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A textile-based tour of Rajasthan, India, complemented by more than 200 photographs depicting daily life in one of the world's most vibrant regions.


Christine Chitins—Patterns of India: A Journey Through Colors, Textile, and the Vibrancy of Rajasthan—Hardcover, 288 pages, Clarkson Potter












A must-read for architecture enthusiasts, celebrated architect Ken Tate’s creative memoir about his life includes his approach to design, how architecture relates to cinema and photography, and a few epiphanies.


Ken Tate and Duke Tate—The Alchemy of Architecture: Memories and Insights from Ken Tate—Paperback, 158 pages, Pearl Press











Fanciful images by Maira Kalman enliven an illustrated edition of Gertrude Stein’s most well-known work, The Autobiography of AliceB.Toklas.


GertrudeStein—The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas—Hardcover, 320 pages, Penguin Press










An introduction to the brief career of artist Egon Schiele, whose radical style reflects his willingness to confront an oppressive society.


Isabel Kuhl—Schiele—Paperback, 112 pages, Prestel Publishing







In this artist’s book of 120 iPhone and iPad drawings, David Hockney follows the course of the seasons through the window of his Yorkshire home. Collector’s Edition (No. 1,001–2,000) signed by David Hockney. David Hockney and Hans Werner Holzwarth— My Window—Hardcover in a clamshell box., 248 pages, Taschen


Imagining the past lives of strangers is the beauty and mystery of The Anonymous Project, a collection of just under 300 images taken from Kodachrome slides. The places, dates, and people may be unknown, but the stories in these snapshots are universally familiar.


Lee Schulman—The Anonymous Project: Midcentury Memories—Hardcover, 280 pages, Taschen




The 75 recipes in this easy-to-use cookbook turn groups of three ingredients into three distinct courses.


Charlotte Druckman—Kitchen Remix: 75 Recipes for Making the Most of Your Ingredients—Hardcover, 224 Pages, Clarkson Potter









Essential reading for sneakerheads, this book presents Adidas’ history through 357 pairs of shoes.


Christian Habermeier and Sebastian Jäger—The Adidas Archive: The Footwear Collection— Hardcover, 644 pages, Taschen


This book is an illuminating history of female athletes, from the first female Olympian through contemporary competitors. Haley Shapley's poignant prose, complemented by Sophy Holland's inspiring portraits, is a celebration of strength in all forms.


Haley Shapley—Strong Like Her: A Celebration of Rule Breakers, History Makers, and Unstoppable Athletes—225 pages, Gallery Books






Cabinets of curiosities fascinated people of the 16th and 17th centuries. This volume offers glimpse into a world full of natural wonders and treasures, including the Medici treasury and the Grünes Gewölbe of Dresden.


Giulia Carciotto and Antonio Paolucci—Cabinet of Curiosities— Hardcover, 356 pages, Taschen



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