1001 Bees


“This book is buzzing with trivia… An 'I spy' game challenging readers to find a specific bee throughout is amusing.”

— Kirkus Reviews

The art is gorgeous. Children will delight in the large illustrations with new things to find every time it is read to them… 1001 Bees is an oversized stunner.”

— New York Journal of Books

1950s in Vogue: The Jessica Daves Years, 1952-1962


“Traces the tidal shift at the essential magazine during the editorship of Jessica Daves, who not only featured fashion but also the cultural output of artists and literary figures, laying the groundwork for the brand that still thrives today.”

— Los Angeles Times

20th Century Indian Art: Modern, Post- Independence, Contemporary


“A pioneering work of art-historical scholarship illuminated by revisionary contemporary critical and cultural frameworks … a landmark cosmopolitan contribution to the profound spirit of intellectual inquiry and aesthetic hospitality that have, through the centuries, inspired the arts of India.”

— Homi K. Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities,

“This wide-ranging, 750-page monument to the last century of art across South Asia puts its many movements and artists into authoritative context.”

— The New York Times Book Review

“At long last, Indian art from the long 20th century gets the forensic treatment.”

— The Art Newspaper

“An expansive and scholarly work [that] explores the many artists, ideas, philosophies and the often turbulent social and political upheavals that have fed into 100 years of art in India.”

— Hettie Judah, Art Quarterly

“A must read for art students, scholars, collectors, and enthusiasts alike. Some of the most interesting chapters are on figures who have slipped out of the pages of mainstream art history.”

— MintLounge

“20th Century Indian Art illustrates styles of art and craft in India that are complex and deeply enmeshed with geopolitics, identity, nationhood, post-colonial sensibilities, and creative subjectivities. At every page, readers enjoy pleasant visuals and sound research in this highly instructive sourcebook, urging us to broaden our minds as we critically approach these unique strands of Indian art history.”

— Nageen Shaikh Hyperallergic

Abstract Art: A Global History


“Brilliantly innovative.”

— David Carrier The Brooklyn Rail

“[An] innovative reevaluation… Brilliantly conceived and handsomely designed, Karmel's fluent and creative history redefines abstraction in terms of its vibrant and evocative range of styles, subjects, and expression.”

— Booklist

“Abstraction is just as relevant and important today as it was [in the past]… Karmel argues for its durability and broadens its cast by spotlighting earlier figures who have been overlooked and others who are carrying abstraction into the future.”

— ARTnews

ABZZZZ...: A Bedtime Alphabet


“Sleepy children won't make it until the end of this well-conceived and sharply designed alphabet… Angular, screenprintlike graphics in zingy reds, yellows, and blues aren't exactly sleepy, but poring over the details may still quiet some young minds.”

— Publishers Weekly

“This anything-but-boring read will delight little ones and will have them yawning in no time as they practice sounds and letters. The meditative, poetic nature of the text pairs perfectly with the minimalistic, graphical, yet bright and captivating visual elements. Early literacy advocates and children alike will dream sweetly after enjoying this interactive book as a group or as a one-on-one night-time story… Offers proof that getting to sleep doesn't have to be dull.”

— School Library Journal

Adjaye: Africa: Architecture: Compact Edition


“This mix of travelogue and architectural study tracks eminent architect Adjaye's journeys to 53 African cities in an effort to document the continent's built environment. The volume features plenty of photography and numerous interesting structures, such as the expressive water towers of Bamako and the modernist villas of Nouakchott, bur Adjaye's aim is to capture the overall built traits of a place.”

— Publishers Weekly

American Geography


“The photographs presented here by Black provide the same tenderness [as Lange and Evans]: carefully selected work that narrowly threads the needle. He gestures, never points. He empathizes, but does not pity. The photographs are remarkable… a lovely body of work.”

— New York Journal of Books

“The images are so vivid and riveting that you can't help but be drawn to them and the questions they ask… An essential document for our increasingly unsteady times.”

— The Washington Post

“A deafening boom that lays bare the harsh reality of inequality in America.”

— TIME (one of the Best Photobooks of 2021)

“Compelling… As with his powerful photos, Black's written notebook entries offer simple, moving descriptions of the people he meets on his travels.”

— Daily News (Los Angeles)

“Visceral… Like [Robert] Frank’s 'The Americans,' Black’s contrasty, chiaroscuro photographs and travelogue reveal the hard truths: the United States in the 21st Century remains a country deeply divided and astonishingly poor… Black, like other committed photographers before him, is revealing to us who we are as Americans. It is up to us now to see.”

— Art Photo Collector

“These unforgettable photos of poverty challenge the idea of the American Dream… they call to mind the work of earlier documentarians who looked critically at American society, such as Robert Frank. Black wants the viewer to realize that this is what the details of inequality look like on the ground, and that it is the norm, not the exception, for a large swath of citizens.”

— Buzzfeed News

“The disconcerting reality that Black’s compassionate yet sober eye reveals may be too uncomfortable for the casual viewer. Yet the images contained within American Geography and the subtle way these images are edited commands our attention and tells a story that demands to be seen.”

— PhotoBook Journal

Ancient Rome: Infographics


“The infographic approach is best seen as a complement to more usual ways of perceiving Rome, as in art, literature, architecture, and film. Where those mediums give us a sense of grandeur, culture, opulence, and violence, clean information design helps us understand the grand logistics of empire… Some of its most insightful visualizations depict the development of these measures across time, helping us see Rome as a growing, evolving entity with many layers of management and operations… We learn about the supply chains of grain, the distribution of budgets, and the rights and roles of men, women, soldiers, and enslaved people.”

— Hyperallergic

Apocalypse Ready: The Manual of Manuals; a Century of Panic Prevention


“For those who approach bad news by laughing to keep from crying… In addition to humorous and ironic vintage illustrations and some dubious, outdated advice, there is useful advice too. It's up to the reader to decide which is which… If you aren't worried when you begin this book, you will be when you're done.”

— The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Apple Grumble


“Lewis-Jones' sparingly narrated text has a certain appeal for those who appreciate dark wit. Sanders' minimalist illustrations are playful and expressive… Amusingly irreverent.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“[The] artwork is immediately charming… Jones and Sanders relish this apple's bad behavior… Delicious.”

— School Library Journal

The Architecture Concept Book


“An insightful primer for students and young professionals looking to formulate and develop enduring architectural design strategies… Tait offers clear guidance on how to assess, analyze, augment and assemble meaningful architectural experiences… [His] greatest strength is his ability to unpack and demystify the discussion surrounding the architectural design process. Written in a straightforward style, his book is a refreshing break from the scholarly jargon and esoteric hyperbole so common in architectural publications.”

— Canadian Architect