FAVORITE GIFT BOOKS
The Art of Reading
An Illustrated History of Books in Paint
Jamie Camplin and Maria Ranauro
"Bridging the gap between book and art lover perfectly, this work presents relevant information with stunning paintings to satisfy experts of both fields."
Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists
Marcia Reed and Glenn Phillips
"Fans of books-as-art will be enthralled . . . This is a thought-provoking, imaginative and thrilling art book."
The Complete Mammoth Photographs
Weston Naef and Christine Hult-Lewis
"A lavishly illustrated, meticulously edited, engagingly written, and comprehensively researched volume."
Cave Temples of Dunhuang
Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road
Edited by Neville Agnew, Marcia Reed, and Tevvy Ball
The Mogao grottoes in northwestern China, located near the town of Dunhuang on the fabled Silk Road, are home to 45,000 square meters of murals, more than 2,000 statues, and over 40,000 manuscripts, making them some of the most important sites of Buddhist art in the world. This gorgeous volume transports readers to the caves themselves through stunning reproductions and lively essays, while providing readers an up-close look at these exquisite objects.
"[This book] should appeal to a wide audience, from arts and photography holdings to those interested in fashion history and California artists. It's a dynamic gathering of all of Herb Ritts's images and is not be missed."
—The Midwest Book Review
Icons of Style
A Century of Fashion Photography
"Though the images are powerful in their own right, a hefty, 368-page exhibition catalog adds to the scholarship with thoroughly documented and illustrated chapters on the medium's evolution."
—Los Angeles Times
Leonardo da Vinci
The Mechanics of Man
Martin Clayton and Ron Philo
"This book . . . is engaging and exquisite and holds great appeal to the general readers . . . Highly recommended."
Lives of the Artists series
The Lives of the Artists series offers vivid and engaging accounts of the world's most renowned artists by their contemporaries. Each volume contains a contextualizing introduction from a modern scholar and beautiful full-page images. These small-format books represent a diversity of perspectives that scholars and art aficionados will find informative and accessible.
The Lure of Italy
This lively book offers a grand tour through the drawings and watercolors of Turner, Canaletto, Lusieri, and many others who captured Italy through their art. The result is entertaining and breathtaking: a must-read for any Italophile.
The Renaissance Nude
Edited by Thomas Kren with Jill Burke
and Stephen J. Campbell
Selected as one of the Best Books of 2018
byThe Times Literary Supplement
" . . . fantastic, richly readable . . . "
—Tyler Green, The Modern Arts Notes Podcast
Paul Martineau and Britt Salvesen
". . . an indispensable publication of lasting significance."