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Books Received: Holiday List 2008


New books have been piling up again at Design Observer. For the holiday season, we thought we'd share some of the many recently published titles we have received over the past couple of months. Maybe you'll find a surprise or two...

Ann d'Arcy Hughes & Hebe Vernon-Morris
The Printmaking Bible
Chronicle Books, 2008
Doon Arbus
Diane Arbus: The Libraries
Fraenkel Gallery, 2004
Carlos Basualdo, editor
William Kentridge
Yale University Press, 2008
L. Frank Baum
The Wizard of Oz
Counterpoint, 2008
Roger Bennett & Josh Kun
And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Our Vinyl
Crown, 2008
Richard Benson
The Printed Picture
Museum of Modern Art, 2008
Jennifer Devere Brody
Punctuation: Art, Politics & Play
Duke University Press, 2008
Bill Buford
Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra
Taschen, 2007
Christopher Burke
Active Literature
Hyphen Press, 2008
John Chase, Margaret Crawford & John Kaliski, editors
Everyday Urbanism
Monacelli, 2008
Robin Cherry
Catalog: The Illustrated History of Mail Order Shopping
Princeton Architectural Press, 2008
Joshua Chuang
First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography
Yale University Press, 2008
David Crowley & Jane Pavitt, editors
Cold War Modern: Design 1945-1970
Victoria & Albert Museum, 2008
Joseph Cunningham
The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs
Yale University Press, 2008
Cees W. de Jong
Jan Tschichold: Master Typographer — His Life, Work and Legacy
Thames & Hudson, 2008
Tara Donovan, Lawrence Weschler, Nicholas Baume & Jen Mergel
Tara Donovan
Monacelli Press, 2008
Brad Downey & Leon Reid
The Adventures of Darius and Downey
Thames & Hudson, 2008
Nancy Duarte
O'Reilly Media, 2008
Elizabeth Dunbar, editor
Alloy of Love: Dario Robleto
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, 2008
Frederico Duarte, Pedro Ferreira & Rita João
The Design of Portuguese Semi-Industrial Confectionery
Fabrico Próprio, 2008
Kathleen A. Foster
Thomas Chambers
Yale University Press, 2008
Conny Freyer, Sebastien Noel & Eva Rucki
Digital by Design
Thames & Hudson, 2009
Paul Gorman
Reasons to be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles
Adelita, 2008
Neil Harris
The Chicagoan: A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age
University Of Chicago Press, 2008
Norman Hathaway & Mike Salisbury
Overspray: Riding High with the Kings of California Airbrush Art
Picture Box, 2008
Jessica Helfand
Scrapbooks: An American History
Yale University Press, 2008
Steven Heller & Seymour Chwast
Illustration: A Visual History
Abrams, 2008
Anne Higonnet
Lewis Carroll
Phaidon Press, 2008
Tom Himpe
Advertising Next
Chronicle Books, 2008
John Hodgman
More Information Than You Require
Dutton Adult, 2008
Wayne Koestenbaum
Hotel Theory
Soft Skull Press, 2008
Jerelle Kraus
All the Art That's Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn't): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page
Columbia University Press, 2008
John Lahr, Andre Gregory, Mike Nichols, Twyla Tharp, Mitsuko Uchida & Richard Avedon
Performance: Richard Avedon
Abrams, 2008
Jean-Benoît Lévy
Lars Müller Publishers, 2008
George Lois
George Lois: On Creating the Big Idea
Assouline, 2008
Geoff Manaugh, Terry Toedtemeier & Michael Roth
David Maisel: Library of Dust
Chronicle Books, 2008
Jack Masey & Conway Lloyd Morgan
Cold War Confrontations: US Exhibitions and their Role in the Cultural Cold War
Lars Müller Publishers, 2008
Lars Müller & Victor Malsy
Helvetica Forever
Lars Müller Publishers, 2009
Tracy Myers
Deborah Berke
Yale University Press, 2008
Peter Nesbett, Sarah Andress & Shelly Bancrof, editors
Letters to a Young Artist
Darte Publishing, 2008
Ann Percy, editor
James Castle: A Retrospective
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2008
Peter Seitz
Designing a Life
Minneapolis College of Art & Design, 2007
Editors of Phaidon
The English Garden
Phaidon Press, 2008
Editors of Phaidon
Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture
Phaidon Press, 2008
David Rees
Get Your War On: The Definitive Account of the War on Terror, 2001-2008
Soft Skull Press, 2008
Judith Schalansky
Fraktur Mon Amour
Princeton Architectural Press, 2008
Horst Scherg & Robert Klanten
Classique: Cover Art for Classical Music
Gestalten Verlag, 2008
Rene Siegfried
The Serif Fairy
Mark Batty Publisher, 2007
Joan Simon & Brigitte Leal
Alexander Calder
Whitney Museum of American Art, 2008
Steven Skov Holt & Mara Holt Skov
Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects
Chronicle Books, 2008
Keri Smith
How to Be an Explorer of the World
Perigee Trade, 2008
John Sparagana & Mieke Bal
Sleeping Beauty: A One-Artist Dictionary
University of Chicago Press, 2008
David Thomson
"Have You Seen . . . ?" A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
Knopf, 2008
Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey Powell
For the Love of Vinyl: The Album Art of Hipgnosis
Picture Box, 2008
David Travers & Nina Weiner
Arts & Architecture, 1945-54: The Complete Reprint
Taschen, 2008
Scout Tufankjian
Yes We Can: Barack Obama's History-Making Presidential Campaign
Power House, 2008
Sherry Turkle, editor
The Inner History of Devices
MIT Press, 2008
Matt Woolman
100's Visual Ideas: Formats, Folds & Bindings
Angela Patchell Books, 2008

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Comments [6]

Some wonderfully refreshing titles! Thank you!

A fantastic list - a few interesting surprises in there, too!

(by the way, the Cold War Modern catalogue is edited by David Crowley and Jane Pavitt. Highly recommended, and the exhibition is brilliant.)

Tom Wilson

i am thrilled and delighted that you mentioned my book

(an inappropriate book for young ladies,
or frankly, anybody else)

but why no picture? i will send you a jpeg if i may, or grab this:


you may have to crop it

cheers from laurie r
laurie Rosenwald

dianne arbus book is really good. great design, looked nice on display at the met.

james castle book is not designed well, or curated well, but james castle himself is perhaps the greatest artist.

as for the rest of the books, i would probably sell them to the bookstore or some (such as tschischold, helvetica forever), i may give to friends if i had them.

Loren Chase

Can anyone recommend a good book that looks at graphic design for exhibition environments?

Thanks, Ishan
Ishan Khosla

I love this list..... Thanks very much!

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