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The Best Art & Photography & Coffee Table Books of 2018 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

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“What are the Best Art & Photography books of 2018?” We aggregated 17 year-end lists and ranked the 283 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 the most. The top 17 books, all of which appeared on 2 or more “Best Coffe Table” Book lists, are ranked below with images, summaries, and links for more information or to purchase. The remaining 250+ books, as well as the top book lists are at the bottom of the page.

 

Make sure to take a look at our other Best of 2018 book lists:

You can also take a look at our Best Art/Photography books from last year as well as all the other Best 2017 articles!

Happy Scrolling!



Top 17 Art And Photography Books Of 2018



17 .) Andy Warhol: Polaroids XL

 Andy Warhol: Polaroids XL

Lists It Appears On:

  • OPUMO
  • Reader’s Digest

Instant Andy: Before there was Instagram, there was Warhol A picture means I know where I was every minute. That s why I take pictures. It s a visual diary. – Andy WarholAndy Warhol was a relentless chronicler of life and its encounters. Carrying a Polaroid camera from the late 1950s until his death in 1987, he amassed a huge collection of instant pictures of friends, lovers, patrons, the famous, the obscure, the scenic, the fashionable, and himself. Created in collaboration with theAndy Warhol Foundation, this book features hundreds of these instant photos, many of them never seen before.Portraits of celebrities such asMick Jagger, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Nicholson, Yves Saint Laurent, Pele, Debbie Harryare included alongside images of Warhol s entourage and high life, landscapes, and still lifes from Cabbage Patch dolls to the iconic soup cans. Often raw and impromptu, the Polaroids document Warhol s era like Instagram captures our own, offering a unique record of the life, world, and vision behind the Pop Art maestro and modernist giant.




16 .) Contact High: A Visual History Of Hip-Hop written by Vikki Tobak

 Contact High: A Visual History Of Hip-Hop

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • NPR

Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop takes readers on a chronological journey from old-school to alternative hip-hop and from analog to digital photography. The ultimate companion for music and photography enthusiasts, Contact High is the definitive history of hip-hop’s early days, celebrating the artists that shaped the iconic album covers, t-shirts and posters beloved by hip-hop fans today.




15 .) Drawn Together written by Minh Lê

 Drawn Together

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 2
  • NPR

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens-with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words. With spare, direct text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picturebook about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.




14 .) Flowers for Lisa: A Delirium of Photographic Invention

 Flowers for Lisa: A Delirium of Photographic Invention

Lists It Appears On:

  • PDN
  • Publishers Weekly

Best known for his surreal camera obscura pictures and luminous black-and-white photographs of books, photographer Abelardo Morell now turns his transformative lens to one of the most common of artistic subjects, the flower. The concept for Flowers for Lisa emerged when Morell gave his wife, Lisa, a photograph of flowers on her birthday. “Flowers are part of a long tradition of still life in art,” writes Morell. “Precisely because flowers are such a conventional subject, I felt a strong desire to describe them in new, inventive ways.” With nods to the work of Jan Brueghel, Édouard Manet, Georgia O’Keeffe, René Magritte, and others, Morell does just that; the images are as innovative as they are arresting.




13 .) Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times written by Alan Walker

 Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 1
  • Kirkus

Based on ten years of research and a vast cache of primary sources located in archives in Warsaw, Paris, London, New York, and Washington, D.C., Alan Walker’s monumental Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times is the most comprehensive biography of the great Polish composer to appear in English. Walker’s work is a corrective biography, intended to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin. Fryderyk Chopin is an intimate look into a dramatic life; of particular focus are Chopin’s childhood and youth in Poland, which are brought into line with the latest scholarly findings, and Chopin’s romantic life with George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years.




12 .) Hey, Kiddo written by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

 Hey, Kiddo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 2
  • NPR

Hey, Kiddo is the graphic memoir of author-illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Raised by his colorful grandparents, who adopted him because his mother was an incarcerated heroin addict, Krosoczka didn’t know his father’s name until he saw his birth certificate when registering for a school ski trip. Hey, Kiddo traces Krosoczka’s search for his father, his difficult interactions with his mother, his day-to-day life with his grandparents, and his path to becoming an artist. To date, nearly one million people have viewed Krosoczka’s TED Talk about his experience.




11 .) Imagine John Yoko written by John Lennon & Yoko Ono

 Imagine John Yoko

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Publishers Weekly

Imagine John Yoko tells the story of John & Yoko’s life, work and relationship during this intensely creative period. It transports readers to home and working environments showcasing Yoko’s closely guarded archive of photos and artifacts, using artfully compiled narrative film stills, and featuring digitally rendered maps, floor plans and panoramas that recreate the interiors in evocative detail. John & Yoko introduce each chapter and song; Yoko also provides invaluable additional commentary and a preface.




10 .) Inside North Korea written by Oliver Wainwright

 Inside North Korea

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dwell
  • Reader’s Digest

Guardian journalist and photographer Oliver Wainwright takes us on an eye-opening tour behind closed doors in the most secretive country in the world, revealing that past the grand stone façades lie lavish wonder-worlds of marble and mosaic, coffered ceilings, and crystal chandeliers, along with new interiors in dazzling color palettes. Discover the palatial reading rooms of the Grand People’s Study House, and peer inside the locker rooms of the recently renovated Rungrado May Day Stadium, ready to host a FIFA World Cup that will never come.




9 .) Photographic: The Life Of Graciela Iturbide written by Isabel Quintero

 Photographic: The Life Of Graciela Iturbide

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 2
  • NPR

Graciela Iturbide was born in México City in 1942, the oldest of 13 children. When tragedy struck Iturbide as a young mother, she turned to photography for solace and understanding. From then on Iturbide embarked on a photographic journey that has taken her throughout her native México, from the Sonora Desert to Juchitán to Frida Kahlo’s bathroom, to the United States, India, and beyond. Photographic is a symbolic, poetic, and deeply personal graphic biography of this iconic photographer. Iturbide’s journey will excite readers of all ages as well as budding photographers, who will be inspired by her resolve, talent, and curiosity.




8 .) Snarkitecture written by Snarkitecture

 Snarkitecture

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dwell
  • OPUMO

The first monograph on Snarkitecture, a New York-based collaborative and innovative design studio with an introduction by Maria Cristina Didero Fast becoming one of the world’s most sought-after studios, Snarkitecture has designed installations, architecture, products, and furniture for a diverse range of clients including COS, Kith, Calvin Klein, the New Museum, Kartell, and Beats by Dr. Dre. This book presents more than 70 of their projects and investigates how its founders, artist Daniel Arsham and architect Alex Mustonen, work at the interface between their disciplines to come up with some of the most beguiling and fascinating designs seen in recent years.




7 .) The Art of Reading written by Lawrence Schwartzwald

 The Art of Reading

Lists It Appears On:

  • Elizabeth Avedon Journal
  • Publishers Weekly

The Art of Reading presents New York photographer Lawrence Schwartzwald’s (born 1953) candid images of readers, made between 2001 and 2017. Partly inspired by André Kertész’s On Reading(1971), Schwartzwald’s subjects are mostly average New Yorkers―sunbathers, a bus driver, shoeshine men, subway passengers, denizens of bookshops and cafes―but also artists (most notably Amy Winehouse at Manhattan’s now-closed all-night diner Florent).




6 .) The Beat Scene: Burt Glinn’s Vivid Portrait of a Subculture

 The Beat Scene: Burt Glinn’s Vivid Portrait of a Subculture

Lists It Appears On:

  • Magnum Photos
  • PDN

This magnificent volume features a remarkable collection of largely unseen photographs of the Beat Generation by renowned Magnum photographer Burt Glinn. This amazing, untouched treasure trove of images was discovered when Reel Art Press was working with Burt Glinn’s widow, Elena, on a larger retrospective of Glinn’s work. Archived with the negatives was a short essay by Jack Kerouac entitled “And This Is The Beat Nightlife of New York,” which is published here alongside the photographs. The book features black-and-white shots, and also—uniquely, for images of this era—more than 70 in color. An extremely rare find, these photographs capture the raw energy of the Beat Generation in a way that has never been seen before in print.




5 .) The Hunt: Navigating the Worlds of Art and Design written by Patrick Parrish

 The Hunt: Navigating the Worlds of Art and Design

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dwell
  • PDN

In this little gem of a book Patrick Parrish, of the eponymous Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York, offers advice, stories, gossip, and pointers on how to go about acquiring top-quality art and design from flea markets all the way up to the finest auction houses in the world. With over 25 years of hard-won experience in the trenches as a picker, collector, and dealer he tells you what to do, what not to do, and how to negotiate the often-confusing labyrinths that international galleries, auction houses, and even flea markets can present.




4 .) The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive written by Bob Markoff, ed.

 The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Folio

The is the most ingenious collection of New Yorker cartoons published in book form, The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons is a prodigious, slip-cased, two-volume, 1,600-page A-to-Z curation of cartoons from the magazine from 1924 to the present. Mankoff–for two decades the cartoon editor of the New Yorker–organizes nearly 3,000 cartoons into more than 250 categories of recurring New Yorker themes and visual tropes, including cartoons on banana peels, meeting St. Peter, being stranded on a desert island, snowmen, lion tamers, Adam and Eve, the Grim Reaper, and dogs, of course. The result is hilarious and Mankoff’s commentary throughout adds both depth and whimsy. The collection also includes a foreword by New Yorker editor David Remnick. This is stunning gift for the millions of New Yorker readers and anyone looking for some humor in the evolution of social commentary.




3 .) Transcendental Concord written by Lisa McCarty

 Transcendental Concord

Lists It Appears On:

  • Elizabeth Avedon Journal
  • PDN

Transcendental Concord documents the spirit of Transcendentalism, the literary and philosophical movement that arose in the mid-19thcentury. While the circle of Transcendentalists in New England was wide, at its center was a core group that lived in Concord, Massachusetts.Bronson Alcott and daughter Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson,Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau lived within a few miles of each other for nearly 20 years, regularlymeeting in each other’s homes and on the paths of Walden Woods todiscuss their writings and beliefs. In the course of a year and in every season North-Carolina based photographer Lisa McCarty photographed thesites where these Transcendentalists lived and wrote in Concord.McCarty’s parallel reverence for the natural world is evident in herphotographs which point to large and small variations in environment,season and light. McCarty uses long exposures and camera movement inorder to capture these variations. Transcendental Concord payshomage to Transcendentalism not only in capturing a shared landscape,but in McCarty’s technique: her keen observation of natural phenomenaand openness to experimentation and chance.




2 .) Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness written by Renee Mussai

 Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness

Lists It Appears On:

  • New York Times
  • PDN

Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness is the long-awaited monograph from one of the most powerful visual activists of our time. The book features over ninety of Muholi’s evocative self-portraits, each image drafted from material props in Muholi’s immediate environment. A powerfully arresting collection of work, Muholi’s radical statements of identity, race, and resistance are a direct response to contemporary and historical racisms. As Muholi states, “I am producing this photographic document to encourage individuals in my community to be brave enough to occupy spaces―brave enough to create without fear of being vilified. . . . To teach people about our history, to rethink what history is all about, to reclaim it for ourselves―to encourage people to use artistic tools such as cameras as weapons to fight back.




1 .) Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler; Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art written by Mary Gabriel

 Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler; Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 1
  • Kirkus
  • New York Times

Gutsy and indomitable, Lee Krasner was a hell-raising leader among artists long before she became part of the modern art world’s first celebrity couple by marrying Jackson Pollock. Elaine de Kooning, whose brilliant mind and peerless charm made her the emotional center of the New York School, used her work and words to build a bridge between the avant-garde and a public that scorned abstract art as a hoax. Grace Hartigan fearlessly abandoned life as a New Jersey housewife and mother to achieve stardom as one of the boldest painters of her generation. Joan Mitchell, whose notoriously tough exterior shielded a vulnerable artist within, escaped a privileged but emotionally damaging Chicago childhood to translate her fierce vision into magnificent canvases. And Helen Frankenthaler, the beautiful daughter of a prominent New York family, chose the difficult path of the creative life. Her gamble paid off: At twenty-three she created a work so original it launched a new school of painting.



The 250+ Additional Best Coffee Table Books Og Last Year



#BooksAuthorsLists
181,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing ListJames MustichFolio
19
21 Discounts Seniors Get Only if They Know
 
Reader’s Digest
20
A Completely True Work of Fiction: Jim Goldberg’s Raised By Wolves
 
Magnum Photos
21A Detroit NocturneDAVE JORDANO
Elizabeth Avedon Journal
22
AGENTS OF FAITH: VOTIVE OBJECTS IN TIME AND PLACE
 
New York Times
23Albert NamatjiraNational Gallery of AustraliaReadings
24Ali 
Reader’s Digest
25
ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ROCK HUDSON
 Kirkus
26Almost TrueSTEVEN BOLLMAN
Elizabeth Avedon Journal
27American Sonnets for My Past and Future AssassinTerrance HayesMutualArt
28
An Atmosphere of Fear: Matt Black on Documenting Migration
 
Magnum Photos
29And Time Unfolds PDN
30
Animal Kingdom: A Collection of Portraits
 Amazon
31Anni Albers 
Publishers Weekly
32Annie Leibovitz Portraits 2005-2016 
Reader’s Digest
33Apollo: VII – XVII Amazon
34
Approximate Joy: How Christopher Anderson’s imagined future shaped a vision of the present
 
Magnum Photos
35Arctic: New Frontier 
Elizabeth Avedon Journal
36As it may be 
Magnum Photos
37Astounding: John W Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard and the Golden Age of Science FictionAlec Nevala-LeeFolio
38
ATLAS OF BRUTALIST ARCHITECTURE
 
New York Times
39Bauhaus Dwell
40Be Bold: Bespoke Modern Interiors Dwell
41Beaches 
Reader’s Digest
42
Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography
 Booklist 1
43
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery
 Booklist 2
44
BETWEEN WORLDS: THE ART OF BILL TRAYLOR
 
New York Times
45
Beyond the Myth: The Legacy of May ’68
 
Magnum Photos
46Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany Amazon
47
BING CROSBY: SWINGING ON A STAR: THE WAR YEARS, 1940-1946
 Kirkus
48Blood Water Paint Booklist 2
49BlueLaura Vaccaro SeegerNPR
50
Bob Langrish’s World of Horses: A Master Photographer’s Lifelong Quest to Capture the Most Magnificent Horses in the World
 
Publishers Weekly
51
Book Towns: Forty-Five Paradises of the Printed Word
 
Publishers Weekly
52Born To Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life And Mysterious Genius Of Edward GoreyMark DeryNPR
53Born to Ice Amazon
54
Brand by Hand: Blisters, Calluses, and Clients: A Life in Design
 Amazon
55Brave Enough Booklist 2
56
Bruce Gilden’s Forgotten Portrait of Syracuse, New York
 
Magnum Photos
57
BRUCE NAUMAN: DISAPPEARING ACTS
 
New York Times
58Bruce Nauman: MindfuckPhilip Larrat-SmithMutualArt
59
Bruce Springsteen: From Asbury Park, to Born to Run, to Born in the USA
 
Publishers Weekly
60
California Crazy: American Pop Architecture
 Dwell
61
CAPTIVE AUDIENCE: ON LOVE AND REALITY TV
 Kirkus
62
Carlos Santana: Sound of the Heart, Song of the World
 Booklist 2
63
CHALK: THE ART AND ERASURE OF CY TWOMBLY
 Kirkus
64Che: A Revolutionary LifeJon Lee Anderson, illustratedNPR
65
CHINESE MOVIE MAGAZINES: FROM CHARLIE CHAPLIN TO CHAIRMAN MAO 1921-1951
 
New York Times
66ChromatopiaDavid ColesReadings
67Civilization: The Way We Live NowWilliam A. Ewing & Holly RoussellReadings
68Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920sLeslie S. KlingerFolio
69
Coyote Doggirl by Lisa Hanawalt (available here)
 NYLON
70Creative QuestQuestloveNPR
71
CURATORIAL ACTIVISM: TOWARDS AN ETHICS OF CURATING
 
New York Times
72
D C-T! by Joana Avillez and Molly Young (available here)
 NYLON
73
DAEMON VOICES: ON STORIES AND STORYTELLING
 Kirkus
74
David LaChapelle: Lost and Found Part I Book
 OPUMO
75David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire PDN
76Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply PDN
77
DEANA LAWSON: AN APERTURE MONOGRAPH
 
New York Times
78
DECODING MIMBRES PAINTING: ANCIENT CERAMICS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
 
New York Times
79Depardon in America 
Magnum Photos
80Design for Plebes and Royalty Alike 
Publishers Weekly
81Donald: The Book 
Reader’s Digest
82Dream Design Live Dwell
83DreamersYuyi MoralesNPR
84Dreamscapes 
Publishers Weekly
85
Drowned River: The Death and Rebirth of Glen Canyon on the Colorado
 PDN
86Edward Weston Book OPUMO
87El Libro Supremo de la Suerte PDN
88Elements of Architecture Dwell
89Everything in the Universe is UnfinishedYoko OnoMutualArt
90Everything You Need For A TreehouseCarter Higgins, illustratedNPR
91Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss ChroniclesMark Russell, illustratedNPR
92
Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs
 Booklist 1
93Feel Free: EssaysZadie SmithNPR
94
Fish Town: Down the Road to Louisiana’s Vanishing Fishing Communities
 PDN
95FLIGHTS 
New York Times
96Forever Or A DaySarah JacobyNPR
97
FORMS OF ENCHANTMENT: WRITINGS ON ART AND ARTISTS
 Kirkus
98Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self UpClaire Wilcox & Circe HenestrosaReadings
99
From Civil Strife to Global Superpower: 80 Years of Magnum in China
 
Magnum Photos
100
GARY INDIANA: VILE DAYS: THE VILLAGE VOICE ART COLUMNS 1985-1988
 
New York Times
101
GIUSEPPE PENONE: THE INNER LIFE OF FORMS
 
New York Times
102
GOODBYE TO TENTH STREET: A NOVEL
 
New York Times
103Green Architecture Dwell
104H+ PDN
105Hail the Dark Lioness 
Elizabeth Avedon Journal
106HAIRY WHO? 1966-1969 
New York Times
107
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
 
Publishers Weekly
108
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Principles of a Practice
 
Magnum Photos
109
HILMA AF KLINT: PAINTINGS FOR THE FUTURE
 
New York Times
110Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits PDN
111History of the World Map by Map 
Publishers Weekly
112
Homes for Our Time: Contemporary Houses around the World
 Dwell
113
Hudson Modern: Residential Landscapes
 Dwell
114Humans of New York: Stories 
Reader’s Digest
115I Am Inuit PDN
116Iconic Magazine Covers: The Inside Stories Told By the People Who Made ThemIan BirchFolio
117
Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art
 Booklist 1
118In My Room 
Elizabeth Avedon Journal
119Industrial Facility Dwell
120
Innumerable Insects: The Story of the Most Diverse and Myriad Animals on Earth
 
Publishers Weekly
121
Insiders & Company: The New Artisans of Interior Design
 Dwell
122
Interior Portraits: At Home With Cultural Pioneers and Creative Mavericks
 Dwell
123Isay Weinfeld: An Architect from Brazil Dwell
124
It’s A Gas!: The Allure of the Gas Station
 Dwell
125Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter To The WorldAshley Herring BlakeNPR
126Japan: The Cookbook 
Reader’s Digest
127Jasper PDN
128Jim Olson: Building, Nature, Art Dwell
129
Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself: A Lifetime Retrospective (An Elephant Book)
 Amazon
130
Johnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black
 
Publishers Weekly
131Josef Koudelka: Exiles 
Magnum Photos
132Joseph Albers: Interaction 
Publishers Weekly
133Kehrer Verlag 
Elizabeth Avedon Journal
134Kjeld von Folsach and Jakob Skovgaard-Peterson, The Human Figure in Islamic ArtJoachim MeyerMutualArt
135
KNOW THYSELF: WESTERN IDENTITY FROM CLASSICAL GREECE TO THE RENAISSANCE
 Kirkus
136Le Corbusier: The Built Work Dwell
137Leonardo da Vinci. Booklist 1
138LINA BO BARDI 
New York Times
139
Little Big Rooms: New Nurseries and Rooms To Play In
 Dwell
140Little: A NovelEdward CareyNPR
141Littoral Drift + Ecotone PDN
142Living in the DesertPhaidonReadings
143LoveMatt de la Peña, illustratedNPR
144
Love Colour: Choosing Colours to Live With
 
Publishers Weekly
145
Love That Bunch by Aline Kominsky-Crumb (available here)
 NYLON
146Lucian Freud 
Publishers Weekly
147
Magnum Photographers Explore Home
 
Magnum Photos
148Manifest PDN
149Mark Power: Good Morning, America 
Magnum Photos
150
Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying
 
Publishers Weekly
151Martin Parr’s Beach Therapy 
Magnum Photos
152MASAHISA FUKASE 
New York Times
153
Massimo Listri: The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries
 
Reader’s Digest
154May I Come In? 
Publishers Weekly
155Mediations PDN
156
Meet Cindy Sherman: Artist, Photographer, Chameleon
 Booklist 2
157
Merrie Albion: Landscape Studies of a Small Island
 PDN
158Mind The Gap PDN
159
Minding the Store: A Big Story about a Small Business by Julie Gaines and Ben Lenovitz (available here)
 NYLON
160Mirka & Georges: A Culinary AffairLesley Harding & Kendrah MorganReadings
161
Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence
 PDN
162Miyazakiworld: A Life in ArtSusan NapierMutualArt
163Moby Dick: The Illustrated NovelHerman Melville and Anton Lomaev, ill.Folio
164Monster PortraitsSofia Samatar, illustratedNPR
165Mother and Child 
Reader’s Digest
166MURALS OF TIBET 
New York Times
167
Nashville: Scenes from the New American South
 Amazon
168New ShoesChris RaschkaNPR
169North Korea: The Grand Tour 
Magnum Photos
170Notes from the WoodshedJack WhittenMutualArt
171Nothing Personal PDN
172Ocean Liners: A Visual History 
Publishers Weekly
173
On Abortion: And the Repercussions of Lack of Access
 PDN
174One, Two, Three, More PDN
175Over My Eyes PDN
176Pantone: The 20th Century in Color 
Reader’s Digest
177Paolo Pellegrin: Un’antologia 
Magnum Photos
178
Part of It: Comics and Confessions by Ariel Schrag (available here)
 NYLON
179
Passing for Human by Liana Finck (available here)
 NYLON
180
Pasta for Nightingales: A 17th-Century Handbook of Bird-care and Folklore
 
Publishers Weekly
181Pattern DesignElizabeth WilhideReadings
182Paul Outerbridge Book OPUMO
183PINE PDN
184Pit Bull Flower Power 
Publishers Weekly
185
PLANET FUNNY: HOW COMEDY TOOK OVER OUR CULTURE
 Kirkus
186
Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene
 Amazon
187Pompeii Archive PDN
188
POSING MODERNITY: THE BLACK MODEL FROM MANET AND MATISSE TO TODAY
 
New York Times
189
Power and the Camera: Gregory Halpern on Intuition, Reflection and Representation
 
Magnum Photos
190Prince Street Girls 
Magnum Photos
191Priya Ramrakha PDN
192
PROUST’S DUCHESS: HOW THREE CELEBRATED WOMEN CAPTURED THE IMAGINATION OF FIN-DE-SIÈCLE PARIS
 Kirkus
193
Rafal Milach Uses Visual Metaphors to Deconstruct the System
 
Magnum Photos
194Re-membrance of the Remembrance 
Elizabeth Avedon Journal
195
Remembering Diana: A Life in Photographs
 
Reader’s Digest
196Ren Hang Book OPUMO
197René Burri: Imaginary Pyramids 
Magnum Photos
198RENÉ D 
New York Times
199Resurrection City, 1968 PDN
200Richard Kalvar: Photo Poche 
Magnum Photos
201RICHARD PRINCE: HIGH TIMES 
New York Times
202Rivages 
Magnum Photos
203Romance Was BornAnna Plunkett, Luke Sales & Georgina SafeReadings
204Room to Dream . Booklist 1
205
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso (available here)
 NYLON
206
Sacred Spaces: The Awe-Inspiring Architecture of Churches and Cathedrals
 
Publishers Weekly
207Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings PDN
208Series of DreamsRussell Joslin
Elizabeth Avedon Journal
209Serpent in the WildernessANDY RICHTER
Elizabeth Avedon Journal
210
She Disappeared into Complete Silence
 
Elizabeth Avedon Journal
211
Shoplifter!: New Retail Architecture and Brand Spaces
 Dwell
212Silver Lake Drive PDN
213
Smithsonian Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants
 
Publishers Weekly
214Social Forms: A Short History of Political ArtChristian Viveros Faune and Joshua Jelly-SchapiroMutualArt
215Social PracticesChris KrausMutualArt
216
Sohrab Hura on his Dilemmas Photographing the Marginalized
 
Magnum Photos
217Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo PDN
218
Space Atlas, Second Edition: Mapping the Universe and Beyond
 
Reader’s Digest
219
Specimens of Hair: The Curious Collection of Peter A. Browne
 
Publishers Weekly
220
Stanley Kubrick Photographs: Through a Different Lens
 Amazon
221
STEALING THE SHOW: HOW WOMEN ARE REVOLUTIONIZING TELEVISION
 Kirkus
222SupergroupRichard PrinceMutualArt
223
Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde
 Amazon
224
Sweet Life, Chapter 2 – Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!!
 
Magnum Photos
225
Tales of the Genji: A Visual Companion
 
Publishers Weekly
226
Texas Made/Texas Modern: The House and the Land
 Dwell
227
THANKS A LOT MR. KIBBLEWHITE: MY STORY
 Kirkus
228
The American Fraternity: An Illustrated Ritual Manual
 PDN
229The Art of the Cheese Plate 
Reader’s Digest
230The Art of the Fishing Fly 
Publishers Weekly
231The Artful Evolution Of Hal & Mal’sMalcolm White, illustratedNPR
232The Assassination Of Brangwain SpurgeM.T. Anderson and Eugene YelchinNPR
233The Big Book of the Continental OpDashiell HammettFolio
234The Book of the Bird: Birds in ArtAngus Hyland and Kendra WilsonMutualArt
235
The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small
 
Reader’s Digest
236
THE CHIAROSCURO WOODCUT IN RENAISSANCE ITALY
 
New York Times
237
THE COLLECTOR: THE STORY OF SERGEI SHCHUKIN AND HIS LOST MASTERPIECES
 
New York Times
238The Dark Side of the BoomGeorgina AdamMutualArt
239The Dragon Slayer: Folktales From Latin AmericaJaime HernandezNPR
240The Drunken Botanist 
Reader’s Digest
241The Electric StateSimon StalenhagNPR
242
The Eye: How the World’s Most Influential Creative Directors Develop Their Vision
 Amazon
243The Frame-Up Booklist 2
244
The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It: 99 Ingenious Infographics That Put It All Together
 
Publishers Weekly
245
The Golden Ratio: The Divine Beauty of Mathematics
 
Publishers Weekly
246
The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums
 Booklist 1
247The HeavensBARBARA BOSWORTH
Elizabeth Avedon Journal
248The Illusion of Purpose 
Elizabeth Avedon Journal
249
The Incredible True Story of Blondy Baruti: My Unlikely Journey from the Congo to Hollywood
 Booklist 1
250The Last Tattooed Women of Kalinga PDN
251
THE LOVE OF PAINTING: GENEALOGY OF A SUCCESS MEDIUM
 
New York Times
252
The Magnum Digest: December 14, 2018
 
Magnum Photos
253The Middle Ages in 50 Objects 
Publishers Weekly
254
The Minard System: The Complete Statistical Graphics of Charles-Joseph Minard
 Amazon
255The Prince And The DressmakerJen WangNPR
256
The Splendor of Birds: Art and Photographs From National Geographic
 Amazon
257The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries Dwell
258The Writer’s Map: An Atlas Of Imaginary LandsHuw Lewis-JonesNPR
259These Truths: A History of The United StatesJill LaporeFolio
260They Can’t Kill Us until They Kill Us Booklist 1
261They Say BlueJillian TamakiNPR
262Thomas O’Brien: Library House Dwell
263
Through the Window: Views of Marc Chagall’s Life and Art
 Booklist 2
264Tigers & Tea With ToppyBarbara Kerley and Rhoda Knight Kalt, illustratedNPR
265To Survive on This Shore PDN
266
Together, Alone: Jean Gaumy Discusses Solidarity and Solitude as he Joins the Académie des Beaux Arts
 
Magnum Photos
267Tom Ford 
Reader’s Digest
268Unravelled: Contemporary Knit ArtCharlotte VannierReadings
269
Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music
 
Publishers Weekly
270Urban SanctuaryAnna Johnson & Richard BlackReadings
271
Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba
 
Magnum Photos
272
Volume: Let Europe’s Finest Style Experts Spice Up Your Home
 Dwell
273
War is Only Half the Story: Ten Years of the Aftermath Project
 PDN
274We are Indestructible PDN
275
WE SHALL OVERCOME: PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS OF NASHVILLE DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA
 
New York Times
276
Where I Find Myself: A Lifetime Retrospective
 PDN
277Whiskey Cocktails 
Reader’s Digest
278
WHITEWALLING: ART, RACE & PROTEST IN 3 ACTS
 
New York Times
279Why Art?Eleanor DavisNPR
280
Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal (available here)
 NYLON
281Writers and Their Cats 
Reader’s Digest
282Yayoi Kasuma: Festival of Life 
Reader’s Digest
283Yo Soy Fidel PDN



17 Best Photography Books Of 2018 Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Amazon Best art and photography books of 2018
Booklist 1 Booklist Online Top Art Books 2018
Booklist 2 Booklist Online Top Art Books For Youth 2018
Dwell The Best Design Books of 2018
Elizabeth Avedon Journal BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS OF 2018 : ROUND-UP PART II
Folio The Best Books for Print Lovers, 2018 A holiday gift guide for those who believe in the lasting power of print.
Kirkus Best Arts & Entertainment Books of 2018
Magnum Photos Magnum’s Books of 2018
MutualArt The Best Art Books of 2018
New York Times The Best Art Books of 2018The Best Art Books of 2018
NPR Our Guide To 2018’s Great Reads
NYLON The Best Illustrated Books Of 2018
OPUMO 5 Of The Best Photography Books For Your Coffee Table
PDN Notable Photo Books Of 2018
Publishers Weekly Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Illustrated Books
Reader’s Digest The 20 Best Coffee Table Books to Gift This Year
Readings Readings Best Art and Design Books of 2018