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The Best Art & Photography Books of 2016 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

THe Best Art and Photography Books of 2016

“What are the best Art & Photography Books of 2016?” We aggregated 32 year-end lists and ranked the 446 unique titles by how many times they appeared in an attempt to answer that very question!

There are thousands of year-end lists released every year and, like we do in our weekly Best Book articles, we wanted to see which books appear on them the most. We used 32 lists and found 446 unique titles. The top 22 books, all appearing on 3 or more lists, are below with images, summaries, and links for learning more or purchasing. The remaining books, along with the articles we used, can be found at the bottom of the page.

Be sure to check out our other Best Book of the year lists:

And if you want to see how they compare to last year, take a look at the 2015 lists as well!

Happy Scrolling!

 



The Top Art & Photography Books of 2016



22 .) 1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality by Myles Little

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Time
  • American Photomag
  • PDN

To be able to simply drift in the infinity pool on the roof terrace of the 57-floor Marina Bay Sand Hotel, while enjoying in the background the urban soundscape of Singapore’s imposing sea of high-rises; or to be personally welcomed to a private champagne party after an extended hot-air balloon ride over the Kenyan wilderness: the extravagant pleasures of the wealthiest 1% of the earth’s population represent an extreme contrast to those of the remaining 99%. Describing the gaping disparities in images is a challenge that has been taken up by photographers such as Nina Berman, Peter Bialobrzeski, Guillaume Bonn, Greg Girard, David Leventi, Michael Light, Andrew Moore, Matthew Pillsbury, Mikhael Subotzky, Brian Ulrich and many others. This volume provides visual evidence of the blatant discrepancy between people’s living conditions, which can be as fascinating as it is shocking.

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21 .) Alexander McQueen: Unseen by Robert Fairer

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Lists It Appears On:

  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Vogue

Alexander McQueen, the iconic designer whose untimely death in 2010 left the fashion world reeling and fans worldwide clamoring for more, fused immense creativity, audacity, and a hauntingly dark aesthetic sense into powerful, unforgettable imagery. The strange, singular beauty of his clothing was matched by the spectacle of his legendary fashion shows, which demonstrated his outstanding showmanship and consistently pushed the boundaries of runway events. Robert Fairer’s intimate, vibrant full-color photographs of McQueen’s collections, taken backstage and on the catwalk when few photographers were allowed access, offer a unique insight into the life and work of one of the world’s most captivating figures.

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20 .) Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Fast Code Design
  • Print Mag

Equal parts mail art, data visualization, and affectionate correspondence, Dear Data celebrates “the infinitesimal, incomplete, imperfect, yet exquisitely human details of life,” in the words of Maria Popova (Brain Pickings), who introduces this charming and graphically powerful book. For one year, Giorgia Lupi, an Italian living in New York, and Stefanie Posavec, an American in London, mapped the particulars of their daily lives as a series of hand-drawn postcards they exchanged via mail weekly—small portraits as full of emotion as they are data, both mundane and magical. Dear Data reproduces in pinpoint detail the full year’s set of cards, front and back, providing a remarkable portrait of two artists connected by their attention to the details of their lives—including complaints, distractions, phone addictions, physical contact, and desires. These details illuminate the lives of two remarkable young women and also inspire us to map our own lives, including specific suggestions on what data to draw and how. A captivating and unique book for designers, artists, correspondents, friends, and lovers everywhere.

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19 .) Hieronymus Bosch, Painter and Draughtsman: Catalogue Raisonne by Matthijs Ilsink and Jos Koldeweij

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Lists It Appears On:

  • The App Whisperer
  • Spectator
  • Spectator

Compiled by members of the Bosch Research and Conservation Project and published on the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s death, this is the definitive new catalogue of all of Bosch’s extant paintings and drawings. His mastery and genius have been redefined as a result of six years of research on the iconography, techniques, pedigree, and conservation history of his paintings and on his life. This stunning volume includes all new photography, as well as up-to-date research on the individual works. For the first time, the incredible creativity of this late medieval artist, expressed in countless details, is reproduced and discussed in this book. Special attention is being paid to Bosch as an image maker, a skilled draughtsman, and a brutal painter, changing the game of painting around 1500 by his innovative way of working.

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18 .) Highway Kind by Justine Kurland

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Time
  • Elin Spring
  • American Photomag

Following in the photographic lineage of Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld, Justine Kurland’s work examines the story of America―and the idea of the American dream juxtaposed against the reality. Her deep interest in the road, the western frontier, escape, and ways of living outside mainstream values pervade this stunning and important body of work. Since 2004, Kurland and her young son, Casper, have traveled in their customized van, going south in the winter and north in the summer, her life as an artist and mother finely balanced between the need for routine and the desire for freedom and surprise. Casper’s interest ―particularly in trains, and later in cars―and those he befriends along the way often determine Kurland’s subject matter. He appears at different ages in the work, against open vistas and among the subcultures of train-hoppers and drifters around them. Kurland’s vision is in equal parts raw and romantic, idyllic and dystopian. From highly symbolic pictures of trains moving across epic landscapes to allegorical depictions of mechanics and muscle cars, this book features the full scope of her road work―from her series This Train is Bound for Glory, to her most recent, Sincere Auto Care.

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17 .) Inherit The Dust by Nick Brandt

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Lists It Appears On:

  • PDN
  • Financial Review
  • American Photomag

Three years after the completion of his trilogy, On This Earth, A Shadow Falls Across the Ravaged Land, Nick Brandt returned to East Africa to photograph the escalating changes to the continent’s natural world and its animals. In a series of epic panoramas, Brandt recorded the impact of man in places where animals used to roam, but no longer do. In each location, Brandt erected a life-size panel of one of his portrait photographs–showing groups of elephants, rhinos, giraffes, lions, cheetahs and zebras–placing the displaced animals on sites of explosive urban development, new factories, wastelands and quarries. The contemporary figures within the photographs seem oblivious to the presence of the panels and the animals represented in them, who are now no more than ghosts in the landscape. Inherit the Dust includes this new body of panoramic photographs along with original portraits of the animals used in the panoramas, the unique emotional animal portraiture for which Brandt is recognized. There are also two essays by the artist: a text about the crisis facing the conservation of the natural world in East Africa, and behind-the-scenes descriptions of Brandt’s elaborate production process, with accompanying documentary photographs.

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16 .) Kitchen Table Series by Carrie Mae Weems

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Lists It Appears On:

  • The New York Times Magazine
  • The App Whisperer
  • American Photomag

Kitchen Table Series is the first publication dedicated solely to this early and important body of work by the American artist Carrie Mae Weems. The 20 photographs and 14 text panels that make up Kitchen Table Series tell a story of one woman’s life, as conducted in the intimate setting of her kitchen. The kitchen, one of the primary spaces of domesticity and the traditional domain of women, frames her story, revealing to us her relationships―with lovers, children, friends―and her own sense of self, in her varying projections of strength, vulnerability, aloofness, tenderness and solitude. As Weems describes it, this work of art depicts “the battle around the family … monogamy … and between the sexes.” Weems herself is the protagonist of the series, though the woman she depicts is an archetype. Kitchen Table Series seeks to reposition and reimagine the possibility of women and the possibility of people of color, and has to do with, in the artist’s words, “unrequited love.”

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15 .) Lartigue: Life in Color by Martine D’Astier

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Elin Spring
  • Vogue
  • The Art of Photography

Although known for his black-and-white work, Lartigue loved color film, experimenting with the Autochrome process in the teens and twenties and embracing Ektachrome in the late 1940s. His color work, reproduced here for the first time, is astonishingly fresh: the French countryside, the women in his life, famous friends (Picasso, Fellini), and glimpses from his travels all come alive in this delightful book.

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14 .) Les Dîners De Gala by Salvador Dalí

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Vulture
  • NPR
  • Spectator

“This reprint features all 136 recipes over 12 chapters, specially illustrated by Dalí, and organized by meal courses, including aphrodisiacs. The illustrations and recipes are accompanied by Dalí’s extravagant musings on subjects such as dinner conversation: “The jaw is our best tool to grasp philosophical knowledge.”

All these rich recipes can be cooked at home, although some will require practiced skill and a well-stocked pantry. This is cuisine of the old school, with meals by leading French chefs from such stellar Paris restaurants as Lasserre, La Tour d’Argent, Maxim’s, and Le Train Bleu. Good taste, however voluptuous, never goes out of fashion. In making this exceptionally rare book available to a wide audience, TASCHEN brings an artwork, a practical cookbook, and a multisensory adventure to today’s kitchens.”

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13 .) Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist Online
  • The Guardian
  • The App Whisperer

“Claude Monet is perhaps the world’s most beloved artist, and among all his creations, the paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny are most famous. Seeing them in museums around the world, viewers are transported by the power of Monet’s brush into a peaceful world of harmonious nature. Monet himself intended them to provide “an asylum of peaceful meditation.” Yet, as Ross King reveals in his magisterial chronicle of both artist and masterpiece, these beautiful canvases belie the intense frustration Monet experienced at the difficulties of capturing the fugitive effects of light, water, and color. They also reflect the terrible personal torments Monet suffered in the last dozen years of his life.

Mad Enchantment tells the full story behind the creation of the Water Lilies, as the horrors of World War I came ever closer to Paris and Giverny, and a new generation of younger artists, led by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, were challenging the achievements of Impressionism. By early 1914, French newspapers were reporting that Monet, by then 73 and one of the world’s wealthiest, most celebrated painters, had retired his brushes. He had lost his beloved wife, Alice, and his eldest son, Jean. His famously acute vision–what Paul Cezanne called “”the most prodigious eye in the history of painting””–was threatened by cataracts. And yet, despite ill health, self-doubt, and advancing age, Monet began painting again on a more ambitious scale than ever before. Linking great artistic achievement to the personal and historical dramas unfolding around it, Ross King presents the most intimate and revealing portrait of an iconic figure in world culture–from his lavish lifestyle and tempestuous personality to his close friendship with the fiery war leader Georges Clemenceau, who regarded the Water Lilies as one of the highest expressions of the human spirit.”

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12 .) Overview: A New Perspective of Earth by Benjamin Grant

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Lists It Appears On:

  • American Photomag
  • Amazon
  • Smithsonian Mag

Inspired by the “Overview Effect”–a sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole–the breathtaking, high definition satellite photographs in OVERVIEW offer a new way to look at the landscape that we have shaped. More than 200 images of industry, agriculture, architecture, and nature highlight incredible patterns while also revealing a deeper story about human impact. This extraordinary photographic journey around our planet captures the sense of wonder gained from a new, aerial vantage point and creates a perspective of Earth as it has never been seen before.

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11 .) Plant: Exploring the Botanical World by Phaidon Editors

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Readings
  • Smithsonian Mag
  • Financial Review

Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Carefully selected by an international panel of experts and arranged in a uniquely structured sequence to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, this stunning compilation of botanically themed images includes iconic work by celebrated artists, photographers, scientists, and botanical illustrators, as well as rare and previously unpublished images.

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10 .) Provoke: Between Protest and Performance by Araki Nobuyoshi and Daido Moriyama

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Lists It Appears On:

  • The Guardian 2
  • TooCool2BeTrue
  • Photo-eye

The short-lived Japanese magazine Provoke, founded in 1968, is nowadays recognized as a major contribution to postwar photography in Japan, featuring the country’s finest representatives of protest photography, vanguard fine art and critical theory in only three issues overall. The magazine’s goal was to mirror the complexities of Japanese society and its art world of the 1960s, a decade shaped by the country’s first large-scale student protests. The movement yielded a wave of new books featuring innovative graphic design combined with photography: serialized imagery, gripping text-image combinations, dynamic cropping and the use of provocatively “poor” materials. The writings and images by Provoke’s members―critic Koji Taki, poet Takahiko Okada, photographers Takuma Nakahira, Yakata Takanashi and Daido Moriyama―were suffused with the tactics developed by Japanese protest photographers such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Eikoh Hosoe and Shomei Tomatsu, who pointed at and criticized the mythologies of modern life. Provoke accompanies the first exhibition ever to be held on the magazine and its creators. Illuminating the various uses of photography in Japan at the time, the catalogue focuses on selected projects undertaken between 1960 and 1975 that offer a strongly interpretative account of currents in Japanese art and society at a moment of historical collapse and renewal.

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9 .) Slim Aarons: Women by Laura Hawk and Slim Aarons

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Financial Review

Slim Aarons: Women explores the central subject of Slim Aarons’s career—the extraordinary women from the upper echelons of high society, the arts, fashion, and Hollywood. The book presents the women who most influenced Aarons’s life and work—and the other remarkable personalities he photographed along the way, including Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Diana Vreeland, and Marilyn Monroe, all featured in unforgettable photographs. The collection contains more than 200 images, the majority of which have not appeared in previous books, along with detailed captions written by one of Aarons’s closest colleagues. Showcasing beautiful women at their most glamorous in some of the most dazzling locations across the globe, Slim Aarons: Women is a fresh look at the acclaimed photographer through the muses who inspired his most incredible photographs.

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8 .) Astres Noirs by Katrin Koenning and Sarker Protick

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Time
  • The Guardian 2
  • Photo-eye
  • TooCool2BeTrue

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7 .) Border Cantos by Richard Misrach and Guillermo Galindo

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Lists It Appears On:

  • PDN
  • The Guardian 2
  • The New York Times Magazine
  • American Photomag

This project presents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and composer and performer Guillermo Galindo. Misrach has been photographing the 2,000-mile border between the US and Mexico since 2004, with increased focus since 2009—the latest installation in his ongoing series Desert Cantos, a multifaceted approach to the study of place and man’s complex relationship to it. Misrach and Galindo have been working together to create pieces that both document and transform the artifacts of migration. Using water bottles, clothing, backpacks, Border Patrol drag tires, spent shotgun shells, ladders and sections of the border wall itself, most of which were collected by Misrach, Galindo fashions instruments to be performed as unique sound-generating devices. He also imagines graphic musical scores, many of which also use Misrach’s photographs as points of departure. A unique melding of the artist as documentarian and interpreter, the book includes several suites of photographs drawn from a number of distinct series or Cantos, some made with a large-format camera as well as an iPhone. The book contains a compilation of two dozen sculpture-instruments, graphic scores, instrument designs and links to videos of performances by Galindo.

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6 .) Got to Go by Rosalind Fox Solomon

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Time
  • PDN
  • Photo-eye
  • The New York Times Magazine

Part memoir and part fiction, Got To Go presents a collection of photographs from across Rosalind Fox Solomon’s life, contrasting a narrative of her own early years with other, urgent images that reveal a wider vision of the world, one outside of the rigid boundaries imposed by society and the home. If biography is a net cast upon us by family and shaped by social codes, Fox Solomon lays bare the limits of the net, as she negotiates the cusp between lived life and her imagination. Describing the work as a “tragicomedy”, full of both humour and pathos, Fox Solomon probes the limits we impose on ourselves, not only social codes but also the inherited tenets which are so difficult to escape. Fox Solomon, an American artist based in New York City, is celebrated for her portraits and connection to human suffering, ritual, survival and struggle. Her work has been shown in nearly 30 solo exhibitions and 100 group exhibitions, and is in the collections of over 50 museums worldwide.

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5 .) Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem by Gordon Parks

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Lists It Appears On:

  • PDN
  • American Photomag
  • Time
  • Culture Type

“It is relatively unknown that the photographer Gordon Parks was close friends with Ralph Ellison, author of the acclaimed 1952 novel Invisible Man. Even less known is the fact that their common vision of racial injustices, coupled with a shared belief in the communicative power of photography, inspired collaboration on two important projects, in 1948 and 1952. Capitalizing on the growing popularity of the picture press, Parks and Ellison first joined forces on an essay titled “”Harlem Is Nowhere”” for ‘48: The Magazine of the Year.

Conceived while Ellison was already three years into writing Invisible Man, this illustrated essay was centered on the Lafargue Clinic, the first non-segregated psychiatric clinic in New York City, as a case study for the social and economic conditions in Harlem. He chose Parks to create the accompanying photographs, and during the winter of 1948, the two roamed the streets of Harlem, with Parks photographing under the guidance of Ellison’s writing. In 1952 the two collaborated again on “”A Man Becomes Invisible”” for the August 25 issue of Life, which promoted Ellison’s newly released novel. This is the first publication on Parks’ and Ellison’s two collaborations, one of which was lost, while the other was published only in reduced form.”

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4 .) In the Beginning, by Diane Arbus

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Lists It Appears On:

  • American Photomag
  • Artnet
  • Photo-eye
  • The Guardian 2
  • TooCool2BeTrue

Diane Arbus (1923–1971) is one of the most distinctive and provocative artists of the twentieth century. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and nudists, are among the most recognizable images of our time. This book is the definitive study of the artist’s first seven years of work, from 1956 to 1962. Drawn primarily from the rich holdings of the Metropolitan Museum’s Diane Arbus Archive—a remarkable treasury of photographs, negatives, appointment books, notebooks, and correspondence—it is an essential contribution to our understanding of Arbus and her oeuvre.

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3 .) Discordia by Moises Saman

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Lists It Appears On:

  • PDN
  • Photo-eye
  • The Guardian 2
  • Time
  • TooCool2BeTrue

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2 .) Libyan Sugar by Michael Christopher Brown

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Lists It Appears On:

  • American Photomag
  • PDN
  • Photo-eye
  • The New York Times Magazine
  • Time

Centered around the 2011 Libyan Revolution, Libyan Sugar is a road trip through a war zone, detailed through photographs, journal entries, and written communication with family and colleagues. A record of Michael Christopher Brown’s life both inside and outside Libya during that year, the work is about a young man going to war for the first time and his experience of that age-old desire to get as close as possible to a conflict in order to discover something about war and something about himself, perhaps a certain definition of life and death.

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1 .) ZZYZX by Gregory Halpern

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Lists It Appears On:

  • American Photomag
  • PDN
  • Photo-eye
  • The Guardian 2
  • The New York Times Magazine
  • Time
  • TooCool2BeTrue

The early settlers dubbed California The Golden State, and The Land of Milk and Honey. Today there are the obvious ironies – sprawl, spaghetti junctions and skid row-but the place is not so easily distilled or visualized, either as a clichéd paradise or as its demise. There’s a strange kind of harmony when it’s all seen together-the sublime, the psychedelic, the self-destructive. Like all places, it’s unpredictable and contradictory, but to greater extremes. Cultures and histories coexist, the beautiful sits next to the ugly, the redemptive next to the despairing, and all under a strange and singular light, as transcendent as it is harsh. The pictures in this book begin in the desert east of Los Angeles and move west through the city, ending at the Pacific. This general westward movement alludes to a thirst for water, as well as the original expansion of America, which was born in the East and which hungrily drove itself West until reaching the Pacific, thereby fulfilling its “manifest” destiny. The people, places, and animals in the book did exist before Halpern’s camera, but he has sewn these photographs into a work of fiction or fantasy-a structure, sequence and edit which, like Los Angeles itself, teeters on the brink of collapsing under the weight of its own strangely-shaped mass.

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#23-446 Best Photography & Art Books of 2016



 

#BooksAuthorsLists
(Books Appear On 2 Lists Each)
23A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer ScreenDavid Hockney and Martin GayfordEvening Standard
The App Whisperer
24Anthony HernandezAnthony HernandezPhoto-eye
American Photomag
25Artrage!: The Story of the BRITART RevolutionThe Guardian
The App Whisperer
26Black is the Day, Black is the NightAmy ElkinsTime
Photo-eye
27Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to TodaySimon MorrisonBooklist Online
Vogue
28Bruce Davidson: An Illustrated Biography,Vicki GoldbergAmerican Photomag
Elin Spring
29Carbon,Charles LindsayAmerican Photomag
PDN
30Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table SeriesCulture Type
Elin Spring
31Come to SelfhoodJoshua Rashaad McFaddenPhoto-eye
Elin Spring
32Diagram of the HeartGlenna GordonPDN
American Photomag
33Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much EverythingAaron James DraplinAmazon
Print Mag
34Edward Burtynsky: Essential ElementsWilliam A. EwingCrave
American Photomag
35ElegyJustin KimballPDN
Elin Spring
36Ellsworth Kelly: PhotographsEllsworth KellyTime
Photo-eye
37FolkAaron SchumanTime
Photo-eye
38Folklig IdrottMaximilian StejskalTime
Photo-eye
39Impossible WardrobesOlivier Saillard and Tilda Swinton, photographs by Ruediger GlatzSan Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
40Inge Morath, Style IconJohn P. Jacob and Justine PicardiePDN
Amazon
41Kids in LoveOlivia BeeElin Spring
American Photomag
42L’Enfant FemmeRania MatarElin Spring
PDN
43Little North RoadDaniel TraubTime
The App Whisperer
44Living in the LandscapeAnna Johnson and Richard BlackReadings
Financial Review
45Mark Neville: Fancy PicturesMark NevilleTime
The App Whisperer
46Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black PowerCulture Type
Vulture
47Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical WorldKen FulkAmazon
San Francisco Chronicle
48Never Built New YorkSam Lubell and Greg GoldinFast Code Design
Curbed
49Peter Hujar: Lost DowntownPeter HujarTime
Elin Spring
50Photographs from the Edge,Art Wolfe with Rob SheppardAmerican Photomag
Amazon
51Power to the People: The World of the Black PanthersStephen Shames and Bobby SealeCrave
Culture Type
52Service,PlatonAmerican Photomag
PDN
53ShenasnamehAmak MahmoodianTime
Photo-eye
54Stoppers: My Life at Vogue,Phyllis PosnickAmerican Photomag
Amazon
55Sunday SketchingChristoph NeimannFast Code Design
Print Mag
56Swing TimeZadie SmithKirkus
NPR
57The Art of RivalrySebastian SmeeVogue
Vulture
58The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being AloneOlivia LaingBooklist Online
NPR
59The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John CollectionSimon Baker and Shoair MavlianFinancial Times
The App Whisperer
60Wild Encounters: Iconic Photographs of the World’s Vanishing Animals and CulturesDavid YarrowAmazon
Smithsonian Mag
61WolfgangDavid FathiThe Guardian 2
Photo-eye
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
621971: A Year in the Life of ColorCulture Type
6320 Iconic Film PostersJennifer Bass and Pat KirkhamPrint Mag
64a Handful of DustDavid CampanyTime
65A HouseBunny Williams and Schafer GilAmazon
66A Humument: Final EditionTom PhillipsPrint Mag
67A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital AgeThe App Whisperer
68A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of AfrofuturismPaul YoungquistBooklist Online
69A Sea of Glass: Searching for the Blaschkas’ Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at RiskDrew HarvellSmithsonian Mag
70Absence of BeingSusan BurnstineElin Spring
71Action Time VisionTony Brook and Adrian ShaughnessyPrint Mag
72Aeronautics in the BackyardXiaoxiao XuThe Guardian 2
73African CatwalkCulture Type
74Alex Webb: La Calle, Photographs from MexicoElin Spring
75Alma ThomasCulture Type
76American Motel Signs: 1980-2008Steve FitchPhoto-eye
77Ancient Skies, Ancient TreesBeth Moon and Clark StrandAmazon
78Andy Warhol: Polaroids 1958-1987PDN
79Animals That Saw Me: Volume Two,Ed PanarAmerican Photomag
80Another Girl Another Planet,Valerie PhillipsAmerican Photomag
81Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip JohnsonHugh HowardCurbed
82Around That Time: Horst at Home in VogueVogue
83Around the HouseRobert AdamsPhoto-eye
84Art Deco Collectibles: Fashionable Objets from the Jazz AgeThe Vore
85Art in Detail: 100 MasterpiecesSusie HodgeFinancial Review
86Art is the Highest Form of Hope’ & Other Quotes by ArtistsSpectator
87Art+Climate=ChangeGuy Abrahams, Kelly Gellatly and Bronwyn JohnsonReadings
88At Mirrored RiverEnda BowePhoto-eye
89Attraper au Vol (Catch in the Air),Fred MortagneAmerican Photomag
90AutomagicAnouk KruithofPhoto-eye
91Avedon At WorkLaura WilsonThe Art of Photography
92Badly Repaired CarsRonni CampanaPhoto-eye
93barespagnolPablo CasinoPhoto-eye
94Baroque and Later Paintings in the Ashmolean MuseumCatherine WhistlerEvening Standard
95Bees & The BearableChen ZhePhoto-eye
96Before PicturesDouglas CrimpVulture
97BeguiledCharley HarperPrint Mag
98Bellissima!: The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945 to 1975The Vore
99Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits, 1925-1930Elin Spring
100BerlinPierre Mac OrlanPhoto-eye
101Beyond Maps and AtlasesBertien van ManenPhoto-eye
102Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo AlbumNewsha TavakolianPDN
103BlockAapo HuhtaPDN
104BlocksDustin ShumPhoto-eye
105Bowie,Steve SchapiroAmerican Photomag
106Branding: In Five and a Half StepsMichael JohnsonPrint Mag
107Brett WhiteleyAshleigh WilsonReadings
108buzzing at the sillPeter van AgtmaelTime
109By Rail and by SeaScott ConarroePhoto-eye
110By the People: Designing a Better AmericaCynthia E. SmithCurbed
111Can Jokes Bring Down Governments?MetahavenFast Code Design
112Cartographic GroundsJill Desimini and Charles WaldheimPrint Mag
113Cathedral of the Pines,Gregory CrewdsonAmerican Photomag
114CentralVogue
115Chanel: The Complete Karl Lagerfeld CollectionsPatrick Mauriès, text by Adélia SabatiniSan Francisco Chronicle
116Chardin and RembrandtMarcel ProustVulture
117Cheap Novelties: The Pleasures Of Urban DecayBen KatchorNPR
118ChoreographPDN
119Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life,Philipp KaiserAmerican Photomag
120Classic German BakingVogue
121Classic Penguin Cover to CoverPaul BuckleyPrint Mag
122CollagesDaria BirangTime
123Color at Home: A Young House Love Coloring BookSherry Petersik, John PetersikCurbed
124Connected,Amy LombardAmerican Photomag
125Contains 3 BooksJason FulfordPDN
126Cut That Out: Collage in Contemporary DesignDR.MEPrint Mag
127Danny Lyon: Message to the Future,Julian Cox et al.American Photomag
128Dark RoomsNigel ShafranTime
129Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black IdentityMario GoodmanCurbed
130David Hockney: A Bigger BookVogue
131Day for NightRichard LearoydPDN
132DeadlineWill SteacyElin Spring
133Death in the MakingPhoto-eye
134Dench Does DallasPeter DenchPDN
135Paul Rand: A Designer’s ArtSaul BassPrint Mag
136Design For PeopleScott StowellPrint Mag
137Design: The Invention of DesireJessica HelfandPrint Mag
138Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer,Arthur LubowAmerican Photomag
139DiggersPDN
140Disco AngolaCulture Type
141Diving for Pearls,Nan GoldinAmerican Photomag
142DocumentHenry LeutwylerPDN
143Don QuixoteMiguel de Cervantes (Visual Editions)Fast Code Design
144Eli Reed: A Long Walk HomeEli ReedPDN
145ENDEamonn DoyleThe Guardian 2
146Estamos Buscando APaul TurounetThe New York Times Magazine
147EvergladesJungjin LeePhoto-eye
148Everything I Want to Eat: Sqrl and the New California CookingVogue
149Evolution: A Visual RecordRobert ClarkSmithsonian Mag
150Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern ArtJudith E. SteinVulture
151Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane JacobsRobert KanigelBooklist Online
152Eyes To Fly WithGraciela IturbideThe Art of Photography
153Factory,Stephen Shore and Andy WarholAmerican Photomag
154Failed It! How to turn mistakes into ideas and other advice for successfully screwing upThe Vore
155Fashion 150: 150 Years / 150 DesignersArianna PiazzaAmazon
156Fifteen Miles To K-VilleMark SteinmetzPhoto-eye
157FloatVogue
158Flora: The Complete Flowers,Robert MapplethorpeAmerican Photomag
159Four Generations: The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract ArtCulture Type
160Frame: A RetrospectiveMark CohenPDN
161Francis Bacon Catalogue RaisonnéMartin HarrisonFinancial Times
162Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round So Our Thoughts Can Change DirectionVulture
163Frida Kahlo at HomeSuzanne BarbezatArtnet
164Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of BeingSusana Martinez VidalSan Francisco Chronicle
165From Uncertain To BlueKeith CarterThe Art of Photography
166Fuck ItMichele SibiloniTime
167Garden TimeVogue
168Georgia O’KeeffeTanya BarsonReadings
169Gisele BündchenSan Francisco Chronicle
170Golden Days Before They EndKlaus PichlerPhoto-eye
171Great Houses, Modern AristocratsJames Reginato, photos by Jonathan BeckerSan Francisco Chronicle
172Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and DesignThe Vore
173Grit and Glamour,Allan TannenbaumAmerican Photomag
174Ground: A Reprise of Photographs From the Farm Security AdministrationBill McDowellArtnet
175Groupies and Other Electric Ladies: The Original Rolling Stone Magazine Photographs of Baron WolmanSan Francisco Chronicle
176Guns in the Hands of ArtistsJonathan FerraraArtnet
177Gus Van Sant: IconsArtnet
178Hamilton: The RevolutionLin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarterNPR
179Hans Holbein’s Dance of DeathSpectator
180Harlem Is NowhereCulture Type
181Hell on Wheels: Photographs from the New York Underground (1977-1984)Crave
182Herb Lubalin: TypographerAdrian Shaughnessy & Tony BrookPrint Mag
183Hey MisterBruce GildenPDN
184Hip Hop Raised Me,DJ SemtexAmerican Photomag
185Hiroji Kubota PhotographerHiroji KubotaPDN
186Hiroshi Sugimoto: Black BoxElin Spring
187History is Made at Night,Crave
188Hollywood Interiors: Style and Design in Los AngelesAnthony IannacciAmazon
189HorseJitka HanzlováTime
190Hot Dog Taste TestLisa HanawaltNPR
191How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking About ArtDavid SalleVulture
192Hubert RobertMargaret Morgan Grasselli and Yuriko JackallEvening Standard
193I Wish U Would Believe MeJason VaughnPhoto-eye
194ICI AilleursLouis StettnerPhoto-eye
195Icons of Modern Art — the Shchukin CollectionAnne BaldassariFinancial Times
196If This Is True: I’ll Never Have to Leave Home AgainRobin de PuyTime
197In Flagrante TwoChris KillipPhoto-eye
198INNOCENTS AND OTHERSDana SpiottaKirkus
199InshallahDima GavryshPDN
200Inside Art DirectionSteven BrowerPrint Mag
201Intimate Distance: Twenty-Five Years of Photographs, A Chronological AlbumTodd HidoElin Spring
202J.B. about men floating in the airJulia BorissovaPhoto-eye
203Jerome Avenue,Bronx Photo LeagueAmerican Photomag
204Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival,Amelia Davis and Tony NourmandAmerican Photomag
205Jitka Hanzlová: HorseThe App Whisperer
206John Derian Picture BookJohn DerianAmazon
207Joseph de Levis & Company: Renaissance Bronze-Founders in VeronaCharles AveryEvening Standard
208Just Small HiccupsAnni HanénElin Spring
209Ken. To be destroyed.Sara DavidmannPDN
210Kerry James Marshall: MastryCulture Type
211Kill ’Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American SoulJames McBrideBooklist Online
212La StradaItalian Street PhotographyThe Art of Photography
213Law & OrderPDN
214Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in AntiquityElizabeth Prettejohn and Peter TrippiEvening Standard
215Les Dîners De GalaSalvador DalíThe App Whisperer
216Let Virtue Be Your GuideFrances F. DennyElin Spring
217LIFE Farewell: Remembering the Friends we Lost in 2016The App Whisperer
218Listen! Listen!Ann and Paul RandPrint Mag
219Liz Johnson ArturLiz Johnson ArturThe New York Times Magazine
220Looking for AlicePDN
221Looking For the Master’s In Ricardo’s Golden ShoesThe Art of Photography
222Lost CoastCurran HatlebergPhoto-eye
223Lost in the WildernessKalpesh LathigraThe Guardian 2
224Lost Utopias,Jade DoskowAmerican Photomag
225Louis Vuitton: Volez Voguez VoyagezSan Francisco Chronicle
226Magnitude, SolitudeDave HeathThe Art of Photography
227Maiolica: Italian Renaissance Ceramics in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtTimothy Wilson with an essayEvening Standard
228Majolica: Italian Renaissance Ceramics in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtSpectator
229Make Art Not War: Political Protest from the American CenturyCrave
230Make Your Mark: The New Urban ArtistsThe Vore
231Making MemeriesLucas BlalockTime
232Manual of SectionPaul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, David J. LewisCurbed
233March: Book ThreeJohn Lewis, with Andrew Aydin, illustratedNPR
234Margaret PrestonLesley HardingReadings
235MatterMichael LundgrenPhoto-eye
236Maximilian Stejskal: Folklig Idrott, editedMarie-Isabel Vogel and Alain RappaportThe Guardian 2
237Meetings with Remarkable ManuscriptsChristopher de HamelFinancial Times
238MeridianColin StearnsPhoto-eye
239MexicoMark CohenPhoto-eye
240Mississippi HistoryMaude Schuyler ClayPDN
241Modern ColorFred HerzogThe New York Times Magazine
242Modern Forms: A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century ArchitectureNicolas GrospierreCurbed
243MODERN LOVERSEmma StraubKirkus
244MomentMoment,American Photomag
245MommieArlene GottfriedTime
246Monstress Volume 1: AwakeningMarjorie Liu, illustratedNPR
247MooncopTom GauldNPR
248Morning, ParaminDerek Walcott and Peter DoigFinancial Times
249Mountains and WatersAlexander GronskyPDN
250My Last Day at SeventeenDoug DuBoisPDN
251My PlaceDina OganovaPhoto-eye
252Nan Goldin: Diving for PearlsThe App Whisperer
253National Aeronautics and Space Administration Graphics Standards ManualCurbed
254National Geographic Greatest Landscapes: Stunning Photographs That Inspire and AstonishNational Geographic and George SteinmetzAmazon
255Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary RenditionCrofton Black and Edmund ClarkPDN
256NeighborsRoe EthridgeTime
257New Deal PhotographyPeter WaltherReadings
258New Ways of Photographing the New MasaiJan HoekPhoto-eye
259New York Air: The View From AboveGeorge SteinmetzPDN
260New York in PhotobooksHoracio FernándezPhoto-eye
261No Plan BDavid J. CarolElin Spring
262North of Dixie,Mark SpeltzAmerican Photomag
263Not Yet,Ari MarcopoulosAmerican Photomag
264Notes From A Quiet LifeRobert BenjaminElin Spring
265NUDOGRAMSCharles HarbuttTime
266ODY-C: Cycle OneMatt Fraction, illustratedNPR
267Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution through Painters’ EyesPaul StaitiBooklist Online
268OMG Posters: A Decade of Rock ArtMitch PutnamPrint Mag
269On Christopher Street: Transgender Stories,Mark SeligerAmerican Photomag
270One Picture Book #95: Memories of the Salt…Ed TempletonPhoto-eye
271One Sun, One ShadowShane LavalettePhoto-eye
272OtherworldlyTheo-Mass Lexileictous & GestaltenSan Francisco Chronicle
273Otsuchi: Future MemoriesPDN
274Our Time at Foxhollow Farm: A Hudson Valley Family RememberedVogue
275Out Of FashionLandon NordemanTime
276Palm Springs: The Good Life Goes OnNancy BaronElin Spring
277PantherBrecht EvensNPR
278Paolo Ventura’s Whimsical AdventuresPDN
279Paper Girls Volume 1Brian K Vaughan, illustratedNPR
280Paperwork and the Will of CapitalTaryn SimonThe New York Times Magazine
281Paradise WaveringAlice Q. HargraveElin Spring
282PatienceDaniel ClowesNPR
283Patterns in Nature: Why the Natural World Looks the Way it DoesPhilip BallSmithsonian Mag
284Paul Rand: A Designer’s ArtFast Code Design
285Paz Errázuriz: SurveyPaz ErrázurizThe New York Times Magazine
286Photos SouvenirsCarolle BénitahPhoto-eye
287Picture This: How Pictures Work – Revised and Expanded 25th Anniversary EditionMolly BangPrint Mag
288Pieces of a ManCrave
289Pipilotti Rist- Pixel ForestArtnet
290PlaceBill JacobsonPDN
291PlaygroundJames MollisonPDN
292Politcal TheatreMark PetersonTime
293Pop PillsBaptiste LignelPDN
294PortraitsWilliam EgglestonElin Spring
295Possession: The Curious History Of Private Collectors From Antiquity To The PresentErin ThompsonNPR
296Postcard America: Curt Teich and the Imaging of a Nation, 1931–1950Crave
297Prado MasterpiecesVogue
298Prefabulous Small HousesSheri KoonesCurbed
299Pretty Deadly Volume 2: The BearKelly Sue DeConnick, illustratedNPR
300Provisional ArrangementMartin KollarPhoto-eye
301PsychobookJulian RothensteinPrint Mag
302Radiant Child: The Story Of Young Artist Jean-Michel BasquiatJavaka SteptoeNPR
303RadicaliaPiero MartinelloTime
304ReconstrucciónRosana SimonassiPhoto-eye
305Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two CulturesEric KandelVulture
306REPUTATIONSJuan Gabriel VásquezKirkus
307REXZackary CanepariTime
308Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné editedJane Livingston and Andrea LiguoriEvening Standard
309Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian ModernistJens Hoffmann and Claudia J. NahsonCurbed
310Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ RollPeter GuralnickBooklist Online
311Santa Barbara return jobs back to USAlejandro CartagenaPhoto-eye
312Santu Mofokeng: Stories 2: Concert in Sewefontein; 3: Funeral; 4: 27 April 1994Santu MofokengPDN
313Santu Mofokeng: Stories No. 1: Train ChurchSantu MofokengPDN
314SeascapesPDN
315Seen Not HeardHeather Evans SmithElin Spring
316Seizing Beauty: Still Lifes as Warm and Dramatic as Old Master PaintingsPDN
317Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and ManifestoBruce CeschelPDN
318Shadows of WormwoodArthur BondarPhoto-eye
319Shelter IslandRoe EthridgePhoto-eye
320Short StoriesMatt HenryPDN
321Signs of Your IdentityDaniella ZalcmanPhoto-eye
322Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City’s Forgotten WaterfrontElizabeth AlbertArtnet
323Silent HistoriesKazuma ObaraPhoto-eye
324Sinatra: The ChairmanJames KaplanBooklist Online
325Small Things in Silence : Second EditionMasao YamamotoPhoto-eye
326Snowflakes Dog ManHajime KimuraPhoto-eye
327Social Medium: Artists Writing, 2000–2015, editedJennifer LieseVulture
328Southern RitesGillian LaubPDN
329Splendours & Miseries: Pictures of Prostitution in France 1850–1910Spectator
330Stan Douglas: The Secret AgentCulture Type
331Sterling RubyKate Fowle, Franklin Sirmans, and Jessica MorganArtnet
332Still, Looking, Works 1969-2016Billy SullivanTime
333stillsKatrien De BlauwerPhoto-eye
334Süddeutsche Zeitung a cooperation between Suddeutsche Zeitung and Steidl, photographsRobert FrankTime
335Sweetheart Roller Skating RinkBill YatesElin Spring
336Syria Off Frame: Contemporary Artists from SyriaCrave
337TaffinJames Taffin de GivenchySan Francisco Chronicle
338Telegraph AveDianne WeinthalPhoto-eye
339TENDERBelinda McKeonKirkus
340Tender is the LightDavid Julian LeonardElin Spring
341Tham ma da: The Adventurous Interiors of Paola NavoneSpencer BaileyCurbed
342That DayLaura WilsonThe Art of Photography
343The Americans By CarKarl BadenElin Spring
344The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock ChyeSonny LiewNPR
345The Art of Dinosaur DesignsLouise Olsen and Stephen OrmandyReadings
346The Art of the AirportStefan Eiselin, Laura Frommberg and Alexander GutzmerReadings
347The Autobiography of a SnakeVogue
348The Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in SyriaMarwa al-SabouniCurbed
349The City Is A NovelAlexey TitarenkoThe Art of Photography
350The Coveteur: Private Spaces, Personal StyleStephanie Mark and Jake RosenbergAmazon
351The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality StudyPierluigi SerrainoCurbed
352The Decisive MomentCartier-BressonThe Art of Photography
353The Democratic ForestWilliam EgglestonPhoto-eye
354The DreamFabio BucciarelliTime
355The Drive: Custom Cars and Their BuildersFast Code Design
356The Ecstasy of St. KaraCulture Type
357The Electric Pencil: Drawings from Inside State Hospital No. 3James Edward Deeds Jr.Artnet
358The Evolution of Ivanpah SolarJamey StillingsPDN
359The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of JMW TurnerThe Guardian
360The Fashion of FilmAmber ButchartSan Francisco Chronicle
361The Fir TreeVogue
362The Godfather NotebookFrancis Ford CoppolaNPR
363THE GOLDEN AGEJoan LondonKirkus
364The Greatest Of MarlysLynda BarryNPR
365The Grey Ghost: New York City Photographs,Dan WintersAmerican Photomag
366THE GUSTAV SONATARose TremainKirkus
367The House and Garden at GlenmoreMickey RobertsonFinancial Review
368The House of Seven WomenTito MourazThe Guardian 2
369The Importants,Kevin AmatoAmerican Photomag
370The Joy of iPhotography: Smart pictures from your smart phoneThe App Whisperer
371The Jungle BookYann GrossPhoto-eye
372The Lams of Ludlow StreetThomas HoltonPDN
373THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOSDominic SmithKirkus
374The Last Stop,Ryann FordAmerican Photomag
375The Lightroom Mobile Book: How to extend the power of what you do in Lightroom to your mobile devicesThe App Whisperer
376The London Cookbook: Recipes from the Restaurants, Cafes, and Hole-in-the-wall Gems of a Modern CityVogue
377The MeadowBarbara Bosworth and Margot Anne KelleyTime
378The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece PaintingsKathryn Calley Galitz and Thomas P. CampbellAmazon
379The Middle of SomewhereSam HarrisElin Spring
380The Mirror ThiefMartin SeayNPR
381The Moon 1968-1972NASATime
382The Moon Makes Its Own PleaVogue
383The Narcissistic CityTakashi HommaPhoto-eye
384The One Hundred Nights Of Hero: A Graphic NovelIsabel GreenbergNPR
385The Origin of (Almost) EverythingFast Code Design
386The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness TrailMark Larabee and Barney Scout MannAmazon
387The Pancake KingPhyllis La Farge and Seymour ChwastPrint Mag
388The Paper Zoo: Five Hundred Years of Animals in ArtSpectator
389The Picture Book ClubVogue
390The Picture of the Afghan HoundBucky MillerPhoto-eye
391The Prado MasterpiecesThe Guardian
392The Print Before Photography: An Introduction to European Printmaking 1550-1820Antony GriffithsEvening Standard
393The Prospect of ImmortalityPDN
394THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHTAlexander CheeKirkus
395The Rectangle’s Sharp StareJenny KällmanPhoto-eye
396The Rise of David BowieMick RockSan Francisco Chronicle
397The Secret Lives of ColourKassia St ClairSmithsonian Mag
398The Silhouette from the 18th Century to the Present DaySpectator
399The Singing BonesShaun TanNPR
400The Snow QueenVogue
401The StorytellerEvan TurkNPR
402The Street KidsVogue
403The Theater of Apparitions,Roger BallenAmerican Photomag
404The Thrill of the ChaseThe Samuel Wagstaff CollectionElin Spring
405The TrespasserVogue
406The Unseen EyeW. M. HuntElin Spring
407The Vanishing ManThe Guardian
408The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller’s Obsession With A Lost MasterpieceLaura CummingNPR
409The Well-Tempered CityJonathan F. P. RoseFast Code Design
410The World New Made: Figurative Painting in the Twentieth CenturyThe Guardian
411The World of Charles and Ray EamesCatherine Ince, Lotte Johnson, Eames Demetrios, Patricia Kirkham, Eric SchuldenfreiCurbed
412This is Frank Lloyd WrightIan VolnerCurbed
413Tiny: Streetwise RevisitedMary Ellen MarkPDN
414to the graveMegan TepperPhoto-eye
415TokyoKojima YasutakaPhoto-eye
416TokyoGerry JohanssonPhoto-eye
417Top This and Other Parables of Design: Selected WritingsCurbed
418Total Excess,Michael ZagarisAmerican Photomag
419TUESDAY NIGHTS IN 1980Molly PrentissKirkus
420Tula Telfair: Invented LandscapesTula TelfairAmazon
421Twenty Over Eighty: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and DesignAileen Kwun, Bryn SmithCurbed
422UnfinishedKelly Baum et alReadings
423Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond CaravaggioAnnick Lemoine and Keith ChristiansenEvening Standard
424ValparaísoSergio LarrainPhoto-eye
425Vanity Fair’s Writers on WritersVogue
426Vik MunizCrave
427Vincent Van Gogh: The Lost Arles SketchbookBogomila Welsh OvcharovArtnet
428Vintage Classics Woolf SeriesFast Code Design
429Walk through WallsMarina AbramovićBooklist Online
430Walter RobinsonCrave
431WATCHED! Surveillance, Art and PhotographyHasselblad FoundationTime
432We Didn’t See Each Other After ThatAshley GatesPhoto-eye
433We’ve Come So Far: The Last Days of Death By Audio,Ebru YildizAmerican Photomag
434What Can I Be?Ann Rand & Ingrid Fiksdahl KingPrint Mag
435Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?Vogue
436When in French: Love in a Second LanguageVogue
437WhiplashJoi Ito and Jeff HoweFast Code Design
438Whitfield Lovell: KinCulture Type
439Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present,Gail BucklandAmerican Photomag
440Why Drag?Magnus HastingsSan Francisco Chronicle
441Wild & PreciousJesse BurkeElin Spring
442William Eggleston: Portraits,Phillip ProdgerAmerican Photomag
443William Hogarth: A Complete Catalogue of the PaintingsElizabeth EinbergEvening Standard
444William Krisel’s Palm Springs: The Language of ModernismHeidi Creighton and Chris MenradAmazon
445XianThomas SauvinPhoto-eye
446You Are Here: NYC: Mapping the Soul of the CityKatherine HarmonPrint Mag


The 32 Best Art, Photography, and Coffee Table Book Lists Used



SourceArticle
Amazon Best arts and photography books of 2016
American Photomag THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS OF THE YEAR: 2016
Artnet Our Favorite Art Books of 2016
Booklist Online Top 10 Arts Books: 2016
Crave The 5 Best Art Books of 2016
Crave The 5 Best Photography Books of 2016
Culture Type Culture Type Picks: The 12 Best Black Art Books of 2016
Curbed The best architecture and design books of 2016
Elin Spring OUR FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS OF 2016!
Evening Standard The best art books of 2016
Fast Code Design The Best-Designed Design Books of the Year
Financial Review 6 of the most beautiful books from 2016 for your coffee table
Financial Times Best books of 2016: Art & photography
Kirkus Best 2016 Books About Artists of All Kinds
NPR NPR’s Book Concierge Our Guide To 2016’s Great Reads
PDN NOTABLE PHOTO BOOKS OF 2016: PART 1
Photo-eye The Best Books of 2016
Print Mag 25 of the Best Design Books of the Year
Readings The best art & design books of 2016
San Francisco Chronicle Style’s favorite books of 2016 for the holidays
Smithsonian Mag The Best “Art Meets Science” Books of 2016
Spectator The best art books of 2016
The App Whisperer The Best Photography & Art Books of 2016
The Art of Photography TOP 10 PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS OF 2016
The Guardian Peter Conrad’s best art books of 2016
The Guardian 2 The best photography books of 2016
The New York Times Magazine The Best Photo Books of 2016
The Vore Best new Design books in 2016
Time TIME Selects the Best Photobooks of 2016
TooCool2BeTrue Best Photography Books in 2016
Vogue The Best Books to Give Everyone on Your List This Year
Vulture The 10 Best Art Books of 2016

 

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