Spring 2021 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 2021 season below!

Fabric of a Nation
Edited with text by Pamela A. Parmal, Jennifer M. Swope, Lauren D. Whitley. Preface by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

A mother stitches a few lines of prayer into a bedcover for her son serving in the Union army during the Civil War. A formerly enslaved African American woman creates a quilt populated by Biblical >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468768
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 10.5 in. / 240 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 06/01/2021 In stock

Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction
Edited by Anne Umland, Walburga Krupp, Charlotte Healy. Text by Laura Braverman, Leah Dickerman, Briony Fer, Mark Franko, Maria Gough, Jodi Hauptman, Medea Hoch, Juliet Kinchin, Eva Reifert, Natalia Sidlina, T’ai Smith, Adrian Sudhalter, Jana Teuscher, Michael White, Annie Wilker.

Accompanying the first retrospective of Taeuber-Arp’s work in the United States in 40 years, Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction is a comprehensive survey of this multifaceted abstract artist’s innovative and wide-ranging body of work. Her background >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633451070
US $75.00 CAN $105.00 TRADE
Clth, 9 x 10.5 in. / 352 pgs / 435 color.
Pub Date: 06/22/2021 Awaiting stock

Georgia O’Keeffe
Text by Catherine Millet, Marta Ruiz del Árbol, Ariel Plotek, Didier Ottinger. Contributions by Dale Kronkright, Susana Pérez, Andrés Sánchez Ledesma, Ubaldo Sedano, Marta Palao, Anna Hiddleston-Galloni.

Offering a complete survey of Georgia O’Keeffe’s illustrious career, this magnificent new book ranges from the works produced between 1910 and 1920 that made her a pioneer of abstraction to her celebrated flower paintings and >>more

D.A.P./Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
ISBN 9788417173494
US $65.00 CAN $91.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.75 x 11 in. / 316 pgs / 171 color / 74 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/13/2021 Awaiting stock

Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group
Edited with text by Michael Duncan. Text by Scott Shields, MaLin Wilson Powell, Catherine Whitney, Ilene Susan Fort, Dane Rudhyar.

Founded in Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, in 1938, at a time when social realism reigned in American art, the Transcendental Painting Group (TPG) sought to promote abstract art that pursued enlightenment and spiritual >>more

DelMonico Books/Crocker Art Museum
ISBN 9781942884873
US $60.00 CAN $84.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 11.5 in. / 240 pgs / 140 color / 35 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/06/2021 Awaiting stock

The Tarot of Leonora Carrington
Introduction by Gabriel Weisz Carrington. Text by Susan Aberth, Tere Arcq.

The British-born artist Leonora Carrington is one of the more fascinating figures to emerge from the Surrealist movement. As both a writer and painter, she was championed early by André Breton and joined the exiled >>more

ISBN 9781527258693
US $55.00 CAN $77.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 120 pgs / 59 color / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/19/2021 Not available

Hayao Miyazaki
By Jessica Niebel. Foreword by Toshio Suzuki. Text by Pete Docter, Daniel Kothenschulte.

For over four decades, Hayao Miyazaki has been enchanting audiences of all ages. His animated films, often featuring children navigating unfamiliar and challenging worlds, offer timeless explorations of youth and what it means to grow >>more

DelMonico Books/Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
ISBN 9781942884811
US $49.95 CAN $69.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.75 in. / 288 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 09/07/2021 Awaiting stock

Led Zeppelin Vinyl
By Ross Halfin.

Led Zeppelin released only eight studio albums and no singles over the course of their 12-year career, but to date there are more than 1,000 singles and 2,000 LPs in the market.
This definitive volume illustrates >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526808
US $59.95 CAN $83.95 TRADE
Hbk, 12 x 12 in. / 180 pgs / 800 color.
Pub Date: 08/10/2021 Awaiting stock

Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You
Edited with text by Peter Eleey, Robyn Farrell, Michael Govan, Rebecca Morse, James Rondeau. Foreword by Michael Govan, Glenn D. Lowry, James Rondeau. Essay by Zoé Whitley.

Since the mid-1970s, Barbara Kruger (born 1945) has been interrogating consumer culture in works that often combine visual and written language. In her singular graphic style, Kruger probes aspects of identity, desire and consumerism that >>more

DelMonico Books/Los Angeles County Museum of Art
ISBN 9781942884774
US $60.00 CAN $84.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.25 in. / 208 pgs / 316 color / 29 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/15/2021 Awaiting stock

Masao Yamamoto: Small Things in Silence
Text by Masao Yamamoto, Jacobo Siruela.

Japanese photographer Masao Yamamoto trained as an oil painter before discovering that photography was the ideal medium for the theme that most interested him—the ability of the image to evoke memories.

Small Things in Silence surveys >>more

ISBN 9788417975012
US $60.00 CAN $84.00 FLAT40
Clth, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 132 pgs / 94 color.
Pub Date: 05/04/2021 In stock

Joel Meyerowitz: Wild Flowers
Text by Joel Meyerowitz, Maggie Barrett.

This new and expanded edition of Joel Meyerowitz’s widely acclaimed 1983 photobook Wild Flowers features new and unpublished images, and a larger format. For nearly 50 years Meyerowitz has tended his visual garden in the >>more

ISBN 9788862087308
US $55.00 CAN $77.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 128 pgs / 90 color.
Pub Date: 04/13/2021 In stock

(Nothing but) Flowers
Text by Hilton Als, Helen Molesworth, David Rimanelli.

“Flowers are always working in the service of the passage of time,” writes Helen Molesworth in the opening pages of (Nothing but) Flowers. “In all of the paintings in this book where flowers are depicted, >>more

Karma Books, New York
ISBN 9781949172515
US $60.00 CAN $84.00 TRADE
Clth, 10.25 x 11.75 in. / 464 pgs.
Pub Date: 07/27/2021 Awaiting stock

Damien Hirst: Cherry Blossoms
Text by Emanuele Coccia, Gilda Williams, Michio Hayashi, Philippe Costamagna. Anthology by Alberto Manguel.

With 107 new works, Cherry Blossoms marks a new chapter in Damien Hirst’s career-long exploration of the physical relationship between artist and canvas that began with his Spot Paintings in 1986. Hirst describes his cherry >>more

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
ISBN 9782869251595
US $65.00 CAN $91.00 TRADE
Clth, 10.25 x 14.5 in. / 330 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 09/07/2021 Awaiting stock

David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring in Normandy, 2020
Interview by Edith Devaney.

At the beginning of 2020, just as global COVID-19 restrictions were coming into force, David Hockney was at his new house, studio and garden in Normandy. From there, he witnessed the arrival of spring, and >>more

Royal Academy of Arts
ISBN 9781912520640
US $29.95 CAN $41.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 6.75 in. / 168 pgs / 140 color.
Pub Date: 07/27/2021 Awaiting stock

An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts
Introduction and text by Adam Leith Gollner. Text by Marina Vitaglione. Contributions by Jacqueline Landy, John McPhee, Michael Pollan.

The United States Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection encompasses 7,497 botanical watercolor paintings of evolving fruit and nut varieties, alongside specimens introduced by USDA plant explorers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. >>more

Atelier Éditions
ISBN 9781733622042
US $50.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 11 in. / 356 pgs / 300 color / 8 duotone / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/25/2021 In stock

Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start
Edited with text by Cara Manes. Text by Alexander Calder, Alexander S. C. Rower.

Alexander Calder’s work first appeared in the Museum of Modern Art’s galleries in 1930, in the exhibition Painting and Sculpture by Living Americans. Over the next decades the artist’s connection with the Museum would be >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633451162
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 144 pgs / 113 color.
Pub Date: 03/02/2021 In stock

Luis Camnitzer: The Volume

One very dark night, a long time ago, there was a big explosion. It was the “Big Bang.” From the “Big Bang,” a dot flew off by itself and began to explore. But all around >>more

Gregory R. Miller & Co.
ISBN 9781941366288
US $22.95 CAN $31.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 9 in. / 64 pgs / 30 color.
Pub Date: 08/31/2021 Awaiting stock

A Bestiary of the Anthropocene
Edited by Nicolas Nova, DISNOVATION.ORG. Introduction by Nicolas Nova. Text by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Alexandre Monnin, Pauline Briand, Benjamin Bratton, Michel Lussault, Pierre-Olivier Dittmar, The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Matthieu Duperrex, Aliens in Green. Illustrations by Maria Roszkowska.

Plastiglomerates, surveillance robot dogs, fordite, artificial grass, antenna trees, COVID-19, decapitated mountains, drone-fighting eagles, standardized bananas: all of these specimens—some more familiar than others—are examples of the hybridity that shapes the current landscapes of science, >>more

Onomatopee Projects
ISBN 9789493148444
US $34.95 CAN $47.95 TRADE
Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 256 pgs / 90 duotone.
Pub Date: 05/18/2021 In stock

The Redstone Diary 2022
Edited by Julian Rothenstein, Ian Sansom.

"There may be no great diarists, then, but there are still great diaries…. In the midst of one’s self-obsessions, the Redstone Diary reminds one of other worlds,” declared writer Ian Sansom in the Guardian, of >>more

Redstone Press
ISBN 9780995518162
US $24.95 CAN $34.95 SDNR50
Spiral bound, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs / 45 color / 3 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/10/2021 Awaiting stock

Shepard Fairey: 3 Decades of Dissent
Text by Maria Vittoria Marini Clarelli, Claudio Crescentini, Federica Pirani, Arianna Angelelli, Daniela Vasta.

For the past 30 years, Shepard Fairey has been using art and graphic design as a means of social interrogation. Drawing from graffiti tradition, Fairey employs a distinctive combination of stylized imagery and impactful typography >>more

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836647200
US $35.00 CAN $49.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 117 color.
Pub Date: 04/20/2021 In stock

Remember to Dream!
Edited with introduction by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

In Remember to Dream!, celebrated curator Hans Ulrich Obrist collects an abundance of thoughts for the day, dreams, drawings, musings, jokes, quotations, questions, answers, poems and puns from some of the world’s greatest contemporary artists, >>more

HENI Publishing
ISBN 9781912122073
US $14.95 CAN $19.95 TRADE
Pbk, 4.25 x 5.75 in. / 208 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 09/28/2021 Awaiting stock

Help Your Self!
By Mieke Gerritzen.

We are constantly encouraged to lead the ideal life. Where once our identities were shaped by our communities, families and friends, today we write our own success stories on social media. We design our own >>more

ISBN 9789492095633
US $29.95 CAN $41.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 02/09/2021 In stock

Anni and Josef Albers
Edited by Karen Stein. Text by Lake Verea, Brenda Danilowitz.

In 1925, textile artist Anni Fleischmann (1899–1994) married multimedia artist Josef Albers (1888–1976) and thus began one of the most artistically fruitful marriages of the 20th century. Both students-turned-masters of the Bauhaus and later attendees >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775748889
US $26.00 CAN $35.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 6 in. / 192 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 05/11/2021 In stock

Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life
Edited by Justin McGuirk. Foreword by Tim Marlow. Text by Glenn Adamson, Jacques Barsac, Tim Benton, Sébastien Cherruet, Jane Hall, Penny Sparke.

From the onset of her career, Charlotte Perriand was a maverick who believed in good design as a force for the betterment of society. Many young designers would be devastated by a rejection from Le >>more

The Design Museum
ISBN 9781872005522
US $35.00 CAN $49.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7 x 9 in. / 304 pgs / 180 color / 120 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/24/2021 Awaiting stock

Carré: A Vintage Scarf Collection
By Benoit Pierre Emery.

For nearly 20 years now, French art director and scarf designer Benoit Pierre Emery has been collecting silk scarves—perhaps the ultimate fashion accessory—exploring boutiques and flea markets to amass an astounding assortment of 10,000 pieces >>more

ISBN 9783958298859
US $175.00 CAN $245.00 TRADE
Slip, clth, 12 x 12.25 in. / 752 pgs / 6500 color.
Pub Date: 11/30/2021 Awaiting stock

The Handbook of Great Italian Perfumery
Edited with text by Marika Vecchiattini.

The human sense of smell has long been associated with its ability to conjure vivid memories and evoke strong emotions. Medieval Italians were among the first in the West to hone this natural sensory predilection >>more

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836647071
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Flexi, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 360 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 04/20/2021 In stock

Erik Madigan Heck: The Garden
Text by Leanne Shapton.

In The Garden, American photographer Erik Madigan Heck (born 1983) portrays his wife and two young sons in a variety of richly colorful surrounds. The photographs draw upon Catholic iconography and other mythic pictorial traditions >>more

ISBN 9788862087254
US $90.00 CAN $126.00 TRADE
Clth, 10.5 x 12.75 in. / 184 pgs / 73 color.
Pub Date: 02/16/2021 In stock

Luiz Zerbini: Botanica
Text by Luiz Zerbini, Emanuele Coccia, Stefano Mancuso.

Though he has engaged with a variety of mediums—watercolor, photography, sculpture—Brazilian artist Luiz Zerbini (born 1959) has devoted the past several years to the creation of monotypes. He selects leaves, flowers and branches for their >>more

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
ISBN 9782869251656
US $110.00 CAN $154.00 TRADE
Hbk, 10 x 15 in. / 320 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 09/07/2021 Awaiting stock

The Art and Craft of Garden Making
By Thomas H. Mawson.

Since its initial publication in 1900, Thomas H. Mawson’s book The Art and Craft of Garden Making has become the go-to guide for garden design, with multiple reprints that continue to withstand the test of >>more

Bokförlaget Stolpe
ISBN 9789189069985
US $90.00 CAN $126.00 TRADE
Clth, 10.25 x 14.5 in. / 440 pgs / 6 color / 544 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/20/2021 Awaiting stock

Immersion: Living and Learning in an Olmsted Garden
Text by Nola Anderson. Photographs by Clint Clemens.

When Nola Anderson and her husband purchased The Chimneys in 1991, the estate’s Olmsted gardens had been neglected for more than 40 years—and she had never gardened a day in her life. The restoration and >>more

ISBN 9788862087391
US $75.00 CAN $105.00 TRADE
Hbk, 10.25 x 12.5 in. / 296 pgs / 125 color.
Pub Date: 04/13/2021 In stock

The Bloomsbury Group
Text by Frances Spalding.

The Bloomsbury Group was a union of friends who transformed British culture with their approach to art, design and society. The group aimed to rebel and challenge what they felt were the religious, artistic, social >>more

National Portrait Gallery, London
ISBN 9781855147232
US $24.95 CAN $34.95 TRADE
Hbk, 5.5 x 7.75 in. / 120 pgs / 48 color / 21 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/27/2021 Awaiting stock

Michael Stipe

In this third, photo-based chapter of the Damiani series, Michael Stipe explores strength, courage and vulnerability, pausing the project abruptly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What follows is a lockdown interpretation of a 21st-century portrait, >>more

ISBN 9788862087384
US $60.00 CAN $84.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 13 in. / 176 pgs / 120 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/13/2021 In stock

Henry Leutwyler: Misty Copeland
Text by Nathalie Herschdorfer.

Henry Leutwyler is certainly no stranger to the art of ballet—for many years he photographed on stage and behind the scenes at the New York City Ballet, culminating in his book Ballet, since published by >>more

ISBN 9783958298927
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Clth, 10.75 x 14.5 in. / 72 pgs / 6 color / 28 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2021 Awaiting stock

Film Noir Portraits
Edited by Tony Nourmand. Text by Paul Duncan.

With its singular focus on the very best portrait photography of the 1940s and 1950s Hollywood film noir era, every page of this coffee-table volume is rich in brooding atmosphere. The portraits gathered here, of >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526815
US $59.95 CAN $83.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 256 pgs / 240 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/20/2021 Awaiting stock

Karen Halverson: Mulholland
Text by David Kipen.

American photographer Karen Halverson (born 1949) first fell in love with Mulholland Drive while on the very opposite coast from the iconic California roadway—during a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There, Halverson encountered >>more

MW Editions
ISBN 9781735762906
US $40.00 CAN $56.00 TRADE
Hbk, 12.5 x 9 in. / 104 pgs / 40 color.
Pub Date: 06/08/2021 Awaiting stock

For Cats Only
Edited by Nadine Barth.

Every cat owner knows the frustration of shelling out a considerable amount of money for a cat tree or scratching post only to find that their feline family member prefers to sleep in the box >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775748551
US $20.00 CAN $28.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.75 x 8 in. / 64 pgs / 30 color.
Pub Date: 04/13/2021 In stock

Edited by Nicolas Party. Conversation with Glenn Fuhrman, Nicolas Party, Robin F. Williams, Louis Fratino, Loie Hollowell, Billy Sullivan. Text by Melissa Hyde. Interview with Nicolas Party by Dodie Kazanjian.

In 2019, Swiss-born painter Nicolas Party transformed the FLAG Art Foundation in New York into a rose-colored stage set for a suite of four soft pastel, Rococo-inspired murals that serve as a foil to, and >>more

The FLAG Art Foundation
ISBN 9781949172522
US $50.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Clth, 9 x 11 in. / 216 pgs.
Pub Date: 07/27/2021 Awaiting stock

Gianni Arnaudo: Anti-Design
Text by Gianni Arnaudo.

This new monograph details the pioneering career of Italian architect Gianni Arnaudo, whose bold sensibilities have secured his place as one of contemporary design’s most significant figures. As one of the primary founding practitioners at >>more

ISBN 9788857244143
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / 224 color.
Pub Date: 06/08/2021 Awaiting stock

Joe Colombo: Designer
Edited with text by Ignazia Favata. Text by Domitilla Dardi.

The Tube Chair, the Spider lamp and the Boby trolley (now in the collection of MoMA in New York); the “Monoblocks,” such as the Mini-Kitchen or the Total Table with its integrated dishes; the beautiful >>more

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836646333
US $90.00 CAN $126.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 304 pgs / 282 color / 461 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/29/2021 Awaiting stock

Karin Ferrari: Rooftop Temples of New York City
Text by Bernhard Garnicnig.

In late 2019, artist Karin Ferrari (born 1982) came to New York City to research what she describes as “pseudosacred commercial architecture” for six months. “Pseudosacred” structures are particularly ubiquitous in the United States, where >>more

Verlag für moderne Kunst
ISBN 9783903796225
US $25.00 CAN $34.50 TRADE
Pbk, 5.25 x 8.5 in. / 308 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 04/13/2021 Out of stock


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