Kieran Scott, edited by Ruth Hobday et al. Chronicle.
From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional, 200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity.
The Art of Football: The Early Game in the Golden Age of Illustration
Michael Oriard. Univ. of Nebraska.
This singular look at early college football art and illustrations contains more than 200 images, many rare or previously unpublished, from a variety of sources and by many artists, among them Winslow Homer, Edward Penfield, and Frederic Remington.
Atlas of Beauty
Michaela Noroc. Ten Speed.
Based on the author’s online photography project, this stunning book collects portraits of 500 women from more than 50 countries, accompanied by revelatory captions that illuminate their personal stories.
Covering over 100 years of cinematic history, this comprehensive guide to the history of Bollywood features film stills, plot timelines, star and producer profiles, plus historical insights, lesser-known facts, and behind-the-scenes gossip on such iconic movies as Mother India, Mughal-e-Azam, and Sholay.
A Dance with Fred Astaire
Jonas Mekas. Anthology Editions.
An extraordinary collection of anecdotes and rare ephemera from 94-year-old avant-garde filmmaker Mekas featuring a dizzying cast of cultural icons. Memories and diary entries, conversations, and reflections sit alongside collages of postcards, newspaper clippings, film negatives, posters, photographs, letters, telegrams, cartoons, and doodles.
Daniel E. Greene, American Master: Studios and Subways
Daniel Greene and Maureen Bloomfield. North Light.
This collaboration between Greene, one of America’s most accomplished artists, and artist and art critic Bloomfield celebrates a body of work spanning six prolific decades and features more than 200 of Greene’s best oil paintings and pastels—from the gritty pool halls, carnivals, and New York subways to classically posed nudes and elite auction houses.
Fifty Years of ‘New York’ Magazine
The editors of New York magazine. Simon Schuster.
A whopping paean to New York magazine’s first 50 years—stocked with new material, along with groundbreaking writing from the magazine’s archives by legends such as Tom Wolfe, Gloria Steinem, Nora Ephron, and Stephen Sondheim—this oversized full-color book will serve as the centerpiece for a year of 50th-anniversary events and festivities.
Healing Civilizations: The Search for Therapeutic Essential Oils Nutrients
Nadim A. Shaath. Cameron.
A gorgeous hybrid of coffee table book and reference manual, Shaath’s book is the perfect gift for practitioners and laypeople alike. This definitive natural healing guide reads like a travel memoir, detailing the author’s travels across the globe in search of ancient wisdom, and features the stunning photography of photojournalist Thomas Hartwell.
The Illustrated Mahabharata: The Definitive Guide to India’s Greatest Epic
With more than 500 gorgeous images showcasing India’s varied art forms, this book offers an overview of its greatest epic, which has shaped Indian thought for more than 3,000 years, with stories from all 18 chapters, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Harivamsa, as well as detailed family trees to help unfamiliar readers understand the relationships of the Mahabharata’s various characters.
Irving Penn: Centennial
Maria Morris Hambourg and Jeff L. Rosenheim. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This indispensable book features one of the largest selections photographs by Irving Penn (1917–2009) ever compiled—nearly 300 in all, from famous images to works never before published, that span the entirety of his nearly 70-year career.
Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip
Phyllis Magidson and Donald Albrecht. Monacelli and the Museum of the City of New York.
This volume traces the stylistic progression of 1960s and ’70s fashion, beautifully illustrated by 200 groundbreaking and historically significant designs, drawn from the costume collection at the Museum of the City of New York.
Obama: An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs
Pete Souza. Little, Brown.
This is the definitive and detailed visual biography of Obama’s historic presidency by his chief official White House photographer for both of his terms.
Our Horses, Ourselves: Discovering the Common Body Meditations and Strategies for Deeper Understanding and Enhanced Communication
Paula Josa-Jones. Trafalgar Square.
Through stories, strategies, and more than 65 meditations and gentle exercises, dancer and choreographer Josa-Jones shows us how we can connect with our equine partners and develop greater somatic awareness—consciousness of breath, integrated and coherent movement, and the understanding of movements and touch as potent channels of communication—away from the horse, as well as how being with the horse can help this consciousness continue to evolve.
Party in the Back
Tino Razo. Anthology Editions.
Celebrated skateboarder Razo’s first book documents, in photos, the abandoned backyard swimming pools of suburban Southern California—and his shredding in them—bathed in the golden Southern Californian light.
A Place to Call Home: Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House
Gil Schafer III. Rizzoli.
Award-winning architect Schafer shares his process, complete with unexpected, accessible ideas readers can work into their own projects. He also takes readers on a detailed tour of seven beautifully realized houses in a range of styles located around the country. Two hundred fifty lush full-color photographs of these houses and other never-before-seen projects invite readers into Schafer’s world of comfortable classicism.
Playa Fire: Spirit and Soul at Burning Man
Stewart Harvey. HarperElixir.
By the ultimate Burning Man insider, a stunning visual and narrative homage—featuring more than 100 black-and-white and color photographs, many never before seen—that captures the wonder and metaphysical power of Burning Man events past, present, and future, and the magic that draws us to them.
Prince: A Private View
Afshin Shahidi. St. Martin’s.
A photography book of 250 stunning and mostly unseen photos of the iconic musician—staged and candid, art-directed and in concert—from his longtime collaborator, Shahidi, who started photographing Prince in 2001.
Sisters Make Life More Beautiful
Heather Stillufsen. Blue Mountain Arts.
Writer and artist Stillufsen elegantly captures the joys of sisterhood in this charming keepsake book that affirms what anyone who has a sister already knows: sisters really do make life more beautiful.
This Book Is a Planetarium
Kelli Anderson. Chronicle.
Defying every expectation of what a book can be, this pop-up extravaganza transforms into six fully functional tools: a real working planetarium projecting the constellations, a musical instrument complete with strings for strumming, a geometric drawing generator, an infinite calendar, a message decoder, and even a speaker that amplifies sound.
This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake
Garbage, with Jason Cohen. Akashic.
For the first time, the four band members of international bestselling rock band Garbage present the band’s autobiography, a full-color, large-format coffee table book packed with rare photos and personal snapshots examining how they make their music and how they’ve kept it together (or not) for more than 20 years.
The Trees of North America: Michaux and Redouté’s American Masterpiece
David Allen Sibley. Abbeville.
A must-have for collectors of botanical art and a great gift for all nature lovers, this is the first modern edition of François-André Michaux and Thomas Nuttle’s North American Sylva, the landmark 19th-century work on American trees east of the Mississippi. The 270 exquisite colored engravings, by artists including Pierre-Joseph Redouté, are enriched with historical essays and capsule descriptions of each tree. Published in association with the New York Botanical Garden.
Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World
An awe-inspiring survey of ways in which the cosmos has been depicted through the ages and around the world. Three hundred images in unexpected pairings integrate the worlds of art and science.
Karin Sagner. Abbeville.
Sagner illuminates the surprising significance of the unaccompanied walk in the history of women’s emancipation. Paintings from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries by masters such as Thomas Gainsborough, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent chart women’s progress from the garden stroll to the city promenade to the wilderness hike. Quotes by Jane Austen and Simone de Beauvoir, among others, gracefully support Sagner’s narrative. An inspirational gift for all women walkers.
The Writing on the Wall: Rediscovering New York City’s “Ghost Signs”
Ben Passikoff. Skyhorse. ISBN 978-1-5107-0294-3
This photographic collection features fading advertisements painted across the facades of New York City buildings, some of which date back to the 19th century. Photographer Passikoff provides insightful commentary on the economic, social, and historical significance of commerce in New York City, and its vanishing ghost signs, preserved in this photographic record.