Art & Photography

A previously unknown sketchbook of drawings by Vincent van Gogh, created during his time in Arles, was recently discovered and will be published in this highly anticipated book. During the short time van Gogh lived in Arles (1888–1889), he was incredibly prolific and created such masterpieces as “The Starry Night” and “The Sunflowers.” Does his sketchbook include working drawings of these famous paintings or altogether unseen images? We won’t know until this closely guarded book is released in November.

Vincent Van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419725944
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Published: ABRAMS - November 15th, 2016

“A remarkable journalistic achievement from a Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Fellowship winner that crystalizes the last 10 years of global war and strife while candidly portraying the intimate life of a female photojournalist. Told with unflinching candor, the award-winning photographer brings an incredible sense of humanity to all the battlefields of her life. Especially affecting is the way in which Addario conveys the role of gender and how being a woman has impacted every aspect of her personal and professional lives. Whether dealing with ultrareligious zealots or overly demanding editors, being a woman with a camera has never been an easy task. A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir that is as inspiring as it is horrific.” —Kirkus, starred review

 

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It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781594205378
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Published: Penguin Press - February 5th, 2015

This compendium is amazing because if you don’t know what you want to make but you know you want to make something, you can always find inspiration somewhere within its pages. Flipping through The Handmade Life, you will be animated by unstoppable polymath power and become the Craft-Hulk you were born to be! Weave, knot, sew, dye, glue, string, and collage yourself into infinity! You are the master of your craft and Ramona Barry and Rebecca Jobson are your guides! With more than 150 artists sharing projects with you in the 408 pages of this book, you can’t possibly go wrong.                                                          —Megan

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The Handmade Life Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780500518922
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 18th, 2016

When an artist becomes so famous as to be ubiquitous it can make their work seem safe, apolitical, and even boring. Years of seeing Claude Monet’s water lilies on countless mugs, cutting boards and other tchotchkes has had this effect. This book opens up the completely devastating, radical and gorgeous life of Monet—a man who painted through blindness and depression, and who would not allow a single flower at his funeral.  —Molly

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Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632860125
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 6th, 2016

Another beautiful offering from Timber Press, this combines the fun of coloring with a look at the world’s ecosystems. From banana slugs to the Great Barrier Reef, this book has all the critters you’ve ever wanted to color! (Except unicorns. Sorry.) –Rachel

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Color the Natural World: A Timber Press Coloring Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604697186
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Published: Timber Press (OR) - November 18th, 2015

Burned out on mandalas? Looking for some depth in your coloring journey? Jump into the deep end with Martyrdom and learn more than you ever wanted to about these fine folks. Your crayolas may not come in Sacrificial Red or Beheaded Blue, but remember! The coloring craze is all about creativity! –Rachel

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Martyrdom: The Coloring Book Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781942186069
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Published: Pulp - November 3rd, 2015

When it comes to music, a guy with an opinion is a cognoscente while a chick must be a drooling fangirl. Teenage girls are the number one purchasers of music, and yet too often when women care about culture it is assumed to be for superficial, and thus invalid reasons. You should buy this book because Jessica Hopper's work exists to expand the world of music connoisseurship beyond these tired polarities. Unless of course you're part of that sacred cabal of "men" who "get it." There are plenty of Bob Dylan books in the music section, filed under D. –Molly

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The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780983186335
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Published: Featherproof Books - May 12th, 2015

I have long admired Andy Goldsworthy’s intricate, stunning artwork. Working outdoors almost daily and using materials found on site, he creates complex, symmetrical structures and designs. As these works are often temporary and frequently collapse during their creation, this requires immense patience and concentration. This book features about 200 works, selected by Goldsworthy himself, that showcase his career and creative process. It is indescribably beautiful. It leaves me speechless every time I look at it.  —Flannery

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Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works: 2004-2014 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419717796
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Published: ABRAMS - October 13th, 2015

Acclaimed artist and storyteller Maira Kalman celebrates the dog in her new book. With her unique style, Kalman allows us to become the dog’s companion for once, seeing the world, with all its wonder and fascination, through dogs’ eyes—or sampling the facets of humanity around the world and discovering dogs ever-present. A beautiful work for anyone who has ever loved a small or large furry friend. —Jocelyn

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Beloved Dog Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594205941
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Published: Penguin Press - October 27th, 2015

The author of more than a couple of the best British novels in recent memory, including Flaubert’s Parrot and The Sense of an Ending, Barnes is also a very serious fan of 19th- and 20th-century art. Here he brings his two passions—painting and writing—together in a series of essays about some of the greatest artists of the last 200 years, including Delacroix, Cezanne, and Magritte, illuminating their process, their often-drama-filled lives, and their towering artistic achievements. —Rico

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Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101874783
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 6th, 2015

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