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Stocking Stuffers
For the Art Lover
For the Photographer
For the Design Devotee
For the Bookworm
For the Stargazer
For the New Yorker
For the Fashion Forward
For the Music Lover or Cinephile
For the Jetsetter
For the Revolutionary
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.

Artbook.com has curated this new 2019 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, Artbook.com is the perfect place to shop.

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Stocking Stuffers

They're cute, they're small, they're surprising and affordable. Here are 20 staff picks for the stockings on your list »

Hermčs Pop UpActes Sud
Jean-Michel Othoniel: The Secret Language of FlowersActes Sud
Little WomenArt / Books
A House with a Date Palm Will Never StarveArt / Books
An Alphabet of AnimalsArt / Books
Jean-Philippe Delhomme: Artists' InstagramsAugust Editions
Soviet Metro StationsFUEL Publishing
Polar BearsHatje Cantz
Coincidences at MuseumsHatje Cantz
Paris: The City of LightsMarsilio Editori
100 Fashion IconsNational Portrait Gallery, London
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters NotecardsNational Portrait Gallery, London
Trevor Paglen: From the Archives of Peter Merlin, Aviation ArchaeologistPrimary Information
French New WaveReel Art Press
Anne Desmet: A Greek JourneyRoyal Academy of Arts
Karl Lagerfeld: Choupette by Karl LagerfeldSteidl
Becoming InvisibleThe Everyday Press
On Colour...The Everyday Press
Njideka Akunyili Crosby: "The Beautyful Ones"Victoria Miro
A Short Treatise Inviting the Reader to Discover the Subtle Art of GoWakefield Press

For the Art Lover

The must-have art books of 2019 »

Landscape Painting NowD.A.P.
Jean-Michel Basquiat: XeroxHatje Cantz/Nahmad Contemporary
Warhol WomenLévy Gorvy
JR: ChroniclesMaison CF/Brooklyn Museum
Hokusai’s LandscapesMFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris ExpositionRedstone Press
Félix VallottonRoyal Academy of Arts
Sur moderno: Journeys of AbstractionThe Museum of Modern Art, New York
MoMA NowThe Museum of Modern Art, New York
Mrinalini MukherjeeThe Shoestring Publisher

For the Photographer and Photography Collector

A few of our favorite 2019 monographs and surveys by Modern and contemporary photographers »

Michael Jang: Who Is Michael Jang?Atelier Éditions
Andrew Moore: Blue AlabamaDamiani
Mitch Epstein: Sunshine HotelSteidl/PPP Editions
Hiroshi Sugimoto: ArchitectureDamiani/MW Editions
Bruce Gilden: Lost and FoundÉditions Xavier Barral
Lee Friedlander: SignsFraenkel Gallery
Berenice Abbott: Portraits of ModernityFundación MAPFRE
William Klein: CelebrationLa Fábrica
Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet's South Beach 1977–1980Letter16 Press
Nan Goldin: The Other SideSteidl

For the Design Devotee

Gifts for design devotees: your guide to the top new architecture and design books for the 2019 holidays.

An Atlas of Rare & Familiar ColourAtelier Éditions
Richard Neutra: The Story of the Berlin Houses 1920–1924Hatje Cantz
Lina Bo Bardi: 100Hatje Cantz
A New Program for Graphic DesignInventory Press/D.A.P.
Bauhaus Journal 1926–1931Lars Müller Publishers
100 WhitesLars Müller Publishers
Gio Ponti: Archi-DesignerSilvana Editoriale
Wild Beads of AfricaSteinberg
The Danish ChairStrandberg Publishing
Atlas of Furniture DesignVitra Design Museum

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 2019

Alcohol: Soviet Anti-Alcohol PostersFUEL Publishing
A House with a Date Palm Will Never StarveArt / Books
Mina Stone: Cooking for ArtistsKiito-San
Pablo Picasso: Picasso's KitchenLa Fábrica
Beaumont's KitchenRadius Books

For Students of Black History

Our staff favorite 2019 books on black art and history

Four GenerationsGregory R. Miller & Co.
Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris ExpositionRedstone Press
30 AmericansRubell Museum
Soul of a NationD.A.P./Tate
Among Others: Blackness at MoMAThe Museum of Modern Art

For the Stargazer

Impress your favorite armchair astronomers with wonderful gift books on the cosmos!

Trevor Paglen: From the Archives of Peter Merlin, Aviation ArchaeologistPrimary Information
The CometEditions Xavier Barral
The Moon: From Inner Worlds to Outer SpaceLouisiana Museum of Modern Art
Moving to MarsThe Design Museum
Michael Kagan: I Was There When It HappenedVirginia Museum of Contemporary Art

For the Fashion Forward

Our staff favorite holiday fashion gift books for 2019 »

Hermčs Pop UpActes Sud
New York: Club KidsDamiani
100 Fashion IconsNational Portrait Gallery, London
Karl Lagerfeld: Choupette by Karl LagerfeldSteidl
Dennis Hopper: In DreamsDamiani
Arthur Elgort: I Love...Damiani
Marcia Resnick: Re-VisionsEdition Patrick Frey
Juergen Teller: HandbagsSteidl
Balenciaga and Spanish PaintingMuseo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Charles James: The Couture Secrets of ShapeSpector Books

For the Bookworm

Five must-have 2019 reading books for the literature lovers on your list!

Ovid: The MetamorphosesSkira Paris
A Short Treatise Inviting the Reader to Discover the Subtle Art of GoWakefield Press
Little WomenArt / Books
Mount AnalogueExact Change
The Raven / Le Corbeau / The RavenLucia|Marquand

For the Cinephile

Our staff feels love for these top film books of 2019

Once Upon a Time in the West: Shooting a MasterpieceReel Art Press
French New WaveReel Art Press
Get OutInventory Press
The Art of Film Projection: A Beginner's GuideGeorge Eastman Museum
Alfred HitchcockSkira

For the New Yorker

Whether you love it or hate it, left it or long for it—here are 5 favorite gift books for the New Yorkers in your life »

JR: ChroniclesMaison CF/Brooklyn Museum
New York: Club KidsDamiani
Bruce Gilden: Lost and FoundÉditions Xavier Barral
Love, IceboxThe John Cage Trust
MoMA PS1: A HistoryThe Museum of Modern Art

For LGBTQ Readers

Our staff favorite 2019 books on or by LGBTQ artists

Love, IceboxThe John Cage Trust
Nan Goldin: The Other SideSteidl
Tom Atwood: Kings & Queens in Their CastlesDamiani
The Life and Times of Alvin BaltropSkira
Peter Berlin: Icon, Artist, PhotosexualDamiani

For the Jetsetter

This is the year of the escape fantasy for many Americans, and we've got just the right book for every world traveler on your list!

Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet's South Beach 1977–1980Letter16 Press
Soviet Metro StationsFUEL Publishing
Paris: The City of LightsMarsilio Editori
Anne Desmet: A Greek JourneyRoyal Academy of Arts
Sun SeekersAtelier Editions
Thanks for the View, Mr. MiesMetropolis Books
José Celestino Mutis: A Botanical ExpeditionLa Fábrica
Emma Stibbon: Fire and IceRoyal Academy of Arts
Phyllis Galembo: Mexico Masks RitualsRadius Books/D.A.P.
Walks to the Paradise Garden: A Lowdown Southern OdysseyInstitute 193

For the Flower Child

Our staff favorite 2019 books on the 1960s »

Bill Owens: Altamont 1969Damiani
The New Woman's Survival CatalogPrimary Information
Dennis Hopper: In DreamsDamiani
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & MusicReel Art Press
As It Was: Frank Habicht's SixtiesHatje Cantz

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.

Ovid: The MetamorphosesSkira Paris
Guido Crepax: Lanterna Magica "Imitations"Skira
Guido Crepax: Lanterna Magica "Dolls"Skira
Guido Crepax: Lanterna Magica "Reflection"Skira
Kohei Yoshiyuki: The ParkRadius Books/Yossi Milo
Santu Mofokeng: StoriesSteidl
Painting the Stage: Jan FabreSkira
Painting the Stage: Ilya & Emilia KabakovSkira
Painting the Stage: William Kentridge (Alban)Skira
Painting the Stage: William Kentridge (Lulu)Skira

For the Spiritualist

Lovers of the occult, rejoice! Here are our top five books for Spiritualists and students of the supernatural

The Spectacle of IllusionD.A.P.
Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Magic and Visual CultureFulgur Press
Enchanted ModernitiesFULGUR PRESS
Touch Me NotFulgur Press
Hildegard von Bingen: A Journey into the ImagesSkira

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