Describes the effect of the overcrowding of Manhattan on the development of New York's architecture, and of the latter on the culture of the city, and argues that they are the results of a deliberate, if unexpressed, program
Evaluates the debate over the ownership of great works of ancient art, documenting how countries where ancient civilizations originated are taking western museums to court to force the return of priceless objects. 50,000 first printing.
A collection of stark and sophisticated black-and-white images created with x-ray technology features such subjects as a Boeing 777, an mp3 player's circuitboards, and a translucent daffodil, in a computer-enhanced volume that reveals the unlikely beauty within everyday objects. 20,000 first printing.
Spanning the ninety-five-year history of Vanity Fair, a remarkable array of iconic portraits features three hundred full-color and black-and-white photographic images by such renowned photographers as Edward Steichen, Cecil Beaton, Annie Leibovitz, and Mario Testino of famed figures from the worlds of film, art, music, sports, business, and politics.
Accompanied by twenty-five prints that are designed to be framed, a definitive collection of some of LIFE magazine's most famous photographs includes important historic events such as the sailor kissing the nurse on V-J Day, as well as portrait photographs of world leaders, celebrities, and screen icons.