Support
provided by:
close
 

archive

Sophie Calle

Sophie Calle

The Address Book

by Sophie Calle

Hardcover, 104 pages, Siglio, $29.95, published September 30 2012 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Sophie Calle
  • The Address Book
  • Sophie Calle

After finding a lost address book, the artist sets out to understand its owner by randomly interviewing contacts to learn more about the personality and past of its owner.

News and Reviews
Where the Heart Beats

Where The Heart Beats

John Cage, Zen Buddhism, And The Inner Life Of Artists

by Kay Larson

Hardcover, 474 pages, Penguin Group USA, $29.95, published July 5 2012 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Where The Heart Beats
  • John Cage, Zen Buddhism, And The Inner Life Of Artists
  • Kay Larson

Assesses the influence of Zen Buddhism on the work of composer John Cage, exploring the ways in which Zen transformed Cage's troubled psyche, his relationship with partner Merce Cunningham, and his often indefinable music.

News and Reviews
Instant

Instant

The Story of Polaroid

by Christopher Bonanos

Hardcover, 192 pages, Princeton Architectural Press, $24.95, published September 26 2012 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Instant
  • The Story of Polaroid
  • Christopher Bonanos

Instant tells the remarkable tale of Edwin Land's invention of the Polaroid camera, from the first instant camera to hit the market in 1948, to its meteoric rise in popularity, to the company's dramatic decline into bankruptcy in the late '90s and its unlikely resurrection in the digital age.

News and Reviews
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
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Dancers Among Us
  • 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

News and Reviews
More than Human cover

More Than Human

by Tim Flach and Lewis Blackwell

Hardcover, 312 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, $65, published October 1 2012 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • More Than Human
  • 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.

News and Reviews
Flower

Flower

by Andrew Zuckerman

Hardcover, 300 pages, Chronicle Books, $75, published November 21 2012 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Flower
  • Andrew Zuckerman

Photographer Andrew Zuckerman turns his lens on exotic and familiar flower species.

News and Reviews
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
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Blown Covers
  • New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See
  • 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.

News and Reviews
Abstract City

Abstract City

by Christoph Niemann

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

Purchase Featured Books

  • Abstract City
  • 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.

News and Reviews
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
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Cindy Sherman
  • Cindy Sherman, Eva Respini, et al

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

News and Reviews
The 20th-Century World Architecture

The 20th-Century World Architecture

by Phaidon Press

Hardcover, 831 pages, Phaidon Press, $200, published October 8 2012 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The 20th-Century World Architecture
  • Phaidon Press

The 20th-Century World Architecture delivers an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world completed between 1900 and 1999.

News and Reviews

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
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip
  • Robert Landau and Frans Evenhuis
News and Reviews
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
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • All Access
  • The Rock 'n' Roll Photography of Ken Regan
  • Ken Regan, Jim Jerome, et al
News and Reviews
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
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • A World in One Cubic Foot
  • 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.

News and Reviews
Titian

Titian

His Life

by Sheila Hale

Hardcover, 704 pages, Harper, $39.99, published November 20 2012 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Titian
  • 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.

News and Reviews
Grace

Grace

A Memoir

by Grace Coddington

Hardcover, 333 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published November 20 2012 | purchase
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Grace
  • 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.

News and Reviews
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
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Walkable City
  • 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.

News and Reviews
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
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • Da Vinci's Ghost
  • 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.

News and Reviews
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
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • What Are You Looking At?
  • 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.

News and Reviews
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
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • James Bond
  • 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.

News and Reviews
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
close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Highwaymen
  • 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.

News and Reviews

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Podcast + RSS Feeds

Podcast RSS

  • Books