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Everyone's a Critic

The Ultimate Cartoon Book

We are all critics now. From social media "likes" to reviews on Yelp and Rotten Tomatoes, we're constantly asked to give ...

Paul Rand

Inspiration and Process in Design

Best-known for his corporate brand logos and art direction, Paul Rand (1914-1986) transformed commercial art from craft ...

The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons

By the World's Greatest Cartoonists

This exuberant collection of cartoons is an enthusiastic love letter to books and bookstores. The cartoons celebrate and ...

The Atlas of Amazing Birds

From colossal condors to polychromatic peacocks, The Atlas of Amazing Birds celebrates winged creatures through joyful w ...

Artful Cats

Discoveries from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

Cats, cats, and more cats! Expressive or aloof, affectionate or enigmatic, cats have complicated characters that make th ...

W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits

Visualizing Black America

The colorful charts, graphs, and maps presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition by famed sociologist and black rights activ ...

Brodsky and Utkin

The Complete Works

Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin are the best known of a loosely organized group of Soviet artists known as "Paper Archi ...

Bird's Eye Views

Historic Lithographs of North American Cities

As new towns and cities spread across the American frontier in the nineteenth century, itinerant artists soon followed, ...

Big Up

Hip-hop playaz. Street punks. Supermodels. Plenty of tattoos and lots of bling bling. Big Up is a photographic scrapbook ...

The Architecture of Trees

The Architecture of Trees is a legendary and unsurpassed botanical masterwork. This lavish large-format volume features ...