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One of the leading artists of the Dusseldorf school, Thomas Struth is particularly known for large-scale landscapes and cityscapes. This new monograph, published to coincide with a major retrospective at the Kunsthaus Zurich (which will travel to Dusseldorf, London, and Porto), covers every aspect of Struth’s career. The large-format images encompass street views, family portraits, museum photographs, and nature studies. With great precision, clarity of color, and an unwavering instinct for composition, he addresses both photographic sites and casual topics that passers-by generally do not notice. Essays by Tobias Bezzola, James Lingwood, Annette Kruzynski, and Armin Zweite complete this comprehensive study of one of the world's most prominent art photographers.

Monograph covering over thirty years of Struth’s work.

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Photography

thomas struth studied with Gerhard Richter and Bernd Becher in Dusseldorf. His work is widely collected and represented in museums internationally. A major one-person exhibition traveled to the Dallas Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2002.

282 pages 11N x 11O inches 280 illustrations, 130 color plates ISBN 978-1-58093-284-4 $85 hardcover ($102 Canada)

tobias bezzola is a curator at the Kunsthaus Zurich.

U.S., Canadian rights September 14, 2010

annette kruzynski has written widely on twentiethcentury art. james lingwood is co-founder and co-director of Artangel, London. armin zweite is director of the Museum Brandhorst in Munich.

Luxurious large-format The most complete single volume presentation of nearly 300 images. to date on one of today’s most respected and collected artists.

Thomas Struth

The Monograph, 1977–2010 Thomas Struth Essays by Tobias Bezzola, James Lingwood, Annette Kruzynski, and Armin Zweite


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One of the leading artists of the Dusseldorf school, Thomas Struth is particularly known for large-scale landscapes and cityscapes. This new monograph, published to coincide with a major retrospective at the Kunsthaus Zurich (which will travel to Dusseldorf, London, and Porto), covers every aspect of Struth’s career. The large-format images encompass street views, family portraits, museum photographs, and nature studies. With great precision, clarity of color, and an unwavering instinct for composition, he addresses both photographic sites and casual topics that passers-by generally do not notice. Essays by Tobias Bezzola, James Lingwood, Annette Kruzynski, and Armin Zweite complete this comprehensive study of one of the world's most prominent art photographers.

Monograph covering over thirty years of Struth’s work.

fall 2010

Photography

thomas struth studied with Gerhard Richter and Bernd Becher in Dusseldorf. His work is widely collected and represented in museums internationally. A major one-person exhibition traveled to the Dallas Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2002.

282 pages 11N x 11O inches 280 illustrations, 130 color plates ISBN 978-1-58093-284-4 $85 hardcover ($102 Canada)

tobias bezzola is a curator at the Kunsthaus Zurich.

U.S., Canadian rights September 14, 2010

annette kruzynski has written widely on twentiethcentury art. james lingwood is co-founder and co-director of Artangel, London. armin zweite is director of the Museum Brandhorst in Munich.

Luxurious large-format The most complete single volume presentation of nearly 300 images. to date on one of today’s most respected and collected artists.

Thomas Struth

The Monograph, 1977–2010 Thomas Struth Essays by Tobias Bezzola, James Lingwood, Annette Kruzynski, and Armin Zweite


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Connecticut is uniquely rich in beautiful landscape, from the serene shoreline of Long Island Sound to the rolling hills and lakes of the famed northwest corner on the New York/Massachusetts border. The varied topography and micro-climates have given rise to an unusual range of gardens. Twenty-five of the most spectacular are presented here, a rare glimpse of private retreats of prominent members of the fashion, design, arts, and business communities. Author Jane Garmey’s highly anecdotal and engaging descriptions tell the story of the creation of the gardens and the pleasure the owners take in them while John Hall’s lush photographs convey their unique beauty.

A privileged view of private retreats throughout Connecticut.

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jane garmey is a noted garden writer and contributor to World of Interiors and the New York Times. Born in England, she is the author of The Writer in the Garden and Great British Cooking: A Well-Kept Secret. She lives in New York and in Norfolk, Connecticut.

Garden design

john m. hall is a well-known garden and interiors photographer based in New York. He has collaborated with landscape architects and garden writers on book projects and with Richard Jenrette on Adventures with Old Houses.

$65 hardcover ($78 Canada)

Lush color photographs capture sumptuous floral displays and rolling landscape.

Features a range of designs from formal and manicured to wilder meadows and hillsides.

240 pages 10 x 12 inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-241-7

World rights September 28, 2010

Private Gardens of Connecticut Jane Garmey Photographs by John M. Hall


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Connecticut is uniquely rich in beautiful landscape, from the serene shoreline of Long Island Sound to the rolling hills and lakes of the famed northwest corner on the New York/Massachusetts border. The varied topography and micro-climates have given rise to an unusual range of gardens. Twenty-five of the most spectacular are presented here, a rare glimpse of private retreats of prominent members of the fashion, design, arts, and business communities. Author Jane Garmey’s highly anecdotal and engaging descriptions tell the story of the creation of the gardens and the pleasure the owners take in them while John Hall’s lush photographs convey their unique beauty.

A privileged view of private retreats throughout Connecticut.

fall 2010

jane garmey is a noted garden writer and contributor to World of Interiors and the New York Times. Born in England, she is the author of The Writer in the Garden and Great British Cooking: A Well-Kept Secret. She lives in New York and in Norfolk, Connecticut.

Garden design

john m. hall is a well-known garden and interiors photographer based in New York. He has collaborated with landscape architects and garden writers on book projects and with Richard Jenrette on Adventures with Old Houses.

$65 hardcover ($78 Canada)

Lush color photographs capture sumptuous floral displays and rolling landscape.

Features a range of designs from formal and manicured to wilder meadows and hillsides.

240 pages 10 x 12 inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-241-7

World rights September 28, 2010

Private Gardens of Connecticut Jane Garmey Photographs by John M. Hall


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A masterful fashion and lifestyle illustrator, Rebecca Moses uses her distinctive visual sensibility—and considerable warmth and humor—to take readers on a stylish journey that is at once informative and inspiring, encouraging readers to draw upon and develop their innate style in every aspect of daily life. The book opens with an exploration of style: what is it and how is it cultivated? She then turns to personal style (clothing, makeup, accessories), home style (decorating, comfort), and entertaining style (planning, greeting, diverting). In each section, the emphasis is on developing and exploring individual style, whether traditional or modern, conservative or radical. Moses asks questions and offers many different answers—she persuades readers to look at their personal history and tastes and gives them confidence to express themselves always.

A tour-de-force of glamorous illustration and witty, engaging text.

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The book consists entirely of Moses’s spectacular watercolors. Created especially for the book, these unique works of art are charming and engaging, colorful and playful, imbued with great detail and meaning.

Design

rebecca moses is a fashion, decor, and product designer. Her work has been featured in Women's Wear Daily (WWD), Vogue, Elle, Bergdorf Goodman magazine, Town & Country, Harper’s & Queen, Harper’s Bazaar, and Simply the Best, and her tabletop/home entertaining collection was recently launched at Macy’s department stores.

$40 hardcover ($45 Canada)

Strategies for developing personal style in fashion and at home.

Entertaining yet practical advice from a design-world superstar.

208 pages 8K x 10 inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-293-6

World rights September 28, 2010

A Life of Style Rebecca Moses


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A masterful fashion and lifestyle illustrator, Rebecca Moses uses her distinctive visual sensibility—and considerable warmth and humor—to take readers on a stylish journey that is at once informative and inspiring, encouraging readers to draw upon and develop their innate style in every aspect of daily life. The book opens with an exploration of style: what is it and how is it cultivated? She then turns to personal style (clothing, makeup, accessories), home style (decorating, comfort), and entertaining style (planning, greeting, diverting). In each section, the emphasis is on developing and exploring individual style, whether traditional or modern, conservative or radical. Moses asks questions and offers many different answers—she persuades readers to look at their personal history and tastes and gives them confidence to express themselves always.

A tour-de-force of glamorous illustration and witty, engaging text.

fall 2010

The book consists entirely of Moses’s spectacular watercolors. Created especially for the book, these unique works of art are charming and engaging, colorful and playful, imbued with great detail and meaning.

Design

rebecca moses is a fashion, decor, and product designer. Her work has been featured in Women's Wear Daily (WWD), Vogue, Elle, Bergdorf Goodman magazine, Town & Country, Harper’s & Queen, Harper’s Bazaar, and Simply the Best, and her tabletop/home entertaining collection was recently launched at Macy’s department stores.

$40 hardcover ($45 Canada)

Strategies for developing personal style in fashion and at home.

Entertaining yet practical advice from a design-world superstar.

208 pages 8K x 10 inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-293-6

World rights September 28, 2010

A Life of Style Rebecca Moses


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The Decorative Carpet is the first the book to consider decorative carpets as an integral component of interior design. Author Alix G. Perrachon provides professional advice on how to buy a rug, identifying the twenty most popular types of rugs and explaining how and where to shop. Through the work of well-known interior designers, Perrachon demonstrates the role of the rug as part of a fully composed interior. Penny Drue Baird, Clodagh, Jamie Drake, Thomas Jayne, and Juan Montoya are just a few of the designers included. A wide array of rugs is featured—oriental and decorative, antique and contemporary, from Art Deco to needlepoint and Bessarabian to Tibetan.

Stylish interiors by noted designers range from traditional to ultramodern.

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Decorative arts

Essentials of rug care and repair and a glossary of rug terminology are also included, making this book a practical as well as enticing visual resource.

240 pages 9 x 11 inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-299-8

alix g. perrachon is a writer, editor, and consultant on rugs to designers and private buyers throughout the world. She is a contributor to numerous publications, including AREA magazine, The Oriental Rug Magazine, House & Garden, Art & Auction, Art & Antiques, Antiques World, and the New York Times.

$50 hardcover ($60 Canada) World rights September 28, 2010

doris leslie blau is the founder of the prestigious gallery Doris Leslie Blau, which supplies rugs and carpets to top interior designers and private clients.

Detailed descriptions of the twenty most popular rugs and the most appropriate settings for them.

Professional tips for buying and caring for rugs and carpets.

The Decorative Carpet

Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors

Alix G. Perrachon Foreword by Doris Leslie Blau


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The Decorative Carpet is the first the book to consider decorative carpets as an integral component of interior design. Author Alix G. Perrachon provides professional advice on how to buy a rug, identifying the twenty most popular types of rugs and explaining how and where to shop. Through the work of well-known interior designers, Perrachon demonstrates the role of the rug as part of a fully composed interior. Penny Drue Baird, Clodagh, Jamie Drake, Thomas Jayne, and Juan Montoya are just a few of the designers included. A wide array of rugs is featured—oriental and decorative, antique and contemporary, from Art Deco to needlepoint and Bessarabian to Tibetan.

Stylish interiors by noted designers range from traditional to ultramodern.

fall 2010

Decorative arts

Essentials of rug care and repair and a glossary of rug terminology are also included, making this book a practical as well as enticing visual resource.

240 pages 9 x 11 inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-299-8

alix g. perrachon is a writer, editor, and consultant on rugs to designers and private buyers throughout the world. She is a contributor to numerous publications, including AREA magazine, The Oriental Rug Magazine, House & Garden, Art & Auction, Art & Antiques, Antiques World, and the New York Times.

$50 hardcover ($60 Canada) World rights September 28, 2010

doris leslie blau is the founder of the prestigious gallery Doris Leslie Blau, which supplies rugs and carpets to top interior designers and private clients.

Detailed descriptions of the twenty most popular rugs and the most appropriate settings for them.

Professional tips for buying and caring for rugs and carpets.

The Decorative Carpet

Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors

Alix G. Perrachon Foreword by Doris Leslie Blau


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For seven years, Corinne May Botz searched for ghost stories in buildings across the United States. She ventured into these haunted places with both camera and tape recorder in hand; her photographs, accompanied by first-person narratives, reveal a rare glimpse into American interiors, both physical and psychological. This book includes eighty haunted buildings, from the legendary to the ordinary, including Edgar Allen Poe’s house in Baltimore, a Marriott Hotel in Detroit, New Jersey taverns and Massachusetts farmhouses, a log cabin in Kentucky, and a number of private residences. The text includes ghost stories told to the author by those who lived through the moving rugs, creaking floors, apparitions, disappearing—and reappearing— objects, cries in the night, mysteriously burning candles, and other unexplained occurrences.

Intriguing, fascinating, eerie subject matter.

Photography

This catalog of haunted structures—documentation of the living quarters of the otherworldly, the “groundless ground of being”—is destined to become a cult classic.

208 pages 10 x 8 inches 150 color photographs ISBN 978-1-58093-291-2

corinne may botz is a photographer and chronicler of the strange, the bizarre, and the paranormal. Her photographs and essays have been published in magazines such as Life, Metropolis, 2wice, and Popular Science. She is the author of The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death (Monacelli, 2004).

Ghost stories and the paranormal have perennial appeal.

Spans photography, folklore, literature, history, anthropology, and the occult.

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$40 hardcover ($45 Canada) World rights September 28, 2010

Haunted Houses Corinne May Botz


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For seven years, Corinne May Botz searched for ghost stories in buildings across the United States. She ventured into these haunted places with both camera and tape recorder in hand; her photographs, accompanied by first-person narratives, reveal a rare glimpse into American interiors, both physical and psychological. This book includes eighty haunted buildings, from the legendary to the ordinary, including Edgar Allen Poe’s house in Baltimore, a Marriott Hotel in Detroit, New Jersey taverns and Massachusetts farmhouses, a log cabin in Kentucky, and a number of private residences. The text includes ghost stories told to the author by those who lived through the moving rugs, creaking floors, apparitions, disappearing—and reappearing— objects, cries in the night, mysteriously burning candles, and other unexplained occurrences.

Intriguing, fascinating, eerie subject matter.

Photography

This catalog of haunted structures—documentation of the living quarters of the otherworldly, the “groundless ground of being”—is destined to become a cult classic.

208 pages 10 x 8 inches 150 color photographs ISBN 978-1-58093-291-2

corinne may botz is a photographer and chronicler of the strange, the bizarre, and the paranormal. Her photographs and essays have been published in magazines such as Life, Metropolis, 2wice, and Popular Science. She is the author of The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death (Monacelli, 2004).

Ghost stories and the paranormal have perennial appeal.

Spans photography, folklore, literature, history, anthropology, and the occult.

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$40 hardcover ($45 Canada) World rights September 28, 2010

Haunted Houses Corinne May Botz


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Marian Bantjes is the most inventive and creative typographic illustrator of our time. Her highly ornamental, craftsman-like word pictures have earned her commissions from leading international design agencies and a cult following around the world. Whether intricately hand-drawn or using precise computer illustration software, Bantjes’s work crosses the boundaries of time, style, and technology.

Graphic design

marian bantjes is a typographic illustrator and graphic designer based on Bowen Island, near Vancouver. Acclaimed for its wit and originality, her work is included in major anthologies and international publications on typography and graphic design.

208 pages 6V x 9K inches Illuminated throughout in 8 colors, including gold ISBN 978-1-58093-296-7 $40 hardcover ($45 Canada) U.S., Philippines, Canadian rights September 28, 2010

I Wonder presents Bantjes’s musings on art, design, beauty, and popular culture, wide-ranging reflections that examine the cult of Santa, roadside advertising, photography and memory, the alphabet’s letterforms, heraldry, and stars. Intended to inspire all creative minds, this book is more than a collection of ideas. Bantjes has meticulously illustrated every page of the book in her inimitable style to create an accessible work of art that is far greater than the sum of its parts.

A unique volume illuminated throughout in eight colors, including gold.

Marian Bantjes has an international cult following in the design world.

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An ideal gift book for all in creative fields.

I Wonder Marian Bantjes


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Marian Bantjes is the most inventive and creative typographic illustrator of our time. Her highly ornamental, craftsman-like word pictures have earned her commissions from leading international design agencies and a cult following around the world. Whether intricately hand-drawn or using precise computer illustration software, Bantjes’s work crosses the boundaries of time, style, and technology.

Graphic design

marian bantjes is a typographic illustrator and graphic designer based on Bowen Island, near Vancouver. Acclaimed for its wit and originality, her work is included in major anthologies and international publications on typography and graphic design.

208 pages 6V x 9K inches Illuminated throughout in 8 colors, including gold ISBN 978-1-58093-296-7 $40 hardcover ($45 Canada) U.S., Philippines, Canadian rights September 28, 2010

I Wonder presents Bantjes’s musings on art, design, beauty, and popular culture, wide-ranging reflections that examine the cult of Santa, roadside advertising, photography and memory, the alphabet’s letterforms, heraldry, and stars. Intended to inspire all creative minds, this book is more than a collection of ideas. Bantjes has meticulously illustrated every page of the book in her inimitable style to create an accessible work of art that is far greater than the sum of its parts.

A unique volume illuminated throughout in eight colors, including gold.

Marian Bantjes has an international cult following in the design world.

fall 2010

An ideal gift book for all in creative fields.

I Wonder Marian Bantjes


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This wide-ranging book surveys Asian art of the past two decades. East Asia is represented by Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, Mongolia, and mainland China; South Asia by India and Pakistan; Southeast Asia by Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Burma; and Central Asia by Iran, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan. Some 200 color illustrations capture the full scope of artistic practice, from ink and brush painting, calligraphy, sculpture, and photography to performance, installation, video, Internet, and other new media. Artists range from the established—Nam June Paik, On Kawara, Yoko Ono, Cai Guo-Qiang, Takashi Murakami—to the emerging—Indonesian cartoon artist Wedhar Riyadi, Mongolian site-specific artist Chaolun Baatar, Pakistani graffiti artist Naiza Khan, VietnameseAmerican photo artist Dinh Q. Le, and many more.

Authoritative survey of every aspect of contemporary Asian art.

fall 2010

Fine arts

The authoritative text discusses the relationship of contemporary Asian art to history and tradition; its engagement with issues of politics, society, and the state; its exploration of consumerism and popular culture; and its interplay with the urban environment. Both a superb visual reference and a critical overview, this book is an indispensable introduction to a dynamic and burgeoning field. Complete with comprehensive artists’ biographies, it will be the definitive volume on the subject.

256 pages 8 x 10 inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-298-1 $60 hardcover ($72 Canada) U.S., Philippines, Canadian rights September 28, 2010

melissa chiu is museum director of the Asia Society, New York. benjamin genocchio is an art and culture critic for the New York Times.

Presents both major international stars and extraordinary young talent.

Includes artist biographies and other reference material.

Asian Art Now Melissa Chiu and Benjamin Genocchio


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This wide-ranging book surveys Asian art of the past two decades. East Asia is represented by Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, Mongolia, and mainland China; South Asia by India and Pakistan; Southeast Asia by Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Burma; and Central Asia by Iran, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan. Some 200 color illustrations capture the full scope of artistic practice, from ink and brush painting, calligraphy, sculpture, and photography to performance, installation, video, Internet, and other new media. Artists range from the established—Nam June Paik, On Kawara, Yoko Ono, Cai Guo-Qiang, Takashi Murakami—to the emerging—Indonesian cartoon artist Wedhar Riyadi, Mongolian site-specific artist Chaolun Baatar, Pakistani graffiti artist Naiza Khan, VietnameseAmerican photo artist Dinh Q. Le, and many more.

Authoritative survey of every aspect of contemporary Asian art.

fall 2010

Fine arts

The authoritative text discusses the relationship of contemporary Asian art to history and tradition; its engagement with issues of politics, society, and the state; its exploration of consumerism and popular culture; and its interplay with the urban environment. Both a superb visual reference and a critical overview, this book is an indispensable introduction to a dynamic and burgeoning field. Complete with comprehensive artists’ biographies, it will be the definitive volume on the subject.

256 pages 8 x 10 inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-298-1 $60 hardcover ($72 Canada) U.S., Philippines, Canadian rights September 28, 2010

melissa chiu is museum director of the Asia Society, New York. benjamin genocchio is an art and culture critic for the New York Times.

Presents both major international stars and extraordinary young talent.

Includes artist biographies and other reference material.

Asian Art Now Melissa Chiu and Benjamin Genocchio


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This book—a reprint of a volume originally published in 1960—is a major event in architectural publishing. It is not merely by and about Le Corbusier. It is Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier presents a chronology of his life and career and a meditation on a lifetime in the arts. Taken as a whole, this is a masterly exposition of the creative process that covers the architect’s development from his early days as a student to the completion of the Priory at La Tourette, his latest building at the time of the original publication. The complex imagination, restless creativity, and breadth of genius of this giant of art and architecture are vividly revealed in these pages.

Reprint of a famous and rare book originally issued in 1960.

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The characteristically vigorous text and pictures illustrate the principles that defined his body of work as a whole, establishing the major premise of his philosophy: architecture, if it is to keep its vitality, must be integrated with advances in all other fields of art.

Architecture

The Swiss-French architect le corbusier (1887–1965) was one of the most influential and admired architects of the twentieth century. His famous quote, “the house is a machine for living in,” is an oft-repeated mantra, and his belief in a pure modernism laid the foundation for what became the International Style of architecture.

$85 hardcover ($102 Canada)

A self-portrait of the artist and A must-have for all interested architect that defies categorization. in twentieth-century art and architecture.

312 pages 8Y x 11K inches More than 500 illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-290-5

U.S., Canadian rights September 28, 2010

My Work Le Corbusier


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This book—a reprint of a volume originally published in 1960—is a major event in architectural publishing. It is not merely by and about Le Corbusier. It is Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier presents a chronology of his life and career and a meditation on a lifetime in the arts. Taken as a whole, this is a masterly exposition of the creative process that covers the architect’s development from his early days as a student to the completion of the Priory at La Tourette, his latest building at the time of the original publication. The complex imagination, restless creativity, and breadth of genius of this giant of art and architecture are vividly revealed in these pages.

Reprint of a famous and rare book originally issued in 1960.

fall 2010

The characteristically vigorous text and pictures illustrate the principles that defined his body of work as a whole, establishing the major premise of his philosophy: architecture, if it is to keep its vitality, must be integrated with advances in all other fields of art.

Architecture

The Swiss-French architect le corbusier (1887–1965) was one of the most influential and admired architects of the twentieth century. His famous quote, “the house is a machine for living in,” is an oft-repeated mantra, and his belief in a pure modernism laid the foundation for what became the International Style of architecture.

$85 hardcover ($102 Canada)

A self-portrait of the artist and A must-have for all interested architect that defies categorization. in twentieth-century art and architecture.

312 pages 8Y x 11K inches More than 500 illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-290-5

U.S., Canadian rights September 28, 2010

My Work Le Corbusier


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Gardens designed for refined pleasure and spiritual relaxation were first perfected in ancient China. Western travelers from Marco Polo onward saw them and marveled at their intricacy, their elaborate garden buildings, their subtle design, and their assured use of plants, water, and natural materials. Yet for many centuries Westerners found the principles underlying these designs difficult to grasp.

Garden design

fang xiaofeng is a professor at the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University in Beijing. He specializes in the history and theory of Chinese and international gardens; garden design; city planning; and architectural design. He is also the deputy executive editor for Decorations magazine.

260 pages 9 x 12 inches 300 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-303-2 $60 hardcover ($72 Canada) World English rights September 28, 2010

The Great Gardens of China explains those principles in a clear and accessible way and presents sixteen important Chinese gardens in depth, all in the context of beautiful photographs that were especially commissioned for the book. Among the featured gardens are the Summer Palace on the outskirts of Beijing, the Master of the Nets Garden and the Humble Adminstrator’s Garden in Suzhou, near Shanghai, and the Zhanyuan Garden in Jiangsu Province.

An essential resource for a littleknown aspect of Chinese history and culture.

A richly illustrated survey of the most famous gardens.

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Garden tours are an integral part of tourist itineraries in China.

The Great Gardens of China Fang Xiaofeng

History, Concepts, Techniques


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Gardens designed for refined pleasure and spiritual relaxation were first perfected in ancient China. Western travelers from Marco Polo onward saw them and marveled at their intricacy, their elaborate garden buildings, their subtle design, and their assured use of plants, water, and natural materials. Yet for many centuries Westerners found the principles underlying these designs difficult to grasp.

Garden design

fang xiaofeng is a professor at the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University in Beijing. He specializes in the history and theory of Chinese and international gardens; garden design; city planning; and architectural design. He is also the deputy executive editor for Decorations magazine.

260 pages 9 x 12 inches 300 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-303-2 $60 hardcover ($72 Canada) World English rights September 28, 2010

The Great Gardens of China explains those principles in a clear and accessible way and presents sixteen important Chinese gardens in depth, all in the context of beautiful photographs that were especially commissioned for the book. Among the featured gardens are the Summer Palace on the outskirts of Beijing, the Master of the Nets Garden and the Humble Adminstrator’s Garden in Suzhou, near Shanghai, and the Zhanyuan Garden in Jiangsu Province.

An essential resource for a littleknown aspect of Chinese history and culture.

A richly illustrated survey of the most famous gardens.

fall 2010

Garden tours are an integral part of tourist itineraries in China.

The Great Gardens of China Fang Xiaofeng

History, Concepts, Techniques


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The country houses of Sweden are the nation’s bestkept secret. This book reveals houses dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, both refined aristocratic manors and more modest farmhouses. Twenty examples have been selected to show the range of interior design, focusing on the painted surfaces, woodcarving, and handpainted wall coverings characteristic of Swedish design.

Interior design

susanna scherman is an architect with extensive experience in restoring interiors and gardens.

224 pages 9V x 11N inches 220 color photographs ISBN 978-1-58093-294-3

åke e:son lindman is one of Sweden's most celebrated photographers of architecture and interiors.

$60 hardcover ($72 Canada) U.S., Philippines, Canadian rights October 5, 2010

Drawing on recent research, author Susanna Scherman introduces many of the leading Swedish architects and assesses the contribution of foreign designers and styles, from ancient Roman to French Rococo. All the photographs were specially taken by the renowned photographer Åke E:son Lindman, who traveled throughout the country with the author.

The first comprehensive look at the array of Swedish country houses, from stone palaces to painted wooden farmhouses.

Beautiful color images bring these houses to life on a journey through the Swedish countryside.

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Europe's best-kept secret, these interiors will be a design revelation and inspiration.

The Swedish Country House Susanna Scherman Photographs by Åke E:son Lindman


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The country houses of Sweden are the nation’s bestkept secret. This book reveals houses dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, both refined aristocratic manors and more modest farmhouses. Twenty examples have been selected to show the range of interior design, focusing on the painted surfaces, woodcarving, and handpainted wall coverings characteristic of Swedish design.

Interior design

susanna scherman is an architect with extensive experience in restoring interiors and gardens.

224 pages 9V x 11N inches 220 color photographs ISBN 978-1-58093-294-3

åke e:son lindman is one of Sweden's most celebrated photographers of architecture and interiors.

$60 hardcover ($72 Canada) U.S., Philippines, Canadian rights October 5, 2010

Drawing on recent research, author Susanna Scherman introduces many of the leading Swedish architects and assesses the contribution of foreign designers and styles, from ancient Roman to French Rococo. All the photographs were specially taken by the renowned photographer Åke E:son Lindman, who traveled throughout the country with the author.

The first comprehensive look at the array of Swedish country houses, from stone palaces to painted wooden farmhouses.

Beautiful color images bring these houses to life on a journey through the Swedish countryside.

fall 2010

Europe's best-kept secret, these interiors will be a design revelation and inspiration.

The Swedish Country House Susanna Scherman Photographs by Åke E:son Lindman


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Campion Platt founded his New York–based firm in 1990. A pioneer of boutique hotel design, he now engages in a range of projects—apartments and houses, as well as furniture, lighting, textiles, and more. Platt’s style combines a clean and simple, modern design vision with an embrace of color, beautifully crafted millwork, and a comprehensive approach that includes architecture, interior design and furnituremaking. Above all, Platt’s work is bespoke: every project, at multiple levels, is made to order.

campion platt‘s work is published regularly in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Wallpaper, Interior Design, Esquire, and Travel & Leisure.

Interior design 240 pages 9 x 11 inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-280-6

jay mcinerney, a Platt client, is the author of Bright Lights, Big City and, most recently, How It Ended.

$50 hardcover ($60 Canada) World rights October 12, 2010

While presenting a broadly representative range of projects, Platt’s first monograph also uses brief personal essays and lively descriptions, combined with original drawings from the designer’s portfolio, to give readers a privileged inside view of how a world-class designer weaves his spell.

Projects range from city townhouses and lofts to contemporary interiors in historic seaside homes and country manors.

Engaging, first-person text details Platt’s design process.

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Timely focus on incorporating environmentally friendly materials and objects.

Made to Order Campion Platt Foreword by Jay McInerney


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Campion Platt founded his New York–based firm in 1990. A pioneer of boutique hotel design, he now engages in a range of projects—apartments and houses, as well as furniture, lighting, textiles, and more. Platt’s style combines a clean and simple, modern design vision with an embrace of color, beautifully crafted millwork, and a comprehensive approach that includes architecture, interior design and furnituremaking. Above all, Platt’s work is bespoke: every project, at multiple levels, is made to order.

campion platt‘s work is published regularly in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Wallpaper, Interior Design, Esquire, and Travel & Leisure.

Interior design 240 pages 9 x 11 inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-280-6

jay mcinerney, a Platt client, is the author of Bright Lights, Big City and, most recently, How It Ended.

$50 hardcover ($60 Canada) World rights October 12, 2010

While presenting a broadly representative range of projects, Platt’s first monograph also uses brief personal essays and lively descriptions, combined with original drawings from the designer’s portfolio, to give readers a privileged inside view of how a world-class designer weaves his spell.

Projects range from city townhouses and lofts to contemporary interiors in historic seaside homes and country manors.

Engaging, first-person text details Platt’s design process.

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Timely focus on incorporating environmentally friendly materials and objects.

Made to Order Campion Platt Foreword by Jay McInerney


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Manolo Blahnik’s name is synonymous with beautifully crafted, highly desirable, theatrical shoes that ooze originality, style, and exuberance. For four decades his unique vision has held the fashion world spellbound. His design process begins with color—rich sketches that are so finely executed they are as sought-after as the shoes themselves. This volume features more than 130 of his exquisite drawings. The book is organized thematically to express Manolo Blahnik’s interests and passions—art history, film (including his renowned designs for Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette), theater, flora, and fauna.

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manolo blahnik has been designing shoes since 1971 and has received many prestigious awards, including three special awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the British Council's Accessory Designer of the Year in 1990 and 1999.

Fashion

suzy menkes is the head fashion reporter and editor for the International Herald Tribune.

$50 softcover ($60 Canada)

200 pages 9 x 11X inches 150 illustrations, 125 in color ISBN 978-1-58093-282-0

U.S., Philippines, Canadian rights October 12, 2010

grace coddington is creative director at Vogue. milena canonero won her third Oscar for her costume designs for Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette in 2006.

An introduction by Blahnik is accompanied by contributions from some of the most prominent names in fashion: Suzy Menkes, Grace Coddington, and Milena Canonero. Each provides valuable insight into the world of Manolo Blahnik.

Manolo Blahnik is a household name, thanks in part to Sex and the City.

An ideal gift book for artists and fashion-lovers alike.

All contributors are well known throughout the fashion world.

Manolo’s New Shoes Manolo Blahnik Contributions by Suzy Menkes, Grace Coddington and Milena Canonero


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Manolo Blahnik’s name is synonymous with beautifully crafted, highly desirable, theatrical shoes that ooze originality, style, and exuberance. For four decades his unique vision has held the fashion world spellbound. His design process begins with color—rich sketches that are so finely executed they are as sought-after as the shoes themselves. This volume features more than 130 of his exquisite drawings. The book is organized thematically to express Manolo Blahnik’s interests and passions—art history, film (including his renowned designs for Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette), theater, flora, and fauna.

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manolo blahnik has been designing shoes since 1971 and has received many prestigious awards, including three special awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the British Council's Accessory Designer of the Year in 1990 and 1999.

Fashion

suzy menkes is the head fashion reporter and editor for the International Herald Tribune.

$50 softcover ($60 Canada)

200 pages 9 x 11X inches 150 illustrations, 125 in color ISBN 978-1-58093-282-0

U.S., Philippines, Canadian rights October 12, 2010

grace coddington is creative director at Vogue. milena canonero won her third Oscar for her costume designs for Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette in 2006.

An introduction by Blahnik is accompanied by contributions from some of the most prominent names in fashion: Suzy Menkes, Grace Coddington, and Milena Canonero. Each provides valuable insight into the world of Manolo Blahnik.

Manolo Blahnik is a household name, thanks in part to Sex and the City.

An ideal gift book for artists and fashion-lovers alike.

All contributors are well known throughout the fashion world.

Manolo’s New Shoes Manolo Blahnik Contributions by Suzy Menkes, Grace Coddington and Milena Canonero


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Van Gogh in Auvers is a complete catalog of all that Vincent van Gogh produced during the last seventy days of his life: an astounding number of paintings— he often completed several per day—and voluminous personal correspondence to family, fellow artists, friends, and creditors. The painter moved to Auvers-sur-Oise, an artistic enclave outside of Paris, in 1890 at the urging of Dr. Gachet, whom he later immortalized on canvas. Leading a life sheltered from temptations, van Gogh entered an astoundingly creative period, producing paintings inspired by the surrounding landscape and town.

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This book reveals the complexity of van Gogh’s personality through fascinating historical documents and stunning reproductions of his last paintings that allow the reader fully into his psyche and through the thoughts and events that led to his tragic early death. Van Gogh in Auvers unfolds the artist’s last weeks day by day, juxtaposing letters and artistic works and illustrating both with historical images and insightful commentary.

304 pages 9K x 11N inches 220 black-and-white and color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-301-8 $75 hardcover ($90 Canada) World English rights October 12, 2010

wouter van der veen, scientific adviser at the Van Gogh Institute in Auvers-sur-Oise, is one of the few scholars who have worked with van Gogh's complete correspondence. axel ruger is director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

An unprecedented look into van Gogh's mind during his last days.

A day-by-day presentation reveals Incisive commentary on each the intensity of van Gogh's creative painting by a renowned van Gogh output. scholar.

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Van Gogh in Auvers

His Last Days

Wouter van der Veen Axel Ruger


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Van Gogh in Auvers is a complete catalog of all that Vincent van Gogh produced during the last seventy days of his life: an astounding number of paintings— he often completed several per day—and voluminous personal correspondence to family, fellow artists, friends, and creditors. The painter moved to Auvers-sur-Oise, an artistic enclave outside of Paris, in 1890 at the urging of Dr. Gachet, whom he later immortalized on canvas. Leading a life sheltered from temptations, van Gogh entered an astoundingly creative period, producing paintings inspired by the surrounding landscape and town.

Fine arts

This book reveals the complexity of van Gogh’s personality through fascinating historical documents and stunning reproductions of his last paintings that allow the reader fully into his psyche and through the thoughts and events that led to his tragic early death. Van Gogh in Auvers unfolds the artist’s last weeks day by day, juxtaposing letters and artistic works and illustrating both with historical images and insightful commentary.

304 pages 9K x 11N inches 220 black-and-white and color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-301-8 $75 hardcover ($90 Canada) World English rights October 12, 2010

wouter van der veen, scientific adviser at the Van Gogh Institute in Auvers-sur-Oise, is one of the few scholars who have worked with van Gogh's complete correspondence. axel ruger is director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

An unprecedented look into van Gogh's mind during his last days.

A day-by-day presentation reveals Incisive commentary on each the intensity of van Gogh's creative painting by a renowned van Gogh output. scholar.

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Van Gogh in Auvers

His Last Days

Wouter van der Veen Axel Ruger


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Vicente Wolf is known for a modern and elegant design sensibility that is guided by integrity and simplicity. Wolf's designs are often inspired—and strengthened— by his many other creative passions, including photography, art, and travel. This volume features a glimpse into the mind of the designer at work. Wolf takes three principal design strategies—simplify, expand, connect—and examines each from three different points of view: the inspiration from his travels, the realization in a detailed beforeand-after design project, and the application to many different rooms and spaces.

Wolf is an internationally known design superstar.

Interior design

Wolf, a respected photographer, is behind every photograph in the book. With his camera always at hand, he documents his travels and his works in great detail, with striking images that convey the designer's eye. Engaging commentary explains his working methods and design decisions. The before-and-after projects illuminate the many stages and decisions involved in a single design.

224 pages 10K x 10K inches 180 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-267-7 $50 hardcover ($60 Canada) World rights October 19, 2010

vicente wolf founded Vicente Wolf Associates in New York City in 1988. He has been singled out as one of America’s most influential interior designers by Elle Decor, Interior Design, House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home, House & Garden, O at Home, and Veranda. His previous books include Learning to See (Artisan, 2002) and Crossing Boundaries (Monacelli, 2006).

A glimpse into the mind of the designer at work.

Lush color photographs by Wolf document sources and finished rooms.

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Lifting the Curtain on Design Vicente Wolf


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Vicente Wolf is known for a modern and elegant design sensibility that is guided by integrity and simplicity. Wolf's designs are often inspired—and strengthened— by his many other creative passions, including photography, art, and travel. This volume features a glimpse into the mind of the designer at work. Wolf takes three principal design strategies—simplify, expand, connect—and examines each from three different points of view: the inspiration from his travels, the realization in a detailed beforeand-after design project, and the application to many different rooms and spaces.

Wolf is an internationally known design superstar.

Interior design

Wolf, a respected photographer, is behind every photograph in the book. With his camera always at hand, he documents his travels and his works in great detail, with striking images that convey the designer's eye. Engaging commentary explains his working methods and design decisions. The before-and-after projects illuminate the many stages and decisions involved in a single design.

224 pages 10K x 10K inches 180 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-267-7 $50 hardcover ($60 Canada) World rights October 19, 2010

vicente wolf founded Vicente Wolf Associates in New York City in 1988. He has been singled out as one of America’s most influential interior designers by Elle Decor, Interior Design, House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home, House & Garden, O at Home, and Veranda. His previous books include Learning to See (Artisan, 2002) and Crossing Boundaries (Monacelli, 2006).

A glimpse into the mind of the designer at work.

Lush color photographs by Wolf document sources and finished rooms.

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Lifting the Curtain on Design Vicente Wolf


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The majesty of the Hudson River has captivated both artists and visitors for generations, and the gardens along its banks have a special character. Those created for the Gilded Age estates are more formal; private gardens respond directly to the rolling landscape and mature forests. The area is a crucible for the development of American landscape design since the major figures—Alexander Jackson Downing, Frederick Law Olmsted, Beatrix Farrand, and Fletcher Steele—all worked in the Hudson Valley.

Garden design

Photographers susan daley and steve gross have collaborated on a number of books focusing on historic houses and landscapes including Creole Houses: Traditional Homes of Old Louisiana, Old Florida: Florida's Magnificent Homes, Gardens, and Vintage Attractions, Catskill Country Style, and Time Wearing Out Memory: Schonarie County.

224 pages 10K x 9K inches 200 color photographs ISBN 978-1-58093-277-6 $50 hardcover ($60 Canada) World rights October 19, 2010

Gardens of the Hudson Valley focuses on the historic landscape and how gardens have been integrated into it. Photographers Steve Gross and Susan Daly have selected twenty-five gardens between Yonkers and Hudson, including famous estate gardens like Kykuit, Boscobel, the Vanderbilt Mansion, and Olana (all open to the public) and private gardens that combine sweeping views and lush plantings.

Named a National Heritage Area by the National Park Service, the Hudson Valley is a major tourist destination.

Gardens and landscapes by the major figures in the history of American landscape design.

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Map and list of properties open to the public will guide readers.

Gardens of the Hudson Valley Steve Gross and Susan Daley


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The majesty of the Hudson River has captivated both artists and visitors for generations, and the gardens along its banks have a special character. Those created for the Gilded Age estates are more formal; private gardens respond directly to the rolling landscape and mature forests. The area is a crucible for the development of American landscape design since the major figures—Alexander Jackson Downing, Frederick Law Olmsted, Beatrix Farrand, and Fletcher Steele—all worked in the Hudson Valley.

Garden design

Photographers susan daley and steve gross have collaborated on a number of books focusing on historic houses and landscapes including Creole Houses: Traditional Homes of Old Louisiana, Old Florida: Florida's Magnificent Homes, Gardens, and Vintage Attractions, Catskill Country Style, and Time Wearing Out Memory: Schonarie County.

224 pages 10K x 9K inches 200 color photographs ISBN 978-1-58093-277-6 $50 hardcover ($60 Canada) World rights October 19, 2010

Gardens of the Hudson Valley focuses on the historic landscape and how gardens have been integrated into it. Photographers Steve Gross and Susan Daly have selected twenty-five gardens between Yonkers and Hudson, including famous estate gardens like Kykuit, Boscobel, the Vanderbilt Mansion, and Olana (all open to the public) and private gardens that combine sweeping views and lush plantings.

Named a National Heritage Area by the National Park Service, the Hudson Valley is a major tourist destination.

Gardens and landscapes by the major figures in the history of American landscape design.

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Map and list of properties open to the public will guide readers.

Gardens of the Hudson Valley Steve Gross and Susan Daley


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This is a book of houses where we all would like to live. The locations are diverse—New England, Long Island, Pennsylvania, California—and the architecture encompasses both traditional and contemporary vocabulary. What links them is their livable scale and the architect’s commitment to creating congenial spaces with a handsome and functional design. They are unassuming dwellings whose architecture moves easily to the background, supporting comfortable furniture, works of art from a variety of periods and styles, and the plantings and outdoor spaces that are essential to the composition.

A fresh look at houses and interiors.

Architecture

These houses display grace and style inside and out. They invite a full range of activities from formal to informal, from celebration to repose, from a solitary existence to a house full of children or guests. These houses have good places to read a book or write a letter, to take a nap, and to cook and eat with family and friends.

256 pages 9K x 9 inches 200 color photographs ISBN 978-1-58093-287-5 $45 hardcover ($52 Canada) World rights October 19, 2010

sam white is a partner in the New York firm Platt Byard Dovell White Architects. He is the author of three highly successful books on the work of McKim, Mead & White, most recently Stanford White Architect.

Focuses on well-designed, livable houses throughout the U.S.

Styles range from traditional to contemporary, appealing to a variety of personal tastes.

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Nice House Samuel G. White


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This is a book of houses where we all would like to live. The locations are diverse—New England, Long Island, Pennsylvania, California—and the architecture encompasses both traditional and contemporary vocabulary. What links them is their livable scale and the architect’s commitment to creating congenial spaces with a handsome and functional design. They are unassuming dwellings whose architecture moves easily to the background, supporting comfortable furniture, works of art from a variety of periods and styles, and the plantings and outdoor spaces that are essential to the composition.

A fresh look at houses and interiors.

Architecture

These houses display grace and style inside and out. They invite a full range of activities from formal to informal, from celebration to repose, from a solitary existence to a house full of children or guests. These houses have good places to read a book or write a letter, to take a nap, and to cook and eat with family and friends.

256 pages 9K x 9 inches 200 color photographs ISBN 978-1-58093-287-5 $45 hardcover ($52 Canada) World rights October 19, 2010

sam white is a partner in the New York firm Platt Byard Dovell White Architects. He is the author of three highly successful books on the work of McKim, Mead & White, most recently Stanford White Architect.

Focuses on well-designed, livable houses throughout the U.S.

Styles range from traditional to contemporary, appealing to a variety of personal tastes.

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Nice House Samuel G. White


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In this publication, for the first time, the world’s leading graphic designers have opened up their private notebooks to offer not only a privileged glimpse into their ideas but also an insight into their creative process. Selected by experienced graphic design commentators Steven Heller and Lita Talarico this lively overview features the work of one hundred illustrators, graphic designers, and typographers from around the world, including Stefan Sagmeister (U.S./Austria), Christoph Niemann (Germany), Sara Fanelli (England/Italy), Christoph Abbrederis (Austria), Shogo Ota (U.S./Japan), Art Spiegelman (U.S.), Uwa Loesch (Germany), Milton Glaser (U.S.), Michael Bierut (U.S.), and Bruce Mau (Canada), to name just a few.

A treasure trove of inspiration for everyone engaged in the visual industries.

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Graphic design

The book is organized by designer, with samples ranging from small, discrete typographical explorations to fully fledged illustration ideas, from a few scrappy scribbles and eccentric handwriting to photographic collages and other wacky forms of visual inspiration.

352 pages 8O x 11O inches 650 color and black-and-white illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-297-4

steven heller is co-chair of the MFA Design Department at New York's School of Visual Arts. He is the author of many books on graphic design, most recently Handwritten, New Vintage Type, and New Ornamental Type.

$60 softcover ($72 Canada) U.S., Philippines, Canadian rights October 26, 2010

lita talarico is the founding editor of American Illustration & Photography and co-chair of the MFA Design Department at the School of Visual Arts. She is also reporter-at-large for Italian Design Graphics.

Engaging and revealing commentary from the designers themselves.

Authors Steven Heller and Lita Talarico are leading graphic design commentators.

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Private Sketchbooks of the World’s Greatest Graphic Designers Steven Heller and Lita Talarico


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In this publication, for the first time, the world’s leading graphic designers have opened up their private notebooks to offer not only a privileged glimpse into their ideas but also an insight into their creative process. Selected by experienced graphic design commentators Steven Heller and Lita Talarico this lively overview features the work of one hundred illustrators, graphic designers, and typographers from around the world, including Stefan Sagmeister (U.S./Austria), Christoph Niemann (Germany), Sara Fanelli (England/Italy), Christoph Abbrederis (Austria), Shogo Ota (U.S./Japan), Art Spiegelman (U.S.), Uwa Loesch (Germany), Milton Glaser (U.S.), Michael Bierut (U.S.), and Bruce Mau (Canada), to name just a few.

A treasure trove of inspiration for everyone engaged in the visual industries.

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Graphic design

The book is organized by designer, with samples ranging from small, discrete typographical explorations to fully fledged illustration ideas, from a few scrappy scribbles and eccentric handwriting to photographic collages and other wacky forms of visual inspiration.

352 pages 8O x 11O inches 650 color and black-and-white illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-297-4

steven heller is co-chair of the MFA Design Department at New York's School of Visual Arts. He is the author of many books on graphic design, most recently Handwritten, New Vintage Type, and New Ornamental Type.

$60 softcover ($72 Canada) U.S., Philippines, Canadian rights October 26, 2010

lita talarico is the founding editor of American Illustration & Photography and co-chair of the MFA Design Department at the School of Visual Arts. She is also reporter-at-large for Italian Design Graphics.

Engaging and revealing commentary from the designers themselves.

Authors Steven Heller and Lita Talarico are leading graphic design commentators.

Graphic

Private Sketchbooks of the World’s Greatest Graphic Designers Steven Heller and Lita Talarico


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No subject in the history of modern art is as immediately appealing as the exuberant, painterly interiors of Henri Matisse. This book brings together for the first time a rich collection of Matisse's paintings incorporating the motif of the window.

The introduction establishes the history of the window in art, as well as discussing what the window meant to Matisse. Fifty-five works are illustrated in color and arranged in chronologically, each accompanied by a brief analytical essay and reference material.

Throughout his long career, in each new phase of his art and with every change of residence, Matisse reinvented the theme of the window. His paintings include his apartment window in Paris, his studio in Issy-les-Moulineaux, and the tall French windows with long shutters of his residence in Nice. Even a brief trip to Morocco resulted in important paintings of views seen from his hotel room in Tangiers.

The window paintings bear witness to Matisse’s major contribution to abstract art. An inspiration to Mark Rothko, Ellsworth Kelly, and Richard Diebenkorn, among others, Matisse's work paved the way for some of the most radical abstract painting of the twentieth century.

A fresh perspective on the work of this universally popular artist.

Fine arts 192 pages 10 x 12N inches 120 color and black-and-white illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-295-0 $60 hardcover ($72 Canada) U.S., Philippines, Canadian rights November 2, 2010

shirley neilsen blum has had a long and distinguished career as an art historian and is now professor emerita at the State University of New York at Purchase, where she was the founding chair of the art history department.

Lavish color reproductions complemented by archival drawings and sketches.

Includes rarely seen paintings from private collections.

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Henri Matisse

Rooms with a View Shirley Neilsen Blum


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No subject in the history of modern art is as immediately appealing as the exuberant, painterly interiors of Henri Matisse. This book brings together for the first time a rich collection of Matisse's paintings incorporating the motif of the window.

The introduction establishes the history of the window in art, as well as discussing what the window meant to Matisse. Fifty-five works are illustrated in color and arranged in chronologically, each accompanied by a brief analytical essay and reference material.

Throughout his long career, in each new phase of his art and with every change of residence, Matisse reinvented the theme of the window. His paintings include his apartment window in Paris, his studio in Issy-les-Moulineaux, and the tall French windows with long shutters of his residence in Nice. Even a brief trip to Morocco resulted in important paintings of views seen from his hotel room in Tangiers.

The window paintings bear witness to Matisse’s major contribution to abstract art. An inspiration to Mark Rothko, Ellsworth Kelly, and Richard Diebenkorn, among others, Matisse's work paved the way for some of the most radical abstract painting of the twentieth century.

A fresh perspective on the work of this universally popular artist.

Fine arts 192 pages 10 x 12N inches 120 color and black-and-white illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-295-0 $60 hardcover ($72 Canada) U.S., Philippines, Canadian rights November 2, 2010

shirley neilsen blum has had a long and distinguished career as an art historian and is now professor emerita at the State University of New York at Purchase, where she was the founding chair of the art history department.

Lavish color reproductions complemented by archival drawings and sketches.

Includes rarely seen paintings from private collections.

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Henri Matisse

Rooms with a View Shirley Neilsen Blum


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Auto Focus presents a dazzling array of photographic self-portraits by eighty photographers from the United States, Mexico, Germany, France, Britain, the Netherlands, Spain, Japan, Korea, and elsewhere. All works are from the 1990s and 2000s. Clearly organized into five thematic chapters, the book surveys trends in recent self-portrait photography, focusing on diaristic and autobiographical images; pictures of the body; the use of masks and masquerade; the return to studio portraiture and the photographic album; and performance, both public and private.

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Photography

Among the many artists who have turned their investigations of the self into a central part of their work are Lyle Ashton Harris, Nan Goldin, Ana Casas Broda, Juergen Teller, Elina Brotherus, Ni Haifeng, Thomas Florschuetz, Sunil Gupta, Zhang Huan, Nick Cave, Melanie Manchot, Yasumasa Morimura, Nikki S. Lee, Walead Beshty, and Miguel Angel Gauca.

224 pages 9 x 10O inches 250 color photographs ISBN 978-1-58093-300-1 $60 hardcover ($72 Canada) U.S., Philippines, Canadian rights November 2, 2010

susan bright is an independent writer, lecturer, and curator based in New York. She is the author of Art Photography Now (Thames & Hudson, 2005).

The informative introduction points to the history of the photographic self-portrait from the 1840s to the late twentieth century, providing a valuable context for the recent surge in artists’ images of themselves.

A definitive catalog of the contemporary self-portrait photograph.

Quotes and commentary from the artists offer a glimpse into the creative thought process.

Images range from candid and direct to humorous to frightening and thought-provoking.

Auto Focus

The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography Susan Bright


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Auto Focus presents a dazzling array of photographic self-portraits by eighty photographers from the United States, Mexico, Germany, France, Britain, the Netherlands, Spain, Japan, Korea, and elsewhere. All works are from the 1990s and 2000s. Clearly organized into five thematic chapters, the book surveys trends in recent self-portrait photography, focusing on diaristic and autobiographical images; pictures of the body; the use of masks and masquerade; the return to studio portraiture and the photographic album; and performance, both public and private.

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Photography

Among the many artists who have turned their investigations of the self into a central part of their work are Lyle Ashton Harris, Nan Goldin, Ana Casas Broda, Juergen Teller, Elina Brotherus, Ni Haifeng, Thomas Florschuetz, Sunil Gupta, Zhang Huan, Nick Cave, Melanie Manchot, Yasumasa Morimura, Nikki S. Lee, Walead Beshty, and Miguel Angel Gauca.

224 pages 9 x 10O inches 250 color photographs ISBN 978-1-58093-300-1 $60 hardcover ($72 Canada) U.S., Philippines, Canadian rights November 2, 2010

susan bright is an independent writer, lecturer, and curator based in New York. She is the author of Art Photography Now (Thames & Hudson, 2005).

The informative introduction points to the history of the photographic self-portrait from the 1840s to the late twentieth century, providing a valuable context for the recent surge in artists’ images of themselves.

A definitive catalog of the contemporary self-portrait photograph.

Quotes and commentary from the artists offer a glimpse into the creative thought process.

Images range from candid and direct to humorous to frightening and thought-provoking.

Auto Focus

The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography Susan Bright


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Solis Betancourt believes that the soul and spirit of great interiors begin with fine works of art. The skillful integration of paintings, sculpture, period furniture, and decorative objects is a hallmark of the firm’s rooms, which have been widely published in Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, and other prestigious design magazines. Essential Elegance focuses on fourteen recent projects in Washington, Virginia, New York, the Hamptons, Panama, and Puerto Rico, each incorporating works of art from a different period or style. Each project will be introduced with a vignette that focuses on the artwork that served as the design inspiration for the interiors. These range from Old Master drawings to African and Pre-Columbian sculpture to bold contemporary paintings.

Work by Solis Betancourt is frequently published in Architectural Digest, Veranda, Southern Accents, and Dwell.

Interior design

Ultimately all Solis Betancourt designs are based on classical traditions reinterpreted to suit a contemporary lifestyle and imbued with comfort and harmony.

224 pages 9 x 11K inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-278-3

jose solis betancourt and paul sherrill are partners in Solis Betancourt, an internationally recognized interior design firm based in Washington, D.C. Born in Puerto Rico and trained as an architect, Solis Betancourt brings a unique combination of Caribbean sensibility and spatial awareness to his designs.

Strong geographic distribution with projects in New York, the Hamptons, Washington, Virginia, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

Specially commissioned new color photography conveys the sumptuous character of the rooms.

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$50 hardcover ($60 Canada) World rights November 2, 2010

Essential Elegance

The Interiors of Solis Betancourt

Jose Solis Betancourt and Paul Sherrill


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Solis Betancourt believes that the soul and spirit of great interiors begin with fine works of art. The skillful integration of paintings, sculpture, period furniture, and decorative objects is a hallmark of the firm’s rooms, which have been widely published in Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, and other prestigious design magazines. Essential Elegance focuses on fourteen recent projects in Washington, Virginia, New York, the Hamptons, Panama, and Puerto Rico, each incorporating works of art from a different period or style. Each project will be introduced with a vignette that focuses on the artwork that served as the design inspiration for the interiors. These range from Old Master drawings to African and Pre-Columbian sculpture to bold contemporary paintings.

Work by Solis Betancourt is frequently published in Architectural Digest, Veranda, Southern Accents, and Dwell.

Interior design

Ultimately all Solis Betancourt designs are based on classical traditions reinterpreted to suit a contemporary lifestyle and imbued with comfort and harmony.

224 pages 9 x 11K inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-278-3

jose solis betancourt and paul sherrill are partners in Solis Betancourt, an internationally recognized interior design firm based in Washington, D.C. Born in Puerto Rico and trained as an architect, Solis Betancourt brings a unique combination of Caribbean sensibility and spatial awareness to his designs.

Strong geographic distribution with projects in New York, the Hamptons, Washington, Virginia, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

Specially commissioned new color photography conveys the sumptuous character of the rooms.

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$50 hardcover ($60 Canada) World rights November 2, 2010

Essential Elegance

The Interiors of Solis Betancourt

Jose Solis Betancourt and Paul Sherrill


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The Finest Rooms in America will present fifty of the most beautiful rooms in America as chosen by interior designer Thomas Jayne in consultation with some of the leading tastemakers and authorities on style today. The book will bring together a cross section of houses and apartments representing a diverse range of periods and styles. Starting with Mount Vernon and Monticello, it will continue with important extant rooms from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and then survey an eclectic mix of both public and private rooms from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Among the rooms featured are the dining room at Magnolia Mound Plantation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the dressing room at Vizcaya in Miami, the living room at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, the dining room at the Eliel Saarinen House at Cranbrook Academy in Michigan, and the living room by David Adler and Frances Elkins at Casa Amesti in Monterey, California.

A celebration of the best in American interior design that combines authoritative text with luxuriant color photography.

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Interior design

Prominent designers include Henri Samuel, Albert Hadley, Bunny Williams, and Mario Buatta. Jayne’s erudite and engaging text places each room in context, identifying the elements that contribute to its success and demonstrating how style evolves and endures over time.

208 pages 9 x 10 inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-242-4 $50 hardcover ($60 Canada)

thomas jayne is principal of Thomas Jayne Studio in New York. Drawing on a background that includes graduate studies in decorative arts at Winterthur and apprenticeships at several leading museums around the country, Jayne has a unique and quirky voice steeped in the history of decorative objects but cognizant of modern mores.

Features both historic rooms, many open to the public, and private rooms designed by legendary interior designers.

Broad geographic distribution of rooms throughout the U.S., including New Orleans, Houston, Bloomfield Hills, Los Angeles, Charlottesville, Boston, and Miami.

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The Finest Rooms in America Thomas Jayne


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The Finest Rooms in America will present fifty of the most beautiful rooms in America as chosen by interior designer Thomas Jayne in consultation with some of the leading tastemakers and authorities on style today. The book will bring together a cross section of houses and apartments representing a diverse range of periods and styles. Starting with Mount Vernon and Monticello, it will continue with important extant rooms from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and then survey an eclectic mix of both public and private rooms from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Among the rooms featured are the dining room at Magnolia Mound Plantation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the dressing room at Vizcaya in Miami, the living room at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, the dining room at the Eliel Saarinen House at Cranbrook Academy in Michigan, and the living room by David Adler and Frances Elkins at Casa Amesti in Monterey, California.

A celebration of the best in American interior design that combines authoritative text with luxuriant color photography.

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Interior design

Prominent designers include Henri Samuel, Albert Hadley, Bunny Williams, and Mario Buatta. Jayne’s erudite and engaging text places each room in context, identifying the elements that contribute to its success and demonstrating how style evolves and endures over time.

208 pages 9 x 10 inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-242-4 $50 hardcover ($60 Canada)

thomas jayne is principal of Thomas Jayne Studio in New York. Drawing on a background that includes graduate studies in decorative arts at Winterthur and apprenticeships at several leading museums around the country, Jayne has a unique and quirky voice steeped in the history of decorative objects but cognizant of modern mores.

Features both historic rooms, many open to the public, and private rooms designed by legendary interior designers.

Broad geographic distribution of rooms throughout the U.S., including New Orleans, Houston, Bloomfield Hills, Los Angeles, Charlottesville, Boston, and Miami.

World rights November 9, 2010

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A leading figure in the New Wave Planting movement, Piet Oudolf emphasizes plant structure as the most important aspect of a successful garden. Form and texture are valued as much as color, and perennials— prized for their beauty throughout a natural life cycle—are used almost exclusively. Oudolf shows the delights of working with versatile, expressive perennials to create lasting, ecologically sound panoramas that relate to the greater landscape and the shifting seasons. Designed in collaboration with renowned graphic designer Irma Boom, the book will feature twenty-five of Oudolf’s most beautiful public and private gardens, including the High Line and the Battery in New York City; the Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens in Norfolk, England; the Trentham Estate in Staffordshire, England; Scampston Hall in North Yorkshire, England;

Features high-profile landscape projects around the world.

Garden design

ABN Amro corporate offices in Amsterdam; the Dream Park in Enköping, Sweden; and his own perpetually evolving garden in Hummelo, The Netherlands.

256 pages 9 x 11K inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-292-9

piet oudolf is an influential Dutch garden designer and plant breeder. He is the author of Designing with Plants and Planting the Natural Garden.

$60 hardcover ($72 Canada) World rights November 9, 2010

noël kingsbury is an internationally known writer on plants and gardens. His book New Perennial Garden was a milestone in the application of the principles of plant ecology to planting design.

Glorious full-color photography and Oudolf's plans document gardens in detail.

Book design by renowned Dutch designer Irma Boom.

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Piet Oudolf

Between Landscapes and Gardens


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A leading figure in the New Wave Planting movement, Piet Oudolf emphasizes plant structure as the most important aspect of a successful garden. Form and texture are valued as much as color, and perennials— prized for their beauty throughout a natural life cycle—are used almost exclusively. Oudolf shows the delights of working with versatile, expressive perennials to create lasting, ecologically sound panoramas that relate to the greater landscape and the shifting seasons. Designed in collaboration with renowned graphic designer Irma Boom, the book will feature twenty-five of Oudolf’s most beautiful public and private gardens, including the High Line and the Battery in New York City; the Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens in Norfolk, England; the Trentham Estate in Staffordshire, England; Scampston Hall in North Yorkshire, England;

Features high-profile landscape projects around the world.

Garden design

ABN Amro corporate offices in Amsterdam; the Dream Park in Enköping, Sweden; and his own perpetually evolving garden in Hummelo, The Netherlands.

256 pages 9 x 11K inches 200 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-292-9

piet oudolf is an influential Dutch garden designer and plant breeder. He is the author of Designing with Plants and Planting the Natural Garden.

$60 hardcover ($72 Canada) World rights November 9, 2010

noël kingsbury is an internationally known writer on plants and gardens. His book New Perennial Garden was a milestone in the application of the principles of plant ecology to planting design.

Glorious full-color photography and Oudolf's plans document gardens in detail.

Book design by renowned Dutch designer Irma Boom.

fall 2010

Piet Oudolf

Between Landscapes and Gardens


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As an architect, educator, and architectural historian, Robert A. M. Stern brings special knowledge and expertise to issues of campus masterplanning and the design of academic buildings. This unique volume collects more than thirty projects for the most prestigious institutions in America—Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Stanford, University of Virginia—and focuses on the importance of the historic character of the place in charting the future. Such analysis prevents or repairs what Stern describes as “campus babble”—the siting and design of buildings without reference to the context in which they sit.

Showcases an important aspect of Stern’s architectural practice.

Architecture

robert a. m. stern is the founding partner of Robert A. M. Stern Architects and dean of the Yale School of Architecture. He is the author of the monumental five-volume history of New York’s architecture and urban development, culminating with New York 2000. Major current architectural projects include the new residential colleges at Yale University and the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.

Surveys the development of the American campus from the seventeenth century to the present.

Richly illustrated with campus plans and lush color photographs of completed buildings.

fall 2010

400 pages 10 x 12 inches 350 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-283-7 $75 hardcover ($90 Canada) World rights November 16, 2010

Robert A. M. Stern

On Campus

Robert A. M. Stern


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As an architect, educator, and architectural historian, Robert A. M. Stern brings special knowledge and expertise to issues of campus masterplanning and the design of academic buildings. This unique volume collects more than thirty projects for the most prestigious institutions in America—Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Stanford, University of Virginia—and focuses on the importance of the historic character of the place in charting the future. Such analysis prevents or repairs what Stern describes as “campus babble”—the siting and design of buildings without reference to the context in which they sit.

Showcases an important aspect of Stern’s architectural practice.

Architecture

robert a. m. stern is the founding partner of Robert A. M. Stern Architects and dean of the Yale School of Architecture. He is the author of the monumental five-volume history of New York’s architecture and urban development, culminating with New York 2000. Major current architectural projects include the new residential colleges at Yale University and the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.

Surveys the development of the American campus from the seventeenth century to the present.

Richly illustrated with campus plans and lush color photographs of completed buildings.

fall 2010

400 pages 10 x 12 inches 350 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-58093-283-7 $75 hardcover ($90 Canada) World rights November 16, 2010

Robert A. M. Stern

On Campus

Robert A. M. Stern


The Monacelli Press Fall 2010 Catalog