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Art Bound December 2018

FAVORITE GIFT BOOKS

  The Art of Reading

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."
Library Journal

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  Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists

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."
Shelf Awareness

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  Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs

Carleton Watkins
The Complete Mammoth Photographs

Weston Naef and Christine Hult-Lewis

"A lavishly illustrated, meticulously edited, engagingly written, and comprehensively researched volume."
Choice

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  Cave Temples of Dunhuang

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.

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  Herb Ritts: L.A. Style

Herb Ritts
L.A. Style

Paul Martineau

"[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

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  Icons of Style

Icons of Style
A Century of Fashion Photography

Paul Martineau

"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

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  Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man

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."
Library Journal

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  Lives of the Artists series

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.

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  The Lure of Italy: Artists’ Views

The Lure of Italy
Artists' Views

Julian Brooks

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.

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  The Renaissance Nude

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

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  Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs

Robert Mapplethorpe
The Photographs

Paul Martineau and Britt Salvesen

". . . an indispensable publication of lasting significance."
ARTFIXdaily

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FAVORITE GIFT BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

  Cleo and Cornelius: A Tale of Two Cities and Two Kitties

Cleo and Cornelius
A Tale of Two Cities and Two Kitties

Elizabeth Nicholson, Janine Pibal, and Nick Geller
Illustrated by Michelle Thies

". . . a fun, unique kids book!"
The Book Horde

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  Marguerite Makes a Book

Marguerite Makes a Book

Bruce Robertson
Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt

"Imparts a wealth of information on 15th-century book illumination . . . offers realistic watercolors that give a lively sense of the bustling Paris of nearly 600 years ago."
Publishers Weekly

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  Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide

Photographic
The Life of Graciela Iturbide

Written by Isabel Quintero
Illustrated by Zeke Peña

"Quintero and Peña have set a new standard in artist biographies. A must for teen collections."
School Library Journal

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