Monacelli Press: Books for Eclectic Readers

Monacelli Press has a selection of books that will impress the most sophisticated of your holiday list, along with historical buffs, architecture lovers, city planners, art and design aficionados,
avid followers of style, landscaping and gardens, and those who love interior design.

Here are a few of the books we love for Holiday 2020:

Walking Broadway by William Hennessey
Walking Broadway delivers an architectural tour of the entire length of Broadway, from Bowling Green to the Harlem River, through fourteen structured walks. Glean the history of New York’s most famous avenue, and explore its rich architecture in depth, block by block, building by building. You’ll love the author’s engaging style as you explore the reasons why a building exists in the style it features, along with a comprehensive understanding of the historic, social, economic, and political forces that coalesced to shape Broadway’s growth and character. There’s no place like New York!

Objects: USA 2020
This book by Glenn Adamson features essays by James Zemaitis and Lena Vigna and hails a new generation of artist-craftspeople that began in 1969, when an exhibition opened at the Smithsonian Institution that defined the American studio craft movement. This exhibition subsequently toured twenty-two museums across the country, and then moved on to eleven cities in Europe.

Objects: USA 2020 revisits this revolutionary exhibition, which has informed and inspired curators, gallerists, dealers, craftspeople, artists, and auction houses–by pairing fifty participants from the original exhibition with fifty contemporary artists representing the next generation of practitioners to use–and upend–the traditional methods and materials of craft to create new forms of art. Featuring lush and memorable images of contemporary works, Objects: USA 2020 is an essential art historical reference that traces how craft was elevated to the status of museum-quality art, and sets its trajectory forward.

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