Top 25 Books

Top 25 Books

  • Front cover of the book Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball Pages from the book Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball

    Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball

    $45.00
    This series of paintings seamlessly fuses contemporary basketball  imagery with Edo-period Japanese art and culture, with captivating results. Each image riffs on a classic Japanese painting or subject, adding a surprisingly weighty visual twist as...
    $45.00
  • Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar 1919-1923 front cover Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar 1919-1923

    Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar 1919-1923

    $85.00
    In 1919, the state art school in Weimar was reopened as the Bauhaus,  under the direction of Walter Gropius and with a radical new teaching  approach. Four years later, the first Bauhaus exhibition was held,  presenting the school’s novel...
    $85.00
  • Craft Capital Philadelphia's Cultures of Making; front of book Craft Capital Philadelphia's Cultures of Making; back of book

    Craft Capital Philadelphia's Cultures of Making

    $39.99
    How can a broken artifact represent a city? The Liberty Bell cracked on the very first attempt to make it sound, and had to be recast twice and remolded with additional copper to improve its alloy. Today, it hangs in  Independence Hall, where it...
    $39.99
  • In Wildness is the Preservation of the World front cover In Wildness is the Preservation of the World inside of book

    In Wildness is the Preservation of the World

    $24.95
    Eliot Porter masterfully created color photographs of the New England woods to pair with the writings of Henry David Thoreau. Both Porter and Thoreau, although they lived a century apart, worked endlessly to  preserve nature and protect it from man...
    $24.95
  • An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour, front cover An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour, pages in book

    An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour

    $38.00
    The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums encompasses over 2,500 of the world’s rarest pigments. Museum director Edward Forbes started the collection at the turn of the 20th century, in order to preserve...
    $38.00
  • front of book Art & Queer Culture Pages from book Art & Queer Culture

    Art & Queer Culture

    $39.95
    In a compact, reader-friendly format, this volume traces a spectacular history of queer life and creativity in the modern age. It traces the rich visual legacy of art's relationship to Queer culture, from the emergence of homosexuality as an identity in...
    $39.95
  • Front of book Cats by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book Pages in book Cats by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book

    Cats by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book

    $29.95
    Imagine life in Edo, Tokyo, from the 17th-19th century. In the early modern period there were many Ukiyo-e shops which sold woodblock prints displaying then-current styles and fashions much like our fashion photography and magazines today. Each Ukiyo-e...
    $29.95
  • Philadelphia: Portraits of the City, box and book Philadelphia: Portraits of the City, front cover

    Philadelphia: Portraits of the City

    $65.00
    "Our Philadelphia, as is all our history, is made of these moments:  photographs and stories. And in our effort to find and delineate these  moments we also recognized that we approached a sense of place. Circling  ever closer to a shared...
    $65.00
  • Cover of book Young Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists Interior of book Young Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists

    Young Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists

    $49.95
    This book surveys the work of a new generation of Black artists, and also features the voices of a diverse group of curators who are on the cutting edge of contemporary art. As mission-driven collectors, Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi have...
    $49.95
  • Book cover of Horace Pippin, American Modern Interior of book Horace Pippin, American Modern

    Horace Pippin, American Modern

    $50.00
    By Anne Monahan West Chester, PA's own Horace Pippin was arguably the most successful African American artist of his day. Pippin (1888–1946) taught himself to paint in the 1930s and quickly  earned international renown for depictions of World War I,...
    $50.00
  • Book cover of Louise Bourgeois: The Spider and the Tapestries Interior of Louise Bourgeois: The Spider and the Tapestries

    Louise Bourgeois: The Spider and the Tapestries

    $40.00
    Louise Bourgeois' tapestry and needlepoint work deals with reparation in  both a literal and metaphorical sense. In many of the works, fragmented  tapestries are pieced together and repaired to create new sculptural  forms. The recurring...
    $40.00
  • Cover of Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas Interior of Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas

    Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas

    $45.00
    By Timothy Rub and Amanda Sroka In a sustained exploration of the possibilities of abstraction, Sean  Scully (b. 1945) has created a rich body of work throughout his 50-year  career. Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas sets his entire output...
    $45.00
  • Front cover of the "Designs For Different Futures" Exhibition Catalog Interior of the "Designs For Different Futures" Exhibition Catalog

    Designs For Different Futures

    $40.00
    Designs for Different Futures records the concrete ideas and abstract dreams of designers, artists, academics, and scientists exploring how design might reframe our futures, socially, ethically, and aesthetically. Encompassing nearly one hundred...
    $40.00