Art, Architecture & Photography
Early Years: 1898–1940 by Jed Perl
(Oct. 31, hardcover, $50, ISBN 978-0-
307-27272-0) is an authoritative biography of 20th-century sculptor, Alexander
Calder, based on a wealth of letters and
papers never before available.
What Heaven Looks Like: Comments
on a Strange Wordless Book by James
Elkins (Sept. 19, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-
1-946053-02-2) reproduces an 18th-cen-
tury book of watercolors by an unknown
artist alongside commentary by the art
historian obsessed with the artifact.
David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual
Compendium by David Sedaris and
Jeffrey Jenkins (Oct. 10, hardcover, $50,
ISBN 978-0-316-43171-2) is an illustrated volume of artwork, images, and
observations selected from the diaries of
author Sedaris. 50,000-copy announced
Travels with Frank Lloyd Wright: The
First Global Architect by Gwyn Lloyd
Jones (Oct. 1, hardcover, $59.95, ISBN
978-1-84822-226-7). By retracing Frank
Lloyd Wright’s footsteps on journeys he
made outside of the U.S., this book
explores his global ambitions and his
lasting legacy, and offers a contemporary
view of Wright and his architecture.
The Condition of Being Here: Drawings
by Jasper Johns, essay by David Breslin
(Oct. 24, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-
300-22930-1), gathers nearly 40 of Johns’s
drawings, spanning 60 years of his illustrious career and encompassing his most
famous recurring motifs, including flags,
targets, and numbers.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF
Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason,
1950–1980 by Kelly Baum, Lucy
Bradnock, and Tina Rivers Ryan (Oct.
10, hardcover, $50, ISBN 978-1-58839-
633-4) addresses a selection of maniacal,
eccentric, and disorienting artworks
made between 1950 and 1980 in this
unconventional evaluation of postwar art
through the lens of delirium.
The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance
Mystery, edited by Julia Siemon (Jan. 16,
trade paper, $50, ISBN 978-1-58839-
639-6), showcases the minute, intricate
reliefs on the 12 silver-gilt cups known as
the Aldobrandini Tazze featuring figures
and scenes from Suetonius’s classic work
The Twelve Caesars.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV.
Ubuntutu: Tributes to Archbishop
Desmond and Leah Tutu by Quilt
Artists from South Africa and the
United States, edited by Marsha
MacDowell and Aleia Brown (Aug. 1,
trade paper, $40, ISBN 978-0-944311-
26-4), features quilts that pay tribute to
the memorable contributions that
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the first
black archbishop of Cape Town, and his
wife, Leah, have made in addressing
Citymakers by Cassim Shepard, photos
by Alex Fradkin, foreword by Rosalie
Genevro (Sept. 5, trade paper, $45, ISBN
978-1-58093-485-5), surveys in words
and photographs how citizens including
community gardeners, architects, and
housing advocates are now influencing
urbanism, along with planners, politicians, and power brokers.
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Items: Is Fashion Modern? by Paola
Antonelli and Michelle Millar Fisher
(Sept. 26, hardcover, $45, ISBN 978-1-
63345-036-3). Published to accompany
the first fashion exhibition at MoMA
since 1944, this book presents 111 items
of clothing and accessories that have had
a profound impact on global culture in
the 20th and 21st centuries.
Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding
Portrait by Deborah Wye (Sept. 19,
hardcover, $55, ISBN 978-1-63345-
041-7) explores the prints and books of
the celebrated sculptor whose little-known body of work in prints is vast in
scope and significant within her larger
practice; published in conjunction with
the exhibition at MoMA.
View from Above: An Astronaut
Photographs the World by Terry Virts
(Oct. 3, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1-
4262-1864-4) offers a view of Earth from
outer space, featuring imagery taken
from the International Space Station by
NASA astronaut Virts.
Out: LGBTQ Poland by Maciek
Nabrdalik (Dec. 5, trade paper, $21.95,
ISBN 978-1-62097-369-1). This photo
essay by a Warsaw photographer explores
issues of identity and citizenship in Poland’s
LGBTQ community through portraits
inspired by the passport photo format.
American Libraries 1730–1950 by
Kenneth Breisch (Sept. 5, hardcover, $75,
ISBN 978-0-393-73160-6) is an expansive overview of our storehouses of knowledge, from the earliest library building,
in Philadelphia, 1745, to midcentury
modern and beyond.
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts:
Twelve Journeys into the Medieval
World by Christopher de Hamel (Oct. 24,
hardcover, $45, ISBN 978-1-59420-611-5).
The former head of manuscripts at
Sotheby’s explores the medieval world
through 12 manuscripts.
Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005–2016
by Annie Leibovitz (Oct. 25, hardcover,
$89.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7513-2)
Famous portraits sit side by side with
never before published photographs in the
latest collection by renowned photographer Leibovitz.
Artists Who Make Books, edited by
Andrew Roth, Philip E. Aarons, and