Our contributors picked 20 must-reads that informed and broadened their worldviews this year.
Extensively illustrated, Norman Rockwell: Drawings, 1911–1976 is the first book dedicated to the artist’s prolific but largely private drawing practice.
Suzanna Ivanič’s new book Catholica: The Visual Culture of Catholicism is an essential primer on how Catholicism intersects with art history.
Pattern and Flow: A Golden Age of American Decorated Paper, 1960s to 2000s is a feast for the eyes.
By turns whimsical and poignant, Kalman’s Women Holding Things combines two of her most consistent subjects: women and beloved objects.
Shary Boyle’s Outside the Palace of Me exhibition catalogue provides viewers with experiences that an in-person visit cannot.
An anthology of poems, fiction, and translated essays combined with images explores the role of memory and the visual.
Can photographers capture the vitality of flowers compellingly, innovatively, and beautifully? A new book gives a resounding yes.
Architect Jean Welz worked in a socially engaged style that transcended individual pursuits for glory.
Eva Hagberg’s new book sheds light on the relationship between critic and publicist Aline Louchheim and architect Eero Saarinen.
Larry Towell’s images reveal a little-seen, isolated world and raise questions about the unforgiving impact of tradition on families.
Impractical Spaces: Houston resurrects the stories of the city’s artist-run venues since 1947.