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From stocking stuffers to upscale luxury design, our staff recommends perfect gift books for the most sophisticated art lovers on your list.

This past year, our editors reviewed thousands of new titles from the world's most respected art, photo and design book publishers: here are their final choices of the books worth giving this 2016 holiday season.

Whether you're shopping for an impressive art world business gift or a lighthearted present for your favorite animal lover, whether you're searching for a book to delight the artist in the family or charm that special friend who collects photobooks, our expert book staff has curated this new 2016 gift book selection with sophisticated choices that will grace the shelves for years to come.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Stocking Stuffers

They're cute, they're small, they're surprising and affordable. Here are 10 staff picks for the stockings on your list »

GingerNutzMW Editions
More Women in TreesHatje Cantz
Holidays in Soviet SanatoriumsFUEL Publishing
Design Is StorytellingCooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Toilet Paper Calendar 2018Damiani
We Go OutDUNG BEETLE LTD
Essential EamesVitra Design Museum
Tattoos in Japanese PrintsMFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jim Marshall: PeaceReel Art Press
We Learn at HomeDUNG BEETLE LTD

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For the Bookworm - Great Reads

10 must-have 2017 reading books, from Jeremy Sigler's new collection of diaristic tales to collected art writings by Glenn O'Brien and Carroll Dunham and more »

Pissing Figures 1280–2014David Zwirner Books
Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred YearsReel Art Press
My VibeSpoonbill Books
Like Art: Glenn O’Brien on AdvertisingKarma, New York
Letters to a Young PainterDavid Zwirner Books
I Had Nowhere to GoSpector Books
Stan Brakhage: Metaphors on VisionAnthology Film Archives/Light Industry
Into Words: The Selected Writings of Carroll DunhamBadlands Unlimited
The King in the Golden MaskWakefield Press
In Part: Writings by Julie AultDancing Foxes Press/Galerie Buchholz

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For the Art Lover

Our staff picks the must-have art books of 2017, from surveys on art in the age of black power to major monographs on twentieth-century titans of art and design »

Soul of a NationD.A.P./Tate
Jasper JohnsRoyal Academy of Arts
Bauhaus: 1919–1933D.A.P./The Museum of Modern Art
Casanova: The Seduction of EuropeMFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design and FashionFundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza
Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932Royal Academy Publications
Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding PortraitThe Museum of Modern Art
Robert RauschenbergThe Museum of Modern Art
Josef Albers in MexicoGuggenheim Museum Publications
Matisse in the StudioMFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For the Photographer and Photography Collector

For photography lovers – here are 10 of our favorite 2017 monographs and surveys by Modern and contemporary photographers »

Autophoto: Cars & Photography, 1900 to NowFondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain / Editions Xavier Barral
Atget: Postcards of a Lost ParisMFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Stephen ShoreThe Museum of Modern Art
Joel Meyerowitz: Cézanne's ObjectsDamiani
Malick Sidibé: Mali TwistEditions Xavier Barral/Fondation Cartier Pour L'Art Contemporain
René Magritte: The Revealing ImageLudion
Karl Blossfeldt: MasterworksD.A.P.
The Japanese Photobook, 1912–1990Steidl
Josef Koudelka: The Making of ExilesEditions Xavier Barral
Jack Pierson: The Hungry YearsDamiani

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For the Design Devotee

Our staff picks the must-have architecture and design books of 2016, from radical feminist posters of the 1970s to 50s tea towels by recently rediscovered American textile designer, Marguerita Mergentime »

Design Is StorytellingCooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Alcohol: Soviet Anti-Alcohol PostersFUEL Publishing
Jean ProuvéGalerie Patrick Seguin
See Red Women's WorkshopFour Corners Books
Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern IdeasWest Madison Press LLC
101 Danish Design IconsHatje Cantz
Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the ArchiveThe Museum of Modern Art
The Propaganda FrontMFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Břrge Mogensen: Simplicity and FunctionHatje Cantz
Essential EamesVitra Design Museum
Soviet Bus StopsFUEL Publishing
X-rated: Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70sReel Art Press
New York City Transit Authority: ObjectsStandards Manual
Bauhaus: 1919–1933D.A.P./The Museum of Modern Art
Holidays in Soviet SanatoriumsFUEL Publishing

For the Collector: Limited Editions & Catalogues Raisonnés

From MoMA's boxed facsimile edition of Robert Rauschenberg's 'Thirty-Four Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno' to limited editions with prints by Jack Pierson, Joel Meyerowitz, Steven Klein and Hiroshi Sugimoto - our top picks for collectors »

Robert Rauschenberg: Thirty-Four Illustrations for Dante’s InfernoThe Museum of Modern Art
Jean ProuvéGalerie Patrick Seguin
Visionaire 67: FetishVisionaire
Joel Meyerowitz: Cézanne's ObjectsDamiani
Jack Pierson: The Hungry YearsDamiani
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Snow WhiteDamiani/Matsumoto Editions
Sophie Calle: Rachel MoniqueEditions Xavier Barral
The Blind ManUgly Duckling Presse
Tuli Kupferberg: YeahPrimary Information
Tria Giovan: The Cuba ArchiveDamiani

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: New York, New York

Whether you love it or hate it, left it or long for it - here are our 10 favorite gift books for the New Yorkers in your life »

Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983The Museum of Modern Art
Alice Neel: UptownDavid Zwirner Books/Victoria Miro
Never Built New YorkMetropolis Books
Fink on Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s by Larry FinkDamiani
New York in PhotobooksRM/Centro José Guerrero
Manhattan Transit: The Subway Photographs of Helen LevittWalther König, Köln
High Line: A Field Guide and HandbookPrinted Matter, Inc/Friends of the High Line
New York City Transit Authority: ObjectsStandards Manual
Janet Russek and David Scheinbaum: RemnantsRadius Books
Jamel Shabazz: Sights in the City, New York Street PhotographsDamiani

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For the Fashion Forward

From books on Grace Coddington, Guy Bourdin, Jean Pigozzi, and MoMA's survey, ITEMS - our staff favorite holiday fashion gift books »

Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965–85Reel Art Press/Morton-Hill
Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design and FashionFundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza
The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute CoutureNational Gallery of Victoria
GingerNutzMW Editions
Items: Is Fashion Modern?The Museum of Modern Art
Christian Dior: The Spirit of PerfumesSilvana Editoriale
Guy Bourdin: UntouchedSteidl
Oscar Heyman: The Jewelers’ JewelerMFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jean Pigozzi: ME + CODamiani
The Jewelry of IdeasCooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Rebels and Resistance!

Books on Vincent Sardon, R. Crumb, LGBT San Francisco, Cuban protest posters, Feminist protest posters, black power art, and Jim Marshall's photos of the peace sign are some of our favorites on Rebels and Resistance for 2017

R. Crumb: Bible of FilthDavid Zwirner Books
Soul of a NationD.A.P./Tate
See Red Women's WorkshopFour Corners Books
Jim Marshall: PeaceReel Art Press
Karlheinz Weinberger: Swiss RebelsSteidl
Vincent Sardon: The StampographerSiglio
Philip Guston: Nixon DrawingsHauser & Wirth Publishers
Looking for LeninFUEL Publishing
LGBT: San FranciscoReel Art Press
Sam Is Not My UncleRM

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Weird and Wonderful Staff Favorites

10 books that we love outside of logic, beyond our control, or for reasons unknown, even to ourselves. Holiday Gift Staff Favorites, 2017 »

Karlheinz Weinberger: Swiss RebelsSteidl
Vincent Sardon: The StampographerSiglio
Tattoos in Japanese PrintsMFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Pissing Figures 1280–2014David Zwirner Books
HashishWakefield Press
Alcohol: Soviet Anti-Alcohol PostersFUEL Publishing
Toilet Paper Calendar 2018Damiani
Soviet Bus StopsFUEL Publishing
California Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne MansfieldTrapart Books
X-rated: Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70sReel Art Press


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