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2021 Holiday Gift Guides

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Stocking Stuffers
For the Art Lover
For the Photographer
Celebrating Black History
Celebrating Women Artists
For the Gardener
For Film & Music Buffs
For Students of Art History
For the Design Devotee

We've reviewed thousands of titles from the world's most respected art, photo and design book publishers to bring you the best of 2021. has curated a gift book selection with sophisticated choices for all the people on your list. Whether you're looking for a gift to impress a colleague, 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. ᐧ

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Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Stocking Stuffers

They're small, they're smart; they're surprising and affordable »

Mexico: The Land of Charm
Aeroflot: Fly Soviet
A Small Book of Jewish Comedians
Sneakers Unboxed
Sunset Cocktails
The Redstone Diary 2022
A Bestiary of the Anthropocene
Help Your Self!
For Cats Only
Sophie Calle: The Hotel

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: For the Art Lover

The must-have art books of 2021 »

Fabric of a Nation
Cézanne: Drawing
Marcel Duchamp
Vasily Kandinsky: Around the Circle
Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group
Yoshitomo Nara
Kay Nielsen: An Enchanted Vision
Milton Avery
Alexis Rockman: Works on Paper
Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: For the Photographer and Photography Collector

A few of our favorite 2021 monographs and surveys by modern and contemporary photographers »

Godlis: Miami
Ruth Orkin: A Photo Spirit
Joel Meyerowitz: Wild Flowers
Lee Friedlander: The People's Pictures
Masahisa Fukase: Sasuke
Nick Brandt: The Day May Break
Ken Light: Course of the Empire
Mitch Epstein: In India
Masao Yamamoto: Small Things in Silence
Fotoclubismo: Brazilian Modernist Photography and the Foto-Cine Clube Bandeirante, 1946–1964

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Celebrating Black History

From fashion to art, these are some of our favorite books this year »

Black Ivy: A Revolt in Style
Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe
Adam Pendleton: Who Is Queen?
The Soul of a Nation Reader
Afro-Atlantic Histories

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Celebrating Women Artists

Five books on some of the (female) giants of art and architecture »

Georgia O’Keeffe
Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction
Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition
Women in Architecture
Frida Kahlo: Her Universe

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: For the Gardener

Dig in to these top five staff favorite holiday gift books for gardeners and nature lovers »

David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring in Normandy, 2020
Damien Hirst: Cherry Blossoms
The Art and Craft of Garden Making
An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts
Immersion: Living and Learning in an Olmsted Garden

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: For Film & Music Buffs

From animation to heavy metal, here are the top film and music books of 2021 »

Hayao Miyazaki
Metallica: The Black Album in Black & White
Led Zeppelin Vinyl
Common Tones

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: For the Art Historian

For students and lovers of Art History, here are five unmissable books of the year »

The Sleeve Should Be Illegal
Giovanni Bellini: An Introduction
Gustave Courbet: The School of Nature
Renaissance Impressions
Late Gothic

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: For the Design Devotee

Your guide to the top new architecture and design books for the 2021 holidays »

Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life
Joe Colombo: Designer
Auto Erotica
The Handbook of Great Italian Perfumery

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Spiritualist

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

The Spectacle of Illusion
Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Magic and Visual Culture
Enchanted Modernities
Touch Me Not
Hildegard von Bingen: A Journey into the Images