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2020 Holiday Gift Guides

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Stocking Stuffers
For the Art Lover
For the Photographer
For the Design Devotee
For the Food Lover
For the Fashion Forward
For Music Lover
For LGBTQ Readers
For the New Yorker (or the Wanna Be)
For the Luxury Collector

This past year, our editors reviewed thousands of new titles from the world's most respected art, photo and design book publishers. has curated this new 2020 gift book selection with sophisticated choices for all the people on your list. Whether you're looking for a gift to impress your boss, searching for a book to delight the artist in the family or trying to charm that special friend who collects photobooks, is the perfect place to shop.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Stocking Stuffers

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

Grimes: Miss Information, a Coloring Book
Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide
Offline Activities
Max Siedentopf: Home Alone, A Survival Guide
Hundertwasser for Future
The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader
Women in Concrete Poetry 1959–1979
Word Book

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Art Lover

The must-have art books of 2020 »

Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists
AFRICOBRA: Messages to the People
Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night
Tauba Auerbach — S v Z
Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness
Edward Hopper: A Fresh Look on Landscape
Philip Guston Now
The Irascibles: Painters Against the Museum (New York, 1950)
Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist Reinvented
Cy Twombly: Making Past Present
Gerhard Richter: Landscape
50 Artists: Highlights of The Broad Collection
KAWS: He Eats Alone
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen & Yayoi Kusama
David Hockney: Drawing from Life
Picasso and Paper
Hilma af Klint: Artist, Researcher, Medium
Writings on Art 1980–2005

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Photographer and Photography Collector

A few of our favorite 2020 monographs and surveys by Modern and contemporary photographers »

The New Woman Behind the Camera
Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures
William Eggleston: Election Eve
Luigi Ghirri: Cardboard Landscapes (Paesaggi di cartone)
Manuel Álvarez Bravo: In Color
Leonard Freed: Black in White America
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Le Grand Jeu
Jeff Divine: 70s Surf Photographs
Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah: Andy Sweet's Summer Camp 1977
The Impressionists and Photography

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Design Devotee

Gifts for design devotees: your guide to the top new architecture and design books for the 2020 holidays »

Ruth Adler Schnee: Modern Designs for Living
A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers and Containers & Packaging, 1951–54
Home Stories
Houses for Sale
Neri Oxman: Material Ecology

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Food Lover

Whether you love to cook, eat or ponder the politics of food, here are our staff pick food and cooking gift books of 2020 »

John Cage: A Mycological Foray
Synergetic Stew
Wrappers Delight
Cecil Beaton's Cocktail Book
Italian Olive Oil Tins 1860–1960

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For LGBTQ Readers

Our staff favorite 2020 books on or by LGBTQ artists »

Karlheinz Weinberger: Photographs
Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream 1875–1900
Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Photostats
Luke Gilford: National Anthem: America’s Queer Rodeo
Kyle Meyer: Interwoven

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Fashion Forward

From Cecil Beaton's 1920s photos of the "Bright Young Things" to the opulent jewels of Van Cleef & Arpels, five books for the Fashion Forward »

Fluence: The Continuance of Yohji Yamamoto
Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things
Fashion Work
A Short Novel on Men’s Fashion
Van Cleef & Arpels: Time, Nature, Love

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Music Maven

Our staff feels love for these top music books of 2020 »

Electronic: From Kraftwerk to the Chemical Brothers
Marilyn Manson by Perou
Queen: The Neal Preston Photographs
Goin’ Home with the Rolling Stones ’66: Photographs by Gered Mankowitz
The World's Worst

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the New Yorker or the Wanna Be New Yorker

From the NYC Noir of Weegee to Susan Meiselas' found photographs of Little Italy's Tar Beaches, our favorite holiday gift books for those who will always ❤️New York

Susan Meiselas: Tar Beach
Helen Levitt: A Way of Seeing
Weegee’s Naked City
Godlis Streets
Marco Anelli: Artist Studios New York

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Luxury Collector

Whether for a book collector or a lover of limited editions, these deluxe publications make wonderful gifts for those with a taste for the finer things »

Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne
Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise (or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Selavy)
Space Fantasies 1:1
Frank Gehry: Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings Volume One, 1954–1978
Jean Prouvé Architecture: Five-Volume Box Set No. 3


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