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Staff Picks for 2021

Staff Picks for 2021

  • The Essential Louis Kahn The Essential Louis Kahn

    The Essential Louis Kahn

    $49.95
    This book focuses on over twenty buildings that were designed solely by Louis Kahn. From his native city of Philadelphia to the heart of Bangladesh, Kahn’s architecture reflected his fascination with science, mathematics, history, and nature. Striking...
    $49.95
  • Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See

    Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See

    $29.95
    In A Black Gaze, Tina Campt examines Black contemporary artists who are shifting the very nature of our interactions with the visual through their creation and curation of a distinctively Black gaze. Their work—from Deana Lawson’s disarmingly intimate...
    $29.95
  • Sophie Taeuber-Arp Sophie Taeuber-Arp

    Sophie Taeuber-Arp

    $25.00
    Sophie  Taeuber-Arp (1889–1943) was an artist but also a dancer, designer, puppet maker, architect, and editor. A true pioneer of modern art, for Taeuber-Arp, abstraction was never just an idea—it was her way of life.  This lived abstraction...
    $25.00
  • The Making of Rodin The Making of Rodin

    The Making of Rodin

    $55.00
    Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) was a radical sculptor whose unorthodox approach to multiplication, assemblage, industrial production, and serial repetition challenged classical sculptural traditions and provided a definitive break in the history of art...
    $55.00
  • History of American Tonalism 1880-1920 History of American Tonalism 1880-1920

    History of American Tonalism 1880-1920

    $125.00
    A groundbreaking survey of the school of  expressive, symbolic landscape painting that gave rise to American  modernism—newly revised and updated. This magnificent volume, featuring more than 750 illustrations, is the first definitive account...
    $125.00
  • Atlas of the Invisible Atlas of the Invisible

    Atlas of the Invisible

    $40.00
    An unprecedented portrait of the hidden patterns in human society—visualized through the world of data. Award-winning geographer-designer team James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti transform enormous datasets into rich maps and cutting-edge visualizations. In...
    $40.00
  • Alice Neel An Engaged Eye Alice Neel An Engaged Eye

    Alice Neel An Engaged Eye

    $50.00
    One of the greatest portrait artists of the 20th century, Alice Neel's vibrant, expressionistic paintings revealed a breath-taking depth of emotion within her subjects. From works exploring loss and grief, to communist political art, Neel's work pushed...
    $50.00
  • Frida Kahlo The Complete Paintings Frida Kahlo The Complete Paintings

    Frida Kahlo The Complete Paintings

    $200.00
    One of the key figures in Mexican revolutionary modern art, she was also a pioneer of the politics of gender, sexuality, and feminism. This XXL monograph combines all of Kahlo's 152 paintings with rarely seen.. Among the few women artists who have...
    $200.00
  • Birds of Edo: A Guide to Classical Japanese Birds Birds of Edo: A Guide to Classical Japanese Birds

    Birds of Edo: A Guide to Classical Japanese Birds

    $39.95
    Admire exquisite birds from an eminent Edo-period nature field guide. As  a sequel to “Flowers of Edo”, we are pleased to present “Birds of Edo”.  Of all the illustrated encyclopedias of flora and fauna from the Edo period, “Baien-Kinpu” which...
    $39.95
  • Nature's Palette Nature's Palette

    Nature's Palette

    $39.95
    A gorgeous expanded edition of Werner's Nomenclature of Colours, a landmark reference book on color and its origins in nature. First published in 1814, Werner's Nomenclature of Colours  is a taxonomically organized guide to color in the natural...
    $39.95
  • New Queer Photography Focus on the Margins New Queer Photography Focus on the Margins

    New Queer Photography Focus on the Margins

    $65.00
    In recent years, a young and active queer photography scene has emerged,  helped in large part by social media. Indulging their desire for self-presentation, affirmation, and reflection, many photographers  portray male homosexuality in...
    $65.00
  • Botanical Inspirations Nature in Art and Illustration Botanical Inspirations Nature in Art and Illustration

    Botanical Inspirations Nature in Art and Illustration

    $39.95
    A world without plants is a world without life, both literally and figuratively. Besides forming the very basis of human survival on Earth, they are also an important source of creative inspiration, ingenuity, and expression. From scientific explorers...
    $39.95
  • Designing Motherhood Designing Motherhood

    Designing Motherhood

    $44.95
    While birth often brings great joy, making babies  is a knotty enterprise. The designed objects that surround us when it  comes to menstruation, birth control, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood vary as oddly, messily, and...
    $44.95
  • Stone Age Ancient Castles of Europe Stone Age Ancient Castles of Europe

    Stone Age Ancient Castles of Europe

    $70.00
    Follow photographer Frédéric Chaubin as he embarks on a unique, century-spanning journey through Europe. Featuring images of more than 200 buildings in 21 countries, Stone Age presents the history and architecture of the most dramatic medieval castles of...
    $70.00
  • Paul Klee 1939 Paul Klee 1939

    Paul Klee 1939

    $60.00
    In 1939, the year before his death from a long illness and against a  backdrop of sociopolitical turmoil and the outbreak of World War II, Klee worked with a vigor and inventiveness that rivaled even the most productive periods of his youth. This...
    $60.00
  • 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
  • Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1680-1940, front Pages from Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1680-1940

    Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1680-1940

    $200.00
    The Japanese woodblock print is a phenomenon with no Western equivalent,  one where breathtaking landscapes exist alongside blush-inducing  erotica; where demons and otherworldly creatures torment the living; and  where sumo wrestlers,...
    $200.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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