Art books allow you to bring a whole collection of artwork into your home. They make the perfect coffee table accessories, and their glossy images are enough to transfix you again and again. Because art books are usually pretty pricey, Christmas is the best time to snag the volumes you've been lusting after.

From editions on specific artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Ron Mueck to books that describe a movement or trend, these are the best new releases of the year. Some are written by artists while others are linked to specific exhibitions. Here's 24 Art Books We Want This Holiday Season, capturing art, design, architecture, and photography in beautifully bound pages.

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