The Best The Best Art, Photography, And Coffee Table Books of 2020 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

“What are the best The Best Art, Photography, And Coffee Table books released in 2020?” We looked at 198 of the top The Best Art, Photography, And Coffee Table books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 22 books, all appearing on 2 or more “Best The Best Art, Photography, And Coffee Table” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 175+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Our other Best Of 2020 Articles:

Previous Years: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

All titles have been added to a Bookshop list as well!

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Top 22 Best The Best Art, Photography, And Coffee Table Books From 2020



22.) Accidentally Wes Anderson written byWally Koval

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Dandelion Chandelier

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A visual adventure of Wes Anderson proportions, authorized by the legendary filmmaker himself: stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of his films, presented with fascinating human stories behind each fa ade. Accidentally Wes A



21.) Cabinet of Curiosities written byMassimo Listri

Lists It Appears On:

  • Financial Times
  • The Times 2

The Wunderkammer, or “cabinet of curiosities,” saw collectors gathering objects from many strands of artistic, scientific, and intellectual endeavor, in an ambitious attempt to encompass all of humankind’s knowledge in a single room.



20.) Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide written byDarmon Richter

Lists It Appears On:

  • Financial Times
  • The Globe and Mail

Drawing on unprecedented access to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone–including insights gained while working as a tour guide and during an illegal “stalker” hike–Darmon Richter creates an entirely new portrait of Chernobyl’s forgotten ghost towns, monuments and moreSince the first atomic bomb was dropp



19.) Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist written byCelia Stahr

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Booklist

The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today An] insightful debut….Featuring meticulous research and elegant turns of phrase, Stahr’s engrossing account provides scholarly though accessible analysis for both feminists and ar



18.) Gordon Parks: The Atmosphere of Crime, 1957 written byNicole Fleetwood (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Sarah Meister (Editor) Gordon Parks (Photographer) Glenn Lowry (Foreword by) & 2 more

Lists It Appears On:

  • BuzzFeed News
  • The Globe and Mail

Gordon Parks’ ethically complex depictions of crime in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, with previously unseen photographsWhen Life magazine asked Gordon Parks to illustrate a recurring series of articles on crime in the United States in 1957, he had already been a staff photographe



17.) In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials written bySpencer Bailey

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dandelion Chandelier
  • Financial Times

Exploring the art, architecture, and design of memorials around the world from the late twentieth century to todayMemorials hold a special position in the cultural memory of communities, and collective consciousness of communities, cities, and countries. In Memory Of presents an extraordinary and mo



16.) Lartigue: The Boy and the Belle Époque written byLouise Baring

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Times
  • The Wall Street Journal 3

One of the twentieth century’s most celebrated and prodigious photographers, Jacques Henri Lartigue captured the exuberance of Belle Époque Paris during his childhood. Lartigue focuses solely on the artist’s adolescence, featuring classic images of motor cars and high fashion alongside previously un



15.) Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night written byAndrea Schlieker, Elizabeth Alexander, Isabella Maidment & Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lists It Appears On:

  • Five Books
  • The New York Times

Dramatically reinventing the lineage of Goya, Sargent and Manet, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye imbues the Black subjects in her paintings with atmospheric grace and eleganceTaking inspiration from the techniques of historic European portraiture, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s oil paintings could almost be from a m



14.) Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph written byMing Smith

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Wall Street Journal 3
  • BuzzFeed News

Ming Smith’s poetic and experimental images are icons of twentieth-century African American life. One of the greatest artist-photographers working today, Smith moved to New York in the 1970s and began to make images charged with startling beauty and spiritual energy. This long-awaited monograph brin



13.) My Town: An Artist’s Life In London written byDavid Gentleman

Lists It Appears On:

  • the Guardian
  • NPR



12.) Open Studio written bySharon Coplan Hurowitz Amanda Benchley Casey Kelbaugh (Photographer) & 1 more

Lists It Appears On:

  • Forbes
  • Hyperallergic

A behind-the-scenes look at leading contemporary artists at work in their studios, with original art projects to recreate at homeOpen Studio invites you into the private studios of seventeen of the most celebrated contemporary artists as they draw, paint, sculpt, or design an original project for re



11.) Shaping the World: Sculpture from Prehistory to Now written byAntony Gormley and Martin Gayford

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Times 2
  • The New York Times

Practiced by every culture throughout the history of the world, sculpture is a universal art form that’s deeply rooted in the human psyche and may even predate the advent of language. In this wide-ranging book, internationally renowned sculptor Antony Gormley and distinguished art critic Martin Gayf



10.) The 99 Percent Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design written byRoman Mars

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Financial Times

A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER ” A] diverse and enlightening book . . . The 99% Invisible City is altogether fresh and imaginative when it comes to thinking about urban spaces.” –The New York Times Book Review “Here is a field guide, a boon, a bible,



9.) The Chiffon Trenches written byAndré Leon Talley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Financial Times 2
  • NPR

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this “captivating” (Time) memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments. “The Chiffon Trenches honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime



8.) The Louvre: The History, the Collections, the Architecture written byGenevieve Bresc

Lists It Appears On:

  • NY Times
  • Dandelion Chandelier

Experience the Louvre’s majestic halls, grand galleries, and stunning artworks in this exquisite visit to the world-renowned museum—highlighting beloved works of art alongside hidden gems, all situated in the palace’s stunning architectural spaces. Every year, more than ten million visitors from a



7.) Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art written byLauren Haynes (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Anthony Graham (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Thomas Lax (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Jamillah James (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Connie H Choi (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Adeze Wilford (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Antwaun Sargent (Editor) & 5 more

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Globe and Mail
  • The New York Times

What’s new, now and next from contemporary Black artistsThis book surveys the work of a new generation of Black artists, and also features the voices of a diverse group of curators who are on the cutting edge of contemporary art. As mission-driven collectors, Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuz



6.) Abstract Art: A Global History written byPepe Karmel

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Times 2
  • NY Times
  • Hyperallergic

In his fresh take on abstract art, noted art historian Pepe Karmel chronicles the movement from a global perspective, while embedding abstraction in a recognizable reality. Moving beyond the canonical terrain of abstract art, the author demonstrates how artists from around the world have used abstra



5.) Artemisia written byLetizia Treves Larry Keith (Contribution by) Sheila Barker (Contribution by) Patrizia Cavazzini (Contribution by) Francesco Solinas (Contribution by) & 3 more

Lists It Appears On:

  • NY Times
  • The Times 2
  • the Guardian

The catalogue accompanying the blockbuster exhibition at The National Gallery, London, which The Guardian has called ‘epochal’ and ‘superbly curated’ Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1654 or later) is the most celebrated woman artist of the baroque period in Italy. Her career spanned more than 40 years,



4.) Humans written byBrandon Stanton

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Dandelion Chandelier
  • The New York Times

Just when we need it, Humans reminds us what it means to be human . . . one of the most influential art projects of the decade.” –Washington Post Brandon Stanton’s new book, Humans–his most moving and compelling book to date–shows us the world. Brandon Stanton created Humans of New York in 2010.



3.) The Bloomsbury Look written byWendy Hitchmough

Lists It Appears On:

  • Financial Times 2
  • The Wall Street Journal 2
  • The New York Times

An in-depth study of how the famed Bloomsbury Group expressed their liberal philosophies and collective identity in visual form ” Fascinating and wide-ranging. . . . Will be enjoyed by both Bloomsbury aficionados and newcomers alike.”–Lucinda Willan, V&A Magazine The Bloomsbury Group was a loose co



2.) The Lives of Lucian Freud: Fame 1968-2011 written byWilliam Feaver

Lists It Appears On:

  • the Guardian
  • Financial Times 3
  • The Times 2

The first biography of the epic life of one of the most important, enigmatic and private artists of the 20th century. Drawn from almost 40 years of conversations with the artist, letters and papers, it is a major work written by a well-known British art critic. Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is one of the



1.) The Look of the Book: Jackets, Covers, and Art at the Edges of Literature written byPeter Mendelsund

Lists It Appears On:

  • The San Antonio Express-News
  • The Wall Street Journal 2
  • Barnes & Noble
  • NPR
  • The New York Times

Why do some book covers instantly grab your attention, while others never get a second glance? Fusing word and image, as well as design thinking and literary criticism, this captivating investigation goes behind the scenes of the cover design process to answer this question and more. As the outward




The 175+ Additional Best The Best Art, Photography, And Coffee Table Books Released In 2020



# Book Author Lists
23 1960 Now: Photographs of Civil Rights Activists Sheila Pree Bright
BuzzFeed News
24 25 Years at the Public
The Wall Street Journal 2
25 Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne Aby Warburg, edited by Roberto Ohrt and Axel Heil Five Books
26 Albers & Albers Nicholas Fox Weber Five Books
27 All Because You Matter Tami Charles NPR
28 American Dreams Ian Brown
BuzzFeed News
29 Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820-1920
Hyperallergic
30 An Elephant in Rome: Bernini, the Pope and the Making of the Eternal City Loyd Grossman
The Times 2
31 Andy Warhol: Love, Sex, and Desire Drew Zeiba Blake Gopnik Michael Dayton Hermann (Editor) & 1 more Forbes
32 Anne Brigman: The Photographer of Enchantment Kathleen Pyne
The Globe and Mail
33 Anni and Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal Nicholas Fox Weber
Dandelion Chandelier
34 Antarctica: The Waking Giant Sebastian Copeland The Times
35 Anthropocene Edward Burtynsky
BuzzFeed News
36 Arctic: Culture and Climate Amber Lincoln Jago Cooper Peter Loovers & 1 more
The Times 2
37 Art =: Discovering Infinite Connections in Art History
Hyperallergic
38 Art Is a Tyrant: The Unconventional Life of Rosa Bonheur Catherine Hewitt
The Times 2
39 ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History Jennifer Dasal
Barnes & Noble
40 B. Wurtz: Pan Paintings B. Wurtz Erica Cooke (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Barney Kulok (Editor) & 1 more Forbes
41 Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography. Ed. Tiina Loite Booklist
42 Black Diamond Queens: African American Women and Rock and Roll Maureen Mahon Booklist
43 Cairo Since 1900: An Architectural Guide Mohamed Elshahed Five Books
44 Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge Sheila Weller Booklist
45 Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown’s Most Stylish Seniors Andria Lo and Valerie Luu
Dandelion Chandelier
46 Ciprian Honey Cathedral Raymond Meeks
BuzzFeed News
47 Clothes . . . and other things that matter Alexandra Shulman
Financial Times 2
48 Critical Zones: The Science and Politics of Landing on Earth Bruno LaTour & Peter Weibel NY Times
49 Cy Twombly: Making Past Present Cy Twombly Mary Jacobus (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Jennifer R Gross (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Christine Kondoleon (Editor) Kate Nesin (Editor) & 3 more Forbes
50 Daddy-O’s Big-Ass Book of Art Bob Wade W. K. Kip Stratton (Editor) Bill Fitzgibbons (Contribution by) Jason Mellard (Contribution by) Marsha Milam (Contribution by) John Tinker (Contribution by) Will Harte (Contribution by) John Kelso (Contribution by) Evan Voyles (Contribution by) Diana Vela (Contribution by) Marc English (Contribution by) Jim Ferguson (Contribution by) Chris O’Connell (Contribution by) Michael Hoinski (Contribution by) Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo (Contribution by) Andi Scull (Contribution by) Gary Webernick (Contribution by) Leea Mechling (Contribution by) Dan O’Hara (Contribution by) Jan Reid (Contribution by) Roy Bragg (Contribution by) Kevin Williamson (Contribution by) Julie Sasse (Contribution by) David Marion Wilkinson (Contribution by) Joe Nick Patoski (Contribution by) Cleve Hattersley (Contribution by) Dick Deguerin (Contribution by) Kinky Friedman (Foreword by) & 26 more
The San Antonio Express-News
51 Dalí: The Impossible Collection Gilles Néret Forbes
52 Danny Lyon: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan Danny Lyon & Danny Lyon NY Times
53 David Bowie: Icon Iconic Images
The San Antonio Express-News
54 Depeche Mode: Monument Dennis Burmeister Sascha Lange
The New York Times
55 Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950-2020 Benjamin Colman William Porter (Contribution by) Craig Metros (Contribution by) Edward Welburn (Contribution by) & 2 more
The Wall Street Journal 2
56 Dogs: Photographs 1941-91 Walter Chandoha The Times
57 Dolly Parton, Songteller Dolly Parton
The San Antonio Express-News
58 Dressed: A Philosophy of Clothes Shahidha Bari
The Globe and Mail
59 Duro Olowu: Seeing Naomi Beckwith Valerie Steele (Contribution by) Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (Contribution by) Ekow Eshun (Contribution by) & 2 more NY Times
60 Dynamic Dames: 50 Leading Ladies Who Made History Sloan De Forest Booklist
61 E. McKnight Kauffer: The Artist in Advertising Emily M. Orr (Editor) Caitlin Condell (Editor)
The Globe and Mail
62 Electronic: From Kraftwerk to the Chemical Brothers Jean-Yves LeLoup Gemma Curtin (Editor) Maria McLintock (Editor) Jeff Mills (Interviewee) James Hyman (Interviewee) Patrick Thévenin (Interviewee) & 4 more
The Globe and Mail
63 Eva Hesse: Oberlin Drawings: Drawings in the Collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College Briony Fer (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Manuela Ammer (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Jorg Daur (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Andrea Gyorody (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Gioia Timpanelli (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Eva Hesse (Artist) Barry Rosen (Editor) Helen Charash (Foreword by) Andria Derstine (Foreword by) & 7 more NY Times
64 Extinction Party Jonathan Blaustein
BuzzFeed News
65 Eyes Over the World: The Most Spectacular Drone Photography Dirk Dallas The Times
66 Face to Face Camilla McGrath
The San Antonio Express-News
67 Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams, and Prison Escape Maps: Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking Annie Atkins
Dandelion Chandelier
68 Fantastic Four: Grand Design Tom Scioli NPR
69 Félix Fénéon: The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde NY Times
70 Fernweh Teju Cole
BuzzFeed News
71 Five Hundred Years of British Art
Hyperallergic
72 Flowers: Exploring the World in Bloom Phaidon
Dandelion Chandelier
73 Fluence: The Continuance of Yohji Yamamoto: Photographs by Takay Terry Jones (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Yoichi Ochiai (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Yohji Yamamoto (Artist) & 1 more NY Times
74 Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto Kent Monkman (Artist) Suzy Lake (Artist) Luis Jacob (Contribution by) & 1 more
The Globe and Mail
75 FROG POND SPLASH: COLLAGES BY RAY JOHNSON WITH TEXTS BY WILLIAM S. WILSON NY Times
76 Funny Weather: Art In An Emergency Olivia Laing NPR
77 Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto Miren Arzalluz NPR
78 Genealogies of Art, or the History of Art as Visual Art Astritt Schmidt-Burkhardt (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Uwe Fleckner (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Eugenio Carmona (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Manuel Lima (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Manuel Fontán del Junco (Editor) José Lebrero Stals (Editor) María Zozaya Álvarez (Editor) & 5 more NY Times
79 Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto Legacy Russell NY Times
80 Godlis Streets David Godlis Chris Stein (Afterword by) Luc Sante (Foreword by) & 1 more NY Times
81 Goya: A Portrait of the Artist Janis Tomlinson
The Times 2
82 Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America Okwui Enwezor (Editor) Naomi Beckwith (Editor) Massimiliano Gioni (Editor) Glenn Ligon (Editor) Mark Nash (Editor) & 3 more NY Times
83 Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly Guerrilla Girls NY Times
84 Handmade in Japan: The Pursuit of Perfection in Traditional Crafts Kengo Kuma (Preface by) Gestalten (Editor) Irwin Wong (Editor) & 1 more
The New York Times
85 Hanging Tree Guitars Freeman Vines with Zoe van Buren NPR
86 He Threw the Last Punch Too Hard Hannah Kozak
BuzzFeed News
87 Helen Frankenthaler Helen Frankenthaler Forbes
88 Hilma AF Klint: Artist, Researcher, Medium Ernst Peter Fischer (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Ylva Hillström (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Milena Hoegsberg (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Iris Müller-Westermann (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Hilma Af Klint (Artist) & 3 more
The Globe and Mail
89 Honeybee: The Busy Life Of Apis Mellifera Candace Fleming NPR
90 Horace Pippin, American Modern Anne Monahan
The Wall Street Journal
91 How to Be an Artist Jerry Saltz
Barnes & Noble
92 HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style Elizabeth Holmes
Financial Times 2
93 Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time, Twelve Photographers Address the Future of the Environment Geoff Blackwell (Editor) Ruth Hobday (Editor)
The New York Times
94 I Am Every Good Thing Derrick Barnes NPR
95 I Talk Like A River Jordan Scott NPR
96 Imagining Everyday Life
The Wall Street Journal 3
97 Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective Paul Martineau Susan Ehrens (Contribution by)
The Wall Street Journal 3
98 In the Limelight: The Visual Ecstasy of NYC Nightlife in the 90s Steve Eichner and Gabriel Sanchez
BuzzFeed News
99 Interior Space: A Visual Exploration of the International Space Station Roland Miller and Paolo Nespoli
BuzzFeed News
100 Ireland’s Rivers Mary Kelly-Quinn (Editor) Julian D. Reynolds (Editor)
The Irish Times
101 Irish Air Spectacular
The Irish Times
102 Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings 1700-2000 Claudia Kinmonth
The Irish Times
103 J.M.W. Turner the ‘Wilson’ Sketchbook
Hyperallergic
104 John Cohen: Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream John Cohen (Photographer)
The Wall Street Journal 3
105 John Nash: The Landscape of Love and Solace Andy Friend
The Times 2
106 Joseph Wright of Derby: Painter of Darkness Matthew Craske
The Times 2
107 Judd Jeffrey Weiss (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Yasmil Raymond (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) James Meyer (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Erica Cooke (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Tamar Margalit (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Christine Mehring (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Annie Ochmanek (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Donald Judd (Artist) Ann Temkin (Editor) & 7 more Forbes
108 Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be Kara Walker Maurice Berger (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Anita Haldemann (Editor) & 1 more
the Guardian
109 Kim Gordon: No Icon Kim Gordon
The New York Times
110 Kuniyoshi
Hyperallergic
111 Latinx Art: Artists, Markets, and Politics Arlene Dávila NY Times
112 Lenore Tawney: Mirror of the Universe Karen Patterson Booklist
113 Life Meets Art Sam Lubell
The San Antonio Express-News
114 Look Up to the Moon
The Wall Street Journal 3
115 Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know Samira Ahmed NPR
116 Magnum Artists: Great Photographers Meet Great Artists — Magnum Simon Bainbridge Magnum Photos Ltd
BuzzFeed News
117 Magnum Streetwise Stephen McLaren The Times
118 Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration Nicole R. Fleetwood NY Times
119 Martin Parr: From the Pope to a Flat White, Ireland 1979â “2019 Martin Parr Fintan O’Toole (Introduction by)
The Wall Street Journal 3
120 Mary Weatherford I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By Forbes
121 Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline Loretta Lynn and Patsy Lynn Booklist
122 Modern Artifacts Clifford Owens (Artist) Michael Rakowitz (Artist) Tod Lippy (Editor) Michelle Elligott (Editor) Mary Lum (Contribution by) & 3 more NY Times
123 More Than Just a House: At Home with Collectors and Creators Alex Eagle Tish Wrigley (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Kate Martin (Photographer) & 1 more
The Globe and Mail
124 Morozov: The Story of a Family and a Lost Collection Natalya Semenova
Financial Times 3
125 National Anthem Luke Gilford
BuzzFeed News
126 Nightmares in the Dream Sanctuary: War and the Animated Film Donna Kornhaber Booklist
127 Notes On A Case Of Melancholia: Or, A Little Death Nicholas Gurewitch NPR
128 On Photographs David Campany The Times
129 Overview Timelapse: How We Change the Earth Benjamin Grant
Barnes & Noble
130 Pearl Jam: Art of Do the Evolution Joe Pearson Terry Fitzgerald Brad Coombs (Contribution by) Todd McFarlane (Foreword by) & 2 more
The New York Times
131 Performance Review Endia Beal
BuzzFeed News
132 Peter Saul: Professional Artist Correspondence, 1945â “1976 Peter Saul (Artist) Dan Nadel (Editor) NY Times
133 Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting Robert Storr
The Wall Street Journal
134 Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and Palate Lauren Ko
Dandelion Chandelier
135 Piranesi Unbound Carolyn Yerkes Heather Hyde Minor
The Wall Street Journal
136 Play Rankin The Times
137 Political Sign (Object Lessons) Tobias Carroll NPR
138 Queer Communion: Ron Athey Amelia Jones (Editor) Andy Campbell (Editor) NY Times
139 Raphael (1483-1520) Victoria Charles Klaus H Carl NY Times
140 Raymond Briggs: The Illustrators Series Nicolette Jones
Financial Times 3
141 Refuge: America’s Wildest Places Explore the National Wildlife Refuge System Including Kodiak, Palmyra Atoll, Rocky Mountains, Ian Shive Jim Kurth (Foreword by)
The New York Times
142 Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust Samantha Baskind (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Malka Drucker (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Gay Block (Photographer) & 1 more
BuzzFeed News
143 Resident Dog: Incredible Homes and the Dogs That Live There Nicole England
Dandelion Chandelier
144 Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial Jessica Ingram NY Times
145 ROSIE LEE TOMPKINS: A RETROSPECTIVE NY Times
146 Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara Alisa Lagamma NY Times
147 Sapeurs: Ladies & Gentlemen of the Congo Tariq Zaidi Stuart Smith (Designed by)
The Globe and Mail
148 Sí, San Antonio Patricia Hart McMillan and Natalie King-Sun
The San Antonio Express-News
149 Sneaker of the Year Complex Media Inc Joe La Puma (Contribution by) Marc Ecko (Foreword by) & 1 more
Dandelion Chandelier
150 Sofonisba’s Lesson: A Renaissance Artist and Her Work Michael W. Cole
The Wall Street Journal
151 Spirit of Place: Artists, Writers and the British Landscape Susan Owens
The Times 2
152 Summer: A Novel Ali Smith NPR
153 Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion Marcellas Reynolds
The Globe and Mail
154 The Architecture of Bathing: Body, Landscape, Art Christie Pearson
The Globe and Mail
155 The Art of Drag Jake Hall Booklist
156 The Art of Illusion
Hyperallergic
157 The Autobiography Of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated Gertrude Stein NPR
158 The Best of Nest: Celebrating the Extraordinary Interiors from Nest Magazine Todd Oldham Joe Holtzman (Contribution by)
The Globe and Mail
159 The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood Sam Wasson Booklist
160 The Book of Everything Mary Ellen Mark
BuzzFeed News
161 The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution Dan Hicks NY Times
162 The Complete Works of Velázquez
The Times 2
163 The Daughters Of Ys M.T. Anderson NPR
164 The Disney Princesses Charles Solomon
The San Antonio Express-News
165 The Fashion Book
The Wall Street Journal 2
166 The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue V.E. Schwab NPR
167 The Irascibles: Painters Against the Museum (New York, 1950)
Hyperallergic
168 The Lights And Types Of Ships At Night Dave Eggers NPR
169 The Malevolent Volume Justin Phillip Reed NPR
170 The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion Antwaun Sargent
BuzzFeed News
171 The Nolan Variations Tom Shone
The San Antonio Express-News
172 The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book James Raven (Editor)
The New York Times
173 The Parameters of Our Cage C. Fausto Cabrera & Alec Soth
BuzzFeed News
174 The People Shall Govern!: Medu Art Ensemble and the Anti-Apartheid Poster, 1979-1985 Antawan I. Byrd (Editor) Felicia Mings (Editor) Warren Siebrits (Contribution by) Khwezi Gule (Contribution by) & 2 more NY Times
175 The Plain Janes Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg NPR
176 The Story of Contemporary Art Tony Godfrey
The Times 2
177 THE TIDE WILL TURN NY Times
178 The Walker: On Finding and Losing Yourself in the Modern City Matthew Beaumont
Financial Times
179 The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion: 250 Years of Design Petra Slinkard (Editor) Lan Morgan (Contribution by) Madelief Hohé (Contribution by) & 1 more
The Globe and Mail
180 The World at Your Feet: Bata Shoe Museum Elizabeth Semmelhack
The Globe and Mail
181 Tina Turner: That’s My Life Tina Turner
The New York Times
182 Titian: Love, Desire, Death Matthias Wivel Paul Hills (Contribution by) Lelia Packer (Contribution by) Jill Dunkerton (Contribution by) Aidan Weston-Lewis (Contribution by) & 3 more
The Times 2
183 Twilight Together: Portraits of Ireland at Home
The Irish Times
184 Van Eyck Till-Holger Borchert Jan Dumolyn Maximiliaan Martens & 1 more NY Times
185 Velázquez: The Complete Works José López-Rey and Odile Delenda
Financial Times 3
186 VERSAILLES: FROM LOUIS XIV TO JEFF KOONS
The Globe and Mail
187 Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters Nienke Bakker
Financial Times 3
188 Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Hamish Bowles
Financial Times 2
189 Voyager: Photographs from Humanity’s Greatest Journey The Times
190 Wagnerism: Art And Politics In The Shadow Of Music Alex Ross NPR
191 Walker Evans: Starting from Scratch Svetlana Alpers Five Books
192 Warhol: A Life as Art Blake Gopnik
The Times 2
193 We Are Water Protectors Carole Lindstrom NPR
194 Willi Smith: Street Couture Alexandra Cunningham Cameron (Editor)
The Globe and Mail
195 William Eggleston 414 Harmony Korine and Juergen Teller
BuzzFeed News
196 Women, Art, and Society Whitney Chadwick Flavia Frigeri (Epilogue by) NY Times
197 World Of Wonders: In Praise Of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, And Other Astonishments Aimee Nezhukumatathil NPR
198 Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness Zanele Muholi
BuzzFeed News


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Booklist Top 10 Arts Books: 2020
BuzzFeed News Here Are 20 Photo Books That Brought Us Joy In The Very Exhausting Year Of 2020
Dandelion Chandelier the best coffee table books of 2020 for every interest
Financial Times Best books of 2020: Architecture and design
Financial Times 2 Best books of 2020: Style
Financial Times 3 Best books of 2020: Visual arts
Five Books The Best Art Books of 2020
Forbes Holiday Gift Guide 2020: The Best Art Books
NPR NPR’s Book Concierge
NY Times Best Art Books of 2020
The Globe and Mail 78 of the best books to give as gifts this 2020 holiday season
the Guardian Best art books of 2020
The Irish Times Best books for Christmas 2020: Fiction, biography, sport and kids’ books
The New York Times Coffee-Table Books to Give (and Get) This Season
The San Antonio Express-News Critics Pick The Best Coffee Table Books
The Times Best photography books of the year 2020
The Times 2 Best art books of the year 2020
The Wall Street Journal Holiday Gift Books 2020: Art
The Wall Street Journal 2 Holiday Gift Books 2020: Design
The Wall Street Journal 3 Holiday Gift Books 2020: Photography
Hyperallergic Some of the Best Art Books of 2020
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