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Caveat Emptor

Caveat Emptor

The Secret Life of an American Art Forger

by Ken Perenyi

Hardcover, 314 pages, Pegasus, $27.95, published August 15 2012 | purchase
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Ten years after the case was closed by the FBI, an artist with an uncanny ability to mimic the work of the old masters confesses and describes his 30-year career as a professional art forger.

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The Factory of Dreams

The Factory of Dreams

Inside Televisa Studios

by Stefan Ruiz and Pablo Helguera

Hardcover, 89 pages, Distributed Art Pub Inc, $50, published July 31 2012 | purchase
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Colors of Confinement

Colors of Confinement

Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II

by Eric L. Muller and Bill Manbo

Hardcover, 122 pages, Univ of North Carolina Pr, $35, published August 13 2012 | purchase
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This Will End in Tears

This Will End in Tears

The Miserabilist Guide to Music

by Adam Brent Houghtaling

Paperback, 368 pages, HarperCollins, $16.99, published August 7 2012 | purchase
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  • Adam Brent Houghtaling

Including an A-Z list of entries of the masters of melancholy, this compendium of the greatest sad songs and artists of the modern era is accompanied by essays that explain the power of particular songs and artists, the particular types of sad music and their effects on the listener.

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The Art of the Illusion

The Art of the Illusion

Deceptions to Challenge the Eye and the Mind

by Brad Honeycutt, Terry Stickels and Scott Kim

Hardcover, 224 pages, Charlesbridge Pub Inc, $24.95, published July 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Brad Honeycutt, Terry Stickels, et al

Presents over two hundred optical illusions that defy reality, featuring works by M.C. Escher, as well as pieces from Octavio Ocampo, Rob Gonsalves, and Andre Martins de Barros.

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The Age of Insight

The Age of Insight

The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present

by Eric R. Kandel

Hardcover, 636 pages, Random House Inc, $40, published March 27 2012 | purchase
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  • The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
  • Eric R. Kandel

A Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist and author of In Search of Memory documents the work of five leading minds including Sigmund Freud and Gustave Klimt in 1900 Vienna, revealing how their critical breakthroughs in science, medicine and art laid the groundwork for present-day discoveries in brain science.

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The Burning House

The Burning House

by Foster Huntington

Paperback, 265 pages, HarperCollins, $16.99, published July 10 2012 | purchase
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Setting in motion a thought-provoking debate between the practical, the valuable and the sentimental, this unique book asks a simple question-- "What would you save from your burning home?" Original. 50,000 first printing.

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The Hare With Amber Eyes

The Hare With Amber Eyes

A Hidden Inheritance

by Edmund De Waal

Paperback, 354 pages, St Martins Pr, $16, published August 2 2011 | purchase
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  • Edmund De Waal

Traces the parallel stories of 19th century art patron Charles Ephrussi and his unique collection of 264 miniature netsuke — Japanese ivory carvings — documenting Ephrussi's relationship with Marcel Proust and the impact of the Holocaust on his cosmopolitan family.NPR Bestseller

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Dear Photograph

Dear Photograph

by Taylor Jones

Hardcover, 247 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published May 8 2012 | purchase
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This beautiful collection of more than 140 never-before-seen Dear Photographs displays photos from the past to the present that evoke childhood memories, lament difficult losses and celebrate the universal nature of love. 75,000 first printing.

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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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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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Bookshelf

Bookshelf

by Alex Johnson

Hardcover, 272 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $24.95, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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Children's Picturebooks

Children's Picturebooks

The Art of Visual Storytelling

by Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles

Paperback, 192 pages, Chronicle Books Llc, $35, published February 8 2012 | purchase
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Prom

Prom

by Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bell

Hardcover, 162 pages, J Paul Getty Museum Pubns, $49.95, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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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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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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The Lady in Gold

The Lady In Gold

The Extraordinary Tale Of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O'Connor

Hardcover, 349 pages, Random House Inc, $30, published February 7 2012 | purchase
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  • The Extraordinary Tale Of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer
  • Anne-Marie O'Connor

Shares the events that shaped the creation of the painter's most famous portrait, covering such topics as the story of the salon hostess who was his model, contributing factors in turn-of-the-century Vienna and the painting's fate.

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