Holiday Gift Guide: 24 Art Books We Want This Holiday Season

Put these editions on your wish list.


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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Art Cities of the Future: 21st-Century Avant-Gardes

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

Richard Phillips

Mounir Fatmi: Suspect Language

Matt Mullican: Subject Element Sign Frame World

Lichtenstein Sculptor

Tracey Emin: Angel Without You

100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

Ron Mueck

Murals of New York City: The Best of New York's Public Paintings from Bemelmans to Parrish

Pretty Ugly: Visual Rebellion in Design

Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You to Love Me

City as Canvas: New York City Graffiti From the Martin Wong Collection

It's Modern.: The Eye and Visual Influence of Alexander Liberman

James Turrell: A Retrospective

PUNK: Chaos to Couture

Chris Burden, Extreme Measures


The Big Picture: America in Panorama

The Glory of Water

Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin. Pretty Much Everything

Ed Ruscha, Photographer

Graffiti School: A Student Guide with Teacher's Manual

Central Park NYC: An Architectural View

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