Spring 2018 Featured Gift Books

You want to give the most sophisticated gift. No, the cutest. Wait, no—the one that will most amaze and delight the one you love (or want to impress) the most. And yet, all around, you see disposable, infinitely forgettable junk. Well look no further. A book is a gift for life. Scroll through some of our favorites for the Spring 2018 season—from books on 70s CB Radio identification cards to books on vernacular UFO renderings, 1970s Times Square in all its pornographic glory, disco architecture, hand-drawn Victorian erotica, “Rosemary’s Baby,” The Ramones, weird Yugoslav architecture, and the contemporary East Coast surf scene.

Bodys Isek Kingelez
Edited with text by Sarah Suzuki. Text by David Adjaye, Chika Okeke-Agulu, et al.

Made from quotidian materials, Kingelez’s sculptures evoke visionary architectures

The sculptures of Bodys Isek Kingelez (1948–2015) are imagined architectural propositions and improbable structures for a fairytale urban landscape. Comprised of paper, commercial packaging and the stuff >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633450547
US $35.00 CAN $47.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 144 pgs / 90 color.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock

Eyeball Cards: The Art of British CB Radio Culture
Text by William Hogan. Photographs by David Titlow.

The late 1970s and early 1980s was the golden age of British Citizens Band (CB) radio. Legal to own but illegal to operate, a CB radio and an antenna could connect you to other users >>more

Four Corners Books
ISBN 9781909829084
US $30.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.25 x 8.75 in. / 192 pgs / 380 color / 24 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

UFO Drawings from the National Archives
By David Clarke.

Sixty years of letters, official reports, photographs, drawings and paintings of UFO sightings from British government files

Originally established at the request of Winston Churchill in the aftermath of World War II, the British Ministry of >>more

Four Corners Books
ISBN 9781909829091
US $25.00 CAN $34.50 TRADE
Hbk, 6.25 x 8.75 in. / 128 pgs / 34 color / 24 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

UFO Presences
By Javier Arcenillas.

UFO Presences explores the places where UFO sightings have taken place across America: in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and of course the infamous Area 51, along South Central Nevada's State Route 375—the so-called Extraterrestrial >>more

ISBN 9788417047283
US $35.00 CAN $47.50 TRADE
Hbk, 7.5 x 9.75 in. / 120 pgs / 52 color.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock

Where to Score
Edited by Jordan Stein, Jason Fulford.

San Francisco Oracle was a countercultural newspaper published in the city’s bustling Haight Ashbury neighborhood from September 1966 to February 1968, bookending the iconic “Summer of Love.” In 12 issues combining poetry, spirituality and speculation >>more

J&L Books / KADIST
ISBN 9780999365519
US $6.99 CAN $11.00 TRADE
Pbk, 4.25 x 6 in. / 56 pgs / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Andy Warhol's The Chelsea Girls
Edited with text by Geralyn Huxley, Greg Pierce. Foreword by Rajendra Roy. Essay by Gus Van Sant. Contributions by Patrick Moore, Signe Warner Watson.

Warhol’s iconic portrayal of the Factory scene and ’60s New York

Andy Warhol’s 1966 movie The Chelsea Girls is the iconic document of the Factory scene and 1960s New York. Filmed in part at the Chelsea >>more

D.A.P./The Andy Warhol Museum
ISBN 9781942884187
US $65.00 CAN $87.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 328 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

Astrid Kirchherr with the Beatles
Introduction by Vladislav Ginzburg. Text by Maurizio Guidoni.

Rare portraits of the Fab Four on the cusp of world fame

Astrid Kirchherr, an immensely talented art and fashion student in postwar Hamburg, was poised for a meteoric rise to success in the 1960s art >>more

ISBN 9788862085748
US $30.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 96 pgs / 70 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Image Factories
Edited with text by Helena Doudova, Stephanie Jacobs, Patrick Rössler. Text by Bernd Stiegler, Otto Neurath, Vilém Flusser.

At the beginning of the 20th century, an unprecedented volume of information began circulating in the mass media, calling for the development of new visualization tactics to organize it all. The abundance of news and >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959051798
US $35.00 CAN $47.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 144 pgs / 64 color / 32 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 Awaiting stock

Langdon Clay: 42nd Street, 1979
Text by Langdon Clay.

The gritty neon charm of late ’70s Times Square

42nd Street, 1979 contains Langdon Clay’s (born 1949) photos of a quintessential strip of 42nd Street near New York’s Times Square—showing its gritty neon charm before it >>more

ISBN 9783958292819
US $80.00 CAN $107.50 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 128 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 Awaiting stock

Malick Sidibé: Mali Twist
Text by André Magnin, Brigitte Ollier, Manthia Diawara, Robert Storr.

“Sidibé captured the dynamism and joy of a rapidly changing West Africa ... they all got dressed for Malick.” –Vogue

Mali Twist offers an essential and immersive survey of the beloved African photographer Malick Sidibé—nicknamed “the >>more

Fondation Cartier Pour L'Art Contemporain / Editions Xavier Barral
ISBN 9782365111522
US $80.00 CAN $107.50 TRADE
Clth, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 296 pgs / 276 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/28/2017 In stock

R. Crumb: Bible of Filth

One of America’s most celebrated cartoonists, R. Crumb helped define cartoon and punk subcultures of the 1960s and '70s with comic strips like Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural and Keep on Truckin’. The open sexuality >>more

David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701706
US $35.00 CAN $47.50 TRADE
Hbk, 5.25 x 7.25 in. / 336 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 12/12/2017 In stock

Ruth Asawa
Text by Tiffany Bell, Robert Storr.

Known for her intricate and dynamic wire sculptures, the American sculptor, educator and arts activist Ruth Asawa challenged conventional notions of material and form through her emphasis on lightness and transparency.

Asawa began her now iconic >>more

David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701683
US $70.00 CAN $92.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 176 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock

Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo
Edited with text by Matthew S. Witkovsky. Text by Antawan Byrd, Florent Mazzoleni.

“Rich people, poor people, religious people, artists, musicians, everyone could become a hero at [Sanle’s] Volta studio.” —Florent Mazzoleni, The New York Times

The studio photographs of Sory Sanlé and his participation in the vibrant music >>more

Steidl/The Art Institute of Chicago
ISBN 9783958294004
US $40.00 CAN $54.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 120 pgs / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 Awaiting stock

The Art of Aubrey Beardsley
Text by Arthur Symons.

This gorgeous facsimile epitomizes fin-de-siècle book design and art

English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley (1872–98) was a leading figure of the Aesthetic Movement and the most controversial artist of the 1890s. His delicate yet bold >>more

Art / Books
ISBN 9781908970374
US $19.99 CAN $27.95 TRADE
Clth, 4.25 x 6.5 in. / 168 pgs / 64 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

The Beat Scene
Edited by Tony Nourmand, Michael Shulman. Essay by Jack Kerouac.

Unseen images of the Beats, including many—uniquely—in color

This magnificent volume features a remarkable collection of largely unseen photographs of the Beat Generation by renowned Magnum photographer Burt Glinn. This amazing, untouched treasure trove of images >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526266
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 80 color / 70 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 Awaiting stock

This Is No Dream: Making Rosemary's Baby
Text by James Munn.

The birthing of Rosemary's Baby: behind the scenes, 50 years on

This Is No Dream: Making Rosemary’s Baby is a definitive, illustrated history of Roman Polanski’s great 1968 film, from director and casting choices to the >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526587
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 100 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 Awaiting stock

ABC: An Alphabet

This classic Victorian children’s ABC primer was originally published in London and Chicago in 1895. It was the first book by the Arts and Crafts artist and designer Georgie Gaskin (1866–1934), celebrated for the jewelry >>more

Art / Books
ISBN 9781908970367
US $17.99 CAN $25.50 TRADE
Clth, 4.75 x 7.5 in. / 64 pgs / 61 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

"Click", Said the Camera
Text by Markus Jakob. Photographs by Balthasar Burkhard.

In Balthasar Burkhard and Markus Jacob’s elegantly designed children’s book, 20 animals meet for a photographer’s beauty contest. The protagonist of the story is a shy donkey who watches the antics of the animals with >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037785508
US $25.00 CAN $34.50 TRADE
Spiral bound, 9.5 x 6.75 in. / 42 pgs / 22 duotone.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen & Marina Abramovic
Edited by Lærke Rydal Jørgensen.

“I had a strong personal desire to illustrate Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Ugly Duckling,’” reflects pioneering performance artist Marina Abramovic (born 1946). “As a young child and growing adolescent, I felt a complete identification with >>more

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9788792877932
US $23.00 CAN $32.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 40 pgs / 24 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Ice Cream Headaches: Surf Culture in New York & New Jersey
Foreword by Michael Halsband. Text by Ed Thompson. Photographs by Julien Roubinet.

East Coast surf culture from Montauk to Rockaway Beach and Cape May

Unbeknownst to many who live there and to the throngs of tourists who stop by each year, the beaches of New York and New >>more

ISBN 9788862085731
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock

Joseph Szabo: Lifeguard
Text by Greg Donaldson.

Camaraderie and community on Jones Beach

In the late 1960s, the photographer and photography teacher Joseph Szabo first discovered Jones Beach state park in Nassau County, New York. Since then, Szabo has struck up friendships with >>more

ISBN 9788862085427
US $40.00 CAN $54.00 TRADE
Hbk, 11.5 x 9.25 in. / 96 pgs / 42 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock

My Ramones: Photographs by Danny Fields
Text by Danny Fields, Michael Stipe, Seymour Stein, David Johansen.

“The Ramones knocked me over like an atomic wind.” —Danny Fields

Danny Fields first saw the Ramones play at CBGBs in New York in 1974, and instantly offered to manage them, also setting them up with >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526556
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 10.5 in. / 176 pgs / 24 color / 202 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock

New York City Transit Authority: Objects
Introduction by Eric Greene. Photographs and text by Brian Kelley.

The evolving design of New York subway ephemera: a collector’s story

New York City Transit Authority: Objects originated as a photography experiment. In 2011, New York photographer Brian Kelley began documenting collections of used MetroCards in >>more

Standards Manual
ISBN 9780692902554
US $49.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Hbk, 10 x 10 in. / 356 pgs / 392 color.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017 In stock

Alphonse Mucha
Edited by Tomoko Sato.

Mucha as mystic, bohemian and philosopher

Spanning the entirety of Alphonse Mucha’s prolific career, this handsome, affordable and concise overview examines the beloved artist’s oeuvre—from posters, jewelry, interior decoration, theater and product design to painting, book >>more

ISBN 9788857232430
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 248 pgs / 256 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Bogdanovic by Bogdanovic: Yugoslav Memorials through the Eyes of their Architect
Edited by Vladimir Kulic, Wolfgang Thaler. Text by Bogdan Bogdanovic, Vladimir Kulic, Martino Stierli.

Bogdan Bogdanovic (1922–2010) was a Yugoslav architect, theorist, professor and a one-time mayor of Belgrade. His idiosyncratic memorials to the victims and heroes of World War II, scattered around the former Yugoslavia, continue to attract >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633450523
US $40.00 CAN $54.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 128 pgs / 55 color.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 Awaiting stock

Edward Weston: The Early Years
Text by Karen E. Haas, Margaret Wessling.

Often overlooked—until now—Weston's early photography is painterly and luscious

This is a book about Edward Weston before he was Edward Weston—before he was the renowned modernist photographer we know so well. His early years in the >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468508
US $50.00 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 115 color.
Pub Date: 06/19/2018 Awaiting stock

Ettore Sottsass: The Glass
Edited by Luca Massimo Barbero.

The brilliant architect and designer Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) designed glass wares from 1947 until the end of his career. He established a working relationship with the glass makers on the Venetian island of Murano during >>more

ISBN 9788857235356
US $70.00 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Hbk, 11 x 11.75 in. / 328 pgs / 579 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Guido Mocafico: Leopold & Rudolf Blaschka
Edited by Patrick Remy. Text by Alexandra Baudelot, Isabelle Pirotte, Emmanuel G. Reynaud.

It has long been a dream of Guido Mocafico’s (born 1962) to photograph the masterpiece glass models of marine invertebrates and plants made by Leopold Blaschka (1822–95) and his son Rudolf (1857–1939). This book fulfills >>more

ISBN 9783958293984
US $65.00 CAN $87.00 TRADE
Clth, 11 x 14.5 in. / 320 pgs / 252 color.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 Awaiting stock

Jewelry Matters
By Marjan Unger, Suzanne van Leeuwen.

The history of jewelry deserves a gorgeous, luxurious gem of a book, and Jewelry Matters does not disappoint. Designed by Irma Boom, Jewelry Matters explores the magnificent jewelry collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam with loving >>more

NAI010 Publishers
ISBN 9789462083752
US $60.00 CAN $79.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 648 pgs / 520 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Klimt and Schiele: Drawings
Text by Katie Hanson.

Provocative, erotic and insightful drawings by two major artists of fin-de-siècle Vienna

Although Gustav Klimt was Egon Schiele’s senior by almost 30 years, he quickly recognized and encouraged the younger artist’s extraordinary talent, and they remained >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468522
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Clth, 11 x 14 in. / 152 pgs / 70 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897
Edited with text by Vivien Greene. Text by Jean-David Jumeau-Lafond, Kenneth E. Silver, Ylinka Barotto, Caroline Guignard, Alison Hokanson, Natalia Lauricella, Glynnis Stevenson.

Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897 accompanied the first-ever museum presentation examining the Salon de la Rose+Croix, a series of annual exhibitions established by eccentric French author, critic, occultist and Rosicrucian >>more

Guggenheim Museum Publications
ISBN 9780892075270
US $65.00 CAN $87.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 12 in. / 112 pgs / 70 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Sheila Hicks: Lifelines
Edited by Michel Gauthier. Text by Michel Gauthier, Monique Lévi-Strauss, Cécile Godefroy, Mathilde Marchand.

A beloved maverick of American art, Hicks has been working at the intersection of art, craft and architecture for more than 50 years

With works ranging from tapestry to sculptures, from architectural decoration to installations, Sheila >>more

Centre Pompidou
ISBN 9782844268150
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 7.5 x 10.5 in. / 168 pgs / 145 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design and Fashion
Text by Marta Ruiz del Árbol, Cécile Godefroy, Matteo de Leeuw-de Monti.

The many talents of the Parisian avant-garde’s Renaissance woman

Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design, Fashion provides a unified vision of the modernist pioneer’s work in painting, theatrical sets, advertising, interiors, fashion and textiles. Published for a landmark >>more

Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza
ISBN 9788417173012
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 9.5 in. / 236 pgs / 184 color / 52 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017 In stock

The Christian Year in Painting
Text by John S. Dixon.

The stories of Christianity and painting have been intertwined since at least the Middle Ages. The painters of the early, high and late Renaissance in Italy, Spain and northern Europe learned their art and craft >>more

Art / Books
ISBN 9781908970343
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.75 x 8.5 in. / 192 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

The Wirtz Gardens
Photographs by Bertrand Limbour.

“[Jacques Wirtz's] painterly handling of light and shadow, like that of 17th-century Flemish painters, gives him 'a great power to evoke space . . . '” —Pilar Viladas, The New York Times

The third installment in the >>more

Wirtz International
ISBN 9789085867081
US $140.00 CAN $190.00 FLAT40
Slip, hbk, 10.75 x 12.75 in. / 272 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

The World Atlas of Art Nouveau Architecture
Edited by Ivan Bercedo, Jorge Mestre.

The result of years of research, this epic volume shows the global reach of the Art Nouveau idiom

Modernismo, Jugendstil or Art Nouveau—the different names given to Art Nouveau in different geographical contexts highlight the territorial >>more

ISBN 9788434313699
US $95.00 CAN $127.50 TRADE
Slip, hbk, 14.5 x 15 in. / 432 pgs / 2,120 color.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 Awaiting stock

Victorian Giants
By Phillip Prodger. Foreword by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

Oscar Rejlander, Julia Margaret Cameron, Lewis Carroll and Clementina Hawarden embody the very best of Victorian photography

The work of Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), Lewis Carroll (1832–98) and Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822–65) embodies >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855147065
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 10.25 x 9 in. / 240 pgs / 180 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry
Edited by Janis Staggs. Text by Ronald S. Lauder, Renée Price.

The jewelry of the Wiener Werkstätte blurs the lines between gorgeous ornament and miniature sculpture

The Wiener Werkstätte, or Vienna Workshops, was founded in 1903. The firm’s artistic cofounders, Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, subscribed to >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775743921
US $55.00 CAN $72.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 120 pgs / 188 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Hokusai: The Master's Legacy
Edited with text by Rossella Menegazzo. Text by Donatella Failla.

The undisputed master of ukiyo-e, Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is celebrated not only for his series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji but also for his great versatility expressed in his treatment of all types of subjects: >>more

ISBN 9788857236940
US $60.00 CAN $78.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 288 pgs / 220 color.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 Awaiting stock

Kenro Izu: Seduction
Introduction by Eikoh Hosoe.

Drawing on 19th-century photo techniques, Izu's still lifes and portraits are poised between lustrous sensuality and austere grandeur

When Kenro Izu is taking photographs, he finds himself constantly challenged by a seductive voice urging him to >>more

ISBN 9788862085793
US $50.00 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 176 pgs / 110 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock

Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics
Edited with introduction by Anne Nishimura Morse.

The lineage of the “superflat”: Murakami's vision of the Japanese aesthetic

Takashi Murakami’s irreverent, pop culture–infused art has made him one of the most recognized Japanese artists today. His bright, contemporary boisterousness, however, belies his deep >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468492
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 184 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

Utagawa Kuniyoshi: The Edo-Period Eccentric
Edited with text by Rossella Menegazzo. Text by Christian Pallone.

Recognized as one of the most interesting and vibrant artists of the Edo period, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861) is a major exponent of ukiyo-e. His fame is tied to the series of polychrome xylographs that illustrate >>more

ISBN 9788857236896
US $50.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Hbk, 11 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 160 color.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 Awaiting stock


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