotone.
Pub Date: 06/28/2016 | Forthcoming

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