Give the gift of ART – Part 1

As we do every year, we’ve looked back over the past 12 months to make a selection of newly-published art books, representing a broad range of subjects. We’ve found so many great titles that we’re splitting the list into two parts. Browse through this first list of twelve, and we think you’ll find a perfect gift for one or more of your art-loving loved-ones.

Keep your eyes open for Part 2, to follow soon!

Our wish to you:
May your holidays be happy and bright,
May the stress be light, and the gifts be right!


The Life of Animals
in Japanese Art
A sweeping exploration of animals in Japanese art and culture spanning sixteen centuries

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Cézanne’s Gravity
This transformative view frees the artist from outdated art historical narratives, showing his work as newly strange.

Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum
Non-fiction for ages 7 – 10;
a never-before-published Seuss book about the ways different artists have seen and shown horses.

For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design
Artists’ portraits in tandem with their self-selected representative works showcase two centuries of American art

The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I 
A rare look at how art, armor, and the cult of personality shaped the politics of Europe at the dawn of the Renaissance

Art of Native America:
The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection
A fresh exploration of Native American art positions the work within the broader context of North American art history

Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet
Explores his work for opera and ballet, his sense of humor, his love of art history, and his ability to tell stories through art.

Brooklyn on My Mind: Black Visual Artists from the WPA to the Present
The works of 129 black artists spanning 80 years, highlighting their contributions beyond Brooklyn

 John Singer Sargent:
Portraits in Charcoal
Explores friendships and a network of patronage that underpinned Sargent’s practice as a portrait draftsman.

With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985
This groundbreaking American art movement introduced a riot of color and ornamentation.

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors
A collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans.

Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light
60 paintings explore the bravura work of this leading social-realist Impressionist painter

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