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More Than Human

by Tim Flach and Lewis Blackwell

Hardcover, 312 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, $65, published October 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Tim Flach and Lewis Blackwell

More Than Human collects photographs celebrating the striking similarities between humans and other animals, including pandas, tigers, lions, cobras, bullfrogs, elephants and armadillos.

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Flower

Flower

by Andrew Zuckerman

Hardcover, 300 pages, Chronicle Books, $75, published November 21 2012 | purchase
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Photographer Andrew Zuckerman turns his lens on exotic and familiar flower species.

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Blown Covers

Blown Covers

New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See

by Francoise Mouly

Hardcover, 128 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, $24.95, published April 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Francoise Mouly

In Blown Covers, Françoise Mouly — The New Yorker's art editor since 1993 — explains how she selects each issue's topical, iconic cover image and gives readers a glimpse at some of the juicier images that didn't make the cut.

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Abstract City

Abstract City

by Christoph Niemann

Hardcover, 267 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, $24.95, published April 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Christoph Niemann

A collection of posts from illustrator and designer Christoph Niemann's visual blog for The New York Times. Niemann turns mundane experiences such as riding the subway or trying to get a good night's sleep into flights of visual fancy.

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Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman

by Cindy Sherman, Eva Respini, Johanna Burton and John Waters

Hardcover, 264 pages, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, $60, published February 29 2012 | purchase
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  • Cindy Sherman, Eva Respini, et al

Cindy Shermanpresents about 180 photographs from the artist's 35-year career.

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The 20th-Century World Architecture

The 20th-Century World Architecture

by Phaidon Press

Hardcover, 831 pages, Phaidon Press, $200, published October 8 2012 | purchase
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The 20th-Century World Architecture delivers an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world completed between 1900 and 1999.

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Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip

by Robert Landau and Frans Evenhuis

Hardcover, 210 pages, Gardners Books, $62.20, published November 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Robert Landau and Frans Evenhuis
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All Access

All Access

The Rock 'n' Roll Photography of Ken Regan

by Ken Regan, Jim Jerome, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and James Taylor

Hardcover, 288 pages, Pgw, $75, published November 8 2011 | purchase
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  • Ken Regan, Jim Jerome, et al
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A World in One Cubic Foot

A World in One Cubic Foot

Portraits of Biodiversity

by David Liittschwager and E. O. Wilson

Hardcover, 203 pages, Univ of Chicago Pr, $45, published November 15 2012 | purchase
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  • Portraits of Biodiversity
  • David Liittschwager and E. O. Wilson

Presents portraits of the diverse life forms that moved through one cubic foot of space over twenty-four hours in six different ecosystems around the world.

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Dancers Among Us

Dancers Among Us

A Celebration Of Joy In The Everyday

by Jordan Matter

Paperback, 229 pages, Workman Publishing Company, $17.95, published October 23 2012 | purchase
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  • A Celebration Of Joy In The Everyday
  • Jordan Matter

Dancers Among Us presents photographs of dancers leaping and spinning in the midst of daily life: on the beach; at a construction site; in a library, a restaurant and a park.NPR Bestseller

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Titian

Titian

His Life

by Sheila Hale

Hardcover, 704 pages, Harper, $39.99, published November 20 2012 | purchase
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  • His Life
  • Sheila Hale

A full-length biography of a leading painter of the Italian High Renaissance takes into account recent historical art research and scholarship and examines all contemporary accounts of Titian's life and work, attempting to explain the evolution of his complex methods.

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Grace

Grace

A Memoir

by Grace Coddington

Hardcover, 333 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published November 20 2012 | purchase
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  • A Memoir
  • Grace Coddington

An influential creative director of American Vogue magazine traces her decades in the fashion industry, recounting her early years as a model under the tutelage of Norman Parkinson, unexpected rise to fame and associations with numerous fashion luminaries, including a young Wintour.

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Walkable City

Walkable City

How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

by Jeff Speck

Paperback, 312 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $16, published November 12 2013 | purchase
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  • How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
  • Jeff Speck

Jeff Speck, a city planner and architectural designer, delves into what it means to make a city pedestrian-friendly. Packed with observations and real-world examples, his book tackles the challenges of city life, advocating for smart growth and sustainable design while presenting a plan for making American cities safe and efficient.

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Da Vinci's Ghost

Da Vinci's Ghost

Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image

by Toby Lester

Paperback, 275 pages, Free Press, $16, published October 30 2012 | purchase
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  • Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image
  • Toby Lester

Da Vinci's Ghost recounts the intellectual journey behind the creation of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man and how the drawing represents the momentous period in Western history when the Middle Ages gave way to the Renaissance.

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What Are You Looking At?

What Are You Looking At?

The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

by Will Gompertz

Hardcover, 435 pages, Dutton Adult, $28.95, published October 25 2012 | purchase
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  • The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
  • Will Gompertz

Will Gompertz presents an irreverent narrative tour of modern art that explains its cultural relevance and why it is so compelling, tracing a century's worth of movements, achievements and masterpieces that have reshaped the art world.

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James Bond

James Bond

50 Years of Movie Posters

by Dennis Gassner and Alastair Dougall

Hardcover, 315 pages, Dk Pub, $50, published September 3 2012 | purchase
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  • 50 Years of Movie Posters
  • Dennis Gassner and Alastair Dougall

Collects a gallery of rare and sought-after posters, as well as unused concept artwork, and unique teasers, and lobby cards from virtually every country where Bond movies have screened.

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The Highwaymen

The Highwaymen

Florida's African-American Landscape Painters

by Gary Monroe

Hardcover, 149 pages, University Press of Florida, $34.95, published October 1 2001 | purchase
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  • Florida's African-American Landscape Painters
  • Gary Monroe

Gary Monroe tells the story of a group of African-American landscape artists in Florida who sold their idealized, candy-colored paintings by the thousands.

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The Day in Its Color

The Day in Its Color

Charles Cushman's Photographic Journey Through a Vanishing America

by Eric Sandweiss

Hardcover, 237 pages, Oxford Univ Pr, $39.95, published February 28 2012 | purchase
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  • Charles Cushman's Photographic Journey Through a Vanishing America
  • Eric Sandweiss

Introduces Charles Cushman's extraordinary photography, a recently unearthed archive of photographs that is the largest known body of early color photographs by a single photographer, which included portraits, landscapes, children playing, laborers working, thousands of street scenes and more.

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Planetfall

Planetfall

New Solar System Visions

by Michael Benson

Hardcover, 208 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, $55, published October 1 2012 | purchase
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  • New Solar System Visions
  • Michael Benson

"Thanks to the photographic output of a small squadron of interplanetary spacecraft, we have awakened to the beauty and splendor of the solar system. Since Michael Benson's masterful book Beyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes, new, more powerful cameras in probes with greatly improved maneuverability have traversed the wheeling satellites of Jupiter; roamed the boulder-strewn red deserts of Mars; studied Saturn's immaculate rings; and shown us our own ravishing Earth, a blue-white orb with a disturbingly thin atmosphere, as it plunges deeper into ecological crisis. These new images are the subject of Benson's Planetfall, a truly revelatory book that uses its large page size to reproduce the greatest achievements in contemporary planetary photography as never before"--

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Just My Type

Just My Type

A Book About Fonts

by Simon Garfield

Paperback, 356 pages, Gotham, $16, published September 4 2012 | purchase
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  • A Book About Fonts
  • Simon Garfield

Just My Type documents the history of typefaces from the early days of Gutenberg to the modern applications of digital fonts, tracing the impact of font usage in business and pop culture while explaining what favorite fonts reveal about personality.NPR Bestseller

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