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Contact: Art and the Pull of Print Contact: Art and the Pull of Print Jennifer L. Roberts

A leading art historian presents a new grammar for understanding the meaning and significance of print

Digital Design Digital Design: A History Stephen Eskilson

A groundbreaking history of digital design from the nineteenth century to today

Pigments Pigments Barbara H. Berrie, Caroline Fowler, Karin Leonhard, and Ittai Weinryb

A concise illustrated history of one of art’s most important and elusive elements

Color Charts Color Charts: A History Anne Varichon

A beautifully illustrated history of the many inventive, poetic, and alluring ways in which color swatches have been selected and staged

The Land Carries Our Ancestors The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, heather ahtone, Joy Harjo, and Shana Bushyhead Condill

A groundbreaking survey of contemporary Indigenous art and its enduring connections to the land

Objects in Exile Objects in Exile: Modern Art and Design across Borders, 1930–1960 Robin Schuldenfrei

An essential examination of how emigration and resettlement defined modernism

Artemisia Gentileschi and the Business of Art Artemisia Gentileschi and the Business of Art Christopher R. Marshall

A new account of the renowned Baroque painter, revealing how her astute professional decisions shaped her career, style, and legacy

Tales Things Tell Tales Things Tell: Material Histories of Early Globalisms Finbarr Barry Flood and Beate Fricke

New perspectives on early globalisms from objects and images

The Royal Inca Tunic The Royal Inca Tunic: A Biography of an Andean Masterpiece Andrew James Hamilton

The hidden life of the greatest surviving work of Inca art

Surreal Spaces Surreal Spaces: The Life and Art of Leonora Carrington Joanna Moorhead

An illustrated biography of the pioneering British artist and writer, tracing her life and work through the many places around the world where she lived

Ulises Carrión Ulises Carrión: Bookworks and Beyond Edited by Sal Hamerman and Javier Rivero Ramos

A richly illustrated account of the life and work of the twentieth-century Mexican artist and writer who reimagined what the book could look like, mean, and do

Painting with Monet Painting with Monet Harmon Siegel

A major reassessment of the methods and meaning of impressionism

Twinkind Twinkind: The Singular Significance of Twins William Viney

An arresting illustrated history of twins in mythology, science, and visual culture

Yuan Yuan: Chinese Architecture in a Mongol Empire Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

A monumental illustrated survey of the architecture of thirteenth- and fourteenth-century China

Recording State Rites in Words and Images Recording State Rites in Words and Images: Uigwe of Joseon Korea Yi Song-mi

A beautifully illustrated, interdisciplinary look at the ceremonies and protocols of the dynastic court of Joseon Korea

Portrait and Place Portrait and Place: Photography in Senegal, 1840–1960 Giulia Paoletti

A richly illustrated history of photography in one of the epicenters of African modernity

Through the Lens Through the Lens: Latif Al Ani's Visions of Ancient Iraq Edited by Pedro Azara

A beautifully illustrated exploration of how Latif Al Ani’s photographs and contemporary Iraqi artists continue to challenge the colonial appropriation of Iraq’s ancient past

Holzer-isms Holzer-isms: Artist's Edition Jenny Holzer

A box of beautifully designed foldout posters featuring acclaimed artist Jenny Holzer’s celebrated Truisms

Judy Chicago-isms Judy Chicago-isms Judy Chicago

A collection of inspiring and provocative quotations from pioneering artist, feminist, and activist Judy Chicago

Screening Fears Screening Fears: On Protective Media Francesco Casetti

A historical and theoretical investigation of the unexpected ways screen-based media protect and excite viewers’ fears and anxieties of the world

Neshat-isms Neshat-isms Shirin Neshat

A vivid and compelling collection of quotations from the influential contemporary artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat

Tricks of the Light Tricks of the Light: Essays on Art and Spectacle Jonathan Crary

Essays on media systems and contemporary art by a leading theorist of modern visual culture

Amerasia Amerasia Elizabeth Horodowich and Alexander Nagel

A connected world as imagined by early modern European artists, mapmakers, and writers, where Asia and the Americas were on a continuum

Dissimilar Similitudes Dissimilar Similitudes: Devotional Objects in Late Medieval Europe Caroline Walker Bynum

From an acclaimed historian, a mesmerizing account of how medieval European Christians envisioned the paradoxical nature of holy objects

The Everyday Life of Memorials The Everyday Life of Memorials Andrew M. Shanken

A timely study, erudite and exciting, about the ordinary—and oftentimes unseen—lives of memorials

Flashback, Eclipse Flashback, Eclipse: The Political Imaginary of Italian Art in the 1960s Romy Golan

From a leading art historian, a provocative exploration of the intersection of art, politics, and history in 1960s Italy

Into the White Into the White: The Renaissance Arctic and the End of the Image Christopher P. Heuer

European narratives of the Atlantic New World tell stories of people and things: strange flora, wondrous animals, and sun-drenched populations for Europeans to mythologize or exploit. Yet between 1500 and 1700 one region upended all of...

Anachronic Renaissance Anachronic Renaissance Alexander Nagel and Christopher S. Wood

In this widely anticipated book, two leading contemporary art historians present a stunning reconsideration of the problem of time in the Renaissance. With intellectual brilliance, Alexander Nagel and Christopher S. Wood reexamine the...

A Forest of Symbols A Forest of Symbols: Art, Science, and Truth in the Long Nineteenth Century Andrei Pop

In this groundbreaking book, Andrei Pop presents a lucid reassessment of those writers and artists in the late nineteenth century whose work merits the adjective “symbolist.” For Pop, this term denotes an art that is self-conscious...

Historical Grammar of the Visual Arts Historical Grammar of the Visual Arts Alois Riegl

The first English translation of one of the earliest and most brilliant art-historical surveys, from one of the greatest modern art historians

Francisco de Goya and the Art of Critique Francisco de Goya and the Art of Critique Anthony J. Cascardi

An innovative study of Goya's unprecedented elaboration of the critical function of the work of art

Transfixed by Prehistory Transfixed by Prehistory: An Inquiry into Modern Art and Time Maria Stavrinaki

An examination of how modern art was impacted by the concept of prehistory and the prehistoric

The Villa The Villa: Form and Ideology of Country Houses James S. Ackerman

A classic account of the villa—from ancient Rome to the twentieth century—by “the preeminent American scholar of Italian Renaissance architecture” (Architect’s Newspaper)

The Diffusion of Classical Art in Antiquity The Diffusion of Classical Art in Antiquity John Boardman

From one of the world’s leading authorities on ancient Greek art, a groundbreaking account of how Greek images were understood and used by other ancient peoples, from Britain to China

Giorgio Vasari Giorgio Vasari: The Man and the Book Thomas Sherrer Ross Boase

A striking account of Vasari’s career, friendships, and contribution to the art of the Italian Renaissance

Kings and Connoisseurs Kings and Connoisseurs: Collecting Art in Seventeenth-Century Europe Jonathan Brown

A vivid and exciting account of royal collectors, art dealers, connoisseurs, and the rise of old master paintings

Visionary and Dreamer Visionary and Dreamer: Two Poetic Painters: Samuel Palmer and Edward Burne-Jones David Cecil

An eminent literary biographer and critic shows how poetry enriched the art of two representative English Romantic painters

Of Divers Arts Of Divers Arts Naum Gabo

Constructivist and sculptor Naum Gabo’s personal account of his development as an artist

The Eternal Present, Volume II The Eternal Present, Volume II: The Beginnings of Architecture Sigfried Giedion

An original account of ancient Egyptian and Sumerian architecture from the acclaimed architectural historian

The Eternal Present, Volume I The Eternal Present, Volume I: The Beginnings of Art Sigfried Giedion

A groundbreaking reevaluation of paleolithic art through the lens of modernism, from the acclaimed historian of art and architecture

Cézanne and America Cézanne and America: Dealers, Collectors, Artists, and Critics, 1891-1921 John Rewald

The classic work by internationally acclaimed Cézanne scholar John Rewald

Painting and Reality Painting and Reality Etienne Gilson

A classic study of the art of painting and its relationship to reality

The Mediation of Ornament The Mediation of Ornament Oleg Grabar

How ornamentation enables a direct and immediate encounter between viewers and art objects

Christian Iconography Christian Iconography: A Study of Its Origins André Grabar

An illuminating look at the iconography of the early church and its important place in the history of Christian art

On the Laws of the Poetic Art On the Laws of the Poetic Art Anthony Hecht

A magisterial exploration of poetry’s place in the fine arts by one of the twentieth century's leading poets

Ten Thousand Things Ten Thousand Things: Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art Lothar Ledderose

An incomparable look at how Chinese artists have used mass production to assemble exquisite objects from standardized parts

Horace Walpole Horace Walpole Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis

An illuminating biographical study of the eighteenth-century English man of letters and patron of the arts

Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry Jacques Maritain

The classic work on the sublime interplay between the arts and poetics

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Gold, Silver, and Bronze: Metal Sculpture of the Roman Baroque Jennifer Montagu

An in-depth look at the exquisite metal sculpture of the Roman baroque

The Portrait in the Renaissance The Portrait in the Renaissance John Pope-Hennessy

A major account of Renaissance portraiture by one of the twentieth century’s most eminent art historians

Mnemosyne Mnemosyne: The Parallel Between Literature and the Visual Arts Mario Praz

The classic study of the timeless relationship between literature and the visual arts

Blake and Antiquity Blake and Antiquity Kathleen Raine

The classic book on William Blake as prophet of the New Age

The Art of Sculpture The Art of Sculpture Herbert Read

A stunning visual history of sculpture from prehistory through modernity

On Quality in Art On Quality in Art: Criteria of Excellence, Past and Present Jakob Rosenberg

An acclaimed art historian explains how to identify excellence in art

Only Connect Only Connect: Art and the Spectator in the Italian Renaissance John K.G. Shearman

A leading art historian’s plea for a more engaged reading of Italian Renaissance art

Painting as an Art Painting as an Art Richard Wollheim

One of the twentieth century’s most influential texts on philosophical aesthetics

Walker Evans Walker Evans: Starting from Scratch Svetlana Alpers

A magisterial study of celebrated photographer Walker Evans

Twelve Caesars Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern Mary Beard

From the bestselling author of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, the fascinating story of how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, and the representation of power for more than 2,000 years

Yes to the City Yes to the City: Millennials and the Fight for Affordable Housing Max Holleran

A fascinating account of the growing "Yes in My Backyard" urban movement

Island Zombie Island Zombie: Iceland Writings Roni Horn

An evocative chronicle of the power of solitude in the natural world

Dolia Dolia: The Containers That Made Rome an Empire of Wine Caroline Cheung

The story of the Roman Empire’s enormous wine industry told through the remarkable ceramic storage and shipping containers that made it possible

Leon Battista Alberti Leon Battista Alberti: Writer and Humanist Martin McLaughlin

The first book in English to examine Leon Battista Alberti’s major literary works in Latin and Italian, which are often overshadowed by his achievements in architecture

Ancient Africa Ancient Africa: A Global History, to 300 CE Christopher Ehret

A panoramic narrative that places ancient Africa on the stage of world history

The Elements of Visual Grammar The Elements of Visual Grammar: A Designer's Guide for Writers, Scholars, and Professionals Angela Riechers

A color-illustrated introduction to the basic principles of visual language that every content creator and consumer needs to know

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa Kathleen Bickford Berzock

How West African gold and trade across the Sahara were central to the medieval world

The Golden Rhinoceros The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages François-Xavier Fauvelle

An unforgettable journey into the forgotten history of medieval Africa

The Album of the World Emperor The Album of the World Emperor: Cross-Cultural Collecting and Album Making in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul Emine Fetvacı

The first study of album-making in the Ottoman empire during the seventeenth century, demonstrating the period’s experimentation, eclecticism, and global outlook

Objects of Translation Objects of Translation: Material Culture and Medieval "Hindu-Muslim" Encounter Finbarr Barry Flood

Objects of Translation offers a nuanced approach to the entanglements of medieval elites in the regions that today comprise Afghanistan, Pakistan, and north India. The book--which ranges in time from the early eighth to the early...

The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros: A Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman Galawdewos

The first English translation of the earliest book-length biography of an African woman

The Life of Walatta-Petros The Life of Walatta-Petros: A Seventeenth-Century Biography of an African Woman, Concise Edition Galawdewos

This concise edition of the biography of Walatta-Petros (1672) tells the story of an Ethiopian saint who lived from 1592 to 1642 and led a successful nonviolent movement to preserve African Christian beliefs in the face of European...

The Ancient Near East The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures Edited by James B. Pritchard

Two classic illustrated anthologies, now combined in one convenient volume

The Lost Archive The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue Marina Rustow

A compelling look at the Fatimid caliphate's robust culture of documentation

Africa’s Struggle for Its Art Africa’s Struggle for Its Art: History of a Postcolonial Defeat Bénédicte Savoy

A major new history of how African nations, starting in the 1960s, sought to reclaim the art looted by Western colonial powers

Keith Haring/Jean-Michel Basquiat Keith Haring/Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines Dieter Buchhart

An exploration of the personal and artistic connections between two icons of twentieth-century art

The Obama Portraits The Obama Portraits Taína Caragol, Dorothy Moss, Richard Powell, and Kim Sajet

A richly illustrated celebration of the paintings of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

I Always Knew I Always Knew: A Memoir Barbara Chase-Riboud

The extraordinary life story of the celebrated artist and writer, as told through four decades of intimate letters to her beloved mother

The Artist in the Counterculture The Artist in the Counterculture: Bruce Conner to Mike Kelley and Other Tales from the Edge Thomas Crow

How California’s counterculture of the 1960s to 1980s profoundly shaped—and was shaped by—West Coast artists

A Site of Struggle A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence Edited by Janet Dees

An important examination of how artists have grappled with anti-Black violence and its representations from the late nineteenth century to the present

Isabella Stewart Gardner Isabella Stewart Gardner: A Life Nathaniel Silver and Diana Seave Greenwald

A major new biography of legendary art collector and philanthropist Isabella Stewart Gardner

Betye Saar: Heart of a Wanderer Betye Saar: Heart of a Wanderer Edited by Diana Seave Greenwald

A richly illustrated look at how travel influenced the work of renowned contemporary artist Betye Saar

Fellow Wanderer Fellow Wanderer: Isabella Stewart Gardner's Travel Albums Edited by Diana Seave Greenwald and Casey Riley

A revealing and beautifully illustrated critical edition of Gardner’s collaged travel albums

Object Lessons in American Art Object Lessons in American Art Edited by Karl Kusserow

A rich exploration of American artworks that reframes them within current debates on race, gender, the environment, and more

Enchantments Enchantments: Joseph Cornell and American Modernism Marci Kwon

The first major work to examine Joseph Cornell's relationship to American modernism

1898 1898: Visual Culture and U.S. Imperialism in the Caribbean and the Pacific Taína Caragol and Kate Clarke Lemay

A revealing look at U.S. imperialism through the lens of visual culture and portraiture

Painting Dissent Painting Dissent: Art, Ethics, and the American Pre-Raphaelites Sophie Lynford

A revelatory history of the first artist collective in the United States and its effort to reshape nineteenth-century art, culture, and politics

Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano Edited by Crawford Alexander Mann III

How Venetian glass influenced American artists and patrons during the late nineteenth century

Hannah Wilke Hannah Wilke: Art for Life’s Sake Edited by Tamara Schenkenberg and Donna Wingate

A richly illustrated exploration of Hannah Wilke’s provocative art and trailblazing feminism

Alloys Alloys: American Sculpture and Architecture at Midcentury Marin R. Sullivan

A new look at the interrelationship of architecture and sculpture during one of the richest periods of American modern design

Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale: The Bronzes Christophe Cherix, Courtney J. Martin, Akili Tommasino, and Stephanie Weissberg

A new retrospective of the work of trailblazing artist Barbara Chase-Riboud

Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Power in Design Kristina Wilson

The first investigation of how race and gender shaped the presentation and marketing of Modernist decor in postwar America

We Are Made of Stories We Are Made of Stories: Self-Taught Artists in the Robson Family Collection Leslie Umberger

A richly illustrated history of self-taught artists and how they changed American art

A Wonder to Behold A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate Edited by Anastasia Amrhein, Clare Fitzgerald, and Elizabeth Knott

An in-depth and beautifully illustrated look at one of the most revered works of antiquity, the Ishtar Gate of ancient Babylon

Athens at the Margins Athens at the Margins: Pottery and People in the Early Mediterranean World Nathan T. Arrington

How the interactions of non-elites influenced Athenian material culture and society

Alexander the Great Alexander the Great: From His Death to the Present Day John Boardman

An illustrious scholar presents an elegant, concise, and generously illustrated exploration of Alexander the Great’s representations in art and literature through the ages

Greek Art and Aesthetics in the Fourth Century B.C. Greek Art and Aesthetics in the Fourth Century B.C. William A. P. Childs

Greek Art and Aesthetics in the Fourth Century B.C. analyzes the broad character of art produced during this period, providing in-depth analysis of and commentary on many of its most notable examples of sculpture and painting. Taking...

Three Stones Make a Wall Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology Eric H. Cline

From the bestselling author of 1177 B.C., a comprehensive history of archaeology—from its amateur beginnings to the cutting-edge science it is today

Ravenna Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe Judith Herrin

A riveting history of the city that led the West out of the ruins of the Roman Empire

Crossing the Pomerium Crossing the Pomerium: The Boundaries of Political, Religious, and Military Institutions from Caesar to Constantine Michael Koortbojian

A multifaceted exploration of the interplay between civic and military life in ancient Rome

The Transformation of Athens The Transformation of Athens: Painted Pottery and the Creation of Classical Greece Robin Osborne

How remarkable changes in ancient Greek pottery reveal the transformation of classical Greek culture

Classical Art Classical Art: A Life History from Antiquity to the Present Caroline Vout

How did the statues of ancient Greece wind up dictating art history in the West? How did the material culture of the Greeks and Romans come to be seen as "classical" and as "art"? What does "classical art" mean across time and place? In...

Modern Architecture and Climate Modern Architecture and Climate: Design before Air Conditioning Daniel A. Barber

How climate influenced the design strategies of modernist architects

Dividing Paris Dividing Paris: Urban Renewal and Social Inequality, 1852–1870 Esther da Costa Meyer

A groundbreaking work of scholarship that sheds critical new light on the urban renewal of Paris under Napoleon III

Working-Class Utopias Working-Class Utopias: A History of Cooperative Housing in New York City Robert M. Fogelson

One of the nation’s foremost urban historians traces the history of cooperative housing in New York City from the 1920s through the 1970s

The Roots of Urban Renaissance The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and the Struggle over Harlem, Expanded Edition Brian D. Goldstein

An acclaimed history of Harlem’s journey from urban crisis to urban renaissance

When Eero Met His Match When Eero Met His Match: Aline Louchheim Saarinen and the Making of an Architect Eva Hagberg

A uniquely personal biographical account of Louchheim’s life and work that takes readers inside the rarified world of architecture media

Ugliness and Judgment Ugliness and Judgment: On Architecture in the Public Eye Timothy Hyde

A novel interpretation of architecture, ugliness, and the social consequences of aesthetic judgment

A City Is Not a Computer A City Is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences Shannon Mattern

A bold reassessment of "smart cities" that reveals what is lost when we conceive of our urban spaces as computers

Lina Bo Bardi, Drawings Lina Bo Bardi, Drawings Zeuler Lima

The first authoritative collection of drawings by legendary modern architect Lina Bo Bardi

Foundations Foundations: How the Built Environment Made Twentieth-Century Britain Sam Wetherell

An urban history of modern Britain, and how the built environment shaped the nation’s politics

Visualizing Dunhuang Visualizing Dunhuang: Seeing, Studying, and Conserving the Caves Edited by Dora C. Y. Ching

A beautifully illustrated study of the caves at Dunhuang, exploring how this important Buddhist site has been visualized from its creation to today

Visualizing Dunhuang Visualizing Dunhuang: The Lo Archive Photographs of the Mogao and Yulin Caves Edited by Dora C. Y. Ching

Available in a limited print run of 1,000 sets—the stunning nine-volume presentation of the incredible Buddhist caves at Dunhuang in northwestern China

Chinese Painting and Its Audiences Chinese Painting and Its Audiences Craig Clunas

A history of the reception of Chinese painting from the sixteenth century to the present

The Art of Cloth in Mughal India The Art of Cloth in Mughal India Sylvia Houghteling

A richly illustrated history of textiles in the Mughal Empire

The Place of Many Moods The Place of Many Moods: Udaipur’s Painted Lands and India’s Eighteenth Century Dipti Khera

A look at the painting traditions of northwestern India in the eighteenth century, and what they reveal about the political and artistic changes of the era

The Thief Who Stole My Heart The Thief Who Stole My Heart: The Material Life of Sacred Bronzes from Chola India, 855–1280 Vidya Dehejia

The first book to put the sacred and sensuous bronze statues from India’s Chola dynasty in social context

The Tale of Genji The Tale of Genji: A Visual Companion Melissa McCormick

An illustrated guide to one of the most enduring masterworks of world literature

Chinese Architecture Chinese Architecture: A History Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

An unprecedented survey of the origins and evolution of Chinese architecture, from the last millennia BCE to today

Chinese Art and Dynastic Time Chinese Art and Dynastic Time Wu Hung

A sweeping look at Chinese art across the millennia that upends traditional perspectives and offers new pathways for art history

Gawkers Gawkers: Art and Audience in Late Nineteenth-Century France Bridget Alsdorf

How the urban spectator became the archetypal modern viewer and a central subject in late nineteenth-century French art

Inessential Colors Inessential Colors: Architecture on Paper in Early Modern Europe Basile Baudez

The first comprehensive account of how and why architects learned to communicate through color

Conchophilia Conchophilia: Shells, Art, and Curiosity in Early Modern Europe Marisa Anne Bass, Anne Goldgar, Hanneke Grootenboer, and Claudia Swan

A captivating historical look at the cultural and artistic significance of shells in early modern Europe

Women Artists in Expressionism Women Artists in Expressionism: From Empire to Emancipation Shulamith Behr

A beautifully illustrated examination of the women artists whose inspired search for artistic integrity and equality influenced Expressionist avant-garde culture

Giuliano da Sangallo and the Ruins of Rome Giuliano da Sangallo and the Ruins of Rome Cammy Brothers

An illuminating reassessment of the architect whose innovative drawings of ruins shaped the enduring image of ancient Rome

Verrocchio Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence Edited by Andrew Butterfield

A comprehensive survey of the work of this most influential Florentine artist and teacher

Sofonisba's Lesson Sofonisba's Lesson: A Renaissance Artist and Her Work Michael W. Cole

The formation and career of the first major woman artist of the Renaissance

Mina Loy Mina Loy: Strangeness Is Inevitable Edited by Jennifer R. Gross

A richly illustrated exploration of Mina Loy’s art and writings

Aquatint Aquatint: From Its Origins to Goya Rena M. Hoisington

How an ingenious printmaking technique became a cross-cultural phenomenon in Enlightenment Europe

Groundwork Groundwork: A History of the Renaissance Picture David Young Kim

An illuminating look at a fundamental yet understudied aspect of Italian Renaissance painting

The Painter's Touch The Painter's Touch: Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

A new interpretation of the development of artistic modernity in eighteenth-century France

Michelangelo’s Design Principles, Particularly in Relation to Those of Raphael Michelangelo’s Design Principles, Particularly in Relation to Those of Raphael Erwin Panofsky

The first English translation of Erwin Panofsky's long-lost work on Michelangelo

Bravura Bravura: Virtuosity and Ambition in Early Modern European Painting Nicola Suthor

The first major history of the bravura movement in European painting

Rarities of These Lands Rarities of These Lands: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Dutch Republic Claudia Swan

A vivid account of Dutch seventeenth-century art and material culture against the backdrop of the geopolitics of the early modern world

Goya Goya: A Portrait of the Artist Janis Tomlinson

The first major English-language biography of Francisco Goya y Lucientes, who ushered in the modern era

Piranesi Unbound Piranesi Unbound Carolyn Yerkes and Heather Hyde Minor

Why Piranesi’s greatest works weren’t his famous prints but rather the books for which he made them

Michelangelo, God's Architect Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece William E. Wallace

The untold story of Michelangelo’s final decades—and his transformation into the master architect of St. Peter’s Basilica

On Weaving On Weaving: New Expanded Edition Anni Albers

The classic book on the art and history of weaving—now expanded and in full color

Nature's Palette Nature's Palette: A Color Reference System from the Natural World Patrick Baty

A gorgeous expanded edition of Werner's Nomenclature of Colours, a landmark reference book on color and its origins in nature

Global Objects Global Objects: Toward a Connected Art History Edward S. Cooke, Jr.

A bold reorientation of art history that bridges the divide between fine art and material culture through an examination of objects and their uses

Committed to Memory Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon Cheryl Finley

How an eighteenth-century engraving of a slave ship became a cultural icon of Black resistance, identity, and remembrance

Art and Illusion Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation - Millennium Edition E. H. Gombrich

A groundbreaking account of perception and art, from one of the twentieth century’s most important art historians

Ceramic Art Ceramic Art Margaret S. Graves, Sequoia Miller, Magdalene Odundo, and Vicki Parry

A new examination of the history of ceramic art, spanning ancient to modern times, emphasizing its traditions, materials, and methods of making

Painting by Numbers Painting by Numbers: Data-Driven Histories of Nineteenth-Century Art Diana Seave Greenwald

A pathbreaking history of art that uses digital research and economic tools to reveal enduring inequities in the formation of the art historical canon

Art’s Properties Art’s Properties David Joselit

A revisionist reading of modern art that examines how artworks are captured as property to legitimize power

Gothic Gothic: An Illustrated History Roger Luckhurst

A richly illustrated history of the Gothic across a wide range of media, including architecture, literature, and film

The Marquis de Sade and the Avant-Garde The Marquis de Sade and the Avant-Garde Alyce Mahon

How the notorious author of The 120 Days of Sodom inspired the surrealists and other avant-garde artists, writers, and filmmakers

Protest! Protest!: A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics Liz McQuiston

An authoritative, richly illustrated history of six centuries of global protest art

The Double The Double: Identity and Difference in Art since 1900 James Meyer

A groundbreaking examination of the “double” in modern and contemporary art

Red Red: The History of a Color Michel Pastoureau

A beautifully illustrated visual and cultural history of the color red throughout the ages

Yellow Yellow: The History of a Color Michel Pastoureau

From the acclaimed author of Blue, a beautifully illustrated history of yellow from antiquity to the present

White White: The History of a Color Michel Pastoureau

From the acclaimed author of Blue, a beautifully illustrated history of the color white in visual culture, from antiquity to today

Mudlark’d Mudlark’d: Hidden Histories from the River Thames Malcolm Russell

A captivating history of London as told through objects recovered from the muddy banks of the Thames and the lives of the people who owned them

A History of Art History A History of Art History Christopher S. Wood

An authoritative history of art history from its medieval origins to its modern predicaments

Life Magazine and the Power of Photography Life Magazine and the Power of Photography Edited by Katherine A. Bussard and Kristen Gresh

The first comprehensive consideration of Life magazine’s groundbreaking and influential contribution to the history of photography

Mariposas Nocturnas Mariposas Nocturnas: Moths of Central and South America, A Study in Beauty and Diversity Emmet Gowin

A stunning portrait of the nocturnal moths of Central and South America by famed American photographer Emmet Gowin

The Nevada Test Site The Nevada Test Site Emmet Gowin

A photographic study of the land that served as the main testing site for American nuclear devices for four decades

The One Hundred Circle Farm The One Hundred Circle Farm Emmet Gowin

A powerful photographic survey of the impact of irrigation systems on the landscape of the United States

Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the Mask, Another Mask Sarah Howgate

A unique exploration of self-portraits by two artists born nearly a century apart

Soulmaker Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine Alexander Nemerov

A personal reassessment of Lewis Hine's iconic, haunting photos of child workers in the early twentieth century

The Arab Imago The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860–1910 Stephen Sheehi

The first history of indigenous photography in the Middle East

Lewis Carroll's Photography and Modern Childhood Lewis Carroll's Photography and Modern Childhood Diane Waggoner

How Lewis Carroll's photographs of children gave visual form to evolving ideas about childhood in the Victorian era

Do Not Erase Do Not Erase: Mathematicians and Their Chalkboards Jessica Wynne

A photographic exploration of mathematicians’ chalkboards