Art and Gift Books



From Above
From Above: The Story of Aerial Photography
By Eamonn McCabe & Gemma Padley
Since the birth of photography, photographers have been taking images of the earth from the air—with spectacular visual results. Celebrating over 150 years of these incredible images, this book tells the fascinating story of how these pictures were created, the technologies that have made them possible, and the photographers that have propelled image-taking to bold new heights. $55
Silver Skate 70s
Silver. Skate. Seventies.
By Hugh Holland
In the 1970s, photographer Hugh Holland masterfully captured the burgeoning culture of skateboarding against a sometimes harsh but always sunny Southern California landscape. This collection showcases his black-and-white photographs of young skateboarders sidewalk surfing off Mulholland Drive in concrete drainage ditches and empty swimming pools in a drought-ridden Southern California. $40
Breaking Ground
Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women
By Jane Hall
A ground-breaking visual survey of architecture designed by women from the early twentieth century to the present day featuring more than 150 architects and buildings. Despite being denied entry to architecture schools and currently only occupying 10 percent of the highest-ranking jobs in architecture firms, female architects have made an extraordinary contribution. $49.95
Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses
Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses
By Dominic Bradbury
A fascinating collection of more than 400 of the world’s most glamorous homes from more than 290 architects, showcasing work by such icons as Marcel Breuer, Richard Neutra, Alvar Aalto, and Oscar Niemeyer alongside extraordinary but virtually unknown houses in Australia, Africa, and Asia. A must-have for all design aficionados, Mid-Century Modern collectors, and readers looking for inspiration. $150
Manet and Modern Beauty
Manet and Modern Beauty: The Artist’s Last Years
Edited by Scott Allan, Emily A. Beeny, and Gloria Groom
This stunning collection is the first to explore the last years of Édouard Manet’s life and the transformation of his work in the 1870s and early 1880s. Included are portraits of actresses and demimondaines, still lifes, pastels, watercolors, and impressionistic scenes of suburban gardens and Parisian cafés, reflecting a radical new alignment of modern art with fashionable femininity. $65
Morning Glory
Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings
By Joni Mitchell
In 1971, as her album Blue topped charts around the world, Joni Mitchell crafted one hundred copies of Morning Glory on the Vine as a holiday gift for her closest friends. She hand-wrote her own lyrics and poems and illustrated them with her original pictures. Now, during Joni’s seventy-fifth birthday year, this stunningly beautiful book is available for the first time in this faithfully reproduced edition. $40
Infinite Cities
Infinite Cities: A Trilogy of Atlases—San Francisco, New Orleans, New York
By Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker, and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
In the past decade, Rebecca Solnit—aided by local writers, artists, historians, urbanists, ethnographers, and cartographers—has compiled three stunning atlases that have radically changed the way we think about place, and in so doing, reinvented the traditional atlas. Now all three are available as a boxed set, each atlas providing a vivid, complex look at the multi-faceted nature of an infinite city as experienced by its different inhabitants. $75
Style Your Wedding with Neil Lane
Style Your Wedding with Neil Lane
By Neil Lane
Celebrated “Jeweler to the Stars” and official ring designer for ABC’s The Bachelor, offers a curated collection of advice and photography to inspire any wedding day. Lane guides readers through the process of selecting and refining their own wedding aesthetic, showcasing six key wedding styles, from rustic to lavish, with advice on how to turn the big day into something uniquely and very decidedly your own. $40
Fashion in LA
Fashion in LA
Edited by Tania Fares & Krista Smith
New York, London, Milan, Paris... and now, Los Angeles. Thanks to its unique blend of cultural influences and artistic industry, LA has earned its place alongside these traditional creative capitals. Fashion in LA profiles more than forty designers instrumental to its success, offering a who’s-who of talent and an insider’s guide to the men and women who have put twenty-first century Los Angeles on the world’s fashion map. $79.95
Grease: The Director’s Notebook
By Randal Kleiser
Celebrate the smash-hit movie musical Grease with this fully authorized keepsake volume—filled with 500 color and black and white images—that chronicles the creation, production, and legacy of one of the highest-grossing musicals of all time, a film loved by legions of devoted fans across generations. For the first time ever, the film’s director, Randal Kleiser, looks back at the making of this legendary cultural landmark. $45
Guitar: The World’s Most Seductive Instrument
By David Schiller
Marrying visual pleasure with information, Guitar is a glorious gift for guitar-lovers. Featuring 200 instruments, here are icons, like Prince’s Yellow Cloud, Willie Nelson’s “Trigger,” Muddy Waters’ Thunderbird, and “Rocky,” lovingly hand-painted by its owner, George Harrison. Plus historic instruments—Fender’s Broadcaster, Les Paul’s “Log,” the Gibson Nick Lucas Special, the very first artist model, and more. $35
Movies (And Other Things)
Movies (And Other Things)
By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres
In this graphic mash-up of everything we love about movies, New York Times bestselling author Shea uses his pop culture sensibility to ask questions and answer them, managing to combine the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the power of a Denzel monologue. One chapter even answers which race Kevin Costner was able to white savior the best. $25
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
By Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll’s beloved companion stories are reinvented in one volume by the talented design firm MinaLima, whose drawings of some of Western literature’s most famous characters will delight and enthrall. Originally published in 1865, the story of Alice, an inquisitive heroine who falls through a rabbit hole and into a whimsical world, has captured the hearts of readers of all ages and has remained a revered classic for generations. $29.99
Pride: The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement: A Photographic Journey
Pride: The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement: A Photographic Journey
By Christopher Measom
This lavishly illustrated book commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and is an inspiring photographic journey through the LGBTQ+ Pride movement over the last century. Includes more than 120 photos, posters, artworks, ads, and other rarely seen memorabilia; profiles of icons in the movement; excerpts from key news reports; speeches by leading activists and political figures; and passages from important dramatic, musical, and literary works. $24.95