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  1. 1

    The Secret Lives of Color

    The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes and hues. These surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history.

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  2. 2

    The Atlas of Beauty

    Based on the author’s online photography project, this stunning collection features portraits of 500 women from more than 50 countries, accompanied by revelatory captions that capture their personal stories.

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  3. 3

    I Think, Therefore I Draw

    A hilarious new exploration of philosophy through cartoons from the duo who brought you the New York Times bestselling Plato and a Platypus Walk Into A Bar…

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    Wall of Orchids

    Twenty beautiful, brilliantly colored prints of rare orchids from the New York Botanical Garden collection housed in a keepsake box to be published in time for the wildly popular annual Orchid Show at the NYBG.

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  5. 5

    Inside Black Mirror

    The first official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix cult-hit sci-fi television series that’s fascinated millions of fans worldwide, with stunning visuals and never before seen behind-the-scenes content.

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    Chasing Light

    A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format.

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    Fashion Climbing

    For Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. Bill dreamed of a life dedicated to fashion. But his desires were a source of shame for his family, and after dropping out of Harvard, he had to fight them tooth-and-nail to pursue his love.

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    Infinite Wonder

    From the record-breaking astronaut, national hero, and best-selling author of Endurance, a breathtaking collection of photos documenting his journey on the International Space Station, the vastness of space, and the unparalleled beauty of our own home planet.

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  9. 9

    Twentieth-Century Boy

    A celebrated New York City painter’s rollicking and vividly immediate account of his life amid the city’s glamorous demimondes in their most vital era as an aspiring artist, roaring boy, dandy, cultural omnivore, and far-from-obscure object of desire.

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  10. 10

    Made Out of Stars

    From the bestselling author of Start Where You Are and My Friend Fear, a beautifully illustrated journal that celebrates what makes each of us uniquely amazing.

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    Here is the beloved Marvel Universe of comics characters, brought to thrilling life as only Alex Ross can.

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    Of Love & War

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and New York Times bestselling author, a stunning and personally curated selection of her work across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.

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    Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down

    The official behind-the-scenes companion guide to the first two seasons ofStranger Things and beyond, featuring exclusive color photos and stunning concept art.

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  14. 14

    The Gift of Calligraphy

    An easy-to-follow guide to learning the art of calligraphy, with 25 gorgeously photographed projects that use calligraphy to make beautiful gifts and home décor.

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    The Indispensable Composers

    An exploration into the question of greatness from the Chief Classical Music Critic of the New York Times.

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    Contact High

    An inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers told through their most intimate diaries—their contact sheets. 

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    Draw Your Day Sketchbook

    A stylish watercolor sketchpad featuring creative prompts and art by artist and Instagram sensation Samantha Dion Baker.

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    Zen Camera

    Zen Camera is an unprecedented photography practice that guides you to the creativity at your fingertips, calling for nothing more than your vision and any camera, even the one embedded in your phone.

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    A stunning and unique collection of satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram project.

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    In Paris

    Two quintessential Parisian women–model and fashion designer Jeanne Damas and journalist Lauren Bastide–shine a spotlight on twenty real-life women of Paris, introducing us to the city that real Parisiennes live in.

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  21. 21

    Edge of Order

    A stunning tour of the work of internationally known architect Daniel Libeskind and an investigation of a master artist’s creative process.

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  22. 22

    Double Vision

    The first and definitive biography of the celebrated collectors Dominique and John de Menil, who became one of the greatest cultural forces of the twentieth century through groundbreaking exhibits of art, artistic scholarship, the creation of innovative galleries and museums, and work with civil rights.

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    Large Sketchbook

    A deluxe, hardcover sketchbook with archival-quality paper that works for a variety of drawing media with pages that are large enough for you to take rough sketches all the way to final artwork.

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